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What's Your Favorite Former SWC School

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Major Malcontent, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. Major Malcontent

    Major Malcontent Contributing Member

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    I'm a UH Cougar fan myself. I figure the University of Texas is gonna get the lions share, with Texas A&M University second. But I don't know how its gonna shake out after that.


    EDIT:Don't kill me Fatty....I forgot the Texas Tech Red Raiders....

    Please forgive me....
     
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  2. Deckard

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    The University of Houston, of course, although they were kept out of the SWC for many years by Texas and A&M. What was sweet was the drubbing UH gave Texas after finally being let in. I just loved watching it! :cool:
     
  3. Stack24

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    Cougars....the Klinger & Ware Days were when i was growing up
     
  4. giddyup

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    I had two brothers who went to SMU-- the oldest during the heyday of Chuck Hixon and Jerry LeVias in the last sixties-- so I've always been kind of partial to them.

    I went to A&M briefly before moving to North Carolina.

    My dad went to UT.... so I have loyalties running in every direction.
     
  5. Rocketman95

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    I've always rooted for Texas, but I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Baylor since my Dad grew up in Waco and he, along with both of my sisters went there. Plus, eight summers of Baylor Basketball Camp ruled.
     
  6. Mr. Brightside

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    I liked Rice Univ. during the Bert Emanuel hey days.
     
  7. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost be kind. be brave.
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    Rice, UH, Baylor, Tech, UTA, TAMU, SMU, TCU..

    That should be a conference.

    The Texas 8.
     
  8. ima_drummer2k

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    UT for football
    UH for basketball
    Rice for baseball

    I will always pull for a Texas school if they're playing a non-Texas school....unless it's SFA.
     
  9. mrpaige

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    You remembered Arkansas, who bailed on the conference early, but didn't remember Texas Tech.

    Blasphemy!
     
  10. RocketMan Tex

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    Hook 'em...my blood runs orange.

    However....

    I do like TCU and Baylor.
    I sorta like UH, Rice and Texas Tech.
    I don't hate A&M as much as I used to (OU has replaced them on the hate scale).
    SMU I could care less about. Preppies in large numbers make me ill.
     
  11. SwoLy-D

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    The COBB days in Rice are what I remember.

    Stack24, you forgot Wetherspoon and Manny Hazard from UH's run-and-shoot days.
     
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    UT
    Rice
    ATM
    Couldn't care less about the rest. It would be nice to dislike TT football, but they're just not serious enough to matter. Would be nice to like UH hoops, but the same applies, and their coach is a jackhole.
     
  13. BigSherv

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    Wow coogs are beating the horns on the poll.

    Remeber the days of Jimmy and David Klingler and Andre Ware?
     
  14. Smokey

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    Uh no thanks.
     
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  16. DonnyMost

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    Party pooper.

    Personally I think it would be cool to be able to see every single game whatever team you support plays. Sans OOC games. See? Look on the brightside, bud. :cool:
     
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  17. Major Malcontent

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    Definately my bad. The Raiders are my 3rd fave of the lot, behind Houston and Rice.

    Guns Up!
     
  18. SirCharlesFan

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    I picked Arkansas because that's where I'm currently in school. Also, I think it can easily be said that glory days of the school's athletics happened when it was still in the SWC. They did win the NCAA tournament a few years after leaving the SWC, but the team had been to a couple of final fours prior to that.

    Can someone explain to me why the SWC broke up? I'd assume it would have a lot to do with the bigger schools (Texas, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Tech) wanting to be in a conference with other premier (athletically speaking) public Universities and not sharing revenues with a bunch of smaller private schools that couldn't contribute as much, financially, to the conference.
     
  19. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost be kind. be brave.
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    Oh jesus.. its about to get ugly in here.

    I'll come back later for the fight..
     
  20. rrj_gamz

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    Don't worry, its not a real school anyway...There's nothing up there but steers and que....oh, my bad...;)

    UofH, of course, Read my Sig...I loved the Ware days...made Houston fun...I actually saw him once in person, at Treasures...

    I also liked watching SMU and EDickerson...man, that guy was great...This is the year for Cougar basketball...I can't wait...
     

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