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I'm new here so I have a question,
who the fuck is gerry and why do we care what he says?
"I make Blake Munroe carry my bags wherever I go." - Taylor Hamm
Normally Gerry is pretty fair yet to be honest, this is UNPROFESSIONAL of him.... The kid has an entire year and a half (along with a summer) to get things in order. Maybe come at me with this cr@pp next year at this time yet this sends the message that he does have an agenda (and that is prolly keeping the tu boards from imploding)...
Gerry certainly can't make the claim that Texas backed off or didn't want him anyway if Applewhite was at the school recently begging Hoza to hold off on his commitment for a little while! Nice try, Gerry!
Gerry is very loyal to Bobbi Burton. Very close. Both, directly and indirectly, suck from the same teet. That teet is a dried up, breast-fed-cracked disgrace. Gerry is incapable (and unqualified until proven otherwise - let's see the CV) of performing his duties as a national analyst because when that teet is squeezed, a salary oozes from it.
Here's the basic skinny for ya and welcome to gigem247. Taylor and Aubrey do a phenomenal job on this site!
Gerry Hamilton is considered a "National Analyst" for 247sports. He is a longhorn (not sure if he went to school there) and posts on their site quite frequently. He gets slammed when recruits verbal to texas and their star ratings immediately jump. He gets slammed when someone verbally commits to TAMU and their star ratings immediately fall. He does have some say (I don't know how much) in player ratings for the nation. From my understanding, Taylor and Aubrey (guys that run the gigem247 site) don't have votes on star ratings for players.
Gerry will come on to this board and defend why a player was bumped/dropped. He takes a tremendous amount of abuse from posters here, but maintains professionalism somehow. I think he usually does a pretty good job with his explanations. I haven't had the dislike for him that others have, but I fully agree that his comments (made in a thread on the hookem247 site) that Manning will need "help" from the LaPorte ISD to get qualified is out of bounds. I suspect he will say that the comments were taken out of context and people here won't accept them. I do think that Gerry should phrase things accurately to avoid misinterpretation. He clearly failed to do that in this instance. Stay tuned and we'll see.
Sorry for War and Peace, but hopefully that answers your question.
This post was edited by spider pig 19 months ago
National analysts make the star ratings. Gerry is one of them. The problem is, he's also considered a Hookem247 mod. I think that's a conflict of interest. But, I pay for Hamm's scoop and Aubrey's articles, so I just don't worry about it too much.
This post was edited by aggiechip22 19 months ago
Think you meant Hoza will need help from LaPorte ISD
Good post Spider. To say that a player is going to need the help of his school isn't saying the school needs to cheat, it's saying that people are going to need to stay on him to graduate. More of a "it takes a village..." type thing. Some people here just wait for Gerry to say anything that can even be remotely taken and they go crazy with it.
Kind of like a few weeks ago when Gerry said he thought the SEC was overrated and wouldn't do well in the bowl games and was clearly being sarcastic.
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Thanks. I fixed it.
The fact that this thread has garnered zero response from anyone at 247 speaks VOLUMES.
USMC- Breaking shit since 1775
This used to happen all the time back in the day at Rivals. Which is odd because all those analysts are now with 247....
Waiting for Imart's eloquent retort to mouthpiece.... Tick tock
Aubrey, you and Taylor should recommend a 'conflict of interest' system, i.e. If someone is on staff let them rate each recruit up until they commit, then have their rating either locked in or have the ratings be continued from someone in a different area. At the very minimum, don't let someone who is perceived as a rival university's supporter continue to rank players. Same should go for rating someone that is a commit from the school the staff member supports. That should generally eliminate the issue.
I guess that raises a bigger question though, if you can't be unbiased, why are you ranking athletes anyways?
Aubrey I know it can be taken that way, but why say it like that where it can be taken so many negative ways? If he has some work to do he has some work to do that happens. This is the first time I have ever seen where a "national analyst" said about a kid he will need help from La Porte ISD. You know as well as I do that what he said could have been worded a lot differently and got the message across, instead he threw out an ambiguous statement that can insinuate impropriety when it could have been easily avoided. Oh yeah he said this statement on a rivals board where they already think the only reason we get recruits is if we are cheating. You don't have to defend him Aubs.
Taking the time to respond to someone whose motivation to toe the company line is so strong is out of the question. Aubrey is angling to be the next Perroni, clearly; only Aubrey actually graduated from A&M, which makes the story so much more tragic.
We can forgive Perroni. His allegiance to ACU is admirable. And, Evan's success at A&M created quite a shadow, but I am beginning to see Perroni unleash so much of that hate for A&M that has been filling his heart for so many years. There is room on the bus, Pepperoni Nipples - all aboard!
The problem is that recruiting analysts from a different area aren't likely to have seen the recruits play as much and therefore aren't able to give proper evaluations. I certainly understand the sentiment (as the bias at Rivals has been clearly proven in the past), but it's much harder to effectively implement in reality. I do think it is quite a bit disingenuous to have University of Texas mods rating Texas A&M players, although it's really no worse than having A&M mods rating A&M players. Either way there is going to be accusations of bias that are probably based in truth.
In an ideal world, national recruiting analysts wouldn't have any loyalty to any NCAA school, or at least not one in the region they were assigned to cover. In a realistic world, however, the reason a lot of these guys probably got into the business was their love of college football, which was likely developed by one school in particular.
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