| SEC Rant|| re: Who has the current Third best overall athletic Program? - aggressor on 3/16/14 at 11:37 am|
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....
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Anybody ever use a staffing company? - aggressor on 3/15/14 at 3:31 pm|
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...
| SEC Rant|| re: So will Brent and Palmer be calling the 3rd best SEC game - aggressor on 3/14/14 at 4:51 pm|
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...
| SEC Rant|| re: Odds on DirecTV picking up SEC Network - aggressor on 3/14/14 at 2:55 pm|
They are offering to cut my bill significantly and get a Genie. It's a 24 month commitment though....
| SEC Rant|| re: Should an SEC School Hang an NIT Championship Banner in their Arena? - aggressor on 3/14/14 at 2:45 pm|
I'm sure A&M would, our bball history is not much to brag on....
| SEC Rant|| re: Odds on DirecTV picking up SEC Network - aggressor on 3/14/14 at 2:27 pm|
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....
| SEC Rant|| Odds on DirecTV picking up SEC Network - aggressor on 3/14/14 at 2:16 pm|
So I am about to renew my DirecTV and can still make the switch to UVerse but really don't want to. What sayeth the Rant on the odds DTV picks up SEC Network by August?...
| Texas A&M Sports Board|| re: How are Jordan Traylor and Conner McQueen? - aggressor on 3/14/14 at 2:06 pm|
Big guy, 6'4 230 with ok athleticism. By all accounts is humble and focused on his education and loves A&M. Doesn't have a great chance at starting but likely will be there for 4 or 5 years and may get some time as a backup.
That's how I pretty much see Joekel, a nice and reliable big dude you ...
| Texas A&M Sports Board|| re: How are Jordan Traylor and Conner McQueen? - aggressor on 3/14/14 at 1:22 pm|
FWIW, I saw on TA that this guy is apparently walking on. Not really rated but a big kid that was a winner in HS. Looks like a Matt Joekel type.
| Texas A&M Sports Board|| re: Future sched news - H&H w/UCLA '16, '17 announced - aggressor on 3/14/14 at 9:27 am|
Once again I'm happy with the UCLA series, it's a good move and should be a great game. I just think playing a Top Tier Big 1G school (Top Tier in terms of exposure, not ranking per se) would also be a good move. A game with Ohio State, Penn State, or Michigan likely gets 50% more ratings than a g...
| Texas A&M Sports Board|| re: Mel kiper is an idiot. - aggressor on 3/14/14 at 8:54 am|
Couldn't disagree more. Any guy that never played or coached a day of pro football (or even came close) makes millions getting people to fret over his Mock Drafts is brilliant. :lol:...
| Texas A&M Sports Board|| re: Future sched news - H&H w/UCLA '16, '17 announced - aggressor on 3/13/14 at 5:45 pm|
UCLA is not a great historical program, it's a decent one. The Rose Bowl is a great venue but not because of UCLA. Also they don't travel. I went to the Cotton Bowl in '98 and they had almost no one there. UCLA has a lot of grads but not a lot of hardcore fans, if anything it is still a basketba...
| Texas A&M Sports Board|| re: Future sched news - H&H w/UCLA '16, '17 announced - aggressor on 3/13/14 at 3:46 pm|
While I agree UCLA is on the upswing, you honestly can't schedule based on that when you are looking too far out. It's actually unusual you can get a home and home only 2 years out, most of the time it is at least 5 and from our perspective our next real opening isn't until '20 for a name team home...
| SEC Rant|| re: A+M to play home and home with UCLA - aggressor on 3/13/14 at 1:00 pm|
There will still be room for at least one major OOC team annually, I think Slive was talking more about filling the whole schedule up. It would be more of an issue for UGA/UF who have their annual OOC games with rivals already set every year in addition to their neutral site game and can't get caug...
| Texas A&M Sports Board|| re: Future sched news - H&H w/UCLA '16, '17 announced - aggressor on 3/13/14 at 12:51 pm|
I wonder why? After all the Ark is so Texags friendly. :rolleyes:
Texags is what it is for good and for bad, I just tire of the obsession to rail against it as if it is some great evil. Does every piece of A&M news have to relate back to how Texags reported on it in some way? I just don't care...
| Texas A&M Sports Board|| re: Future sched news - H&H w/UCLA '16, '17 announced - aggressor on 3/13/14 at 12:30 pm|
I think that's mainly a reaction to the Bill Byrne style of talking about series before they were a done deal and often screwing it up because of that.
Hyman is far more close to the vest and doesn't put up with leaks. He doesn't announce anything until it is done.
I still don't understand ...
| Texas A&M Sports Board|| re: Official acceptance - aggressor on 3/13/14 at 8:47 am|
You will never regret your decision. We are a strange bunch at times for sure but it's a special place and a great network. You can get as involved as you want or just sit back and watch the craziness.
I actually like Bryan, especially the Texas Reds festival and downtown area. Th...
| SEC Rant|| re: Athlon ranks the Top Jobs in College Football - aggressor on 3/12/14 at 3:28 pm|
Well A&M is ahead of Auburn in this way, you came calling on Sumlin before Malzahn and he turned you down.
In fact, that should be the measure shouldn't it? Actual coaches that your school was able to hire or coaches that turned you down?
Sumlin also turned down USC.
Though it was a Dumpst...
| SEC Recruiting|| re: 5 Star Offensive Skill Recruits of the Last 10 years vs Production in College - aggressor on 3/12/14 at 9:18 am|
I don't know that I would call Brandon Williams a bust at all, more like a Role Player that still could emerge. He is only a Junior this year at A&M and has shown flashes and has incredible speed. He just doesn't block well so he isn't getting on the field much. The RB's at A&M in general suffere...
| SEC Rant|| re: Why no love for Connor Shaw on NFL mock draft sites. - aggressor on 3/12/14 at 9:07 am|
FWIW, if he is going to fall past the 4th Round he is better off being a UFA and signing with the team he wants. Being a 6th Rounder that goes to a team that has 2 established QB's and he has to beat them out is a tough spot for a rookie.
I like the kid and he is a player. He showed some good a...
| Texas A&M Sports Board|| re: Looks like Strong wants us to play - aggressor on 3/9/14 at 11:14 pm|
Why would we want to play Tech, KState, or OU? They are all lose/lose scenarios. Do you miss going to Manhattan or Lubbock? :yack:...
| SEC Recruiting|| re: Two of LA's best (Merritt and Chigbu) at A&M today! - aggressor on 3/7/14 at 8:37 am|
Merritt is a ridiculous athlete. I will be very surprised if he doesn't jump significantly after his Sparq showing. Not saying he will go 5 Star but he will likely be consensus Top 100 and high 4 Star. A kid like that you can put all over the field and he would thrive in an offense like A&M's tha...
| SEC Rant|| re: Dish Network is officially on board for SEC Network - aggressor on 3/3/14 at 8:17 pm|
This is a HUGE development and puts tremendous pressure on DirecTV to follow suit....
| SEC Rant|| re: Aggie - Kyle Field construction cams - aggressor on 3/3/14 at 4:44 pm|
[quote] quote: the loudest that stadium got was when Cyrus Gray broke his monster runs. CyFy is STILL running, as a matter of fact I was in the Aggie section directly to your right losing my shite. ETA: As a live spectator, I have to say my favorite stretch of Aggie football was the 2...
| SEC Recruiting|| re: 2015 4* OT Connor Lanfear flips from Texas to Texas A&M - aggressor on 3/3/14 at 3:49 pm|
[quote] Jesus, there are 11 months to go.
Self ban bet on who will have the better class in 11 months?[/quote]
Shhh. This board is so much better with guys like B12 Fan around to show folks the Texas perspective loud and clear. I don't want him to go anywhere.
As for Mack's eval a...
| SEC Recruiting|| re: 2015 4* OT Connor Lanfear flips from Texas to Texas A&M - aggressor on 3/1/14 at 6:49 am|
From the moment the kid decided to visit A&M all the sip boards have been bashing him and acting like he wasn't that important. This is after raving about him for months. I'm sure the kid heard about it over and over, especially because he is from Buda which is Suburban Austin and wanted to set th...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Most overrated Musician of all time: - aggressor on 2/27/14 at 11:14 am|
I can understand why some don't like Dylan but to deny his influence and the talent is kind of foolish. Tremendous lyricist and a haunting voice though of course he never looked good and he has looked dead for at least 20 years. I don't even like Dylan that much but I can appreciate him.
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Most overrated Musician of all time: - aggressor on 2/27/14 at 9:38 am|
Cobain is a solid choice, few artists made a better career move by dying. Nirvana was a good band and Nevermind was a great album but at the time Pearl Jam seemed to be a much bigger deal. Then Kobain kills himself and suddenly he was the spokesperson of a generation and the image of the Seattle/G...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Post scenic photos from SEC states - aggressor on 2/27/14 at 9:16 am|
Texas is all about diversity.
Texas Hill Country River
Padre Island National Seashore
| SEC Rant|| re: Post Combine Mock Draft: All 7 Rounds - aggressor on 2/26/14 at 12:47 pm|
Lots of fail in that list.
I just can't see Houston taking Bortles #1. I could see them taking Manziel or taking a Non QB or trading back. Taking Bortles or Bridgewater would simply be too risky in terms of their fans. It's not like Bortles lit up the combine either, he was good but not except...