Random Offseason News

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by LonghornCatholic, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    I was in FLL on a business trip. You saved $800 on airfare if you went Saturday night rather than Sunday. After visiting my friend Larry Thompson at First Baptist FLL, I went back to the Marriott grabbed head phones and went to the pool.

    After about 30 minutes I heard a horrible racket, opened my eyes and there was a life raft being inflated next to me. The BOAC 111 owners convention was there. I thought those things were wiped out when Harding Lawrence was forced out at Braniff.

    I was told there were hundreds flying in Africa and South America. Piss poor ripoff of the DC9
     
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  2. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 1,000+ Posts

    It has been over 55 years, but I thought their old ones were turbo props. I remember coming in to Austin one time so violently I was considering hijacking the plane to San Antonio.
     
  3. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 1,000+ Posts

    Ahh, OK. Thanks for the clarification. Now we can mourn Braniff. I still have a deck of their playing cards somewhere.
     
  4. 4th_floor

    4th_floor Grrrrrrrrr!

    Now THAT’S climate change!
     
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  5. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    I’ve always said that Harding Lawrence set standards in business ineptitude that would never be equaled.

    I will compliment him on always having an orange jet fly over the middle of the Cotton Bowl during the OU game.

    I always speculated that Lawrence and Braniff helped Ben Jack Cage get Into and out of Love Field to see the OU game. The FBI knew he was coming but could never catch him. Supposedly he never missed one.
     
  6. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Braniff was like a lot of companies with their best work coming after it was to late to save them.
     
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  7. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    I was at Love Field one time when it was “color day” for Braniff. What a cluster
     
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  8. Austin_Bill

    Austin_Bill 1,000+ Posts

    The acceptable nomenclature is African American.
     
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  9. rick mueller

    rick mueller Burnt Orange Bleeder

    Airline pilot to Air Traffic Control: Can you give me the time?

    Air Traffic Control to Airline Pilot: "Well, if you're with American Airlines it's 9:30 AM. If you're with Pan Am, it's 9:45. If you're with Braniff, it's Tuesday."
     
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  10. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Bill,

    Braniff’s “color day” had nothing to do with race. The union was at war with Braniff and being forced to work by federal mandate. Braniff baggage handlers would declare “color day”. This was done by seniority. If I had the most seniority, I would pick “pink”, and for my eight hour shift I only touched pink luggage. New guy got stuck with green because military duffle bags were green. Those things were all over the tarmac.

    Braniff also had another day with different names. As much luggage as possible was crammed into a Boeing 707-730 to Lima, Peru. All the Lima luggage was then sent to Minneapolis.

    The union had all kinds of gimmicks to screw with Harding.
     
  11. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

     
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  12. Austin_Bill

    Austin_Bill 1,000+ Posts

    LOL, I guess I need to put in a emoji to show my sarcasm.
     
  13. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    i thought it was hiLARious
     
  14. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  15. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 1,000+ Posts

    Wait...."I'm coming different"? I.....well....never mind....
     
  16. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    Maybe it's Cuero green instead of white?
     
  17. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    I think he meant he was now healthy which is different than last year.
     
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  18. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    Of course he did. We're just having some fun with his choice of words.
     
  19. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    well Duh
    thanks
     
  20. El Sapo

    El Sapo Bevo's BFF

    Buc-ee's is a zoo I avoid at all costs. They've got snacks? Ok, cool. I still don't get it.
     
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  21. Detective Shilala

    Detective Shilala 2,500+ Posts

    Same. Last thing i want to do when I am on a road trip is go to a smaller version of Wal-Mart.
    I'm sure their jerky is top notch and all that, but its not worth the hassle of getting in and out of there.
     
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  22. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    Some other random shocking coaching changes...well, it is random anyway.

     
  23. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 1,000+ Posts

    Football macho speech patterns.
     
  24. El Sapo

    El Sapo Bevo's BFF

    Carroll sounds like tongue twister U
    @zuckercanyon did you apply? It appears they only hire people with a Z in their name..
    You would’ve been behind the eight ball in the interview though, apparently this new guy has two z’s in his name
     
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  25. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

    Whataburger for the win.



     
  26. CreakyHorn

    CreakyHorn 100+ Posts

    I'm good with 3 of the top 4. The fact that Buc-ees is in there is just a testament to the continuing power of marketing.
     
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  27. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 1,000+ Posts

    I am still missing the Chicken Ranch not being included.
     
  28. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  29. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Travel with females and you will get it
     
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  30. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    Has Buc-ees been around long enough to deserve this?
     

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