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  1. 37 minutes ago, denton_days said:

    Derek Chauvin had 18 complaints prior to killing George Floyd. That's not an honest mistake, that zero internal accountability. 


    I have not looked into the complaints, but all officers get complaints. My wife got a complaint for not ticketing two Hispanic guys that were drinking in a park by a Black woman who said that if they'd been Black my wife would have arrested them.  So she made an official complaint against her, even though...you know....my wife was trying not to get into a useless confrontation.

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  2. When my wife was a LAPD patrol officer (before I met her - our paths didn't first cross till she made Detective), she routinely had to deal with metal health cases.  She told me more than a few times there were specialists on scene, but asked for the police to take the lead because they didn't trust the individual in question wasn't a danger to them.  Seemed sort of opposite of what people might expect - the expert taking the backseat to the officer, but she said it happened many times.

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  3. On 4/10/2021 at 7:28 AM, Tom McKrackin said:

    I think I heard that Emmit and Rudy and other of the Talons were helping build that group up for a time.  Since they have moved on it hasn't really been the same organization.

    The Pit Crew didn't really start until all of them had already graduated.

  4. 1 hour ago, southsideguy said:

    If we keep the pit it needs to be given over to the athletic department.  Has the pit ever sold out?   I moved back to Denton just in time to enjoy the Benford era.   I felt like the Magtag repair man at time.   Then we win and the CBI had a good crowds but it was not sold out and then Covid hit.   I rather have a smaller loud with a crowd then a big empty arena.  Maybe make luxury boxes on the upper areas of the pit?

    Yes, it sold out once in 1977 against SMU.  We have had some large crowds since, but never a sellout.

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  5. This is one of the better ones I've read on the growth of the Bulldogs' brand since the late 90's.




    The real (not so secret) secret is the continuity.  I mean if Butler had been able to keep Stevens, they may have won a title by now and be just as much as a year to year power as the Zags.  They were trending that way.  Maybe the same with Loyola Chicago now with OU hiring their coach away.  They're probably set up for a fall.


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  6. 1 hour ago, Cr1028 said:

    I don’t get the whole “move up” thing in basketball. Basketball is one of the sports we play where there isn’t a mid-major ceiling like in football. We advanced farther than Texas and the same as Tech this year. If we hadn’t faced a Villanova having the best 3 pointer day of their life, we may have advanced farther than Tech. The only draw I see here is money.

    Name the last Mid Major to win the title.


    Gonzaga is the favorite this year, but you have to basically go all the way back to UNLV to find one that has won the title.  Memphis and UMass got close, but Calipari was involved with both (and each went on probation after he left).

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  7. I'd say they go outside the family, even though historically Carolina is very insular as far as hires go.



    Not sure where I'd rank Williams all time, but he has to be Top 10 if not top 5. Too bad he never won a Natty at Kansas, then he'd REALLY be up there.

    He was arguably better than Dean Smith, even though he'd never say so because he worships Smith.

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