Post by Wise Old Flu-ool on Aug 17, 2020 17:32:24 GMT -6
Hey, who you calling a middle aged man?
I happen to be a major minor decision maker with an unnamed youth hockey association and also a fluent Kung Flu expert and much smarter than YOU!
You're lucky my thumbs are cramping from typing so many lengthy diatribes; otherwise, I'd really like to give you a piece of my mind in 5000 words or less.
Besides, I'm late for the latest Ye Olde Bored thread we're discussing about the long term effect of hangnails on politics and why hockey should be shut down and never again discusseu on a hockey discussion board.
I like to go “against the grain” but my Rockets are now an also ran much as it saddens me. Political aspirations locally statewide and nationally have turned a school that has won football and hockey state titles into a school that hopes less than 30% of its graduates won’t be convicted felons in 5 years.
Rockettes had a great tradition and cool nickname, but if they no longer stand for your ideals, perhaps they never did.
Catholic and other faith based schools have an advantage of an unchanging Bible with which to measure themselves, but that advantage also can make it painfully obvious when people come up short.
However, for what can a public skol say it stands? Not the flag anymore. And not for anything as long as leftist politians, deep state bureaucrats, and Marxist teachers unions have power to change everything at whim. Plus, the original purpose of teaching American citizenship went out of fashion about the same time that both NASA and RJM Rockettes left the front pages.
However, most Catholics feel your pain, too, Moldy. Although there seems to be a resurgence of good religious teachers and devoute young priests lately, for too long too many of our leaders' minds have been shaped by the same liberal arts replaced by liberal politics. Only a minority of tradition rich Catholics are even traditional Catholic anymore.
So how can any of us find and celebrate tradition when the political educators unions and others conspire against every traditional value?
Eye say pick a program which is stable ... where the same coach has lead his teams to 14 of their boys hockey program's 43 state tournaments ... "where everyone here had their dad's, brothers, uncles or cousins play here, and even all the coaches are alumni, except me" ... a place that becomes like a family ... because people are getting together for common goals, not just because they happen to live under the same taxing authority. Which program has all that? You'll have to decide that for yourself, Moldy, but Eye can give you some initials ...
This site is an attempt to pay tribute to the 150+ teams which play boys' high school hockey in Minnesota. I've been around long enough to see some great teams from the past; International Falls, Greenway, Grand Rapids, Edina, Bloomington Jefferson, Duluth East, Roseau and many others who have left their footprint on the high school scene in this great state. Other teams such as the Eveleth dynasty in the late 40's and early 50's, predate me. It would have been incredible to see some of those teams play. Many of my childhood memories center around sitting in a near-trance in front of our family television each March, watching the eight teams compete for the state tournament championship. Since I grew up (and still live) in N.E. Minnesota, I learned one lesson early on...you root for anyone but Twin Cities teams, when you live up north. When an Iron Range or Duluth area team would defeat a Twin Cities team, we'd go nuts. Which didn't happen very often during the lean years of the late '70's through the late '80's. The resurgence of Duluth East's and Moorhead's programs in the early 1990's made them a force to be reckoned with, once again. When it comes to comparing high school hockey to other levels (primarily pro and college), my preference lies strongly with the high school level. It's not even close. These kids aren't paid to play. The Minnesota High School league never chose to cancel an entire season (hear that, NHL?). Given the choice, I'd rather watch Duluth East play Cloquet (or Grand Rapids) at the Heritage Arena than drive down to the Xcel Energy Center to see the Wild play!
This guy has been watching since the late Seventies and never noticed the team with the greatest number of appearances in that time.
Plus his favorite teams have exactly ZERO state titles in the decades since he has been posting nonsense and cancelling conservative speech.
Then this: "The Minnesota High School league never chose to cancel an entire season (hear that, NHL?)."
Not only has that guy been watching since the late Seventies and never noticed the team with the greatest number of appearances in that time, he completely missed the same team with the most victories since then, too!
And you can't stress enough that he devoted decades of his online life to his favorite teams, Moorhea_ & Duluth [insk]East, only to be rewarded with exactly ZERO state titles in the decades since he has been posting nonsense and cancelling conservative speech.
Then maybe the dumbest tempting of fate ever posted online: "The Minnesota High School league never chose to cancel an entire season (hear that, NHL?)."