I get five or six Facebook friend requests a day, and all of you can just $#&% off! Kidding. But I do require a series of grueling background checks.

Florida lineman Jim Tartt isn't nearly as circumspect. The 315-pound senior from Sopchoppy, Fla., is a little slap-happy with the confirm button, apparently. His latest fun Facebook friends: "Africa Gives Nothing To Anyone — Except AIDS." Oh, it's a merry group ... I was just over there. I won't link to it, but here's a random excerpt:

It is inspiring Bill Gates' programme to rid the continent of malaria, when, in the almost complete absence of personal self-discipline, that disease is one of the most efficacious forms of population-control now operating. If his programme is successful, tens of millions of children who would otherwise have died in infancy will survive to adulthood, he boasts. Oh good: then what? I know. Let them all come here. Yes, that's an idea.

It's so comforting to know that, conceivably, their members can comment on Deadspin.

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Tartt's Facebook page has been taken down, which leads me to believe he either wasn't paying attention to the groups he's joining, or someone else did it as a joke. Or maybe he shares their views, I don't know. Also, as The Sporting Blog points out, Tartt is an anthropology major. Awk-ward.

Oh well; let's just let this go and keep it among ourselves, OK? Back to my Facebook page.

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UF's Tartt Is Unaware Of Africa's Many Exports [The Sporting Blog]