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  1. Vik

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    Rich. Considering it is Texas' AD that refuses to play A&M in any sport :oops:.
     
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    You guys related or just multiple personalities?
     
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    Can I ask you what the purpose of this post was? Did you really create a new account to give me a 7th grade remark? I guess so based on your user name.
     
  4. Vicious Vik

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    This is Texas. We simply have a higher standard. Few understand.
     
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    Really? If that's so how do you explain Mac Brown?

    A lot of jobs are perpetual pressure cookers, I.e. Bama football, ND football, UCLA basketball, even Texas football. Texas tennis does not come close to anything like that. Texas tennis is not one of them.
     
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    Mack Brown is the worst coach in college football.

    Did your forget Texas was national runner-up in tennis not that long ago?
     
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    Mack Brown the worst coach in college football? Certainly debatable. But based on UT-Austin and their football tradition I can see why he could be disliked. Their only BCS Championship was in 2005. Before that they were co-champions with Nebraska and Ohio St. in 1970, and lone champ in 1969 and had few others before then. Living in the past I'd say. Reminds me of my friends football expectations at Ole Miss based on their only championship in 1960. Ha Ha. All in fun here.

    Texas was tennis runner up in 2008, before that the were runner-up in 1955. Respectfully you're expectations while I admire them being lofty are not realistic based on historic tradition of Texas tennis. In the last 10 years there has been 6 champions total of which USC has won 5 times and Georgia twice. Patience Vik. Hang in there Texas tennis is pretty good.
     
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    Guts. That's the Longhorn guts. Whitehead denied those purple wannabes. They thought a big crowd would beat us. Did they order another country singer or something? They took that longhorn horn straight to the soft toad underbelly.
     
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    Hopefully the TCU win will vault the team's confidence. Is everyone ready for the Vicious Vik version of reporting for the Baylor match??
     
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    I'll be there tonight...
     
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    Texas will be quite a bit better next year. Only losing Whitehead and Chen and gaining very good JUCO player Berkowitz and one of the top recruits Goldhoff.
     
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    I'm taking off my Longhorn shirt, I'm embarrassed.
     
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    Great support there Vic- can you manage anything positive or constructive?
     
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    If I followed that philosophy, I'd be naked by now. Gotta stick with your team!
     
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    big rivalry on Longhorn network, big crowd, athletes from other teams watching. And the Horns win two sets (one of which after match was clinched).
    and these weren't close sets either.
     
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    Texas pays the most $$$$ on football and other sports and they suck. why?
     
  17. Vicious Vik

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    This man gets it
     
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    Easy from the stands isn't it? I'm pretty sure the Baylor guys would have been battling for a win whether or not the match had been clinched so that's a pretty inane comment. Sure it's disappointing but the lads still have my support. (Nause!)
     
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    True comment on that...you can only play as well as your opponent allows you.
    OR you find a solution to his game style.
    Any good comments on Glasspool?
    atatu?
    anyone else who was there?
    The Brit seems to be learning fast.
     
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    Is this the extent of the reporting?
     
  21. Vicious Vik

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    I didn't go to the match.
     
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    As they say in my part of the world - all talk and no trousers!
     
  23. tennisfan136

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    hey vicious vik

    Vicious Vik, let's just give it a rest with all these we have all the money and "we are texas" stuff. I'm all for the schools pride, but you talk about putting together a program and recruiting as if you know what you are talking about, but you obviously don't. First off, while texas' budget might technically be bigger than every other school, a recruit doesn't really care about that in the sense that you basically get the same stuff at baylor, texas, georgia, usc, ucla, and all the other top funded DI programs. Second of all, you obviously have no ideas how transfers or recruiting work at all either. You have no idea about the institutional requirements for what it takes to get a kid to transfer or simply to get in to the University of Texas. SO while you sit there and complain about how Center is doing a bad job recruiting it is clear you are ignorant of what actually goes on in the recruiting process. For instance, with international recruits, you just neglect issues like test scores, issues regarding fluency in english, financial aid, transcript problems, accepted credits. The same issues arise with out of state recruits, except for English fluency. So while you think Center can't do his job you are acting as if everyone has the same shot at getting kids but they don't. The restrictions Texas has with regard to transcript requirements, like accepting home-schooled students, or students with generally worse grades and low tests scores are significantly more strict than most universities that you probably idolize. The very thing that you love about texas, something put in place to protect the "greatness" for the people that represent it, can be a hindrance for success. And, if you really knew anything about college tennis you would know that not everyone necessarily wants to go to texas. You are pretending as if every top recruit wants to come here because of all we have to offer. I agree with you in that I think it is the best place, but I'm sure a lot of really good players don't care for it. Maybe they don't like people on the team, maybe they would rather play for other coaches, or maybe they want to stay near home, or maybe texas can't give them enough money, etc. While it might seem obvious to you and me to come here, it might be obvious for other people to not come here. A lot of other schools have just as much pride as we do. Like i said before, you sit here complaining and pointing to 3 years of greatness, while trying to get rid of the guy who got you those years, and compare them to how things are now. You clearly have no idea the level of player that was on that team and how fortunate it is to get players like that all in one stretch. You can be upset like the random spectator that you are, but spare us all this nonsense of you critiquing players, coaches, and programs, as if you know what you are saying. You can be passionate about the texas program and college tennis in general, but don't pretend to be knowledgeable.
     
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    The new posters coming here to try to shut up Vik are interesting. Don't blame them, but they are wasting their time. Wonder how many are on the UT tennis team or directly associated? Oh yea, that thought process is a waste of time too. Just remembered this is the internet.
     
  25. Vicious Vik

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    dude, paragraphs. If you re-format this I will read it and then tear it to shreds.
     
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    haha, i don't like you very much as you know, but that made me laugh pretty hard

    thanks
     
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    Perfect. More inane posts to try to cover a critic.
     
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    If you keep posting enough maybe it will make Vik's and his posts go away.
     
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    I have a feeling you guys are crybaby spoiled players. Probably the ones who don't play.
     
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    homophobic high school insults. I'm so hurt
     
  31. Vicious Vik

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    I was infact wearing trousers. I wear trousers to most public places I go.
     
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    Texas boys must be in studyhall or a team meeting now.
     
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    I would not be surprised if those two accounts are Center himself.
     
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    Hey Vicious Vik

    I'll pretend for a second that you didn't already read my previous post, just like I'm pretending that it was the format of the post that really stopped you from properly analyzing the post. Pretty weak explanation by you... just because I want so badly for you to tear it to shreds, here is the formatted edition:

    Vicious Vik, let's just give it a rest with all these we have all the money and "we are Texas" stuff. I'm all for the school’s pride, but you talk about putting together a program and recruiting as if you know what you are talking about, but you obviously don't. First off, while Texas' budget might technically be bigger than every other school, a recruit doesn't really care about that in the sense that you basically get the same stuff at Baylor, Texas, Georgia, USC, UCLA, and all of the other top funded DI programs. So quit equating the technically biggest budget to automatic wins.

    Second of all, you obviously have no idea how transfers or recruiting work at all either. You have no idea about the institutional requirements for what it takes to transfer a player or simply to get a player in to the University of Texas. So, while you sit there and complain about how Center is doing a bad job recruiting, it is clear you are ignorant of what actually goes on in the recruiting process. For instance, with international recruits, you seemingly neglect issues like test scores, issues regarding fluency in English, financial aid, transcript problems, accepted credits, etc. The same issues arise with out of state recruits, except for English fluency (most of the time). So while you think Center can't do his job, you are acting as if everyone has the same shot at getting kids, but, as far as institutional regulations are concerned, they don't. The restrictions Texas has with regard to transcript requirements, like accepting home-schooled students, or students with generally worse grades and low tests scores are significantly stricter than most universities that you probably idolize. The very thing that you love about Texas, like institutional rules put in place to protect the "greatness" for the people that represent it, can be a hindrance for the “success” you desire.

    And, if you really knew anything about college tennis you would know that not everyone necessarily wants to go to Texas. You are pretending as if every top recruit wants to come here because of all we have to offer. I agree with you in that I think it is the best place, but I'm sure a lot of really good players don't care for it. Maybe they don't like people on the team, maybe they would rather play for other coaches, or maybe they want to stay near home, or maybe Texas can't give them enough money, etc. While it might seem obvious to you and me to come here, it might be obvious for other people to not come here. A lot of other schools have just as much pride as we do and consider themselves to be of the same caliber university as Texas.

    Like I said before, you sit here complaining and pointing to 3 years of greatness, while trying to get rid of the guy who got you those years, and compare them to how things are now. You clearly have no idea the level of player that was on that team and how fortunate it is to get players like that all in one stretch. You can be upset like the random spectator that you are, but spare us all this nonsense of you critiquing players, coaches, and programs, as if you know what you are saying. You can be passionate about the Texas program and college tennis in general, but don't pretend to be knowledgeable.

    By the way, you are allowed to make specific comments and analysis in this message board as opposed to make random generalized claims that really aren't referring to concrete issues.
     
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    on a side note

    on a side note, the wwe talk from the dragonball account is funny. waiting for your reply to the formatted post vicious vik
     
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    They are only funny to you because you made them up or they are your team mates. They will be gone soon.
     
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    calm down andfor-ur reaching too far with this conspiracy stuff. talk to me about tennis dude
     
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    I agree with most all you said. Vik is over the top with his expectations. I respect your response. When the cussing and juvenile behavior starts I'll stick up for a guy I disagree with all day long.
     
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    I disagree with just about everything he posts about Texas tennis.

    You on the other hand are so intelligent. You're parents must be proud.
     
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    Uh, or you could just ignore it and address the comments that actually matter to you. And, I don't necessarily think Vik is over the top with his expectations. I'm sure the people in the Tennis program want to continue the stretch that tennis had under Center during those years. I just think Vicious Vik has no idea what he's talking about and should address/embrace the fact that he's just an avid fan without any real knowledge of college tennis.
     
  42. Vicious Vik

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    It's coming tonight. I have to go buy groceries first.
     
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    Why are you so defensive? Stop worrying about others and let them worry about you. That advice would also serve you well on the tennis court, think about it, it might just help you win your next match.
     
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    Thanks for the life update. Next time just wait and post your response
     
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    Much of Center's success was on the back of the retirement of Snyder then the results tapered off. Sure expectations at Texas should be high. Look at my post about their actual number of NCAA championships in tennis and football. It's laughable.
     
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    You comments will be gone soon. Mine will remain. Ha ha
     
  47. Vicious Vik

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    why, is someone going to mug me at the grocery store?
     
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    Are you outside of your mind? Center got here in 2000. The success were a final four in 2006, a final in 2008, and a final 4 in 2009. With the best regular season ever in 2010. Literally none of the players Snyder had were there in those years
     
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    I knew that. It was funny to me to say it while the other two punks try to derail the thread. But I was serious about the championships.
     
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    Nice job trying to be an internet bully. Better be careful mate, or you'll get your visa pull and there will be no more college tennis for you.
     

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