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#1 Re: Southern Miss » UNT USM Game Thread » 2018-10-13 21:31:05

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?

#2 Re: MLB » Braves vs. Dodgers NLDS » 2018-10-05 07:21:09

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.

#3 Southern Miss » Smart phone image upload » 2018-09-23 21:17:23

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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.

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

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!

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

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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.

#6 Re: Southern Miss » Site suggestions and feedback » 2018-09-16 22:37:39

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...

#7 Re: Southern Miss » Site suggestions and feedback » 2018-09-16 22:07:43

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.

#9 Re: Southern Miss » Music selection » 2018-09-05 00:33:43

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?

#10 Southern Miss » Site is back up after an 18-hour outage, and I apologize » 2018-09-05 00:29:25

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.

#11 Re: Southern Miss » Put a fork in this place..... » 2018-09-01 11:03:59

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.

#12 Re: Southern Miss » Most interesting game this weekend? » 2018-08-31 17:20:14

Wow, Wisconsin is a 23 point favorite over WKU for a frickin' half? We really are rolling around in the gutter lately.

#13 Re: Southern Miss » Put a fork in this place..... » 2018-08-31 17:17:59

stinkfist wrote:
admin wrote:
TheDudeAbides wrote:

Can somebody get Nuggets Ghost to come back...kinda miss the Head Eeeeediot.

That boy told me he was going to sue me. Still haven't been served with the papers.

jeremy did to him.....that's the 'why'.....

I can't even imagine that dude's back story. I was really looking forward to the lawsuit, though. I was going to introduce a Miami Dolphins mini-helmet as exhibit "A" and a diagram of Peppertree Apartments as exhibit "B".

#14 Re: Southern Miss » Put a fork in this place..... » 2018-08-31 16:42:33

TheDudeAbides wrote:

Can somebody get Nuggets Ghost to come back...kinda miss the Head Eeeeediot.

That boy told me he was going to sue me. Still haven't been served with the papers.

#15 Re: Southern Miss » "If three backs play, we're all going to have over 100." » 2018-08-29 20:22:08

B&GBU wrote:

That kind of talk can get you beat, Nostradumbass.

I feel like when it comes to the Self-Esteem Mafia, Hop is a made man.

#16 Re: Southern Miss » 2018 football: projecting the roster » 2018-08-29 20:08:26

AndreWhere wrote:

Would be nice to see more of the Juco guys playing, but if Abraham gets it done that's a big deal.

Other than Abraham, Ty Williams ( seems like the Juco guy most likely to contribute. He's listed at 5'10" / 163lb and is a bit of a gambler; his resume includes a lot of interceptions, some of them returned for scores.

#17 Re: Southern Miss » Put a fork in this place..... » 2018-08-29 10:36:14

Here's something about this board: the most posts ever made on it were on the day of last year's football opener vs. Kentucky. That should tell you something about what USM fans actually care about.

I have said that that game was an unfortunate fork in the road for USM, and I think the history of this board since then bears this out. That game sucked. Kickoff was too early. The stadium looked like a dump and there weren't enough people in the stands to hide that fact from the TV cameras. USM came out flat, but outgained Kentucky pretty significantly. Unfortunately they also fumbled the ball away 3 times.

Instead of a win vs. an SEC team at home in front of a big crowd, we got... that. And afterwards Gilbert had to gall to brag about how much cash he was able to gouge us for.

Everything that's happened since has just been an effort to get back to where we were on 9/2/2017, and I don't even think Gilbert realizes it.

#18 Re: Southern Miss » Put a fork in this place..... » 2018-08-29 10:28:39

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:
AndreWhere wrote:

I'm actually kind of looking forward to basketball season this year.


Looks like somebody got a nice gift basket at least.

#19 Southern Miss » Southern Miss football: 2018 record prediction thread » 2018-08-27 18:23:28

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How many wins, including potential bowl / championship games?

#20 Southern Miss » Jackson State @ Southern Miss 2018 football: score prediction thread » 2018-08-27 18:22:09

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I call it 45-21 Eagles. Lots of people play and the team is a bit rough around the edges.

Next week's thread should be more interesting.

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