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Old 08-30-2012, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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As a new Texan that doesn't like HS football...
Seems like HS football is extremely overhyped and gets pushed down our throat by Texas media (newspaper, TV, etc)


We have a news station in Houston News 92FM, sometimes they talk about local sports, they say scores or what games are coming up, that's it.
Football season is coming up, and now 92FM has a section that they play around 7:30am and 5:30pm (radio primetime) called "Road to State" in which they do a 3-5 pre-season analysis of a HS football team.
They don't do that for NFL, MLB, MLS.... only for HS football.

Road To State: Dekaney Wildcats Are Determined To Go All The Way[Listen] | News 92 FM
Road To State: Katy Tigers Bring A Winning Attitude To The Football Field | News 92 FM
The Woodlands High School Highlanders Are Ready For Season Of Success | News 92 FM
The Cy Falls Eagles Football Team Plan Strategy For Victory | News 92 FM
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:24 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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As a new Texan that doesn't like HS football...
Seems like HS football is extremely overhyped and gets pushed down our throat by Texas media (newspaper, TV, etc)


We have a news station in Houston News 92FM, sometimes they talk about local sports, they say scores or what games are coming up, that's it.
Football season is coming up, and now 92FM has a section that they play around 7:30am and 5:30pm (radio primetime) called "Road to State" in which they do a 3-5 pre-season analysis of a HS football team.
They don't do that for NFL, MLB, MLS.... only for HS football.

Road To State: Dekaney Wildcats Are Determined To Go All The Way[Listen] | News 92 FM
Road To State: Katy Tigers Bring A Winning Attitude To The Football Field | News 92 FM
The Woodlands High School Highlanders Are Ready For Season Of Success | News 92 FM
The Cy Falls Eagles Football Team Plan Strategy For Victory | News 92 FM
... they do talk about college and pro, as well.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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... they do talk about college and pro, as well.
When,
I gave you a clear specific example from Houston News station 92FM
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:06 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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When,
I gave you a clear specific example from Houston News station 92FM
I know, and they are a station dedicated to local news, so it would make sense mainly to talk about high school teams.

But I'm sure there are times when they talk about other sports related news. They certainly do on their website.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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As a new Texan that doesn't like HS football...
Seems like HS football is extremely overhyped and gets pushed down our throat by Texas media (newspaper, TV, etc)


We have a news station in Houston News 92FM, sometimes they talk about local sports, they say scores or what games are coming up, that's it.
Football season is coming up, and now 92FM has a section that they play around 7:30am and 5:30pm (radio primetime) called "Road to State" in which they do a 3-5 pre-season analysis of a HS football team.
They don't do that for NFL, MLB, MLS.... only for HS football.

Road To State: Dekaney Wildcats Are Determined To Go All The Way[Listen] | News 92 FM
Road To State: Katy Tigers Bring A Winning Attitude To The Football Field | News 92 FM
The Woodlands High School Highlanders Are Ready For Season Of Success | News 92 FM
The Cy Falls Eagles Football Team Plan Strategy For Victory | News 92 FM
Not sure why you are picking a small news source to make a point. They probably cover HS sports because all the big news outlets cover the Texans and the NFL in general. Why should they cover the Texans at high cost when the other sites can do more?

The Houston Chronicle's sports page has just a tiny bit of HS football today - and tonight is the first big night of HS football this fall. They have an "Ultimate Texans" section. Not enough for you?
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas via Worcester County, MA
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It brings a really strong sense of community, and a lot of $$$, especially in the small towns. A lot of that $$$ goes to academics. Plus there's a lot of great young talent to see.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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It brings a really strong sense of community, and a lot of $$$, especially in the small towns. A lot of that $$$ goes to academics. Plus there's a lot of great young talent to see.
Some of those high school players become the NFL players Dopo seems to think don't get enough coverage of in Texas.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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Genesis 1:31~
"And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. Then God said, "When I go home to Texas, there should be a sport to watch." So God created Friday night high school football, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:18 PM
 
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So what else did you expect a Texas Public school to do . . . Teach Something?

Please.
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I know that we're talking Texas here, but lets talk NY for example...Leno's Man on the Street interviews....were those people all educated in Texas? Doubt it. Some of the things that come out of peoples mouths when asked to find locations on a map, asked about certain historical figures, who their congressman/congresswoman is, who was the last president, etc...It just boggles my mind. As for why High School football is so popular, I think it's because those guys are being groomed for professional sports.
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