I believe the football regular season would've ended this Friday night anyway (if season was normal) so every football player would've been missing the first couple days of practice. Not the end of the world if football teams are playing extra games this weekend. I would say dragging it out into next weekend might be pushing it a little...How many schools are out of the tournament, but still playing extra(needless) football games, delaying the arrival of basketball players?
If it's my senior year I would say playing a full 10-game schedule, regardless of whether my school is in or out of the postseason, is far from "needless."
HA HA... I don't know of any basketball program that has football players taking 2 weeks off before they come to basketball practice. 2 days maybe... not two weeks.Schools "highly encourage" kids to take 2 weeks off between seasons so they wouldn't be at basketball practice anyway.
Such a loaded word, “needless”— hardly for you to decide these games are ”needless”— the kids playing do NOT play only to advance in the state‘s football playoff— we (non-student, non-players) need to remind ourselves of that fact, regularly.How many schools are out of the tournament, but still playing extra(needless) football games, delaying the arrival of basketball players?
St. Ed’s does the same with wrestlers even with huge duals right at the beginning of the season.
Both fair points. IME giving kids time off even in season is beneficial. IF we can, we like to give our kids a week off at Christmas to get their engine back to neutral, recharge and then get back at it for the LONG drive home (January, Feb, Marchish).The basketball season - heck all the winter seasons - are the longest ones in terms of length, and the playoffs are "all in". Therefore, giving the athletes a breather between seasons could serve as beneficial.