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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
  24. 4 points
  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
    Okay people, crowdsourcing opinions (I know, very brave of me). We (Denton County GIS) unveiled an app today as part of a project in cooperation with the health department to increase transparency and provide better decision-making tools. Here's an app (mobile friendly) that shows mosquito testing areas, and results. The basic goal is to inform people that, hey, my family and I should wear repellent today. Come at me with critiques, suggestions, what you hate. We want to try to make it as easy as possible for folks in the public to read. Any suggestions are helpful. http://www.dentoncounty.com/vmap
  39. 2 points
    Is their allotment 20 or 30 seats this year?
  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
    The ongoing, refuse to die sentiment that players, coaches, athletic directors, towel boys, one night stands, future ex-wives, and livestock must all "be from here" still confounds me to no end. Yes. Business is done a bit differently in Texas than other places, but it's not some Gordian knot that only somebody born with a rodeo belt buckle could ever comprehend.
  42. 2 points
    Did you look at the winners of other contests? College Station is the best "city" in Texas? Miller's Smokehouse in Belton has the best BBQ? Of course, I did vote. But, Millers? Seriously?
  43. 2 points
    I'm speechless and pissed off that somebody had nerve to write this story. Wake up people out there including George, its 2016 and I don't want to eat the same damn bologna sandwich everyday.
  44. 2 points
    If our guys still played in Fouts and they were winning consistently, then I would be happier (With that being said... I love Apogee and it is awesome). Plus, how much did RV have to do with the stadium? Any AD out there would have been tried to get a damn stadium. I really want someone to tell me why he gets so much credit for it. Was it really just his magic that got it done?
  45. 2 points
    His first FBI check-up was due to his behavior during an assignment at a courthouse with local sheriff deputies. A deputy said something about the Middle East and the murderer told him to shut up, that he could have Al Queda kill him and his whole family. That and the whole one way ticket flying lessons from 6 stories up like minded jihadists dole out to homosexuals in the Middle East. I want to know WHY the dogs were called off on this guy. They were called off the Fort Hood murderer. They were called off the Boston murderers after Russia had warned us about them. There's a pattern that needs explanation. Rick
  46. 2 points
    That seems to be a pretty low bar for experience to me. Youngish go-getter, yeah...but not this
  47. 2 points
    I thought that as well. I have also reviewed the University of Florida list, and one thing sort of jumps out at you... many of the top candidates whether or not they are from the athletic department or athletics trak seem to be either in the department already or alumni of the school. There is also a very big push to regional tie-ins, ie they have either lived or worked in the area around the college. It seems to me that hiring someone with experience in DFW and at least the state of Texas would be a plus for this particular hiring cycle. RV had business and athletic administration experience but he wasn't from here. I sincerely wish they could be more transparent in terms of who the final candidates are as it would bring some much needed attention to the program and perhaps engage more of the alumni and fans. If Minnesota and Florida can do it why can't we? I always heard that they didn't want to release the candidate names for confidentiality purposes but frankly if they feel like being listed as a possibility for our job is a negative screw them. This is such an important hire we need to have some transparency in my opinion.
  48. 2 points
    No, please no. My dealings with Hank through the years have always been nice, but we need fresh blood at the top with new ideas.
  49. 2 points
    It was a tax break from around $875 to around $450 so yes its a break but it also still makes the City money. It employs an ungodly amount of people. Buckies is also paying for an over pass on 35 and is helping with roads in and out of the gas station. The area that the gas station is going in was zoned for a Truck Stop type commercial zoning sooooo, would Loves be better?
  50. 2 points
    Tarleton State beat SMU in the first round. Now that's funny.


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