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  1. This basically shuts down Lowndes athletics. Rufus>>
    10 points
  2. Don't tell us it's a security role, please.
    8 points
  3. What high school hires “Private Security” for their football teams locker room if there hasn’t been a significant concern or history of incidents in the past? That alone not only raises red flags, it indicates the presence of football program that has a major culture problem IMO.
    8 points
  4. It's not a fucked up world...it's a fucked up United States...we're the only nutty county that keeps doing this B.S. in the name of "Right to bare arms".
    7 points
  5. 60 minutes just aired a segment where there is an organization saying birds aren’t real they are government drones amongst other things and they had 20 minutes on 60 minutes 😩 my wife said what a waste and I told her about Bishop Sycamore on ESPN , she said how you hear about that? Honey I read it somewhere, not sure where😂
    7 points
  6. Birds may or not be real but bishop sycamore had just as many draft picks as the Texas longhorns
    7 points
  7. I don't post much. Currently out here on business in Orange County. Just rolled down to the old stomping grounds in Diego. Is the Stache at this Casino's buffet? 😁
    6 points
  8. Lowell Lager from Mother Road Brewery.
    6 points
  9. I hope you get jumped by geese...
    6 points
  10. All I know is this guy just threw himself a touchdown all the way across town. 7da43b8931e4f87ec0a222763612ef5b.mp4
    6 points
  11. I will say stay away from Givenchy. My wife got me these for Valentine’s Day and made me wear them for date night a few weeks ago. Look how dumb they are. Uncomfortable too. Worst part? She paid for them on my credit card.
    5 points
  12. Impressive for MD to have such representation. Did Young have a Habitat for Humanity community build project to get to later on in the day, or just miss a memo on attire for the occasion?
    5 points
  13. If he could use a nail gun with both arms you would be all giddy! 😂
    5 points
  14. Texas kids play on the best defenses across the country. I know it’s not a lowends dork talking about defense. You get scored on more than a kardashian. No top team has lowends on their radar. They are the new international school of broward. Lowends coach just left for a better opportunity. Like just left Lol. Riley isn’t leaving SC unless it’s for $15MM and the NFL. Ain’t happening girl.
    5 points
  15. Here is texasfootball top 5 candidates, 2 of them internal https://www.texasfootball.com/article/2022/05/13/5-candidates-to-be-the-next-head-coach-of-the-allen-eagles?ref=article_preview_title
    5 points
  16. Somewhere the bandwidth Gods are rejoicing this decision. 🎉
    5 points
  17. Who are you again?
    5 points
  18. At University of Beer in Vacaville waiting for My Son Baseball Game to Start against Vacaville HS…. Having a Burrito Buds Double IPA from Modern Times in San Diego and That was a Jamison shot…🤣 They got me on the “Add a Jamison Shot for only $5”…. Of Course I couldn’t resist….🤣🤣
    5 points
  19. A one-off fight isn’t a culture problem. Multiple players giving the middle finger to the crowd with seemingly zero reprecussions is a culture problem. Sex act charades in the locker room is a culture problem. Spitting in opponents faces is a culture problem. Players getting arrested for stealing from the local community is a culture problem. Players transferring in for less than a year to play football only to transfer back to their original school is a culture problem. The transfer trend that Monarch alumni carry with them to the next level and beyond is a culture problem. The mere fact that a private, Catholic school in Orange County, California has to hire private security to monitor the boys locker room is, you guessed it, a culture problem. That’s just my opinion, though. The way you view the incident doesn’t need to have anything to do with how much you “love” or “hate” Mater Dei, as the false dichotomy that Clarence Darrow presented us with suggests. There’s a third explanation, and it involves reality.
    5 points
  20. Hi All, Sorry for my delay in jumping in here. Work has been hectic, and I just got back from Orlando. I have again downloaded and reviewed all the latest filings. On May 9th, a hearing to discuss MD's motion to dismiss the hazing claims (and other more minor claims, e.g., intentional infliction of emotional distress) will be held. I hope to be able to attend the hearing as a member of the public, but I currently have a deposition scheduled for the same time. For those who dislike reading my verbose posts, the TLDR version is that (1) MD is likely to defeat the "hazing" claims next week; (2) MD had significant security in place at the time of the incident to prevent any such incidents, though, it's very hard to prevent a mutual fight as opposed to bullying or hazing, and that security obviously failed to prevent or intervene during the approximately one minute long fight on February 4, 2021; (3) The former AD's testimony DOES possibly support a claim that MD gave the plaintiff inadequate medical care immediately after the fight; and (4) MD may have evidence to rebut such claims re inadequate care--but it has not been made public as that evidence supporting MD's side (to the extent that it has been filed) is currently "under seal" to protect the plaintiff's privacy as he was a minor. To the last point, my speculation is that MD's evidence will show that plaintiff lied about what led to the fight and will further show that the injuries were not as severe as reported. But, I also think that MD likely screwed up by not calling 9-1-1 pursuant to CIF's concussion protocol regardless of whether the injuries have been exaggerated. Here is my lengthier breakdown. The "hazing" claim is likely dead. Plaintiff has all but abandoned any claims that there was "hazing"--though you wouldn't know that from the OC Register and LA Times articles. It's impossible to say anything with 100% certainty (including that MD's motion will be granted), but the case law and statutes are pretty clear that this does not count as "hazing" at all. Plaintiff's opposition does not even try to challenge these cases or cite additional evidence to support a hazing claim. Instead, his argument boils down to: "I know the law isn't on our side, but here's what we wish the law was." The legal strategy has pivoted to focusing on negligence/trying to shift the burden to MD. The point of the weak "hazing" claim from a legal perspective (to the extent that it wasn't included in the complaint purely as something that the media/public can latch on to and label MD with even if/when it is proven false) was to try to place the burden on MD to prove its innocence. Normally, the burden is on a plaintiff. However, in rare cases--such as when one has pleaded facts to support that there were actual hazing rituals at the school--the jury is told to presume defendant was negligent. Thus, here, if there was actual hazing, MD would then have to prove to a jury that it is more likely than not that it did everything it reasonably could to prevent hazing--tie would go to the plaintiff. While, as discussed above, there is little chance the hazing claim survives, there are other related theories of "negligence per se" that plaintiff is more earnestly pursuing. I will have to see MD's reply brief (which is due by midnight tonight) to get a better read of the viability of these alterative arguments. Plaintiff's strategy to litigate this in the court of public opinion has doubled down on egregious mischaracterizations of evidence. Some notable facts that appear undisputed to this point are as follows: During Covid-19, out of health concerns, MD athletic teams generally started having the relevant head coach usher groups of kids in and out of their respective locker rooms as quickly as possible (basically just enough time to get changed for practice). Outside of these moments when players would be let in for just enough time to get dressed, the locker rooms would be locked and inaccessible. Further, the relevant head coaches sat outside their respective locker rooms listening while players got dressed--preventing any misbehavior. Conversely, and to the former AD's dismay, MD football proceeded with allowing players to use their lockers in a more normal fashion--i.e., the locker room was not locked, and players had downtime to hang out in the locker room in the hour plus between end of school weightlifting (around the 2 o'clock hour) and practice (around the late 4 o'clock hour). This was common in my time as a player. We were the first team with the current locker room, and we'd often hang out, listen to music, and/or watch movies, basic cable TV, or football highlights on the big projector in the locker room between weightlifting and practice. The former AD did not like this downtime, especially given the fact that, due to COVID-19, there were fewer adults around to organically go in and out of locker rooms. As she testified, teenage boys being left alone for an hour plus was a "recipe for disaster." While their were NO incidents of "bodies" or hazing within the football program that furthered such concerns, prior to the fight, there was an incident where players broke a sink and mirror in the bathroom that is connected to the locker room. Based on these concerns, the former AD asked coach Rollinson to follow the same procedures as other coaches: leaving the locker room locked, only opening it briefly to let groups of players get dressed, and personally sitting outside the locker room to listen for any shenanigans. It was to this suggestion that Rollo allegedly said, "I don't have time for that shit." (That sounds true to me.) Notably, the AD alternatively suggested having assistant coaches do this instead of Rollo, and Plaintiff's filing cuts off the deposition transcript before giving Rollo's response to this alternative arrangement--suggesting he was NOT dismissive of further security/monitoring as long as it did not conflict with his pre-practice prep/require him to personally monitor the locker room. Regardless, BEFORE the incident in question occurred, MD hired private security specifically for the football team's locker room and had a rotation of other MD assistant AD's sitting outside the locker room--far more significant preventative measures than anything even suggested by folks on this board. Based on this security, the fact that the incident slipped through surprised the former AD. Per the deposition transcript: "Question from Plaintiff's counsel: All right. And what surprised you by not seeing adults intervene in the February 4th, 2021 incident involving the plaintiff? "Answer from former AD: Well, we had hired security as well as had a rotation for our ADs to be outside the doors to make sure that we knew what was happening and what was going on, and so I was disappointed that that [an intervention in the one minute fight] hadn't happened." The former AD's testimony was not all sunshine and rainbows for MD. Former Vice Principal Campeau (now a high up at Apple, Inc.) comes off as a "B" who was disrespectful and condescending to the former AD (something that rings true to me based on personal interactions). Rollo comes off poorly in how he communicated with the former AD, specifically saying, "I don't have time for that shit." Frankly, he really didn't have time to constantly personally monitor the locker room, and the rotation of private security and assistant ADs as monitors was a better solution. But communicating that fact in the caustic fashion that he allegedly did--especially given Rollo's other alleged history of a confrontation with a female colleagues--is not a good look. Finally, while it appears likely that the injuries were not as severe as they have been characterized so far, the former AD is probably right (based on what I've seen) that 9-1-1 should have been called in addition to the parents (and separate from the trainer's immediate treatment of the injuries) given the CIF's stringent concussion protocol. Even if the plaintiff initiated the fight (and it was just a stupid fight), treating the plaintiff as a bad kid/in-trouble at the expense of medical care to any extent is a bad look. There is likely yet to be released evidence contradicting plaintiff's story and the claimed extent of his injuries. In addition to moving to dismiss, there is a hearing next month on a motion to compel/for sanctions against plaintiff's counsel. The evidence produced so far apparently (I cannot say for certain as the underlying documents are "sealed" for now based on the plaintiff's privacy as a minor) includes the following: Texts from plaintiff to friends and family contradicting the complaint, e.g., what led to the fight and the extent of his injuries. An essay as part of a college application that discusses the event and also contradicts his claim of what led to the fight and the extent of his injuries. These texts and essays have been heavily redacted and/or not produced at all based on "privacy" and a lack of "relevance." These are not proper bases for such redactions so MD is likely to win its motion--ultimately irrelevant or unduly prejudicial/cumulative evidence will not be allowed at trial, but you still must produce it in discovery. Plaintiff has refused. And, knowing plaintiff's counsel pretty well, it is very plausible (if not likely) that the redacted documents will review even more damning info. Ultimately, the original position of MD faithful appears to be true. That position was never that it's good a fight occurred or that the program and school are infallible. Rather, MD took serious steps to keep players safe before and after the incident. Those steps included paying for private security as Rollo does not see himself as the one to personally monitor players at all times (though, they were closely monitored contrary to the suggestion of the articles). The complaint and article are filled with lies. And there is no hazing. All the said, after the fight and again after the story/lawsuit came out, people newer to MD--namely the newer and now former AD and president--wanted to avoid even the appearance of placing sports above safety and other school missions. Motivated by that desire (as I know from personal knowledge), the former president prevented Rollo and others from releasing statements and evidence to refute the claims in the complaint, e.g., the information regarding how closely the locker room had been monitored and a firm statement that the claim of a "bodies" hazing ritual is a fabrication. Further, the former AD wanted to let the plaintiff (who initiated, lied about, and was a willing participant in the fight) transfer without being labeled as having a disciplinary action against him--seemingly as she felt bad about what she saw as insufficient treatment of his injuries. These positions were rejected by those who had been at the school for more than 30 years, Principal Frances Clare, Coach Rollinson, Mrs. Rollinson, and a myriad of MD supporters. And the latter group won out. Most of the facts are becoming pretty clear. How one reacts to these facts is significantly affected if one hates MD's success or, on the other hand, ties his/her identity to the maintenance of that success. Best, Res Ipsa Loquitur P.S. I am related to someone who may soon have a significant role in MD's administration. As I have admitted since my original post, I am biased--despite my best efforts to present neutral analyses of the facts and law--because I am an alum/former player who Rollo personally protected from bullying. I have felt comfortable posting despite that bias. But, a direct connection to the current MD administration would be a bridge too far in my opinion. So, if my family member is hired by MD, I will cease posting to the board.
    5 points
  21. @FreeBirdyour status regarding these 4 things 😂?
    5 points
  22. Retard. 😂 Freshman All American. 5 picks in 14 games. Had shoulder surgery. It is what it is. You also said Bryce young was Tate martell. You couldn’t evaluate a football player to save your soul. You just talk to talk. The internet has allowed you to have a voice. I get it. Dumb people shouldn’t be on the internet but I get it. What else is an unemployed swamp rat gonna do on a Monday morning? He was just participating in what lsu db’s do. You must have some good weed down there in the swamp.
    5 points
  23. Wait a minute, he threw the ball in one direction and drove off in the opposite direction. He threw that ball all the way around the damn world! What's really amazing is that he ran right through the kitchen without grabbing a Hot Pocket. Incredible!
    5 points
  24. No but 31 D1 waiting by their burner phones 😩
    5 points
  25. I will honestly make sure I try and hit a brewery whenever I’m in a new city. I will often also hit a local dive bar as well. But I usually will get a better feel for the city and the beer/drinking scene just talking to the locals. Conversely I’ve met a shit ton of cool people at local breweries from out of town who want to experience the same. By far Russian River is in a league of its own for that, it’s amazing how many people I’ve met from the US and abroad who will be staying in The City and said they wanted to make the drive just to get a beer there. But it’s always a cool vibe and have met some really nice people. Often they will say they’ve hit multiple places in the area and tell me don’t take it for granted because I’m kinda spoiled. Honestly probably have taken it for granted over the years, but the last couple of really come to appreciate it.
    5 points
  26. 2 redneck cajuns killing a Hawg would get you pumped.
    5 points
  27. California leading with sheer numbers of breweries, including as we all know, some of the best there are. Florida second with around half that number. Myself, living in Georgia, have to drive pretty far distances to go to multiple breweries in a day. Generally I'd call most of my brewery trips here in state, day trips. You can potentially get to three or four in one day (considering an hour inside at each) successfully from where I live if you're pacing your drinking accordingly. When we did our Worlds End Pub Crawl in Pensacola, we hit five within walking distance of one another. (There was more than that but we had a specific list we intended to visit for that trip, due to the movie we were "imitating.") The Ale Trail hike we took in Jacksonville put us at 7 inside a fairly close proximity. Maybe not "walking distance" for the average visitor, but, noticeably a lot of breweries inside of these cities. Jacksonville even has a "passport" book that you get stamped at each brewery and as you reach certain milestones the city chamber of commerce gives specially designed gifts when you bring them your passport and show you've reached those milestones. Can't remember all the different gifts but they get progressively bigger as you progress. Simple stuff like a can coozie or bottle opener early up to tee shirts or caps higher up in the numbers and as the chamber lady told us "a very special gift" for those who get all the stamps. We did learn that at least one brewery in the passport book fell by the wayside so you can't get that stamp. Hopefully that isn't a technicality to keep you from the "special gift." I got my stamps at every stop so far. Anyway, I usually do honestly center travel around breweries. Lol. Kind of a cool way to get the vibe of an area and see a pretty good cross section of the people of a community. If I go to some town or city somewhere for anything I'm almost always gonna find a brewery if they have one. Almost always cool people at breweries.
    5 points
  28. So the police can now be considered 100% accurate and honest? Not sure I share your confidence.
    5 points
  29. Tried Sweetwater 420 Imperial IPA yesterday. It's 9.1 ABV but it has a decent taste without the after attack. I will say this...it don't take many to get you singing the UGA Fight Song...whether people wanna hear it or not...LOL. I'm up in Rock Hill SC...so people normally don't wanna hear it... Rufus>>
    5 points
  30. Let’s quit pretending that plane ticket prices aren’t ridiculous right now! If you’re flying right now you got F U money! 😂 @FreeBird is driving the latticed up rig around the tri state area collecting precious metals to build his own plane.
    5 points
  31. Yep @FreeBirdi sure don’t got that @HurricaneNickF you money. His meal/drink combo spread might have been just a little better, not sure 🤔 though. 😂
    5 points
  32. No, they don’t need hazing to win MNC, but are willing to look away from allegations to preserve their ability to win one.(keep the HC protected by all means necessary) Otherwise, we’d see their highly esteemed HC be thrown under the bus.
    5 points
  33. Does it come with a pair of tampons listen if your not rocking Cat then fuck are you doing in life
    4 points
  34. One is not a result of the other... The government can do both... This is the mentality that sets us back so much... lets not pretend like that 40 billion would be put elsewhere... oh it "COULD" But it wouldnt this is fake outrage that Ima go ahead and say it the Republicans love to incite... turn a non-issue into a problem to avoid the actual problem. Say that 40 billion doesnt get spent Biden decides hey lets use it for healthcare related purposes instead you know whatll happen the Republicans,Sinema and Cock Chuggin Manchin will shoot it down on a pathetic premise of "Quit wasting Taxpayer dollars" which we all know they dont give a Flying fuck about tax dollars.... theyre just being petty children... So please spare us this BS about the 40 Billion. Because if we could get along well enough to do something about guns,mental health or the USA's Fuck all Healthcare system we'd all be in a better position. But we cant get along for shit because somebodies to busy knocking everything down with no plan of their own...
    4 points
  35. F'in Morons. How do you like super inflation, $5.00 gas, supply chain disasters, and being a disgrace on the international stage. You get what you pay for. Enjoy the next three years. F&cking idiots....
    4 points
  36. Well, its kind of the same question of Bama. How many kids are wanting to play for Saban as opposed to the school? (In many cases the HC makes the program)
    4 points
  37. https://mobilize.us/s/KuVlY9/p @Wildcat Will @Ga96 bgw
    4 points
  38. That driver was like... Oh well. Two tears in a bucket! Fuck it!
    4 points
  39. No orange slices and some Squeeze it to wash it down? Holy crap you’re eating off the elementary school girls lunch menu.😂 Be careful on the foursquare and teatherball courts on recess.
    4 points
  40. @Cossacks I gotta stop smoking and going to Home Depot, went in for a bag of potting soil and wound up spending $400 on a weedwacker 😩 😩
    4 points
  41. I say drink it. Get some hair on the peaches.
    4 points
  42. Went to the brewery last night and bullshitted on the radio for a bit. Forgot to take pics of the Spring Tea Honey Lemon Lager, but, it was pretty solid. Easy drinking at 4% abv. Tonight hanging with friends and drinking garbage lagers. Probably switch to some harder stuff before too long.
    4 points
  43. I don’t know about that, but his timing sucked. 3 HCs in 3 years is not good for continuity nor for winning.
    4 points
  44. Walk-offs are magical.
    4 points
  45. Last season they scheduled Atascocita out of Houston and Cedar Hill along with Plano East and Tyler Legacy. This season they have SJB, CE King, and Martin Atascocita and Cedar Hill are very good teams. Not certain exactly what people want.
    4 points
  46. Teddy Gallagher (Carolina Panthers LB) becomes the third member of the Loyola Cubs’ 2015 squad to enter the NFL ranks, joining Myles Bryant (New England Patriots DB) and David Long Jr. (Los Angeles Rams DB). Jackson Sirmon (CAL Golden Bears LB) will be the fourth 2015 Loyola Cub teammate to join the NFL after graduation. Extremely impressive feat by the Cubbies.
    4 points
  47. What the fuck is this OT thread doing on this board
    4 points
  48. Mater dump devils does have a good ring to it.
    4 points


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