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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2016, 06:57:01 PM »
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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2016, 04:38:43 AM »
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http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/4/10/5594348/college-football-bag-man-interview


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Remember, your job as a bag man isn't to hide the benefit. It's to hide the proof. In a region as passionate about college football as the American South, there's no real moral outrage when new cars or clothes or jobs for relatives appear.

"We can only get away with whatever's considered reasonable by the majority of the folks in our society. That's why it's different in the SEC. Maybe that's why we're able to be more active in what we do. Because no one ever looks at the car or the jewelry and says, 'How did you get that, poor football player?' They say, 'How did they get you that and not get caught, poor football player?'"
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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2016, 05:42:43 PM »
That article was a pretty big topic on the local sports talk when it came out a couple years ago.  As long as I've lived here there's been allegations of just those things happening.  The most famous was how much Auburn paid Cam Newton to attend.  In the grand scheme, I could care less how they get their recruits.  Everyone that pays even cursory attention to college football knows/suspects that this is how it happens anyways.  So, no biggie.
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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2016, 06:10:52 PM »
Shame sticks...so much to say...
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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2016, 10:33:49 AM »
I have to say I have never once blamed Monica for what happened. Clinton all the way; and Hillary for defending him and attacking her.  >:(

Not that she doesn't bear some personal responsibility, too -- she made her choice for whatever reasons -- but he was the one in authority.
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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2016, 11:10:29 AM »
It was disgusting how the lefties treated her back then and rallied around Billy-boy.
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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2016, 12:56:48 PM »
Shame sticks but at least it doesn't leave a stain. Lewinsky had Bubba by the gonads-- literally and figuratively. She should've been able to turn that into solid gold one way or another. She should be getting $300,000 a speech.
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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2016, 01:10:49 PM »
She should be getting $300,000 a speech.

Maybe she's getting $350k for working with her mouth.   ^-^
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