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Dusty Ol Fart
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July 9, 2019 1:07 pm  

I am 2 weeks from the start of practices and, in the span of 24 hours, 2 of my most experienced players are now out for the season. 

1)  2 broken wrists and elbow.  Awaiting Surgery  (Dirt Bike)
2)  Complete Tear of ACL Also Awaiting Surgery 

πŸ™

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terrypjohnson
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July 9, 2019 1:47 pm  

Hopefully, that means you pick up a couple of ringers!

That happened to me last year. I had a parent remove a kid from my team because I wasn't mean enough (their words, not mine). The league replaced him with a guy who ended up making the All-Star team.

Hope you have a good season and stay healthy the rest of the way.

Coach Terry

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sabot6d
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July 9, 2019 6:16 pm  

Oline captain just strained his ACL this morning playing basketball in the street without lacing his shoes....

Damn kids.


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Dusty Ol Fart
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July 12, 2019 4:32 pm  

Lost The QB tonight.  Cracked Growth Plate in his Elbow.  Doc says No Sports Period .

On a positive note. The one who broke both wrists may not require surgery to repair the damage.  They will know more in a few weeks. Specialists want to see if it will heal properly without surgery.  Fingers Crossed. 

However!  Enough Already!!  Just sayin.  >:(

Not MPP... ONE TASK!  Teach them!  πŸ™‚


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tiger46
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July 13, 2019 4:06 am  

Don't worry too much about it. Last season we lost 7 starters in various positions on our 12u team before the first game.  We did nothing wrong. Crazy family situations bit us in the ass all at once. i.e... divorce, sudden relocations, etc...

Also, a coach from another organization bribed the dad of two of our starters by offering to let them play for free if he'd switch them over to his team.

Some a-hole absentee inmate suddenly decided that he wanted to be a phone-in dad from his prison accommodations and told the mother of one of our starting CB's that his son couldn't play football until after he was released from prison in late October so that he could 'be there for his son'.  ::) 

Lastly, we lost the other starting CB when one of our coach's ex-gf decided she'd do everything in her power to poison their son's football season because she found out that the coach had a new gf.  Their son decided to just quit instead of being used as a pawn. I had to respect that decision even though it hurt our team.

We went 7-1 in the regular season. We got our asses handed to us during the season by a power-house team. And, we got our asses kicked even worse in the first round of play-offs by a team that knocked off that power-house team the very next week.  But, all in all, we considered it a successful season.  The scuttlebutt that we picked up on around the league was that no one expected us to even go .500.

β€œIt is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ”  ― Frederick Douglass


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Dusty Ol Fart
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July 22, 2019 6:22 pm  

Just like that I am down to 15 with one teetering on the edge.

If we have any injury, we might not make it through the season. 

Sigh! 

Not MPP... ONE TASK!  Teach them!  πŸ™‚


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Dusty Ol Fart
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July 25, 2019 3:44 am  

14.    πŸ™

Not MPP... ONE TASK!  Teach them!  πŸ™‚


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dollar
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July 25, 2019 4:31 am  

We finished with 14 on one of my teams last year.

Lonely Sideline.

Luckily all 14 were tough as nails kids.

I heard yesterday that a team in our league would not play this season because they on had 16 kids.


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Dusty Ol Fart
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July 25, 2019 5:42 am  

I have "FINISHED" a season with 13 healthy bodies.  I have never "STARTED" a season with a roster this thin before.  We shall see what the future holds. 

Not MPP... ONE TASK!  Teach them!  πŸ™‚


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Dusty Ol Fart
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July 25, 2019 2:29 pm  

Plus 1!  A Mom called and asked if it was too late to sign another Boy up....

My exuberant answer was HELL NO!  I'll make it happen. 

Touchdown Dance on the sidelines of course!!  8)

Not MPP... ONE TASK!  Teach them!  πŸ™‚


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Wing-n-It
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August 28, 2019 5:18 pm  

Plus 1!  A Mom called and asked if it was too late to sign another Boy up....

My exuberant answer was HELL NO!  I'll make it happen. 

Touchdown Dance on the sidelines of course!!  8)

Keep it up Dusty

2 Things my offense will always have is a Wing and a Wedge


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Dusty Ol Fart
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September 8, 2019 5:59 am  

Lost the QB for the rest of the season due to ongoing knee issues.  Starting Left Tackle was a no show for the game.  Sent me a text telling me he quit!  A Text!  Have anpther who quit earlier that said he wants to play again so, I grabbed some gear and he started backing off his desire.  Maybe I'll wait until next year..

I have 13 now. 

Not MPP... ONE TASK!  Teach them!  πŸ™‚


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mahonz
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September 8, 2019 6:08 pm  

Lost the QB for the rest of the season due to ongoing knee issues.  Starting Left Tackle was a no show for the game.  Sent me a text telling me he quit!  A Text!  Have anpther who quit earlier that said he wants to play again so, I grabbed some gear and he started backing off his desire.  Maybe I'll wait until next year..

I have 13 now.

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