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20 years since OJ

Postby Seahawks XL Champs » 11 Jun 2014, 11:09

http://grantland.com/features/sports-guys-vault-remembering-the-o-j-trial/

And this is what drives me the most crazy about Bill--
If the trial happened in 2004 instead of 1995, Simpson and his gravity-defying noggin probably would be rotting away in prison right now


He really thinks he's an expert on everything. He gets the NBA, I get that. But Hollywood, gambling, trials, enough!! And yet I start most of his columns. Habit at this point.

EDIT--I did check to see if this article had been a topic before. It hadn't.
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Re: 20 years since OJ

Postby mj3528 » 11 Jun 2014, 11:10

Seahawks XL Champs wrote:http://grantland.com/features/sports-guys-vault-remembering-the-o-j-trial/

And this is what drives me the most crazy about Bill--
If the trial happened in 2004 instead of 1995, Simpson and his gravity-defying noggin probably would be rotting away in prison right now


He really thinks he's an expert on everything. He gets the NBA, I get that. But Hollywood, gambling, trials, enough!! And yet I start most of his columns. Habit at this point.


In fairness to the sports guy, DNA evidence is more accepted by juries now and many legal experts have pointed that out.
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Re: 20 years since OJ

Postby Mario Speedwagon » 11 Jun 2014, 11:11

You can ascertain OJ’s guilt just by observing his walk.

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Re: 20 years since OJ

Postby Briandong79 » 11 Jun 2014, 11:21

One of my favorite Simmons columns ever.
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Re: 20 years since OJ

Postby Colonel Angus » 11 Jun 2014, 12:46

Briandong79 wrote:One of my favorite Simmons columns ever.


It's a good column.

This part raised my eyebrow a bit:

This was Generation X’s defining “I remember exactly where I was when it happened” moment, our version of JFK’s assassination. You couldn’t think of something to say that could match the moment, so you didn’t even try. There were no words.


He's referring there to the reading of the verdict, which happened in October of 1995. Less than six years away from 9/11.
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Re: 20 years since OJ

Postby SouthernYokel » 11 Jun 2014, 12:50

Colonel Angus wrote:This part raised my eyebrow a bit:

This was Generation X’s defining “I remember exactly where I was when it happened” moment, our version of JFK’s assassination. You couldn’t think of something to say that could match the moment, so you didn’t even try. There were no words.


He's referring there to the reading of the verdict, which happened in October of 1995. Less than six years away from 9/11.


i guess his argument would be if you are 30 by the time 9/11 hits it's no longer your generation's event, so you get shuffled back to something that happened in the 90s...there's not a ton to choose from in the 90's. for americans. sorry jitz.
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Re: 20 years since OJ

Postby JT99 » 11 Jun 2014, 12:51

Colonel Angus wrote:
Briandong79 wrote:One of my favorite Simmons columns ever.


It's a good column.

This part raised my eyebrow a bit:

This was Generation X’s defining “I remember exactly where I was when it happened” moment, our version of JFK’s assassination. You couldn’t think of something to say that could match the moment, so you didn’t even try. There were no words.


He's referring there to the reading of the verdict, which happened in October of 1995. Less than six years away from 9/11.


And not that far away from when Magic Johnson ruined the sex lives of college kids
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Re: 20 years since OJ

Postby JichaelDick » 11 Jun 2014, 13:10

Colonel Angus wrote:
Briandong79 wrote:One of my favorite Simmons columns ever.


It's a good column.

This part raised my eyebrow a bit:

This was Generation X’s defining “I remember exactly where I was when it happened” moment, our version of JFK’s assassination. You couldn’t think of something to say that could match the moment, so you didn’t even try. There were no words.


He's referring there to the reading of the verdict, which happened in October of 1995. Less than six years away from 9/11.


I'll grant I was 9, but the OKC bombing (which took place about 6 months before the OJ verdict) stuck with me more.
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Re: 20 years since OJ

Postby the cheese » 11 Jun 2014, 13:17

JichaelDick wrote:
Colonel Angus wrote:
Briandong79 wrote:One of my favorite Simmons columns ever.


It's a good column.

This part raised my eyebrow a bit:

This was Generation X’s defining “I remember exactly where I was when it happened” moment, our version of JFK’s assassination. You couldn’t think of something to say that could match the moment, so you didn’t even try. There were no words.


He's referring there to the reading of the verdict, which happened in October of 1995. Less than six years away from 9/11.


I'll grant I was 9, but the OKC bombing (which took place about 6 months before the OJ verdict) stuck with me more.


Word.
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Re: 20 years since OJ

Postby Briandong79 » 11 Jun 2014, 13:22

the cheese wrote:
JichaelDick wrote:
Colonel Angus wrote:
Briandong79 wrote:One of my favorite Simmons columns ever.


It's a good column.

This part raised my eyebrow a bit:

This was Generation X’s defining “I remember exactly where I was when it happened” moment, our version of JFK’s assassination. You couldn’t think of something to say that could match the moment, so you didn’t even try. There were no words.


He's referring there to the reading of the verdict, which happened in October of 1995. Less than six years away from 9/11.


I'll grant I was 9, but the OKC bombing (which took place about 6 months before the OJ verdict) stuck with me more.


Word.


Obviously it was a bigger deal in OKC, and maybe the South as a whole, but I don't remember where I was when I first heard about the OKC bombing. I do distinctly remember Magic's announcement, Columbine, OJ's verdict, and 9/11 though (Middle school basketball game, just got home from school, Geometry, trying to celebrate before class in law school, respectively).
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Re: 20 years since OJ

Postby SouthernYokel » 11 Jun 2014, 13:25

Briandong79 wrote:trying to celebrate before class in law school, respectively).


haha. gonna need a SFW version of that story for the 15th anniversary.
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Re: 20 years since OJ

Postby Briandong79 » 11 Jun 2014, 13:26

SouthernYokel wrote:
Briandong79 wrote:trying to celebrate before class in law school, respectively).


haha. gonna need a SFW version of that story for the 15th anniversary.


Not much to it really, roommate had a class earlier than me so I had the laptop desktop fired up, heard them interrupt SportsCenter to tell people to tune into ABC, went out to check on that and never made it back to celebrating.
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Re: 20 years since OJ

Postby JichaelDick » 11 Jun 2014, 13:28

Goddamn Mohammed Atta.
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Re: 20 years since OJ

Postby mj3528 » 11 Jun 2014, 13:29

Briandong79 wrote:
the cheese wrote:
JichaelDick wrote:
Colonel Angus wrote:
Briandong79 wrote:One of my favorite Simmons columns ever.


It's a good column.

This part raised my eyebrow a bit:

This was Generation X’s defining “I remember exactly where I was when it happened” moment, our version of JFK’s assassination. You couldn’t think of something to say that could match the moment, so you didn’t even try. There were no words.


He's referring there to the reading of the verdict, which happened in October of 1995. Less than six years away from 9/11.


I'll grant I was 9, but the OKC bombing (which took place about 6 months before the OJ verdict) stuck with me more.


Word.


Obviously it was a bigger deal in OKC, and maybe the South as a whole, but I don't remember where I was when I first heard about the OKC bombing. I do distinctly remember Magic's announcement, Columbine, OJ's verdict, and 9/11 though (Middle school basketball game, just got home from school, Geometry, trying to celebrate before class in law school, respectively).


I don't remember where I was for Columbine, but I remember the others:

Magic's announcement: using a friend's computer to type a law school assignment

OJ's verdict: watching a crappy tv at work

OKC bombing: on the radio driving back from Zanesville, O following a court hearing

9/11: my then girlfriend, future wife, calling me from the hospital where she was very sick and taking all kind of drugs calling me at work and saying, "I think something is up with the FAA. A plane hit the world trade center. Another one just did too."
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Re: 20 years since OJ

Postby the cheese » 11 Jun 2014, 13:34

The OKC bombing, according to my parents and multiple other adults, changed the reaction to when you said you were from Oklahoma. Before the bombing people asked "Do you all ride horses to work there?" After the bombing it was "Were you in the bombing?"
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