High School Football Week #1

By Jack Healey

Week one in high school football is in the books and there were a few surprises as I went 9-6.
I was somewhat surprised that Rice defeated Mt. Mansfield and Otter Valley beat Milton. I’m not shocked that Hartford defeated St. Johnsbury, but it appears that those two teams are as evenly matched this year as they have been the last couple of years.
Rutland was impressive in a 35-0 victory over Brattleboro, but you get the feeling that Brattleboro is down again this year.
MSJ feels that it will be able to play some 11 man games this year starting this week against Missisquoi. Missisquoi is a struggling program as well.
I got messages from other parts of the country watching Rutland vs. Brattleboro on NSN and I saw on twitter that fans were watching the Hartford vs. St. Johnsbury game in Iowa. That is what NSN is all about!
It astounds me that NSN doesn’t get more love from potential advertisers.
Some would say….why advertise ,I’m not going to get any business from somebody watching in Iowa? That of course is not the point. It’s supporting something that is extremely popular and serves the public better. On top of that local people are watching as well. It’s advertising dollars well spent. Come on folks jump on board! NSN can’t video cast the games for free and it’s expensive to put the games on so that’s why we need advertising. We really appreciate those who are advertising.They get what it’s all about!
Kudos to the CVU sports boosters who foot the whole bill to get the CVU games on NSN.
It looks like Brian Johnson has hit a wall.
You never know in baseball, but I thought the Red Sox would ” light up” James Shields yesterday.
Scott Zolak is much better doing color on TV than he is on radio. I think it’s because he has more time on TV. Obviously the color man is more important on TV than he or she is on radio in any sport.
I watched most of the Notre Dame vs. Michigan game last Saturday night and I realized it might’ve been a match-up of the numbers 12 and 14 teams in the country, but it was definitively a match-up of the top 2 best fight songs in the country. I love Notre Dame, but I have to give the edge to Michigan’s “Hail To The Victors!”