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Former Auburn TE Phil Lutzenkirchen died Sunday. He will be missed by many who didn't know him. Why?

Those around the Auburn program knew best what kind of truly special person he was. Like the time in 2010 when he attended the prom at his alma mater Lassiter High in Marietta, Ga., with a young woman with Down syndrome.
I can't say I knew Lutzenkirchen well. I think I interviewed him a few times over the years. But his heart and spirit had an impact on me, too. Last month, he and I traded about a dozen direct messages over Twitter. The exchange started after I praised him in a tweet for some of the comments he made in support of former Mizzou star Michael Sam during the NFL draft. Lutzenkirchen, a Christian who worked with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, also had begun sparring with some fans, including many of his alma mater, who didn't approve of Sam. These were some of the tweets from Lutzenkirchen's timeline that day:

@Phil Lutzenkirchen
That was a moment America will never forget @MikeSamFootball Uncomfortable for some but changing. #bestofluck brother

@Phil Lutzenkirchen
If someone is in love with a person let him be in love. He doesn't judge you for loving a straight, cute, gay, fat, ugly, sexy, person.

Please read the rest:

RIP Phil Lutzenkirchen!
You could have remained on the sidelines and not said a thing. You stepped up at a crucial moment in a very conservative area. I will always wonder what you could have accomplished.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jun 30, 2014, 02:23 AM (4 replies)

Watching over me:

Moonpie is on the left and Tater is on the right.

When I go outside, Moonpie and Tater used to watch intently as I left. I had to be careful that they didn't slip out. Yesterday I noticed them peering through the blinds at me as I was getting in my car. (Mousie used to appear when I returned from a trip.)

I don't know if they want to see what I'm doing or they want to make sure I am coming back. I also have to close the door to the bathroom because Tater is intent on jumping in the tub. They cry until I come out.

(Scat passed a month ago today. At times it feels like years, and at other times it feels like it just happened. Sigh......)

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Jun 27, 2014, 12:23 PM (3 replies)

A moment in the NBA draft that you should see:

Last I heard, he is going to be an assistant coach at Baylor or in some position. At any rate, he will stay there in some capacity. That won't make up or having your dreams crushed after years of work, but it's a familiar place to regain his footing.
He is also blind in one eye.

Flo Hyman, a world-class volleyball player, died suddenly from this condition.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Jun 27, 2014, 11:10 AM (3 replies)

It's getting real in Latta, SC. The Mayor hired a new sheriff before the old one can be reinstated.

LATTA, S.C. — The results from Tuesday’s referendum in Latta are scheduled to be certified at 11 a.m. today at the Dillon County Courthouse. And if everything goes as expected, Latta residents could see changes before the end of the day. Latta residents voted 328-147 on Tuesday to change the town’s form of government from strong mayor-weak council to strong council-weak mayor.

Members of the council announced Thursday they don’t plan to waste any time getting to work.
They’ll hold a special public meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at the Latta Community Center during which they say they’ll address several ongoing controversial decisions Mayor Earl Bullard has made since taking office in January.

First on the agenda, council members say, is the rehiring of former Latta Police Chief Crystal Moore.
“The vote will be certified at 11 a.m.. After the Secretary of State is notified by phone call, council will assume control of our town,” Councilman Jarett Taylor said. “Once that vote is certified, council will be giving Crystal Moore her job back.”

Bullard fired Moore after she refused to sign seven unexplained reprimands — the first of her 23-year career in law enforcement — that Bullard presented to her on the same day. Council members pleaded with Bullard to reinstate Moore, to no avail, and finally voted in May to let the town’s citizens decide whether they wanted council or the mayor in charge of the town’s business.

Less than 24 hours after the referendum passed, Bullard announced he’d hired Freddie Davis to be the town’s new police chief. Davis’ resume includes past work in law enforcement at the Florence Police Department, Pamplico Police Department, Florence County Sheriff’s Office, Kingstree Police Department and, most recently, the Hemingway Police Department, where he was employed as a captain. According to a copy of Davis’ contract obtained by the Morning News, Davis is scheduled to start work as chief on July 1.

But that doesn’t look likely to happen at this point, if the town’s council has anything to do with it. Additionally, state law doesn’t stipulate any waiting period on the transition in government forms.
“The statute is truly silent on when the change is effective,” said Bill Taylor, a field manager with the Municipal Association of South Carolina. “However, it’s been our recommendation that it should take place after the election is certified by the municipal election commission. So our opinion would be that absent any other problems, council can move forward with conducting business under the new form of government right after Friday’s certification.”

Now he's made the citizens real mad. If he gets to have a key to the bathroom I'd be surprised.

One council member was surprised at the hiring because she said there was no money to hire anybody. Another member said that he can't hire anybody without council approval even under the old rules.

And Freddie Davis is a fool for taking the job. I bet the mayor told him it would be if fine and that it would all blow over.
Davis said he and his wife prayed about taking the job. They better pray again and hear another answer.

You don't treat people like this. Everybody knows everybody in a town like Latta. They were happy with Moore on the job and her sexual orientation wasn't a problem. They knew about it but most probably have known her since she was little. They might not approve, but it wasn't something that got in anybody's way. I know some like Bullard had a problem, but not nearly a majority.

None of these people will be leading a gay rights parade. However, they do know Moore and know that nobody has ever been hurt because of her lifestyle. This is how progress is made in some places.

On the other hand, the DO know Bullard is a mean,nasty, pigheaded fool who wasn't raised right. Everybody at that meeting tonight will probably say, "Bless his heart " right before they shite on his plans.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Jun 27, 2014, 09:11 AM (0 replies)

The USMNT on the way to the stadium:


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jun 26, 2014, 11:25 AM (0 replies)

Well Ann Coulter has chimed in about the World Cup & our interest in soccer:

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jun 26, 2014, 11:04 AM (15 replies)

Plotting world domination:


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jun 26, 2014, 10:50 AM (3 replies)

Luis Suarez has been suspended for biting.

DISCIPLINARY: Uruguay’s Luis Suarez suspended for 9 matches & banned for 4 months from any football-related activity.

Amazing! FIFA did something sensible.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jun 26, 2014, 10:23 AM (19 replies)

The weather today at the site of the USAvsGER match in Recife, Brazil:


No report on the pitch conditions yet. The stadium is an hour out of Recife.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jun 26, 2014, 08:05 AM (12 replies)

Indiana and Utah have had rulings declaring gay marriage bans unconstitutional


Step by faster step.....
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Jun 25, 2014, 12:50 PM (8 replies)
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