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26 minutes ago, smwhorn said:

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I disagree.

The Hindenburg was far too violent and memorable. For Shaka you need something that's both awful and completely boring in a really grating way.

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On 11/13/2019 at 12:48 AM, Camelback80 said:

For 4 long years I supported Shaka and what he's been trying accomplish here in Austin against the wave of populist idiocy that's penalized him for rebuilding a program in a powerful Big 12 conference. Over the last 5 years the Big 12 has been the strongest basketball conference in America top to bottom, hands down. That is not up for debate.

When I said it could take up to 5 years to rebuild a program I was roundly abused, but that was the truth of the matter, and after 4 long years of extremely checkered luck here we are in year 5 and we are finally turning the corner.

Year after year of strong rercuiting has produced a seasoned and tough roster. We are ready to compete this year, and even though the Big12 remains one of the top conferences in America if not the premier conference, we're going to compete for the title this year.

We are a sweet 16 team this year. And next year, we compete for a national title. So I came back here to say to all the Shaka haters "I told you so". And I will laugh as this year unfolds and Derka become the biggest Shaka fan of us all, and as he gives all the credit to Yaklich, even though the credit belongs to Shaka.

This is what we planned for and dreamed of when we showed Rick B the door. This is the new horns basketball under Shaka, and we jack the 3 early and often, and we hit those shots, and we play D. Welcome aboard, folks.

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On 11/13/2019 at 12:48 AM, Camelback80 said:

For 4 long years I supported Shaka and what he's been trying accomplish here in Austin against the wave of populist idiocy that's penalized him for rebuilding a program in a powerful Big 12 conference. Over the last 5 years the Big 12 has been the strongest basketball conference in America top to bottom, hands down. That is not up for debate.

When I said it could take up to 5 years to rebuild a program I was roundly abused, but that was the truth of the matter, and after 4 long years of extremely checkered luck here we are in year 5 and we are finally turning the corner.

Year after year of strong rercuiting has produced a seasoned and tough roster. We are ready to compete this year, and even though the Big12 remains one of the top conferences in America if not the premier conference, we're going to compete for the title this year.

We are a sweet 16 team this year. And next year, we compete for a national title. So I came back here to say to all the Shaka haters "I told you so". And I will laugh as this year unfolds and Derka become the biggest Shaka fan of us all, and as he gives all the credit to Yaklich, even though the credit belongs to Shaka.

This is what we planned for and dreamed of when we showed Rick B the door. This is the new horns basketball under Shaka, and we jack the 3 early and often, and we hit those shots, and we play D. Welcome aboard, folks.

How was Texas a rebuild after Barnes was fired??  What??  NOW it's a rebuild.  It's like a thermonuclear device was detonated over the FEC.  It's going to be an empty place for some time and will continue at the Moody Center.  Oh, we will get a small bump when it opens but reality always wins.  Most of the current players will leave if we hire a coach that holds the players accountable.  It will take some time.  Texas basketball is a disaster.

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19 minutes ago, 2300 Nueces said:

How was Texas a rebuild after Barnes was fired??  What??  NOW it's a rebuild.  

exactly. we averaged 22 wins per season over Barnes' last five years and only failed to win 20+ once during that time. there was no rebuild to be done, the program simply needed some rejuvenation in the way of a new coaching staff. then we went and made just about as bad a hire as we possibly could have, and now we are worse than we were under Tom Penders, only without any of the fun. 

a point i've made a few times over the years that bears repeating: anyone who really started following the program around the TJ years (so basically 95% of UT hoops fans who are currently 40 or younger) only knew of a UT hoops program that was a top 10 program nationally, replete with All Americans, endless lottery picks, national award winners, multiple NPOY winners, 25+ win seasons, and regular trips to the Sweet 16. they thought that was the norm, not knowing that prior to Barnes' arrival that schools like Kansas State actually had more basketball pedigree and tradition than Texas. a lot of these people are just starting to realize how amazingly awesome we had it for a decade+. 

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1 hour ago, 2300 Nueces said:

It's like a thermonuclear device was detonated over the FEC. 

It's worse than that, because it didn't just happen to us. We paid serious money to have that thermonuclear device dropped on us. 

Good times.

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2 minutes ago, Tired Horn said:

It's worse than that, because it didn't just happen to us. We paid serious money to have that thermonuclear device dropped on us. 

Good times.

It's actually worse than that.  We're gonna have to pay MORE serious money to him, whether he's here or not.  Preferably not.

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Remember that famous line about nuclear war?

"The living would envy the dead."

That's kind of how I feel when watching Shaka's teams in those all too frequent moments where they're misfiring on all cylinders.  Its so fucked up yet never even remotely interesting.

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3 minutes ago, Tired Horn said:

Remember that famous line about nuclear war?

"The living would envy the dead."

That's kind of how I feel when watching Shaka's teams in those all too frequent moments where they're misfiring on all cylinders.  Its so fucked up yet never even remotely interesting.

I quit watching.  I have better things to do.  One day I will wake up to find SS gone, hopefully.

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On 1/10/2020 at 11:09 PM, mulletpelini said:

Just keep Marshall off your coaching list this time kthxbai

The Koch brothers have already done that for us.

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On 1/11/2020 at 10:33 AM, 2300 Nueces said:

Texas basketball is a disaster.

In modern college basketball, no it most certainly isn't. There is nothing structurally wrong with the program that can't be fixed by changing coaches and recruiting better just within the state.

I happen to think Texas athletics is a disaster because it's rotten culturally, but that's a separate issue that will probably never change. 

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On 1/10/2020 at 4:20 PM, Tired Horn said:

I disagree.

The Hindenburg was far too violent and memorable. For Shaka you need something that's both awful and completely boring in a really grating way.

You mean like being forced to watch  a PBA tour match?

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3 hours ago, SwanderedTalent said:

In modern college basketball, no it most certainly isn't. There is nothing structurally wrong with the program that can't be fixed by changing coaches and recruiting better just within the state.

I happen to think Texas athletics is a disaster because it's rotten culturally, but that's a separate issue that will probably never change. 

I think you are on to something and would ask you to expand on the culture issue but it may not wear well on Surly.

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1 hour ago, 2300 Nueces said:

would ask you to expand on the culture issue but it may not wear well on Surly.

I don't mean what you hope I mean

Our culture is one of nebulous "excellence", the accepted evidence of which is money and self-satisfaction. If we have those two things, and we have them in fucking spades, then the University of Texas' athletics are excellent. We only accept excellence and we only accept our own internal definition of it. Like winning ten football games (including the Sugar Bowl!) or 20-25 basketball games and finishing a respectable second in the conference (we'll get those wily Sooners/Jayhawks one of these days!). You HAVE to meet that threshold or man, you'll get a serious talking to. If it keeps happening, you'll be on warning, mister. 

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