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  1. Good potential damage control if needed & if Mac were offered but said: “I’ve got a better overall situation for me & my entire family where we are. Heck! We could be the next Gonzaga.” Is Dave Bliss available? He’s got “the attitude” & would fit right in. (Your AD should tell him Big 12 members are just begging their Commish’ for another Texas-based member in DFW to recruit against). 🙄 (Lot of wasted mental energy over all this if you think about it). 🦅
  2. Funny how I don’t remember Hope being so distraught as the author of the article seems to indicate while she was at North Texas. Honestly, every DFW TV News outlet had a story & an interview on her no hitter along with all the strike outs & even the NBA Dallas Mavericks gave her a special night (see below video). Hope Trautwein was also getting national coverage & interviews (while playing for the UNT Mean Green by the way) on the Major League Baseball channel, too. What these small population states with small TV market college outposts should not forget is how there is almost an 8,000,000 population within an hour (+/-) of Denton in the 5 county North Texas Metroplex that when any Mean Green varsity team is “winning” (which is the key component) there are very many people who know about it as well as the stars of those apple green-clad teams. ••• Now if we can just get more of our alums & fans to quit thinking they went to ISU (Inferior State U) & quit predicting doom, gloom & new jobs for any of our Coach’s (who do well in Denton) we will finally start getting ahead of the freakin’ curve up there at the top of the golden triangle. MLB Network interviews UNT’s Hope Trautwein 🦅
  3. Several unaffiliated to UNT visit Harry’s board often, DeepG. Actually,I wish UAB would have joined the Sun Belt & La Tech would be AAC-bound instead. The Bulldogs are a classier group who don’t take a 2 year break from athletics when the going gets tough. 🦅
  4. Duplicate this crowd of almost 9,000 in the fabulous Super Pit. Extended, loud crowd noise could mean something at this game. It did vs La Tech.
  5. So the few & the bold of G5 who aspire more will never again be allowed in the P5 country club? Sounds so elitist & reeking of snobbery to me—unlike Washington where politicians arrive dirt poor & come out multi-millionaires with little or no effort at all with never an explanation as to how they pulled it off behind their constituent’s backs—just like the Founding Fathers had it all planned.(sarc). Bureaucrats will have us all in soup lines before they finish & there are as many of them employed by universities as there are in all the City Halls of America. 🎻Get fiddles—play fiddles.
  6. They are a high profile program having won an NCAA national championship as recent as 2019. Hoping we have a high profile crowd in the Super Pit Sunday at 5pm. For this game crowd size (& its noise) could even be the difference in the game. ••• UNT students return from Spring Break on Sunday—hope there is a plan or promotion to get them to the game. GMG!
  7. Obviously a Jelly Walker typo with “can’t?” And isn’t it about time for UAB to take another 2 year sabbatical to stockpile NCAA -approved talent & get ready for the AAC? Half my living relatives might live in Alabama, but I am not a fan of their state & for certain no fan of UAB. They really do think their caca stinketh not. ⚔️
  8. Always has been. Glenn Frey was the better half of those two. Henley thinks he’s some kind of an east Texas philosopher. Still love his “Building the Perfect Beast” album from the mid-1980’s, though.
  9. UNT alum Norah Jones singing Lone “Green” Star with her fellow UNT alum Don Henley as he’s sings harmony & plays Norah’s old man’s (Ravi Shankar) sitar? 🎟 (Just ordered my ticket in Section 121 which is almost sold out—methinks we will have another good turnout again).
  10. And Cincy’ visited Denton with future NBA Hall of Fame member Oscar Robinson to boot.
  11. Is he still on the UNT faculty? When he came to Texas he really embraced our state’s history & culture. He also wrote a very comprehensive book about the Lone Star State. It was widely acclaimed & I bought a copy at Fort Worth’s Barnes & Noble book store.
  12. My favorite History professor at UNT had a couple degrees from UVirginia. That would be Dr. Mike Campbell. He made U.S. history come alive.
  13. Been following Southwest Texas State LBJ U progress the last 2 1/2 decades & during that time they seem to have been copycatting UNT in almost every department post Jitter Nolan/ Fry era & their comparative stats might surprise a few. I know you can find polls that rank your school better than others in what sometimes could be a strange criteria. One that you say….OK🙄………but this one in the link surprised me some. https://www.collegefactual.com/majors/visual-and-performing-arts/music/rankings/top-ranked/southwest/texas/ The San Marcos school has not yet touchéd on jazz studies, but they are aggressive enough to do that one day. ••• They did put a Texas Music Museum on their campus during a time we sat around talking about all these athletic conferences we were going to dominate.😦 In Track & Field some would call us TSU-SM’s rabbitt to keep up with & (I’m afraid) maybe even pass us in some areas. ••• At one time years ago their financial endowment had passed ours. I haven’t checked it lately, though. ••• How long did it take Bobcat Country to catch up to UNT with the Carnegie Tier 1 status designation? I can only guess it wasn’t long. The life lesson for UNT is that we can’t sit still for long in Texas higher education or we might start hearing another Beep! Beep! in the distance.😳 🦅We should all appreciate even more what Neil Smatresk & Wren Baker pulled off with that American Athletic Conference invite (& that was really a big time win for our school). Hope we don’t blow it. ☘️
  14. My premise is that there has to be a number of the MG Basketball Pep Band among this group? Damn proud of these kids! ❇️☘️❇️👍👍
  15. A Tylor Perry fan here. His teammates, too. Hey folks, this was supposed to have been a rebuilding season. Methinks we got us a bonus.
  16. LJ, might one reason be is that the fabulous 400+ member UNT Green Bride Marching Band are in ☘️Ireland🇮🇪as we post? They’ve been serenading small towns in Ireland before they join the big festival in Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow. I read their website & those kids are having the time of their lives over there. GMG!
  17. Radio coverage begins shortly https://meangreensports.com/watch/?Live=89&type=Live
  18. Grant needs what Bill Blakely called an aircraft carrier or scoring-rebounder deluxe to fall into his lap like a Karl Malone or Elvin Hayes. One who would mesh with our present team matter a fact. Still marvel how UH’s Guy Lewis recruited the Big E out of Rayville, Louisiana. Seems the Texas Southern basketball coach was sure Grambling (or another SWAC) school was going to sign Hayes & so that the Tigers wouldn’t have to play against the Big E the TSU coach calls UH’s Guy Lewis & ask him if he’d be interested in recruiting Hayes. Of course he was interested & as I recall the TSU coach all but lined up Elvin Hayes for Coach Lewis to recruit & then sign with the Coogs. Sometimes you just need a little luck (& a phone call) to turn a whole program around & put it in a different stratosphere. GMG! ❇️💚❇️
  19. Of course Grant is on many “Coach’s to covet” lists. The color commentator & ex Mavericks coach spent an unnecessary few seconds shopping our Coach in yesterday’s telecast. That really pissed me off (Hey Avery! When’s the last time you were even in Denton to discover it’s hardly like you are taking a forced trip to Auschwitz)?😡 A Coach desired by many is a good scenario. Shall I go thru the last 50 years of MG basketball hires & the “stayed much too long” lists? I didn’t think so.🙄 A Little History of the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly—I told our UNT Defense Gurus Coach’s mother who I sat next to at the Super Pit/ La Tech game how we had one UNT coach who turned down Spud Webb for a scholarship. She knew who Webb was & couldn’t believe “an instant attendance producer” as Spud would have been spurned a basketball scholarship in Denton but… I also told her about many UNT basketball highlight games one of which was our big win over a Abe Lemons-coached Texas Longhorns team in the Super Pit. Remember that half court shot by Pat Hicks? Of course many of you do. My 6’th sense & from other comments by a few close to the Mean Green scene says Coach is happy in Denton; his family (including parents & a brother) are happy in Denton; & it is not all about money with Coach Mac. Many who grew up in his family’s ministerial kind of environment such values tend to get developed. Now I think all would agree Grant does need a significant pay raise fairly soon. STILL MEAN GREEN PROUD! (Why wouldn’t we be—it’s still our school & “OUR” team). GMG!
  20. This team has caught the imagination of many fans across America. Hell! Even author Stephen King was on the Mean Green bandwagon after we beat #20 ranked Purdue in last year’s March Madness. Remember reading his tweet?
  21. Whoever thought this quick transfer/be eligible now rule would ever be used for its original intention do remind me again what that original intention was? How will this ever help any G5 program is still beyond me. It still reeks of a minor league farm club existence for those not in the P5. 🦅
  22. A state of art sound system & additional lighting would be good for now. When we start American Athletic Conference play & have to redo our floor I hope it’s a lot less busy than now & we do something similar to TCU & others—I love the predominantly white floor. A white floor with the apple green (& smaller) Eagle logo on it would be (to quote the late, great John Denver)——far out. ***See UH’s Fertitta Center predominately white floor a few comments above.
  23. Fertitta gave UH $20 million toward the $60 million it took to convert Hofheinz Pavillion to the Ferttita Center. Note: Wish I could find a sped up from beginning to end video of the construction of the Ferttita Center. 10,000 seat Hofheinz Pavillion 7,100 seat Fertitta Center https://medium.com/uhvalentischool/a-texas-transition-8d5a38c5cd48
  24. I think the ACU transfer QB will shine. His accuracy on the various videos of him I’ve seen were impressive. I read where Bryce Drummond will move to linebacker. Hope he’s OK with that.
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