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letsgiveacheer last won the day on November 17 2017

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About letsgiveacheer

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  • Birthday 06/06/1953

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    Durham, NC
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    Wine, women, and song in equal measure.

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  1. Freshman: Room 628 West Hall...three to a room! Sophomore: Clark Hall Junior, Senior: Apt on Ave E, the name of which I have forgotten. In those days, you had to live in a dorm until you had 60 hours. And the women had a 11pm curfew!
  2. I suspect that most on this board are at least two generations removed from WWII. Mr father graduated from high school in 1941, enlisted in the army and following his stateside training was shipped off with the Fifth Army to participate in the Italian campaign as a mortar gunner. About a year and a half later, he returned from the front with injuries which plagued him the rest of his life. I thought about him a lot on June 6th. As I read this debate, I am trying to think what he would have to say about all of this. My guess is that he would have preferred another day be chosen for this very special announcement. I realize the significance of 6/6 but this was also the 75th anniversary of D-Day and also most certainly the last time any of the participants will be alive for a major commemoration. None of this downplays the significance of Mason Fine's accomplishments. He is by all accounts a very special young man and I suspect that if his service was really needed in the military, he would be among the first to volunteer.
  3. Fouts Cotton Bowl Texas Stadium Tulsa Skelly Field New Mexico State Richmond Middle Tennessee Army Michie Stadium ODU Liberty ...but not Apogee! Now that I am retired, I plan to rectify that omission this coming season.
  4. Knit?? Hell no. We skinned some mules and wore the pelts!
  5. I suspect they all have partaken of the 'bible belt".
  6. Ha! I had no idea what the uniforms cost circa 1965 which is when the uniform I wore was purchased. The figure I quoted was taken from a brief discussion I had with the COM dean a few years ago in reference to the current uniforms.
  7. In the past, it has come from the College of Music budget and is a huge expense for them; somewhere in the neighborhood of $250,000
  8. On the contrary, his DCI background almost guarantees another era of "corps style" marching. He is not the director of the Northwestern Marching Band, but a grad assistant. Here is an example of his high school band on the field: I must say I am very disappointed with the hire. I hope I am wrong.
  9. We had some great games in The Pit with those former conference mates.
  10. What very sad news. I had the privilege of sitting next to him for the last game I saw at Fouts; UNT vs Utah State. He is a North Texas legend and great example. RIP.
  11. We are thinking that these scandals only exist at the P5 level but a quick Google will tell you that athletic programs at every level, including G5, FCS, and even D III are bending the rules.
  12. I see this as another indication of the success of our programs here. After all, we have another coach going to the P5 ranks.
  13. It was interesting to take a quick visit to one of the LSU fan boards to see the reactions. For the most part, "they've got nothing on us" seems to be the party line, which is disappointing in itself. And it is not just the P5 involved in this nonsense. Creighton is now identified and God knows who else.
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