Facts, Not Fiction

 
Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 55
  1. Collapse Details
     
    #11
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    west of Westeros
    Posts
    62,025
    Without football, the source of scholarship money would be severely compromised.
    Reply With Quote
     

  2. Collapse Details
     
    #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    3,414
    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    Without football, the source of scholarship money would be severely compromised.
    I must admit this might come into the category of "Be careful what you wish for".
    Reply With Quote
     

  3. Collapse Details
     
    #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    ???? ???? in Ronald MacDonald's Home Town, and once a Duck always a Duck.
    Posts
    12,013
    Indeed...the end of football I think would be a disaster for D1 track....it would be more like D3....

    Where HS football is declining I haven't seen any evidence of track taking over....more the opposite...the football players who would go out for track aren't doing anything...
    Last edited by Conor Dary; 11-26-2019 at 11:05 PM.
    Reply With Quote
     

  4. Collapse Details
     
    #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Mineral City
    Posts
    3,883
    Football stays; just hope that more great athletes decide to stick with track & field.
    Reply With Quote
     

  5. Collapse Details
     
    #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    8,374
    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Where HS football is declining I haven't seen any evidence of track taking over....more the opposite...the football players who would go out for track aren't doing anything...
    Have anything that backs up that assertion? Just curious.
    Reply With Quote
     

  6. Collapse Details
     
    #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    1,121
    Football will still drive the D1 bus but I agree that there will be a significant drop in programs, participants and scholarships nationwide; not necessarily at the top programs and there will be some beneficial impact and T & F...doubt it will be earth-shaking however.
    Reply With Quote
     

  7. Collapse Details
     
    #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    ???? ???? in Ronald MacDonald's Home Town, and once a Duck always a Duck.
    Posts
    12,013
    Quote Originally Posted by gm View Post
    Have anything that backs up that assertion? Just curious.
    There was a story in the Times or the Post a few days ago about a high school that dropped football and brought it back a few years later primarily for something for the students to do. I've read others similarly.....about schools dropping football and nothing about them doing another sport.

    I suspect a lot of athletes do track to stay in shape for other sports....
    Reply With Quote
     

  8. Collapse Details
     
    #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Abilene, TX
    Posts
    2,183
    Maybe growing up in Ohio and living in Texas has me in a "football bubble" but I can't imagine a near-future (or even a middle-future) without football.

    D-1 schools are building ever larger stadiums. Friday nights are still community nights in thousands of towns/cities. Saturday remains a fascinating display of the hold college football has on the minds of millions. And Sunday? Ratings are on the rise again.

    I fear T&F will always be the step-sister of other sports.
    You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!
    Reply With Quote
     

  9. Collapse Details
     
    #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    on task
    Posts
    12,363
    Quote Originally Posted by scottmitchell74 View Post
    I can't imagine a near-future (or even a middle-future) without football.
    I fear T&F will always be the step-sister of other sports.
    While I do agree with both statements, I think younger generation parents do not share our 'need' to have football. Once they have to admit that having their children play tackle football puts them directly in harm's way, the sport will suffer mightily.
    And T&F will never rise again to where it was in the 50s and 60s, but all I'm looking for is

    a) for better athletes to turn to T&F, as
    b) football numbers decrease.

    b) WILL happen.
    Reply With Quote
     

  10. Collapse Details
     
    #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    23,512
    The drop in high school numbers in football will be larger, in percentage terms, than the drop in the number of top football players, especially those on the line, but also the stars. I do not think that all of the parents are going to keep their kids from playing football just like that do not keep them from driving or drinking (or vaping...), activities that damage a lot of brains and bodies...
    Reply With Quote
     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •