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

  1. yelladawgdem

    yelladawgdem 1,000+ Posts

    blonthang -

    I had not seen your post from last August about Fred Akers and Professor Thompson. To say that he was "spot on" would be an understatement. Save for his brief stint at Wyoming, Fred had spent his life, from age 18, forward studying under Frank Broyles and DKR. Cheating, whether implicit or tacit, would have been a complete anathema to him.

    DKR walked away from the game because of the outlaw schools. A decade later we fired Fred for playing defense and not cheating. One of the reasons I always, begrudgingly, admired Stoops was he was the only coach to ever win in Norman without cheating, (Big Red Imports notwithstanding). Or as Barry said, "I did't create the monster. It was simply my job to feed it". And he left the program the same way he found it: wildly successful and on a massive probation.

    Additionally, your "salve" observation is very accurate.

    :hookem2::cowrose:
     
  2. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    :arrow-up: Same.
     
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  3. Detective Shilala

    Detective Shilala 2,500+ Posts

    There comes a point at which people become so tribal about their politics that they become nothing better than barbarians. This coach picked an unnecessary fight, threw off his furs, rolled in dung, and charged into battle armed with nothing but dumb political dogma. I hope he feels pretty stupid this morning. But he's probably feeling like a victim...

    Can't say much more for this quote too.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2018
  4. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts


    I don't understand the need to write that letter. Whatever happened to:

    "Thank you for showing interest but we're pursuing other athletes. Good luck!"
     
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  6. El Sapo

    El Sapo Bevo's BFF

    Could not agree more. Struck me as a sophmoric reply... really only lacking something like "So, poo poo on you dirty hippy!" to really drive his point home there at the end. :rolleyes1:
     
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  7. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Isn't this the same school that affiliated or sold its law school to A&M. Maybe the Ags waltzed through the baseball program while looking around and left behind some McKinney/Sharp "style".

    :hookem2:
     
  8. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Sold it to aggy.
     
  9. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    when a coach is so filled with vitriol that he loses judgement when communicating to minors, he's in need of a change. this doesn't make him a true "bad guy" but he's let his prejudice compromise his position.

    To level set on the issue, we have Christian conservative state senators in Texas advocating for legalization. I'm simply stating that he's let his prejudice prevail.
     
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    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

     
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  14. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

    Cue the Aggy SEC SEC SEC boycott ...
     
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  15. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts


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  16. yelladawgdem

    yelladawgdem 1,000+ Posts

    And I believe, just like the NFL, are tax exempt. Let that sink in for a moment.
     
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    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

     
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  19. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

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  20. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    I hope he stresses this to the coaches. Burnt orange and white does not include black and gray.

    Now if he can get Nike to the real burnt orange from the pumpkin orange.
     
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  23. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

    wow, I feel bad for the guy
     
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  24. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

    SIAP, this is good ...

     
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  26. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Instances like this :arrow-up: make it harder to explain to kids that crime doesn't pay.
     
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  27. VYFan

    VYFan 2,500+ Posts

    He’s the Walter White of college football.
     
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    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

     
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  29. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    No one can dispute Burt's track skill. His issues are running routes and catching the football consistently.
     
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  30. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

    The only thing I can think of is that the bad publicity of a trial would have damaged Baylor more than that in bad publicity ...
    It’s a shame
     

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