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Scott Reynolds is in his 22nd year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds enjoys giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: sr@pewterreport.com

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    johnnybuc1

    Probably the best Fab 5 column you’ve ever written, Scott. Shedding such an illuminating light on what Jameis is really like was refreshing to read. The only thing I could’ve done without was your political statement at the end.
    I thought this was a football board, and a big part of the UK leaving the EU, was directly due to unfettered bigotry. Please keep your political views to yourself, as I will mine.
    Thanks!

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    1. 1.1

      salish_sea

      @johnnybuc1: I agree with your comment on the UK/EU… SR should keep his right wing BS to himself. I also think this Fab5 was mostly fluff, too much godstuff and nothing really about actual football. Waste of time.

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        toofamiliar17

        Agree with all of this. How was this a great Fab 5? I mean, what did we expect a player’s dad to say about him? 3 out of 5 topics were about some combination of Jameis Winston’s family’s thoughts on him and some useless ramblings about his football camp that all essentially come down to Jameis being fun and liking kids. Then another portion was all of Scott’s personal feelings on the issue of football for children, something I truly could not care less about.

        I’m not going to get into Brexit here. Neither should Scott, or anyone. This is a Bucs website. If I wanted to discuss the economy or political issues, I would do that with people who had educated, informed, thoughtful opinions on those topics.

        As someone who works directly within global markets in my job, I don’t want to get into such things here. This is a sports news outlet. I think it should be treated as such.

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      76Buc

      I agree johnnybuc1; Excellent Fab5, but UK comment is misplaced, and as Horse mentions below, shows a superficial analysis of the situation.

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      EastEndBoy

      @johnnybuc1: I concur with your comment on the Brexit. As a Londoner from the EastEnd, I suggest Scott was way off the mark on this one….better to stick to the Bucs.

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    Horse

    A real feel good Fab 5 Scott. Since you put politics into the Fab 5 I will respond to your EU comment. This is not good for Europe nor the USA. Watch the market in the next several months and then tell me how good the choice was made by people who don’t understand financing.

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    1. 2.1

      Dbuc63

      I understand many mechanics in financing, even have an MBA. What strikes me is your true IGNORANCE. Market does not equal financing HORSE. As Thomas Grey famously said: “Ignorance is bliss”

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        Dbuc63

        Fab 5 had a nice spiritual component to it. Have a great weekend posters.

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      2. 2.1.2

        Horse

        Dbuc63, you saying what you just wrote says a lot about your successes. You are playing on a word and that is really silly to call someone ignorant. Maybe we should check out each others net worth and see how successful we have been in the real world of financing? Sorry if I offended you.

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        1. 2.1.2.1

          Dbuc63

          Really, now you’re being silly. How do you propose we do that? Are you going to divulge all your financial records to me and I you? It simply was ignorant what you posted. Implying net worth equals success?? I’m very comfortable and perhaps you are as well. If so, good for you I’m sure you deserve it by making the right choices as have I. Still, your entire post lacks substance and credibility. No offense taken and I hope you are not offended what I stated; which is true.

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            Horse

            Oh I am much much more comfortable than you will ever be. My made a fortune in the real estate world and in overseas investing in foreign countries that do business with the USA. Best we both just ignore each other in the future. I already have you pegged as a nobody.

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      3. 2.1.3

        76Buc

        Dbuc63, I also have an MBA- in international finance and economics, and spent 13 years as an international banker. I don’t see how the Brexit is good for the Europe or Britain. Now it looks like Great Britain may fall apart as the Scots and Irish (Northern) may leave.

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        1. 2.1.3.1

          Dbuc63

          76Buc, My point really wasn’t about education status, more that I am involved in global market activity everyday and very well educated. My point really was countering a blown out of proportion analysis HORSE gave. He’s so ingrained in his ideology that any criticism pisses him off. I find it sad that most people, like him, regardless what you believe resort to such reactions and act like children.

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    2. 2.2

      BucWild02

      I agree with Horse and 76Buc. The xenophobic reaction of the elderly voters in GB have crushed the value of their pound and it will have long lasting effects on their country. This will not end well for GB. Its on par with Texas seceding from the US because too many people from other states are taking Texas jobs. In that scenario Texas would have a top ten GDP of all nations, but would quickly devolve as it lost support from the federal gov’t and surrounding states. GB is very short sighted to have allowed this and there will be long term problems in currency values and jobs in GB, although I am confident the global markets will recover since they ALWAYS do.

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  3. 3

    nitey

    I’m going to agree with Johnnybuc, as a very long time reader, I can’t remember a column that I’ve enjoyed more. Thanks Scott.

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  4. 4

    chetthevette

    Hey Scott, Nice Fab 5. 1 through 4 are nice little pieces. Glad everyone is playing nice.

    Now to the meat. In your Bucs shot you referenced that POS article about McCoy. I’m an old geezer so I’ll revert to an old story about Kareem Abdul Jabbar. For years they pundits ragged on him for not hussling and being lazy. What did he do about it? He set all the NBA scoring records and became one of top five basketball players of all time. These are big men we are discussing here, just because McCoy is not flying around like Lavonte David the impression is they not exerting maximum effort. What a crock of doodoo.
    McCoy gets moving awfully fast and very quick for someone who weighs over 300 pounds. I just love it when some writer sitting on his kiester decides to rag on someone who he really hasn’t covered except for a few games he watched covering the Falcons. I hope McCoy remembers this and smacks Matty Ice on his butt. Just another thought, any football player who doesn’t raise hell when called “Matty” deserves a smack down. Don’t like the Falcons either.

    All in all a good Fab 5. But, I have to agree with Johnnybuc, I think that politics should not be discussed here. I come here to forget about the crap that is going on in the world. GO BUCS

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    salish_sea

    This article was a load of fluff and godstuff, plus a dose of your right wing nonsense at the end. Zero actual football content… Fab5 used to be worth reading every week. These days, it’s maybe 50/50.

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      76Buc

      I suggest you stop reading PR and use sites where you will get the ungodly stuff you desire.

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      toofamiliar17

      The lack of substantive Bucs content in this one bothers me, too. I’m happy to have one non-football player-related interest piece in a Fab 5. This one has 4 of those, plus entirely unsolicited and, at least for me, totally unwanted political commentary. Fluff is a great word for the vast majority of this one.

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      1. 5.2.1

        jongruden

        ^ politically correct sheriff alert^

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    cgmaster27

    Damn good fab five. This is some really good insight into Jameis even for those of us who have been watching him since his freshman year. In college football, players only get one type of publicity off of the field, and that’s bad publicity. There are tons of college athletes that do great work in the community that never get the recognition on a national scale.
    Jameis endears his younger brother, that has always been apparent to me, and can be nothing but helpful to keep Jameis in the right mindset all the time.
    That’s pretty wild that VJ and Jameis are family. Haha, might have to pick VJ up in fantasy as a #2 receiver this year.]
    Jameis’ ability to take his off of the file dstuff and put it aside was always incredible to me. When things were at their worst, he would always play his best. His first game against Pitt blew me away. I’ will never see a better performance in my lifetime. I knew right then and there, he was something special.
    But you add om top of that as his father said now, he’s a football athlete, and his leadership, we are in for a great ride Bucs fans.
    I don’t talk politics, as nothing can divide fellow fans quicker, so I’ll leave that one alone.
    Really good fab five especially considering there isn’t any real football to talk about right now.

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  7. 7

    salish_sea

    Hey Scott, ya know who else was a nationalist? Hitler. And your buddy Drumpf. Not a coincidence.

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      chetthevette

      Easy does it salish, I like Scott,AS most PR readers do, even if he chose the wrong forum for this statement. Hitler? Cmon man.

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        salish_sea

        Well, it’s not a stretch to call Drumpf a fascist or even a Nazi. We know he’s an admirer of Hitler… This nationalism stuff has some really nasty, dangerous themes.

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          cgmaster27

          And it’s also not a stretch to call Obama a Marxist. Point is, political views are all subjective, and if you don’t want scott mentioning it, then why do you keep belittling the point? We get it.

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            johnnybuc1

            Totally agree cgmaster, which is why I only discuss politics with family and very close friends. I’ve lost more than a few friends over the years when we discovered where our politics lay. Which is why I was extremely surprised to see Scott post such propaganda on here. I recognize this is his site and all, but there’s no place for politics here. As was said by someone earlier here, there’s no quicker way to divide Buccaneer fans. Let’s keep this place to FOOTBALL!! Okay SCOTT?
            GOOOOOOO BUCS!!!!!!!!!

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            BucWild02

            Trump literally had his constituents raising their right hand toward him in a sign of loyalty to him during his early rallies. That imagery is IDENTICAL to Nazi Germany in the height of its xenophobic nationialistic facist rise.

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    2. 7.2

      toofamiliar17

      Overt nationalism is damaging to trade and trust between nations. It DOES harbor resentment and negative feelings between peoples’ of different states, which creates environments ripe for global conflict. This really isn’t debatable. It IS a necessary result of such a mindset.

      The comparison to Hitler is dumb. A more accurate comparison would be the general outlook of the strongest nations of the world in the lead-up to WW2, and that’s a fair fear. As irrational fear seems to continue to take a stronger and stronger hold here in the States, and Britain withdraws from the EU largely based on a similar paranoia, it is fair to worry about the short and intermediate future of quality relations between nations. This is going to sound super cheesy and like I’m joking, but I’m really not:

      “Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”
      – Yoda

      It’s obviously a quote from a fairly ridiculous character in a science fiction movie, but it’s so powerful within the context of the film specifically because it is so true in the real world, too. Beyond the obvious economic havoc wreaked by Brexit, what it says about the direction of international relations really worries me. Fear is taking hold, and it’s officially driving things at times now. That’s a bad thing.

      That’s all I’ll say on this subject. within BN. Again, as I’ve already said, this is NOT the place for this. I couldn’t resist replying, but what I’ve said is as far as I’ll go on this subject here.

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    matador

    I agree strongly with the others. Keep your political opinions, and religious ones for that matter, to yourself.

    The issue you raise is a complicated one that few of us have likely invested the time to understand the consequences of fully. Cheering on nationalism when we have a fascist one vote away from the White House because of an uneducated, economically illiterate electorate that doesn’t take any responsibility for their own actions isn’t doing the country any favors. You should recant your statement.

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    1. 8.1

      salish_sea

      Well said.

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    2. 8.2

      Dbuc63

      I mean the Hippocracy from one sentence to the next. Your first sentence can have some credibility but then you “have to” give your own political views. What’s amusing is you clearly defined yourself with your canting moralist views.

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        scubog

        I thought the same thing Dbuc63. It seems political and religious views are Ok to present only if they are aligned with our own. This is not the forum.

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          Dbuc63

          So true. GO BUCS!

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  9. 9

    jongruden

    Don’t listen to Matador- I’m tired of this politically correct world we live in today you can’t mention the word “God’ without someone having a fit, give me a break and get a life.
    Now on to the article I also put my son in tackle football at the 7 and has played tackle football for the next 7 yrs till he went to high school where he is now on JV at the age of 15 and let me tell you a simple fact the kids that have more experience playing tackle football at a younger age have a huge advantage learning the fundamentals of playing the game. At first you just learn how to tackle, catch, block, throw etc that takes at least 4 yrs to learn its not only a physical aspect of the game you learn but the mental as well, as the yrs pass you learn how to read the alignments, formations and coverage’s and learn to pick up little tendencies of opposing players that will tip you off what’s going to happen. I can tell you the kids that came into freshman football at my sons school you can literally point out kids who had little to no experience playing and the ones that played for yrs and so did the coaches as the experienced kids played and the other ones didn’t and usually quit. I recommend to anyone who has sons to put them into tackle at an early age to learn the fundamentals and to progress and get better over the yrs cause if you go to a decent football program your son will be competing with kids who not only played their whole life but attended football camps too. As far as Jamies I have been a fan all yr I love his passion and desire for the game its why I wear his jersey.

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    1. 9.1

      chetthevette

      Yeah, please listen to Matador. He makes good points. So I’m going to have a “fit”. 30% of Americans do not believe in God, fact. But I do not see that faction spouting off continually to forward their agenda. After last weekend I have lost most of my tolerance for any religion, period. Radical Islam, nutbags. Southern Baptists,Looney tunes, Tea Party, a bunch of frightened children. Donald Drumph , a reactionary idiot. This will be an election year that defines the USA.
      While I’m on it , Jesus’s teachings are full of compassion and mercy for all people who are poor, disabled or incapable of looking after themselves. But the stand that the Right has taken is anything but.
      Instead they would like to just let fend for themselves and wash their hands of it.
      Great Briton just made a huge mistake that fear driven and rascist to the extreme.
      So go ahead and vote for the orangatang and build that wall. How’s that for a fit? I hoper Stocker makes the team also.

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      1. 9.1.1

        jongruden

        Calm down dude, there are more serious issues at hand than Winstons dad talking about his faith etc jeeze this is the kind of crap that I have to hear about now bring back the 80’s please sigh

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        1. 9.1.1.1

          chetthevette

          ” I’m calmer than you. ” – Walter Socheck
          ” That’s like your opinion man. ” – The Dude

          Before I went off I read the words:
          Nazi
          Nationalism
          Marxism
          God – repeatedly
          Fascist
          Faith
          Religion
          So, calming down is problem.
          I want this kind of rhetoric I’ll tune in to Fox news.

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    2. 9.2

      76Buc

      Wow!I agree jongruden. While I don’t believe sports sites are a place for religious dogma, all SR did was report about our star QB’s father mentioning that one of the 3 guiding principles of his son’s life was God. That’s reporting. So what? Why would that make people go “nuts”? It was not a religious article nor was it SR making an overt religious statement. He was just reporting on one of the 3 core beliefs of our star qb.

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      1. 9.2.1

        toofamiliar17

        @76Buc, if this was one instance of this in a vacuum, I could agree with you in theory. That said, one of these comes up every so often, and some of them have been more overtly supportive of the Christian faith of a player than this one, particularly the one about McCoy and his that happened a while ago.

        If it REALLY IS just reporting on a player’s personal motivations etc., then I challenge PR to seek out prominent Bucs players who are overt atheists and want to talk about how that’s factored into their development as players, or a Muslim or Jewish player who wants to go on about how the teachings of his faith have led him to treat people a certain way.

        I don’t know if there are any such players on our team. Maybe the opportunity isn’t even really there. That seems unlikely, but it’s possible. But even then, Scott’s personal beliefs DO show through in the way he reports these things. Tone plays a big part in writing. At this point, it is very clear that Scott seeks out vocal Christian players on the team to be able to write about their faith etc.

        If he wouldn’t provide the same platform to players of different faiths, or of players specifically with no faith at all (and I’ve got a strong, strong hunch that he wouldn’t), then this is problematic to me on a sports website, just like the attempts at political commentary.

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    dictate2u

    chetthevette amen

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  11. 11

    jongruden

    God and jesus I love you both I bet that just ruined some people’s day ha GOOD, I hope they toss and turn at night with their lives so turned upside down now. God bless

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    1. 11.1

      toofamiliar17

      You completely don’t get the point. You sound like an idiot.

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  12. 12

    jongruden

    You don’t get the point of who cares and get bent over something more trivial, Jamies dad mentioned faith and Scott reported it get a life its not a big deal, god bless

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  13. 13

    drdneast

    LOL.
    I thought the Brexit comment was out of place to, but it’s Scott’s column so he can put what he wants into it.
    TooFamiliar17, I think you implied that Reynolds isn’t educated and informed enough to offer an opinion about Brexit and I was wondering what you based that opinion on.
    As for your other post that dealt with fear I found that highly enlightening.
    As for me, I have mixed feelings about the event except for my investments just went ouch although I know they will recover.
    of course I knew it wouldn’t be long until the name calling started about President Obama.
    I have to laugh hilariously when someone calls him a Marxist because he makes deisions that favor the common man because Congress can’t seem to get anything accomplished because both sides are involed in stagnant trench warfare.
    When you can’t pass substantive gun legislation that won’t allow people on no fly terrorist lists from purchasing a an Assault rifle, then you have a real problem with your thought process.
    Great pic of you and your kids Scott. You sound like a great dad and I hope the best for you and your son even if we probably aren’t on the same side of the political fence.
    Great to see your son outdoors instead of sitting inside playing Grand Theft Auto for 10 hours a day.
    Make sure he gets a good education, too.
    Last year 57 percent of the people attending college in this country were females.
    We are indeed headed for a matriarchal society.
    Hold onto your crotches you guys if you don’t change that with your sons.

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    1. 13.1

      chetthevette

      I’ve disagreed with drdneast before, I take it all back.
      RIGHT F***IN’ ON.

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    2. 13.2

      Horse

      drdneast, perfect.

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    3. 13.3

      cgmaster27

      Why would laugh when someone calls Obama a Marxist? He’s the poster boy for it. Anit- capitalism and redistribution of wealth are the very heart of that belief. As for his decisions helping the common man, ;let me know when that happens. I work my ass off for my measly 24,000 a year and he’s done nothing for me but raise my taxes and fine me when I don’t get his ridiculous insurance.
      You say the common man, I think you mean the broke and unemployed, because those are the only people I’ve seen him help.
      What absolutely blows my mind is the american people fell for him for two terms.
      Damn it , I said I wasn’t going to get political in here. Sorry Drd, something about you brings up the debate in me. Haha

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    4. 13.4

      toofamiliar17

      Fair point, I certainly did imply that, even if I meant it a bit differently than it reads in my comment (see below). I don’t know Scott well enough, obviously, to be able to comment 100% accurately on his knowledge level. That’s true.

      I work in the financial sector. I have spent my life studying economics, personal finance, market trends and what causes them, etc. etc. The people I work with have all done the same. I do work with a couple of professors of economics at a couple of different universities as well. When I am seeking economic perspectives, I seek out readings from various finance-heavy publications, i.e. the WSJ.

      Whatever limited reading Scott has done to come to his opinion, I feel pretty confident in my assumption that his opinions on this subject are substantially less educated and thought out than the opinions those people and myself have on this subject. That’s all I meant. I’m sure Scott has done a fair amount to try to best understand Brexit and all its implications, but the reality is that he will never be as informed on the subject as people that literally make careers out of understanding such things.

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    SDBucfan

    Well this is just lovely. May as well add to the fire while I’m here. 😉
    —-
    I’ve decided to endorse Hillary Clinton for President, for my personal safety. Trump supporters don’t have any bad feelings about patriotic Americans such as myself, so I’ll be safe from that crowd. But Clinton supporters have convinced me – and here I am being 100% serious – that my safety is at risk if I am seen as supportive of Trump. So I’m taking the safe way out and endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.

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    1. 14.1

      SDBucfan

      Oh and Scott, you may want to make the same endorsement, just for good measure.

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        FLBoyInDallas

        You should probably get permission from Scott Adams before plagiarizing his political commentary.

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    Horse

    I did like the Fab 5 as I knew nothing about Senior Winston. I also love to read and here good positive stories about our Buc players. Scott, I think it’s great that you have a great relationship with your kids and I liked how you blended it all into the Fab 5. Go Bucs!

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    scubog

    I get up early every Saturday morning to have my two cups of coffee, read the latest Fab 5, take my morning &%*# then head off to the grocery store with my football fix for the day. As John Bullucci from Saturday Night Live used to say, “But…noooooooooooo”. First I read a nice insightful article, or five, about our QB’s upbringing and youth football. Then I see that there are a whopping 40 comments and wondered, “What the Buc?” And then I read all the way down to Scott’s line about Great Britain’s recent decision and realize that my fellow posters would go on a rampage regurgitating their political views in my lap. It made me wonder if these same folks, intent on trying to convince me that I somehow should apologize for making my own way in the world, go on politically related sites and try to persuade those “haves” in Denver, Carolina, New England, Arizona, Seattle and Pittsburgh to become Bucs fans.

    Great looking kids Scott. That little stocky guy might be named after Logan Mankins, but he resembles Ali Marpett.

    Looking forward to next weeks Fab 5 Reaction

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      76Buc

      Great post scubog. However, it makes too much sense. Also, you said “I get up early every Saturday morning to have my two cups of coffee, read the latest Fab 5, take my morning &%*# …” Do you that at the same time? I’ve never been able to get the timing down!

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        scubog

        Not since Pewter Report went computerized. Back then the old Buc Magazine had many uses.

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      toofamiliar17

      Nobody came to this Fab 5 intending to discuss economics or politics. He opened the door, which is something I have a problem with. But once you open that door, discussion will follow. That’s on PR.

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    surferdudes

    Yeah keep it to football. So as Jameis’s career winds down, maybe we can draft his brother Jonah! We all know the national media doesn’t really know what Jameis, and the Bucs are about, but ESPN seems to hate. When it’s all said, and done, I’m betting Winston goes down as one of the greats on, and off the field. Time to prove it.

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    1sparkybuc

    Anyone ever notice that sports bring people together (integration), while religion and politics simply divide and separate? An awful lot of reaction for a piece of “fluff”. I already liked Jameis, detested all religions, and viewed nationalism as self preservation. Nothing in this Fab 5 did anything to change that. Enjoyable read. Thank you for your efforts.

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    bucfannc

    I was a player and now a coach. You always have to have to put something higher than the game itself. Something that is greater than the sport itself. You can starve yourself on X’s and O’s. The sport is just a game. People are the most important. Teammates, foes, family, fans, coaches, owners, etc. Any and all can raise your level to play the sport/game.
    The article was great because it lets us see and hear what is in Jameis’ life to motivate him more than just the sport/game.
    Scott, I would challenge you to share one player’s or coaches’ motivation every week in your Fab 5. Call it “Extra Mo” or something. A great example is the many articles about VJax and the military. I think we as fans will eat it up.

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      76Buc

      I’m sure we have anti military, anti establishment types posting here, who would not appreciate a military piece.

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    FLBoyInDallas

    Ever notice how the leftist space cadets are the ones who are emotionally reactionary and squeal like little girls whenever someone shares an opinion that differs from theirs? It’s not a coincidence that you don’t see conservative Christian nationalists acting like a bunch of whiny, safe-space, bathroom-confused, gender-bending weirdos who are so needy I wonder if I should give them a maxipad gift card. We are the silent, moral, emotionally stable, self-secure majority. Always have been. Always will be. Way to stay true to yourself and your beliefs, Scott. You have many more supporters than detractors, despite the loud attention-seeking nature of those dimbulbs.

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    macabee

    If anybody was wondering where’s macabee? I brought a knife, gunfight broke out, went back home. Simple as that. lol.

    Was interesting to note when the most vocal was moving furniture around up in heh, Scott and his trusted sidekick Mark, like me, stayed under the porch!

    Tuesday’s SR’s Fab5 Reaction 6-28 should make for good reading.

    FWIW, I enjoyed the FAB5 and the political banter too. Only in America! No big deal folks, they do this every day over at JoeBucsFan. lol.

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    1. 21.1

      FLBoyInDallas

      Always appreciated your voice of reason, as well as your sense of humor. You’re the guy in the old westerns who, when a bar fight broke out, just picked up his beer and maneuvered it so it didn’t get knocked over, lol.

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      Horse

      Good one Macabee; always enjoy your posts. I got too sensitive about the politics and have to laugh it off in the future. Thanks for reminding me that this is about football and ignore the rest.

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    drdneast

    That person in the bar was James Garner, FlboyInDallas.
    A very great underrated actor because he made the craft look so easy.
    Watch his speech about nationalism to Julie Andrews in the “Americanization of Emily” in the first 30 minutes of the film. What a piece of work.
    Actually I enjoy reading all the rants, raving and misinformation of facts out here when it comes to a political every once and awhile.
    Gets the blood flowing.
    I actually have friends on both sides of the political fence and of course although most people think I’m a flaming liberal, I like to think of myself as a moderate.
    I believe law abiding citizens have the right to bear arms but if you are going to purchase an Assault rifle you should have to undergo a strict security check that will be processed as a fee.
    If your on a No Fly list, sorry pal, your out of luck. There’s innocent people in prison too and at least your not in there.
    I despise people who burn American flags but will protect their right to do so.
    It is that type of freedom which still makes this country the greatest place to live in the world.
    I like President Obama but was less than thrilled when he let a bunch of drug dealer free.
    I don’t care if they were only selling an ounce or two of crack cocaine, they were drug pushers and there is no bigger parasite in this world than a drug pusher.
    I also believe government employees and CEO’s who commit fraud against the public should be given mandatory sentences of no less than 10 years with hard labor.
    I don’t give a damn how many good deeds they used to do with other peoples money.
    Damn, got to get to work.

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    owlykat

    Scott has just as much right to his opinions as all the politically correct posters who want to censor his freedom of speech. Football is as much mental as it is X’s and O’s so I find the mental processes of our Star Players very important and thank Scott for reporting their motivations. My Father sacrificed his engineering studies and while entitled to a sole remaining son deferment, volunteered to serve his Country and volunteered for the Army and was lucky to survive the Battle of the Bulge. I also volunteered during the Vietnam War myself. Had the majority of our posters reflected the values of the American People in WW2 we would all be speaking German right now. That is the scary thing to me and not Scott’s values he revealed, as we face the menace of radical Islam who want to kill everyone who differs with them.

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    JayBuc52

    I for one have enjoyed reading this and other articles about Winston. While he has made mistakes and owned up to them, he has also matured and become the leader that the Bucs have been lacking for years. The fact of the matter is that it matters not one wit what the posters think of Jameis and his beliefs. It matters what his teammates think. This team has embraced him and his teammates will run through a wall for him because they know he would do the same for them. You can’t separate a man from his beliefs because they are a part of who he is and what makes him tick. Learning about his father, a positive role model for a change, gives us an insight on who he is. It encourages me to think that he can develop into the franchise quarterback this team has never had. Let’s not forget he is still a kid, nevertheless we see the maturation process happening before our eyes. He is the real article and nothing exemplifies that for me more than tossing that touchdown to Humphries when he could have easily walked it in. Unselfish and team oriented. Getting some background on him may not be hardcore football stuff but it interests me nonetheless.

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    richbucsfan

    My, my,my what a touchy group. Let’s remember, PR is Reynold’s, not yours. You are not a stock holder or Board member. Don’t like it, don’t read it. That is the message we religious types get all the time. Thanks, Scott, for your article. Our society has devolved to be hyper-critical and hyper-sensitive. Chill people.

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      johnnybuc1

      richbucsfan
      My, my,my what a touchy group. Let’s remember, PR is Reynold’s, not yours. You are not a stock holder or Board member. Don’t like it, don’t read it. That is the message we religious types get all the time. Thanks, Scott, for your article. Our society has devolved to be hyper-critical and hyper-sensitive. Chill people
      ________________________________________________________________
      Hey Richie Rich, is THIS not a football site? I know for myself, I come here to read about the team I’ve followed for over FORTY YEARS! Not some political biased crap that has more to do with bigotry covered under the guise of SOVEREIGNTY! If Scott wants to turn this into simply another Hate Site, that’s up to him we’ll find somewhere else to glean our Bucs info. If you’ll notice in the very first post, all I was asking was for him to keep his political views to himself, as this is NOT the correct platform for such statements. Just because you agree with what he said…does NOT make it right! Religion and Politics have no place here. Again, just because you agree with him it doesn’t mean it should be posted here!

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        FLBoyInDallas

        If they deem it to be the correct platform, then it’s the correct platform. Plain and simple. You don’t get to define the site. The owner and editor do. Personally, since your football as well as political insights are so lame and you’re such a whiny person I wouldn’t mind seeing you get your Bucs info elsewhere. Sometimes it’s good to “trim the fat”, so to speak. See ya.

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          BucWild02

          Fine…its the correct platform since SR is the editor of the site. But readers are free to criticize his (short sighted) comment and Brexits implications. Fair trading. #merica

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    drdneast

    owllykat, what about the forces or radical white supremecy that killed seven or eight innocent church going black people.
    How about the forces of radical Christianity that have murdered doctors and bombed clinics.
    Why is it people seem to forget all about the evils that radical Christians have purported on this country when they talk about terrorism.
    Most people, Christians and nonchristians, need someone or something to hate and fear in order to exist.
    Reread toofamiliar17s post about fear and hate and cast your spotlight on all religions, not just the one you want to despise because its convenient and popular in your group of friends.

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      richbucsfan

      My, my, my use the exception to prove the rule. Logically illogical. How about the devout Christians that founded the Ivy League schools and founded hospitals, and are even today providing medical, dental, food, and many other ministries to assist human suffering. There’s not hate there, just love. It’s easy to point to the mentally ill who may espouse a religious belief, but let’s remember, Christianity has always provided merciful and gracious care of humanity. Of course, your response will be the exception or some other event, but that is your mindset and I do not seek to change it. Just to give you a perspective you may not have. This argument, however, has nothing to do with Scott Reynolds right to write whatever it is he chooses from his world view. Again, if you don’t like it revoke you subscription if you have one, but remember, the Red Board is free of charge. It takes some serious boldness to criticize a person when he allow you to use his site for free.

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        chetthevette

        I was going to recluse myself from any more comments, but I can’t stop myself. I’ll keep it short.
        Granted the Christian religion has done some decent things through out the 2000 years of existence, but their religion is very much as culpable as the Islamic religion.
        The reformation that Christianity went through is long over due for Islam. They have a lot to work out for sure.
        But, let’s not think that the Christian’s don’t have work to do.
        Watch the film Spotlight for some perspective.
        Now that’s Christian love.

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          richbucsfan

          It would have better that you not have replied as your reply is ridiculous. To liken Christianity to Islam is very uninformed. Anyway, what does what you say, move forward the fact that Mr. Reynolds can write whatever he chooses on his site?

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            chetthevette

            I the long run, yes comparing Islam to modern Christianity might not be exactly fair. Ridiculous, I think not. Some very foul things are going on in the world and discussing them is important. The religions of the world seems to me to going through a pissing match that really has no end in sight. I wish I could say that some of this is ancient history. This has dominated world affairs as long as I’ve been alive. From the Pope striking a deal with the Axis in WW2, or building a wall though Belfast, it’s all continuing regardless of who you call “God”.
            From my past posts you might not believe I feel this way, all people should have the right to live any way they want.
            It just seems to me that religion has been continually force it to our lives.
            It’s time for sanity to rule.

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        toofamiliar17

        Man, you totally don’t get it.

        (1) There ARE huge similarities between Islam and Christianity. To start with, and most notably, they worship the exact same God. Just that is enough to obliterate your assertion that likening one to the other is ill-informed. Beyond that, both religions espouse the importance of good works. They’re both monotheistic religions that tell of both a heaven and a hell. And many of their teachings overlap. There are a LOT of similarities between the two faiths.

        (2) I get the impression that you just have really, really poor knowledge of the historical atrocities carried out by those claiming their Christian faith as the driving force for their actions. There were these little things called the Crusades that mostly consisted of church-sanctioned missions with the intent of murdering as many Muslims (and other non-believers) as possible. In the middle ages, historians estimate that several hundred thousand people were burned at the stake by religious zealots after it being concluded that they were witches. Early Americans brutally took this land from millions of indians, eradicating many of them, on the basis of the idea of Manifest Destiny. More modernly, the Ku Klux Klan sees itself as a religious group carrying out the will of the Christian God. Countless terrorist attacks have been carried out by religious (Christian) zealots.

        When you paint Christianity and its followers as just overflowing with love, you must be doing so with your head in the sand. People suck. That includes lots of people who call themselves Christians and who think they are doing God’s will while carrying out various atrocities. This is not debatable. It’s a matter of historical record.

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    RB4TampaBay

    Scott, I found that this Fab 5 was very interesting, I enjoying learning more about the past regarding Jameis, and I enjoyed learning more about his father. It helps knowing more about how he was raised and what it is that drives him. I was not bothered by the religious comments that his father made one bit, those are facts and you were reporting them, that’s as it should be. It was nice learning about how some of his teammates joined him at the football camp, and I liked hearing about them. I also liked learning about you and your kids being involved in youth football, it just provides more of your background and how you deal with such stories. I also agree with you completely regarding the UK comments. I would not want to see us lose our freedoms the way that they had given up some of theirs, a majority of the Brits wanted to make corrections, and they have.

    I have been reading things about the Bucs that I am not getting from anybody else, I appreciate the work that you do, and I enjoy reading your opinions, even if it should be something that I don’t agree with. Your column, your right to place into it whatever you wish, do not let anyone ever sensor you and prevent you from writing whatever you wish.

    If there are people who don’t like what they read here, then they don’t have to read the Fab 5, but I enjoy it very much, keep up the good work.

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    fredster

    Good article. Not much going on right now before camp so hard to find much to talk about. I didn’t like Winston at first but I junk the kid is authentic and has matured greatly.

    It’s already been said here about the politics, but I agree, it’s his website so he can say what he wants. You don’t like it you have the right to not read it if it bothers you. I happen to agree with him in this matter, but I probably would leave politics out of it if I were in his shoes. It’s his choice though.

    As far as the people getting upset about God references? That’s nuts. Is he supposed to edit what players and family members say because you don’t like it? Over 90% of the population believe in God of some type. You don’t, hey that’s fine, but getting mad when it comes up in interviews is just ridiculous. Again it’s his website and it’s what players and family said, If god talk bothers you don’t read or subscribe. He doesn’t have to cater to the minirity because you don’t like it. Maybe go start a football website that censors any reference to god players make because you don’t like.

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    drdneast

    “Religion is the opium of the people.” That quote is by Karl Marx not Groucho.
    “God is a make believe friend that adults talk to,” Morgan Freeman in The Big Bounce.
    Not sure which one I like more.
    I only notated a couple of atrocities committed by Christians in the name of God richbucsfan because they were very current.
    I have neither the time of the space to list them all.
    Any religion can and has been perverted by it’s fanatics and often is.
    To cast stones upon the muslim faith because it is popular at the moment and ignore all the killing done in the name of Christ and Christianity is just as looney and irresponsible.
    Also, give me a break about the vaunted Ivy League.
    Most of the thieves on Wall Street who were responsible for the last economic meltdown on Wall Street were Ivy League bred and educated.
    In West Virginia they call the type of collusion Ivy Leaguers do by its real name; incest.
    Finally, if you read my entire first post, I supported Mark’s right to espouse his viewpoint.
    I’m also not going to try to tell the Brits how to live their lives, unlike a certain President who tried to do the same by invading and declaring war on a country we weren’t attacked by.

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      richbucsfan

      Your understanding of history is very limited…to the last decade at most. Yes, the Ivy League schools were founded by Christians. You can read about it, it’s there. They abandoned their roots and became secular as they are now. Your criticisms of murder in the name of Christ is way overblown and is skewed. Hey, believe what you choose, but do not in any prohibit the free expression of religion that Mr. Reynolds and the rest of Americans have. I don’t believe I said anything denigrating about Islam. Don’t put words in my notations that aren’t there. BTW, I have a PHD in world history and have chosen to keep it simple for you. Your understanding of history is shallow and uninformed is the best I can say kindly.

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        jongruden

        richbucsfan- lol, good one, and way to put drdneast in his place but unfortunately he has limited knowledge of most things he speaks about you should hear his Stocker opinions, wow that will knock you over haha

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    scubog

    Does anyone suppose if a religious fanatic visits his favorite site for fellowship and asks fellow posters to pray for his team to win, that they’ll all start debating football?

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    johnnybuc1

    LMAO!! Nothing like a sports site, especially one dedicated to a single team to bring out opinions by posting an article containing political and religious beliefs of the author. If this was your intent Scott….WELL DONE.
    I say this only because you haven’t weighed back in since you posted this.

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    drdneast

    On yes richbucsfan, if we are going to whip out and compare our diplomas out here in that fashion, I have a Phd. in Astro Physics.
    There are many posters with Phds. out here. They wander around like homeless people looking for a free intellectual conversational handout on this site. LOL.
    Nothing like Pewter Report to engage in thoughtful philosophical discussions with your fellow Phds.
    I often find myself engaging in thought provoking discussions about solid fuel propellant systems over non gravitational pull acceleration devices with macabee all the time.
    LOL.

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    Scott Reynolds

    All I can say is thank you all for the comments. You’ve given me quite a few to respond to in SR’s Fab 5 Reaction, which will come out on Tuesday … and be an extra-long edition by the looks of it!

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      johnnybuc1

      Scott, I can’t speak for everyone, but as for myself, I look forward to it.

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    jongruden

    God Bless everyone and may Jesus be with you

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    WinstonMVP

    Man, some of you people are too sensitive to everything. ever hear, “if you cant say something good, don’t say anything” Great FB5 SR. I wont state any religious or political beliefs in my post as in not to offend the weak of mind & PC crowed. I know I can make most of you hate me in one post.And what would have any of us gained? HAHA!!! GO BUCS!!!

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    WinstonMVP

    One more comment. Its the slowest part of the offseason. There’s nothing NFL related going. J Winston just had a football camp for kids. SR spoke to Jameis’ dad and SR wrote about what his dad said to him.

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    jongruden

    WinstonMVP- But his dad mentioned his faith and now my world is affected personally and turned upside down I am outraged at the mention of the word “god” this is a football site I mean lets keep this about the Bucs I don’t want to hear your political views. This is the kind of stupid comments that followed in this article these people need to be slapped for their stupidity of such drivel.

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      johnnybuc1

      jongruden…..
      One Question? Is this a political website, in your mind? I’m not talking about religion, spirituality or anything of the kind.

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        jongruden

        This is a sports site but unlike you I am not afraid to hear the word “God” mentioned esp when the author of the article is quoting someone for his interview, relax and stop worrying about trivial things and your life will be so much more enjoyable

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          johnnybuc1

          Where did I say ANYTHING about having a problem with ANYONE saying God or speaking about their religion or spirituality? WHERE??? Please show me. I simply stated, this is a sports site, and is an inappropriate forum for Scott to take a political stance that has NOTHING to do with football. Evidently you just have a problem with people in general. There seems to be a lot like you here, and you call US sensitive? LMAO!!

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    WinstonMVP

    jongruden : Couldn’t agree more actually.

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    WinstonMVP

    Your right jongruden. God Bless everyone and may Jesus be with you all! If this upsets anyone please let me know so I can pray for you unless you don’t want me to pray for you than please don’t comment back because if you do I will be praying for you whether you like it or not. 🙂

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    drdneast

    FlBoyInDallas.
    It figures you live in Texas. You fit right in there don’t you.
    I wonder how many rightists would scream and holler if every time a player scored a TD he yelled, “Priase Allah,” or threw down a prayer rug and bowed to the Mecca.

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      johnnybuc1

      I have no problem with anyone expressing their faith, be it Christian, Muslim, Buddhist or whatever. It’s expressing their politics on a football site, I take issue with.

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        jongruden

        Johnny- Jesus loves you and may you walk in the kingdom of heaven, hope this ruins your day?

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          johnnybuc1

          Yup! I know, Just like Allah, and Buddah do. Does that ruin yours?

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            jongruden

            Nope _ I could careless what people say or believe unlike yourself the PC Sherriff

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    WinstonMVP

    Christians and Muslims do not serve the same God. Where did you ever get that? That had to come from someone who doesn’t know Christ.

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      Dude

      Well put.
      __

      I would like to add, saying that Christianity and Islam are alike is like saying there is such a thing as a ‘flaming snowflake.’ While the Bible claims was Christ crucified on the cross (John 19:18), the Qur’an says “they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them” (Sura 4:157). This puts these two religions at complete polar opposites. They can both be wrong, but they both can’t be right.

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    drdneast

    Winston MVP, whose God is better and which one is real?
    Or is it as Morgan Feeman said in the Big Bounce. “God is a make believe friend that grown ups talk to.”

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    WinstonMVP

    drdneast: Jesus Loves You.

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