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  1. I don't understand why Bama is being discussed in this Auburn/A&M thread. Totally non-related and OT. Anyway, our Tigers just dominated by A&M. I was surprised the difference in score was not greater. AU really had nuthin' offensively or defensively. Aggies deserved the win. I'm not sure CBP can do much more with this group of guys. IMO, it's not an issue of effort, it's about the talent. And I'm seriously concerned that, once we hit the final stretch in SEC play -- Tenn, Kentucky, Arkansas -- wins are going to be even harder to come by. I'll always be be screaming for my Tigers. I'm just not real confident about the rest of the season.
  2. I'm not sure why this thread is going on so much about Clempson. Yes, of course, Clempson is Auburn by the Lake. But still, renaming buildings at Clempson is completely irrelevant to the issue of building names at Auburn. As always, f**** Clempson. I'm only interested in what we do at Auburn.
  3. JMO, but it looks like we were lucky not to pull this guy into Auburn.
  4. I don't watch much pro football, but I did watch the game today. “Felt like football,” Burrow said. “It was fun.” No, it's not as much fun as FBS football -- it's like any fall weekend a dozen FBS games each week would be better than watching any NFL game. But still, it's good to see young QBs come into the league to supplant the old, the mediocre, the over-paid QBs who still plod along on NFL rosters. Of course, that's just my opinion as a guy who rarely watches NFL.
  5. My parents used to comment about all the stars they grew up with dropping away -- and then they left as well. Even my friends who were only a bit older than me who grew up with the "rock and roll" stars like Elvis and Buddy Holly. Now (being a Boomer) it's our turn. So many of the stars we grew up with have already left us, and there are some true superstars who are getting on up there in age -- hello Dylan, Clapton, Jagger, Caine, Joni, etc. Of course, they may outlive us for awhile, as we also march towards our own transition into the ..............
  6. IMO, this was surely one of Wendell's best games ever for Auburn. 16 points, 12 assists, only 2 turnovers. But they sure looked good today. USCe has a few guys who can drop some baskets, but they don't play tough defense and aren't really organized offensively. I'm so glad to see Auburn take care of business against teams like LSU, USCe, and the Missies, because the second half of the season is going to be brutal. Playing these teams has really given the guys some on-floor time to find themselves as a team. They are going to need that down the stretch.
  7. Damn, two rock legends lost in one week. First Jeff Beck and now ....... David Crosby, a founding member of The Byrds and CSN(Y), some notable solo albums, and endless performances as a side due to his incredible voice, dies at 81. On the brink of his 80th birthday, as his new album For Free was being released, he said "Being old is not something to celebrate." That's understandable, given his years of drug addiction, followed by 3 heart attacks, a liver transplant, diabetes and various other medical issues. His cause of death was only explained as "after a lengthy illness." Crosby commented several times, with sympathy and remorse, how surprised he was that he had outlived some of his friends -- Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, etc. I laughed, reading his biography years ago, how he was commonly referred to by Stills and Nash and other friends as "ole tripod" because he seemed insatiable with the opposite sex. But he settled down, happily married for the past 3 decades. Perhaps not the most creative of musicians in the Byrds and CSN(Y), but with a voice that made him a part of our music history.
  8. Man, that LSU arena was quiet.
  9. Auburn decided not to rename Wallace Hall, which was named after the fanatically racist George C Wallace. https://www.theplainsman.com/article/2021/09/trustees-approve-plaque-to-contextualize-name-of-wallace-hall
  10. As for renaming Auburn buildings ...... Tiger Hall has been named in honor of Bessie Mae Holloway, and Eagle Hall has been named in honor of Josetta Brittain Matthews. Recent Board of Trustees decisions concerning the names of certain buildings on campus are part of an ongoing effort by Auburn to honor individuals whose contributions to the university have led to meaningful change and are deserving of such recognition. All of these changes have come amid the creation of two task force groups—the Presidential Task Force for Opportunity and Equity and the Auburn Board of Trustees Task Force. This February [2021], Auburn’s Board of Trustees voted to rename two residence halls in recognition of two Auburn trailblazers, Bessie Mae Holloway and Josetta Brittain Matthews. Holloway was the first Black person to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees and only the second woman, serving from 1985-2000. Matthews was the first Black student to graduate from Auburn, earning a master’s degree in 1966 and a doctorate in 1975, both in education. She was also the first Black faculty member at the university, joining the College of Liberal Arts as a French and history instructor around 1972. Most recently, Auburn’s student center was named in honor of Harold D. Melton, the chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court and first Black president of the Auburn Student Government Association. Additionally, in November 2020, the Board unanimously supported the removal of Gov. Bibb Graves’ name from the campus amphitheater and drive that bore his namesake. The resolution stated that keeping his name on campus would be “inconsistent with the university’s mission and the Auburn Creed and would chill, rather than encourage, broad use of facilities that are intended to be enjoyed as sites for engagement by the campus community.” https://ocm.auburn.edu/newsroom/campus_notices/2021/04/091545-building-naming-qa.php
  11. From the article -- Tide basketball player Darius Miles arrested for capital murder Staff Special to Tide Illustrated After being ruled out for the season with an ankle injury early in the week, Alabama forward Darius Miles has been arrested and charged with capital murder for a shooting on the Strip in Tuscaloosa. Miles, 21, one of two men charged in the case along with Michael Lynn Davis, 20. Around 1:45 AM Sunday morning, officers from Tuscaloosa Police Department and University of Alabama Police Department were dispatched to the Walk of Champions at Bryant Denny Stadium following a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers were met by a driver in a vehicle that also contained a deceased female that had been shot. The driver reported that their vehicle had been shot into, and that he had also returned fire in self-defense, and may have struck a suspect. The victim was identified as Jamea Jonae Harris, age 23, from the Birmingham area. She was not affiliated with the University of Alabama. After investigation it was quickly determined that the shooting had occurred at another location, the 400 Block of Grace Street off of University The Violent Crimes Unit was called out to assume the investigation. After processing the scenes, speaking with multiple witnesses, and viewing video surveillance, two suspects were developed. They were located and interviewed. One suspect was found to have indeed been struck by gunfire and had a non-life-threatening wound. At this time, both suspects have been charged with Capital Murder, and committed to jail, with no bond. SORRY, I DID NOT INTEND TO LINK THE ENTIRE FRIGGIN' TWIITER FEED BY THIS DUDE. I JUST WANTED TO LINK THE ONE RELEVANT VIDEO. BUT I CANNOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO DELETE ALL THE TOTAL BS FROM THAT TWITTER LINK. HELP! The shooting is thought to be the result of a minor argument that occurred between the victims and suspects after they encountered each other along The The Strip on the university campus. Alabama has removed Miles' bio from the school website and the incident on early Sunday morning appears to be the final straw in his career at Alabama. Follow Miles's arrest, the university released this statement. “The University of Alabama’s utmost priority is the safety and well-being of the campus community. We are grieved by the incident that occurred near campus last night and extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and friends. We are grateful for the quick and thorough response of law enforcement and emergency response teams, and we will continue to fully support the ongoing investigation. We were made aware of the recent charge against student-athlete Darius Miles; he has been removed from campus and is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team.” HELP! I did NOT intend to link to the entire Twitter babble shiiiite of this dude. I only wanted to link to the ONE video pertinent to the topic. And now, I CANNOT figure out how to delete this entire stream of shiiiiite. HELP!!!
  12. Step back from the politically loaded gatling gun. Here is the official code of ethics for ALL librarians in ALL types of libraries. Librarians must have a Bachelors level degree before they can enter a graduate program to become a librarian. All librarians have a masters degree in Library & Information Science, and often other degrees as well. Note that the purpose of libraries -- ALL libraries -- is to meet the interests and needs of its clientele -- ALL of its clientele. Is there any confusion about the word "ALL"? Here is their Code of Ethics. Of note, refer to numbers I, II, III, VII, and IX. We provide the highest level of service to all library users through appropriate and usefully organized resources; equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests. We uphold the principles of intellectual freedom and resist all efforts to censor library resources. We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted. We respect intellectual property rights and advocate balance between the interests of information users and rights holders. We treat co-workers and other colleagues with respect, fairness, and good faith, and advocate conditions of employment that safeguard the rights and welfare of all employees of our institutions. We do not advance private interests at the expense of library users, colleagues, or our employing institutions. We distinguish between our personal convictions and professional duties and do not allow our personal beliefs to interfere with fair representation of the aims of our institutions or the provision of access to their information resources. We strive for excellence in the profession by maintaining and enhancing our own knowledge and skills, by encouraging the professional development of co-workers, and by fostering the aspirations of potential members of the profession. We affirm the inherent dignity and rights of every person. We work to recognize and dismantle systemic and individual biases; to confront inequity and oppression; to enhance diversity and inclusion; and to advance racial and social justice in our libraries, communities, profession, and associations through awareness, advocacy, education, collaboration, services, and allocation of resources and spaces. Any librarian who removes materials from their library due to the demands of a specific person who happens to dislike a particular topic or subject matter, is violating his/her code of professional ethics. Librarians who chose to contest attempts at censorship or political machinations can receive legal support from the American Library Association.
  13. Hoping our recruits can get us there. !!
  14. UGA showed up. TCU didn't. Frogs croaking.
  15. I'm not a UGA fan, but I must admit, UGA is eating frogs legs so far tonight.
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