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College / Re: Fresno State to Reinstate Wrestling
« on: August 27, 2014, 09:18:27 PM »
Yes indeed. So interesting it's been on the front page of this site for about 24 hours.

Nice uncalled for dig there Jason.  A little more publicity for it does not hurt in any way.

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Off-Topic / Re: Last Word
« on: August 27, 2014, 03:24:20 PM »
I find fantasy football boring, now fantasy wrestling, is another matter.

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Off-Topic / Re: Stupic Cops
« on: August 27, 2014, 03:08:30 PM »
What would you call the folks who trace hundreds or thousands of miles to throw rocks, Molotav cocktails, etc.?  I wouldn't call them civil rights activists.  I reserve that term for the peaceful protesters.

They're protesting something, aren't they?  They didn't just show up in that town to throw rocks.

The folks who opposed equality didn't call ML KIng Jr., Emmit Till, and all those killed in the south civil rights acterivsts either, just as the same folks don't call Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, or any person of color fighting for civil rights actervists.  Instead, they're "race baiters," "race merchants," "in the bidness of race," "players of the race card," "antagonisers," "rabel rousers,"  or any other name that you want to put in there.  That's why those REAL civil rights actervists, the KKK, is now there protesting alongside the same folks who I refer to in the above.

Something to think about, in terms of whom you choose to align yourself with.

Emmett Till certainly wasn't a civil rights activist and he certainly wasn't called a "race baiter".  He was a 14 year old boy that was the victim of a horrible crime committed by the husband of a white woman he may or may not have talked to.  Obviously his murder was huge in that it opened a lot of eyes to what was happening in the south.  But he wasn't an activist.

Don't quite get your point of this post Bozak?  ban did not call or imply Till was an activist.  He just pointed out he was killed in the south back during the emerging civil rights movement when the lines identifying true racist from nonracist were not so blurred.

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Off-Topic / Re: Last Word
« on: August 27, 2014, 09:26:53 AM »
Morning from the west coast.


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Off-Topic / Re: Stupic Cops
« on: August 26, 2014, 05:02:34 PM »
It just never ends.

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Off-Topic / Re: Coach Sparky's atheism thread.
« on: August 26, 2014, 04:58:50 PM »
Interesting article about Christian vandalism.

http://unitedcor.org/national/news/godless-road-sign-vandalized-chico

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Off-Topic / Re: Last Word
« on: August 26, 2014, 03:37:30 PM »
Afternoon all! Word.

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Other Sports / Re: CFB PICKEMS WEEK 1!!!
« on: August 26, 2014, 12:06:09 PM »
1 point games

No. 21 Texas A&M vs No. 9 South Carolina
Tulane vs Tulsa
BYU vs Connecticut
Colorado State vs Colorado
California vs Northwestern
Marshall vs Miami (OH)
Rutgers vs Washington State
Temple vs Vanderbilt
North Dakota State vs Iowa State
Bowling Green vs Western Kentucky

5 point bonus

No. 14 Wisconsin vs No. 13 LSU

Next 2 picks will be worth 20 points at the end of the year!
National Champion?
Heisman winner?

DUE BY THURSDAY, 6 PM EASTERN


Coachsparky's CFB Pickems Week 1

South Carolina
Tulane
BYU
Colorado State
Northwestern
Marshall
Rutgers
Vanderbilt
Iowa St.
Bowling Green

Bonus: LSU

National Champion - UCLA
Heisman Winner - Brett Hundley, UCLA


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Off-Topic / Re: Coach Sparky's atheism thread.
« on: August 26, 2014, 10:47:17 AM »
Excellent book resource for young parents.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1908675292?tag=daarbl-20

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The Christian Right is overtaking our public school system. Atheists are one of the fastest growing minorities in the US. The Christian Right is primed and ready to proselytize to our children and it is up to us to give them the tools to stand up against them. Our children should question authority, even us and come to their own conclusions using evidence and reason. The fight for equality in the US rests in the hands of those willing to fight for a secular nation... Parenting Without God is a book for atheist parents who are seeking guidance on raising freethinkers in a Christian dominated nation. No longer can parents stay in the closet and deny their atheism through fear of it hurting their children in some way. As responsible parents we must be open and vocal about the necessary secularization of our country through politics and education, and raise our children to embrace secular values. The time is now to come out and join your local and national atheist and secular community and stand up for the separation of church and state. You have a responsibility to promote not only freedom of religion but also freedom from religion. Parenting Without God is the call to action and the kindle that will light the flame for atheists everywhere to take on the challenge of making the world a better place for our children.

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College / Re: Stroker chooses Gophers
« on: August 26, 2014, 09:38:54 AM »
Since you're on ignore, I can only assume you're typing something that I don't want to read. So move on.

Since I am typing reasoned comments to nonsensical statement attributing strange motivations of people based on political leaning, I would assume that you are right, you do not want to read it.

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College / Re: Stroker chooses Gophers
« on: August 25, 2014, 08:31:16 PM »
One person I read stated that WA is the most liberal state in the US, thus the reason why they will never add wrestling at the college level(D1). The more I think about it, the more I agree.

By that logic I will assume it's only a matter of time before Mississippi starts churning out college wrestling programs.

I don't disagree with that assessment, but WA is pretty liberal about most everything. It wouldn't surprise me if college AD's used that as an excuse.

As far as Miss. goes, poorest state in the Union. They are lucky they have anything in that state.

Like I said liberal or conservative makes zero difference in supporting the starting of a wrestling program.  Absolutely zero difference.

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College / Re: Stroker chooses Gophers
« on: August 25, 2014, 05:29:58 PM »
One person I read stated that WA is the most liberal state in the US, thus the reason why they will never add wrestling at the college level(D1). The more I think about it, the more I agree.

By that logic I will assume it's only a matter of time before Mississippi starts churning out college wrestling programs.

Likewise Texas.

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College / Re: Stroker chooses Gophers
« on: August 25, 2014, 04:38:32 PM »
One person I read stated that WA is the most liberal state in the US, thus the reason why they will never add wrestling at the college level(D1). The more I think about it, the more I agree.

I honestly don't know how anyone could say being a politically liberal or conservative state has any impact whatsoever on adding wrestling programs.  Make no sense at all to make such a statement with no facts to back it up. ???

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Off-Topic / Re: Last Word
« on: August 25, 2014, 04:29:58 PM »
Went from a stout 214 in Jan 2012 to an emaciated 158 upon return from Afghanistan.  Gained back to 170 and holding for three months.

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