Aztec celebrates Hegarty's selection ...

Aztec celebrates Hegarty's selection to Army All-American Bowl

There are 48 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Nov 9, 2010, titled Aztec celebrates Hegarty's selection to Army All-American Bowl. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

"Only the strongest wear our colors" is the slogan for the U.S. Army, and on Monday morning the Army honored the strongest Aztec Tiger as one of the best high school football players in the nation by allowing him to wear its colors in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

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NMABoInAz

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Nov 9, 2010
It's admirable and I respect his decision. But genetics plays a strong part of our survival. This is good and bad.
Bad: A young may with a future ahead of him beyond the service. Passing his genetics of survival, determination, dedication, and love will be surpassed.
Good: A dedicated and athletic warrior that is dedicated to preserving our right to freedom.
The gist: Do we really have to take the best of the best out of high school?
We wonder what happened to the days of family. When WWII came about all men and women had families and went to war and knew they had to survive. Today war is such that we send in the "prepared" without regard of developing strong lineage. It has come to the point now that we will have to search and seek, like a sports recruiter, and get the best!
I was never in the service, so don't go ballistic on me. I am thinking of the young ones and their future. I respect their decisions but I question who led them to that decision. War removes the genetic superiorty that made this country great! If you want to fight, marry, have kids, and enter when you are 22, 23, 24! Your mind is stronger and your resolve to survive is exceptional!
Wake Up

Farmington, NM

#2 Nov 9, 2010
Where in the hell did you get war out of this outstanding story? Go back to basics.

On a positive note, it is certainly refreshing to hear this wonderful news story about our youth instead of of gang banging and drugs etc. Kudos to him and his family. Makes one proud to be in America and proud to be members of this community.
MP Man

United States

#3 Nov 9, 2010
GO ARMY ! What a great story. dont know what "NMABolnAZ is trying to say. a story of young man who has done great. and is given a unique opportunity.
give me a break

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Nov 9, 2010
NMABoInAz wrote:
It's admirable and I respect his decision. But genetics plays a strong part of our survival. This is good and bad.
Bad: A young may with a future ahead of him beyond the service. Passing his genetics of survival, determination, dedication, and love will be surpassed.
Good: A dedicated and athletic warrior that is dedicated to preserving our right to freedom.
The gist: Do we really have to take the best of the best out of high school?
We wonder what happened to the days of family. When WWII came about all men and women had families and went to war and knew they had to survive. Today war is such that we send in the "prepared" without regard of developing strong lineage. It has come to the point now that we will have to search and seek, like a sports recruiter, and get the best!
I was never in the service, so don't go ballistic on me. I am thinking of the young ones and their future. I respect their decisions but I question who led them to that decision. War removes the genetic superiorty that made this country great! If you want to fight, marry, have kids, and enter when you are 22, 23, 24! Your mind is stronger and your resolve to survive is exceptional!
He's not going to war you [email protected]#. He is going to a football game because he is a great player. Then he is going to play football at Notre Dame. Do you even know how to read?

Congrats Matt.
Was proud

Vanderwagen, NM

#5 Nov 9, 2010
NMABoInAz wrote:
It's admirable and I respect his decision. But genetics plays a strong part of our survival. This is good and bad.
Bad: A young may with a future ahead of him beyond the service. Passing his genetics of survival, determination, dedication, and love will be surpassed.
Good: A dedicated and athletic warrior that is dedicated to preserving our right to freedom.
The gist: Do we really have to take the best of the best out of high school?
We wonder what happened to the days of family. When WWII came about all men and women had families and went to war and knew they had to survive. Today war is such that we send in the "prepared" without regard of developing strong lineage. It has come to the point now that we will have to search and seek, like a sports recruiter, and get the best!
I was never in the service, so don't go ballistic on me. I am thinking of the young ones and their future. I respect their decisions but I question who led them to that decision. War removes the genetic superiorty that made this country great! If you want to fight, marry, have kids, and enter when you are 22, 23, 24! Your mind is stronger and your resolve to survive is exceptional!
Improve your reading comprehension skills sir, It starts with the title LOL, but Congrats to this young man for getting a chance that only very few can ever get a chance to do, a chance to showcase your talent. Kick butt at this game!
Smoke

United States

#6 Nov 9, 2010
NMABoInAz wrote:
It's admirable and I respect his decision. But genetics plays a strong part of our survival. This is good and bad.
Bad: A young may with a future ahead of him beyond the service. Passing his genetics of survival, determination, dedication, and love will be surpassed.
Good: A dedicated and athletic warrior that is dedicated to preserving our right to freedom.
The gist: Do we really have to take the best of the best out of high school?
We wonder what happened to the days of family. When WWII came about all men and women had families and went to war and knew they had to survive. Today war is such that we send in the "prepared" without regard of developing strong lineage. It has come to the point now that we will have to search and seek, like a sports recruiter, and get the best!
I was never in the service, so don't go ballistic on me. I am thinking of the young ones and their future. I respect their decisions but I question who led them to that decision. War removes the genetic superiorty that made this country great! If you want to fight, marry, have kids, and enter when you are 22, 23, 24! Your mind is stronger and your resolve to survive is exceptional!
Hey Space Case!! There is no shame in therapy!!
Richies Cool Man Diary

Farmington, NM

#7 Nov 9, 2010
quite a honor,, like super-all-stars,, way to go,, congrats,,,,,
D-MAN

Mannheim, Germany

#9 Nov 9, 2010
Matt, GOOD JOB!!! Notre Dame & U.S Army! You’re living my dream!!! I got your back man! Stay in the fight, you’ll be alright! Take care & god bless!!
D-MAN

Mannheim, Germany

#10 Nov 9, 2010
Matt, GOOD JOB!!! Notre Dame & U.S Army! Youre living my dream!!! I got your back man! Stay in the fight, youll be alright! Take care & god bless!! 
Pissed off Parent

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Nov 9, 2010
What that article failed to mention was that yesterday was supposed to recognise the students who worked their butts off in class. I didn't take time off work to see a Kiss Matt Hegarty's butt day. Which is what the assembly turned into. I took time off work to watch my 3 children get awarded for acedemic achievements. That didn't happen and I know i'm not the only mad parent in Aztec.
Shame on Aztec High School for failing to live up to their part on Tiger Prides acedmic achievements. In case you are wondering there was a brief gloss over on those students, a brief gloss over of other athletes, whose name wasn't Matt Hegarty.
Darin H

Denver, CO

#12 Nov 9, 2010
I have covered this team for the past 3 years doing the radio broadcast and it has been a pleasure watching Matt grow and progress along with his teammates. Congrats to Matt and his coaches and teammates. I know how much hard work they put in and it is great to see that dedication pay off by being recognized as one of the best players in the nation. I have never seen anyone dominate thier position like Matt does every game. Best of luck to Matt and the Tigers in the playoffs. I know they will bring home the blue trophy this year.
Welcome2theClub

Farmington, NM

#13 Nov 9, 2010
Pissed off Parent wrote:
What that article failed to mention was that yesterday was supposed to recognise the students who worked their butts off in class. I didn't take time off work to see a Kiss Matt Hegarty's butt day. Which is what the assembly turned into. I took time off work to watch my 3 children get awarded for acedemic achievements. That didn't happen and I know i'm not the only mad parent in Aztec.
Shame on Aztec High School for failing to live up to their part on Tiger Prides acedmic achievements. In case you are wondering there was a brief gloss over on those students, a brief gloss over of other athletes, whose name wasn't Matt Hegarty.
Well I'm sure Coach Hirsch didn't have it on the agenda. Next time you need anything done at AHS, just go see Coach Hirsch, he is the one that runs the school. Principal, Assistant Principal, Athletic Director are all his puppets! I too was upset at the fact that this turned into a Matt Hegarty assembly. Congrats to him, but let's recognize other kids who are also excelling in the classroom. Coach Hirsch if you read these, can I please set up an appointment with you to discuss my daughter's academic future at AHS.

Since: Oct 10

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#14 Nov 9, 2010
NMABoInAz wrote:
It's admirable and I respect his decision. But genetics plays a strong part of our survival. This is good and bad.
Bad: A young may with a future ahead of him beyond the service. Passing his genetics of survival, determination, dedication, and love will be surpassed.
Good: A dedicated and athletic warrior that is dedicated to preserving our right to freedom.
The gist: Do we really have to take the best of the best out of high school?
We wonder what happened to the days of family. When WWII came about all men and women had families and went to war and knew they had to survive. Today war is such that we send in the "prepared" without regard of developing strong lineage. It has come to the point now that we will have to search and seek, like a sports recruiter, and get the best!
I was never in the service, so don't go ballistic on me. I am thinking of the young ones and their future. I respect their decisions but I question who led them to that decision. War removes the genetic superiorty that made this country great! If you want to fight, marry, have kids, and enter when you are 22, 23, 24! Your mind is stronger and your resolve to survive is exceptional!
Dude...What are you talking about??
Anonymous

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Nov 9, 2010
Pissed off Parent wrote:
What that article failed to mention was that yesterday was supposed to recognise the students who worked their butts off in class. I didn't take time off work to see a Kiss Matt Hegarty's butt day. Which is what the assembly turned into. I took time off work to watch my 3 children get awarded for acedemic achievements. That didn't happen and I know i'm not the only mad parent in Aztec.
Shame on Aztec High School for failing to live up to their part on Tiger Prides acedmic achievements. In case you are wondering there was a brief gloss over on those students, a brief gloss over of other athletes, whose name wasn't Matt Hegarty.
I think that you should be ashamed of yourself. Matt has accomplished something that needed to be recognized, and in front of our whole area if possible. He is a good hardworking student in the classroom as well as on the field. I am sorry that some students got pushed aside, but this is truly remarkable. Matt is going to go on to do great things, and recognition in the school is called for.
Right Time

Farmington, NM

#16 Nov 9, 2010
Anonymous wrote:
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I think that you should be ashamed of yourself. Matt has accomplished something that needed to be recognized, and in front of our whole area if possible. He is a good hardworking student in the classroom as well as on the field. I am sorry that some students got pushed aside, but this is truly remarkable. Matt is going to go on to do great things, and recognition in the school is called for.
Yes, Matt is a hardworking student and athlete. He deserves all the recognition he gets. HOWEVER, these parents do have a right to be mad. If this was supposed to be a Tiger Pride assembly for grades, and it got turned into this, then that is just wrong. This should have been set up separately. Too bad Aztec administrators found a way to screw this up too.
Pissed off Parent

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Nov 9, 2010
Anonymous wrote:
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I think that you should be ashamed of yourself. Matt has accomplished something that needed to be recognized, and in front of our whole area if possible. He is a good hardworking student in the classroom as well as on the field. I am sorry that some students got pushed aside, but this is truly remarkable. Matt is going to go on to do great things, and recognition in the school is called for.
Why should I be ashmed of myself? This Assembly was sent up by the Key Club to honor students who are doing what they are suppose to do in school. Getting good grades. The Key Club sent letters to parents about the assembly, that were delivered in the mail a week ago today.
Do you realise that there is one senior, that has been taking college classes for several years and will have an associates degree by this christmas? I would call that more of an accoplishment than what Matt has done. Matt needed a whole team to help him get this "honor", this young lady had to do this by herself with guidence from her teachers in high school, college and her parents. Where is her assembly at? Oh thats right it got high jacked by Matt and his great achievement. Before you ask, no this girl isn't one of my kids, I wish my kids would the guts and determination to get an associates degree before they graduated HS, but i'm happy with them getting A & B's.
An Angry Student

United States

#18 Nov 9, 2010
Pissed off Parent wrote:
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Why should I be ashmed of myself? This Assembly was sent up by the Key Club to honor students who are doing what they are suppose to do in school. Getting good grades. The Key Club sent letters to parents about the assembly, that were delivered in the mail a week ago today.
Do you realise that there is one senior, that has been taking college classes for several years and will have an associates degree by this christmas? I would call that more of an accoplishment than what Matt has done. Matt needed a whole team to help him get this "honor", this young lady had to do this by herself with guidence from her teachers in high school, college and her parents. Where is her assembly at? Oh thats right it got high jacked by Matt and his great achievement. Before you ask, no this girl isn't one of my kids, I wish my kids would the guts and determination to get an associates degree before they graduated HS, but i'm happy with them getting A & B's.
okay well first off he got noticed by colleges by winning the camp put on by Oregon. Yes the Oregon ducks. And yes this was with out the team being there okay. So when that student who by the way no one knows gets their academic scholarship we will have an assembly for her too. So lay off you jack-wagon.
Pissed off Parent

Placitas, NM

#19 Nov 9, 2010
Why don't you try a little reading comphresion. You must be one of the kids that Brad Hirsch has on his team that should be inlegible to play. The girl in question is very popular within the senior class. I will type it one more time so maybe your feeble little mind will understand it. This girl will have a associates degree by the time christmas break is here. 5 whole months before she gets a high school diploma. I'd say that is a lot more worthy than winning some stupid football camp award that mommy and daddy paid for Matt to go to.
halfbreed

Bartlesville, OK

#20 Nov 9, 2010
An Angry Student wrote:
<quoted text> okay well first off he got noticed by colleges by winning the camp put on by Oregon. Yes the Oregon ducks. And yes this was with out the team being there okay. So when that student who by the way no one knows gets their academic scholarship we will have an assembly for her too. So lay off you jack-wagon.
"jack-wagon"
really

Albuquerque, NM

#21 Nov 9, 2010
so your kid got all A's and is getting an associates degree....that kinda stuff is a dime a dozen. gettting selected to the army bowl i mean WOW! what a great feat! i can see myself somewhere down the road watching monday night football and saying hey i played against that guy. I bet the education that matt gets at Notre Dame will blow hers out of the water anyways.

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