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That shot will never happen again. Incredible.
1 month ago on SEC Headlines 11/5/2013
@hotshotdre Only looking at the last three teams faced who played in a 2012 Bowl game.
3 months ago on Could Clemson Trump The SEC In January?
I'm an Aggie that is liking him less and less with every day. I'm ready for him to move on to the NFL. He's an embarrassment to himself and A&M. I love what he has done for A&M on the field and recruiting but at what cost? He might be a nice, caring person but the person he is allowing the world to see isn't too nice. I do have to say though that the team not voting him to the leadership council doesn't necessarily speak to what his teammates think about him. He's only a sophomore. His team probably wanted Juniors or seniors on the leadership council. They are the one's that are supposed to be the leaders of the team. Manziel still (technically) has two years of eligibility left. Let the older guys have some of the spotlight.
3 months ago on Aggie Fans Celebrate “The Johnny We Know”
@BonzaiB@Jamesgoss "That Sharp is not controlled by Texas A&M has nothing to do with the
import of what he says, to those listening. Exactly the opposite." Did you read my post? I said that Sharp is embarrassing A&M.
"Texas A&M is part of the Texas A&M University system," Yes
"and Sharp is a Chancellor in that system" THE Chancellor. Semantics.
"He is paid over $507,000 a year in his position, over $50,000 a year more than the president of Texas A&M University." Not really sure of the relevancy of his paycheck. But I will point out that Loftin oversees one university. Sharp oversees one system that includes 11 universities and 7 state agencies.
"To the world outside listening, he sounds a lot like a state official," Last time I checked The A&M System is still a state agency so yes he is.
"who is paid a lot of money by the taxpayer," Yes
"to oversee things that happen within the system," Here's where you start to venture off and make assumptions. Do you really think the Chancellor of a System of 11 universities and 7 agencies is really "overseeing" the day to day concerns of the athletic department at one university? No. He oversees the overall university and how it performs as a whole as well as the other 10 universities and 7 agencies.
"and who has considerable leverage inside the system (that would include Texas A&M itself)," I did not dispute his leverage over anything. Just that he does not see the inside of the compliance department at A&M nor does he get actively involved in any decision making regarding manziel, the investigation, or anything else involving the situation. I also said that the university cannot control what he says to the media like the university can control those within itself.
"and who is spouting off with an opinion about an issue before the
University. My point still stands, he is not making things any better by
opening his mouth and attacking a reporter for smoking grass and
writing a story critical of his pet quarterback." Once again, I agree with you. What he is saying only makes him look stupid and embarrasses the university. I never disputed your point on that. However, I will dispute the part where you say he was attacking a reporter for smoking grass. Not what happened. He attacked the credibility of a reporter's source he was arrested for possession of marijuana. Slightly different thing.
However, what John Sharp did say was exactly what you called it: Opinion. His remarks were his opinion and were not the official opinions of the President, Athletic Department, or Compliance Office of Texas A&M.
I know that everyone is using what he said against the university but all I was trying to do is make people understand that he isn't involved in this situation that is on the department level at a University. To attribute his opinion as that of A&M's would be like attributing the opinions of any one regent on the system board or the Governor of the State of Texas to the university.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Texas A&M Chancellor Not Happy With ESPN’s Rovell
I'm an Aggie and I completely agree with you John. Mr. Sharp as done some good things for A&M since becoming the Chancellor of the A&M System. However, that has come with plenty of opportunities for him to say embarrassing things. Even if it turns out he was right, he still looks bad. Taking the High Road has never been his strong point.
With that said, something BonzaiB said (" For a senior university official to move from neutral (lets get all the
facts in before we make a statement to the public) to attacking the
credibility of a reporter (and not on the merits of the specific case,
but on the guy smoking grass), puts his own credibility, and A&M's,
in question should this escalate.") makes me want to clarify something. John Sharp does NOT work for Texas A&M University. He is the Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System of which Texas A&M is the flagship member. John Sharp happens to be a former student of Texas A&M University as well. The athletic department, Public Relations Department, and the President of Texas A&M University has very little influence, other than a phone call to the System offices, over the Chancellor of the system. John Sharp does not have any control of the day to day operations of the university athletic department nor the compliance office. John Sharp is NOT a "Senior University Official" for Texas A&M. The university itself and those that work for the university has maintained neutrality in the situation.
I understand why his comments are reflecting on the university but the university itself has no control over what the chancellor of the system says.
@John at MrSEC @Jamesgoss My comment was definitely not directed toward you John. My comment was directed towards Boyd's dad. Your article was very unbiased as you approached the story and you presented all sides and possibilities. However, I am more inclined to lean towards the laws of probability. Which would be that he did in fact attempt to cover up the crime in some form or fashion. I could be wrong entirely about my assumption but I'm not the reporter and I understand you have to provide all sides. I'm just the guy giving my opinion based on probability.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Dad Of Vandy WR Boyd Angry That His Son Has Been Connected To Rape Case
Never the kids fault. Always someone else who is at fault.
The manner in which people present this information about Clowney and other players is wrong and I hate the "well he did it too" or the "Everyone hates us" approach. However, the information about Clowney and other players could be used positively for all involved. It was found out that Clowney signed memorabilia in bulk to some broker (probably even the same broker) just like Manziel. That is the only actions that have any sort of evidence for proof which is not a violation. The difference between the two players is brokers are claiming that they paid (or were asked to pay) manziel for these bulk signings. People are looking at the fact that Manziel signed items in bulk as the evidence that he was paid for it. That logic of "He must have been paid because look he signed items in bulk" can be debunked because Clowney signed items in bulk as well and South Carolina has determined that no wrong doing has occurred. When you read the www.goodbullhunting.com article about Clowney the title is "If Johnny Manziel signed bulk autographs, was he the only one?" In that article, Good Bull Hunting never suggested that Clowney did anything wrong. Just that Manziel wasn't the only one who signed items in bulk so don't look at that fact and say "Since he signed in bulk he must have been paid for it." I believe this is called a "Hasty Generalization" in the world of literary fallacies.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on A&M’ers Comparing Manziel To Other Autograph Signers Are Off Base
I just read the Express-News Article on this incident and got more facts. The ticket was issued after another driver complained of the direction his car was parked and they almost ran into JM's Benz. That's insane. Whether or not the car was parked in the same direction doesn't matter. There would have still be a black Mercedez-Benz parked in the same spot. The article also says the other driver complained about JM's tint. How does the tint of the windows affect another driver? So stupid. It sounds to me like the other driver targeted Johny Manziel.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Further Proof That Manziel Needs A Twitter Muzzle: Controversial Weekend Tweet Spurred By Parking Ticket
First off - as an Aggie I was pretty upset with his comments on twitter and I'm not defending them by any means. However, College Station Police and University Police Departments loves giving students tickets. I myself almost made it through my four year degree without getting a ticket from CSPD or UPD. One week before graduating, I got my first ticket in College Station. When I went to the court house to pay the ticket, I told the court clerk that I was so close to graduating and almost survived CS without a ticket. She was actually shocked at the almost feat because everyone knows how tough CSPD and UPD is. What cop goes out of his way to write a ticket for parking the wrong side of the street and too dark of tint? He was probably in a residential area so who gives a rip? Most cops would just drive on past that. My best friend is a cop so I would know. He probably should have clarified his frustration and directed it towards CSPD instead of making the whole country think he was mad at the scrutiny he gets for every big event he goes to.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Dawgs Get Down To The Harlem Shake
tu is run by arrogant pansies.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Big XII Commish: "We Could Be Proactive"
Nice pun to finish it off.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Despite Blowout Loss, Notre Dame Ranked Ahead Of Bama In One Computer Poll
@BonzaiB A&M isn't a basketball school traditionally but recently (past decadish) they have been good. They made the NCAA tourney 6 years in a row from '06-'11. However, our Coach Mark Turgeon left after the '11 season for Maryland. Coach Kennedy is only in his 2nd season as head coach and last year (his first season) he was diagnosed with parkinson's disease and missed a lot of the season. This season can really be considered his first season in my opinion. Either way, 2 years is not very long so I doubt our AD is looking at replacing him anytime soon.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on The SEC's Tourney Files - 1/9/13 (Looking Like A 3-Bid League)
Wow. I had already written off the season for Texas A&M as bad as they have played in both winning and losing efforts. I guess I expected the SEC to be as good as it was last year. Clearly it's a down year across the board.
11 months ago on The SEC's Tourney Files - 1/9/13 (Looking Like A 3-Bid League)
The entire SEC hopes he leaves for NFL. I don't think he does though. Here's to hoping.
11 months, 4 weeks ago on ESPN Plays Up Saban Rumors, Others Play Them Right Back Down
And A&M doesn't have a summer to game plan and counter other teams adjustments. Come on. Sumlin knows that other teams have plenty of film to watch. A&M has great talent and is bringing in even better talent. We'll be fine.
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Tuberville On Texas A&M: “Awfully Tough For Them To Repeat What They Did This Year”
wouldn't have been crazy if Damontre Moore would have finished the season stronger? A&M might have had the SEC Offensive and Defensive POY and the NFL Defensive POY all in the same season.
1 year ago on A.P. Names Jones SEC’s Defensive Player Of The Year
@bpa_kc My bad...the worst loss of the season. not win.
1 year ago on The Good And Bad Of The SEC’s Bowl Matchups
@bpa_kc You're probably right. We would probably beat them. Respect wise, I don't see that really increasing much. Sports pundits are crying because there isn't an 8 team playoff so that Texas A&M could have a shot at the title. That's respect. A&M will open the season in the top ten next year. Maybe the top five. A win over Texas would only be for pride. In fact, all Aggies should send a thank you note to that Tucker Kicker from Texas because had he missed that field goal we'd still have Sherman as our head coach. The worst win of the season last year happened to be the best thing that could've happened to A&M long term.