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Since I was, if anything, defending Miles, I would assume towards John. This is why I hate comments in type. They are terrible at communicating subtlety. In my second comment, I was establishing the fact that John wrote numerous articles about the Alabama situation.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on If High-5′ing Hill Was Caught Beating A Man On Video He Should Be 86′d By LSU
My comment below arose from a discussion over said article. Article is actually the wrong word. It evolved into a conversation over the course of several articles.
I'll say this and only this -
I agree completely with everything you wrote and hope LSU chunks this punk, assuming all allegations are true.
Just to prove my lack of bias, though, Les Miles has much more information and, assuming he is willing to do the right thing as Saban was with the four thugs in Tuscaloosa, he should have the right to make the call when and how that information he holds dictates.
Come on, John, get your gangster on.
Mo bigga mo betta.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Bama’s Saban Says The SEC Is “More NFL-like”
Can't help but notice a common name in the lull of two traditional big powers - Dennis Franchione. Despite a ten-win season, he was not good for Alabama, though you could argue external factors there. He may have set A&M back ten years.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on NFL Draft Rewind: The SEC’s Power Shifts Over Two Decades
Understand. Money and prestige. My point to the eyeballs was to say that the two are tied as far as Vandy is concerned. I guess, if they can do medical research that benefits someone, then it will certainly be useful, so long as they quit whining about football.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Sources: The Big Ten Did Expansion “Homework” On Vanderbilt, Kansas & Oklahoma
The Big Ten looking at Vandy proves they care about only two numbers:
1) How far they can stick their noses in the air
2) How much money they make
Probably in that order. What else could Vandy possibly offer the Big Ten? Another state to claim? I hardly think ESPN or anyone else would consider the acquisition of Vandy to be the addition of lots of new viewers. Having been to an Alabama game in Nashville where Crimson outnumbered gold at least four-to-one, I could attest to the lack thereof.
Those who are true sports fans and human beings are sorry to see the oaks go, regardless of our loyalties. Harvey Updyke and his ilk do not represent Alabama football. Sorry to see them go, Tigers. Roll Tide.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on The Oaks At Toomer’s Corner In Auburn Are No More
DJ Fluker's agent's words (and I couldn't agree more):
Gilmore was asked if he understands the toxicity of the Alabama-Auburn rivalry.
“I don’t care about it, man,” he said. “We’ve got people getting blown up in Boston. Bigger things.
“Come on now. This was a kid who was in Hurricane Katarina, who’s been poor all his life, who’s done everything the right way. He could have done everything the wrong way, OK? Let’s root for this kid. Let’s not beat him up.”
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Ex-Bama Lineman Fluker Says Twitter Feed Hacked, But How Prevalent Is Hacking?
For all you UFO and bigfoot believers out there, which is more probable:
A potential first-round draft choice drops a bomb two days before the draft, unprovoked and out of the blue, with no apparent motivation, in the process burning all of his bridges to his alma mater, and it incidentally happens a week or so after two big stories on allegations at Auburn,
His account was hacked?
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. -George Bernard Shaw
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Reporter Responds To Auburn’s Response… More Responses To Come
I tend to be skeptical of loyalty based on money and mutually assured destruction. Lots of plea deals tend to arise from such loyalty. The prenup may be iron-clad, but it guarantees nothing for the marriage.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on ACC Grant Of Rights Deal Could End Realignment Madness For A While
Notre Dame runs from anything that hints at true competition. The irony is, if they had manned up and joined the SEC, with their resources, they would be among college football's elite right now. If Bowlsby thinks he has Notre Dame, he isn't smart enough to hold his job.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Big XII Commish: We’re Content At 10, But Our Eyes Are Open
Bob, just keep praying the Tide changes in college football.
When you look at a schedule to determine a team's toughest opponent and then have to debate whether Kentucky or Rutgers is a stiffer challenge, you know the sledding is easy. Unless the three second-tier Florida teams are really a surprise, there is nothing Louisville could do during the season to merit any postseason consideration. I would be trying to schedule a real team, too.
8 months ago on Louisville Tried To Work Out A 2013 Game With A&M, Then Bama
Hypothetically, would the likelihood of mitigating exit penalties go up with more teams involved? If Maryland is going it alone, they are pitted against the rest of the ACC. If NC/Duke/VA/GT/whoever else jumps in the boat are in play, would the ACC's case not be weakened? Is this comment a wink and a nod?
8 months ago on UNC Looking To Boost Athletic Revenue By 40%
Sounds like the beginning of a justification/rationalization to me. I think it is safe to say that the extra needed funds will not come from the ACC. Unless this was an idle comment (hard to believe from someone holding this position at this school), why else would you say it? Needing an extra twenty million to keep your rowing and lacrosse teams afloat is a pretty thin excuse in my book, though.
Maybe they should use spice instead of peanut butter. There appears to be plenty of it to go around.
8 months ago on Ex-Tiger Newton Likes What He Sees At Auburn Practice
The spice story leaks like a sieve. While it is entirely possible that a significant issue existed with the drug, there is no detail you can touch that does not crumble for lack of corroboration. Even if the problem existed, given the drug's legality and unfamiliarity at the time, it is almost ridiculous to think Auburn could have done anything wrong. If there is smoke that leads to fire, it is in providing money to players. It makes no sense that Auburn would (or could) pay players to keep them from the NFL. The word of disgruntled felons is hardly unassailable. If there is somewhere to hang your hat on this front, it is with the HBO four or Cecil Newton, and those issues have nothing to do with these two stories. Honestly, something still smells fishy, even though I hope it is nothing. If it exists, though, I don't see it in these two stories.
8 months ago on Auburn Beatwriter Slices, Dices Reports Alleging Violations On The Plains
Agree completely. Roll Tide.
8 months, 1 week ago on A Plainsman’s Plight: Where Have All The Good Times Gone?