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Bulldog_Mom

United States

#1 Aug 16, 2009
First, I want to say that my son does not play for the 'A' team as he is younger. I also want to thank all of the coaches as they are doing a wonderful job with the kids and I love the emotion that is shown and it keeps the kids pumped up.

My concern is how some of this emotion is contributing to a lack of sportsmanship among the players. Granted I saw some from all teams yesterday but the A team was horrible in sportsmanship.

That team has talent and to see them act that way is sad. I understand emotion but that emotion needs to be controlled by the coaches. I saw some blatant dirty plays yesterday by a select few that it made me ashamed that I had a NB shirt on.

Second - a parent (don't know if he is a 'coach' or not) that constantly struts around in his 'wife beater' yelling and screaming should not be on the sideline. This guy is a convicted felon (drugs) and is allowed to be around kids? Maybe I'm over reacting but I don't want him around my kid - not that I'm afraid of what he may do to my kid but what someone may try to do to him and my son gets caught in the middle.

Anyway, a good showing yesterday (minus some sportsmanship) and I would like to invite everyone out to watch some youth football. I think you will not only find it fun but also some good intense playing by some pretty good young athletes.
Beth Milam_Robinson

Beckley, WV

#2 Aug 16, 2009
I want to say a few things... I am the president of this team and I am PROUD of the way we play. I feel that I have the BEST coaches there is in this league and any in the entire area... Yes our A team coaches get very excited at game... thats what gets the kids pumped up! Anyone that knows and has been around would know that Our A team boys have been playing together for many years and they have had tough compitition.. Anyone who thinks that you shouldnt get heated during a game dont really love the game. My husband is the head coach of the A team and he LOVES everyone of the boys as if they are his own. We do not play dirty... If you watched and you know the history of these teams we had a few kids that was targetd and was tried to be hurt yesterday so yes we got more physical... but there was NEVER a dirty play.
Now as far as the man wearing the "wife beater" I LOVE that people find reasons to pick and listen to what everyone else sayd about a person without knowing the facts. We all make mistakes in life,and mistakes are not bad as long as we learn from them... As parents we should teach our kids that no one is perfect.. Saying that you wouldnt want him coaching your kid because of being caught in the middle? Honey this man is nothing to fear. Hes a good man, and a great coach. You wont find another human that can teach the game the way he can! I stand behind him 100% Yes I will agree that there was allot of people on the sidelines that shouldnt have last night but that was practice not a real game... Our kids have the best of spotsmanship and if you stayed till the end you would have seen that the same kids they was on the field pounding is the same kids they was talking to after the game!! Its call football... Now with that all being said i would ask one more thing of you... If you want to write things that are untrue then why cant you say who you are? I would be happy to talk to you about this is greater detail.. If you have the newsletter then you have my phone number so call me anytime!!
Bulldog_Mom

United States

#3 Aug 16, 2009
So what did I say that was untrue? I voiced my opinion of the way I thought the team acted. You are the one getting defensive. I said the coaches are doing a wonderful job - was that untrue? I said I loved the emotion and it keeps the kids pumped up - was that untrue?

I don't have to find reasons to say anything about him - his actions speak for him. Is he not a convicted felon? He was very a good athlete in high school - I know that.

Please tell me what I said that was untrue? I only voiced an opinion as to what I saw.

Maybe you should watch the games and stay away from the hot dogs - then you will see what I do. Is that untrue?
Beth Milam_Robinson

Beckley, WV

#4 Aug 16, 2009
What I was saying is untrue is that our kids was not playing dirty.. Our kids do play with respect for eachother and for others. I would like nothing more that to get along with all teams but in sports you are going to have rivals... When your kid is on the field and someone is chopblocking and trying to hurt them aggretion is going to happen..
But as I stated before if you felt there was a problem then speak to someone dont put negative things about your team for all to see..
The wife

Beckley, WV

#5 Aug 16, 2009
So if you know this coach so well why can you not be woman enough to come forward and say something to him instead of posting negative comments on the internet. In our football league we take pride in our kids. If you had such a problem with this coach why would you have to post this? Why could you not come to the president and speak to her. He is one of the best coaches that we have had in a long time. He loves coaching these kids and has a great time doing it. He made one mistake and you want to be the one to judge him on it, I don't think so. I will not let anyone say negative things about him. He is a very loving and kind person. And another thing you have probably done worse in your life and just never been caught at it. You just need to back off of him and our president. If you still have a problem when you read this, then be women enough and come forward and discuss it like an adult instead of hiding behind a computer screen. And another thing how do you know he wants to be around your child?
robert hansford

Beckley, WV

#6 Aug 16, 2009
If you can honestly say you watched the games then why no mention of the blatant triple teaming on our kids when running the ball.What about other coaches telling kids to do what they have to, even to blatantly use horsecollar tackels, guess we'll wait until a kid is in a wheelchair before we address this. Football is a rough sport, kids play to win if they don't they have no HEART let me say again no HEART. So if we question our kids intentions please ask the boys they will tell you they don't want to intentionally hurt anyone but when someone is injured they are sorry. If you don't believe it think back to last years game against East at how many tears were shed over 3 injuries (on both teams not just one). The boys love the game the coaches and the fans and do what it takes to win. Walk around our next practice and see how many are hurt but still give 110%.

As for the gentlemen in the "wife beater" I would trust my child's life in his hands because he loves all of those kids just as the "A" team coach does. This man knows the game of football and teaches the kids the right way to play at their young age.
MAMAW

Beckley, WV

#7 Aug 16, 2009
Bulldog_Mom wrote:
First, I want to say that my son does not play for the 'A' team as he is younger. I also want to thank all of the coaches as they are doing a wonderful job with the kids and I love the emotion that is shown and it keeps the kids pumped up.
My concern is how some of this emotion is contributing to a lack of sportsmanship among the players. Granted I saw some from all teams yesterday but the A team was horrible in sportsmanship.
That team has talent and to see them act that way is sad. I understand emotion but that emotion needs to be controlled by the coaches. I saw some blatant dirty plays yesterday by a select few that it made me ashamed that I had a NB shirt on.
Second - a parent (don't know if he is a 'coach' or not) that constantly struts around in his 'wife beater' yelling and screaming should not be on the sideline. This guy is a convicted felon (drugs) and is allowed to be around kids? Maybe I'm over reacting but I don't want him around my kid - not that I'm afraid of what he may do to my kid but what someone may try to do to him and my son gets caught in the middle.
Anyway, a good showing yesterday (minus some sportsmanship) and I would like to invite everyone out to watch some youth football. I think you will not only find it fun but also some good intense playing by some pretty good young athletes.
Seems like something is missing here ! First if I had a child ,and felt like he was going to be caught in the middle of something not good I would take him to another "TEAM" . That is what a good mom would do. We have grandkids one with the cheerleading ,and two playing football "A" team ,and "C" . The A team kids are like our own ask any one of them . "C" team kids I only know a few ,but by the end of the year they will all know me . Almost all the coaches know us as we know them . I do trust my kids with the "C" team coach you are speaking of . Yes he made a mistake , and paid for it, and some people will not stop talking about him .He himself told me he had ask god to forgive him. He prayes for me ,and my husband. My grandson stays with them ,and his son with our grandson. We all need to stop ,and remember God has forgiven him so we need to do the same. All of us need to stay on our knees praying for one another , and see Gods works as they get better. Bless each and every one ,and a much better world we will have . Is this not true?
what

Beckley, WV

#8 Aug 16, 2009
what!!
MAMAW

Beckley, WV

#9 Aug 16, 2009
what !!!!!

What part do you mean ? Should do better than that .
Beth Milam_Robinson

Beckley, WV

#10 Aug 16, 2009
After reading and rereading Im staring to think this post wasnt even started by someone on our team... I think its someone starting to cause problems...#1 they have to be a returner if they had a nb shirt #2 if they was a parent then they would have know who is and who isnt a coach.. Maybe its the rival team starting stuff? Either way Im sure they see now that we are a TEAM and to us TEAM means family and we stick together thru it all... I love North Beckley and I stand up for every person who is part of it... so I I am wrong and you are a parent of a north child... then maybe you should turn in equiptment? because ALL the coaches you see (including R.B.) are going to be there this year, next year, the next... evven when there kids are gone there all gonna be there coaching so if your B team then sooner or later they will be coaching your son.... So leave sooner than later save yourself the trouble. But again thats for saying we have good coaches cause we do...
A team Parent

Beckley, WV

#11 Aug 16, 2009
My son has played for N.B. for the past 5 years. I was upset last night too, but my reason was that other teams was trying to hurt OUR kids. I seen some dirty plays last night but it wasnt from our team. I dont know what game you was watching? Our kids are taught respect of there team mates along with respect for other teams. I am proud of these kids and the coaching staff.
MAMAW

Beckley, WV

#12 Aug 16, 2009
"YOU GO GIRL " We have came thru tis far so united we stand !!! Coaches , kids, parents .leaders . We are one family . One hurts all hurts . We are "WINNERS " GO BULLDOGS !!!!!!!!!!
Rocky Blankenship

Beckley, WV

#13 Aug 16, 2009
Well where do I start???? Well let me start by saying that I am the man that your talking about in the wife beater last night and YES I am a CONVICTED FELON!!! I am so ashamed of the mistake that I made and that I embarassed my family by making the mistake that I made. Do I hide that I made this mistake , NO!!! Its something that I have to live with everyday. SO since you think that you know so much and want to spread rumors about me I will just tell the whole story and the truth.... Yes I spent 15 months in the state penitentiary for distrubution of a controlled substance. I went on and pled guilty and went on and did my time and paid my debt back to society for the mistake that I made. Im so sorry that I put my children and family threw what went on during that 15 months. Im sorry that I missed watching my son win his 1st youth league football championship and that i missed my oldest daughter going to her 1st juniour high prom and that i missed watching my daughter win a state beauty pageant, these are things that i cant get back and live with everyday. And to go one step further Im going to tell everyone exactly what happened and why I went to jail.... I was a licensed insurance agent at the time and was working at telespectrum in beckley and was having a hard time paying all my bills and was behind on a car payment. the reason that i was behind was because they had cut hours way back and i was not getting alot of work. So a BUDDY of mine owed me $250 he had borowed and i asked him if he could repay it so i could pay the car payment. he said no problem come by after work and pick it up so when i went by that evening he gave me an 8 ball of cocaine and said that was all he could do....I told him that I had no clue what to do with it and he said he would bag it for me and told me to sell each bag for a price, so I sold the fisrt bag to a friend that i have known since high school and knew that he did it alot, he told me to sell the other two bags to a guy that we worked with and it just happened that he was working for the cops!!! So as for this big thing about me being a big drug dealer thats crap. I made a mistake , a lapse in judgement, i was nevera big drug dealer or anything!!! But seeing as how you know so much you should know that!!! Also as for me running my mouth and showing poor sportsmanship, you have no clue about football you idiot and you obviously have no clue about the rivalry between North and Westside or that I use to coach at Mullens and that my son was by far the BEST athlete and player at Mullens during that time....And since you know so much you should also know that everytime my son and other players on the A team step on the field that they have to protect themselves on every play and watch everything they do, and that we are the ones who have to watch what goes on out there....I brought my son here to North for better oppurtunities and to become a better man as he grows up but every since I have its idiots like you that have gave us grief and started these stupid rumors and stuff to not only aggravate me but my son and the other parents here at North but let me let you in on a little secret , Im not going anywhere and ALOT of these parents like me and they trust me and they really know what kind of man i am and what i have done to change my life and to become the man i am now, so Im sorry to upset you but maybe you need to consider taking your child and leaving if it upsets you that much that I am a convicted felon.And as for my yelling and bad sportsmanship last night to the fans of North I apoligize and Im sorry but since you know so much you will know that I was provoked by a westside parent that I have never got along with since high school and when he made a comment about my son snd about the A teams defense thatn I supposedly coached I did finally blow my top!!
Poppy

Beckley, WV

#14 Aug 16, 2009
My turn!
We have now found that this B=Team "mom" is supposedly from this area,if not then her child shouldn't be playing for N.B.,then she is from Martinsburg on 1st post,Charleston on the next and then watched the afore mentioned coach play ball in high school(I think Wyoming County),then I wonder just exactly where she is from!Seems like I remember that two of the Wyoming County teams got a bit bit dirty with their play on several plays during the A team games,face masking,clipping,late hits,blocking in the back and then here we have ONE OF OUR SUPPOSED PARENTS bashing our A-team kids,SWV Champions BTW,coaches and then continues on to try and belittle another COACH that is a welcomed addition to OUR FAMILY,"YES" weird woman,WE at N.B. are FAMILY and you ain't even distant kin!! YEAH,I said that!
Shady Midget league dad

Beckley, WV

#15 Aug 16, 2009
I WAS AT THESE GAMES ON SATURDAY MYSELF I HAVE A SON ON THE B TEAM AND WE PLAY FOR SHADY. I CAME EARLY AND I STAYED LATE. BEFORE I SAY WHAT I SEEN I AM AMAZED AT THE TALENT THAT ALL 4 TEAMS I SEEN PLAY SATURDAY NIGHT HAS. IT GOING TO BE A GOOD SEASON WITH GOOD COMPETITVE GAMES. I DID NOT SEE THE ENTIRE GAME WITH NORTH AND WESTSIDE BECAUSE I WAS WATCHING WC AND MULLENS BUT WHEN MULLENS PLAYED NORTH I DID WALK UP AND WATCH IT. I WAS SURPRISED WITH WHAT I SEEN! IT WAS NOT NORTH BECKLEY THAT WAS PLAYING DIRTY. I SEEN AT LEAST 5 BAD PLAYS IN THE FIRST 5 MINUTES THAT WAS TRYING TO HURT AND TAGET 3 KIDS FROM NB. ONCE THE COACHES REALIZED WHAT WAS GOING ON THEY MADE THERE KIDS STEP IT UP AND I DONT BLAME THEM. I THINK NORTH PLAYED WITH GREAT SPORTSMANSHIP THEY HAVE SEVERAL KIDS ON THAT TEAM WITH AMAZING TALENT AND PEOPLE ARE JEALOUS OF THAT AND TRY TO HURT THESE KIDS SO THEY CAN NOT PLAY THAT IS WRONG! I WISH THAT MY SON WAS OLD ENOUGH THAT HE COULD BE ON THAT TEAM AND I WOULD GLADLY MAKE THAT DRIVE EVERYDAY.OUR TEAM DIDN'T EVEN HAVE ENOUGH KIDS TO HAVE AN A TEAM THIS YEAR, PART REASON SOME WANTED TO PLAY MIDDLE SCHOOL BALL AND PART REASON THAT I KNOW FOR A FACT WAS SOME OF THE KIDS WAS AFRAID TO PLAY AGAINST A TEAM THAT HAD SO MUCH TALENT! THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN AS A COMPLIMENT. THEY(NB) BEAT OUR A TEAM LAST YEAR 50-0 BUT NEVER HURT ONE OF OUR KIDS! THEY COULD HAVE BUT THEY PLAYED A FAIR GAME!THOSE COACHES SHOW MORE COMPATION TO THEM KIDS THAN ANY OTHER TEAM I HAVE SEEN IN THIS LEAGUE. I AGREE WITH YOU 100% THAT THERE COACHES ARE GOOD.I AGREE THAT EVERYONE SHOULD COME WATCH THE TALENT EACH TEAM HAS BUT I DONT AGREE ABOUT THEM HAVING BAD SPORTSMANSHIP THEY JUST DEFEND THEMSELVES IN A WAY THEY SHOULD. THEY ARE KIDS AND SHOULDNT HAVE TO DEAL WITH OTHER PLAYERS TRYING TO HURT THEM NO PLAYER ON ANY TEAM SHOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH THAT. PLAY THE GAME AND HAVE FUN. ABOUT THE OTHER GUY SPOKE ABOUT I DID SEE AND HEAR HIM GET LOUD BUT HE NEVER SAID ANYTHING WRONG HE WAS JUST GETTING THE KIDS PUMPED UP AND EXCITED. I SEE THAT HE ADMITED HIS GUILT AND THAT TAKES A MAN TO ADMIT SO IF HE REALIZES HIS WRONGS AND SERVED HIS TIME THEN HE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY OVER AND OVER AGAIN. AS THAT LADY SAID WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES BUT LEARING FROM THEM IS WHAT COUNTS.I HAVE IN THE PAST HAD SOME NEGATIVE FEELINGS TOWARDS THAT TEAM AS A RIVAL BUT AFTER READING THIS ENTIRE POST AND SEEING HOW THEY TREAT AND DEFEND EACHOTHER I HAVE A NEW RESPECT FOR THEM AS A WHOLE. UNITY IS WHAT MORE TEAMS INCLUDING OURS NEEDS TO HAVE. JUST STATING MY OPINION.
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Tina Mcpeak

Beckley, WV

#17 Aug 19, 2009
well here I go I have a daughter that plays C team football and a son that plays A team football at NB I have been there for 4 years both as a coach and a parent. First of all my son is the smallest player on A team a whole 64lbs maybe the smallest player in the league he may not start but he does play and I know that every one of the boys on that team will protect him on that field just like a brother he may be small but like all the other boys he has a big heart. I can describe the boys on our A team as alot of things kind, funny, generous hard working but mean and viscious i dont think so. My 64lb son is not afraid of any boy on that team and would go head to head with any of them. as for the C team yeah I said my girl plays she loves R.B. and he is doing an excellent job with the kids as far as you fearing for your child what about the people who really are dealing drugs that are sitting right beside you in the bleacher that you dont even know about that should scare you everybody has a past !! NB is a family A,B,and C teams and if you are embarrased to wear the NB shirt then go wear a southwest shirt we dont need you
Big 1

Sophia, WV

#18 Aug 20, 2009
Bulldog_Mom wrote:
First, I want to say that my son does not play for the 'A' team as he is younger. I also want to thank all of the coaches as they are doing a wonderful job with the kids and I love the emotion that is shown and it keeps the kids pumped up.
My concern is how some of this emotion is contributing to a lack of sportsmanship among the players. Gransportsmanship.
That team has talent and to see them act that way is sad. I understand emotion but that emotion needs to be controlled by the coaches. I saw some blatant dirty plays yesterday by a select few that it made me ashamed that I had a NB shirt on.
Second - a parent (don't know if he is a 'coach' or not) that constantly struts around in his 'wife beater' yelling and screaming should not be on the sideline. This guy is a convicted felon (drugs) and is allowed to be around kids? Maybe I'm over reacting but I don't want him around my kid - not that I'm afraid of what he may do to my kid but what someone may try to do to him and my son gets caught in the middle.
Anyway, a good showing yesterday (minus some sportsmanship) and I would like to invite everyone out to watch some youth football. I think you will not only find it fun but also some good intense playing by some pretty good young athletes.
You have to be the stupidest person in the stands. Just because a player grabs a facemask he is not a dirty player or tring to hurt someone. neither is a clip these things happen, I help coach in a different league, I see these things in practice, we try to correct these things but these are kids(it took me a while to see this myself) If you watch a pro collage or high school game you willsee a lot of these penalites called esp. early in the season. So shut up stop cring if it is too rough or you little boy let him join the cheerleaders GO TEAM
kenneth

Tarboro, NC

#19 Aug 23, 2009
goooooooooooo bullshiters i mean dogs
Joe

Rocky Mount, NC

#20 Aug 23, 2009
Why, teams such as Mullens teach their kids to chop block and try to take the knees out on the other players? Is it because you know that they cant beat us any other way? This is sad that kids cant even go out on the football field and have a good clean game with out the dirty coaching. We are suppose to be teaching our kids how to play the game not how to hurt the other kids. When the parents stand up and cheer when a kid gets hurt is low. They are just kids. Kenneth are u jealous because you are not a "BULLDOG". Sounds like it to me anyway. We are a true family here at North Beckley and if you dont like it you can "KISS MY ASS". I love each and every kid that play for North Beckley and they know that if they need anything they can come to me or any other parent that is involved and we will do what we can to help them. Well with all this said Mullens A Team coachs should not be allowed to coach a team that intentially trys to hurt the other kids. Have no respect for you as coaches and think you should be band from the league.
ROSCOE

United States

#21 Aug 23, 2009
Joe wrote:
Why, teams such as Mullens teach their kids to chop block and try to take the knees out on the other players? Is it because you know that they cant beat us any other way? This is sad that kids cant even go out on the football field and have a good clean game with out the dirty coaching. We are suppose to be teaching our kids how to play the game not how to hurt the other kids. When the parents stand up and cheer when a kid gets hurt is low. They are just kids. Kenneth are u jealous because you are not a "BULLDOG". Sounds like it to me anyway. We are a true family here at North Beckley and if you dont like it you can "KISS MY ASS". I love each and every kid that play for North Beckley and they know that if they need anything they can come to me or any other parent that is involved and we will do what we can to help them. Well with all this said Mullens A Team coachs should not be allowed to coach a team that intentially trys to hurt the other kids. Have no respect for you as coaches and think you should be band from the league.
I was at the game last night ! the only block that was questionable was the last play of the game .The hit on the kid that broke his leg was a clean hit and just a football injury ,it was not "dirty " or intentional... the second injury wasnt dirty either ,which brings me to the 3rd hit ,yes it was close ..but "chopblocking" is only illegal within the first 5 yards of scrimmage ...and i know the kid that put the hit on.it was not to hurt anybody nor was it illegal..Now AS FAR AS THE BEHAVIOR OF THE ANNOUNCER of the game ..She was rude and way out of line .and the North Beckley kids are rude and brats ...Shouting obsenities to the crowd and flipping the bird ( the blond shaggy headed kid)....Our kids never try to hurt anyone and the kid that put the last one on left the field in tears ....In Short its the parents that ruin the sports for the kids ...Football is rough and dangerous ,we dont like to see anyone get hurt ....

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