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Everything posted by tonybologna

  1. Read my post about North in my previous reply. Thanks.
  2. North had the injury big to hit them last season. They started out 5-0 & in that 5th game 7 starters went down to injuries. 5 of them were season ending injuries. North went on to lose their last 5 games of the season but made the playoffs only to get stomped in the first round. I've seen North play (they're my alma mater, 1989 graduate) & they are still the same 'ol smashmouth run it down your throat football team. However, Coach Patrick has added some gadgets to the offense that's throwing defenses off. They are running more off tackle plays & a few end arounds to the WR's as well. They still only pass 3-4 times per game even though they have 2 speedsters @ WR in Hill & Roberts. North's defense is unpredictable though. They stopped Johnson County 2 weeks ago but against a Cosby team gave up almost 400 yards of offense & 31 points. I expect Chuckey-Doak to gain some yards & put up some points but North should outscore them. This is North's 1st home game of the season after playing the 1st 3 games of the season on the road. Next week though will be North's biggest game of the season to date when they take on South Greene in a bigtime conference matchup. I sure hope the players aren't looking past the Black Knights to the South Greene game. Chuckey-Doak is good enough to beat the Raiders for sure. Having said that, I think North wins this game by 12+ points. I'm thinking something like 32-20 or 36-22.
  3. Very very good questions. I can't remember the last time the Tornadoes didn't score a TD in a game. I would think giving up a 17 play drive would have come before not scoring a TD in a game but it's probably been years for both. Maryville ended up clearly being the better team but the 1st half it was pretty even. Like a lot of other people posting has said, the Rebels just wore down Alcoa's defense & especially the DL. It was still great defense played by both teams. I do think Alcoa's playcalling was questionable though. They didn't do some things I expected them to try. They tried to run the ball way too much. I will say that the Alcoa QB when throwing didn't have much zip on the ball either. A lot of weak & fluttering passes. A couple were under pressure but quite a few others were just lame ducks in the air. I still think both of these teams have an 80%+ chance to win state titles.
  4. Maryville won this game BUT the officiating was pretty bad against Alcoa. Again, I didn't have a dog in this fight but I am just calling what I seen. Maryville had quite a bit more total offense & wore down Alcoa in the trenches but this wasn't the type of game that's such a rivalry that deserved poor officiating. I feel like the officials cost Alcoa 10-14 points in this one. Maryville still probably would have won because they just dominated the OL & DL but it should have been a much closer game.
  5. Why even have the dang website then? That is just ridiculous! They should be ashamed of themselves! Geez!
  6. Rivalry Thursday website is hung up/froze on me. Anybody else watching from there having the same issue?
  7. I'm not in the viewing area for that channel. I live in the Tri-Cities area of East Tennessee. I don't get why rivalrythursday.com has the game listed right from their homepage as going to be broadcast but not listed for Live/Upcoming games. There's a mixup or something!
  8. The game is listed as going to be shown from their home page but the list is empty for Live/Upcoming games:
  9. I just checked rivalrythursday.com website & under the Live/Upcoming tab there's not a game listed for tonight. Only On Demand games available. Do they not put it up until just before kickoff time? Thanks.
  10. 2020-21 school year! They will have 1 more year of sports & the school itself after this school calendar year. I've got North in this game. It's my alma mater though. LOL! I went there back in the 1980's though when it was a class 5A school & we were in the Big 10 conference along with Dobyns-Bennett & Science Hill among a solid group of sport schools. I'm going to say North 39 Chuckey-Doak 22.
  11. I've got South Greene to win in this one by 14+ points. Something like 31-17 or 35-14. West Greene has won their 1st 2 games but not by much especially against Claiborne (6 points in OT). Northview Academy isn't very good & they only beat them by 14 points. The Rebels I feel like are the favorites now to win their conference. Hampton was picked to win by the media during the preseason. Sullivan North which is my alma mater is also 3-0 like South Greene & they meet next week @ North. Could end up being a game for the conference championship.
  12. I think this is going to be a barnburner of a football game. I'm picking Alcoa by 3 points. Something like 24-21. I've had people in my local area ask me how a Class 3A school in Alcoa could beat a Class 6A school in Maryville? Both are typical state powerhouses but people say that Maryville just has too much for Alcoa. I don't see it that way. I'm neither an Alcoa or Maryville fan either. I just love good football games. This just might be the best regular season football game of the season. I think the Tornadoes pull it out by probably only a FG. I don't see either team winning by more than 7 points though.
  13. Covington just dominated the Class AA state tournament from start to finish. I picked Covington to start the season but changed my pick to Greeneville during the season.
  14. I picked Farragut from the season start to win the state. I thought the other team that could challenge them was Station Camp but they got beat in the Sectionals. Of the 8 teams that ended up going to the state in AAA I would have picked Bartlett as having the best chance at challenging Farragut. You can never count out Bradley Central either because of their tradition. However, in 2019, the Admirals were clearly the best Class AAA team in the state. Hagenow is a BEAST on the mound & Noland is one heck of a baseball player. Vandy is getting a great player & young man in Noland while Kentucky is getting a pitching gem in Hagenow.
  15. LOL! Nope not related at all. I don't have a twin but if you see anything looking like a clown then it could be an unknown twin of mine! LOL! Here's a link to the Covington player that made SportsCenter: https://www.coacht.com/tennessee/article.cfm?id=607938
  16. My panties in a wad? LOL! There are only opinions on what I asked & no right or wrong answers. That's the facts buddy. You just blown what I posted way out of proportion dude. Enticing folks? Are you kidding me? I asked for opinions but YOU came back with a post stating anything otherwise than what you said would be WRONG! That's not enticing anybody! You put this on yourself with saying there is only one answer & that's simply not true. You post it another way other than saying you're right in what you said regardless then I wouldn't had a problem with what you posted at all. Had to call you out though because of what you posted which wasn't really an opinion because you added that anything else other than what you said was WRONG! Don't come back at me when what you said is to blame. I was trying to get opinions from folks & not someone saying there is ONLY 1 answer & nothing else. By the way, I wasn't bragging about my picks either. Someone mentioned my % on the picks before. Somebody else poked fun at the games I missed. I was simply posting my % stats from all of postseason picks which weren't bad at all. That's all I was doing. Not bragging at ALL! No need to brag. It's something that I like to do. There's not a single thing wrong in me doing it either. No rules against me posting whatever picks I want to make either.
  17. Excellent post & explanation. +2 on that post buddy. Something like this happening can really take a toll on a kid's life. You said it great about what God has in store for him in the future. Sometimes bad things happen in order for God to allow something good to take place in the future. More importantly what you said is that this is just a game. Not the GAME OF LIFE but just a baseball game.
  18. The Covington Chargers(CHS) just made SportsCenter for their state title win today. It showed the HR by the kid that either his Dad or himself had been really sick & it was a pretty touching short spot on SportsCenter. I can't remember the kids name from Covington though. He was a pretty big kid but the HR was hit as a PH HR off the bench. I don't think he had played much in recent weeks.
  19. What on the bold above? "It is what it is" is the only answer & anything other than that is the WRONG answer? Well, I know the Championship Game might could go with that answer but "It is what it is" IS NOT the only answer to stuff like this happening. I already had mentioned there are no WRONG answers because every answer will be an OPINION on this. So, you saying anything other than "It is what it is" as a wrong answer would not be correct. There are multiple possible opinions/answers.
  20. Please go back & read that post of mine. What did I post? I said Greenback AT THAT TIME didn't seem like a contender BUT what else did I post about them? I stated I wasn't ready or going to remove them as a sleeper. I always felt like Greenback could end up at least being in the Championship Game. I NEVER posted anything different either.
  21. The only reason I responded with a post towards you like I did was that you called me a clown. That's going a little too far. That's name calling so I have to protect myself. Wasn't trying to ruffle anybody's feathers myself. If you had kept the clown part out of it then I'm all OK with that post. LOL! I prefer sweet, cheesy corn instead of sweet crow! Yep. That's what we're going to have now come tomorrow's final state rankings. I thought I was done with you after calling me a clown but no need to have any hard feelings. I'm actually pretty easy to get along with. It was just your post calling me that clown in which it got to me a bit. No hard feelings buddy. Congratulations on Greenback winning the state title! I fueled them? Oh well. Maybe I should have done this to my 3 teams in the state tourney. Maybe they would have done better! LOL! Congratulations to Greenback- Class A, Covington- Class AA, & Farragut- Class AAA in winning state Championships. All well deserved! Covington was probably the team that played the best overall from start to finish of the state tourney. I picked Covington just before the season started to win it all in Class AA but changed my pick midway through the season to Greeneville. Covington just hit & pitched well the entire state tournament. I did have Farragut as my Class AAA pick from before the season til the end. The only other team from Class AAA I thought had a chance was Station Camp but they lost in the Sectionals. I certainly didn't expect Bradley Central in the Championship Game despite their tradition. In Class A, I picked Greenback to make the state tourney but not to win it. I had Gibson County as the winners before the season. I actually had TCA as the 3rd best team behind both Gibson County & Greenback. I think without a doubt though Greenback & TCA are the 2 best teams from Class A. I've got a question for you guys. How many of you would like to see high school baseball games changed to 9 innings? I'm for this myself. I mean college is 9 innings, the minors are 9 innings, & MLB are 9 innings. I would love to see the TSSAA to make this change. For Double-Headers make them 7 inning games instead of the 5 innings we have now . Some might say this is too much on pitchers. Some might say this is too much for all players. I say it's a good idea to prepare the players that will sign with some type of college for the next level. 2 extra innings isn't that much. I would say for regular season 9 inning games that go extra innings just make a rule that stops the game after an inning limit if still tied. Maybe 12 innings as a limit? If still tied after 12 innings then it's a tie. That's until postseason play where somebody must win. One other thing. Let's bring back up the Class A Championship Game between Greenback & TCA. Look at this linescore: Greenback 2R 5H 1E Trinity 1R 7H 5E Looking at just the linescore who should have won this game? I know games aren't won on linescores except for the most important part which is Runs. However, TCA had 5 errors with 7 hits. Greenback had 5 hits with 1 error. Did TCA give this Championship Game away or did Greenback earn it? It's kind of like the post from the Greenback/Lake County game were Lake County did this same exact thing. 4 errors & a key 2-R error with the score tied 2-2 helped Greenback to a win. There is no right or wrong answer here. I would just like some honest non-biased opinions on this. I'm saying that even though Lake County had that key 2-R error vs Greenback in which the score ended up being 6-2 Greenback anyhow that the Cherokees earned that game more than they did the Championship Game vs TCA. But, I feel like both games they were helped to the wins more than actually earning them. Again, there are no right or wrong answers. These are strictly opinion based. Thanks guys & it's been a very fun high school baseball season.
  22. At the time of my post about Greenback being inconsistent they were playing that way. Then again, they had a top 5 toughest schedule in Class A so that could explain things too. One things for sure about Greenback this team can NEVER be counted out of a game regardless of the score. Summertown was rolling right along in the latter game today with a 4-0 lead & Greenback only had 2 hits of Summertown's SP. Greenback erupted with 4 runs in the 5th inning. They got the game winning run on a walk-off HR in the 7th. Their state experienced team plus talent is now paying off. I'm still picking TCA in the Championship Game but Greenback can most certainly beat them. I just don't see this game being more than a 1-2 run game either way. Now since I said that watch one of them blow the other away. LOL! The only chance of a blowout in all 3 Championship Games is Farragut vs Bradley Central in my opinion. I'm still in amazement that Bradley Central won their game today 4-3 with only 1 hit. I think Riverdale only had 5 hits but poor Riverdale defense cost them a chance at playing for the title in Class AAA.
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