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#1 Re: Southern Miss » Chip Lindsey (Auburn OC) likely out » 2018-12-01 08:47:09

I think Chip got too much credit for riding Monken's coat tails.  He is in over his head.

#2 Re: Southern Miss » Just my opinion on this board » 2018-12-01 08:43:04

Nah, I donate and they don't give two shits what I think.  I had lunch with Gilbert and he was a condescending prick, more in how he looked at me than in what he said.  Honestly, he doesn't have much to say. I believe he is clueless and that's not just some "blue-collar" fan mentality.  Maybe they pay attention to the COC folks, I dunno.  I've spent a little time looking at some of the COC members to see how many are self-made and how many are trust fund babies.  It looks like we have too many trust-funders and those that are awarded a position on the Athletic Board of Directors due to corporate gifts (eg "my company gives $10K per year and they've chosen me for this position because I'm a non-boat rocking stooge). And many of the self-mades appear to be involved so they can pound their chests at the country club. 

I really think at this point that USM as a whole, not just our dumpster-fire athletic programs, are worse off than many understand.  We've been on cruise control To The Bottom for 3 decades.  I can't imagine it getting worse but I'm sure it will.  Not unlike the federal government being full of corrupt deep state shills, but we have no savior anywhere in sight in Mississippi to fight the Establishment.  Phil Bryant should go hide in shame for what has occurred at his alma mater.

#3 Re: Automotive » Jeep Pickup Truck.......Yes or No? » 2018-11-15 21:05:55

If they want it to be a hit, then they need to offer a Turbo Diesel.  That crazy 5 cylinder Dodge motor would have been perfect if it hadn't turned out to be some sort of a fraud and recall laden.

#4 Re: Automotive » Big Changes to Ford and Possibly the Mustang » 2018-11-15 21:03:19

I am categorically against a fuckin 4-door Stang!  Leave the sedan to Lincoln.  I have an '04 GT that runs like a raped ape still with nearly 150K miles on it.  I've done the correct mods to it like the Eibach Pro Street suspension with sway bars that bring it down from factory 4WD level by nearly 1 1/2", 315/35s out back with 275/45s up front, some bolt-ons, and a few other tweaks.  It still dominates the Stoplight Grand Prix as a weekender now.  I still need to install the headers & stage 1 cams that I've had in my damn garage for more than 2 years.  Hopefully very soon now that it's cool again and I have a new workshop behind my business.

#5 Re: Southern Miss » Marshall @ USM: the numbers » 2018-11-05 22:31:57

This young Cleveland is a genius I see.  No way this dude scores any puss without paying for it.

#6 Re: Southern Miss » Southern Miss in the CUSA Championship Game » 2018-11-05 22:27:17

Here comes an email telling us all about this additional accomplishment...

#7 Re: Southern Miss » "Coasting a bit" » 2018-10-30 21:45:36

Shit, Dilbert just did it because they like what they see.  That fucker doesn't have a clue.

#9 Re: Southern Miss » Visited MSU today » 2018-10-29 18:22:23

My daughter spent two years there before coming home to finish at USM on the Coast.  She never mentioned a Grant it new?  I'll have to ask her about that.  I think its a tragedy that anyone would find humor in that shit.

#10 Re: Southern Miss » $270 Million Practice Facility » 2018-10-26 22:54:02

If I'm a recruit, I don't think I want to live in "Chicargo" with a murder rate on par with a war zone.

#11 Re: Southern Miss » Attendance woes: want your thoughts » 2018-10-26 22:50:18

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Last point......I promise

One of the biggest issues that is failing home attendance surrounds marketing and lack of it. It’s where we failed with Kentucky and continue to fail leading into Marshall next weekend. I remember marketing was the biggest reason we have Northern Illinois sitting in our record books as one of the top attended games in the history of The Rock. I follow USM on just about every social media platform out there. The hour the UTSA game ended I should have been blasted by this university promoting the next game, time and events coming to The Rock. As of 9AM this morning the only things I have seen involve trick or treating at The Pete or a 5K Softball run with the tiny font disclaimer that your entry fee gets you into the Marshall game. Instead of shopping at Bass Pro Shop for a new sleeping bag and lantern, Jon and Lamont need to be posting selfies at every local business, burger joint, PTA meeting and bible study with Toby attached at the hip promoting the Marshall game and the taco tax for the renovation. They should have a realistic goal to Gold Out The Rock next weekend and it should be on FB, Insta and Twitter twice a day until kickoff next weekend. They could easily get 28K-30K with some elbow grease and effort but both of them are too busy writing their next essay on how to love the student athlete or how society holds down people of color or different sexual orientations......

Now I’m done.....

You can hire a top-notch marketing firm for a surprisingly paltry amount to do this stuff.  Probably for about what they're paying someone to fail at this in-house.  If we have an agency performing the task at present, they need to be terminated for breach-of-contract tomorrow.  I'm negotiating a deal right now for a much more comprehensive package that includes daily posts across all media in addition to an entire pre-planned annual advertising campaign, website re-design, and a branding update.  The top package quoted by an award winning agency out of New Orleans runs less per hour than both my attorney and CPA!  But, since we don't have anyone with any practical business acumen or experience, this is not something within their scope of thought.  In their defense, if they contacted someone from the agency that holds a spot on the Athletic Foundation Board, the quote was probably outrageous.

Now I'm done too...

#12 Re: Southern Miss » Attendance woes: want your thoughts » 2018-10-26 22:36:25

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Hey now......that’s someone’s daughter you are talking about.......

They can watch too!

#13 Re: Southern Miss » Attendance woes: want your thoughts » 2018-10-25 18:42:38

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:
USMstang wrote:

Just look at the pics...the stadium holds 36K butts.  That means it should look a little better than half full.  It wasn't 1/3 full.  How hard is this?  If you take the few people from the upper decks and put them on the lower decks, it's still not half full.  Half full is 18K. WTF?

Everyone knows you have between 7-9K at any given time doing the following MM Roberts fan experiences:

Waiting for John Cox to sign autographs during timeouts
Waiting to buy a delicious Chick Fil A sandwich on a buttered bun with two fresh pickles......
Watching the game on any of the high definition 4K television sets throughout each concourse including those spotless restrooms
Having their photo taken with the dancing Fedora Red Bull Girls
Kids Zone where children under 12 can cutout their own eye holes on the ELoss brown paper bags sponsored by Winn Dixie
Southern Miss Hall of Fame Interactive Exhibit where you can sit at Bowers exit presser and hear, “I want you to know there's a lot of fight left in Jeff Bower and I am not done yet”


Asshole, it took me ten minutes to read your humorous comments due to the short girl in the middle!!  I'd lick her taint in public tongue

#14 Re: Southern Miss » Attendance woes: want your thoughts » 2018-10-24 18:19:22

Just look at the pics...the stadium holds 36K butts.  That means it should look a little better than half full.  It wasn't 1/3 full.  How hard is this?  If you take the few people from the upper decks and put them on the lower decks, it's still not half full.  Half full is 18K. WTF?

#16 Re: Southern Miss » Bower or LFed.... » 2018-10-22 21:10:21

AndreWhere wrote:
USMstang wrote:
99beers wrote:

Scout board was boring.  Good info but lame.

Apparently the Lanny board died so it's getting folks from over there.

Is that a technical thing, or did people just stop posting there?

I left there years ago so "technically" it was dead to me then.  Based on comments I've seen on the Scout board by folks who recently joined, they lament that it's gone to the shitter with some new non-USM (which means non-tater totten homer) dude running the show.  I take that to mean that they've stopped posting there. 

Them's some quick learners there.

#17 Re: Southern Miss » UTSA USM Game Thread » 2018-10-22 07:15:20

This is a completely bullshit number.  Attendance was terrible.  I took a pic in the beginning of the 2nd quarter of the home looked like all the other games this year and most of them from last year as well.  These will complete the stadium pics verifying attendance lies right here.

#18 Re: Southern Miss » UTSA score prediction thread » 2018-10-22 07:10:27

cool air up tent...ugly houses in background

#19 Re: Southern Miss » 2018 USM Homecoming Court » 2018-10-22 07:06:36

And no one knows who they are because some dude proposed to McKenna...whoever the hell she is.  Now McKenna is the homecoming queen!

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