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Old 01-11-2017, 10:25 PM   #21
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So you will ignore someone's point and not consider it simply because you don't like sci fi? That's very closed-minded and ignorant. It's the same point that many brilliant minds have made long before Star Wars. That is the results are what matter in this life. It's Darwinism. The extinct long dead members of a species don't get to their genes passed on for TRYING to do so. They actually have to do it.
I understand the quote. I am saying using a fictional movie character, alone, especially one that is a puppet is akin to using a quote from Batman or Bugs Bunny to bolster your argument. Like it or not, it leaves an unfavorable impression to most professional people. Use that kind of quote if you are writing to an old friend. You could make a similar point by using your own words or those of a famous, respected, real person.

If I were conducting a job interview for an important position and someone walked in wearing a tee shirt or jeans with holes in them, inwardly I would roll my eyes, but they would have a much more difficult time making me take them seriously or for them to project themselves as a mature person or a potential employee. If you look and sound serious, you will more likely be taken as such.

It leaves a better impression and shows you want others to really pay attention, let alone take action. I would argue that would be a better approach. That might seem unfair to some, but it is reality.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:29 PM   #22
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Just wanted to post in what will inevitably be a HOF thread.


Also, I think we're think too small here. Boom deserves an aircraft carrier. Now THAT would turn some ****ing heads out on the recruiting trail.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:33 PM   #23
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I understand the quote. I am saying using a fictional movie character, alone, especially one that is a puppet is akin to using a quote from Batman or Bugs Bunny to bolster your argument. Like it or not, it leaves an unfavorable impression to most professional people. Use that kind of quote if you are writing to an old friend. You could make a similar point by using your own words or those of a famous, respected, real person.

If I were conducting a job interview for an important position and someone walked in wearing a tee shirt or jeans with holes in them, inwardly I would roll my eyes, but they would have a much more difficult time making me take them seriously or for them to project themselves as a mature person or a potential employee. If you look and sound serious, you will more likely be taken as such.

It leaves a better impression and shows you want others to really pay attention, let alone take action. I would argue that would be a better approach. That might seem unfair to some, but it is reality.
OMFG thank you for this. My face hurts. "...especially one that is a puppet..." lost it.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:34 PM   #24
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I support all these thoughts, write the letter. BTW, star wars is my only sci-fi but I'd leave it out
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:39 PM   #26
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Might be interesting to present Ray a notion about pitching Under Armor for marketing co-op funding.




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Old 01-11-2017, 10:49 PM   #27
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I'm all for adding high profile assets that bolster the reputation of our brand so we're on the same page.

Helo's are really cool and the "neato" factor is exceptionally high however the notion that Muschamp could drop in on recruits from the sky is flawed. You can't just show up at a high school and land in the parking lot or on the football field. There are safety and security concerns as well as the disruption to the school would likely go unappreciated by the administration.

My personal opinion is that we would be better served by upgrading our fixed wing feet with the addition of a jet. A sexy one.

The jet would offer a heck of a lot of wow factor as well if we splashed it with aggressive gamecock themed paint.
Sumlin uses a helo to drop in on practices, but I'm sure it's not practical at every HS.

No sense in splashing up a sexy jet. Recruits won't see it.

I think Tanner is well aware of how our teams have done against Clemson, sending him a letter reminding him of that probably won't win you any points. Neither will the philosophy of Yoda.
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Sumlin uses a helo to drop in on practices, but I'm sure it's not practical at every HS.

No sense in splashing up a sexy jet. Recruits won't see it.

I think Tanner is well aware of how our teams have done against Clemson, sending him a letter reminding him of that probably won't win you any points. Neither will the philosophy of Yoda.
Recruits won't see it?

Ever hear of a low level fly by Goose?

It can be done pretty easily and if it's timed right can be very effective.


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Here's an idea...don't send the letter. Ray Tanner will never see it, and someone from the athletic department will write you some canned response about how they appreciate your enthusiasm yada yada yada. Waste of time.
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:44 PM   #31
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If you want it to be your letter, then write it without suggestions. It's your opinion. Let us know how it works out for you.
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:52 PM   #33
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I'm drafting a letter to send to Ray Tanner and I would like some input. Hopefully, I don't sound like a bitchy fan, but I prob do. Let me know where I'm right, wrong, off base or if you have something to contribute. Below is what I have so far. Thanks

Oh and if you bash me, I'll just ignore it without responding.


Dear Mr. Tanner


First, I would like to thank you for the hard work you have put into our athletic program. *Our GPA has increased and financially we've never been better. *With that said, I have some concerns that are shared by many fans. *


First, as you know, we will always measure ourselves against Clemson and the other members of the SEC East. *Many of us feel we are getting left in the dust, especially with Clemson beating us in football 3 straight years, baseball 3 straight years and basketball this year. *Florida once again played for the East title in football and Georgia has a new young coach to go with a renewed sense of urgency. *


The fans need something. *A free concert for students is nice but what are we doing as a department that inspires the fan base to look with excitement towards the future? *A new football ops building is something we have needed, but honestly, it's the equivalent of buying your best salesman a new desk. *It might help him but will it increase his sales or draw in new business? *Probably not. *Dorm renovations is a good idea, especially if they become state of the art. *


But what I mean is we need to see something that shows that the administration has a strong desire to win at the highest levels. *Something that will show recruits of all sports we are serious about taking the BRAND of South Carolina to the halls of the elite. *It's not my place to tell you what to do, but what about a tricked-out new Gamecock-designed helicopter for the athletic department? *A brand spanking new Gamecock-themed helicopter to show off to recruits and donors. *I know we have plenty of money. *Between Under Armour and ESPN and the SEC, we have never had more money. *This should have already been done, frankly.


Also, something needs to be done about this columbarium idea. *It's terrible and should never be allowed to happen. *No respectable SEC university would have that directly outside their stadium. *It will be a monument to futility if allowed to proceed. *Please do everything in your power to stop this ridiculous notion.


Finally, I desperately want you and the entire athletic department to succeed. *But I know I'm not the only one with the belief that we aren't doing enough, that those in power at the highest levels seem to be ok with us being behind in facilities, innovative ideas and groundbreaking culture changes. *Far too long we have reacted to what other schools have done instead of working tirelessly and spending relentlessly to set the standard. *Money should never be an issue. *It's time South Carolina decided once and for all: *do anything and everything to win championships within the rules or be content to merely participate. *Yoda said it best "Do or do not; there is no try."


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Old 01-11-2017, 11:57 PM   #34
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:02 AM   #35
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Typical structure of a persuasive writing piece

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• Argument 1, 2, and 3: } Explain why author’s position is correct
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WTF is a Columbrariam? I have no idea but I am sure we do not be another library, especially one near the WB. Are we all in on football, even though we are most successful in women's sports? Ray came from a secondary sport, a successful one, but one that most fans do not care much about. So, obviously his focus is not on football. It is on women's sports like basketball and horse riding. And basesball.

So I think you a pissing up a rope writing a letter to Tanner. He does not care any more about football than anybody who played baseball would.
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A helicopter? That must guarantee at least 2 more wins each year.


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And what the hell is the Columbianium?


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