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  1. And where were their fans? I didn’t see 10 people in blue and red. Really makes you wonder, other than just for no other reason than the exorbitant level of cash they have flowing to their athletes why any any of them would want to play for that program? To be ranked 32nd and can’t get anyone to travel 35 miles to see their team play, and a really good team at that? That’s really something else. Still, it was a solid, never give up fighting win by this team that was All Good And All Green! Rick
  2. Tony Worrell, Chris Davis or Kenneth Lyons. Rick
  3. You know we may not be winning on the field right now but we damn sure win on game day, tailgating wise. I was thinking about it yesterday as I enjoyed some of the best food and drink with the best group of people you will ever encounter at Tony and Vic’s, and Scotty’s tailgates, and the day had me reflecting on how unbelievably fortunate we were to have the vast Mean Green Athletic estate to enjoy one of the most beautiful days of the year. Easily accessible lots, vast, wide open spaces and beautiful green belts in every direction that gives us access to tailgate under massive oak and pecan trees. It’s just beautiful to me. Many of you and myself have traveled the country attending these events over the years. In fact I was in Minneapolis the weekend the Gophers played Michigan back on the first weekend of October this season. As I drove around the tailgates at The Bank I actually felt sorry for their fans because it looked horrible and reminded me of what it would be like setting up a picnic in a WalMart parking lot in the center of a city landscape. What we are privileged with is truly a football game day Nirvana imo. Thank you again to Scott, Tony and Vic and everyone who invited SilverEagle and I to your tailgates. Y’all absolutely knocked it out of the park. Can’t wait to do it again. Rick
  4. Happy Birthday Jack! I hope you have great day! Rick
  5. Yes, and Memorial Stadium honors their 179 who died in WWII. And here is the unveiling of a statue honoring Maj. Gen. Rudder and the naming of Rudder Way. https://youtu.be/Z1mwUoOXLE4 Rick
  6. I don’t know, it may just be me? But imo any school that has recently invested funding to renovate their stadium, which they have sold out nearly every game recently, every fall attempts to surpass its sister school by building this big of a bonfire every year, and who went out and acquired its own 3-inch M1902 Field Gun with matching caisson…. probably brings a good crowd to Denton and will be looking to steal our lunch money. This isn’t my grandmother’s Tarleton State University anymore. Maybe Phil and Jeff would like to join the rest of us in the 21st century? I hear it has a great, new groove. Rick
  7. Team errors were my concern as well and part of why we finished third. In 6 crucial losses to WKY, UAB and Charlotte we committed 9 errors. Rick
  8. Folks, DFD Station #3 on McCormick Street near campus has been referred to as “THE NUT HOUSE” and has had a squirrel on their T shirts and logos since I was in high school 38 years ago,…..long before the University of Texas created the Albino Squirrel Society, and way before some of our uneducated leadership of the past chose to start copying them with their own ASS association. The squirrel in that sticker on the truck is white simply because the background of the sticker is white and it’s cheaper to have the fewest colors when ordering graphic logos. If you haven’t seen the truck yet you should go by and see it. Coolest thing I’ve see since the Model A got restored. Rick
  9. I don’t recall the City of Denton ever making such a single vibrant commitment to support North Texas more than this. And hats off to Ryan Peck and all involved for nailing the color spot on. Absolutely bad ass! Rick
  10. Very sad to hear of Rick’s passing. We had some great times over the years. He was one of the kindest-hearted dudes you’d ever meet and he loved the Mean Green. I am going to miss him very much. Prayers for him and family. Rick
  11. They don’t play golf at night, and does anyone remember the great Hank call after we won the CBI Championship on FRIDAY March 30th, 2018 in front of 6,000 fans?? ”Its not just GOOD Friday,…it’s GREAT Friday”. Rick
  12. If there’s no players left to celebrate now,…there won’t be any later. It needs to be done now. We beat Ok State in Stillwater 13 days ago. How were there no preliminary plans to do SOMETHING for this team should the inevitable occur two weeks later? Still, I’m having a hard time believing they all packed up their apartments and skipped town the past 48 hours, especially when two of them were at one of the softball games this weekend. Since Hodge is having to assemble a staff then I hope he’s been in Houston where every person with a pulse that’s interested in a college basketball job has been the past 3 to 4 days or more. But we know how these things are done. He’ll have known most of the guys he’s bringing in and won’t need in person conversation to bring them in. But if he can be here at 12 noon he can be here at a later time on a day where the most fans can attend. Either way It’s all excuses to me and like most of you I can sit here and counter every one of them because we’ve all been around long enough to know how things are done here. Regardless the excuse,…if the logistics are soooooooo difficult to work out giving what this accomplishment deserves by getting coaches, players and the most fans under roof at the same time then at least don’t send out a mailer to fans inviting them to “CELEBRATE” a press conference. Rick
  13. Excellent news. I hope he continues demanding an emphasis on playing SUFFOCATING, LOCK-DOWN, DISCIPLINED, HARD NOSED defense. Toughest Team Wins! Rick
  14. It’s amazing what an emphasis on playing SUFFOCATING, LOCK-DOWN, DISCIPLINED, HARD NOSED defense can do for your basketball program. Rick
  15. It’s amazing what an emphasis on playing SUFFOCATING, LOCK-DOWN, DISCIPLINED, HARD NOSED defense can do for your basketball program. Rick
  16. It’s amazing what an emphasis on playing SUFFOCATING, LOCK-DOWN, DISCIPLINED, HARD NOSED defense can do for your basketball program. Rick
  17. It’s amazing what an emphasis on playing SUFFOCATING, LOCK-DOWN, DISCIPLINED, HARD NOSED defense can do for your basketball program. Rick
  18. It’s amazing what an emphasis on playing SUFFOCATING, LOCK-DOWN, DISCIPLINED, HARD NOSED defense can do for your basketball program. Rick
  19. No reason to because that’s how college softball goes when pitching your #4 in a mid week game. And 4 of South Al’s 6 losses were against P5 programs. So they aren’t bottom feeders. Just better on that day. Rick
  20. I imagine by now UW officials are planning to scrap the program entirely!……./sarcasm Rick
  21. Oh FFS!!!!! I wonder sometimes if some of the folks on this site who keep clamoring for a baseball team, which we currently cannot successfully fund and would easily play third fiddle to TCU and DBU in the metroplex, could handle how a season of baseball goes? I doubt it. Like baseball, softball is a potential 60+ game season and it’s mandatory early and throughout to find out WTF you have in the ranks, most importantly your pitching against good teams so you find out who your battle-hardened core is for conference and tournament time. McNeese Softball is a solid team. Last year McNeese won 40 games and went 15-3 in conference. Along the way they beat us, Houston, Baylor, Memphis #19 ULL and beat #18 Notre Dame twice to eliminate them from the NCAA tournament. “GASP”………McNeese was in the NCAA TOURNAMENT last year???? WHAT???? Like all early games…a February tournament loss to McNeese is simply a valuable measuring stick DeLong will use to prepare for May and June. That’s how baseball…….AND softball goes. Rick
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