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billyzane

  • joined Apr 17, 2008
  • last login Jun 17, 2014
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Sports and the Law: Can Schools 'Cheer' Their Way into Title IX Compliance

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Interesting to think about the possibility of giving cheerleading scholarships and thus being able to form a varsity men's soccer team, or other neglected sport, without having to add another women's varsity sport (of which there are way more than men's sports to make up for the number of schollies given to football players).

Horns Play Terribly, Show Incredible Heart, Still Lose

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Denis Clemente somehow managed to beat the entire Texas team 1-on-5 today, scoring 44 points.  The Longhorns played absolutely terribly for the first 30 minutes of this game before turning up the...

Kansas State at Texas Game Preview

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Preview of Texas' men's basketball game versus Kansas State.

A Hill Country Fiesta

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Story of watching the Texas-OSU Fiesta Bowl with a group of Longhorn fans in New York.

NYT Acknowledges Furor, Immediately Makes it Worse

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This sidebar report lifted from the DMN's Texas blog is being published today in the sports section of the New York Times. It essentially says that Mack Brown denies any recruiting improprieties in the wake of losing JMac to OU. Um, ok. Unbelievably, there is absolutely no mention of the Thayer Evans article that engendered the need for this article. So here's the logic within this sidebar report: "Texas did not get a recruit and as a result, Mack Brown says his program's recruiting practices are clean." That makes no internal sense. No one reading this article without knowledge of the previous Evans article would have any conceivable idea of why Mack Brown was defending the legality of his practices when Texas lost the recruit. The NYT just decided that they didn't want to be a part of the story so they left out the part where their reporting (which was done without ever calling for corroboration of any of the interested parties) is what's being debated here, not Texas' recruiting practices. Well....tough s--- guys, you made yourselves part of the story by shoddily reporting it in the first place. The accusations made in the article that ran in THIS VERY PAPER make up the entire damn story! How can you not mention that? How can you not mention that fact when the NYT article is the entire focus of the DMN post that you're quoting? This is the same crap that Evans did in the original article that made it awful journalism to begin with! If this is you attempting to give the "other side of the story," you're doing it wrong. The other side of the story isn't that Texas runs a pretty damn clean program (that's well documented, unlike a few programs I can think of) but rather that Thayer Evans and the NYT sports editor were allowed to print this garbage to begin with.

Pluralistic Ignorance and the Conservative Lag of College Football in its Hiring of Black Head Coaches

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Analysis of the reasons behind the lack of black college football coaches.

FanPost
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Reminder: Fan Post Etiquette

BON is getting bigger and bigger by the day, with the quantity of Fan Posts being published increasing exponentially over the last few weeks, and so I thought it would be a good time to remind...

FanPost
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Last Call NYC Horns - BON Happy Hour

I mentioned this last week, but the FanPost got buried quickly, as is the tendency these days, so I thought it was worth mentioning again. As I hope you know, the Texas basketball team plays...

FanPost
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NYC Horns - Villanova Happy Hour near MSG?

First of all, here's hoping everyone in the city can make it out to the Texas-Villanova game at MSG next Tuesday.  The game is at 9, following a West Virginia-Davidson game at 7. Additionally,...

In Defense of the BCS (Well, Sort Of...)

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A defense of the BCS system as a whole and a plea for certain changes in the methodology of the system.

Numbers Game: So You're Saying There's a Chance!

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BCS Analysis of Texas' National Championship hopes.

Texas leads OU in Harris by a 6 points

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I believe this means that Texas is a microscopic amount ahead of OU in the human polls. So essentially, it's going to come down to the computers. Can Texas maintain their lead or will they be tied? If OU leads Texas in the computers, I think OU takes it. If it's a tie, I think Texas takes it.

Tech-Baylor 4th Quarter Open Thread (aka OMG!!!1! Go Bears!!!11!!1)

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Bama is predictably destroying a terrible Auburn team, and Florida is likewise beating up on the Seminoles.  But alas, there is hope!  Your adopted fightin' Baylor Bear football team is leading...

BZ's News and Views

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In the grand tradition of such terrible writers as Larry King and the terrible newspaper for which he wrote, USA Today, I'm proud to present BZ's News and Views -- random, disjointed thoughts from...

ESPN's Mark Schlabach Comes Down in Favor of the Horns

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Friend of the blog (and I do mean that sincerely--he and I have e-mailed several times ever since this little ditty, and he's proven himself an extremely nice, calm and humble person) Mark Schlabach has used his weekly "On the Mark" column to argue for Texas being ranked ahead of OU. Keep it coming, mainstream media. Thanks also to all of you who posted FanShots about this in rapid succession.

Numbers Game: BCS Analysis

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Analysis of the BCS numbers relative to Texas' chances for the Big 12 Championship game and the National Championship game.

Attention Human Voters: The Case for Texas

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Reasons why Texas should be ranked ahead of OU in college football polls.

Tech-OU 2nd Half Open Thread

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Well that was ridiculous.  42-7 OU was not exactly what we were hoping for when some of us decided to root for OU to win this game.  So the priorities change.  I say we give up on the Big 12...

The Numbers Game: A BCS Status Update

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Analysis of the BCS numbers and what it will take to get Texas to the Big 12 Championship game and the national championship game.

The Numbers Game: 40 Days and 40 Nights of BCS Posts

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In-depth explanation of the BCS numbers, especially as they relate to Texas' chances at the Big 12 and National Championship games.

BZ's News and Views - Mo(u)rning in America Edition

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BZ's News and Views on College Football.

The Numbers Game: Schlabach Hate Week Continues!

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Are SEC defenses really that much better than Big 12 defenses, or is it the relative weakness of SEC offenses and the relative strength of Big 12 offenses that make it seem that way? An in-depth...

Chase Daniel 0-8 when UM is Losing in 2nd Half

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Since he became a starter in 2006, Chase Daniel is apparently 0-8 in games in which Missouri has trailed at any point in the second half. Perhaps he doesn't respond well to adversity. Colt, you ask? Well, Colt has WON more games that Texas has trailed in the second half than Chase has even played in. Colt is 9-4 (not including KSU in 2006 when Colt didn't play past the first offensive drive) in such games, with his most recent win coming, uh, last week against the #1 team in the nation. Adversity = Advantage Texas

BZ's News and Views

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In the grand tradition of such terrible writers as Larry King and the terrible newspaper for which he wrote, USA Today, I'm proud to present BZ's News and Views -- random, disjointed thoughts from...

The Numbers Game: Stats are for Losers

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"Stats are for losers.  I like winning games."  - Will Muschamp Gee thanks, coach. No, in fairness to his intellect and my sense of self-worth, Muschamp was saying that there's no sense in...

BZ's News and Views

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In the grand tradition of such terrible writers as Larry King and the terrible newspaper for which he wrote, USA Today, I'm proud to present BZ's News and Views -- random, disjointed thoughts from...

BZ's News and Views

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In the grand tradition of such terrible writers as Larry King and the terrible newspaper for which he wrote, USA Today, I'm proud to present BZ's News and Notes -- random, disjointed thoughts from...

A Federal Court Weighs in on the Texas/Arkansas Rivalry

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Just in time for the Arkansas game, a look back, for those who missed it the first time around, at the greatest judicial order in the history of the Horns and Hogs rivalry. Hook 'em, your honor.

FanPost
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Trojan-Beaver Open Thread

Oregon State is up 14-0 on USC late in the second quarter and driving in the USC scoring zone.  Post your thoughts, hopes and dreams here.  Also feel free to make thinly-veiled dirty jokes about...

The Numbers Game: Bend But Don't Break?

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The more yards a defense gives up, the more points it's going to allow, generally speaking.  This is a pretty obvious tenet of defensive football.  The more yards you give up in a game, the closer...

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