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With respect, I did not bring it here. I commented on the tweet because it was disingenuous. Someone has a dog in the fight since it was brought over here. There are nasty and hostile fans in all fanbases. That does not mean most of the fans can't be cordial. I mentioned before I use to be a Tennessee fan before I was a SC fan. This is my last post on this matter.
With respect, Im glad you are bowing out on the subject and bringing it to a close. I can get your point but i can also see where you suggesting how fans react to other fans and their fan base can be taken as disingenuous.

Thank you sincerely (i don't expect to hear back since you said it was the last time you would comment).
 

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I don't judge an entire fan base on how a hand full of people act on twitter. Maybe you should stop tweeting back and forth with them.
They come looking for a problem. I don’t initiate contact with them. It can be a group of LV fans praising our team and they’ll jump in to start 💩. If you’re unfamiliar with them and their tactics…you might want to sit this one out.
 

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Yeah, it's a bad thing in this case. Own up to it, and learn the lesson. Better ways of catering to a fanbase on social media than involving oneself in petty e-beef.

Also, with respect Shiverz, perhaps step back and see how it looks for you to come on our board and lecture us on how we view your increasingly nasty and hostile fanbase when we don't have a dog in this fight. Take it to the Boneyard, or to whatever the SC board is.
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Why didn't you include Dawn's response to her question? Dawn comment and laughing was directed at the UConn fan calling SC fans "Dummies for Dawn". She didn't even know what that was about. Dawn did not know what was going on since that was tweeted at her. You are taking portions of 2 different tweets and combining it to make it look a whole lot worse. I am not going to copy and paste it because you can go and read the exchange on your own like I did. Dawn's interaction with her fan base is a blessing and a curse. Because all interactions are not always positive and Dawn got drawn in to something she had nothing to do with. Dawn for some reason responds to everyone. She responds to the fans and the trolls. Which is her prerogative.
Dawn is friends with some folks on The Committee, and they have said some nasty stuff about Pat.
 

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Dawn interacts with mostly everyone. If you were to tweet her, she would respond and communicate with you. Like I mentioned before it is a good thing and a bad thing. That is why the fans love her so much. Very few coaches interact with their fan base on this type of level. In this instance she was dragged in to some unfortunate twitter beef between a group of UConn and SC fans.
She was stirring the pot. You can’t convince me that she didn’t know what was going on.
 
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Everyone, from an outsider here, please stop on the Dawn stuff, it’s fun for some but tbh, and I have always been honest on this board, she doesn’t feed those trolls in spite of all the machinations folks keep posting, listen, she is a great gal, a great ambassador for WBB and let’s leave it there, I apologize for the ignorant tweeters, Lord knows they should be banned.
 

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Everyone, from an outsider here, please stop on the Dawn stuff, it’s fun for some but tbh, and I have always been honest on this board, she doesn’t feed those trolls in spite of all the machinations folks keep posting, listen, she is a great gal, a great ambassador for WBB and let’s leave it there, I apologize for the ignorant tweeters, Lord knows they should be banned.
You don’t have to apologize for anyone other than yourself, that’s on them, not on you. However, there is no way anyone can convince me she is ignorant to what they say and do. She completely stirred that pot last night and got called out on it. She encourages their behavior by interacting with them on a regular basis. She is part of the problem.
 

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StL, she was in all honesty taken out of context, in above her tweet is NOT presented properly, it was not honest to suggest otherwise, it was shown out of sequence. I get it, this is a LV board and SC fans need to just shut up here, it’s a no win, and on a rival board I should not be posting this here either, I Get it. this Board is LV all the way and y’all can post it anyway you want. That’s how it should be, we have some ignorant fans to be sure, embarrassed by some Of them, all fan bases have some and yeah, this isn’t the place to say that. Truly am sad about the whole state of affairs.
 

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StL, she was in all honesty taken out of context, in above her tweet is NOT presented properly, it was not honest to suggest otherwise, it was shown out of sequence. I get it, this is a LV board and SC fans need to just shut up here, it’s a no win, and on a rival board I should not be posting this here either, I Get it. this Board is LV all the way and y’all can post it anyway you want. That’s how it should be, we have some ignorant fans to be sure, embarrassed by some Of them, all fan bases have some and yeah, this isn’t the place to say that. Truly am sad about the whole state of affairs.
It was not taken out of context. I read the entire thread. As a black woman, I’m really disappointed. I was rooting for her and her success (except against us) I’m disappointed she aligned herself with this group. You can’t tell me she doesn’t see what they tweet when they’re actively conversing. It pisses me off because now she’s given the racists a moment to point to, to discredit the good she and other Black women have done.
You know darn well if UT fans said something like Darkies for Dawn and Kellie was joking and interacting with those fans she wouldn’t get a pass at all. Additionally, it hurts any of Black person in WBB who might experience racism, when her voice will be needed, this will always comeback to bite her. She is working against the very group she claims to uplift.
 

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Everyone, from an outsider here, please stop on the Dawn stuff, it’s fun for some but tbh, and I have always been honest on this board, she doesn’t feed those trolls in spite of all the machinations folks keep posting, listen, she is a great gal, a great ambassador for WBB and let’s leave it there, I apologize for the ignorant tweeters, Lord knows they should be banned.
Why didn’t she apologize for Hootie Rucker? My understanding is that was an official usc WBB event and DS made no apology for the vulgarity directed towards us. Just so you know I am not a hypocrite the UT baseball player who flipped a bird at opposing fans should have been suspended for multiple games.
 

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Why didn’t she apologize for Hootie Rucker? My understanding is that was an official usc WBB event and DS made no apology for the vulgarity directed towards us. Just so you know I am not a hypocrite the UT baseball player who flipped a bird at opposing fans should have been suspended for multiple games.
Well, if you enlarge the photo of Beck, you’ll see it’s his index finger. But yeah, Dawn associates with some SC fans who cross the line with their comments about Pat.
 
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Well, if you enlarge the photo of Beck, you’ll see it’s his index finger. But yeah, Dawn associates with some SC fans who cross the line with their comments about Pat.
Ah, I stand corrected on the young man. I wondered why there wasn’t a disciplinary action. Our BB coach kind of drove the bus into the ditch at the end of the season IMO. There is getting your team fired up, us against the world and then there is overwrought meltdown. He’s a young head coach, he’ll figure it out I hope.
 

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Ah, I stand corrected on the young man. I wondered why there wasn’t a disciplinary action. Our BB coach kind of drove the bus into the ditch at the end of the season IMO. There is getting your team fired up, us against the world and then there is overwrought meltdown. He’s a young head coach, he’ll figure it out I hope.
So, I think most fans really want it to be the bird. I know I do 🙂 But the myth has been written. I’m just going to enjoy it. 😏
 
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So, I think most fans really want it to be the bird. I know I do 🙂 But the myth has been written. I’m just going to enjoy it. 😏
It sure looks like the middle finger to me. IMO, it is clearly the second knuckle beneath the extended finger, not the first. If it were above the first (index finger) knuckle it would be further to the left and with no bent knuckle on the left side. But there is.

With that big hit, Beck was ending a brutal slump. He would NOT be signaling "I'm No. 1!" in that situation. He was giving the finger to opposing fans and, yes, maybe even his own self-doubt. But it was definitely a middle finger, and given the team's well-documented "Us Against the World" persona, it's hard to believe folks are trying to convince others he was just being excited to give the No.1 symbol. 😂
 

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Well, if you enlarge the photo of Beck, you’ll see it’s his index finger. But yeah, Dawn associates with some SC fans who cross the line with their comments about Pat.
Sorry, but it’s not his index finger. Everybody knows what it was. Don’t try to make up something. He did what he did. That’s all I will say on the matter.
 
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Really surprised to see no chatter here about the outstanding ESPN 30 for 30 covering the 96 Women's Olympic team -- the greatest team ever assembled and the spark that launched the WNBA. If you haven't seen it yet, I would highly recommend it. Former Lady Vol Carla McGhee gets quite a bit of airtime, including an in-depth look back at the car accident at Tennessee that almost killed her and her miraculous recovery from that. Nikki McCray was also on the team.

It was also heartbreaking to see Venus Lacy now. I remembered she had a serious car accident herself soon after those Olympic games but I had no idea she was in such rough shape all these years later...
 

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Really surprised to see no chatter here about the outstanding ESPN 30 for 30 covering the 96 Women's Olympic team -- the greatest team ever assembled and the spark that launched the WNBA. If you haven't seen it yet, I would highly recommend it. Former Lady Vol Carla McGhee gets quite a bit of airtime, including an in-depth look back at the car accident at Tennessee that almost killed her and her miraculous recovery from that. Nikki McCray was also on the team.
It was also heartbreaking to see Venus Lacy now. I remembered she had a serious car accident herself soon after those Olympic games but I had no idea she was in such rough shape all these years later...
I watched it Darth and I thought it was awesome! I have a whole new respect for Tara. Wow. She was definitely the woman for the job. Also found it interesting how they tried to feminize all of the women. I still disagree with that strategy. I think that really hurt the WNBA.
 

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I watched it Darth and I thought it was awesome! I have a whole new respect for Tara. Wow. She was definitely the woman for the job. Also found it interesting how they tried to feminize all of the women. I still disagree with that strategy. I think that really hurt the WNBA.
Lots of cringe-worthy moments, from that to attitudes toward lesbianism in women's sports at the time to the NBA "only able to afford" paying 50,000 to the players when they could earn several times that overseas. It will really give fans a new appreciation for what they went through to help make women's basketball what it is today...
 

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Lots of cringe-worthy moments, from that to attitudes toward lesbianism in women's sports at the time to the NBA "only able to afford" paying 50,000 to the players when they could earn several times that overseas. It will really give fans a new appreciation for what they went through to help make women's basketball what it is today...
Yeah. When they said 50k, I was like, WHAT?!?! They sacrificed so much. I will forever be grateful.
 

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