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9406  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: How to save young black men: Authority figures must teach the difference between on: December 29, 2009, 04:33:22 PM
A quote from the link.....

Finally, we must enact an all-hands-on-deck approach to educating young men of color. That means linking teachers, parents, principals, after-school and Saturday programs, mentoring and a high level of community involvement.

To succeed, teens need to know - and be reminded again and again from a wide range of responsible adults - what behavior will and will not be tolerated.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2009/12/28/2009-12-28_how_to_save_young_black_men.html?page=1#ixzz0b7EvDTQb

A very valid point, IMO.   nod
9407  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: KFC commercial funny or racist? on: December 29, 2009, 04:28:03 PM
Its from South Africa I believe.

Okay...Thanks. I could not determine the accent of those speaking.
9408  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: KFC commercial funny or racist? on: December 29, 2009, 02:40:21 PM
I did not find it funny.

This commercial is not being shown in the US, is it?   shrug   Considering the mkt, I would not think that it would.
9409  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Texas Southern Alumni Ought to be Ashamed on: December 29, 2009, 01:32:51 PM

Where does one start?   shrug

Giving the TX Southern alumni the benefit of the doubt, perhaps if there was a stronger fundraising campaign for the effort, maybe more would contribute.  

I realize that is a weak argument but knowing some HBCU alumni, raising $$$ can be a difficult task regardless of the cause.   Sad
9410  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Lil ole Talladega DEFEATS those Jags at Southern U on: December 29, 2009, 01:27:55 PM
Good for Talledega.   nod
9411  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Would-Be Robber Shoots Self In Foot on: December 29, 2009, 01:24:35 PM
This nut is going to lose his foot AND go to jail.  I guess that is the price one pays for being stupid. 
9412  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Royalty revenue: Top selling schools on: December 29, 2009, 11:33:58 AM
MAN, the SEC is just no joke on all fronts

In the SEC, athletics is serious business and all about maximizing the $$$.   nod
9413  Discussion / On the Sidelines and In The Stands / Re: Good article on Human Jukebox in NY Times on: December 29, 2009, 11:31:16 AM
This is an interesting article.   nod
9414  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: NJ hoops gal a huge star on: December 28, 2009, 08:24:23 PM

......... but Marvadene Anderson is already a giant on the court. At just under 6-foot-11 -- and still growing -- she's the world's tallest teenage girl.

To say that this girl is tall is an understatement.   Best wishes to her in her future endeavors.   nod
9415  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: R.I.P Percy Sutton on: December 28, 2009, 02:44:33 PM
He accomplished many things in his lifetime.  May he rest in peace. 
9416  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: UF football revenue tops in state; FAU, others struggle on: December 28, 2009, 02:26:18 PM
J, one other thing to consider is like USF and FIU, FAU started playing football with the sole intention of going I-A.

They are relatively big schools that started their programs within the last 15 year for one reason only; to be I-A.

I am aware of that.  I also know that the first few years of the program, FAU began as an independent in D1AA.

9417  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: UF football revenue tops in state; FAU, others struggle on: December 28, 2009, 02:15:46 PM

Regarding FAU, I found data for 2005 with that being the last yr that they were classified as D1AA.  However, the archived file  that I where I was looking did not have break out football revenue.  It combined rev/exp for all sports except football and bball.
9418  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: UF football revenue tops in state; FAU, others struggle on: December 28, 2009, 01:56:11 PM

The info regarding your question should be found on the Equity in Athletics website.
9419  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: A Christmas story: Parcells and the homeless man on: December 28, 2009, 01:26:26 PM
9420  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: urban meyer on: December 26, 2009, 08:17:58 PM
I heard that tpo and was just wonderiong what would have happened if Charlie Strong was still on the staff.

Charlie Strong was on staff when Urban Meyer was hired.  He was interim HC when Zook was dismissed.
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