What are "Spartamen"?
You've seen the movie 300, right? From IMDB,
In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes led a Army of well over 100,000 (Persian king Xerxes before war has about 170,000 army) men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans...The story depicts the epic last stand of the finest Spartan soldiers who are aware of their fate, but motivated by "honor and glory", see the battle as their duty to protect the rest of Greece for as long as possible.
In other words, the 300 Spartans were badasses who kicked tail doing what they do. They were elite representations of the other Spartans who were not there.
In the vein of honor, glory, kicking tail, being effective, getting the job done, and the end, there are "Spartamen" chosen, exemplary pee wee football players who
- Played the year before on the team,
- Consistently did very well through every game they played,
- Represent Delhi Pee Wee Football standards, pride and ability,
- AND have enough clips of them clearly making great plays to put together a video.
Now, what stinks about that last thing is that means that I can't really do enough to get all the plays everyone makes -- LIKE THE LINE. There are amazing linemen who should have their own video, but it's incredibly time consuming finding the best clips through the season. As in, I made one to see how long it would take me, and it took just over 11 hours, not including upload time! Maybe I'll get a lot faster in the future. (I hope so!)
The videos do take me a lot of time through the season to put together and make (and I really don't mind it). The trade off is that while I'm making the videos, I'm not being otherwise productive. 🙂
That said, I want to make more videos of the guys on the line because often they are freakin' amazing! I usually don't have that many clips that clearly show each lineman making the tackles from the viewpoints I have on the field. (I'm trying to figure out how to change that, though.)
On a super-important note: There are others who fit 3 of the 4 points above, but because I don't have enough clear clips of them, they're not listed below. They'll be there next year, though, as long as I'm doing this.
Remember that it takes a whole team doing their job to win game after game. I try to get everyone into the videos during the season, so any good plays you made that I was able to capture on video are in the video of the game.
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The 2018 Spartamen for the Jets:
- Saverio Prisco (23)
- Mason Reed (1)
- John Wilson (18)
- Brayden Eckart (12)
- Cameron Winner (3)
- Nicholas Burnham (9)
Who else SHOULD be on this list? Michael Hunter. I don't have enough clear video of him, but he should be here.
The 2018 Spartamen for the Bulldogs:
- Charlie Haight (24)
- Bronson Thomson (10)
- Cameron Thomson (14)
- Cael Townsend (18)
- Jeannie Burnham (32)
- Adam Cook (36)
- Aiden Bush (75)
- Austin Merino
Because I didn't have enough good video footage, I wasn't able to make a video of Jackson DeMeo-Meres (55) and Connor Weaver (72). They should have a video.
From 2017 Season
Tanner Bracchy - Bulldogs (5)
Dorian Brisbane - Bulldogs (25)
Noah Dungan - Bulldogs (11)
Johnathan "The Hammer" Gonsalves - Bulldogs (16)
Angelo Krzyston - Bulldogs (23)
Jeannie Burnham - Jets (24)
Aiden Bush - Jets (65)
Adam Cook - Jets (36)
Luke Nealis - Jets (7)
Cael Townsend - Jets (10)
Bulldogs From 2015 Season
Bo Burnham - Bulldogs (60)
Owen Haight (24) - Bulldogs. The first ever Spartaman