Overshown refusing to practice until players' demands are met

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Htown77, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. Htown77

    Htown77 5,000+ Posts



    For those trying to argue that the players were just expressing opinions and were not trying to extort UT, I do not know how you can still believe that.

    It appears there will not be a football season anyway with corona, so UT really should not give in.
     
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  2. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    Time to cut him free. IMMEDIATELY ! And if they all quit, I don’t give a d***.
     
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  3. Htown77

    Htown77 5,000+ Posts

    "I can not continue to perform for program that does not show me the same and love and support I do for them." - Demarvion Overshown

    As someone who finally paid off his student loans this year having spent every year since graduating putting 40% of my annual salary to student loans delaying me for years from owning a house or starting a family, I would like to tell this f***ing c****s***** WHO GETS A FREE EDUCATION, FREE HOUSING, FREE TUTORS, FREE TRAINERS, A FREE GYM, FREE FOOD, A FREE DIET PLAN, etc, from the bottom of heart to go f*** himself for that quote.
     
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  4. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 1,000+ Posts

    HTown, right on the money. Until the country decides that "herd mentality" is the way to go, it'll be hard for any event to take place. I heard that herd worked well for the herd in Japan, for example...
     
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  5. p_town_horn

    p_town_horn 1,000+ Posts

    This season is ******. Unfortunately I think we had the makings of a good season.
     
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  6. Htown77

    Htown77 5,000+ Posts

    Also, some of us actually had to qualify academically to get in the university for the privilege of going into severe debt, unlike Mr. Overshown.
     
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  7. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    He used the right word, "DEMAND." And we used the right word, "EXTORTION."

    The players have spoken. I don't care if there is a season anymore. It won't be a problem. I'll enjoy West Mall instead.
     
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  8. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    CDC, stand strong and send a message, or get run over.

    The best thing that could happen — and I am dead serious — would be for the Administration to stand firm, watch many players quit, remain strong and have it make every news and sports media outlet in the country.

    The Libs on ESPN, CNN, MSDNC and all the rest will freak out and call Texas racist (what a shocker, right?), but millions and millions — AND MILLIONS — of Americans will quietly be applauding.

    If Texas Football never recovers, so be it.
     
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  9. Omniscient.one

    Omniscient.one 500+ Posts

    Damn, won’t even practice? Was hoping for big things from him with the move to LB. This sucks
     
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  10. Omniscient.one

    Omniscient.one 500+ Posts

    It’s difficult to tell what qualifies as real change. If he means all of them, he won’t be playing. If he means one (at the very least), I think it’ll be fine because UT will make one. I vote for renaming RLM and the other dude, can’t remember his name. Like platonious or something
     
  11. longhorn47

    longhorn47 250+ Posts

    How much is a bus ticket to Arp? Asking for a friend...
     
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  12. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    Yeah, why change when everything has worked so well for the last 155 years for us non-racists white folks? SMH.
     
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  13. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    Sounds like only your types are going to be the roadkill to an egalitarian society.
     
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  14. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Pull that scholly today. And anyone else who wants to join him.

    A day will come when these kids grow up and realize they had an extraordinary opportunity handed to them that many kids would give just about anything for.
     
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  15. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    This is what happens you teach segments of the population that they are victims.
     
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  16. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    And on the day I vowed to keep my comments relegated to football...SMH...

     
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  17. Htown77

    Htown77 5,000+ Posts

    Let us have an egalitarian society where Overshown has to meet the same academic standards as regular students, has to pay for his own tuition, housing, food, etc and has to take student loans like everyone else if he cannot afford it. Also, we should get rid of their "cost of living" checks the players now get. Let us start there and get some egalitarianism going. What do you say @BurntOrangeLH?

    Seriously, I would like any player who feels they do not receive support to come say that to my face or to the face of anyone with student debt. I have multiple friends 28-32 years old that are financially crippled by undergrad debt... some were not as fortunate to get into schools like UT and they still have the debt. It really is an issue.. and this lucky SOB with a free college eduction is over here complaining about a lack of support.
     
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  18. Chest Rockwell

    Chest Rockwell 1,000+ Posts

    Curly Bill, you want to handle this one??
     
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  19. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    What did the people of Arp do to you that would make you want to dump a bunch of malcontent puppets on them?
     
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  20. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    The feeling of his lack of support is what got me too. The one thing he better learn quickly is in ANY organization of any size the wheels for major change move very slowly. Just the fact of things.
     
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  21. Htown77

    Htown77 5,000+ Posts

    "I get into a first rate school I probably do not otherwise qualify for academically. I get to go to college for free and play football there. Also now I get to benefit from my likeness and they give me separate 'cost of living' checks. Poor me, I have it so hard." - UT Football Players
     
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  22. IvanDiabloHorn

    IvanDiabloHorn 1,000+ Posts

    77, are you saying a young lad that gets all of his University of Texas tuition, tutors, housing, meals paid plus a stipend ...and ..gets to play football is unhappy???
     
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  23. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    I want it all and I want it now, is what I hear.
    Same thing I hear from my 3 year old grandson God love him. Heck 5 yr old often acts the same. I blame his momma, not sure to whom the blame needs to be placed here.
     
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  24. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    Did you mean mindless egalitarianism? The way it was done was BS. A total mistake. And you're applauding of their extortion scheme that puts GOOD PEOPLE in a light THEY HAVE NEVER DESERVED tells me you are too emotionally impaired to be taken seriously.

    Mindless egalitarianism is the road to a society that is very afraid because the powers WHOSE JUDGEMENT IS ABSOLUTE will destroy anyone who even hints at a free thinking mind.

    The only people who ever actually tried to pull this off gave us the Soviet Union, North Korea, Communist China and Cuba. And the reason I bring this up is because the power of the federal government in the likes of Biden, Sanders, AOC and Beto will ensure that this will be our darkest chapter since slavery. You have imputed a rogue murderous policeman onto every white person who doesn't bow down to your assumption that they must repent for sins that occurred long before they were even born. This is FAR BEYOND The University of Texas. They want power and we all know it. And they know how to get it. It's by leveraging the emotional pathology of Liberal minds willing to gleefully kill all those on the road who dare stand in the way of totalitarianism.
     
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  25. longhorn47

    longhorn47 250+ Posts

    Just thought knowing the cost of a bus ticket would be useful if he wants to go home as I seem to recall he had frequent "transportation" challenges trying to visit campus.
     
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  26. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Really? Exactly what kind of love and support has he shown this program? Does he think playing football for a scholarship is showing love and support? What a terrible teammate he is being right now.
     
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  27. earl77

    earl77 250+ Posts

    Collegiate athletics should have never been elevated to the level it has. We should have expected this kind of thing at some point, and to some extent it is our own fault. Spectator sports was meant to be purely entertainment for students and alumni, and is not essential.
     
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  28. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    I came to that conclusion long ago. The spectacle of mass hysteria over the vicarious pleasure derived from the exploits of strangers is absolutely pathological on some level. Not the "be true to you school" part, but the cheating, the arrogance of the fans, the vile behavior of the fans and the hero worship of the players over a game.

    It's over for me. I want UT to win. I like to see great players perform. But the rest of it makes me kind of sick to be perfectly honest. The older I get the more I want to decouple myself from the mob... ON BOTH SIDES.
     
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  29. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    That’s quite glib. Perhaps you would care to elaborate?
     
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  30. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    Best of luck performing whatever task of menial labor lies in your future. I'll sleep just fine.
     

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