Re: Football Mediocrity
Posted by Me on 11/12/2019, 1:46 pm, in reply to "Re: Football Mediocrity "
There's little discussion about that because it doesn't happen. There's flat out not rating inflation at UIL marching contest. If you think there is, you're obviously not a judge. |
Also, equating S&E contest state ratings to region ratings isn't comparing apples to apples. How many kids work in the on their solo during the 3 months after Regional S&E the same way they do in the month beforehand? After Region S&E, there's C&SR UIL, STAAR, AP exams, OAP, and popular spring sports like softball, baseball, track, tennis, and soccer. In January, there's sometimes an MLK parade in some areas, Area auditions (which affect many fewer kids than go to S&E contest), and ... basketball? Wrestling? Sometimes powerlifting? Non-district soccer, maybe. It's a much different animal in time commitment.
Plus, consider - there have been consistent long-standing complaints about the lack of "standards" in scoring at all S&E contests altogether. There still isn't even an official rubric like there is for C&SR or Marching.
In short - you don't know as much as you think you do here, and you need to do some research.
While I agree that it seems insane that teams with bad won/loss records go into the playoffs, I understand with now two divisions for each classification, they have to balance the playoff schedule on the road to the championship game. In the case of four team districts, in order to complete a ten game district level schedule, these teams are having to compete with higher classification schools. I dare say that the coaches of these teams are not looking forward to the "Butt Whippin" they are about to receive. I find it interesting that there is little discussion about the excessive number of 1st division ratings given at region marching contests, or even worse the 1st division ratings given at region S/E contest only to go to state and receive IIIs and IVs. The standards in our field are not what they once were either. After all, I guess it's for the kids and I can live with that.