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Austin finally gets his degree....
Link to an article on the Daily Memphian. Don't subscribe? Quit being cheap and support something that is Memphis...

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(05-11-2020 09:39 PM)mapdude Wrote:  Link to an article on the Daily Memphian. Don't subscribe? Quit being cheap and support something that is Memphis...

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uh... no
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RE: Austin finally gets his degree....
that was a great story... I mean awesome.

Congratulations, Austin!
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There is life after mistakes for those strong enough to learn from them.
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(05-11-2020 09:39 PM)mapdude Wrote:  Link to an article on the Daily Memphian. Don't subscribe? Quit being cheap and support something that is Memphis...

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Well done Mr. Nichols. Congratulations
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(05-11-2020 11:28 PM)mactigerd Wrote:  
(05-11-2020 09:39 PM)mapdude Wrote:  Link to an article on the Daily Memphian. Don't subscribe? Quit being cheap and support something that is Memphis...

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uh... no

And screw Calkins liberal azz!
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RE: Austin finally gets his degree....
I get the idea that some kids don't enjoy sports that much and especially don't enjoy putting in all the work at practice, weight training and all of the time restrictions. In these cases, I would always ask, what do you want to do if you aren't playing basketball? If the person has a plan, or is passionate about something then that is the end of the story. Sometimes, when the person has no plan, and no ambition, they don't fully realize that the alternative is doing something they like even less, working even harder, and making a fraction of the income.

I'm not saying that this is the case with AN, but it seems like it might be. Either way, I'm not judging him, only wondering if he realizes that he was 5 years away (3 years of university, 2 years playing pro somewhere) of making anywhere from great seed money to buy a home and invest for retirement, to life altering millions that could have set him up for life.
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RE: Austin finally gets his degree....
(05-12-2020 10:25 AM)uskjtc02 Wrote:  
(05-11-2020 11:28 PM)mactigerd Wrote:  
(05-11-2020 09:39 PM)mapdude Wrote:  Link to an article on the Daily Memphian. Don't subscribe? Quit being cheap and support something that is Memphis...

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uh... no

And screw Calkins liberal azz!

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RE: Austin finally gets his degree....
Austin is celebrating the 'what is and what could be'. Not what 'coulda been ....'

Some folks never finish their degrees--and he accomplished this after a shaky past, not to mention while working full time...whelp...

That. is. really! a big achievement!

Good job, Calkins! And a hearty thank you to President Rudd for giving Austin the opportunity.
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While many may not agree with Geoff's views many times I have to admit he is a good storyteller.
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RE: Austin finally gets his degree....
In many other lands, the majority would agree with Geoff's views. His skill is highly developed and, quite frankly, he coulda had a job pretty much anywhere.

As things are, however, Mr. Calkins is a fearless dude who loves Memphis and Memphians so much that he takes the flakin' and keeps on trackin'...

Memphis has something rare and good other southern cities lack. There is a unified 'caring' from all corners of its divisive tribes. I predict this caring for each other will survive the maelstroms.
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RE: Austin finally gets his degree....
(05-12-2020 01:12 PM)snowtiger Wrote:  In many other lands, the majority would agree with Geoff's views. His skill is highly developed and, quite frankly, he coulda had a job pretty much anywhere.

As things are, however, Mr. Calkins is a fearless dude who loves Memphis and Memphians so much that he takes the flakin' and keeps on trackin'...

Memphis has something rare and good other southern cities lack. There is a unified 'caring' from all corners of its divisive tribes. I predict this caring for each other will survive the maelstroms.

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WHO ?
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(05-12-2020 01:25 PM)jsw3ent Wrote:  WHO ?

All those guys who live rent free in your head.

That's who.
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(05-12-2020 02:32 PM)snowtiger Wrote:  
(05-12-2020 01:25 PM)jsw3ent Wrote:  WHO ?

All those guys who live rent free in your head.

That's who.

Geoff Calkins is a Memphis defender, first and foremost.

Not surprising that the mental midgetry crowd here treat him with such disrespect.
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Congrats to Austin.
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(05-12-2020 03:01 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  
(05-12-2020 02:32 PM)snowtiger Wrote:  
(05-12-2020 01:25 PM)jsw3ent Wrote:  WHO ?

All those guys who live rent free in your head.

That's who.

Geoff Calkins is a Memphis defender, first and foremost.

Not surprising that the mental midgetry crowd here treat him with such disrespect.

I was not referring to Calkins when I said WHO?----and I am a MEMPHIS defender first and foremost.
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(05-12-2020 02:32 PM)snowtiger Wrote:  
(05-12-2020 01:25 PM)jsw3ent Wrote:  WHO ?

All those guys who live rent free in your head.

That's who.

LOL
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(05-12-2020 03:38 PM)jsw3ent Wrote:  
(05-12-2020 03:01 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  
(05-12-2020 02:32 PM)snowtiger Wrote:  
(05-12-2020 01:25 PM)jsw3ent Wrote:  WHO ?

All those guys who live rent free in your head.

That's who.

Geoff Calkins is a Memphis defender, first and foremost.

Not surprising that the mental midgetry crowd here treat him with such disrespect.

I was not referring to Calkins when I said WHO?----and I am a MEMPHIS defender first and foremost.

Then feel free to assume I am not including you in the mental midgetry segment here.
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(05-12-2020 12:22 PM)macgar32 Wrote:  While many may not agree with Geoff's views many times I have to admit he is a good storyteller.

He's very good. I've told him so many times.
It's also part of the frustration that comes when he is so narrow-minded that he can't see the other side of certain "political" issues.
It's why many tell him to "stick to sports". Because he's so good at humanizing sports. Politics, not so much.
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