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Cola last won the day on January 22 2013

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  1. New Atlanta Stadium

    The first concept in this thread is hideous and would be dated quickly. I am still on the side that says Atlanta doesn't need a new stadium. I was there for the 2010 Chick-Fil-A Bowl and it was just fine.
  2. Your Favorite Teams?

    South Carolina Gamecocks: I am a grad...and being from SC, it's a hell of a lot better than Purple and Orange! Washington Redskins: eh, when I was younger they were always on TV (before Carolina Panthers existed)...but I have a hard time caring for NFL, so my allegiance has decreased to near nothing. North Carolina Tarheels (basketball only): up until a few years ago, I watched almost every UNC basketball game televised and even went to a game and a baseball camp there. Again, the reason was because they were always on TV. Tampa Bay Bucs: living here 8 months so far and first time living in a city with a pro team, I am trying to adopt them as my NFL team...problem is, I have a hard time caring for professional sports in general. Mike Alstott was a fan of mine in high school...we played same position, wore the same number, and people said we looked alike. We will see how it goes.
  3. Not gonna happen. WVU's already got two out-of-conference rivalries to maintain (Maryland, which is actually a good competitive rivalry, and Marshall, which is pretty much mandated by the governor of West Virginia). TAMU probably won't play UT if they know the game will be broadcast on the Failhorn Network. And KU-Mizzou probably won't happen with the way Mizzou departed the Big XII. Mizzou wants to keep playing. It's Kansas who's being the whiny crybabies. But is Kansas really being crybabies? They are defending themselves and their conference, in a sense. Mizzou left for a money grab instead of honoring long traditions, so why should Kansas be expected to do the same? There are many rivalries that extend beyond conference opponents...UGA/GT, UF/FSU, Carolina/Clemson, SoCal/ND, etc.
  4. Say it ain't so, Joe

    razr, I totally agree with you and your points. I pretty much made the same ones in a Facebook post: I think a lot of people knew about this and either were hoping it had stopped or were just keeping it under wraps, as not to damage the reputation of the school, it's athletic program, and Coach Paterno. I assume a lot of the town's economy is based on the university? Just a thought.
  5. Say it ain't so, Joe

    It's either this or that he is so timid that he just wanted to tell someone "higher up" and put it out of his mind, lazily assuming that he'd done his part and justice will now be served. Either way, it is absolutely charitable to call him "irresponsible". It's just flat out wrong...he's the witness. "Chain of command" has nothing to do with it; it's a legal matter and he's a witness to a horrible crime. At this point, we're all equals (because it's the law/society, not the coaching staff) and he owed those kids more. I suppose a 3rd option is that he condoned it, but I don't think so, or he'd not have even told Joe. Pretty spineless for a 28 year old man. This wasn't a "young man" who was new at this game. He was a man, and ultimately the one who enabled Sandusky more than anyone. The janitor who witnessed Sandusky giving a blow job to one of the kids did the same thing...discussed it with his co-workers but never reported it in fear of losing his job. He was a Korean war vet who said it was as traumatizing as his stint in the war itself...and his co-workers thought he was going to have a heartattack when he was telling them. The guy is now in stages of dementia in a nursing home and isn't fit to give testimony.
  6. Say it ain't so, Joe

    I think Paterno did what is required of him in the situation, I don't see why his legacy should be tarnished at all. He followed chain of command and reported the information he had to the ones "above" him. It was up to them to take action and for all he knew, they did. This isn't a Paterno issue...this is a Penn State issue. Unfortunately, people are good at hiding how screwed up they are privately and sometimes you think you know someone so well, that some obvious things aren't so obvious (like random kids staying over...he ran a charity, makes a little sense). I read the whole 23 page report earlier on the case...highly disturbing. This Sandusky guy is one sick and should be eliminated from this planet...Pulp Fiction gimp scene style. When I was reading the report, each page had a heading "Victim 1, Victim 2, Victim X, etc" and I just kept reading expecting 3 or 4 to be an insane, it kept going. It was even worse hearing about the old Vet who witnessed him in the act and almost had a heart attack after seeing it...couldn't talk or explain it to anyone afterwards and compared it to things he saw in Korea. Disturbing.
  7. Just saw this on ESPN. Not happy. Missouri is NOT Southern.
  8. Three trips to the SEC Championship game in 20 years is hardly something to aspire to. Considering there's 6 teams in the division, with a level playing field, each team would be expected to make the Championship game 3 1/3 times over 20 years. I'd say they're doing just fine. I was just about to post this. Not only that, but 3 teams have never been in the SECCG and until last year, that figure was 4...and 3 teams (Florida, Alabama, Tennessee) account for more than half of the appearances. It's no cakewalk.
  9. Fine by me. Crazy how a false spark can create a raging bonfire.
  10. That would take a complete collapse of the ACC. They won't leave the conference.
  11. Pretty decent article explaining my feelings, although I don't feel as strongly as he does about not including Texas A&M. While Clemson and FSU seem more like "SEC schools", they don't really bring anything valuable to the table that is worthwhile. Texas A&M brings an education factor, endowment factor, and the loophole into Texas recruiting grounds factor. I personally like to see teams "upgraded" from a poor conference to a stronger one if at all possible, rather than interchange across. This is why I personally feel that aside from TAMU, a team like West Virginia or even Virginia Tech (while not fitting into my "poor" standard) makes sense here for a second addition- because it is all about money and this would spread the market even further. I don't really like the idea of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State coming aboard...they just don't feel like SEC teams to me. I've just never cared for the style of play in the Big XII- an offensive back and forth race to 50 points against gravy defenses. I also liked the suggestion of Boston College heading back to the Big East (where they belong) and South Florida heading to the ACC. Makes more sense geographically, however that isn't how things are always done- or else it would make sense to have FSU, UF, UCF, and USF all in the same conference.
  12. TAMU is a done deal, will be announced August 22nd. FSU is being talked about and sources say they would accept, pending an offer. However, look out for Florida to veto that move. I see Virginia Tech as a more likely candidate. Florida alone doesn't get a veto. Florida needs to convince 3 other schools to say no. That said, assuming Virginia's legislature doesn't throw up roadblocks, Tech bailing on the ACC wouldn't be too surprising. Oh, I know that. Florida would convince other schools to join in resisting, it has happened in the past. I just don't want this thing to get out of control (adding 4 instead of 2, causing a shift in divisions). No need to mess up a great thing.
  13. TAMU is a done deal, will be announced August 22nd. FSU is being talked about and sources say they would accept, pending an offer. However, look out for Florida to veto that move. I see Virginia Tech as a more likely candidate.
  14. Jersey Wallpaper

    Thanks, I must have missed that. After scanning 30 or so pages and only finding a broken link, I thought I would just ask.
  15. Jersey Wallpaper

    Sorry to bump this guys, but I'm looking for two things: 1. The tutorial (link was broken). 2. A certain Duke Blue Devils logo in this thread...of the full figured devil with cape. A link to a style guide for Duke would be nice as well. Thanks.