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RE: Stadium Question(Don't shoot me)
(12-14-2012 11:56 AM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  
(12-14-2012 11:39 AM)uabrsc3 Wrote:  
(12-14-2012 10:01 AM)Matrix Wrote:  
(12-13-2012 01:23 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  
(12-13-2012 11:51 AM)Matrix Wrote:  I agree, has nothing to do with color (for those of you who never met me, I'm black), opportunity perhaps. I've been threatened twice, once by someone that tried to shake me down for money to "watch" my car while parked on a public street, the second time, on the way to my car from a UAB game by someone just looking to start up some trouble, & I'll never forget the time someone brought a gun into that place and opened fire during a high school game, it was sheer terror on display that night, yet some people found it funny in the aftermath of the panic and chaos that ensued.


The first occurrence was when things were really as bad as advertised over there, and I had a weapon on me to defend myself if need be, the second time, nothing, but a police officer happened to be standing not very far from where we were at the time, so nothing went down.

And none of this has deterred me from coming to see the Blazers play, & although it's with a bit of a chip on my shoulder, for as long as they have to endure that miserable place, then so shall I. But, not very quietly, I might add.

As I recall, that shooting did not take place IN Legion Field but on Graymont Ave. nearby. I recall that it was a Loveman Village resident with a "turf war" mentality toward some folks at the game. Did he actually hit anyone?

The incident I'm referring to was during a game between Phillips High & Parker High. IIRC, it was Parker's Homecoming game, and it was on either a Thursday or Friday night. The shots rang out from behind the south end zone, in the confines of the stadium. I pretty much remember where I was seated and the action I took when the shots went off. I got as low as I possibly could in the bleachers. I can't recall if he struck someone with his shots, I'm thinking yes, that at least one person was wounded in the shooting. Wish I could recall the exact year, it was a long time ago. I'm thinking the game was in the 2nd half and of course, had to be cancelled, called off or rescheduled with no one allowed in the stands.

My beloved alma mater West End (RIV -rest in Victory) was involved in a game where shots were fired in the stadium so I don't think it was Phillips involved in the incident described but there may have been another one. I remember fillm of the team hitting the dirt and rolling...Sad that the one thing they looked well coahed on that year was avoiding gun fire. Games now have a TSA sort of feel to enter. One thing encouraging is the crowds to see the sublimely wonderful Wenonah Dragons basketball team this year. I believe Wenonah could compete in the SWAC.

According to my increasingly faulty memory, that "drop and roll" game was at Lawson Field, not at LF. It was one of the few times a WEHS football game made it on all local channel sports shows.
You may be right...can't find anything at al.com.
12-14-2012 06:08 PM
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RE: Stadium Question(Don't shoot me)
(12-14-2012 01:36 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  
(12-14-2012 11:39 AM)uabrsc3 Wrote:  My beloved alma mater West End (RIV -rest in Victory) was involved in a game where shots were fired in the stadium so I don't think it was Phillips involved in the incident described but there may have been another one. I remember fillm of the team hitting the dirt and rolling...Sad that the one thing they looked well coahed on that year was avoiding gun fire. Games now have a TSA sort of feel to enter. One thing encouraging is the crowds to see the sublimely wonderful Wenonah Dragons basketball team this year. I believe Wenonah could compete in the SWAC.

Do you also believe Alabama could compete in the NFL? I don't ever get this line of thought. At any lower level you have a certain % of players that can play at the next level. At the next level, 100% can play at that level.
No I don't think Bama could play in the NFL...because the NFL requires salary caps which Bama couldn't live with and they are a 90 member team. College team even as good as Bama only has 12-18 pro players few of whom would start as rookies and an NFL team has even in Jags case around 40 real pros who spend all their time at getting better.
The difference is many SWAC teAms do not have 5 real D-1 players whereas Wenonah does...and they have played together as group more than Most Swac teams. But I will amend and say they would win the SIAC...I went to their tourney a couple of times and it was not the quality of the state high school tournament larger classes.
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12-14-2012 06:14 PM
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(12-14-2012 11:39 AM)uabrsc3 Wrote:  I believe Wenonah could compete in the SWAC.

They're not even 6a.
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(12-14-2012 11:56 AM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  According to my increasingly faulty memory, that "drop and roll" game was at Lawson Field, not at LF. It was one of the few times a WEHS football game made it on all local channel sports shows.

I believe it. There have been more than one at Lawson Field. Vestavia used to go play City school there, and I've never seen so many police in one place.
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(12-15-2012 01:29 AM)thebernreuter Wrote:  
(12-14-2012 11:39 AM)uabrsc3 Wrote:  I believe Wenonah could compete in the SWAC.

They're not even 6a.

Most of us who follow basketball have consistently graded 5a above 6a
5a contains more "inner city" schools and best of 5a generally beat best of 6a
Also note for purpose of argument that SIAC a DII league is an easier slam dunk for wenonah. Anyone who saw that team from Houston at the Samford tourney three years ago and who has seen the SWAC or SIAC tourneys and doesn't recognize that an elite high school team can beat someone from these week conferences is just not paying attention. Heck coach Lane (former Blazer) certainly has better recruiting than a lot of college teams.
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Oh ha I was thinking football.
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