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    joeywa got a reaction from Drb522 in Some sad news tonight   
    I know some of us here are/have been posters on other sites over the years.  One of our close friends, @JimsTexas, passed away this morning, peacefully in his sleep.  His son called me tonight with the news. 
    Jim had some health issues, but still was able to go out and fish and faithfully followed the Longhorns, never wavering in his support regardless of recruiting classes, coaches or W/L record.  I've personally known him for years and spoke with him on Monday night.  I'm happy to call him a friend, spelling mistakes and all.  If you're the praying type, please keep his wife, son and grandchildren in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this.
    If you don't recall his posts, he generally ended them with this:
    It isn't always pretty but this is called old man writing so don't be to critical of my spelling and sentence structuring. For you fisherman might your fishing line always be tight.
    Now a little wisdom please remember this "Keep our Lord in your Hart and always have a blessed week don't take yourself so seriously no one else does enjoy your life. Have a Jack and Coke once and a while " Keep your Horns Raised high and proud
     
    RIP Jim.

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    joeywa got a reaction from Johnstark23 in Some sad news tonight   
    I know some of us here are/have been posters on other sites over the years.  One of our close friends, @JimsTexas, passed away this morning, peacefully in his sleep.  His son called me tonight with the news. 
    Jim had some health issues, but still was able to go out and fish and faithfully followed the Longhorns, never wavering in his support regardless of recruiting classes, coaches or W/L record.  I've personally known him for years and spoke with him on Monday night.  I'm happy to call him a friend, spelling mistakes and all.  If you're the praying type, please keep his wife, son and grandchildren in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this.
    If you don't recall his posts, he generally ended them with this:
    It isn't always pretty but this is called old man writing so don't be to critical of my spelling and sentence structuring. For you fisherman might your fishing line always be tight.
    Now a little wisdom please remember this "Keep our Lord in your Hart and always have a blessed week don't take yourself so seriously no one else does enjoy your life. Have a Jack and Coke once and a while " Keep your Horns Raised high and proud
     
    RIP Jim.

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    joeywa got a reaction from Tax Saver in Some sad news tonight   
    I know some of us here are/have been posters on other sites over the years.  One of our close friends, @JimsTexas, passed away this morning, peacefully in his sleep.  His son called me tonight with the news. 
    Jim had some health issues, but still was able to go out and fish and faithfully followed the Longhorns, never wavering in his support regardless of recruiting classes, coaches or W/L record.  I've personally known him for years and spoke with him on Monday night.  I'm happy to call him a friend, spelling mistakes and all.  If you're the praying type, please keep his wife, son and grandchildren in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this.
    If you don't recall his posts, he generally ended them with this:
    It isn't always pretty but this is called old man writing so don't be to critical of my spelling and sentence structuring. For you fisherman might your fishing line always be tight.
    Now a little wisdom please remember this "Keep our Lord in your Hart and always have a blessed week don't take yourself so seriously no one else does enjoy your life. Have a Jack and Coke once and a while " Keep your Horns Raised high and proud
     
    RIP Jim.

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    joeywa got a reaction from echeese in Some sad news tonight   
    I know some of us here are/have been posters on other sites over the years.  One of our close friends, @JimsTexas, passed away this morning, peacefully in his sleep.  His son called me tonight with the news. 
    Jim had some health issues, but still was able to go out and fish and faithfully followed the Longhorns, never wavering in his support regardless of recruiting classes, coaches or W/L record.  I've personally known him for years and spoke with him on Monday night.  I'm happy to call him a friend, spelling mistakes and all.  If you're the praying type, please keep his wife, son and grandchildren in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this.
    If you don't recall his posts, he generally ended them with this:
    It isn't always pretty but this is called old man writing so don't be to critical of my spelling and sentence structuring. For you fisherman might your fishing line always be tight.
    Now a little wisdom please remember this "Keep our Lord in your Hart and always have a blessed week don't take yourself so seriously no one else does enjoy your life. Have a Jack and Coke once and a while " Keep your Horns Raised high and proud
     
    RIP Jim.

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    joeywa got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Some sad news tonight   
    I know some of us here are/have been posters on other sites over the years.  One of our close friends, @JimsTexas, passed away this morning, peacefully in his sleep.  His son called me tonight with the news. 
    Jim had some health issues, but still was able to go out and fish and faithfully followed the Longhorns, never wavering in his support regardless of recruiting classes, coaches or W/L record.  I've personally known him for years and spoke with him on Monday night.  I'm happy to call him a friend, spelling mistakes and all.  If you're the praying type, please keep his wife, son and grandchildren in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this.
    If you don't recall his posts, he generally ended them with this:
    It isn't always pretty but this is called old man writing so don't be to critical of my spelling and sentence structuring. For you fisherman might your fishing line always be tight.
    Now a little wisdom please remember this "Keep our Lord in your Hart and always have a blessed week don't take yourself so seriously no one else does enjoy your life. Have a Jack and Coke once and a while " Keep your Horns Raised high and proud
     
    RIP Jim.

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    joeywa got a reaction from java in Some sad news tonight   
    I know some of us here are/have been posters on other sites over the years.  One of our close friends, @JimsTexas, passed away this morning, peacefully in his sleep.  His son called me tonight with the news. 
    Jim had some health issues, but still was able to go out and fish and faithfully followed the Longhorns, never wavering in his support regardless of recruiting classes, coaches or W/L record.  I've personally known him for years and spoke with him on Monday night.  I'm happy to call him a friend, spelling mistakes and all.  If you're the praying type, please keep his wife, son and grandchildren in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this.
    If you don't recall his posts, he generally ended them with this:
    It isn't always pretty but this is called old man writing so don't be to critical of my spelling and sentence structuring. For you fisherman might your fishing line always be tight.
    Now a little wisdom please remember this "Keep our Lord in your Hart and always have a blessed week don't take yourself so seriously no one else does enjoy your life. Have a Jack and Coke once and a while " Keep your Horns Raised high and proud
     
    RIP Jim.

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    joeywa got a reaction from tejasrulz in Some sad news tonight   
    I know some of us here are/have been posters on other sites over the years.  One of our close friends, @JimsTexas, passed away this morning, peacefully in his sleep.  His son called me tonight with the news. 
    Jim had some health issues, but still was able to go out and fish and faithfully followed the Longhorns, never wavering in his support regardless of recruiting classes, coaches or W/L record.  I've personally known him for years and spoke with him on Monday night.  I'm happy to call him a friend, spelling mistakes and all.  If you're the praying type, please keep his wife, son and grandchildren in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this.
    If you don't recall his posts, he generally ended them with this:
    It isn't always pretty but this is called old man writing so don't be to critical of my spelling and sentence structuring. For you fisherman might your fishing line always be tight.
    Now a little wisdom please remember this "Keep our Lord in your Hart and always have a blessed week don't take yourself so seriously no one else does enjoy your life. Have a Jack and Coke once and a while " Keep your Horns Raised high and proud
     
    RIP Jim.

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    joeywa reacted to Aaron Carrara in *****National Signing Day 1 Thread*****   
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    joeywa reacted to UTfish in *****National Signing Day 1 Thread*****   
    Herman is signing with Liberty?
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    joeywa got a reaction from utparothed in Official HornSports “Let’s Talk Booze” thread   
    Got this today in OR. $99.95 because Oregon is a Liquor Control state. No ridiculous markup or sales tax. 
     



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    joeywa got a reaction from J.B. TexasEx in Official HornSports “Let’s Talk Booze” thread   
    Got this today in OR. $99.95 because Oregon is a Liquor Control state. No ridiculous markup or sales tax. 
     



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    joeywa reacted to Aaron Carrara in *****National Signing Day 1 Thread*****   
    Wednesday, December 16 is the early signing period for high school athletes.  

    The Longhorns sit at 18 hard commits and the expectation is that all will sign during the early signing period (with the exception of Ishmael Ibraheem). 
    Texas is in the mix for a grad transfer CB and there is a possibility for a currently uncommitted WR commit to pop-up in the class.  Other than that, don’t expect for much in the area of surprises.
    Nothing is final until an LOI is received, but I talked to Ja’Tavion Sanders a few days ago and he told me he is signing at 8:30 AM at his school (Denton Ryan) and that he was 💯 Texas.
    Derrick Harris Jr told me he is signing at 9:00 am in the New Caney HS auditorium.
    Hayden Conner is signing on Wednesday but will do a public signing on Friday with his teammates at Katy Taylor.
    Heres a list of commits expected to sign tomorrow:
    -Ja’Tavion Sanders - ATH (Denton, TX) - SIGNED
    -JD Coffey - S (Kennedale, TX) - SIGNED
    -Derrick Harris Jr. - DE (New Caney, TX) - SIGNED
    -Jordon Thomas - DE  (Port Arthur, TX) - SIGNED
    - Jamier Johnson - CB (Pasadena, CA) - SIGNED
    - Jaden Alexis -  WR (Pompano Beach, CA) - SIGNED
    - Morice Blackwell - LB (Arlington, TX) - SIGNED
    - Terrence Cooks - LB (Pearland, TX) - SIGNED
    - Hayden Conner - OL (Katy, TX) - SIGNED
    - Byron Murphy II - DT (DeSoto, TX) - SIGNED
    - Jonathon Brooks - RB (Halletsville, TX) - SIGNED
    - Juan Davis - ATH (Everman, TX) - SIGNED
    - Casey Cain - WR (New Orleans, LA) - SIGNED
    - Isaac Pearson - K (Austrailia) - SIGNED
    - Max Merrill - OL (Houston, TX) - SIGNED
    - Gunnar Helm - TE (Englewood, CO) - SIGNED
    - Charles Wright - QB (Austin, TX) - SIGNED
    -Darion Dunn - GRAD TRANSFER - SIGNED
    -Barryn Sorrell - DL (New Orleans, LA) - SIGNED
    Congratulations to all these young men who are living their dreams and playing at the next level.
    #HookEm
     
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    joeywa reacted to primal defense in this is just one way to piss off a horse   
    Hook em

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    joeywa got a reaction from duqu in this is just one way to piss off a horse   
    Was NOT what I was expecting when I opened this thread. 😂
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    joeywa got a reaction from duqu in Covid vaccine trial participation update   
    I’m not sure if you’re becoming Chevy Chase in Spies Like Us or Antifa. 
     
    Either way, prayers sent  
     
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    joeywa reacted to duqu in this is just one way to piss off a horse   
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    joeywa reacted to utparothed in Official HornSports “Let’s Talk Booze” thread   
    Took the wife to Whiskey Cake and got the BYOF (build your own flight) with Blanton's, Kentucky Owl Confiscated, Old Forester B-Day 2020 and EH Taylor Small Batch, also tried Stagg Jr. for the first time as well.  REALLY liked the Kentucky Owl and Old Forester B-Day.  I'm not sure I'd pay the $125-$150/bottle I've seen for the KO but I'd definitely have another glass if I saw it on the menu.  I've been on an Old Forester kick for the last few months (especially with the 1897 and 1920) and wasn't disappointed at all with the B-Day, my only issue with it is that I can't find it at any of the stores that I shop at...might have to talk to Earl's bourbon guy!  The EH Taylor was very good, pretty smooth and a little spicy which I like.  Blanton's was the only one I tried that I've had before so it was what I expected it to be and enjoyed it as much as I have before.  The Stagg Jr was probably my favorite of the five (B-Day was a very close second), it definitely has a kick to it but I thought it was still pretty smooth and I liked the spicy/caramelly flavor.  I paid $39 for the flight which I didn't think was all that bad, the price is based on the $/glass of the bourbons that you choose, I did consider adding Pappy's instead of Blanton's but the $130 a glass for the 15-year was probably going to bump the price up to a little more than I wanted to pay.
     
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    joeywa got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in *****🏀 Texas vs. Texas State Game Thread*****   
    Three years I hope!
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    joeywa got a reaction from pringlelake in Edinburg HS player charges ref in football game   
    This won't bode well for the young man.
    https://katu.com/news/nation-world/texas-prep-football-player-attacks-referee
     
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    joeywa got a reaction from Aaron Carrara in *****🏀 Texas vs. Texas State Game Thread*****   
    Three years I hope!
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    joeywa got a reaction from longhorn_mig in *****🏀 Texas vs. Texas State Game Thread*****   
    Three years I hope!
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    joeywa reacted to Aaron Carrara in *****🏀 Texas vs. Texas State Game Thread*****   
    The Longhorns are back in action tonight at the Frank Erwin Center as they take on the Texas State Bobcats.
    Tipoff Time is 7:00 🕖 PM.
     
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    joeywa reacted to echeese in A day that will live in infamy   
    Wanted to take a moment from the hand wringing over CUM's decision to break TEXAS fans hearts and remember the attack on Pearl Harbor, on this day 79 years ago.   Also, while the movie Pearl Harbor sucked, the scenes from the attack were outstanding and captured well the events of that morning. 
     

     

     
    Also, while we all know about the USS Arizona, I only learned the story of the USS Nevada while steaming out of Pearl Harbor as we deployed to WESTPAC.   A great story.
     
    On the morning of Dec 7th, the USS Nevada was moored to the northern most spot along battleship row, next to the USS Arizona.   The officer of the Deck ordered her 2nd boiler to be lit off, with the intention of shutting down the 1st once the 2nd was up to steam.   These two facts are mentioned because they would save the Nevada and she would be the only battleship to get underway that day despite being struck by a Japanese torpedo. 
     
    See the map below, the USS Nevada tried to run as she returned fire from her anti aircraft guns.  She was credited with downing 6 of the 9 Japanese planes shot down that morning.    The Nevada began making headway and was gaining speed as she raced for the narrow canal which starts at Hospital Point.     About that time, the 2nd wave of attacking planes reached Pearl Harbor and made sinking the Nevada a priority.    They hoped to catch the Nevada as she reach the very narrow channel at Hospital Point at the bottom of the map.
     
    Realizing this, the Senior officer ordered she be run aground as to not block the channel.   It would take 9 months for the Nevada to be refitted but she would serve highly distinguished service in World War II.   She would participate in retaking the Aluetian Islands in 1943 then would steam to Europe  in support of the D-Day invasions.   She would then return to the Pacific where she was part of both the Iwo Jima and Okinawa invasions.
     
    When US ships leave Pearl Harbor, they render honors to both the USS Arizona and the USS Nevada.
     

     
     
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    joeywa reacted to echeese in View from the Cheap Seats-KSU   
    View from the Cheap Seats-KSU
    BiJion’s coming out party-Feast of the Running Backs
     
    Wow, if anyone had any questions why BiJon was such a highly sought after recruit, all questions have now been answered.    The young man is an amazing combination of power, speed, shiftiness and vision.  We can only hope this is what we can expect over the next 2 years and 2 games.   His explosive running was the catalyst behind the biggest offensive explosion from a TEXAS team since the 2005 BigXII title game.  Fitting that Joel Klatt was doing the announcing as he was on the receiving end of that 2005 beat down as QB for the CU Buffs.    TEXAS would score 4 TDs and a FG on it’s first 5 drives to take a lead into half.    After the half, KSU showed signs of life, TEXAS would crush those signs by answering KSU’s 14 points in the 3rd, with 35 of their own.   5 TDs on 5 drives in one quarter.   Not only was this the biggest scoring output since 2005 and the biggest in the CTH era, it also represented the biggest 3rd quarter in the CTH era.  
    We’re too lazy to do the research but was this the biggest day in TEXAS history by 2 RBs?   Not only did BiJon break out with a 9 carry 172 yard, 3 TD day and a ridiculous 19 ypc, Roschon Johnson counters with 14 carries, 139 yards and 3 TD day, finishing 1 tick off 10 ypc for his career best day as well. 300+ yards by our RBs against one of the better front 4’s in the BigXII.  Nice, VERY NICE   Oh wait, it doesn’t end there.    Would you believe it if we told you that TEXAS did all that without it’s #1 offensive lineman and without it’s #2 offensive lineman for half the game.
    Bijion interview reported by the on air staff on why he choose TEXAS over offers from Bama, tOSU or Clemson etc.  
    “College football is better when TEXAS is good and I want to be part of that comeback”
    How does anyone not love the kid?  
     
    Offensively we saw a game plan which featured getting TEXAS’ best players the ball in their hands with a chance to show case their talents.  For those regular readers of the Cheap Seats, you know we have long been frustrated by TEXAS’ “bombs away” offense which has led  to TEXAS frequently being behind the chains in long yardage situations.    Against the Wildcats, we saw the offense that more closely resembled what we saw vs Utah in the Alamo Bowl.   An offense designed to keep the D off balance with a good mix of run and pass, shorter/quicker throws allowing pass catchers to utilize their talents.   It will be interesting to read some of the upcoming “tale of the tape” reports on how our patch work offensive line was able to be so much more productive despite not having Sam Cosmi (good luck in the show) at left tackle and starting true freshman Jake Majors (we really hope his performance is indicative of things to come) at center.    Plus losing Derreck K who had slid out to play Right Tackle as Christian Jones flipped to the left side.  No question in our mind this game plan would have had TEXAS as half of the BigXII title game in a re-match with a 2 loss ISU who would still hold the tie breaker with OU.    We wonder where this O has been all year.
    While the D was not horrid in the game, they certainly looked more like our D from the 1st half of the year than the 2nd.   Former CFS’ DB coach Chris Vaughan’s son Duece ripped the D for 12.4 ypc and shows he’ll be a thorn in BigXII D’s sides for the next 2 years (he’s a true freshman).   After shutting down 3 of the top RBs in the nation in the past 4 weeks, the offense picked a great week to kick things in gear because the D was back to it’s old tricks of missing tackles and getting gashed by RBs.   What they did that was most impressive was to create 2 interceptions which led to 14 points.   Our favorite was true freshman Jerrin Thompson basically hiding behind the referee who was directly in KSU QB Will Howard’s line of sight and popping out to break under the receiver, then returning the ball 21 yards to the KSU 3.
    Offensive player of the game:
    Bijon Robinson
    Honorable mention:   our OL and Roschon Johnson
    Defensive player of the game:
    Joseph Ossai
    HM:   Jerrin Thompson
    Special teams player of the game:
                  De’shawn Jamison    3 returns for 150 yards with a long of 98
     
    Stats that matter
    4    Penalties on TEXAS, which is less than half TEXAS’ season average
    14/9/2     14 drives, 9 TDs 2 FGs    That’s impressive
    69   Most points since 2005
    35    5 drives in the 3rd quarter, 5 TDs.   Might be a TEXAS record
     
     
    Highlights
     
    So with the loss to ISU, with Coach Herman 99 and 44/100th all but gone and with what amount to a scrimmage vs Kansas on deck, talk turns to “does TEXAS land Urban Meyer”?    And if they don’t land UFM, who is next.    Let’s to a quick run down of “next” if UFM says no.   And make no mistake, we do not want UFM to turn us down.   These in our order and make no mistake, all come with risks, there are no sure things.   Many want to say TEXAS is no place for OJT, we agree but challenge anyone to find candidates with skins.
    Mario Christobal-A Saban disciple, a GREAT offensive line coach and the best recruiter not named UFM.   One needs to dig into his Florida International record which is more impressive than it appears at 1st blush.   Won the Pac 12 (weakest of the Power 5) and a Rose Bowl win.  You can double his salary and still not pay what CTH is getting
    Luke Fickell-Cincy    Doing great things at a mid major.  He’s a mid west guy with no ties to TEXAS
    Tom Allen-Indiana    Dude has Indiana winning football games in the B1G.   That’s impressive and his players LOVE him.   Making $4 million a year already.
    PJ Fleck-Minnesota  2 time MAC coach of the year last year’s B1G coach of the year.  Might be expensive to land.   
    Our dark horse guy:   Chris Ash.   We don’t hold Rutgers against him, it’s freaking Rutgers. OTOH, we’ll wager Rutgers taught him a ton of what not to do and that can be valuable.
    We love Dan Mullen but doubtful he’s making a lateral move
    Guys we want ZERO part of:
    Steve Sarkisian
    Hugh Freeze
     
    Ranking the BigXII
    #1  ISU    Nuff said, we choked
    #2  OU    
    #3   TEXAS   Kinda backed doored our way to #3 but the pre-season goal with BigXII title.  We failed and have no one to blame but ourselves
    #4  Oklahoma State and TCU we have tied as TCU beat OSU
    #6  WVU
    #7  KSU
    #8  TT
    #9  Baylor
    #10 Kansas
     
    If we had a playoff vote:
    #1 Bama
    #2  ND
    #3  Clemson
    #4  tOSU
    Will be interesting to see if the committee gives Cincy any love.    Sadly, aggie might be on the verge of a playoff berth.    We need Clemson to beat ND in a close game as a Clemson loss opens the door to the #4 spot.    Florida upsetting Bama works too but unlikely.   
     
    ESPN College Pick’em
    Yours truly slid from #4 last week to #5 this week but revealing in our 2020 1st Top 10 finish.
    Props to Baby Yoda, your 2020 OB winner.
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    joeywa got a reaction from primal defense in *****GAME THREAD: #17 TEXAS vs. #12 VILLANOVA*****   
    Three really poor offensive possessions for Texas with under 2 to go sealed the deal. 

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