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Re: “21 Thoughts on Tiger Football

Frank, very thoughtful piece. As a big Tigers fan, reading it warmed my heart and made me appreciate each of the players you mentioned. I join you in bidding them farewell and thanking them for helping to make this a golden era for Tiger football.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 11/22/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

FUNKbrs makes a good point. Still the statue is a very easy way for the politicians to say theyre working hard to solve the problem. I contend that the average 12 yr old in Memphis is not effected by the statue. The politicians are to lazy and stupid to attack the real problems - education, jobs, mass transit, crime, health care,etc.

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Posted by Frank Ballard on 11/22/2017 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

Mullins, what did I tell you about stirring up gutter trash?

Funkbrs, maybe crazy around the edges.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 11/22/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

Call me crazy, but NBF's statue devalues human life and humans who feel their lives aren't valued tend to do self-destructive and thereby dangerous acts. The man literally used to auction off human lives at a discount.

A person who doesn't feel their life is worth much might think their life could be improved by joining a gang, or that someone else's life is less important than short term gain. They might put themselves and others at risk by stealing or shooting at others.

So yes, taking down the statue would actually help to curb crime. Also, since the monument itself is historically anachronistic, it would also improve accurate preservation of our history to remove it.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 11/22/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

How much does cleaning the street gutters and sewers or scrubbing out obscene graffiti in public restrooms go to assuaging Bil Garrisons problems? Not much, but it is what civilized municipalities must do to keep from grossing out the public as a whole.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/21/2017 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

Whether the statue stays or goes is of little interest to me. Last weekend there were 5 murders in Memphis. I wonder if the families of the 5 murdered are concerned about the statue. I wonder if the single mother who cant find a job and is worried about her 12 yr old son getting on drugs and joining a gang is worried about the statue. Poor mass transit and schools. High crime. Those issues are too tough for the politicians and activists to handle. Theyre too lazy to address the real problems. 10 yrs from now well still have high crime, no jobs, no mass transit, gangs, poverty, etc and the politicians will list their accomplishment - they removed a statue. Why do we put up with this crap?

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Posted by Frank Ballard on 11/21/2017 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

How much will this improve the education level of Memphis students?
Will this lower the illegitimate birth rate among Memphis women?
Will this stop one young man from joining a gang?

We have REAL problems in the mid south and removing historical statues will not solve a single one of them, it will only foment further racial divide.

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Posted by Bill Garrison on 11/21/2017 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Blazers 100, Grizzlies 92: Five Thoughts

@AndyDepper This was actually incorrect on the official NBA media stats site, and I didn't catch it while I was writing the piece. It seemed higher than I expected, but I didn't do any digging. I blame the Sudafed, but either way I was looking at the wrong record. Good catch.

Posted by Kevin Lipe on 11/21/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Three Thoughts on Tiger Football

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Posted by Peter Krane on 11/21/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Frank's Memphis Sports Thanksgiving

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Posted by Peter Krane on 11/21/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Check Your Privilege. It Won’t Hurt.

Erin,
Ok so you were at the Terrace somewhat earlier my connection (I seem to remember some black kids turning up late 60s and boy were they ever welcomed) and perhaps you realize that poor blacks had it worse than poor whites at that point in time.
Today you may have noticed a disparity in the outcome between Terrace alum. Some of your generation were indolent, even criminal and yet moved on. Why do you think that was?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/21/2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Check Your Privilege. It Won’t Hurt.

I was not commenting about then but about now. Barriers are faced by all poor people regardless of race. May I add Public Housing was segregated during the period my family lived there.

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Posted by Erin Rebel on 11/21/2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Blazers 100, Grizzlies 92: Five Thoughts

Thought the 'sitting at 7-6' was just a typo, but then later 'Sitting above .500 probably shouldn't be as frustrating as it is. . .' We are 7-9 after the 5 game losing streak.

As to the 1st comment, the typical fire Wallace and blow it up comment we see every year anytime there is a losing streak. So silly. We have 3 guys in the early years of max contracts. There is no blowing up. Especially with us not having our 1st round pick in '19, it isn't happening.

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Posted by AndyDepper on 11/21/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Blazers 100, Grizzlies 92: Five Thoughts

Grizzlies just don't have the talent right now to be a good NBA team. With Conley regressing and often injured, Gasol being a moody player that he is, Parson (sunk cost and no expectations), only Tyreke Evans is capable of taking this team to new heights. He can only do so much. Next year, he will be gone unless FO can manage to ship one of the other three out.

I don't see any player from current crop- injured or not injured having the talent to rise to next level.
Grizzlies currently has 2nd round picks, D-league talent (expected to become NBA level through hard work alone), and discarded or injured players playing against genuine talent (sometimes not polished) on other teams

Front office, to hide its poor job over the years, expects a Coach to transform this team into top echelon team. It is just a fantasy.

Grizzlies can blow up this year or will have to do it anyway next year. Every franchise has to go through lows before finding next set of talent to take it back up to top. Just the nature of the sports. Grizzlies are trying to emulate SPURS model without the SPURSian coaching. This year's team in San Antonio (without Kwahi) is no better than an average NBA team yet Pop is able to get best out of them and win games against mediocre teams that Griz can't seem to figure out. Out of 9 losses, at least 6 losses were because of just not wanting more than the other team and not for lesser talent.

Only ray of hope is that Clippers, Blazers, Pelicans, Jazz are not that good this year and will lose lots of games, so grizzlies still have a shot at 7 or 8 position in playoffs.

We can blame injuries or lack of chemistry, but team does not have a superstar player or coach to bail it out and when team does not click as a whole, results like this start to pile up.

What is the point in going to playoff and losing in the first round to a Warrior or Rocket team. Third consecutive loss in first round. It is better to blow up this team and start with new talent.

Ship Gasol to Cavaliers and tank the season. Get Brooklyn's first round pick and get own pick in lottery after missing playoff. 2 first round pick and we can start rebuilding next year.

Gasol (at 33 yr ) Parson, Conley, Mclemore are not going to make this a winning team next year.

FIRE WALLACE and get new person to find talent. Wallace needs to go before team can rebuild otherwise history will repeat itself

Posted by PSHARMA1 on 11/21/2017 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Check Your Privilege. It Won’t Hurt.

Erin,
I have great respect for many of my friends from the old Terrace, don't know much about the new one. The stories of so many of the guys who rose up from there are inspiring.
Now I am assuming you are white. So I must ask if you recognize the extra barriers faced by your then black neighbors if you were there in the very late 60's.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/21/2017 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Check Your Privilege. It Won’t Hurt.

May I say as someone who grew up in Lamar Terrace housing project and is the son of former sharecroppers you make your own privilege. Being from a lower socio-economic level does not mean you can't archive a good and content life the decision is up to the individual.

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Posted by Erin Rebel on 11/21/2017 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Hello Boris! FCC Clears the Way for Right Wing Sinclair's Channel 3 Takeover

The right wing yell about how totalitarian other countries are while they continue to lock down all the freedoms that citizens here thought they had, by cutting services to even needy war veterans, the elderly, and the ill to fill the pockets of the rich so they can buy more control over everyone. Shameful, but typically normal today.

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Posted by Safiyyah Sharrieff on 11/21/2017 at 6:15 AM

Re: “Chile Today

Thanks for quoting me. You rule! Great writeup.

Posted by Brad Japhe on 11/21/2017 at 1:49 AM

Re: “Chile Today

Thanks for quoting me. You rule. Great writeup.

Posted by Brad Japhe on 11/21/2017 at 1:49 AM

Re: “South Main Market grand opening Dec. 2

Welcome and welcomed!

Posted by Robert Bain on 11/20/2017 at 6:36 PM

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