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    espn 30 for 30: Ghosts of Ole Miss

    Did anyone else watch this? It was really good. I highly recommend watching it if possible.

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    Re: espn 30 for 30: Ghosts of Ole Miss

    Very well produced. It seemed a bit disjointed at times. Lots of ambiguity though, which was frustrating.

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    Re: espn 30 for 30: Ghosts of Ole Miss

    Yes I watched it, for sure I recommend it, it's history.

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    Re: espn 30 for 30: Ghosts of Ole Miss

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    Very well produced. It seemed a bit disjointed at times. Lots of ambiguity though, which was frustrating.
    Yes, I agree on the producing. I think it's the same guy that did Roll Tide War Eagle. He also has a great voice, doesn't match his body though.

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    Re: espn 30 for 30: Ghosts of Ole Miss

    I did, & agree that it was good. mrs. exiled hasn't been able to watch it yet, but plans to catch tonight's re-run. I was alerted to the show by exiled, jr., who is an Ole Miss grad. He liked it too. He said James Meredith attends games in Oxford regularly & walks around in the Grove before games; I told my son that there's a photo worth standing in line for.

    Naturally, in some of the national responses, there are ignoramus Yankees saying that things in the South/Mississippi/the U. of MS haven't changed. Of course, as we all know, 100% of the racism & hate that has ever occurred in this country happened in the South & still does. Because as we all know, African Americans never get elected in MS...(oops!) You know, down here where the KKK was founded & all...(oops again!)

    Back on point, it's showing again tonight ~9:30 central. ESPN 2 I believe.
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    Re: espn 30 for 30: Ghosts of Ole Miss

    Frankly, I enjoyed the film, and as a social studies teacher, I always love it when films basically make the audience answer the question. Additionally, I always learn a lot from these films since I'm from California, and I'm always wanting to learn more about Southern history. There's no doubt that the South was a major stage for the civil rights movement, but it wasn't the only stage. The civil rights movement occurred all across the major areas of the U.S.

    I do want to ask - what are y'alls thoughts on the song Dixie? I don't really see anything wrong with the current lyrics (apparently they've been changed a lot since the original song debuted during the Civil War), but are there really people against the song because of its original targets?
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    Pretty good stuff. I tweeted my instant thoughts afterward. Which was basically this: Tubbs (and subsequently Cutcliffe) recruited me to play at Ole Miss. And now that I'm older. as a Black man, I can't believe that I ever seriously consider playing there (because at the time, Confederate flags were still being waved in the stands). But I wound up attending Alabama (and not playing football at all by the way) which, in terms of racial tension in a historical context, is probably 100x worse. But me going there was ok, because it was home. And Foster's Auditorium, which had been a symbolic reminder of those tensions, is now a bastion of racial harmony and acceptance.
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    Re: espn 30 for 30: Ghosts of Ole Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by exiledNms View Post
    I did, & agree that it was good. mrs. exiled hasn't been able to watch it yet, but plans to catch tonight's re-run. I was alerted to the show by exiled, jr., who is an Ole Miss grad. He liked it too. He said James Meredith attends games in Oxford regularly & walks around in the Grove before games; I told my son that there's a photo worth standing in line for.

    Naturally, in some of the national responses, there are ignoramus Yankees saying that things in the South/Mississippi/the U. of MS haven't changed. Of course, as we all know, 100% of the racism & hate that has ever occurred in this country happened in the South & still does. Because as we all know, African Americans never get elected in MS...(oops!) You know, down here where the KKK was founded & all...(oops again!)

    Back on point, it's showing again tonight ~9:30 central. ESPN 2 I believe.
    My wife is an Oxford native/OM grad. I'm sure she'd like to see it...
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    Re: espn 30 for 30: Ghosts of Ole Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaTide View Post
    Frankly, I enjoyed the film, and as a social studies teacher, I always love it when films basically make the audience answer the question. Additionally, I always learn a lot from these films since I'm from California, and I'm always wanting to learn more about Southern history. There's no doubt that the South was a major stage for the civil rights movement, but it wasn't the only stage. The civil rights movement occurred all across the major areas of the U.S.

    I do want to ask - what are y'alls thoughts on the song Dixie? I don't really see anything wrong with the current lyrics (apparently they've been changed a lot since the original song debuted during the Civil War), but are there really people against the song because of its original targets?
    I love the song. It brings tears to my eyes. I love the south, I love Dixie. To me there is nothing racial about the song or loving the south.

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    Re: espn 30 for 30: Ghosts of Ole Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaTide View Post
    I do want to ask - what are y'alls thoughts on the song Dixie? I don't really see anything wrong with the current lyrics (apparently they've been changed a lot since the original song debuted during the Civil War), but are there really people against the song because of its original targets?
    I like it. I particularly like the slow version that the Ole Miss band used to play. I believe it's "From Dixie With Love" and goes into the Battle Hymn of the Republic after Dixie.

    Was banned by the Chancellor a couple of years back. So, yes, there really are people against the song because of its origin.
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    Re: espn 30 for 30: Ghosts of Ole Miss

    I remember my old school in rural Lauderdale County had Dixie as its fight song - when it played across the river in Colbert County, the band often stayed on the bus. Or didn't play the fight song.

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    Re: espn 30 for 30: Ghosts of Ole Miss

    I enjoyed it. I grew up in Mississippi but am an alum of Alabama. My daughter is a Freshmen at Bama. The progress we've made over a few generations in unbelievable.

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