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By jbock13
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He gained a little credibility with me when he made his half-apology.

That credibility has once again been ruined.
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By Purple Haize
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rogers3 wrote: July 10th, 2020, 6:41 pm I can't believe the audacity that Jerry displays. He is not fit to be the administrator of a large institution. What a buffoon.

https://wset.com/news/local/its-been-an ... -lynchburg
I’m calling :BS :BS on soo much of this article. I’ve run into people confusing us with the Home of Jack Daniels
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By rogers3
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Jonathan Carone wrote: July 10th, 2020, 6:51 pm I actually don’t have a problem with this one. He makes solid points. I’ve experienced the things he described.
Your response disappointed me!
By olldflame
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I don't think this will happen because of the overwhelming political and historical inertia of maintaining the status quo, but I have no problem with Jerry supporting it. For anyone who doesn't know it's origins (ie. MOST OF THE WORLD) the name signifies either mob justice or Jack Daniels.
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By jbock13
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I think the solution should be to educate people on history, instead of dumbing it down for ignorant people.
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By olldflame
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jbock13 wrote: July 10th, 2020, 7:44 pm I think the solution should be to educate people on history, instead of dumbing it down for ignorant people.
Great. I appoint you to find a way to"coach up" the 329,000,000 or so "ignorant" Americans who don't know the local history.
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By Purple Haize
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JK37 wrote: July 10th, 2020, 10:47 pm Tip of your brown nose?
I was thinking further south
By ballcoach15
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JK37 wrote: July 10th, 2020, 10:47 pm Tip of your brown nose?

JK, you should be suspended from message board. When you coached, you probably led conference in technical fouls, considering your lack of sportsmanship.
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By ATrain
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ballcoach15 wrote: July 10th, 2020, 10:20 pm Does anyone know where Falwell, VA is ?
Somewhere along a railroad track
By ATrain
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Part of me wonders if he seriously wants this to happen, if he's overcompensating for that tweet, or is trying reverse psychology - those who hate him but want the name change may no longer want the name to be changed because he does.
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By olldflame
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ATrain wrote: July 11th, 2020, 8:25 am Part of me wonders if he seriously wants this to happen, if he's overcompensating for that tweet, or is trying reverse psychology - those who hate him but want the name change may no longer want the name to be changed because he does.
4D chess
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By jbock13
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Maybe I’m just being too cynical, but I almost feel like he’s implying that Lynchburg has wronged LU so much in the past, so he sarcastically says sure, change the name.

I’ll admit it’s a stretch, but that was my first thought.
By olldflame
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He made a point of saying the negative connotations of Lynchburg were part of the reason for changing the school's name. That's not how I recall it. At least from a non-insider perspective, that was presented as being all about avoiding confusion with Lynchburg College, while emphasizing the school's focus on patriotism..
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By TH Spangler
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Seriously, I think a name change would great. Totally unrelated, town was name after a man named Lynch and shamfull lynching are it the areas history. Unfortunate.

How about Seven Hills, Virginia. Has a nice ring to it. I can hear it now. The Ole Miss Rebels are traveling to Seven Hills Virginia to face the Liberty Flames. Actually Ole Miss might want to think about a new team name asap!
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