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  1. Belly Bob

    It’s official, STA at DLS on 8/23

    Is he real small?
  2. Belly Bob

    It’s official, STA at DLS on 8/23

    That may be. But you haven't put in much work to figure out that DLS typically has a few guys who could play college ball who don't receive offers, have you? I gotta think that there's a lot of time between those camps and those passing leagues to look for players. And most of DLS's games are streamed and a lot of them are archived. But maybe they are just that lazy.
  3. Belly Bob

    It’s official, STA at DLS on 8/23

    @RedZone, is that true about Canes?
  4. Belly Bob

    It’s official, STA at DLS on 8/23

    Yeah, I know. But often a reply is for the edification and pleasure of others. A reply to LOS is rarely for LOS.
  5. Belly Bob

    It’s official, STA at DLS on 8/23

    I was thinking of small animals and things of that sort.
  6. Belly Bob

    It’s official, STA at DLS on 8/23

    As you and I and probably everyone else knows, the interesting question isn't whether DLS cares about winning (obviously they do) but whether they are committed to other goals the pursuit of which might result in their winning fewer games than they would otherwise win.
  7. Belly Bob

    It’s official, STA at DLS on 8/23

    If it seems so clear to you, as you sit in Florida, that DLS is usually more talented than the number of offers they receive, then why isn't it clear to professional recruiters, especially those sitting in or near the Bay Area?
  8. Belly Bob

    It’s official, STA at DLS on 8/23

    I wonder what the rationale is for their frowning on their players' participating in those camps and combines. I remember a few years ago (maybe 2014) DLS had a highly recruited defensive lineman. He was a big black kid whose father (I think) had played in the NFL. If I remembering correctly, he wanted to attend one those camps in the season before his senior year and the coaches thought that his doing so was against the values they teach there. The kid decided to attend the camp and the coaches kicked him off the team. But I know that this year's team has had at least two kids attend those camps. So, I'm wondering whether things are changing and why, or whether I'm just misinformed about the whole thing.
  9. Belly Bob

    It’s official, STA at DLS on 8/23

    What are you suggesting? If I can't pretend that there are rational human beings of good will lurking around this forum, then there would be no pleasure in posting here. I don't mind LOS, since I think he's an angry little man who comes here to vent his frustrations at life. Here, he can call people stupid with impunity, which he can't do in real life, because he's too scared. And that makes him feel even worse about himself, that he can't be LOS in real life. He can't express all his retarded bravado. In real life, he has no voice and no power, no one to talk down to. It's good that he gets to come here and play at being someone for a little while, because it's harmless and it probably keeps him from acting out in other, more serous ways.
  10. Belly Bob

    It’s official, STA at DLS on 8/23

    I don't want to put words into his mouth, but I think that @badrouter's claim is that if two teams, A and B, are roughly equal in individual talent and if A is focused on working hard in the weight room and playing tough and B is focused on selling their players to college recruiters, then A will be more likely to win if the two played each other under fair conditions, where "fair conditions" would include things like playing at a neutral location. DLS's record against OOS opponents vs. STA's record against OOS opponents would count for or against that claim only if the games played met the above conditions. Even if DLS and STA met the above conditions, the outcome wouldn't count for much since the truth of claim can't be determined by a single outcome. All that said, it's not an implausible claim on its face: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."
  11. Belly Bob

    It’s official, STA at DLS on 8/23

    If the point of high school athletics was to prepare those who participated in them for college athletics, then the overwhelming majority of those who participated in them would have no reason to do so, since most have no reasonable chance of playing at the next level and are aware of that fact. But since that's implausible, we can infer that the point of high school athletics isn't to get those who participate in them prepared for college athletics. If a high school football coach's job was to maximize the number of his players who get offers and if DLS's coach has failed to meet this requirement, then he would be guilty of malfeasance and would not be able to keep his job for very long, given, as you have pointed out, how prominent DLS's program is. But since that's implausible, we can infer that it's either not a proper part of a coach's job, or that DLS's coach has not failed to meet that requirement, or both. So, it looks like you're confused about the point of high school athletics and also about whether DLS's coach has done his job reasonably well.
  12. Belly Bob

    It’s official, STA at DLS on 8/23

    They might not be. There have been changes in admissions policies in the past. That helps to explain the sharp decline in individual talent between the 2003 team and the 2004 team. According to 247sports, DLS sent only one player to the next level over a 5 year period. It might be difficult to teach a certain range of values while also allowing or even seeking out a significant number of transfers. For example, it would hard to teach a commitment to the welfare of the group while also teaching that, when an individual's self-interested goals come into conflict with the goals of the group, the individual should leave the group and seek out some other group, where his self-interested goals might be better served.
  13. Belly Bob

    It’s official, STA at DLS on 8/23

    It's a bit of a shame that there are adults who follow HSFB who think that focusing on goals besides winning football games is something to be laughed at.
  14. Belly Bob

    It’s official, STA at DLS on 8/23

    I think you're confusing preparing kids for college with getting them into college (consider the recent college admissions scandal), and I think you're confusing getting kids into college with getting them positions on a college football team. I don't think the point of high school athletics is to prepare those who participate in them for college athletics.
  15. Belly Bob

    It’s official, STA at DLS on 8/23

    I understood the point. Some institutions focus on what the individual can get for himself and endorse the pursuit of self-interested goals. You can go to a business school where they'll try to teach you how to make a lot of money for yourself and endorse the pursuit of individual wealth. Others have a different focus and endorse different values. In the Marines, I am told, they try to teach you that the welfare of the unit is more important than your own. Maybe DLS tries to teach different values than other programs. I don't know.
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