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by leopardbutt
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Girls Basketball
Topic: Rock Island Sectional Complex
Replies: 20
Views: 5469

Re: Rock Island Sectional Complex

Central 53 Rock Island 43 https://qconline.com/sports/high-school/basketball/girls/rock-island-can-t-withstand-peoria-toughness/article_cdd13cfc-29f6-51e4-8a0e-ae84a135d840.html I was at the game. The three pictures above the article accurately reflect the tone for the game. Nothing on this game in...
by leopardbutt
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Wow, just WOW!!!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1662

Re: Wow, just WOW!!!!!!!

If this is his best strategy for becoming head coach, I’m not sure I’d have much confidence in his play calling. When the EP job opens again, and 100 people apply, I’m guessing he would be choice 103, simply due to this stunt.
by leopardbutt
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Babcook Field
Replies: 214
Views: 101465

Re: Babcook Field

From what I hear there will be a concerted effort to funnel people from the southern end of the field into the bleachers. I guess the goal is to get everyone in the stadium into a seat. Hearing rumblings of changes that compromise sightlines from the hill/southern fenceline to the field. Sounds like...
by leopardbutt
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: Dave Reynolds banned?
Replies: 338
Views: 36857

Re: Dave Reynolds banned?

I’m mad at everyone involved. The focus should be on the team and all of the fans and alumni that are finally being rewarded after supporting the program during some of the darkest years. The success over the last month and a half has been so uplifting and there’s so much Bradley pride in the commu...
by leopardbutt
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: Metamora Hoops News?
Replies: 24
Views: 14003

Re: Metamora Hoops News?

deejay wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:01 pm Did I read a bit of whining by DG in today’s PJS? From people I talked to that were at the game, Redbirds just played bad.
What? Metamora thinks were screwed by the officials? Say it ain't so.
by leopardbutt
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Girls Basketball
Topic: Rock Island Rocks
Replies: 49
Views: 22965

Re: Rock Island Rocks

It doesn’t matter. Coaches think they get hosed by the refs all the time. But they don’t sound like crybabies in the post game interview. He’s been bragging about his team all year, now when they lose he wants to explain it away as if the other team didn’t earn the win. It’s disrespectful to Edwards...
by leopardbutt
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Girls Basketball
Topic: Rock Island Rocks
Replies: 49
Views: 22965

Re: Rock Island Rocks

In the history of sports there have been a lot of coaches lose a lot of tough games. And I would say 99.999% of them handled it better than that.

“I worked too hard to have it end like that.”
by leopardbutt
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: Local coverage by PJS?
Replies: 25
Views: 9168

Re: Local coverage by PJS?

I was watching local sports on tv last night and it highlighted Morton’s over Central. Since I am also a subscriber to the newspaper, I went to the Sports section today and found NOTHING! No highlights no box score. The Illinois game got over very late, yet it made Sports front page. No reporters l...
by leopardbutt
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: 2017 ToC
Replies: 40
Views: 16284

Re: 2017 ToC

It does seem odd to me they would want to come back to a game at Washington. When I left Pekin to transfer to Washington I had zero desire to ever go back to watch a Pekin game. I hated my coach so much there and couldn’t imagine sitting right behind the Pekin bench during a game. If they hate Brow...
by leopardbutt
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: 2017 ToC
Replies: 40
Views: 16284

Re: 2017 ToC

It's hard to respect any of the parties on either side of this drama. The result of a coach left without accountability for too long. Then throw in parents who try to game the system and get mad when they don't get what they think they are owed. It will be interesting to see what happens up north i...
by leopardbutt
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: 2017 ToC
Replies: 40
Views: 16284

Re: 2017 ToC

So were the two transfers to Metamora really escorted out of the gym by Washington police at the ToC as a Washington fan told me or was that just a rumor? I was told by a couple people they were sitting behind the Washington bench and were told to move to a different spot or leave the gym. This was...
by leopardbutt
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Girls Basketball
Topic: Rock Island Rocks
Replies: 49
Views: 22965

Re: Rock Island Rocks

I don't know him, but in reading articles the RI coach sounds like a j**k.
by leopardbutt
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Girls Volleyball
Topic: WCHS VB Girls Not Allowed to have PINK OUT Night
Replies: 19
Views: 14949

Re: WCHS VB Girls Not Allowed to have PINK OUT Night

Soooo, the boys basketball coach is too tough on the kids, and the volleyball coach is too easy on them. I can see how administration might think twice before acting.
by leopardbutt
Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: Dunlap coach resigns
Replies: 88
Views: 27523

Re: Dunlap coach resigns

MJG24 wrote:I didn't realize there were so many Al Bundys out there that think high school sports are the epitome of athletic achievement and reserved for the athletically elite.
That's just the demographics of this board, not the general population.
by leopardbutt
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Girls Basketball
Topic: Morton's Coach - Am I missing something?
Replies: 43
Views: 18366

Re: Morton's Coach - Am I missing something?

Would like to see video of the 2nd half if its available. Also check out Dave Kindred's Facebook post of the game and the 2nd half. While I certainly enjoy some of Mr. Kindred's thoughts, and I appreciate the fact that he covers the Lady Potters with such dedication, his blog/facebook is not really...
by leopardbutt
Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: This could get interesting
Replies: 68
Views: 20501

Re: This could get interesting

When I was in school, they only kept people who could contribute to the team plain and simple. If you can't contribute, you don't play. That's dumb, short-sighted, and selfish. Sounds like a rule propagated by tough-guy coaches who worry more about their career record than providing an educational ...
by leopardbutt
Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: This could get interesting
Replies: 68
Views: 20501

Re: This could get interesting

When I was in school, they only kept people who could contribute to the team plain and simple. If you can't contribute, you don't play. That's dumb, short-sighted, and selfish. Sounds like a rule propagated by tough-guy coaches who worry more about their career record than providing an educational ...
by leopardbutt
Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: The Therapy Thread
Replies: 17061
Views: 1544954

Re: The Therapy Thread

From an operational standpoint, absolutely not. This is still largely the mess created by an amateur. I can't tell if you are saying that because you believe it or just to antagonize certain people. Or both. :) If we are talking about Jim Les, what aspects of his regime are currently hindering the ...
by leopardbutt
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: The Therapy Thread
Replies: 17061
Views: 1544954

Re: The Therapy Thread

Seems like some have not given this staff or this team time to develop, it takes time and more then a few months to clean up this total mess left behind by our former coach (es) . I have a hard time blaming any former coaches for the present team. Wardle chose this path for future success rather th...
by leopardbutt
Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: This could get interesting
Replies: 68
Views: 20501

Re: This could get interesting

I am guessing we are not getting the whole story.
by leopardbutt
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Girls Basketball
Topic: BU Basketball Coach
Replies: 5
Views: 5016

Re: BU Basketball Coach

with his loosing record any athlete should be very leery of signing with BU...new AD who might actually care about Women's Basketball should fire him at the end of the season...recruits need to look at whether a program has had a winning record with the current coach over the past 4-5 year... if no...
by leopardbutt
Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: Mid Illini Basketball
Replies: 105
Views: 48224

Re: Mid Illini Basketball

CIS wrote:Pekin, who went 1-2 against good teams at Springfield, has enough to battle for third/fourth place in the MI with Limestone or Morton, but Dragons overall look like a .500 team
Would you call that unacceptably mediocre due to the coach?
by leopardbutt
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Refs finally catch clock operator
Replies: 29
Views: 10814

Re: Refs finally catch clock operator

Why particularly for playoff games does the home team supply the clock operator anyway? Seems like the IHSA could supply neutral time keepers. Would eliminate the true or false narrative about getting cheated by the operator. Maybe because we are talking about high school sports, and not the Olympi...
by leopardbutt
Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: New Student Section 'Red Zone' Announced
Replies: 10
Views: 5987

Re: New Student Section 'Red Zone' Announced

I like the idea of dropping off inside the CC. But I think that is totally wasted on students. Seems like it could be a nice add on for the BSS or additional revenue generator for a valet parking type deal. Or even for the blue hair bus to drop off. That's one big mis-step by Bradley the last 10+ y...