Ugh. This argument. That "history", and "culture" is deeply associated with slavery, and racism. But just to address this ridiculous idea of supposedly honoring relatives who fought in a lost war over 150 years ago... Surely there are plenty of people out there who have relatives that fought and died for the Union army, correct? Do you see them out in droves riding around in big trucks openly spouting off about the North, and claiming heritage?
That's up to you. But in the context of this thread, bringing in an instance of black on white racism supposedly occurring looks like little more than deflecting. You did the same thing in that cop pool party thread with those Colin Flaherty videos man. We had a discussion about this before, and I won't rehash it in this thread, but I had hoped you made some progress since then. I don't know now.
My initial post that you responded to was not just about this incident, and the alleged slurs being used. It was also about these individuals in general flying one or more huge confederate flags on their trucks. They are literally walking stereotypes. I was born in Charlotte, and have lived around here most of my life, I've never seen so many people flying that flag so prominently until recently. So yes, these individuals are without a doubt looking to antagonize considering the recent events. I'm not even going to debate that.
I've given you the benefit of the doubt on numerous occasions after you've made some sketchy posts man. I like you. But if you can seriously defend this ignorance as "pride", that's just about the last straw for me.
Most of the people here were just kids when MJ was in his prime playing for the Bulls. I grew up with the Hornets, but was definitely a fan of Jordan's game, what kid wasn't? Personally, I think there is a big difference between a kid idolizing one of the greatest athletes ever, and a grown adult shamelessly bandwagoning. I don't see anything wrong with being a fan of LeBron's game in general. But that doesn't mean you have to bandwagon, and act like you've been a fan of that team all along.
No strawman. Simply pointing out that our team as a whole was simply not ready to beat the Seahawks, they all need to step it up this year. I definitely don't think that Cam played "amazing". But not many quarterbacks do so against the Seattle defense. Even Aaron Rodgers struggled. Basic point is, Newton knows that he has things to improve on, he forced a few passes, not the end of the world. He'll learn from it.
Meh, didn't expect much if anything from him anyway. I am however again concerned about our depth at tackle. We're already practically hinging our season on Oher, Gettleman has his work cut out for him.