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    The playoff era has begun, and the game of the day features #14 Wisconsin vs #13 LSU in Houston. Predictions?

    In the first controversy of the season, Oklahoma State has been forced to condemn a sign displayed at College Gameday by some of its fans, who IMO are either ignorant or tasteless, but I'll let lonewolf decide, since he has two dogs in the fight.

    http://newsok.com/osu-football-trail...rticle/5337476
    Last edited by jazzcyclist; 08-31-2014 at 01:00 AM.
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    I chalk that up to both ignorance and bad taste..which abound in college communities but still not an excuse.
    My great-great grandfather Creek/Choctaw ancestor travelled the Trail, pausing for a generation in Mississippi where my maternal grandfather was born.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    I chalk that up to both ignorance and bad taste..which abound in college communities but still not an excuse.
    My sentiments exactly! That sign was about as funny as a Holocaust joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    I chalk that up to both ignorance and bad taste..which abound in college communities but still not an excuse.
    My great-great grandfather Creek/Choctaw ancestor travelled the Trail, pausing for a generation in Mississippi where my maternal grandfather was born.
    My wife's great-great-great grandmother (not sure I have the right amount of greats) was a Cherokee who survived the Trail of Tears. Don't let my kids' and grandkids' blue eyes and blonde hair fool you!! At least the sign-maker got the tribe right. Seminoles, Cherokee, Muscogee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Creek (of the "if the Creek don't rise!" fame) suffered.
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    The annual five day Red Earth Festival in OKC draws thousands of Indians from hundreds of tribes from all over the US and Canada..It is not uncommon to have a pedigreed redhead of blonde Festival Pricess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf
    I chalk that up to both ignorance and bad taste..which abound in college communities but still not an excuse.
    You are too kind. The fact is that some people are assholes. As simple as that.
    A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    It is not uncommon to have a pedigreed redhead of blonde Festival Pricess.
    Oh, we don't have papers - we're just mostly mutts. ;-)
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    This sign is insensitive and stupid, but I learned about the Trail of Tears "thanks" to it. Native Americans' history is something I am in no way familiar with, and I'm grateful for the occasion to learn more. I just wish it wasn't through some people behaving like assholes.
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    Okay, I'll lead with the first prediction of the year. LSU 38 - Wisconsin 20. What say you pego?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    Okay, I'll lead with the first prediction of the year. LSU 38 - Wisconsin 20. What say you pego?
    18 points? I'll take that bet ;-).
    A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact.


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