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1. n. one’s friend; a buddy, not necessarily male. (Also a term of address.) Look, man, take it easy!
2. exclam. Wow! (Usually Man!) Man, what a bundle!
3. and the man n. a drug seller or pusher. (Drugs.) The man won’t give you credit, you numskull!
4. and the man n. a police officer; the police; the establishment. You better check with the man before you get seen with me.
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The ceremony went off grandly, with townsfolk presenting Manning with a hulking Lincoln Mark III.
Archie Manning writes that "even the most avowed integrationist would agree that you can't always get from A to Z right now.
As I paged back and forth between Manning and Silver Rights, I was struck by sadness.
But integration in Manning's hometown did not come as peacefully as Manning recalls.
Archie Manning, for example, recalls integration in Drew this way:
Indeed, the pressure on Manning to sign with Ole Miss - where a song about Archie once sold 50,000 copies - was enormous.
When Manning initially told the family he'd attend Ole Miss to avoid any problems, Archie told him to choose for himself, not the family, and ordered a re-evaluation.
When I reported to Tennessee, my dad told me we weren't talking football,'' Manning said.
Manning chose Tennessee over Ole Miss because it fit two crucial criteria: a chance to compete for playing time in his second year, and the opportunity to succeed by himself, not as the son of the school's most famous athlete.
Archie had taught Manning how to break down film - not like a college player, but like an NFL coach or quarterback - and Manning wasted no time in establishing himself as the Volunteers' hardest worker.