Up for Debate: TSU plans to play football — at least some — on campus in 2012

Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 1:33am

Are TSU's plans to play some games on campus next season a good idea or bad idea?

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91 Comments on this post:

By: Loner on 12/15/11 at 2:51


By: bfra on 12/15/11 at 3:01

Might create a good run on bullet proof apparel!

By: dargent7 on 12/15/11 at 5:06

The US is withdrawing from Iraq and we're asked this question?

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 5:13

I believe that there has been some talk for football to return to TSU campus for sometime now. They feel like an unwanted child at LP Field.

I remember the glory days when John Merritt was the head coach at TSU.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 5:14

By: yogiman on 12/13/11 at 10:56
It's funny,

It's been noted several time I don't give the base of my knowledge on comments. But if memory serves me correctly, I have posted several sites where I read the articles I was posting about. It just seems none of you can read the same as I. Or is it, perhaps: If Yogiman read it, it ain't so.


By: dargent7 on 12/15/11 at 5:29

All "yogi" and his kin better start planning for is Obama's 2nd term. No way will Gingrich/ VP Romney beat him. He'll likely explode before Nov. 2012.
Or just collapse under the weight of his pack of lies.

By: govskeptic on 12/15/11 at 5:53

This school is struggling on many fronts and wants to spend a million plus to
renovate a dilapadated stadium? While the average crowd of 8,000 may
not make for a great visual in Titan stadium, there's no real evidence the
attendance would increase back at Hale Stadium! An excellent, well
coached and often winning team would do more for attendance and spirit
than changing facillity!

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 6:17

Future Shock; Obama wins second term.

I can’t see how them idiots in congress would let the people reelect that usurper man. Am I the only fool that knows what he is?

Kyle Pyle-

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 6:21

I would like to take this opportunity to Salute Loner for being Time Magazine person of the year. Saaaylute!!

By: serr8d on 12/15/11 at 6:42

Fantastic idea. The few TSU students who attended their home games in LP Field were dwarfed by the surroundings. An overwhelming experience, not conducive to what is at most campuses an 'at-home' feel. They need the sense of community a smaller sports venue provides.

And frankly, the only reason they were asked to play there in the first place is because the asking was a lure tossed out in order to get some more Nashvillians to vote for the stadium construction in the first place. It was a case of tongue-in-cheek affirmative action, really. You didn't see Vanderbilt offered the use of the stadium, did you?

By: bruingeek on 12/15/11 at 6:45

It is sad that the existing stadium on campus fell into dis-repair. Sadder still is the small amount of fan support (8,000?) for the team. This isn't a chicken-egg scenario. Successful programs demand more space/seats. More space/seats has little to do with attracting a crowd.

Bring the games back to campus, demonstrate the need for more seats by packing the stadium (and not just at homecoming), THEN start talking about the millions it will take to have better/larger facilities on campus. Oh yea...and building a championship level team wouldn't hurt either :)

By: serr8d on 12/15/11 at 6:59

Future shock(s): "Obama wins second term".

"The Republic formerly known as the Unites States of America collapsed shortly thereafter; brought down by the monstrous debt owed to China and other foreign debtors; debt incurred because LeftLibProggs who forgot what it was like to be 'real' Americans felt they deserved things not guaranteed to them by their once-remarkable Constitution. Subsequent to the collapse, deadly civil war erupted; the populace in the large cities began to starve after massive riots left them bereft of public security. Electricity was lost; shops were stripped bare of foodstuffs and large-screen televisions. Police killed hundreds of thousands of violent rioters, then gave up and went home to secure their own families' safety and also tried to flee the cities. The National Guard and US Armed forces mowed down more hundreds of thousands, but fuel shortages grounded them as well. People killed each other indiscriminately, as they'd learned from various video games."

"After the Federal governing system collapsed, the States began to try to secure their previous borders. New York, Illinois and California were unable to do anything with the City, Chicago and Los Angeles; those massively overpopulated 'burgs were almost completely burned out. Texas and Utah fared much better, but nearly all the heavily-populated cities saw 75% of their population decimated."

"The United Nations sent blue-helmeted forces to try to bring order to the remnants of the stricken nation. China invaded and took possession of Hawaii and most of northern California and Oregon, saying that was about what was owed to them. Mexico reclaimed southern California, Arizona and New Mexico, but was repulsed at the Texas borders by stalwart defenders, aided by volunteers from Tennessee and the newly-re-formed Southern Alliance."

By: yogiman on 12/15/11 at 7:06


If you and your fellow posters on this site love Barry Soetoro as much as you obviously insist you do, I must presume you all to be in favor of a communist leader because you obviously can't see the facts beyond your nose.

How can you feel such strong support for a person whom you know nothing about? Hell, you obviously don't even know his name.

Is his name Barack Obama or Barry Soetoro. If it is Barack Obama, when did he change the name given to him by his Indonesian stepfather back to his original name?

If you aren't lovers of the communist party , I feel sorry for you.

As I have stated before: Time will tell.

The name shown on his Indonesian school papers is Barry Soetoro and his religion is shown as a Muslim of the Islam faith.

Questions: Why can't his Social Security number pass the E-Verify program? Why does he have a higher number on his registered "birth certificate" than two twin girls born the day after him, if he was born in the some hospital they were born in as is shown on his "birth certificate"?

I'd sure like to know who just who in the hell is in that office, wouldn't you and your co-posters?

OK, I understand, I really didn't think you would.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 7:10

The butter knife seems to have a short memory or a selective memory. He seems to forget that Bush and Cheney sent us to a war of choice in Iraq that put us on The Road to China.

By: yogiman on 12/15/11 at 7:14


I hate to say it, but you might not be to far off on you comment.

By: dargent7 on 12/15/11 at 7:15

Recombinant DNA, aka, The Republican Party.
John McCain is making the rounds, denouncing the withdrawal of the 9 year war in Iraq.
Says we will lose all that we've gained.
This, from a moron who travels to Baghdad with a contingent of 20 Marines, 3 Apache helicopters, 2 tanks, flack jackets, and 4 Secret Service bodyguards and says, "See, Baghdad is safe and open for business".

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 7:15

Future Shock

It was learn today that the ego know as serr8d finally explode when his over inflated self-image was more than his stumpy body could handle.

By: yogiman on 12/15/11 at 7:17


Can you explain why Barry Soetoro has put our nation deeper into debt than all presidents before him.. combined?

Didn't think so.

By: serr8d on 12/15/11 at 7:17

Hey, just look at what President Bush did this time!

George Bush has abandoned a commitment to veto a new security law that allows the military to indefinitely detain without trial American terrorism suspects arrested on US soil who could then be shipped to Guantánamo Bay.

Human rights groups accused the president of deserting his principles and disregarding the long-established principle that the military is not used in domestic policing. The legislation has also been strongly criticised by libertarians on the right angered at the stripping of individual rights for the duration of "a war that appears to have no end".


That dirty S.O.B. just won't go away, will he ?

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 7:18

You can't think yogi.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 7:25

I have spent the last two days in Smith County working. The legend of yogiman is a joke in them thar hills. I hear more people laugh about the old coot are as some call him Poppy Goat.

By: yogiman on 12/15/11 at 7:32

You might get to spend a little time in Smith County now, dumba.., but when I was on the old County Court we required intelligent people to put any working business hours here and I can't see any of our old businesses "working" with you.

By: yogiman on 12/15/11 at 7:34


If, as you say, so many people laugh about me, why do so many of them congratulate me on my LTEs in our paper?

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 7:35

The latest polls in the race for the Republican Party nomination are pretty stunning. One puts Newt Gingrich no less than 17 points ahead of his nearest rival. If Gingrich does indeed win the nomination, it will be striking proof that political commentators are not nearly as powerful as some people reckon. In recent days, Gingrich has been the subject of some devastating attacks. Strikingly, the most withering articles have actually come from the ranks of his fellow conservatives.

Take, for example, this splendid piece from the Wall Street Journal by Peggy Noonan, who used to write Ronald Reagan’s speeches. Amongst other things, Noonan calls Gingrich “erratic and unreliable”, “egomaniacal” and a “human hand greande”.She also quotes John Sununu, a former White House chief of staff for President George H.W. Bush – “Listen to just about anyone who has worked alongside Gingrich and you will hear that he is inconsistent, erratic, untrustworthy and unprincipled.” And that’s from a senior Republican. Many people who have worked with Gingrich clearly detest the man. Earlier this summer, his entire campaign staff, resigned in protest at his behaviour


By: serr8d on 12/15/11 at 7:38

Heh. Nemo, if you ever managed to write a coherent sentence, then string several coherent sentences together to make a paragraph, then, somehow, three paragraphs, your long-suffering grade- and high-school English teachers would commence rolling in their graves; such a complete turn-around in your marginal-at-best synapse structures would be a herald to the second coming.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 7:43


Future Shock

It was learn today that the ego Known as serr8d finally explode when his over inflated self-image was more than his stumpy body could handle.

By: Loner on 12/15/11 at 7:44

Serr8d, please reveal the source of your 6:59 post...I see that you put all three paragraphs in quotes. That chaotic, anarchistic scenario sounds like a Confederate sympathizer's wet dream...the "Southern Alliance" saves the day, for whitey? Yeah, it's a white supremacist's wet dream.

Did you find this "source" in the local library under the heading: "Ridiculous Right-wing Fiction and Republican Fantasies"?

Better keep your coonskin cap right next to your loaded assault rifle, your white-sheet robes and pointy, muslin, dunce cap....I'm sure that you keep a grab-n-go bag, like they advise on the "Christian" talk shows...filled with ammo, extra clips, hand gun(s), Bowie knife, bottled water, 2-pair of seamed nylon fishnet stockings, 4 bars of chocolate, 2 packs of chewing gum, 6 Bic lighters, a carton of American cigarettes and the King James Bible.

By: serr8d on 12/15/11 at 7:49

Howdy, Loner!

I whipped that up in response to Nemo's 'future shock'.

Oh, and:


By: Loner on 12/15/11 at 7:51

Cap'n Nemo, thank you for the salute. Your 7:35 post lists those qualities that actually endear the Newt to the TP...he's basically an arrogant, egotistical @sswipe...that's exactly what the GOP & TP base want in a Chief Executive...a friggin' wise @ss...like Junior Bush and Dickless Cheney....they do not want a president who can make compromises and sees things in shades of gray...they want a stubborn ideologue who sees things in black & white...good versus evil...nice and simple....that would be the Newt.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 7:52

He also make use of the coonskin cap as toilet paper. Real man that serr8d. lol

By: treehugger7 on 12/15/11 at 7:53

Serr8d and yogi drinking the same koolAid? Give it up already!

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 7:54

Great come back serr8d.

By: Loner on 12/15/11 at 7:55

I see, Serr8d...that poisonous prose was your own creation....like I said, it sounds like a Confederate sympathizer's wet dream...apparently that's what it is....thanks for owning up to it. Bet you got one of those Confederate Flag license plates too...right?

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 7:58

By: yogiman on 12/15/11 at 7:34

If, as you say, so many people laugh about me, why do so many of them congratulate me on my LTEs in our paper?
It is simple yogi they want you to write more letters so they can laugh.

By: Loner on 12/15/11 at 7:59

Very observant, Captain Nemo, normally, Christians pack a few rolls of TP in their grab-n-go bag...but with a coonskin cap, one does not need TP...human fecal material sticks to raccoon fur....that leaves room in the grab-n-go bag for more ammo. Very clever, these followers of Christ.

By: serr8d on 12/15/11 at 7:59

Oh, and Loner, that bit of speculative nano-fiction isn't so far from what likely will happen to this little Republic, unfortunately; the bloodshed in our next 'Civil War' will make the previous one seem like like a romp in the park. The quality and quantity of weapons alone guarantee that half our populace would meet violent deaths.

Guess what is the top-selling Christmas gift is this year?


So, Loner, join the club! Get you a nice tactical shotgun with an 8-round tube. Nemo gets a nerf-gun, as befitting his mindset.


By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 8:01

The south will rise and fall again with buffoons like serr8d and yogiman at the wheel.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 8:03

Speaking of buffoons, where is the troll?

By: dargent7 on 12/15/11 at 8:04

My guess is it will be a Gingrich/ Romney ticket in 2012.
Either one may get the nomination. Neither will be as stupid as McCain and put Bachmann on the ticket. The "pretty girl" strategy didn't work with Palin.
And if these two idiots, paired together, lose to Obama, the GOP is drift wood, marginalized, humiliated, and irrelevant in today's modern American society.
God, I'm buying tickets for this one!

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 8:04

A Nerf gun is all that is needed for mindset like serr8d.

By: Loner on 12/15/11 at 8:05

Texas, Tennessee and South Carolina are always standing right next to the EXIT signs in the halls of Congress...they quit before, they may quit again....they never repented of their original sins....they blame the victims - black folks - for the horror and misery that befell the South following the Great Secession....their pastors keep the myth alive, every Sunday. Bigots for Christ?

By: serr8d on 12/15/11 at 8:08

Loner, you, my friend, are living in the past. You need to think forward. Put that excellent mind to work, full-speed...ahead.

Or, work with Nemo to correct some of his more obvious grammar errors. That'll certainly keep you busy!


By: yogiman on 12/15/11 at 8:13


Have you noticed Gingrich is the favorite GOP candidate of the communist party now in power? They're backing him all the way. And you can bet your a.. they will throw everything they can at him if he gets the nomination.

That then, might bring in a third party that will split the GOP even more.

But the biggest question to me is: What will happen if one of the states passes that law requiring proof of legal eligibility? And I believe common sense think people know Barry Soetoro doesn't have such proof.

Oh well, gotta go get my gun. I've gotta run to town and I never leave home without it. Afraid I might run into one of these usurper lovers.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 8:14

See Loner, all it takes is a Nerf gun.

By: Loner on 12/15/11 at 8:15

Too much bad blood for a Newt-Mitt ticket, or a Mitt-Newt ticket, IMO. I suspect that the VP short list will include Chris Christie, Rev. Huckabee, Rick Santorum and maybe even Huntsman. Huntsman would be the token Mormon, to make the GOP-TP look "tolerant"...and remove the sting of rejecting Mitt, because of his LDS beliefs.

A long shot VP candidate might be the consummate @ss-licker, Col. Allen West...he's the guy who was drummed out of the Army for conducting mock executions on detainees...Allen would fire a pistol next to the detainees ear, turning the muzzle away from the victim's skull at the very last moment. Col. West would add the token black dude to the ticket....he won a landslide victory in FL, in a Jewish District...the Jews love this schwartze....he hates Muslims, especially Arab Muslims....and he thinks that the Jews are God's Chosen People....entitled to all of Biblical Palestine.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 8:17

Not a Nerf gun or any other kind of gun is able to stop a stupid mind like a yogi mind. lol

By: Loner on 12/15/11 at 8:21

Thank you Serr8d for that left-handed compliment....perhaps, we are both living in the past? I too wish that you would put your excellent mind to work for the good of humanity...not as a right-wing ideologue and hate monger.

And now, our morning rendition of Kum Bh Yah...join with me:


By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 8:23

Huntsman seems to be the most intelligent one of that bunch and as far as the GOP backing Ginrich; I don’t think they are that desperate. Must be yogi seeing UFO’s again.

By: Loner on 12/15/11 at 8:25

More Kum- Bah-Yah:


I like this one.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/15/11 at 8:25

I think it is about time for Palin to raise head and still the spotlight once more.