Spare the remarks, I know you don't care, but...

Discussion in 'Orangebloods.com's Classics' started by hornsonfire, Dec 10, 2012.

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  1. hornsonfire

    hornsonfire Well-Known Member
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    ...I thought some of you might. Slim and others, I've been here since the beginning, I was with Ketch before then, but this board has too few true fans like it used to and too few gentlemen like it used to. I've made my arguments here lately, trying to be nice, trying to cool people down, trying to get people to be level-headed and most will not do it and I'm sick of it. I can be a fan of Texas without the boorish soccer-fan style of behavior this place has turned in to.

    Ketch, you don't do enough to police this place and you have your reasons and I'm sure they're business reasons and that's okay. I just cannot listen to this anymore every day. This was a great place to come to every evening to talk about and read about Longhorn sports. That is no longer the case and that is on you and no one else because it's your bar, your booze, and your till. I am not mad at your or even upset with you personally. I just think it's a bad business decision. I'll be back, of course, but not as a regular and not as a supporter like I've always been. This place was the best in the business. Now the business is the best but the place is not.

    It's like standing next to the drunkest idiots in the stands who can barely walk or talk who are spilling beer all over everyone and are mad and glad all at once and think they are being great fans, when they are the poorest in the stands and just cannot understand why anyone would think otherwise. They want to pass of their behavior as a, let's get rid of so-and-so, reason to act that way. The reality is, if they really knew how to act there are really, really good ways to get their message across that doesn't incite everyone. But they don't either a) don't know how; or b) don't care; or c) know how and don't care and consider themselves above the Texas program and fans, which is what they are accusing Mack Brown of.

    I have been one of the fans here who all along this year has said that Mack Brown has to go. But I have also said that it must be done so in a dignified way. Because I have said so, the so-called mack-haters think I am a troll or a mack-lover or apologist or whatever or term they have thought up. They have done that not because of the position I have stood for, which is the same as theirs, but because I want to do it in a dignified way, which is not what they want. This is where the boorish, lynch-mob, drunken soccer fan attitude comes in to play and it is what I am sick of.

    They will say I am stupid, they will say what I have written was so long they didn't read it, they will say I said what I said because I want Mack back, they will say I am a troll, they will I'm lumping people together and that most of them don't belong with that small group of people acting that way. They will say a lot of things, but no one, including you, will step up and stop them. So while they try to separate themselves, no one will step up and stop this smal band of hooligans from ruining this board.

    I am leaving my account open and I will be back every now and then, but I am through posting as frequently and reading as frequently, when I was a loyal everyday reader since the inception of orangebloods.com and I do not do this lightly. I have kept thinking back and forth about it. I have also thought about this post and I know what the soccer fans here are going to do about it and I thought, well, let them show just how bad they really are one more time. And it really is amazing to me because I am on their side (if their agenda is to have Mack retire). I've stated that. But because I dare to disagree with them in any fashion, then I am not on their side. So just how of an agenda do they have anyway?

    Anyway, this site was once great. And for you, Ketch, and the others who have worked so hard to bring me all the Longhorn news, I thank you.
     
  2. HornPitt

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    you will get blasted to be sure.........but I agree.
     
  3. HornRunner

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    I know it's hard to do, but there are times where I limit myself only to the pinned threads of the Mods. Would be cool if you could change settings only to see certain things you want.
     
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    First world problems.
     
  5. Texas57

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    I'm with you OP. I used to recommend this site to friends and family....now I'm almost embarrassed to admit I'm on here. Hook 'Em
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    This post was edited on 12/10 8:19 PM by TEXPIMP
     
  7. Supesec

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    Keep in mind a lot of posters are trolls and are not Texas fans. I think a pretty significant percentage are aggies, or OU fans.
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  8. echeese

    echeese IDMAS. . it don't make a shit
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    HB,

    Well said and the soccer analogy is apt.


    But may I suggest you attend the lunch they are having on Thursday to express such views.

    I would make the drive to Austin but committed to an all day planning session, anything else I'd cancel.
     
  9. Sun Tzu Horn

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    There are some people who can't post anything it's out calling people idiots and worse. And it isn't just a pumper v hater - some of these are calling out anybody and everybody that doesn't agree with their every thought.

    Unfortunately, some of these are the guys who post the most often and apparently most favored nations status - like Mr Emoticon.

    You can just put those guys on ignore and not miss anything, but I don't get why it's apparently acceptable,
     
  10. MR. COSELL

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    OP, please put OT in front of ur post. I'm tired of these garbage posts that do not
    pertain to anything but their personal problems.
     
  11. orangeuglad

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    Out of 11,000 members, there are about 30 to 50 posters that are ruining this board.
     
  12. Gus McCrea

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    That's funny.

    But I do agree with OP. This place has been an addiction for me and I am trying to kick it bc the negativity bums me out.


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  13. echeese

    echeese IDMAS. . it don't make a shit
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    So you post a call out to complain about call outs.

    Interesting.


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  14. jmrtexcol

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    Nicely stated hornbacker....I agree with everything you said. I have been staying away myself; it f@cking sucks to read the same shit over and over again. There has to be a much better way to have these discussions but there are way too many aholes that prevent OB from doing so. Oh well....
     
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    ... this is what happens when a fellow known a GK becomes " Editor in Chief " plus a radio personality ... this place is getting pretty close to what " IT " was when Heard was HMFWIC @ " IT " ... Please Honor ME with a Ban !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GBDKR & MB ...
     
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    Hornbacker - I actually tried to address this in an email with a mod about a month or 2 ago and did not get very far. The response was basically that it is not that bad. So there likely will be no change anytime soon.
     
  17. greenvhorn

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    I agree. I think Ketch made a start this morning, hopefully reason will return and people who are true fans will realize the damage that is being done. I think many of the worst posters are really fans who have adopted a mob mentality and would never intentionally tear down the program.
     
  18. echeese

    echeese IDMAS. . it don't make a shit
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    Heard was such a freaking tool.

    But noway is GK remotely close to that clown. though I do/did (not sure if he is still around) feel sorry for the guy.

    To be that talented yet that miserable, life's too freaking short.
     
  19. Bevo61

    Bevo61 I hate rude behavior in a man
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    Thanks for the post OP. I too am sick of the unnecessary, unprovoked bashing of other fans because they have a different opinion. I think the most terrible part of this mess is that we are all supposedly Texas Longhorn fans.
     
  20. HornEsch

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    OP, I understand where you are coming from. I have been on this board a good while as well and it is obviously at a low spot in its history. These down years have really brought the worst out in people. It is not so much that they want change or are mad that the program is where it is. It is just how childishly people become trying to get their point across. Then you have the people who just want to pick a fight sometimes based on their point of view, but quite often just to argue.

    This is the worst I have ever seen it. I would say 90% of the posters that are causing the problems, I have never even heard of prior to this year. You have the old guard that always had a loud voice, but it was fewer and farther between which made it tolerable.

    People are just so angry that it has made many of the irrational in their behavior, not necessarily their point of view.

    I will probably have to take a break from this board at some point. Just not worth the heart ache and the embarrassment some of the people are bringing to the university they claim to love.

    Ketch, it is your business. However I know you are not blind to the problems.
     
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