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RE: Eh tu, Oliver?
While he will always be a Blazer legend, if this is true he will be remember more as a failed politician. In the latter years those who knew Oliver, saw Oliver as drinking the Crimson Kool-Aid. He attended more UA sporting events and functions than UAB .
I understand split loyalties if family and business consideration are in play but if you lay with dogs you get fleas .Oliver after 20 years in Montgomery knew how to get things done, remember how he was such an advocate when UAB needed him to speak, you know he stood up like Smitherman and Williams....nm.
Oliver great basketball player terrible Representative for his community no loyalty to his constituents.
05-12-2017 08:17 AM
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RE: Eh tu, Oliver?
Just because someone is affiliated with UAB in some way, doesn't make them a god. Scrushy, there were some doctors that got busted for research fraud at some point, Jack Williams has done some questionable things, etc.
05-12-2017 10:00 AM
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RE: Eh tu, Oliver?
(05-12-2017 10:00 AM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  Just because someone is affiliated with UAB in some way, doesn't make them a god. Scrushy, there were some doctors that got busted for research fraud at some point, Jack Williams has done some questionable things, etc.

No one is saying that. But his jersey hangs in the rafters and he is in the UAB hall of Fame for what he did on the basketball court, not what he did as a legislator
05-12-2017 10:24 AM
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RE: Eh tu, Oliver?
(05-12-2017 10:24 AM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(05-12-2017 10:00 AM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  Just because someone is affiliated with UAB in some way, doesn't make them a god. Scrushy, there were some doctors that got busted for research fraud at some point, Jack Williams has done some questionable things, etc.

No one is saying that. But his jersey hangs in the rafters and he is in the UAB hall of Fame for what he did on the basketball court, not what he did as a legislator

I'm just saying this is much bigger than basketball.
05-12-2017 12:25 PM
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(05-12-2017 10:24 AM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(05-12-2017 10:00 AM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  Just because someone is affiliated with UAB in some way, doesn't make them a god. Scrushy, there were some doctors that got busted for research fraud at some point, Jack Williams has done some questionable things, etc.

No one is saying that. But his jersey hangs in the rafters and he is in the UAB hall of Fame for what he did on the basketball court, not what he did as a legislator

Right, I wasn't trying to say his jersey or whatever should be taken down either. Hell, I think Scrushy's name could still be on the SHP building, he paid for it
05-12-2017 01:50 PM
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(05-12-2017 01:50 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(05-12-2017 10:24 AM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(05-12-2017 10:00 AM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  Just because someone is affiliated with UAB in some way, doesn't make them a god. Scrushy, there were some doctors that got busted for research fraud at some point, Jack Williams has done some questionable things, etc.

No one is saying that. But his jersey hangs in the rafters and he is in the UAB hall of Fame for what he did on the basketball court, not what he did as a legislator

Right, I wasn't trying to say his jersey or whatever should be taken down either. Hell, I think Scrushy's name could still be on the SHP building, he paid for it

He may have provided the funding, but I think it is debatable that HE paid for it. 03-lmfao
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And to think...I named my dog after him :(
05-12-2017 02:27 PM
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if found guilty his jersey should stay and he should go to jail
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RE: Eh tu, Oliver?
(05-12-2017 10:00 AM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  Just because someone is affiliated with UAB in some way, doesn't make them a god. Scrushy, there were some doctors that got busted for research fraud at some point, Jack Williams has done some questionable things, etc.

And don't forget the PAC to PAC transfer of Mississippi Choctaw casino money through the Christian Coalition that was given to the Riley campaign intended presumably to block any Alabama lottery laws from seeing the light of an election day. So far, none have.
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(05-14-2017 04:25 PM)bladhmadh Wrote:  if found guilty his jersey should stay and he should go to jail

Agreed. One has nothing to do with the other
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