This poster has repeatedly came on here making the same uninformed point. It can be only one of only a few ND parents, because it is the only thing they can say.<quoted text>
You're right about certain parents and others getting special treatment at ND probably. That's the way it is in any organization for the most part. That's not the issue though. Those parents and others didn't make the decision to tell all of the ND coaches to let children who would normally participate play in their respective sports even though they missed practices during that week. The school administration made that call. The issue is insubordination by one arrogant coach who instead of addressing the question when the order was given decided to substitute what he wanted. Do you not get that? Should disregarding an order from a boss be tolerated? That seems to not get through to a lot of people here. If he didn't agree with what was ordered then he should have manned up and said his piece instead of just doing what he wanted. Doesn't that seem a bit arrogant to anyone besides me?
I will put this simply to you- there is NO WAY Anna Mae EVER gave an order to any coach to put a player in a game!! NO WAY she would do that, ever!!
1) Now, lets talk about this situation, with kids in a contact sport who missed a week of practice and had not been on the field in 8 days. Ask any Lawyer you know if Anna Mae would take on the financial liability and responsibility for playing one of those kids and something bad happens (injury). The answer is NO WAY!! She is a smart and calculating lady who would NEVER be in the position to be liable for that. That's why they hire a football coach. NDfan, I know you must be smarter than this, but if not, ask ANY LAWYER.
a) One of the four ROTC kids in question here significantly injured his arm two games later. His parents were not present at the game and had to be called to come to the field. An ambulance drove onto the field and took the kid to the hospital. The father arrived and immediately wanted to know if it was a "cheap shot" that caused the injury. When told no, he then demanded a copy of the DVD to assess for himself. These are indisputable facts. IF THIS HAPPENED IN THE CLINTON GAME, the game the kids didn't play, DO YOU THINK THIS FATHER WOULD HAVE SUED, NDfan??
2) Call any local school and ask them what their written policy is on playing time, and who is responsible for determining who plays and who doesn't. I guarantee that NO SCHOOL will say it is written that the High School Principal determines who plays in a contact sport such as football. No well adjusted HS Principal would want to be involved in playing time issues!
3) Call any local school and ask what the written policy is on missing football practices and playing in a game. IT WILL NOT MATTER WHY YOU MISS PRACTICE NDfan. My guess is all of them will say 2 days missed no play. This is a common knowledge thing NDfan.
4) So what is different at ND?, Well this is what we know:
a) One of the players is a Gilroy. Vin Gilroy has a public history of berating and questioning and undermining every school sports coach. Vin Gilroy tells any one who will listen he thinks his son is a Div 1 tight end, and Abraham plays his son as a lineman.
b) Vin Gilroy is on the school board, and was appointed by the bishop, so he has regular access to the bishop and monsignor and, of course, the Principal Anna Mae.
c) The president of the school board is Vin Gilroy's friend, Jim Joseph, and he a handsomely paid for his position. Jim Joseph was Vin Gilroy's college roommate at Lemoyne. I think we can assume they are close. Jim Joseph admitted on recorded tape that he was inappropriately involved in the suspension and firing of Coach Abraham, physically in the room and even signed the documents!! School Board has NO BUSINESS being involved in personnel situations!!
What say you NDfan? Boom. Out.