Don't say "Florida" and "Great Teams" in the same sentance anymore... You guys have great athletes.. The best anywhere probably... But playing two seasons a year in extremely favorable weather is the reason for that.. Not because your bred any different down there.. considering 80 percent of your states population is imported from around my neck of the woods.
Come play in a blizzard, below freezing weather.. let's see how "great" you guys are then..
FWIW- against PCC, It's always easy to be disciplined when your up 21 early on.
That Lakeland/X game was 3 years ago. Nobody on this years team was on the field then.. Every year you field a different team.. this year you guys were full of light in the pants miscreants who respect nobody. And that's precisely why your guys were leaving the field on stretchers and getting hit in the face like you've never been hit before by a team that got demolished by 24 a week prior.. That thug attitude can stay @ home.
Lakeland is the equivalent to the U(as in "U"sed to be good).. A bunch of thugs that slam their helmets when things aren't going there way and get stupid penalties because their so used to everybody telling them how great they are.. That "Go Long, im gonna throw it as far as I can" attitude would've gotten Lakeland THROTTLED by a great team.
I would've taken SEVERAL teams in NJ to demolish them this year.. Including an off the mark Wayne Hills team. Castle has no control over his players when things aren't going in their favor.. I'd be absolutely embarrassed to be a fan of a team of with that mindset.. a bunch of freakin primadonna pansies.. Give me a freakin break.
Why Florida has the talent they have is irrelevant to the discussion. All that matters is they do have loads of talent and that's one heck of a great start towards having great teams. And why would the prospect of crummy weather ruining a playing surface etc prove one team is really good?
Guys leaving the field in stretchers? LMAO. ONE player left on a stretcher, after a great hit from a guy the player didn't see coming.
DLS got beat 30-6 TWO weeks prior, in a game where they traveled 3,000 miles to play in front of DB's fans. After the embarrasing defeat, the excellent DLS coaching staff spent those two weeks working the heck out of their kids. A much more determined and desperate DLS team took the field to play Lakeland. And the circumstances were reversed: DLS' opponent was the the one that had to travel 3,000 miles and play in front of DLS' fans. The result? A win for Lakeland nearly identical in nature to the win DB had over DLS when they faced the same travel circumstances Lakeland did.
Following the bolded parts of your quote above, on one hand you mention how each year is a different team, then on another hand you refer to Lakeland in the present tense like they're the same every year.
"Used" to be good? I guess a 13-1 season where you beat the California state champs (Open Division) in a road game on ESPN doesn't constitute being "good". LOL It's obvious you're taking your (very biased) observations from one Lakeland game and have looped Lakeland in with any other team you ever watched that appeared to be a fast team. It's laughable that you make such sweeping conclusions and generalizations off of one biased viewing of one game.
Edited by whoat222004, 01 February 2010 - 10:09 AM.