WestMetro wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:59 pm
rainier2 wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:06 pm
defense wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:01 pm
Simple question guys: why cannot your teams beat Hermantown? Lack of money? Lack of people? Lack of skill ?? Jesus. Our for fathers fighting at Omaha or Ii Jima are rolling in their graves... or having a whiskey. Damn. Beat them!!! All there is to it
Simple answer: Hibbing cannot beat Hermantown because Hibbing is not a suburb of a 150,000 person metro area, and as such, Hibbing does not have access to tons of open enrollees and transfers within a short drive. Also, Hibbing is a town of 16,000, and, as such, they do not have anywhere near as many job opportunities for parents of transfers from further beyond, unlike the Duluth metro area has.
This is pretty simple, and very telling that you are unable to understand it.
I get it Rainier2 I really do . Dad was raised in Chisholm long long time ago. Then me in Duluth . Back then we thought it unfair that Ifalls , Greenway or Hibbing would knock out Duluth every year
Just don’t know what to do about the situation .
If MSHSL isnt going to force a move up either directly or thru pressure , then maybe more metro AA coaches got to start following the Randolph rule and not schedule the Hawks .
Meanwhile , no one was happier than me to see the Donte Lawson GWG at Amsoil a year ago . In fact I think Ill post it again below
https://mobile.twitter.com/Dan_Williams ... 2827727872
I'm sure you do get it, Westy, most sensible people do. Defense, on the other hand, just can't grasp why small town teams can't "just beat Hermantown", as he puts it. (Actually, he can, but he's painted himself into an intellectual corner and is thrashing and flailing nonsensically at this point.)
And there is nothing to do, except continue to shame Hermantown and point out how they are abusing the spirit of Class A by stacking trophies using open enrollment and transfers. It's an endlessly enjoyable hobby.
And I get that back in the day you used to think it was unfair that I-Falls, Greenway, and Hibbing beat Duluth every year, but the difference is that there were several
teams going to state back then, not just one team every year. There was some parity, and not the same team going to the title game 13 out of 15 years.
I wholeheartedly agree that the Greenway win over Hermantown was great, but I'll point out again that the only reason the Raiders were able to do it was that they had two top six forwards and a goalie transfer there that season
. It was the best Greenway team in 20 years, with three
D1-caliber studs and several other talented players, yet they still needed upperclassmen transfers to "just beat Hermantown". Is this what we want in Class A?