Is it me or do others also now just hear crickets...Funny you should bring this up because this is what this thread has morphed into. The private school bias. We all know money matters when it comes to putting together a sports program and we've created this monster around here called the MIAA A conference that's a self feeding behemoth. What we've done is created this little league of 6 teams that promotes itself as being better than everyone else, even other private schools. What happens is you call it the A conference and naturally you're going to attract the best players available. After all what kid wants to play in the B conference? Then you throw in the self promotion of some alumni and The Sun poll bias and you get what we have now. A league that can play a lot of out of conference games and be ranked high because the losses are to other "elite" programs.
When you have a league that has the advantages of recruiting and traveling it should be better than everyone else and when you throw in the self promotion and The Sun poll bias it feeds itself. We even had a poster suggest we create a mega conference based on endowment. Wow! I'm not beating the league down, I'm just stating the facts. We all know the city league has its own problems and has done very little to even try to stay competitive lately. I do believe that 10 years ago the playing field was a lot more even but over the last few years the gap has widened for all the reasons I stated. Which leads us back to our original argument that when Tavon played the competition he faced was pretty good and definitely better than what he'd face today.