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  1. 25 points
    I thought this was a well written article and very fair. This was written by a very long term, devout Mean Green fan who happens to work for the athletic department. I saw honesty in what he wrote. Stomping on epitaphs is unbecoming, unnecessary. We're all frustrated about the place we are right now but we are in a better position than we have been before. Time to move on.
  2. 16 points
    @UNT90get over yourself. This is not a zero sum game. It is possible to respect a man for his accomplishments even after his being fired for his deficiencies. You yourself were singing his praises not that many years ago. Should I label you a flip-flopper?
  3. 15 points
    Hank may be the victim of his own loyalty to RV as I find it tough to visualize him as the new AD partly because I never saw him as aspiring to hold that position at North Texas or elsewhere. I think it's very possible to be "a fan of Hank" and appreciate all he's done for our university while also feeling that a wholly new perspective is needed in Denton.
  4. 14 points
    Always a mythical, important internet quest to complete. The fate of the kingdom again hangs in the balance. Will the one true warrior again takes up his sword and keyboard to deliver us all?
  5. 12 points
    I have no problem with people campaigning for Hank, as long as they can also name other legitimate candidates and explain why Hank has more talent and potential as an AD than they do. If someone thinks Hank should be the guy and they haven't a clue about other candidates outside of Denton, then their argument has no legs to stand on whatsoever. Just like people who wanted Chico because he did better than Mccarney and they didn't know enough other coaches outside of the name head coaches in CFB.
  6. 10 points
    I agree with Harry. There is good and bad about Rick. Let's move forward and support the next Athletic Director...... whoever that may be.
  7. 10 points
    To be honest, he's opening himself up to a bit of embarrassment. I think he's wanted this job for years and thought there'd just be a quiet transition from RV to him under a complacent board and president. Fortunately, it doesn't appear Smatty is the type. He seems like a nice guy, genuinely. He needs to lay low and quietly help with the transition to a new AD.
  8. 8 points
  9. 8 points
  10. 8 points
  11. 7 points
  12. 6 points
    I still keep seeing Russian brides ads. I have no idea what THAT'S about...
  13. 6 points
    Well great. Since I visited the Denton CVB website I'm now seeing their ads everywhere. Perhaps she doesn't care at all about Hank and it's all a complicated click bait plot.
  14. 6 points
    Had to find the most appropriate facepalm... It ain't easy being green.
  15. 5 points
    Yeah, I had to look her up, found out the same thing. So what I get from the article is that Denton must always look inward never outward mentality. There are some benefits to that for the tight-knit community that Denton is, but this is not one of those situations. At least she's just cheer leading for a local rather than trying to engage in a public campaign with a thinly veiled intent of keeping herself employed. I therefore harbor no ill will toward her.
  16. 5 points
    Kim Phillips is VP at the Denton CVB. She doesn't represent the university, the athletic department or the Wretched Comical. She writes a weekly column on Denton CVB stuff. Past columns such weighty subjects as Denton being ready to host dog shows and there is a new "Welcome Central Mural" inside the "Discover Denton Welcome Center." This is the level of article that is endorsing Hank. Express you discontent and I doubt you will see more articles like this. I wonder if anything she has written before got this level of notice? By the way, I didn't know there was a Discover Denton Welcome Center.
  17. 5 points
  18. 5 points
    Houston possibly going to the Big 12 and we get excited about winning a Twitter fan base poll. I guess it's better than nothing.
  19. 5 points
  20. 5 points
    At this point a fresh set of eyes is needed. If all things were rosy then he would probably the right choice, but they aren't.
  21. 5 points
  22. 4 points
    I don't like criticizing Hank. I enjoy him on the broadcasts. But I don't want anyone inside UNT athletics to be considered for the AD position. Bring someone in with experience at a program where they had sustained success. No one at UNT has any idea what that is like.
  23. 4 points
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  25. 4 points
    Note: Editorial not written by Brett Vito or myself. Even though I once saw him accidentally wear Green on a Friday.
  26. 4 points
    This may be the worst thing to happen to them in a while
  27. 4 points
    I don't think Hank is pushing this though he may have said he would be interested in the job. I think this is more about people who are "comfortable" with the way things are and don't want change. Some people know with RV leaving their own jobs on not secured any longer. It's really sickening when you think about it.
  28. 3 points
    I am pretty confident we will sell out our allotment at the very least for this one. Read more: http://www.ponyfans.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=81809
  29. 3 points
    Didn't win us the SMU game last year. This board is 1-1 with banners. Jury is still out. ;-)
  30. 3 points
    Now this funny. Quiet or loud it wont matter what the fan base does. They will hire who they want to hire. You could fly a banner or buy ads. It wont matter.
  31. 3 points
  32. 3 points
    I know it may not seem like alot but please go vote!! We need to help our football and bball staffs out give them something they could possibly use in recruiting! Is this gunna win all recruits?> No absolutely not but some could see it and be very impressed!
  33. 3 points
    Exactly. This is Chico after Dodge's firing all over again. He wanted the job badly, a lot of people--and key people--were very vocal in their support of him, he brought experience and continuity to the table, but he was ruled out from the get-go. EDIT: I just read Billy See's post.
  34. 3 points
    And on June 20th. Still counts in RV's W/L record?
  35. 3 points
    I agree. Georgio was pushing Hank from the beginning. It's a coordinated effort to keep the status quo. Its why UNT is what it is. Let's hope for once the status quo doesn't win out.
  36. 3 points
  37. 3 points
    All I read was her trying to keep her own job. Also: Minute few?
  38. 2 points
  39. 2 points
    I think the article is fair, it clearly states at the beginning that he had a horrible record in 2 of the 3 major sports which was your major gripe with the man. You are acting as if he had absolutely no role in facilities improvements. He did.
  40. 2 points
    I was a fan of RV, but not a fan of Hank's. He can go anytime. I'll thank him for his loyalty and his service, and wish him well..... somewhere else.
  41. 2 points
    I don't know about Denton, but most places the CVB is NOT a part of the Chamber of Commerce. However, they tend to publish very chamber-like material. It's always stuff about why you should <<fill in the blank>> in Denton, or Ft Worth, or wherever. It's not so much an inward focus as a pure promotional focus. That's what this one was - pure promotion. I'll bet the CVB does a search beyond Denton when looking for new blood! Plus, have you ever had to come up with material for a weekly column? The first few months are easy, then later it's hard. Sometimes you get desperate for material.
  42. 2 points
    It made me so angry that I made a facebook account so I could comment. How liberating.
  43. 2 points
    I would rather have Alan Ward as AD than Hank and I am not a fan of Ward, but at least he left to get more professional development, Hank remained on this staff and is tied to its failures on many levels
  44. 2 points
  45. 2 points
    - I believe Mateen was a very confused, angry and perhaps closeted/sexually repressed individual whose mode of dealing with desires and urges he had been fervently taught were vile and un-natural by his scripture was to re-double (triple, quadruple...whatever) his commitment to said scripture. I'd say this was a major contributing factor that drove him toward radicalization and particularly toward his target, Pulse. he sought out others of a similar vain a few years prior and this was what put him on the FBIs radar...but given his apparent lack of true religious devotion (as in heart-felt, rather than guilt-driven) and his apparent confusion at the differences between groups like al Qaeda and Hezbollah, amongst other reason certainly, he was cleared, probably as little more than some kid who liked to pop off at the mouth. I suspect there will be a full investigation of the particular process with Mateen and a re-evaluation of security and screening processes on the whole...and rightfully so. - I've read nothing that would lead me to believe that Mateen had direct contact with ISIS or that this was an organized, conspiratorial plot with any either domestic or foreign ISIS-leadership. I believe ISIS heard about this attack right about the same time all of us did and had the details of his 911 call never been broadcast ISIS never would've attempted to take credit for the attack - I believe Lynch and the FBI were initially want to remove "ISIS" from the transcripts for this very reason...that it would legitimize ISIS and serve as propaganda for them to see their name officially attached to the reports on the shooting. I think they clearly under-estimated, or perhaps at least initially didn't give a shit about, the firestorm that would generate and the total inanity in redacting something already so widely publicized. - I do believe, however, that it is important to effort not to legitimize the idea that we are engaging in a West/US/Jesus vs. Islam war. I believe that is why the President is so insistent upon choosing his words carefully and I believe that the over-reaction the other direction...the insistence, even when either incomplete or wholly inaccurate of the now chosen buzz-words "radical islamist terrorism" is driven largely by prejudice. it feeds ISIS propaganda, both around the world and here domestically...the latter, coupled with increasingly anti-muslim rhetoric from political candidates and the text-book nationalistic blaming of immigrants and foreigners for our own domestic problems will eventually lead to more instances of domestic terrorism and makes us less safe as a nation. in short, I believe we cultivated Mateen far more than ISIS did. - I believe we have a rampant gun culture in our country and a long-overdue need for an honest national conversation...but there exists an un-tethered lobby that has far more power than our elected officials to maintain said culture and characterize anybody who wants to have said conversation as someone who is after yer guns. - while I have no want to ban guns...and believe that very few people do...I do believe that some measure of common-sense limitation and legislation is needed, hell...at this point if only symbolically, to rein that lobby and the culture it fosters back in. repealing Dickey-Wicker, for example. - I believe your repeated use of Chicago as an example of failed gun-restriction policy...ignoring all other socio-economic issues...is at best disingenuous...at worst just down right ignorant I think that about covers it. I oh so eagerly await your well-reasoned replies.
  46. 2 points
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  48. 2 points
    Bout time I could +1 you @Harry
  49. 2 points
    if only all the nuance in the world were erased by simply repeating three little words.
  50. 2 points
    What was it like when you got turned down as a walk-on at North Texas?

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