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6 pointsI go through this every week when preparing my show. The amount of programs that don't get their kids stats out there online is AMAZING! I also have a Mr. Football vote, but I use word of mouth as much as anything as a determining factor since I speak to so many Coaches and fans each year. The Stats are either unavailable or only reflect 1/2 of a football game in many instances. I'm not gonna reward a 3-7 team's player who racked up a ton of 4th quarter stats against the other teams two's while dominant team like Whitwell or Cornersville has kids sit out the second half. I really feel the TSSAA should create a committee of media involved STATEWIDE to determine these awards and have no bias to any particular area. Just my two cents.
5 pointsAnother mythical win for D-B. Kudos.
5 pointsCrybaby, does calling other people names get results on your side of town? Does it win you titles? Just because someone doesn't agree with you whole heartedly doesn't mean they disagree with you completely. It simply means they don't agree with everything you say or said. I'm curious about the very strategies you use to build your champion wrestlers. Why don't you tell us a few truths. 1. Who are you really? 2. What are your credentials? 3. What are your strategies for success? 4. How many kids have you put on the podium at state or sent to college to wrestle? It's real easy to hide behind a screen name and throw barbs at people and it's another to get out there and weather the storm. I am probably in the 1 % of individuals who actually put their real name out there and yes it does open me up to sarcasm and ridicule but it also forces me to keep it real. How bout you and the others who banter away in grannies basement? Are you ready to add some positives to Tennessee wrestling or are you as well as others gonna continue to bash everyone who disagrees with you while hiding behind someone else?
4 pointsLOL at the topic of this thread. LOL at the suggestions for classification. LOL at this being a topic EVERY season. LMAO that no one has a suggestion that would be agreed upon by 30% of the people who would even stop to read this thread.
4 pointsWhy’s everyone complaining I’ve won like187 $1000 gift cards this week
4 pointsYes they have a right to protest...but not at work! Too bad owners don't have a backbone. I have a right to wear shorts and a tank top, but not at work...they are at work and people PAY them to work, not "protest"...and exactly what are they protesting?? I honor God first and he's blessed us with freedom and a country that stands ready to help all others...that deserves to also be honored and respected
3 pointsSounds like a great idea and I hope it works, but my bet is that he won't go for it. It is important to understand that a lot of what drives Bowers is to be perceived as important. He wants to be seen as being in charge and in control. It makes him feel like he is somebody if he thinks he is getting accolades for something that kids are actually accomplishing (I know, weird and sad right). And yes, before anyone gets their panties in a wad, these things have come out of his mouth. It is not hearsay or slander.
3 pointsOnce again I am going to jump in here and offer you a little help. The Wave Wrestling Club run out of CBHS is inside of 240 (or right on it). We will happily coach kids from anywhere that have an interest in getting started with the sport or continuing their off-season development. I can't even begin to name the number of schools that kids from that club have attended as youth or high school. We have donations of shoes and headgear that kids can use to minimize cost and I can gladly say we have never turned away an individual from the club or an event because they didn't have funds. You talk a lot about needing to find the balance between family and wrestling. Let others in the community help shoulder the burden. No coach has to do it all if folks band together and pool resources. You want to stay involved? Great, come out and help during those practices.
3 pointsNone of this matters to me but I know for a fact in Benton county each sport supports itself.Through the gate fundraisers or the Band running concessions for both the HS Jr,HS and minor league football I do not know how they do it a Waverly but what matters is the kids.Do they have what they need to play ball and prepare for success at their chosen sports?More importantly after they graduate are they prepared for life? I would say that the kids who played football the last 5 years at waverly will never have a problem with hard work, discipline or authority. The credit for that goes in no small part to Coach McConnell . Say what you want the guy is a winner A lot of folks on here talk tough but Wouldn't ever repeat the talk on here to any mans face much less Coach McConnell's
3 pointsMy job as a youth coach is not for you to win aau titles. So in that respect I do not care about those results. My job is to get you ready to win high school titles. Yes we're going to compete at the highest level we can and yes we're going out on the mat working to win every single time, however immediate results are not my goal. Long term success is.