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2013-10-25 07:55:41 AM  
I'm not really impressed if you drop an easy catch and then make it really difficult and make a 'great catch'
 
2013-10-25 08:01:50 AM  
That color commentator is faking it the best he can.
 
2013-10-25 08:10:18 AM  
High school football is shown on TV in the USA? Is that normal, or was it some big game?
 
2013-10-25 08:14:13 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: High school football is shown on TV in the USA? Is that normal, or was it some big game?


Depends on where you're from. In MD not so much. In TX, yea.
 
2013-10-25 08:30:06 AM  

MugzyBrown: I'm not really impressed if you drop an easy catch and then make it really difficult and make a 'great catch'


Yep.
 
2013-10-25 08:43:11 AM  
That TV production quality, that stadium... this is high school?  I'm getting old.
 
2013-10-25 08:44:43 AM  
Nice catch, Tate. Don't ever farkin' do it again.
 
2013-10-25 08:44:55 AM  

MugzyBrown: I'm not really impressed if you drop an easy catch and then make it really difficult and make a 'great catch'


That type of logic works in the NFL too you know.

Actually, it works in MLB, NBA, NHL, etc.  If you screw up and recover in a fashion that requires a surplus of effort, it is generally considered a great play / recovery.
 
2013-10-25 08:45:50 AM  

MugzyBrown: I'm not really impressed if you drop an easy catch and then make it really difficult and make a 'great catch'


I am because, man, once I drop the football past my knees, the play is farking over.
 
2013-10-25 08:45:50 AM  
I really would like to kick Mr. Over-dramatic Announcer right in the ding-ding...
 
2013-10-25 08:46:39 AM  

Frozboz: That TV production quality, that stadium... this is high school?  I'm getting old.


www.ourspacer.com
 
2013-10-25 08:53:22 AM  

Frozboz: That TV production quality, that stadium... this is high school?  I'm getting old.


Two Texas high school stadiums within 20 miles of me: Grande Stadium, Midland, and Ratliff Stadium, Odessa.

A buddy of mine takes about $250k+ worth of video equipment and 8 people to Ratliff every game day and films the game for a local station. SloMo replays and everything.

Of course, if you've seen the movie Friday Night LIghts (the movie, not the lame ass TV show) you've already seen Ratliff.
 
2013-10-25 08:56:38 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: MugzyBrown: I'm not really impressed if you drop an easy catch and then make it really difficult and make a 'great catch'

I am because, man, once I drop the football past my knees, the play is farking over.


There's a lot to be said for absolutely not giving up after a drop and having the wherewithal to grab the ball from behind your knees.
 
2013-10-25 08:56:58 AM  

MisterLoki: MugzyBrown: I'm not really impressed if you drop an easy catch and then make it really difficult and make a 'great catch'

Yep.


An easy catch, sure.  The ball was wobbling, thrown behind him into double coverage, and would likely have been an incompletion even at NCAA-level ball.  Lots of receivers drop balls, but he gave them 30 yards by salvaging it in a most dextrous way.

Frozboz: That TV production quality, that stadium... this is high school?  I'm getting old.


No kidding!  Of course they have all that stuff to cover college games just sitting idle on Friday anyhow.
 
2013-10-25 09:09:11 AM  

MugzyBrown: I'm not really impressed if you drop an easy catch and then make it really difficult and make a 'great catch'


Everyone is going to have drops but I think there is something to be said about someone that doesn't give up immediately upon stone handing the ball.

I think your sentiment is better applied to douchebags that purposely lose a step on an open route so they have to dive for it.
 
2013-10-25 09:27:09 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: High school football is shown on TV in the USA? Is that normal, or was it some big game?


This is the era of 'reality TV', which basically means, TV networks are working hard to fill time slots with the most inexpensive programming available.    Eventually some sports networks realized that high school football would be cheap to broadcast.

TLDR:  Yes.
 
2013-10-25 09:36:50 AM  

MugzyBrown: I'm not really impressed if you drop an easy catch and then make it really difficult and make a 'great catch'


It's better than giving up on the play, which most people do.  Handling failure well typically impresses me.
 
2013-10-25 09:56:33 AM  

Frozboz: That TV production quality, that stadium... this is high school?  I'm getting old.


At least we don't waste money on unimportant things like education.

// I'm a REAL Amurikin!
 
2013-10-25 10:07:38 AM  
nice pass too, especially since the QB was getting some pressure.
HS games are kind of a bog deal in Cali also (at least SoCal)
 
2013-10-25 10:10:42 AM  
That TV production quality, that stadium... this is high school?  I'm getting old.

That was my first thought also.
 
2013-10-25 10:13:37 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: High school football is shown on TV in the USA? Is that normal, or was it some big game?


I don't think it's that unusual, in certain areas.  When I went to high school in Michigan, the school (and some others in the area) had TV and radio studios, and classes and clubs related to them.  Also, many schools had dedicated public access channels on cable. Obviously TFA is an extreme example based on the production quality, but it's not farfetched to believe that high school football would be taped using a multi-camera setup for airing later.  All it takes is the right equipment and some volunteers.
 
2013-10-25 10:20:20 AM  

IntertubeUser: Frozboz: That TV production quality, that stadium... this is high school?  I'm getting old.

At least we don't waste money on unimportant things like education.

// I'm a REAL Amurikin!


I doubt the money to broadcast the game came out of anyone's education budget.

But hey I bought some ketchup yesterday instead of spending that money on education. Outrage! Amurica!
 
2013-10-25 10:20:54 AM  
Notwithstanding all the talk about Texas football, these are two Division III (mid-size) teams from the Youngstown, Ohio area.

/HS football is pretty big in Ohio, too.
//Not nearly as big as in Texas, though.
 
2013-10-25 10:23:39 AM  

muwaryer: Notwithstanding all the talk about Texas football, these are two Division III (mid-size) teams from the Youngstown, Ohio area.

/HS football is pretty big in Ohio, too.
//Not nearly as big as in Texas, though.


You get the hell out of here with your fancy article-readin'! We don't cotton to that around here!

THIS IS FARK, SON!
 
2013-10-25 10:29:22 AM  

The Smails Kid: muwaryer: Notwithstanding all the talk about Texas football, these are two Division III (mid-size) teams from the Youngstown, Ohio area.

/HS football is pretty big in Ohio, too.
//Not nearly as big as in Texas, though.

You get the hell out of here with your fancy article-readin'! We don't cotton to that around here!

THIS IS FARK, SON!



Actually, I live in NE Ohio, so I was getting a kick out of the comments...
 
2013-10-25 10:37:51 AM  

js34603: IntertubeUser: Frozboz: That TV production quality, that stadium... this is high school?  I'm getting old.

At least we don't waste money on unimportant things like education.

// I'm a REAL Amurikin!

I doubt the money to broadcast the game came out of anyone's education budget.

But hey I bought some ketchup yesterday instead of spending that money on education. Outrage! Amurica!


I don't know about the money to broadcast the game, but the money to build that stadium probably came from a school district bond package approved by the voters.

My point is about priorities.  Instead of building multi-million dollar high school football stadiums, wouldn't America be better off putting those resources into reducing class sizes, hiring better teachers, tutoring programs, classroom resources, etc.?

Our priorities are out of whack.
 
2013-10-25 10:42:36 AM  

Frozboz: That TV production quality, that stadium... this is high school?  I'm getting old.


What stadium? It's a field with stands that go from maybe the 20 to the other 20. Pretty basic for a high school in Europe or the US (Texas high schools excluded).

No Catchy Nickname: High school football is shown on TV in the USA? Is that normal, or was it some big game?


It was a local TV station's game of the week. My local station in IN does the same thing.

factoryconnection: MisterLoki: MugzyBrown: I'm not really impressed if you drop an easy catch and then make it really difficult and make a 'great catch'

Yep.

An easy catch, sure.  The ball was wobbling, thrown behind him into double coverage, and would likely have been an incompletion even at NCAA-level ball.  Lots of receivers drop balls, but he gave them 30 yards by salvaging it in a most dextrous way.

Yeah, but Mugzy wouldn't have even bobbled it. He would have snatched it out of the sky and scored, well on his way to a 4 TD game. If only coach had put him in.

 
2013-10-25 10:45:41 AM  

muwaryer: Actually, I live in NE Ohio, so I was getting a kick out of the comments...


Oh, dear God, I...I'm so sorry.

/ Grew up in NE Ohio
 
2013-10-25 10:48:09 AM  

Frozboz: That TV production quality, that stadium... this is high school?  I'm getting old.


Looks like the HS  statium at my small 5k resident township.   The city is ravinous HS football fans where games pull in 4k attendance.  Usually a regional powerhouse but man are people pissed at the 4-4 start this year.... dangit we usually are 7-2 or 6-3 every year.
 
2013-10-25 10:48:17 AM  

MugzyBrown: I'm not really impressed if you drop an easy catch and then make it really difficult and make a 'great catch'


The great ones make it look easy, but people make highlight reels by making it look hard. (*cough* Jeter)

He was behind the safety; a clean catch would've been six points.
 
2013-10-25 11:05:28 AM  

IntertubeUser: Our priorities are out of whack.


Not everybody wants to live by your priorities. Otherwise we'd have elected you emperor for life already.
 
2013-10-25 11:08:44 AM  
The last time I saw a Tate make a catch that golden, it was an interception touchdown.
 
2013-10-25 11:32:44 AM  

IntertubeUser: My point is about priorities. Instead of building multi-million dollar high school football stadiums, wouldn't America be better off putting those resources into reducing class sizes, hiring better teachers, tutoring programs, classroom resources, etc.?

Our priorities are out of whack.


Are they? Look, nice football stadiums seem like they're a waste of money, but it does bring money into the district when people come to the games. It also gives student clubs & booster clubs great fund-raising opportunities (concessions, vendors, gear, programs). I've lived in Texas my whole life, so I will admit that I've been steeped in this football culture my entire life. Friday night football games are very much a community event.

My suggestion to you would be that if the school district in your area wants to build a multi-million dollar stadium, you vote against it. I'll be voting in a bond election next month to fund a school district bond that will fund new roofs & floors in our elementary & middle schools. In Texas! And not one single football-related item is on the list! PRIORITIES
 
2013-10-25 11:36:47 AM  
Guys, this was posted on Thursday.  Most games take place tonight so I am sure that's not the best catch of the week.  Maybe the best catch on a local TV broadcast, but there are outstanding and amazing catches every week that only the fans in the stands can see. Great effort by the receiver playing on instinct and keeping the ball off the turf. It was a throw under pressure by the QB over double coverage and the receiver made it harder to catch than it needed to be, but he did catch it.  That announcer needs to calm down a bit, it was a catch in the middle of the game, not a game winning catch for the go ahead score in the state championship.

In Southern California there are multiple games broadcast each week on cable.  Usually Fox Sports West carries one game on broadcast and streams a few more games online.  Time Warner cable also sends out a few trucks to record some games for their local channels.  Its a good way to see matchups you wouldn't normally see if you follow a particular team.
 
2013-10-25 11:39:44 AM  

factoryconnection: An easy catch, sure. The ball was wobbling, thrown behind him into double coverage, and would likely have been an incompletion even at NCAA-level ball. Lots of receivers drop balls, but he gave them 30 yards by salvaging it in a most dextrous way.


It was "double coverage", although instead of helping the safety got in the corner's way and then fell over.  Ah, high school sports.  It wasn't that well thrown but the QB got nailed right after he threw so I'll give him credit for getting it there even wobbly.
 
2013-10-25 11:54:06 AM  
MADE THE CATCH BETWEEN HIS LEGS ROLLED OVER AND HUNG ON

Someone should hire this guy to do announcing in their bedroom.
 
2013-10-25 12:19:50 PM  

IntertubeUser: Frozboz: That TV production quality, that stadium... this is high school?  I'm getting old.

At least we don't waste money on unimportant things like education.

// I'm a REAL Amurikin!


fatty
Seriously. What do you think the biggest part of any state budget is? Do you just spew these hackneyed memes because the Yoga Club doesn't get to letter?
 
2013-10-25 12:20:51 PM  

Di Atribe: IntertubeUser: My point is about priorities. Instead of building multi-million dollar high school football stadiums, wouldn't America be better off putting those resources into reducing class sizes, hiring better teachers, tutoring programs, classroom resources, etc.?

Our priorities are out of whack.

Are they? Look, nice football stadiums seem like they're a waste of money, but it does bring money into the district when people come to the games. It also gives student clubs & booster clubs great fund-raising opportunities (concessions, vendors, gear, programs). I've lived in Texas my whole life, so I will admit that I've been steeped in this football culture my entire life. Friday night football games are very much a community event.

My suggestion to you would be that if the school district in your area wants to build a multi-million dollar stadium, you vote against it. I'll be voting in a bond election next month to fund a school district bond that will fund new roofs & floors in our elementary & middle schools. In Texas! And not one single football-related item is on the list! PRIORITIES


I'd also point out that we spend more per capita on education than, if not all, then virtually all countries. We just have huge differences in the education available. School doesn't work if no one's helping promote education at home.

/there are HS games that get on TV around here, too
//but it's SD and I don't know if there's even replays (as I'm usually on the field covering the games for a different station's social media team)
///I'm more surprised that the ref didn't automatically rule it incomplete, to be honest
 
2013-10-25 12:40:19 PM  
Started out a drop from old Butterfingers Tate.
 
2013-10-25 12:55:59 PM  
 
2013-10-25 01:31:29 PM  
When the ball was between his legs, it more than likely hit the ground, so probably wasn't a legit catch.  But no replay in HS, and even if there were, that one camera angle didn't show it.  Now if it were the NFL.....
 
2013-10-25 01:33:53 PM  
Uproxx videos never open on my iPhone-any advice (other than get another phone since I can't)?
 
2013-10-25 01:56:53 PM  

studs up: IntertubeUser: Frozboz: That TV production quality, that stadium... this is high school?  I'm getting old.

At least we don't waste money on unimportant things like education.

// I'm a REAL Amurikin!

fatty
Seriously. What do you think the biggest part of any state budget is? Do you just spew these hackneyed memes because the Yoga Club doesn't get to letter?


No wonder the US ranks so far behind many other nations in education.

You'll raise some fine McEmployees.

// The world needs ditch diggers too!
 
2013-10-25 02:30:11 PM  

IntertubeUser: studs up: IntertubeUser: Frozboz: That TV production quality, that stadium... this is high school?  I'm getting old.

At least we don't waste money on unimportant things like education.

// I'm a REAL Amurikin!

fatty
Seriously. What do you think the biggest part of any state budget is? Do you just spew these hackneyed memes because the Yoga Club doesn't get to letter?

No wonder the US ranks so far behind many other nations in education.

You'll raise some fine McEmployees.

// The world needs ditch diggers too!


When you get your next break, set the shovel down and reread what you posted.  You're arguing that the US "ranks so far behind many other nations in education" because we spend too much on education.
 
2013-10-25 02:45:51 PM  

FLMountainMan: IntertubeUser: studs up: IntertubeUser: Frozboz: That TV production quality, that stadium... this is high school?  I'm getting old.

At least we don't waste money on unimportant things like education.

// I'm a REAL Amurikin!

fatty
Seriously. What do you think the biggest part of any state budget is? Do you just spew these hackneyed memes because the Yoga Club doesn't get to letter?

No wonder the US ranks so far behind many other nations in education.

You'll raise some fine McEmployees.

// The world needs ditch diggers too!

When you get your next break, set the shovel down and reread what you posted.  You're arguing that the US "ranks so far behind many other nations in education" because we spend too much on education.


The self righteous have no need for mirrors. He's 0-2 in this thread and I'm sure he's high fiving himself for how clever he is. I know...welcome to fark.
 
2013-10-25 02:54:21 PM  
FLMountainMan:

When you get your next break, set the shovel down and reread what you posted.  You're arguing that the US "ranks so far behind many other nations in education" because we spend too much on education.

You must've gone to one of those schools with a great athletic program, because that's not what I'm arguing.

Also, you need to apply some critical thinking here: What constitutes money spent on education?

We have school districts in the US in which there are 30+ students per teacher.  Many schools have outdated textbooks, inadequate science departments, and let's not even start with the topic of how little teachers get paid.

But yet we have million dollar football stadiums all over the nation.  These are diversions of resources from what is truly important - academics.  Additionally, these lavish monuments also teach our children that we are a nation that celebrates athletic ability over scholastic achievement.  We're training our kids to believe that braun > brains.
 
2013-10-25 03:00:39 PM  

IntertubeUser: These are diversions of resources from what is truly important - academics.  Additionally, these lavish monuments also teach our children that we are a nation that celebrates athletic ability over scholastic achievement.  We're training our kids to believe that braun > brains.


Well of course we are upset that we are teaching our kids that coffee makers are more important than brains.
0-3
 
2013-10-25 03:04:11 PM  
studs up

Well of course we are upset that we are teaching our kids that coffee makers are more important than brains.
0-3


lol!  The u & w keys aren't anywhere near each other.  Ugh.
 
2013-10-25 03:29:07 PM  

studs up: Well of course we are upset that we are teaching our kids that coffee makers are more important than brains.
0-3


Brains never got anyone an 8 figure extension through 2020.
 
2013-10-25 05:44:00 PM  

IntertubeUser: FLMountainMan:

When you get your next break, set the shovel down and reread what you posted.  You're arguing that the US "ranks so far behind many other nations in education" because we spend too much on education.

You must've gone to one of those schools with a great athletic program, because that's not what I'm arguing.

Also, you need to apply some critical thinking here: What constitutes money spent on education?

We have school districts in the US in which there are 30+ students per teacher.  Many schools have outdated textbooks, inadequate science departments, and let's not even start with the topic of how little teachers get paid.

But yet we have million dollar football stadiums all over the nation.  These are diversions of resources from what is truly important - academics.  Additionally, these lavish monuments also teach our children that we are a nation that celebrates athletic ability over scholastic achievement.  We're training our kids to believe that braun > brains.


The facilities can appear lavish, but often service multiple schools/sports and offer a chance to recover some of the funds expended on these facilities.  Larger stadiums can support larger attendance which in turn allows for more vendors and concessions to be offered and sold.  Add to it the often used (and legally suspect) raffles which work better with higher attendance numbers. There is a benefit to these facilities in terms of bigger can provide more to the school assuming there is enough local interest.

Now the expensive facilities, transportation and equipment costs, as well as personnel (coaches, medical staff, etc.) are not offset by this income stream,  You are spending more money for this entertainment that could otherwise be spent on other educational areas.  At the same time, many students may not continue in education without the requirements that athletic and supporting athletic activities (band/cheerleading) require satisfactory attendance and minimal grade levels to participate in.  Athletics can serve academics, but I agree we can discuss the balance and funding natures of both sides and it can appear that priorities of school districts can appear to be contrary to their primary mission or best interest of all students.
 
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