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1.05.2009

From My Email Bag

"Some good news and bad news out of your hometown. 1st the good news is that 11 BHS football players made the Texas High School Coaches Assoc. All State Academic Football Team. 2nd the bad news is that BHS All State running back, Corbin Green, has reportedly transferred to Paradise as of today. PHS Coach Danny Neighbors has just received his best Christmas present of all time."

100 comments:

Gorilla said...

Guess Mr. Green has no aspirations of playing college football.

Anonymous said...

Where are you getting your information from?

Anonymous said...

I'll bet the scouts can afford to drive the extra 10 miles to find him if they were looking in the first place. Triggerman

Anonymous said...

Anybody know the details to this one....i smell something fishy in the BHS sports program

Anonymous said...

If a kid transfers into a new district the UIL requires that he/she not participate at the varsity level for one year. Every athlete in the state knows this.

If a family MOVES, the kid can play (after a 15 day waiting period), provided the move is not for "athletic purposes."

Anonymous said...

Did his dad move???

Anonymous said...

on the record....janie foreman transfered from paradise to bridgeport, and corbin green goes from bridgeport to paradise.

both for "educational" reasons.

i'm just sayin....

Anonymous said...

well, when the head coach's son is about to be the quarterback, do ya really think there will be a need for a running back anyway?

Anonymous said...

Maybe he wanted to play for a head coach that he could Respect!
Henson does not care about the kids, he proves it year after year.

Anonymous said...

Anon 04:11
You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. I played for Coach Henson and honestly I did not care for him one bit. But as I look back I was just a dumb kid and have actually grown to respect him and his coaching ability. Does that mean that I agree with everything that goes on? No but I do understand he has a hard job and there is no doubt I can't do it successfully.

Also don't believe everything you hear. When he is wearing a panther on your helmet then I will believe.

And oh by the way Henson would have to approve of letting him transfer and participate in athletics and there is no way he signs off on that.

Anonymous said...

4:11...When you put in the number of hours all the coaches on that staff work, you have to care about the kids. Your petty little comment says alot about you. I'm guessing your "little darlin" did not get much playing time.

Bigwillie02 said...

State Your Sources!


Double Fake. Ed W. EspNews

Anonymous said...

ive heard some growing discontent about hensons kid getting all state which was such a joke in itself and pissed off the greens.

Anonymous said...

I say there is something wrong with the system. How can a kid, "Hensons own" get his but kicked on every play then make all-district. Give me a break, Lord Henson needs to move on, he has been here to long.

Anonymous said...

Henson's son got all state. Corbin's brother, who was very deserving of it, did not. And that was enough to upset the family, with reason.

Anonymous said...

This might just be what it takes to bring about "change" at BISD.
"He" needs to go. The boys just had a storybook season, and if you were to ask most of them.....they would say he only cares about himself. They have no respect for him, it is too late to fix this.
Several juniors want to go somewhere else and may!

Anonymous said...

who cares about awards? those are just political awards anyway. if the greens care that much about sports, then they are selfish. you play the game because you want to and love to, not to get awards that are a joke.
people will not remember you because you named to some meaningless team, but thy will remember you for the hardwork put it out on the field.

dumb people suck

Anonymous said...

We don't need no stinking all state running back. Shoot! We had an All State Offensive Lineman this year that my Grandmother could beat to the Quarterback.

I could throw a football over those mountains, we would have won State if the coach had just put me in.

Double Fake Uncle Rico

Anonymous said...

Are we talking acedemic all state? Otherwise, how would a backup make all state?

Anonymous said...

Its going to take the WHOLE team to quit to get Henson out of here. One person wont make much difference, hes replacable, but a whole team sure would say alot. Im just saying......heads up BISD!!

Anonymous said...

(December 18, 2008)--The Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) and State Farm Insurance are proud to announce the
THSCA Academic All-State Football teams for 2008-09. The teams are selected by a point system that awards points for GPA, class rank and SAT or ACT score. The student/athletes are then placed on teams
according to the number of points they have earned.
The Elite team represents the highest point total that can be achieved. Criteria required to be nominated is 1) a senior with an overall GPA of 92 or above, including grades 9-12 and the first six weeks of grade 12; 2) Be a member of the team in good standing at the time of nomination; 3) Be of good moral character. The program is in its 8th year and has steadily grown to over 2,000 applicants.

Anonymous said...

Cameron made 1st team all-state in the coaches poll released today.The AP poll released previously is a bunch of sports writers that don't cover 3a anyway. Coaches do not get a vote in the ap poll. They submit their all district team and the sports writers vote. So how is Cameron not making the app all-state team Henson's fault?

Anonymous said...

In a state the size of Texas, with as many schools and football players as there are, how is it possible that 11 players from one school are chosen for an all-state team?

Anonymous said...

Only about 2500 kids make the team, so that's pretty good.

Anonymous said...

Decatur had 3 players on the all state academic team. Maybe the Eagle's QB will transfer to Paradise too.

Anonymous said...

Barry, is Corbin your nephew?

Anonymous said...

Lets talk elephant play. Was this startegically used to piss off the starting QB so he would give 130%out of the red zone to keep #2 son from taking 4 downs to get in from the one or was this just plain selfishness on the part of the Head coach and all about the stats for # 2 son.

bigwillie02 said...

Does anyone know when the 1st and 2nd all state teams play i would like to watch that.

Just asking.

Anonymous said...

I personally don't think rumors about kids/students need to be discussed on the blog. If you want to listen to rumors and gossip....go back to high school. Leave kids and rumors about kids off the blog. It does nothing but hurt the student and stir up a lot of untrue information.

Anonymous said...

4:17,

you are right about Henson having to sign off on an athlete to transfer, BUT, if he does not, then the student can request 3 faculty members to sign off on that also. which is apperantly what he did.

Anonymous said...

I find it hard to believe that someone can get so bent out of shape that they target kids with there comments. The AP sportswriters vote for all state before the playoffs are even completed, not the coach. Anyone with half a brain knows this.
People, we had a great season, be proud of the effort and success that the Bulls had

Anonymous said...

7:19
No, faculty members have no authority to do this, only administrators do (place on form for signatures of administrators). The suprintendent and principal may sign instead of the AD. ALL athletes who move have to have a previous participation form to compete on varsity.

Transfer students have to have it also. If a transfer student gets the signed form, he/she is still NOT eligible to play on varsity for one year. I'm sure it happens that some transfer students play varsity, but if an opposing school finds out about it and reports it to the UIL, all games played by the ineligible athlete are forefited.

It happened at Pilot Point a few years ago-they had to forefit nearly their entire basketball season because of a transfer student who played varsity.

Anonymous said...

maybe they're moving

Anonymous said...

In no way is Henson at fault for any of the All-State crap...He doesnt vote or nominate players so he could have nothing to do with the QB not getting it and an OL getting it.

I agree with a previous comment, I will believe all of this when I see Mr. Green wearing the Green and Black.

Another thing dealing with the transfer of many of those Juniors mentioned before, where ever they decided to go, lets say its paradise, the other coaches in the district get to vote on whether or not they get to play. How big of an idiot do you have ot be to let a bunch of kids that played on an undefeated team in 3a come down to a 2a team that was in the playoffs with out them?

Personally, if Im the coach that any of these kids are trying to run away to, I dont want them. This isnt the freakin pros! When you get mad at the coach you suck it up and play ball! You dont go crying to your "agent" and demand a "trade"

Anonymous said...

He went to Paradise when I lived there.

Anonymous said...

This is known as the "huggins" syndrome. Some daddy gets puffed up thinking he has a little pull because his son has some talent....the kid moves to paradise and you never hear their name mentioned again. The only loser in the situation is the kid.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Daddy is driving the boat on this one. He is pissed over the All State selections... (not the academic all-state selections).

I am sure the son SOOOOO appreciates his Dad making this big stink. *slaps forehead in disgust*

All I can say is congrats on a fantastic season Cameron. You had a great year. I hope to see you in maroon next year, but also hope that these first few years are just the start of an awesome life.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

And no... the daddy has not done anything other than stir up everyone around town about this.

*sigh*

Anonymous said...

Well it sounds like to me another "coach wouldn't let the kid do what they wanted to therefore, we'll show them!!!!" Seems to be alot of this goin around here in The county ..High schoolers tryin to be like the pros..

Anonymous said...

THATS NOT WHAT HIS MOM SAID LAST NIGHT! HEHEHEHE

Anonymous said...

These are not pros, and not a single name of anyone under 18 should be posted on here. As far as the family involved, maybe they just want what is best for their kid. I for one would never let my son play one down for the Bport head coach. I have personally watched him belittle young men too many times. He is a master at it, you can be awful at your position as long as your Mommy or Daddy has the right last name. The kids that need him the most to make a difference in their lives, well....it's just not his bag.
Let's trade coaches with Paradise and keep the kid. The kid has character and will be an assest to any team.

Anonymous said...

Come to Decatur son, we only saw you from the back, but you would look good in Blue.

Anonymous said...

Question for Wise County Sports Writer Robert Morgan:

Sports Writers Vote on All State Football Honors (non academic)

Who nominates the players to be considered and how many can be nominated?

Inquiring Minds want to know!

Anonymous said...

The coaches nominate the players for the AP to vote on. But if you think Coach Henson didn't nominate Cameron then you need to reconsider. I know for a fact that Henson's process is to nominate the entire all-district roster. From there the AP takes it. Let Rich be pissed and move him. All he is doing is ruining the character of his son and teaching him how not to handle rough situations. By the way I hear the mother is not impressed with the idea.

For all of you Henson haters please take a step back and think before you write something you know nothing about. If Henson doesn't care about the kids then why are the special teams compiled of non-starters every year. The answer is simple. He wants everyone to have opportunity to get on the field even if its just for a couple of plays a game. They work hard and show up to practice too and he rewards that effort. To me that is one example that sums up his character. Does he yell at the kids of course but show me a coach that doesn't and I will kiss your a** on the courthouse square. I sure wouldn't want my income based on the play of high school kids. We all know they are pissheads because most of us were too at that age.

Anonymous said...

9:09 The parents have the right to decide what is best for their son and have his best interest and future at heart. Your spreading rumors about the parents and what the mother thinks while jumping on those who disagree with the coach is silly!

All coaches do not yell at the players and can win state championships. It doesn't go hand and hand. Also, all kid are not the ugly word you called them.

Some people could show up at the courthouse steps but won't!

And any high school coach who is paid what this coach is paid is just crazy!

Sorry, kids go to school to learn something and Paradise will be a good place for this young man!

In the future with a tough economy, schools will have to rethink how important football really is. Not very important compared to being able to make a good living and be productive.

Anonymous said...

If you are correct regarding the nomination process, then how in the heck does the all-district MVP get completely left off any of the all-state teams? And how does an offensive lineman who was a 1st year starter and the 5th best lineman on the team, who just happened to be the head coach's son, show up on any all-state team without a little help from dad??? Just sayin.

Anonymous said...

just because you are a district MVP does not mean you are all-state. there are only 3 or 4 QBs named to the all-state team, and cameron was not better than the 4 chosen at his position.
as for the lineman, it is easier for a lineman to get all state because there are fewer good ones.
go cry somewhere else. if all you care about are awards anyway, then you are shallow

Anonymous said...

Robert,
We are waiting for your answer....

I thought only 6 players could be nominated by a coach and sure enough Bridgeport got 6 kids in???

Morgan said...

8:41

There is no limit on how many we can nominate, but I nominated five offensive players and five defensive players from Bridgeport. Cameron was one of those, and the FW Star Telegram nominated the same 10 players I did, and I know this because we did them at the same time as we shared statistical information.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you 9:09 or should I say Pete?

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:22
If you actually think that most coaches don't yell at the kids then you really are ignorant. I played not to long ago and everyone of the coaches in all sports yelled at some point during the season and most every day.

At no point did I say that the parents didn't have the right to decide what is best for the kid. But if you think moving school districts based on sports is good decision making then that pretty much sums up why kids today have no values or work ethic. They cry and mommy/daddy come running to save the day. It is really embarassing as a society. What happened to the day when the parents sided with the adults no matter what unless something really terrible could be proved beyond a doubt.

I also think that sports and other extra events associated with the school are way under valued in the importance of building quality children to grow up and take part in our community. For example success in athletics builds pride in our schools from the kids. Look at how many kids were in the stands watching the game with painted faces. That spreads into the classroom believe it or not.

Last but not least Paradise is a trailer park away from being Newark. Why anyone would transfer there is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

Is Bridgeport putting a gate up near the baseball field so they can charge for admission to those games?

Now, that friends is a quality program!

You gotta like the idea....more money for the athletic budget!
Woo Hoo!

Anonymous said...

First of all, anyone who has not had the experience of having a son play on Henson's team shouldn't say a word. (Things look different from the inside!) Henson is excellent at surrounding himself with good coaches and that is the only reason he has experienced some success. He is very arrogant and selfish, not liking kids at all. I've witnessed in many different settings. I don't know how he decides who gets to start now that the "Danny Henson" radio show doesn't exist and there is no way to "show your support." Don't tell me it isn't so because my family was contacted 2 years in a row to "support the program." After seeing what it was all about we chose not to, even though we were big supporters of Coach Henson--we just didn't want to buy our son a varsity spot. I would must prefer to play on a team that isn't as successful, but is coached men who love kids. It's not about winning it is about learning what is right. Bridgeport will not do anything about Henson, just like they look the other way about the academic situation. As long as kids go to state in Math and the Bulls win, the people in Bridgeport don't care about the masses of all the other kids. I know! Ask any one of the 90+ kids parents that moved them out of Bridgeport a few years back---they all moved for the same reason!!!!!(without even knowing it)

Anonymous said...

Here's another question for Robert Morgan: How are players selected for all district honors? Do Coaches have to put their names in the pot first to have a shot at the honors?

Anonymous said...

Parents don't side with teachers or coaches no matter what anymore because alot, not all, have very low morals. They will lie about situations, they use ridiculous profanities, etc, etc, etc. When you back a teacher or coach and find out what really happened it makes you gunshy..what happened to the days of teachers and coaches having a moral and ethical code that they followed so that they could be supported???????????

Anonymous said...

9:29....There are 32 districts in
3A and all of them have a district MVP. There is no rhyme or reason to how the AP selects their all-state team but considering there is not an AP sportswriter in the county, how could he influence their vote? Cameron is 1st team All-State in the coaches poll which is a much better poll so I don't understand what all of the fuss is about. It is hard to find a 16,17 or 18 year old who does like their head coach. He is the one that has to push them to do their best, work hard when they don't want to and make tough decisions based on what he thinks is best for the team. He is doing this while jr's parents are whining and tearing down the coach. The only thing we are teaching our kids is how to bitch when things don't go your way and if that doesn't work, we allow them to be quitters. For those of you who doubt the value of extra-curricular activities in school and athletics in particular, send your kids to a school without these activities and see how that works out for you. What you are asking for is to turn BISD into a Dallas or Fort Worth ISD. These extra-curricular activities teach kids the value of discipline and team work. It should also teach them they are not the center of the universe. It is shameful to see one parent stir up so much trouble while making a fool of himself and depriving his son the opportunity to enjoy playing sports. If anyone thinks he can transfer to Paradise and play next year, they are mistaken. I don't think for a second the other coaches in Paradise's district will sign off on this. The rules are on the UIL website if anyone cares to look it up.

Anonymous said...

If a kid moves into the school district has a house in Paradise he must sit out 15 dyas thats it no coaches have to sign off on anything, why would you move from Bridgeport to Paradise for athletic reasons?? I say the Green kid will be wearing the green and black next year

Eddie in Paradise said...

Paradise has some trailers because that is the only way people like the person who called Paradise a trailer park can afford to live there. What's better? A trailer in Paradise or a shack in Bridgeport.

Anonymous said...

anon 11:27 - Tap the brakes saying that the majority of teachers have low morals. Just because teachers and coaches try to hold kids accoutable in the classroom for their actions doesn't mean they don't have morals. I've taught and coached for nearly 10 years and I've had kids and their parents look me dead in the eye and lie. Parents aren't parents anymore. They want to be best friends with their kids. All that leads to is them having to be their kids defense attorneys. I love teaching and coaching, I love being around kids, they are the ones that make it bearable to teach and coach when you get tired of all the beauracracy and BS from administration. Are there kids that are difficult to like and get along with? ABSOLUTELY, they are not all the little angels that parents think they are. How many of the parents on here let their kids hang out with everysingle kid they go to school with? No one, there is always a few kids that you don't want your child spending time with...Does that mean you don't like all kids? You people amaze me.

And you people that want coaches to get paid less, you're idiots. You have no idea what the hell you're saying.

Anonymous said...

Leave it be...No one knows what is going on behind closed doors. It is his and his familys decsion not yours. No one knows what is best for the kid but the parents and anyone that has kids knows this.

Anonymous said...

11:59....You're wrong about coaches signing off. I told you where to find the rules but apparently you are too lazy to go there. Just like most people that stir something like this up....you just repeat what someone told you. If he wears green and black next year my guess is it would be a sweatshirt sitting in the stands.

Morgan said...

9:29 - great post

as for the all-district voting, all the coaches from the district vote on all the players. sometimes that is not fair because when most of the schools are from one area, they can always get the majority vote on everything...and not just all-district awards. in the current district, you have decatur and bridgeport down here in wise county. now, you have the other four schools from wichita falls. not the best of odds for anything.
PERFECT EXAMPLE - yes, cameron was the district MVP, but so were two other guys. There was a tri-MVP this year.
SO, in a way, you can say Cameron really wasn't "the" MVP because it went to three people in the same district. perhaps that is what the AP saw in the final votes.
I'm just saying....

Anonymous said...

1:42

I went to the UIL website and it states that if a kid lives with his parents in side the school district he or she will be able to compete if a kid transfers and does not live in the district he or she must sit out a year. The kid will play at Paradise next year

Anonymous said...

It’s a shame that the arrogance and ignorance of a dad trying to live vicariously through his sons is getting this much attention because of his inability to control his hot head. If dad had rationally investigated the nominating process and thought before throwing his temper tantrum this would not have blown up like it has.

The saddest part is that his son is suffering the most from the fall out and could quite possibly not be playing football in what no doubt would/could be a promising season his LAST year of high school......... Good going dad!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

what most of you don't know is that this situation has been stewing since 03---dad has been telling Henson both his sons will be the shining stars or he will take them elsewhere...Henson figures with baby Henson in control of the ball next year he can live without baby Green... predicted this 5 years ago---glad I'm not affiliated with Bridgeport

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love it when you people get so worked up about this stuff.

I believe the decision is up to the kid. He is old enough to decide which parent to live with.

Anonymous said...

I'm a teacher also, but teachers and coaches lie just as often as parents and kids. It's just that teachers and coaches go unpunished unless it gets real out of hand.

Anonymous said...

Henson has been giving Varsity jersey's to kids that do not live in the district for years. What goes around, comes around. Henson finally lost a good athlete to someone else. There are ways around the situation and i'm certain the rules were looked into before the move

Anonymous said...

Sounds like we are at the beauty shop

Anonymous said...

The mom's beauty shop?

Shelley Green said...

Corbin is still enrolled at Bridgeport, still a Bull.
Enough said!!!!

~SHELLEY GREEN~

Anonymous said...

good for him...

Anonymous said...

11:32 and those of you who would like to know how all-district is selected.. The coaches have a meeting and each coach is allowed to nominate as many players as he wants for a given position, such as OL, QB, RB and etc... They do the same for the Superlative awards such as MVP. Once all of the names are on the board the coaches get to choose and write in their votes that correspond with the # of players they have decided to take on the 1st team and then later the 2nd team. The votes are tallied for each player on the board and so those receiving the most votes receive the honor. If "all" coaches vote for a particular player (5 in the case of Bridgeport's district) that is when they recieve the unanimous distinction. There are times where you have ties and in most cases a coach will make a motion to take all ties with another seconding the motion. This is most likely the way you had 3 MVP's in the district.

All district nominating by coaches can and does involve some thought and skill in order maximized the # of kids you get honored. If a coach puts too many kids up for a particular position, let's say reciever and they are choosing 5, then the coach may wind up causing his nominations to cancel each other out and conseguetnly not get any of them honored. And, just as Morgan has stated it can be cut throat within some districts.

A point to take from this is that coaches do try to honor as many kids as possible, but unlike what some folks would like to believe, it is not entirely in their hands.

Anonymous said...

WHen is he going to be a panther
I hear there are some houses on the market so he can be legal SG

Anonymous said...

Told ya, Barry! When you post something local, the comments fly! Much more interesting than the boring "stuff" you've had on here the past few days. Stick with at least some local dribble each day, will ya?

Anonymous said...

heard that the 2012 season has been called off. any truth to that?

Anonymous said...

Who gives a ****? If you want to interview any of the standout athletes from my class just go down to the lumber yard they would be glad to visit while they load your 2x4's. Better yet, give me a call and I'll put you in contact with a couple that drive trucks for me! High school athletics means everything while in high school and absolutely nothing when you hit the real world.

Anonymous said...

Good Going Shelley!! I am very proud of you !!!Stand up for the boys!
I am a Bridgeport Bulls Mom x3, I will say we have awesome kids, coaches and teachers!Just because Paradise got some of the kids in the last couple of years that go to the "cult church" you didnt get all our guys! Before all you adults rant and rave over high school sports, remember that 1st the Green Boys and Henson Boys are just that BOYS! that have feelings...No they didnt ask to be given into any situation that they cant control(coaches sons or dad's that only wants what is best for their kids) unless you can walk in their shoes DONT JUDGE THEM!!!! We know both men as fathers, coaches and good men. And know all the boys and they are awesome and would not hurt anyone and we are very proud that they are our kids friends.

So,,,,,GO BULLS! and in 5 years the only thing that matters is these boys have grown into awesome young adults!

Momma Bull

Anonymous said...

MOMMA BULL

Where is the cult church at in Paradise???????

you better be careful they might lure you in to drink the kool-aide
what a moran you are

Daddy Bull

Anonymous said...

It is pretty much a cult. I am pretty sure when you sale sponsorships for an event you stray away from the normal realm of church. And then put it in the paper. Also when you are giving ipods away to teens that will visit your youth group. Somebody needs to get a grip over there at the Grace Fellowship.

And just so you know I don't attend church on a regular basis.

Anonymous said...

it's a crying shame that grown adults(SUPPOSED)get so involved that they start slandering churches,M omma Bull you had an award winning comment if you would have left the church out of it.

Anonymous said...

I heard that place has bathrooms and they serve you coffee and cookies when you walk in. That is some crazy radical stuff going on over there at the CULT church. One time I heard they had a bunch of people gather around a pool and then they would hold them under water and bring them back up can you imagine that happening in wise county. I think they even try to lead the lost people to christ, look out.

Anonymous said...

Corbin Green is an awsome athlete but more than that, he is a nice person and an excellent student. I don't see lumber loading in his future.

Anonymous said...

He and Cameron will probably own a lumber company some day. They are quality young men who are fiercely competitive. Best wishes to them, and to Rich and Shelley regardless of whatever decisions are made concerning their schooling.

Anonymous said...

Won't post that Henson kicked out huh. About right. It is true.

Anonymous said...

Did Henson really kick him off the team? Why ?

Anonymous said...

the only grip "Momma Bull" needs to get is a grip on Jesus!!!! You are a lost soul! You didn't havevto tell us you don't go to church.

Candice Choate, Laura Rhine and family said...

So what if they have given things away as an incentive to come. But what about the next week, or the week, or six months down the road and they are still going. Let me tell you it doesn’t have anything to do with a free ipod or anything else they are giving away. It got them there in the beginning but now they come because they just want to. But how did this go from All State Teams & Corbin switching schools to what a church is or isn’t. They both seem to have one thing in common. People don’t understand so therefore they start ridiculing the subject. I have brothers and a son that love to play sports. My mom is a Momma Bull and one day I will be too. However I am not so sure I want to be called one after reading the comments left by a “Momma Bull”. I hope that anyone who reads the comments doesn’t jump to conclusion about the rest of the Momma Bulls. There are some amazing women among them that I am honored to know them. They will do anything for these players. We are supposed to be setting an example for the generation in question. But apparently after reading some of the comments, knowing that some of them probably came from kids from this generation or right before I sit here disappointed. But as we all had to learn at that age you live and learn. This football season was nothing short of amazing. There is a group of kids in this football team that have played together their whole life. And every year no matter what they leave us in amazement of their talent and ability. And more times than not the Green brothers are right in the middle with there friends standing behind them 100% but always side by side on the field. Ten, Twenty even Thirty years from now when you speak of Bull football in 2008, the Green brothers will more than likely be one of the first things that come to your mind and the remarkable season that made Bridgeport football history. With all the memories made it should only bring smile and maybe even some tears of joy. But unfortunately some of you will also remember all the controversies that followed the historic season. A parent stood up for his child and questioned something he didn’t understand. Any parent in his place would have done the same thing in their own way. Now as rumors fly and accusation are made, we are left with all kinds of questions about a number of things that surround this topic. The major one seems to be weather or not Corbin will transfer to another school or not. So what if he does. It affects no one but him and his family. They don’t owe anyone any explanation or reason for the decision that they make. So pleas I urge everyone to stop for a minute and take a step back and look at it from someone else’s prospective. Be supportive of two brothers, their friends and many others who have practiced countless hours. Who came out every week and played thru blood, sweat and tears even hurt with honor, respect and support for their team, the fans, school and town. Maybe if we had half the passion and heart that these players had this season we wouldn’t be tearing each other down on the internet.

Congratulations to the 2008 Bridgeport Bulls, a team that had a season that will forever be remembered.

To Cameron and Corbin Green: I have never seen anything in my life like the two of you when you play together. Stand firm with your heads held high on the decisions you both make for yourself. They will play a big part in the men you are becoming.

Good luck in the future with whatever and WHEREVER you choose to be!!

Anonymous said...

The 90+++ kids that left Bridgeport ISD didn't all go to Paradise. Yes, many did because Paradise had the highest ranking academically at the time as well as a good athletic program. I believe it's easier for those in remaining in BISD to believe they left for a church than to accept the truth. Bridgeport Schools-beginning with the Middle School are not effective learning environments. Kids leave there unprepared for college. Bridgeport Athletics are filled with politics more than most schools. It's not always who's best that steps foot on the field. Gangs are a huge concern for many as well. Anyone who has had kids go through middle and high school cannot look you straight in the eye and state differently, unless possibly their a "Momma Bull"--is there such an animal?

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport schools not effective learning environments? You must be kidding, right?

Anonymous said...

to clarify, momma bull on 3a down low did not post about grace fellowship. it was a diffrent momma.

Anonymous said...

First off as long as the kid lives in the district there is nothing Henson can do. Second, if the Green kid is as good as they say he is it wouldnt matter if he was at Bridgeport or Chico. There is NO DOUBT Paradise has better academics than Brideport. Can you fault a family for wanting to better there childrens Academics???? Before Huggins moved to Paradise I heard what a bad kid and a bad family they had. Braxton and his family where grat in Paradise. I know first hand that the the Paradise coaches care about the kids. They treat them like their own. That means something in Paradise.....

Anonymous said...

I was just in Decatur...... The local church was raffling off Plasma TV.... Are they now a cult???? Some of yall are idiots.....

Anonymous said...

The bottom line is that he is still at Bridgeport. I have seen him play and I willtell you one thing. He will be a difference maker in Class 2A. Paradise has a great kid that is playing qb next year, they have a few great receivers back and throw the Green kid in the mix . LOOK OUT.....

Anonymous said...

I honestly wish this entire situation would have ended in a better way. Coach Henson should have talked with Corbin and heard his side of the story, instead of listening to rumors (which is common place in Bridgeport), before he decided to "kick" him out of athletics. This just shows me that he has no communication with his players! Corbin, your a great person, hold your head high and don't worry about this small town drama!!!

Anonymous said...

What I am wondering is "Why hasn't the superintendent done anything?" Why are they letting him(Henson) get away with treating these kids like that? There has been complaint after complaint about henson and no one seems to have the guts to get rid of him...WHY?

Anonymous said...

BECAUSE HE WINS!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

WINNING ISN'T EVERYTHING BRIDGEPORT!!!!!! You won State in UIL Math many years, but most of your students were not getting adequate instruction because the Math teacher was working with the UIL kids during regular class and telling the other kids to sit down and figure it out. Think I'm kidding? Check the Math TAKS scores for Sophomores--kids ranking in the top ten and making all A's didn't do well. Same thing
goes for football, there are some vocal town leaders and a few dads that hold court weekly with Lord Henson that convince people everything is just great. Others don't want to stand up and say anything in opposition for fear of the Henson retaliation--yes it happens---ask around. After people's kids get out of school their so relieved they have no energy left to fight. Move out of Bridgeport--finally the school board will have to listen!

Anonymous said...

People don't just uproot their kids after one episode..All the kids that left for whatever various reasons there were belonged to parents who had tried and tried to rectify numerous problems. Ranging from writing teachers up, calling school board members, and attempting to get all the parents together that felt the same way. People are fearful that their children will suffer for their expressions of dislike for situations. (And they have good reason) After awhile it is decided that noone really wants change but you so it's best to move on.

Anonymous said...

10:26 because he is LORD HENSON and he who crosses LORD HENSON pays with the price of their child being subjected to his wrath.