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John Rocker- Political Columnist!

“If you are a fan of John Rocker and third-rate conservative internet rags, today is a big day for you. WND.com, which is essentially an even stupider version of The Daily Caller, has brought the infamous former Atlanta Braves closer onto the site as a political columnist.”


Funny I always took for him for a lefty?

The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: June 26, 2012 at 06:52 PM | 71 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 27, 2012 at 09:45 AM (#4167525)
If only Obama were more like Bud Selig and ended games as a tie after ten innings. Then everyone would be happy.
   2. Benji Posted: June 27, 2012 at 09:59 AM (#4167539)
Ted Nugent was busy obviously (maybe a teen gymnastics team's in town) so they slid farther down the food chain and found Rocker. What a f'ng moron.
   3. Bob Tufts Posted: June 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM (#4167541)
Rocker said vile things and was fined and suspended. Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves license and market vile things (buck toothed Indian, tomahawk chops) for profit.

Institutional bigotry for profit is far worse than the rantings of one lone person with no power to hire, fire or promote.
   4. formerly dp Posted: June 27, 2012 at 10:37 AM (#4167573)
I'm really going to enjoy the season of Eastbound and Down where Kenny Powers becomes a conservative blogger.
   5. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: June 27, 2012 at 10:40 AM (#4167576)
Rocker said vile things and was fined and suspended. Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves license and market vile things (buck toothed Indian, tomahawk chops) for profit.


And how do you think the people in Atlanta feel when a bunch of Yankees come to town?
   6. Bob Tufts Posted: June 27, 2012 at 10:55 AM (#4167597)
And how do you think the people in Atlanta feel when a bunch of Yankees come to town?


Excited that the average local IQ has risen?
   7. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM (#4167609)
Excited that the average local IQ has risen?


I've been to the Bronx. You're not winning anything buddy.
   8. Bob Tufts Posted: June 27, 2012 at 11:19 AM (#4167623)
I've been to the Bronx. You're not winning anything buddy.


Even though the residents of that borough speak Spanish, it is easier to understand them than the average resident of a stars and bars state. And "Deliverance" isn't about a trip down the Bronx River.
   9. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: June 27, 2012 at 11:28 AM (#4167633)
Even though the residents of that borough speak Spanish, it is easier to understand them than the average resident of a stars and bars state. And "Deliverance" isn't about a trip down the Bronx River.


I've been to the Bronx. You're not winning anything buddy.


This.

Bob, some real anti-Southern hate there.....what did we do to deserve this?:)
   10. Bob Tufts Posted: June 27, 2012 at 11:38 AM (#4167644)
what did we do to deserve this?:)


Playing AA ball in the Texas League for Shreveport, Louisiana pushed me over the edge. That, and a string of Southern governors as President in my lifetime.....

   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 27, 2012 at 11:44 AM (#4167650)
Sorry for hijacking this, but Bob, I was writing a piece about Charlie Leibrandt, and I was wondering if you could give me any insight on being traded for him? Did the Reds say they wanted you as an addition to their pen or were they just looking for depth? How did you perceive the Royals handling of you? What was Leibrand't perceived value at that point? He had been a pretty decent prospect, appearing in the NLCS in his second pro season, but it seemed like the Reds saw him as a AAA pitcher by that point. Thanks in advance!
   12. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 27, 2012 at 11:44 AM (#4167651)
Even though the residents of that borough speak Spanish, it is easier to understand them than the average resident of a stars and bars state. And "Deliverance" isn't about a trip down the Bronx River


Your small minded provincialism is duly noted.
   13. MC Skat Kat kann es eigentlich kaum erwarten Posted: June 27, 2012 at 11:45 AM (#4167652)
Bob, some real anti-Southern hate there.....what did we do to deserve this?:)

Country music, mostly.
   14. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM (#4167655)
Playing AA ball in the Texas League for Shreveport, Louisiana pushed me over the edge.


In 1979.

That, and a string of Southern governors as President in my lifetime.....


Sorry if that "democracy" thing isn't working out like you'd have hoped.
   15. Lassus Posted: June 27, 2012 at 12:07 PM (#4167667)
I've been to the Bronx.

I lived across the street from the old Fort Apache, on top of the Longwood Avenue station. Where were you, Riverdale, I assume?
   16. DA Baracus Posted: June 27, 2012 at 12:14 PM (#4167678)
Even though the residents of that borough speak Spanish, it is easier to understand them than the average resident of a stars and bars state. And "Deliverance" isn't about a trip down the Bronx River.


I would say "you should meet the Yankee fans at Turner Field" but there's only a handful of people I would wish that on.
   17. Bob Tufts Posted: June 27, 2012 at 12:15 PM (#4167680)
Retro - send me an email or linkedin and I can deal with that.

Rickey - I do not hate Southerners. I'm merely responding to the Ft. Sumter-like volleys against the North in the comments so far. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybbwaL22j0o
   18. TerpNats Posted: June 27, 2012 at 12:16 PM (#4167681)
some real anti-Southern hate there.....what did we do to deserve this?:)
Six straight national football titles from the SEC, for one thing. (If the state of Alabama put as much energy into solving its social problems that it does into college football, perhaps it wouldn't rank near the bottom of virtually all quality-of-life statistics.)
   19. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 27, 2012 at 12:22 PM (#4167689)
And Frank DeFord thinks great writing is dead. Bah!
   20. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 27, 2012 at 12:25 PM (#4167691)
I lived across the street from the old Fort Apache, on top of the Longwood Avenue station. Where were you, Riverdale, I assume?


The bar Mike from the client took me to. I managed to get back to midtown via a train or two. It was late. Whiskey was involved.
   21. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM (#4167692)
Rickey - I do not hate Southerners. I'm merely responding to the Ft. Sumter-like volleys against the North in the comments so far. :)


You are aware that the volleys at Ft. Sumter were your doing, not ours, right?
   22. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 27, 2012 at 12:27 PM (#4167694)
Six straight national football titles from the SEC, for one thing. (If the state of Alabama put as much energy into solving its social problems that it does into college football, perhaps it wouldn't rank near the bottom of virtually all quality-of-life statistics.)


How much did the City spend on New Yankee Stadium and Citifield, again? What was the cost to bring the Nets to Brooklyn?
   23. Bob Tufts Posted: June 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM (#4167700)
You are aware that the volleys at Ft. Sumter were your doing, not ours, right?


Yes, it was the war of Northern aggression. Confederate batteries at Fort Johnson, batteries thrown from the upper deck of old Yankee Stadium, what's the difference?

"yours...ours"?
   24. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: June 27, 2012 at 12:33 PM (#4167701)
You are aware that the volleys at Ft. Sumter were your doing, not ours, right?

Huh? Insofar as the demand to surrender the fort was declined by the North?
   25. stig-tossled,hornswoggled gef the talking mongoose Posted: June 27, 2012 at 12:40 PM (#4167705)
Playing AA ball in the Texas League for Shreveport, Louisiana pushed me over the edge.


I need to look up where the Captains (if they were still called that) were playing in '79. Surely SPAR Stadium would've been close to being shut down by then, if it hadn't been already.

Till I moved to Little Rock at age 25, every professional baseball game I saw (with the exception of a single Phoenix Giants home game during grad school) would've been at SPAR, starting at age 9 or so, back when the team was the Shreveport Braves. (I grew up about 60 miles north of Shreveport.)




Edit: Good grief. I see by Google & BB-Ref that Shreveport hasn't had a Texas League team in a decade (& that SPAR apparently hung around till '85 or so). That's just bizarre to me. Even so, given my lack of regard for that general area, I don't begrudge Bob his biases at all.
   26. Bob Tufts Posted: June 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM (#4167711)
Mongoose - SPAR Stadium was still standing in 1979 and was used until 1985.
   27. stig-tossled,hornswoggled gef the talking mongoose Posted: June 27, 2012 at 01:29 PM (#4167741)
As indicated, I've never liked Shreveport, even though (& perhaps in part because) it was the sociocultural capital of Southwest Arkansas back in the days before cable, when I was a kid. Unfortunately, I'm obligated to visit there every December.

No wonder your perspective on the South was poisoned.
   28. ecwcat Posted: June 27, 2012 at 01:30 PM (#4167742)
Bob, you're too good for this site. It's filled with a bunch of sensitive geeks who can't take good humor.
   29. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: June 27, 2012 at 01:33 PM (#4167745)
Six straight national football titles from the SEC, for one thing. (If the state of Alabama put as much energy into solving its social problems that it does into college football, perhaps it wouldn't rank near the bottom of virtually all quality-of-life statistics.)

I'm not from Alabama. I'm from one of the states that never wins SEC titles, so this is lost on me..and hurtful, coming from a Nats guy :)

Bob, you're too good for this site. It's filled with a bunch of sensitive geeks who can't take good humor.


But, butt kissing is allowed, apparently.

Actually it's just Rickey and I giving Bob a good natured hard time.

   30. Bob Tufts Posted: June 27, 2012 at 01:45 PM (#4167753)
"I'm saying that drunken idiot kicked your sorry asses south of the Donna Dixon line."
   31. SteveM. Posted: June 27, 2012 at 01:49 PM (#4167760)
Six straight national football titles from the SEC, for one thing. (If the state of Alabama put as much energy into solving its social problems that it does into college football, perhaps it wouldn't rank near the bottom of virtually all quality-of-life statistics.)[/quote
Having lived in the South, and being a graduate of the University of Alabama, the priorities are just fine. Football means athletics are self sufficient at UA, including women national championship programs of golf, gymnastics and softball. I love how Easterners look down at the south from falling apart and rusty industrial cities.
   32. stig-tossled,hornswoggled gef the talking mongoose Posted: June 27, 2012 at 01:51 PM (#4167765)
I'm not from Alabama. I'm from one of the states that never wins SEC titles, so this is lost on me..and hurtful, coming from a Nats guy :)


I live in Alabama (I'm from Arkansas, & I'll always be from Arkansas; Alabama just happens to be where I've gotten my mail for ... good god! -- more than 10 1/2 years now) & the observation is absolutely dead on the money.
   33. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: June 27, 2012 at 02:06 PM (#4167788)
We don't much cotton to you Massachusetts guys with your caaaahs and your chowdah and your Princeton degrees (thanks, Baseball Reference) comin' on this here site and fixin' to put down NASCAR and fried chicken and country music.

By the way you all are the ones with accents, not us. And Mississippi is a great state (cue insults).
   34. Brian C Posted: June 27, 2012 at 02:14 PM (#4167793)
Six straight national football titles from the SEC, for one thing. (If the state of Alabama put as much energy into solving its social problems that it does into college football, perhaps it wouldn't rank near the bottom of virtually all quality-of-life statistics.)

Maybe, but on the other hand, football success is all that separates Alabama from Mississippi.
   35. BochysFingers Posted: June 27, 2012 at 02:15 PM (#4167797)
Bob, some real anti-Southern hate there.....what did we do to deserve this?:)

See "Broun, Paul"
   36. PreservedFish Posted: June 27, 2012 at 02:18 PM (#4167802)
I love how Easterners look down at the south from falling apart and rusty industrial cities.


Is that what's happening to cities? I thought that they were playgrounds for European royalty and tech millionaires, and pricing out the middle class.
   37. Brian C Posted: June 27, 2012 at 02:23 PM (#4167807)
Is that what's happening to cities? I thought that they were playgrounds for European royalty and tech millionaires, and pricing out the middle class.

It's a strange criticism anyway ... it's not like the South is where we'd expect to find marvels of modern infrastructure.
   38. stig-tossled,hornswoggled gef the talking mongoose Posted: June 27, 2012 at 02:30 PM (#4167816)
We don't much cotton to you Massachusetts guys with your caaaahs and your chowdah and your Princeton degrees (thanks, Baseball Reference) comin' on this here site and fixin' to put down NASCAR and fried chicken and country music.


NASCAR is one aspect of the South that I won't even pretend to defend.

Otherwise, I'd say Bob is due all sorts of deference, if only out of self-defense. According to his Wikipedia entry,

Tufts says he had a relative “who was the first woman tried and convicted of witchcraft,” in Essex County, Massachusetts, in 1680.


Sounds like he's not a man you want to cross. And who could teach Chris Truby a thing or two.
   39. ecwcat Posted: June 27, 2012 at 02:38 PM (#4167823)
True story about John Rocker:

I used to hang out with him in Georgia.

He really really really likes African-American women.
   40. Bob Tufts Posted: June 27, 2012 at 02:41 PM (#4167830)
We don't much cotton to you Massachusetts guys with your caaaahs and your chowdah and your Princeton degrees (thanks, Baseball Reference) comin' on this here site and fixin' to put down NASCAR and fried chicken and country music.

By the way you all are the ones with accents, not us. And Mississippi is a great state (cue insults).


"Cotton"? Don't bring up the past.....
Massachusetts? Yes, and I now live in New York City
Princeton? Yes, but you left out the Columbia MBA.
Haven't owned a car for 31 years.
Lost the accent after going to 45 states during my baseball years and dealing with international clients.
Chowder? No, I try to keep kosher.
NASCAR? Started by moonshiners - enough said
Fried chicken - we have come to a point of agreement!
Country music - as Tom Lehrer once said, "the reason that most folk songs are so atrocious is that they were written by the people".
Mississippi? The state slogan is "We exist to make you feel better by comparison".
   41. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 27, 2012 at 02:44 PM (#4167832)
NASCAR is one aspect of the South that I won't even pretend to defend.


No less defensible than hockey.
   42. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 27, 2012 at 02:45 PM (#4167834)
NASCAR? Started by moonshiners - enough said


Entrepreneurs.
   43. Bob Tufts Posted: June 27, 2012 at 02:47 PM (#4167842)
NASCAR? Started by moonshiners - enough said
Entrepreneurs.


and anti-reveneurs! The original Tea Partiers......
   44. stig-tossled,hornswoggled gef the talking mongoose Posted: June 27, 2012 at 02:50 PM (#4167845)

No less defensible than hockey.


Well, sure.

I wonder which has fewer teeth -- the average NASCAR driver or the average hockey player.
   45. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: June 27, 2012 at 02:54 PM (#4167849)
NASCAR? Started by moonshiners - enough said


True. Junior Johnson, showing his entrepreneurial spirit.

Fried chicken - we have come to a point of agreement!


Fair enough.

I wonder how has fewer teeth -- the average NASCAR driver or the average hockey player.


Gotta be hockey players. You don't lose many teeth driving stock cars unless you have a real unlucky crash.

And I could have gone to Columbia and Princeton if it wasn't for anti-Southern prejudice (that, and grades and money).
   46. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 27, 2012 at 02:58 PM (#4167856)
and anti-reveneurs! The original Tea Partiers.....


Rum running has a long and storied history among true patriots.
   47. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 27, 2012 at 03:03 PM (#4167860)
I wonder which has fewer teeth -- the average NASCAR driver or the average hockey player


With the caveat that I don't really do motor sports* in general, the only distinction between NASCAR and Formula-1 racing is class and culture signifiers. Sure, some technical details of strategy and course layout, but in the end, it's a sport where a driver goes as fast as he can in a machine. People who piss on NASCAR while remaining silent re: the big Euro racing circuits (or the Indy 500, etc.) are simply throwing class cards on the table for fear of being thought to be part of the uncool hick crowd. Basically, NASCAR complaints come down to mean girls ######## about how Brittany could bear to be seen in last year's shoes.

*I will occasion the bike races up at Road Atlanta, because I enjoy riding and watching more skilled riders riding really fast.
   48. stig-tossled,hornswoggled gef the talking mongoose Posted: June 27, 2012 at 03:12 PM (#4167873)
People who piss on NASCAR while remaining silent re: the big Euro racing circuits (or the Indy 500, etc.) are simply throwing class cards on the table for fear of being thought to be part of the uncool hick crowd.


I'm happy to piss on both. Neither is a sport; they're just transportation.
   49. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: June 27, 2012 at 03:16 PM (#4167883)
I love how Easterners look down at the south from falling apart and rusty industrial cities.


Have you ever actually been to an Eastern city? Because your conception of them is about 30 years out of date.

People who piss on NASCAR while remaining silent re: the big Euro racing circuits (or the Indy 500, etc.) are simply throwing class cards on the table for fear of being thought to be part of the uncool hick crowd.


Or they're from America, and have never seen any of these European races.
   50. cardsfanboy Posted: June 27, 2012 at 03:21 PM (#4167887)
With the caveat that I don't really do motor sports* in general, the only distinction between NASCAR and Formula-1 racing is class and culture signifiers. Sure, some technical details of strategy and course layout, but in the end, it's a sport where a driver goes as fast as he can in a machine.


Except in one "sport" they go around an oval course over and over and the other course they actually drive. I don't knock the skill of the drivers in Nascar, but there is a clear difference in difficulty between the two "sports".

He really really really likes African-American women.


contrary to the narrative, was there anything he said that was actually racist? I seemed to have thought it was a generalization about the city of New York, and who populates the subway.
   51. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 27, 2012 at 03:24 PM (#4167891)
Have you ever actually been to an Eastern city? Because your conception of them is about 30 years out of date.


More Rust Belt/Michigan/Ohio/Upstate NY than NEC Seaboard or Great Lakes Megalopolis critique, really.
   52. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 27, 2012 at 03:25 PM (#4167894)
contrary to the narrative, was there anything he said that was actually racist? I seemed to have thought it was a generalization about the city of New York, and who populates the subway.


He said his first baseman looked like a "fat monkey," and this was assumed/thought/said to be a reference to Randall Simon. Otherwise, he bashed NYC, the 7 train, gays, and Japanese/women drivers.
   53. The Good Face Posted: June 27, 2012 at 03:31 PM (#4167900)
I love how Easterners look down at the south from falling apart and rusty industrial cities.


Have you ever actually been to an Eastern city? Because your conception of them is about 30 years out of date.


Odd, considering you can't go more than a page or two in the NYT without finding a lament about "our crumbling infrastructure". I'm a New Yorker and I love the city, but I wouldn't deny that a lot of it is dirty and crumbling.
   54. Lassus Posted: June 27, 2012 at 03:31 PM (#4167901)
More Rust Belt/Michigan/Ohio/Upstate NY than NEC Seaboard or Great Lakes Megalopolis critique, really.

Please tell me you've been subjected to Utica and I'll feel somewhat better more accurate about positing your intimate interactions with farm animals.
   55. SteveM. Posted: June 27, 2012 at 03:33 PM (#4167904)
It's a strange criticism anyway ... it's not like the South is where we'd expect to find marvels of modern infrastructure.


Ever been to New Jersey? Its a giant ######## with Bruce Springsteen.
   56. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 27, 2012 at 03:41 PM (#4167923)
Ever been to New Jersey? Its a giant ######## with Bruce Springsteen.


Eastern Jersey, yes. Western Jersey is a lot like Western Carolina and Blue Ridge Virginia. Quite lovely actually.

All cities are constantly decaying and being rebuilt. It's part of being a city. (The primary problem with the southern metropolises is that they are not constrained by geography like the NEC or most Euro cities, so instead of decay and rebuild, they decay and sprawl.)
   57. zenbitz Posted: June 27, 2012 at 04:31 PM (#4167991)
Both the South and North East have intolerable weather 10 months out of the year.
   58. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 27, 2012 at 04:50 PM (#4168008)
contrary to the narrative, was there anything [Rocker] said that was actually racist? I seemed to have thought it was a generalization about the city of New York, and who populates the subway.

Maybe not if you're talking solely about African Americans, but when SI asked Rocker if he'd ever consider playing for the Yankees or the Mets, here was his reply:

I'd retire first. It's the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the 7 Train to the ballpark looking like you're riding through Beirut next to some kid with purple hair, next to some queer with AIDS, right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time, right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It's depressing... The biggest thing I don't like about New York are the foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?


Of course that's not all that different in tone from what you hear from large segments of talk radio and the Tea Party, but that's another story.

In late 2006, Rocker was interviewed by the popular sports blog, Deadspin along with girlfriend Alicia Marie. In the interview, Rocker discussed his "Speak English" campaign, as well as his upcoming book (which was eventually published in 2011.) Rocker stated that the book will not be used to try to repair his reputation, but will rather be "more conservative Republican rantings."


Gotta give him credit, the man isn't shy. (smile)
   59. Tippecanoe Posted: June 27, 2012 at 05:05 PM (#4168025)
John Rocker's vivid articulation of his opinions is what made him a household name. This should be a good multi-car NASCAR pilup of a column.
   60. spike Posted: June 27, 2012 at 05:09 PM (#4168029)
Except in one "sport" they go around an oval course over and over and the other course they actually drive. I don't knock the skill of the drivers in Nascar, but there is a clear difference in difficulty between the two "sports".

can't believe I am doing this, as I am not a huge fan of either, but.... NASCAR racing is just not comparable to F1 racing. While it's true there is not as much technical driver input on a banked oval, the driver must simultaneously try to pass and avoid being passed at almost all times. The number of simultaneous moving parts (far more entrants in much tighter racing positions) in a NASCAR race adds a level of complexity that isn't present in F1. The difference in technology between cars in NASCAR is a lot thinner, IMO, as well, making the skill of the driver a bigger difference-maker - it seems to me that in F1 the car wins the race as much as the driver. Tactically and strategically, they just present a different set of challenges - enough to where I'd be hard pressed to call one clearly more difficult than the other.



   61. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 27, 2012 at 05:14 PM (#4168034)
can't believe I am doing this, as I am not a huge fan of either, but.... NASCAR racing is just not comparable to F1 racing. While it's true there is not as much technical driver input on a banked oval, the driver must simultaneously try to pass and avoid being passed at almost all times. The number of simultaneous moving parts (far more entrants in much tighter racing positions) in a NASCAR race adds a level of complexity that isn't present in F1. The difference in technology between cars in NASCAR is a lot thinner, IMO, as well, making the skill of the driver a bigger difference-maker - it seems to me that in F1 the car wins the race as much as the driver. Tactically and strategically, they just present a different set of challenges - enough to where I'd be hard pressed to call one clearly more difficult than the other.


It's almost like rugby and football and soccer are all foot based sports.
   62. Nasty Nate Posted: June 27, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4168044)
Both the South and North East have intolerable weather 10 months out of the year.


ehh, only 4 intolerable weather months in the northeast, unless you are an absolute ##### about the heat/humidity and that only adds one or two more months.
   63. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 27, 2012 at 05:32 PM (#4168060)
By the way you all are the ones with accents, not us. And Mississippi is a great state (cue insults).
... FOR ME TO POOP ON!

/Insult Dog

Both the South and North East have intolerable weather 10 months out of the year.
As someone who lives in Southern California, what is this "intolerable weather" thing you speak of?
   64. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 27, 2012 at 05:36 PM (#4168068)
John Rocker's vivid articulation of his opinions is what made him a household name. This should be a good multi-car NASCAR pilup of a column.

Absolutely. I wouldn't trade John Rocker for all the boll weevils and hookworms in the Sovereign South.
   65. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: June 27, 2012 at 05:43 PM (#4168076)
As someone who lives in Southern California, what is this "intolerable weather" thing you speak of?


They must mean earthquakes. Weather is perfectly tolerable the rest of the year.
   66. Bob Tufts Posted: June 27, 2012 at 05:58 PM (#4168094)
John Rocker's vivid articulation of his opinions is what made him a household name.


This also applies to Alexander Stephens and the Cornerstone Speech in March of 1861.
   67. Dan Szymborski Posted: June 27, 2012 at 06:03 PM (#4168096)
I'm happy to piss on both. Neither is a sport; they're just transportation.

Well, even if you don't think it's a sport for the people driving the cars, it's certainly at least a sport for the cars themselves.
   68. zenbitz Posted: June 27, 2012 at 06:03 PM (#4168098)
"Intolerable" is probably the wrong word. Unpleasant and annoying.
   69. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: June 27, 2012 at 06:17 PM (#4168107)
Unpleasant and annoying.


Like you!
   70. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: June 27, 2012 at 07:07 PM (#4168135)
Well, even if you don't think it's a sport for the people driving the cars, it's certainly at least a sport for the cars themselves.


I think Pixar's excellent documentary on the subject illustrates your point quite aptly.
   71. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: June 27, 2012 at 09:40 PM (#4168185)
The biggest thing I don't like about New York are the foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there.


What Rocker hates about New York is what I like about it. Well, not Times Square. Times Square sucks. But the city's ability to sponge all kind of people in is awesome.

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