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  1. I don't necessarily think the school board is to blame for the discussion at hand here. I think they're prepared to take action against this if the info I've gathered is correct. Atleast a few are. I'm all for what's best for the kids and community. I'll still be there under the Friday night lights. I'll still bleed blue & I'll still be on SDC yapping away unlike all the new posters that are only logging in to defend their opinion.
    3 points
  2. ESPN 30 for 30 Presents: Danger in the Field. What if I told you a legendary East Texas football town. Had it all until...
    3 points
  3. Great editorial unmasking the bias in MSM. https://amgreatness.com/2018/03/31/why-is-the-media-suddenly-so-interested-in-the-epa/
    2 points
  4. I have read most of the posts on this forum and some strange patterns seem to have emerged. Early on there were posters listing their top head coaches for the job from other schools, which is not uncommon for a thread like this. Soon enough DA posts started showing up which is also not unusual when there is a HC job open at Daingerfield. Then the current coaching staff bashing started coming up, again which is not unusual in a topic such as this. And then, as usual, the bashing of the administration and school board began to show up. So it seems to me this began as just a normal thread. However, the personal attacks on people of the community have been extremely harsh. The "fieldhouse man" attacks are some of the most disturbing to me because that man is one of the best men to have ever lived around Daingerfield. I mean even to the point of one poster insinuating he is going incognito for not driving his classic truck around but instead opting for the camry which was his deceased wife's car. The same one he has been driving pretty regularly since her death is ridiculous to me. The accusations that the "little fat man" is running the show? The remarks that the superintendent is just looking out for her own agenda and personal gain? What personal gain could come from this for the superintendent? I'm also confused by the posts of how dumb she is being led around by the manipulators, while claiming she is the one manipulating the selection committee, the school board and the entire town. Which one is it? Or, is it the personal agenda of some of the posters on here who are looking out for their own wants or who may bitter from past decisions? Whoever the administration and school board decide to hire, I am behind them 100% and will trust their decision even if I don't agree with it. We always need to remember those actually playing the game on Friday nights are just kids and they deserve the support of the Daingerfield fans.
    2 points
  5. Agree with "don'tknowmuch". A lot of these comments are negative and does nothing but make DHS look bad. And some of the posters on here are putting half truths in their comments. Is it to make you feel like you know what is going on. Or to make some good people look bad for your enjoyment. Instead of trying to tear it down, put your efforts into building it up, who ever the new coach is.
    1 point
  6. Maybe I had her confused with her twin sister Rosie O'Donnell. I thought she was pro-left, but she is a Green Party member that supports Trump now.
    1 point
  7. Yes a mustang but his wife is sitting in the DF high school and he is planning on running for school board. Nelson says he is all about the boys and team. Last time I checked, tearing apart a program from the inside out isn't for anyone but themselves. GREED on both their parts!
    1 point
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  9. Looking back, I realized how blessed I was with how my parents were in their support of me, and I can attest to how "playing favorites" can destroy a kid's love for the game. In Junior High, I played Soccer, Basketball, and ran Track in a private school. My parents made most of my home soccer games because my mom was not working and my Dad worked about 15 minutes away from the private school I went to. Basketball was the same things, they made most home games. Track was different as we typically traveled far away to places like Longview and Lufkin, but my Mom and Dad always gave me a good luck and a prayer for God to keep me safe and help me do my best. Also, during the Summers, my Mom would take my brothers and myself to Bergfeld Park and play tennis with us. I had two brothers so we would play doubles and we often invited friends over to a sandlot my Dad had made in a clearing in the woods right by our house we used while playing Baseball, and my Mom would come by and watch, and my Dad, who loves Baseball, would come by after the game to make sure we were playing the game right. (hitting the cutoff man, not swinging from the heels, swinging down on the ball, but he was never doing it to show off or to embarrass us, but to teach us. When we moved to Grand Saline, I went out for Football. I had never played for a school before but I had always planned on it because had I gone to Lee, I would have gone out for the team. Grand Saline was nearing the end of their run of strong teams and contending teams. My Dad came to a lot of my practices and offered me feedback, but never told me I was a bad player. I was one of the smallest weakest guys on the team, but one of the fastest. He told me to ask the Coaches if they would give me a shot on punt return and kickoff return, because he said, "you are not going to be playing a lot with a group of guys that big and strong, but you can catch the ball and you are one of the faster guys, and don't think you can't do it as well as any of those guys can, because you can." I asked my coach if he would consider that. We had practice that day and he told me to play returner. I remember I had about 10 punts kicked to me, and I fair caught 8 of them and had decent returns on 2 of them. Then, he told me he was going to place me as an upback on Kickoff return in addition to returning punts. If he felt we could score, he put another kid ahead of me who was far more elusive, but when he just wanted a decent field, he put me in. I will always remember that because that Coach never had to even give me a chance, but he did. I ended up quitting football after my soph year because I had run Varsity Cross Country as a Soph and my Track/XC coach told me, along with the new Basketball coach that they felt I would get hurt and if I dedicated myself to the sports, I had a "ton of potential" to do well in both. I was on Varsity Track from my Freshman year and Cross Country from my Sophomore year on. My Dad made a ton of my meets, but my Mom had gone back to being a teacher and stayed after school a lot. I started getting letters from Colleges for Track and XC because of my coaches plugging me and sending my stats in. Mainly they were DIII and NAIA schools but I got some looks from Division II schools and Sam Houston offered me a preferred walk on for Track. Basketball was different, my parents were both super involved in that. Our Dad taught my brothers and I how to play the game and always told us that we could overcome other teams with more athletic ability by being more aggressive and being better shooters. I remember after my Freshman year, I was sure I was going to make the Varsity full time. After getting cut as a Sophomore and being told I would play some on the Varsity but would mainly be a JV player, I was furious. My Dad went to my first game and I played really well on the JV, but we stayed and watched the Varsity. When we got home he told me "I know it may not sound fair, but you being a better shooter and ball handler than 2 of those guys on the team is not what is going to help the Varsity. They don't have much basketball talent, so they need to have bodies to rebound and play strong inside. I know it's hard, but you need to make the most of your JV playing time and play the hardest you can when you get to play Varsity and show them they need you." He and my Mom were always very honest with me when it came to my athletics and told me that while neither my brothers and I were ever going to go pro, that we needed to be the best we could at whatever we did and not to quit. I almost quit Basketball my Junior year when one of the assistant coaches humiliated me in front of the team. I told my Dad I was going to quit with 4 games left in the season, he told me that was not going to happen, finish what you start. I know it has been long winded, but I very much am thankful for how my parents navigated through sports and I hope I am like that if or when I have a child of my own.
    1 point
  10. When the kid's coach is starting his son, and he's not very good many quit. Look at the L.A. Clippers many wanted to leave, because of Austin Rivers playing time since his Daddy is the coach. It's not just High School to the earliest Little League.
    1 point
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  12. Athletically, no way. D'field has had some amazing success. But when comparing school boards, many are in a tie for dead last.
    0 points
  13. The Yanks are going to be really tough to beat.
    0 points
  14. It’s just amazing to me that dfield would have a guy who’s getting drunk and in bar fights (he lost by the way) at a coaches clinic in contention. Just so lol and embarrassing. That van ride home had to be awkward af.
    0 points
  15. I was just wondering how many pages this would be if only the people that paid taxes in DLS ISD could comment. Sure would cut down on the lip service.
    -3 points
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