Can’t get there fast enough.

It’s another day in Mississippi.

Between his noose kerfuffle and Kylin Hill’s flag announcement, my bet is Leach was ready to sprint down to the state capital yesterday.

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42 responses to “Can’t get there fast enough.

  1. We was happy til ya’ll came down heah!

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  2. Cynical Dawg

    You KNOW you’re on the losing side of history when Mike Leach is lobbying you for a change that would be progressive.

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  3. Sweet D

    Two carpetbaggers trying to change the way they do things down there. I think I’ve read that story a time or two.

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  4. DawgPhan

    tbh, Leach staying out of the say something stupid game is very impressive.

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  5. PTC DAWG

    That will make it all better, everyone gets a cookie too.

    In the meantime, I couldn’t have identified Mississippi’s flag if I had to prior to this. Apparently this flag must be brand new….wasn’t there when any of these players or coaches went to Mississippi.

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  6. Normaltown Mike

    hate to rain on some of y’alls parade, but Georgia has a Confederate flag right now so this story will be coming to UGA very soon

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  7. I was born and raised in Mississippi. And I’m a white conservative Republican male. And I hope they change the flag. As (white republican) MS state representative Trey Lamar was recently quoted in SI as saying:
    “If half the people in the state want to get rid of it, a flag doesn’t do its job.”

    As an aside, I think destroying confederate monuments is nearly always a mistake. Moving them is understandable if they are occupying a place of honor, but destroying them is silly. We need to be reminded of the past. And we can’t pretend like imperfect (or even evil) people never existed.

    But the flag is different. It’s supposed to be symbol of pride for citizens in a state. And when it’s obvious that roughly half think it’s offensive then something is wrong.

    By the way…. I live in Maryland, which has THE BEST FLAG IN THE WORLD! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Maryland ) I think it’s beautiful and unique. And as a 21-year resident, I fly it with pride. But I do think about the fact that it’s made up of the coat of arms for the families of Calvert and Crossland (Lord Baltimore’s mother) —- I can’t help but wonder if there will be calls to change the Maryland flag one day when we learn more about the sins of those families. Ha.

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  8. I’ll also leave this link to an open letter here since I think it’s a great read and relevant to the topic:

    https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/duncan-mississippi-take-down-flag/

    A word on the author for those (most?) who’ve never heard of either the man Ligon Duncan, the seminary (RTS) where he’s a professor and current chancellor, or the church he used to pastor (First Presbyterian, Jackson):

    He’s the kind of guy who you’ve never heard of but for various reasons has significant influence with a lot of powerful people in the state. He is taking a stand knowing full well that a lot of his own parishioners/readers/listeners and some colleagues do not agree with him. The fact that the Lt. Governor and Speaker of the House wanted him to make a public statement at this time speaks volumes.

    Believe it or not, at the end of the day, it will be voices like Duncan’s calling for change — not Leach’s, Kiffin’s, the NCAA or even the SEC — which will finally lead to a removal of the confederate flag from the state flag.

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