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27 minutes ago, 1leggedduck said:

You may be older than me. The owner when I was around (81-85, Summer 86) was a big, gay Greek dude (nttawwt) who only hired the prettiest frat guys to work there.

John Spiros I think. The story was that he almost drowned in the surf at some Mexican resort and he swore he’d come out of the closet if he somehow lived and God called his bluff

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41 minutes ago, 1leggedduck said:

You may be older than me. The owner when I was around (81-85, Summer 86) was a big, gay Greek dude (nttawwt) who only hired the prettiest frat guys to work there.

Younger- it was 1989-90 when I was there. Graduated in 90. Damn. 30 fucking years dudes. 

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12 minutes ago, mr. sunshine said:

John Spiros I think. The story was that he almost drowned in the surf at some Mexican resort and he swore he’d come out of the closet if he somehow lived and God called his bluff

I remember Spiro having a bad-ass motorcycle that he parked out front of GM and would tie his Yorkshire Terrier to it.  Going thru the line during that era was running a gauntlet of verbal abuse, but it was in fun and part of the experience.  After Spiro sold GM his successor tried the same shtick and wound up getting his ass kicked because he was so bad at it.

Anyone remember going to 2J's on Sunday for 2 for 1 chicken fried steak?

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4 hours ago, 1leggedduck said:

Medium rare GM cheeseburger was the cure for what ailed you.

I remember eating at GM the summer between my junior and senior years in HS with the worst hangover I had ever had to that point in life. It didn't sure what ailed me that day.

Buncha old motherfuckers here. Only been 29 years since I started on the 40.

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3 hours ago, jw4381 said:

Did we used to hang out together?

Eye candy workers? Hahahahaha is my meter broken?

If not, thanks!

Marijuana the arowana was awesome  we used to place bets on which goldfish would last the longest at feeding time.

GM steakhouse is one of my best memories of going to school in Austin. Joel, the owner at the time I worked there, was an awesome human and lost his wife and son in a car accident when I was just about to graduate. I felt so bad for him. 

I’d smash one of those cb platters right fuckin now, too in case y’all were wondering. 

I think the Greek guy was the original owner and left town after some tax issues.  He apparently was a huge John Belushi fan and thought the "cheeseburger cheeseburger" sketch was the funniest thing ever and tried to copy it.  Second owner was Joel I think, he was somehow related to my ex-wife.  He never could get the place back on track.  I don't know if it really was the best cheeseburger I've ever had, but it was one of the best.  Or maybe I choose to remember it that way cuz that was the most fun time of my life.

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Paleface Park was like the end of the universe. We usually shared it with bikers and naked nature lovers. We got really fucked up out there on many occasions. Talked a few girls into midnight skinny dips. Got damn time is a motherfucker.

Silver Dollar, drinking Pearl Light out of the pitcher. Nickel beer night, 50 cent pitchers. Puking.

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On 2/12/2020 at 9:37 AM, 1leggedduck said:

Saigon Eggrolls were the bomb. Coming to your senses just enough to realize you are in no condition to be piloting a motorcycle as you're crossing Mansfield Dam, exciting to think about now, should have been more of a milestone then. Here I am MFs. Still breathing, and such. But I digress. The old stadium had its "charms" but the improvements have generally been improvements. The Tron had to go, but when it first went up, and the number of commercials you can possibly squeeze into one game hadn't been explored, it was cool to have something almost no one else had. The replays are now expected. People had to bring tiny televisions to the stadium to get that before the screens went up at stadiums. I'm trying to remember what the replay screens were like pre-Tron. Seems like they were on a big concrete structure that looked like a hurricane proof billboard. 

Liked the fried rice. The roach coach on the drag had good fried anything for cheap cheap. Remember reading about those guys getting popped for fencing stolen shit.

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On 2/12/2020 at 8:33 AM, Armybrat said:

Wood bench seats.... with splinters.

Brat's seats were in Section XXII, Row XVI.

 

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On 2/12/2020 at 10:21 AM, 1leggedduck said:

From our perspective, we were able to pull shit that would get you arrested and/or tazed these days, and we lived to tell about it. Those fucking condo/retail abominations are scarce on friendly front porches with beers offered by fellow students you've never met before simply because you said "evening" as you were walking by.  

I had an apartment on 25th. Small 3 story complex that was a horseshoe around the pool. Every apartment had a balcony that faced the pool so you could talk to every single neighbor. We knew who had a party going, who was drinking, who was smoking. 

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 TEXAS FOOTBALL IS ALL OVER THE PLACE - LITERALLY

For the next 16 months, Texas football is … well … scattered all over the place.

What was south is north. What was north is east and west.

That gorgeous locker room with all those state-of-the-art-patented lockers? Gone. Demolished in January. (The lockers themselves were removed and preserved for future use.)

Anyone seen the weight room?

Wait, Tom Herman’s office is now right next to athletic director Chris Del Conte’s? Talk about bonding.

(No wonder Herman has been dressing in sports jackets at press conferences since signing day in December.)

And talk about irony, Texas is now in the locker room that LSU coach Ed Orgeron said had no air conditioning.

Yes, folks, for the next 16 months, everything we’ve come to know about the location of Texas football on campus is upside down and inside out.

Moncrief-Neuhaus, which has housed Texas football since its construction in 1986, has been demolished. To the studs. To make room for a palatial new, $200 million south end of DKR that will be done in August of 2021.

Last year, the construction caused some of the student section at home games to move from the south end zone to Section 19 in the northeast corner of DKR - while the rest of the students sat in sections 30, 31 and 32.

That caused a ripple effect for the LSU game that saw more than 15,000 students cram their way into overflow seating.

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said an estimated 116,000 people were in DKR (capacity 100,119) for the LSU game.

“The fire marshall wasn’t happy with us,” Del Conte said. “But our staff was simply overwhelmed by the number of students and basically got bum-rushed.

“We had people sitting in the aisles, standing on bleachers. Let’s put it this way, if you got up to go to the bathroom or to get a drink, you weren’t getting your seat back.”

This year, the construction has caused the coaches, players and the entire Longhorns’ football operation to be displaced.

The Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength Complex, also known as the Texas football weight room, is now in the student recreation center just to the south of DKR.

Football has rented one of the full-length basketball courts in the recreation center for 18 months and moved its entire weight room there.

Players shower in the recreation center or in their 50-year-old locker room, because their plush, new locker room as of three years ago, is now construction dust.

“It’s not ideal by any means,” one team source said. “But then you keep reminding yourself of what’s coming. It’s one year.”

The coaches’ offices have been moved from the south end to the seventh floor of the north end, where Del Conte and his staff, compliance and the media relations departments have been housed.

But part of Del Conte’s staff, compliance and media relations have been moved to various points throughout DKR/Bellmont Hall to make room for the coaches’ offices.

“I’m not sure there’s another Power Five program in America where the football coach’s office is practically next door to his athletic director,” one UT source said.

“But considering we just hired seven new assistant coaches, it’s probably good that everyone is huddled together for this year, so everyone gets to know each other a little better.”

So, until the Joneses of college football can once again live like the Joneses of college football, they’ll live like That ‘70s Show - or at least live out of a locker room that was last used by Texas in the late 1970s.

“It’s a huge shift from what the players were used to,” one team source said. “It’s a visitor’s locker room. It’s not supposed to make you feel at home.”

The south end zone construction also means the Longhorns will enter the field at DKR for home games this season out of the main north end zone tunnel used by the band to enter the field.

Visiting teams will use the visitor's locker room used decades ago in the bowels of the southwest corner of DKR and enter the field from the southwest corner of the stadium.

And as for the fans, they’ll experience inconvenience, too.

The great part about having nearly $800 million in athletics construction happening in the same part of campus simultaneously is that championship facilities for football, swimming and diving, track, soccer and men’s and women’s basketball are all on the way.

The negative aspect is traffic in and out of campus. If you thought it was bad before, wait until the city shuts down Red River between Manor and MLK (which will happen before the 2020 football season).

Deadman Drive leading into Moncrief-Neuhaus from Red River has already been shut down to make room for construction of the new, $388 million Moody Center basketball arena and the new practice facility for men’s and women’s hoops (all due to be completed in early 2022).

Fans at Del Conte’s recent Town Hall meeting on Feb. 2 complained that it often took at least 90 minutes to get out of the LBJ Library parking lot after football games. Just to get out of the parking lot.

Del Conte said that’s part of the reason athletics officials are trying to come up with more things for fans to do AFTER games, such as the postgame silent disco parties on the LBJ Lawn.

And while Del Conte said UT is working with city officials and police to figure out new ways to alleviate the traffic, it’s probably going to get worse before it gets better.

Texas is trying to come up with more and more things to do in and around the stadium before games, so people will feel more comfortable tailgating on Bevo Blvd. or at Longhorns City Limits and will use car services or shuttles onto campus, rather than parking.

But school officials know many traditionalists simply want to bring in their smokers and tents to tailgate the same way they’ve always done it before Texas games.

As is the case with any remodel, it’s never easy or comfortable, so Longhorns Nation just needs to be prepared.

But, hey, there will be an attempt to improve the sound system inside DKR this season, Del Conte said at the Town Hall meeting.

The problem with sound inside DKR is the configuration of the stadium. Because the west side has the upper deck and because all the sound emanates from south end, it bounces off the north end and echoes up to the upper deck.

Currently, your ability to hear the sound system inside DKR depends on where you’re sitting. Some folks in lower sections near the video board complain the sound is too loud. Others can hardly hear it.

School officials are bringing in sound engineers to best figure out how to configure the sound once the south end renovation is completed. The most likely answer will be to disperse speakers throughout the stadium, which could be incredibly costly considering all the concrete that would need to be penetrated to install such a system.

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Weren’t there TVs and fans on the underside of the overhang? I feel like I remember that.
 
Wouldn’t mind if they put some up there now.
 
yes. my seats were up there. I'm tv and a fan so that about covers it

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13 hours ago, 1leggedduck said:

 As for everclear margs, our 1st stop was the taco bar at Jorge's. Those margaritas were dangerous, and you got greasy little tacos to go with it as long as you drank. Then on to sixth.

in the fall of '84 jorges on 6th was still serving anybody that walked in the door.

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13 hours ago, Hank_Hill said:

Dude, you fuckers are old as fuck.

imagine a time, when the ratio was 57% trim 43% dudes, and 50% of the hottest talent in the state was on the 40.

 

yeah.

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Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said an estimated 116,000 people were in DKR (capacity 100,119) for the LSU game.

“The fire marshall wasn’t happy with us,” Del Conte said. “But our staff was simply overwhelmed by the number of students and basically got bum-rushed.

aggy alltime pyle record?

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12 hours ago, Pato del Muerto said:

I had an apartment on 25th. Small 3 story complex that was a horseshoe around the pool. Every apartment had a balcony that faced the pool so you could talk to every single neighbor. We knew who had a party going, who was drinking, who was smoking. 

You mean, Plaza 25, the place I spent my freshman year?

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2 hours ago, 1leggedduck said:

You mean, Plaza 25, the place I spent my freshman year?

It was called le marquee something I believe. Just west of a brand new orange tree apts but before the KA? house. 

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On 2/14/2020 at 12:11 AM, Hagbard Celine said:

in the fall of '84 jorges on 6th was still serving anybody that walked in the door.

and the one an Guadalupe was still called jorge's  

loved that place

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On 2/13/2020 at 9:24 PM, cdain3 said:

chool officials are bringing in sound engineers to best figure out how to configure the sound once the south end renovation is completed. The most likely answer will be to disperse speakers throughout the stadium, which could be incredibly costly considering all the concrete that would need to be penetrated to install such a system.

Incredibly Costly???

We’re allready  200 mil in

this is Texas!!

bust open the wallet so we can get  some JBL Quadraphonics!

probly better sounding than what’s there now....

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3 hours ago, TexasTroll said:

Incredibly Costly???

We’re allready  200 mil in

this is Texas!!

bust open the wallet so we can get  some JBL Quadraphonics!

probly better sounding than what’s there now....

You realize those would be entirely different construction projects, right? Why don't you just throw in the cost of the basketball arena while you're at it and say we're over 500 million in?

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I would think the contract had $ included for acoustics and sound engineering, maybe not this much $. I doubt they completely left that off the list of things that needed to be done.

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On 2/13/2020 at 9:24 PM, cdain3 said:

 TEXAS FOOTBALL IS ALL OVER THE PLACE - LITERALLY

For the next 16 months, Texas football is … well … scattered all over the place....

 

Is this Chip brown's piece on 247?

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9 hours ago, TexasTroll said:

Incredibly Costly???

We’re allready  200 mil in

this is Texas!!

bust open the wallet so we can get  some JBL Quadraphonics!

probly better sounding than what’s there now....

fuck that noise,  I want 2 Jensen 6x9 Triaxials at my seat blasting from behind my head.

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On 2/13/2020 at 10:32 AM, mr. sunshine said:

A hamburger cost more than a cheeseburger because it fucked up the assembly line 

pickles on the window

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On 2/13/2020 at 5:38 PM, Deej said:

Brat's seats were in Section XXII, Row XVI.

 

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I still have stack of about 6 to 8 plastic cups from when I went here for a sporting event.

I keep cups from EVERYTHING I go to!

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Got to see the colusem once. They were working on some refurbishments and walking around down in the depths was a rat the size of a shoe box. So it was basically like a visit to Kyle field back in the 80's.

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On 2/20/2020 at 10:14 AM, 927 E. 41st said:

Got to see the colusem once.

That's the spelling you went with?

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