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redbull247 said...

Nemesis - I think you've missed the point. This isn't a "religious activity". It's a football game. Before football games players must eat. The pre-game meal is a football event, not a religious activity. As a taxpaying resident of Walker County, would you prefer the coach use taxpayer dollars to feed his team before every game or get a free meal from a local church/religious group? Imho, the coach is doing Walker County residents a FAVOR by going to local churches/institutions and getting a free meal instead of using taxpayer dollars to feed the team. If the pastor/minister/leader of the organization wants to say a few words while the players are there, that's not an infringement of rights; it's common courtesy, something that's been long forgotten in our culture. I'd imagine if a player TRULY had a reason not to hear the message, the coach would allow him to excuse himself from rest of the team while the leader gave the message. Of course that goes against team unity, but who really cares about stuff like loyalty, camaraderie, and unity these days? That's so Southern. That's so old school. That's so not the 2010's....I got news for you - just as people like myself are learning how to respect and get along with people like you, you also need to learn how to respect and get along with people like me. Tell me how this coach REALLY violated any law, and I'll gladly listen to your argument. Until then, please, for the sake of the Ridgeland community, Walker County community, and greater Chattanooga community, keep your opinions to yourself!

August 23, 2012 at 2:17 p.m.
redbull247 said...

What shoddy reporting!! It appears all Ms. Haman wants to do during her time with the Free Press is ride around town finding stories that will stir up the miniscule liberal base in the Chattanooga area. No information/investigation on the basis of this claim? No background information on Coach Mariakis and how long this practice has been going on? You would think since the Times Free Press put two "reporters" on this story they would have a little more facts available. It's a sad day when this is the quality of story that comes from the Times Free Press building. This paper is heading downhill a lot faster than I thought....

August 23, 2012 at 11:03 a.m.
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