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Girmindl's Ghost

A diary of Shaker High School's 2005-2006 basketball season, a retelling of Shaker's fabled 1979-1980 season, and general commentary on high school hoops, updated daily...


"I like sitting in the back row. I found that sitting against the wall is just easier on your back." -Dean Smith, on the comfort of the H-gym bleachers

A few Sunday notes...

A few Sunday notes: Nothing major to post today. But a few things that warrant mentioning:

1) Averill Park lost to Ballston Spa Friday night: The score was 48-39, here's the boxscore. That's two losses in a row for AP (and almost three since they barely escaped at Shen two weekends ago). Very significant, since it drops AP to 10-2 in the Suburban and thus leaves Shaker as the only 1 loss team. That means we can win the Suburban overall title outright without help next week if we get a pair of wins. Hello, #1 seed in the Suburban tourney!

2) New rankings outs: The New York State Sportswriters latest state poll is out. Still no sign of Shaker. Schenectady moves up one more spot to #14. Hey, at least the Bison are finally climbing the local rankings. And that, of course, brings us to my favorite punching bag...

3) Times Union Big 10 bias: I've pretty much been on a season-long lifelong crusade to end the Times Union's bias against the Suburban and in favor of the Big 10. This year I've ranted about their rankings and ripped their "great players" story. Sometimes I've hit the nail on the head and sometimes I've been too harsh. That's how it goes on a blog.

Here's my latest critique: check out the Times Union high school hoops stories page. In the last 10 days, there have been four articles about the boys Big 10, including two front pages stories and many, many player quotes. This doesn't even count the "great players" story mentioned above. Or the front-page story that sure to come tomorrow, given that CBA and Schenectady are playing right now. So that's six stories. In the same time span, there's been one article about the Suburban, a short bare-bones recap of an Averill Park game. I don't think they've written anything substantial about Shaker in a month.

Now, I'm perfectly aware that the Big 10 has more top teams this year, but let's remember the Suburban exists, ok fellas? [Maybe they figure the Suburban is getting plenty of coverage on private blogs? -ed. That's not an excuse. But there's a link to said blog sitting right under the links to the stories you are talking about! -ed. So what. 99.9% of TU readers only look at the print edition. What do you want, a column in the Times Union? -ed. I'm not saying I wouldn't take it... ]
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