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  1. SMU Arky State false advertising

    SMU must be pretty desperate if they have that tool Mike Rawlings doing ads for them. SMU & Mike Rawlings -- two thumbs down.
  2. Food in Denton

    For lunch you can go out to the Olive Garden, which is lovely. Between lunch and the game you might want to take a trip to Home Depot or maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond. I don't know if you'll have enough time though. After the game you can hit up KFC if it's still open. My buddy Frank loves that place.
  3. Who is in Iowa City??

    Sorry for the crickets. We're here. Had a big day of Field of Dreams and a random concert downtown last night so off to kind of a late start. BTW, everyone up here is freaking out about the heat -- it's going to be 90' at gametime!! We're all like yeah, so? Maybe it's our one advantage of the day. P.S. Due to the heat I'm sure the Iowa band will be wearing khaki shorts and T-shirts so I will take a picture of that for y'all when it happens. No picture = they dressed like a normal band.
  4. Roll call for Iowa?

    Yeah, I hear you. I could easily sell the Great Smoky Mountains in TN to my non-UNT friends for the Tennessee game -- or the beach last year for our game against Florida. But corn is definitely a harder sell. (I can say that cuz the wifey is from Iowa). Next year is Arkansas and the Ozark Mountains -- an easier sell for the casual fan. Wish we had more diehards! :)
  5. Roll call for Iowa?

    Pretty random I know because Iowa isn't exactly a hop, skip and jump but is anyone on the board planning on heading up to Iowa City this weekend? Me and a few guys are heading up there for our 16th annual "paycheck" game / Guy's Road Trip and looking to tailgate and/or hang with any UNT fans on Saturday. We have only 3 people going this year instead of the usual 7 or 8 cuz, well, it's Iowa. LOL. Anyway, if you're going let's do some tailgating! :) I can PM you with details ... or vice versa. GMG!
  6. Miami Beach bowl moving to Frisco

    Frisco. Meh. There's too many bowl games anyway. Sweet ... we're in the Michelob Ultra / SUV / Planet Tan / Subdivision Bowl in Frisco.
  7. Hmmm, so in a related note, if Herman got rid of all the UT coaches and has to spend time hiring a new staff from scratch, why would he interrupt this process to have a 5-7 Texas team play in a bowl game with a skeleton staff of coaches? This news tells me UT probably won't be going APR bowling. NEXT UP ON THE LIST PLEASE!
  8. Bowl and APR Situation

    But can we all agree at least that there are too many damn bowl games? When you have 5-7 teams going (no matter the APR) it really is pretty embarrassing. There needs to be about 3-4 less bowl games IMO.
  9. Attendance Prediction for Nov. 19

    I'll go with 20,030. (I'm bringing 30 kids and parents from our baseball team for our team party so let the tailgating begin in the red lot)!
  10. DRC: Baker examining UNT scheduling philosophy

    Did someone say "neutral site game"? Give me the Cotton Bowl during the State Fair of Texas in October! That's would be pretty bad-ass -- and waaaay more atmosphere than playing at the Deathstar. There's a reason why Texas - OU still plays there when JerryWorld has so many more bells & whistles.
  11. Who is making the trip to Florida?

    You are correct sir. haha. Actually, last year was the "best" of the beatdowns as 24-0 was the closest margin of defeat we ever had on those trips. Honorable mentions go to Texas in 2002 (27-0) and 2010 Clemson (35-10). Worst ones have gotta be the 65-0 loss to Texas in 2004 and the 79-14 thumping by OU in Dodge's first season (2007). But it's been a lot of good memories along the way, some of which thankfully was not recorded -- and for others in our group, unfortunately some stuff was recorded. LOL. OK, sorry for hijacking this thread. I now return you to the roll call for Florida. Bueller? Bueller?
  12. Who is making the trip to Florida?

    I'm in!. Me and a buddy are flying out tonight & we have 5 more arriving tomorrow night. 15th annual "body-bag road trip! We're staying in St Augustine until Saturday and look forward to a nice UF tailgating scene. The ticket office put us in section 38. Not sure if that's the UNT section but I'm guessing it is. 2002 -- Texas 2003 -- Oklahoma 2004 -- Texas 2005 -- LSU (Katrina'd) 2006 -- Texas 2007 -- Oklahoma 2008 -- LSU (Ike'd) 2009 -- Alabama 2010 -- Clemson 2011 -- Alabama 2012 -- LSU (Isaac'd -- for some) 2013 -- Georgia 2014 – Texas 2015 -- Tennessee 2016 – Florida
  13. Season ticket renewal deadline today

    Renewed yesterday afternoon before closing time (4 seats + MGC). I guess I shouldn't say "renewed" because after 10 years I dropped off last year due to the horrendous home schedule & the ability to only make like 1 game. Turns out that was the best $$ not spent due to RV drama, Mac drama, etc, etc. But no more Mac, no more RV and a much better home schedule means me and some buddies are back. Looking forward to the rebuild!
  14. Not sure about NM Green but I've been a season ticket holder (was a season ticket holder) since 2003. 4 season tickets + MGC membership for 12 years. Didn't renew this year because of the schedule. Now before I get flamed by the board, just know that in this case it wasn't smart cash management for me to re-up in 2015 when I knew I was only going to be able to attend one home game for sure / maybe two. Halloween night with kids is a killer / being a whore for TV Thursday night games was a killer for my work location / etc. Anyway, we've beat a dead horse on the schedule & I think we all agree the home schedule was B A D this year. I was fully planning on re-upping next year after a 1 year hiatus but I'm in wait & see mode now. Like many of you, if I'm going to invest in 4 season tickets & a MGC membership, what is the AD doing to advance the program? Also, I wonder how many of us are out there (not that many posts -- mainly a reader) who have invested years of watching games at Apogee & Fouts & are ready to apply their funds elsewhere? I'm sure it's waaaay more than 17 -- if you catch my drift. And, to bring it full circle since to me it's always important to bring it back to the original thread topic -- season tickets or not, my butt is still gonna be in the Swamp on 9/17 with hopefully as many of you guys as possible.
  15. Well, let's face it ... there's a lot of things wrong with the program right now but, to me, the "paycheck" game isn't one of them. In fact, I hope we continue to play 1 "big boy" each & every year. (Not 2 of them, I agree with that). As NM Green said, this was just a great, great weekend of fun. Meeting the Cool Beans owner in Knoxville (a big UNT alum), having drinks with other UNT fans, hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park for a few days before the game, etc. That's good stuff. And it's great to have that opportunity each year EX: Experiencing the best tailgating ever while enjoying LSU hospitality, squeezing in golf on the Robert Trent Jones golf trail before seeing one of the meccas of college football in Alabama, etc, etc. That's what makes it fun! Once a year isn't going to kill anybody. Several of our 8 person group to Tennessee is already talking about wanting to go to Gainesville in Florida next year -- and a few of them aren't even UNT graduates! We have Florida, Iowa, Arkansas, Wisconsin & Texas A&M over the next 5 years (one each year). That's good variety & it will be fun. And just think what an opportunity it would be if we can beat one of them in those years! :)