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I believe I was referring to a letter to the editor, not an interview from a story in the news.

Nice try though.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Sun, Oct 19, 2014, at 7:53 PM

Wait, what was never said?


Thursday, October 17, 2013

"Tiger head football coach Aaron Rodney was disappointed in his team's effort -- or lack of effort.

"What can you say? They're bigger, they're faster, they're stronger. A lot of our guys think they're too good to get in the weight room in the summer, and that's what happens. I preached it to them all year long, that's what happens.

"We have a lot of kids that quit. We had one kid that was supposed to be a captain -- he undressed himself and he quit.

"We're not going to quit here. What we're going to do is find 11 guys here who'll give the effort, and I don't care if it's freshmen. We'll pull freshmen out of the stands. We'll play freshmen if we have to -- JV kids -- we'll play sophomores -- but we're going to get 11 guys who play hard, because the 11 guys that we have out there, don't.

"A very, very big disappointment. This football team the last two weeks has underachieved and I'm extremely disappointed with them -- there's no excuse for that -- no excuse for that lackluster effort. We have a lot of guys on this team who have quit, and that's the bottom line," he said."


-- Posted by Wishinonehand on Sun, Oct 19, 2014, at 11:41 AM

Tiger Pride,

I recall a letter to the editor in last years news paper. Do you?

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Fri, Oct 17, 2014, at 10:32 AM

Being directly affiliated with the Mountain Home football program, I feel the need to clear some misconceptions some of you seem to be having due to the nature of your comments.

The program's coaches have never, EVER put the players down or told them that they're "worthless", or that they suck. Not Rodney, not Tyrone, nobody. Almost every word they've spoken has been encouraging if anything. Also, I can assure you there is no malicious reason behind our coaches doing what they do. They love this program, they care about this program, and they definitely care about the players. If anybody is putting the kids down or trying to demean them, it would be you.

All in all, if you care about this program, if you really care to change how they do things, then I would suggest you take your opinions to the athletic director or actually try to make a difference with your actions. Otherwise, you would just be slandering hard working coaches and players.

-- Posted by TigerPrideDominate on Thu, Oct 16, 2014, at 10:54 PM

On the topic of higher prices and price gouging...

I have mentioned it before, because it seems to hold true. It seems that many merchants have the mindset that Mountain Home is so far away from everyone else, that we are held captive and will accept whatever prices they offer. Whenever it is mentioned, merchants remind us to factor in the price of gas to buy in Boise (which just reinforces my point of assuming we are held captive). But the truth is, factoring in the price of gas isn't realistic. The truth is, the vast majority of us are already in Boise on a weekly basis anyway, it isn't like we made a special trip to go to Wal-Mart in Boise. So there isn't an incremental cost to factor in, we simply make another stop since we were in Boise already. I haven't looked at Cost of Living indexes, but everyone seems to be convinced that living in Mountain Home is much cheaper than larger cities. I don't see it, gas in cheaper in Boise, groceries are cheaper in Boise, property taxes are lower in Boise, wages are higher in Boise, movies are the same price in Boise but you get state of the art theaters, etc. Yeah, you may be able to buy slightly more home for the money here, but not a huge difference. Merchants charge more in Mountain Home, and consumers vote with their dollars by shopping elsewhere. And then merchants increase prices even more because they still have overhead to cover, so the small group of your regulars are now paying even more while the rest of us are still shopping elsewhere. Drop your prices by 10% (or whatever) and you just might increase your sales by 25% (or whatever).

-- Posted by My-2-cents on Thu, Oct 16, 2014, at 6:36 PM

First, there has been a state championship won recently. There use to be great programs in the MHHS sport programs. Do your research. Football, basketball, baseball, wrestling and track. I remember district championships 3 years in a row when playing schools like Borah, Boise, Capital and so on. Floyd took a team 2 years in a row to state, they didn't win but they showed. I feel the rignt choices have been made concerning the varsity coach. There had been so much controversy since Rodney took over as coach. I know for a fact a coach from out 8f state applied for the position and was turned down. He went to a city in Utah and has won a state title. Therefore maybe it starts with the athletic director and his homework in hiring the rignt people for ojr kids. Kids loved to play sports for MHHS, but if you are ridiculed why would you want to play? WreWrestling, Baseball and looks like our Basketball program may do well. Please get your facts before you speak about what you "think" you might know.....my first and last post about the situation

-- Posted by BlackMagic on Thu, Oct 16, 2014, at 6:22 PM


There is no story about the coaching changes on the varsity football team or the school districts lack for leadership regarding high school sports in Mountain Home. Could the news possibly write one?

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Thu, Oct 16, 2014, at 3:31 PM

Its called price gouging, the same reason it took 20 years to pave simco road. When it was dirt, everyone from the base had to go thru town, making the trip 20 miles longer, which would keep them in town to shop at extreemly high prices. Thats one reason Walmart and K mart were a good idea, they put most of the price gougers out of buisness. You will hear that its something to do with the cost of bringing it here, but it makes no sense as it has to travel even further to Boise.

-- Posted by Moral majority on Thu, Oct 16, 2014, at 12:24 PM

Have you all noticed in the news that they keep talking about gas prices dropping, but they never do in Mtn Home. The prices in Boise are as low as $3.15 right at the Broadway exit. Mountain Home is almost $.40 a gallon more at our "cheap" stations, more at the more expensive stations. Can anyone explain this?

-- Posted by MHHomer on Thu, Oct 16, 2014, at 11:59 AM

You are right Mr.

They both need a clean sweep!!!

-- Posted by lifetimemthomey on Thu, Oct 16, 2014, at 10:46 AM

"If we want to get mad and make a statement we need to get rid of those in charge. Those in the white house of MHSD."

That's not the only White house that needs to be cleared out.

-- Posted by Mr.427539 on Thu, Oct 16, 2014, at 10:15 AM

If the good ol' boys in the white house cared, we would have good coaches. If we had good coaches we would have good, dedicated athletes.

The problem is with the board and the administrators. Poo rolls down hill.

How many times do you see any of them at an athletic event? Why don't they take the time to recruit a good coach? Or maybe a good teacher that can coach? They simply aren't capable and they don't even know they are not capable.

You can't pout when your losing and leave the game at half-time. You can't get ejected from the game when you go off on the refs and be allowed to come back and coach. You can't tell the kids they are worthless and no good. The football program should throw in the towel and buy books, academics in this district aren't the greatest either.

If we want to get mad and make a statement we need to get rid of those in charge. Those in the white house of MHSD.

-- Posted by lifetimemthomey on Thu, Oct 16, 2014, at 8:52 AM
Response by Brian Orban:
While we appreciate your comments, we suggest that you take further comments regarding the high school football team to this week's story in the sports link.

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