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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Iron Bowl, The Hubbards and the River of Dark Dreams

Its Iron bowl time in Bama. AJ Mccarron is on the cover of Sports Illustrated. I talked to his predecessor Greg McElroy on the Finebaum show last October, 2012. Today I got my hands on Walter Johnson's game changer of a book on the History of Slavery, the River of Dark Dreams. My fellow Furman alum, Harvard History proff Tomiko Brown-Nagin says its the stuff. On the Heels of the movie 12 Yrs a Slave, I can't imagine what is holding up Mike Hubbard's PHD wife from having a conversation about it all in her Sunday School class at FUMC Auburn. Over thanksgiving with her likely to be daughter in law soccer player at Clemson good time for family conversation. Something doesn't square with Hubbard's Storming the Statehouse braggadocio his income increase from 36,000 a year as a runner for Pat Dye to what one could only imagine as worth of 5 million or more on the backs of mostly people of color at Auburn and his political strategies of voter suppression and an immigration bill that woulda deported half the soccer team in Collinsville, Alabama who won the state championship back in May. Mike Hubbard presents himself as a man of prayer. His prayers don't seem to jive with the two Methodist Bishops I have come to know, nor the prayers of FBC Auburn as I know them just around the corner from Hubbard's house of worship. Here you go Mike of Hartwell Georgia. Bring Brown-Nagin to Auburn with War Eagle Grad Cynthia Tucker soon. Or answer an invitation to talk it out on the Melissa Harris Perry show with them and Emory's Joe Crespino. The Iron Bowl and its legacy deserve some straight talk.