Cut the football program, basketball program, etc..???

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by MajesticII, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    We could add men's soccer, wrestling, men's volleyball, equestrian, etc....Might as well; championship football is history at UT...
     
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  2. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Well, I’d hate it but my pocketbook would be grateful.
     
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  3. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    Getting rid of athletic scholarships would enable the school to get rid of some programs and departments that were created to deal with the academic deficiencies of the jocks.
    UT could then concentrate on its original purpose

    or maybe we could save “The Eyes” by banning the student organization that ran the minstrel show.
     
  4. OrangeShogun

    OrangeShogun 250+ Posts

    Let's just go D3 or NAIA. Would be pretty cool to see NAIA games played at a sold out and rockin' DKR.
     
  5. AustinHorn24

    AustinHorn24 25+ Posts

    You don't have to ban anything. All UT "needs" to do is to tell the black players they are full of **** and the rest will take care of itself.

    BTW, none of you would be on this forum if it wasn't for UT athletics.
     
  6. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Well that’s kind of the point of this thing
     
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  7. Htown77

    Htown77 5,000+ Posts

    @Dionysus I miss the days when this board was debating Simms v. Applewhite, Mock v. Young, Colt v. Snead/Chiles and Case v. Ash.

    If you told me 10 years ago that Texas Football fans a decade later would be debating the "Eyes of Texas", I would never have believed it. This weekend has been the low point of Texas athletics, Texas fandom and even Hornfans for me.
     
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  8. AustinHorn24

    AustinHorn24 25+ Posts

    I'll say this one more time -- I DISAGREE with players who say the Eyes of Texas is racist. I don't think the university should ban it.

    But I'm not on board with telling all the players to **** off either. A dialog needs to happen here, and if it doesnt and UT just tells the players to sit down and shut up, it will alienate just about the entire team, not just Eagles.
     
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  9. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Symptoms of our current culture and political climate, I suppose, and I agree with you. But I am an optimist so I expect a lot of this to settle back into something resembling normal.
     
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  10. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    Excuse the politics !!!!!!!
    We came to this state of affairs because we hired a liberal Californian to coach our team.... You don't see other schools having this problem and I guarantee other schools have more issues than Texas ( We are as liberal as the day is long ). Should have kept Mack or Charlie....
     
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  11. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    All the other schools are going to have the same problems if they have a diversity office and statues of confederate luminaries and buildings named after notorious racists, etc

    jock worshippers and people who treat sports like a religion have created a monster that wants to lead the parade. What a shock. Who could have guessed it?

    I am no fan of the coach but blaming him is evidence of blindness
     
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  12. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    A lot of this is the cultural rot we are all experiencing brought on by Politics and the media. It could cost us our country. So sports or the Eyes of Texas pale in comparison.
     
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  13. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    If Texas has an issue with the Eyes, aggy is going to have an issue with the Ross Volunteers:

    Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross was the 19th Governor of Texas, a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War, and a president of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, now called Texas A&M University. Ross was raised in the Republic of Texas, which was later annexed to the United States.
     
  14. theiioftx

    theiioftx 2,500+ Posts

    Politics is poisoning everything.
     
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  15. Driver 8

    Driver 8 smoooove

    I have missed your keen insights into these complex matters
     
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  16. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    No they won't. Their coach isn't a California liberal who is a bleeding heart who calls his fan base racists..and tells his players to do crap like this.....THAT caused this whole thing..Aggy will not have a problem, just like other schools do not have a problem. They may have players march etc like any other person does, which I agree with, but will not act like ours....
     
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  17. Htown77

    Htown77 5,000+ Posts



    It appears that the Committee of Public Safety has arrived in College Station and brought the French Revolution with it. I find this one funny because only aggies would think they invented or have a monopoly on the phrase "beat the hell out of___".
     
  18. BrntOrngStmpeDe

    BrntOrngStmpeDe 1,000+ Posts

    Get rid of the program, and start with Herman. These kids are treated like royalty at UT just because they can run the 40 yard 0.2 seconds faster than the 5,000 other kids that would love to play and represent UT. The vast majority don't come near being able to make it into a top notch academic institution like UT without the Athletic Skills handouts that we give. I've had season tickets for almost 30 years and I'd rather see us pull the plug on the whole thing than give in to BS like this.
     
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  19. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Not disagreeing with this sentiment. Dialogue is what this country needs the most. The thing most of us "complainers" see that others don't seem to is that this is a one way street. Having a dialogue is one thing, but we all know that they won't be happy until most or all of their demands are met. So the university either does what they want or they don't. It can't be that only one side of the discussion listens and gives concessions and quite frankly until they understand our side of the conversation I personally don't want to concede anything because it will never end. BOTH sides have to be willing to HEAR the conversation and I don't believe that's what the protesters will nor want to do.
     
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  20. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    The problem Vol with dialogue is it really isn't a dialogue.
    It will be nothing more than mouthing crap they think the BLM etc gtoup wants to hear and opening more Malcolm X / George Floyd lounges.
    Facts and reality have no place in the dialoge. Anyone who dares to point out fact or truth is cast as a racist and fired
     
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  21. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    A George Floyd lounge, now that would be something. Talk about glossing over character. No I’m not ignoring what happened to him. It was horrible. Just pointing out the tell tale irony here in the persons we’re castigating with all the statue crap.
     
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  22. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    That was pretty much my point. Honest open dialogue is not possible with this group. Only do what I say or else.
     
  23. tchill

    tchill 25+ Posts

    That's right. Blame everything on the Liberals. Talk about entitlement, this board seems to think their collective right to football "trumps" everything else.
     
  24. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    yep. That’s about right, but only cause it’s true. Kinda like blame Orangeman. Btw, where did you come from tchill? You just sorta showed up.
     
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  25. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Texas Taps?
     
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  26. tchill

    tchill 25+ Posts

    I've been around a long time. I don't post much because I am a liberal and proud of it. So I guess I am the blame for everything.
     
  27. longhorn47

    longhorn47 250+ Posts

    It doesn't? ;-)
     
  28. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    Make a cogent and logical argument - instead of name calling - and we will read it. Few liberals can. So, surprise us.
     
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  29. Htown77

    Htown77 5,000+ Posts

    As I have learned on another thread, if someone stars name calling and you compliment them or wish them well through whatever divine power you believe in, if any, they apparently get more upset than name calling. It's like they want hate! That's the crazy logic.

    I guess if people think everything is some sort of insult to them, it makes since such people want to remove everything, the Eyes of Texas is included!
     
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  30. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    ootball is a game; our society has turned it into a near religion and the universities have turned it into a cash cow and lowered their standards to let in people who would not have a ghost of a chance for admittance were they not good at this game.

    And pampered them like kings while letting them destroy their bodies and brains. And looked the other way while it happened. The sex scandals at Penn State are not an isolated case of looking the other way for the good of the team. We look the other way all the time.

    And we pay them to come to the school and give them majors that are laughable so they can maintain their eligibility, etc. The whole thing is a travesty.

    And because they are worshipped they they assume they are gods and stalk the earth like conquerors and then when their eligibility is exhausted out they go to wander in the glories of their past. See Vince Young.

    Now these spoiled undereducated brats with less brains than needed to do real university work are parading about in their feathered magnificence making demands. What a shock.

    How many Division III jocks, who pay their own way so they can continue playing football are granted huge megaphones to voice their demands?

    You are required to listen to this zhit because you have made yourselves entitled to big time football. Enjoy
     
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