Saturday, April 14, 2007

Via Florida Paul

Spurrier: We don't need the Confederate flag


dcat said...

Good for Spurrier.

Rebecca L. said...

I agree, VERY good for Spurrier. Thought everyone would be interested in a sampling of the South Carolina student body response to his comment. I apologize for the misspellings and atrocious grammar. Just some good old South Carolina public schooling for you.

Response 1:
Why do you reckon Spurrier thinks he's smart enough to tell the people of SC which flag they should fly? There is also a misuse of the word "our" (capital). He isnt and never will be a South Carolinian.

Response 2:
I'm a USC alumni and have been a Gamecock my entire life. If we had hired Spurrier for politics, he wouldn't be making quite as much money as he is now. Just when you thought the Confederate Flag subject had been relocated and accepted, Christopher Dodd and Steve Spurrier stick their big UN-South Carolinian nose into it. Anyone can be replaced and so can Spurrier!

Response 3:
Yeah, Spurrier ain't no South Carolina guy. He a Florida guy. Always will be a Gators. Leave the Cofederate flag alone, coach. We like it around here because we admire heritage of the south not damn YANKEES coming here (and Florida people are yankees too in my book). Go back to Gators!

Response 4:
It isn't about who won or lost, it's about the fact that members of our family died while fighting for what they believed in. The confederate battle flag is a reminder of our history as a state. Robert E. Lee, the south's most storied and talented general hated slavery. The civil war was more about state's rights v.s. big government than it was about slavery.

Response 5:
It's comments like this that give the South a bad name, and the reason why we get called rednecks by all of those "damn yankees." The confederate flag does not have the same positive connotation that it had 150 years ago. Coach Spurrier is trying to look out for the welfare of this school and his football team. I am very proud to be a South Carolinian, and more proud to be a Gamecock, but until everyone can come together and remember what the flag actually stood for and think about what it actually means now, then there is going to be a problem. Kudos to Coach Spurrier for voicing his opinion on this very important topic.

Stephen said...

Wow. I must have a very Atlanta-centric view of the South.

Rebecca L. said...

Well remember that Atlanta is "the city too busy to hate" (or at least that was the line in the 60s)