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|5 weeks 4 days ago||Marketing. Ninjas.||
|7 weeks 10 hours ago||Mine arrived in Texas. Excellent job by all behind it.||
Mine arrived in Texas. Excellent job by all behind it.
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|13 weeks 4 days ago||I appreciate the explanation.||
I appreciate the explanation. I've never seen it in male sports, so I surmised it had something to do with softball (or women's sports) culture.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Watching some of Michigan's||
Watching some of Michigan's games this year, I've noticed several players (particularly Betsa) smiling broadly when facing a pressure situation or before a big pitch. Does anyone know if they're coached to do this?
|15 weeks 9 hours ago||No, just an observation that||
No, just an observation that you're so comfortable in your bubble wherever you happen to be that you'd never bother to find out that Texans just might not be the idiots you think we are. Have fun with that, sir. Bless your heart.
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|15 weeks 9 hours ago||Come on down and see for||
Come on down and see for yourself. I went to Detroit CC and thought that was well-played. Moved out to the Bay Area and thought Concord DeLaSalle was light years better. Then I got here. The top teams regularly have 6-8 D1 players sign every year. Add that up among three classes and you basically have a young D1 team. Average them out as mid-tier D1 players, with really good coaching and 6-8 years in the same system (back to 5th grade) and you get impressive results.
|15 weeks 15 hours ago||Westlake is around 10,000 seats||
I live in their rival's district (Lake Travis) which seats about 12,000. Unlike most games in Michigan, the home stands are typically SRO. Away stands attendance depends on the quality of the opponent (distance is usually irrelevant).
If you've never been to a big-time 6A HS game in Texas, you're missing out. It's played at a level that rivals even mid-tier college games. The Katy/Lake Travis final last year was one of the most impressive displays of pure football I've seen in a long time, particularly by the Katy defense.
|15 weeks 15 hours ago||Do all of us down here a favor||
...and never come down to Texas to find out how wrong you are.
We'll be just fine without you.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed - completely indefensible.||
Unless he reached out to any and all coaches that would be potential replacements and they all shot him down, so he was forced to stand pat. My, how that program has cratered.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Mark Hollis : Hockey = Jed York : Football||
Can't think of a better comparison.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||The Clemson people need to get a grip||
My sister lives in Lexington, SC. They get ice storms. They get hurricanes. Oh yeah, and it's as humid as...well, use your imagination.
I live in central Texas and the weather is far better in total than either SC or SE Michigan. By their logic, UT should get every player they want.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||1988-89 was a great year||
My freshman year as well. Go Blue.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Amen||
Was happy I could thank him in person in Utah. Outstanding work.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Congratulations Cook family!||
My son Desmond Carter approves of the name. Blessings to all of you!
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Generally sparse crowd||
Lots of tickets given to the military.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Halftime meetup for those at the game?||
Would love to meet any other MGoBrethren here.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Warmup notes||
Onwenu is a large human being. Seems like a lot of his weight is on his lower half.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||At the game, Sec 115 front row||
Right in front of the "announce" area. Currently three hats on the table, Bama, Michigan, and Georgia (appears to be set up for Nauta) (?)
|44 weeks 6 days ago||No beef rib fan's life is||
No beef rib fan's life is complete without visiting the Louie Mueller BBQ in Taylor, TX (near Austin). I'm fortunate enough to live within driving distance and can honestly say that not only is theirs the best beef rib in existence, it's the best smoked meat of any kind anywhere. The average beef rib there is 1.75lbs (!).
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Riverfront Coliseum in||
Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati. Dump of dumps, but winning the '96 title game made it oh, so worth it.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Pork can be a singular exception to that rule||
Simply because the dry-rub / barking technique doesn't work quite as well on that type of meat. I've seen it done, but most prefer the sauce method.
When we talk about BBQ down here, the default subject is brisket unless something else is specified. Sorry if that wasn't clear.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||My vote for best BBQ sauce around Austin||
Surprisingly, I think it's the one thing Salt Lick does better than anyone. Their Spicy variety is the absolute bomb.
Second place is Louie Mueller's jalapeno pulled pork sauce. Phenomenal.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Agreed||
We, the consumers, are the winners.
My vote if you include nearby towns is Louie Mueller in Taylor. Wayne's beef rib is still the best meat I've ever put in my mouth (and I've put a lot in my piehole). I'd put it up against anything in Austin proper, now or previous.
If you've never been to Snow's in Lexington, go. The pork steak is beyond awesome. Dare I say, Harbaugh-level?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||We have a saying down here.||
"Saucin' is cheatin'."
The general rule for BBQ enthusiasts and pitmasters alike (at least around here) is that even though they may provide sauce, it's for northerners/out-of-towners and is not to be consumed. There's a suspicion that if you push meat with sauce, you're either not a very good pitmaster or you're using low-quality meat.
I've found that one or both of those is true in the vast majority of cases where sauce is provided on the meat.
Doubt me all you want on the Top5 thing -- next time you're down here I'd be happy to host you and like so many before, you'll believe me afterwards.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||La Barbecue is better than Franklin's.||
Hands-down. Trust me, I live here.
Aaron Franklin is a marketing machine, but he has been surpassed in the art of BBQ.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Salt Lick is AT MOST 5th best in just Austin alone||
...let alone the world. It is, however, better than any BBQ in Chicago.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Any reason why you seed .ts files?||
Seems like running them through a MP4 compressor wouldn't lose much and would be roughly 1/4 the size. 12GB is a lot to download/seed to the masses.
Just my $.02.
|2 years 1 week ago||Bullying is an issue||
We just decided to pull our 12 and 8 year olds in favor of LUOA (online homeschool). The public schools give a lot of lip service to anti-bullying, but there's little to no follow-through. Very disappointing considering how highly rated the school systems are.
|2 years 1 week ago||I live in Lakeway and I strongly agree||
We live in The Hills to be exact. I let my kids play outside unsupervised and have zero fear. Where else is that even possible? People respect and look out for one another. A truly rare thing these days.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Detroit Detroits||
If I recall, the current incarnation of that baseball club is called the Detroit Tigers. Not surprised we got hammered.