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    HSFB to go to 8 game season?

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    Take away money for schools and put it in the hands of association. Brilliant move by the boys in Boone-
    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/art...offs?Frontpage


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    Re: HSFB to go to 8 game season?

    The "playoffs" in Iowa are an absolute joke.



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    Re: HSFB to go to 8 game season?

    trying to make it even worse I see.

    When i played 11 years ago...we went 5-4 both junior and senior year. We all knew it wasn't good enough for the playoffs and accepted it. Making the playoffs was a huge deal.


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    Re: HSFB to go to 8 game season?

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    trying to make it even worse I see.

    When i played 11 years ago...we went 5-4 both junior and senior year. We all knew it wasn't good enough for the playoffs and accepted it. Making the playoffs was a huge deal.
    Completely agree. You had to be dang good to make the playoffs. It's really no big deal now.

    Minnesota is even worse. Essentially every team except for the bottom team in a district makes the playoffs. You can have a 1A team that played in a 3A district go 2-6 regular season and make the 1A playoffs. It's a stupid system.



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    Re: HSFB to go to 8 game season?

    I still find it ridiculous that all those teams make the playoffs. My junior year our coach cost us a forfeited game because he used a sophomore in our varsity game and the kid played more quarters than was legal. That game was the difference between us making the playoffs and sitting at home. It pisses me off to this day that we didn't get into the playoffs and get our rematch against Bettendorf.


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    Re: HSFB to go to 8 game season?

    Current playoffs are a joke, and they are gunna be even worse with a shortened regular season.



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    Re: HSFB to go to 8 game season?

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    I still find it ridiculous that all those teams make the playoffs. My junior year our coach cost us a forfeited game because he used a sophomore in our varsity game and the kid played more quarters than was legal. That game was the difference between us making the playoffs and sitting at home. It pisses me off to this day that we didn't get into the playoffs and get our rematch against Bettendorf.
    That would suck!!



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    Re: HSFB to go to 8 game season?

    Is it just me or does Iowa already have a short regular season?



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    Re: HSFB to go to 8 game season?

    They should keep the regular season the same and put the playoffs back to how to 16 teams.



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    Re: HSFB to go to 8 game season?

    In 1998, we went 8-1 with our only loss being to the division champs who also had one loss. We did not make the playoffs while a 6-3 team did make it. I feel that wrongly left us out of the playoffs, but I think the current system lets too many teams in. Hard to find a balance I guess.



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    Re: HSFB to go to 8 game season?

    Quote Originally Posted by blizzisu View Post
    In 1998, we went 8-1 with our only loss being to the division champs who also had one loss. We did not make the playoffs while a 6-3 team did make it. I feel that wrongly left us out of the playoffs, but I think the current system lets too many teams in. Hard to find a balance I guess.
    That's ****ed up.


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    Re: HSFB to go to 8 game season?

    Why not just use as many teams that have winning records? Have some byes if you have to for teams that are 9-0


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    Re: HSFB to go to 8 game season?

    This is a joke. They are going to shorten the season - which hurts their membership AND changes all statistics and records. But they won't shorten their playoff system which was only just increased lately. Safety, my ***. If it was safety, why put 5-4 teams in the playoffs to get smoked by 9-0 teams? That isn't safe.

    Funny that the safety concerns means that the others have to concede, not the association (who, by adding another playoff game, caused the safety concerns in the first place). Its a sham and, quite frankly, disgusts me.



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    Re: HSFB to go to 8 game season?

    The additional playoff round is nothing but a money grab for the IHSAA but they have no issue with telling schools you're losing a home game for our monetary gain.



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    Re: HSFB to go to 8 game season?

    Playing in 2A we already had 2 "exhibition" games that had no bearing on whether you made the playoffs or not, so losing one of these games probably isn't too big of a deal. Personally, we had teams that were pretty close to making the playoffs but usually managed to lose one game to make us miss. My brother was on a really good team his junior year the team and was on the losing side of a 3 way tie breaker for first. Sitting at home with an 8-1 record and watching a team you beat play for the state championship would suck.



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