Schools and individuals go to court everyday for things people see as idiotic, that just got to the news. People with little background knowledge and broad experiences are hard to have conversations outside their scope of understanding. Teams playing each other early on in intriguing matchups is good for the sport. Warm weather, good games, bring people to the game. If I was mppsaa, I would set these games up as revenue getters.
Dog bites man doesn't make news. Man bites dogs, now that's news worthy. It wasn't just some slow news day in Illinois that caused that silly @zz issue to make the news but rather the silly @zz nature of the silly @zz Illinois high school football event that made it news worthy much like the Gilman blowup sex doll matter or the Terps featuring former DeMatha players pop a pellet, paint ball, or whatever matter made the news.
And yes MT, intriguing matchups are good. But you seem to think it has to be between a public and private; that private on private games are all naturally competitive and intriguing followed by any of your private teams against the better publics. I've seen your marquee games like DeMatha vs Gonzaga when Gonzaga whipped the Stags @zz at PG Sports and Learning with a national ESPN audience and your lot boasting of the 5,000 capacity attendance when a 1/4 of the stadium was empty. And I've seen that venue at real overflow turn away capacity of 10,000 over two days to see PG public 2A/3A teams take on PG 4A teams with 2A DouglassPG and 4A Wise as the marquee games. Sport, the MPSSAA does not own regular season games like the playoffs so they can't set up jack for revenue. The schools own regular season games.
Like I illustrated to you and your lot once before, a game of the week vote between Friendly and Douglass, DeMatha and Good Counsel, and another game was done a couple years ago and the Douglass / Friendly contest beat out DeMatha and Good Counsel. Pit DeMatha - SFA against Wise - Damascus today and I'd say you would come up short on the more appealing contest.
Edited by DayWalker, 28 December 2016 - 05:37 PM.