The explanations offered at your link are not at all satisfactory - the meaning of the lyric, as written & sung, is clearly a defense of George Wallace, & specifically of his tenure as the Governor of Alabama. If we can't take it as a given that George Wallace, when he was the Governor of Alabama, was a total racist in both word & deed, then I guess you're right that for some people the word "racist" is meaningless.
The handle comes from a short story - or I guess maybe you'd call it an essay since it's very short indeed - by Neal Pollack.
That's me :) I used to try to engage with rational Michigan fans every once in a while. Sometimes I succeeded, more or less. I think MGoBlog is great, & that Brian is a great writer, even if frequently a dick. I also used to be a regular at Vico's old blog Our Honor Defend.
I don't know if it's "trash", but it is pretty racist - although you'd have to know what Governor they're singing about to pick up on that, I guess.
Holy shit, I remember Jimmy Ratliff. Didn't Gerald Eaker shoot at Killer's car or something like that?
This sounds right to me, though it seems there should be quote marks around a lot of it, maybe even a link :) My 1st thought was, well, that's just creating a pain in the ass for somebody else someday, but that's just like me to be thinking of my own lazy needs 1st, ha ha.
On the other hand, I don't know BuckeyeGroove, so I guess it's possible he's got a few acres somewhere, & he/his wife are very knowledgeable & conscientious people, & that they will have done what's needed to ensure that these animals are cared for properly.
My sense of it is that if an animal could *generally* be called *exotic*, & you are just a regular person, then in the vast majority of cases you don't need that animal.
Charles "Killer" Macon, among others...
Ha ha, Jack, well done :)
I cannot, in truth - at least not with certainty.
Oh, I'm relaxed - like I said, I love you :)
Also, there's nothing at all that bothers me about "off-color" language; I use it all the time. Lots of my comments here include it. I'm also not worried about some kind of reign of terror where users get banned for *unpopular* opinions, or anything like that. I just thought, & think, that you were out of line in the 2 specific instances I mentioned. Like I said, ugly. Not impolite.
Sometimes people get called idiots because they've done something idiotic - like using their ownership of an online forum to say that another person has a half-inch penis, or to call another person a "miserable pig fucker", over a disagreement about the use of that forum. You made a bad choice when you "chose the latter". I'd be interested to know if any staff member here has ever used words like that towards a user of this site.
Sorry, I love you, Ramzy - & I know I'm risking getting burned by the hotness of this #take - but I couldn't not weigh in. It's ugly.
This is, quite literally, the kind of thing that keeps my wife not just on board but engaged in the whole "being a Buckeye fan" project.
Olbermann was right in the 1st place. While $13M is indeed a whole bunch of money - especially free of context - philanthropy is just one of the things that gets done at colleges. PSU & its students deserve no *special* credit.
Did you watch the Film Room version of the game yet? Good lord, what a time-suck.
The beauty of it is that, aside from teams with the Buckeyes' level of talent, & notwithstanding the randomness of college kids' performances on a given day (both individually & collectively), it doesn't *matter* how much or what kind of work the opposing teams do. Urban & Co. have an adjustment ready for the adjustments you make, & they can do it seamlessly most of the time because all of the adjustments are already part of their *identity*.
right on this is bullshit :)
My own opinion about our QBs notwithstanding, I don't like - not one little bit - George Whitfield lobbying for his client Braxton as the starter. His interests would obviously be better served by, say, a Braxton-led Buckeye team that loses in the playoff than they would be by a Cardale/JT-led one that repeats.
Which makes me glad that George Whitfield has exactly zero influence on who starts at QB for the Buckeyes this fall :)
I think you both are right about Sam here, actually.
Whoever downvoted this is a dick
you #skrong, DJ.
Don't be a dick
As a returner, absolutely you play him. He was (only slightly) more secure with the ball than Jalin as a punt returner, it seems to me, & a MUCH better decision-maker in the same role. It it still sometimes hard to figure out what Jalin is thinking back there. On kickoff returns, any planting/cutting issues should be minimized, & even at 90-95% he is still dangerous.
On offense, the lack of game reps with Cardale should limit him to mostly a decoy role, but again, absolutely you play him some even in that limited role, just to give Oregon something else to think about.