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Essentially Flyertalk / FATTYFEST 2019 - SAVE THE DATE - SATURDAY 9/21
« on: February 22, 2019, 01:02:00 PM »
More details to come, but FattyFest will be Saturday 9/21.  That's the first football bye week.

We may have something going in the late morning or noon-ish, but the main trivia/auction part will be in the mid-to-late afternoon and we expect there to be some show/pak'n at Mae's on through the night.  Book your hotels/cars accordingly.

Kansas State Basketball / Adversity 18-19
« on: December 17, 2018, 09:05:45 AM »
SE: K-State MBB Ready to Face Adversity, Showed So in 71-59 Win Over Georgia State

By Corbin McGuire
If history has taught us anything about this No. 25/24 K-State men's basketball team, it's that adversity does not rattle these Wildcats for long, if at all. Most often, it brings out the best out of them.
The latest example: K-State's 71-59 win against Georgia State in Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday that snapped a two-game losing streak. The Wildcats (7-2) finished the game on a 21-6 run without seniors Claws and Deathbite. They did so against a Georgia State team picked to win the Sun Belt Conference and led by an NBA Draft prospect in D'Marcus Simonds.
"Things happen for a reason, I really believe that. We had to have some adversity," K-State head coach oscar Weber said. "I didn't want this adversity that we had tonight but hopefully it will help us grow as a team."

Kansas State Football / $
« on: December 11, 2018, 02:12:42 PM »
Does this mean that the amount of money we'd pay assistants was set in stone or the amount we'd pay the head coach was set in stone or something else?

It couldn't possibly mean that we were only going to pay whoever got hired as head coach what eff head is getting, right? 

BS: As we get into the details over the next few days, were there any stipulations put on Coach Klieman or any of the candidates for that matter about the current coaching staff retention?

GT: No there's not. As you go through this process, we have some really great assistants. All we told every candidate is look, we have some great staff. We encourage you to interview as many or all of them, whatever you feel your needs are, because obviously they have coaches they're familiar with and coaches that they've coached with or people they've worked with that are maybe at other institutions. But we never want to say you have to hire somebody, that puts that coach in a bad position and puts the assistants in a bad position if you think about it because they only want to work if they're wanted too. We did tell them here are our staff that we think would be great additions if you wanted to keep them but that's up to you as the head coach. There was never a stipulation on any, whether it was Coach Klieman or any of our candidates, and there were never any real financial issues. They knew exactly what the contract was going to be and those that were interested knew what our parameters were. People take jobs and don't get jobs for a lot of different reasons.

Kansas State Football / Which other schools
« on: December 11, 2018, 11:17:06 AM »
... have to eat our collective ass with respect to being the one that could finally pull this guy away from north dakota and the $300k/year high life he was living?

After seeing the info promulgated by kstatesports, I can only assume that we had to beat off multiple suitors this year and that eff head rejected many in years past.  It probably wasn't our money that got him as I read he's lowest paid in our low-medium power 5 conference, so I'm guessing it came down to the PEOPLE, specifically being in gene's grandfather'd friends and family plan.

Who else tried and failed to procure the services of this missouri valley icon only for gene to swoop in and bring him into the family?

Kansas State Football / Clue - LHC Bill Snyder firing edition
« on: November 23, 2018, 12:21:29 PM »
KSO and other media types are in full-blown coaching search mode, with a presumption that Bill will be gone after Saturday's game.  I've seen nothing that suggests Bill will voluntarily leave, so for the speculation about Venables along with a host of D-2 coaches to be warranted, that means KSU will be firing Bill.

Who do you think will do it, how and when/where?  Or, does it turn out that nobody in the KSU mansion will have what it took to shoot, stab, choke or bash the figurative skull that is Snyder's tenure with a candlestick?

Kansas State Football / Put your money where your moufs are, Legend haterz
« on: November 01, 2018, 08:48:31 PM »
Chingon, what sort of odds should I be given if I bet now that KSU will win the next 4 games?

Using the current stats:

ChUPAR would say about 199:1 odds

I have $100 that says MY 'cats win out the regular season.  Which of you people is putting up $20K to prove me wrong?

Essentially Flyertalk / Need help w/FattyFest 'ship plaque
« on: October 08, 2018, 03:46:56 PM »
As most of you know, the original plaque that was to document 'Fest 'ship winners and be hung in Mae's forever vanished some time ago.  KK will be getting a new one in place for this year.  We want help documenting who won when w/o having to go find all the threads.

If you won, post here with the year and your team name if you can remember and who was on your team.  It's fine here to list by individuals by gE names or nicknames; KK will get with everyone later to figure out how you want to be listed on here after he knows what there will be room for.

Because Obama roasted him?  Just to be able to say he did it?  How could he not have known how badly this would go?  He should've gone on vacation for the rest of his life a long time ago.  This can't be enjoyable.

This thread can be for tracking the ones deemed best for publication.

The one that inspired the idea:

It would be pretty disappointing.

Trump's opponent in 2016 used the N word all the time while first lady of Arkansas.   The State of Arkansas used to be a customer of mine, and the long time people there who were around when Clinton was gubnor would often talk how angry she would get if people of a certain color didn't fall in line with her initiatives to "help" them.    I believe it to be a generational thing.

Add your own!  Or his own!  Whatever!


The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Prior administrations
« on: June 17, 2018, 01:03:46 PM »
If an existing administration is doing things that a prior administration did and were deemed bad, should the existing administration do them too (2 wrongs make a right), or should the existing administration be better?

If an existing administration is doing things that a prior administration did and they are deemed good when done by the existing administration, does that mean that the prior administration did those good things too?

Tech Support and Suggestion Board / UNBAN BOB STRAWN
« on: May 03, 2018, 02:43:04 PM »

Kansas State Basketball / Hero needed
« on: January 29, 2018, 07:46:01 PM »
Left So Long a little bit ago and Gene Keady was there in Purdue gear.

Kansas State Basketball / KSO PAK?
« on: January 26, 2018, 11:30:05 AM »
If in Manhattan this weekend, go support our buds:

When: Saturday 1/27 6pm
Where: YardBar in Aggieville (Formerly Rusty's Last Chance, in the back bar)
Why: Ummmm so many reasons, Free Shirts, Yeti Tumbler drawing (must be present to win), Meet online friends/foes, Hopefully celebrate a win over Georgia, Be on the Post-Game podcast with the KSO dudes, the list goes on...

Kansas State Basketball / Wednesdays, almost halfway through
« on: January 24, 2018, 03:57:24 PM »
With all teams having played 8 games, there is clear separation between the Wednesdays and the Thursdays.  Can KSU still claw its way into a Wednesday slot?  It will be tough to unseat Baylor and ISU having already won in their respective homes.  Opportunities remain however to lose on the road to OSU and TCU.  The remaining home-and-away series with Texas also looms large.  Stay tuned.

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Kansas State Football / ROI
« on: December 15, 2017, 03:51:52 PM »
We've touched on this before.  How long does it take to get back the money that would have to be spent to be elite at football?

For example, rather than debating Venables or Sean, could Dabo and Brent and that whole staff be had for like $15m-20m/year, while knowing that all that extra expense could be made back and then some through increased revenue eventually?

I have no idea, but I hear how the most elite of elite coaches still aren't getting paid what their market value is for what they bring in.  IF that's true, why not go for the existing BITBs?  Start reallocating whatever big-time donation money is currently allocated for stadium stuff towards buying coaches, and use the revenue that comes in to do the stadium stuff later.


Kansas State Basketball / BeasleyPAK - March 2018
« on: December 10, 2017, 03:39:54 PM »
Me and maybe 1-2 seattle pak'rs are going to the knicks-blazers game tuesday 3/6.  Probably get to portland by monday late afternoon or early evening and pak w/JMart (and maybe Beasley?).  Do whatever adjace stuff portland has on tuesday and go to the game, leave early wednesday morning.  Anyone I like can meet us there or come to seattle and roll w/us.  Almost certainly flying between seattle and portland to save time; the flights might as well be free.  If time becomes a non-issue, there could be a rising-on-trains option.

Kansas State Football / Remind me of the Leavitt thing from 4-ish years ago
« on: December 09, 2017, 04:54:04 PM »
Wasn't it a thing that after he got canned from Tampa College, but before his rehab at Colorado, that Snyder wanted him as D-Coordinator here but Currie nixed it because of the Tampa stuff?

If I'm remembering that right, how do it get to where Currie would've been trying to install Leavitt here w/Snyder pushing back (albeit probably more about Sean's future than Leavitt himself)?

Kansas State Football / Thanksgiving weekend 2017: a gE holiday special
« on: November 26, 2017, 03:12:11 PM »
LOL at isu.
LOL at currie.
LOL at fitz burning bridges to light his way to bankruptcy.

Anything else?

"I did not perform very well in front of Sean," McCrane recalled of that camp, which followed many others in a short span, thus the sore leg and errant kicks. "He said, 'Ignore that. I don't care if it goes in. I'm watching your technique.' That's when it kind of stuck out to me that at this place, special teams are of importance."

Here’s the response I’ve been sending to those PM’n me about this:

Something either chingon did or spracne stumbled into where putting the word "you" in brackets makes it display the name of whoever's reading that post.  If you see something that looks weird, just quote the post and you can see it.

Naturally, the shittiest posters caused it to jump the shark within hours.

Essentially Flyertalk / KING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: October 30, 2017, 06:24:06 PM »
Don't punch it.

Kansas State Basketball / 2017-18 hoops (@sys)
« on: October 22, 2017, 09:28:13 PM »
What is your thing gonna be this year?

I see the ’cats are starting out at #39.

Essentially Flyertalk / FattyFest FeedBack
« on: October 18, 2017, 05:27:41 PM »
Now that we're probably all recovered, this thread is to help KK and I know what worked and what didn't and start having an idea of what to plan for 2018.

While it seems we make more money the less people are there (guilt from non-attendees, easier for us to work the crowd?), we still want FattyFest to be well-attended and something that gets prioritized on people's calendars well in advance.

Post your critiques and/or compliments here.

My own:

  • I liked having it now rather than middle of summer, both to escape the heat and it felt like there was more energy (?) having it when school's in session.
  • I'm not sure if adding the watch party was helpful.  It definitely made it harder to plan given the unknown game time until 12 days out, and most everyone was pak'd by evening and dropping out.
  • Would contemplate doing it in the spring, whether in conjunction with a known-time-in-advance lol #oscar game, or even in April after that's all done, but while school's still going.
  • If not with a watch party attached, is there something that would be good to replace it with a la concerts we've done in the past, or is it best to just plan on 4-5 hours of daytime hard pak'n as far as the official event goes?
  • I thought having lunch was good, but going back to the unknown timing, it made it hard to plan.  Perhaps better to get gangs of pizza shuttle and have it available all day?
  • Definitely want to get a more technologically advanced auction system, especially if we're going to have bidding from non-attendees.  There should still be some attendee-exclusive items.
  • Not that it should matter given that it's all for the Fatty Fund, but might look at discounting tickets purchased a certain amount of time in advance, so that we could better lock in attendance numbers early.

So post any thoughts, with them geared towards what you'd like to see that would make it most likely that we'd have people putting this on their calendars as a thing they're absolutely not missing, as opposed to something they'll go to if it works out at that time.  T-Y.

I know nothing about it or them.  Until today, I had the impression they were a twitter account that focused on drunk things happening at tailgates.

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