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#1 Re: Southern Miss » Just my opinion on this board » 2018-12-01 09:50:52

EagleFWB wrote:

I've been very disappointed in the way the school is handling her musical recruitment.

That was supposed to be something USM was good at sad

#2 Re: Southern Miss » Road to Bowl Season » 2018-11-28 19:49:39

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Imagine that guy interviewing for the ECU job and having to return to Hattiesburg if they end up going another direction.

Situations like that are exactly what paid time off, Screaming Arabgrams, and the right to assemble were intended to address.

#3 Re: Southern Miss » To The Top Talk - UAB Recap and La Tech Preview » 2018-11-14 17:55:11

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

I imagine him not returning is more financial in nature and not performance based knowing this athletic department. Since terms on his current salary and contract have never been disclosed it’s not hard to connect the dots. Hop needs to lock up these recruits because Dawson will end up at another G5 program 5 minutes after leaving and will be calling these recruits immediately. We need to find some cash and do one hellva sales job on a good OC at those coaching conventions because the talent is there for someone to take this gig and find another job in 3 years at a P5 school at triple the salary if he delivers......

I put in a public records request after his contract expired and was told by a USM attorney that he didn't have a new contract yet. Since then, Hop go a raise and a bit more money to throw at assistants... enough money to get Dawson close to what the Kentucky severance was paying him if nobody else got a raise (which I doubt).

I can put in another inquiry if people care, but I suspect that he's only making marginally more than Billings is. The question is, who would pay him more? What's his resume? He flopped at Kentucky and then did kind of OK at USM?

#4 Re: Southern Miss » Music selection » 2018-11-14 17:24:05

Semi-related: I added an audio / home theater board ( I'll post about my setup and maybe y'all can too.

#6 Saints » Rams @ Saints » 2018-11-04 15:26:19

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Didn't realize Kamara was such an asset in pass protection until I watched him do it.

#9 Re: Southern Miss » USM @ Charlotte 2018 football game thread » 2018-10-27 14:02:28

Holy shit... at a wedding and just got a chance to tune in. If the bottom drops out on Hop, so be it. It's not like his flavor of success is doing much.

#10 Re: Southern Miss » UNT USM Game Thread » 2018-10-13 20:31:05

I haven't contributed thousands of dollars annually to the Eagle Club or Athletic Foundation for several years, but this site is neither free nor easy to keep going. So I've got skin in the game. What bugs me is just how lackadaisical the whole approach to athletics seems to be.

Mediocrity has been normalized. We can point fingers at Bennett and Gilbert, but it started long before they arrived. I've pointed to tearing down the goalposts after the Houston game in '96 before, and I'll point to that again.

That was a painful wake-up call about the difference between fan aspirations and university aspirations, and it's been repeated countless times since. The closest we've come to a very necessary attitude adjustment is the Fedora hire. (But Red Bull...)

Hey, but our TITLE HOPES are still alive, right?

#11 Re: MLB » Braves vs. Dodgers NLDS » 2018-10-05 06:21:09

Braves seem to have met their match. Let's see if they can take a game. The talent differential was pretty obvious last night. Now that the games count for a lot more, that talent will tend to make itself known.

#12 Southern Miss » Smart phone image upload » 2018-09-23 20:17:23

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I was trying to upload some images from my smart phone yesterday, using the big button underneath the area where you type your post, and I didn't have much luck. I've made some changes today. Image upload from smart phones is still not quite 100%, but it should be much improved, and I'm continuing to clean this part of the system up.

#13 Re: Watches » Highlights of my modest collection » 2018-09-21 20:18:02

admin wrote:

I picked a top 3 to show off. Nothing fancy, just some things that amuse me.


From left to right:

1. My C3P0 edition Casio terrorist watch. It's good for USM games, and it's acquired a certain hipster appeal since I bought it. Sells for $66 online now, if you can believe that.

2. Invicta Subaqua Noma III. As far as Invicta watches go (not good), this is a very popular one. Movement is an ETA G10.211, a simple Swiss quartz movement. Error is well under 1 second per month. The case is giant but also very solid. I like the screw-down crown, 1/10 second chronograph, and rotating bezel.

3. Timex Expedition. Good, attractive watch that's endured a lot of abuse.

Saw the one on the left (gold Casio) selling for $65 at Dillard's today. It's part of some "Casio Retro" collection. No way I paid anything like $65 for that watch!

#14 Watches » Tissot won't tick » 2018-09-21 20:16:33

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Bought one of these today for my father-in-law. It's a nice, simple, quartz Swiss watch- very understated in appearance. Figured I'd set it before I gave it to him. Lo and behold, the damn thing wont start up. Pulled the crown in and out a few times without any luck. Glad I checked it out before I gave it to him.

This kind of amazes me. Granted, Tissot is at the low end of Swiss watches, but how hard is it to make a quartz watch that works out of the box?

Maybe there's some trick I'm missing, but it really seems that (at best) this thing was sold to me with a dead battery.

#15 Re: Southern Miss » Site suggestions and feedback » 2018-09-16 21:37:39

stinkfist wrote:
admin wrote:
stinkfist wrote:

I've scanned the menu listing....

is there a way to post a .jpeg in a sig....

forgive me if this has been addressed.....

This feature has been added.

gracias señor...

You're welcome. In developing this, I noticed a problem uploading images with spaces in the filename. This has been fixed. The issue is still there for deleting such images from your "Uploads" section, but this is pretty minor so I'll fix it later. Enjoy...

#16 Re: Southern Miss » Site suggestions and feedback » 2018-09-16 21:07:43

stinkfist wrote:

I've scanned the menu listing....

is there a way to post a .jpeg in a sig....

forgive me if this has been addressed.....

This feature has been added.

#18 Re: Southern Miss » Music selection » 2018-09-04 23:33:43

stinkfist wrote:
AndreWhere wrote:

Stinkfist with the eerie blue lighting LMAO. I've got one of those twisted-up mercury bulbs in my bathroom and it gives off a glow kind of like that.

my latest purchase.....git ya some of this bad mofo....that's 700.00 bucks of lick my dick bad ass coupled with my marshall cab.....


What are you plugging into that bad boy? You play guitar?

#19 Southern Miss » Site is back up after an 18-hour outage, and I apologize » 2018-09-04 23:29:25

Replies: 11 was recently down for a period of about 18 hours. This started sometime yesterday morning and has only been resolved within the last hour.

I apologize to anyone who tried to use the site during that time. The outage was not due to anything I personally did; rather, it was due to a Microsoft problem ( … -services/ ).

That said, I chose Microsoft as a suitable host for this site, and this selection has turned out to be a bad idea.

I will be searching for a more reliable host in the next few days. I'd assumed that paying an established technology company to host the site would yield better results than hosting it myself, but  I was wrong.

Thank you all for your patience.

#20 Re: Southern Miss » Put a fork in this place..... » 2018-09-01 10:03:59

USMstang wrote:

We do need actual new blood to contribute on here...not just a handful of us and one that has multiple alter egos.

I have an alternate account that I use for regular, non-administrative posts.

"Trump fan" is someone's alternate accounts.

Other than that, if someone is posting here under multiple accounts, they've been damned studious about covering their tracks. I wrote a program to look for that. It's not that I care, I was just curious.

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