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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1202 on: September 03, 2017, 09:38:53 am »

Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Welcome Back! UAB sets attendance record in return to college football


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It was a successful return for UAB’s football program on Saturday, as the Blazers defeated Alabama A&M 38-7 and also set a school record for attendance, with 45,212 fans coming to Legion Field for the first game since 2014.

It was announced in Dec. 2014 that the UAB program would be shut down indefinitely due to budget concerns, but the decision was quickly reversed after a fundraising effort raised more than $27 million and the backlash of public opinion.

Blazers will once again compete in Conference USA.
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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1203 on: September 03, 2017, 01:40:50 pm »

Stacey Barchenger‏Verified account @sbarchenger

'Bar Church' serves up example of faith where you find it http://knoxne.ws/2gtys4i  via @tennessean


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This is Bar Church where it’s OK to say amen while enjoying a cold brew.

Bar Church is an occasional evening fellowship – organizers don’t call it a service – at West Knoxville’s The Open Chord. The part Christian rock concert, part low-key Lutheran message is an outreach of The Point church in Knoxville.

The framework's simple – wrap a brief Christian message around music by The Point band. The idea’s simpler – connect to the disconnected by taking Christ to people where they're comfortable.

Bar Church doesn’t have regular dates but is held most often in the summer. Before The Open Chord, the music and message were at downtown’s Relix and Scruffy City Hall. Each event attracts The Point members, friends they invited and people looking to have a beer and listen to music. 

Dolly’s got church

At Dollywood, regular church services are not far from twisting roller coasters and musical shows. The Pigeon Forge theme park’s one-room church is an anchor of its Craftsman Valley area. Dollywood chaplain Joey Buck leads services at the Robert F. Thomas Chapel.

On Sundays in summer and fall, Buck preaches to packed pews. An average 200 to 250 people come to worship. Services are 11:30 a.m. Sunday during the park season; 5:30 p.m. during Smoky Mountain Christmas.
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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1204 on: September 03, 2017, 08:34:50 pm »

 Kyle Tucker‏ @KyleTucker_SEC 2h2 hours ago

UK announces with matching funds, Calipari/basketball team telethon helped raise $1 million for Harvey relief.
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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1207 on: September 08, 2017, 04:33:05 am »

Texas A&M Football‏Verified account @AggieFootball 7h7 hours ago

"We unequivocally condemn this disgusting and threatening letter"
- President Young & AD Woodward


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"Earlier this evening, we became aware of a letter of unknown origin that was sent to the Sumlin family home. We unequivocally condemn this disgusting and threatening letter. There is no excuse for hatred and, as a community, we will not allow the ignorance of some to intimidate any member of our community.  On behalf of all Aggies, our thoughts are with Coach Sumlin and his family, and we will do all that we can to ensure their safety. We are working with law enforcement authorities to bring the sender of this letter to justice. We stand with the Sumlins and will not accept this inexcusable act of hate."   
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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1208 on: September 08, 2017, 04:56:56 am »

Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Nick Saban shares hilarious story about how changed his lines in The Blind Side


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“I did no acting in The Blind Side. It was not considered acting,” Saban said. “They gave me a script, the director gave me a script. I didn’t want to be in the movie because I was the coach here (Alabama), and I was the coach at LSU in the movie so I thought the fans here would all get mad at me if I was the LSU coach in a movie.

“So I refused and Fred Smith, who was a pretty powerful guy with FedEx and all that, produced the movie and talked me into doing it. I told him I’d do it, but I’m not going to wear LSU clothes. He said ok. Then the director comes in and gives me a scripts and says ‘Ok, here’s your lines. Here’s what we want you to say.’ I said, ‘Hey buddy, I was there. I did this.'

“I said ‘Why can’t I just do what I did? I’ll just say what I said when I come to the front door, I’ll say what I said when I sat down and talked to the player, Michael, and the little that was there. I’ll just say it, and if you don’t like it, I’ll do your script.’ So, I did it that way and he liked it so I never did the script.

“In my opinion, there was no acting at all,” Saban said, smiling. “To me if you act, they give you a script and you act like somebody else. All I did was just be myself and did exactly what I did. Coaching the team’s harder, I guess is what I’m trying to say.”

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Novel indicates Oher likely would have went to LSU had Saban not left. If that happened, Freeze never lands at OM; Bama never loses to Rebs https://twitter.com/BW_Jones/status/905951010434281472
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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1210 on: September 08, 2017, 01:29:02 pm »

TAMU fans are worse than our Darksiders during the Nutt days.
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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1211 on: September 11, 2017, 05:30:12 am »

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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1212 on: September 11, 2017, 05:50:03 am »

Missouri fan says son found fake fingernails at bottom of popcorn box

 Mike Staton @mikestaton1

Popcorn wasnt any better. My son found used fake fingernails at bottom of his box of popcorn. #Disgusting pic.twitter.com/44HHJQZmdW
11:36 AM - Sep 10, 2017
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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1214 on: September 15, 2017, 08:10:10 pm »

 WPLG Local 10 News‏Verified account @WPLGLocal10 9h9 hours ago

Davie man arrested for attempting to steal generator during Irma http://bit.ly/2x4HmgB
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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1215 on: September 17, 2017, 08:27:14 am »

Actor Johnny Depp’s Fayette County horse farm on Versailles Road did not sell at auction Friday after the bids were rejected for being too low.

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The property had been listed for $2.9 million. The top bid was $1.4 million. It came from radio personality Rick Dees [and his cast of idiots?] of the Weekly Top 40, who said he didn’t blame Depp for wanting more for the property.

Dees owns Sweetbrier, a large Boyle County farm.

After a brief conference with Depp business manager Ed White, the auctioneers ended the auction without a sale.

“It’s not over yet,” White said. “There are some people interested in meeting with me.”

Depp had recently sold four penthouses at the Eastern Columbia building in downtown Los Angeles for a cumulative $10.22 million, White said. Depp still owns five properties in Los Angeles, White said.

Depp also owns Little Hal’s Pond Cay, a 45-acre private island in the Bahamas and a 37-acre compound in the south of France.

“It’s difficult to manage all these properties,” White said, because Depp “rarely comes to Kentucky.” Depp is a Kentucky native born in Owensboro.

Although there were 14 registered bidders, it was clear from the outset that the auction was [ddomed to fail].


Dees / Charles Bertram, Herald-Leader
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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1216 on: September 24, 2017, 09:12:03 am »

AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

We're still loving yesterday's squirrel touchdown.


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Lamar Jackson accounted for three touchdowns to set a Louisville career record and lead the No. 19 Cardinals to a 42-3 victory at Kent State on Saturday.

The reigning Heisman Trophy winner got upstaged by a squirrel, who looked to rumble 45 yards to the delight of the fans and announcers.

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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1217 on: October 13, 2017, 04:54:18 am »

Horrifying details about the night Max Gruver died after a pledge test at an LSU frat house


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One day in September, Maxwell Gruver received a phone message from a member of the fraternity he hoped to join.

Bible study at 10 p.m., he was instructed.

The event was far less innocent than the code name suggested. "Bible Study" was an initiation game where pledges are quizzed about the history of the fraternity and forced to drink alcohol if they answer incorrectly, LSU police reports say.

Police say Gruver, an 18-year-old freshman transplant from Roswell, Georgia, repeatedly flubbed answers and drank, and he died the next day from alcohol poisoning and aspiration. And 10 arrest warrants filed Wednesday for a group of mostly Phi Delta Theta brothers, say witnesses told authorities that Gruver was targeted by a more senior member of the fraternity who had a dislike for Gruver because of his frequent tardiness.
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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1218 on: October 13, 2017, 05:52:11 am »

 Stacey Barchenger‏Verified account @sbarchenger Oct 11

Wow. Brutal beatings & 'honey bun' hits: 'Fight club' culture inside Florida juvenile justice system http://www.miamiherald.com/news/special-reports/florida-prisons/article177510156.html … by @miamiherald


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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1219 on: October 15, 2017, 07:46:08 am »

 WBIR Channel 10‏Verified account @wbir 2h2 hours ago

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Pulled from School Reading List http://on.wbir.com/2yKGLnP
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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1220 on: October 22, 2017, 07:38:40 am »

 SEC Country Vols‏Verified account @SECCountryVols

LOOK: Instead of arresting Tennessee fan, police make fan clean anti-Butch Jones vandalism http://sec.news/2yyHich   #VFL


 JD Lloyd‏ @jdlloyd10

In lieu of a vandalism arrest, UT fan being made to clean off his graffiti his anti-Butch take.
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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1221 on: October 24, 2017, 06:08:39 am »

Joe Rexrode‏Verified account @joerexrode

What do you email your wife when you think you're going to die? On worst plane ride & one of best days of my life.


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I was actually writing Katie Rexrode an email Sunday morning, explaining that my plane was going down and that I loved her and the kids and …

I was only a couple of sentences in when I noticed that the wireless on my Delta flight from Atlanta to Cleveland was gone, too. It apparently cut out when the engine on the right side of the plane blew...

There was a family in front of us, a young child happily oblivious and his parents clutching each other and whispering.

It felt like the plane was going down, and below us were mountains. And then it got worse. Another loud, awful noise, followed by silence and the feeling that we had no more engine propulsion in the air. It’s the most quiet I’ve ever heard a plane. At that moment, I thought the other engine was gone. The only sound among 139 people was a couple of them whimpering and a couple of young children babbling.

That’s the first time in my life I’ve been certain I was going to die. I thought of my family. The things I would miss, the sporting events and graduations, walking Caroline down the aisle. And then I thought of how I got here. My boss had actually given me the go-ahead to skip the Alabama-Tennessee game on Saturday...

This was my time. If that sounds dramatic, remember, I’m a hot-taking sports columnist. Give Butch a chance! Fire Butch! Vandy’s defense is amazing! Vandy’s defense is terrible! Titans can make the Super Bowl! Titans aren’t playoff worthy! We swim in hyperbole.

But that is what I truly thought, and I said a prayer and felt some peace. And I don’t know if all that took 45 seconds or 10 minutes, but the pilot came on and told us an engine was out and we were going to make an emergency landing in Knoxville. Apparently, per the reporting of the Knoxville News-Sentinel, that second loud noise was the pilots shutting down the bad engine.

We still had some propulsion. We were going to make it. Relief washed over me. We were quickly on the ground, a rough landing, and the firetrucks were out there just in case, but it was fine. We all applauded. I gave the dudes next to me an awkward half hug. We all shook the hand of pilot John Michael Miller. I hung back and asked if I could talk to him after everyone was off. Shook his hand again. Told him I’d flown hundreds of times and had never experienced anything like that.

“Neither have I,” he said.

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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1223 on: October 27, 2017, 06:16:11 am »

LSU's Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity shut down because chapter was 'unsafe,' board says

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Another LSU fraternity has been shut down, this time in a move prompted by national fraternity leaders who deemed the chapter "unsafe."

The LSU chapter of Lambda Chi was closed officially this past Sunday after a vote of the fraternity's board of directors.

"Based on the recent chapter history, the fraternity Board concluded that the chapter was unsafe and didn't promote a healthy environment or one conducive to learning or personal development" the fraternity wrote in a statement. "Under the terms of the closure, no individual may represent Lambda Chi Alpha or the Upsilon chapter in any manner on the Louisiana State University campus, including social events, intramurals, and the Inter-Fraternity Council."

A spokesman for the organization said the chapter, which had been placed on probation for repeated violations, failed to meet the terms of its probation as imposed by the national headquarters.

"This extended failure prompted the Board's vote and decision to close," said Lambda Chi national spokesman Tad Lichtenauer, adding that the chapter's history of violations played a key factor.

LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard said the university was contacted by Lambda Chi's national organization about the decision on Oct. 9. A meeting took place with the students of Lambda Chi on Oct. 22 to let them know about the decision. There were 14 active members of the fraternity. 

It's unclear when Lambda Chi would be allowed to return to LSU.

"We would like to re-colonize at LSU in the coming years when the conditions are such that we believe we can successfully recruit the right men who are interested in our leadership, values, growth and philanthropy opportunities," Lichtenauer said. "We are in negotiations with the university about the proper timeline for our return."
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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1224 on: November 01, 2017, 06:11:23 am »

Wes Rucker‏Verified account @wesrucker247

Tazed man being loaded into an ambulance after bizarre incident near #Vols’ Thompson-Boling Arena and Pratt Pavilion.


So a kid just got tazed right outside Thompson-Boling Arena and Pratt Pavilion. So that was interesting. (Wasn’t a #Vols student-athlete.)

Kid seemed to be having some kind of psychological meltdown. Bizarre scene.
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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1225 on: November 05, 2017, 01:41:28 pm »

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas - A man who opened fire in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday morning is dead, police say.

A witness reported seeing a man walk into First Baptist Church and began shooting around 11:30 a.m.

Police said there are "multiple victims" at the church, but have not said how many.


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FBI and Texas Rangers have secured the area around the church and are investigating.

The church is located in the 500 block of 4th Street in the small, south Texas town about 40 miles east of San Antonio.

 TEN Eyewitness News‏Verified account @channeltennews 8s8 seconds ago

#Breaking "So many families have lost family members, fathers, mothers, sons and daughters" - police confirm 26 lives lost in Texas shooting
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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1226 on: November 11, 2017, 03:15:38 pm »

 AL.com‏Verified account @aldotcom
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These Sylacauga brothers who fought at Okinawa are rich in WWII memories, telling stories of kamikazes and climbing through a tunnel on a B-29: https://trib.al/eyjWEHw


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Woody was one of 3,000 men on the U.S.S. Shangri-La, an aircraft carrier that launched bombing missions along the coast of Okinawa.

The island was a last stand for the Japanese. Woody remembers the kamikazes, planes turned into missiles, hurtling into ships on suicide dives.

 "All you could do was look up and hope they didn't hit you," Woody said. "They sunk a lot of ships. Our sister ship was bombed real bad but they didn't sink her. She finally got back to Pearl Harbor. We never got hit. We got splashed a little, but they didn't hit us."

Luel was stationed at Tinian Island, a major air base after U.S. forces wrested it from the Japanese. He flew with a 10-man crew in a B-29 Superfortress.

"I was the right gunner and I relieved the flight engineer," Luel said. "He had to have a little relief and I'd go up. I was in the back and you'd have to crawl through the tunnel to get to the front of the aircraft."

The tunnel connected the front and rear pressurized cabins on the 100-foot-long plane, passing over the bomb bay. The B-29 was a brand new aircraft and had its mechanical hiccups, Luel said.

"We had to work the bugs out of it because they wanted it right away," Luel said. "We lost I don't know how many, but I remember seeing two go down. They had to work it out. It turned out to be a good airplane."
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Re: Strange Stories from the SEC Footprint
« Reply #1227 on: November 15, 2017, 05:59:51 am »

 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports
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A man was shot Monday following an argument over which football team is better: Alabama or Auburn https://trib.al/KPct71T

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Mobile police responded to a call concerning a person who was shot at a motel on East I-65 Service Road South at 7:53 p.m. The victim told authorities he was arguing with another man when the shooter asked him which football team is better. The shooter became angry, pulled out a firearm and shot the victim in the thigh before fleeing the scene, police said.
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