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 @MoKelly1 Relax Mo. Your schedule has you with Georgia first. Best time of the year to face the Dawgs. And you goy them at home. Just for fun.....

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuStsFW4EmQ

 

 

2 years ago on Mizzou Is As Mad As Hell And The Tigers Aren't Going To Take This (Lack Of Respect) Anymore

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 @ETXAg05 I'm thinking Red Clay has more problems than just billboard envy...... school color angst, no sense of humor, state envy, mascot envy and alternatives to smoking tobacco envy.

2 years ago on Aggies To Put “SEC Country” Billboards Up Across The Lone Star State

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 @JB TexasEx  @AndrewMartin Ah, now we have the downward spiral into conspiracy theories. Not my job to do your research for dimwit. You can google it as well as anyone. But if you think that having to have everything you know spoon fed to you is a right you can get by demanding it, you're gonna have to find another nurse maid. Already did the 3 year old thing. And unbridled capitalism is not socialism, and only someone who does not understand socialism would have made the comment. Revenue sharing is as old as capitalism itself. Socialism is not corporate entities sharing profits, it is the dictatorship of the proletariat (or other state apparatus) taking from the governed body, with or without their consent, and redistributing as it sees fit. There is no profit in a socialistic model, it is the redistribution of wealth.

 

The SEC is an alliance of corporations with a profit motive. who have agreed to a contract that increases the value of products and services through consolidation of brands. The model is one of the sum total of the parts is less than the sum total of the alliance. That increase is called the profit margin. So, its not a model of "we split what we all already have (socialism), it is a model where the increase in revenue of the alliance is more than the increase in revenue made by any individual member. 

 

Now I'm beginning to doubt if you ever went to the University of Texas. Surely the basic courses in economics taught there are not so bad as someone who is ignorant enough to think revenue sharing is socialism could ever pass with that mush in their heads. And, you should be able to extrapolate the answer to the "Aggie Network" part of you question from the explanation of revenue sharing (Can you say SEC network would be more profitable?) 

 

Oh, and really liked the Gomer dig. Priceless. A level of sophistication not many college grads would be willing to share in public. And I don't mind it. I was an enlisted marine (get it, Gomer Pyle?) before I went to A&M. 

 

And gotta say, you aren't very good at this.

2 years, 3 months ago on Texas AD Says SEC Has “A Sliver Of The East Side” Of Texas

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 @AndrewMartin  @JB TexasEx Yep, 14,000 in WWII, more than all three service academies put together. There is a reason the student body is called "Army." And it still commissions more officers than any other non academy. Not bad for a bunch of toy soldiers. 

2 years, 3 months ago on Texas AD Says SEC Has “A Sliver Of The East Side” Of Texas

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 @JB TexasEx  @AndrewMartin Members of the Corps of Cadets do not salute each other, and not sure if you would know how to render a proper salute anyway. 

2 years, 3 months ago on Texas AD Says SEC Has “A Sliver Of The East Side” Of Texas

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 @JB TexasEx Well, thanks for the Gump reference, and I already answered your question, and answering a question by the way, does not equate to reading comprehension. Look it up, comprehension has nothing to do with a response. Gump actually served his country. What have you done for us lately? And in your mind is there something wrong with being a private serving his country? Obviously you seem to think so.

 

Whats the matter, you can't google?

 

And the new seats for the Aggie Band were assigned in less than a week after the SEC decision was made, and if you want you can go to the resolution passed by the Texas A&M student government that said while A&M was asking for an exemption to the policy, that whatever the decision was, the student body expected the university to comply as quickly as possible.

 

So, not sure what you think we had a "problem" with. The school followed the rules, asked for an exemption, it was denied, and within a week, new seats had been assigned. For us, keeping things in perspective is not a problem. And moving the band did not rise to that level.

2 years, 3 months ago on Texas AD Says SEC Has “A Sliver Of The East Side” Of Texas

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 @JB TexasEx Oh, and on the comprehension thing, I said "we appreciate your contribution to advertising Aggie jokes to the SEC," not that we make money directly off of your post on line. Rights to Aggie Jokes are owned by the Texas A&M University press. If you tell one on the radio, or tv, and it is one of the thousands we own, we get a royalty check, just like the two sisters who ensured their rights to the song, "Happy Birthday." Bottom line, the more jokes told in any medium that makes a profit, A&M gets a cut. So, the more commentators in the SEC who know about them, the more opportunities for revenue. And you would be surprised to know how many copies of Aggie Joke books are bought by non-Ags, and all proceeds go to us. In fact, for our SEC brethren, if you want to hear a lot of Aggie Jokes, all you have to do is tell one, and we will join in. We know a bunch of them and WE LIKE THEM. So, again, thanks for advertising to our SEC brothers and sisters Aggie Jokes. We hope they will get on the band wagon.

2 years, 3 months ago on Texas AD Says SEC Has “A Sliver Of The East Side” Of Texas

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 @JB TexasEx Well, first off Texas A&M does not keep numbers of Corps members joining the military "under wraps," and just about any simpleton can check the number of commissioned grads out of the Corps, so will let you go do it. Like there is a conspiracy at A&M to cover up something about a student organization. Stupid comment. And every Corps member has to take at least two years of ROTC because A&M decided a long time ago to maximize the University's commitment to fulfilling its commitments under the laws for obligations of Land Grant colleges and universities, specifically the commitment to train a large pool of citizens to be prepared to enter military service should the nation need to call on volunteers.

 

So, while you don't like the Corps, it is performing that mission statement whether or not the Corps member actually enters the military. Its an old concept, and one many with your bent and lack of education on the roles and missions of Land Grant colleges don't respect. We do, and happily we don't much care what slackers think. So, while folks like you like to diss the concept of citizens voluntarily learning more about their country's defense with "toy soldier" comments, those who actually have taken the time to educate themselves on how things actually work, and why they exist have a slightly more informed opinion. But, you're a sip so.......

 

And, since you seem to get what you want to out of what others write, I said "students in the stands."  A&M has the largest student section in its stands in the country. Period. Just Google "largest student section in college football." Not hard. A&M holds the NCAA record for putting the largest number of students in the stands for games, over 31,000. Track back, the comment about students in the stands went to your comments on practicing yells. The by product of that focus on getting students involved in traditions (from before they actually start classes to the day they leave) is the largest percentage of student participation at football games in the country. We know Texas has a wonderful stadium. It has a great fan support base. It sells out all the time. So do a lot of other universities. Ku-dos. It is a great thing to see a sold out stadium. But that was not what I said. So, I know tu has a great academic reputation. Should put that to work and read for comprehension.

 

Again, happy you are posting on a site you still seem to think is reserved for only SEC members and t-sips.

 

 

 

 

2 years, 3 months ago on Texas AD Says SEC Has “A Sliver Of The East Side” Of Texas

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 @JB TexasEx There you go. And from all us former toy soldiers who grew up to be real soldiers because of the Corps, we appreciate your contribution to advertising Aggie jokes to the SEC. A&M owns the rights to them, and we make a lot of money off them. And you get good by practicing things sip, which is why we have yell practices. And most of the visitors to Kyle will tell you we're pretty good at them. And we have noticed you guys are pretty good at singing a knock off to "I've been working on the railroad," and maybe one day you will be able to get as many students in the stands as we do.

 

And happy you were able to tell us all about tu's fidelity to the Big 12. Mizzou and A&M grads are happy to be reminded of that. I mean it was Texas President Bill Powers who was leading the Big 12 solidarity movement when he went to the PAC 10 to try to get tu into that conference. Confirmed btw by PAC 10 Commissioner Scott, right after Powers refused to give A&M President Loftin assurances tu was not doing just that...... twice. Thanks for the commitment.

 

Happy to see you here sip. Makes us feel much better about joining the conference.

2 years, 3 months ago on Texas AD Says SEC Has “A Sliver Of The East Side” Of Texas

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 @JB TexasEx Sorry if references to your alma mater that have been used for about 100 years are insulting. Its college ball, every school out there takes its share of ribbing, and puh-lease cut the "we're holier than thou "we don't do it." You can't possibly think the entire population of Texas Exes is so well mannered, cultured (and devoid of humor) that they don't throw barbs at other schools.

 

If you don't like it, I will remember you don't take good natured ribbing too well. And thanks for pointing out how much money tu made last year, it confirms what I said, that the school is a (no pun intended) cash cow. And again, good for the school. Its done very well (That's a compliment by the way, just in case that was not clear to you in your hyper sensitive state).

 

And you're confused. If I'm not supposed to be here because this is not an Aggie Blog, and I shouldn't post here because we are not in the SEC yet, then what the heck are you doing here? Your school became a member of the SEC on what date?

 

Good grief.

2 years, 3 months ago on Texas AD Says SEC Has “A Sliver Of The East Side” Of Texas

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 @JB TexasEx Agree with most of that, but I'm not in the blame it on the other school crowd. I've seen posts both ways, with 8 x 10 color glossies and powerpoint presentations to prove this point of view or that. Most are colored by partisan posturing. Bottom line, it was a corporate decision. Like most corporate decisions, it was based on expectations of market share, branding, etc. In the end, it was just the inability to come to terms. Happens all the time in the capitalist system. It was not personal. No one called the former students and exes and asked what they thought, so it isn't "the Aggies did this, and Texas did that." 365,000 living Ags, and maybe 13 got a vote. Same with Texas Exes.

 

College ball is corporate ball. tu has a program worth what, almost a billion? Big bucks. And I do not think the administration at tu cares one whit for the Big 12, other than it is a good vehicle to market their brand.  A healthy Big 12 is a plus. Not a criticism btw, tu is the biggest neutered bull in the pasture, and has been very successful in making sure that has been the case for decades. And Exes are not about to cheer on any admin that loses that standing, even for a short time. Ya'll as a group have expectations. Oklahoma and company have done a good job giving the steer fits every now and then, but your administration would be booted out by the Exes if they made decisions that actually leveled the playing field in the Big 12. Just my opinion, could be wrong, but don't think so.

 

As for all recruiting being national, I think that goes just so far. Conferences make a difference to a lot of players, and Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, et al are all banking on the draw being strong enough to benefit them. Will it? I think so, but you are right, time will tell. If it does benefit the SEC, as I think it will, tu is not going to fall on hard times, but it will make recruiting slightly more competitive in the state. The AD can't like that burr under his saddle. Do I think he spends time thinking about it? Some, that's why there is this thing called the LHN.

 

I suspect that in the end, the LHN will be beneficial to Texas with some residuals to the Big 12, but my point was that in the sort term it has not helped the Texas AD in the politics of Texas state recruiting, fund raising, branding, etc. Are the Horns going to be really inconvenienced by all this? Of course not. It would take a monumental set of idiots being hired at tu for a few decades to accomplish that. Don't see that happening. But Dodd has to be irritated at some level by the turmoil the Big 12 experienced by miscalculating two school administrations reactions to the deal, a conference that is dominated by his team. Bad for his business rep if it looks like tu's AD can't control the herd. I think tu as a group of fans are happy right now with the way things have turned out, and dissing A&M plays pretty well in Austin. So, it may have been throwing a reporter off with a flippant comment, but if you go to tu blog sites right now (and I never do), I suspect you will find Dodd's stock has gone up with the comment. Nothing a sip likes much better than some good ol Aggie bashing. Works both ways, so not throwing stones at you or any of the fine folks who decided to wear t-shirts with a dead cow's skull on it. 

2 years, 3 months ago on Texas AD Says SEC Has “A Sliver Of The East Side” Of Texas

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The school in Austin has a great academic and athletic reputation, well deserved btw. A good number of reflective t-sips are aware of their market share and are determined not to let that slip in a very competitive environment (and who can blame them, you don't get to be the the most valuable college athletic brand by not being aggressive and protective of your turf). The only serious threat to an encroachment on their dominance in the economics of Texas state athletics (read that television rights and competition for the best recruits in the state) has been A&M's move to the SEC. Not sure why Dodds made the comment. I suspect it was just to end discussion with the questioner on the issue of how A&M's move (and the SEC's expanded recruiting opportunities in state) might affect that dominance. Dodds does not get paid to lose ground, and he has two embarrassing failures that he needs to brush under the rug for the moment. 1. The LHN has not only been a serious under performer in developing market share, his poor handling of the internal political struggle the planned network, caused a serious stability crisis in the Big 12 with the departure of two schools (crisis is fixed, but still not a good thing), 2. The Horns underperformed the last couple of seasons, and he is under the gun to get that fixed this year. Dodds does not believe for a second that A&M has a sliver of East Texas, he also knows that every team in the SEC now has an increased footprint in Texas, especially the West. That will, emphasize WILL, make recruiting harder for his athletic department. Bash A&M with silly little disses if you want, but its not just A&M he has to deal with, its the undefined (at this point) SEC footprint in the great state of Texas. What he knows is that undefined footprint will begin to become clearer soon. His job is to mitigate the short term impact of it. He won't be around for the long term impact.

2 years, 3 months ago on Texas AD Says SEC Has “A Sliver Of The East Side” Of Texas

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 @John at MrSEC Sorry, going to break the commandment of not responding. You actually won on this one. I will do the mia culpa here. You are correct, your figures are solid and I led with my face and hit your knuckles. You are being the gentleman by deferring, but we both know you got me.

 

Next time I will try to actually think before I respond. Novel concept I know, but will try.

 

Apologies.

2 years, 3 months ago on SEC Commitment Comparator - 5/29/12

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 @John at MrSEC And I don't know about never paying to respond to anyone. if you didn't get to smack someone every now and again, why would you do this? Sometimes you just need the target practice. And I do like the research, even if I am in the dog house for being stupid about Missouri recruiting stats.

2 years, 3 months ago on Pinkel Says Arkansas-Missouri Will Be Cross-Division Foes

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 @John at MrSEC 

Okay, I'll take that I need to be a bit more aware of the time zone shift and the work load of someone on the keyboards in the AM while I am still in the PM, but honestly (and not protesting here) the first sentence is actually an agreement with you, phrased incompletely perhaps. "USC is not likely to benefit any more, or any less, than other schools that come to Texas," might have been a better way to start. I AGREE with you that Spurrier is dealing with a little irony. My point (poorly stated) was that Spurrier may know he has an opening in Texas, but the down side for him is that his advantage (In my opinion) is not any greater than other schools that show up in Texas because they are closer to home (and have been there many more times than USC, as you pointed out in your response.

 

Really was agreeing with you, just trying to put my two cents in that Spurrier has competition in that regard who have a better name brand to start with than USC (Alabama, LSU, Miss, etc.)

 

Again, apologize for appearing to rain on your post. 

 

 

2 years, 3 months ago on Pinkel Says Arkansas-Missouri Will Be Cross-Division Foes

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 @John at MrSEC What? Man you need to read what I wrote, cause you are just manufacturing a disagreement when there was none.

 

All I said was everybody is going to get a bump up from recruiting in Texas. Now my turn to tell you not to put words in my mouth. I never said I was close to Carolina's coach. I said in my post that going to Texas was a big deal "and Spurrier knows that," WHICH IS EXACTLY THE POINT YOU WERE MAKING. "If you are in the West, you are going to get exposure. Alabama, LSU, and Arkansas are going to benefit more than USC, just because they are closer to home," does not mean USC is not going to benefit, that means I think the teams in the West are going to benefit more..... because they are closer.... and they are going to go to Texas every two years. Now if that sets you off..... wow.

 

I thought the purpose of posting on a sports blog, was to give an opinion. Go back and see if anything I wrote is a personal attack on you, your work, your sources, intelligence or maturity. There is not one word, phrase or point that does any of that. Not one. Until now, cause your response was borderline stupid.

 

You seem hell bent on manufacturing insults because I agreed and expanded on much of what you wrote, so if my agreeing with 95% of what you wrote was not enough, or if my using the words "and Spurrier knows that," somehow makes the veins in your brain housing group pop, my turn to tell you that you sound like I put up a brick wall and you are arguing with it. Really. the only thing you can remotely take as a disagreement with your post is that I expanded your initial thought on USC benefiting from A&M being in the SEC to every team in the conference, but mostly the teams in the West. Sorry. 

 

If that is your threshold for coming on like a jerk, I promise to never, ever respond to one of your articles with a line that has the following words in it, "and Spurrier knows that." I also promise never, ever to agree or disagree with a single word you write. What a concept.

 

Seems to me that is what it will take, unless you want a  promise to never, ever to give an opinion on anything that happens concerning football in my native state of Texas, because all those thoughts are the property of John at MrSEC, because you talk to people in that state who are in football programs. Heck, seems to me that the purpose of this blog is not for us to comment on what you write but to accept it without comment. Wow, again, what a concept. Should have picked up on that before this. 

 

Sorry Bub, but you went off the deep end on this one. Not expecting you to even consider that you might have gone off half cocked here, cause tonight you seem to want to be pissed off for no reason. Hope that works for you, but my presence here helps make you money, not the other way around. And no, that does not mean you have to take crap from us, but you might want to think that your dumping unwarranted crap on any of us is part of the bargain either. 

2 years, 3 months ago on Pinkel Says Arkansas-Missouri Will Be Cross-Division Foes

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 @John at MrSEC 

Again, am I missing something here? What words, exactly, did I put in your mouth? Not a one. I asked a question about perception. You are the pro here, you get paid for putting this up, and actually your first sentence in response is pretty funny when taken in context with the next paragraph. Good, direct and well delivered defense of solid research (and followed by a right cross.  The sign of a well educated pro.

 

The rest, not so much. Now I'll tell you the same thing you told me, go back and do research. Not one of my posts insult the quality of content on this site, or the authors. I never play "gotcha" with the writers. You want me to try another site, no problem. But if you look up my posts, you might understand why your last sentence is every bit as much gibberish (and unprofessional) as anything I ever directed at you or this site.

 

Want to keep readers, try behaving toward the reader like you admonish the rest of us to act on this site. Got it, you catch a lot of crap. If I offended you, I apologize, really. Let me know if you find anything in my posts that tracks to the, "try another site." Not waiting on baited breath though.

2 years, 3 months ago on SEC Commitment Comparator - 5/29/12

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Did I miss something here? Missouri has had a pretty solid football program for a while. When are we going to stop saying, "Wow, Missouri can actually manage a top quality sports program from the backwaters of the US?" Oklahoma has been doing one heck of a job in a state that defines a limited home grown talent pool. They make up for it by going next door and recruiting their butts off, but you don't hear folks saying, "Gee, what a surprise, they have a lot of talent lined up." While the SEC may give the Tigers a boost, would think that in order to make the statement that Mizzou is a surprise success in recruiting, because they have been in the SEC for 12 seconds, lets get a before and after snapshot.

2 years, 3 months ago on SEC Commitment Comparator - 5/29/12

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 @kentatm Why? Never been into the "drop the hammer" as hard as you can all the time club. If things are done correctly, you take into account a load of factors before you go Roman. Not saying you don't keep the ability to drop the hammer, but last time I checked, A&M does not have a major reputation for drugs in its athletic department. Problems, sure, like every team in the US, but I prefer to let those who are actually charged with making those decisions do their jobs. If they fail, bounce them and bring in someone who can. 

2 years, 3 months ago on UGA Hoopster Williams Arrested For Weed

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USC is not likely to benefit any more than the other schools that come to Texas. If you are in the West, you are going to get exposure. Alabama, LSU, and Arkansas are going to benefit more than USC, just because they are closer to home. USC might get a leg up on Florida for example, but would not bet on Carolina making a big dent in the Texas state talent pool. Basically, if you are in the SEC, you are going to have a leg up because A&M is in the Conference. This is why the SEC has been courting A&M for decades. It opens Texas up for everybody in the South. USC's interest in recruiting in Texas is going up because everybody in the SEC has an interest in Texas, and Spurrier knows that. Game on folks. The losers in the recruiting game are going to be the smaller schools in Texas that have stayed competitive in recruiting because of a historical association with the SWC or the Big 12 (Baylor, Tech, TCU, Rice, SMU). Recruiting for them just will get harder and harder as the SEC impact is felt. They are not going to crumple up and die, just saying it will get harder.

2 years, 3 months ago on Pinkel Says Arkansas-Missouri Will Be Cross-Division Foes

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 @scottlester UTimizer, UTa-tuba, UTa-tamberine, UTa-tongo, UT-aluza, UTrombone, UTrumpret, .....? Most orange bleeding fans from our previous marriage mostly just hired surrogates to come yell in their place........ so good luck in the lab.

2 years, 3 months ago on What To Expect At The SEC's Spring Meetings

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 @gregpomeroy1 Cowbells do seem kind of wimpy though. Its an admission your fans are just a little too lazy to actually, well exert the effort to actually yell. But if you are a 70 year old, it puts you on equal footing with the students I suppose. One solution to not being able to make as much noise in the stands with your vocal cords as other student bodies is as good as another.......

2 years, 3 months ago on What To Expect At The SEC's Spring Meetings

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 @MoKelly Just divorced tu. Lets wait until the ink dries before our new in-laws push us to get back together with our old ones.......

2 years, 3 months ago on Push Begins For Regular-Season Big 12-SEC Games, But SEC-ACC Games May Make More Sense

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 @Steve in SETX Lived in CS and G-ville. Both are small college towns, both are full of good folks, and both are actually pretty boring when you subtract out a few bars. Which, is not a bad thing for a college town. Students in that atmosphere tend to focus on the school (which is not the same as focusing on studies, but what the heck, no one said you had to learn).

2 years, 4 months ago on UF's Muschamp Makes A Funny (That A&M Folks Won't Find Funny)

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 @10Vol85  @John at MrSEC You should remember to take your pills in the right order.... the red one on Monday, two of the yellows on Tuesday......

2 years, 4 months ago on Miles Backs Spurrier: Only Division Games Should Count

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Hey, we said we wanted ya'll to come visit. We didn't say we wanted you to stay.......

2 years, 4 months ago on UF's Muschamp Makes A Funny (That A&M Folks Won't Find Funny)

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 @andysandonato  @David  @jwolfe I find that statement hard to believe, certainly no evidence to support that.

2 years, 4 months ago on FSU’s Outgoing Top Trustee Makes FSU’s AD, The ACC, Media Everywhere, And Yours Truly Look Bad

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SEC is pitiful academically? What a crock. UF alone has more going for it in research than most of the schools in the B12. And AAU is a crock as a standard of excellence. Another club. Whoop. Look at the dollars, and the SEC average is better than.... Baylor, ISU, TCU, both Kansas schools, OSU and Oklahoma. They are not slouches, but compared to being asked to join a club, research dollars are a much better indication you are gaining ground. And Mizzou and A&M compare more than favorably to WV or FSU. So chop-chop some logic into your argument.

2 years, 4 months ago on FSU’s Outgoing Top Trustee Makes FSU’s AD, The ACC, Media Everywhere, And Yours Truly Look Bad

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Academics so much better in the B12? BS. And A&M will keep, because of the Texas Legislature's hand in funding, contact with Rice, tu, and others in Texas. A&M loses contact with who in the B12 exactly? Oklahoma, OSU, Kansas schools and ISU. Baylor is no academic powerhouse, and neither is TCU, so who in Texas beats out SEC institutions? Well, Rice (not a B12 member) and the Horns. FSU ain't a barn burner itself on that front. None of the Universities mentioned are bottom feeders, so chop-chop-chop harder and get FSU a better academic rating before you throw stones like "pitiful SEC."

2 years, 4 months ago on FSU’s Outgoing Top Trustee Makes FSU’s AD, The ACC, Media Everywhere, And Yours Truly Look Bad

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 @BAMANOLE26 Well, said it last week when this was floating around. Would much rather see a scenario that had the Noles eventually in the SEC. That's always been far fetched IMHO. I don't see FSU as culturally as good a fit in the B12 as the SEC (face it, its a Southeast school). But, if you go to the B12, it'll improve the neighborhood. (I'm still not ready to buy this bucket of recycled beer just yet. Sounds too much like mass confusion out there).

2 years, 4 months ago on FSU’s Outgoing Top Trustee Makes FSU’s AD, The ACC, Media Everywhere, And Yours Truly Look Bad

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I have been to Omaha, and you speak the truth Kimosabe. Omaha is one of the most boring spots I have ever been, and I was in the desert for 9 months AND lived in College Station, Texas. If they had a tiddly wink contest in Omaha it would probably draw 1,000 people (well may be only 900 paying fans). But, towns and cities like Omaha are where small sports venues still work real well, which is one of the reasons the city built that arena. They are the home team and that is a great thing, but Creighton figured out how to draw based on their dynamics. That is impressive management, great advertising, community outreach, etc. And, those are THEIR FANS, just like the folks who never went to the University of Tennessee but who bought tickets for the games. Their butts still count as butts in the seat.

 

Ku-do's to any athletic director who can figure out how to get it done.

2 years, 4 months ago on Nine SEC Schools In Top 50 For Hoops Attendance

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 @JohnVol Uh, that's why I said, "Tennessee had a very good year, as you said," but the story had to do with just basketball. So, write in a story about Tennessee's attendance in combined sports against everybody else in combined sports.  

2 years, 4 months ago on Nine SEC Schools In Top 50 For Hoops Attendance

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 @AllTideUp Its just not a good practice to poke the bear.... Its one of the new laws of the Universe, if Saban wants you and does not get you this year, you're just under a suspended sentence.....

2 years, 4 months ago on Without Naming Names, Bama's Saban Tells Big Ten's Delany To Not "Be So Self-Absorbed"

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 @JohnVol Creighton has 4206 undergrads, yep they actually are small enough those six at the end of the 4200 stand out, and still put ....... 16,655 per game in the stands, each game. Thats about 4 times the number of butts in the stands than undergrads. Wow. I mean Wow. Tennessee had a very good year, as you have pointed out, and with the season they had, yeah ku-do's, but Tennessee's fraction of the number of undergraduates as butts in seats versus FOUR TIMES as many for Creighton qualifies as the most impressive? Come on, not even close. Still impressive, but you gotta give Creighton their due,  impressive.

2 years, 4 months ago on Nine SEC Schools In Top 50 For Hoops Attendance

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Think all the buzz about FSU and the Big 12 shows t FSU is one of the Belles of the Ball right now. Notre Dame, FSU and a couple of others seem to be the most attractive skirts with potential space on their dance card. Still say FSU is not a good fit for B12. Her natural environment is the South East somewhere. Too good a school for most of her suitors though.

2 years, 4 months ago on FSU A.D. Spetman Guns Down Big 12 Rumors

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 @MoKelly Work with me Mizzou, I'm trying to lighten my man's load here......

 

and I'm an old Ag. The most sophisticated piece of electronics we had in the BQ dorm my senior year was an HP programmable calculator. It created quite a stir because it made the slide rule obsolete, although some of the profs still required us to have them in class, still have mine, glass with graphite bearings. My oldest brother used the same model to calculate fuel expenditures in his F-14 while at sea,  much faster than punching it in on the -14's computer system.

 

But kind of hard to get to a blog site on one....... First computer was an Apple II, think it had 128K RAM and 516K floppy disk drive. Quite the burner. 

2 years, 4 months ago on A&M's Sumlin Says SEC Move Has "Separated" His Aggies From The Longhorns

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Thanks, that will take a second reading. Lot in there. Not a fan of tu sites, and I generally ignore most of what I hear from any site that has the words "orange, burnt or that mistakenly say, University of Texas," but to be fair I also avoid TexAgs and similar sites. Not because I think those are bad folks going to the site, but too much garbage on them. Takes the fun out of reading.

 

But learning that making peoples heads explode with deliberate misinformation is actually a business. And from what you folks are telling me, a pretty big business. Who would have thunk it, someone deliberately scamming other folks for their own good. And surprise, surprise, universities have people who use that to their benefit.

 

Proves your point. Not noble academics being pursued here, but dirty, money grubbing capitalism. (the pirate in me sort of likes that at some level, Avast ye scurvy dogs, prepare to be boarded the Bank of America is going Belly Up!)

2 years, 4 months ago on Here We Go Again: As Summer Starts, Realignment Chatter Heats Up

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A little honesty among lots of larceny can't be a bad thing. I'd keep that counting method just to be different. Do those 4,000 no shows make any noise when the team is on the court? Do the banners hanging from the rafters sway any when those not there, but paid up, cheer?

 

Who cares what the numbers say,? What matters is whose butt is in the seat at game time. Let the accountants worry about the actual ticket count.

2 years, 4 months ago on Nine SEC Schools In Top 50 For Hoops Attendance

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 @gatorwhisperer  They still serve Gatortails in Gainesville? I could use one of those right about now. Your squirrel sandwiches got me hungry.

 

And I darn near cried when I found out Skeeter's Big Biscuits closed. National tragedy.

 

The game is sold out at Kyle. If you know anyone who can scarf a visitor's ticket from UF to the game, I'd like to hear about it. Orange and Blue and Maroon and Maroon and White on the same field. Can't wait.

2 years, 4 months ago on Miles Backs Spurrier: Only Division Games Should Count

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Just how stupid do you have to be to get on Saban's radar screen?  ...... aparently the picture next to that definition comes from Delany's family album.

 

There's stupid, and then there's getting in a land war in Asia, heavily investing in sub-prime loans..... and giving Nick Saban cause to spend a little extra time on how to make your life miserable. Note to Delany, that you got a response in 24 hours does not put your comment in "the good things I have done this year" column in your daily planner.

 

Thank you Delany. Every minute Saban fixates on you is one less he fixates on the rest of us.

2 years, 4 months ago on Without Naming Names, Bama's Saban Tells Big Ten's Delany To Not "Be So Self-Absorbed"

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 @jwolfe Yeah, having experienced Mizzou close hand for a while, been telling folks she's the "sleeper" here. Tough football program. Gonna surprise the East.

2 years, 4 months ago on SEC Commitment Comparator - 5/10/12

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 @10Vol85  @gatorwhisperer Because you are getting personal. Big difference in saying some one else's idea is idiotic and saying someone is an idiot. I'll say it again, BIG DIFFERENCE IN SAYING SOMEONE IS AN IDIOT. Got it? Attack the idea, you can have a conversation, attackt the person and you have a fight. The way it works.

 

Now, if John or Bill, or Bob or George takes that tact with you, and you then say, "Oh, he did it to me first," well no sympathy for dude. You get in the mud with the pigs (and no Razorbacks, not talking about you), three things happen. You get dirty, the pigs get happy and every body watching laughts at you.

 

In other words, saying someone is an idiot is perjorative to the max. It is a sign of personal disrespect. It is a sign of immaturity. It is a sign of lack of respect.  You have accused folks of personality flaws (for being emotional), but you sure can't deal with it in return it seems. We call that a lot of things where I come from, and none of them good.

 

I don't care at this point what you think on the issue. You're points have nothing to do with the ranting that has followed. That's why I said take it down a notch. Clear? Not going to explain it again because I can't possibly see how this could be of interest to anyone on this thread.

 

Have a good day bud, and I'm done with you on this.

2 years, 4 months ago on Miles Backs Spurrier: Only Division Games Should Count

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 @10Vol85  @John at MrSEC Get a grip Vol, now you're just ranting. I did not comment on the system you constructed, I commented on your mocking someone else for showing the current system isn't all that bad. Get a grip Vol. You're the one going off the deep end on everything posted by those who disagrees with you. I've already said you have some good points, but you can't seen to return the courtesy.  Earlier you posted you were just getting slammed because of others bias. Well, I think you protest too much on that, because you're the one in the slamming mode. No skin off my nose. When you decide to return to civility mode, let us all know. Until then, rant away.

2 years, 4 months ago on Miles Backs Spurrier: Only Division Games Should Count

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Thanks Bubba, that might explain the no to A&M when we were trying to fill out our schedule for this year and next, after the announcement of admission to the SEC. Had not thought of that angle. Might not be true, but it fits.

2 years, 4 months ago on Taking A Shot At SEC's Bama, Big Ten's Delany Hits Nebraska, Too (Oh, And We Told Ya The SEC's Schedule Would Be Questioned)

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1. Creeped? I beg your pardon.  "Longhorn Deranement Syndrome" BS from ESPN is bad enough, but from an SEC sports writer? Pound Sand.

 

2. Welcome to our coach Sumlin. If you are expecting perfect diction, syntax and vocabulary from him..... well you are not gonna have it.

 

So, if you have a penchant for pulling the dictionary out whenever you hear a coach saying something that does not quite fit..... keep it handy. Good news is, if you have one you bought, coach will help you justify its purchase price.

 

2 years, 4 months ago on A&M's Sumlin Says SEC Move Has "Separated" His Aggies From The Longhorns

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 @scottlester I certainly cannot argue that your more cynical, if that is the right word, opinion of the methodology and practice of coaches at D1 schools, which is why I posted in agreement of John's stance. It's important to voice criticism, and praise, sometimes.

 

 

The solution actually would have to take into account the perception, or the reality, that coaches are going to act, most of the time, in their self interest, within the rules they have to play by. So, I would suggest the solution is not the coaches establishing rules that protect the student, its gotta be a rule change by the NCAA.Not as easy as it sounds, as universities have varying academic rules for transfer, etc. But "if Muschamp has to do it, Myers has to" universal application would require coaches, AD's, Presidents, boards of governors, etc, have to see the need. (I'm not holding my breath)

 

2 years, 4 months ago on UF's Muschamp Does Right By Transferring Gator

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 @scottlester Personally, I think the rules on transfers within the NCAA are archaic (at best) and anti student at worst.

 

Universitie that recruit students have the mission statement of benefiting the student. The first thing they do is put in place severe restrictions on the student's freedoms. Yep its a contract, and the guys are of legal age when they sign it, yep to remove restrictions on transfers would cause problems for the coach and the adminstration, and yep it would alter the behavior of coaches (ya think poaching would increase?).  The university however is supposed to have a higher sense of duty to their student than a corporation has with its employees (pro ball). Universities, abetted by the NCAA, have taken an approach to transfers that transgresses on their mission statement and their historical obligation to the entity known as "student."

 

So, even if "its amazing" the coaches found a heart when a "non-competitor" was involved, its still a good start, its still a good example and it is still the right thing to do.

2 years, 4 months ago on UF's Muschamp Does Right By Transferring Gator

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 @10Vol85  @gatorwhisperer Whoops, lost the B12 in the typing. Take a trip over to a Big 12 Blog for emotional........

2 years, 4 months ago on Miles Backs Spurrier: Only Division Games Should Count

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