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Cartoon of the Day – Surprise

Friday, October 24, 2014 7:00 am

20141023LisaBenson
[Lisa Benson - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Sacrifice

Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:00 am

20141023MikeLester
[Mike Lester - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Legacy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:00 am

20141017BobGorrell
[Bob Gorrell - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Warning

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:00 am

20141020MichaelRamirez
[Michael Ramirez - Investor's Business Daily]

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Cartoon of the Day – Control

Monday, October 20, 2014 7:00 am

20141017MichaelRamirez
[Michael Ramirez - Investor's Business Daily]

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Cartoon of the Day – Direction

Friday, October 17, 2014 7:30 am

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[Jerry Holbert - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Safe

Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:00 am

20141015GlennMcCoy
[Glenn McCoy - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Threat

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 7:00 am

20141014DanaSummers
[Dana Summers - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Campaign

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 7:00 am

20141014MichaelRamirez
[Michael Ramirez - Investor's Business Daily]

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Cartoon of the Day – Virus

Monday, October 13, 2014 7:00 am

20141011HenryPayne
[Henry Payne - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Gotcha

Friday, October 10, 2014 7:00 am

20141009HenryPayne
[Henry Payne - GoComics]

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Traditions

Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:00 am

GSCErkRussellI’m in full, old man, get off my lawn mode. And, it’s a college football team that set me off.

First, some background. You may already know that I’m a fan of the University of Georgia. My daughter went there (and she was a cheerleader) and I almost went there. But I didn’t.

However, a little closer to my home town in southeast Georgia is another college, Georgia Southern University. Back then, it was Georgia Southern College. And, they didn’t have a football team. But, that would change.

In 1981, Georgia Southern announced the hiring of Erk Russell as head coach. Russell had been defensive coordinator at the University of Georgia for the previous 17 seasons, but accepted the challenge of starting up a football program from scratch. The school had no football facilities when Russell was hired. In fact, they didn’t even have a football. The Athletic Director had to run across the street to the K-Mart to buy a football as a prop at the press conference to announce Russell’s hiring.

Georgia Southern did things simply back then. They got old yellow school buses from the Bulloch County school system to take the team to games. And in those games, the Eagles wore simple white pants with no stripe down the leg, simple blue jerseys at home and plain white jerseys on the road with no stripes on the sleeve, and blue helmets with numbers on the side. Old fashioned, simple football uniforms. And the reason is because they were the cheapest available.

Turns out, though, that you don’t need fancy buses or fancy uniforms to win. Georgia Southern won the Division 1-AA national championship 1985, their first of three under Russell, and six overall. And they did it while wearing cheap uniforms and riding yellow school buses to games.

Today, and for several years, Georgia Southern has been able to afford a lot more. This season is their first year moving up to Division 1-A, officially called Division 1 FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision), and they’ve kept the traditions.

This weekend, though, they’re kinda ticking me off. They’re showing off some new uniforms to be worn special for homecoming. And they have the nerve to call it “Traditions.”

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I know all the cool schools do this crap. But, it’s crap. At least, to a traditionalist like me. I hate it when schools come up with gimmicky uniforms. You know what kind of gimmick I like? Winning.

It’s a great tradition, too.

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Cartoon of the Day – Gotcha

Thursday, October 9, 2014 7:00 am

20141008HenryPayne
[Henry Payne - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – 1984

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 7:00 am

20141007ScottStantis
[Scott Stantis - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Trick

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 7:00 am

20141007LisaBenson
[Lisa Benson - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Safe

Monday, October 6, 2014 7:00 am

20141003MichaelRamirez
[Michael Ramirez - Investor's Business Daily]

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Cartoon of the Day – Decisions

Friday, October 3, 2014 10:00 am

20141003MikeLester
[Mike Lester - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Crazy

Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:00 am

20141012MikeLester
[Mike Lester - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Failure

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:00 am

20140929BobGorrell
[Bob Gorrell - GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Done

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:00 am

20140929GaryVarvel
[Gary Varvel - GoComics]

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