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Thinning the high school herd

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HejiraHenry, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    On nights like tonight, with just 8 or so of our 45-plus high school football teams still playing, I marvel at how well things go. It was almost, but not quite, fun.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Agreed. I had time to look at stories, not panic at the extra stuff like top players and still had time to write two stories and do capsules while working desk...
    As a buddy used to say at this time of year "X down and Y to go...."
  3. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Yes. We are down to a manageable six teams. There is nothing better than that.

    Tonight was easy compared to the last two weeks when we had 20-plus teams in the playoffs. Thankfully, most of them aren't as good as the rest of the state.
  4. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Do you guys not have basketball overlapping right now?

    Six or eight football games is good, but toss in 15-25 hoops reports and it's inching back to Crazyville.
  5. BillySixty

    BillySixty Member

    We have a bell in the office and ring it every time a team gets eliminated by a team not from our area. It's nice.
  6. accguy

    accguy Member

    At one of my earlier stops, when you went to cover a playoff game between an area team and a non-area team, we joked that you didn't do your job if you couldn't get the local team eliminated.

    We would call in scores immediately on the way back to the office and the first question from the SE was always, "So, did you do your job?"
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    We always said, "Bring back a loser!" to departing writers.
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Love that.
  9. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    You'd be surprised by how many states don't have overlapping seasons. Kansas basketball teams couldn't even begin practicing until last Monday and can't play any games until Dec. 4.
  10. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    We dropped our last team last night. It was glorious.
  11. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Playoffs? Playoffs? [/Jim Mora]
  12. prezclinton

    prezclinton Active Member

    I think having 1-2 teams left now is the best scenario. You can make it dominant, not worry about people bitching, etc. Though, there will always be a feeling of relief when the last one falls.
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