M-A Vikings reach Pop Warner semifinals
Original post made on Nov 9, 2012
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on Nov 9, 2012 at 12:14 pm
Why is there always so much coverage about Pop Warner Football and relatively so little coverage about all the other high school and college sports. No one cares about Pop Warner other than those participating in it!! Obviously the Pop Warner people are tied in close with the Weekly/Almanac and do a great job of submitting articles...but enough is enough. It is only Pop Warner, a club sport. NO ONE CARES!! It is NOT newsworthy -- especially not to the extent you cover it. Local High School Sports are MUCH more newsworthy. Please spend more time covering those rather than writing stories about your buddies on Pop Warner.
on Nov 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm
What a big weekend for the Vikings!
Good luck to the Viking PeeWee team and the Viking Junior Midget team!
on Nov 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm
@Voicing what everyone else...
Sorry you're so disappointed in the occasional coverage of youth football in the Almanac. Please allow me to correct a couple points:
- ...always so much coverage? We play a nine game season and have only posted a few articles. As we are currently in the playoffs, as time permits, I or another volunteer will hopefully submit timely information to keep MA Pop Warner fans and alumni informed on our player's progress and the exciting quest for a championship.
- ...Pop Warner people are tied in close with the Weekly/Almanac? No. Never met them or communicated in any way other than submitting the occasional article. However, we are very appreciative of the ease of reporting that the Almanac allows through it's website. Type it up and click!
- Local High School Sports are MUCH more newsworthy? Of course! However, youth sports can also excite a local community as well. Perhaps you followed the progress of the Petaluma team this fall as they chased a national title in the Little League World Series. I, along with many others who are not parents of team members, enjoyed the coverage of the team in the regional papers as well as local TV reports.
Perhaps you would like to submit articles covering your interest in Local High School Sports so that the rest of us can share in your excitement.
In the meantime, two MA Pop Warner teams chase a Peninsula Championship in the upcoming weeks, as noted above. The Peninsula Pop Warner champion team earns the opportunity to compete for a national title at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.
Peninsula Pop Warner Little Scholars is comprised of 35 non-profit associations, run entirely by volunteers for the benefit of the 7,000 youth cheer and football participants and our community. These clubs play the game at a very high level and are known as national contenders, having competed frequently at the Pop Warner Super Bowl. Just last year, the MA Viking PeeWee team and the Redwood City Jr PeeWee team earned the opportunity to participate in the PW Super Bowl.
It was an experience the players will never forget, much as the Petaluma team will never forget their experience or a high school athlete pursuing a state championship.
Pop Warner teaches players a love for the great game of football. Come on by and watch a game!