I would love to see the Mocs move on to the Ohio Valley Conference, if the Sun Belt isn't an option. Division play would lessen the likelihood of frequent trips to Eastern Illinois, etc, or whatever the northern-most teams are now.
Impossible, but I love to dream, a new league with the Mocs, Samford, Jacksonville State, Mercer, Kennesaw, North Alabama, and others, including maybe even Lee in a decade. True rivalries could be formed, location is a big part of that.
How soon until ETSU and Mercer planning to start football?
We will have to agree to disagree on the Heat getting or not getting the vast majority of the calls. The Pacer coach just stopped complaining and had to smile and shake his head, he knows what his no-name bunch if facing. Almost as annoying is the Heat's reaction when a close call actually does go against them, it's like they were nailed in the groin and no flagrant or ejection resulted. Wait, that went their way last night, too, didn't it?
Southern Conference = Dead League Walking
Or the flops. Now I'm done.
The foul call on the three was more than deserved especially after the no-call on Bosh's foul, pushing under the basket to get the offensive rebound and putback. It's telling when one of the announcers, maybe Kerr, brings it up and the other two don't even respond. Don't even get me started on the foul call on Hansbrough when he was decked, right in front of all three referees takes away the excuse of "second guy gets called." Or all the missed calls when the Heat got possession on balls out of bounds. "If they don't allow a basket with 2.2, it doesn't matter", that's not a good response either. The Pacers shouldn't have been in that position to begin with. Typical NBA.
Magenta started well in the first sentence, then veered off after that into the usual excuse making from the black community. It's an individual's choice whether or not to engage in such behavior.
Shonda doesn't get a pass in this, either.
If the Sun Belt isn't an option, Chattanooga should pair with ETSU, and maybe Samford, and run kicking and screaming to the OVC.
Re: Film years from yesterday, 2000 was strong. I am a little rushed today believe it or not but will add some examples later.
Magenta, do you have any idea of the issue that drew the racist comment from Austin?
Here's a quick recap, many around Memphis do not want to be in a combined school system with Memphis city schools. The issue is not racism, or just wanting to be separated from blacks. Several areas surrounding Memphis already have a good percentage of black residents, even higher when counting only to age 18. The issue is a bloated school system where hundreds of millions of dollars have been thrown away on practices that been shown to be failures, and statements by those in power in the city there, how "now we're in charge." It sounds like a money grab, at the very least, and at the worst, an attempt to equalize achievement by taking the higher achieving suburban areas down a notch. This should sound familiar if you keep up with the local system.
Austin, surely, knows all of this, but it's easier just to cry racism and segregation.
Should have issued an apology first to hundreds of thousands around Memphis, for calling them racists.