Monday, January 4, 2010

Butler football to play for national title

Butler High's football team is in a 64-team virtual national high school football championship that begins today.


The tournament is being seeded by USA Today editors, using 50 state football champions, like the Bulldogs, plus 14 at-large berths. The opponents will play in computer simulations programmed by Ken Massey, one of mathematicians whose computer models were used to create the BCS rankings for college football 10 years ago. Massey is a professor of mathematics at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn.

Butler was the No. 13 seed in the South and beat Hoover (Ala) in its first round "game". Butler meets Camden County (GA) in its second round game.

The winner will be announced Jan. 9 at this link. The winning school will get a national championship trophy. A similar girls and boys basketball "tournament" is also planned in the spring.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

So this guy invented the BCS...enough said! I do think they were the best team in the country, but... computers playing virtual games is odd in some weird fantasy.

Anonymous said...

What a crock of ***t! Just another way to keep talking about Butler. Give it up. If they're so great (they were the best THIS YEAR), why is their coach moving to Georgia? Because he knows they're a one-hit-wonder, that's why! SO SICK OF HEARING ABOUT THEM!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thought it was Tom Knotts looking to move to Valdosta, GA and collect his NC retirement while earning another paycheck?? Newsome is leaving?? Facts to back it?

Anonymous said...

I heard also that Newsome was the one that was moving.....

Anonymous said...

Newsome moving??!! Where you get that info! You guys need to find jobs!

Anonymous said...

I have a job moron. I work at Butler HS....that's where all the info is coming out of. Newsome is getting more attractive offers. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

CMS pays coaches 4k a year regardless if they are good or bad. Coaches in other states can make 100k just to coach! Can you blame Knotts and Newsome for leaving. These opportunities only come up once in a lifetime.

Anonymous said...

Who is the idiot who thinks Butler is the best team in teh nation? They had 3 close games to Charlotte area teams. There are 50 teams in Florida who would manhandle them.

Anonymous said...

If Newsome doesn't leave this year, it will be because he gets to keep Mint hill and the great rising seniors one more year. After that, adios!

Anonymous said...

Newsome has no reason to leave Butler. He has made no bones about it...he doesn't coach for the money. The only coach who has talked about money is Tom Knott's who has made it very clear money is the only thing on his mind...not the team. Back up you info with documented facts...Knott's even said as much in an interview w/Langston.

Anonymous said...

the same guy invented the BCS is having a playoff to decide who is the national champ in high schoo football and oppose one for college football.give me a fu**k!n break