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On 9/14/2019 at 4:04 PM, lavar703 said:

Now Terps fans get to see what Hokie fans dealt with the past few years. Jackson is not good. 

I'd take him over Willis. I've been begging for Hooker or QP.

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48 minutes ago, MikeT14 said:

I'd take him over Willis. I've been begging for Hooker or QP.

Right there with you bro. I had my Hokies hoodie on Saturday and a guy stopped me at the store to tell me his buddy wants Willis benched and Fuente fired lol. Hooker can’t possibly be worse but I’ve given up on Willis getting benched. 

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I always feel so accomplished after my work weeks are done and payday(s) are here ( I work 2 jobs and get paid on back to back days.)

Then I have to make payments to my wedding stuff.

Now we broke again

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8 hours ago, JoshstraDaymus said:

I always feel so accomplished after my work weeks are done and payday(s) are here ( I work 2 jobs and get paid on back to back days.)

Then I have to make payments to my wedding stuff.

Now we broke again

Here is the piece of advice that you will not listen to now but wish you had in six to twelve months time:

Elope.

Seriously.

If you have to have people around you for the ceremony, do a destination wedding with family and uber close friends (and tell them you understand if they cannot afford it).

Bank the money you would have spent into an emergency fund, or a down payment towards a house.

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I know this isn't about football, but its a powerful message from a huge football fan that can be used in football and in life in general. I hope all those Danny and all those pantywaist or to use an updated description- snowflakes read this from one of my personal hero's and role models.  http://boonepickens.com/?p=2343

 

A final message from T. Boone Pickens shared before his passing on September 11, 2019

The following message from T. Boone Pickens was written prior to his passing on September 11, 2019.

Mr. Pickens’ website and social media accounts are now being maintained by T. Boone Pickens Foundation team members.

If you are reading this, I have passed on from this world — not as big a deal for you as it was for me.

In my final months, I came to the sad reality that my life really did have a fourth quarter and the clock really would run out on me. I took the time to convey some thoughts that reflect back on my rich and full life.

I was able to amass 1.9 million Linkedin followers. On Twitter, more than 145,000 (thanks, Drake). This is my goodbye to each of you.

One question I was asked time and again: What is it that you will leave behind?

That’s at the heart of one of my favorite poems, “Indispensable Man,” which Saxon White Kessinger wrote in 1959. Here are a few stanzas that get to the heart of the matter:

Sometime when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions
And see how they humble your soul; 

Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining
Is a measure of how you’ll be missed. 

You can splash all you wish when you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop and you’ll find that in no time
It looks quite the same as before.

You be the judge of how long the bucket remembers me.

I’ve long recognized the power of effective communication. That’s why in my later years I began to reflect on the many life lessons I learned along the way, and shared them with all who would listen.

Fortunately, I found the young have a thirst for this message. Many times over the years, I was fortunate enough to speak at student commencement ceremonies, and that gave me the chance to look out into a sea of the future and share some of these thoughts with young minds. My favorite of these speeches included my grandchildren in the audience.

What I would tell them was this Depression-era baby from tiny Holdenville, Oklahoma — that wide expanse where the pavement ends, the West begins, and the Rock Island crosses the Frisco — lived a pretty good life.

In those speeches, I’d always offer these future leaders a deal: I would trade them my wealth and success, my 68,000-acre ranch and private jet, in exchange for their seat in the audience. That way, I told them, I’d get the opportunity to start over, experience every opportunity America has to offer.

It’s your shot now.

If I had to single out one piece of advice that’s guided me through life, most likely it would be from my grandmother, Nellie Molonson. She always made a point of making sure I understood that on the road to success, there’s no point in blaming others when you fail.

Here’s how she put it:

“Sonny, I don’t care who you are. Some day you’re going to have to sit on your own bottom.”

After more than half a century in the energy business, her advice has proven itself to be spot-on time and time again. My failures? I never have any doubt whom they can be traced back to. My successes? Most likely the same guy.

Never forget where you come from. I was fortunate to receive the right kind of direction, leadership, and work ethic  — first in Holdenville, then as a teen in Amarillo, Texas, and continuing in college at what became Oklahoma State University. I honored the values my family instilled in me, and was honored many times over by the success they allowed me to achieve.

I also long practiced what my mother preached to me throughout her life — be generous. Those values came into play throughout my career, but especially so as my philanthropic giving exceeded my substantial net worth in recent years.

For most of my adult life, I’ve believed that I was put on Earth to make money and be generous with it. I’ve never been a fan of inherited wealth. My family is taken care of, but I was far down this philanthropic road when, in 2010, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates asked me to take their Giving Pledge, a commitment by the world’s wealthiest to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. I agreed immediately.

I liked knowing that I helped a lot of people. I received letters every day thanking me for what I did, the change I fostered in other people’s lives. Those people should know that I appreciated their letters.

My wealth was built through some key principles, including:

  • A good work ethic is critical.
  • Don’t think competition is bad, but play by the rules. I loved to compete and win. I never wanted the other guy to do badly; I just wanted to do a little better than he did.
  • Learn to analyze well. Assess the risks and the prospective rewards, and keep it simple.
  • Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader: Avoid the “Ready-aim-aim-aim-aim” syndrome. You have to be willing to fire.
  • Learn from mistakes. That’s not just a cliché. I sure made my share. Remember the doors that smashed your fingers the first time and be more careful the next trip through.
  • Be humble. I always believed the higher a monkey climbs in the tree, the more people below can see his ***. You don’t have to be that monkey.
  • Don’t look to government to solve problems — the strength of this country is in its people.
  • Stay fit. You don’t want to get old and feel bad. You’ll also get a lot more accomplished and feel better about yourself if you stay fit. I didn’t make it to 91 by neglecting my health.
  • Embrace change. Although older people are generally threatened by change, young people loved me because I embraced change rather than running from it. Change creates opportunity.
  • Have faith, both in spiritual matters and in humanity, and in yourself. That faith will see you through the dark times we all navigate.

Over the years, my staff got used to hearing me in a meeting or on the phone asking, “Whaddya got?” That’s probably what my Maker is asking me about now.

Here’s my best answer.

I left an undying love for America, and the hope it presents for all. I left a passion for entrepreneurship, and the promise it sustains. I left the belief that future generations can and will do better than my own.

Thank you. It’s time we all move on.

A funeral service to honor the life and legacy of T. Boone Pickens will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 2 pm CDT at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. The general public is invited and encouraged to view the services in Wesley Hall at the church. A live stream will also be available at boonepickens.com. Speakers at the event will include Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and Alan White, a long-time friend of Mr. Pickens. A second memorial service will take place on September 25, 2019 at 3 pm CDT at Gallager-Iba Arena at Oklahoma State University.

 

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Pats cut AB. Please no one make a thread about should the Skins sign him.

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10 minutes ago, Jeezy Fanatic said:

UNLOCK THW ANTONIO BROWN THREAD ASAP, mar IS READY

@Woz @Thaiphoon

My mind is telling me noooooo, but my BODYYYYY MY BOOODDDDDYYY IS TELLING ME YESSSS

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1 minute ago, MikeT14 said:

My mind is telling me noooooo, but my BODYYYYY MY BOOODDDDDYYY IS TELLING ME YESSSS

Easy there Antonio 

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16 hours ago, Woz said:

Here is the piece of advice that you will not listen to now but wish you had in six to twelve months time:

Elope.

Seriously.

If you have to have people around you for the ceremony, do a destination wedding with family and uber close friends (and tell them you understand if they cannot afford it).

Bank the money you would have spent into an emergency fund, or a down payment towards a house.

When I got engaged, I gave my fiancée an option. I said if you want the wedding, I'm going to want to do it right. We had just been to a wedding the month prior which was less than stellar and poorly organized. I also said instead of the wedding, we can go get her a white dress, and I'll get in a suit and we will just go get married by a JOP and have a small gathering later.

Problem was she has so many people she didn't want to miss out on this.

Frankly I wanted the destination wedding, but her grandparents are pretty much exclusively on their SS benefits and have had bad luck so they wouldn't have been able to make it happen. I wanted it though, badly.

Instead, I'm working 2 jobs and killing it, and making payments while I can and still have some semblance of a savings for a house.

Plus it makes her happy, so I do my best.

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4 hours ago, MikeT14 said:

My mind is telling me noooooo, but my BODYYYYY MY BOOODDDDDYYY IS TELLING ME YESSSS

Bruce Allen's statement if he signs Antonio Brown:

Image result for kenan thompson my ego gif

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On 9/20/2019 at 12:16 AM, Woz said:

Here is the piece of advice that you will not listen to now but wish you had in six to twelve months time:

Elope.

Seriously.

If you have to have people around you for the ceremony, do a destination wedding with family and uber close friends (and tell them you understand if they cannot afford it).

Bank the money you would have spent into an emergency fund, or a down payment towards a house.

This ^^^

My wedding cost almost 50k.

We had to have a big one because my inlaws had 2 girls and the older one eloped.

So my FIL and MIL had a big list of people they wanted at a wedding and my FIL wanted to walk at least one daughter down the aisle.

45k later...

 

 

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