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Re: Sullivan to see more of the field for Garden City
Anonymous #55107 03/20/14 10:05 AM
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Seems they probably still would have won being the score was 6-3.


It was a 3 goal game and tied with near the end of the 3rd quarter, the kid gave his team 9 extra possessions in a low scoring game, they may not have won if the face offs were 50/50 - give credit where it is due



Who cares! There are lax games now everyday with articles, following on players. There is no way everyone of these will be posted on botc, nor should they. For example, there was an article about two Smithtown boys in the paper today, but I don't see that posted. When we get towards the end of the season, when these games actually become important, I can see it. Now it really doesn't matter how many F/O s a kid from one team wins, or how many goals another scores, unless maybe it breaks some kind of record!


so rather then talk about actual lacrosse being played lets discuss a coach getting fired for three months and lets talk about Maryland kids being older then long island kids for a few more years because you bring nothing to the table when it comes to actually talking about the game of lacrosse - not every team goes to the state championships every year and these are in fact real games that are important to these kids that have worked so hard to get were they are

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Anonymous #55114 03/20/14 11:22 AM
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Seems they probably still would have won being the score was 6-3.


It was a 3 goal game and tied with near the end of the 3rd quarter, the kid gave his team 9 extra possessions in a low scoring game, they may not have won if the face offs were 50/50 - give credit where it is due



Who cares! There are lax games now everyday with articles, following on players. There is no way everyone of these will be posted on botc, nor should they. For example, there was an article about two Smithtown boys in the paper today, but I don't see that posted. When we get towards the end of the season, when these games actually become important, I can see it. Now it really doesn't matter how many F/O s a kid from one team wins, or how many goals another scores, unless maybe it breaks some kind of record!


so rather then talk about actual lacrosse being played lets discuss a coach getting fired for three months and lets talk about Maryland kids being older then long island kids for a few more years because you bring nothing to the table when it comes to actually talking about the game of lacrosse - not every team goes to the state championships every year and these are in fact real games that are important to these kids that have worked so hard to get were they are


You entirely missed the point!!

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Anonymous #55118 03/20/14 01:11 PM
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Seems they probably still would have won being the score was 6-3.


It was a 3 goal game and tied with near the end of the 3rd quarter, the kid gave his team 9 extra possessions in a low scoring game, they may not have won if the face offs were 50/50 - give credit where it is due



Who cares! There are lax games now everyday with articles, following on players. There is no way everyone of these will be posted on botc, nor should they. For example, there was an article about two Smithtown boys in the paper today, but I don't see that posted. When we get towards the end of the season, when these games actually become important, I can see it. Now it really doesn't matter how many F/O s a kid from one team wins, or how many goals another scores, unless maybe it breaks some kind of record!


so rather then talk about actual lacrosse being played lets discuss a coach getting fired for three months and lets talk about Maryland kids being older then long island kids for a few more years because you bring nothing to the table when it comes to actually talking about the game of lacrosse - not every team goes to the state championships every year and these are in fact real games that are important to these kids that have worked so hard to get were they are


News Flash: There is more than one team from LI that goes to State championship! More than 1 kid contributes to the success, and there should not be a thread for one player! Maybe the thread should be changed to "players making an impact on Varsity".

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Seems they probably still would have won being the score was 6-3.


It was a 3 goal game and tied with near the end of the 3rd quarter, the kid gave his team 9 extra possessions in a low scoring game, they may not have won if the face offs were 50/50 - give credit where it is due



Who cares! There are lax games now everyday with articles, following on players. There is no way everyone of these will be posted on botc, nor should they. For example, there was an article about two Smithtown boys in the paper today, but I don't see that posted. When we get towards the end of the season, when these games actually become important, I can see it. Now it really doesn't matter how many F/O s a kid from one team wins, or how many goals another scores, unless maybe it breaks some kind of record!


so rather then talk about actual lacrosse being played lets discuss a coach getting fired for three months and lets talk about Maryland kids being older then long island kids for a few more years because you bring nothing to the table when it comes to actually talking about the game of lacrosse - not every team goes to the state championships every year and these are in fact real games that are important to these kids that have worked so hard to get were they are


News Flash: There is more than one team from LI that goes to State championship! More than 1 kid contributes to the success, and there should not be a thread for one player! Maybe the thread should be changed to "players making an impact on Varsity".


I think that would be an excellent thread. Reading about these fine young kids from all over Long Island may be enough to counteract all the nonsense that is posted on this site by their parents. It would also be the only thread on this sight I would let my kids read. The kids get it, the parents don't.

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Re: Sullivan to see more of the field for Garden City
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The usual garbage talk by the parents is sickening. 91 this, igloo that, epress yadayada. So, now a kid who actually is going on to a Div 1 team in 2 years who is part of a great Lax program is trashed. Shame on you idiots. Go to the 91 site and be petty there.

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Lot's of sour grapes on these threads from parents who didn't achieve recognition in their high school years and hope their children will "vindicate" their own failings or weaknesses. Honestly, it's funny to read and watch because they look and sound foolish. I love reading these threads!!

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Re: Sullivan to see more of the field for Garden City
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The kid doesn't need anyone on here to tell him he is great. His results speak for themselves and in two years he will be lighting it up at Harvard while zeros are still on this site debating the travel schedule of 4th graders.

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Happy for the above kid.....don't know him, and only have seen him play a couple of times - and I am sure his work ethic is second to none - but with that being said, not sure if a thread on BOTC should be specific to any one player......unless there is a separate section slated as player specific, printed/posted articles etc. -- It's a good piece --- but once one does it - what's to stop little Johnny's dad posting how many goals Johnny scored in a 3rd grade scrimmage game.....just saying

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I just say nice job by the kid. Wish him well. If not for this thread, I wouldn't know about him so thanks for the information.

A forum is for the dissemination of information and discussion related to the topic of the op.

If there is a conflict about the content of the op; then start your own thread where that topic can be discussed.

You guys really do hate to hear about a kid who has done very well. A little research reveals he's been on varsity since 8th grade. I'm impressed. Those are few and far between and I salute them all.

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Anonymous #55191 03/21/14 08:07 AM
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A little history about GC moving kids up to varsity. First off as soon as the test results and acceptance letters come out for the Catholic schools the Coaches in GC get to work. They have meetings, make phone calls, visit families houses to convince them to stay at GC HS. They make sure the other kids are in their ears all day every day telling them to stay. They go as far as offering to move them up for football and lacrosse. For every Sullivan there is 5 - 7 kids who got caught up in the bull from the GC coaches and stayed. Once the school year starts you are stuck there is not transferring into Chaminade after freshmen year. Once that happens then all of a sudden there is another meeting where they are told your son is not ready and needs a little more time to develope so we are going to keep him with his grade and watch him closely. Correct me if I am wrong if you get moved up you have to play at least once in a game. Is that correct?? Funny thing is if you decide to attend Chaminade and after a year you decide it is not for you your fallback is GC HS not a bad place to fall. James Sullivan very very good player great supportive family a great success story. Harvard education tops. Unfortunately he will dissappear since they are the redheaded step child of the IVY'S and will never beat the boys above them.

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The usual garbage talk by the parents is sickening. 91 this, igloo that, epress yadayada. So, now a kid who actually is going on to a Div 1 team in 2 years who is part of a great Lax program is trashed. Shame on you idiots. Go to the 91 site and be petty there.



Who's hating? Just pointing out facts!! As stated, many kids as good or better! One should not be singled out, doing that can be a double edged sword. What happens when he doesn't live up to expectations? It's a lot of pressure put on a young man and it can backfire!

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The usual garbage talk by the parents is sickening. 91 this, igloo that, epress yadayada. So, now a kid who actually is going on to a Div 1 team in 2 years who is part of a great Lax program is trashed. Shame on you idiots. Go to the 91 site and be petty there.



Who's hating? Just pointing out facts!! As stated, many kids as good or better! One should not be singled out, doing that can be a double edged sword. What happens when he doesn't live up to expectations? It's a lot of pressure put on a young man and it can backfire!


Are you his manager? I don't think so. I think you're the dad of someone who Newsday didn't write about.

If you truly feel as strongly about this situation as you appear to be, then I suggest you [lacrosse] to the writer at Newsday and not to us on BOTC.

I would also extend to you the courtesy to publish any positive story you author about all the players you feel were slighted starting with you son. OK?

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Re: Sullivan to see more of the field for Garden City
TheBackOfTheCage #55257 03/21/14 09:15 PM
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Not true! Just as I said, dont think it's right to single out one. My son is doing just fine and the place I would want him to be would be the center of a botc forum.
I realize that you tried to a good thing by highlighting this kid who I have consistently said was a great player, but this is not Inside Lacrosse, and unless you are prepared to highlight every Impact player on the island. I maintain my position that one player should not be singled out. We can all read Newsday if we want to see these articles!

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Not true! Just as I said, dont think it's right to single out one. My son is doing just fine and the place I would want him to be would be the center of a botc forum.
I realize that you tried to a good thing by highlighting this kid who I have consistently said was a great player, but this is not Inside Lacrosse, and unless you are prepared to highlight every Impact player on the island. I maintain my position that one player should not be singled out. We can all read Newsday if we want to see these articles!


You are correct. This is not Inside lacrosse. The is the Back of THE CAGE and I am the Chief Rocker and I will publish what I think should be published. I get that you don't disagree, but as Ricky wrote and sang, "You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself".

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Re: Sullivan to see more of the field for Garden City
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Hey Larry! What happened to posting articles about all the LI lacrosse players featured in Newsday??? Seems you fizzled out over the last couple weeks of full page features....just like I predicted.... Bad idea!!

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