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Lithium
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Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
They don't have to go to Texas

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BilJ
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
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But the players said the mandate showed them that university officials prioritized donor wishes over the members of the team, s


what an eye opener....they prioritized donors that have paid thousands or in some cases millions to the university over your made up protest? Shocking stuff.


Glorious
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
We need to go back to looking at intent. 99.99% of people who have sung the song the past 100 years did so to show their pride towards Texas, UT and, UT Sports. At what point does this usage overtake whatever spotty past that can be linked to the song



Truth be told, "Eyes of Texas" is probably MORE of a rallying cry for racists now than it was 2 years ago because now they have a reason to gravitate towards it
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Eighteen
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Member since Dec 2006
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
Players really do think everything revolves around them and they should be rich, adorned, loved, and catered to simply because they are athletes.

Why did athletes go from being tough to such mental fricking pussies?


St Augustine
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
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99.99% of people who have sung the song the past 100 years did so to show their pride towards Texas, UT and, UT Sports.


Too low a number.


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Eat Your Crow
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
Who would have thought Austin, TX would be the place the woke crowd loses a cancel culture battle.


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Dire Wolf
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
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Truth be told, "Eyes of Texas" is probably MORE of a rallying cry for racists now than it was 2 years ago because now they have a reason to gravitate towards it


UT trying to play both sides and stringing the story along has brought out the worst in everyone on this.

Having boosters call players “the blacks” didn’t help anything


Ed Osteen
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
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“They said y'all don't have to sing it. But y’all have to stay on the field. Y’all have to go over there and at least show fans appreciation for coming out and watching you guys play,” said junior linebacker DeMarvion Overshown in a Tuesday phone interview.


the horror!


Skyler97
Auburn Fan
Member since Mar 2014
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
Why do the donors want the players to HAVE to stand for it? I feel like playing the song while letting the players choose whether or not to participate is a fair compromise


Riggle
Arkansas Fan
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Member since Feb 2013
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
Man if you're UT this is the definition of an unwinnable situation.


bigcatfish
Member since Feb 2009
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
They are paying for your tuition, you do what they say. It’s that simple.


WestCoastAg
UCLA Fan
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
Just confirmation that it does in fact sound like hell. Wow, feels good


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GeauxTigerTM
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Member since Sep 2006
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
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what an eye opener....they prioritized donors that have paid thousands or in some cases millions to the university over your made up protest? Shocking stuff.


It really is kind of funny. The reason most of these kids chose a school like Texas was all the bells and whistles provided by these same donors that foot the bills.

Image: https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic5.businessinsider.com%2Fimage%2F5a04720535876eb20e8b4d3c-1190-625%2Finside-the-texas-longhorns-amazing-7-million-locker-room.jpg&f=1&nofb=1




Of course, they can go back to regular old locker rooms if they don't like having the people who pay for all this having a say in things.


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Lima Whiskey
Member since Apr 2013
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
I don’t know.

I’d make a quick decision, and just stick with it. That’s the only way out.

The firmer they are, the sooner it ends.


QJenk
LSU Fan
Atl, Ga
Member since Jan 2013
9235 posts

re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
Why can't there be a compromise. Still play the song, and if there are student-athletes who don't care for the song let them continue on to the locker room, etc.


LSUtoOmaha
LSU Fan
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
Instead, they will drag it out, likely cave to the player mob, and then be hated by both the boosters and players anyway


Pledge
Butler Fan
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Member since Sep 2015
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
Why do the boosters give a frick? It's a song, I dont care if LSU players stay for the alma mater or not. It seems like some old geezers are mad that every demand is not being met.


BenDover
SMU Fan
Member since Jul 2010
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
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Instead, they will drag it out, likely cave to the player mob, and then be hated by both the boosters and players anyway


I doubt it. It's ironic how starkly contrasted the boosters are from the city of Austin. It wasn't just happenstance that Sark said in his debut press conference regarding the song "We're going to sign it and proudly".

It doesn't help though that the University continues to bring it up. Make a decision, be firm, and move on regardless of which direction they choose.


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kywildcatfanone
Kentucky Fan
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Member since Oct 2012
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re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
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We need to go back to looking at intent. 99.99% of people who have sung the song the past 100 years did so to show their pride towards Texas, UT and, UT Sports. At what point does this usage overtake whatever spotty past that can be linked to the song




Yep, this right here.


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Open Your Eyes
Member since Nov 2012
5547 posts

re: Texas Wokehorns told they had to stand for The Eyes of Texas by those who pay the bills
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Why did athletes go from being tough to such mental fricking pussies?


Because about 10 years ago or whenever 4 year guaranteed scholarships were started, the school administrators decided they needed to be treated as if there were never any consequences for their actions. And every decision since then has only pushed further down that path.


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