Entries for November 2010

Mao and Me

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
In anticipation of visiting our son and his wife who both teach in China, my wife and I have been “studying” the country.
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Member Opinions

Friday, November 26, 2010
During each October for more than 20 years, we’ve invited attendees at MHSAA Update Meetings across Michigan to register their opinions on proposed changes in MHSAA programs, policies and procedures.
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Legislating Parity?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Apparently it was Rufus Miles, an aide to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson, who first said:  “Where you stand depends on where you sit.”
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Local Control

Friday, November 19, 2010
This is not the Big Ten, NBA, NFL, NHL or Major League Baseball, where a small number of contests, participants and officials can be thoroughly scrutinized from a central office every week.
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Tobacco Troubles

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
No sooner did smoking tobacco products become illegal indoors in most settings in this state than the irrepressible tobacco industry found another way to keep us hooked.
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No Decision

Friday, November 12, 2010
It happens two or three times each school year.  A rule is violated and a forfeit occurs, causing a school to be removed from an MHSAA tournament. 
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Drink Your Milk

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Perhaps you’ve noticed that the MHSAA has an official beverage.  It’s Country Fresh chocolate milk.  This comes at a time when sport and energy drinks are under close scrutiny and growing criticism.
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Football Seeding

Friday, November 5, 2010
I was listening to a radio sports talk show while driving to a speaking engagement last week.  Several callers wondered why the high school football playoffs are not seeded . . .
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Perspective

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Each summer I put together a list of all the problems we’re addressing and all the projects we know we’ll be working on through the MHSAA during the year ahead.
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