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    Wow! Guys this is sad. BrookletEagle, a long time supporter of the program, comes on here and makes a rational, somewhat diplomatic post on his thoughts and feelings. He doesn't shout, scream, curse, name call, or try to tell anyone how they should think or do (well there was one small exception). He expresses his own thoughts about how he and his wife will continue to support the University...nothing more, nothing less. And some of you pounce on him like a pack of wolves? You would have thought Ben Moore had come on here to give us a lecture. The man deserves a little more respect.
    He is going to be chastised for the way he used "first amendment rights", though we all knew what he meant? He is going to be told to quit posting? You want to delete his thread?
    Yes, we are all upset, pissed, confused, heartbroken, dismayed, sad, mad, irritated...and a host of other adjectives to describe our frustrations, but let's not eat our own...especially a good man like BE. Disagree with him? Certainly, but respectfully. Here, I'll give an example...

    BE, I disagree with you about "national prominence". I don't think FCS football has any national attention whatsoever anymore. I think FCS is what used to be Division II years ago. I believe a university will get much more attention at the G-5 level by winning a pedestrian bowl game than they would by winning the NC at the FCS level. I am personally very thankful we moved up to FBS.

    Now I will wait for you to eat me alive....
    Last edited by MikeSanders; 12th September 2017 at 05:57 PM.

  2. #12

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    Well said Brooklet Eagle and MikeSanders. Both posts are very articulate and respectful. Thank you!

  3. #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwampEagle View Post
    Easy.....discuss chicken joints, opie, skins, politics or religion. No ! No ! I'm sorry 22, I didn't mean to say that....Valleyboy made me do it.....the hotties are gone....I...I...can't discuss NASCAR....I...I...put sugar on my grits this morning and went nutzo....I abstained from abstinence and I couldn't handle it......I....I... oh, no....don't BAN me......
    Psychic churning! This fits perfectly with your dream post.

  4. #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSanders View Post
    Wow! Guys this is sad. BrookletEagle, a long time supporter of the program, comes on here and makes a rational, somewhat diplomatic post on his thoughts and feelings. He doesn't shout, scream, curse, name call, or try to tell anyone how they should think or do (well there was one small exception). He expresses his own thoughts about how he and his wife will continue to support the University...nothing more, nothing less. And some of you pounce on him like a pack of wolves? You would have thought Ben Moore had come on here to give us a lecture. The man deserves a little more respect.
    He is going to be chastised for the way he used "first amendment rights", though we all knew what he meant? He is going to be told to quit posting? You want to delete his thread?
    Yes, we are all upset, pissed, confused, heartbroken, dismayed, sad, mad, irritated...and a host of other adjectives to describe our frustrations, but let's not eat our own...especially a good man like BE. Disagree with him? Certainly, but respectfully. Here, I'll give an example...

    BE, I disagree with you about "national prominence". I don't think FCS football has any national attention whatsoever anymore. I think FCS is what used to be Division II years ago. I believe a university will get much more attention at the G-5 level by winning a pedestrian bowl game than they would by winning the NC at the FCS level. I am personally very thankful we moved up to FBS.

    Now I will wait for you to eat me alive....
    It's a message board. Boo hoo, feelings got hurt. Geez. Grow a pair folks. Happy?
    GATA!

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    I like the sentiment and I haven't pulled my support and it's doubtful I will. The MYTH that FBS makes any difference whatsoever to our ability to continue dominating conference play has sadly regained traction with Summers. The only way we become like every other G5 is IF we continue purposely trying to be like every other G5.

    I've lived in Statesboro almost 26 years now and when it comes to GS I've always seen 2 types of "fans". There are those who forsake all others and are devoted completely to Georgia Southern. Then there are those who have GS as their favorite "hometown team". The latter often make plenty of money from the University and/or the students and they certainly benefit from the economic impact of the school. The latter are also fans or alumni of other schools and would much rather see their own children or grandchildren attend UGA, Ga Tech, Auburn, Clemson, Furman, Davidson, College of Charleston, Mercer, etc. The latter typically express amazement at the audacity of All-In Fans to expect excellence every year. In other words, we should know our place.

    The latter represent the same persistent mentality that would've kept Ga Southern from ever starting football and would never have dreamed the dreams of the Dirty Dozen - many of whom had/have loyalties to other schools but never let that stand in the way of helping GS Soar. Our new 23 year old Gamecock Herald Columnist has the excuse of being young and indoctrinated by Disney/ESPN to explain his ignorance of College Football. People who have watched Georgia Southern achieve more with less than most everyone know better.

    Yes we need increased donations and season ticket sales. Yes we need upgraded facilities. None of that will matter if the Flagship Football Program stops being GATA Georgia Southern Football - and the AD hired a HC who is clearly not capable of inspiring GATA. X's and O's are the easy part of football.
    JW "Cliff" Williams

    First GSC game 9/1/1984
    Recruiting Class 1987
    BS 1998
    M.Ed. 2015
    Statesboro. GA

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfart View Post
    It's a message board. Boo hoo, feelings got hurt. Geez. Grow a pair folks. Happy?
    I assume you are aiming that at critics of BrookletEagle, not MikeSanders.

  7. #17

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rad View Post
    Psychic churning! This fits perfectly with your dream post.
    Actually, I wrote this one first. TBH, the two posts were really not intended to be related in any way. The post on this thread was purely reactionary....a small, meaningless effort to detract the reader from the subject matter - insert a little humor to defuse the tension - a little break from the discussion to illustrate the pointless nature of not the views but the animosity towards the opposing ideals. The "dream post" as you call it, is just the latest in a long series of commentary, most of which were written on TALON Talk, usually with a specific point to be made or sometimes just an outlet of a troubled mind. They come very infrequently these days and differ greatly in length and quality.

  8. #18

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    All good.

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    Glad you enjoyed it. It's actually a form of therapy for me. I wish I had time to write more but my parole officer keeps a tighter rein these days after one of his other clients got caught pinkballing a mannequin at a shopping mall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rad View Post
    I assume you are aiming that at critics of BrookletEagle, not MikeSanders.
    I was kidding. It was a joke. Wow
    GATA!

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