Jonathan Bullard is a senior defensive tackle for Florida. He passed on the NFL draft to return for his senior season, and is having a great year as a defensive leader for the Gators. But for the right now, he is noteworthy for the following statement he made about how to defend LSU running back Leonard Fournette: It might seem like careless trash talk, but that … [Read more...] about Gotcha Tweets Are Nothing That We Can’t Stop
Update: Now with audio... On July 14, while watching President Obama describe the recently concluded nuclear agreement with Iran, Bruce Pearl couldn't help it. He tweeted the following: The tweet got a mainly positive response from Pearl's followers. The media reaction, however, was nil (until now). The situation gave us the opportunity to talk with Pearl … [Read more...] about Time to Speak: Bruce Pearl on his parents, his players (and yes, even the possibility of a nuclear Iran)
With the renewed focus on the Confederate battle flag and what it symbolizes, schools and other public institutions in the South are also taking a look at their history. Do colleges and universities, building a tradition of instilling the highest values, harbor in their past individuals who worked against principles of equality? Do they honor these individuals by naming … [Read more...] about Auburn’s Dr. William L. Broun: No Heritage of Hate
It's an oversimplification worth heeding: Journalists should never be in charge of anything. Don't ever say to a columnist, "If you're so smart, why don't you do something other than criticize?" Too risky. We can organize words, sentences and paragraphs into an article. Beyond that, we struggle to organize a BLT sandwich. Kidding, mainly, but there is a grain of truth in the … [Read more...] about Can Whitlock Coach the Undefeated Team?
So perhaps West Virginia freshman Daxter Miles Jr. was not too smart in calling out Kentucky before their Sweet 16 game last night. Predicting a Mountaineers victory was preferable to pre-signaling defeat. But to claim the Wildcats "don't play hard" might have been reckless. But the media's post-Daxter takedown on Twitter following Kentucky's 78-39 double-down was an … [Read more...] about The Shame in Our Game