WAR EAGLE
Hello Guest


Brandon Heavens...
Started by AuburnChopper 3.0
50 Replies    6938 Views
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Kaos
  • Senior Brother
  • Board of Trustees
  • *
  • Jeez
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    26474
Re: Brandon Heavens...
So, I guess you could have just said that, instead of acting like a rooster-in-the-mouth with your usual bullshoot.  Thanks for your contribution though.

So I guess you can to fudge yourself.   :thumbsup:
If you want free cheese, look in a mousetrap.

#NotMyAriel


Snaggletiger
  • Brother X
  • Board of Trustees
  • *
  • My Fighting Pearls
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    39145
Re: Brandon Heavens...
I see some new material for those motivational posters going on here.
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


War Eagle!!!
  • Brother X
  • Alumni President
  • ****
  • The Original Backwards Hat
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    8277
Re: Brandon Heavens...
No, fudgenose, it reeked of "I know something about this particular situation that those shootting out wild speculation do."

I have got no beef with you and haven't gotten in the pissing match with you like some other guys...why the fudge start the name calling? Your post was arrogant and didn't add anything to the conversation, so that's what I posted. If you would have posted something of substance without the "i am better than you" tone, I wouldn't have said shoot...


AuburnChopper 3.0
  • Alumni President
  • ****
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    6826
Re: Brandon Heavens...
So I guess you can to fudge yourself.   :thumbsup:

 :rofl: oh man..


Saniflush
  • Senior Officer
  • Board of Trustees
  • ****
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    21386
Re: Brandon Heavens...
Posting from my phone. Phone being a bit h. Too much to type.

Short version? Academics no part of move from Bessemer. AU indifference (justified) a major reason he switched.

He got caught trying to stump train a wildebeest at the Birmingham zoo , didn't he?
"Hey my friends are the ones that wanted to eat at that shootty hole in the wall that only served bread and wine.  What kind of brick and mud business model is that.  Stick to the cart if that's all you're going to serve.  Then that dude came in with like 12 other people, and some of them weren't even wearing shoes, and the restaurant sat them right across from us. It was gross, and they were all stinky and dirty.  Then dude starts talking about eating his body and drinking his blood...I almost lost it.  That's the last supper I'll ever have there, and I hope he dies a horrible death."


Godfather
  • President
  • Board of Trustees
  • ****
  • Gus's new training routine
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    21228
Re: Brandon Heavens...
I have got no beef with you and haven't gotten in the pissing match with you like some other guys...why the fudge start the name calling? Your post was arrogant and didn't add anything to the conversation, so that's what I posted. If you would have posted something of substance without the "i am better than you" tone, I wouldn't have said shoot...
Sounds to me like you may have a fudgenose....Ogre wants to see it.
Aim for 3 when you need 17
Aim for 20 when you need 2
The Gus way. -GH2001


Auburn Forum


The Prowler
  • Senior Brother
  • Board of Trustees
  • *
  • Catch Him!
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    16095
Re: Brandon Heavens...
Brandon Heavens does have grade issues, those issues can right themselves, but that was the main reason as to why he wasn't able to come to Auburn for his official visit...he finally got some of his work done, and had already set up an official to MSU.  So, bammer...piss off.
"Patriotism and popularity are the beaten paths for power and tyranny." Good, no worries about tyranny w/ Trump

"Alabama's Special Teams unit is made up of Special Ed students." - Daniel Tosh

"The HUNH does cause significant Health and Safety issues, Health issues for the opposing fans and Safety issues for the opposing coaches." - AU AD Jay Jacobs


Kaos
  • Senior Brother
  • Board of Trustees
  • *
  • Jeez
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    26474
Re: Brandon Heavens...
I have got no beef with you and haven't gotten in the pissing match with you like some other guys...why the fudge start the name calling? Your post was arrogant and didn't add anything to the conversation, so that's what I posted. If you would have posted something of substance without the "i am better than you" tone, I wouldn't have said shoot...

It was substance.  It wasn't arrogant. fudgeamighty.  I was fudgeing BUSY, my phone was acting like a bitch and I wasn't able to type all that shoot.  There is no motherhumping "tone" in a message board post other than the "tone" you take from it. 

For the record, I call everyone names.  If I'm not calling you names it's because I don't like you. 


Heavens may have grade issues now but he didn't when he left Bessemer.  He left there because of a rift with the school administration.  They won the state championship his junior year and then released the coach.  Word was that it was because he promoted black players over white ones and the parents pushed him out.  Whatever. 

Heavens and several other Bessemer players left the school rather than play for a new coach. 

There is a different academic standard from private to public and he struggled at the public school from what I've heard.  But when he left Bessemer he had no academic issues other than having to take some extra classwork to match up with his requirements at the public school. 

He was not as productive -- not nearly as productive -- when he switched from private to public and the interest in him cooled significantly.  If he signed, so be it, if he didn't so what? That was the take. 

« Last Edit: February 05, 2009, 12:29:04 PM by Kaos »
If you want free cheese, look in a mousetrap.

#NotMyAriel


Snaggletiger
  • Brother X
  • Board of Trustees
  • *
  • My Fighting Pearls
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    39145
Re: Brandon Heavens...
Sooo..you don't like me? 
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


ssgaufan
  • Senior Brother
  • Alumni
  • ***
  • WDE!!!
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    4123
Re: Brandon Heavens...
Sooo..you don't like me? 

NO, fudgestick.


ssgaufan
  • Senior Brother
  • Alumni
  • ***
  • WDE!!!
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    4123
Re: Brandon Heavens...
It was substance.  It wasn't arrogant. fudgeamighty.  I was fudgeing BUSY, my phone was acting like a bitch and I wasn't able to type all that shoot.  There is no motherhumping "tone" in a message board post other than the "tone" you take from it. 

For the record, I call everyone names.  If I'm not calling you names it's because I don't like you. 


Heavens may have grade issues now but he didn't when he left Bessemer.  He left there because of a rift with the school administration.  They won the state championship his junior year and then released the coach.  Word was that it was because he promoted black players over white ones and the parents pushed him out.  Whatever. 

Heavens and several other Bessemer players left the school rather than play for a new coach. 

There is a different academic standard from private to public and he struggled at the public school from what I've heard.  But when he left Bessemer he had no academic issues other than having to take some extra classwork to match up with his requirements at the public school. 

He was not as productive -- not nearly as productive -- when he switched from private to public and the interest in him cooled significantly.  If he signed, so be it, if he didn't so what? That was the take. 



Thanks, that was the info I was looking for.  I really thought that you received a better education at a private school though.  Is it this way at all private schools?


Kaos
  • Senior Brother
  • Board of Trustees
  • *
  • Jeez
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    26474
Re: Brandon Heavens...
Thanks, that was the info I was looking for.  I really thought that you received a better education at a private school though.  Is it this way at all private schools?

Private school myth. 

My kids went to a private school.  Teachers there had no insurance and made about $18k a year.  Some aren't degreed in what they're teaching.  There are some good private schools, but most of the smaller ones, in particular, were created for a reason other than academics. 

My oldest got a good background in math because her teacher was a retired public school teacher who came there for the extra money and because he loved the work.  She got bupkiss in English and is struggling with the writing requirements in college.  (Struggling is a relative term, BTW). 

My youngest went from the private school where she made all A's to a large elementary when we moved this summer.  She is struggling mightily to keep up because the other kids in her grade were light years ahead.  They are doing damn algebra in the third grade now and she'd barely gotten to 4+4 at the private school. 
If you want free cheese, look in a mousetrap.

#NotMyAriel


Snaggletiger
  • Brother X
  • Board of Trustees
  • *
  • My Fighting Pearls
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    39145
Re: Brandon Heavens...
NO, fudgestick.

He likes me...he reeeaally likes me.
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


ssgaufan
  • Senior Brother
  • Alumni
  • ***
  • WDE!!!
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    4123
Re: Brandon Heavens...
Private school myth. 

My kids went to a private school.  Teachers there had no insurance and made about $18k a year.  Some aren't degreed in what they're teaching.  There are some good private schools, but most of the smaller ones, in particular, were created for a reason other than academics. 

My oldest got a good background in math because her teacher was a retired public school teacher who came there for the extra money and because he loved the work.  She got bupkiss in English and is struggling with the writing requirements in college.  (Struggling is a relative term, BTW). 

My youngest went from the private school where she made all A's to a large elementary when we moved this summer.  She is struggling mightily to keep up because the other kids in her grade were light years ahead.  They are doing damn algebra in the third grade now and she'd barely gotten to 4+4 at the private school. 

Interesting.  So if you live in an area where the public schools are relatively safe, it would be a waste of money to go the private school route?  I had a friend that put his son in a private school and it was costing a lot of money.  I heard him bitching about it one day, but just thought it was because of how much he was spending.  It was his wifes idea to go the private school route BTW.


Ogre
  • Senior Officer
  • Alumni
  • ****
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    3624
Re: Brandon Heavens...
Interesting.  So if you live in an area where the public schools are relatively safe, it would be a waste of money to go the private school route?  I had a friend that put his son in a private school and it was costing a lot of money.  I heard him bitching about it one day, but just thought it was because of how much he was spending.  It was his wifes idea to go the private school route BTW.

It depends on the school system.  There are some public school systems that are great, and some are shootty (obviously).  Same goes with private schools.  For instance, if I lived in downtown B'ham, I'd definitely go the private school route.  If we stay in Hoover/Vestavia/Homewood, my kids will go to public schools.


Kaos
  • Senior Brother
  • Board of Trustees
  • *
  • Jeez
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    26474
Re: Brandon Heavens...
Interesting.  So if you live in an area where the public schools are relatively safe, it would be a waste of money to go the private school route?  I had a friend that put his son in a private school and it was costing a lot of money.  I heard him bitching about it one day, but just thought it was because of how much he was spending.  It was his wifes idea to go the private school route BTW.

Well, where we lived private school was about the only option -- and not because of the education.  It was more of a socialization thing. 

Jeez... Okay... the public school they would have been zoned for was about 90% black.  No way to get around the sound of being racist, but that was just not a positive situation in terms of discipline, socialization or any of the extraneous things that school HAS to be about.  It's not just readin', writin' and cipherin'

If the public school situation had been different I would much prefer that my kids go to public.  And where we live now, they do.  I think people who live in places like Fairhope and Huntsville who send their kids to private schools do so primarily for the fake ass "status" it gives them.  In my estimation, there's not an "elite" private school in the state worthy of the tuition
If you want free cheese, look in a mousetrap.

#NotMyAriel


Saniflush
  • Senior Officer
  • Board of Trustees
  • ****
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    21386
Re: Brandon Heavens...
  I think people who live in places like Fairhope and Huntsville who send their kids to private schools do so primarily for the fake ass "status" it gives them. 

Same could be said of most in Montgomery.
"Hey my friends are the ones that wanted to eat at that shootty hole in the wall that only served bread and wine.  What kind of brick and mud business model is that.  Stick to the cart if that's all you're going to serve.  Then that dude came in with like 12 other people, and some of them weren't even wearing shoes, and the restaurant sat them right across from us. It was gross, and they were all stinky and dirty.  Then dude starts talking about eating his body and drinking his blood...I almost lost it.  That's the last supper I'll ever have there, and I hope he dies a horrible death."


AUChizad
  • Officer
  • Board of Trustees
  • ***
  • Auburn Basketball Hits Everything
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    19527
Re: Brandon Heavens...
Same could be said of most in Montgomery.
That's exactly the situation in Montgomery. In Prattville the only private school was far and away worse than the public school. It was more of a place they sent delinquents that got expelled from PHS, or the redneck racists who couldn't deal with the 20ish% percent black population.


Kaos
  • Senior Brother
  • Board of Trustees
  • *
  • Jeez
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    26474
Re: Brandon Heavens...
That's exactly the situation in Montgomery. In Prattville the only private school was far and away worse than the public school. It was more of a place they sent delinquents that got expelled from PHS, or the redneck racists who couldn't deal with the 20ish% percent black population.

Couple of things come to mind. 

I ran into a guy I knew from where we moved a week or two ago.  He asked me how we liked the new town, the usual blah, blah, blah.  Then he asked me how my daughter liked going to XXXXX Academy.  I said, no, we enrolled her in XXXXXX Elementary.  The guy -- who is a respected professional -- sneaks glances both ways and asks in a whisper "You're letting her go to school with BLACKS?" 

Now I'm about as racist as the next George Wallace-loving son of the 70s, but still...

And the difference between AISA and AHSAA?  Part of the time I coached, I was at a 2A school.  We had a kid who was third string linebacker and only because we only had three strings.  Nice kid, but if we were down to putting him on the field, the game was over.  He was never going to play.  Ever.  He came to spring workouts his before his senior year and when the pre-fall depth chart was done, he was fourth. Behind a freshman.  I hated it, but that was his reality.  He transferred to a private school that summer.  Started at LB and RB.  Made All State.
If you want free cheese, look in a mousetrap.

#NotMyAriel


wreckingball
  • Junior
  • ***
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    566
Re: Brandon Heavens...
That's exactly the situation in Montgomery. In Prattville the only private school was far and away worse than the public school. It was more of a place they sent delinquents that got expelled from PHS, or the redneck racists who couldn't deal with the 20ish% percent black population.

I disagree. I didn't go to private school because of some fake ass status, I went because my parents thought the public school was too dangerous. I'm pretty sure that there aren't any public highschools in montgomery that have an 80% white majority though. It was usually more along the lines of 60:40 white minority. Montgomery and Prattville are 2 completely different places though. Generally people without money in fungomery went to public school and those with went to private. In prattville there aren't any people with money so they all went to public school or low end private schools. In summation, chizzad, awk, and iwannaplay are all just a bunch of poor prattville people, which means they were probably descendants of chisolmites. and i heard saniflush is a pedo bear.