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  1. In the early 1980's, I went home with a college roommate from Lamar, SC. Larmar was in the playoffs and for the life of me I can't remember who they were playing. It was an away game, the field was down in a bowl. By half time it was so muddy you couldn't read the numbers on the players backs. The only way to tell the teams apart was the color of their helmets. On more than one occasion I remember seeing players sloshing water from mud holes in their own face, so they could see. Larmar won the game, I think the final was 7 - 0.
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    Ashbrook High School

    Hey ramsheadbut, I promise I'm not trying to stir something up with you again. What exactly do you mean by, "Gaston County is a unique place."? Again, not trying to argue.
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    Ashbrook High School

    Sorry coach, I got carried away.
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    Most poupluar schools in NC

    Not to far from Dodge I don't think.
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    Ashbrook High School

    Just like butt-hoIes, we all got em. So I'll get off this subject before I say something I'll regret.
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    Ashbrook High School

    No sir. Machinery had nothing to do with it. American textile tycoons could have afforded to buy equipment. Cheep labor is what sent American jobs overseas. The singing of the above mentioned trade agreement is what allowed the cheep labor to displace American jobs. Was I, am I a Bill Clinton fan? No. Did he do anything that helped the USA? Yes, maybe, I just can't think of any of them right now. The US would have lost jobs anyway, because of machinery as you say. But, they would not have lost the entire industry.
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    Ashbrook High School

    No, you must be mistaken. And the mills didn't shut down because jobs were moved overseas. I wonder why 75% of clothing has tags from over there.
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    Ashbrook High School

    Ramheadbut, are you telling me that the textile mills closing did not effect high school football in North Carolina. I'll bet you can go to hundreds of small towns in the state, and old timers would tell you it changed things tremendously. But not necessarily Ashbrook. Ashbrook wasn't built on a mill hill.
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    Ashbrook High School

    Yeah your right, I guess like everything else, it's Trump's fault! 🙈🙉🙊
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    Ashbrook High School

    I guess it's kinda like Cleveland County. The kids go to school where they have the best shot at (a) playing and (b) winning Oh well so much for community pride, hometown spirit. I think we started loosing all that stuff when the mills that held our communities together started closing. Thanks again President Clinton for your free trade agreement. It was free for everyone except the American worker.
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    Ashbrook High School

    What year did Andrews go to Ashbrook?
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    East Gaston?

    Good school, great area. I wouldn't think the pay would be much different than anywhere else in the county. I'm not sure what kinda coach they are looking for but I would think this would be a great job a young coach looking for his second or third job. I think the new guy will have to have at least five years as a head coach somewhere. Hey, but what do I know?
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    East Gaston?

    I don't know how you feel about him but I'm sure East Gaston as every other school needs stability. I would think it would take two - three years to decide whether or not he's the right guy for the job.
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    East Gaston?

    Already? Coaches decision or administration?
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    UNC basketball

    GDG, I just read your earlier post. Do you think UNC is more liberal than Duke? At this point in time, I don't think there is a state school in the nation that I would want my child in. And to tell you the truth there are very few private schools anymore, that I would call conservative.
  16. Y'all keep it going. I'll come back next off season and stir it up again. I got my free education from Mr. Catholic last off season. NEXT!!!!!
  17. I just found out that you've really got to be real careful with that "quote" button. By the way, it's good to be regular. I was stopped up once for about a week, thought I was gonna die.
  18. Oh, but I do mind. Na, just having messing with you. Do you remember when Mark Packer was on WFNZ, He always called Wake Forest, Switzerland. I think he was dead on with that one. I pull for Wake because 1. They get very little media coverage. 2. For the most part nobody cares. (Till they get beat of course.). 3. Wake is the closest ACC school to my home, I can be up there in about an hour and a half. 4. Rarely hard to get a good seat. I don't have to pull for a winner. It's great when they do now and then. I imagine I get more excited when they win than you do when heels win, you expect it. And I'd be willing to bet I don't get anywhere near as upset with a loss as you do, I expect it. Oh well, enjoy your heels, go to church on Sunday and tell your mother you love her, if your lucky enough to still have her around.
  19. Man them Deacons are gonna suprise some teams this year. Just starting a little slow. I could easily used them whippin them Heels this year. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being a fan of a program. But to me it's a little unhealthy to be as thin skinned as you seem to be. You are most likely, a perfectly reasonable fellow when the conversation doesn't turn to college sports. Chill out, life shouldn't revolve a sport. That is unless you are on the team or coaching.
  20. Oh man, now you've done it. Be prepared to face the music. As I told Catholic last off season, "I just like to stir the pot now and then."
  21. You know what they say, "Just wait till basketball season." I don't think anybody saw their FB program being better than their BB team. Man it sucks to suck.
  22. Glenn, wish in one hand and take a crap in the other. Guess which one will fill up first. Great plan but you know that will never happen.
  23. Again, Catholic has one of the best programs in the state. Anyone who would say otherwise knows less about football than I do. South Point also had a benevolent family who paid for SP's stadium in 1969. I have no idea how things are paid for at Catholic or any other school for that matter. I've never made a lot of money in my life. I guess you could say I'm in the middle class. I've tried to give a tithe plus, to my church most of my adult life. I don't have extra to donate to South Point. I wish I did. Maybe I'm just jealous I couldn't afford to send mine to a private school. Good luck next season. If you guys are looking to pickup a game year after next, contact Shelby High School. I think they could give you all the competition you want and save you a ton of money to boot. By the way y'all would beat the crap out of South Point the last two years and probably the next two or three as well.
  24. I don't understand how your program can be so successful, and you still be so thin skinned. I would think if I were a coach, which I'm not, if I were involved with a program as successful as Catholic, I'd be willing to let stuff go. Especially if I knew as you say you do, "The Truth". Yeah, I'm just a fan. Catholic schools traveling all over the country to play other Catholic schools, no there is no built in advantages there. I don't recall Butler, Myers Park or any other public school traveling cross country to play nationally ranked Catholic schools.When you travel, do you stay in hotels? How many meals are provided for the players? How many fans are on the visitors side? They may well help you out as you say. How do you help them out when they come to Charlotte? I never saw your stadium before it was expanded. How was it expanded? Did Catholic contractors volunteer their time, equipment, employees and material. Or did it take real money? Dude I don't set out to piss you off but I don't think you will ever convince me that there are not some built in advantages you guys have. By the way that Western Final against Kings Mountain was one of the best games I've ever seen. Congratulations again on another State Championship.
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