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  1. 15 points
    Wearing a mask to games is the only way we eventually get to NOT wear masks at games. So yes.
  2. 13 points
    Scientists are just now beginning to see the effects of the prolonged quarantine ...
  3. 12 points
    This project has been a few years in the making, and it's time to finally reveal the Mean Green machine. Hope y'all like it!!
  4. 9 points
    Thanks for sharing! I just showed my kids that video. They had never seen me play. (They also asked why the camera is so bad. Had to explain no HDTV.) That was a heart breaking loss. Watching it slip away in the end was brutal. We had a really good team that year. My favorite year of football by far minus two a days.
  5. 9 points
    Wait I thought you said social distancing was not proven effective to prevent COViD.
  6. 9 points
    Well, I appreciate your thoughts on NT so much I will reciprocate. SMU biggest and long standing problem is that you can't draw fans. SMU has made an art at living in the past. SMU is a private school with a good academic reputation, but who knows what kind of financial shape their athletic program is in. As far as your pontification on the AAC, why would anyone think this is a good time for anyone to think that expanding a conference across the nation is a good idea? The chance of SMU moving up to P5 status is next to nothing. Looking realistically what does SMU offer? A school with a low level of support and a history of being one of the most dishonest programs in the nation. No one knows what the new college athletic environment will be or evolve into. This maybe the time for tight regional conferences and a lot more financial responsibility.
  7. 8 points
    Go ahead and make another pro football league for me not to care about. That will free up even more of my time on Saturday’s in the fall. Rick
  8. 8 points
    Although I don't want to..... if that's what puts me in my seats...hell yes!
  9. 8 points
    The school was billed as a 'pre-fab Notre Dame for evangelicals' when it was founded, and they've certainly made major strides. This school will very likely be the location for Trump's presidential library.
  10. 8 points
    If seatbelts work, why do we need airbags? If airbags work, why do we need seatbelts?
  11. 7 points
    Hey guys, you all know my love for all things UNT. You might not know that I am a huge Channing Tatum fan, as well. I figured that in these challenging times, where the man is trying to make us wear masks and everything, you might help me come up with a subforum here that reflects my twin passions: UNT and Channing Tatum. We'll take these suggestions to the mods and see what they think. Of course I chose the high poetry of anagram creation as our method of choice. Achtung NT Main! -- Doubles as a warning to the NT main campus. We should all be vigilant in these troublesome times. UNT Chat Naming -- Well, that is what this thread is about, isn't it? Ma UNT Thing Can -- Well, this one is a tad bit tawdry. I am blushing. A UNT Can Thing, M -- A nod to all our 007 fans! Also, The Tatum can totes play the role! An UNT Might Can -- A fun way to use the kid slang. Let's get the kids in here to see what all the fun is about! I'm "UNT CAN" Thang -- RU? GIANT UNT Can!, TM -- Strength in numbers! We'll get it trademarked! Woo! Or maybe we get a giant can for realz? No bad ideas! This is brainstorming! Ma, Can't. UNT nigh -- Let your mom know you can't even right now, you know? Because totes UNT!
  12. 7 points
    Has any of these writers considered that it makes just as much sense for the AAC to combine with ether the Belt or CUSA? Seems like that they have bought that P6 foolishness.
  13. 7 points
  14. 7 points
    Thanks for being reasonable with me. I'm not very adept at the website so please bear with me as I respond to you point by point. To your first point, I see attendance as a symptom of a larger problem. I think SMU's worst problem is leadership. It's president was quoted last year about how it was okay to win one game a season but not to go winless. As though he were clever. That's why the stands are empty. I meant the cross-country AAC to only exist if things remain relatively stable. We're in agreement, these are very uncertain times. If things fall apart and we lose a season then there can be no predicting what comes. P5 for SMU is an interesting topic and to call it a longshot would be an understatement. That said, I only brought it up because I see it as the best path for North Texas to move up to the AAC. It's funny you should mention regional conferences. An SMU friend and I regularly discuss this sort of thing and he insists on their coming. For whatever reason I have a harder time seeing them come to pass, and not simply in an SMU-North Texas way. Maybe that's stubbornness on my part. I imagine part of why I have a hard time with it is I think a lot of the potential regional members in such a conference wouldn't be able to last. Texas State, UTSA, and UTEP would all be easy selections for such a conference but they're more likely to face financial ruin than anything. La Tech and Rice are the next best I suppose, but Rice hasn't cared since the '50's and I don't know about La Tech's finances Long story short, if regional conferences come to pass, at least for the AAC schools, it'll be because too many of their conference mates couldn't survive (I'm looking right at ECU and Tulsa).
  15. 7 points
    Biden's "your not black enough if you vote for Trump" comment was just plain stupid. If he's elected, Biden will be no more than a puppet with Pelosi, Schumer, etc., running our country.
  16. 7 points
    We don't have any more pull than any other school. It's simple: Win and you're in.
  17. 7 points
    Like Texas, OU and Tech dumped you??
  18. 6 points
  19. 6 points
    The money thing is not what worries anyone the most. It's the controversial politics. Not even being a religious university -- there are plenty of those -- but the controversies and the president of the university firing off HSOs. Smastresk and Baker would be asked to comment about scandals here and there. That's not a headache anyone wants. Stuff like this https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/09/jerry-falwell-liberty-university-loans-227914 is dealt with by Falwell and co themselves. The teams that schedule them get a little flack but it ends fairly quickly. Going into business with them? That's another thing entirely.
  20. 6 points
    People have been predicted this for decades. Not going to happen because the upper crust of programs has nothing to gain and a lot they could lose. They already get most of the money and coverage. They are smart enough to know it is a scheme that could continue as the new bottom teams can't compete. Keep cutting out teams and you destroy interest from the general college fan. If fans want to watch pros than they already have a better league. The obvious strategy should be to put a lid on spending and make sports more competitive. Football is already non-competitive for 75% of the teams. If nothing else sports administrators and coaches are smart enough to know that less teams means less jobs and opportunities.
  21. 6 points
    1. You don't pay attention do you? People of color were definitely offended by this Biden quote. And you know it. 2. I guarantee you conservatives were bothered by this repulsive murder. Honestly, do you really think conservatives approve of the killing of "anyone", black, white, yellow, brown, the way Mr. Floyd was killed? Get some smarts, will you? 3. Many of his quotes are just plain stupid. There, you heard it from me. Happy now?
  22. 6 points
    I wonder if having two redshirt freshmen and two true freshmen tight ends will make it hard to get a good one this class. The guys we have offered this class all have pretty good offer lists and it helps to pull those guys away from P5s when we can pitch early playing time/catches. Also could be a case of the coaches going after really good tight ends who could hop the guys older than them and if we get one, great. If not, maybe they just don’t get a tight end this class instead of settling for one.
  23. 6 points
  24. 6 points
    Count me in the minority. Absolutely not or anywhere else that I am required to do so. They have the freedom to require me to wear one in their venue while I have the equal freedom to steer clear of their venue altogether. Masks and gloves wouldn’t be necessary at all if people just practiced proper caution. If you treat every person you come into contact with as if they or you have horrid breath and you treat every surface that has touched human hands as if it had shit on it you will be just fine. You won’t get sick from having shit on your hands but you may if you touch your face with shit covered hands. Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands and use a paper towel to open a door after you’ve washed your hands. Simple common sense that works just as well for the flu, colds, and coronavirus. People have a false sense of security because of these masks and gloves and it will cause more harm than if people just used proper distance and good hand washing like they should have from the beginning.
  25. 6 points
  26. 6 points
    New OL coach at Keller Timber Creek:
  27. 6 points
    I think we’ve seen the photo of people at Georgia Tech in 1918. If masks get us there I’m in.
  28. 6 points
    You are really undermining my image of a SMU fan with all of these sound comments.
  29. 6 points
  30. 6 points
    In so many ways, this drive/score killed UTSA’s momentum as a program. They’ve never recovered. What is really awesome about that is that we are their Super Bowl and it probably haunts their dreams to this day.
  31. 5 points
    I will bet you infinity billion dollars that Tulsa drops football. Don't worry, I went to SMU, I'm good for it. Seriously though, I don't think it's a matter of dropping to CUSA, but dropping football down to D2 or whatever it's called now. Now I did a little research into the AAC budgets. As a private school, Tulsa does not have to release the same sort of financial records to the public that they would if they were a state school. I've seen figures in the $40 million range for the entire athletic department, though, and I have reason to believe that's about right. Now, football is technically a revenue sport, and sure the $7 million ever year from the conference is great, but it's just not enough. It's true, most schools lose money playing football and just roll with it. It's something of a luxury as well as a means of keeping your brand relevant. To keep things running, Tulsa provides its athletic department with a $9 million annual subsidy. The university's total deficit in 2016 was $26 million. And all of this was pre-coronavirus. Things will be worse in that regard. And given the history of Tulsa as a town, I would wager that oil taking a hit will really take its toll on their boosters and school.
  32. 5 points
    You have proven yourself to either be lying or willfully ignorant repeatedly in these threads. Staying away from infected people is basically only way to keep from getting it currently. That and covering your mouth and nose to prevent exhaled droplets from getting into the air. This is basic stuff here and not really up for debate. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/social-distancing.html COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet) for a prolonged period. Spread happens when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, and droplets from their mouth or nose are launched into the air and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. The droplets can also be inhaled into the lungs. Recent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/coronavirus-social-distancing-uk-cases-how-long-schools-public-transport-close-a9394916.html According to Public Health England, the coronavirus can be spread when people with it have close, sustained contact with others who are not infected. This typically means spending more than 15 minutes within two metres of an infected person, such as talking to someone for instance. https://www.webmd.com/lung/coronavirus-transmission-overview Experts believe the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person. There are several ways this can happen: Droplets. When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, droplets with the virus fly into the air from their nose or mouth. Anyone who is within 6 feet of that person can breathe those droplets into their lungs. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6493/860 Modeling studies (26) and experience from the Wuhan outbreak (2) indicate that critical care capacities even in high-income countries can be exceeded many times over if distancing measures are not implemented quickly or strongly enough. https://www.uchealth.com/en/media-room/covid-19/the-value-of-social-distancing “It’s all about minimizing the spread of a highly contagious virus,” said Dr. Fichtenbaum. “Social distancing is the concept of keeping away from people, and this typically means limiting contact with any other person. By slowing down the spread of COVID-19, we allow healthcare systems a chance to more readily care for patients.” COVID-19 is a new virus, so healthcare experts continue to learn how it spreads. Currently, it is understood that the virus mainly spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets produced by an infected person who coughs or sneezes. “If you have a pandemic, one strategy is to keep people away from each other so that the infection cannot be passed so easily from one person to another,” said Dr. Fichtenbaum. “Contagious diseases that are passed between persons usually are transmitted more easily when people are in close contact.” https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-social-distancing-and-self-quarantine Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H. , senior director of infection prevention at Johns Hopkins, helps clarify these concepts so you can understand better why they’re being recommended... Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19. Wear a cloth face covering where social distancing can’t be practiced, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. The coronavirus pandemic is making everyone aware of handwashing and protecting others from coughs and sneezes. Along with those essential steps, practices such as social and physical distancing, and self-quarantine and isolation when appropriate can slow the rate of infection in a city, town or community. The pandemic can seem overwhelming, but in truth, every person can help slow down the spread of COVID-19.
  33. 5 points
    I think it's more like 30 teams, you know who they are, with games in which I have no interest. On another note, I finally got a 'smartTV'. I would have no issue watching NT games on some of the channels available on that thing.
  34. 5 points
  35. 5 points
    But if a tree falls in the forest....does it get 0 replies?
  36. 5 points
    turns out they've been cooking the numbers all along, but not in the way Teddy Cruz or Rand Paul says they were
  37. 5 points
  38. 5 points
    Non starter for this fan. Until you bring the AAC into the conversation I don’t want North Texas to even consider this nonsense. GMG
  39. 5 points
  40. 5 points
    Love it, now you gotta make a full-size one to drive to the games in.
  41. 5 points
    We get the worst commissioners in these sad conferences.
  42. 5 points
    The difference is that ND is an actual and excellent university. Besides, there’s already Baylor.
  43. 5 points
    Yup. And the dumbasses that fought tooth and nail to oppose that for a century were even in the news today. Ain't history grand and full of lessons? https://www.businessinsider.com/when-americans-went-to-war-against-seat-belts-2020-5
  44. 5 points
    moved to the UTEP forum
  45. 5 points
    With the Budget issues everyone is having, do not be surprised to see a conference accept Liberty and their willingness to pay an "entry fee"
  46. 5 points
    And for those few who maybe haven't... Wisdom 100+ years on:
  47. 5 points
  48. 5 points
    I think we are mostly on the same page here. I think a Supreme Court Justice is one of the most important positions that protect our rights and American democracy. Much more important than a congressman - and we can get rid of a bad one of those. I hate that the appointment process for judges has become such a partisan shit show.
  49. 5 points
    Bunny's backhand has been erratic all day. Probably one too many Bloodies before the match....
  50. 5 points
    My own argument has been based on how many times you see a basketball school get the nod over a football school - none, by my count. Memphis, Kansas, UConn, even Louisville until they won at football - they all get passed over until they have a good football team. As far as budgets and facilities are concerned, I'd assume they're identifying metrics that are attempts to gauge programs long-term potential based on more than just last years win-loss records.

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