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moe_ szyslak

Member Since 22 Jun 2009
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In Topic: 2019 OHSAA Boy's Basketball State Tournament Attendance

21 April 2019 - 03:18 PM

View PostRocketman, on 17 April 2019 - 07:32 AM, said:

No where was "private" nor "black" mentioned in my post....you've certainly been a critic of the RC and myself since you joined....I admit to not being a fan of Snarky Snodds and the OHSAA....but we've given you and others the ability to post your opinions, many/all of which I disagree.....I do appreciate your following the RC and your continued support....thanks zoooooom

Can you please define your use of the term "thugs"? Thanks.

In Topic: 2019 state tournament

09 April 2019 - 12:46 PM

1) St. Johns
2) Dayton
3) Wright State Nutter Center

In Topic: 2019 OHSAA Boy's Basketball State Tournament Attendance

26 March 2019 - 08:09 AM

View Postwaterloowonder, on 25 March 2019 - 08:14 AM, said:

Parents and society in general have de-emphasized HS sports.

This, in my opinion, is just a small fraction of it. We want to look at attendance and start pointing fingers at the OHSAA, but do they really deserve 100% of the blame? Let's face it. Society is just different than it was 10, 15, 20, 30, 50 years ago. You went to the state tournament because there was literally nothing else to do. It was THE thing to do. You suffered from FOMO (fear of missing out) just like these teenage kids do with the weekend party. FFWD to today. HS sports in general, as well as many other businesses, suffer because people have so many options of what occupies their time. They don't go to the movies as much, for example. Instead of the state tournament, they choose other things to occupy their time.

To the people who are crying the most, it's on us. If the state tournament is so sacred, then it is on us to instill this tradition in the younger crowd. We let the tradition fade, and we blame others. "Ticket prices are too high!" Then we go out and spend 'X' amount on our vices. We make excuses, and our kids learn to make excuses as well. OHSAA is not to blame. It's the man in the mirror...

In Topic: 2019 OHSAA Boy's Basketball State Tournament Attendance

22 March 2019 - 09:50 AM

View PostRocketman, on 21 March 2019 - 07:48 PM, said:

In fact the OHSAA wrestling tournament draws better than this.....like they say in Denmark, "da fish rots from the head down!"

Do private school kids wrestle better than public school kids? If so, hopefully OHSAA can do something about it!!!!!!!1!!!!!

In Topic: Competitive balance seems to be working ....

19 March 2019 - 09:47 AM

View Postwaterloowonder, on 17 March 2019 - 08:55 AM, said:

The State Tourn. Final Fours are set. The Public - Parochial breakdown is as follows:
D1 3 Parochial and 1 Public
D2 4 Public
D3 4 Parochial
D4 4 Public
My observation is that competitive balance has driven the big city small privates to D3. At least 3 of the D3 schools have played in D4 in past years. The large big city private schools playing in D1 still have a great advantage by attracting all star teams from large population areas. The clear winners are teams playing in D4 since most of the privates have been bumped up a division with the new formula. D3 looks like the place not to be if you are a rural public school. This result was pretty much predictable with the new competitive balance formula. I still think we are heading to separate public / private tournaments. Apathy may be the only thing stopping that. I am not saying that some big city public schools don't attract athletes thru open enrollment, but it pales in comparison to what private schools do. My prediction is the Schott will be pretty empty during the D3 session and good attendance at the D4 session. I always enjoy watching the Moeller student cheering section.

There will never be a separate Private school tournament. You think Private schools recruit now? Remove OHSAA governing from the picture, and it's no-holds-barred. There will never be a "perfect" scenario.