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  1. I agree. I knew John Savage and once saw him at the airport in Philadelphia PA (i971 I believe. He was traveling to Canada to play for a pro team. We chatted about the good old days and that's the last I ever heard anything about him.
  2. Welcome to the board, MGAnCap. Consider some unsolicited advice from an old fool: Give some thought to word efficiency.
  3. Me too but, it's not like we have to drink it or anything.
  4. Double dribble is pretty much no longer an infraction.
  5. This old Green heart of mine...
  6. Idea for a flying banner?
  7. On Thursday, Microsoft researchers announced a new text-to-speech AI model called VALL-E that can closely simulate a person's voice when given a three-second audio sample. Once it learns a specific voice, VALL-E can synthesize audio of that person saying anything—and do it in a way that attempts to preserve the speaker's emotional tone. Its creators speculate that VALL-E could be used for high-quality text-to-speech applications, speech editing where a recording of a person could be edited and changed from a text transcript (making them say something they originally didn't), and audio content creation when combined with other generative AI models like GPT-3. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2023/01/microsofts-new-ai-can-simulate-anyones-voice-with-3-seconds-of-audio/?utm_source=join1440&utm_medium=email&utm_placement=newsletter
  8. When TCU pulled off its 51-45 upset of Michigan in the Fiesta Bowl Saturday night, perhaps the biggest Horned Frogs fans in the state of Texas were two families watching from a house in Westlake who didn’t attend, work for or have money on TCU. They had rooted against TCU often over the previous 25 years, but there they were, screaming for the Frogs like never before. As TCU built a 21-3 lead late in the first half, the kids in the room, a pair each of 12-year-old boys and 9-year-old girls, were going nuts. So were their parents, two couples who have known each other for 20-plus years and were flying together to Disney World the next day. One of the dads on the couch, former North Texas head coach Seth Littrell, couldn’t believe what he was watching as the upstart Horned Frogs beat back every Michigan rally in a frenetic second half. He and his pal Bill Bedenbaugh, Oklahoma’s run game coordinator, found themselves cracking up. Their buddy Sonny Dykes, the first-year head coach of TCU, with whom they’d spend years coaching alongside at Texas Tech and then at Arizona as their careers were just getting off the ground, had earned a spot on college football’s biggest stage. “Are you friggin’ kidding me?” Littrell howled in equal parts excitement and disbelief. “Sonny just made it to the national title game!” TCU, a 200-to-1 preseason long shot to win the national title, became the biggest underdog to ever make the four-team Playoff and now stands one game away from winning the whole thing. Never mind what old recruiting rankings say about the roster’s talent level, or the program’s record over the previous four years, or the number of times the 2022 Frogs almost lost in the regular season. For the extensive Air Raid coaching family, the fact that Dykes became the first head coach from their tree to lead a team this far sets up a surreal finish to the collective emotional roller coaster they have been on over the past year. “It’s giving me chills just thinking about it right now,” Littrell told The Athletic Tuesday night. “To know and see all of the adversity that Sonny’s had to go through and watching him achieve his dreams, this is incredible.” (Wish I could share the entire article! Such excellent excellent writing!) https://theathletic.com/4060436/2023/01/05/sonny-dykes-air-raid-coaching-tree/?source=freedailyemail&campaign=601983
  9. Thanks for the reminder. I needed that.
  10. Absolutely agree. Getting ahead, pulling up, playing keep away, playing not to lose, watch out!...seems to be a theme.
  11. I find some topics to be simply too fundamentally inconsequential to comment on and I just want you to notice that I have restrained from doing so in this case.
  12. I agree but, this is only a small part of the article and it's the only part of the article that references a conference mate's coach.
  13. On Monday night, UTSA coach Jeff Traylor raised eyebrows. Traylor garnered tons of reaction, from other coaches who echoed his sentiment about tampering to critics who called for him to name names. On Wednesday, after putting the finishing touches on the best signing class in UTSA history, Traylor elaborated on his frustration, saying some of his players have come to him with name, image and likeness opportunities at other schools. NCAA rules state that players aren’t supposed to be contacted by other schools until they are officially in the transfer portal. “The rules are, you can’t tamper,” Traylor said. “So what do the guys do that have been cheating forever? They go third party, and you can’t catch them. “So then you go to your player who’s coming to you telling you what school is offering them what, and you ask the kid if he’ll turn them into the NCAA, and the kid’s like, ‘I can’t coach, then all the (other) players would be mad at me, because I’m costing the (other) players money.’” Traylor is the latest coach to air grievances regarding tampering. Washington State coach Jake Dickert recently sounded off, as did Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi and North Carolina coach Mack Brown. Fisher mentioned it at his A&M signing day news conference Wednesday: “There’s so much tampering going on, it’s utterly ridiculous.” Asked what’s preventing Traylor from being more open with his accusations, Traylor said proof is hard to come by. “Those guys have been doing this for years,” Traylor said. “It’s N-I-L: Now It’s Legal. They’ve got agents. There’s a workaround. You’re not gonna get a text, you’re not gonna get a screenshot. They’re really good at what they do, and it’s gonna take some serious enforcement to make guys quit it.” He added that he spoke with NCAA officials before his Monday tweet, but “they don’t have the manpower,” he said, to enforce the rules. “They need me to go on record, saying who,” Traylor said. “Then it’s gonna be my word versus his word. And I don’t want to get my players in that, because I’ve already talked to them. They really don’t wanna go down that road. But the people that are doing it, they saw my tweet.” Traylor said he’s not against NIL and he’s in favor of players making money. But he’s upset that Group of 5 programs like his sign and develop players only to have to fend off Power 5 programs. He also noted that UTSA’s NIL efforts need to increase and that the school’s administration must continue investing in the program. The Roadrunners’ 2023 class ranks 58th, which is No. 1 among programs that will be in the Group of 5 next season. “I didn’t come here to be the best G5,” Traylor said. “I want us to get (to the top of the) Power 5. So, to me, we’re (57) spots behind where we need to be. “We’ve got to get our NIL money up or we’re never gonna get there.” The above is a portion of the article from The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/4027116/2022/12/22/texas-recruiting-manning-fisher/?source=freedailyemail&campaign=601983
  14. Good press conference! I'm impressed. Some of the things I picked up: Coach Morris has a lot of self confidence and self confidence is contagious. He loves his wife and family, he drinks a lot of water, and he has an older brother who likes to drink beer and raise hell.
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