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2013-04-24 09:16:14 AM  
It's just a tree. And it probably doesn't even like football.
 
2013-04-24 09:16:15 AM  
but say hello to THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS!!  AKA the college football playoffs
 
2013-04-24 09:35:09 AM  
have compact fluorescent bulb been around long enough to have a tradition?
 
2013-04-24 09:36:43 AM  
"If you can remember the feeling of having your first shot of whiskey when you were 16 years old..."

...you might be a redneck.
 
2013-04-24 09:42:08 AM  
Even having attended college, I never understand when people define their lives by what school they attended. When I return to Boston, I don't return to Northeastern so I can try to recapture my college years.

Are their lives that empty that they have to rely on an institution to define them?
 
2013-04-24 09:44:09 AM  
I'm genuinely surprised that wankstain didn't face terrorism charges.  He was sentenced to 3 years, but may only serve 6 months and then 5 years of probation.

If you think enough of a sport that you feel the need to wage biological/chemical warfare against a couple of trees, you need to be institutionalized for a long time.
 
2013-04-24 09:48:11 AM  
"...and who would murder a tree?"

Is this guy serious?  Is that video not a parody? Does he not see the irony of wasting thousands of rolls of toliet paper while mourning the .....ummm... "murder" of this tree?

College sports is the new whackjob religion...
 
2013-04-24 09:48:41 AM  
I'd rather be poisoned than have my dead relatives' entrails thrown on me every autumn.
 
2013-04-24 09:53:55 AM  

fatalvenom: Even having attended college, I never understand when people define their lives by what school they attended. When I return to Boston, I don't return to Northeastern so I can try to recapture my college years.


Well, that would explain it.

It depends on the school. Especially if you went to a state school in the deep south. Even more so if it's in a town that really has nothing else besides the university.
 
2013-04-24 09:55:38 AM  

fatalvenom: Even having attended college, I never understand when people define their lives by what school they attended. When I return to Boston, I don't return to Northeastern so I can try to recapture my college years.

Are their lives that empty that they have to rely on an institution to define them?


In defense of Auburn fans they are not defining their lives by their school that they may or may not have attended. I imagine that the culture of Northeastern is vastly different than an SEC school.  Going back to campus is just fun.  I go back to Tuscaloosa once a year at least for a football game and occasionally for other events.  I go because it is fun and usually my daughter is with me so I am not recapturing my college years.  Campuses like Bama or Auburn are not in the middle of a large city like Northeastern so I imagine that makes a difference
 
2013-04-24 09:58:50 AM  
Sports fans - and I say this as one of you - you are so goddamn weird sometimes.
 
2013-04-24 10:00:04 AM  

fatalvenom: Even having attended college, I never understand when people define their lives by what school they attended. When I return to Boston, I don't return to Northeastern so I can try to recapture my college years.

Are their lives that empty that they have to rely on an institution to define them?


For most of them...yeah, yeah it is.
 
2013-04-24 10:07:38 AM  

dukeblue219: fatalvenom: Even having attended college, I never understand when people define their lives by what school they attended. When I return to Boston, I don't return to Northeastern so I can try to recapture my college years.

Well, that would explain it.

It depends on the school. Especially if you went to a state school in the deep south. Even more so if it's in a town that really has nothing else besides the university.


Most southern kids have pride in their upbringing instilled by their parents, those in the north don't have as much pride and instead try to instill a sense of superiority.

Now, some go too far in their attachment to their school or chosen team and those are the ones who need to be mocked.

Also auburn fans, outside of bama nobody cared about those trees as it relates to football, it may be an old tradition but it doesn't matter in the long run.
 
2013-04-24 10:11:39 AM  
I work with a bunch of Bama fans and one of them has a picture of updyke on his desk in a frame that says hero on it. His kid made it in school.

They all have said that the kid who just tweeted that he got paid while at Bama was misquoted...ummm...didn't he write it? he misquoted himself?

My team is up next for Bama. Hopefully we can at least keep it close.

/Hokie
 
2013-04-24 10:12:21 AM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: but say hello to THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS!!  AKA the college football playoffs


Not to be confused with the NCAA Division I Football Champioship.
 
2013-04-24 10:14:18 AM  

fatalvenom: Even having attended college, I never understand when people define their lives by what school they attended. When I return to Boston, I don't return to Northeastern so I can try to recapture my college years.

Are their lives that empty that they have to rely on an institution to define them?


If you are not at least partially defined by the institutions that you were a part of, then what defines you?

Serious question.

If you were to go up to the average person on the street and say "tell me about yourself", it wouldn't be long into that conversation before you started hearing about what groups that individual was a member of. Whether it's the church they attend, the fraternal organizations they belong to, or, yes, the sports teams they follow, people tend to define themselves at least partially by the groupls to which they belong.

Relationships, friendships, and shared experiences aren't exactly the sign of an empty life. At least, not to me.
 
2013-04-24 10:25:55 AM  

Gonz: fatalvenom: Even having attended college, I never understand when people define their lives by what school they attended. When I return to Boston, I don't return to Northeastern so I can try to recapture my college years.

Are their lives that empty that they have to rely on an institution to define them?

If you are not at least partially defined by the institutions that you were a part of, then what defines you?

Serious question.

If you were to go up to the average person on the street and say "tell me about yourself", it wouldn't be long into that conversation before you started hearing about what groups that individual was a member of. Whether it's the church they attend, the fraternal organizations they belong to, or, yes, the sports teams they follow, people tend to define themselves at least partially by the groupls to which they belong.

Relationships, friendships, and shared experiences aren't exactly the sign of an empty life. At least, not to me.


The question you have to ask yourself is: Does the average person live an empty life?  Although, I think by empty, the previous commenter means to say "unable to define their own lives themselves".  I think if someone asked me your question, I would probably answer *shrug*.  An empty life, maybe, but a satisfying one.
 
2013-04-24 10:27:14 AM  

Gonz: If you are not at least partially defined by the institutions that you were a part of, then what defines you?

Serious question.

If you were to go up to the average person on the street and say "tell me about yourself", it wouldn't be long into that conversation before you started hearing about what groups that individual was a member of. Whether it's the church they attend, the fraternal organizations they belong to, or, yes, the sports teams they follow, people tend to define themselves at least partially by the groupls to which they belong.

Relationships, friendships, and shared experiences aren't exactly the sign of an empty life. At least, not to me.



If you came up to me and asked that question, I don't think I'd mention where I attended school unless you asked me directly. Maybe I'm different because it's not a school with a huge sports following like a Duke, Michigan, University of Florida etc., or maybe because I got a good scholarship and I'm not constantly reminded that I went there every time I have to cut a huge check for student loans.

I'm not saying in all cases it's a bad thing, it just seems there are a large number of people out there who base their lives on what school they attended.

A few people up thread had some interesting takes about the college being in a small town as opposed to a large city.

But to answer your question, if you asked me about myself, I'd be more apt to tell you about things that are going on in my life currently such as my job, my marital status etc.
 
2013-04-24 10:32:51 AM  
Lazy much, subby?  It's not basketball, it's a different conference, and there is no Duke/Auburn antipathy I'm aware of.
 
2013-04-24 10:33:01 AM  
OK, seriously this was a dick move, but this guy got 3 years for poisoning trees?!?
 
2013-04-24 10:39:01 AM  
sorry auburn.  no one deserved that.  it was more than a few steps to over the line.  and to bama fans that cheer updyke, what the fark?

/i think they should put metal sculptures of the trees there.
 
2013-04-24 10:39:02 AM  

Forecaster18: OK, seriously this was a dick move, but this guy got 3 years for poisoning trees?!?


"Yo, pudgy white dude, whut you in fo?"
"I killed motha-farka!!! Betta rekognize!!!!"

Yeah 3 years sounds harsh and I think most bama fans should he forced to serve time for being douches.

/cept krymson
//he's sorta OK
///for a bama fan
 
2013-04-24 10:46:54 AM  

fatalvenom: Even having attended college, I never understand when people define their lives by what school they attended. When I return to Boston, I don't return to Northeastern so I can try to recapture my college years.

Are their lives that empty that they have to rely on an institution to define them?


I get this a lot from New England types. Since yours is such a major pro sports area it may be hard to understand a lot of areas including the south and Midwest are heavily concentrated with college sport fans.

I'm in Chicago, and yes we love the Bears, Bulls, Hawks and Cubs or Sox. But if you went to a B1G school you have pride in that and you cheer passionately for your school (even Boilermakers like me who know our teams will eventually choke).

It is to some degree an extension of self, you chose the school, they chose you back. You spend 4 years, for most the first time living on your own (not many east coast prep schoolers) you make great friends and have amazing experiences. College sports bring that back to you, even if only for a weekend.

So, to you our lives may be empty. To me, your life lacked meaning at a critical point. But to each their own.
 
2013-04-24 10:51:09 AM  
If there's any justice in the world, those trees are getting made into toilet paper too.
 
2013-04-24 10:52:42 AM  

StrangeQ: "If you can remember the feeling of having your first shot of whiskey when you were 16 years old..."

...you might be a redneck.


or irish.

/but they probably start at 10 anyhow.
 
2013-04-24 10:55:26 AM  

Tanukis_Parachute: I work with a bunch of Bama fans and one of them has a picture of updyke on his desk in a frame that says hero on it. His kid made it in school.

They all have said that the kid who just tweeted that he got paid while at Bama was misquoted...ummm...didn't he write it? he misquoted himself?

My team is up next for Bama. Hopefully we can at least keep it close.

/Hokie


He said he was hacked not misquoted.
 
2013-04-24 10:58:48 AM  

fatalvenom: If you came up to me and asked that question, I don't think I'd mention where I attended school unless you asked me directly. Maybe I'm different because it's not a school with a huge sports following like a Duke, Michigan, University of Florida etc., or maybe because I got a good scholarship and I'm not constantly reminded that I went there every time I have to cut a huge check for student loans.

I'm not saying in all cases it's a bad thing, it just seems there are a large number of people out there who base their lives on what school they attended.
...

But to answer your question, if you asked me about myself, I'd be more apt to tell you about things that are going on in my life currently such as my job, my marital status etc.


I want to throw a few things out there. First off, even though you now qualify it with "I'm not saying it's a bad thing", your initial question was "Are their lives that empty that they have to rely on an institution to define them?", which at a bare minimum is exceptionally arrogant. You went to a small, private school in Boston. Of course you don't understand why people who went to large state schools consider that as part of their identity. It's like the line in Apocalypse Now- "Whadda you know about surfing, major? You're from goddamned New Jersey!"

It's not a strictly Southern thing, either. Find a Michigan man, or an Ohio State grad, and they'll let you know they're a Wolverine or a Buckeye rather quickly. Hell, it's not even a sports thing- you're a Masshole, know any Harvard grads? How long did it take that little nugget to fall from their lips?

Just because people have life experiences that you don't, you probably shouldn't mock them for it. At least not with that broad of a brush. Because you run the risk of coming across as really small-minded and petty, and that's no good for anyone.
 
2013-04-24 12:28:28 PM  

Gonz: fatalvenom: If you came up to me and asked that question, I don't think I'd mention where I attended school unless you asked me directly. Maybe I'm different because it's not a school with a huge sports following like a Duke, Michigan, University of Florida etc., or maybe because I got a good scholarship and I'm not constantly reminded that I went there every time I have to cut a huge check for student loans.

I'm not saying in all cases it's a bad thing, it just seems there are a large number of people out there who base their lives on what school they attended.
...

But to answer your question, if you asked me about myself, I'd be more apt to tell you about things that are going on in my life currently such as my job, my marital status etc.

I want to throw a few things out there. First off, even though you now qualify it with "I'm not saying it's a bad thing", your initial question was "Are their lives that empty that they have to rely on an institution to define them?", which at a bare minimum is exceptionally arrogant. You went to a small, private school in Boston. Of course you don't understand why people who went to large state schools consider that as part of their identity. It's like the line in Apocalypse Now- "Whadda you know about surfing, major? You're from goddamned New Jersey!"

It's not a strictly Southern thing, either. Find a Michigan man, or an Ohio State grad, and they'll let you know they're a Wolverine or a Buckeye rather quickly. Hell, it's not even a sports thing- you're a Masshole, know any Harvard grads? How long did it take that little nugget to fall from their lips?

Just because people have life experiences that you don't, you probably shouldn't mock them for it. At least not with that broad of a brush. Because you run the risk of coming across as really small-minded and petty, and that's no good for anyone.


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2013-04-24 01:00:53 PM  

Gonz: fatalvenom: If you came up to me and asked that question, I don't think I'd mention where I attended school unless you asked me directly. Maybe I'm different because it's not a school with a huge sports following like a Duke, Michigan, University of Florida etc., or maybe because I got a good scholarship and I'm not constantly reminded that I went there every time I have to cut a huge check for student loans.

I'm not saying in all cases it's a bad thing, it just seems there are a large number of people out there who base their lives on what school they attended.
...

But to answer your question, if you asked me about myself, I'd be more apt to tell you about things that are going on in my life currently such as my job, my marital status etc.

I want to throw a few things out there. First off, even though you now qualify it with "I'm not saying it's a bad thing", your initial question was "Are their lives that empty that they have to rely on an institution to define them?", which at a bare minimum is exceptionally arrogant. You went to a small, private school in Boston. Of course you don't understand why people who went to large state schools consider that as part of their identity. It's like the line in Apocalypse Now- "Whadda you know about surfing, major? You're from goddamned New Jersey!"

It's not a strictly Southern thing, either. Find a Michigan man, or an Ohio State grad, and they'll let you know they're a Wolverine or a Buckeye rather quickly. Hell, it's not even a sports thing- you're a Masshole, know any Harvard grads? How long did it take that little nugget to fall from their lips?

Just because people have life experiences that you don't, you probably shouldn't mock them for it. At least not with that broad of a brush. Because you run the risk of coming across as really small-minded and petty, and that's no good for anyone.


If that makes me a small-minded, petty asshole so be it.

If it makes me sound arrogant, I beg to differ. Constantly flapping your yap about where you went to college seems more arrogant than anything, like it instantly makes that person better than someone else. Especially someone who might not have went to college.
 
2013-04-24 01:53:45 PM  

fatalvenom: Gonz: fatalvenom: If you came up to me and asked that question, I don't think I'd mention where I attended school unless you asked me directly. Maybe I'm different because it's not a school with a huge sports following like a Duke, Michigan, University of Florida etc., or maybe because I got a good scholarship and I'm not constantly reminded that I went there every time I have to cut a huge check for student loans.

I'm not saying in all cases it's a bad thing, it just seems there are a large number of people out there who base their lives on what school they attended.
...

But to answer your question, if you asked me about myself, I'd be more apt to tell you about things that are going on in my life currently such as my job, my marital status etc.

I want to throw a few things out there. First off, even though you now qualify it with "I'm not saying it's a bad thing", your initial question was "Are their lives that empty that they have to rely on an institution to define them?", which at a bare minimum is exceptionally arrogant. You went to a small, private school in Boston. Of course you don't understand why people who went to large state schools consider that as part of their identity. It's like the line in Apocalypse Now- "Whadda you know about surfing, major? You're from goddamned New Jersey!"

It's not a strictly Southern thing, either. Find a Michigan man, or an Ohio State grad, and they'll let you know they're a Wolverine or a Buckeye rather quickly. Hell, it's not even a sports thing- you're a Masshole, know any Harvard grads? How long did it take that little nugget to fall from their lips?

Just because people have life experiences that you don't, you probably shouldn't mock them for it. At least not with that broad of a brush. Because you run the risk of coming across as really small-minded and petty, and that's no good for anyone.

If that makes me a small-minded, petty asshole so be it.

If it makes me sound arrogant, I beg to differ. Constantly flapping your yap about where you went to college seems more arrogant than anything, like it instantly makes that person better than someone else. Especially someone who might not have went to college.


Constantly flapping your yap about how you don't identify yourself with a college apparently A-OK and does not in anyway reflect poster's belief he is better than you even if he calls your life empty.
 
2013-04-24 04:58:17 PM  
To each their own...I'm not trying to change anyone's mind on the matter, just stating my opinion.
 
2013-04-24 06:39:35 PM  
War Eagle!
 
2013-04-24 08:11:32 PM  

Tanukis_Parachute: I work with a bunch of Bama fans and one of them has a picture of updyke on his desk in a frame that says hero on it. His kid made it in school.

They all have said that the kid who just tweeted that he got paid while at Bama was misquoted...ummm...didn't he write it? he misquoted himself?

My team is up next for Bama. Hopefully we can at least keep it close.

/Hokie


Oh shiat, I'd forgotten that we play them again this year... it's gonna be ugly unless Beamer works some magic over the summer.
 
2013-04-25 12:27:44 AM  

WoodyHayes: War Eagle!


You're not allowed to do that!
 
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