“The Eyes of Texas is non-negotiable.”

Shot.

Commitment to the song has been echoed by the Board of Regents and by Steve Sarkisian, the new football coach who was hired in January.

From the start, Sarkisian signaled he would take a different approach than former coach Tom Herman, who said he would respect players who did not want to stay to sing the song.

“I know this much,” Sarkisian said, “‘The Eyes of Texas’ is our school song. We’re going to sing that song. We’re going to sing that proudly.”

Chaser.

“UT needs rich donors who love The Eyes of Texas more than they need one crop of irresponsible and uninformed students or faculty who won’t do what they are paid to do,” Steven Arnold, a retired administrative law judge and UT-Austin law school graduate, wrote to Hartzell. When reached for comment, Arnold said he had not donated to the university in recent years and has been completely turned off of college football after the events of the last year.

Leave the fucking bottle on the bar.

“It’s time for you to put the foot down and make it perfectly clear that the heritage of Texas will not be lost,” wrote another donor who graduated in 1986. Their name was also redacted by UT-Austin. “It is sad that it is offending the blacks. As I said before the blacks are free and it’s time for them to move on to another state where everything is in their favor.”

At least two people argued that because the Black student population at UT-Austin is small, their voices should not outweigh the larger wishes of the alumni base.

“Less than 6% of our current student body is black,” wrote Larry Wilkinson, a donor who graduated in 1970, quoting a statistic UT-Austin officials have stated they’re working to improve. “The tail cannot be allowed to wag the dog….. and the dog must instead stand up for what is right. Nothing forces those students to attend UT Austin. Encourage them to select an alternate school ….NOW!”

Good luck on the recruiting trail, Steve-o.

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179 responses to ““The Eyes of Texas is non-negotiable.”

  1. ben

    This is gonna be a fun thread.

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    • yea, there is no hope

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    • TEXBaller

      Hook’em bitches!

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      • TEXBaller

        PS – Sark is rolling on the recruiting trail. Just flipped (black) Aledo, TX DB from LSU.

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        • Russ

          I’m surprised he’s doing so well, but then Herman started out recruiting pretty well. He’ll have to translate it into real success on the field (beating OU and winning the B12 primarily). We’ll see.

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        • LOL. That article just came out today.

          What’s the over/under on the number of texts referencing that being sent to Texas recruits now?

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          • Anon

            Recruiting at UT won’t be hurt. Something else will pop up soon to get the outage mob outraged….and they will move on to that new outage until another one pops up. The persistent panties in a bunchers don’t have to focus. Too muck other shit out there. They’re like cats in a room full of laser pointers.

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            • Recruiting won’t be hurt? Sure, man — it’s not like Ohio State’s been coming in and feasting on Texas talent lately.

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              • Anon

                And all 8 Texans on their roster said it was a song that drove them away from Texas? Even the 2 white guys? Maybe the 5 or 6 guys from TN didn’t sign with UT because of rocky top. Austin isn’t a racist town or UT a racist university—-do UT have idiots as alumni??? Hell yeah. Don’t we all

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  2. aim260

    Ho-Lee-Fook. Bad look for the brisket brigade.

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    • jhorne2000

      Everything is racist these days. They’re coming for the national anthem next. Don’t believe me google it.

      I’m happy for UT standing firm against the BS. I finally have a reason to like those brisket eaters

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      • I dont think the song was/is racist. I do think those statements are pretty wild

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        • jhorne2000

          Assume you mean the booster statements ?

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        • Anon

          Most reasonable people agree with you

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          • jhorne2000

            Imagine what words you will use when the national anthem gets the woke spotlight on it. I’d say the Texas boosters were quite measured in their response.

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            • Yep, real measured.

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              • jhorne2000

                That’s an absurd piece of sensationalism. But like everyone else with a platform , run with it if it sort of supports your point.

                Job Threat? Give me a break. One person or 100 people can’t credibly threaten that.

                It’s fair to say a number of people in Texas have an irrationally strong emotional connection to this song. And some of those people are in positions of hiring people, and may not like this opinion you have now made public.

                Sounds about like what I tell my kids about what they post on the internets.

                But don’t let me get in the way.

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  3. Spell Dawg

    Lyrics of the song (to be sung in the same tune as “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad“):

    The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
    All the livelong day.
    The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
    You cannot get away.
    Do not think you can escape them
    At night or early in the morn —
    The Eyes of Texas are upon you
    Til Gabriel blows his horn.

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    • Derek

      Is this you taking the lead?

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      • Spell Dawg

        You meaning me??

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        • Derek

          Me meaning you!!

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          • Spell Dawg

            Buddy, I’m as progressive as Randy F*ckin’ Rainbow. I’ve taken similar positions and argued the same side as you in multiple playpens. Posting the lyrics to the song because I figured others would be curious, just as I was, makes me a racist?

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          • Spell Dawg

            Maybe you just need some good ole’ Randy to brighten up your day

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            • argondawg

              I am more left. No I am more left. It is a left off and I am here for all of it. Just state your pronouns and let the games begin!

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              • Spell Dawg

                I bet there is some respite to look out your window and see your neighbors having an argument while your house is on fire. Rest assured, we’ll both be watching in amusement as the serial arsonist burns down the conservative party.

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                • Kinda junk i expected in this thread.

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                • Spell Dawg

                  Sorry Chuck, but he did go there first. Maybe call him out too, no?
                  I’d hoped to be less petty about dickish comments as I approached 60. Turns out, not so much 😉

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                • If you’re talking about Derek, i fully expected him here in a flash to start burning it down. It was like just minutes after I said “no hope” . Calling out Derek gets ya no where here. We at least keep our DMZ

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                • Derek

                  This is the sorta junk I expected in this thread.

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                • Spell Dawg

                  I was referencing argon’s comment, that’s what I was responding to. As Dalton taught us all in Road House, I try to be nice until it’s time to not be nice. That time never comes sitting behind a computer screen; squared-up in the men’s bathroom at some random OU bar, maybe, but not online.

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                • argondawg

                  What are you talking about? Lighten up Francis.

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    • David D

      Lyrically, this is pretty bad. Rocky Top – from the musical score perspective – is still the worst thing ever composed.

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    • biggusrickus

      The lyrics were written to poke fun at the President of the University in 1903. It took no time to look that up.

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    • PTC DAWG

      IF that’s it, I don’t get the issue..

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      • Derek

        The issue is deeper than the lyrics. You could try and pre-1930’s the swastika if you like:

        https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29644591

        I don’t think you’ll get very far. Sometimes you just have to accept that certain things have been sullied and you move on out of a respect for people who have a different perspective. Should you be willing and capable of having that respect anyway.

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      • whybotherdude

        From and article I read the song was often sang in Black Face for some un-Godly reason. The other point was that the song was loosely based off something Robert E. Lee would say that the president at the time would para-pharse.

        https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/ut-austin-eyes-of-texas-song-racist/

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        • Wiki has it the other way around. It was a shot at Lee.

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          • whybotherdude

            “To trace the history of the tune, you must go back to the late 1860s, when William Prather was a law student at Washington College in Virginia (now called Washington and Lee University). Robert E. Lee was the university president and would frequently remind students that “the eyes of the South are upon you.” According to Dr. Edmund T. Gordon, a professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology at UT, the saying was Lee’s way of reminding students to work hard and to uphold Southern traditions.

            The saying stuck with Prather as he became a lawyer and then eventually a UT regent. By 1899, he was named president of the university and delivered an address to students on the first day of school. According to a 1926 Dallas Morning News column remembering her father, Prather’s daughter said the crowd roared when the president said: “I would like to paraphrase [Lee’s] utterance, and say to you, ‘Forward, young men and women of the University, the eyes of Texas are upon you!” From then on, it became Prather’s catchphrase. His daughter recalled one instance when students were waiting to hear the president speak. “Bet you a quarter he says ‘eyes of Texas’ before he gets through,” one student said to another. He won the quarter.” per the article.

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  4. RangerRuss

    You can always tell a Texan. You just can’t tell him much.

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  5. Derek

    Homer Stokes UT Class of ‘37 would like a word:

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  6. Well, I guess we can dispense with the customary feverish “Is Texas back?!?!” pre-season speculating for the next few years.

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  7. siskey

    Saban was able to do what he has done at Bama by totally killing all of the “Bear would’ve done it this way” shit that they had for 20+ years. He had the ability to tell them if you do what I say then I will produce championships because he had done it before at LSU. Could Saban do it at Texas? If they are so dumb about a really crappy song (it’d be different if it were a good song like “Rocky Top” or if for some reason a school got super fired up for “Juicy” by Notorious BIG) but this is a song that jack in the boxes play or very similar. Sark won’t last as long as Herman at this rate.

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    • Derek

      It helped that bama had lost to the barn 5 straight years.

      Methinks their arrogance would have triumphed had they won a couple of those.

      It took a lot of beaten in humility to hand the keys over to a yankee asshole, IMHO.

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      • siskey

        I think you are right, but seems like Texas would see what Oklahoma has done to them the last 20 years or so and think maybe its “us.”

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        • Derek

          It appears that had steve patterson not been such a waste of human life, saban was ready to move on to austin for 10 million a year a few years back.

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    • godawgs1701

      “… a good song like ‘Rocky Top'” *

      citation needed

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      • siskey

        I have heard it too many times in terrible circumstances as a Georgia fan but it is a tale of intrigue and hints at a murder committed by hillbillies. I think “Dooley” is a better bluegrass song about drunks but “Rocky Top” beats the majority of school songs pretty soundly and it is unique to UT like butt chugging and ratting out your own coach.

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        • This is why I internet. /hattip

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        • Salty Dawg

          Sorry, it’s an ass hat song IMO. Obnoxious as shit ( WOO!). Almost as obnoxious as Junior and Lulu. The ONLY time I enjoyed hearing it was when Dawg fans sang it to a silent vowel crowd after they got their ass handed to them. Then it was sweet! Otherwise, it’s gross and should never been considered “good’. Gross.

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  8. ASEF

    This stuff just warms my heart. Echoes of the Maryland booster who opined that the boosters were the real heart of Maryland footbaall, as players come and go. Just didn’t get all the fuss over the dead kid. He was fat! Not Durkin’s fault!

    Entitled boosters are the quickest, surest path to a hobbled program. And mercy, Texas seems chock full of those assholes.

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  9. timberridgedawg

    The hills people choose to die on never ceases to amaze.

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  10. MGW

    You mean a bunch of rich old baby boomers said “screw your PR, let’s leave a wake of fire a mile wide behind us for the next generation to deal with”? Nooooooo

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  11. It seems this issue isn’t going to go away for the Longhorns and Sark has decided to take a stand (probably would have been better for him to stay out of it).

    I’m curious about what people think about the Redcoats’ elimination of Tara’s Theme from their post-game. I don’t think I was ever still in the stadium at that point, but I know a lot of people (Capt. Obvious Tony Barnhart for one) liked the tradition. I am glad that hasn’t caused the controversy within the alumni base that some of these other traditions have caused.

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    • miltondawg

      I don’t recall ever being in the stadium for the playing of Tara’s Theme (or if I was I don’t recall ever knowingly connecting the song and where it came from). And apparently I missed the story last summer that it would no longer be played due to its connection with Gone With The Wind. I am completely fine with it being dropped. Dixie was dropped decades ago.

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      • I’m quite happy Dixie was dropped long before widespread social media and big-time recruiting. (But considering the coaching we had, it probably wouldn’t have mattered that much.)

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      • 123 Fake St

        Thank Gawd they replaced Taras Theme. It was soooo offensive.

        Thank Gawd they still play “Soulja Boy.” Ya know the song about jizzing on a ho’s back and throwing sheets on them so it looks like a cape!?
        “Watch me crank dat Soulja Boy then Superman that Ho.”
        “Supersoak dat ho.” Repeat 10x.
        “Superman that bitch.” Repeat 3x.
        “Now watch me yuuuu..”

        You woke idiots are monsters. FTMF too.

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    • PTC DAWG

      Our band should just play current rap songs, with someone singing ALL the lyrics….

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      • Down Island Way

        UGA fight songs/hymns what ever, should staff/faculty/fans/students/student athletes not want to join in the fun, so be it…when it comes to those holy words “and to hell with ga tech”, EVERYBODY joins and does their best to impress the person next to them…as for texas, crootin’ might have got a little tougher no matter how much we need you at ut or how much ca$h you flash…..

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      • 123 Fake St

        Dear fans,
        Due to some woke people being offended, we have decided to stop playing Tara’s Theme.

        Anywho, here’s ”Wet Ass Pussy” by Niki Minaj. Enjoy!

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    • D.N. Nation

      Tara’s Theme was only worth a damn because it immediately transitioned into the Redcoat Chant, which is awesome. And now you don’t even have to do that.

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  12. mddawg

    I had to do some catching up since I wasn’t familiar with the song. I thought this article was interesting.

    https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/ut-austin-eyes-of-texas-song-racist/

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  13. Godawg

    So is less than 6% of your football roster black? Hmmmm….those dogs might just take your advice and seek an alternate school. Well played…

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  14. dawgphan34

    Sark doesnt get the job unless he is 100% on board with these guys about the song. The other stuff, I dont know, but he immediately came out strong for the song right after being hired.

    I imagine it’s super tough for high school players in Texas who grew up dreaming of being a Longhorn to hear these sorts of comments from boosters.

    Sark has already chosen the boosters once, he already had a tough job, now made even more difficult.

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      “Sark doesnt get the job unless he is 100% on board with these guys about the song.”

      So? It isn’t like he needed money. Don’t take a job where you are going to have to dig yourself out of a hole from the giddyup. He might be an offensive genius in football, but choosing to handcuff himself out of the gate doesn’t seem smart to me.

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      • JoeDashDawg

        It’s hard not to succeed at Bama from what I have seen over the years due to the process and the talent. Only a few of the assistants have had success as head coaches, but they were all “geniuses” with the Bama talent. Let’s not forget Sark tanked the best offensive team the Falcons had more than 10 points per game when he took over for Shanahan…

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  15. argondawg

    I guess we are gonna have to wait a few years before Texas is “back”. Again.

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  16. Does Texas have an DBs who might bolt for the portal?

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  17. Illini84

    “It is sad that it is offending the blacks. As I said before the blacks are free and it’s time for them to move on to another state where everything is in their favor.”

    The Blacks, hell yes. At least he’s saying what he means unlike the “urban” bullshit that pops up here.

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  18. Granthams Replacement

    I learn something new every day, I’ve heard that song for decades and never knew it was racism. I thought it was just egotistical.

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  19. uga97

    my my. the irony of the UT Alumni who just hired Sark, squabbling over a frigging fightsong worried about “the tail wagging the dog…” Good luck UT. In other news, The Longhorn Network continues to ruin the B12….

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  20. classiccitycanine

    Man this makes Auburn’s toxic booster culture look like child’s play. I suspected Texas’ struggles were due to boosters, but it’s even worse than I thought.

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  21. Jack Klompus

    Imagine being so attached to a song that you felt it necessary to compose a racist rant to the Board of Regents demanding that a stupid song be played!

    Very sad that the name was redacted. People deserve to know how this person is.

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  22. If we’re gonna eliminate songs that were performed at minstrel shows, are we gonna eliminate a whole lotta songs?

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  23. The cancel crew might be conflating “The Eyes of Texas” with the “Yellow Rose of Texas” which has long been thought to be about a mixed-race femme fatale who, legend has it, helped capture Santa Ana after the Battle of San Jacinto by incapacitating him with her lady parts. Can’t make this shit up: https://www.history.com/news/who-was-the-yellow-rose-of-texas

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    • Derek

      The “cancel crew” has been at it forever:

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      • RangerRuss

        UNACCEPTABLE! Only a dirty racist would dare to be against such a benign tune named Cop Killer. That attitude is what leads to banning of innocuous products such as Cop Killer bullets that Mel and Danny led us to believe would penetrate a bulldozer blade. Teflon coating actually renders CK bullets 20% less effective on Kevlar body armor. They’re designed to protect the rifling of the gun barrel. But you can’t explain that to the reactionary ban crowd.
        That sort of sensationalist shit led to Winchester taking Black Talon bullets off the market. Those contumacious bastards then introduced the SXT (Same eXact Thing) simply not coloring it that evil black. Now Winchester markets a similar bullet called the Ranger T. I’ll never purchase those or a Ford Ranger truck because of the association with transgender Rangers.
        Is it wrong for me to point that out? Or must you be a far left old hippie with his ass perched perpetually on his shoulders in order to be politically correct?
        Maybe I should’ve saved this vent for the Playpen. As this entire thread should be.

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        • Derek

          “Against” is simplifying a bit don’t ya think?

          The issue was banning. You know, cancelling. That shit you used to like to do but don’t anymore and pretend never happened because facts suck and stuff.

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        • siskey

          I knew that Rangers were amphibious and possibly morally “ambiguous” buy you’ve again educated me re our finest fighting force less those born in a bar or created by Jesse Ventura. Thank you, sir.

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          • RangerRuss

            Yeah, man! On those C-130 static line jumps as we were jammed in tight prior to exit some of the boys took “Make your buddy smile” quite enthusiastically apparently.
            That sorry ass leg that pasted the article about the Asscrackistan combat vet former Ranger-now-tranny wouldn’t know anything about that. I heard bird shit falls from the sky but chicken shit stays on the ground.
            Not directed at you, Devil Dog.
            Semper Fi!
            RLTW!

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        • Had black talons in my glock 23.

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          • RangerRuss

            We’re toting Hornady Critical Defense .45 the last few years. Expands reliably in all our pistols, most importantly my wife’s 3.3″ XDS. Doesn’t over penetrate and will still expand through denim or leather. Flashless powder works as advertised saving your night vision and doesn’t wash out your NVD.
            Bought a case on sale a few years ago. One big box of Critical Duty for extra penetration in bear country. I’m glad I bought ’em then even though they were expensive. If you can find ’em now the price is prohibitive.
            Did I mention I was scared of bears?

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            • Got Cowdog

              158gr jsp out of a .357. Sometimes you get the bear…

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              • RangerRuss

                That particular load makes you appreciate those Hogue grips for sure.

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                • Got Cowdog

                  Easy peasy, Chief. Just like pointing my finger. The Hogues for the GP didn’t fit.

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                • RangerRuss

                  Had a set of wraparound finger groove Hogues that fit loosely on a 1911.Threw the grips in the dryer with some towels for about 5 minutes, screwed ’em on and next day they had cooled to form fitting. Only issue I had with Hogue.

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                • Got Cowdog

                  I don’t think I’d like wraparounds on my 1911. I’ve never done any mods to it, it feels just right like it is.
                  The wraparound on the SP101 made all the difference in the world, but the ones I got for the bigger pistol would take some smithy to make them fit. I put the rubbers back on it.

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                • RangerRuss

                  They’re actually thin and very comfortable on a straight-back 1911. They wouldn’t feel right on an A1 with the hump mainspring housing. The others have front strap checkering but with slab side grips as John Moses Browning intended. Aggressive VZ grips and Hogue.
                  The wraparounds are on a 1966 National Match. No front strap checkering. I’m loathe to shoot it with the original walnut grips with the raging stallion/prancing pony gold medallion. I bought it from a friend that bought it new at the BX on Taiwan in ’66. Almost new condition. It gets fed the 200gr target loads only when it’s not reigning over the safe as Queen.

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                • RangerRuss

                  The reigning King is an Alpha Precision/Jim Stroh build. It began life as a Springfield 1911A1 parkerized combat pistol. That was my truck pistol until I got an XDM. A year and almost $3,000 later I became the proud owner of a pistol on par with anything produced by Les Baer or Ed Brown. Has a lot of Ed Brown parts. Dark, deep blue reminiscent of an old Colt snake revolver. 30 LPI checkering front and flat back strap. STI rear sights. Dlask trigger, Kart match barrel and those Hogue grips unless I dress him up for a Sunday BBQ.
                  That was a gift to myself when I turned 50. That’s why it has Day-Glo red front sights. A compromise to age.

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                • Got Cowdog

                  Damn, sounds pretty!
                  Mines an old (?) series 80. I couldn’t count the rounds I’ve put through it. No mods, just an old black pistol. Small of the back holster.
                  Again, it’s like pointing my finger.

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  24. TripleB

    I read this whole thread and still don’t understand what is in the song that offends?

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  25. originaluglydawg

    Sad thread. Sad state our society is in.
    Everybody nuts-up at every little thing.
    It’s horse shit..and it’s destructive.
    Refuse to be used, my friends. Be smart and find something to like about each other.
    Stop with the confrontational remarks and shitty words.
    They only do harm.
    When it’s all burnt down, we’ll ALL be lamenting.
    Refuse to be used by either side. It’ll only hurt you in the long run.

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    • Derek

      Yeah man like yeah:

      Like think of all the things that we’ve accomplished as a species without confrontation, tension and conflict.

      Democracy? No, not democracy.

      Peace? No, not peace.

      Freedom? No, not freedom.

      Pot brownies? Yeah like one guy had the brownie mix and one guy had the pot and working together, something special happened.

      Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya!

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    • PTC DAWG

      Well made point.

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  26. Shorter ‘86 grad:
    “The time has come for somebody to put his foot down… and that foot is me”

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    • D.N. Nation

      I love this guy. Players come and go, but the REAL thing the fans care about is….the boosters! Someone think of the poor, poor, put-upon boosters!

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      • siskey

        Was I a booster that contributed millions of dollars I think that I would get upset about more important things like getting fucking whooped by Oklahoma on a regular basis the past 20 years, or why my beloved Longhorns don’t play the Georgia Tech of Texas anymore, or why are we letting all these Californians buy up all the nice places in Austin? A song seems like a hell of a thing to make a stand for.
        I ask what is the tradition associated with Georgia Football that you most hold dear that if it were canceled you would draw the line at donating or being a fan? Mine would probably be if they moved the stadium or changed the uniforms. I could care less about trumpets playing or Herschel highlights before the game or Union Army victory songs, but I am probably less welded to some of this stuff than others.

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        • I am going through every team in texas trying to figure this out.

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          • Got Cowdog

            I think Siskey’s is trying to insult Texas A&M (And doing a fine job of it).

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            • ATM would be whipping the hell out of Texas right now, and other than some very old traditions and songs, theyve moved way on from UT. But, roger roger

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              • Got Cowdog

                All this is true, Chuck. But the general arrogance of the Longhorn nation keeps them from realizing it and that makes it even better. FWIW, If the Big 12 or the “Longhorn Network” had half the clout of the SEC Texas v TA&M would still be a traditional rivalry.
                I think the record is 76-37ish in Texas’s favor…NTIGAS.

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                • Got Cowdog

                  While I’m on the soapbox, Someone at A&M recognized an opportunity then took advantage of it. You think that sweet, sweet SEC money and recruiting has anything to do with A&M and the general improvement in their program? I do.
                  I wonder if it was offered to Texas and they turned it down.

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            • RangerRuss

              Ha! TAMU grads do a good enough job insulting themselves. One of their grads is why I first heard “You can always tell a Texan…”. The shortest distance between two points is NOT a straight line in the mountains there, Hondo.

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        • TEXBaller

          OU 15-7 v. UT since 2000. UT 62-49-5 overall v. OU. But whatever.

          This is their battle of the Alamo/San Jacinto. Kudos to UT ($$$$) Alum.

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          • siskey

            I realize that it hasn’t been as one sided as other rivalries except when OU beat em by 60 or so early in Stoops tenure but OU gets their players from Texas including Mayfield (Austin), Murray and Hurts (via Bama) etc. I would argue that OU’s success is in large part due to Texas’s general ineptitude and a bigger issue than a song that plays on free domain cartoons is/would be more important to me- a big time UT donor/booster.

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          • stoopnagle

            I’m not sure where you’re going here, but OU has 6 straight XII trophies and 14 overall to Texas’s 3. OU has been to the CFP 4 times plus 2 more NY6 bowls. Texas has been to 1 NY6 bowl.

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  27. archiecreek

    Dem Aggies got it right in their fight song
    “The Eyes of Texas are Upon You…
    That is the song they sing so well..
    SOUNDS LIKE HELL…
    So it’s goodbye to Texas University
    So long to the urnge and the white”…

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  28. stoopnagle

    I don’t think the use of Eyes is wrong. I think it’s good for UT to acknowledge its racist past because it helps us all to understand the pervasiveness of racism in our history and even now.

    But I also think it’s not an inherently racist song: the lyrics and to a degree the history promote the notion of doing one’s best and living a life one can be proud to lead: “the community looks to you for leadership so act like a leader!” That’s a pretty easy message to own across society, I think.

    Rich white men getting their cackles up and telling black students to shut up or get out? That’s straight up racist bullshit. And I want to congratulate them on making their new coach’s job harder than it has to be.

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  29. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    A Great White Elvis Trifecta, Part One

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  30. Joe Blow

    They will require a student to sing a song? Compelling somebody to sing sounds like commie China or Cool Hand Luke. How exactly does education at a University co-exist with that mindset? You get to act like a tyrant in a democracy that celebrates freedom? Texans are fucking weird. My way or the highway, asshole. Well I say, death to dumbass fascists, set to the tune of row, row a boat.

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    • RangerRuss

      Agreed. I never liked having to recite the pledge of allegiance, sing a school song, sound off with slogans or jodies on a run/march. Smacks of indoctrination and fake juice.

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  31. PTC DAWG

    The Senator and his woke Posse…ride on.

    Count me out.

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  32. Hell hath no fury like a Karen and Greg scorned.

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