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Everything posted by Hookemhorns88

  1. My family on my father's side are "country". All of my uncles and great-uncles played some sort of instrument from a saw, spoons, fiddle, banjo, guitar, jug, you name it and the played it. Two of my uncles did a great "Gloom, Despair, and Agony on Me" skit.
  2. I grew up watching it because my parents did. At the time I did not care for it aside from the “women talent” on there. However, as I have gotten older I find myself watching it from time to time and enjoy it as a bygone era full of nostalgia.
  3. Singing the "Eyes" is a great tradition especially at away games. Below is a pic of the UT/WVU game in Morgantown from last year (2019). Just from looking at the photo there is almost 100% participation of standing with the Horns raised. I cannot comment on how many were actually singing but I can tell you that there was a lot of excitement among the players. I also have video from the 2017 match-up that has the team and UT fans singing the "Eyes" and their jubilation afterwards. Winning solves a lot of issues. The issue with this past year as that all of the discontent started before the
  4. For those believe that it is or was a racist song, the reason to sing it now, in present times, couldn't be more eloquently spoken. I read this when it came out a few months ago and wholeheartedly agree. Hopefully with him being the Minister of Culture, and of the Hollywood crowd, this will carry some weight.
  5. Mahomes will play. The NFL will make sure that their poster boy will be cleared.
  6. That is why I don’t follow recruiting. IMO it is a waste of time until the dotted line is signed.
  7. My understanding is that the story of the "Eyes" has been wide known to the minority students for a number of years and is not something new. Not to rehash a lot that has been previously written but I was a student there from '84-'88 and I have never heard of this before until this year. My daughter went to Texas from '10-'14 and she was unaware of it too. Additionally, when she went through orientation on campus she had to take a couple of social and cultural sensitivity seminars. None of them broached this subject about the "Eyes". I do not believe that it is anyone associated with
  8. What about her? I don’t know anything. As long as he can coach and there is no conflict, well....
  9. Jay Hartzel, UT president, commissioned a task force to investigate and advise on the song. The results are supposed to be in this month. Maybe Sark has an advanced copy of the report?
  10. A good boss always hires good, competent people, if not better performers.
  11. Wouldn’t be the first time that others get a raise once Texas starts looking around.
  12. Coming out of high school I saw Trainor as a project at best. Is he in serious contention? According to the depth chart he has run as a number 2 but I did not see enough of the Aggie games this year to see if he contributed any.
  13. That goes without saying but there are some fundamentals that should work globally. You take what works and apply it to your situation as each situation as required.
  14. OK. No doubt that Saban is the alpha male. But hopefully that if enough of them jump ship and come with Sark to Texas then collectively they would be better as a group versus if it were just Sark and a plus one or so. I would think by having multiple pupils of Saban on staff it would be easier to keep the "Sabanisms" going.
  15. So, you are saying that these are "system" coaches and that the athletes that Alabama has have made the coaches successful? If so, Texas has recruited top athletes under both Strong and Herman and yet these athletes have not raised the level of coaching. In fact, it has been stated that part of the problem with the Texas' staff has been poor player development. Certainly Alabama has recruited better than Texas but Texas has still gotten their fair share of good talent. At this time I am willing to take the "Alabama player developed" staff to test the theory. If cannot get any wors
  16. It is nice being home but I do miss the travel. In 2019 I was gone for about 100 days. In 2020, prior to the Covid shutdown in mid-March I had already traveled to southern Africa, Canada and to 3 states. Though my salary has not taken a direct hit, I am not presently accruing air miles and hotel stays. I have over a million miles on Delta and almost that many on American. I use those air miles and free hotel stays for personal travel. Personal travel right now is coming out of my own pocket!
  17. Exactly. I do it often. It is especially difficult doing it with people where English is their second language. Just yesterday I gave a technical presentation to a group of engineers. I rely heavily on interaction and body language to see if people are “getting” it. That is impossible to do so in today’s environment. Last fall I did a presentation online and it went ok. However both parties knew that something was still amiss. I ended up driving to Mesa, Arizona and met with them in person and did the whole thing over again in a 2 hour meeting. It went great. A large function of my job is
  18. The environment can affect ones ability to speak as well. When I am in front of an audience speaking I like to move around and be a bit demonstrative. One time I had to stand behind a lectern to give a presentation. It was the worst one of my career as I was simply not comfortable standing still. I had the worst cotton-mouth ever within the first 5 minutes of talking.
  19. To me, the injury to Fields in the first playoff game certainly had a negative impact on his performance as his scrambles were a bit more cautious. Plus he had to be thinking of the imminent pain should he be sacked or tackled. That, coupled with losing Sermon early, probably had a mental affect on the team as well. Teague was no slouch but Sermon had been the man of late. I still do not believe the outcome would have been any different than a Alabama win but it could have potentially been a bit closer for a while without those two injuries.
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