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    This might have been posted before, but I have not seen it lately. Anyway, what do you guys think about this? Not so much about the team itself, but about bringing in people like Butkus, and Crockett (these were former NFL players for you youngsters). This is against UIL rules, and we cant do it in TX.
    Personaly I do not think that because you played in the NFL, that you are going to make a good coach, but this past week they brought in several current big time players to assist in the positions in which they play, and to pump the players up. I dont think this is really right. What do you guys think about this show, and the things they do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippy
    This might have been posted before, but I have not seen it lately. Anyway, what do you guys think about this? Not so much about the team itself, but about bringing in people like Butkus, and Crockett (these were former NFL players for you youngsters). This is against UIL rules, and we cant do it in TX.
    Personaly I do not think that because you played in the NFL, that you are going to make a good coach, but this past week they brought in several current big time players to assist in the positions in which they play, and to pump the players up. I dont think this is really right. What do you guys think about this show, and the things they do?
    thats why they picked a 0-11 team to help

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    I'll be honest...I am a bit disappointed with Butkus..I thought he would go in..and be a hard-*** and really make some things happen. He is really calm most of the time...

    The kids on his team have no heart. Always goofing off...no desire...

    That one kid..Christian...thinks he is freakin' Barry Sanders...and he would get lit up like a Christmas tree down here in Texas.

    I don't know...it's fun to watch..but the level of talent I've seen...looks sub-par.

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    I agree, for a guy that would bite your fingers off in a pile (and probably eat them), he has been very calm. I was expecting more. Crockett seems like he would make a good coach however. He is good with the kids, and gets on them for mistakes in a good way. The freshman QB cried after a int. this week, which was odd, and kind of sad to see. I would take him over that other QB anyday even though he is a freshman, and cries. There is only a couple of kids that seem to want to win, that being that LBer and that kid that was screaming at the other player for walking off the field. I guess a population of 6000 would probably be a 3A team here?

    Quote Originally Posted by wide-e-wide
    I'll be honest...I am a bit disappointed with Butkus..I thought he would go in..and be a hard-*** and really make some things happen. He is really calm most of the time...

    The kids on his team have no heart. Always goofing off...no desire...

    That one kid..Christian...thinks he is freakin' Barry Sanders...and he would get lit up like a Christmas tree down here in Texas.

    I don't know...it's fun to watch..but the level of talent I've seen...looks sub-par.

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    Has Butkus ever coached before? It seems like they should have brought in somebody else that has coached before. Just cuz he was a ****** player back in the day doesn't mean he can coach. I think I first heard of this show last year and it was gonna be Mike Ditka coaching a high school team. I guess they could not get it worked out with Ditka, so they got Butkus. Then again maybe I was just confused.
    *disclaimer: I am not THE Butch Fifield nor have I ever played QB for the Plano Wildcats.

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    I agree with you 100%. As for the Ditka idea, that would have been great. That team would have won every game, and state, whether they wanted to or not if Ditka was there! That or they would have all quit..


    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Fifield
    Has Butkus ever coached before? It seems like they should have brought in somebody else that has coached before. Just cuz he was a ****** player back in the day doesn't mean he can coach. I think I first heard of this show last year and it was gonna be Mike Ditka coaching a high school team. I guess they could not get it worked out with Ditka, so they got Butkus. Then again maybe I was just confused.

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    The entire state of Pennsylvania vs. Ditka

    Dit-ka 77
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    I wish I would have never heard this was a possibilty..Now I want to see it happen, somewhere anyway. DIT-ka DIT-ka (what movie was that on?) Do you know what I am talking about? The DIT-ka saying..


    Quote Originally Posted by wide-e-wide
    The entire state of Pennsylvania vs. Ditka

    Dit-ka 77
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    Quote Originally Posted by zippy
    There is only a couple of kids that seem to want to win, that being that LBer and that kid that was screaming at the other player for walking off the field.
    I personally thought that kid was acting... for the cameras, ya know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippy
    I wish I would have never heard this was a possibilty..Now I want to see it happen, somewhere anyway. DIT-ka DIT-ka (what movie was that on?) Do you know what I am talking about? The DIT-ka saying..

    Saturday Night Live...da' Bears!

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    I've caught the beginning of this show (only because it follows the World Series of Poker, lol) and those kids look like garbage. I would like to line them up with any 5A team that went at least .500 this season and see what happens. And to think, if it was a team like ET or SLC, I think the scoreboard would break.

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    this show is awful. they showed on one episode some football players vandalizing their rival school before the big game etc. why would they show this on tv, the kids are small, they act, the RB christen is a little b**ch and did i say the kids were small??
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    Good idea, crappy result. Kind of like adding a 4th playoff team...

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    Wait....crappy idea, crappy result

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    Quote Originally Posted by htownfootball
    this show is awful. they showed on one episode some football players vandalizing their rival school before the big game etc. why would they show this on tv, the kids are small, they act, the RB christen is a little b**ch and did i say the kids were small??
    I thought it was pretty ignorant showing them vandalizing their rivals flag.... or maybe ignorant on the players parts for letting the cameras tag along...

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    btw, their season is already over. they apparently only play 9 games up in Pennsylvannia and it's not clear whether they play to a state title. they seem to have "conferences" and "sections", whatever the hell those mean.

    at the link you can see their record from this year and the last 4 or 5. and i too would take my chances against them with even a mediocre team. hell even a halfway decent 4A or 3A team could probably beat them.

    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/trib...php?team_id=51

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippy
    but about bringing in people like Butkus, and Crockett (these were former NFL players for you youngsters). This is against UIL rules, and we cant do it in TX.
    This is not the first time I have heard of this, Houston Madison was bringing NFL players in to help and motivate kids back in the 1970's. I guess there were no rules against this practice....but Ken Houston, Billy "White Shoes" Johnson and Altie Taylor are players I heard helped the program.

    I also heard MLB players helping out too, this had to be the '70's, Madison has not had a decent baseball team since.

    Madison was in what I call "TRANSITION" during this time....it was still predominately white, but minority student population was increasing.

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