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  1. Went and negged a group of imbeciles quoting stumblefuck. I hope others neg as well. Tired of having insipid unoriginal shit imposed on me long after I dumped out on that stupidity. Fuck.
  2. My guy, if you believe that only hundreds of thousands were spent on the mercenaries that ATM just signed, well, umm, wow.
  3. Garth Brooks ruined country music. Just took a big, heaving, steaming grumpy all over something beautiful. I agree he should not be used as the C&W example. You and @BurntOrange&White should get together and go bowling. Just leave the rape van and incel rage against women at home where it belongs.
  4. They certainly didn't want him to take the KU visit. They knew he was doing it before he came in for last weekend's visit, so hopefully they worked on that concern while he was on campus. At the same time, KU seems like it would be tough to recruit against at the moment. Whatever happens on the Hunter end, I can say with certainty that NIL will not be a deciding factor working against Texas.
  5. I still remain a skeptic on Texas landing Addison. That said, yes, Riley was tampering with Worthy. A growing number of coaches, administrators and alumni bases are pointing turrets at Riley. I'd love to see that motherfucker crash and burn in LA.
  6. I thought I mentioned this but to be clear, Riley was full of shit with the total value of his offer. He underestimated the market and overestimated what his backers would post for a one year transfer. Does he cajole them into ponying up now that the bluff has been called? We’re about to find out. Texas won’t be losing due to NIL though, irrespective of outcome.
  7. Try to avoid the really big tourist traps on the weekend. You might still be going in a time period in which the tourism from the far east is nonexistent, which makes everything less crowded. I've gone to the Eiffel Tower every time I've visited Paris, usually because we're taking someone new with us who wants to see it. We were with a couple who had never been to Paris this past December, so there we went, to the ET. I think it is worth going up in, but the tip top of it isn't worth the added hassle. The Louvre on a weekday is usually easy. My tip regarding Versailles? Avoid it like the plague. It's absolutely a tourist trap and there's no real payoff. The hall of mirrors isn't enough to recover the day for you. I don't blame anyone for wanting to stay in a nice hotel, but you can find some great places through AirBNB or Paris services similar to it. We stayed for a week in a top floor two bedroom apartment with a badass view in the 7th Arrondissement in Dec 2021 for like $5k split between two couples. Sidenote in case it's not mentioned much in this thread - you can do a day trip to Normandy via train and then tour guide. We took the train to Bayeaux, had a guide take us to his 3 key places around the area, took the train back to Paris, and still had an excellent dinner around 9pm. We got to see them play taps and do the flag ceremony at the US memorial cemetary on the beach, visited Omaha beach itself, and so forth. Wouldn't do it again, but it was worth the full day expense and excursion to see it all with our own eyes.
  8. I can say with absolute certainty that the NIL portion of this post is wrong in both directions. UT put a legit package together and USC may not have as much to offer as Riley was claiming. Wherever he goes, NIL is only part of it.
  9. Just scheduled a trip in June the weekend after Father's Day. I'm pretty, pretty excited. (Long-winded) Question for anyone interested in offering an opinion: We're going to do Piero's and Le Cirque for two of the dinners. I assume Mon Ami Gabi for a brunch and hopefully Bardot, not giving a shit that they're both French. The only other breakfast or lunch target will be a jaunt over to Giordano's for pie and pitchers one day, then gambling and fucking around at the Cromwell and other shit over there. We're staying at Aria, it's me and wife. We normally do a steakhouse for the 3rd dinner. We've done most of them, so I'm curious - Is there a better choice than one of the nice steakhouses? Like, something pantydropper excellent similar in scope to Le Cirque? TIA and +rep for any productive recs.
  10. One of the rumors that keeps popping up is that ATM is throwing a temper tantrum about having to play Texas every year. They want to "treat Texas like any other non-rivalry" and have South Carolina as the 3rd team in their permanent setup, because that "rivalry is now established" or some shit. Note that Oklahoma is also not someone they're interested in playing every year, shockingly. The problem for everyone else is that they know the Texas/ATM game inside the setting of the SEC and today's focus and interest in college football would be a much bigger moneymaker for the conference and sport. Texas has emphasized an interest in playing ATM and has 14 other teams supporting the premise. Allegedly, ATM is emphatic in keeping FCS scheduling and South Carolina on their schedule, and emphatic in having Texas on there as rarely as possible. They're also supposedly one of the only schools pushing for an 8 team only SEC schedule, whereas everyone else sees the obvious value and math in playing 9.
  11. Tashard Choice, Jeff Banks, and Marion are all recruiters who think they're getting everyone. That's great when they do, but they're not good sources many times because of that. Tim Brewster and Tom Herman were the same way. Herman is the only mediocre recruiter among them, but his confidence came from a general feeling of overall superiority to the world around him, whereas the rest of those guys just always believe that they can close someone if they can get them in the room.
  12. Gerry knows anyone and everyone in the recruiting world and guys on numerous staffs. I’m guessing a Hank South type passed that on and would be more current than anything I’ve posted since it’s his job and they’re all over this stuff in real time. I haven’t spoken to my friends out that way in a bit.
  13. He's reviewing the best MBA programs at https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges . He's overlaying those programs with those colleges that have potential openings at QB in a G5 conference heading into the 2022 season. Best of luck to him!
  14. "Ho, hey, whoa guys, I'm just asking questions here. Amirite? Amirite, guys?" No shit you're just asking questions. You're JAQing us off, you got called on it, and now you're whining in a tumbledown.
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