re: Why are we subsidizing dumb poor people to have kids? - dimet on 7/30/16 at 6:25 pm
We are in the era of entitlement...rich, poor, all ethnicities. I teach...I've taught for 31 years. I have students who make me feel very optimistic about the future. And there are some I worry about. We scream about food stamps and kids and the other stuff. But I have students that come from 200K i...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Obama lying - dimet on 7/8/16 at 7:11 am
What President Obama has done is pull the bandaid off quickly. I find it astute and appropriate that the leader of the free world speak with a measured, thoughtful dialogue. We ain't all white and middle class. The sad thing about this is that we are all in this boat together and we need to be rowin...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: LSU/Tulane 1984 Fight Night - dimet on 7/6/16 at 7:47 pm
James White started the rhubarb. There was a bit of pushin' and shovin' and James didn't appreciate it and let loose with a kick after the PAT. The Tulane player with his helmet off is Richard Williams. In the tunnel after the game, Coach Arnsparger stated "we won the game and we won the fight". Abo...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Hokie Gajan, beloved former Saints & LSU player, dies at 56 - dimet on 4/12/16 at 7:59 pm
Hokie was a great athlete coming out of Baker. I played against him in high school and later at LSU. I remember seeing as an equal to both Leroid Jones, a 9.5, and LeRoyal Jones, 24 foot LJ'er in HS. Baker was LOADED that year with the Jones' brothers, Hokie, Tremaine Johnson and Terry Davis. Studs ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Still looking after all these years, any tape of end of 1984 Tulane game fight? - dimet on 3/30/16 at 7:24 pm
It was on the kicking reel of the game film. Offense, defense and kicking reel were the film watched at the time. It was sent to a former coach who had moved to the pros when Coach Arnsparger was hired. I wonder if he still has it! I'm certain LSU has it in their archives. Shawn Burks and Darryl Day...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Serious Question for LSU fans - dimet on 12/30/15 at 10:11 pm
3 man surface with the Sam backer providing the 4th rusher. Loved man coverage which caused some issues with LB coverage. DLineman read the run on the way to the QB. Seemed much more prone to man coverages than zone...maybe because his CB's could run......
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re: Ruffin McNeill out at East Carolina - dimet on 12/4/15 at 2:03 pm
Great guy...his staff did more to develop 1 and 2 star players than any staff in NC. Great recruiter and a man that wanted, truly wanted, to be at ECU. He lost his starting QB the 1st week of summer camp and played the rest of the year with a 2 completely non-descript QB's running his offense. Linco...
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re: 30 for 30: Bo Rein..."The Bo you don't know " LSU Football coach for 42 days. - dimet on 9/15/15 at 9:38 pm
Coach Stovall retained every one of Coach Rein's assistants. That staff remained intact for the first 2 years of Coach Stovall's tenure until Greg Williams, the DC, Bobby Morrison, the LB coach and Bob Gatling, the OC, were dismissed following the 1981 season. During the 1981 season, Coach Stovall h...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Success Academy (NYC Charter School) doing WORK - dimet on 8/17/15 at 4:22 pm
Public schools are being asked to become the Swiss Army knife of society. Politicians, from both sides, have incentivized the programs or courses of study or areas of concentration only to have it fall out of favor next year. With this change comes more money down the tubes, more children left stagn...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: RIP Bill Arnsparger - dimet on 7/19/15 at 9:56 am
Very simply put, Coach Arnsparger was a genius. Tactical adjustments, personnel utilization and nuances made him better than anyone he faced. Having some experience with him and his staff, I witnessed that Coach Arnsparger was one of the few that could call both sides of the ball during a game. Pret...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Raleigh, NC Tigers need advice!!! - dimet on 1/30/15 at 11:07 am
I've been here since '90. If you are a family man, my suggestion is to check out Wake Forest. Good schools and decent access to Raleigh. If a single man, the downtown area is growing with several condos/apt buildings going up with access to the night spots. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: What was Alleva thinking? - dimet on 12/31/14 at 2:25 pm
The countdown clock for Coach Miles has begun. I think this Alleva's way of putting CLM on notice...This is a means of slowly eroding CLM's powerbase. A very curious move on Mr. Alleva's part......Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: What Is This Board's Opinion of Springsteen? - dimet on 5/10/14 at 3:27 pm
I read/heard an interesting description of the Dylan/Springsteen argument. Penn Jillette stated that "Dylan's lyrics were about him (Dylan) and Springsteen's lyrics were about us." Listen to the albums "Nebraska" or "Tunnel of Love" or "The Ghost Of Tom Joad" to truly hear great writing. "Meeting Ac...
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re: Walter Hill has died in Lafayette - dimet on 4/22/14 at 11:01 am
Walter Hill and John Ferguson were such a part of my childhood. Watching Mr. Hill on WBRZ sports or the midday show with Jean Wheeler or listening to him on Saturday nights from Tiger Stadium made growing up in BR a special time. My prayers are with your family...God Bless...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: What was it like growing up in America in those days - dimet on 4/3/14 at 9:00 pm
The zeal of the post war 50's was certainly tarnished by the assassinations of JFK, MLK,Jr., RFK, the horrid realities of the Viet Nam war, and the inabilities for our laws to recognize the black man as the white man's equal directly led to the negative change in the 60's. Look at the disparity in s...
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re: I've been diagnosed with glioblastoma - dimet on 3/29/14 at 11:42 am
My oldest brother passed away from glioblastoma multiforme in 2012. He battled it for 13 months. His desire to live was an amazing, inspiring thing to witness. This disease stripped away the facade of the lives we live everyday. It exposed what is truly vital and important in our lives. You've chose...
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re: Classics from the Old Timers on the Rant - dimet on 2/10/14 at 9:52 am
That guy was Daryl Daye. The player that Supermanned the Tulane players to get them off of Daryl was Shawn Burks. A great time was had by all...Coach Arnsparger said to the team after the game, "We won the game AND the fight"... ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)