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RSMU – Week 8 Picks

Here we are at the midpoint of the college football regular season. Alabama, Oregon, Florida, Notre Dame and a handful of other teams remain undefeated. The RSM pickers, sadly, do not. Let’s get to the picks! This week’s games: LSU at Texas A&M Virginia Tech at Clemson Auburn at Vanderbilt Wake Forest at Virginia South […]

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RSMU – Week 6 Picks

Last week, the RSM football gurus were spotless in their record … because we didn’t pick any games. We’re back this week, but you’ll have to forgive any strangeness. RSM founder Wayne Franklin had emergency oral surgery this week, so whatever he writes will be under the influence of copious amounts of painkillers.   You’ve […]

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RSMU – Week 4 Picks

Another week, another great slate of Southern football. Before we kill this horse and keep beating it for the sheer pleasure of it, let’s get to the games: This week’s games: Maryland at West Virginia Virginia at TCU Ole Miss at Tulane Miami at Georgia Tech Missouri at South Carolina Louisville at Florida International Memphis at Duke Clemson at Florida State Rutgers at Arkansas […]

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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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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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Declare Your Independence with this DIY Mini Smoker

Recently, RSM David Reber took on a very cool project: converting a stock pot and a Weber Smokey Joe grill into a mini-Weber Smokey Mountain smoker. Now you can learn from his experience.

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Gun or Truck? Let the debate begin!

When we recently posted our 10-Step Program for Real Southerness, it of course evoked some debates about what was included and what was not. One such debate deserves a bit of reckoning. Reader Jill Manuel noted the lack of one iconic piece of Southern manhood: the pick-up truck. We admit; we blew it. How we […]

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RSM’s Guide to Designer Dog Breeds

We’ve established that every Real Southern Man must own a dog, and that for many, the mutt is the king of all Southern dogs. But one man’s mutt is some woman’s designer dog breed.

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