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

  1. Detective Shilala

    Detective Shilala 2,500+ Posts

    Seems reasonable to me that while they are scholarship athletes, they should still be able to profit from their likeness.

    This is only fair. And the School can still make a cut too. For every Dak Prescott Jersey sold, the Cowboys and Dak both make a cut.

    Right now I am sure that the Co-Op sells #11 Jerseys like hot cakes, and every one in the transaction knows why that #11 is significant.
    The Co-Op makes their cut, The university makes theirs. The only person not seeing anything is #11.
     
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  2. Ajo Macho

    Ajo Macho 250+ Posts

    :rolleyes1:
    The longhorn mascot was conceived by an alumnus.
    The color orange was selected by students.
    The hook 'em horn hand sign was invented by a cheerleader.

    How much money has the athletic department made selling orange things, or selling things with a longhorn logo on them? Without merchandise sales, our athletic department would probably be in the red.
    Shouldn't that money go to the spirit organizations, since they're doing the marketing?

    On one hand, I feel like a student-athlete's identity is their own, with which to do whatever they want. But on the other hand, profiting off their status as an athlete means they're no longer an amateur. If the football players are making money, so should everyone involved.

    The color orange, the longhorn mascot, The Eyes of Texas, hook 'em horns, nearly everything that makes college football fun and enjoyable is due to non-athletes. Without them, football games would have attendance comparable to tennis matches (which don't have a band, cheerleaders, Bevo, and so on).
     
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  3. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

    Manziel did it way. Why can't the rest?
     
  4. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    lol @ dude at right hash

     
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  5. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The play reminded me of the Rosencopter (which Texans fans will recall)
     
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  6. easy

    easy 2,500+ Posts

    Reminds me of that movie any given Sunday
     
  7. Driver 8

    Driver 8 smoooove

    Although we have had 2 weaker opponents to this point the Horns are still averaging 43.6 points per game after 3 weeks and allowing an average of 24
     
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  8. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    The LSU game may be the only one we score less than 40. Makes that TD drop and poor 1st half play even more significant
     
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  9. Driver 8

    Driver 8 smoooove

    Thanks, I made a mistake on the math and edited the post
    It is 43.6 and 24
     
  10. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Polls are just polls but the Horns are getting some respect in this young season. Only 1-loss team in the top 15 and ahead of several undefeateds.

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  11. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Where Aggy?
     
  12. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  13. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

     
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  14. Detective Shilala

    Detective Shilala 2,500+ Posts

    FCS - building champions.
     
  15. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Nice little two-minute video on DKR and the new SEZ construction work. From the Alcalde website.

     
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  16. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Duvernay’s LSU highlights

     
  17. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  18. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Maybe Colt can have a baby, and they play football together, and go to school together, and tell stories about how their grandparents knowing each other.
     
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  19. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Cant we save alot of trouble by just having the McCoys and Shipleys directly mating? The McShips
     
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  20. Detective Shilala

    Detective Shilala 2,500+ Posts

    Not sure it works that way Joe Fan. You generally need an outtie and an innie for that to work.

    But hey, if the aggie can make a maroon carrot, UT has got this.
     
  21. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Nominated for classics thread
     
  22. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

    I hope we go all Taco Villa on the Cowboys.


     
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  23. Detective Shilala

    Detective Shilala 2,500+ Posts

    This is why I eat at the Taco Villa. Come for the food. Stay for the atmosphere.
     
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  24. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

    I buy my fast-food at Whataburger, but eat it at Taco Villa. :hookem:
     
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  25. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    I don't know about the McCoys but there is at least one very athletic lady Shipley as well.
     
  26. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  27. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Tom Herman September 19 presser

     
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  28. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Maybe its just me, but 14 among public unis seems low
     
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  29. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    I think about this game often.. one of the most incredible.
    And that "call" by the announcers....unparalleled.
    "Those other boys packed it in.....but we didn't..."
    ...we stayed to immortalize forever our teams, fans, and own hearts being ripped from our collective bodies.
     
  30. p_town_horn

    p_town_horn 1,000+ Posts

    Why are you doing this to me Joe .... why :brickwall:
     

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