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Army of Dad

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  1. No and I doubt I ever will go to another one. North Texas has pulled a Lucy on this Charlie Brown enough already.
  2. History would indicate otherwise. I get it, that green kool aid tastes great. If you drink enough of it you start seeing sleeping giants and sold out home games. Lord knows I’ve drank a bunch of it myself (as well as making literal mean green alcoholic drinks). ‘You just wait until we get/do “X”!’ I’ve heard that before and so have you…
  3. Funnily enough there’s a brewery in Lubbock that is making tailgate beers with electrolytes in them…
  4. I wasn’t close to UNT athletics for as long as you, but I’ve come to the conclusion that UNT will always be ‘little ole UNT’ forever. No where near enough of the alumni or local community care if North Texas wins or loses. That’s partly because the school itself doesn’t care if they win or lose and partly because it’s always been that way. Just watch, they’ll find a way to douchebag up a decent basketball program again. For as nice as Apogee is, it’s not very big and is never full. Even with all the alumni within 90 minutes of Denton it’s never full. The school and the vast majority of it’s alumni simply do not care about Mean Green athletics. I used to think that eagle could change its colors, but after years of futility the Benford debacle was finally enough to get me to see that UNT will always be UNT. ‘Twas ever thus. Should North Texas be more than it is? Maybe/probably. Will it ever really fulfill that potential? Almost certainly not. (I think that’s mostly it’s own damn fault, but outside forces will also act to help stop substantive advancements) Ultimately you have to choose to take the sane and sensible course where you understand that nothing will ever really change or stay in the crazy house with hundreds of your fellows.
  5. Obligatory reminder that he allowed Benford to coach every game on his contract…
  6. They only assimilate those who have value. She would have just been killed…after she tried to befriend the borg because they told her they were the good guys.
  7. I don’t know about anyone else, but I learned early on in life that statements like I put in bold seem to attract forces that seek to prove you wrong. It can almost always get worse. Don’t tempt fate.
  8. It’s probably too late to change the trajectory UNT is on when it comes to realignment.
  9. I get the sentiment, but what to do about all the incoming players?
  10. Yes proximity to an infectious person and breathing in the virus can make you catch it. Having sporting events with no or very limited spectators is a reasonable precaution. This is mostly transmitted through breathing it in, not as much from touching your face. Agreed on authorities (here and abroad) trying to strike the right balance in messaging to prepare people without causing a panic. Not an easy balance to achieve of course and once panic starts it’s probably more infectious than COVID-19.
  11. Mortality outside of China has shown to be fairly consistent so far. I wouldn’t bet against China obfuscating the truth, but genetic studies of the virus suggest this version is a natural mutation that occurred in October or November last year. China being a lying authoritarian regime probably didn’t help, but this disease appears to be pretty infectious so it’s also likely that wouldn’t have mattered much anyway. I highly recommend listening to the Joe Rogan podcast with Michael Osterholm.
  12. No science that I’m aware of yet to indicate that. Other Coronaviruses are NOT affected by heat (MERS, for example). It’s too early to tell about this particular virus, but we shouldn’t count on summer to help us.
  13. Meh, it’s a bit of both. Both extremes are silly. COVID-19 is much more lethal than the usual seasonal flu, but the ‘cancel everything so it looks like are are doing something’ is also silly. It looks like you mostly catch this disease from breathing, unless you’re planning on stopping that you are kind of hosed. We really can’t shut down everything everywhere for months or years until a vaccine is tested and ready. COVID-19 will likely get worse in terms of death totals. It’s scary because it’s so new, but it’s possible that this could end up killing less people than other causes of death this year. Much as in a wilderness survival situation panic kills more than the elements, even if the elements claim their share. Obviously if you are personally affected it feels worse, much like a highway fatality is worse if you know the dead than it is for those just stuck in traffic. Don't freak out and fight over TP, stay away from others as much as practical if you’re ill and stay away from both extremes (sky is falling and nothing is happening).
  14. IN AZKABAN! Sorry, nerd joke just came out.
  15. Did you rescind ‘the board may panic’ directive? If so, does this tweet allow panic mode to be reengaged?
  16. How are you using Benford for this argument?! Wren let him coach out every game on his contract and then fed some BS line about how players can get in trouble after in season coaching changes...which was also total BS (felony charges). If anything Wren’s total inaction on Benford is evidence he will do nothing.
  17. Region 1 travel is quite often loooong distance, especially after the first round. Decatur might choose to feel fortunate for the long drives as that keeps them out of the murderers row of region 2...
  18. Are you and @El Paso Eagle throwing punches? If not then maybe you're just having a vehement disagreement...
  19. Boedeker was trash. Ben Baby moved up in the world (twice). Vito is really pretty good. High school coverage by Steve and Reece is good as well. I don’t think the DRC is selling only online subscriptions to UNT coverage so their total package is worth considering.
  20. Journalism’s long slow death is about 50/50 societal change/it’s own undoing.
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