PN-G bamatex

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  1. Fairclothe Going off at someone in stands

    I was sitting 19 rows up and only keyed in on Faircloth halfway through, as I was paying attention to what was happening on the field when it started. And if it’s true that it was a fan berating a player at the sidelines, kudos to Coach Faircloth for putting him in his place. Folks, at some point, we - as in, the PN-G fans - need to have a serious conversation - perhaps more appropriate for another site - about our conduct in the stands. As a lifelong PN-G fan who’s watched games in Tuscaloosa, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Atlanta and Austin over the last seven years, and has had to deal with the likes of Tennessee, LSU and Ohio State, I’m unnerved at things I’m seeing from our fans right now, especially as it relates to our own team. Some of us are acting like spoiled brats, berating teenagers on our own side of the field like we’re not up 42-0 in a playoff game, and getting upset every time a high school defense gives up a play like it didn’t just score as much as its opposing offense in a playoff game. It’s also clear that we’re not really sure when we should make noise and when we shouldn’t. I was in the middle of the stands when we started the rumble while we were on offense at least three times against Nederland last week. Frankly, as much as it kills me to say this, Nederland’s crowd put us to shame several times. And just as importantly, we have hundreds of fans pouring out of the stands in the third quarter if we’re up by a large margin. My inner Nick Saban is particularly perturbed by that. Ten years ago, when I was in band, we took all kinds of crap for not playing when the other team was on offense, not playing Cherokee loud enough, not paying enough attention to the game during the third quarter, not giving entertaining halftime shows and generally not contributing enough to the games’ atmospheres. I started commenting on these sites specifically to respond to a lot of those criticisms, and I specifically remember how much it affected other kids in the band. But we listened, and Wells has fixed all of that and then some. Our drumline is doing more to get the crowd involved before and during the game than most college drumlines these days. I also remember how critical people were of our student section back then. Our student section is now the most rabid (in a good way) in the area. It’s time for all these fans that I’ve watched complain in the stands and on these websites for the last decade to take a hard, hard look in the mirror and work on their own in-game conduct. Let the coach worry about what’s going on down on the field; he’s doing a fine job of that right now. We need to figure out what we need to do in the stands to help the kids on the field out, not to make their lives more complicated.
  2. Houston Northside@PNG

    Trust me. Those band kids don’t want any of them.
  3. Houston Northside@PNG

    From what I've seen, Herman is paying particular attention to Roschon's pass completion percentage and his rushing yards. That's not the kind of stuff you look for in a DB.
  4. Houston Northside@PNG

    Roschon is a once in a generation talent. It would, frankly, be stupid of any coach not to recognize and utilize that to its fullest potential. Likewise, Roschon can’t win the game alone, and he hasn’t been. Roschon can throw the ball. But it’s Proenza who catches it for the game winning touchdown against Crosby, and Weunschel who catches it and goes for 15-20 yards after catch against the vaunted Nederland defense. Yes, Roschon has run the ball a lot. He’s also been forced to run the ball a lot the last few weeks as we’ve had more penetration into the offensive backfield with two of our starting offensive linemen out. And when he’s done so, he’s taken what would be sacks for any other quarterback and turned them into gains of 2-5 yards at a time, or he’s found a hole in a defense that’s dropped back into coverage and gone 46 yards for a touchdown after a much needed interception by a much improved PN-G defense. That doesn’t take away the opportunities that Dae Dae and Jalen Williams have exploited for big plays when they’ve been there. It just means that we’ve exploited the opportunities opposing defenses have given us, and there are certain opportunities we’ve only had because we have the kind of dual threat quarterback that Roschon is. Football is a team sport, and this PN-G team is the best we’ve had in a long time. Like any other team, this team does what it takes to win, and sometimes that means that certain players have to make sacrifices so that other players can execute what the team needs executed to put points on the board. That’s life, and it’s a good lesson to learn in high school. Roschon can only do as well as the team around him allows him to, and that’s why they get to lay claim to a team win every bit as much as Roschon does when the clock on the scoreboard hits 00:00. Having this kind of debate doesn’t do anything but create and expand division on that team and in the fan base. We have a playoff game to win, and for the first time in a long time, we might realistically have a state title in the mix. This is not the time to have this kind of division. Y’all keep that in mind. Scalp ‘em, Indians.
  5. Shug

    Yes, I am. Vince Young wouldn’t have won a national championship in this era. If RJ has the right tools around him, I think he can.
  6. Shug

    My only regret is that I couldn’t get home more often to watch him play in person. I’ve been telling my classmates at law school for two years now the Longhorns are getting the best QB recruit they’ve ever had next year. Hopefully he’ll be wearing a state championship ring when he gets there. If Texas ever starts playing consistently, I can see him bringing home a national championship at the next level. He might even knock off Alabama in the process. (Once.)
  7. Bi-District Dates, Places and Times

    That seems categorically unfair, but I’ll take it as long as we’re the #1 seed.
  8. Bi-District Dates, Places and Times

    What is this I hear about PN-G playing the first round at home?
  9. Port Neches-Groves 34 Nederland 21/FINAL

    That’s correct.
  10. Port Neches-Groves 34 Nederland 21/FINAL

    Roschon was exceptional as always and I’m proud to see him get his revenge on Nederland after they spoiled our perfect record last year. That said, the PN-G defense was the game changer last night. I never thought I’d see PN-G go +3 in turnovers against Nederland in the Faircloth era. We had a pick six called back on a post-turnover block in the back, and Roschon took it to the house on the very next play. That kickoff fumble recovery just about broke Nederland’s back. We had trouble stopping the run at times, but we made adjustments and we did what good defenses do: we took advantage of Nederland’s mistakes. Roschon looked great, but the defense gave him a bunch more opportunities to look great. We’ve made a ton of improvements on that side of the ball the last three games. Give those kids their due.
  11. *****Official Election Day Results Thread*****

    I wouldn't get ahead of myself. Hispanics in Texas vote Republican a lot more than in other states. Nationally, about a quarter of Hispanics vote Republican. In Texas, Ted Cruz had 37% of the Hispanic vote and that's historically low. Every other Republican on the statewide ballot carried more Hispanics, including Patrick and Paxton. Abbott carried 44% of Hispanics in 2014 and Perry carried 38% in 2010. George W. Bush carried 49% during his last gubernatorial bid in 1998. There's a number of social and cultural factors that I think play into it, but Hispanics here are disproportionately Republican. The Texas Republican Party has also been more successful at electing Hispanics to statewide office than its blue counterpart; George P. Bush and Ted Cruz himself are prominent examples, and we just elected the first Hispanic Republican senator to the Texas Senate in Pete Flores, who stole a border district from the Democrats. It's worth noting that Hispanics comprised 24% of overall turnout last night, an historic high, but one I don't think will be met again for three or four cycles. It's normally hovering between 12% and 20%, and I honestly think the massive increase has everything to do with that turnout game I mentioned earlier. In an ordinary year with a lesser ground game for the Democrats, that number probably goes back down for the foreseeable future.
  12. *****Official Election Day Results Thread*****

    A couple more notes on the Beto-Cruz election (my thoughts, not from the horse's mouth): In addition to everything I stated earlier, I think this race really boiled down to an old fashioned turnout war. Independents and Democrats (identified by their casting votes in Democratic primaries) comprised a substantially larger portion of the voting electorate than they normally do. That's not because the Democratic base or the number of independents in Texas grew substantially in two years as it might indicate at first glance. It looks to me like a lot of Texans who voted for Trump in 2016 didn't show up to the polls this time, where just about everybody who voted for Hillary Clinton made it a point to. Trump won 4.685M out of 8.696M voters in Texas in 2016. Ted Cruz won 4.240M out of 8.324M voters. Ted Cruz won 425K fewer votes than Trump in an election with 675K fewer voters overall. Meanwhile, Beto O’Rourke won 4.018M voters versus Hillary Clinton’s 3.878M for a difference of 140K additional votes. We know that Beto registered a ton of first-time voters, probably comprising that 140K voters and then some. Trump’s margin of victory over Clinton in 2016 was 808K votes. If you start with that 808K vote margin, take away those 425K votes that didn’t show for Cruz, and add in Beto’s newfound 140K votes, what do you have? About a 243K vote margin. Cruz actually won by a margin of 223K. The math there adds up a little too well. It looks like Beto turned out every single Hillary Clinton voter in the state plus some, where Cruz couldn’t bring out all of Trump’s voters. That makes sense in an election year where the Democrats have the momentum and Republicans don’t, especially after two crazy Republicans decided to act like the redneck al Qaeda. It makes more sense when you take into account that Beto only won four counties that Hillary didn’t (Jefferson being one of those counties, and the other three being suburban counties in Dallas and Austin), all of which went for Trump by comparatively narrow margins in 2016. But I say all of that to say this: I think the fact the math here lines up almost perfectly just reaffirms that the political landscape of Texas today really hasn't changed all that much since 2016. Beto just did a way better job of turning out his base than we did. Given the kind of campaign he ran, visiting every county a half dozen times and running the most voracious ground game Texas has ever seen, that really seems to be the most plausible explanation to me.
  13. *****Official Election Day Results Thread*****

    And he does so intentionally.
  14. *****Official Election Day Results Thread*****

    Ed Emmett lost because Ed Emmett had some serious campaign blunders. That said, he was an excellent county judge who deserved reelection. For Houston's sake, I hope to God Rodney Ellis runs things behind the scenes and not this kid. For those wondering, here's essentially what happened with the Beto-Cruz race. I won't say which horse, but a lot of this came straight from the horse's mouth. Ten days ago, we were up by double digits in every race in internal GOP polling. Abbott, Hegar and Bush were all up by 18+. Patrick and Paxton were hovering around 12. Cruz was coming in right at ten points. Then Pittsburgh and the pipe bomber happened. O'Rourke played the typical Democrat in claiming that his campaign was totally unsupported by PACs when in fact he had support from quite a few PACs, just not in the form of direct campaign donations. O'Rourke kept himself and his campaign out of it, but several of those supposedly non-existent PACs made a big deal out of the president's rhetoric in the Dallas and Austin suburbs. The result? Williamson and Hays Counties went blue for the first time in decades. Denton and Collin Counties stayed red, but barely. We started losing voters immediately after the pipe bomber pulled his stupid stunt and it only accelerated as we got closer to election day. To roughly quote my horse, we lost five points in the last five days of the voting period. They kind of backed off over last weekend and we bounced back well on Election Day. But it wasn't enough to recover anything like the lead we started with. To my knowledge, nobody made as big of an issue in any other state, and that's why there's such a stark difference in the results. Republicans overperformed public polls in 48 out of 50 states, the lone exceptions being Texas and Nevada. McSally in Arizona was ahead by fractions of a point and is on track to win by a full point. DeSantis and Scott were both down by two in Florida and are about to win by half a point to a point. Kemp was ahead by a fraction of a point in Georgia and is about to win by two, if Abrams will ever let it go. Hawley in Missouri was ahead by about half a point and pulled it off by about two. Braun in Indiana way overperformed the polls there to beat Donelly by several points, and Blackburn in Tennessee was always projected to win comfortably but still way overperformed her numbers. Heitkamp lost by more than she was expected to in North Dakota. On the House side, the Democrats were projected to gain 39 seats by Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight. They've got 27 and their ceiling, depending on how things shake out in races that are too close to call, is now 34 seats. Given the national trend, if you take away Pittsburgh and the pipe bomber, we're looking at a totally different election in Texas. As much as I hate to say it, the Lone Star State was the only real blemish on an otherwise very good night for Republicans. Trump lost the House like pretty much every president going through his first mid-term, but he lost way fewer seats than Obama and actually gained a stunning amount of ground in the Senate. I just wish he would have talked about the economy a little more. We might have had a better outcome in Texas and might have actually kept the House.
  15. Cruz Whacks Beto!

    I took a look at the turnout numbers yesterday. TargetSmart has assembled all of the early voter information from every state in the country on their website, and they’ve done some partisan modeling based on prior voting history. If their modeling is accurate and my math is right, Cruz has a double digit victory in sight. That jives with what some of my sources in Austin told me last week.