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#1 Re: Southern Miss » The excitement for signing day this week is at an all time high » 2020-02-03 15:48:39

skyvoyager wrote:

so ~15 signed plus another 8 verbal.... do i assume we are not signing 25?

Several are carrying forward from last year.  That wouldn't be so bad except this staff has the ability to sign guys they never play and then they end up transferring out.  That translates to crappy talent evaluations.

#2 Re: Southern Miss » Super Bowl - who ya got » 2020-02-03 08:42:58

I hunt in the Southeast Zone which means deer season is open until 2/15.  With that said, by the second week of January, if any rut activity has occurred, you don't see shit.  I've got to do some traveling for business the final week of season which means I was in my shooting house all weekend.  I didn't see deer, no Super Bowl!   I hunt with Son of Dixie (a fallen-away USM fan and message board reality pumper).  Honestly, we figured the QB would get hurt and Mullens would step in to be the hero of the day since we weren't watching.  Neither of us cared who did what but damn glad two of our guys were there getting the $$$.

#3 Re: Southern Miss » 5 posters » 2020-01-31 20:41:59

It had been a while since I "doc'd" anyone...seemed like a good time to unleash him!

#4 Re: Southern Miss » Kobe » 2020-01-31 20:38:57

If one of us did it, we are guilty.  Some "cultures" are OK with that shit.  In the long run, he appeared to have become a good guy.  I don't think he was ever Big Ben (sorry fuck rapist) but I'm sure he had a lot of pussy thrown on him from high school on.  I never researched the rape accusal but I wouldn't be surprised at all if she offered the ass and then went for the cash.  I hope that pussy was as fat as that check he had to write!

#5 Re: Southern Miss » 1000th post reflection » 2020-01-31 20:32:22

EagleFWB wrote:

Cliff notes on this novel? wink

Sheeeyut, I'm a long-winded MFer.  That was the Cliff Notes version!  big_smile

#6 Re: Southern Miss » Kobe » 2020-01-30 22:43:38

It's like my brain voided her existence along with her boy EJ

skyvoyager wrote:
USMstang wrote:

Fast descent for a minute...makes you wonder if that sombitch was lost in the fog and thought he was flying parallel to the ground.  I hope so because that would mean everyone thought "all was well". 

Foggy...blinded...lost...disoriented...bad judgment...fatal...was the pilot's name Gianinni, McGillis, Gilbert, Bennett or a newbie named McClain?

or aunt martha?  too soon?

#7 Southern Miss » 1000th post reflection » 2020-01-30 22:41:40

Replies: 7

I've never been one to pay any attention to post counts of anyone much less my own but was looking at the members list here this evening and saw my own name with 999 next to it.  I decided to recognize this post and reflect a bit.

I really thought since the inception of this site 2 or 3 years ago, I had posted 400 or so times maybe.  I see that it's 1000 now and it made me think of what time period I harbored enough excitement to give a shit about discussing USM sports.  I say that because for the better part of 6 months after the dismal 2018 football season, I really didn't visit here.  I have a membership at the 24/7 site that I've had since that site consisted of about 8 regular posters but during that same period last year, I mostly lurked there.

The NFL abandoned me about 6 years ago now and has proven time and again that it is a rigged pile of shit.  NASCAR has sucked dick for at least 10 years now.  Pro baseball is meh...I fall asleep trying to watch.  NBA has been a ME sport for 4 decades now.  So I've really focused the last 18 years on USM football mostly and a few games of hoops or diamond sprinkled in.  But my support financially over the past 15 has grown every year.  I said at one point after last season that I would yield to the "rational" folks that said they are giving Hopson the benefit of the doubt until after his 4th full season.  I did the same and kept "writing the checks".  At this point, I'm beginning to feel like a damn fool for continuing to support the train wreck that has become USM sports, football and basketball in particular. 

President Bennett is a fucking moron on the scale with AKL, Fleming, and Saunders when it comes to understanding leadership in his hires.  Bennett has now hired 3 ADs and this latest one is beginning to make me think he ain't got it either.  Most presidents hire 1 AD if they are lucky but this guy has lacked vision in every instance.  It's like he finds a guy dumb enough to take the job and says,
"awesome, here's $400K a year on a max length contract....go get 'em big guy"!  BDR predicted and coined the SUNWACUSA moniker probably 8-10 years ago on Eagle Post and many called him out for it.  After a couple years, more people began to recognize it.  A few more years and getting passed by one more time by the AAC, he was dead-on in his prediction.  If a goofy ass Ole Miss grad that spent some of his workdays rowing a boat in a shit pond (and we thank you for your service to the school sir) could see what was coming, why the hell couldn't our past/current administrations even remotely catch a glimpse of what was to come for USM??

At this point in time, I will continue only because I'm not sure about Hop's contract and realize the university is too fuckin poor to pay 1 million bucks (or even 500K) to fire a guy and then replace him while providing the necessary funds to assemble a better staff.  As a business owner, I say cut your losses, limit further destruction, and get immediately on track to raging success.  That is obviously not a prevailing thought with any of the warm bodies we have making decisions at USM.   What is crazy is that at this point next year, depending upon who is named OC or DC this year, we may well win 8 games.  But that's not anywhere near my expectations.  I expected Hop to win the conference in year 4 or move on.  Back to winning 8 games...Bower 2.0 will probably return to USM with complete mediocrity (except Bower would at least win the league from time to time) and Hop will retire here in 10 years.  Even if we win 8, I am gone.  Year 5 = exponential success.  No exceptions.  The only way me and my money stay is if the whole thing is scrapped and we make a good hire.  Bad hire and I'm gone.

So I guess I'm saying that I'm gone from here too ahead of time.  I'll stop the cash flow first and delete all message board links the next day.  I know a few who have done it already and I'm left to realize that's where everyone that used to be so energized about discussing USM sports has peace and happiness somewhere else!  I really hope I'm here next year at this time but my faith is down below 1% in the administration.


#8 Re: Southern Miss » Kobe » 2020-01-30 21:55:36

Fast descent for a minute...makes you wonder if that sombitch was lost in the fog and thought he was flying parallel to the ground.  I hope so because that would mean everyone thought "all was well". 

Foggy...blinded...lost...disoriented...bad judgment...fatal...was the pilot's name Gianinni, McGillis, Gilbert, Bennett or a newbie named McClain?

#9 Re: Southern Miss » 5 posters » 2020-01-30 21:45:37

The TTToppers are loud everywhere they go but I seriously don't think many of them actually donate or support the programs.  I know there are lurkers because over the past year, I've been reduced to a lurker at best due to being so damn busy all the time.  The state of nearly everything at USM right now isn't much to write home about and doesn't seem to be getting better any time soon.

USM fans have been beaten down with the lack of empathy stick and I don't see anything other than a fluke undefeated season that can resurrect support at this point.

#10 Re: Southern Miss » Kobe » 2020-01-29 21:01:48

So I've got a frequent customer in my store yesterday that just happens to be a retired WO4 'Nam helo pilot among other things.  I know how pilots are about saying anything bad about another pilot but he unequivocally stated, "that dumbass knew he shouldn't have flown into a fog bank but he let that $$$ make him think he could do it".  He went on to say, "he knew he was a dead man to even try that shit".  Of course we all heard that LAPD (or sheriff's office) grounded their two choppers that morning because of the fog.  He also said, "that idiot should have given it more power and gone up, not attempt a lose your lift in a turn". 

I guess we'll have to see what the Black Box data shows.

#11 Re: Southern Miss » Kobe » 2020-01-27 12:57:58

Payne's death was strange for sure.  I've been to one golf event in my life and it was the PGA tour event at English Turn in New Orleans.  I saw him and all the other big names that day and while boring as hell on TV, it was actually cool to watch in person.

#12 Re: Southern Miss » Kobe » 2020-01-26 22:00:11

I'm not much of an NBA fan either.  My issue with it is due to my age and having seen much more of a team sport in the 70s.  There was still some decent ball being played in the 80s as well.  I honestly can't recall having watched an entire game that Kobe played in.  May have, may not have.  It certainly makes no difference to me.  I am not a fan of his nor do I have any disdain for him.  It's always sad to see someone at his age pass and kids passing in accidents is sad as well.  His death today means nothing in the grand scheme of things any more than Earnhardt dying except that many of us watched him die.  He was just a man and there were several others on the aircraft and they were all people with loved ones as well. 

I guess what I'm saying is that there are only a handful of people on the planet whose untimely deaths may actually have a detrimental effect on the masses.  His was not one of them any more than most all athletes or celebrities that pass too soon.  Yes, it is sad.  Just like anyone else who dies at 41.  I guess there will be lots of folks so moved by his tragic death that they go publicly mourn not unlike when Earnhardt died and to me, it makes no sense.  My own brother's reaction to #3 dying was like we had lost a family member.  I found it rather bizarre.  I had a good friend that couldn't even discuss it for several days.  I never understood it and still really don't. 

So if Bryant's passing has a devastating effect on your life, I hate that for you.  If Earnhardt's death had an impact on you, again I'm sorry for the empty place in your life.  What I can do, as a Christian, is ask God to grant mercy upon his soul and of the other souls lost in the accident.

#13 Re: Southern Miss » USM co-defensive coordinator headed to Louisville » 2020-01-24 22:18:10

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Everything is going to be ok........


Can you isolate that camping pic?  I'd love to see a close-up of the redhead hugged up to JG.  Looks like his Special Caroline.  She came with him from TN and then followed to ECU.  They even bogued up their shitty resumes together.  The only thing they can tout is the I'm In campaign which accounted for a total of maybe $1000 in new donations from athletics staffers that average like $50K a year by shaming them publicly.

#14 Re: Politics » Ross Perot » 2020-01-17 21:11:35

My first time to vote was in the re-election of the great Ronald Reagan in 84.  I then voted for Grampy Bush in 88 only to find him a liar when he said and campaigned so hard on the slogan of "Read My Lips, No New Taxes".  It didn't take long for him to fold in what he called a compromise with the same tax happy democrats that Reagan owned for 8 years.  Furthermore, Bush gutted the military, tanked the economy and found a way, after forming a great coalition of armed forces to boot Sadam out of Kuwait, to lose the election to a draft dodger.  That election found me living in Mobile as a young married father of one with an $8/hr job.  It also found me really pissed at GHW Bush and completely intrigued by H Ross Perot.

For the only time in my life, I became a card-carrying member of a "political party".  I still have my membership card for United We Stand America and I'm damn proud of it.  Because the media and the political parties did everything in their power to block Perot from having a seat at the dance, he had to buy 30 minute blocks of air time on national TV to air his version of a commercial.  They were very informative learning opportunities for sure as he would break out pie charts of government expenditures and point out all the pork-barrel wastes.  He gained immediate popularity among the common folks and rocketed up in the polls.  He was not polished in the debates that were clearly set up by the media in cahoots with the parties but he still gained more ground.  Suddenly, he bowed out of the election amid serious, credible threats to his family.  I don't recall all of the details but his daughter was targeted.  After a couple weeks or so, he rejoined the campaign but according to plan, the media quickly labeled him a "nut" and "whacko". 

It was a shame what they did to him but like Trump, he did what he did for his country.  Perot and Trump are not the target, we the people are, they are merely in the way of that goal.  Sadly, I don't know who exists to take over for Trump when he is done in 5 years.  It is certainly not Pence.  He is the puppet of the Global Establishment that Trump had to take for the Republicans not to disavow him.  Pence is simply GHW Bush, waiting to undo all of the Great that Trump will leave us with.

May God help us now and when Trump leaves.  The grip that the Big Club has on everything in our daily lives is far more than our Founders ever thought possible and they were some smart SOBs.

#15 Re: Southern Miss » 2020 FB Sched. » 2020-01-15 20:24:36

We all know that but it will take Jeremy until then or even longer before he realizes why his stadium is empty and how/why he lost more EC boosters that will not be coming back.  I do believe McClain's legacy at USM will be set in stone with Hop's performance next year.

#16 Re: Southern Miss » 2020 FB Sched. » 2020-01-13 12:18:41

By October 3rd we should know if we even have a chance at Winning the West which has been said is Jeremy's goal for Hop to keep his job (should have been the goal in year 3 or 4, not 5).  We could easily be 1-4 heading into FAU.  If that's the case, will Jeremy cut Hop loose during the year and let Billings or another finish the year?  Of course not but there's a strong chance that will be our record if changes are not made to the staff soon. And 1-5 after FAU wouldn't surprise me at all.  Yah, I don't even have confidence that Hop can beat South...

Truthfully, what I'm really afraid of is Hop winning 8 games, getting raise, extension, etc simply because of some decent juco signees actually producing on-field despite an anemic coaching staff.  Then what?  Most of the coveted recruits have already transferred for not getting playing time.

#17 Re: Southern Miss » Nunez-Roches » 2020-01-07 21:10:54

Gotta love all the "fake news" type stuff from the tweets.  The pound said side of the road, pre-adopted, etc and they made up their own stories anyway spreading shit.  Mother fuckers making up false info and spreading it are not much different than abusers to me...all are sacks of shit and should be penalized in Old Testament manner (cut out tongues for lying and someone kick out his damn teeth and leave his ass on the side of the road).  Only difference is that we don't know all the facts on him and the dog but we have all the evidence needed for the liars. 

Our entire society needs a damn reset....sometimes I long for the day that "the shit hits the fan"!

#18 Re: Southern Miss » Goodbye, Scotty Walden...... » 2019-12-18 22:25:05

Mao Tse-gore wrote:

I expect changes on the other side of the ball after the bowl game.

But the good ones may be gone by then

#19 Re: Southern Miss » No offers » 2019-12-18 22:23:39

Mao Tse-gore wrote:
B&GBU wrote:

We need a QB who can carry the team, and is not dependent on all the other guys performing flawlessly to be able to function.

I think we already have one, albeit not playing.

And if he has to sit and watch Jack another year, hello transfer portal

#20 Re: Southern Miss » Jaylond Adams » 2019-11-29 22:25:58

I don't know what the hell is going on but we've had several so called "big recruits" leave or enter the transfer portal and now news of Jaylond quitting along with Quez not going to class...this has all the marks of Hop has lost control.  It also concerns me that Hop & Co don't appear to evaluate talent very well in recruiting.  And during all four years of his tenure, he plays seniority over skill.  It was most evident when he played the sorry RBs for so long before giving Moseley a shot.

I knew Hop was not the answer yet folks we pay a hell of a lot of $$$ hired his ass anyway.  And then the biggest fucktard AD in our history gave Hop a damn extension after a mediocre season full of question marks 2 years ago.  I said on another board earlier this year that I would carefully evaluate my position as a donor and ticket holder after the season.  I will contact Jeremy directly to inform him of my decision after the FAU game and while there will be no ultimatum from me, it will be very pointed in what my expectations are.  I have given a fair amount of money over Hop's tenure even though I was not happy with his hire...I'm not doing it any longer.  Not one damn penny. 

Our decades of piss poor leadership have cost us almost our entire fanbase and have generated zero school pride among alum.  I've supported for 20 years now and I could ill afford to do so when I began.  I have more than put my money where my mouth is and the product is simply garbage.  F this!

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