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Wowzer

Morrison, CO

#1 Oct 20, 2012
?? What's going on
Citizen

Paintsville, KY

#2 Oct 21, 2012
Currently they only have around 14 healthy players. VERY tough to do anything with numbers like that. A school the size of Paintsville needs to have ALL their athletes play all sports to be successful. We live in a world today where kids tend to want to specialize in athletics. Additionally, a school of that size cannot offer all sports that local and surrounding schools do in the same season (football and soccer). I'm a fan of both, but it's not logical to offer another sport that could take away those numbers. Maybe something could work out where they could share, but that takes away from practice time from the other sport. Until they can get the numbers and until they can share athletes...this will be the result regardless of who the coach is.
ironman football

Hagerhill, KY

#4 Oct 21, 2012
they suck anyway, who cares if they even have a football team.
El Conquistador

Chapmanville, WV

#5 Oct 21, 2012
Honey Bucket wrote:
Maybe there are more important things then fugging football going on in eastern Kentucky.
What could POSSIBLY be more important in Eastern Klantucky than SPORTS? LOL...
mudlicklifer

Winchester, KY

#7 Oct 22, 2012
El Conquistador wrote:
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What could POSSIBLY be more important in Eastern Klantucky than SPORTS? LOL...
Restaurants, beer, cigs and blacktop.
Soccer Fan

Virgie, KY

#8 Oct 22, 2012
Citizen wrote:
Currently they only have around 14 healthy players. VERY tough to do anything with numbers like that. A school the size of Paintsville needs to have ALL their athletes play all sports to be successful. We live in a world today where kids tend to want to specialize in athletics. Additionally, a school of that size cannot offer all sports that local and surrounding schools do in the same season (football and soccer). I'm a fan of both, but it's not logical to offer another sport that could take away those numbers. Maybe something could work out where they could share, but that takes away from practice time from the other sport. Until they can get the numbers and until they can share athletes...this will be the result regardless of who the coach is.
I agree with some of the things your saying, but honestly reading your entire post it sounds like you saying PHS needs to sacrifice a winning program in order to help a losing program. May PHS needs to get rid of football.
I don't remember seeing any of the "Big Blue " football parents at a single soccer game, or a coach. I do know that soccer parents and coaches attended and supported football. I've heard football coaches want to get rid of soccer in order to get the numbers up. That's the easy way to get kids out rather than building a winning program and building an interest. Soccer has done well and needs to be left alone.
coach progress

Langley, KY

#9 Oct 22, 2012
Maybe the football program can be done away with and the football field/softball field property sold for the building of a huge low income apartment complex.
El Conquistador

Chapmanville, WV

#10 Oct 22, 2012
Soccer Fan wrote:
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I agree with some of the things your saying, but honestly reading your entire post it sounds like you saying PHS needs to sacrifice a winning program in order to help a losing program. May PHS needs to get rid of football.
I don't remember seeing any of the "Big Blue " football parents at a single soccer game, or a coach. I do know that soccer parents and coaches attended and supported football. I've heard football coaches want to get rid of soccer in order to get the numbers up. That's the easy way to get kids out rather than building a winning program and building an interest. Soccer has done well and needs to be left alone.
That is because most of these illiterate bastards can't even SPELL " soccer", let alone comprehend it.
Citizen

Paintsville, KY

#11 Oct 22, 2012
Soccer Fan wrote:
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I agree with some of the things your saying, but honestly reading your entire post it sounds like you saying PHS needs to sacrifice a winning program in order to help a losing program. May PHS needs to get rid of football.
I'm not a Paintsville fan by any means, but being realistic. A school that has roughly 270 students 9-12 can't have the same number of sports as a 4A school. That's just common sense. Times are different and kids today are totally different than they were 10-20 years ago. It's honestly sad to see kids more sedentary and not willing to be involved. However, I just think that a school that size cannot compete for athletes in a time of specialization. Get all the athletes out, share them and you will see a turn around in all their programs. However, making a kid choose one or the other will make for continuing futility.
Alumni

Louisville, KY

#13 Oct 23, 2012
To be competitive in football you need either 11 tough bastards that can play both ways for 48 minutes, or you need a pool of athletes that you can call upon to play each position. I was very lucky my senior year to have 43 players on our team. What this means is that not only do you have the numbers to call upon during the game to fill in for exhausted players, but you also have the numbers to practice against all week to get ready for said game. When you are unable to have a scout team to go up against to prepare for a game it is like walking in blindfolded with 1 arm tied behind your back. You are not prepared to play against the defense, and you have seen what kind of offense the opposing team is running. Sure you can watch film, but watching film and getting your mouth smacked with it for an entire week are 2 very different things. With the numbers as low as they are now, and the moral as low as it is now it is going to be damn near impossible to rebuild this program. I believe the right man is in the right position to achieve this, but you can only do what you can with what you got. If I was in the position as some of these seniors are I would walk with my head held high as it takes a lot of grit, and mental toughness walking into a game knowing that you only have 14 men that can contribute. I have respect for what these men are doing. It is easy to get down and dog a team when you are watching from the sidelines. If you think you can do better than I challenge you to step up and strap it up. It takes heart to get punched in the mouth week after week and continue to get back up and fight for more.
qwerty

Paintsville, KY

#14 Oct 25, 2012
Honey Bucket wrote:
Cancel all the sports and put the money into teaching these illiterate hillbillies some basic spelling and grammar!
Paintsville has some pretty damn good test scores and academic standards.
Hun

Morrison, CO

#15 Oct 26, 2012
I thought Bill Mike was going to be the savior, I bet his ego is majorly bruised.
PHSSUCK

Betsy Layne, KY

#16 Oct 27, 2012
Alumni wrote:
To be competitive in football you need either 11 tough bastards that can play both ways for 48 minutes, or you need a pool of athletes that you can call upon to play each position. I was very lucky my senior year to have 43 players on our team. What this means is that not only do you have the numbers to call upon during the game to fill in for exhausted players, but you also have the numbers to practice against all week to get ready for said game. When you are unable to have a scout team to go up against to prepare for a game it is like walking in blindfolded with 1 arm tied behind your back. You are not prepared to play against the defense, and you have seen what kind of offense the opposing team is running. Sure you can watch film, but watching film and getting your mouth smacked with it for an entire week are 2 very different things. With the numbers as low as they are now, and the moral as low as it is now it is going to be damn near impossible to rebuild this program. I believe the right man is in the right position to achieve this, but you can only do what you can with what you got. If I was in the position as some of these seniors are I would walk with my head held high as it takes a lot of grit, and mental toughness walking into a game knowing that you only have 14 men that can contribute. I have respect for what these men are doing. It is easy to get down and dog a team when you are watching from the sidelines. If you think you can do better than I challenge you to step up and strap it up. It takes heart to get punched in the mouth week after week and continue to get back up and fight for more.
I bet you tell this bull shit to all your drinking bud's,nobody give's a shit about what you did in HIGH SCHOOL, WE SHOULD CALL YOU AL BUNDY
how many

Winchester, KY

#17 Oct 27, 2012
How many seasons like this one until the football program is gone?
abc

Paintsville, KY

#18 Oct 27, 2012
how many wrote:
How many seasons like this one until the football program is gone?
Is winning the only thing that matters? How about allowing students to play for the love of the sport and cheering them on for the heart and effort they put into the game?
Pride and Dignity

Prestonsburg, KY

#19 Oct 27, 2012
Great gut-check road win last night for the Tigers. They only dressed 16, and then their leader and QB went out in the first quarter with an injury. They lost another senior lineman to injury in the second half, but the kids dug down deep and gutted out a win. They lack numbers and experience, but these boys have plenty courage, pride and dignity. To me that is the stuff that a won/lost record cannot measure. I know it is JUST high school football, but there are life lessons in there as well. I am very proud of these kids.

Since: Jan 12

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#20 Oct 27, 2012
Pride and Dignity wrote:
Great gut-check road win last night for the Tigers. They only dressed 16, and then their leader and QB went out in the first quarter with an injury. They lost another senior lineman to injury in the second half, but the kids dug down deep and gutted out a win. They lack numbers and experience, but these boys have plenty courage, pride and dignity. To me that is the stuff that a won/lost record cannot measure. I know it is JUST high school football, but there are life lessons in there as well. I am very proud of these kids.
It's pretty mind-blowing to see the words "pride" & "dignity" associated with anything in appalachia.

(that said, I'm sure the mommies must be very proud of their team)
lole

Van Lear, KY

#21 Oct 27, 2012
New Girl in Town_Ethereal wrote:
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It's pretty mind-blowing to see the words "pride" & "dignity" associated with anything in appalachia.
(that said, I'm sure the mommies must be very proud of their team)
this is coming from a boy pretending to be a girl.
Alumni

Louisville, KY

#22 Oct 28, 2012
PHSSUCK wrote:
<quoted text>I bet you tell this bull shit to all your drinking bud's,nobody give's a shit about what you did in HIGH SCHOOL, WE SHOULD CALL YOU AL BUNDY
Thank you kind Sir for your intelligent input on the thread. Everyone has an opinion and they are entitled to it. Unfortunately your comment does not contribute at all. I stated a fact regarding my year as a senior at Paintsville High School. That fact was that we had 43 members on our team. Thus providing support to my argument that you need more than 14 players to host a meaningful practice.

There is more to this game then winning. It is about life lessons that are taught. It is about adversity and how you handle it. It is about a brotherhood that is forged with your teammates that will carry through a lifetime. Life knocks us down and then proceeds to kick the shit out of us while we are laying there. You can lay there and take it and give up hope, or you can pick yourself up.. dust off your pants.. and ask them is that all you got?
update

Georgetown, KY

#25 Oct 29, 2012
Why hasn't the winning tradition or whatever it's called sign next to 10th St. been updated since like 2005????

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