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  1. Realignment

    Totally understand that but generally, you see the same teams year in and year out at the finals...in baseball and basketball.  The smaller schools (NCAA) don't have the luxury of being able to recruit the bigger named stars like the LSU's, the UT's, etc.  It's rare for a small school to make it to the finals.  That's the only point I was trying to make as far as the NCAA rule is concerned.  And I only brought that up because I felt that the UIL was "trying" to follow some of the NCAA standards.  I have absolutely no clue if that's true or not, but I do know that football is a huge money maker.  Every team that makes the playoffs in every division has to pay 15% off the top to the UIL for each playoff game.  I'm guessing that helps to pay for JerryWorld or whatever....who knows.  I just know that that adds up to a lot of money....and more money than baseball or basketball brings in for sure!  
  2. Realignment

    Because basketball is more important?  Not sure what you mean by that being an answer.  There are definitely exceptions in cases of a school being more successful in one sport than the other, but it doesn't take away the statement that the schools are playing with the same enrollment in the other sports that they are playing with in football.  The question was why are they separating football and not the other sports?  Maybe the physicality of football compared to the others and the beating that it takes on the body?  Maybe somebody knows the reasons why the NCAA has the division and why the UIL followed it.
  3. Realignment

    NCAA is the same way.  You have teams like McNeese that are in a different football division, yet when basketball and baseball season roll around, they have to compete with the UT's and LSU's.  I'm not saying it's right....I've always thought the colleges should have a different division for the other sports as well just like football, but I guess they haven't figured out how much more money they could make having different divisions.  The biggest puzzle is that those schools (as well as the ones in high school) STILL have the same number of kids to choose from in basketball and baseball as they do in football.  It makes no sense.
  4. Local Media

    I think they are stretched thin.  Not enough reporters and too many schools to cover in our area.  And they are "damned if they do and damned if they don't", meaning that people seem to get their feelings hurt or they just get ticked off if they happen to cover one school more than the other, regardless of how well the school is doing.  Kudos to the ones still trying to make it in sports journalism.  It's a tough world out there.
  5. Bmt Enterprise Super Gold

    I stand corrected.  Thank you for the information.  LOL
  6. Bmt Enterprise Super Gold

    Just curious as to what point Coach T WOULD be voted as Coach of the Year by the Beaumont group?  It certainly hasn't been in the last 3 years at ALL.  It probably matters to others more than it does to him but it has nothing to do with being "spoiled".  It has to do with the principle of the thing and makes it seem like Beaumont is a wee bit jealous of the success of WOS.  WOS scores over 800 points on offense in a season and has NO ONE on the offensive side recognized.  Spoiled?  I don't think so.  
  7. Thanks for the correction on that.  I totally skipped over where he had McCarty at South Park.  I thought McCarty came from Lamar to Orange, but I could be wrong.  McCarty did a great job of bringing the two schools together from what I heard.
  8. When did Alex Durley go to Orange?  And where did he coach in Orange?
  9. KJ does not have a broken collarbone.  DeMorris Thibodeaux does.  
  10. You are correct.  I just looked it up.  105,995.  Jeff Matthews was next with 98,111.27, and Brandon Faircloth was 3rd with 95,840.  
  11. It was recently published in the Beaumont Enterprise that he makes the highest in the area at almost 103k
  12. Drones

    http://www.taso.org/rule/football/uil-and-tapps-drone-policy TAPPS Policy: Drones 1.Use of drones during competition 2.TAPPS rules are in compliance with all applicable FAA regulations and related law 3. Contests a.Practice - subject to local discretion drones may be used  b.Scrimmages and games - Drones shall not be used during warm up, contest or half time - See more at: https://tapps.biz/athletic-codes/drones/#sthash.fZTGbx45.dpuf  
  13. Drones

    I feel the same way!  However, FCC regulations prevent drones from ANY sporting event, so I'm told.  I see no problem with them before the game or at halftime.
  14. Drones

    We were told it doesn't matter WHO it is "for".  Drones aren't permitted AT the games.  I'm just saying that is what the UIL told us.  I think I'll go back and ask now....
  15. Drones

    Drones are not permitted at games, period.  Doesn't matter what if it's before, during halftime or after.  That was the word directly from the UIL when we inquired about it.