Ketch's 10 Thoughts From The Weekend (Out of things to bitch about, practice notes, Stallone)

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Thanks Ketch. I love where the UT athletics department is right now. Football & basketball are in an upward trajectory. As for Sly I would take Creed & First Blood 2 out & add Cliffhanger & The Expendables. The Expendables was a fun throwback to 80’s camp action flicks. I can’t argue with your #1.
 
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Nice column. Totally disagree that Augie was better than Gus. Cliff's teams won a far higher percentage of their games.

Cliff's teams won 22 SWC championships in the 29 years he coached at Texas.
 

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I am of the opinion AL is only why they are who they are due to an incredible focus on OL. What specifically makes you think our OL class will be a monster? I will officially drink the kool aid once I am convinced our OL will be tops in the conference.
 

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Beat 10 Thoughts from you I have ever read. Well done, sir.
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LOL CDC killing two birds with one stone.

1) Putting in his CONCUR expense receipt attachment
2) dragging his Twitter junk all over Tceh’s face
 

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Nice column. Totally disagree that Augie was better than Gus. Cliff's teams won a far higher percentage of their games.

Cliff's teams won 22 SWC championships in the 29 years he coached at Texas.

ok. Enough Cool Aid for today. Augie by a mile.
 

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See? There’s the next thing to bitch about! No matter who we hire to replace Eddie Reese, it will be CDC’s first downgrade. You can’t beat the incomparable GOAT coach at Texas.
I know you like your Philly teams but look West and see what Chris Paul is doing in Phoenix. That’s a team whose fans have suffered a long time. I should know because I can remember having to draft Neil Walk instead of Lew Alcindor.
I used to be a BIG Suns fan. Long time ago since those Barkley/KJ teams.
 

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So spot on with Rocky IV in the top spot. I watch it EVERY DAMN TIME it comes on. My kids know it by heart. Hearts on Fire by John Cafferty, Theres No Easy Way Out...bad ass soundtrack. And beating the Ruusians... it was hands down, the best!
 
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Great write up. Our programs are riding high now and, perhaps the best success story is Rowing. It is another example of what you can do at The University of Texas if you just hire a great coach. We have all of the other ingredients in every sport we compete in, just add the coach and we can be very highly ranked and compete for National Championships. Here are the current rankings for Rowing as of 3/31.

RankTeam (First Place Votes)VotesPrevious
1University of Washington (18)4941
2University of Texas (7)4552
3University of Virginia3923
4University of California, Berkeley3884
5Stanford University3785
6Ohio State University3686
7University of Michigan3587
8University of Tennessee3069
9University of Alabama2998
10Duke University26511
I had no idea.
 

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Nice column. Totally disagree that Augie was better than Gus. Cliff's teams won a far higher percentage of their games.

Cliff's teams won 22 SWC championships in the 29 years he coached at Texas.
Gus wasn't what Augie was when Augie was hired.
 

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Still slightly concerned about the OL. The previous staff’s inability to recruit the line (on both sides) is just mind bottling. Hoping Sark can find some big uglies in the portal
As a problem, It's not going away overnight.
 
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@ Ketchum, I like the article. Good write up. While I agree that CDC has made good hires in Vic and Beard, I still have a hard time giving him credit for Sark. I don’t think that gets done without a big push from Eltife. I think they put on the unified front and they got the right guy, but if it was solely up to CDC I don’t know that Herman is gone. All things considered I think he has done more right than wrong, but I want to see continued success before I am completely sold.
 

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Good column and McFlex is fun. I can’t imagine being a fan/alum when your GOAT coach is lured away at meeting in the Plainview MICKEY and THEN the UT President sticks your face in it.
 
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So spot on with Rocky IV in the top spot. I watch it EVERY DAMN TIME it comes on. My kids know it by heart. Hearts on Fire by John Cafferty, Theres No Easy Way Out...bad ass soundtrack. And beating the Ruusians... it was hands down, the best!
And it's not even close!
 
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@ Ketchum, I like the article. Good write up. While I agree that CDC has made good hires in Vic and Beard, I still have a hard time giving him credit for Sark. I don’t think that gets done without a big push from Eltife. I think they put on the unified front and they got the right guy, but if it was solely up to CDC I don’t know that Herman is gone. All things considered I think he has done more right than wrong, but I want to see continued success before I am completely sold.
No doubt, but the bottom line is the bottom line. History will credit him.
 

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No doubt, but the bottom line is the bottom line. History will credit him.

History is written by the victors, and God and the Burnt Orange winds willing we're about to win a whole lot in both hoops teams and football.

and all it costs us was a buyout and some McDonalds.
 

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And it's not even close!
The Apollo death set the stage for that final hour...the fact that Rock went 15 rounds with the guy that killed his greatest rival and friend...and turning the Russian crowd in favor of him...gives me chills.
 
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I saw that when I was about 8 and remember liking it. I don't know if I have seen it in the last 35 years.

Victory, right?

Yes, Victory. Probably last time I've seen it as well, but remember really liking it as a kid.