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Offline Penguin Nick

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High School Football
« on: August 20, 2021, 12:15:33 PM »
Why is high school football starting so soon?  It's 2 fricking weeks before Labor Day weekend.  They used to play their 1st game after Labor Day, then for many years it was the weekend before Labor Day (which I can live with), but this early start is ridiculous.  What say you?

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Re: High School Football
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2021, 11:16:28 PM »
In Ohio, the cause is the absurd expansion of the playoffs.  They now take 16 teams from each region. To win a state championship, you now must win six games.  If they began on Labor Day weekend, the season would stretch to the week before Christmas.
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Re: High School Football
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2021, 08:59:41 AM »
In Ohio, the cause is the absurd expansion of the playoffs.  They now take 16 teams from each region. To win a state championship, you now must win six games.  If they began on Labor Day weekend, the season would stretch to the week before Christmas.
This expansion smacks of "everybody gets a trophy" syndrome.  "everybody" makes the playoffs.
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Re: High School Football
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2021, 10:22:40 AM »
In Ohio, the cause is the absurd expansion of the playoffs.  They now take 16 teams from each region. To win a state championship, you now must win six games.  If they began on Labor Day weekend, the season would stretch to the week before Christmas.

I am a PA guy who always felt that the OH play-off system was much better then what they do in PA. The move to 16 teams is a step backward, most 1/8 games are not close now we will have some 1/16 blow-outs. Yes starting to look like a participation reward type of thing. And then for that to be the reason to start the season early is wrong.

Go back to 8 teams and start school after Labor Day.

It is all about the extra money no matter what they say, more games means more money!

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