Monday, August 29, 2011

Definition of "Bulletin Board Material".

In the Downriver (Michigan) News-Herald Sports Section 2011 high school football preview, there was a nice long write up about the team from local Catholic school Riverview Gabriel Richard.   FOOTBALL 2010: Senior-rich Pioneers hoping to rebound 

Now, here is a classic case of what is commonly referred to in sports as "bulletin board material".  Some comment or quote made in print by a player or coach from one team that is used by the other team as a little bit of extra motivation.  The coach uses a thumbtack and posts the snipped article up on the locker room bulletin board for everyone there to read.      
The constantly shuffling Catholic League has shifted again, leaving the Pioneers in a three-team Intersectional 2 Division along with Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes and Royal Oak Shine.

The lack of league games basically forced the Pioneers onto the market for non-league games and that led to some weaker-than-usual opponents and a long overnight trip.

The Pioneers will play Summit Academy, Star International and likely Melvindale ABT.

My son is the Senior captain  first year quarterback and free safety for Summit Academy Dragons.  The same team that the GR coach referred to as weaker-than-usual opponents for his team.  Ha.  Long story short,  Summit Academy won the game 26-16 playing with a tough swarming defense, a balanced offense, and speed.  It was a great start to the season.   Thanks coach.  You know, you just might want to refrain from dissing your opponents in the paper before the game.  Just sayin.


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