I don't doubt that CHC coaches were all for the playoffs but that doesn't mean the Administration was for it. Also saying it to you and voting for it behind closed doors is a total different story. And if the vote was 5-2, I promise you Gilman and McD were the two that voted for the playoffs.
I think this is simply a case of CHC/Loyola (the 2 most prestigious Parochial schools in Baltimore) taking an opportunity that was presented to them by SFA moving up and giving the Catholic schools the super-majority. The rest of the Catholic schools followed them. They also caught the MIAA in a lame-duck period between executive directors. I don't even know who has the final say between Diggs and Dove.
There's no way in hell that Gilman's administration forced a vote. Like I said, not only did Biff not retire but the school signed him to a new contract. You're right on, CHC/Loyola saw this as their opportunity to get a majority vote and make the Turkey Bowl relevant again. But I think this will have HUGE ramifications and that the MIAA as we know it will never be the same.
The MIAA is so boring..Especially in basketball..where they play each other a hundred times a season. One good thing the publics have over the privates...March Madness in basketball is a good thing for the kids and thier respective communities.
In other words when I heard Hamilton was going to the tournament in FLA instead of the MYFC there was absolutely no question in my mind they would win it. I think the Hamilton coaches would tell you the competition would have been much tougher in the MYFC than what they saw...
Truth be told Hamilton and Harco were pretty even and both have some great players.. was just playing arround some..
I thought Gilman was moving to the Big east Conference anyway...whats the big fuss about.
The preponderance of opinion of the area prep football scene was that the MIAA A playoffs just did not cut it. even GA was bemoaning the re-seeding part this year. And no, the playoffs did not provide much of interest. The second CHC/Giman game this year came and went somewhat lost in the continuing build-up of the States.
And I'm not sure Gilman and McD will be so quick to leave.
Despite the NEVER-ENDING SUPER hype spouted over and over and over again from MR G., there is a strong [possibly growing] discontent in the Gilman alumni that is "questioning" the emphasis/focus given to the football program. [ It was the NUMBER ONE issue of concern listed in a completely non-athletic sampling of the non-denominational private schools (including all-girls schools that aren't involved with football at all)].
Someone posted a link to the 'magazine article' that was written about the non-denom. schools; and there was a post or two from Gilman alumni expressing discontent posted to that thread.
Most agree that it is Poggi (and his 'bankroll') that leads the push at Gilman, and it has happened quite often that an individuals 'support' of the high school athletics fades as their offsprings become more distanced from the school; and I don't think Biff can make it till the grandkids come along.
Even if Gilman were to leave, the MIAA will survive (a la the basketball).
I guess this just displays that it is only a small faction tat emphasizes the mythical national rankings.
Let's not talk about things you don't know. You mention an article that was written by someone who is a parent of a younger Gilman student that interviewed two other parents, who expressed their opinions on the football program. Their was one person who wrote about his issues about Gilman and I believe he was a parent of a current or recently graduated Gilman soccer player, not an Alum. Is their some discord towards Biff and Gilman's football team, absolutely. But it's not new and as I have said before, Biff was just given a new contract by the administration! They are 100% behind Biff and the direction he is going with the program.
This is a movement that is as solely a plot or orchestrated by CHC/Loyola for the simple reason that they know they can't compete. The MIAA is officially the joke of the state. Do I think Gilman and McD are going to up and leave, no but I think they are definitely looking around. If this no playoff situation is true, I expect them to be gone in two years. No point in staying.
Last edited by harcohorns; 12-12-2012 at 07:09 PM.
Here's a novel idea follow the rules set forth by the MPSSAA and join the state playoffs. I'm from Illinois and the privates play with the publics in the playoffs. I went to a public school so my opinion is a bit biased. I roll my eyes when after 15 years of adjustment the likes of Joliet Catholic (Rudy, Mike Alstott) and Mt. Carmel (Simeon Rice, Donovan McNabb) begin to get good again and toot their horn about how many state titles they've won. They were not on a level playing field with "scholarships" and such. Once the IHSA changed the rule it became a level playing field of course they dropped off but they've made a come back. Tell me the likes of Calvert Hall, Gilman, and Good Counsel wouldn't like to call themselves state champions instead of conference champions.
"Let's not talk about things you don't know." ~ You can shove that comment as far up where the sun don't shine as your T-Rex arms will allow.
You confirmed each point in my prior post, dude. I know you're upset. Everyone on here knows you are frustrated.
You are actually the one going on and on "about things you do not know". All that "This is a movement that is as solely a plot or orchestrated by CHC/Loyola for the simple reason that they know they can't compete." and "The MIAA is officially the joke of the state." BS !
Weren't you still advocating the MIAA helped the Gilman SOS ( due to the leagues OOC record) ?
I'm stiil thinking the Poggi camp WILL fade; hopefully not before your son graduates.
The 121212 concert is much more entertainging than you are tonight. See ya.
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