Friday, September 13, 2013

Penncrest Beat Conestoga 14-0!

Thought there was a lighting game delay called mid way through the 3rd quarter, it wasn't enough to stop Penncrest Lions Football from beating Conestoga.  The Lions are now 3-0!

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  1. The Lions are 3-0 for the first time since 2005. This season is far exceeding expectations with the victories over Haverford and Stoga. Next week the lions travel to lower Merion in hopes of staying unbeaten. It would be great to see the community get behind Penncrest and suppor the team and marching band.

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    1. Support football..........always. Marching band...........not really part of a sporting event.

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    2. Clearly written by someone who never leaves his computer to actually see a high school or college event in person. The atmosphere and support for their team provided by band and cheer members is a big part of any football or basketball game. The Penncrest Band is there in all weather, no matter how late to support their classmates.

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    3. Hard to believe someone could be so insensitive, politically incorrect and out of touch with reality. Just when I was starting to give some credibility to MM. wow

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    4. Please. If I had a dollar for every band parent who left the football stadium the second the halftime show was over, I'd be a millionaire. The embarrassing level of band only focus by band parents at West Chester University games is a major case in point.

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    5. @ Anon 4:10: It would be insensitive, politically incorrect, and out of touch if I was railing against the existence of music programs for school students. I actually enjoy seeing student orchestra, concert band, jazz band, and choir groups and am happy to purchase tickets to support those ventures. I like a divided TV dinner approach to music and sporting events, you prefer more of a casserole approach.

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    6. Michael Jordan, MediaSeptember 18, 2013 at 8:52 AM

      I'd like to meet MediaMike. He seems like an interesting guy. But what the hell is an alter ego.

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  2. MediaMike, reveal your real name if you want to take cheap shots at the Penncrest Band. I played all four year Penncrest Football, and the band was just as important and appreciated as everyone else who went to school there. You may be embarrassed, but we're not!

    I live at 128 E 6th Street, Media PA. I look forward to meeting you.

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    1. Interesting proposition, but I don't see what my views on the role of a band at a sporting event has to do anybody's name or address? As a candidate for office in town I'm happy that address is out there, but I don't see how that pertains to the subject at hand.

      The cheap shot wasn't at the Penncrest band at all. My first comment was that I don't believe that bands are an important part of football or sporting events. I didn't single out Penncrest's band at all.

      My second comment was that I've witnessed multiple examples at West Chester University football games of band parents bailing on the Golden Rams at halftime. Again, not a shot a the Penncrest band.

      I'm happy to hear that you're experiences as a football player at Penncrest were supplemented by the band's involvement. In any sports I played in high school (and in fairness to the discussion, I didn't attend Penncrest) I didn't feel the addition of a marching band was in anyway necessary to the competition itself.

      I'm curious why my disagreement with the views of others on the role of a marching band at a sporting event is suddenly provoking you to put forth a personal challenge. Something else on your mind or are you really just that offended by my point of view? In either case, I'll keep commenting as the private citizen I am. If that winds up not being good enough for this blog, so be it.

      In either case I still don't see any value in any marching band performing at football game, but best of luck to the Penncrest band in any competitions in the future.

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    2. Michael Jordan, MediaSeptember 15, 2013 at 7:56 AM

      MediaMike, I agree with you sometimes. Other times, not. Tedman is passionate about everything Penncrest, as am I. (My son and daughter went there.) Keep blogging on Tedman's site. He is not going to censor you. I DON'T want to know your real name.

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    3. @ Mr. Jordan: I'll chalk the whole think up to Tedman taking my comments personally about Penncrest rather than my general views on football games and bands.

      I would 100% agree that the 99% non-censorship on here is most welcome and to be commended.

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    4. MediaMike is Michael Jordan's alter ego.

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  3. High school football games wouldn't be the same without the bands. It's about the kids not the parents! I love it all!

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    1. And this is your right to view it that way. In HS, college, and as an adult I happen to prefer football be about football and music be about music. If other schools have a more positive supplement to football from a marching band than I saw in my schooling, good for them.

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  4. Any comments about the cheerleaders, MediaMike?

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  5. Played football eight years...never donned football gear after my senior year.Think I should have been in the band..at least I could still play the instrument...and still been in a band....music skill for life...sadly athletics is not a life long adventure..often ending in HS....and in too many cases after middle school. Matt Heavens PHS 76
    GO LIONS FOOTBALL THANK YOU MARCHING BAND
    you often make me cry at the Veterans day parade. ..thanks for your service to our community over the years.

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  6. Penncrest Marching Band has some of the finest musicians in the area ... my son played the quads in the band and he enjoyed every game and event they played .

    The band has a lot of comments through out the school year and they meet all the challenges .

    We are very lucking to have this dedication from our young people in this community .

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  7. Sorry about the misspelling above .. I meant to say the band has a lot of commitments through out the year .

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  8. MediaMike probably takes in the -----. He talks a good game but probably follows his masters line. The Media dems own him.

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    1. Good job moderating your blog, Tedman. Always keepin' it classy.

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    2. "_____" is five letters. Hmmmm....I'm gonna go with "pizza".

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  9. Honestly people, can't the focus be on the success of the team and how terrific it is that the entire school is pulling together instead of some douche who has nothing to do all day but comment on every thread.
    Penncrest Football is undefeated, the entire school from the band, basketball/lax/field hockey teams are all at games cheering and rooting for the team, that is what is important not MM's opinion on anything. Make the team the focus of this thread not someone who did not attend the school or has no connection to anything about history of Media. There are about 10 kids from media Borough playing significant roles on the team. http://delcofootball.com/2013/09/15/view-from-the-sidelines-improved-defense-has-penncrest-on-right-track/

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  10. This is about kids and the coaches who have worked to turn around the program-Media Mike is an idiot. The hours they players have put in, the time commitment the coaches and players have made all year-weight training, conditioning sessions, film, the list goes on. I am proud to say my son is on the team and my older boys are jealous of how hard the coaches are working to make Penncrest a winning program. And the band is awesome! Good luck to the players, the coaches, the band, the student section-that is what makes high school football so special.

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  11. Honestly Media Mike is not worth the attention he is receiving on here - he's just in it for the shock value.

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  12. Try posting your comments on Kent Davidson's blog, MediaMike. The most censored blog on the Web. Thank God for Tedman.

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  13. What's the matter MediaMike can't respond to all the positive remarks about the Penncrest Band, well that's great actually! You wrote that you played football and didn't feel the addition of a marching band was in anyway necessary to the competition itself. Well that's just you. Fans who attend get into the game and they enjoy the participation from the marching band.

    The band works hard in the summer getting a program together to support the football team. Band teaches kids confidence, commitment, responsibility and spirit for their school. Many schools have cut music programs. Playing in a high school band can carry on to college and the future if they want.

    You said you were not taking a cheap shot at Penncrest but you are taking a cheap shot at all schools that have bands and that is just wrong. You had your time in high school don't judge the kids of today.

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    1. @ Anon 10:20 AM: I am a full supporter of music programs and very much enjoy all types of music performance. I 100% agree with you on all of the positive impacts on the lives of young people that come from playing instrumental music. I encourage every school to have a strong music program to continue to allow musicians to flourish and develop. My only point it that I personally don't see marching bands as part of football. The fact that Penncrest (and many other schools) has an amazingly supportive environment for sports by musicians is also a great thing. Just because that element isn't my cup of tea doesn't mean that it cannot be your's or anybody else's.


      And just to revisit the genesis of my comment, I repeatedly saw generally unsupportive actions by band parents at West Chester University football games. I think it is wonderful that the environment at Penncrest is better than what personally soured me on marching bands at football games.


      To be VERY clear:
      - I hope Penncrest continues to run off wins in their football season
      - I fully support all schools in their efforts to provide opportunities for musicians of all types to participate
      - I just don't personally have a history of beneficial relationships between marching bands and football games


      - I'm not Michael Jordan's alter ego

      Have a wonderful end of your week, enjoyable weekend, and further pleasurable experiences worrying about what I think.

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  14. The 3-0 Penncrest Lions play at Lower Merion Friday night at 7pm. Come out and support your undefeated HS football team as they continue their unexpected run at the Central League title. It would be great to have a large croud travel to away games in support of the team and band.

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