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(FDNM)   Despite 0-12 record, high school softball team will play for state championship   (newsminer.com) divider line 19
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2010-06-04 04:23:39 AM
You know, if you knew what this article says going in, why bother planning Alaska school sports in the first farking place?
 
2010-06-04 05:41:50 AM
Who better to give a lesson in humility and how underdogs only win on tv than the best teams from last year.
 
2010-06-04 07:12:01 AM
Alaska is a nanny state. Who knew?
 
2010-06-04 07:53:45 AM
Achieving the goal wouldn't have been possible without assistance from Eielson.

Look, I guess high school sports are weird in Alaska, but going 0-12 and reaching the state finals because no one else could show up that day is in no way, shape or form "achieving the goal."

Although maybe recruiting the kids in your school, no matter how bad they are, who don't have summer plans is part of coaching up there. In that case, kudos to the coaching staff!
 
2010-06-04 07:56:07 AM
tototototo: Who better to give a lesson in humility and how underdogs only win on tv than the best teams from last year.
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2010-06-04 08:12:23 AM
Johnny Football Star: Achieving the goal wouldn't have been possible without assistance from Eielson.

Look, I guess high school sports are weird in Alaska, but going 0-12 and reaching the state finals because no one else could show up that day is in no way, shape or form "achieving the goal."

Although maybe recruiting the kids in your school, no matter how bad they are, who don't have summer plans is part of coaching up there. In that case, kudos to the coaching staff!


They aren't even in the finals. The tournament is just starting. In short, they were gifted a tourney berth where they have yet to play a game. Not to be a dick, but call me when they actually reach the finals and are playing for the state championship.
 
2010-06-04 08:41:30 AM
0-12? Really? I didn't know the Cubs had a farm team in a Alaska

/I kid
 
2010-06-04 08:49:56 AM
...and now they're going to get wiped out by the top seed, and submit a complaint to the league about "sportsmanship".


digistil: Alaska is a nanny state. Who knew?

Anybody who's heard about the Alaska Permanent Fund^. You might have heard a certain former governor discussing it a couple years ago.
 
2010-06-04 09:04:33 AM
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/Hot, like Alaska is not
 
2010-06-04 09:10:03 AM
Which team is bristol on?
 
2010-06-04 09:32:24 AM
stebain: tototototo: Who better to give a lesson in humility and how underdogs only win on tv than the best teams from last year.

Pretty sure this IS English, however poorly punctuated.

IMHO, should read:
Who better to give a lesson in humility, and demonstrate how "underdogs only win on TV" than the best team from last year?
 
2010-06-04 09:33:30 AM
What the hell kind of season is 6 games? That's barely getting warmed up.
 
2010-06-04 09:57:38 AM
grinding_journalist:
IMHO, should read:
Who better to give a lesson in humility and demonstrate how underdogs only win on TV than the best team from last year?


FTFY
 
2010-06-04 10:11:58 AM
John Paul Jones: What the hell kind of season is 6 games? That's barely getting warmed up.

...It's Alaska. Being from there and all it is understandable that most sports start much later than in the bottom 48, that is, unless you like the idea of playing softball in the snow. The article also makes reference to the amount of military families (which are plentiful especially around Fairbanks) that make it harder for teams to fill rosters.
 
2010-06-04 10:23:23 AM
Maybe my read comprehension is off today, but that article is horrible.

When I was in high school my hockey team (not a school team), went to the Provincal finals, despite a 1-18-1 regular season. But we were the only team in our area for our "division", so we had to play league play in a league above us. Once we got to play teams our own level we dominated, until the finals where we fell apart.

/cool story bro.
 
2010-06-04 10:24:15 AM
This kind of explains why one of my college wrestling teammates, who had been an Alaska state champion, was so subpar at the Division III collegiate level. I mean, I knew it was a really sparsely populated state, but I thought winning the championship would at least be akin to winning a conference championship in a decent sized city; maybe better, since small-town folk usually make better wrestlers and cold states should be havens for indoor sports. Now I understand, there are more variables.
 
2010-06-04 10:29:54 AM
A few years back my team was 1-10 when it came to be our turn to play the undefeated team (who hadn't lost a game since they were founded, 3 years earlier). We beat them. I can't explain how. Maybe some of their best people didn't show up, thinking it wouldn't be important. Maybe they just weren't trying very hard, and maybe we were relaxed because we were convinced we'd get our asses kicked. I don't even think we had our regular pitcher that day. We just went out to have fun. But by the time they realized they were in danger of losing it was too late.
 
2010-06-04 12:02:05 PM
Norad: You know, if you knew what this article says going in, why bother planning Alaska school sports in the first farking place?

Seriously. If you know there is a chance that you could make the softball tournament in the first weekend of June, why not schedule your vacation to start the second weekend of June?

I'd be pissed if I was one of the players who couldn't go to the tournament because a couple of the other players would rather go on vacation.
 
2010-06-04 12:03:19 PM
Sounds like College Football. So many bowls nowadays everyone gets a trophy.
 
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