| Political Talk|| re: Resegregation in the American South - Govt Tide on 4/20/14 at 6:40 pm|
As someone who lived near Central High School my freshman year at Alabama in the mid 90s, the school and immediate area are much nicer now vs then. It's unfortunate that the school has gone downhill academically but the Tuscaloosa system as a whole has improved substantially in the last 20 years. Tw...
| SEC Rant|| re: I know us Awbren (Barners) fans have been giving everyone a hard time lately... - Govt Tide on 4/19/14 at 10:50 pm|
Other than middle linebacker and safety, this year's Alabama defense is going to be much better than last year. We finally have a stout pass rush.
The offensive line wasn't great last year and won't be any worse. Quarterback is a concern though. If Coker is decent we'll be fine....
| SEC Rant|| re: Florida wins NCAA Gymnastics National Championships after Bama Choked - Govt Tide on 4/19/14 at 10:33 pm|
"On to golf"
Bama's men's golf team has won 12 of their last 14 tournaments dating back to last season. They finished 2nd in the 2 tournaments they didn't win. We're going in dry on the rest of our schedule and going wire to wire #1. :nana: :lol:...
| SEC Rant|| re: Southern Economies at a glance - Govt Tide on 4/19/14 at 2:51 pm|
By "low growth state" I'm referring to population growth, not job growth. States with high population growth like Texas and Georgia have a disadvantage with unemployment stats because they have higher labor participation rates. Up through the 2010 census and even before Katrina, Louisiana had the sl...
| SEC Rant|| re: Southern Economies at a glance - Govt Tide on 4/18/14 at 10:16 pm|
Actually, Texas does have a steamrolling economy. They have low unemployment despite being a high growth state which makes it harder to keep unemployment numbers low. This high growth also hurts Georgia in unemployment statistics. Louisiana is so dependent on energy/oil and chemicals that when those...
| SEC Rant|| re: Pat Forde article calling SEC racist towards black basketball coaches - Govt Tide on 4/18/14 at 2:09 pm|
"Or the lack of Asian or Native American players in general"
Peter Kim, a Korean American from Hawaii, was Alabama's place kicker from 1980-1982 so we've broken the Asian barrier. :lol:
| SEC Rant|| re: Phil Steele's toughest schedules for 2014 - Govt Tide on 4/17/14 at 6:58 pm|
Alabama won at Georgia in 2008 and lost to #2 ranked Florida that same year. Alabama SOS was ranked in the top 5 in 2009 with a win over #1 Florida when they won the national title that year. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Bloomberg plans $50m war against the NRA - Govt Tide on 4/17/14 at 1:25 pm|
Very telling comments in the last paragrath of the article. He says that "if there is a God" that he (paraphrasing) has earned his place in heaven for all his work on obesity, gun control, etc.' Seems he is like so many millions of people (liberal and conservative) who think good deeds erase all you...
| SEC Rant|| re: How many top ranked OOC games has your baseball team won? - Govt Tide on 4/16/14 at 9:04 am|
Alabama has a win over Louisiana's best team UL (Lafayette) this season. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Favorite U.S. Open Course? - Govt Tide on 4/15/14 at 4:37 am|
I had a fraternity brother at Alabama that had/has access to Shoal Creek in Bham. It's a shame that the founder made the unfortunate comments leading up to the 1990 PGA Championship as it would have likely hosted another major or 2 since then without the controversy. It's usually still ranked among ...
| SEC Rant|| re: 5 SEC Teams that should be ashamed!! - Govt Tide on 4/14/14 at 5:47 pm|
"Bama never plays real out of state teams"
2000 - @ UCLA
2001 - UCLA
2002 - @ #2 Oklahoma
2003 - #1 Oklahoma
2004 - @ Hawaii
2006 - Hawaii
2007 - FSU (neutral site)
2008 - #10 Clemson (neutral site)
2009 - Virginia Tech (neutral site)
2010 - Penn State
2011 - @ Penn State
2012 - Michig...
| SEC Rant|| re: 5 SEC Teams that should be ashamed!! - Govt Tide on 4/14/14 at 5:41 pm|
| SEC Rant|| re: Georgia Bulldog Bubba Watson Does it Again - Govt Tide on 4/14/14 at 2:46 am|
I grew up playing junior golf with Bubba although he was a couple of age groups below. He's a fellow Dixie Section (Alabama and FL pahhandle below Alabama) golfer.
Former Dixie Section junior golfers: :bow:
| Music Board|| re: Lost hits of the 80s/90s - Govt Tide on 4/13/14 at 12:45 am|
Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good
| SEC Rant|| re: Your Program's Most Famous Bagman? - Govt Tide on 4/12/14 at 10:53 am|
Pavo was actually being serious. He like many Auburn fans honestly believe they are above the bagman fray and the SEC record 7 major NCAA violations cases are a REC conspiracy. :lol:...
| SEC Rant|| re: Top Spring Game Attendance Records - Govt Tide on 4/12/14 at 10:24 am|
Exactly. It's the most retarded insult imaginable. Somehow spending a whopping 3 hours at a beautiful facility on a beautiful Spring day in Athens, Tuscaloosa, or other SEC campuses would somehow be depriving yourself of all these countless things you can't do on another day in Georgia or other stat...
| Music Board|| re: Live stream: Widespread Panic - Azalea Fest - Wilmington, NC - Govt Tide on 4/11/14 at 11:59 pm|
I'm jealous, I would love to catch an Up All Night live. Love Tractor is great live as well.
I have been fortunate to catch Don't Be Denied twice in concert though....
| Music Board|| re: Lost hits of the 80s/90s - Govt Tide on 4/11/14 at 5:41 pm|
Yeah, just like the first song I mentioned in this thread I'd almost completely forgotten about that song. Both songs have very catchy choruses.
I just remembered the most random song imaginable today. It's one I vaguely remembered but couldn't remember the name. It was the "advice" song from th...
| More Sports Board|| re: Professional athlete with the greatest life? - Govt Tide on 4/10/14 at 5:12 pm|
Scott might not have the swagger of Jeter but like Jeter the guy has dated some stunners and has women literally drooling over him. He has the best of both worlds. He doesn't make the money that Jeter does but he also doesn't have to deal with all the nonsense that someone as famous as Jeter or Tige...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Drugs on college campuses in Alabama - Govt Tide on 4/10/14 at 4:54 pm|
You're right. I wasn't an SAE but I had couple of high school friends that were. I had a lot of childhood/high school friends that were SAEs at Auburn. I attended quite a few SAE parties in Auburn. The stories that pond could tell. :lol:...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Drugs on college campuses in Alabama - Govt Tide on 4/10/14 at 4:36 pm|
I can honestly say I never saw cocaine in my 4.5 years at Alabama and I was a member of an old row fraternity. I saw plenty of marijuana and a few pills but that was it. It was definitely attainable if you were looking for it but it wasn't like walking around Tony Montana's mansion in Scarface with ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Professional athlete with the greatest life? - Govt Tide on 4/10/14 at 3:06 pm|
THIS. You make an excellent point about being ONE OF the top golfers in the world and not THE top golfer. The ideal situation would to be a Dustin Johnson for example. He's not that famous or recognized outside of the golf world but he makes truckloads of money each year and is engaged to the smokin...
| More Sports Board|| re: Professional athlete with the greatest life? - Govt Tide on 4/10/14 at 2:26 pm|
A boxer would be the last athlete lifestyle to pick imho. You risk serious injury and brain issues when older and have to deal with a lot of shady characters. Starting pitcher in baseball is probably the best life for a team sport. You only pitch about 3 or 4 games every two weeks and make truckload...
| More Sports Board|| re: Professional athlete with the greatest life? - Govt Tide on 4/10/14 at 2:15 pm|
Because I accidentally hit the submit button before finishing the OP and wanted to post it again. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Professional athlete with the greatest life? - Govt Tide on 4/10/14 at 2:11 pm|
Change the channel to ESPN and you'll see who I'm talking about....
| More Sports Board|| re: Professional athlete with the greatest life? - Govt Tide on 4/10/14 at 2:09 pm|
You don't know who Adam Scott is?...
| More Sports Board|| re: Professional athlete with the greatest life? - Govt Tide on 4/10/14 at 2:04 pm|
| More Sports Board|| Professional athlete with the greatest life? - Govt Tide on 4/10/14 at 1:56 pm|
I'd call it a toss up between Adam Scott and Derek Jeter. I'd personally prefer Adam Scott's situation. Imagine having OT 10s drooling over you and following you around like puppies not to mention being a Masters champion and being that attractive. Derek Jeter has a legendary list of girlfriends but...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: This morning I saw this hot arse girl - Govt Tide on 4/10/14 at 12:06 pm|
That's why we call them the boogs....
| Music Board|| re: Lost hits of the 80s/90s - Govt Tide on 4/10/14 at 12:17 am|
This thread is a testament to how deep pop and alternative music was especially in tje 80s which carried over somewhat to the 90s music. I highly doubt there will be countdowns and documentaries related to the music of the 2000s and 2010s. Kids nowadays will one day wake up and realize how pathetica...