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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 11:09:12 am »

My strong suspicion is that it is only you...
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 11:09:55 am »

Who else besides me didn't have a clue he was African American?

http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/11/12/james-franklin-joker-phillips-to-make-sec-history-today/

Count me in.  I had no clue nor does it matter to me. 
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 11:10:13 am »

I actually that he was just an American without any labels.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 11:11:28 am »

Doesn't make a hill of beans to me either.  I just have no idea how I didn't know this.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 11:15:43 am »

I was also very surprised when I read this on Rivals.  Had no idea.  I don't really give a crap either way, but I thought he was white.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 11:28:43 am »

He's more coffee mate than black.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 11:34:47 am »

South African?
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012, 11:35:13 am »

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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2012, 11:35:58 am »

I had to look up his picture and do a triple take when I heard.

But then I almost got into an argument with a Vietnamese national once when he asked me if I thought he looked like an American and I told him yes so what do I know.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2012, 11:39:46 am »

I had heard he was Presbyterian.  What is this world coming to?
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2012, 11:49:37 am »

Actually I thought he was a hypnotist. He had our QB trying to complete passes to his d-backs several times. Just glad they couldn't hold on!
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2012, 11:51:03 am »

My strong suspicion is that it is only you...

That's what I'm thinking..
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2012, 11:56:00 am »

My strong suspicion is that it is only you...

YEP

SAD AT BEST..
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2012, 11:59:11 am »

But then I almost got into an argument with a Vietnamese national once when he asked me if I thought he looked like an American and I told him yes so what do I know.
He was probably a Viet Cong.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2012, 12:16:02 pm »

He was probably a Viet Cong.
Did you mean to type Diet Coke? That darn auto-correct on the iPhone...
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2012, 12:17:50 pm »

Looks to be Tiger Woods "black".
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2012, 12:21:49 pm »

Why do people have to make something out of nothing.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2012, 12:25:18 pm »

From the article:

Franklin on the fact he and Joker are African American: "But I hope that we get to a point here pretty soon that this isnít even a discussion point."

A-fricking-men.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2012, 01:35:24 pm »

I didn't know he was African American.  Looked like a really tan white guy to me.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2012, 02:19:29 pm »

James Franklin,Vin Diesel,and The Rock are all black. Just very very light skinned except for The Rock
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2012, 02:20:10 pm »

I say we draft him for the white team.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2012, 02:23:35 pm »

James Franklin,Vin Diesel,and The Rock are all black. Just very very light skinned except for The Rock

WAAAY off topic, but does anyone else besides me remember the Saturday Night Live skit where Eddie Murphy spent a day undercover as a white man (his name was "Mr. White") to see if he would be treated differently?  It was hilarious. 
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2012, 02:26:56 pm »

I say we draft him for the white team.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUSAoXlS2YE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUSAoXlS2YE</a>
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2012, 02:28:44 pm »

News to me.  But the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of James Franklin is HDN on the sidelines.  The guy acts like a complete clown.  I don't want a head coach who is going to chest bump with his players after a big play. 
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2012, 02:30:09 pm »

WAAAY off topic, but does anyone else besides me remember the Saturday Night Live skit where Eddie Murphy spent a day undercover as a white man (his name was "Mr. White") to see if he would be treated differently?  It was hilarious.
No, but Dave Chappelle did a skit that...
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2012, 02:42:35 pm »

Who else besides me didn't have a clue he was African American?

http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/11/12/james-franklin-joker-phillips-to-make-sec-history-today/

What's an african american really? Has he ever been to africa, was he born there? It's just a stupid word.

Looks like a bro to me. Probably goes to hooters and drinks beer.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2012, 02:46:52 pm »

What's an african american really? Has he ever been to africa, was he born there? It's just a stupid word.

Looks like a bro to me. Probably goes to hooters and drinks beer.

See this:

http://www.trentonian.com/articles/2009/05/11/news/doc4a0874d336365873184269.txt

This guy really was an African-American.

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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2012, 02:47:05 pm »

News to me.  But the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of James Franklin is HDN on the sidelines.  The guy acts like a complete clown.  I don't want a head coach who is going to chest bump with his players after a big play. 
Franklin has way more potential that HDN. That really is a bad comparison.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2012, 02:47:50 pm »

No, but Dave Chappelle did a skit that...

I think Chapelle was a little past my day (my son always told me he was funny).  If you can find it, google up a youtube of the Eddie Murphy skit - might have to go to the SNL website to do it.  That was back when Eddie was the funniest person on the planet.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2012, 02:50:43 pm »

Franklin has way more potential that HDN. That really is a bad comparison.
Strictly sideline antics.  Watch him sometime and you will know where I am coming from. 
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2012, 03:26:50 pm »

Yea Eddie was too funny in that skit....if I remember correct he would go in stores and try to pay for stuff and they would tell him "Oh noooo you dont have to pay for this your white"
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2012, 03:33:39 pm »

Yea Eddie was too funny in that skit....if I remember correct he would go in stores and try to pay for stuff and they would tell him "Oh noooo you dont have to pay for this your white"

Yep.  He went into a bank to get a huge loan with no collateral, and the guy just starts handing him bundles of cash.  Thing like that.  But what made it so funny was his facial expressions, the way he walked down the sidewalk, etc.  Almost as funny as The Stevie Wonder Experience skit and the James Brown Celebrity Hot Tub Party skit.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2012, 03:37:10 pm »

Africa is a big continent.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2012, 03:49:58 pm »


http://www.hogville.net/yabbse/index.php?topic=442102.msg6796425#msg6796425

Be careful Douglas will be in "disbelief" especially since another fellow Mod didn't know..... You are far from the only one that thought he wasn't fully Black and some even not at all as you just pointed out.



Head Hawg I knew you would not disappoint... I suspected you would find this thread and provide the link. I recall you were just as shocked as Arkpigdiesel when you found out. :)
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2012, 03:59:11 pm »

I think Chapelle was a little past my day (my son always told me he was funny).  If you can find it, google up a youtube of the Eddie Murphy skit - might have to go to the SNL website to do it.  That was back when Eddie was the funniest person on the planet.
http://www.snotr.com/video/422/Eddie_Murphy_goes_undercover
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2012, 04:05:41 pm »

I've always known he was half black as you can reference in the link. However, I find it amusing when people (Douglas) act smug when something isn't so cut and dry. Banter sure is fun isn't it. Tiger Woods is as Asian as Franklin is Black.

Arkapigdeise, just proved my point without even realizing it.

As for you my friend, I can say the same to you.... As I saw your name in the reply portion of the thread I knew it would be towards my quote when I opened the thread, ha ha. :D

Hey, I know you understand we're just having fun with it. Besides I dont mind having a civil discussion with Razorback fans in So. Cal or Calif in general...
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2012, 04:11:23 pm »

James Franklin,Vin Diesel,and The Rock are all black. Just very very light skinned except for The Rock

Not to pick on you, but riddle me this......why is it that if you're half black and half white.....you're black?
My cousin married a black man that runs a large corporation and she is a lab manager for a fuel refinery.  They are well off and have wonderful children....but most refer to the children as black, some refer to them as mixed....but never white.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2012, 04:15:19 pm »

Well according to the US Constitution a black person is considered anyone with 1/18th or more Afro-American blood so alot of people are black and just dont know it quite possibly.But all in all what does it matter we are all GODS CREATION and seperate ourselves by something thats not even 1mm thick!!Part of what I like about Hogville,for the most part are the posters that I enjoy reading while on Hogville.I could care less what color they are I know we have a common likeness and thats= HogNation Love
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2012, 05:18:56 pm »

i thought he was just a dark white guy.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2012, 05:38:13 pm »

You mean he is not from Cuba?    :o





Frankly (no pun intended) I hadn't given it any thought at all.  I mean really, who cares?
The guy is a pretty good football coach and I wish him well except when he is playing my Hogs.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2012, 06:21:41 pm »

He was probably a Viet Cong.

His honest to goodness first two names were in fact Viet Cong, everybody called him Cong.

Pretty good guy as I recall.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2012, 02:50:01 pm »

People should feel silly talking about what color somebody is. I know sure as hell that I am not white. I am pink. Haven't been white a day of my life. Was pretty brown as a youth, stayed in the sun all the time. If you say you're white, lemme check you out. Bet you're pink too. It's just not cool to think you're pink, so some fricking moron decided to call us white. Like being the color of bleached paper would be cool either. It was always very hard to try to be cool when pink, and eventually you get old enough to give up trying.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2012, 07:58:56 pm »

People should feel silly talking about what color somebody is. I know sure as hell that I am not white. I am pink. Haven't been white a day of my life. Was pretty brown as a youth, stayed in the sun all the time. If you say you're white, lemme check you out. Bet you're pink too. It's just not cool to think you're pink, so some fricking moron decided to call us white. Like being the color of bleached paper would be cool either. It was always very hard to try to be cool when pink, and eventually you get old enough to give up trying.

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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2012, 08:33:34 pm »

Not to pick on you, but riddle me this......why is it that if you're half black and half white.....you're black?
My cousin married a black man that runs a large corporation and she is a lab manager for a fuel refinery.  They are well off and have wonderful children....but most refer to the children as black, some refer to them as mixed....but never white.
Great point.  I always wondered the same thing.  Halle Berry is just as much white as black.  Tiger woods is just as much Asian as black (I think).  Why aren't most of us European American?  I don't get it but in the big scheme of things it really doesn't matter. 
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2012, 08:54:15 pm »

Great point.  I always wondered the same thing.  Halle Berry is just as much white as black.  Tiger woods is just as much Asian as black (I think).  Why aren't most of us European American?  I don't get it but in the big scheme of things it really doesn't matter. 

Most of us are mutts, an odd assortment of backgrounds none of which is dominant enough for 85 percent of us to get all bunched up about.  On the one hand...

...one the other hand, those who think ethnicity is about the color of your skin are missing the bigger part of the discussion.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2012, 11:24:07 pm »

I object. I have held five shades of pink next to my cheeks and I am not pink. I am more saltine. A little tan here and there but mostly whiteish, not pink, but with a little bit of salt.
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Re: James Franklin of Vandy - African American Head Coach in the SEC
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2012, 11:27:08 pm »

Oh, and Franklin reminds me of Dwayne Johnson. I like him and think he is a great coach and will change the landscape of college football.
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