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  1. i've been on these boards for 25 years. this is not "the internet", and should never be dismissed as that, especially to excuse or allow what might be labeled "typical and unavoidable online bullying". this is not elon's twitter. this is not reddit. this is a community, and always has been. i know many of you in real life. some i knew before and separately from these sites, and others since. i've met a whole bunch more out in the world just once or twice. i've met some of you for lunch, a beer, scored coke for one of you, and connected another of you with a midget for a bachelor party in vegas. rip donny. i am friends with derka. not "friendly", friends. i knew he and bob had been meeting and working on things, and i thought that was great of bob to do, and i know derka appreciated it. i did not become friends with derka to help him through his mental issues, i became friends with him because i like him and we have a lot in common and i enjoy talking sports and tv shows with him. we text most every day. i've texted with his mom, and she is a wonderful and supportive human being. happy birthday, betsy. derka gets worked up here, like others do at home, a sporting event, a bar, or a grocery store. everyone has their outlets. that's who he is, and if you don't think he's worked hard and gotten a shit-ton better over the years, you haven't been paying attention. derka has an issue letting things go and settling back down from a worked-up state. he'd be the first to admit this. he has bitten his tongue, so to speak, dozens, if not hundreds of times, when people would antagonize him. it's bullshit it was happening to begin with, but he was doing his best not to exacerbate the issue. what you've seen from him on this site is not perfect, but it was the best he could do, and i consider it admirable. again, i'm his friend, so i am a biased commenter here. there's nothing about this situation that doesn't suck. i think most of us are on the same page on that. surly is not groupthink. it's not an echo chamber. even the cloak room isn't that way, though it's often characterized as such. anyone who says that hasn't been over there in several years. there are lots of opinions, lots of discussions, and lots of characters that fill out this community. but there's only one derka. immamac is trying to change that, and i disagree mightily with this decision. it also sucked that it was made in advance, which makes this even more inexcusable. flying off the handle and making a rash decision at least could be understood, if not justified. yes, it is his decision to make, no one is disputing whether he has that ability. yes, it sucks that derka and bob were on the road to recovery, and immamac stepped in and reversed that progress. ironically, this type of reversal is exactly the type of thing that drives derka over the edge. he jumped through the hoops, he did the work, he shared himself, he was honest and self-deprecating about it. and now he's told no, it's easier just to rid ourselves of you. someone upthread called derka a cancer. i know because i negged him. it's probably my 2nd or 3rd ever neg-rep and i stand by it. cancer needs to be removed to make the body stronger. that's not what's happening here. if derka is gone for good, it will make things worse. worse for him and worse for this community. from reading through this thread, it's pretty obvious that i'm not alone in this opinion. a few pages ago, immamac said that sometimes derka would get banned, and he would get pm's asking for him to be reinstated, because derka had asked people to do this. as someone who has sent one of those pm's, i can say i was not asked to do so. if you know derka at all, you would know he doesn't go around begging others to fight his battles. shit, how could anyone not know this? i saw what happened and sent those messages on my own accord, because while i don't always do what's right, i always know what's right. and this is not right. reinstate him. it's what's right.
    44 points
  2. Got some pretty good ones. including totality with solar flares only visible. Incredible. Got completely dark out here west of Austin.
    43 points
  3. Since when is a giant hunting lodge in the middle of nowhere a bad thing?
    36 points
  4. Texas RPM from Nahlin to flip Dakorien!!..👀
    32 points
  5. https://www.on3.com/db/elijah-barnes-154846/ https://www.hudl.com/profile/16948643/Elijah-Barnes/highlights
    29 points
  6. Was linked to this thread today. Derka shouldn't be permabaned. I realize who he is as a poster, and as a person, and I understand the viewpoint that someone who apparently has a mental illness to the point that he can't even put a poster on ignore shouldn't be on a webstie like this one...it's not a post without merit. And if I'm Immamac, who deals with so much thankless bullshit for this site becuase he also loves it, I can totally understand where he's coming from, and this decision. Does/Has Derka get special treatment? Maybe. And maybe he should get special treatment, becuase as other posters have said this board means a lot more to him than it probably does, or even CAN for the rest of us. The guy has been with us for 20 years, and he does create content instead of drive by bullshit, and there is 100% a contingent of motherfuckers on this site who bullies him. And honestly maybe we can give him special treatment because we know Derka has problems, we know how little he has and that so much of it is this community, and because that's who we can be as a community. Sometimes online, even when you CAN defend yourself online and the wannabe bullies and cowards can't handle it, then the just try new and other ways to be bullies and pieces of shit and fuck with your life. And that's what a lot of bullies do, they don't like you or what you say so they find some other way to attack you, usually becuase their own lives are such worthless pieces of shit. I know a little but about that personally. They can't handle you with their own posts, so they'll try another way to fuck with your life. Unfortunately for Derka, a chunk of this community is his life, and it's pretty easy for people online to fuck with his life as a result. I'm sad to see him go. And for everyone who said he's a cancer, who whined about him not just hitting ignore and learning to grow up, that's a fucking two way street. Any of you could have put him on ignore at any point and been the non-mentally ill adult in the room. Or could you? Thanks for your patience, @immamac. You do a ton for this community because you also love it, and many just don't recognize it.
    29 points
  7. ATM just got a commitment from yet another DE transferring from UCF. Dude was a team captain, but he amassed 47 tackles and zero sacks last season. Anyway, in reading the moderators on the aggie 247 site, it appears that they're gearing up for a number of new portal exits, particularly from the DL. The strongest part of their roster, with the most talent, is at Edge and DT. They're about to exchange more 4 and 5 stars heading out for more try-hards heading into the program. Another thing mentioned is that they're going to be 5 guys over the scholarship limit in August if they don't have more attrition. I was kind of surprised by this until I went through it quickly. They've swapped out a ton of highly ranked talent with a mediocre recruiting class and a bunch of transfers that zero top 15 programs would have taken. I don't think people, including here, realize just how shitty and untalented their 2024 roster is going to be. I type that without knowing whatever other harm will be done to them in the upcoming portal window.
    28 points
  8. 27 points
  9. I'll never forgive him for fucking with my Rockets viewing.
    27 points
  10. Someone tell Elko that's not how the roller coaster works.
    26 points
  11. Everyone treats Derka like shit and then freaks out when he blows up and then we do the same thing all over again. Let’s all just calm down. What I’m trying to say is that Derka is Hamas and Surly is Israel. And I support Hamas. That came out wrong but the point stands.
    25 points
  12. 25 points
  13. Should have known this was how it ended when this was tweeted yesterday
    23 points
  14. Just want to get on record as NOT being one of these new SEC trolls. Been around a long time. Not HornFans long, but Shaggy at least (was there an iteration between HF and Shaggy?). No UT connection, but a TX native, and you assholes' sense of humor works for me. I feel like a somewhat welcome foreigner around here. Kind of like this:
    23 points
  15. Except he WAS hurt. He DID have an allergic reaction. Just lucky enough that it wasn't so severe as to take him out of action. "The bullet only grazed him, so no harm, no foul" isn't the flex you think it is. Kids who were responsible 1) asked him if peanuts could kill him, 2) clearly heard the answer of "yep, they can," and then 3) chose to put the peanuts in his clothing with that knowledge. They got off with a fucking slap on the wrist. But you wanna know who got relentlessly punished for the event? THE VICTIM. The culture out there in LT, which is sick as fuck, has relentlessly hounded him and harassed him for getting the WRONGDOERS in trouble. Because....and this is very, very, very very important....the wrongdoers are good at football. Fucking bullying in the first place, and then relentless retaliatory bullying. What a shithole of a community. Lots to be proud of out there.
    22 points
  16. Good. I wasn't looking forward to pretending to be happy about that.
    22 points
  17. Let's look at WR for this class, as it pertains to reasonable targets for Texas. Elite Lockett - Elite components: 6'7" wing span, extra large hands, great high pointer. Situation: Texas leads. Moore - Elite components: Track star speed. Most explosive WR out of his stance in this cycle nationally. Situation: A future state glimpse of recruitments between Texas and LSU. Both have a lot to sell. Both are putting WRs in the NFL this cycle in high rounds. The guy will have ex-teammates on both teams. NIL is a factor. LSU's NIL, irrespective of hagiographic shit being pumped out in a documentary, is limited. They simply cannot throw major NIL dollars at every spot. Do they say "fuck it" and sacrifice other targets at other positions in order to win here? Maybe. There are a lot of people who think this one flips. I could see either outcome right now. Ffrench - Elite components: Route running. Optionality, can play all WR positions well. Excellent yet undercoached in typical state of Florida recruiting ways, leaving significant developmental upside. Situation: There are plenty of good reasons for this guy to go to any of the schools he's considering. OSU's record with WRs and the NFL is strong. FSU is about to put guys in the league this cycle too. Tennessee, sure. Miami is regionally relevant. NIL is likely a big deal here. No one between OSU, Tenn, or Texas can claim a legit advantage here in that regard. High Quality Talent W/out an Elite Skill or Trait Johnson - You could argue that this guy possesses elite speed with sub 11.00 100 times while also playing multiple sports. He's not ranked as an elite player because 1) he plays for a 3a school and most of his footage is just him catching the ball wide open and running away from everyone and 2) he has a very thin frame, akin to that of Worthy. Texas leads. Harris - Average measurables for a WR. Plays for an elite football program that is a CFB prospect factory. Ceiling may be limited. Apparently has excellent hands and plays the position really well. Does not possess elite speed. Seems kind of obvious that Texas leads. McCutcheon - Insane production numbers. Probably limited only to slot in college and allegedly is leaning towards OOS. Texas is hosting him for an OV, at least as of this time, but they have not pushed as a priority. Marsh - Good size, lacks elite speed, apparently has excellent hands. He has a helicopter parent who is a legitimate distraction. The player has alleged attitude issues, but given his personal life without a dad and a mom likely heading to prison, maybe that's a nurture/environment thing. Apparently, ATM isn't really an interest for him. He's pushed for interest from Texas. OU likes him. Choice - This dude has great height and uses it well. I don't know about his track times but he doesn't look like a blazer. Apparently, he's a heavy OU lean but has a UT visit scheduled. ---- I might be missing something, but that's the 8 targets I feel like we hear about the most. Texas will take between 3-4, it seems. How does that mix shake out? Irrespective of how the services are ranking him, Johnson looks like a staff priority. I think he is the most likely player to get the "we want you, but we need to know what you're going to do now before we are forced to make other choices if you're not on board" treatment here in the next few weeks/months. So I think they land him. Lockett is a must get. He has visited Texas far more than any other school and they are doing everything they can to land him. I think they land him during his visit or shortly thereafter. Competition is more or less "the field" which is also good. That leaves 1-2 other spots. I doubt they land both Moore and Ffrench. I think it is likelier that they don't land either of them. Nonetheless, let's assume Texas pushes a ton of chips in on Moore and the LSU offense this seasons is a shadow of its former self. So who is your number 4? If it is Harris, great, that keeps SoCal's attention on the program and Sarkisian saves his biases. I'd rather punt on #4 unless Ffrench pulls the trigger. I like McCutcheon but clearly that isn't the staff's opinion or they're just not getting much back from him. The portal will have a ton of options and there is no reason to believe that Texas, while putting more WRs into the pros and Arch Manning waiting in the wing, with Sarkisian's offense, won't be a premier landing spot for the best WRs in the portal, yet again. What's everyone else's mix?
    21 points
  18. TxTow missing his one chance to make it all right.
    21 points
  19. Imagine—a place so bad the people in Westlake look over and say “they’re a bunch of assholes out there.”
    21 points
  20. Bro - we ain't "lumped in" with the dumbest states. We clearly belong.
    21 points
  21. DJI_0314.MP4 Timelapse from my drone at our viewing site out near Kingsland.
    21 points
  22. Quick update on the pups that were dumped on Easter... 9 pups, 2 Vet visits, 5 days, 6 new HAPPY furever homes. Didn't get pics with all of the new owners, but here are a few...
    21 points
  23. Speechless regarding the talking to parents who lost children in the '99 collapse hoping their undying loyalty to ATM would have diminished the grief enough for them to approve of and endorse the revival of this turdition. “The members of the committee and I are extremely sensitive to your loss. I do not want to reopen the many wounds that you have but it is important to me to have your opinion,” Bellinger wrote in the letter, asking to meet with the families. Sweet Jesus on a joystick there is no end to the insensitive moron who wrote this letter. As a parent who has lost a child, I just shake my head in disgust at these people who have no concept of what pain still must remain for those unfortunate families.
    20 points
  24. So, introducing 14 week old.... Beauregarde! My third Vizsla. Beauregarde is smart ... really smart. And the perfect shade of burnt orange. He sends his regards.
    20 points
  25. We give the kids one day to skip school per year for whatever reason, and my 12-yo picked today. We're in NW Austin (Milwood) and we got so fucking lucky - the clouds parted for about 10 minutes right around totality. We were cheering along with a bunch of other families watching from their driveways. My son kept yelling "this is so cool!" and I am so glad we got to experience it together.
    20 points
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  27. Donations to his charity can be made in his honor at http : slash backslash backslash slash slash backslash
    19 points
  28. 19 points
  29. LSU 247. (Their spring game is this weekend.)
    19 points
  30. Derka, you should have put Motown on ignore. Don’t worry about what he personally says about you. People are going to personally talk about you for the rest of your life. You can’t help that and why should you care? Not only that, the rest of us in the basketball forum will take care of it if Motown gets out of control and keeps being an ass. We’ve done it before. Motown—you also are at fault here. You had every chance to put Derka on ignore as well and you didn’t do it. You could have been the bigger person and stopped it altogether but you kept egging him and the situation on, which says a lot about the maturity level. If you permaban Derka, you must also permaban Motown as he is the other 50% of this problem.
    19 points
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