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@John at MrSEC @djbillyd John the drivel was the ad hominem portion of your posts. You could not handle the fact that somebody disagreed with your POV without resorting to that which is something one would hope an adult would be above.
I could give you a factual reply with lots and lots of quotes but you will not allow a factual reply that runs contrary to what you wish to believe - which rather pathetic.
2 years, 3 months ago on SEC Meeting Recap: Slive’s League Dangerously Close To Doing Some Very Stupid Things
@John at MrSEC @djbillyd Very good of you to spew a bunch of drivel and then get in the "last word" portion.
LOL! I knew you could not handle any disagreement with the dogma you cling to. Delete away.
PS. The sad thing is I kind of like your blog and the sports reporting you've done. Its just a shame that you're so insecure you cannot handle any disagreement without acting like a 3 year old in a sandbox.
@John at MrSEC @djbillyd What do armories being raided (you realize those arms were purchased from tax money partially paid by Southerners right?) have to do with the fact that the war was not over slavery as has been claimed? That's the real horse crap here John. Shall I provide you with some quotes and factual sources to back that statement up> OK
"I tried all in my power to avert this war. I saw it coming, for twelve years I worked night and day to prevent it, but I could not. The North was mad and blind; it would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came, and now it must go on till the last man of this generation falls in his tracks, and his children seize the musket and fight our battle, unless you acknowledge our right to self government. We are not fighting for slavery. We are fighting for Independence, and that, or extermination." - President Jefferson Davis
In his book What They Fought For, 1861-1865, historian James McPherson reported on his reading of more than 25,000 letters and more than 100 diaries of soldiers who fought on both sides of the War for Southern Independence and concluded that Confederate soldiers "fought for liberty and independence from what they regarded as a tyrannical government." The letters and diaries of many Confederate soldiers "bristled with the rhetoric of liberty and self government," writes McPherson, and spoke of a fear of being "subjugated" and "enslaved" by a tyrannical federal government.
So you see John, the real horsecrap was your pathetic attempt to compare the CSA or its symbols in any way with those of the Nazis.
Now as to your childish little personal remarks....no I am not in Hungary. I was born and raised in Florida and graduated from UF. Oh....and as for "loving" the CSA....what I love is the original constitution....you know...the one the Founders set up....a voluntary union based on consent with a limited federal government unlike what we have today. Radical huh?
Its best that you stick to writing about sports rather than making a fool of yourself and spewing your ignorance trying to write about history.
UF history major 1994
@djbillyd and I could go YOU one better still and point out that they were not fighting for slavery. Doubt it? Read Lincoln's inaugural address. He explicitly endorses the Corwin Amendment. What was that you ask? Oh you see, that was the North's "slavery forever" amendment to the constitution. That's right. They offered a constitutional amendment which passed both houses of the now Northern dominated Congress (remember the Southern delegation had withdrawn) with the necessary supermajority and was signed by the president and was even ratified by 3 states. All the Southern states would have had to do was indicate that this would address their concerns and agree to come back and ratify the amendment - which would have then passed.
They could have preserved slavery by remaining in the US. They did not choose to do so. Go ahead. Google Lincoln's inaugural address and the Corwin Amendment. See if everything I said is not true.
Its amazing the history they don't teach you in government schools!
@John at MrSEC What was "missing" that had not been present in America for 80 years?....indeed that was not still present in the Northern states throughout the war?
Kind of odd how the other flag...you know the one that is still flown all over the place today and which was flown over slave ships for 80 years (New England was the hub of the slave trade industry) and which flew over the troops who carried out the ethnic cleansing of native people's from numerous places not to mention their confinement to the most marginal lands or various other wars of aggression is somehow not the hate symbol or offensive but the one which flew over people standing up for the same values the Founders championed ("Government derives its legitimacy from the Consent of the Governed" Sound familiar?) has somehow magically become offensive over the last generation thanks to PC revisionism.
It is ironic that the title of the piece is that the SEC is on the verge of doing some very stupid things considering you yourself did a very stupid thing in even attempting to make any kind of lame comparison between the Confederate Battle flag and the flag of the Nazi party. I could go into detail about how one was a democracy with freedom of speec religion, assembly, a free press, trial by jury, etc (ie the exact same rights Americans had from the beginning) and was only interested in defending its own territory, while the other was a party which had a murderous ideology that spawned death camps and a program of deliberate genocide, respected no individual rights and which was bent on world conquest.but you weren't even remotely interested in historical accuracy were you?
- Thomas' claim that Meyer engaged in "roster management" while probably true here or there was obviously not the case overall. Just look at the total number of players UF signed in the last 4-5 years and the total number say, LSU or Alabama or Auburn signed over that same time. All of those signed almost a full class worth of players more than UF did.
-Thomas said star players got preferential treatment. That is also probably true. That is true of pretty much every other program as well so I don't see what that really means.
- the "drug problem" Thomas spoke of was marijuana. Its true that several players have tested positive in the last few years but again, this is another fact that is true of most programs and I suspect would be true of any group of 100 college students if you selected them at random and tested them.
The rest seemed to be nothing more than invective by an obviously disgruntled former player who came in with a lofty recruiting ranking and did not pan out. Tebow was a part time role player in 2006 when Florida won the national championship. He played no part in Utah running the table in 2004 under Urban Meyer. To claim the winning was mostly attributable to Tebow is revisionism. Will Meyer be successful at OSU? I don't know. We will see if he can recapture the drive and work ethic he had prior to burning out in 2010.
2 years, 5 months ago on The Sporting News Rips Ex-UF Coach Meyer, Furthers Our Belief That Tebow Was The Real Winner In Gainesville
Great job John! I think the SEC was the big winner in conference expansion. We picked up 31 million more people within the conference footprint along with two AAU schools and two solid all around athletic programs. Also, Mizzou completely owns a good sized state and aTm has the 5th or 6th largest alumni base in America - meaning they will deliver a lot of that huge Texas market. I think the SEC will be happy to sit at 14. Things would have to change drastically for the SEC to expand again and the only way I see that happening would be for the Big 10 to take the first step by launching a massive raid on the ACC to gobble up several of Pitt, Syracuse, Boston College and Maryland thus giving the Big 10 effective control over both the Midwest and Northeast. Only under that scenario with the ACC's northern flank crushed, could I see the SEC successfully poaching from a destabilized and weakened ACC. Of course if that were to happen, NC State and probably Va Tech would easily be the top choices being located in 2 good sized markets and with each able to deliver enough of those markets to be worthwhile. I know I'll get accused of hating a rival with me being a Gator and all, but I think the brand value given to FSU is a bit overblown even though I do think they are a good fit for the SEC. Their basketball program is nothing special and their football brand is based on a great run in the 90's - they did not do much before that and have not done much in the last decade. I do not believe their fan base in Florida is big enough to trump the addition of new territory the size of North Carolina or Virginia. Again, if the SEC were to strike out on a potential acquisition in North Carolina or Virginia, then I think FSU would make a great addition assuming they wanted that 16th SEC slot. Further expansion Westward or Northward is a non starter IMO.
2 years, 5 months ago on Expansion By The Numbers 10: The Big Finish