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My Football South

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Johnny Dangerously, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

  2. bdh02

    bdh02 Member

    Agreed 100 percent. Great piece.
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Lord that was beautiful.

    I think that is the part that people outside of the South have the hardest time comprehending, from my experience. It isn't as simple as saying I'm a State U. fan, or I like Podunk Tech. So often, your team is your identity. "I'm a Gator. He's a Bulldog. etc." Even the people you stereotypically wouldn't expect to follow sports - the teenaged goth chick, the angst-ridden artiste, the snooty society matron - often have a team they identify with. They may not have a Rivals subscription or Finebaum on speed dial, but they'll still talk trash on Monday after your team shits the bed in the fourth quarter.

    God, Spetember can't get here soon enough.
  4. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    Best way I ever heard it put was by James Carville when the AJC did a big series about the popularity of college football in the Southern states:

  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Damn good piece written by a damn good writer.
  6. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  7. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    That was terrific.
  8. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Tears to my eyes.

    I can't tell you how many times I've gone into my southern baptist church and all we've talked about is college football and Saturday's game.

    Nail on head, Ron, Nail on head.
  9. grrlhack

    grrlhack Member

    That's a sweet piece!
  10. KP

    KP Active Member

    Great stuff. Don't get me wrong I love being a fanboy looser for the Boston teams, but I can't stand how Boston is a pro sports town and could give 2 shits about the colleges. It's the only reason I miss Ted Sarandis. :'(
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    It's a decent read, but it feels like something that can be kept around and plugged in on a slow day. Dozens of columnists invoke such imagery about Southern college football every year.
  12. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Couldn't the same be said about almost every story that isn't part of the daily grind many papers get caught up in? To me, it doesn't make it any less of a great read.
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