We do a lot of preseason lists, predictions and projections when it comes to our desert high school teams: The Elite 11 football players, the Top Fall-Winter-Spring athletes, power rankings, etc.
And there’s a phrase we hear a lot from athletes who feel snubbed if they are not on these lists, or teams that don’t like where we predict them to finish. And that phrase is: “You’re sleeping on us!”
Those players and teams think their efforts and hard work aren’t being appreciated. We get it. It makes perfect sense to us, because we feel the same way.
In fact, we’re using that phrase ourselves this year. For those of you out there who don’t already have a subscription to The Desert Sun, I’ll just go ahead and say it: “You’re sleeping on us!”