Dear Coach Richt,
For all of my 49 years on this earth I have been blessed to be a Bulldog fan.
My best friend and I were fortunate enough to be part of the crowd that rushed the field in the SuperDome as Georgia won our only National Championship.
I cheered the Dawgs through the good and bad times and never, ever was embarrassed to wear my red and black.
Coach Richt, tonight I am embarrassed.
This isn’t about the play calls or hanging on by our finger nails for another, way too close, win in what should have been a blow-out. Coach Richt, you will have your detractors calling for you head for those reasons…. this letter isn’t about that.
Coach Richt, tonight I am embarrassed to be a Georgia Bulldog because we acted like thugs today.
The Georgia Bulldogs are NOT thugs, but today our best and brightest acted that way and for that behaviour I do blame you.
For years I have complained that your teams were too penalized and lacked discipline. Today you proved me right on national television.
Coach Richt, I have no doubt that you are a good man, but sir, you set the tone for the team, you set the moral compass and that moral compass embarrassed the Bulldog Nation today.
I moved to Florida almost 20 years ago and have continued to wear my Red and Black with pride. I have celebrated and held my head up with dignity in defeat, what happened in Jacksonville today was worse than a loss by score, it was a loss by character. We won the game, but at what cost?
Sir you set the tone, you must instill discipline in these players. We are a class program and cannot afford to let you drag our team to the depths of thuggery that was witnessed today.
Coach Richt, you are better than what we saw today, our players are better than what we saw today and the Dawg Nation is DEFINITELY better than what we saw today.
A win is a win, but today it certainly doesn’t feel like anything worth celebrating.
Coach Richt, you must do better, the legacy of the Georgia Bulldogs is class, it is up to you to restore our reputation immediately or move on.
Ricky Botolino is a hero.
West Palm Beach Waterfront – 10.7.13
- Personal and Professional Opportunities at Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach (therickiereport.com)
- West Palm rock band returns from China tour; ‘Avatar’ was filmed at one of the venues where they played. (hispanicbusiness.com)
- Short Notes – 10.3.13 (notesfromasouthernkitchen.com)
- Cultural Council Presents SOLO Exhibit by Annette Rawlings, Creative Capital Workshop and Muse Awards Nominations (therickiereport.com)
Oh sweet baby Jesus, now the freaks are coming out with all the great conspiracy theories, because we ALL know that everyone will now want to get “gay married” for the benefits.
Georgia, please you deserve SO much better than this crazy!
Sue Everhart, Georgia GOP Chairwoman, Warns Of ‘Free Ride’ Gay Marriage Fraud
“You may be as straight as an arrow, and you may have a friend that is as straight as an arrow,” she told the Journal. “Say you had a great job with the government where you had this wonderful health plan. I mean, what would prohibit you from saying that you’re gay, and y’all get married and still live as separate, but you get all the benefits? I just see so much abuse in this it’s unreal. I believe a husband and a wife should be a man and a woman, the benefits should be for a man and a woman. There is no way that this is about equality. To me, it’s all about a free ride.”
It’s theoretically possible that such a scenario could happen, but there isn’t any evidence of widespread fraud following the adoption of gay marriage in nine states and the District of Columbia. Though fictional, the premise of the 2007 Adam Sandler movie “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry” was a pair of straight firefighters getting domestic partnership status.
Everhart does not note the possibility of marriage fraud among opposite-sex couples, though others have warned against marriage fraud committed in order to get immigration benefits. In reality, the number of proven cases of such fraud is extremely small.
Everhart also said she could not understand how two gay people could ever have sex. “If it was natural, they would have the equipment to have a sexual relationship,” she told the Journal.
- GA Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Everhart Says Legalizing Same Sex Marriage Could Lead to Fraud (themoderatevoice.com)
- Georgia GOP Chair: Straight People Will Enter Into Fake Gay Marriages (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Georgia GOP Chairwoman: Gay Marriage is ‘Unnatural’ and ‘It’s All About a Free Ride’ for Fraudsters (towleroad.com)
- GA GOP Chairwoman Sue Everhart Things Straights Will Fake Gay Marry (lezgetreal.com)
- Georgia GOP Chair’s Dire Warning: Straight People Will Enter Gay Marriages To Get The Benefits (mediaite.com)
- Georgia Republican, Sue Everhart, warns same-sex marriage “all about a free ride” (tv.msnbc.com)
- Adam Sandler’s influence on Sue Everhart (maddowblog.msnbc.com)