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Everything posted by TaLBErt

  1. I hate playing Dayton. Always reminds me of what we could be but aren't. The energy in that arena fuels their players.
  2. Anyone know what the coaches were jawing about?
  3. Come on dude. The Texas Longhorns logo is as identifiable as the Yankees "NY" or the Green Bay Packers "G". Sure there are other schools on UT's level but that's a massive American brand. I promise you can find Texas gear in St. Louis. Try Dick's or Champs.
  4. Yep. The Marquette guys I work with have been saying Porter will be their next head coach since Woj got canned. They know nothing, but who knows.
  5. Again, this is the problem. I've been on this board for a long time, and there's nothing in my posting history that would indicate that I'm a troll. Will you find posts where I'm critical of my alma mater? Yes. Snarky and hilarious posts? Absolutely. Posts where I'm heartbroken over a loss? Yep. Posts where I'm celebrating a victory? Heck yes! I am a bonafide Billiken fan and alumni. Now, about this thread. Was I a bit thin-skinned about being told, "Please make sure you get your entire head in front of the shotgun?" Maybe. That's always going to be a disgusting thing to say to another person, especially over college basketball realignment. Someone close to me was lost to suicide, and it struck a nerve. I’ll forever be appalled that Steve wouldn’t come out and renounce such language on his site. I think that would have gone a long way towards making the forum more civil. As I said, it’s his site, and that’s something I’ll have to get over. People come here seeking community and are regularly driven away by the mob. Let's be honest the Billikens need every fan they can get. This thread isn't the first of its kind, and I'm hardly the only one to feel this way. I made this thread to try and invoke some change. It was a poor attempt. It was started with anger in my heart and undoubtedly came off that way. I believe that this forum needs moderators. I do not understand why you, Steve, are so resistant to the idea. Maybe you just can’t find anyone, but a few even-keeled folks who can call off the mob or give a poster who has crossed the line a timeout would make this board a much more vibrant community. All that said, I’m not going anywhere. This is really the only game in town, and Billiken basketball is something that brings me joy. You can flag every bit of content I create as a troll post if you must, but I don’t think that will matter. There are reasonable people on this forum that will balance things out. Go Billikens! Let’s get this win today!
  6. Maybe you're right, but he'd never do that because this place is a free-for-all.
  7. Yep that's the problem in a nutshell. There are about 15 members that can say and behave however they want while actively driving away new fans by chastising them for having an opinion the deviates from the hive mind.
  8. @SluSignGuy, this guy has got to go. He simply doesn't get it. Ban the troll. Show some conviction, Steve. Either: A.) Come out and publicly condemn this kind of content on your site and do something about it. Or B.) Say you're cool with it. This isn't this guy's first offence. He's called women the "C word" and that's just with a simple "Billiken Rich" Google search. I think my favorite part about that quote is that he could have just let the app censor it, but he didn't want the word to be left to the imagination. This dude deserves the Metz Club. (BTW saying nothing is option
  9. C'mon man. You're a smart boy, Skip. You know the difference between "Please make sure you get your entire head in front of the shot gun" and "If I was that stupid." ... Right?
  10. Respectfully, that wasn't me you were chatting with earlier. None the less, point taken.
  11. All messed up things to say to another human being. Ever known someone that's committed suicide? It's not funny, and it has no place on this message board centered around a Jesuit Catholic university.
  12. The point was to draw attention to it. This board IS an echo chamber. That was the point of starting the thread... To invoke some change.
  13. Yes! I absolutely believe he wanted that! Who says something like that in jest?! What a messed up thing to joke about!
  14. Oh what is that proper board protocol? I think I've handled things pretty well. I don't believe Steve would have removed the post if I hadn't made this thread, and there's been some solid discussion. A line was clearly crossed and if you can't see that, that's on you, Skip.
  15. I've got another idea that will never happen. Poach Loyola from the MVC giving the A10 a presence in Chicago.
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