Just so everyone knows I deleted a post by PRFISHER. Until now I felt this post had done a good job of not getting personal with attacks and that posters were able to have a civil discussion on opposing views.
PRFISHER took an unnecessary shot at my uncle, Paul Weinzierl who is the high school principal in Long Prairie and a region committee member. This was done by a poster that doesn't have the guts to post it using his real name so I will.
PRFISHER is Brian Hovland, the head girls basketball coach at Underwood. I know this breaks my self imposed rule of not calling out specific people on the board. This is the email address used to register PRFISHER: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a problem with someone have the courage and class to take it up with them directly. To say the QRF was used in a specific section because of my uncle shows you have neither.
If you don't like what I wrote, that's too bad.
I did not read Coach Hovlands' post that was deleted. Personal attacks should not be included on this site that coaches, parents AND kids come to get information about Minnesota sports.
However, if your uncle is in a position to help decide when and if the QRF is used in a section or area I would feel like that was a conflict of interest on his part. I don't know if he has any say in that, but I would hope he would understand that it is not appropriate for him to be involved in decisions that would directly impact a relative. I'm saying this as a neutral party in this instance concerning that section. I don't know if he is in a position to help dictate that or not, I'm just saying "if" he is then it would be an issue.
Much of the frustration from all of this is that many coaches feel like their voices are not being heard. In the case coach Hovland brought up he mentioned that the coaches in his area were NOT in favor of the procedure and it was being forced on them by people not involved in the process. That is wrong.
I know of sections were one sub-section seeds one way and the other half seeds another way. That isn't right, especially when those teams cross over and play each other prior to the finals. Everybody in the section should be seeded using the same procedure.
I have long believed that since teams are playing to go to the MSHSL sponsored state tournament, that the MSHSL should have a uniform way for teams to seed. Whether it's coaches voting, a points system or now the QRF...it should all be done the same.
Coaches...I'm sure it would still be in your hands if so many of you hadn't screwed another team over at some point in your own section trying to avoid a particular team. It happens all of the time and that's why many coaches are turned off to coaches voting.