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  •  Should have second thoughts about attending (2+ / 0-)
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    blueoregon, phatcat cane

    any southern university! That would hit the white southerners where it hurts the most, football. Since one can't find a white man on any southern team except at QB this might be the best revenge. In fact a few years with no top 20 team in AL, LA, SC, TX, FL and GA would lead to a real change.

    If... the machine of government... is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. ~Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobediance, 1849

    by shigeru on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 08:08:11 PM PST

    •  What a load of crap. (3+ / 0-)
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      Cali Scribe, John R, megisi

      Try watching the sport before criticizing it. And why would you want to shut down opportunities for black athletes at southern schools that don't have a bunch of racists causing problems? Not every university in the south is the same as Ole Miss.


      Did you remember to water the fuchsia?

      by jayden on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 09:07:03 PM PST

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      •  What are you talking about? (3+ / 0-)

        I do watch football. Even played it. Even born in the South. And am white.  So perhaps YOU should consider items before you shovel your crap. And get a bit of a sense humor. Unless you are one of those folks to whom football
        My response was based on the presumption that southern whites consistently vote against democrats, but that blacks do and that football may be the one thing that southern whites care about.

        If it were up to me the scholarships would all be need and merit based, college players would be able to claim workmens comp and other benefits and not treated as indentured servants. Given that less than 1% of major college scholarship players make a living from the sport and that many suffer lifelong debilitating injuries, I do question who this benefits.

        One last point is that in most colleges, less than 50% of the scholarship football players graduate. I would prefer an alternate method of providing opportunities than indentured servitude, but that is just me.

        If... the machine of government... is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. ~Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobediance, 1849

        by shigeru on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 09:51:15 PM PST

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    •  Longhorn games are broadcast in Spanish (0+ / 0-)

      And Austin is pretty Democratic.

      Well, an elite football player would not want to play at UTEP because their team is usually pretty bad.  But El Paso has lots of Democrats, too.

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