Had a great conversation with bleeding Navy tonight

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  1. hamspear

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    For those of you who don't know this guy , he is top notch. Known him for a few years now. Came up to watch us play Handley last year, along with DP ( another great guy) . Knew him since the shellacking Sherando received from Dinwiddie in the 20134A championship . Not to many days do we go by without some form of communication. Text, preps , etc.... We pick up right where we leave off every time, talk about our teams, things we are good at, things we need improvement on. Etc.. ...Where we might be in ten games , you know, what football guys normally talk about ... Not much to say hear except , the world is better with these two dudes around . Two great guys! Felt really great tonight though when I was able to help these guys out with some advice I heard about . The thing is, They are getting really old now, and I am always willing to help out friends . Good dudes, but so naive . had to give Navy the latest info on Viagra and those things that help you out when you get really old. like I said ( Really Old) but, that's what friends are for. Feel sorry for them actually . I am always willing to give advice though ... DP and BN ,just take them and watch the magic happen, just like 40 or 50 years ago. Might bring back very old and I mean VERY OLD memories . Glad I could help.
     
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    Too funny Hamspear. Although the advice sounds intriguing I don't think my wife would find the thought of me running around with a 4 hour pup tent amusing. The only little blue pill this old boy takes is Aleve for the bones not boner. Lol.

    Yeah, its always nice to talk personally about football and family with the folks up north clarkefan and hamspear. The west with Danville Sports Head, Panther, Spartan Force, Street, and SalemMike. In Richmond theirs Spinger, Danny Lewis and mbonape1.

    I know many of you like to remain incognito, but you might want to try to step out behind the computer and meet some of these people face to face. You would be suprised how much fun you have. Besides we have created a nice network for business and personal matters. Heck at halftime of the Salem game we spent the whole break talking about old professional wrestlers (Wahoo, Black Jack Mulligan, Rufus R Jones and Rip Hawk) of all things. Go ahead young bucks google them.

    Yes, we remain competative and sometimes talk trash, but its always good natured. I did honor my bet with Mike and wore the Salem cap before the game. Pictures were sent to our AD and he has shunned me.

    The best part of it all is even on my worst day I can send a text, email or make a phone call and my day improves tremendously. Sometimes at someone elses (usually our prime target DP) expense. For this I am grateful to VAPreps for bringing us hs football fans together and reuniting with others.
     
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    You two touched on something that is dear to my heart, our honest to goodness friendships. Usually "off camera" of our open forum here for privacy's sake, we have shared a lot of life's events together. There have been marriages and new babies, sickness and death, problems with kids and astonishing feats by our children. We have re-connected with old acquaintances, and met tons of new friends, met family and friends of players from other teams, and even a few game officials here and there.

    We have helped and supported each other in many different ways, and like Hammy said, very few days go by without at least a text or a brief exchange on Preps. Our friendships are very real, and I take away a lot from this.

    Other than the obvious benefits of having a network of friends, just learning more about the game we all love has added so much to my enjoyment. Navy is forever counciling me about the X's and O's, about player techniques, footwork, etc. He missed his calling, he should have been a football coach.

    This may sound strange, but I fear the day that one of us in our Virginia Preps family passes away. And it's inevitable. Many of us are on the wrong side of middle age, and many of us already have more than our fair share of medical issues. I pray that this day is a long, long way off. Don't wait to reach out to someone that you wanted to get to know or just have a conversation with. All too quickly, that chance will be gone forever.

    A special thank you to Matt for providing and supporting our forum. He provides the avenue for all of the great things we have here on Preps. And a tip of the hat to others that preceded Matt, like Rod, that have kept the forum going, even when it made very little financial sense. Thank you guys, from all of us that that have benefited so much from being a part of the Virginia Preps family.
     
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    You guys sound like bonafide real people , not actors.
     
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    When my sweet husband was alive he once said his main regret was not having a legacy to leave. He did some college coaching and in my opinion, was one of the best reaching out and positively impacting young lives. At his viewing I met so many young people that came just to tell me what a difference he made in their life. Several even spoke at his funeral. Yes, he did leave a legacy..he just didn't see it for what it was.

    Never miss an opportunity to say something positive. I know we talk trash at game time, but I have interacted with a lot of great people here and am thankful for it. Love you Navy and so did my husband.

    Just wanted to add my two cents.❤
     
  6. BleedingNavy

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    Thanks Spartanforce. If you look around the ball fields of Salem, Richmond and Williamsburg you can find hundreds of examples of the legacy that Glenn "Big Dawg" Byrd left. Not a weekend goes by that we don't either tell stories about the man or express how much we miss him. I spoke very candidly to Wayne Sowers Friday night and I thought we were both about to lose it. I even made the statement about which light pole the Big Dawg was perched on.

    Yes, it is important to reach out, offer assistance, and most importantly respect your fellow man/woman. Sometimes things get a little salty on this board, but if we all just take a second before we type and think about the ramifications of our comments things would be better. For those that know me I very guilty of not doing this. I am by nature reactionary and hard headed. After this game and reflecting on my own frustrations I have made a conscious decision to read closely and try to understand others points. After all most of us post with passion or compassion anyway. Thanks to everyone for being part of this board.
     
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    Too funny free. To quote Kurt Angle "its true, its damn true!"
     
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    "I am by nature reactionary and hardheaded."

    Navy, you?
     
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    lol. You think? I believe "First Down" is a believer. Especially when I spiked my reading glasses Friday night. Darn things flew into 10 pieces and one lens traveled eight rows down. Honestly, I don't think I have ever been as emotional as a fan than when the inadvertent whistle call was made.

    I called Mike yesterday to make sure he was okay and he said something that really hit home. He indicated he was conflicted, because he wanted Salem to win the game, but did not desire to see Dinwiddie lose it after that call. Now that my friends is a tough scenario and one I didn't even consider. Its says a lot for a man who thinks that way. "Win, but win with honor". Thanks MikeSalem you are a true class act.
     
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    Speaking of the IW, that is what Mike did to my picks in week 3. He said something about an "inadvertent wipeout" of my picks. And just like the VHSL, there is no appeals process, all decisions are final.

    What really got me though was the non-refundable $200 deposit Mike charged me for filing my appeal. He then told me there was no appeals process. I asked for my deposit back and he said it was non-refundable. Then he said I could pay another $200 to file an appeal to appeal the no-refund policy!:confused:
     
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    DP, that happens a lot to you son. Can't blame Mike. As Shanti used to quote PT Barnum, "there is a sucker everyday". Kind of like the guy that went to a house of ill repute and asked for a $10.00 screw. He was told to slide the money under the door. He waited fifteen minutes and knocked again. A reply came from behind the door. "What do you want now"? The guy replies a $10.00 screw. The person behind the door says "again"? You will never learn pal.
     
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