If I could just make a suggestion to Epgridiron. There are so many gridiron studs in this great football city. Maybe you could rotate feature photos on the cover page a little more frequently. We have been seeing Barfield (very deserving player) on the cover for about 4 months. I would rotate that photo at least weekly during the season.
Unless EP Gridiron has some special criteria for a player to be featured on their main page, I think it's a good idea to feature a different player each week.
I am pretty sure those are just the kids that have been offered scholarships that EP Gridiron knows about. If there are any others y'all should let them know
For years EPG would feature different players from different teams on their front page and on a daily basis. Obviously this year so far they are not doing that. Maybe now they only care about those local players who have Division 1 offers. They are probably changing their format or the way they do things.
So my thinking is when a kid or kids get a Division 1 offer or offers I am sure EPG will most likely feature him or them on their front page.
You know EPG does highlight and feature players on their youtube page and their twitter and facebook pages and I think they do a great job.
But yeah it would be great if we saw different players on their front page again like years past because afterall I am sure there are alot of kids out there from youth football, middle school football to high school football that have been wanting and dreaming to someday be on the front page of EPG.
It's only natural to want more for our kids but we should appreciate what EP Gridiron has done and been doing.
El Paso HS football teams and its players have their Booster Clubs featuring them on their twitter and facebook pages and they also have
El Paso Times
El Paso Harold Post
Football Fever 4
I say that is more than enough for the teams and players of our local area.
Look in my opinion EP Gridiron does not need to upload videos or post pictures or have a twitter or facebook page. All they should have is this EP Gridiron forum and that's it. The booster clubs and local media already do more than enough featuring El Paso HS football teams and its players.
EP Gridiron ought to have a magazine
EP Gridiron the Magazine
Not trying to rain on y'alls parade, but there is a reason they will not do that stuff and that is because of money. They tried to make this sight better by charging people for it and nobody would pay, so now it is pretty basic as far as design and features.
EPGridiron can easily change the content of their main page as they already have a website and have content like videos and pictures and they have done it every season before this season.
EPGridiron can easily do a live show as they already have a youtube account and you can stream live on youtube.
EPGridiron can easily do a magazine as they must know a lot of photographers by looking at all the photos they upload on their social media pages.
EPGridiron can easily write articles on teams, players, and games as that is easy to do.
EPGridiron can easily sell EPGridiron gear as EPGridiron is well known.
EPGridiron can easily have a EPGridiron Bowl Game as they are popular and EP Gridiron is well known.
There must be a reason why EPGridiron is not doing all of that and a whole lot more and the reason of not doing a lot more can't only be about the money thing. Something else must be the reason.
Maybe donating a little cash to epgridiron n maybe they'll put your kid on the front page!
I also noticed that about the schedules. EP Gridiron for years had team schedules with game finals and also with coaching records. I no longer see them on the site. They don't even have their MVP page anymore.
What more do you all want??? They upload videos on youtube and they post lots of stuff on their twitter, facebook and instagram pages. If you ask me that's way more than enough especially if they are not getting paid for what they are doing. If some of you want more from them contact them and write them a check or give them some cash and then give them your suggestions or ideas.
We all want more from EPG.
I will say this and I know others would agree. If EPG was not around El Paso HS football would not be so loud. What I mean by loud is that EP Gridiron is screaming LOOK AT EL PASO HS FOOTBALL to the world through the internet. EPG makes me follow El Paso HS football. They make El Paso HS football exciting. Lets all just be happy they are still doing what they are doing for El Paso HS football.
A EPG Bowl Game pinning EPTX vs LCNM is a fantastic idea. Take my money. I'm there
EP GRIDIRON BOWL
915 vs 575
DO IT EP GRIDIRON!!!
Enough already! Get Division 1 offers and you will most likely be featured on the front page.
Keep asking EP Gridiron for stuff looks like they are listening to you you spoiled brats. lol
Their front page has been changed.
It's reasonable to rotate headliners..... Why not?
Wait is this a childrens forum??? Lol why so much complaining?
I'm new to the grid but do appreciate everything they do, I usually keep up via Facebook, but I've been missing out om some decent discussions.
I can't believe EP Gridiron gave in to your demands you freeloaders.
EP Gridiron should feature a couple more players on their home page. Bowie is doing good and so is Austin.
They could have atleast put the Spartan's Dad Son#9 Caleb Gerber on the cover since he started the suggestions.
Bet anyone $100 they leave Ezekiel Jones on their front page for 2 to 3 weeks. They probably getting him additional exposure for recruits. Hearing that EPG already sent footage on Jones and other playas to recruits all over the country.
If you are one of those individuals who wants more out of EP Gridiron this truth will possibly sting a little and make you scratch your head.
EP Gridiron has a videographer at every game and sometimes they have 2 videographers at games and during the playoffs they have 3 up to 4 videographers at the game. Like I said it's going to sting but you have been warned.
What EP Gridiron uploads to their youtube page is a very small no extremely tiny percentage of the games they video record. Most all of their footage is used for recruiting purposes that they email privately to college recruiters and they also send out dvds to college recruiters plus they do projects for parents and booster clubs. Think about it. EP Gridiron does not upload a lot of video highlights online because the booster clubs are going to sell the dvds at the end of the season. If EP Gridiron was to upload alot of video highlights online then noone would buy the dvds from the booster clubs. There is alot more to all this. Anyways this is what they do and what they primarily focus on. EP Gridiron does alot more offline than online.
Don't believe TheTruth?
Have you ever seen EP Gridiron videographers at a game then wait for them to upload video highlights of that game to their youtube page? Days, weeks, months pass and video highlights of that game where you saw EP Gridiron videographers at were never uploaded. EP Gridiron does not upload all their videos nor even all the photos from their network of photographers. Imagine if they did? As it is EP Gridiron is already known by many throughout.
Like I said there is a lot more to all of this and I thought I would share this truth with those asking for more out of EP Gridiron. Some of you already knew all of this and I'm sure know lots of other things about EP Gridiron that I don't. Anyways thought I would share some truth for those that did not know and are questioning why EP Gridiron does not do this or do that or simply do more. There's a reason behind it all.
Ok that Eastlake jones kid has been up there for practically a week can EP Gridiron rotate another pic please.
Come on EPG we know you have tons of photos.
Hankins is now featured on EP Gridiron's main page and deservingly so and I hope it stays up for weeks! Thank you EP Gridiron
I'm sorry but this is ridiculous. Why is it EPGridirons job to get these kids a scholarship? If these kids want a scholarship they should be contacting teams themselves. They need to be sending out film on themselves to whichever program they would like a shot at. They should be asking their coaches to help them reach out to colleges and universities, but it is not EPGridiron's responsibility. Hankins did not receive a scholarship because of this website putting him on their home page. EPGridiron should feature the top athletes in the city regardless of scholarships or not. If you want to get your kid a scholarship, then send his film out to different programs. Take the initiative yourself and stop asking other people to do it for you. If you don't like my comment I'm sorry, but this needed to be said.
EPG in years past had a slideshow at times on their home page rotating photos of several players. It would rotate automatically like every 3 to 5 seconds. I would see it so I know they can do it the million dollar question is why don't they do that?
I absolutely agree that players should not depend on their high school coaches to help them with the recruiting process. It is not the coaches responsibility whatsoever.
Players should cut their own out of the film that their coaches have someone shoot at all games.
Players should make sure their film looks appealing on hudl and not all crappy.
Players should attend camps but make sure they are not scam camps and ripoffs because there are a lot of camps that promise things like that division 1 recruiters will be present or whatever when in fact they will not be. Be careful with SCAMPS as I like to call them.
Players should stay on top of their academics with a good GPA and take that ACT or SAT and all that important stuff.
Players should register and be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center
Players should open accounts on all recruiting websites all over the internet as possible not just one and don't only depend on hudl
Players should do well at games then pray and hope EP Gridiron, El Paso Times, and all the media post something about you because anything and everything helps because the honest truth is that there are millions upon millions of high school football players throughout the United States attempting to get the attention of recruiters. Getting a division 1 scholarship is like hitting the millions dollar lottery.
EP Gridiron needs to cover more teams and be fair.