Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 1:01am

Seeing red over lack of Blue Raiders

I was dismayed and disappointed in The City Paper for making another colossal mistake for overlooking MTSU again!

Middle Tennessee State University, which has 26,000 students, was not mentioned in the Monday edition [Dec. 14] ...as usual. Instead of writing about a 9-3 football team (which is the best college record in the state this year at the Division 1-A level) that will be playing a 7-5 Southern Mississippi in a nationally televised bowl game on ESPN [in] prime time Sunday night, they have Larry Woody's "That's Racin" column about "Good Ole Boy" local stock car racing from Highland Rim Speedway.

The City Paper has no problem covering the University of Tennessee athletics which is 176 miles from Nashville. Granted UT has many graduates in Nashville, but not near as many as Middle Tennessee State University. You won't omit the Music City Bowl. You will cover the University of Kentucky and Clemson University, but as usual you overlook the largest undergraduate university in the state right down the road.

MTSU is in the Nashville Davidson County MSA and should be covered in The City Paper. Murfreesboro has a population of 75,000 and a county population of 150,000. Highland Rim is a very small town and is NOT part of the Nashville MSA. MTSU will be going for its 10th win of the season, over $1,000,000 in bowl winnings, and a possible ranking in the final AP and USA Today Coaches Poll. What happens at a local stock car track 20 or more miles away is not suitable for The City Paper.

The City Paper published its demographics not too long ago. As I recall the average reader has a four-year college degree and a median family income of over $50,000 a year. This demographic does not typically follow racing, especially local "good ole boy" racing.

I am sure the 25,000 plus MTSU graduates in Davidson County would much rather have a MTSU Bowl Preview column rather than a racing column about local racing not many in Nashville or certainly your readership care about. Maybe next Monday you will cover the outcome of the game.

John Mathieson, Nashville
 

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150 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/16/09 at 11:16

sos, brrrk!

By: Captain Nemo on 12/16/09 at 11:19

LOL brrrk.

I heard a Catholic Priest say that God is bigger than any religion.

By: house_of_pain on 12/16/09 at 11:22

Next on the Discovery Channel: "Waterboarding the Bible"...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/16/09 at 11:25

house, we got a rabid dog in the fairgrounds opinion board.

By: Loner on 12/16/09 at 11:29

The Catholic clergy ought to know a thing or two about torture...heretics were tortured until they confessed, then they were burned alive. Nice folks, those Catholic holymen. I understand they're much better today, if you discount the pedaphilia and the meddling in governmental affairs.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/16/09 at 11:29

Funny that you bring up the story of Noah. I was thinking about that yesterday and of the theory about a great earthen damn that gave way and fill in what we now know as The Black Sea.

The are finding ancient artifacts of villages at the bottom of the that sea.

By: brrrrk on 12/16/09 at 11:30

Well it's a good thing that all you "it's better to kill 10 innocent people just to get one guilty person" didn't have your way on this case.

DNA Clears Man Who Served 28 Years

http://www.sphere.com/nation/article/dna-clears-donald-eugene-gates-who-served-28-years/19283452

By: Captain Nemo on 12/16/09 at 11:32

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/16/09 at 11:25
house, we got a rabid dog in the fairgrounds opinion board.
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You don't mean Buck Dozier?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/16/09 at 11:32

i saw that on the news this morning, brrrk. how sad that he spent 28 years incarcerated for a crime he did not commit. thank goodness he wasn't executed.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/16/09 at 11:37

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/16/09 at 11:32
i saw that on the news this morning, brrrk. how sad that he spent 28 years incarcerated for a crime he did not commit. thank goodness he wasn't executed.
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That secret was kept from sid and chief. idgaf had his head stuck up his....well you know where. lol

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/16/09 at 11:42

from the news report i saw it was sloppy work on the part of the local PD. looks as though they were just trying to tie him to it regardless.

By: Loner on 12/16/09 at 12:00

Just for shitz and giggles:

I just found this video on youtube. I must warn you, I laughed until I cried. It's about a chimpanzee learning to ride a segway, in Japan. The chimp actually figures it out...this is an outstanding video, IMO...and the "student" is an outstanding chimp. Here's the URL:

http://www.animalintelligence.org/2008/10/22/chimpanzee-learns-to-ride-a-segway/

By: house_of_pain on 12/16/09 at 12:02

Blanket, you must be carrying a soupbone in your pocket.

By: Dragon on 12/16/09 at 12:02

From the circus we call the Senate, everyone stop while they read Sen. Sanders’ 767-page amendment:

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is in health care gridlock after a Republican senator forced the clerk to read aloud a 767-page amendment.
Coburn invoked his right to require that an amendment by another Democrat be read aloud. That sent the Senate into limbo, since the amendment by Vermont Democrat Bernie Sanders is 767 pages long.
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9CKHNUG0&show_article=1&catnum=0

BTW, think anyone should tell the AP that Bernie Sanders in not a Democrat?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/16/09 at 12:03

lol, house! i must be.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/16/09 at 12:04

Dragon, you expect news reporting to be accurate? lol! wow, bad on the AP.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/16/09 at 12:09

That is funny Loner.

I have seen driver in Nashville that was not as good as the chimp.

By: house_of_pain on 12/16/09 at 12:09

Loner, unfortunately, the Segways for Chimps program is underfunded...

By: Loner on 12/16/09 at 12:10

Sanders is the good Independent, Lieberman is the bad Independent, Dragon, though you see it the other way I around, I suppose.

By: house_of_pain on 12/16/09 at 12:12

Loner, have you seen any of the "Farting Sermon" videos on youtube?
They're a "must see".

By: Loner on 12/16/09 at 12:12

Chimps on segways could act as Congressional aides...talk about outreach to the subculture....very PC.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/16/09 at 12:13

I think that the chimps are next in line after we humans depart.

By: house_of_pain on 12/16/09 at 12:16

"very PC."
Projectile Chimpanzees?

By: Dragon on 12/16/09 at 12:17

By: Loner on 12/16/09 at 12:10
Sanders is the good Independent, Lieberman is the bad Independent, Dragon, though you see it the other way I around, I suppose.

You are right. Bernie Sanders is a self-described socialist.
http://sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=7b6eba9b-67f5-4d8f-bc75-ce63a07035d2

By: Captain Nemo on 12/16/09 at 12:18

Oh house hehe

By: brrrrk on 12/16/09 at 12:20

Loner said

"Sanders is the good Independent, Lieberman is the bad Independent, Dragon, though you see it the other way I around, I suppose."

One major difference.... Sanders takes no money from corporate PAC's... Lieberman is heavily funded by big medicine and big insurance AND his wife is a lobbyist. Explains a lot, doesn't it?

By: Captain Nemo on 12/16/09 at 12:27

Does that mean he gets to choice any drugs he wants are just what they hand out?

By: brrrrk on 12/16/09 at 12:34

Something just occurred to me.

Why is that right wing conservatives are so adamant that the Bible is absolutely necessary to controlling all the evil in man, but are just as adamant that corporations operate under no regulations? Anyone else see the contradiction here?

By: Captain Nemo on 12/16/09 at 12:37

I think that Joe Leiberman may regret his action down the road. If not in the Senateor maybe back home.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/16/09 at 12:39

well, i'm sure their logic is that if everyone is converted and is a "good" christian then the corporations will behave on their own without regulations.

yep, put down the crack pipe - lol!

By: Captain Nemo on 12/16/09 at 12:39

By: brrrrk on 12/16/09 at 12:34
Something just occurred to me.

Why is that right wing conservatives are so adamant that the Bible is absolutely necessary to controlling all the evil in man, but are just as adamant that corporations operate under no regulations? Anyone else see the contradiction here?
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It is in their breeding, brrrk. A box can not think outside of the box.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/16/09 at 12:46

also, the smoke and mirror guise of a corporation being its own "individual."

oh, i didn't do that. my corporation did.

By: house_of_pain on 12/16/09 at 12:52

D@mmit! The corporation s**t on the rug again!
Bad corporation!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/16/09 at 12:55

lol! yeah, i need to get me one of those! blaming it all on the dogs is starting to tick them off.

By: dargent7 on 12/16/09 at 12:58

Chimp on a Segway makes news? That's nothing. The American electorate voted in a chimp to the Oval Office. Twice. (well once, if you don't count cheating).

By: chiefpayne568 on 12/16/09 at 1:01

Dargent,

Why I thought you LIKED Clinton. LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 12/16/09 at 1:02

By: dargent7 on 12/16/09 at 12:58
Chimp on a Segway makes news? That's nothing. The American electorate voted in a chimp to the Oval Office. Twice. (well once, if you don't count cheating).
*****************************************************************dargent the twit will be confused if you don't say Bush.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/16/09 at 1:03

See

By: MamaG on 12/16/09 at 1:33

My son had one of those 3-headed dogs from the Harry Potter movies and I heard him blame it for farting once. I couldn't get angry that he was farting in company because I was laughing so hard I peed my pants! He won't ever live that one down!

Make me laugh you guys. I'm in the middle of a bitch fight with 2 of my girls and I'm about ready to tell them both where to go and how to get there!!!

By: MamaG on 12/16/09 at 1:34

SHB "girlfriends" same diff, I guess...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/16/09 at 1:39

miami, via southwest airlines?

or hell via handbag?

By: dargent7 on 12/16/09 at 1:40

Any of you folks notice on the Comcast headlines, "Tiger Woods voted Athlete of the Decade? His wife moved out two days ago after 14 "affairs" came to light. He's in seclusion, not golfing anytime soon. (besides banging cocktail waitresses, isn't that his job description?)
And last week Obama picked up his Nobel Peace prize a week after committing another 30,000 troops to wage a war in a desolate, worthless invasion of primitive tribes called Afghanistan.
Al Gore said yesterday the polar ice caps and Artic shelves will be melted in 5-7 years.
I think the Mayans were too generous in saying the world will end in 2012.
It's already gone.
I'm dusting off my Bible for some answers.

By: brrrrk on 12/16/09 at 1:42

Blanketnazi2 said

"well, i'm sure their logic is that if everyone is converted and is a "good" christian then the corporations will behave on their own without regulations."

Hmmm... I knew there had to be a catch. You will be assimilated.

By: MamaG on 12/16/09 at 1:42

The latter, blanket!

By: MamaG on 12/16/09 at 1:42

Resistance is futile

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/16/09 at 1:44

lol, mama! i figured as much.

8~D

By: MamaG on 12/16/09 at 1:45

Right, blanket! As a woman, you know how bitchy us women can be sometimes!

By: Captain Nemo on 12/16/09 at 1:46

Hmmm... I knew there had to be a catch. You will be assimilated.

"Resistant is futile."

By: Captain Nemo on 12/16/09 at 1:47

I knew I took to long. You beat me MamaG

By: Captain Nemo on 12/16/09 at 1:48

By: MamaG on 12/16/09 at 1:45
Right, blanket! As a woman, you know how bitchy us women can be sometimes!
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As a man I do too.