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  1. Brilliant, dedicated and gruff: Dallas Morning News sports reporter Gerry Fraley dies at 64, leaving legacy of unrivaled work ethic https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/texas-rangers/rangers/2019/05/25/brilliant-dedicated-gruff-dallas-morning-news-sports-reporter-gerry-fraley-dies-64-leaving-legacy-unrivaled-work-ethic
  2. I'm behind in posting my tweets, but this one from Thursday's game is pretty sweet.
  3. Y'all FW Frogs run over to Colonial today and get a cool drink from the Patterson Foundation's LemonAid Stand.
  4. Somebody else better start a yard sale, quick! Mine is done.
  5. Good article about the situation in Forbes this morning. There will be outcry about this. It's actually already started. This pig is going to be coaching CHILDREN. While Mount Vernon doesn't look proud hiring Briles on a late Friday afternoon -- generally, when you release news you hope no one will notice -- its news release belies chest-thumping pride in having the Great Art Briles in its family. The school board voted unanimously to hire him. ... Boy, there's a lot to unpack in that statement, isn't there? What exactly were the "earnest conversations" about? And how is it a superintendent and school board determined a coach with a demonstrated history of choosing winning over anything, including the good conduct of his players, had the kind of life experience they want high schoolers to experience? Perhaps the answer comes in invoking former Baylor coach Grant Teaff in the press release[.] ... "The district administration includes a Title IX coordinator and regular professional development with Title IX training for staff and administrators." That portion of the news release is what we in the business like to call "butt-covering." If it turns out Briles again is in the middle of scandal, Mount Vernon can point to this release and say Grant Teaff and a bunch of other people said he was OK, and we have Title IX people, so, hey, we tried. https://www.forbes.com/sites/bobcook/2019/05/25/a-texas-high-school-inexplicably-decides-art-briles-is-fit-to-lead-young-football-players/?src=rss#58d42e145c77
  6. EP, I did some housekeeping this morning to keep everything about fArt here in this thread for easier reference. However, your quip about putting your original post in the aptly named "The Sports Dump" thread is noted.
  7. This is what I've always recommended instead of those cones. I've never had a soft one like this, though. Mine are vinyl. https://www.amazon.com/Protective-Inflatable-Collar-Dogs-Collar/dp/B0725C3RJX
  8. LOLOLOLOL! The best reply is: Naomi Wolf, death recorded 2019. HAHA!
  9. That is scary. Winning is everything in some places, it seems. So, you're a parent of a kid at Mt. Vernon HS. What's your reaction to your school board approving this hire?
  10. He's odds on favorite for next PM, though. It'll be interesting to see what happens. I think there will be a big leadership fight. But, the EU has made it clear they're done negotiating terms.
  11. I might be naive, but I don't believe she lied. I think she's done her best to get a soft deal done so the EU is still an open market for the UK. I fear what Boris is going to do now.
  12. That poor lady has been through the wringer with those noobs who've thrown roadblock after roadblock at her as she's tried to get a deal made on Brexit. I feel so badly for her. Somebody like Boris is going to come in there now and take on the EU like a bull in a china shop. Chaos incoming.
  13. It's always nice to see our revulsion of Baylol shared by others.
  14. I'll help you, Z. @tcudoc, pick up the white courtesy phone, please.
  15. Well, I'm not having the Yard Sale of the Century every time the Frogs need a boost, y'all. I'll do my part again tomorrow, but somebody else needs to take over after that. I joined in the 4th inning just as things got fun, so I'm taking credit for a little bit of today. πŸ˜†
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