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  1. Just wanted to let everyone know that Pro Image Sports in the Golden Triangle Mall now carries the Black "Son of Worm" Schutt AiR XP Full-Size Replica Football Helmet. Note: These are the same black helmets that debuted last year during the nationally televised game against Louisiana Tech, and not the brand new black helmets that were recently pictured during the unveiling event for this year's uniforms.They feature a tapered black center strip with repeating miniature eagles in gray. The replica helmets can be had for $130, and there is also an authentic version that can be special ordered for around $300. Just FYI.
    9 points
  2. OK. You want my honest opinion on this? I don't mind that there's a student fee. What I mind is that there are a great number of alumni here who feel the end all be all solution to all our woes is to stick it to the students to and above the maximum allowable by law without assuming any personal financial responsibility. The proposed student fee of $600 ($20 X 15 hours X 2 semesters) is a greater amount than the total annual amount given by some very vocally in favor of this fee, gainfully employed alumni. That bothers me. I mean, you can easily look this up in your home game program. It's not hard math. Lots of talk about entitlement on this board. Somebody who pays less than $500 a year who is employed full time, demanding that un/under-employed students be tasked with paying a greater amount so that said alum can reap personal benefit is the very epitome of entitlement to me. I believe you should pay more. I believe I should pay more. Students? I believe they should be sold on the experience so that when they're out of school, when they have real money in real bank accounts with real disposable income, they'll buy in of their own accord for amounts much greater than $600.
    5 points
  3. Ryan, I have to take exception to your post! Kram1 is a good friend of mine and there is no way that this is the dumbest post he's ever made. I have read several of his other posts that make this one look absolutely scholarly. Don't worry Kram1 I got your back.
    4 points
  4. I hate to say it but the youth and passion of Morris make this an entirely different team from 2014. They were embarrassed by what they feel is a far inferior opponent and they will not stand for two home losses in a row after the opener with BU. I just don't think our coaches, players , or students realize the significance of this game and how much harder it will be to win @ Ford Stadium.
    4 points
  5. 6'3" 220 4.5 speed, that's playing time intangibles. And I have a feeling this kid can play or Miss, UK, Louisville, Florida, etc. wouldn't have been offering him. Big pick up and this definitely solidifies what was already a strong LB unit.
    3 points
  6. Rest assured our boys will show up pissed off and ready to hit hard and the experience is there to show it. We have our challenges to overcome but they will be ready for this game. This is not a trap game.
    3 points
  7. There's a larger issue at work here, bigger than what alumni and students choose to give (or what they're forced to give). The entire "arms race" that is facilities in college athletics, and universities in general, is ridiculous. Higher education is desperate to offer value to the degrees outside of the actual education. Rec centers, internet access, amenities, etc...all of that is an an absurd level and it is going to take it's toll on everyone. In economic terms, this is a bubble waiting to pop.
    3 points
  8. Have you ever considered that this topic makes you angrier than it rationally should?
    3 points
  9. you make 0 sense. Zip zero zilch. So you say I as a person who already donates, should be forced to match raised student fees?? What school do you really support? Never seen in the history of college athletics seen a student fee correlate to a raise in donor members giving. But keep being delusional, that's worked real well for you huh?
    3 points
  10. Well, this commuter school will have 12-15k strong in their own stadium ready to watch UNT whip some ass. Book it.
    3 points
  11. MGB: http://meangreenblog.dentonrc.com/2015/08/breaking-unt-picks-up-commitment-from-top-florida-lb.html/
    2 points
  12. Wow, talk about a last second pickup! Hope he works his way into the rotation very quickly. Ya just gotta love those big 4/5 year recruits.
    2 points
  13. I believe the phrase you are looking for is kowtow to the notion? Unless, of course, its something "you kids today" say on your Nintendo and MTV's...
    2 points
  14. pretty much. I'm a buyers fan. I don't think he's a terrible cover guy, but anyone paying attention would know that is not his strength. Especially man to man, tight, or press coverage.
    2 points
  15. It sure would be nice if Jimmerson could make that jump as well, since he showed bursts of high level potential during his freshman year. I too don't get the DT/McNulty comparisons. I see very little comparison between the two physically or otherwise.
    2 points
  16. Rather than impressing me with how good they are at scheduling, all this does is further reinforce how terrible we have become at it.
    2 points
  17. I seem to recall a lot of green & white street signs in Denton...
    2 points
  18. And if I understand correctly, the fees are just rolled into student loans for many of these kids. Those loans are a burden to the ability of future alums earning potential....and my optimism for the future job opportunities for this generation is waning. Many of these government backed loans will go into default, so ultimately you and I will pay the increase in fees anyway. GMG
    2 points
  19. Until I got to your last sentence, I was immediately going to respond with the term bubble. I'm starting to think that sports in general is in a bubble. Even outside college, I don't know how much more the whole thing can sustain.
    2 points
  20. We bring 10k to their house. They bring 500 to ours.
    2 points
  21. Guys, just have your rich CEO father charter a helicopter... oh wait, wrong board sorry... :(
    2 points
  22. When is the full schedule going to be released?
    2 points
  23. I have my season tickets in hand. I am glad they included my parking pass for the CUSA Championship Game, it is one less detail I will have to take care of before the December 5 game at Apogee..
    1 point
  24. If he's got an coverage skills at all, love to see him slid into the spun down run force safety.... His tackling needs to improve, while he can knock the dog out of kids smaller than him and he definitely plays mean he will have to work on wrapping up and running his feet at college level. I wish more teams taught kids how to tackle like the Seahawks, very safe, very effective way to tackle. They stole it from the rugby teams across the globe. Very cool stuff.
    1 point
  25. I'm not sure where you're getting the idea that a one-on-one with a P5 would "break the bank." Old Dominion's stadium has a capacity of just over 20k. If we get a comparably local P5 team into Apogee (Texas Tech, OSU, Arkansas), you can rest assured we'll at least approach 30k in attendance. We'd obviously make more on that one game than ODU will on theirs.
    1 point
  26. Well...thank you Ryan. "Dumbest"? Honestly, I doubt that...confused as to the campus I was referring to in the post perhaps so now that it has been pointed out to me by those much more experienced with the locations of the two campuses. I am sure now that Rice is a CUSA mate that I will become much more knowledgeable about that location and probably will not make this same locational boo boo in the future. But, thanks again.
    1 point
  27. I would put most private Texas universities in a different league with "campus beautification and aesthetics" (e.g. Rice, TCU, DBU, etc.). Which is fine... those schools simply have more money to spend on campus beautification and architecture that most state schools. I would honestly say that UNT's campus look and feel is on-par with most state schools and definitely better than the urban/downtown campuses like UH and UTSA. UNT projects a *MUCH* better image today than when I started in 1986. At that time, the "gateway" to the university was a rusted metal sign at the corner of Ave C and Chestnut. Still a lot of work to do with the I-35 corridor, but we've come a long, long way from 1986.
    1 point
  28. I am trying to figure out from which angle you approached the Rice campus. It is surrounded on three sides by the West U neighborhood which is quite nice with large homes with old growth trees and well manicured lawns. On the fourth side are museums and the medical center. The MC has a lot of congestion with all of the buildings, so maybe that turned you off. Enter the campus from Main street and be prepared to be very impressed. Now, for full disclosure, I have lived in Houston for quite some time, but was born in Dallas (East Oak Cliff) Shout out to Cadillac Heights! So, you won't see me joining in on the Houston vs Dallas skirmishes. But, maybe you could give Rice one more chance. As for UH, I can't disagree.
    1 point
  29. If it was just UT pictures and not pictures of himself while running out on the field then I would have a problem. I bet it will change when he gets a good coaching shot of himself repping the meangreen.
    1 point
  30. My fav from yesterday was PFTCommenter
    1 point
  31. Did he fall off that damn Skywalker thing?
    1 point
  32. Well, since they are not long time residence of Denton that would explain a lot. Perhaps they come from a community in Colorado that fully supports their local college sports team. Things would be different if these people were born and bred in Denton and grew up in the old Denton culture. The lesson here is if you want to change the culture in Denton, let the old guard die out and/or get bought out by people who see the value of supporting their local University.
    1 point
  33. Some of the better comments for the bulletin board from SMU's board... "2007 was a win for Bennet, but it was also his only win of the whole season. The Safeway Bowl is currently at 28–5–1, not that I endorse it as a series. I see it more as the canary in the coal mine. 11 more games scheduled, need to get this to 39-5-1." "Agreed, never again will we let that commuter school beat us." "I like how everyone is assuming UNT is a win. I hope it is but I dont put them in the auto win collumn until next year" "We lost to UNT last year by ~40 points, yet everyone on here has that down as a win. While our crop of freshman is better than the seniors they replace, they are still freshman and will struggle. " "The coach who shall not be named was probably a huge reason as to why we lost to NTSU last year. He had clearly mailed it in and the team fed off his lack of energy & commitment, and that stupid offense he ran." "I agree with those who are concerned about UNT game and think it may very well be the key to our season. Most of us expect to be trounced again by Baylor, but beating UNT after getting drubbed by them last year would go a long ways towards building some confidence. Lose to them at Ford and we are going to find out what our guys are made of (and how many might be run off at season's end). For these guys to win as many as 4 games, I see UNT as a "must win" game" "My pride will simply not let me consider losing to NTSU 2 years in a row....especially in our house."
    1 point
  34. I just finished reading that when I popped back over here. the writer is pretty insufferable. this line especially: "Stewart’s entire Daily Show empire is built on the blameworthy conceit that cable news networks—businesses that survive by selling Cialis ads against hyperventilating coverage of pop-star meltdowns, celebrity infidelities, and conspiracy theories about missing planes–should otherwise be capable of helping the American people save their Republic from venal politicians, dumb wars, and corporate greed. But he should know better—not just as a TV insider, but as an adult. Television is show business. Even broadcast news." surely he can't believe that Stewart is entirely aware of the premise/business-model of cable news...that doesn't make it acceptable, and his whole crusade against the inanity of it (not just Fox) over these past few years has been centered around the dangers of an increasingly banal discourse.
    1 point
  35. and how many times did Football appear in the Bottom 10 over that last 14 years.
    1 point
  36. Can you explain more? This seems like a Denton business embracing UNT culture.
    1 point
  37. "Sleeping giant" Give me an F'n break. What we are is a slumbering drawf, and will remain that way until the President and the BOR get serious about athletocs and hire an AD that is a difference maker. RV has been here 14 freaking years and has advanced the needle a millimeter. But hey, he is a nice guy, so the good old boy system keeps him around. If they do it after a miserable football and basketball season this year, I'm out, as should EVERY supporter of UNT athletocs. Then, just maybe, the president and the BOR would open their eyes to the terrible job performance of this AD over the last 14 years.
    1 point
  38. Marshal had the best offense in '13 and came in second just ahead of us. im all for "Explosiveness" but it takes a "distributor" who is a dual threat. If you don't have that then you had better have a top 25 defense. Also, it's difficult to be "Explosive" when the most "Explosive" player on the team rarely gets the ball. That's not a lack of "Explosiveness", that's a lack of coaching. Rick
    1 point
  39. Thanks Guys, I am a big fan of speed and if this kid is any where close to what Chancellor had, then I'm a fan
    1 point
  40. We have 3 buses that are leaving from East Side/Oak St Drafthouse. Mostly full already from the alumni packages that we sold, but we could look into adding another if there was enough interest. Cost would be in the $20 range per head. Please let me know. #GMG
    1 point
  41. I'm sorry, but getting killed by 40 pts at Apogee isn't going to change anyone's mind about UNT. This is what would happen, casual UNT alum/fan sees OU is coming to Apogee and thinks, "Oh, that's really cool! UNT is hosting OU at Apogee, I might go!" But when OU fans buy up most of the tickets and the secondary market prices go up to $60-$80 most of our fans don't think it's worth it because they can watch it on TV for free. On a positive note, we do finally sellout Apogee...with the help of about 12K to 15K OU fans. Once the game starts we put up a good fight for 1 or 2 quarters before OU kicks our heads in during the 2nd half. By the 4th quarter most of the fans left are cheering for OU, with "Boomer Sooner" chants echoing throughout Apogee. You're right, that sounds like a sure fire way to build credibility with alumni and casual fans...
    1 point
  42. How do you feel about a fan train?
    1 point
  43. Or there potentially could be some kids blow up their senior year and we could get lucky. I don't like that strategy and with 7 on 7 games being played all summer that is a stretch, but it is a possibility. I question Chico's ability considering he has spent time recruiting the kid out of Florida, the young man out of TN, but either never offers or Mac doesn't want them. He seems to be wasting a lot of timeon kids we do not envision signing.
    1 point
  44. About damn time they increased it. I hope it is the maximum increase allowable.
    1 point
  45. When will we see the non conference scheduale? Even though we play WKU twice at least we get them at home for once!
    1 point
  46. 1 point


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