Scoreless Tie

Thursday, April 30, 2009 - Undrafted Free Agent Paydays - Someone was asking me about undrafted free agent payments. This sheds s little light.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Commission proposed to review cutting state school districts - this will definitely have some effect on athletics, but who knows what?

Monday, April 27, 2009
Friends Of Coal Classic - Keystone Sports Report - - The prep is playing in WV on Sept 5.

MSA Sports Network - High School Articles More on football classification controversy, WPIAL opting out of PIAA, and the fall sports start date.

Is he a good pick? Depends on who picks him - NFL - Yahoo! Sports - interesting commentary on perception in football. As competitive as the game can be, it is interesting that games and careers can be so heavily impacted by something as subjective as the perception of a player or coach.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Brad Cashman vs. WPIAL

There is a Pittsburgh Post Gazette story linked on the Pennlive HS Football forum in which PIAA Executive Director Brad Cashman is quoted as saying that he is going de-link the 6 classes (which only needs a majority vote) and the shorter season (which needs a 2/3 vote) at the May reading.

I believe that this proposal is turning into a pi$$ing contest between Cashman and the WPIAL. It would appear that he plans to pass the 6 classes on a simple majority and then try to force the 21 votes for the shorter season since the 6 classifications are already a fait accompli. While these actions show a certain mastery of bureaucratic procedures and gamesmanship, I don't know how much it advances PA interscholastic athletics.

2009 may be the last true state football championship for a while.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009


I was going to post this in Alien Family, but then I thought, "How many Friday nights last year did I stop at Wawa with 86 on the way home from a game?" Then it hit me, Wawa is integral to every part of life in the Delware Valley, including football. Wawa turned 45 years old yesterday. On my facebook, you can see pix I took there when I visited last year.

The Inquirer wrote their story, How Wawa Became a Success. Dan Stamm of NBC 10 posted his Wawaversary story on MSNBC. My favorite was Pat's Papers' Story of Wawa, complete with Bloodhound Gang Youtube video.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pretty Funny Trick Play

Kind of reminds me of the missed field goal in the North Penn-Abington playoff game.

Social networking a potential trap for prospects - NFL - Yahoo! Sports - Yes, kids, you can do this at home! I think I smell a contest coming on.

Game-by-game look at Eagles' 2009 schedule | Philadelphia Daily News | 04/15/2009 -- Not much happening on the high school football scene. I can spare some time to think about the Eagles.