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JRingo
02-01-2014, 07:47 PM
Think it's getting the board energized, wanting. What say you?? I think we will be more than pleasantly surprised as things progress...

phantom17
02-01-2014, 07:53 PM
:cricket::cricket:

HJam72
02-01-2014, 09:47 PM
I'm calm about it. :hairpull:

Brisco_County
02-02-2014, 01:15 AM
Think it's getting the board energized, wanting. What say you?? I think we will be more than pleasantly surprised as things progress...

The organization has nothing to gain by being chatty right before the draft.

Texian
02-02-2014, 02:14 AM
What you see is what you get. It is what it is!

Marshall
02-02-2014, 05:14 AM
Think it's getting the board energized, wanting. What say you?? I think we will be more than pleasantly surprised as things progress...
I'm suffering an Energy Crisis. I do not expect much. Copycatting NE isn't any better than Copycatting Denver. We needed our own identity.

thunderkyss
02-02-2014, 06:21 AM
Only two coaches have anything to talk about right now.




OB's not one of them.

Marcus
02-02-2014, 12:41 PM
What's with this "Obie" nonsense?

drs23
02-02-2014, 12:58 PM
What's with this "Obie" nonsense?

Whatcu talkin' bout?

Playoffs
02-02-2014, 12:58 PM
http://cbsjimrome.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/460344255.jpg
http://i.usatoday.net/communitymanager/_photos/campus-rivalry/2012/07/23/Bill%20O'Brien%20recruitsx-large.jpg
http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/992ef9bcc3e7472d309482ae7211974a7b746185/c%3D0-463-2016-1982%26r%3Dx404%26c%3D534x401/local/-/media/USATODAY/GenericImages/2014/01/03//1388777714000-bill-o-brien.jpg
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/08/24/sports/OBRIEN/OBRIEN-articleLarge.jpg
http://www.stateofthetexans.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/OBrien-610x405.jpg

http://forum.webmartial.com/Smileys/perso2/lips_sealed5.gif

infantrycak
02-02-2014, 01:47 PM
What's with this "Obie" nonsense?

It's his nickname from prior to getting here.

Lucky
02-02-2014, 01:52 PM
He may not say much in words, but O'Brien speaks volumes with his eyes.

http://i.usatoday.net/communitymanager/_photos/campus-rivalry/2012/07/23/Bill%20O%27Brien%20recruitsx-large.jpg

Or maybe it's his chin?

Marshall
02-02-2014, 02:00 PM
He may not say much in words, but O'Brien speaks volumes with his eyes.

http://i.usatoday.net/communitymanager/_photos/campus-rivalry/2012/07/23/Bill%20O%27Brien%20recruitsx-large.jpg

Or maybe it's his chin?

Is it me or does that cleft in his chin look like the Texans logo?

Lucky
02-02-2014, 02:02 PM
Is it me or does that cleft in his chin look like the Texans logo?
More like the Longhorn logo.

http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/34/865/full/5o2wuto6hq2592hhy9e4prm6e.gif

Marshall
02-02-2014, 02:04 PM
More like the Longhorn logo.

http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/34/865/full/5o2wuto6hq2592hhy9e4prm6e.gif

Ugh! You're right.

Lucky
02-02-2014, 02:06 PM
Ugh! You're right.
Which means the Texans will not draft Johnny Football.

2slik4u
02-02-2014, 02:08 PM
http://cbsjimrome.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/460344255.jpg
http://i.usatoday.net/communitymanager/_photos/campus-rivalry/2012/07/23/Bill%20O'Brien%20recruitsx-large.jpg
http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/992ef9bcc3e7472d309482ae7211974a7b746185/c%3D0-463-2016-1982%26r%3Dx404%26c%3D534x401/local/-/media/USATODAY/GenericImages/2014/01/03//1388777714000-bill-o-brien.jpg
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/08/24/sports/OBRIEN/OBRIEN-articleLarge.jpg
http://www.stateofthetexans.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/OBrien-610x405.jpg


http://forum.webmartial.com/Smileys/perso2/lips_sealed5.gif


He has the butt chin of all butt chins. I wonder if he cleans that thing out with a Q-tip from time to time.

Big Lou
02-02-2014, 02:10 PM
Not sure, I haven't heard anything........

DocBar
02-02-2014, 02:15 PM
What could he possibly be making headlines about right now? Nothing good that I can think of. I'm sure he's living in the film room and evaluating the roster. Move along, nothing to see here.

Lucky
02-02-2014, 02:38 PM
These guys: Noisy.
:cricket::cricket:

These guys: Not so much.

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0106/ncf_u_belichick-obrien_mb_300.jpg

O'Brien learned the art of silence from the master.

kingtexan
02-02-2014, 02:47 PM
He has the butt chin of all butt chins.

More like a bleached porn star a-hole chin ...

Marcus
02-02-2014, 03:16 PM
It's his nickname from prior to getting here.

No, it isn't. It's OB.

Marshall
02-02-2014, 03:21 PM
No, it isn't. It's OB.

I think it depends on the reporter. Both would be pronounced the same.

It's sort of like the old census workers who may have spelled your family name differently, depending on their experience. In my case it has been spelled Bryant, Briant, Bryan, Brian, Brandt, Brown, and Brent. All were trying to capture the sound.

ChampionTexan
02-02-2014, 03:22 PM
No, it isn't. It's OB.


http://media.pennlive.com/patriot-news/photo/2012/01/-00359a9081c341d8.jpg

Marcus
02-02-2014, 03:37 PM
http://media.pennlive.com/patriot-news/photo/2012/01/-00359a9081c341d8.jpg

Wow. I stand corrected.

I figured it had something to do with some people being offended that he already had a nickname.

badboy
02-02-2014, 03:41 PM
He reminds me of wrestler Curt Angle but let's have another real long thread about his nickname. I know ! I know! Since he has been silent about who he will pick #1, it has to mean he will do a trade down. No he won't. Yes he will. No..

thunderkyss
02-02-2014, 03:48 PM
http://media.pennlive.com/patriot-news/photo/2012/01/-00359a9081c341d8.jpg

hmpf... they screwed it up way back then eh?

ChampionTexan
02-02-2014, 03:50 PM
hmpf... they screwed it up way back then eh?

Yep - put that danged apostrophe in there!

Hervoyel
02-02-2014, 06:21 PM
No, it isn't. It's OB.


I'm with Marcus. I can type "OB" but think "Obie" or "O'Bie" looks weird.

Functionally the same but one works and the other doesn't (to me).

htownfan32
02-02-2014, 07:16 PM
More like the Longhorn logo.

http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/34/865/full/5o2wuto6hq2592hhy9e4prm6e.gif


MY EYES! :kitten:

JB
02-02-2014, 08:15 PM
I'm with Marcus. I can type "OB" but think "Obie" or "O'Bie" looks weird.

Functionally the same but one works and the other doesn't (to me).

I'd just call him Bill, but I know people would think I was talking about the genius or the a$$hole of TB :texanbill:

speedfreek
02-03-2014, 06:53 AM
If we have another 2 win season I will start calling him
OB-GYN

How long until we have an OB facepalm?

thunderkyss
02-03-2014, 07:42 AM
How long until we have an OB facepalm?

If possible, how 'bout a buttchin smilie?

Double Barrel
02-03-2014, 11:06 AM
I'm with Marcus. I can type "OB" but think "Obie" or "O'Bie" looks weird.

Functionally the same but one works and the other doesn't (to me).

y'know. "O'Brien" is not really that many more characters to type, and nobody is confused who we are talking about. I'm going old school.

It's going to take me awhile to get accustomed to automatically knowing "Obie", "O'Bie", "OB", "B'OB", "Billy O", "BillO" is always Bill O'Brien.

I'm not knocking nicknames or those that use it, but just commenting from my perspective that my mind does not automatically connect it right now.

As far as the thread subject and the FO silence, I do not expect them to give us anything in the next few months. They are not going to tip their hand about the draft, we the little info we will get will probably be general platitudes and the typical coach speak about players and schemes.

drs23
02-03-2014, 01:49 PM
y'know. "O'Brien" is not really that many more characters to type, and nobody is confused who we are talking about. I'm going old school.

It's going to take me awhile to get accustomed to automatically knowing "Obie", "O'Bie", "OB", "B'OB", "Billy O", "BillO" is always Bill O'Brien.

I'm not knocking nicknames or those that use it, but just commenting from my perspective that my mind does not automatically connect it right now.

As far as the thread subject and the FO silence, I do not expect them to give us anything in the next few months. They are not going to tip their hand about the draft, we the little info we will get will probably be general platitudes and the typical coach speak about players and schemes.

Yeah, just wait till someone starts calling him "Brown"! :kitten:

Marcus
02-03-2014, 01:59 PM
y'know. "O'Brien" is not really that many more characters to type, and nobody is confused who we are talking about. I'm going old school.

It's going to take me awhile to get accustomed to automatically knowing "Obie", "O'Bie", "OB", "B'OB", "Billy O", "BillO" is always Bill O'Brien.

I'm not knocking nicknames or those that use it, but just commenting from my perspective that my mind does not automatically connect it right now.

I alluded to this another thread, but my only deal with this nickname business, is that there are nicknames given to players that don't have them, to the point where sometimes when they are used, I get a little confused about who they are referring to. But when it was revealed that O'Brien actually did have a nickname, the reaction among some, was as if it was some kind of sacred territory infringement.

Marshall
02-03-2014, 02:05 PM
I alluded to this another thread, but my only deal with this nickname business, is that there are nicknames given to players that don't have them, to the point where sometimes when they are used, I get a little confused about who they are referring to. But when it was revealed that O'Brien actually did have a nickname, the reaction among some, was as if it was some kind of sacred territory infringement.

I suggest OB is the shortest and easiest monicker for a message board and is one way of writing the Obie/O'bie/OB/O'B nickname he is accustomed to. But I consider it far superior to BO in every way.

ObsiWan
02-04-2014, 10:50 AM
y'know. "O'Brien" is not really that many more characters to type, and nobody is confused who we are talking about. I'm going old school.

It's going to take me awhile to get accustomed to automatically knowing "Obie", "O'Bie", "OB", "B'OB", "Billy O", "BillO" is always Bill O'Brien.

I'm not knocking nicknames or those that use it, but just commenting from my perspective that my mind does not automatically connect it right now.


I'm with you. O'Brien isn't that many characters to type. Plus, I don't personally know the man, so I don't have the right to call him what his friends call him.
...but that's just me

DBCooper
02-04-2014, 10:55 AM
I'm with you. O'Brien isn't that many characters to type. Plus, I don't personally know the man, so I don't have the right to call him what his friends call him.
...but that's just me

Good call.....................OW

Playoffs
02-04-2014, 10:59 AM
Good call.....................OW

Yes, O-Dub is spot on.

DBCooper
02-04-2014, 11:03 AM
Yes, O-Dub is spot on.

Lol

thunderkyss
02-04-2014, 11:24 AM
I'm with you. O'Brien isn't that many characters to type. Plus, I don't personally know the man, so I don't have the right to call him what his friends call him.
...but that's just me

Do you have a problem with Andre, or know him personally?

We call him Aj, because we love him. I call OB, "OB" because I'm trying to welcome him to the fam.

ObsiWan
02-04-2014, 11:29 AM
Do you have a problem with Andre, or know him personally?

We call him Aj, because we love him. I call OB, "OB" because I'm trying to welcome him to the fam.

I knew someone would bring up that example.
I might have guessed it would be you :D

*I* call him A.J. (and I'll thank you to capitalize BOTH initials :foottap:) because he's known throughout the land as A.J. I don't refer to him as 'Dre, because, again, I don't know him personally.