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Football dispute leaves 2 dead (ALA vs LSU)
Press-Register ^ | Monday, November 10, 2008 | CONNIE BAGGETT

Posted on 11/10/2008 7:49:59 AM PST by armyofprinciples

An Escambia County couple died Saturday after an argument over the Alabama/LSU football game ended in shotgun blasts, according to Conecuh County authorities.

District Attorney Tommy Chapman identified the people killed as Dennis and Donna Smith of Appleton Road near Brewton.

The shooting allegedly occurred about 7 p.m. at the home of Michael Williams near the Owassa community in Conecuh County, Chapman said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: alabamalsu; collegefootball; lsu; schoolviolence
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1 posted on 11/10/2008 7:49:59 AM PST by armyofprinciples
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To: armyofprinciples

I guess the SEC really does take its football seriously.


2 posted on 11/10/2008 7:50:47 AM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: armyofprinciples

Well, Alabama should have been number one...


3 posted on 11/10/2008 7:51:49 AM PST by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: armyofprinciples

Lunacy, sheer lunacy. Over a football game.......


4 posted on 11/10/2008 7:51:57 AM PST by Red Badger (Hey! Look on the bright side! At least Joe Biden is out of the Senate!..........)
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To: armyofprinciples
"Investigators said alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the killings..."

Huh.

5 posted on 11/10/2008 7:52:08 AM PST by BenLurkin (Pray for gridlock.)
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To: mlocher

SECond to none!................


6 posted on 11/10/2008 7:52:20 AM PST by Red Badger (Hey! Look on the bright side! At least Joe Biden is out of the Senate!..........)
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To: armyofprinciples

These kind of idiots have the right to VOTE. ugh


7 posted on 11/10/2008 7:52:21 AM PST by annieokie
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To: armyofprinciples

Thank god. No dynamite this time.


8 posted on 11/10/2008 7:52:51 AM PST by BGHater (The GOP, the new DNC.)
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To: armyofprinciples

Ouch, another bad ending for LSU - lost the damn game and a couple of fans.


9 posted on 11/10/2008 7:53:23 AM PST by MarkT
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To: armyofprinciples

And people say LSU has has the worst fans in the SEC... sheesh


10 posted on 11/10/2008 7:54:21 AM PST by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: annieokie

“These kind of idiots have the right to VOTE. ugh”

I’d like to say 2 of them won’t vote any longer... but they are likely Dems, and we all know Dems vote long after they’re dead.


11 posted on 11/10/2008 7:54:45 AM PST by brownsfan (Algore makes P.T. Barnum look like a piker.)
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To: mlocher
I moved to Alabama from Ohio; the difference between the way they look at football is like comparing shooting a bullet and throwing it.

In Alabama football is life and death... literally

12 posted on 11/10/2008 7:55:12 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: mlocher
I guess the SEC really does take its football seriously.

You betcha. The 15 years I spent living in SEC country (Georgia and Tennessee) taught me there is no other sport than SEC football. Well, maybe you could mention that a particular NASCAR driver was a fan of one of those teams...

13 posted on 11/10/2008 7:56:39 AM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: brownsfan

Their names have just been found on two ballots for Franken
for Senate.


14 posted on 11/10/2008 7:57:22 AM PST by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: armyofprinciples

Whoa...SEC football and redneck trailer park televised games. Bad mixture! Some things just don’t go together: Tunafish and jelly sandwich, Pamela Anderson and chastity, neck and tattoo, ... it’s like ike trying to blend an Obama voter with a ‘Bama fan.


15 posted on 11/10/2008 7:57:37 AM PST by meandog (Wasilla warrior in 2012!)
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To: BenLurkin

I believe this is one of the few Bama counties that isn’t dry. So if they had just allowed the Baptists to fix things...alcohol would never have touched their lips and created this situation (so my minister would say).


16 posted on 11/10/2008 7:57:55 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: annieokie

I Hope messiah 0bama doesn’t get wind of this. He might move to ban shotguns in the hands of sports fans that have been known to indulge in adult libations...


17 posted on 11/10/2008 7:58:14 AM PST by armyofprinciples (I dressed as 0bama for Halloween. I disguised myself as a Christian.)
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To: annieokie

“...These kind of idiots have the right to VOTE. ugh...”

For a couple of these people, that can be said in the past tense.


18 posted on 11/10/2008 7:58:37 AM PST by NCC-1701 (DRILL NOW. DRILL OFTEN. DRILL 24/7/365. PAY LESS. SUCK THE GROUND DRY.)
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To: NCC-1701

There were shots at the Boston College-Notre Dame game as well. J&B, Dewers, Hennessy, “THE” Glen Livet.


19 posted on 11/10/2008 8:00:57 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: armyofprinciples
Smith retrieved a pistol from his vehicle, and threatened Williams, who armed himself with a shotgun and fired two blasts, striking and killing Dennis Smith, officers said.

Donna Smith then threatened Williams, who shot and killed the woman, they said.

That definitely wasn't the best of ideas, Donna.

Owl_Eagle

“When the stock market crashed,
Franklin Roosevelt got on the television
and didn’t just talk about
the princes of greed, he said,
‘Look, here’s what happened.’"
-Slow Joe Biden

20 posted on 11/10/2008 8:02:35 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: armyofprinciples

Roll Tide!


21 posted on 11/10/2008 8:02:49 AM PST by Diggity
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To: Red Badger

Gives new meaning to the term ‘Crimson Tide’.


22 posted on 11/10/2008 8:03:21 AM PST by tflabo (:)
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To: Bogey78O

They have two less now.


23 posted on 11/10/2008 8:03:38 AM PST by Diggity
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To: Dr. Ursus

LOL, two new democratic voters just signed up.


24 posted on 11/10/2008 8:04:34 AM PST by Diggity
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To: Mikey_1962

I spent four decades next door in MS, most of that time an avid Ole Miss fan. I learned long long ago that you can’t even joke with a hardcore Bama football fan in the aftermath of anything that didn’t go their way. True fanaticism. Oh, and this isn’t the first time there have been shootings in the aftermath. I’m almost positive that a father and son shot each other after a Bama loss in the past few years.

MM


25 posted on 11/10/2008 8:04:38 AM PST by MississippiMan
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To: Owl_Eagle

The game went into sudden death too...


26 posted on 11/10/2008 8:04:45 AM PST by armyofprinciples (I dressed as 0bama for Halloween. I disguised myself as a Christian.)
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To: Red Badger
SECond to none!................

Well, at least their shooting for number one.

27 posted on 11/10/2008 8:06:14 AM PST by SampleMan (Community Organizer: What liberals do when they run out of college, before they run out of Marxism.)
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To: pepsionice

26 of 67 Alabama counties are dry. Conecuh is not one of them.


28 posted on 11/10/2008 8:07:46 AM PST by Southern Partisan
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To: SampleMan

lol


29 posted on 11/10/2008 8:12:36 AM PST by Diggity
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To: armyofprinciples

They’re LSU fans. It’s justifiable homicide.


30 posted on 11/10/2008 8:14:06 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Bombing Billy Ayers-the Timothy McVeigh of his generation)
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To: armyofprinciples
This is a HATE CRIME. Football is a Religion in Alabama.
31 posted on 11/10/2008 8:14:40 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (The Court is very jealous of its power - even over presidents, even over presidents-elect.”)
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To: Red Badger
Over a football game

It's more than a football game. It's heritage, it's finances, it's family, it's religion. Down here brides don't get married unless it is a bye week. Funerals are held on days other than Saturday. Sermons are preached about football games. Football is life. Wait 'til the last Saturday in November. This state is divided up and down. The RATS are on the west and the good guys are on the east. It is the way it is.

32 posted on 11/10/2008 8:18:34 AM PST by Jemian (If Roe vs. Wade had occurred 10 years earlier, Nobama would not have been born.)
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To: armyofprinciples

— The LSU fan called him after the game.

— Came over to the man’s home.

— Pulled a gun on the man.

Sounds like Darwin’s theory is at work.


33 posted on 11/10/2008 8:18:36 AM PST by boycott
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To: MississippiMan

Maybe, but Bama WON this game. So where’s the beef?


34 posted on 11/10/2008 8:19:16 AM PST by chesley (I'm still alive, still employed, & still married. Life is GOOD)
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To: armyofprinciples
Does this qualify as a potential Darwin Award nominee?
35 posted on 11/10/2008 8:20:24 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Democrats: Seeking an easy life at someone else's expense for 150 years")
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To: NCC-1701

“...These kind of idiots have the right to VOTE. ugh...”

For a couple of these people, that can be said in the past tense.

Nope. They'll probably be votin' in the next couple elections.

36 posted on 11/10/2008 8:21:33 AM PST by Jemian (If Roe vs. Wade had occurred 10 years earlier, Nobama would not have been born.)
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To: Southern Partisan

I am ashamed on some of the comments on this thread. Two people died. I thought we were better than the Daily Kos. I guess not.


37 posted on 11/10/2008 8:22:26 AM PST by reevee69
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To: armyofprinciples
The cartoonist H. Payne did a cartoon recently (Oct. 23) showing a man and his wife walking up to the door of a house with a big M flag outside the door. The man has MSU on his sweatshirt (so obviously Michigan and Michigan State--Payne's cartoons appear in the Detroit newspaper). The woman is saying, "Remember, talk about religion or politics--but NO football!"

(Found on the HenryPayne.com website)

38 posted on 11/10/2008 8:27:26 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: reevee69

reevee69...some posts flirt with being insensitive, but you must understand that people are simply mocking the fact that these idiots took up ARMS over a freaking FOOTBALL GAME! Now these people deserve some criticism if you ask me. While sad that people died over such an imbecilic argument, it is nonetheless inherently moronic of them to have elevated it to the point they had.


39 posted on 11/10/2008 8:27:28 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Democrats: Seeking an easy life at someone else's expense for 150 years")
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To: reevee69

Thank you for your contribution to the thread.


40 posted on 11/10/2008 8:32:25 AM PST by armyofprinciples (I dressed as 0bama for Halloween. I disguised myself as a Christian.)
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To: armyofprinciples
My Dad is an Auburn grad. I'm an Alabama grad.

We don't talk about football.

41 posted on 11/10/2008 8:32:32 AM PST by Crawdad (I thought the guy was a thug. He's not. He's a punk.)
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To: chesley
Maybe, but Bama WON this game. So where’s the beef?

The victims were LSU fans. Dunno how the situation devolved, but the shooter was a Bama fan.

MM (in TX)

42 posted on 11/10/2008 8:34:42 AM PST by MississippiMan
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To: Crawdad

It’s healthy to know where your limits are. Especially when it comes to the Iron Bowl.


43 posted on 11/10/2008 8:35:07 AM PST by armyofprinciples (I dressed as 0bama for Halloween. I disguised myself as a Christian.)
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To: Dr. Ursus
Their names have just been found on two ballots for Franken for Senate.

How many times???

44 posted on 11/10/2008 8:35:19 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Go-Bama /= O-Bama!


45 posted on 11/10/2008 8:37:08 AM PST by meandog (Wasilla warrior in 2012!)
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To: pepsionice

Alabama is mostly a dry state? Did not know that.


46 posted on 11/10/2008 8:41:49 AM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: MississippiMan
Yeah, that's what I don't understand. What did he have to get angry about?

Guess it's a combination of alcohol and ass-holery. But, as I read it, the LSU fan pulled the first gun.

Jesus, it's just a game. I'm a Bama fan, myself, but to shoot someone for that! It makes me ashamed.

47 posted on 11/10/2008 8:43:41 AM PST by chesley (I'm still alive, still employed, & still married. Life is GOOD)
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To: chesley

I am a Bama fan and am not ashamed in the least. Every team’s fanbase has a few whackjobs. However, the media will characterize all Bama fans as like this to slam a team from a hardcore Red State at each and every opportunity.

Unless you pulled the trigger, no Bama fan should be ashamed or guilty of anything. Idiotic Liberal White guilt is what got us Obama.


48 posted on 11/10/2008 11:49:27 AM PST by ohioman
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To: boycott

Gee, only took 33 posts to get to the core of the matter.

I would love to know how the DA is getting two murder charges out of this.

I think he has his work cut for him to convince a jury of murder from what sounds like a pair of justifiable homicides.


49 posted on 11/10/2008 12:03:08 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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To: ohioman

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t feel personally responsible for the nutjob. And I don’t feel ashamed for myself. I feel ashamed for him. Not my repsonsibility to, I know. But there it is.


50 posted on 11/10/2008 12:54:18 PM PST by chesley (I'm still alive, still employed, & still married. Life is GOOD)
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