How come all of our sports of late not coached by Tom and Shaka are doing great vs mediocre results?

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  1. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 10,000,000+ Posts

    I don't know many Stanford grads (for better or worse I'm not sure) but because of the old rules Stanford won this every year because not only do they have a very solid athletic program, but they also have twice as many varsity sports as anyone else.

    Texas prides itself on its athletics program. We do care that our ladies won the tennis title and the crew title, right? Our men won the swimming title. Almost won the volleyball title. Baseball has a real shot in Omaha.

    I may be different than yall, but I'm thrilled if Texas gets a trophy for having the best athletics program this year. We should have won it at least twice more in the 2000s.

    It elevates the entire program. Sure, individual sports titles are nice, but being honored for being the best overall athletics program is most welcome.
     
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  2. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 10,000,000+ Posts

    I'll buy one if the Co Op sells one.
     
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  3. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    I’ll take one. Why not?
     
  4. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    So what? I want the GODZ 40 ACRES shirt.
     
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  5. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    By July 15th, images will be available of them being worn by kids in the poorest of the African nations. Previously they had been offered aggy national championship apparel but it seems that even poor kids in those nations have standards...
     
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  6. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 10,000,000+ Posts

    I can't believe how many of you don't care about having the best athletics program in the country and accepting an award that literally recognizes that.
     
  7. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    I would like to see Texas nationally ranked and winning at the top level in every sport, BUT until a sport is self sufficient and packs a big stadium, I am not going to lose sleep over Stanford. Fact is, Stanford donations are directly proportionate to the number of football games won. (Check the last 50 years0

    Football in Austin brings in about $14 million per game, which is about what basketball brings in all year. UNC grosses more on basketball than any school in America, and they bring in less than $20 million total.

    I believe our baseball program still pays its own way, but I'm not sure since most of "Jeff Ward's Fan Club" have died off.

    What Eddie Reese did with swimming is nothing short of miraculous. For those too young to remember, swimming was for years a three school sport - Stanford, SMU, Indiana. I'm glad he shattered that ceiling.

    Tennis was the same as swimming with just a couple of schools dominating.

    Golf was dominated by Third Ward - no class attendance required, just win.

    Track changed dramatically when UTEP started importing all the foreigners.

    Chris has done a great job so far with the candy truck, but I expect more. I hope we are nationally competitive in all sports and add lacrosse soon. That said, I could give a **** about some cheesy trophy with a goofy name. Will I give more if we win it? NO! Will I give less if we don't? NO!

    Compare the percentage value of the marketing sales after 2005 and after this year's Directors Cup victory. Ain't gonna be a pretty comparison.
     
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  8. Duck Dodgers

    Duck Dodgers 1,000+ Posts

    Yeah, the Sears trophy was a made up award to allow for the extolling of whoever wins a lot in various friends and family sports like rowing, swimming, tiddly-winks, etc.

    Any trophy won by the same school for 20 years isn't a real award.
     
  9. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 10,000,000+ Posts

    Until they changed the rule for maximum sports counted I agree because Stanford has a solid athletics program across the board and they have twice as many varsity sports as everyone else so it was never a fair contest. Texas would have won it with the current rules a few times already. No one can compete if women's badminton and water polo are going to be counted every year so the rule change should make this a real contest now.

    If we win across the board we will always be in contention for tip program. I just think it's great. Anyway.
     
  10. Duck Dodgers

    Duck Dodgers 1,000+ Posts

    Texas should just come up with some strange "sports" like water women's badminton, meat judging (eat your heart out ATM!), and breakdancing (a medal sport in the next Olympics) that no one else plays, award themselves the National Championship, then cast the foolish Sears trophy in cement as it's never leaving the 40 acres.
     
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  11. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 10,000,000+ Posts

    We have had a great quiddich team....
     
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  12. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 10,000+ Posts

    OP's Question, "How come all of our sports of late not coached by Tom and Shaka are doing great vs mediocre results?"

    Well, because they aren't coached by Tom and Shaka.
     
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  13. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    I wondered when someone would get the gist of my post.
     
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  14. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    How fun would message boarding be if we always got to the gist quickly?
     
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  15. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 10,000+ Posts

    Well, I think it's a great!
     
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  16. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 10,000,000+ Posts

    :trophy::trophy::trophy::hookem::hookem::hookem:

    Screenshot_20210628-232204_Samsung Internet.jpg
     
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  17. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

    I found the original pic. Someone somewhere is hyper-jealous of us!

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  18. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 10,000,000+ Posts

    I admit it. I took this photo...
     
  19. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    I have a feeling this thread will be around in 2021-2022.
     
  20. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 10,000,000+ Posts

    So when does the Co-Op start selling burnt orange "SEC" shirts? :smile1:
     
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  21. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    Inert @Godz40acres Co-Op photoshop <here>.
     
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  22. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    I love this thread.
     
  23. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

    Funny you should mention that. I just saw the CO-OP has decided to stock up on these 3 when it all becomes official [click on each for full-size]:

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  24. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 10,000,000+ Posts

    Eh those look like they came from the 90s. You can do better UT. :puke:
     
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  25. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

  26. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    Poooooooooor Aggggiiiiiies!!!!!!! Lol

    Because we're needed. Ha
     
  27. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Some of those look like they came from a conference basketball tourney souvenir stand...
     
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  28. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    Man, tough crowd.
     
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  29. Duck Dodgers

    Duck Dodgers 1,000+ Posts

    No one calls it the Southeastern Conference - except when you're looking for it in a list of conferences. It's the SEC, said thrice.

    And while I wouldn't miss them, the map doesn't have OK in it.
     
  30. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    No OK...no problem...OK?
     

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