Liberty County to Celebrate "Raekwon McMillan Day"

December 20, 2013 at 1:41p    by Jordan Wagner
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Five-star Raekwon McMillan

Liberty County, Georgia will be celebrating future Buckeye Raekwon McMillan's accomplishments on December 27 with "Raekwon McMillan Day." A two hour event is planned with an autograph picture signing, t-shirts and other special surprises. The breaking news was posted to the Liberty County School System's website, this morning. 

Please join us in giving a big send off to Raekwon on Raekwon McMillan Day!
Liberty County Celebrates One of Our Own on December 27, 2013 4-6pm at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

Please join the community in celebrating Raekwon McMillan's accomplishments.

Ohio State fans are still celebrating his recent commitment


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BierStube's picture

We celebrated Raekwon McMillan Day in Columbus on December 16!

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

TMac's picture

344 days until tTUN get's to help us celebrate another "Raekwon McMillan Day."!

jeremytwoface's picture

I'm not going to say anything in regards to this because it might be an NCAA violation.

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

JozyMozy's picture


in all seriousness, the bizarre contrast is just delightful. The state of bigtime college football in a nutshell. 

Aesculus.'s picture

HA!  Don't tell the NCAA about "Raekwon McMillan Day"

11/8/2014 @Michigan State aka Payback

GoBucksToledo's picture

What a nice way to send off a great kid, well done Liberty County!

Buckeyejason's picture

Do they do this for cops and firefighters in this county as well? 

BUCKEYES BABY!

osu07asu10's picture

Come on man, he comes from a rural county of about 77k people (coming to a university of 52k). They obviously are proud of the person he has become and the things he has accomplished so far. I don't think they are honoring his heroic activity.
Sports have always been on a pedestal, there is nothing wrong with them honoring the kid.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

The Rill Dill's picture

I hope not.  They work no harder than anyone else.  They are very important when your house is on fire, but so is your plumber-- when you don't have water.  Also very important--your electrician, when you have no electricity.  Your mechanic is also very important, when your car won't start.

Alpo's picture

Thanks for pointing out us tradesman Rill, we get taken for granted most of the time.

Buckeyejason's picture

Yeah those jobs risk their lives for the public every day right? I'm sure people in the military are just like folks working at Walmart or Home Dept as well?

BUCKEYES BABY!

The Rill Dill's picture

PLENTY of jobs risk their lives every day for the public: bridge builders/highway workers,rural trash route drivers,airline pilots,cell tower lightbulb changers,bank employees,7-11 clerks,power company workers/linesmen,public transportation workers, and MANY more.  I've never heard of a parade when any of them die.  I guess the cops/firefighters are worshipped heroes.
How about this...any cop that breaks a law that he has arrested someone for----ALL of the people that he arrested for the same 'crime' get their record cleared (same with judges).  I hold MY heroes to a higher standard than I do the general public.  If they are heroes....they should be held to a higher standard.

Alpo's picture

First of all let me start by saying I appreciate and respect anyone in the military, cops/firefighters, doctors and all those serving the general public to help keep us all safe on a day to day basis. Thanks and utmost respect to all.
i think Rill is just pointing out that there are plenty of others in this world who risk their lives everyday who don't garner recognition. A lot of occupations have inherent risk involved and are under appreciated. I'm an electrician, and I know that any day at work I could very easily be killed just doing my job. Now it doesn't involve people shooting at me and in no way am I trying to compare what I do to say a police officer, but there are extreme dangers on a daily basis. 
I think I'm just saying some professions don't get enough recognition as they should, for certain things are taken for granted. People go crazy yelling at telephone operators when the power is out or their Internet service isn't working, but rarely stop to think what or who it takes to make these "simple" things happen. I just feel everyone who has a job contributes something to society, and we should all be appreciated in some way.

osu07asu10's picture

I'm sure people in the military are just like folks working at Walmart or Home Dept as well?

So are we talking about military, or police and firefighters? There is a difference, much like the difference between a Wal Mart worker and say:

For the record, all of the jobs I listed are approximately 10x more dangerous than being a firefighter (2.51 deaths per 100k) in 2012. In fact, firefighters are actually 22% less likely to suffer a fatality than the national average. The death toll for law enforcement officers is even less (1.56 deaths per 100k) or roughly half the likelihood to suffer a fatality compared to the average worker nationwide. Also, approximately half of all LEO fatalities are a result of automobile accidents, which are entirely avoidable.
Not only do you work in one of the safest professions in America, here you are actually complaining about it on a college football website.
We get it, you're a firefighter, and proud of it. We appreciate the service you provide the local community you are in. It doesn't give you a free pass to piss on every other blue collar worker in America and crap on a special day for a kid who has (most likely) accomplished more than you before turning 19.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

Buckeyejason's picture

I mean the kid played high school football..holy smokes the worship of sports now and days is at an all time high.

BUCKEYES BABY!

USMC11917's picture

I agree. Happy as pie that we will have him playing for the Buckeyes but come on people. He is a kid being treated like a celebrity.

45has2's picture

I hate the AssEC as much as anyone. However, the one argument that I cannot win against these motherless sons of Jefferson Davis down here is that the south, in general, takes their football waaaaay more seriously than the north or the west coast. I know football is a religion in The Buckeye State and the Husker State. The rest of the B1G, not so much. Which directly relates to budgets and expenditures for most of the B1G. Football is huge in the deep south and they are sending off one of their own to go show those Yankees how to play.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

Baroclinicity's picture

I agree as well.  Seems a bit much.  More power to him, I guess.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

The Rill Dill's picture

So is the worship of cops and firefighters.  It is a JOB.

USMC11917's picture

It's a sacrifice. They are compensated for their time, yes but no amount of money is worth giving up their life. When inclement weather strikes and destruction lies everywhere they don't stay home with their loved ones, they protect yours. So the next time you think of that profession as just a job, think a little more about what they have the potential to lose. None of them do the job to be worshiped and that simply isn't expected.

Buckeyejason's picture

So is the worship of cops and firefighters.  It is a JOB.

 
 
When are cops and firefighters ever worshipped like these athletes are? That's one of the dumbest things I've ever read on here.
Youre probably the 45 year old guy that still wears other mens names on your jersey and follow recruits on twitter..so ill just take your comment for what it is.

BUCKEYES BABY!

The Rill Dill's picture

You would be incorrect, on all counts.  I'm 47, own NO jerseys, and don't even know how to do the twitter thing.  We are all forced to believe that these guys are HEROES.  It is forced on everyone.   According to the upvotes, I'd say I'm not alone in my belief. They get PARADES when they die.  Tragic-YES, the same as any death.  BUT, their kids will be taken care of for life, and are covered by great benefits.  NOW, take a bridge-builder (or any other non-hero job) that gets killed on the job.  NO parade, and his family will more than likely NOT be taken care of, IF the father had benefits to begin with.  I don't buy in to them as being heroes. See my post above.  
I know LOTS of cops that are as crooked as the guys they cuff up.  Hero my ass.  They break the same laws they arrest you and me for.  These are MY opinions, and you are also entitled to yours.  

Buckeyejason's picture

You are welcome to your opinion. 

BUCKEYES BABY!

osu07asu10's picture

and my opinion is you have a very inflated view of your self value in this world.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

USMC11917's picture

This comment is so ignorant I don't even know where to start. Let me fill you in on a little detail. One of my best friends was murdered, executed answering a domestic between two illegals at a cultural restaurant. Executed as he got out the car. He left behind a teenager an 8 year old and a 1 year old that will never know his father. His life insurance and government benefits are now gone paying for Funerals, tuition, their home and vehicles and the cost of living exhausted everything. His wife has bounced through two failed relationships since his death. One of those abused his kids. You think if he was alive that he would think his loss was well compensated? I've got so much more I'd like to talk to you about.

Buckeyejason's picture

No it's not the same as a mechanic/electrician who are getting shot in the head or stabbed off duty every day in American cities.-sarcasm font
 

BUCKEYES BABY!

The Rill Dill's picture

Very tragic, to say the least.  Unfortunately, his life was worth no more than yours, mine or anyone else's.  Sorry to hear about that horrible situation.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

I know LOTS of cops that are as crooked as the guys they cuff up. Hero my ass. They break the same laws they arrest you and me for.

....and there it is, the tired refrain we all knew was coming... "Cops are dicks!"
I know more than my fair share of LEOs and shockingly they are by and large decent people. It's also been my experience that those who believe everyone around them is crooked, are typically revealing more about their own character than anyone else's.
Yes people who risk their lives for others generally receive more accolades in our society than those who take on risk merely for monetary reward. It's not a difficult concept to understand.
 
 
 

Buckeyejason's picture

It is a JOB.

ITS A HIGHSCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER.

BUCKEYES BABY!

The Rill Dill's picture

Yep....apparently, they don't send many of their county folks to D1 colleges.  Cops are hired and fired every day.  D1 athletes are RARE, per capita.  They have skills that others can't be trained to do.  I think it's great for his community to honor him.  

osu07asu10's picture

Road trip?

 

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

FROMTHE18's picture

pretty cool for that community to do that.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Wow...some people just truly have to find a way to piss on things.

45has2's picture

That's a dog's philosophy of life: If you can't eat it or fuck it, piss on it.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

JozyMozy's picture

all l I know is that I've never seen the commentariat of LibertyCountyGA.org post dozens of wacky gifs on the comment page every time they commit to hire a new Police Officer or Firefighter. Out of hand.

45has2's picture

You do know this is a blog dedicated to Buckeye Football, yes?

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

jedkat's picture

you do know that was sarcasm right?

“The teams that don’t respect their coaches and don’t trust their coaches are the teams that go .500"
~Zach Boren

bleedscarletpissmaize's picture

Are you sarcastically commenting on his/her comment that has sarcastic font? Like double sarcasm? Wait double sarcasm would cancel both sarcasms out and actually be a serious comment? 

Osu2105's picture

From all accounts seems to be a very intelligent young man and not just a dumb jock with elite talent. Good for him to be honored like this

ScarletNGrey01's picture

Interesting.  Hope he comes to the program brimming with confidence, yet a humble demeanor and a strong work ethic to complement his amazing God-given talent.  Of course, he's had to have worked very hard to get to where he's at today, freak-of-nature body and sick skills aside.  All of Buckeye Nation is wishing Raekwon nothing but the best ... great on field and classroom success and hopefully a person of high character that will represent with class.  Damn ... can't wait to see him out there on the field!

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

johnblairgobucks's picture

My dad is a Vietnam Vet and a Marine Corp alum.  When I talked to him on the phone this week, he was happy that McMillan wants to be a Buckeye.  I'm 100% sure he feels that his community should be proud of their young man.  He was happy for me when I went to a football banquet after my senior year's football season, getting honored for football accomplishments, getting to meet Archie, Randy Gradishar and then Mayor Greg Lashutka.
why get worked up over being happy for a young man's journey in life, when millions spend alot of money and time spreading the legends of the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, Big Foot and the Greys?

3cent's picture

I graduated from that school and lived in that county for 3 years. And guess what, 75% of the county and kids who go to that school have parents that are in the military.

sharks's picture

Please join us in giving a big send off to Raekwon on Raekwon McMillan Day!
Liberty County Celebrates One of Our Own on December 27, 2013 4-6pm at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.
Please join the community in celebrating Raekwon McMillan's accomplishments.

Event Day Activities
Autograph Picture Signing
Graduation Fund Collection (Monetary Contribution)
Other Special Surprises!

Is that allowed?  I guess graduation presents are fine, but if they're actively soliciting money for this kid?

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