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Re: Haslam returns to Pilot the Truck Stops

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Posted: 2/14/2013 3:26 PM

Re: Haslam returns to Pilot the Truck Stops 



Aardvark wrote:
Hey, at least it made up for the attempt at Dave Barry.


Why, I otta..... taquiters is always funny don't care who y'are. ;-)
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Posted: 2/14/2013 4:49 PM

Re: Haslam returns to Pilot the Truck Stops 


NAS:

Why, I otta..... taquiters is always funny don't care who y'are. ;-)

AA:

No question, and it must be frustrating to be the head of the sixth largest private firm in the country, but one whose wealth is based upon an inventory of some of the crappiest products purveyed in American commerce, stuff that is a punchline in many a repertoire. 

In another year,  we may see a study emerge pinning this guy as personally responsible for an estimated 18-20% of obesity in all white males 25-64. 

And as I said to my wife at our first visit to a Flying J for breakfast on the Indianapolis beltway some 20 years ago, "somehow I'm thinking The Gear Jammer Breakfast' is one to avoid."  

It's almost too easy a target:  airline food, child beauty pageants, big tittie silhouette mudflaps.

But Jimmy Slim Jim arrived financially, and he needed something to reflect his status. 

Especially since the monster truck game was done full up.
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Posted: 2/17/2013 11:40 AM

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"In another year,  we may see a study emerge pinning this guy as personally responsible for an estimated 18-20% of obesity in all white males 25-64."

-- You never know what a "study" can be arranged to say, but I've always thought people were "personally responsible" for their own eating habits ultimately. 

A new owner can carry lots of good or bad assumptions in people's minds. And if people can be influenced by the name "The Gear Jammer Breakfast" in a restaurant next to a freeway- either negatively or positively- then there's no telling how far a person might go with Haslam support or Haslam hate.

Like with Lerner, I tend to welcome Haslam's day to day departure from the function of the team. At least he's not hiring Romeo Crennel at this point. While Banner/Lombardi don't thrill me initially, I will wait and see what they end up doing.

Just taking a outside perception of Haslam's persona and his background, I'd say he's clearly different than Randy in basic ways. And based on Randy's record, I don't yet see a downside in that as far as the Browns are concerned. To me at least, that's what is important. 
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