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Old 03-03-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: The South
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If you like casinos and I do, then it is a bragging point.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:59 PM
 
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Wow, this thread is still going. Do consider this is the OP's one and only post. You could pretty much insert any city or state and depending on your own situation it might seem quite horrible. If life was good, I could be quite happy there. Let me tell you I'm not digging where I am now (up north in Iowa), but again its more the past soap opera and situation than anything else.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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There are areas of Mississippi that are extremely desirable places to live in, with all the amenities and pleasures that most people clamor for. The old stereotypical stigma is all that holds people back from seeing the truth here.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:33 PM
 
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Mississippi has more black elected officials than any other state. Where is the racism?
Maybe that's it.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:34 PM
 
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In football, large muscular men wear 40 pounds of bulletproof armor and play for ten seconds or so at a time.

In soccer, less muscular but still very muscular men wear no armor and don't stop the play until someone is badly injured or a score happens. One of the standard techniques in soccer is the slide tackle, which is little more than trying to hide in plain sight a drop kick to the face, body, or knees of the opponent.

Something tells me that soccer is much more barbaric than football.
No, it's not even close. Don't be ridiculous.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:31 PM
 
Location: The South
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This is a bragging point?
hey in New york you cant buy a soda more than 16ounces, they think thats a bragging right, so each their own!
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: MS
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In football, large muscular men wear 40 pounds of bulletproof armor and play for ten seconds or so at a time.

In soccer, less muscular but still very muscular men wear no armor and don't stop the play until someone is badly injured or a score happens. One of the standard techniques in soccer is the slide tackle, which is little more than trying to hide in plain sight a drop kick to the face, body, or knees of the opponent.

Something tells me that soccer is much more barbaric than football.
For an offensive lineman, every play is the equivalent of being in a car wreck at 30mph. Most major contact in soccer is accidental while it is purposeful in football. In fact, I learned in JR high ball that the guy in across the scrimmage line from you will give up if you inflict enough pain on him. The only problem is that he is doing the same to you.

The "armor" is mostly plastic and foam. It's only about 10 pounds total but in the summer it's brutal. Go run around in 100 degree heat with the insulation from a Styrofoam cooler covering 50% of your body. I played high school ball back in the 80's before there were mandatory water breaks and other heat regulations.

I've been out of this thread for a while. How did we turn this corner to this subject? Although I'll talk football all day long.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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For an offensive lineman, every play is the equivalent of being in a car wreck at 30mph. Most major contact in soccer is accidental while it is purposeful in football. In fact, I learned in JR high ball that the guy in across the scrimmage line from you will give up if you inflict enough pain on him. The only problem is that he is doing the same to you.

The "armor" is mostly plastic and foam. It's only about 10 pounds total but in the summer it's brutal. Go run around in 100 degree heat with the insulation from a Styrofoam cooler covering 50% of your body. I played high school ball back in the 80's before there were mandatory water breaks and other heat regulations.

I've been out of this thread for a while. How did we turn this corner to this subject? Although I'll talk football all day long.

Yep.


The Biggest NFL hits in History! - YouTube
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Hate to point out the obvious but this thread is about Mississippi, not football. There's another forum for that stuff.

That being said, MS is one of the few states I've never been in or through and after reading all the relevant posts I can wait to visit. After all, it's only a day and a half drive from us. Having lived in AL, twice in NC, twice in VA, KY, GA and now the MO Ozarks, six miles from the AR border (I don't count the twice in TX as southern and certainly n.ot MN and CA) I think I owe it to myself to see the rest of the south, for good or for ill. A good retirement goal, no?

I've never had any major problem assimilating and getting along in any state I've lived in, although TX came close, and truly believe that those who do likely moved with preconceived notions and mind-sets that hindered them. Having found something, or usually a lot, to like about every state in my experience, how can MS be any different? I'll find out!
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:29 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Hate to point out the obvious but this thread is about Mississippi, not football. There's another forum for that stuff.

That being said, MS is one of the few states I've never been in or through and after reading all the relevant posts I can wait to visit. After all, it's only a day and a half drive from us. Having lived in AL, twice in NC, twice in VA, KY, GA and now the MO Ozarks, six miles from the AR border (I don't count the twice in TX as southern and certainly not MN and CA) I think I owe it to myself to see the rest of the south, for good or for ill. A good retirement goal, no?

I've never had any major problem assimilating and getting along in any state I've lived in, although TX came close, and truly believe that those who do likely moved with preconceived notions and mind-sets that hindered them. Having found something, or usually a lot, to like about every state in my experience, how can MS be any different? I'll find out!
That should be "CAN'T wait to visit!"
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