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  1. 4 points
    Plus we need to start playing Tulane anyway so we can take the series lead against them. They are 17-14 versus us right now all time.
  2. 4 points
  3. 3 points
    I did all of these things. I'm in good shape. I have a lot of friends who failed on a couple of them. Being mostly in a middle to upper-middle class upbringing, the ones who messed around and had kids out of wedlock or abused drugs or alcohol in HS or college had families with means who could help them. The pregnancy wasn't the end of the world, though it delayed their progress a few years. They eventually wised up on the partying, either growing out of it naturally or having families with the means to provide intervention. In other words, kids who are born into good families that screw up royally have margin for error. They can recover from stupid choices. Hell, they can even prolong the amount of time spent making stupid choices because they are shielded from the most devastating, permanently life-altering consequences many times. Kids unlucky enough to be born poor get no such slack. They don't get the shielding and the opportunity to learn before their life is veering off course. Getting out of the ruts that poor decisions make for people is a Herculean effort by comparison.
  4. 3 points
    You introduced Hillary Clinton into a thread that had absolutely nothing to do with her, or even the Democratic Party itself for that matter. This is not the rubbish smack talk forum. If Hillary Clinton has done something that warrants criminal prosecution, censure, or whatever, then start a thread on the subject. I have no problem with her being held accountable for any wrongdoing, and I suspect you would be hard-pressed to find anyone on this forum that does either. In this forum, "Hillary says hello!" is useless deflection. To your benefit, you admitted the error of "snowflake". I do hope you move forward from that. It damages your credibility to resort to such nonsense, and I hate to see people I have respected do that to themselves.
  5. 3 points
    Risky move the way this season has gone so far.
  6. 3 points
    JJ never had a real QB Coach, pretty much what he is saying without saying it
  7. 3 points
    "If you have one of the best seasons that they've had in 14 years and you want to start talking to me about critical, then you've lost perspective on where this program has been, how it's valued and how it's judged. You just have. Our fan base does not feel that way... Our program is in really, really good shape." Love it.
  8. 2 points
    The newly NCEA #1 ranked Auburn Equestrian team will be hosting the SEC championship tournament March 24-25, only cost gas money. March 7, 2017 AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn equestrian team moved up to No. 1 in the latest National Collegiate Equestrian Association rankings released Tuesday following a successful weekend on the road last week. “The team is starting to run much more in sync now and riding much more on the level we see in practices,” head coach Greg Williams said. “I'm very proud of the team and coaches and love how we continue to get better weekly. We will be hitting full stride perfectly in the postseason.” Auburn (7-3, 4-2) put together solid performances in Texas this past weekend, opening with a tiebreak win over then-No. 1 Baylor Friday afternoon. The two teams rode to a 9-9 tie and the Tigers came away victorious with a 1495-1481 raw score win. The squad moved on to College Station Saturday, facing then-No. 2 Texas A&M in the regular season finale. Auburn picked up a solid 12-7 victory over the Aggies following solid showings from Equitation on the Flat and Horsemanship. Sophomore Caitlin Boyle earned back-to-back MOP honors in Equitation Over Fences on the weekend, while junior Alexa Rivard picked up her first MOP nod of the season in Reining Friday afternoon. Sophomores Ashton Alexander (Flat) and Lauren Diaz (Horsemanship) were also recognized for their outstanding rides against the Aggies. Auburn will be the No. 2 seed in the upcoming SEC Championships. The two-day tournament will be held at the Auburn University Equestrian Center, March 24-25, and admission is free. Georgia will be the No. 1 seed, while Texas A&M and South Carolina come in at Nos. 3 and 4.
  9. 2 points
    Oh damn, I forgot that Avenue is doing the Peche Mortel tap takeover. @Barnacle, you lucky son of... I see a Great Raft beer on there, too.
  10. 2 points
    Such a sad way to end that 2 year window we had. Came crumbling down with the Chris Porter stuff.
  11. 2 points
    Versatility is nice. Just utilizing them more in the passing game. That is all most of us are hoping for. We don't need any glorified FBs. SW would've had a field day with a capable TE last year.
  12. 2 points
    We can haz a Kam Chancellor? I know, I know. Hard to tell much from the highlights, given the competition, but yeah you gotta love the metrics, and he seems very fond of contact. Intriguing prospect.
  13. 2 points
    Like the sunshine here but AU needs some players to step up at safety for this to become a reality. So far that hasn't happened.
  14. 2 points
    See alot of blame being placed on Harper....we knew what we were getting with him. I gave an analysis of his game when everybody was talking about him when we signed. Mitchell is a different player but even if he does take over he will experience the same transitional bumps. That was my point of the prediction this year. We're upping our talent but we aren't signing the type of talent I think many of you hype up. Are we playing in any type of end of year tournament? When everything is over I'm going to do a thread of my pre season predictions and what happened this season, and explain why things happened. Oh and Alabama is going to be pretty good next year, I hope we're ready
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  16. 2 points
    Reminds me of the time I had a car stolen. It ended up in D.C. The police found it when they arrested some Russian prostitutes. The police informed me the car was recovered and gave me the number for a towing company to contact. The towing company informed me that I owed them for a tow, $250.00 plus, I was incurring storage fees at the rate of $150.00 per day. Felt more "robbed" when the car was found than I did when it was stolen.
  17. 2 points
    It's not an uncommon occurence. Towing companies in particular can be extremely predatory. The one time I had a car towed sucked and it cost me a good bit of cash, but it was money I could spare to get it out of the lot quickly. The longer I would have waited, the more it would have cost me. It speaks to how razor thin the margins are. When practically all of your income is spent just to remain employed, housed and feeding your kids Bologna while you live off bread, the slightest misstep, one that you and I could absorb with nothing more than some minor inconvenience, is a tremendous setback. It doesn't have to be getting towed. It could be getting a ticket, losing a job, forgetting to pay a utility bill. Any number of things. Being poor sucks. It's extremely easy to fall into that trap and once you're in it, even more difficult to claw your way back out.
  18. 2 points
    I won't be satisfied until we play only the top 12 teams in a season...and he better win at least 11 of them or else.
  19. 2 points
    Guys, this is a solid schedule filler. We are already playing Oregon out of conference. We pick up Tulane instead of Jacksonville St or Samford. You have to have a few down weeks to let people heal and get young guys playing time. How can we complain about every schedule decision that is made. I think Tulane is a solid choice for a NON- marquee out of conference game. Some people here just look for reasons to complain ....
  20. 1 point
    I wish we could somehow code a rainbow blinky in big bold impact font at the bottom of every one of Raptor's posts that reads "THIS IS WHAT RAPTOR ACTUALLY BELIEVES"
  21. 1 point
    That GR is their everyday APA. Really, really solid beer. Glanced at the bottle list....BBA Narwhal....uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  22. 1 point
    Mine are all growed up, and get out more than do I. Last trip to NOLA, they guided me.Their priorities (1. Food, 2.Beer, 3.Music) are skewed, but I'm not in charge anymore.
  23. 1 point
    They have other targets higher on the board. There are 3 interior O linemen in Georgia ranked higher than Jalil & UGA leads for the top 2 of them.
  24. 1 point
    if JJ had lost the job to a "freak athlete" i could agree. He lost if to a less talented and less experienced, younger qb. one that looked fairly good when healthy.
  25. 1 point
    Rising healthcare costs is a problem that will never be solved until, the political will rests with the interests of the people and not, with the limited interests of those who have the power to lobby, donate, bribe. A corrupt government serves primarily those who can afford to purchase influence and secondarily, those who represent a loyal voting bloc. Our government is for sale and therefore, fundamentally corrupt. BOTH parties.
  26. 1 point
    So based on some JJ has no accountability ..I love the kid he is from my hometown but I don't think Gus or Rhett told him to throw it directly to the other team, or let his own feet tackle him, or not protect the ball in the pocket....he has talent I just think it's mental, he get scared out there. I mean he had several chances at redemption to prove everyone wrong but he still made the same big mistake...throwing the ball to the other team....and the defensive player did not have to work hard all they had to do was stand there and catch it.
  27. 1 point
    Mabel a common bond of Nigeria with the Princes might help the situation?
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    Simple solution one government regulation that no charge for any service can be more that 15% higher than the current lowest negotiated price. Hospitals and Doctors should have a known rate structure like any other business. So If I go to a hospital that charges $500.00 to BCBS and that is lowest cost negotiated with any provider then the most that hospital can charge me or another insurance company is $575.00 With that one regulation selling across state lines would than be competitive.
  30. 1 point
    Poverty is a vicious cycle. You live in neighborhoods where you have to buy food from a mom and pop store where the cost his higher and the quality is lower because grocery chains won't build in that area. The school systems are not up to standard, Kids often raised by single moms or a grandparent, in many cases a parent into drugs or in jail. Role models are street hustlers because they have money. We learn our initial life lessons from our parents things like right and wrong, work ethic, pressure to get good grades in school. When that presence isn't there or doesn't push the agenda of school and a good job the kid is already behind before he gets started. It is easy to say graduate from HS, get a job, don't have children until after you are married, don't abuse drugs or alcohol. To those raised in a loving family that taught you these things but in some parts of this country these lessons are not taught at home or if taught are overridden but the bad influences in the neighborhood. There is no simple solution. There is a place for government help but not in the way it is currently done. Tax Incentives for Grocery chains in blighted areas, a community police station attached to the Super Market this cuts down on the cost of chain grocery as they wouldn't have to pay for extra security. Having a local police presence also makes the area safer. Community policing is paramount in making neighborhoods safer. I live in a well to do town in Texas we have two or three community Police stations in addition to our main station it is both cost effective and effective in keeping the area safe. At one time we had usury laws in the US we need to re-instate these laws so no more payday loans, title loans, etc. at exorbitant rates that are designed to take advantage of the poor. We have allowed to many businesses to take advantage of the poor because of allowing practices that should be illegal.
  31. 1 point
    A lot of opportunities for life changing decisions made by teenagers. Teenagers of parents with means can often bail their kids out of bad decisions.
  32. 1 point
    One other point on getting Jalil. With Kirby trying to close off GA from outside schools, this early 4 star get says we will fight them and others for recruits we want.
  33. 1 point
    I heard a presentation last year , where the speaker said you had a 98% chance of not being poor if you did the following; 1. Graduate from high school 2. Get a job 3. Don't have children until after you are married 4. Don't abuse drugs or alcohol.
  34. 1 point
    Woopee! In all seriousness, the talk of the one and half year and done was just flat out ridiculous. Man do we hype.
  35. 1 point
    I don't know what he did but apologizing could be for anything. If he said I'm sorry for the rape or I'm sorry and I know I should have stopped, is one thing. I don't know the laws on rape that well, but seems like if he said I'm sorry I kept going when you said no, he would have been arrested.
  36. 1 point
    I really don't care for the writeup. Rice "repeatedly apologized". The info was released to the public, so what did he apologize for? Raping her? Making her feel uncomfortable in a class? Something in between? Without knowing the wording of Rice's apology, Creepy is telling us nothing.
  37. 1 point
    This is a rule in international play, and with Coop being on team USA, she is probably staying in the box now so she doesn't have to readjust this summer.
  38. 1 point
    Poverty has many factors. Family history, divorce, substance abuse, felony convictions, illegitimacy , lack of education and lack of marketable job skill. Some of those in poverty just can't seem to get a break, but others continue to make bad decisions that keep them in poverty.
  39. 1 point
    Way to get it done Auburn. WAR EAGLE!!! We'll take a win any way we can get it.
  40. 1 point
    Pretty sure he was talking about the fact that you don't care at all about his dating a married woman, not Auburn as a whole because he was dating a married woman. Yes it happens, but the disturbing part is the acceptance of it. Of course the other part of the story is worse, but it doesn't lessen the first part and the fact that people aren't bothered by it. That's the society he is speaking of. A society accepting of adultery.
  41. 1 point
    There is no hot seat for him (and won't even be after next year if we look the same as this year). There may be for his assistants however. The Tony Jones talk asked about earlier is in regard to Jones being part of Bruce's staff for pretty much all of his success and getting him back would put the A team back together, where it appears to many that his current assistants may not be the best match with Bruce when it comes to on the floor coaching. So in simpler terms, hot seat for Bruce? No way. Hot seat for the rest of the staff? Depends on who they can be replaced with.
  42. 1 point
    I think UGA's drug tester is broken (everyone passes).
  43. 1 point Jeremy Johnson thinks he ‘caught a few eyes’ in his Pro Day workout Matthew Stevens , Montgomery Advertiser Buy Photo Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson (6) throws a pass during Auburn's Pro Day on Friday, March 10, 2017, in Auburn, Ala. (Photo: Albert Cesare / Advertiser) AUBURN – For the first time in years, Jeremy Johnson stood in the middle of Auburn’s indoor practice facility with a smile on his face. The former Auburn quarterback, who started 11 games and notably lost the starting role in a public manner two seasons ago, threw passes at Auburn’s Pro Day workout exemplifying the potential his alma mater saw in him four years ago as a recruit. While hoping the past simply didn’t matter anymore and the present of his ability would impress just one professional franchise in getting him a training camp invitation, Johnson said he felt happy to be on an Auburn field for the first time in a long while. “It’s been a minute,” Johnson said. “I faced a lot of adversity here, but I’m back to myself. A new era, a new beginning. I’m just looking forward to what’s next in my life.” With no defense in front of him, Johnson showed velocity, touch and accuracy while throwing route tree passes to wide receivers Tony Stevens and Marcus Davis Friday while hoping NFL scouts would see the present and forget the past. “I feel good where I’m at. I think I caught a few eyes,” Johnson said. “With this deal, it’s all about catching one eye. I feel like I caught a couple eyes and a lot of guys are going to be in touch with me.” Johnson, who measured just above 6-foot-4 and 232 pounds, ran the 40-yard dash twice with his best mark being an unofficial 4.68 seconds. He also recorded a 9-foot-6 broad jump and a 31.5-inch vertical leap. Johnson spent the last few months working in Orlando with quarterbacks coach Tom Shaw, who has trained NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, and the time in Florida helped him work on throwing mechanics to possibly so more accuracy in drills similar to Friday. “Coach Shaw taught me a different way of holding the ball, keeping space under the palm of my hand that changed the way the ball came out and as far as following through,” Johnson said. “Being accurate, that’s all he preached on. “Coming out of high school, I was coached, but I never had a quarterback coach and here the situation was what it was. I appreciate them for giving me the opportunity. I love Coach Malzahn and Coach Lashlee.” “With this deal, it’s all about catching one eye. I feel like I caught a couple eyes and a lot of guys are going to be in touch with me.” — Auburn QB Jeremy Johnson on his Pro Day workout Friday. Stevens, who was his first receiving target in the passing drills, said he immediately returned to that connection the pair had when they formed a pitch-and-catch duo in their true freshman season. Johnson started 11 games at Auburn and played in 30 career games during his roller coast four-year career that included 2,224 passing yards, 20 touchdown passes and nine more touchdowns on the ground. “I thought he did good today,” Stevens said. “It was nice to see him back here was a smile on his face spinning the ball like we all know he’s capable of. We’re all at different places training and I hadn’t seen him in months but he’s always going to have that connection with me.” CLOSE Auburn QB Jeremy Johnson after his Pro Day workouts Matthew Stevens In front of representatives of all 32 NFL teams Friday, Johnson tried to prove his arm talent would be enough to be part of professional football at some level. However, he also knew that while standing in Auburn’s indoor practice facility for likely the last time, Johnson finally felt comfortable talking about some of his shortcomings in his college career. "It was my fault," Johnson said. “Whatever questions I'm asked I'm going to answer it truthfully and I'm not here to bash nobody because it was my fault as well.” Some of those questions obviously entail Johnson, who started Auburn’s final two regular season games in 2016, discussing what led to the six interceptions that Johnson threw in the first three games of the 2015 season leading to Sean White getting the starting nod over him following an embarrassing 45-21 loss at LSU. The “adversity” Johnson referred to Friday continued in 2016 when in the same week he was told he wouldn’t be the starting quarterback for the season opener against No. 2 Clemson, Johnson’s grandfather was tragically killed in a car accident. Johnson still participated in practice while dealing with the grief of losing a trusted and loving family member and was involved in the three-quarterback game plan against Clemson. In the 19-13 home loss to Clemson, Johnson tossed a critical interception among the six attempted passes and was stuffed on a fourth down conversion. After those plays, the familiar boos at Jordan-Hare Stadium cascaded down. The “storm” that Malzahn said Johnson had passed through was back again as he took a confidence dip in the 2016 season opener. As he addressed questions Friday about the first quarterback he signed at Auburn, Malzahn had a noticeably different tone and demeanor when talking about the Montgomery native. “Jeremy is, I think, a young man with a great family. Jeremy's had his ups and downs but he hung in there,” Malzahn said. “I think that will carry him a long way in life. He's got great character, he's a great worker and I thought he performed well today.” One of things that the former Carver High School star already carries with him is a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary University Studies from Auburn that he earned last semester. Despite not having a ‘SEC graduates’ patch on his jersey at the 2017 Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma, Johnson is listed on Auburn’s alumni website as an official graduate. “I love Auburn. I’m an Auburn man. I appreciate the opportunity,” Johnson said. ““It felt good to be out here again for the last time with my fellow teammates.”
  44. 1 point
    And there in lies the problem. You're conditioned to believe what comes from those sources, regardless of how ridiculous it is, and ignore everything else. So, what exactly are you suspicious of as being true ? This ?? POSTED AT 5:01 PM ON MARCH 1, 2017 BY JOHN SEXTON Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) confirmed to Politico that Hina Alvi’s last day as an IT support staffer in his office was Tuesday. Her husband, Imran Awan, was working for Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) as of Tuesday evening, but a spokeswoman for Fudge said midday Wednesday that Awan was no longer an employee. As of Wednesday, Awan was still working as a technology adviser for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), although he’s been blocked from accessing the House computer system since early February. Alvi, Awan and three other House aides, including Abid Awan and Jamal Awan, relatives of Imran Awan, and Rao Abbas, are all linked to the criminal investigation being conducted by the U.S. Capitol Police.
  45. 1 point
    With 4 freshmen as the leading scorers, no less. The sky's the limit for these guys, but I think the potential will be greatest in two years (provided neither Heron nor Wiley go pro), when EJ Montgomery gets here. That'll give us two legit monsters down low, and the versatility to play any style of ball we want to. Don't get me wrong, I'm excited as all get out about next season. It's just that thinking about Wiley and Montgomery with Heron, Harper, Brown, Purifoy, Spencer, McLemore, and the other two recruits from this past cycle (Okeke and Mitchell) gets me very, very excited about the future beyond next year.
  46. 1 point
    Lol gives us the first winning season in almost a decade and some people wanna put him on the hot seat. Give me a break
  47. 1 point
    lol LOVE BRUCE!!! the opposite of gus. he always says what is really on his mind!!! BRUCE PEARL FOREVER!!!!!!!!
  48. 1 point
    I'm sure coach Dye probably gets a little change for doing these articles and being a Guest on a radio show or something but I wish he would just be a silent observer. Love everything he has done for AU but eventually you have to put the old stud out in the pasture to graze. War Eagle Coach.
  49. 1 point
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  50. 1 point
    It's not denial. It's that you couldn't follow a coherence train of thought if the tracks ran through your living room.