November 22nd, 2010
01:55 PM ET

Bobby Bowden on football and faith

CNN's Reynold's Wolf sat down with legendary football coach Bobby Bowden for a conversation on faith.

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  1. Sum Dude

    good fcking grief

    November 22, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
    • Peace2All

      @Sum Dude

      LOL...!!! O.K.. I give up.

      Good night Dudester...

      November 23, 2010 at 2:46 am |
  2. Sum Dude


    November 22, 2010 at 8:46 pm |
    • Sum Dude


      November 22, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
    • Peace2All

      @Sum Dude

      I'm like... Sooooooo what the f-u-c-k is my buddy Dudester doing...? Oh, gotta' love it... he is continuing to add to the word combination filter listing...? Taking a medication break...? 😯

      So, are you a Bobby Bowden fan or not Dude...? Are you a Gator or Seminole...? Neither...? 🙂

      Peace bro...

      November 23, 2010 at 1:10 am |
    • Sum Dude


      It was for my post to YOU where I say "Sna-tch the pebble from my hand.."etc.
      It is now part of the list, yes.
      That filter is seriously driving people away who might have had something intelligent to say.
      It's a dumb filter.
      You can sometimes see the people who've run into it head-first and get irate and take off never to be seen again....

      If I was a Seminole, my name would have to be "Sem Dude". 😯

      In case you were wondering, the latest silly words in the list are ji-sm, sna-tch, ft-w, wt-f, ko-och, and ef-fing.
      Those are new since you've been gone, I think.

      November 23, 2010 at 1:35 am |
    • Peace2All

      @Sum Dude

      ROTF...LMAO...!!!!! So, you were............. what, 'warming' up over here on this article to figure out that you can't say the word 'sn-atch'...? Now I'm confused, wasn't the 'pebble sna-tching' comment on a totally different article... which I can't even remember at this point...?

      O.K... It is... 'ef-fing HEAD SPINNING AROUND TIME... 🙂

      Just to be clear... You are my bro' and... I'm not laughin' at ya', but for whatever reason your comment and workin' the 'word' over here, and watching the different iterations just struck me as funny.

      You always seem to find a way to get me laughing. I really appreciate that quality in you. What a wonderful gift...! Thanks bro..!!!!

      BTW... I will add these to your wonderful word filter list. ji-sm, sna-tch, ft-w, wt-f, ko-och, and ef-fing.


      November 23, 2010 at 2:22 am |
    • Sum Dude


      My filter list is separate from what I was posting at the time. Would you rather I clutter things up where I am trying to talk? jeez.

      November 23, 2010 at 3:41 am |
    • Peace2All

      @Sum Dude

      lol- O.K... I guess it's kind of like you don't want to 'eat where you....? 🙂

      You are truly a funny dude .... dude....!


      November 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm |
    • Sum Dude


      Consider how it happened, O Brutus....I wrote the post, got a "awaiting moderation" block and looked for the offending word, saw it was "sna-tch" and took a few moments to make sure that it was the whole word and not just a part of it.
      As the larger words can sometimes take several posts to pin down on the exact sequence of letters that triggers the filter, I thought it best to pick an out-of-the-way place to fiddle with it.

      November 24, 2010 at 3:37 am |
    • Peace2All

      @Sum Dude

      I kinda' figured it out... you know, how ya' most likely got there. It's o.k..!

      You DO know that i was just playin'.... yes...? I hope that I didn't offend you or something...?

      If so, my apologies...

      Peace brotha'...

      November 24, 2010 at 3:50 am |
  3. Gary

    Bobby was a much better coach then Mac Brown will ever be.

    November 22, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  4. Reality

    Bobby went out and recruited some intelligent football players and the graduation rate rose above 50%. And we know the rest of the story.

    Interesting review of graduation rates at http://stanford.scout.com/2/952555.html .

    November 22, 2010 at 5:57 pm |
  5. person

    who in the world claims that jim bakker is faithful? he cheated on his wife, and cheated people out of money. those are 2 examples of unfaithfulness- and both are forbidden in The Bible- so he was even unfaithful to his religion.

    very weak gary.

    November 22, 2010 at 5:48 pm |
    • Gary

      Person, Jim bakker is back on the air. Jim Bakker is rolling in the dough unfortunatley ...its not just the few guys I listed. Its most all preachers...not just evangelicals.......

      November 22, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
    • person

      i know hes back on- which is incredibly unfortunate. and before one of his shows he had a stage hand read the scripture that says to forgive (he didnt notice that the scripture does not call for entirely unfaithful leaders to be reinstated)

      my point is that jim bakker isnt faithful as you said he was- most all of these guys have been criticized for their straying from scripture.

      joel osteen is a sweet guy im sure, and i think he means well- but the prosperity gospel has been called a biblical history- as it should be.

      im sure we disagree on faith, im just saying that these particular examples you're talking about arent very strong.

      November 22, 2010 at 8:19 pm |
  6. Gary

    Mohammy, Just smart enough to see through religion....otherwise average intelligence .....but suffer from severe a.d.h.d.

    November 22, 2010 at 5:48 pm |
    • mohammy

      bro honestly, im sure youre very smart- and besides that, intelliegence isnt simple- there's all kinds of it. the problem i have is inferring that religious people can't be intelligent.

      there are some people who arent involved in mainstream religions who are obviously intelligent. lots of mormons at harvard business school, you know what i'm saying?

      November 22, 2010 at 5:50 pm |
  7. Gary

    Bishop Long , Joel Osteen,Jim Bakker , Andrea Pia Yates, David Koresh, Jimmy Swaggert, Oral Roberts, Benny Hinn, Rev Jessie Jackson are all faithful men who use their religious power to convince their followers to give them money and more power.....As an intelligent agnostic I see through them all ....

    November 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
    • mohammy

      i assumed you were intelligent, until you felt the necessity to claim that you are... which makes me wonder if youre not so sure...

      November 22, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  8. Gary

    Mohammy , faith is faith ....as an agnostic I understand faith can be very powerful. I also realize strong faith in all religions can guide folks and help them achieve things in life. I use some ideas from eastern religions such as meditation and relaxation excercies. Science is based on fact . Religions are based on culture,and teachings from texts....Religion is not based on any fact..

    November 22, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
    • mohammy

      lol- was that a response to me? because other than addressing it to me... that had nothing to do with what i said...

      November 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  9. Gary

    Your faith didnt help help you from getting fired Bowden

    November 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
    • mohammy

      faith doesnt make that claim

      November 22, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  10. piecetooyall

    its great! to be! a florida gator! yeah its great! to be! a florida gator!

    November 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm |
    • misty k

      I liek turdles

      November 23, 2010 at 12:11 am |
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