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Everything posted by BudreauReye

  1. If you don't have cable access to the Longhorn Network for this weekend's or any other Longhorn game, you can get a five day free trial on Playstation Vue. You do not have to have a playstation console. You can access Vue over your Roku or equivalent device. Vue is equivalent in cost monthly to Hulu Plus or Sling TV, but the free five day trial is a good deal, plus you get access to LHN which the other online services do not provide.
  2. I pretty much do not pay much attention to these threads ... once you have heard one aggie joke you have heard them all ... “How about we meltdown once, in February, once we actually know just how upset we should be?” But ... seriously !!! I do not know whether this is a typical aggie, a stupid aggie, or an aggie apologist, but, good lord, how could anybody who attended public school long enough to learn enough to read and write, make such an idiotic statement. (Or is this person home schooled ... by an aggie !!!) Is this ... I am sorry ... the more I think about this ... Oh God !!! I feel my consciousness slowly slipping away ... Darrell !!! Is that you ??? ; )
  3. Is this happening on smart phones, desktops, or both? I only use my smart phone to surf the web when I am traveling. Lately, I have only been using my desktop for the web, and by and large I am having no problems with popup, popunder or popover ads. I am using Windows 7 as an operating system and Waterfox (64 bit) as a browser. Some web sites don't like the way Waterfox uses or rather doesn't like to use Java (Sorry Java, the computer language, not you !!! ), so sometimes I have to use Chrome as a browser. I have been thinking about upgrading to Windows 10 ... maybe I should not oughta ?! I have uBlock installed but currently have it turned off ... no problems. I have used various versions of AdBlock in the past, but I found that they did not play well with others, so I stopped using them. Later versions of the programs may work well though, so maybe they should be checked out. I have Vipre Antivirus and Malwarebytes always running in the background, and I run a custom manual Malwarebytes scan including rootkits, the freeware versions of Wise Disk Cleaner, Ccleaner (both the disk cleaner and the registry cleaner), and Wise Disk Registry Cleaner at least once a week. With regards to Malwarebytes, I keep active Web Protection turned off or my system locks up, but I keep active Exploit Protection, active Malware Protection, and active Ransomeware Protection turned on. On my wife's laptop, I can keep Web Protection turned on but that computer is running Windows 8 ... sometimes these computer security programs do not play well with each other if they have comparable active modules turned on. Depending on what programs you are trying to use, trial and error determines what you can and cannot use together. With regards to desktops, I have found that if you find a good antivirus program and anti-malware program ( I re-evaluate them annually), let them run scans automatically behind the scenes if they work well with each other, and then run their scans manually along with other free versions of disk and registry scanners, on a regular, weekly, basis, you can 'eliminate a lot of these problems. If you continue to have problems, get yourself a good anti-keylogger program ... you can find them free of the web ... and run them occasionally. I am not a computer security expert by any means, but I have built and configured more than a few graphic computers and networks for architectural firms that I have worked for because nobody else had the inclination to do so, and they did not want to pay professionals to do it. I don't have any good experience or advice for smart phones ... I have an extreme dislike for smart phones ... but that is another story altogether.
  4. Whatever kool-Aid these guys are having, meaning the Texas football team, not some of our craptastic posters ... Please Sir, may I have some more?
  5. This team is obviously a work in progress ... if Andrew Jones can come back strong as the Andrew Jones we saw before his injury, and the Horns we saw in the first half of this game make a consistent appearance ... well, we might have a chance at a decent season ... of course, I do tend to be one of those infernal optometrists. : )
  6. Those of us here don't get to choose ... Time will tell ... Let's just see how it goes.
  7. I hated last night's game as much as anybody. This team is a work in progress. You gotta remember that our top scorer and arguably our best guard, Andrew Jones, was out along with another very important part of the back court rotation, Eric Davis. This team is still very young. They are down to a seven player rotation. Obviously, last night's game was an embarrassment for the Horns. If it does not wake them up, nothing will. These guys have high expectations for themselves, as a team and as individuals. They will respond ... injuries allowing. Also, Shaka will be here the rest of this year, next year and probably the year after. I look forward to seeing Shaka continue to build what will become a strong program ... the possibilities are exciting ... our crappy fans, on the other hand ... well ... much to my chagrin, I am afraid that we are stuck with them.
  8. My wife has a sleep disorder and restless leg syndrome ... so, even during exciting games, I usually have to wake her up two or three times to keep her from sleep walking over the edge from our first row seats upstairs ... this game, I just let her snooze. I think I even snoozed a few times ... I swear I think I was whistled for abrasive snoring a couple of times in the second half ... or ... maybe that was just a bad dream !!! ; ) By the way, the half time and time out entertainment has hit an all time exciting (SARCASM MODE ENGAGED !!!) level. If you were not there, you will not believe this ... they actually had a ZUMBA class dance routine at half time ... those folks sure looked like THEY were having a good time. Can't say that they do not try new concepts, though ... they had two guys at either end of the court with 30 seconds, I think, to make as many shots as possible. They were tied together by an elastic cord so they could affect how the other guy shot ... they even made them wear hard hats in case they took a fall. in spite of referees and players stumbling over the elastic cord, both contestants shot a better percentage than the Longhorns did last night. F F Folks ... this exciting update of last night's action has been brought to you by ZUMBA !!! It does a body good !!! ; )
  9. Tommy pretty much defined the position of middle linebacker in college ball and later in the pros. I remember going to the movies with friends during the 1965 Orange Bowl game against Joe Namath and the Bamas. We tried sneaking up to listen to the game on a portable radio in the restroom, and I could not stand not seeing the game, so I forsook my friends and the movie and ran home to watch the rest of the game. Tommy was big and violent. He stuffed plays sideline to sideline. The position he played does not even exist on today's defenses. ; )
  10. Don't you just love it when threads really reach the pinnacle of what they can be? ; )
  11. Well ... I guess that depends on how thrilling the REST of your life is !!! ; )
  12. THIS JUST IN !!! ... Clickety Clackity ... Clackity Clickety !!! (He said breathlessly !!!) BREAKING NEWS !!! In a comment in THIS story on Burnt Orange Nation, VirginiaLonghorn just referred to "SHART" as a seeming reference to the Longhorn version of HAVOC !!! You see, the term HAVOC officially belongs to VCU ... The Longhorns have to have there own name for HAVOC ... I still don't know what "SHART" is supposed to MEAN in a Texas Basketball context !!!
  13. BudreauReye,  I think you are the bestest poster ever to be !!!  ; )

    1. BudreauReye


      Why, thank you, BudreauReye !!!  You are pretty darn cool yourownself !!!  ; )

  14. : ) Beats the hell out of me !!! In Uzbeki, "shart" means "compulsory. condition, proviso, or stipulation". There are also several obscure Bollywood films with the Hindi term for "shart" in the films' title. In common English vernacular, the term "shart" translates as "SH(it)-(f)ART" ... let's see if this makes it past the censors !!! ; ) With regards to basketball, I seem to recall seeing the term used maybe last year. Maybe in regards to somebody crapping up their shooting percentage, or perhaps in an attempt to be positive ... every time someone took a shot,. it went in like a well placed poop in the toilet ... In other words, to quote the inimitable Peter Gabriel ... "I don't remember, I don't recall, I got no memory of anything, Anything at all" Maybe since this reference occurred in a properly attributed Barking Carnival article, perhaps Bitterwhiteguy can elucidate on the subject for us, ; )
  15. From Burnt Orange Nation ... Clicky Below ... notice that there are embeded links in the stories quoted below ... BTW, if you look at some of the videos of Kamaka available online, including the video linked in the first article below, be aware that some of them are from his freshman and sophomore years playing for his home high school team in Barrow, Alaska, the fartherest point north you can live in a town in the Continental USA, so he looks pretty young in some of the video. They had to fly to all away games and fly in teams for home games. His father is Hawaiian and Filipino. His mother is full blooded from one of the Alaskan Native tribal groups ... she is Inupiat ... His family moved with him to Portland, Oregon for his junior and senior high school years and so he could play AAU ball. He was the Player of the Year twice in Alaska while his team won two state championships. His high school team in Portland won the state championship his junior year, and if I remember correctly he was player of the year in Oregon last year and is considered the best senior basketball recruit in Oregon this year. Kamaka's story is an intriquing one. Be sure and read the background story from NBCSports linked here and in the Barking Carnival article cited below ... https://www.burntorangenation.com/2017/10/31/16582554/kamaka-hepa-commits-texas-longhorns-2018-basketball-recruiting-shaka-smart "Texas lands 2018 4-star PF Kamaka Hepa Shaka Smart and company just secured their fourth pledge of the 2018 recruiting class. by Anthony Rizzo and Wescott Eberts Oct 31, 2017, 11:35am CDT Four-star power forward Kamaka Hepa announced his commitment to the Texas Longhorns on Tuesday morning. The versatile 6’8 prospect from Portland (Ore.) Jefferson choose Texas over Gonzaga after visiting both schools in early September. After talking with my family, my mom and my dad, we have decided that the University of Texas is going to be the best option for me,” Hepa told Scout. 'For me, it was not only the relationship that I had, but also that my family had with coach Smart and the rest of the staff as well as going on the trip to Austin. I had a great time, bonded with the players and I really liked the environment. So those were some of the key things and I know a lot of people don’t see the fit of me going there but after talking with coach [Shaka] Smart and coach [Darrin] Horn I didn’t have a doubt in my mind that I could go down there and affect that program.' In Shaka Smart’s up-tempo system, Hepa is the perfect fit because he brings lots of skill, versatility and an outside shooting stroke. Primarily recruited by Horn, Hepa was also able to sit down with Smart on his official visit and discuss how he’ll be employed by the Longhorns once he arrives in Austin. Because Hepa is a good enough outside shooter to hit over 40 percent of his three-point attempts during Nike EYBL play this year, he’ll occupy a stretch four role that will open up driving lanes for the rest of the offense. Perhaps more importantly, Smart sold Hepa on having the offense run through him and the freedom that he’s afforded Dylan Osetkowski and Mohamad Bamba to facilitate transition opportunities after defensive rebounds. Hepa is currently ranked as the No. 50 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite rankings, the No. 13 power forward, and the No. 1 player in Oregon. With the addition of Hepa, Texas now has four current commits in the 2018 class. Hepa joins SF Gerald Liddell, SF Brock Cunningham, and C Jaxson Hayes. This leaves Smart and staff with a strong recruiting class that could possibly add one, more depending on five-star guards Quentin Grimes and Keldon Johnson. Back-to-back top-10 recruiting classes are in sight for the ‘Horns." Also this on Barking Carnival ... https://www.barkingcarnival.com/2017/10/31/16584078/kamaka-hepa-commits-texas-longhorns-basketball-shaka-smart-recruiting "Kamaka Hepa Commits to the Texas Longhorns by jc25 Oct 31, 2017, 11:58am CDT Happy Halloween! Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns landed their fourth recruit in the 2018 class. Kamaka Hepa, a 4* forward from Portland, Oregon — by way of Beyond the Wall Hoth Snowpiercer Barrow, Alaska — committed to Texas. Seriously. Read Hepa’s backstory and tell me he doesn’t autorank as your favorite recruit in the class. Hepa just squeaks in as a top 50 recruit (he’s currently five-oh on the 247 Composite rankings), adding to a solid foundational class that contains fellow top 50 member and wing scorer Gerald Liddell and forwards Brock Cunningham and Jaxson Hayes. Hepa’s core skill is his stretch big shot; he hit over 40% from distance on this past summer’s Nike EYBL circuit. Beyond that, his highlight reels showcase potential as a modern day big man, with some ability to handle and pass on O, while bodying up and defending the rim on D. During his time at Texas, Hepa aligns with Smart’s strategy to field a deep roster and surround a rim-running paint protector and an aces lead guard with three versatile athletes that can run, shoot, and hopefully — praise be — SHART. Welcome to the Forty, Kamaka. Hook ‘em." And this from Scout ... pretty much the same info as the others ... https://scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/Article/Four-star-forward-Kamaka-Hepa-commits-to-Texas-109749288
  16. I am sure that there are all kinds of machinations that led to the situation being as it was ... not to mention that it was put together on pretty short notice. I have to applaud both schools for doing this to raise funds for such a good cause. On the other hand, I could not resist the temptation to get a dig in against the LHN, you know ... late night rabble rousing ... and I seriously don't really care about that one way or the other. I have season tickets, and it is interesting that all of the away games are to be carried on over the air channels or some flavor of ESPN (thank goodness for Sling TV !!!) . This is the first time I can remember that being the case. I guess we can thank the "Bamba Effect". ; )
  17. Marfa gets rolled into the Alpine game ... let's face it, Marfa is to Alpine as Santa Fe is to Albuquerque, Albuquerque has The Pit and Alpine, at least, has a gymnasium, even though it belongs to an ATM subsidiary.
  18. Yes it is !!! If Texas had handled this in a manner that was in their best interests, they would have set this game up as pay for view streaming on-line. I would have gladly paid a premium to stream this game on-line. I would also pay to stream men's football and basketball games on-line when they are not available over non-cable/satellite sources. Kansas-Missouri did it for their exhibition fund raiser. Texas/ATM could have raised a lot more money tonight. I have never subscribed to cable or satellite and never will. Texas thought that it was so far ahead of the curve of the market when it signed up with ESPN. How does that look now?
  19. Good start. A tour over the years along the border would be great, whe should call it "The Lucha Libre Rules Tour" ... One year Fort Stockton, one year Alpine, next year Del Rio, the next year Laredo, but never Presidio, what wou;d the players think about playing out along the salt flats !!! I am afraid that would cause a problem with recruiting for us ... maybe not ATM though. ; )
  20. I was watching the game on the stat feed ... I know, how boring is my life? If the stat feed was correct, it looked like there were four Horns with at least five personals, and I swear that one Horn playing had six personals at some time early in the second half. ATM had one player with six at one point. They must have decided to treat it like a real "exhibition" and let them play. At one time, Texas had three players on the court that had fouled out. Osetkowski had five early with a Technical. I bet he 'came back off the bench after the Technical with a Lucha Libre mask and cape !!! Maybe not, if the stat feed was messed up, don't ruin my imaginary re-creation of the game ... we beat the Aggroids DADGUMBURNIT !!! ; ) I am all for making this an annual exhibition game in some different obscure corner of Texas each year ... "Lucha Libre" rules, of course !!! ; )
  21. Looks like we are going to be playing the Aggroids in Houston next week ... Good cause to raise funds for. Other than that ... anybody give a flying freetada about playing the Poor Sisters of the Fire Ant Hoochie Mamas? I just came back from a three week auto tour of Cali, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, NM, and the Texas stretch back to Austin with the wifey and our two world traveled catahoulas in my wife's new Subaru Crosstrek over mountain through the dale - 7,000 plus miles (Android Auto sucks). Saw some beautiful sunflower fields up by Brownfield. Can't help but think that there were some Aggroids involved with that. Even though my wife loves eating sunflower seeds in the shell in the car as we travel, I cannot help not thanking them Aggroids for their assistance in that matter.
  22. Mike, yes ... from what i remember reading, he is supposed to give us some options next year as a combo guard with some real skills at the point. Of course, he has to sit out this year as a transfer ... clicky below. By the way, he is a Canadian. Texas lands Mount St. Mary’s transfer Elijah Long - Burnt Orange Nation
  23. Since I have been a member of this site, at times, I have posted free articles about Horn basketball here for those who might not take the time to look at all of the Horn related sports sites. I have always tried to remember to post appropriate attribution ... I never post from pay sites except as a part of a discussion with appropriate attribution. I guess that will not be a problem this year as I do not currently belong to any pay sites , except I do subscribe to the Austin American Statesman. The interface to this website has changed since I last posted here so I guess that I just got a little confuseded ... or ... maybe I just got a little bit in a hurry ... yeah !!! That's the ticket !!! Here are some additional articles that some might want to peruse ... click the line of text of the headline ... the articles at the sites that I pulled them from are linked. Texas basketball to play Texas A&M to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey - Burnt Orange Nation Preseason outlook on the 2017-18 Texas basketball upperclassmen - Burnt Orange Nation Get to Know Dylan Osetkowski: A Smart Texas Basketball Excerpt - Burnt Orange Nation Pre-Order Smart Texas Basketball 2017 Now - Barking Carnival Bamba named to 2018 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award preseason watch list - texassports.com Osetkowski named to 2018 Karl Malone Award preseason watch list - texassports.com Men's Basketball picked fourth in Big 12 Conference preseason poll - texassports.com Video: Men’s Basketball Texas Tip-Off highlights - texassports.com

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