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#16 ZachTheZip

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 04:27 PM

We're just making fools of ourselves. Going in there and throwing out childish insults is not the way to do things.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:43 PM

I did slightly edit my post. Instead of calling GT a "loser" (I shouldn't have done that) I referred to him as a person with a "loser-complex/mentality". But my re-post didn't post. I may have been banned from posting on the Varsity Letters blog?

Jeez. I was literally one of the only people who ever commented about anything on that blog.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:52 AM

That guy truly is an ass, and perfectly illustrates the very real and deep image/self-image problem Akron has. Get over there and leave a reply to let him know we have higher aspirations for our city and university than he does. I just added a reply. I'll paste it here (the quote is from one of George Thomas' earlier replies):
"The reality is I have a better chance of gaining super powers than the University of Akron football program does of becoming any type of national football power."

This is exactly the loser mentality that universities such as Boise State, Hawaii, TCU, Utah, Brigham Young, Eastern Carolina, UCF and any other non-traditional power very likely also had to overcome. It's just sad that a loser like this has a voice at our local paper. This wrongful, damaging, and self-loathing perspective – that the Akron area and it's university are hopeless losers – has now been shown to be the underlying presupposition from which his articles will all spring. This comment betrays a very serious and troubling disposition against the University of Akron. Our city desperately, and may I repeat, desperately, needs less people like George Thomas and more people like Caleb Porter; people who firmly believe that Akron can excel and that the Akron area can cultivate and experience success.

Please do the Akron area a favor, George, and move away… again.

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Looks like George Thomas is a typical bandwagon follower. Give credit to Terry Bowden, he's getting people excited for Akron American Football.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:45 AM

Looks like George Thomas is a typical bandwagon follower. Give credit to Terry Bowden, he's getting people excited for Akron American Football.

You define GT by an entry of his from February ... 2011?

GT has done an awesome job over the past few months (2012). Be grateful.

If the ABJ f's up, feel free to complain here. I've done it a million times. But when they do a great job you should either praise it, or keep quiet.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

Looks like George Thomas is a typical bandwagon follower. Give credit to Terry Bowden, he's getting people excited for Akron American Football.

Ah, bobby! You exposed a skeleton from my closet!

Yes, I started that thread. But GEORGE THOMAS HAS PROVEN ME WRONG!

If you look at my post history, you'll see that I'm an incredibly laid back guy. I almost never get riled up. Yeah, I was upset about that and it's one of the few times that internet anonymity got to me - I don't think I'd ever say anything like that to someone's face.

The only times I get riled up are if someone disses Akron - Akron in general, not just the U; downtown, the city in general, the university, the university athletics programs, LeBron, etc. I definitely stick up for all-things-Akron.

But I'm sorry about that, George. Your coverage has been simply outstanding. I've been a Zips fan for 20 years now and literally do not ever remember the Akron Beacon Journal offering the outstanding coverage that you've given us over these past couple of months!

I sincerely look forward to the Beacon's daily coverage and I don't remember the last time I could say that.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:11 AM

Isn't it fun to follow your favorite team in the local paper each day? I'm loving it. Doesn't even seem like a hard task, actually I bet it's fun talking to coach Bowden after practice.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:30 PM

I'm not quite sold yet. Ask me a year from now and we'll see if the ABJ and George Thomas have truly turned this mess around.


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:37 PM

I'm not quite sold yet.

Ask me a year from now and we'll see if the ABJ and George Thomas have truly turned this mess around.

I think the coaching staff and team have the burden of turning the team around first... Everyone covers a winner. Period.



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