The South: Not all Bubbas and banjos
Bubba Watson hugs his mother, Mollie, after winning the 2012 Masters golf tournament.
April 16th, 2012
11:00 AM ET

The South: Not all Bubbas and banjos

(CNN) - His name is Gerald Lester Watson Jr., but he goes by Bubba.

The newest Masters champion is a proud Bulldog, a graduate of the University of Georgia. He owns the General Lee, the Confederate flag-emblazoned car from "The Dukes of Hazzard." And he loves God and his momma: He thanked the former and hugged the latter at the tournament's final playoff hole.

How much more Southern can you get?

"Bubba's name echoed as much through the pines on Sunday as the roars. He was embraced in this Southern town as if he drank, smoked, hunted and fished," wrote the Augusta Chronicle's Scott Michaux, before adding, "In truth, Bubba doesn't do any of those things."

That's the thing about the South. It's got all those stereotypes, but it confounds you at every turn.

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  1. raceisamyth

    Southern food is not southern. Its west African food.

    April 26, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. raceisamyth

    Robert E. Lee
    "So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that Slavery is abolished. I believe it will be greatly for the interest of the South. So fully am I satisfied of this that I would have cheerfully lost all that I have lost by the war, and have suffered all that I have suffered to have this object attained".

    April 26, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. raceisamyth

    The South actually fought to abolish slavery. Ever heard of the black confederates? They wore the same uniforms as whites and fought side by side with them. Yanks hate the truth.

    April 26, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • raceisamyth

      This is why Americans reenat civil war battles. So we NEVER forget what really happened.

      April 26, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. raceisamyth

    Banjos are not southern. Its an african instrument brought here by Scots-Irish slaves that worked side by side with African slaves.

    April 26, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bubba™

    What's wrong with Bubbas?

    April 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |