11th Marine Cannon Cockers: Welcome

Friday, August 8
11th Marines Football "Show NO Mercy"

Posted for the end of the 2005 Season...

THIS YEAR IT WAS PERSONAL......

H&S MCB wins another title!!! I can see the headline, the same one that has ran for the last four-years as these guys have won championships. Did they earn it this time against a worthy opponent, no I don't think so. It is amazing to me how much that team is played up to be unstoppable whether it be in the paper or by word of mouth. Every game that Base won was always a front page story but when base lost to 11th Marines all of a sudden that is a 2nd page article with only references to Base and kind of short. Why is it that in the paper after the play-off game against SOI Base has front page coverage with two picture of their guys scoring TD's and then for our shot story, out of all the pictures you took you put one of our QB being sacked? Biased? Maybe. Then at the bottom of the second page you talk about how many points Base has scored and how many we have scored. If they can score so many points why is it that against us they could only muster 9.

Why is that all of our games this year went unnoticed except for the one that we lost to ESB in which the whole story was playing us down. Does everyone forget who we are? Now we were disqualified from playing Base in the title game that we were picked to lose anyway on a rule that most don't even know, which is also a problem. I don't even think that the officials know the rules because every game is different, they don't bother to talk with the coaches after a penalty or least not to me. It is so impossible for these guys to call a good game when we are on the field, every game I have ever coached for this team we always have to have at least a touchdown or two called back amongst other things. If its not one thing its another. Am I bitter? You damn right I am, my first year in the title game and through out the season I figured ok maybe it was just bad luck, the second year in the title game I started to wonder if we were being treated fairly and after this year and last year there is just no way that its all bad luck. That doesn't happen like that four years in a row so you tell me, what would you be thinking if you were me?

We put up with watching MAG-39/ MCB stack their teams to play us, taking players from other teams and getting away with it, how many times have we bit our tongues while other teams broke rules with players all because we just wanted to play.


Congrats to Base and good luck in the Best of the West.


Jake Puda
"Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you."