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    Speaking of IMG, there is a big article in today's Wall Street Journal about them: https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-a-h...ory-1509122949

    This is behind a paywall so here are some of the more interesting points:

    Players work out at an $11 million training complex with a high-tech weight room where each repetition is filmed and evaluated by coaches and trainers. Scientists from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute monitor hydration, body composition and other aspects of players’ physical development.
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    In the past several years, IMG Academy has been transformed into a gleaming, 500-acre campus that includes 52 tennis courts, 24 athletic fields, two five-story dormitories and a 5,000-seat football stadium. Coming soon: a 150-room hotel for visiting parents and college coaches.

    Those facilities are signs of a cultural shift in youth sports away from backyards and sandlots. The overall market for youth sports is expected to balloon to $41.2 billion in 2023 from an estimated $19.8 billion this year, according to WinterGreen Research Inc. of Lexington, Mass. Those figures include sports apparel, gear, facilities construction and travel expenses.
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    Day-to-day life for football players can be grueling, with little down time to socialize or relax. They usually wake up at 6 a.m. to be on the field by 7:45 a.m. for a four-hour block of meetings, film sessions and practice.

    After lunch, classes and tutoring sessions run until 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner in the cafeteria. Think kale salads and protein shakes, not sloppy Joes and soda. The evening includes more team meetings and study hall before a 9:45 p.m. curfew. Mandatory lights out is at 10:45 p.m.

    Other aspects of campus life resemble a college team’s routine. Teachers travel with players to games, and an in-house media team helps juniors and seniors plan their college commitment announcements.
    Like I said, it's a wonder any normal high school team gets a win against them, although IMG hasn't lost since 2014...

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    A kid from my town transferred to IMG after his sophomore year and will be playing OLB for UVA next year.
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    And it's Bingham and East in the 6A finals (unless Herriman can stage a furious 24 point comeback in the final 10 minutes of the game).

    Should be a good game. East will play much better than they did in the first game this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatMeanie View Post
    And it's Bingham and East in the 6A finals (unless Herriman can stage a furious 24 point comeback in the final 10 minutes of the game).

    Should be a good game. East will play much better than they did in the first game this year.
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    hope bingham smashes the shit out of east. brandon matich can esad
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    First round of Texas HS football playoffs taking place this weekend. The teams that make it to the finals will be playing just before Christmas, six rounds in all after a 10 game regular season. Friday Night Lights.
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    Jerry Jones' grandson's team wins the 5A D2 state championship... John Stephen Jones had 552 yards passing (646 total yards) and 4 TDs. And they didn't take the lead until in the final minute of the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Jerry Jones' grandson's team wins the 5A D1 state championship... John Stephen Jones had 552 yards passing (646 total yards) and 4 TDs. And they didn't take the lead until in the final minute of the game.
    Is he a senior? Did he sign anywhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Is he a senior? Did he sign anywhere?
    Yeah, he is a senior but he is on the small size. I think Arkansas, SMU, and Texas Tech have offered scholarships.
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    Here is the article in the Dallas Morning News on the Jerry Jones' grandson's game:

    https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/hig...ck-back-titles

    Next up today is PBW's Allen Eagles taking on Lake Travis for the 6A D1 title. That should be a good one as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Here is the article in the Dallas Morning News on the Jerry Jones' grandson's game:

    https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/hig...ck-back-titles

    Next up today is PBW's Allen Eagles taking on Lake Travis for the 6A D1 title. That should be a good one as well.
    Was off the grid on a cruise. Allen defeated Lake Travis in the 6A D1 finals and finished undefeated at 16-0. Allen Eagles have been on a pretty good run winning 4 state titles in the past 6 years and have gone something like 91-3 over that time. This is at the highest division of Texas HS football. Being one of the largest high schools in Texas has its advantages.
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