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  1. Also the dumbest captain we've ever had. A man of many faces.
  2. Best Captain Austin FC's ever had. Even if he's not the player he used to be.
  3. Quinn was asked early about Connor Weigman, and I'm assuming another aggy showed up late and asked him again 15 minutes later about his relationship with Conor Wiegman. Who tf cares if they're friends or not? They're so damn desperate for validation.
  4. Saw him open for Parker McCollum a couple years ago in the first year of the Moody Center. He played either El Rey or Volver, Volver (or both?) to a packed house. Loved that he'll do it on the big stage and the small, he's a true Border Kid.
  5. Damn, don't got to say much other than that to share my thoughts. It's 1 year, we weren't winning the championship next year. Fuck it. Just don't leave a choking, flopping stench when you leave. Pick up after yourself and don't stain the jersey.
  6. I'm more patient than most, it just hurts to punt a #8 pick. We rarely pick that high, obviously lucked out with Wemby, then find ourself with two more Top 8 picks, when for years we were searching for diamonds in the 15-28 range (thinking of the years of Walker, White, Murray, etc. as our first round picks). I get that the draft was weak, but sure seemed like we needed that infusion of talent that HAD to have been better than having our bench full of guys we just promoted from G league (Champaignie, Wesley, Barlow, etc.). But if PATFO is confident that this will lead to even better talent next year, then so be it I guess. Without a couple of summer vets, this year will be another "patient" year as Wemby tries to carry us to another 10-15 wins though. IMO.
  7. I think your daughter might be in our department (or at least contacted us about a class). My coworker was telling us a semester or two ago about the cool student she spoke to that was working around a touring schedule. That's awesome, congrats to her and you.
  8. I've been somewhat considering moving back to Houston in the near future and UH does a hybrid schedule as well, as does UH-CL (which is a lot bigger than when I last lived there 15 years ago).
  9. This is 1000% where my head is. I'm staff, and will have my WFH cut because of this (if I can't find a job by August 19th). The other kick in the nuts is that at the same Staff Council meeting they discussed this months ago, they also noted that the University's merit pool is also being de-funded. CSU's will have to fund it themselves (easy, right?). I have no doubt that whatever budget man Hartzell hired was brought in to make corporate-style cuts to services and staff. Thus, this policy. It's completely in line with what the corporate overlords want, which is what Greg wants, which is JH's directive. Which usually means being an absolute piece of shit to staff and making it clear that they aren't welcome. They'll leave a percentage of the jobs unfilled, those that they do fill will be less-skilled and paid less. So do I stay in my student-facing role with a bled-out team that will be overworked and understaffed with the next person who quits (hopefully me first)? Or head to greener pastures. God fucking forbid I hang on to the sliver of hope that I could make a career out of trying to help college students figure out their lives. I just got my 10-year staff service award sent to me last month too. Invited to the President's award ceremony for light snacks and a speech from the man himself. Kiss my ass. He was already on my shit list for being Abbott's lackey. No way in hell I was showing up to hear him spill platitudes out the side of his mouth where Greg's dick isn't.
  10. I generally liked it, a solid B+ summer light-hearted flick, but I can also realize the "point" of the movie had nothing to do with the Hit Man aspect (and TM article) but was rather to spoon-feed us some more Glen Powell as a leading man. The "Gary is such a dork" parts were eye-rolling, it's obviously just Glen doing his 'aw shucks I'm not charismatic' routine and we're to pretend if someone asked us to visualize a community college philosophy professor, his face would come up? Whatever. I had fun in between the eye rolls. And if anything novel came out of the movie to me, it would be Adria. God Damn.
  11. Wikipedia says Toulouse has been in Ligue 1 for both the 22-23 and 23-24 seasons, after winning League 2 in 21-22.
  12. Figured they decided to announce the signing after that gut-punch of a 2-0 loss at home.
  13. We did it! We finally fucking did it!! 6 goals and 6 assists in 58 appearances. While Jader has 4 goals and 2 assists in 14 appearances. Don't have to say much more.
  14. Agreed, Usyk had the bigger moments, and even though I had the rounds even, Usyk got the extra point in his bag.
  15. Any auto from a hanger is a win!
  16. I'm stoked if we replace Champaignie. Vic, Devin and Sochan ain't going anywhere, ino. So I guess that just leaves Jones. If we can get a better PG than him, I'm also satisfied. But to me, it seems like PATFO really like Tre Jones so idk if it will be that easy to plug and play a draft pick there.
  17. Excited for it. If we can get a starter and a bench upgrade, I'm stoked.
  18. There's definitely gold there. I'm actually stoked to go this year. Sturgill has been on my bucket list, so that is an absolute must, but Khruangbin & Leon Bridges are also absolute musts. There's no way they don't do a handful of their joint songs. I've been wanting Jungle to come around this way for about a year now, they're finally in Texas. I've never seen Stapleton, so I'm in for that. I'd see Blink too. My inner adolescent will be excited to see Jeezy. Hermanos Gutierrez. Remi Wolf. Plenty to hear.
  19. I can't talk about rap beef with people who are rating the songs like they're music critics. This ain't that. It's not a battle of "who can make the best track", it's a measure of who can sting the other harder. I'm Pro-Kendrick, because I've been a fan for over a decade now and believe he's a hell of a rapper, but in this specific beef, I feel like I get it. I've listened to Drake, I remember when he came up and I was on the hype train, I've heard his hits from years ago and maybe even nodded my head a few times, but it also didn't take long to realize he's a corny dude playing dress up with the real trap stars. Always has been, always will be, and this beef is about Kendrick saying that dork doesn't deserve to be the face of hip-hop and/or rap (or even be mentioned in the pantheon). I don't disagree. The sharpest bars of the beef to me gotta be K Dot calling out Drake for cosplaying the entire Atlanta scene to profit off of it, like his white ancestors. Rap has always been a regional thing, but the best have been able to overcome their regionality by just being Great (Biggie, Kendrick, Pac, Jay Z).... Drake don't have a culture to fall back on, so he's been able to get spins just clout chasing and riding waves. Which is one way to go about making money, but don't get mad if someone who values authenticity in the Culture don't appreciate it. Me being a Houston native, I've seen Drake do the exact same shit to Houston. He loves all the cultures, but don't really belong to any of them.
  20. I think so, and I hate that Canelo is getting so much flack, because honestly I don't blame him. Benavidez is a tall, lanky mfer that throws faster than Bivol (although I don't know exactly how he's going to fare in 175). If Benavidez can still make 168, I don't see Canelo being the favorite in that one. As far as the fight last night, it also went exactly how I thought. Canelo has seen "Mexican style" his whole life, and started out his career fighting that way, I didn't think there was any situation where Munguia was going to beat Canelo fighting that way. Around round 6 or 7 I also started to notice that Canelo wasn't terribly interested in getting him out of there. He had him hurt a good 4-5 times (including the knockdown obviously), and he never really put his foot on the gas to finish it. A few times Munguia was hurt and didn't even have enough in himself to throw flurries to try to answer and keep Canelo off of him, but Canelo seemed completely intent on letting it stay slow and letting Munguia clinch and survive. This script was exactly the same as the Fielding, Plant, Saunders fights. Feel them out for 2 rounds, let them throw whatever they want, start to counter, and basically just take whatever power shots they give him. But I haven't seen his foot on the gas much since GGG Part 3, mayyybe a bit in Saunders fight.
  21. This is my beef with it. Although, I'll say that I actually enjoyed the movie, I just wasn't satisfied with the story/writing/lukewarm message. I think it was really well made and the sounds/shots (visuals)/acting were all great. Kirsten Dunst was great, Wagner Moura is a G. I just don't like that they teased "Civil War" in the leadup, to deliver a movie that had a lot to say about "war" as a concept, and nothing about the "Civil" part that was the teaser to get people into the seats. War takes a toll on the humanity of everyone around? Yes, I think we've been shown that in much better ways with more deeper and thorough storytelling. I've seen many of the greats, and there have been more than a handful over the decades. Did we just need a reminder that in-fighting will also lead to a lack of humanity? I can just log on to twitter to see that.
  22. Sorry for the weird derail, but I think it's a hell of a coincidence that my older sister told me that her bladder cancer has come back yesterday, and this thing popped today. She'll be receiving immunotherapy treatments again for the next year. Her last round ~2 years ago cleared her, but they expected it to come back eventually, and it did this month. I have no idea what Anktiva does, or in what situations, but now I feel like I gotta ask her questions to see if this would be more of a help for her if/when it hits the market.
  23. Finally in the green. Took me a looooong while and plenty of lows to get this thing down from $20+ to 7.50 avg. I missed the only other spike up to $40 a couple years ago (whenever it was), I'm def scaling out profits this time.
  24. Idk man, being a Texas Ex originally hailing from Houston I've known and met a few in my life, and they're pretty normal people. High school group had one in it, she was pretty with incredible eyebrows, her younger brother was a pretty chill normal Houston kid living the Houston culture (chopped n screwed) and fitting in until going off to college himself. The ones I've met on campus (where I now work) are pretty normal kids trying to figure out if they can survive their Chemistry sequences while they plan their route to med schools, or studying to become counselors/therapists like the rest of their peers (that I work with). Idk wtf you're on about, but I've never heard any of them threaten to kill "lgbtq's (and jews)" in my vicinity. They're just like, living, man. I imagine many of them that are lucky enough to make it out of that warzone and come here, they'd likely be just the same. Have you actually ever talked to any?
  25. Was going to say the same about Sochan, but I get the reasoning in putting him there. I definitely feel that he's long-term and is part of PATFO's core of Wemby/Vassell/Sochan. I also agree Johnson likely doesn't go anywhere but just stays on the bench and hopefully grows through that 6th man role. Upgrading the bench with a couple of vets is on my wish list though. Maybe he'll have to be 7th. I just refuse to believe that all our guys that spent last year in the G League are true NBA rotational pieces and aren't just spending time in SA for PATFO to continue to the tank while figuring out what they really have (Wesly, Champenny, Barlow, Cissoko, Mamu, etc. do these guys stick on another team if they were free agents?). Compared to a couple months ago with the Trae Young talk, I'm a lot less optimistic for next year, bc I also don't think we'll be making any huge moves. But upgrading Champagnie as a starter and a couple of bench spots (draft, FAs) would get me excited for another couple handfuls of wins next year.
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