Concervrep not perfectblue was correct.
December 17, 2011 at 3:01 p.m.
The above poster is correct. I the holiday spirit, let's take a walk back memory lane.
I'm not sure bragging about Traficant coming from Mooney is the moral thing to do.
Can't seem to forget those Mooney kids knocking on the door in Canfield and I'm pretty certain is wasn't Halloween. The video of that fight was just sweet.
QB from Mooney (via Campbell) and his off the field problems in Iowa.
The list goes on and on.
If Mooney and Ursuline dropped football, the enrollment would drop so fast they'd have to close one of the schools and consolidate like they do with parishes. Notice, they close the inner city parishes and build new ones in the wealthy suburbs and then tell us at football time, they only recruit the inner city kids because they care about them.
December 17, 2011 at 2:59 p.m.
mrrjytown wants to give the kids a pass, cause we all knows boys will be boys. Isn't it time at the tender age of 17-18 that personal responsibility took hold? These schools are football factories disguised as institutions of learning. Ask the St Ignatius people how this years starting QB came all the way from Oregon to enroll at Iggy!
December 17, 2011 at 10:50 a.m.
According to the Mooney supporters, they are taught discipline and superior academics. Obviously, something doesn't jive here. These are the same parents who turn a blind eye to the recruiting of athletes, the paying of tuition by alumni for those athletes, and the sham titles that comes with winning D-III titles using D-I talent. The more we learn, the more we see through the mirage.
December 17, 2011 at 10:45 a.m.
That record against Ignatius is from back when Mooney was actually a D-I team.(1970's) Isn't it amazing how they withhold certain information? They provide partial stuff. Like this year when they actually played someone in their class, they got their butts kicked. Did you count the whole scholarship to Michigan? Even after they left Michigan? How about the Campbell transfer? Let's talk facts. A full ride to Notre Dame isn't what you told the media it was worth. same goes for those Penn State scholarships. You're a football factory that has to play down 2 levels to win sham titles.
December 7, 2011 at 10:20 p.m.
They might as well be playing girls during the D-II playoffs. Oh wait, they are!!!
December 7, 2011 at 5:25 p.m.
Mooney and Ursuline are now football factories. Forget about academics and the so called discipline.
December 7, 2011 at 4:53 p.m.
Pretty impressive Cardswin beating up those smallish schools at playoff time. Yeah Springfield Shawnee is a state powerhouse as well as Chagrin Falls. Open enrollment was meant for academics, not athletics. My question is why are the parochials terrible outside of football?
Try beating St Ignatius sometime, that would be meaningful. The St Ignatius that recruited this years QB from Oregon. Keep dangling those smaller division rings in front of those inner city kids. Without that enrollment, the parochial schools enrollment would dry up completely. How about combining Ursuline and Mooney and playing where you belong, D-I.
December 7, 2011 at 4:49 p.m.
Cardswin saysSuccess breeds success. The more accolades these elite programs amass, the more attractive the school becomes to prospective athletes. Winning championships is in and of itself the most effective recruiting tool available.
In most peoples books, success means beating teams on equal footing not beating up rural opponents from communities of 5000.
Heck, why not eliminate a few more students and then you can play in D-IV or below and almost guarantee a state title every year.
Maybe OSU can get special NCAA dispensation to play in the YSU divisional playoffs too. That would help recruiting as long as the players at OSU wouldn't mind being the laughing stock of football.
The majority of thinking people are laughing at Mooney and Ursuline for crowing about titles that are shams.
December 7, 2011 at 2:46 p.m.
When you tie yourself to industries that are either obsolete or on the way to being obsolete, you face the day of obsolescence. Preparing for the future is NOT waiting for the inevitable and then hoping you can convince the inevitable that it isn't inevitable.
December 7, 2011 at 8:59 a.m.