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« Reply #60 on: March 22, 2018, 01:55:24 PM »
you may want to warn your buddies in Utah..................

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« Reply #61 on: March 22, 2018, 02:36:31 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.
I think most Oklahomans would support that, and of course, Texas would pay for it.  It would go along the south shore, which is where the state boundary is, and so of course the Red River would be even more clearly ours, as it always has been.
And if you have any argument about that, you'll first have to explain why it's not called the Orange River.

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« Reply #62 on: March 22, 2018, 05:20:02 PM »
I think most Oklahomans would support that, and of course, Texas would pay for it.  It would go along the south shore, which is where the state boundary is, and so of course the Red River would be even more clearly ours, as it always has been.
And if you have any argument about that, you'll first have to explain why it's not called the Orange River.
Lulz.  Sure, and then when Oklahoma can no longer buy Texas recruits, your football program will be exactly where it always should have been.  Underground. 

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« Reply #63 on: March 22, 2018, 07:03:36 PM »
Actually considering how much y'all suck these days, you're probably gonna build the wall, and pay for it, just to keep your recruits from going elsewhere, and that includes more than just OU.  

So, you'd better start looking at all your borders not just the Red for that, coz most highly sought recruits know how to leave the state via crossing the Sabine or that great western expanse of nothing that borders NM.  And some will just end up in OU anyhow.  

Yep, you're gonna need that wall, and fully surround yourself.  To keep 'em in.  

And then you can go insular and restart the SW conference and play each other in that meaningless myopic Texas style circular firing squad, just like the olden days.
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« Reply #64 on: March 22, 2018, 07:07:39 PM »
SWC was a gazillion times better than the Big 2 Tiny 6.

#truth
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« Reply #65 on: March 22, 2018, 08:48:06 PM »
a gazillion!  Wow!

Hmm, let's see ... since a big chunk (half I believe) of the SWC joined up with the Big 8 to make the Big 12, I guess that woulda meant that the rate of OU's conference titles per decade musta dropped off by at least half a gazilion times

I'll have to look that up, and compute it when I get a chance.  You may be right.  In the meantime, I'll let you enjoy the glow of your gazillion, considerate cousin that I am :72:

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« Reply #66 on: March 23, 2018, 10:06:30 AM »
At the risk of jinxing everyone and everything, I wish to profess my intention to be an unabashed conference rooter/puller.  I think it would be kind of cool if the Big 12 had half the field in the Elite Eight.  

Well, Junior, looks like the Sunday game may be my best chance to get down to the Disch.  The missus has made dinner plans for tonight and tomorrow.

Now those who do not live in the LCP may say how can dinner plans keep you away from a 2:30 game but you, Mr. Junior, I know you know what it's like out on the Northwest Frontier.  

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« Reply #67 on: March 23, 2018, 10:40:48 AM »
I've always rooted for the Jayhawks and the Purple Cats in hoops.

After a Sunday morning near visit with Huggy Bear in the Little Apple with SkiCat, Forever, and Uncle Skeeter I've followed and rooted for Huggy's teams.  Just enjoy watching hard pressing full court defense.  (similar to the 40 minutes of hell that was played at Arkansas back in the day)

The only connection with Tech has been the short time the General was there.  But, I was a fan of Bobby and his coaching style.

so, yes, I'm rooting for the Big 12

besides, y'all know my disdain for Michigan and no one roots for Duke.

Although my Husker tailgate partner got a picture with Coach K yesterday in Omaha
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« Reply #68 on: March 23, 2018, 11:30:02 AM »
Well, I'm generally ambivalent when it comes to Big 12 teams cause I can generally find just as many reasons to hate them as to like them, but ain't that just they way it is.

Whether we choose to go through life pissed or grateful life will give us ample justification for both.

Alas, only one of those choice can lead to joy.

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« Reply #69 on: March 23, 2018, 12:39:58 PM »
and delight, as Shiner would rather not hear
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« Reply #70 on: March 23, 2018, 02:38:45 PM »
I pity a person who has never tasted delight.

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« Reply #71 on: March 23, 2018, 02:45:34 PM »
was she employed at the Rose back in the day?
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« Reply #72 on: March 24, 2018, 04:02:25 PM »
wow, shaggybevo has been involved in a leal battle and the (previous) owner, blacklab, has lost it.  The new owner might keep it up and running, but the masses are going to bail.  End of an era.

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« Reply #73 on: March 27, 2018, 04:50:34 PM »

never cared much for shaggy anyhow.

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« Reply #74 on: March 27, 2018, 05:32:05 PM »
I've relied on The Shag for quick breaking news about suspensions or recruiting gets. You ignore 98% of the blather, and scroll quickly to pick out the tidbits that can be confirmed. The Shag's sources were pretty good at quickly converging on the truth from rumor.

I'll admit I was afraid to post there. They could rival 4Chan for the ability to suss out and randomly attack targets seemingly at random. 4Chan has long since been overrun by Russi-bots and just flat malevolent haters, but The Shag did still occasionally dispense useful info.

I'm sorry to see it go.

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« Reply #75 on: March 28, 2018, 11:49:56 AM »
There was a recruiting board on Shaggy Bevo called "RC Didn't Offer."  It was an outstanding and informative source of information.  The best on Shaggy Bevo.   Good crowd.  Smart people.   Not your usual idiots.

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« Reply #76 on: March 28, 2018, 11:37:09 PM »
MLB starts tomorrow

go Stros
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« Reply #77 on: March 29, 2018, 11:03:51 AM »
Yeah. Let's go, Astros (& each individual on my fantasy team).

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« Reply #78 on: March 29, 2018, 12:17:17 PM »
how about the stRangers?

no love?
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« Reply #79 on: March 29, 2018, 12:56:21 PM »

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« Reply #80 on: March 29, 2018, 02:20:15 PM »
damn them!
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« Reply #81 on: March 29, 2018, 02:20:44 PM »
Nolan Ryan is no longer in the front office?  or ownership?
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« Reply #82 on: March 30, 2018, 11:05:26 AM »
MLB starts tomorrow

go Stros

Wow.  And I still haven't bought my bandwagon Astros hat to celebrate last year.

What is it, 9 months to decide a champ and then 3 months to be champ?

What's the point.

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« Reply #83 on: March 30, 2018, 11:15:55 AM »
the point is the journey not just the result
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« Reply #84 on: March 30, 2018, 11:20:50 AM »

There was a recruiting board on Shaggy Bevo called "RC Didn't Offer."  It was an outstanding and informative source of information.  The best on Shaggy Bevo.   Good crowd.  Smart people.   Not your usual idiots.

Yup, the the recruiting board had some valuable information, way batter than the football board.
I mostly went there for the BBQ talk, and some Formula1 info.  

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« Reply #85 on: March 30, 2018, 12:04:06 PM »
the point is the journey not just the result
But it's like the post office.  The journey just keeps on coming.  162 games X how many teams?  Oh yeah, divide by 2.

And the biggest laugher of all is preseason MLB gets put on TV.  Holy cow.  Good, meaningful college baseball games are being played yet we are televising the Reds and Cubs in a meaningless sandlot event where the starters try even less than they do during the 162 game marathon.

There's no recliner in the world comfortable enough for me to trade life in order to follow MLB.

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« Reply #86 on: March 30, 2018, 12:24:49 PM »
the point is the journey not just the result
“Not the victory but the action; Not the
goal but the game; In the deed the glory.”
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« Reply #87 on: March 30, 2018, 12:34:36 PM »
But it's like the post office.  The journey just keeps on coming.  162 games X how many teams?  Oh yeah, divide by 2.

And the biggest laugher of all is preseason MLB gets put on TV.  Holy cow.  Good, meaningful college baseball games are being played yet we are televising the Reds and Cubs in a meaningless sandlot event where the starters try even less than they do during the 162 game marathon.

There's no recliner in the world comfortable enough for me to trade life in order to follow MLB.

I'm happy youre not a fan of MLB BC
else we'd have to endure countless posts about
... the ball girls arent hot enough
... the grounds crew isnt efficient enough
... the manager isnt smart enough
... the game moves too slow
... there are too many commercials
... and on and on and on
so leave MLB to those who love it and go out and herd your cows 
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« Reply #88 on: March 30, 2018, 12:48:59 PM »
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« Reply #89 on: March 30, 2018, 02:06:14 PM »
The NFL could learn a few things from MLB 
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