Bud McCallister 
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Re: “Damn the Torpedoes!

Correction to my earlier and unproofread post: To use the University of Memphis Fight Song: Go, Harold, go. Go on to victory. Be a winner through and through. Again, Harold Byrd's vision, in every way, is the right way to go. And the first choice, putting the stadium next to the Library where the old men's dorms are now, is the best choice. This is the best possible way for the university to go. Many thanks to Jackson Baker for his usual excellent reporting and fine writing. It is a great service of THE MEMPHIS FLYER to bring to light Jackson Baker's story about harold Byrd's vision and the work he is doing to make the University of Memphis stronger. There are many who argue that college athletics should not play such a big part in the life of a university and I do not wish to quibble with them. I do want to point out, however, that up in South Bend, Indiana, Notre Dame has one of the largest endowments of any university in the world, and we all know where the money came from and, yes, they have football stadium on campus. It's not going to happen for us overnight, but this is a plan that can reap unimagined benefits when our grandchildren have grandchildren, and well before that. All the best to you, Harold. This is the good fight if ever there was one. (And thanks, Jackson, for the fine article.)

Posted by Bud McCallister on 03/06/2007 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Damn the Torpedoes!

A slight correction to the previous post: Harold Byrd has not paid his dues to the university. He has -- and continues to -- pay his dues -- and then some -- for the university. He is thinking in the best interests of the university, and he is thinking of nothing less than the best for the lives of its future graduates. Of all the ideas going around about a stadium for the Tigers, this is the most original, the boldest, and it is clearly the right one. No wonder it is so controversial. Go, Harold, go. go victory ... for all of us.

Posted by Bud McCallister on 03/06/2007 at 2:39 PM


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