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    muckboy561 reacted to badbird in FSU   
    Columbiafan are they still in your top 25?
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    muckboy561 reacted to OldSchoolLion in Smh   
    I read this team has had this name for many decades.  Apparently the name is deeply rooted in the area's history.  
    Pompano Beach High used to be known as the Beanpickers.  Cairo, GA, the home town of Jackie Robinson, is still known as the Syrupmakers.  That mascot was lauded by ESPN.  Look up some of the old labels used by companies from that area and you might be surprised and/or offended by the stereotyping of African Americans.
    There are quite a few team names out there that stereotype. Do a search for offensive mascots on the internet and you might be surprised.  
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    muckboy561 reacted to Perspective in Smh   
    Sometimes, words or symbols that were perfectly innocent when first coined or used inadvertently become inappropriate later in time because of some intervening acts.   Take the swastika, for example.   This symbol pre-dated its use by Nazi Germany by many years (if not decades).  But, because a very hateful person and political party used it in the 1930's and 40's, it has come to symbolize hate, prejudice and the sins and atrocities of Hitler and Nazi Germany.  
    Similarly, the restaurant chain "Sambo's" recently decided to change its name based on current racial overtones, even though the original name of the restaurant innocently was based on the names of the two founders:  Sam and Bo. 
    We're seeing similar changes being made across the nation to names and logos ranging from sports teams to pancake syrup. 
    In the case of Robstown High School, it sounds like the "Cottonpickers" name/mascot has a perfectly innocent, if not proud, origin.  However, it would be hard to argue that the term doesn't currently have racial overtones. 
    Sometimes you just have to accept the fact that you did nothing wrong and that circumstances have now rendered your name or mascot 'offensive' to a portion of the population.   When this happens, you have two choices:  bite the bullet and change the name/logo or, alternatively, dig your feet in and, over time, be perceived as racist even if you're not. 
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    muckboy561 reacted to DarterBlue2 in Smh   
    Given the country's past, I stridently disagree with Nolebull's take. 
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    muckboy561 reacted to Silver King in Venice vs IMG tonight   
    How did it end? Last I  heard Venice was getting thumped down 21-0 in first quarter, did they mount a come back?
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    muckboy561 reacted to VeniceIndiansFootball in Venice vs IMG tonight   
    So IMG is traveling to play Venice tonight at 8:pm on national TV. Who do you all have winning this game? I’ve got Venice because IMG has a new head coach and they have some new starters, while Venice returns everything except for the o line.
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    muckboy561 reacted to HornetFan in Smh   
    Maybe "Nosepicker" was already taken.
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    muckboy561 reacted to Just A Coach in Smh   
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    muckboy561 reacted to THIS_IS_DILLARD in Smh   
    Lol after everything i seen in 2020 this don't even surprise me
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    muckboy561 reacted to HornetFan in MaxPreps Top 50 Rankings   
    I had to look it up. Madison County is a county located in the north central portion of the state of Florida, and borders the state of Georgia to the north. You weren't talking about the football poll, were you?
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    muckboy561 reacted to 561_Fan in Pahokee and IMG   
    I have no rooting interest as far as who wins
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    muckboy561 reacted to ColumbiaHighFan2017class in No fans allowed in Hillsborough County games   
    They are doing whatever they can to have a Season, it's about the kids because they won't get a bunch of times to suit up and play, someone like you or me will have plenty of chances to go to games when this is over 
    I'm sure most would have whined if they said no capacity limits but have to wear a mask to enter so they shut down allowing fans. Blame the idiots who are too stubborn to care about anyone but themselves (like the ones who I've seen videos of throwing a fit in stores for not allowing entry because they won't wear a mask!)
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    muckboy561 reacted to 561_Fan in Muck football history...   
    Since 1992, there have been 12 DBs from Pahokee and Glades Central that have went to and graduated from ACC school
    1. John Davis PK/FSU-92  2. Jay Johnson (Former OC) PK/Maryland-92 3. Andreal (Jay's brother) Johnson PK/Maryland-93  4. Johnnie Mullins (RIP) Duke/GC-00 5. Garland Heath GC?NC State-02 6. Alphonso Smith PK/Wake Forest 04 7. Randy Phillips GC/Miami-05 8. Damien Berry GC/Miami-07 9. Jarvis Byrd PK/NC State-09 10. Merrill Noel PK/Wake Forest-10 11. Dominique Gibson GC/Wake Forest-12 12. William Likely GC/Maryland-13
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    muckboy561 reacted to 561_Fan in Muck City, Western Michigan connection   
    1. Kendrick Mosley PK/WR/99 (PK, WR coach/#2 in receiving, think G. Jennings broke his records)
    2. Antonio Thomas GC/WR/99 (Twin brother of UM DT, Santonio Thomas)
    3. Joe Chappell GC/WR/02
    4. Jimmy Vincent GC/DB/02
    5. Jacoby Love PK/DL/07
    6. Rudy Robinson PK/LB/07 (Injured his leg in practice as a freshman and never played again)
    7. Raheem Buxton PK/DB/10 (freshman all-American)
    8. Richard Ash PK/DL/10 (Michigan transfer)
    9. Rontavious Atkins PK/DB/11
    10. Jamie Wilson GC/WR/12
    11. Tyron Arnett PK/WR/17
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    muckboy561 reacted to Silver King in Muck City, Western Michigan connection   
    I played NAIA Ball in the 70s, we had 7 guys from Belle Glade and another six of us from Florida playing in Dodge City Kansas, St Mary of the Plains College - pretty darn good teams.
    Our two running backs, Roy Brown and Walt Haslam who both rushed for over 1,000 yds my Sr season (I was an OG). They told me about running down those rabbits when they burned the Cane fields down, 35 years before ESPN ran that story and promoted it with some Miami kids. 
    Another school, Bethel College out there, had some Pahoke guys.
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    muckboy561 reacted to Perspective in This is for Madison....   
    Just curious, does Madison have a lightning detection system?   Or is that what that big pole in the background is for? 
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    muckboy561 reacted to Perspective in Who Is This Famous Coach? Joe Reynolds/Fletcher   
    Pipe Dreams, I respectfully disagree.   I enjoy the questions and usually end up learning something about Florida high school football.  To the extent you don't like the trivia questions, I have two suggestions:  first, when you see a topic heading that starts out "Who is this . . . ," just skip it; and second, if you want to discuss something else, start a new"non-trivial" topic.  
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    muckboy561 reacted to Perspective in FHSAA Board set for biggest vote in 100-year history: A lookahead to Friday from #WeWantToPlay to political influence in the upcoming decision   
    Pinellas County has been maintaining 'social distance' from a state title for many years now.    
    (Sorry, Peezy, I just couldn't resist). 
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    muckboy561 reacted to skyway in Who Is This FL HS Legend? Travis Henry/Frostproof   
    haha ok. My friend muckboy has beaten me to the punch on the last part. I think it was 60-something to 30-something in the final score. That was a dynasty there for UC. I was a student at UF then, rooting for them to finally lose. haha
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    muckboy561 got a reaction from DarterBlue2 in Who Is This FL HS Legend? Robert Love/Pahokee   
    Whatever lol
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    muckboy561 got a reaction from KeemD321 in Who Is This Central FL QB? Hunter Pingston/Rockledge   
    Too bad
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    muckboy561 reacted to OldSchoolLion in Who Is This Central FL QB? Hunter Pingston/Rockledge   
    No doubt the Raiders would win this one.
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    muckboy561 reacted to Perspective in Who Is This Famous Coach? Charlie Persson/Jupiter   
    You'd think someone would know who this persson is.   
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    muckboy561 reacted to Jesse in West Florida - Heartland, Suncoast, SWF - LET'S DO THIS!   
    Meaningless games, only state titles matter.
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