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« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2018, 05:56:38 PM »
4 game series with the red hot Cardinal.  If Texas can hold its own I will be pleased.
The “red hot Cardinal” ... so odd, as it doesn’t refer to a bird spp or a position in the Catholic Church, but just the color, in a kind of holistic way ... since it’s not “the cardinals” in the same way it’s the Cleveland Browns or the Cincinnati Reds.  Instead those teams if they followed the Stanford approach would “The Cleveland Brown” or “the Cincinnati Red”. And their mascot is something wholly unrelated to the color: a tree.
It’s a real head scratcher how all that came to be, and I haven’t heard a good explanation from anyone who’s attended there either.  It’s all a kind of I dunno <shrug>
It’s like, if the university was a person, they’d woken up from a long drunken binge with these weird nicknames tattooed on their forehead.
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« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2018, 10:02:09 PM »
As I vaguely recall, the Cardinal gravitated toward their ambiguous, innocuous, and noncommittal mascot (it's still not official I think) as a result of previously recognizing the controversial "Stanford Indian" mascot.  Similarly, the tree and its inoffensive character became a symbol as well, although it's actually the band's mascot, and not an official representative of the university itself.




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« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2018, 10:03:07 PM »
Or something.

Anyway, BEAT THE HELL OUTTA TREE!

I'll be at the games tomorrow and Saturday, still working on Sunday.

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« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2018, 10:09:49 PM »
Just a little more than a week ago, Augie Garrido & Skip Bertman threw out the 1st pitch for the Texas-LSU series. Last weekend Augie suffered a stroke and today he passed away.

Rest in peace, small ball shaman.  Thank you for the memories and wins.

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« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2018, 10:58:07 PM »
RIP Augie
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« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2018, 08:42:33 AM »
Texas baseball is below average.  Ever since the LHN, baseball attendance has dropped big time.   The only reason I keep my season tickets is if we ever host a regional / super regional again I get my seats.    
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« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2018, 09:27:22 AM »
Your a true fan
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« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2018, 11:25:02 AM »
Oh man - that’s a bummer about Augie.

Tip of the hat to an alltime great.  

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« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2018, 11:52:42 AM »
Just a little more than a week ago, Augie Garrido & Skip Bertman threw out the 1st pitch for the Texas-LSU series. Last weekend Augie suffered a stroke and today he passed away.

Rest in peace, small ball shaman.  Thank you for the memories and wins.
I missed this post and didnt find out until this morning
sad news
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« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2018, 11:51:47 PM »
Texas baseball is below average.  
I disagree with that assessment. The schedule has been daunting and they’re still trying to find pitching. Pierce is tinkering. It’s March.  It’s early.  I still think they will compete for the Big 12 host a Regional and put up a fight in a Super.  

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« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2018, 03:52:51 PM »
RIP Augie.  

As for baseball, I love that so many great teams are willing and able to schedule each other OOC early in the season,  makes it fun for fans and an immeasurable learning experience for the teams.


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« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2018, 07:38:08 PM »
Good weekend for the Horns.  The sweep over Kansas along with Baylor taking 2 of 3 from Tech puts Texas in a good spot.

I love sweeps.  I can’t even remember all the times only winning series 2-1 created standings drama even for good teams that went far at Omaha.

The last few innings of game 3 got hairy but Texas kept its foot on Kansas”s throat throughout.

We just need middle relievers.  Nolan, Henley and Shugart have about 6 good innings each.  Ocassionally one may go 9 innings but not without getting nicked up.  Ridgeway can get the final 3 to 5 outs more times than not (though not as consistently as I’d like).  We just need the bridge.  We have enough quality arms.  David Pierce just needs to find the right person, in the right measure, in the right situation.

Fascinating process to watch.

And with our next biggest challenges on the last two weekends of the season, I love Texas’s chances.

This could be a special year.  Kind of like 2000 was for Augie.
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« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2018, 07:42:21 PM »
And for a guy who likes Texas’s traditional football unis and hates the basketball teams fondness of black unis or trim, I enjoy seeing how the baseball team mixes it up.  The creams are a great look.

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« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2018, 11:20:34 AM »

Speaking of basketball, how's Rick Barnes doing at Tennessee.

Shaka sucks.

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« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2018, 07:01:36 PM »
Don't disagree that Shaka has disappointed.

But Barnes sucked here, too.

I'm in favor of canceling the entire men's basketball program and putting those resources into fielding a new men's ice hockey team.  We could dome Memorial Stadium and have the largest ice hockey arena in the world.


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« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2018, 09:53:22 AM »
and pump in some A/C for those September games
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« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2018, 10:57:02 PM »
Horns just snapped SHS’s 9 game winning streak.  I like our chances against oSu this weekend.  The Cowboys team this year doesn’t seem to be up to the usual standards of their proud and respectable traditions.  Let’s hope we don’t allow them to right their ship at our expense.

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« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2018, 08:33:49 AM »
I wanted to go down for the game but had to take kids to various soccer practices and dance lessons.  I'll probably hit the Disch this weekend for at least one game against the Pokes.


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« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2018, 09:22:59 AM »
I wanted to go down for the game but had to take kids to various soccer practices and dance lessons.  I'll probably hit the Disch this weekend for at least one game against the Pokes.

Been there, done that.  Takes up a large part of ones life for what seems like forever but it ends all too soon.  And I can't help thinking how money is tied in there too.  When kids are small there's never enough time OR money because even if there's a lot coming in, there's a lot going out too.  It's all earmarked.
Then all of a sudden, the kids are grown or at least somewhat independent.  You still have expenses but there are fewer mouths to feed and it seems like more money's coming in than ever before.  You have time and money and your hands and you think, "Where was all this time and money when I could've used it."
Crazy how life takes a person or a couple from one stage in life to another.  Some last for decades but not indefinitely.
I'd love to get down to see the Horns take on the Cowboys.  I'd love to get down to the Saturday game so I can see them in their stunning creams instead of the Friday whites or Sunday pinstripes.  But lord only knows what I'll be doing Saturday.  I could be laying tile or building a pergola.   
If I can reach a satisfying level of production early and feel justified in knocking off, I'll text you Junior.  If we happen to be there at the same time, I'll buy you a beer.
It could happen.  I'd say there's a good 30 to 40% chance.

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« Reply #49 on: March 21, 2018, 11:06:07 AM »
I like the pinstripes most
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« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2018, 11:32:23 AM »
I like the pinstripes most
Augie did too I would imagine.
I miss the cursive script on the home whites in the Gus era but you know... I believe he ushered in the current whites with the separate black shadow below the burnt orange numbers in letters during the late '80s so I guess they're traditional.
I like the font on the creams though.  Nice.

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« Reply #51 on: March 21, 2018, 12:14:34 PM »
I like our grays, too.  Haven't seen those in a while but I'm certainly not catching every game these days.

And I'll look out for you Slick, if you're around.  Saturday is probably my most likely, though I'm not ruling out Friday night just yet.  

I don't mind carting the kids around, I do my best to enjoy each phase of their lives and this is a fun one. My 10yo daughter loves dance and for the first time ever expressed an interest in playing soccer so she'll be doing that this year.  And my 8yo son likes soccer well enough and is doing that, but also now wants to play football so I'll put him in flag football next Fall and we'll see where that goes.  He's pretty darn athletic, much moreso than I ever was.  And they both enjoy Scouting as well.  I enjoy watching their games/performances, and participating in their other activities like Cub Scout campouts and Pinewood Derby.

It's all good.

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« Reply #52 on: March 21, 2018, 03:42:29 PM »
.... My 10yo daughter loves dance....
Good for her.  She may end up being president or curing cancer but if her highest ambitions don't pan out, the Rose will always be hiring.
 
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« Reply #53 on: March 21, 2018, 04:44:02 PM »
I knew you'd say something like that.  So very, very predictable.




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« Reply #54 on: March 22, 2018, 09:44:55 AM »
keep her away from his sons
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« Reply #55 on: March 22, 2018, 11:02:05 AM »
I've got a shotgun and a shovel, and am happy to use both.

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« Reply #56 on: March 22, 2018, 11:31:59 AM »
Don't worry, Junior.  My sons wouldn't want to have anything to do with a 10 year old girl.   

But give her another decade to grow up and even Frankie and I will offer to buy her a drink.

Course she probably won't be anywhere where we can.   I'm serious she's probably much more likely to be president or cure cancer than end up at the Rose.  But it still boggles my mind that she likes dance because I knew young ladies who made $600 a night at the Rose 25 years ago.   Lord knows my kids weren't learning the skills to make a lucrative fall back income when they were 10 years old.  

Heck, one of my kids isn't even making a lucrative primary income at 22.   He has the education and skills to go in one of many directions but right now he's intrigued by the noble if stupid idea of working hard and living poor all of his life.

Oh well.  All you can do is provide them with ample options.  What they choose to do with those options is up to them.

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« Reply #57 on: March 22, 2018, 11:39:05 AM »
So I telework on Thursdays and one of the pleasures it affords me is the opportunity to drive my youngest to school.  He's 14 and in 8th grade.   Today we were in the queue behind a car with Cali plates.   Last time I drove him we were in queue behind a car with Pennsylvania plates.  The time before that someone with Oregon plates was dropping off their kid.

When I moved out here 22 years ago it was a small town outside of Austin with 2500 residents.  Now it's an integrated part of the Austin metro area with a population of over 70,000.

Very few of us lived here a decade ago.  Heck it seems like very few of us were here last month.

Not to get political but I'd be a whole lot more enthusiastic about a wall if it protected Texas from the rest of the US instead of Mexico.

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« Reply #58 on: March 22, 2018, 12:22:50 PM »

Not to get political but I'd be a whole lot more enthusiastic about a wall if it protected Texas from the rest of the US instead of Mexico.

that's your governor's job, not Donald's
maybe you could get the county or counties to build a wall around Austin
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« Reply #59 on: March 22, 2018, 12:38:47 PM »
I've said for the past two years that I'd support a Wall at the Red River.  That's where it really needs to be.

 

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