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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Being Positive

 photo from Google images

 While listening to the "Eyes On Auburn" podcast the other evening, I listened as one caller stated that Auburn only "needs positive fans", and if anyone is going to "complain", or act negatively towards Auburn then they need to go follow intramural, or something very close to that.

 Let me state here and now that the caller is right. He is also wrong. I'll clarify my stance.

 Being positive is always the best way to look at things. Sometimes it is very difficult to do, but it is the best practice.

 Take the case of Jovon Robinson.We all know by now that there are some improprieties in his grade transcript.  That is a negative situation. To say that this is not good for Auburn nor Robinson, while being true, is still a negative statement. I believe that there is nothing wrong with thinking this way. Because it is the truth.

 The positive outlook would think that although something isn't right in this case, there is not anything saying Auburn University or any of it's associates had anything to do with this. You could even go as far as thinking that even without the grades that were misreported,  Jovon Robinson  had good enough academics to qualify at Auburn.

 Oh but the negative thinkers are all gloom and doom, and are spouting off  that Auburn is going down for this one. I choose not to think this way, for obvious reasons. First there is the burden of proof. Without proof, there is nothing to worry about. The Cam Newton situation taught us that. No matter what the press reports, until the NCAA and Auburn University tells you something is wrong, then don't even give it a second thought.

 Gene Chizik, and most likely the compliance department at Auburn decided to keep Robinson out of practice until this thing gets cleared up. A very proactive, and positive sign that Auburn University won't take any chances in this situation. I applaud them for that.


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