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Great post! Always appreciate an engineers take on things. Keep up the good work.
Not sure just how often unarmed black men are being killed by police officers…if your point is that it happens, I can believe that…is it such a problem that all of america (flag) needs to be drug through the mud…NO…to be honest, not sure what events you are speaking of…what are the numbers…how often does this happen…and when it does how often does it go without any justice being dealt to those that would commit such a horrible crime…personally, I need specifics not generalities and certainly not media lies…at least I am not willing to just concede such a position when it is based on race bomb throwers that use this type of incendiary protests based on things like Ferguson, MO, which was clearly shown to be a situation where the police did NOT shoot an ‘innocent’ black male…and even when something like that does happen, ALL of America (flag) is what you protest?..are you suggesting we just burn down ALL of America?…
you want something to protest, then focus on the real problems like the black family unit…that is worth protesting…that is worth making a real effort to change…all of these wealthy NFL players need to put there efforts and money towards making a real effort to effect a change there…maybe, just maybe by doing so, kids will grow up in a secure family unit and not ever get anywhere close to a situation where a cop with a gun is even a possibility…
all of this protesting going on now is just bull**it…they are either hypocrits or fools for believing a lie…the lie that the problem is something does not point right back at there own behaviors…
Love the site…haven’t posted in quite some time…feel I need to comment to my fellow NCSU bretheren…
the flag is symbolic and is most assuredly a powerful symbol…its power is based on the fact that it represents ALL Americans past and present…so to use the flag as a platform to protest means you are speaking to ALL Americans…I am certain that a great number of Americans (including cops) have made great efforts to find justice for all people in a world that is evil…it has not been perfect and I don’t expect it to be perfect any time soon, but the overwhelming trajectory of the great American experiment is that the people that flag represents are a righteous people that only wants life, liberty, and justice for ALL…the problem I have about the protest is that by using the flag as a platform they throw ALL Americans in the same group as being the problem…America (the people) IS the solution to the evils that work in this world, but I dont hear anyone (leaders, media, prominent minority Americans, etc.) making that case to those who only see injustice when looking at the flag…If anything there only seems to be a celebration that this is occurring without any efforts to be honest to the situation…and it is that fact that I find overwhelmingly OFFENSIVE…We need leaders that are willing to face the current tide and speak the truth…
For those that dont like the presidents tweets, I understand your feelings, but I also want to point out he is the only prominent political leader that is pointing to this situation as a push in the wrong direction for this country…which it most certainly IS…freedom of speech isn’t the problem here, its the effort to vilify America as a whole…that is deeply offensive to me and I have no interest in caving on that issue to those that dont know the truth and/or dont care to live by that truth…there has been a great effort to divide this country for some time now and I see his efforts as a way to combat this…even if his tweets are seen as an attack on those that are seen as exercising freedom of speech, it needs to be said…freedom of speech doesn’t guarantee that the speech is right or honest…throwing ALL of America under the bus is most certainly wrong and must be confronted…and i love the fact that he is forcing the NFL to be honest to what is happening…we need leaders that are not afraid of speaking to the truth in a difficult situation…I hope he keeps up the pressure!…
Clearly its an emotional time to discuss the program. Painful loss last night without a doubt. However, after some prayer and reflection, this was a good year with the players we had and with respect to their individual development. I am certain the experience these guys had at the end of the year will go a long way towards another successful year next year.
As for last night, this loss is clearly on the players. There is no other way to look at this, speaking as someone who has played before (high school). We hit our free throws we win the game. Its that simple. I don’t care what their individual percentages are, when its crunch time you have got to want the ball and the opportunity to put the game AWAY. That’s what it means to be a player. You cant hide on a bball court.
The only other thing that I can see from last nights game is the lack of a crunch time leader at point. We really needed a ball handler to take over the game late. That’s an attitude that says give me the ball and I will bring this home. That typically comes from experience, so our youth at point hurt us for sure. TJ is the clear leader of the team; however, he was simply not in rhythm last night. He needed another player to take over the game last night. Ideally, that is the responsibility of the point guard. He is the floor general. He is the calming element of a bball team.
With that said, I really enjoyed watching this team play this year. I am offering a critique of the players, but I want to be sure and say they ALL had a great year. I am very much looking forward to next year. The program IS heading in the right direction. We have a good coach who I believe is getting better as well.
Take care guys. I love the passion! Remember, we are all on the same team.