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#1 Re: Southern Miss » The Dollar General reference is right on the money » Today 17:08:20

B&GBU wrote:

Where else could Gilbert carry on in such a nonsensical manner and retain a $300k salary

New Orleans city government maybe?

#2 Re: Southern Miss » The Dollar General reference is right on the money » Today 15:12:40

John Cox: "interesting stadium up here in Nowheresville... press box has sort of an open layout."

#3 Re: MLB » Orioles @ Braves, inning 12 » Today 00:10:20

Braves finally fall in 15. Moylan is the pitcher of record for the loss.

#4 Re: MLB » Orioles @ Braves, inning 12 » Yesterday 23:49:00

Ugh. Moylan gives up a two-run dinger to make it 9-7 Orioles. The bullpen just isn't there.

#5 Re: MLB » Orioles @ Braves, inning 12 » Yesterday 23:44:17

Braves have Peter Moylan on the mound. It's like a museum of relievers!

#6 Re: MLB » Orioles @ Braves, inning 12 » Yesterday 23:09:32

Ugh, this game will not die! Santana's game-winning homer caught in the warning track! Don't say I didn't warning track you!

#7 Re: MLB » Orioles @ Braves, inning 12 » Yesterday 23:02:33

Instead he just hits Suzuki with the pitch. That dude gets hit so much it's a frickin' meme at this point.

#8 Re: MLB » Orioles @ Braves, inning 12 » Yesterday 23:01:59

Their pitcher is rushing things. I could see a dinger here...

#9 MLB » Orioles @ Braves, inning 12 » Yesterday 22:57:35

AndreWhere
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Whale of a game. It's gone from a probable Braves win to a probably Braves loss again several times. I think it was (?) 7-3 Orioles in the 9th at one point. Hope the Braves can pull it out, but I also just wonder if they have the bullpen for it.

#10 Re: Southern Miss » The Dollar General reference is right on the money » Yesterday 22:46:14

Ace Barker wrote:

USM's athletic director writes about Homeward Bound in the first of three articles.  I am not sure how to respond to this other than, "Just Damn!"

http://www.southernmiss.com/genrel/062218aaa.html

Ace...

The dude's confused. "Outward Bound" is some kind of proto-wilderness course / crossfit crap that he sent some players to. "Homeward Bound" is a schmaltzy Disney movie about wayward talking animals that Gilbert probably saw with his kids when they were little. Maybe he understands all of this, but I doubt it. I feel like he just types "Outward Bound" sometimes and "Homeward Bound" at other times. He probably really likes the word "bound." Could indicate some kind of bondage fixation. He could even be confused about what S and M stand for in "USM."

All this is to say that the dude's a weirdo and is probably stoned 24-7. I've got no particular problem with that, but at least translate it into some out-of-the-box thinking, for the love of all things holy!

#11 Re: Southern Miss » The Dollar General reference is right on the money » Yesterday 21:50:51

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

In the original Die Hard movie Hans Gruber gave out a list of bull$hit demands that included the seven members of the New Provo Front, the five imprisoned leaders of Liberte de Quebec and the nine members of the Asian Dawn movement that he read about in Time Magazine......all Hans really wanted was cash but he fed the FBI his load of “look over here!” crap......

Ladies and gentlemen......Gilbert is our Hans Gruber

C-USA is the Glock 7 of athletic conferences.

#12 Re: Southern Miss » The Dollar General reference is right on the money » Yesterday 20:58:28

Black Diamond Reb wrote:
USMstang wrote:

He sent out part 1 today that easily qualifies as his greatest bullshit writing job yet.

Do share

The aphasia really sets in around paragraph #5:

"Yet as our Student-Athletes have headed home, our Department Leadership Team is gathering to consider how we promoted, funded, supported, and measured the leadership of our Student-Athletes. And in-turn, how we supported the educational mission of the University and the Department. How did we train our Student-Athletes to lead in alignment with our Guiding Principles of Respect, Positive Energy, Focus, Excellence, Collaboration and Honor? How have we prepared them for leadership roles once they return home to their communities with a degree in hand?

Some of this work does not yield an immediate measure of performance – which makes us all the more vigilant in our planning and reviews."

His punctuation and capitalization are really odd.

#13 Re: Southern Miss » The Dollar General reference is right on the money » Yesterday 19:52:30

"Gilbert University"

Just LMAO. He personally selects the instructors.

#14 Re: Southern Miss » The Dollar General reference is right on the money » Yesterday 15:38:48

I will add one negative about Bennett that I wasn't thinking about when I made my last post.

At the CUSA baseball tournament, Bennett was interviewed on camera and I was disappointed in his inability to give out some specifics about why anyone would choose USM. Talk about the new engineering programs, the programs in the fine arts, the excellent doctoral programs in things like nursing, speech pathology, etcetera. Shoot, talk about diversity if you must. A lot of other schools are really pretty damned homogeneous in who they admit.

What you shouldn't do is just grin and spout platitudes about how USM is the #1 college in the galaxy or whatever. You're blowing whatever credibility you had when you do that. Tell people something good about USM that they didn't know. I could come up with something.

#15 Re: Southern Miss » The Dollar General reference is right on the money » Yesterday 15:04:32

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Bennett and Gilbert accepted their current positions knowing foresight and accountability would never become a requirement or performance metric. They are nothing more than department level managers when we truly need the experience and vision of a CEO

Definitely agree about Gilbert.

Bennett impresses me slightly more than that Larry, Curly, and Martha did. The knuckleheads between Fleming and Bennett gave us faculty revolts, Ellis Johnson, CUSA 3.01, Tablet-gate, General Jeff, demotion to "tier four" status, and God only remembers what else. I mean, in a span of about 6 months, Martha hired EJ as football coach, hired Chicken Little as AD, nuked the Economics department, watched CUSA disintegrate, and then left us with Aubrey Lucas as caretaker President. How that woman found another university president job completely escapes me, except that UWF is probably less important to Florida than USM is to Mississippi.

#17 Re: Southern Miss » OT - Brandon, MS » Yesterday 13:23:30

Joke's on her. The gas cap is on the other side.

#18 Re: MLB » Thoughts and prayers for a full recovery » 2018-06-21 17:02:40

Heard someone say the wieners are wrapped in duck tape. WTF is up with that?

#19 Re: Southern Miss » And the Oscar for best actor goes to........ » 2018-06-20 10:42:48

Wow, a State fan with a sense of humor! That reporter should start looking for Bigfoot and the Ivory Billed Woodpecker. Clearly she's got a talent for finding the improbable.

#20 Re: MLB » Mets @ Braves... good duel, and then Albies hits a grand slam! » 2018-06-19 20:27:52

Turned on tonight's game just in time to see Johan Camargo hit a grand slam. A lot of people speculate about the Braves trading for a third baseman, but Camargo's young and he seems to pull random shit out of thin air at exactly the right moment.

"Camargo is just a stopgap" is one of those bullshit Atlanta sports talking points. It's like "nobody on the 2017 Braves will be part of the next Braves team that's good" or "Julio's lack of TDs doesn't matter" or "Sean Newcomb's not the answer."

Bull effing shit. I've got two good eyes, Matt. You were wrong about Sean Newcomb, and that's just a start.

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