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#1 Re: Southern Miss » USM Introduction of New AD » 2019-04-10 07:44:33

I’m good with the baby steps.  If his vision is to be a top G5 school, it’s a higher bar than Billy McG and certainly Camper John.  There was the usual fluff in there but I caught a few other snippets of info that tells me he is far better than what I thought we would end up with.  I appreciate that Bennett apparently sees USM as a great job by hiring guys with “experience” and $ec lineage but this guy does have a resume of working with shit and making a difference.  Troy has made some noise the last few years and he obviously had a big hand in that.

Hell, just the fact that early on he said critical twice in the same sentence about USM and where athletics are prove that he knows what he is in for.  McG saw the job as “I’m the AD and I can’t wait to get my family and my tall ass GF in town”.  Gilbert cried and went back to TN to reflect upon the endeavors ahead such as writing emails about camping trips and his boy crush on Tom Cruise. I like that McClain mentioned Hammond and said some things about making a lot of changes and turning over every stone looking for a difference.  I’m hopeful that means making the people on staff at the Athletic Department show up every day to work and that he’ll use a different approach than the General used. 

I haven’t been very hopeful in recent years about our situation but I think this guy might be able to get some things done.  We’ll know soon enough.

And finally, what’s up with our infatuation with Irish names in the AD job?  McClellan, McGillis and now McClain.

#2 Re: Southern Miss » Interesting day in Oxford » 2019-02-25 08:55:09

This same thread on Golden Eagle Pride turned into a shitfest due to one guy in particular that is completely intolerant of anyone else’s opinion.  He is under the impression that only his viewpoint matters and furthermore, misunderstands and attributes information to posters that didn’t say what he says they said.  Whether we agree with each other or not, we are all entitled to our own opinions on this subject and any others.  Additionally, when rendering an opinion on a message board that does not directly mention another poster, there is no need in attacking that posters’ views.  By and large, this unfiltered board somehow does a great job of that.  Surely we don’t all have the same opinion on everything but I’ve really yet to see that here. 

With that said, being an Ole Miss fan here will surely get you attacked...but that is different.  Hahahaha

#3 Re: Southern Miss » The witch hunt has started. » 2019-02-08 23:21:52

Only a true, actual racist would even have her thought process.  I hate to see that’s Ito’s point of view as well apparently.  When I think of RB, I see a guy with a view of most things, opposite of mine.  He’s one of those!  They come in all sizes, shapes, colors, creeds, religions, etc. and it matters not to me.  I’d prefer him to move along back to the $EC (he’s one of THEM too)!

#4 Re: Southern Miss » The witch hunt has started. » 2019-02-08 07:49:48

Again, these stories are shit.

If you think anyone that knows every detail is going to give up information to some out of town half-cocked journo, you are very naive.  Maybe good ole Sonja is leaking info but I even doubt that she is 100% in the loop.  There’s probably about 5 people completely in the loop: Bennett, Hop, Bower, Duff, Mitchell, and Morrison.  (M&M count as one)

Actual investigative journalism with sources in the know ceased to exist about 25 years ago.  Now it’s all agenda driven.  And while I believe Rodney has an agenda, I don’t believe he is leaking anything right now other than trying to keep himself clean and out of the spotlight.  In a week, this will all be forgotten in the media because there’s just nothing here.  Keep in mind, this script could (and should) be flipped.  Without getting completely political, who the fuck do you think created the “thug” class?  Easy answer, politicians mostly from the Democrats and lately the Republicans too (insert Establishment hacks here).  For Hop to recruit and/or sign kids from troubled areas with troubled pasts, he is demonstrating that he believes in the justice system and giving second chances to people.  I believe he does it after talking to them extensively and deciding they have dedicated themselves unto the Lord.  It does happen you know.  And every liberal politician in the country (when given the chance) will stick up for someone from a high-crime area because they lack “white-privilege” or any privilege for that matter.

Hop is a better man than I...if it were my decision, I wouldn’t recruit anyone with a history of shit.  Not coaches or players.  And I was for the Briles hire just because I think we are basically at the end of the road at USM.  I just wanted to pour some peroxide on Briles so he couldn’t infect Scottie, use him for a year or two, and let him move on for his millions.  And I have zero faith in Bennett in any capacity to truly lead every facet of our university.  (He’s just another shit hire like all the others starting with AKL)

But I say all that to say again, Bennett doesn’t have the balls to fire Hop.  If he buckles to some outside libtard pressure and does it, he is the biggest fool in the state and will be out of a job in less than a year.  Firing Hop would effectively kill the donor base in one day...me included.

#5 Re: Southern Miss » The witch hunt has started. » 2019-02-07 22:08:09

The Athletic story is dramatic shit.  These people like West are all around us, enrolled at schools everywhere, not even just athletics.  Maybe she should become a real journo and do some work to find out just how many citizens have been convicted of shit and stiff participate in society.  She wouldn’t be shocked anyway because I am quite certain she probably already knows someone with that background.  They are likely in her family for that matter, who knows.

The next “story” is just some dickhead driveling on about nothing and using other cocksuckers’ stories as sources.  Pretty pathetic.

#6 Watches » Hell Yah, Rolex to retire 6 watches this season » 2019-02-06 00:06:27

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Of those six, I own one of them and my son another!  Our resale values were already holding very well but they will head up more with this announcement.  I have the black dial Explorer II (pics in another thread) and he has the “Hulk” Sub which is the very hard to find green dial and ceramic bezel.  The Hulk green dial is created by color generation at the Rolex foundry where they blend blue aluminum into yellow gold.  We’ve set lofty goals of replacing our watches with other wise choices and giving these more time in the safe. 

On a crappy note, the “Batman” GMT Master is also being retired.  I would really like to get a GMT and the Batman is pretty cool but will only do it if I can find it at the right price out of state (no sales tax) and shipped overnight.  He’s more anxious than I am so I’ll take my time choosing. 

For those interested, here are the models: Batman GMT, Polar dial Explorer II, Black dial Explorer II, GMT Oyster Steel, Pepsi GMT, and the Hulk Submariner.

#7 Re: Watches » Not Really a Watch Guy..... » 2019-02-05 23:16:53

To my knowledge, Ecodrives are solar powered not automatic chronos

#8 Re: Southern Miss » What’s the scoop?? » 2019-01-18 23:21:08

According to Football Scoop we are hiring the former Charlotte SC named Durning. Supposed to be good...at least he has a resume as a Head Strength Coach at two schools with athletes in good shape.  Even if we don’t like this guy, at least we should see an improvement.

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

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

#10 Re: Southern Miss » Just my opinion on this board » 2018-12-01 09:43:04

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.

#11 Re: Automotive » Jeep Pickup Truck.......Yes or No? » 2018-11-15 22:05:55

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.

#12 Re: Automotive » Big Changes to Ford and Possibly the Mustang » 2018-11-15 22:03:19

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.

#13 Re: Southern Miss » Marshall @ USM: the numbers » 2018-11-05 23:31:57

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

#14 Re: Southern Miss » Southern Miss in the CUSA Championship Game » 2018-11-05 23:27:17

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

#15 Re: Southern Miss » "Coasting a bit" » 2018-10-30 22:45:36

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

#17 Re: Southern Miss » Visited MSU today » 2018-10-29 19:22:23

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

#18 Re: Southern Miss » $270 Million Practice Facility » 2018-10-26 23:54:02

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.

#19 Re: Southern Miss » Attendance woes: want your thoughts » 2018-10-26 23:50:18

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...

#20 Re: Southern Miss » Attendance woes: want your thoughts » 2018-10-26 23:36:25

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

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

They can watch too!

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