The second amendment ensures that all of the other amendments are upheld.(Even the one that protects Clay Bennett).
I wouldn't have it any other way.
This is like getting stopped for DUI,blowing a .15 and the cops losing the evidence. If half of what that scumbag Shapiro says is 30% true,the U should do some hard time in the NCAA jug.(Continuing the metaphor, let's give the 'Canes credit for time served by turning down a bowl invite last year and the ACC championship game this go-round).But if what happened down there on Biscayne Boulevard is not "lack of institutional control" of the pointy ball team,then such a thing doesn't exist.
Jay- Jamarcus Russell? Is this your April 1st column ?
Recruiting- Good to see that CBJ at least pretended to care about recruiting Vonn Bell over at Ridgeland.The guy that preceded Jones at UTK (who shall not be named) was steering the ship toward disaster by not getting in the scrap for players like Bell who have both hometown pride and all world cred. Now,Jones may not get Bell or too many other local studs (he came in way late in the game,remember) , but Vols coaches actually being welcome in the power programs of the tri-state should warm the hearts of true Vols fans...
I think that the wounds are still too fresh to have an accurate take on Joe Paterno's true legacy.Maybe he'll be "rehabilitated" with the passage of time and the outrage over what happened at PSU recedes in our collective memories.Paterno could coach.No argument there. But despite his warriors heart,was he a moral coward for putting "the program" above the welfare of abuse victims? I would be interested to see what this episode will look like when it is viewed 20-25 years from now and Jerry Sandusky is dead and buried.
"I only call names when name-calling is warranted"
Like when they disagree with your extremism.
I was one of the smaller members (in stature) of my class in school. The school bullies made a stop by my desk pretty frequently. I know a bully when I see one and you're a bully. If it were possible to stamp your feet and lash out physically on these pages,you'd do it. I'm just pointing out something that you'd rather not see and it's got you...Unhinged.You don't have a beef with guns at all. You're actually pretty ambivalent about guns. Thats obvious. You just don't like people that would use them to stand up to...bullies.That's what's behind this rage you're feeling.Let it out. Exhale. Go to a firing range and blow off some steam!
"I guess you just get to ignore everything else I posted before I encouraged you not to be ignorant. You aren't taking my advice."
Why would I take the advice of someone so intellectually dishonest? Good heavens,mon ami, you call names and attribute bad faith to everyone that disagrees with your narrow,extreme world view,but you want them to adopt your advice? That's...daft.
Look. You're the kind of person that believes that the means (taking away our liberties)justify the ends (letting people like you have dominion over us "for our own good"). Others may cower before your towering intellect,but you're just a blowhard that wants to tell other people how to run their lives. Well,phooey on that.Go back to the classroom where your crackpot theories never fail. And get a thicker skin. You're wayyyyyyy too easy to enrage. (and don't get a gun, either)
Ignorant- When you disagree (or show up) a liberal.
Strawman- When the facts are against a lib, he'll accuse his antagonist of "strawman" arguments. He'll never address the facts (in this case hypocritical libs that will double tap an intruder if it comes down to him-or-me),but will accuse the person that posits such facts of "setting up a strawman" so that Carl Rowan or another hypocrite with a gun can pop a cap in that "strawman".
123.You're not even very good at this. But thanks for playing.
Tell that to the guy he shot.
When guns are outlawed,only liberal hypocrites will have guns. People like Carl Rowan.
Saddest day of the year.CFB is over.
We're watching an all time great run by the Bammmers here. I know it hurts if you pull for another SEC team,but it's kind of fun to watch history being made. Saban's in the all timer mix here. I would put him in the company of Neyland, Bryant, Dodd , Mc Kay and Rockne.(Of course, Steve Spurrier would say, "How many has Rockne won lately"?)
At least three SEC teams gave Bama a better game than the number 1 team in the nation (LSU had them beat, aTm beat 'em in Tusky and Georgia coulda,shoulda,woulda in Atlanta). I think that this shows just how far ahead of the pack the SEC is. Its a whole other world in the fall.Can't wait for OSU to make it to the big show and get pantsed next January.
AJ's a lucky guy,but Musburger is a creep.(And he was a creep before he started mooning over McCarrons squeeze).Could you even IMAGINE Keith Jackson being that unprofessional? I turn down the audio when Musburger and Herbstreit do a game that I want to watch.
Looking out 8 months, the SEC is going to be scary-good this year.The top 6 teams (Bammy,Florida,LSU,Cackalacky,Georgia,A&M) can play with anybody.The next level could be pretty good,too (Aubie,Missouri,Arkansas, Ole Missy),but would cruise through the ACC,Big Least or other leagues.The bottom feeders (UTK,UK,VU,State)might (with the exception of Kentucky) make a minor bowl,causing a minor controversy when bowl invites are handed out.It's a good problem to have for Mike Slive.
HOF- Easy call here. There are some morally repugnant men in the Hall Of Fame. The juicers on this list are selfish, dishonest poseurs that have (apparently) cheated the fans,their teams and ultimately,themselves for years. They are physically brave,but moral cowards for not admitting their misdeeds.These weasels have hid behind half truths,"no comment"s and evasions for years. It's time that lovers of the game hold them accountable and I hope that they do.No HOF. They cheated.