Today, in stick to sports

Ole Miss basketball may suck, but at least ‘Murica, bitchez.

With an attitude like that, he can probably miss the next three or four NCAA tourneys and still avoid the hot seat.  And when that wears thin (“hey, there are plenty of coaches out there who won’t recruit kneeling players, when’s he gonna win?”), he can start carrying on the sideline to bolster fan support for a few more.

Really, it’s kind of brilliant when you think about it.

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UPDATE:  I’m not seeing anything resembling a wink here.

Davis placed an emphasis on the national anthem at Middle Tennessee State.

“The pride he took every time we got a letter from an opposing fan because our guys stand at attention during the national anthem and they all hold their hand over their heart. That’s a very big thing with Coach Davis,” MTSU athletic director Chris Massaro, told the Clarion Ledger Friday. “Typically, when we go from arena to arena a fan would notice that and they would send either him or me a note, a letter or email. We took great pride in that. That’s kind of one of the things I’ll always remember him by … how much pride he took into that.

“It’s a small thing in some ways but it’s a huge thing to a lot of people, to him and to our program. That’s one of the things we’ll see as we continue forward. That’s going to be one of the legacies he’ll leave.”

Davis’ statement drew a sizeable cheer from those in attendance Monday at The Pavilion.

Sizeable cheer from fans?  Mission accomplished!   Although I wait to see how his policy meshes with this:

Per an athletic department administrator, Ole Miss student-athletes, in all sports, have been “educated about the importance of freedom of expression, and that won’t change.”

Something’s gotta give.  Hopefully that won’t be the Constitution.

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64 responses to “Today, in stick to sports

  1. SemperFiDawg

    “We’re going to be a team that respects the (United States) flag and the National Anthem,” Yeah, that’s so un-chic today.

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  2. Boz

    I wonder if he winked when he said flag…

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  3. David Chadwick

    He might as well said, and you can see your doctor. Lol. It’s a quip, not a promise. He’s just playing to the audience as he sees it.

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    • Exactly.

      Of course, if a player of his ever does kneel before a game, it’ll be interesting to see how the check gets cashed, so to speak.

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      • David Chadwick

        Rock, meet hard place for the coach. I’m constantly amazed that people feel the need to bless us with their wisdom as Coach Davis did.

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      • Cousin Eddie

        most likely in lack of playing time due to poor practice effort, being they are mostly closed nobody (other than the player and his teammates) can argue the point much.

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  4. HiAltDawg

    Except are the players even out of the locker room during the National Anthem? They ain’t at Georgia…

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  5. ross barnett

    Is that code for “we’re going to recruit some white boys”?

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    • Macallanlover

      Muricans come in all colors, being black doesn’t mean you have to act like an idiot. This country has no chance of staying united, to any degree, if some feel it needs to be torn down to make them feel better about themselves. In fact, it has done more to hurt their misguided cause than do anything constructive.

      The whole divisive BLM movement is not only racist, it is destructive, and counter to the entire concept of lifting people of all backgrounds to find hope of a successful future together in this country. If your intent is to tear down this society, then supporting it, and disrespecting this country, is your thing, excuse those of us who find you, and those who kneel, disgusting. Good for this coach. I hope he continues this stance and sends those who feel this is an appropriate place for his personal protest to the locker room.

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      • DoubleDawg1318

        Or…BLM and the players are exposing a pre-existing divide between races that has never fully healed (because white people refuse to fully acknowledge the divide). Rather than creating a divide, they are exposing one that already exists.

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  6. Derek

    Makes sense since no sports program has shown more historical respect to the USA by celebrating rebellion against it since its very founding.

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  7. Does this qualify as irony? Asking for friend.

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  8. PTC DAWG

    You can’t make people respect anything. That’s my take.

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    • ChiliDawg

      Correct. Compulsory respect = fear, not respect.

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    • ChiliDawg

      But beyond that – kneeling is not a sign of disrespect anyway. If it was, Christians would be guilty of disrespecting God every time they knelt to pray.

      People upset by that are not angry about disrespect, they’re angry that those kneeling are calling attention to an issue they would rather ignore.

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      • CB

        Easy now, most of these white dudes can’t handle that brand of truth.

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      • CB

        They think Kaepernick hates the troops!

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      • Kneeling is not disrespectful, except of course in situations when the long practiced custom is to show respect by standing. Don’t let that get in the way of your logic though.

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        • Derek

          I would have preferred a raised fist myself. I have no issue with protesting or expression, but kneeling looks like “opting out.” I thought Jim Brown said it best:

          “I want to be in his corner, and I do think, ‘God bless him,’ ” Brown said. “I’m going to give you the real deal: I’m an American. I don’t desecrate my flag and my national anthem. I’m not gonna do anything against the flag and national anthem. I’m going to work within those situations. But this is my country, and I’ll work out the problems, but I’ll do it in an intelligent manner.”

          I agree with Jim.

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      • Bamadawg

        Actually, you couldn’t be more wrong. The bible actually tells us to kneel, Psalms 95:6 says “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!”. There other examples if you took the time to look them up. But by your post, you said every time “they” knelt, tells me you are not a Christian and are making assumptions.

        I don’t ever recall it being written anywhere about kneeling for the anthem.

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        • ChiliDawg

          You’re not too keen on rational thought, are you?

          FYI – there’s no command in the bible to kneel when you pray. So the Bible doesn’t “tell you” to kneel at all. Even in the verse you quoted it’s context could at best be described as a suggestion. But this is completely beside the point, which you unsurprisingly couldn’t grasp.

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          • When your argument is weak turn to insults. You are a champion there.

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          • Bamadawg

            It would seem that you aren’t smart enough to even see the answer when it is right before you. I never said that there was a command to kneel. There are numerous examples in Exodus, Job, and Chronicles of people praying with just their heads bowed, while dancing, and while laying on the ground.

            However, my original response was to your post that implied Christians would be disrepecting God when they kneel to prayed just because they thought it was disrespectful for Kaperdick when he did it during the anthem. My example above blows that stupid post out of the water because the bible gives examples of kneeling to pray to, and worship, God.

            In response to my disproving your humorous, yet sad attempt, to detract from Kaperdick’s disrespect, you decide to try and imply that I’m not smart enough to follow your weak innuendos. Again, humorous but sad.

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        • ChiliDawg

          And if your Bible tells you to kneel when you pray, does that mean every Christian who prays while standing or sitting is then disrespecting God? Answer that.

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          • Bamadawg

            I’ll keep this response short. To answer your question about “our” bible, see my response above.

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            • ChiliDawg

              You didn’t answer the question at all. If you are instructed to kneel to pray in the Bible, then does every Christian who prays without kneeling disrespect God?

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              • Bamadawg

                I must apologize for not explaining at a lower level. It never says in the bible that you have to kneel to pray. There are examples in Exodus, Job, and Chronicles (just to name a few) where people pray to God while kneeling, standing, and evening laying prone. So to answer your idiotic question, no. People who do jot kneel to pray are not disrespecting God.

                But people who refuse to stand for the playing of our national anthem are disrespectful.

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                • ChiliDawg

                  Bamadawg: “It never says in the bible that you have to kneel to pray.”

                  Also Bamadawg, several posts up: “Actually, you couldn’t be more wrong. The bible actually tells us to kneel.”

                  You’ve just contradicted the only point you had in arguing with me. We’re done here.

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              • Bamadawg

                I cant believe how stupid you are. I actually reaponded to this post before realizing i had cleared up you question like 3 posts up. LMAO..

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                • ChiliDawg

                  Yes, I’m so stupid that I prompted you to rationally explain your point which led to you ultimately contradicting your entire argument. Bravo.

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      • DoubleDawg1318

        Couldn’t agree more with that second statement. People are upset because they’re being forced to encounter an issue they don’t want to see.

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      • To kneel before God is to humble yourself before his eternal power. It is a sign of respect. To kneel before the flag in no way shows respect. For you to try and make the two the same is to show your intellectual dishonesty. That indeed is a weak argument on your behalf.

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        • Cojones

          Where do you get your Book of Rules, Trump Palace?

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        • ChiliDawg

          So to kneel before your Almighty creator is a show of humility but kneeling before a symbol of man’s glory is disrespecting man?

          There’s literally no logic in your distinction. You’re essentially arguing that the same action that shows deference to a deity is disrespectful for no other reason than “because I said so.” You right wingers are intellectual babies. You’re incapable of applying any rationale into your worldview. You just think what you’ve been told to think.

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          • Bamadawg

            You liberal snowflakes are always looking for anything to cry about. If an argument isn’t going your way you yell rightwing or racist.

            Please allow me to explain it to you.

            The kneeling before God is an established ritual dating all the way to the beginning of time. There are multiple examples in exodus.

            On the other hand, the kneeling during the anthem, or before the flag, is not. As you stated above, Kaperdick only did it to draw attention to himself and away from the ritual. Therefore, disrespectful.

            I hope this explains the small things to you.

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            • ChiliDawg

              So every Christian who prays without kneeling is a blasphemer, correct?

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            • ChiliDawg

              It’s hysterically ironic that you, somebody who gets butt-hurt over someone’s peaceful protest, would have the audacity to call anyone else a snowflake. There is nothing in the world more hyper-sensitive than an American right wing christian. Y’all walk around just looking to nail yourself on a cross.

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              • Bamadawg

                Snowflake, I’m not butt hurt about Kaperdick’s protest. I just dont agree with his method. A big difference between you and I is that I belive that everyone has a right to voice their own opinion, rather I like it or not, but they had better be ready for the consequences. You on the other hand start crying rightwing, racist, the world is against me, crap when people say something you dont like. In your world there are 2 opinions, Yours and the wrong one. When you look at Kaperdick you see a BLACK man standing up for some thing, when I see Kaperdick I see a MAN disrespecting something.

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                • ChiliDawg

                  Yeah, your repeated reference to him as “Kaeperdick” is definitely making your point that you’re not upset about it. What are you, 12?

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      • Cojones

        Amen.

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  9. AthensHomerDawg

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  10. AthensHomerDawg

    Seriously, besides Teddy Roosevelt who names their child Kermit? That’s enough to make you depressed and keep you that way.

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  11. D.N. Nation

    “Also, why doesn’t the basketball band play Dixie anymore?”

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  12. Bamadawg

    Totally respect his statement. Now I just hope he can live up to it.

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  13. W Cobb Dawg

    From holier-than-thou Freeze to more-patriotic-than-thou Kermit.

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  14. TnDawg

    Man, I am out of touch. I support Coach Davis and feel most on here don’t know who they are talking about. Judgements made on one statement.

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  15. Erk's Forehead

    Correct. Because at Ole Miss, they support America and the freedom of expression! Aint that right, Colonel Reb?

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  16. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    ‘Murica, bitchez.

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  17. Captain Obvious

    Is he going to make every player get a “high n tight” haircut too?

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  18. DawgPhan

    I thought that we went over this during the season, but hasn’t the Supreme Court been pretty clear that schools can’t force students to stand for the pledge or the anthem?

    Isnt that something that is protected by the constitution?

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    • Cousin Eddie

      the Constitution is an old out dated piece of paper, the founding fathers didn’t understand the world we would be living in today or they wouldn’t have included all the stuff they put in and left out all the stuff they left out. Don’t you watch the news? //sarcasm//

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  19. Cojones

    Car dealership advertisements are worse than Kermit.

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