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re: we have wally groff back - aggressor
[quote] quote: but you are completely delusional if you think Hyman belongs in the same conversation "It doesn't matter the record as long as Kyle Field is sold out" vs. "Our fanbase needs to have realistic expectations"[/quote] Byrne is the one who cared about Kyle being sol...


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SEC Recruiting
re: As a recruit.. Texas or Texas A&M - aggressor
Love this thread. Clearly Texas is the answer. I mean who wouldn't want to play in front of small stadiums with half the people in attendance of A&M? Then you have the added plus of literally hundreds of people that get to see you play on the LHN 3 times a year. No brainer. :dude:...


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SEC Rant
re: A&M Releases images of Locker Room facility - aggressor
[quote]Have A&M's facilities been long overdue for renovations and they were planned anyways, or did you guys just have a decent first season in the SEC and decide to go HAM on upgrades? [/quote] This is for the Bright Building which is essentially where all the athletics offices are. Most of it...


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SEC Recruiting
re: Most excited over a 3 star rated recruit that you've been - aggressor
These 2 are tough to beat, one was the ultimate HS hero that the experts thought couldn't play in college and the other was the ultimate uber athletic project: [link=(http://247sports.com/Player/Johnny-Manziel-7025?Institution=21215)]394 Composite and UR by 247 in spite of being a HS AA[/link] ...


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SEC Recruiting
re: '15 WR Damarkus Lodge names leader/top 3 | LSU, Ole Miss, Clemson - aggressor
I would take this with a grain of salt. He's been on the Aggie campus quite a bit and A&M has a strong pipeline into Cedar Hill (Quiv Gonzalez, Ben Malena). He was a Texas lean prior to Mack leaving and he has also been thought to have strong ties to Baylor. Maybe he is the reverse Speedy Noil ...


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re: when does moonshine get a push for legalization? - aggressor
[quote][quote]However "moonshining" or making moonshine without permits wont ever be legal, just like pot without permits. The gubment want their tax money /quote] Exactly. Prostitution, weed, and moonshine are too hard to tax. [/quote] Weed isn't any harder to tax than cigs. Moonshine is jus...


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Texas A&M Sports Board
re: we have wally groff back - aggressor
Wally Groff is a good man and a good Aggie but you are completely delusional if you think Hyman belongs in the same conversation. I remember listening to Groff get excited because he got to sit in the same meetings with DeLoss Dodds on occasion. Groff took forever to get Reed built and when he did...


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re: Watching JFF's pro day on ESPN2 - aggressor
It's kind of a strawman argument to say "Pro days don't mean much". It's kind of like a debate in a political race, its about not losing ground and about trying to sway some undecideds but you aren't going to win a race purely off a debate. There are other factors to consider though: 1. This d...


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re: Watching JFF's pro day on ESPN2 - aggressor
Those stats are interesting but they are also skewed against Manziel's style of play. Mainly because they completely ignore all rushing by the QB. You could argue of course that Johnny won't run as much in the NFL but that is also a theoretical discussion on what he may or may not do or what he ma...


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re: I can see Arkansas and Texas A&M switching places in the SEC West - aggressor
Great thread. It's especially valid because A&M is stinking it up so bad in recruiting while Arky is smoking LSU and Bama. ...


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Texas A&M Sports Board
re: Manziel Pro Day - aggressor
I want to see Johnny bust out the blindfolded throws....


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SEC Rant
re: How long will the SEC last? - aggressor
This is really 2 topics. The first is dealing with how paying players will change things and that's a good discussion. The second somehow thinking that NFL teams will use college teams as farm clubs though is so bad I don't even know where to begin. That will simply never, ever happen because it ...


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re: Alaska back to Russia? - aggressor
[quote] quote: As long as we can stay in the SEC I'm cool with that. Texas has 10% of the country's GDP and has more exports than California and New York (2nd and 3rd) combined. Much rather not have to share with the socialists in DC. There is just so much stupid packed into such a small ...


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re: Alaska back to Russia? - aggressor
[quote] quote: I think most who signed the Texas petition were from outside of Texas as well That's because the rest of the country would like to get rid of Texas.[/quote] As long as we can stay in the SEC I'm cool with that. Texas has 10% of the country's GDP and has more exp...


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re: Alaska back to Russia? - aggressor
[quote]I mean, none of those Tennesseans were part of a battle that Texans won BUT Texans enjoy the losses more than the wins sometimes anyway. [/quote] Well, that Sam Houston guy kind of came in handy. My family is originally from Tennessee as well and came to Texas in the mid 1800's. ...


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re: Alaska back to Russia? - aggressor
[quote]Texas to Mexico. South Florida to Cuba. Minnesota to Canada. [/quote] Texas just needs to secede and be our own country again, our GDP is $1.4 Trillion and bigger than Mexico. ...


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SEC Rant
re: Worst football player you've seen that started every game of the season? - aggressor
Nothing more frustrating than to put the O/U on Matthews getting burned for a TD at 2 and to see him go over with ease....


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SEC Rant
re: Question for aggies re: aTm football - aggressor
If it's a question of what is "missing" the only thing really is winning. The facilities are going to be elite. Sumlin so far appears to be a great coach (though we need to get over the hump). Recruiting is excellent to elite, esp considering A&M hasn't won a conf Title in a decade and a half. I...


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SEC Rant
re: Merrill Hoge Stahp: Says He Would Take Michael Sam over Jadaveon - aggressor
I am sure this will be mentioned by some idiot press people after Sam drops in the draft. After all, the opinion of this one guy is far more important than actually doing well at the combine. I like Sam btw but he doesn't have the measureables and that will make it hard for him to succeed at t...


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re: Grade Eric Hyman's job performance since taking over at A&M. - aggressor
He also got Sumlin to accept a raise and not go to USC or elsewhere. He extended Blair. He held off a run on Henry from the sips in spite of not having been able to get an Outdoor Track Facility built. I agree the fundraising isn't his primary responsibility but he deserves some credit, same st...


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SEC Rant
re: USCe fans, what are your thoughts on the A&M game? - aggressor
He dropped in ranking because he was injured early in his Sr season, prior to that point he had a shot at being the Overall #1. He's an absolute freak. 6'6, 240 with virtually no body fat, Huge vertical and excellent speed. He really only had one play last year and it was a 70+ yard TD catch and ...


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SEC Rant
re: USCe fans, what are your thoughts on the A&M game? - aggressor
Certainly the Cocks should have the edge as it stands for now but it all depends on how the questions are answered. Will one of the 2 highly rated QB's from A&M be able to step in Game #1? Odds are no, but it won't be because of talent. Both Hill and Allen are very, very gifted players. One ...


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Texas A&M Sports Board
re: SEC Network, the thread - aggressor
Just looking over this but those numbers for Texas are VERY conservative, they have Florida with more cable subscribers than Texas in spite of having 7 million fewer people. That means either the data is wrong or Texas has a much higher rate of satellite subscribers. Either way, there is a lot mor...


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SEC Rant
re: Most valuable CFB programs according to WSJ - aggressor
I guess you can come up with all kinds of ways to assess these things. I'm assuming they used numbers from prior to our SEC move or the first year where we received no TV money. Last year A&M was #6 in revenue and that number is going up in a big way. We raised $750 mill since then between acad...


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re: Who has the current Third best overall athletic Program? - aggressor
Well, A&M and UF are the only 2 schools to finish in the Top 10 of the Directors Cup for the last 4 years....


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re: Anybody ever use a staffing company? - aggressor
Like many things, it really depends on what you skillset is and what you are looking for. Different agencies specialize in different things and within every agency you have different levels of quality of recruiters. Same goes for temp/staffing agencies. Some large companies utilize staffing a...


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SEC Rant
re: So will Brent and Palmer be calling the 3rd best SEC game - aggressor
The big difference between the B1G Network and the SECN is that ESPN owns the SECN and they have the SEC's 2nd Tier Rights as well. Essentially they can manipulate the games however they want anytime they want. I would expect until the SECN gets picked up by every provider we will see plenty of "m...


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re: Odds on DirecTV picking up SEC Network - aggressor
They are offering to cut my bill significantly and get a Genie. It's a 24 month commitment though....


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re: Should an SEC School Hang an NIT Championship Banner in their Arena? - aggressor
I'm sure A&M would, our bball history is not much to brag on....


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re: Odds on DirecTV picking up SEC Network - aggressor
They have both ESPNU and Big 1G now. I am leaning heavily toward taking the risk. Talking to the guy on the phone last night he said he was a Bama fan and was very nervous about this as well because he knows DTV will lose a LOT of people if they don't pick it up....


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