Drive by bloviating

If ignorance is bliss…

… Reverend Al is one happy man. (h/t)

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77 responses to “Drive by bloviating

  1. Mark

    It’s Al Sharpton. You were expecting something else?

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  2. Thanks for your timely insight to the player at Georgia State who…….WTF Al…you old race pimp you…never let investigative reporting get in your way!

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  3. TNDAWG

    Al Sharpton is a rascist

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  4. Bigshot

    If Justin Fields and his handlers had once ounce of decency about that they would immediately condemn this nonsense. But we know they won’t.

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  5. J-DawG

    The intensity and emotion of my speech in your behalf is directly related to the size of your donation to my various funds.

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  6. Spike

    Pay your taxes Al.. and that Judgement entered against you in the Tawana Bradley hoax..

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  7. Texas Dawg

    Why would Georgia State care if he is able to play right away? As usual Al is right on that sucker.

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  8. Granthams replacement

    Wonder what Al thinks about his sister that is playing on the same school’s softball team this year?

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  9. 86BONE

    How did that racist joker make his way on to my “happy place”? Every time I see him pop his ugly little head out of his hole, there is controversy stirring.
    I’d rather shave my ass with a broke beer bottle than listen to him talk.

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  10. JoshG

    Kirby’s made several mistakes. In hindsight, recruiting Fields was his biggest one. I truly wish the guy had jever set foot on campus. Dude got standing ovations every time he hit the field. DawgNation absolutely loved him.

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    • Macallanlover

      I don’t agree it was a mistake to recruit him at all. Bringing in talent that may be able to help the team on the field immediately, or in the future, is a primary responsibility of KS and staff. Doesn’t mean the player will always develop the way he is projected, or that he will fit the situation as you had hoped. We probably feel the way he was used seemed strange, but he was given a lot of 1st team reps in practice, and had chances in live action…similar to how Tua was handled his freshman year.

      The miss seems to be 1) Team Fields overestimated his ability to replace an established player and, 2) he wasn’t as far along in his development as many expected due to media buildup. Certainly would have been a better situation had he been a year later in his class timing, but that was beyond the control of all involved. Fields would have spent most of the time on the sideline even if he had arrived on campus this January. And if Fromm stays for his Senior year, and remained healthy for his Jr and Sr years, chances are pretty good Fields still would have a backup for his first two seasons. Just didn’t work out.

      Kirby has to continue to bring top athletes in every recruiting cycle to put the best talent available on the field, and in roles behind the starters to provide needed depth. I think he has shown he will, Fields will not be the only talented athlete to get frustrated on the UGA sideline, he just got more attention than others. I didn’t realize until the end that he actually felt he was going to win the starting job his freshman year; bad assessment on his part.

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      • Russ

        I agree Mac. Not a mistake at all. If Fromm had gone down early in the season like Eason, I’m sure Fields would have done okay after they tweaked the offense for him. But yeah, it became apparent that Fields wasn’t going to just beat out Fromm head to head. Fields had plenty of chances, though maybe he wasn’t used in the best manner. Still, I don’t think it would have made a difference.

        I’ve also seen complaints about the Fields transfer becoming public just before the early signing period. I’m pretty sure the coaches knew it was a strong possibility of him leaving anyway, but knowing before signing day is MUCH better than learning after signing day when any potential QB recruits are gone. Though with the way the transfer portal seems to be working, maybe we could have just claimed a player off of waivers.

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  11. Uglydawg

    Seriously, who takes him seriously?

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  12. MGW

    “Constantly harassed?” Refresh’s my memory someone: not to downplay the actual incodent, but I thought it was one single incident where a baseball player was yelling slurs at the TV or something and Fields saw the video on social media.

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    • Skeptic Dawg

      Word has it that the Fields family and their lawyer/s will be using statements found on various websites, as well as social media, in addition to the Sasser incident. The Fields family will also claim that Justin was prepared to play baseball for the Dawgs until the racial slur from one member of the baseball team. The claims will be that Fields did not feel comfortable with the baseball program, yet felt 100% at home with the football team, hence the desire to transfer.

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    • ugafidelis

      It was one incident that we know of. The kid was in the stands. But like JG said above; every time he came in the game, the crowd lit up! UGA should Ol’ Al for slander.

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  13. Al

    Is this the playpen? Because if not I better hold off on what I want to say.

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    • The Dawg abides

      Let ‘er rip man. This ain’t the playpen. The Senator’s serving up a big ‘ol hanging curveball. Knock it out of the park.

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  14. Merk

    You can only be racist if you are white. Right?
    Just remember there is money to be made from hate. That is all these guys do, spread hate and make sure the fire never dies out.

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    • sniffer

      If it’s on television, it’s produced to generate revenue. Sadly, selling ad time isn’t the goal anymore. It’s evoking an emotional response that keeps you engaged and watching. It’s not all bad, though. I emotionally respond every time Laura Rutledge is on…

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  15. Milldawg

    glad he is gone.

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  16. TXBaller

    Tawana Brawley
    Rev Al is a fool

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  17. Normaltown Mike

    I wonder when someone will do a documentary on Freddie’s Fashion Mart?

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  18. DoubleDawg1318

    “the Ohio Buckeyes”…man some heads are going to explode in Columbus lol

    Also screw Fields for his ego and dishonesty. Hope he bombs at anOSU.

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  19. Go Dawgs!

    100 percent not watching that video.

    Georgia just needs to send an email telling the NCAA that we’re not interested in making Fields sit out a year and be done with this garbage. I wonder how Reverend Sharpton squares the circle that the Fields family is so concerned about the harmful racial environment at UGA that they allowed his sister to enroll as a softball player and to stay enrolled? After all, she sits in the stands on a football gameday and not on the sidelines and she might have actually HEARD our moron baseball player (who was kicked off of the baseball team in less than a week for his actions). Justin Fields was not worshipped as a God in Athens. But he enjoyed the next-lowest level of reverence to that while he was a Bulldog, and the fact that his family is willing to light and drop this match and then walk out of the room and trash the university’s reputation just to make sure he gets to play somewhere else is pretty low in my opinion.

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    • Cojones

      You said it for me. Saw this real time yesterday and explained to the wife why it was upsetting and didn’t reflect the truth. Sharpton owes us an apology for race baiting and attempting to smear our University.

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    • Illini84

      I don’t think UGA has any say in this one way or the other. OSU files the appeal.

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  20. Napoleon BonerFart

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  21. Faulkner

    The next logical step is for the sister to say that she does not feel comfortable on the softball team, veiled threats made because of her brother and the family turns around and sues the school for big $$$ that gets quietly settled. Pathetic.

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  22. Derek

    The next time some asshole says some racist shit around you, think about why Sasser thought what he was doing was acceptable.

    If we had as much animosity towards the things Sasser said, as is expressed towards Al, we wouldn’t have to put up with Sharpton’s bullshit.

    You want Al to shut the fuck up? Start by telling the racist jackasses around you to shut the fuck up. As long as Al has a dance partner you’ll have to watch the tango.

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    • Tony Barnfart

      I think getting his scholarship revoked and having his ass thrown off the baseball team before the sun was up on Monday is “telling the racist jackasses to shut the fuck up.” But please continue to lecture the anonymous 93,000.

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      • Derek

        I’m talking about all the people he met in his life right up until he uttered the first epitaph in that stadium. If you’d like us to believe that he wasn’t surrounded by permissiveness either among family or friends, fine, but I ain’t buying it.

        You learn to act like that. You’re not born that way.

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        • Hunkering Hank

          He was told to STFU by the people around him.

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          • Derek

            This is what I read:

            “The incident was reported to the Facebook page called “Overheard at UGA,” where a posted comment detailed the baseball player’s alleged behavior.

            The poster noted “there was a guy sitting near my friends and … decided to yell out ‘put that (racial slur) in the game.’ Under no circumstance is this okay.”

            The poster claimed the student-athlete used the term repeatedly. He noted: “All of the friends sitting with that guy didn’t say a word to him except LAUGH.””

            Pretty fucking sad IMHO.

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        • 81Dog

          for a guy who seems to know everything, you sure do make a lot of assumptions about other people based on…….nothing.

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          • Derek

            Man, don’t I feel put in my place?

            For a guy who decided to say something, you sure did say a whole lot of nothing.

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            • 81Dog

              Unlike, say, you, I don’t claim to know every single thing that happened outside my presence, including but not limited to what people I have never seen or spoken to think.

              If you blindly assume some crap you read on Facebook is what actually happened, that says a lot about you. There is another version of what actually happened in the stands that day, that while not acceptable, is a different context for the stupidity of the Sasser kid. But I’m sure your omnicscience would dismiss it, and since I don’t know if it’s what happened, I wont put it out here like it was gospel (sorry, hope the religious reference didn’t trigger you). What I strongly suspect is that if Justin Fields had won the starting job at some point last season, none of this would matter to anyone, least of all him. But I don’t know that, either.

              That you would defend, to the point of arrogantly deriding anyone else’s decision to to comment on it, a proven liar and all around race baiting buffoon like Al Sharpton, says more about you than it does about the people who criticize him. You may not realize it, but agreeing that the Sasser kid had no justification for whatever it was that he said and recognizing that Al Sharpton is a preposterous buffoon, supported only by the most ignorant people on earth, are not binary options.

              But, please, continue to educate us about how all the bad things that happen in life are simply the result of our collective guilt. It’s always easier to ignore the stupid ones when they’re loud, too/

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              • Derek

                Now that you’ve actually said something, where do we disagree?

                We both think Al is FOS.
                We both agree there is no acceptable context for Sasser word choice.

                I just think Sasser and his buds should have damn well known better. The fact they didn’t makes us all look bad and we don’t all deserve that shit.

                So the next time someone starts up a racial epithet tickle pile with their boys in your presence, tell them all to stfu immediately if not sooner and then perhaps in the future we won’t have to suffer an Al or a Sasser.

                What’s so hard about this?

                There is a reason we see less of this crap than we did 60 years ago and it isn’t because people have improved. It’s because people typically understand that it’s not acceptable to act that way so they keep their shit to themselves.

                You can participate in the message of unacceptability or you can invite this crap back into public forums or you can just be a damn gutless wuss. Up to you.

                The choice for me is easy.

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    • Texas Dawg

      I’m quite sure not a single solitary racial remark will be made in Columbus Ohio.

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      • Derek

        My expectation is that the numbers will break about even.

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        • Texas Dawg

          So your are saying that the argument that is being used is bogus. There will be no differences in the atmosphere so it IS all about playing time.

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          • Derek

            Yep. Of course it’s bogus, but we’re in no position to complain. If we do they just say what happened and no one at UGA wants that.

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            • Texas Dawg

              They are ALREADY making a big deal out of it (hence ole AL sticking his nose in). You can either vigorously defend yourself or just bend over and hope they have some KY handy. What more could UGA have done, publicly execute Sasser? Anyone who thinks this is unique to UGA is a fool. People have been disliking one another for being the wrong color, religion, gender, size, nationality, political belief (you seem to be well acquainted with this one) etc, etc since the dawn of time. To think that is going to magically disappear is to be Pollyanna. Tarring and feathering UGA to get your way is not going to change on damn thing at your next stop. Some people will like you and some will hate you and there is not a damn thing you can do about it other than just be yourself. If you are so fragile that what a handful of people have said, posted, written breaks you, then you are in for a long difficult life.

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              • Derek

                I’m just saying that some people are sitting around knowing, on prior occasions, that they either encouraged Sasser OR knowing they heard him or his friends act likewise in other settings and kept their own counsel.

                This is the result. That is the beginning and end to what I am saying.

                We can either allow permissiveness to put us right here again on some later date, or we can check this shit each and every time we come across it.

                In short, if you don’t want Sharpton scolding you or people or institutions you care about, do your part. It would do a lot more good than bitching about Al in the aftermath. It’s nothing but oxygen for his fire. I’m offering a bucket of water. Take it or not.

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                • Texas Dawg

                  I can control me and maybe to some degree my minor children. I can condemn what someone else says but I can’t stop them. Should the people around Sasser have beaten the crap out of him. That would be assault and battery. UGA booted Sasser, but they can’t control what he says. There is still that little thing called the 1st amendment that allows us to say stupid things that others disagree with. I have friends and family that say stupid things from time to time that I don’t agree with and we get into arguments about it. They will still be my friends (except in rare cases) and family, and they will still say what they think. If I (to use modern terminology) unfriended everyone in the physical or online world that I ever disagreed with, I would be sitting all by my lonesome all day, everyday.
                  As for Al, who gives a shit what he thinks. He has proven that he sees racism in anything and everything that will make ole Al a $$$$. The only color that he truly sees is GREEN.

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                  • Derek

                    I would say his speech crossed the “fighting words” line and would not have been protected speech at all.

                    In another setting, maybe not. In the context, this was not “political speech.”

                    Yes. Someone should have confronted him, aggressively. That should have been part of the story. The good part.

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                    • Napoleon BonerFart

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                    • Texas Dawg

                      Who decides what is “fighting words”? Legally there is no such thing. When you (as you have been known to do) calls someone who supports Trump one of your choice phrases, that could be consider fighting words and NOT “political speech”. You are personally attacking THEM not their politics. How aggressively do you confront that person? If I say something that you disagree with are you going to punch me? If you do and I file assault charges what is your LEGAL defense? I didn’t like what he said? That is why UGA could expel him but they could not publicly flog him for what he said. In addition when you “aggressively” confront someone, it is a good idea to plan to have your ass beat to a pulp. You may no but best to play ahead unless you are a really big guy (and sober).

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                    • Napoleon BonerFart

                      Don’t worry. Derek’s dad can beat up your dad.

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                    • Derek

                      Texas: tell the supreme court’s first amendment jurisprudence there’s no such thing as “fighting words.”

                      Start with Chaplinsky vs. New Hampshire.

                      Courts decide those things every day dude.

                      Can you be convicted for telling a police officer to go “fuck himself” or is that protected speech? These things have been litigated forever. The line is “fighting words.” I’d say he crossed it.

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    • RangerRuss

      Absofucknlutely, Derek. You need to make that your mission in life. Get all up in the face of everybody using that ol N word. You can start at the Iron Triangle here in Athens.

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  23. W Cobb Dawg

    I’ve already commented that Greg Mediocrity and Jere Morehead needed to step up and nip this racist baloney in the bud. They need to get in the ncaa’s face and let it be clearly and loudly known that granting a transfer for this bogus argument isn’t gonna fly. And let Fields and Mars know this shit isn’t going to be tolerated, and fought with all the resources at UGA’s disposal. This isn’t business as usual. It has already gotten blown far out of proportion. McG has to do his job.

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    • Tony Barnfart

      I would have said don’t do anything and just let it be……..but now that we seemingly did that and have been lit on fire nonetheless, I kind of agree and say fuck it……… go for broke and make Thomas Mars work his ass off while he’s not getting paid. There ain’t NEARLY the meat here he had vs Ole Miss.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      I don’t see Greg or Jere saying anything unless Kirby and/or counsel tells them to do it. It’s a different Georgia Way now.

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    • Illini84

      They ain’t “granting” shit. This all between the NCAA and OSU. Ya’ll are seriously mixed up.

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      • W Cobb Dawg

        So it’s okay if the ncaa grants Fields a transfer based upon racial discrimination? And UGA should sit back and say/do nothing?

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        • I don’t think there’s anything we can say other than to beat the ever living daylights out of the Suckeyes if we happen to see them in a postseason game.

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        • illinidawg

          What do you want UGA to do, have nappy send in some of his cute-ass graphics? Fields wants to play right away and his lawyer is going to do everything he can to make that happen. It’s his job. Ranting and raving about Sharpton and how unfair it all is doesn’t mean shit. FIDO.

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  24. Bat City Dawg

    Weird. Al loves the dawgs, at least he did at a gas station between BR and NOLA in 2003:

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  25. doofusdawg

    Kudos to you Senator. Or should I say ditto.

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  26. stoopnagle

    Good grief.

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  27. UGA '97

    Mars is pulling all stops. This is like A Few Good Men when they bring in the mechanics.

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  28. mwo

    Justin Fields probably doesn’t have any music on his iPod with the n word in it. I’m sure he never heard it in music playing in the locker room either.

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  29. illinidawg

    Maybe UGA does have a say? “Mars surgically gutted the Ole Miss response Monday night.

    “It appears that whoever wrote Ole Miss’s response to Michigan’s waiver request wasn’t aware that Ole Miss publicly apologized to Houston Nutt last October for making misleading statements to the sports media about the NCAA case,” Mars said. “There was no mention of the public apology in Ole Miss’s response. What’s more, the misleading statements to the sports media that Ole Miss publicly apologized for six months ago were the same misleading statements that Shea and a dozen other players and their parents say Ole Miss was telling them at the same time — both in person and over the phone.”

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