Sidwell football article in post....what are the parents saying?

Anonymous
Sidwell families don't pay any attention to Gonzaga families. Those of us in the same sports league are well aware of their feelings inadequacy and lack of sportsmanship. Congrats Sidwell on the game, great coverage in the Post today.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:


1. "now one the lower tier". Really? Guess you didn't graduate from SF

2. LOL. Nobody on the SF team was recruited by any legitimate football program in this area.

3. The team is still terrible.


I know for a fact there are kids on the Sidwell team who shunned offers from WCAC schools, including the beloved Gonzaga. You can tell yourself otherwise, but it is the truth.
Anonymous
It could be possible for your son to be recruited by Gonzaga for football. Some of their football coaches or boosters must have some serious time on their hands - they have shown up 3 different times to watch my sons team to play in their RFL games.

Your kidding yourself if you don't think Sidwells Defensive end or QB would not start at Gonzaga in some type of capacity. Both are going to 1-AA programs to play ball.
Anonymous
Can't find one person at SF who gives Gonzaga a second thought....
Anonymous
95% percent of the time I would agree with you. However Gonzaga recruits pretty much anyone who can score a TD or make a 3 pointer.

It's pathetic how often you see Gonzaga scouts in their purple jumpsuits at AAU tournaments and youth football games. No school comes close to their recruiting efforts other than DeMatha.

And Yes I know of two boys at Sidwell who came into Sidwell as freshman who were also considering gonzaga.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Can't find one person at SF who gives Gonzaga a second thought....


Yet you post from your PC at 4 am to talk about Gonzaga.

It's not about Gonzaga at all. Most decent public school teams would easily beat SF.
Anonymous
First of all, "considering Gonzaga" doesn't mean that these SFS players could have started for Gonzaga.
Secondly, being "recruited for college" doesn't mean these kids will contribute at the college level much less make the team.
Every school in the area has a few stud athletes. It's no great badge for SFS boosters to boast about these kids. The overall state of your program is mediocre. Most seem to accept and embrace it, emphasizing that they value academics far over athletics and criticizing other schools which seem more balance. Oddly though, these same people become rabid at the slightest athletic success and start throwing grenades at other more athletically inclined schools. "See! we have athletes too! Kids that could star at your school and aren't idiots!" Strange, strange behavior. And certainly not very Quakerly. Peace out.
Anonymous
High school sports people. Travel 50 miles in any direction and you won't find anyone in town talking about Gonzaga or DeMatha or SF. Locally in all those directions they care about their own local school teams, enjoy those rivalries and are a lot more concerned about their problems of the day than Gonzaga's new guy(s) on the football team. You guys are an easy mark, barking it out at the TV when you see a Gonzaga football player playing QB in college. Well, great for that kid and that family. Seems more exciting than the fried cheese at TGI Friday's. At least he had the common sense to pick a college as far as possible away from the rest of you Zaga lunatics.

Congrats to the SF boys. High school sports should be fun and rewarding for what they earned, and good for them.
Anonymous
The majority of Sidwell parents want the football team to do well but don't care deeply about its won-loss record. That's not what is powering students to college. We are glad for the team's success but it's not a core value for the school. Sportmanship, character and scholarship, not in that particular order are what matter. Sidwell has stellar athletic facilities and strong teams for its league. But the vast majority of the school is focused on the classroom.
Anonymous
Anything, I guess, to deflect attention from the elderly and sick that you are kicking to the curb.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Anything, I guess, to deflect attention from the elderly and sick that you are kicking to the curb.


At first I thought these emails were written by people who didn't understand that it was Washington Home that decided to sell. Then I believed it was just folk who enjoy bashing Sidwell Friends for whatever reason. Now I think the posts are from someone aligned with development interests who's pissed that it didn't get this prime piece of property for development and would love to see the transaction reopened. Because don't kid yourself: If a developer bought Washington Home, there would be no extended period in the contract to wind down operations and place patients like there is with the Sidwell purchase.
Anonymous
How is this a 5+ year thread?!
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Now I think the posts are from someone aligned with development interests who's pissed that it didn't get this prime piece of property for development and would love to see the transaction reopened.



What's it like wearing a tinfoil hat?
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Now I think the posts are from someone aligned with development interests who's pissed that it didn't get this prime piece of property for development and would love to see the transaction reopened.



What's it like wearing a tinfoil hat?


Ask those who keep yammering on about Sidwell somehow pushing poor grannies to the curb.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:The majority of Sidwell parents want the football team to do well but don't care deeply about its won-loss record. That's not what is powering students to college. We are glad for the team's success but it's not a core value for the school. Sportmanship, character and scholarship, not in that particular order are what matter. Sidwell has stellar athletic facilities and strong teams for its league. But the vast majority of the school is focused on the classroom.











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