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RSMU – Week 3 Picks

To say none of us were perfect in last week’s picks would be an understatement. Who could have foreseen the complete meltdown in the Ozarks that left the Razorbacks on the losing end of a 34-31 tilt with Louisiana Monroe? And who would’ve guessed that, less than 20 months removed from their national championship, Auburn […]

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RSMU – Week 2 Picks

Our first week of football picks saw mixed results … unless your name is Jerrod Brown. Jerrod was unblemished in his picks last week. Can he keep it up again this week? Let’s see … This week’s games: Auburn at Mississippi State Eastern Carolina at South Carolina North Carolina at Wake Forest Florida at Texas […]

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Twanglish Lesson: Old Timer’s

Twanglish Lessons is your semi-unregularly posted guide to mastering the finer points of the Official Language of the South. Remember: it’s not English; it’s Twanglish. Twanglish Lessons is back!

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RSMU – Week 1 Picks

So far, Southern teams have been the highlights of this initial weekend of the 2012 college football season. Those were the appetizers. Now it’s time for the main course. Some of our contributors weighed in on the weekend’s games. Beware: Homerism abounds!

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Football’s back … and so are we!

Tonight, after a long off-season filled with pain, suffering, lamentations and probably a fair amount of binge drinking to console the sorrows that come with the loss of our favorite sport for eight months, college football makes its return. For the next four-plus months, half of us will deal with the pain, suffering and lamentations […]

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What Are Your Real Southern Plans for the 4th?

Independence Day is almost upon us. One thing we’ve learned is that the South is chock full of patriotic celebrations and fireworks display on the 4th. Whether you’re going to the lake or the beach or the mountains, tell us your favorite destination for the 4th. (And send some pics if you have them!) We’ll […]

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Welcome, Alabama Alumni!

That headline makes us feel a bit like the manager of a Holiday Inn in some far-flung Southern destination like Opp, Dunedin or Natchitoches welcoming the Shriners to town.

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Beyond the CSA: 12 Extinct Nations of the South, pt. 1

Until the late 19th century, the South was a virtual breeding ground for failed nations, nation-states and republics? Here’s a quick run-down of some of the highlights … or low-lights, as they were:

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