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Silver Oak
01-27-2008, 08:07 PM
guess he figured the 3 R's (reading, 'riting, 'rithmetic) were useful things to learn after all.

http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=7775585

bah007
01-27-2008, 08:08 PM
His mother wants him to get a degree.

ATX
01-27-2008, 08:13 PM
He might need that degree in a few years when he's out of football. Of course, he could probably get a job pretty easy in Austin.

bah007
01-27-2008, 08:25 PM
He might need that degree in a few years when he's out of football. Of course, he could probably get a job pretty easy in Austin.

I'd be more worried about Reggie Bush than Vince Young.

SheTexan
01-27-2008, 08:33 PM
WhO cares!!! I sure don't.

TexanSam
01-27-2008, 08:36 PM
Good to hear. I don't like Vince as a football player since he plays for the Titans, but I'm happy to hear he and Michael Griffin are going back to school to get their degrees. I wish we could hear more about stories like this rather than some of the crap that goes on in sports

ATX
01-27-2008, 08:43 PM
I'd be more worried about Reggie Bush than Vince Young.

Maybe they can start a business together......who knows.

ATX
01-27-2008, 08:44 PM
WhO cares!!! I sure don't.

You sure cared enough to post.......jk. :shades:

mexican_texan
01-27-2008, 09:02 PM
This reminds me of an episode of My Name is Earl when Earl and Randy decided they needed to become adults and get a G.E.D. (Vince never earned a high school diploma either.)

StarStruck
01-27-2008, 09:24 PM
With VY's money, I'm sure he could find a lot of things to do in his spare time than earning a degree, therefore, I applaud him for making the more constructive decision.

Silver Oak
01-27-2008, 10:24 PM
based on the way he communicates and speaks right now, I don't think he spent alot of time studying English in his previous time at UT.

Mr teX
01-28-2008, 10:14 AM
good for him, i'm glad he's taking steps for life after football; however near or far that may be.

Overalls
01-28-2008, 12:39 PM
I think it is good that he wants to get his degree and I think it is great that he is doing it now instead of trying to figure out the Titans offense. He had enough problems with the dumbed down offense they ran this season and he is going to need all the help he can get to understand the new offense of his new offensive co. X's are defense, O's are offense. The O with the X in it is You.

:fans:

aj.
01-28-2008, 12:57 PM
As a person who completed his degree in an unconventional way, I have nothing but respect for those who go back and get it - any way they can - especially in a case like this where they have (or should have) the financial means to do without it...

I doubt if its possible but hopefully he's being treated like just another undergrad by the profs. Preferential treatment to athletes while they're still in school is bad enough.

Texan_Bill
01-28-2008, 01:07 PM
Not sure what the big deal is.. A lot of athletes have gone back to get their degrees... Juwan Howard and Isiah Thomas immediately come to mind. Mark Bruener.


*EDIT* Mark Bruener went back to get his Masters....

Overalls
01-28-2008, 04:56 PM
I think it is good that he wants to get his degree. I have mine. I just question the timing. He is a 2nd year QB that struggled to learn a system and now that system will be changing so he will need even more time to study the new system. Even his center called him out a couple of weeks ago saying he needs to spend more time learning his job as a QB. I just think he could have waited. I really doubt he will be on the street in 2 years needing to earn a living by some other means than football. I understand that his mother may be the motivating factor in this but I think the job he has should take priority.

chicagotexan2
01-31-2008, 04:47 PM
based on the way he communicates and speaks right now, I don't think he spent alot of time studying English in his previous time at UT.

I agree, but with some schooling he can build up the communication skills. If the Fridge can earn money as pitch man anyone can. Doesn't matter though, he still walks on water in Austin or even here. Mattress Mac will make him Jr Veep in a heartbeat.

awtysst
02-03-2008, 03:22 AM
What is he getting a degree in and how many more credits does he need?
As a person who is working on his 3rd post high school degree I say congrats!!!

chicagotexan2
02-05-2008, 11:52 AM
What is he getting a degree in and how many more credits does he need?
As a person who is working on his 3rd post high school degree I say congrats!!!

Shouldn't you be posting on Mensafanatics.com?

hadaad
02-05-2008, 04:11 PM
If it doesn't interfere with his regular job, then more power to him. But if he's missing out on OTAs with his new offensive coordinator, or skipping out early on practice to catch up on his homework, then it's selfish and detrimental to the team.

There are many non-football years ahead for Young. He's committed, and very well-paid, to have his focus and his time devoted to helping the Tennessee Titans succeed. If he's not doing that, then it's selfish, whether his mom wants him to do it or not.

awtysst
02-07-2008, 10:56 AM
If it doesn't interfere with his regular job, then more power to him. But if he's missing out on OTAs with his new offensive coordinator, or skipping out early on practice to catch up on his homework, then it's selfish and detrimental to the team.

There are many non-football years ahead for Young. He's committed, and very well-paid, to have his focus and his time devoted to helping the Tennessee Titans succeed. If he's not doing that, then it's selfish, whether his mom wants him to do it or not.

He will probably take one class in winter semester and one in spring. I don't know how many credits he needs, but it will probably take a few seasons. Not a bad way to spend your off time in my book.

awtysst
02-07-2008, 10:59 AM
Shouldn't you be posting on Mensafanatics.com?

Why should I not post here? This is a place for Texans fans to get together and share their thoughts on the team and cheer them to victory.

Are you are saying because I am working on my 3rd post high school degree I should not be posting here? Are you saying that a person in my position should not or cannot be a real fan? I have every right to be here, just as you do. I have not broken any of the forum rules, I do not troll or flame on the boards, and I have always done my best to promote positive discussion on the boards. So, what makes it ok for you to be here, but not for me?

bah007
02-07-2008, 11:03 AM
He will probably take one class in winter semester and one in spring. I don't know how many credits he needs, but it will probably take a few seasons. Not a bad way to spend your off time in my book.

As a Texans fan, I would prefer it if he hit the clubs with Pac Man.

Texan_Bill
02-07-2008, 11:12 AM
As a Texans fan, I would prefer it if he hit the clubs with Pac Man.

Nice!!! :pirate:

chicagotexan2
02-07-2008, 11:21 AM
Why should I not post here? This is a place for Texans fans to get together and share their thoughts on the team and cheer them to victory.

Are you are saying because I am working on my 3rd post high school degree I should not be posting here? Are you saying that a person in my position should not or cannot be a real fan? I have every right to be here, just as you do. I have not broken any of the forum rules, I do not troll or flame on the boards, and I have always done my best to promote positive discussion on the boards. So, what makes it ok for you to be here, but not for me?

Calm yourself. It was self depricating humor not a jab at yuo insinuating you are above me/us. I think it's pretty impressive when a person can keep pursuing high education. Next time i'll click on the little sarcasm icon.

Blazing Arrow
02-07-2008, 12:12 PM
Why should I not post here? This is a place for Texans fans to get together and share their thoughts on the team and cheer them to victory.

Are you are saying because I am working on my 3rd post high school degree I should not be posting here? Are you saying that a person in my position should not or cannot be a real fan? I have every right to be here, just as you do. I have not broken any of the forum rules, I do not troll or flame on the boards, and I have always done my best to promote positive discussion on the boards. So, what makes it ok for you to be here, but not for me?

And you're a talking dog!!!

Overalls
02-07-2008, 12:40 PM
As a Texans fan, I would prefer it if he hit the clubs with Pac Man.

Of course he is going back to one of the bigest party schools in the nation where most of the students probable still thinks he walks on water, but I am sure he will be back home doing homework and studying game film by 8.

:fans:

chicagotexan2
02-07-2008, 01:05 PM
And you're a talking dog!!!

me or him?

Blazing Arrow
02-07-2008, 02:00 PM
me or him?

His avatar is a dog with a hat on ...

Blazing Arrow
02-07-2008, 02:01 PM
Of course he is going back to one of the bigest party schools in the nation where most of the students probable still thinks he walks on water, but I am sure he will be back home doing homework and studying game film by 8.

:fans:

Maybe he has more moral fortitude then you?

TexansSeminole
02-07-2008, 02:14 PM
He will probably take one class in winter semester and one in spring. I don't know how many credits he needs, but it will probably take a few seasons. Not a bad way to spend your off time in my book.

He probably should have stayed in school in the first place. He obviously needed more time to grow as a passer. He still needs alot of work as it is now, after 2 years in the NFL.

bah007
02-07-2008, 02:19 PM
He probably should have stayed in school in the first place. He obviously needed more time to grow as a passer. He still needs alot of work as it is now, after 2 years in the NFL.

I dont think it was about that.

After they beat USC, his stock probably wasnt going to get any higher & Houston had the #1 pick and he wanted us, and I think he was pretty sure we wanted him.

Guys in a worse position than he had have declared for the draft before.

chicagotexan2
02-07-2008, 02:45 PM
I dont think it was about that.

After they beat USC, his stock probably wasnt going to get any higher & Houston had the #1 pick and he wanted us, and I think he was pretty sure we wanted him.

Guys in a worse position than he had have declared for the draft before.

I agree with that one. You have to come out when you know that you can only go down from here. Ask Matt Lienart. Sure he may have been more NFL ready as a Senior, but he was a projected top 3 and tumbled to 10 i believe. That cost him big money.

awtysst
02-07-2008, 05:05 PM
Calm yourself. It was self depricating humor not a jab at yuo insinuating you are above me/us. I think it's pretty impressive when a person can keep pursuing high education. Next time i'll click on the little sarcasm icon.

Understood. I probably overreacted as well.

awtysst
02-07-2008, 05:06 PM
His avatar is a dog with a hat on ...

He is not wearing a hat, it is an Elvis wig. Now if I could just get him to curl up his lip and say,"Thank you very much"!

Texan_Bill
02-07-2008, 05:11 PM
He is not wearing a hat, it is an Elvis wig. Now if I could just get him to curl up his lip and say,"Thank you very much"!

He's from NoCal.... what'd ya expect?!?

Overalls
02-07-2008, 07:49 PM
Maybe he has more moral fortitude then you?

I doubt that.

StarStruck
02-07-2008, 08:41 PM
Understood. I probably overreacted as well.


Yeah, probably. I thought he was complimenting you for being smart, like Mensa smart, ha ha. Granted they are except for the one who built two doggie doors to the outside, one for the mama, and the other for the puppy.

HJam72
02-07-2008, 08:45 PM
Where is Mintska? :elle:

awtysst
02-09-2008, 01:42 AM
Yeah, probably. I thought he was complimenting you for being smart, like Mensa smart, ha ha. Granted they are except for the one who built two doggie doors to the outside, one for the mama, and the other for the puppy.

Yeah, I get a little perturbed when people look at me differently because of the letters after my name and not the ideas coming out of my mouth.

Koolaid Time
02-14-2008, 06:36 AM
As a person who completed his degree in an unconventional way, I have nothing but respect for those who go back and get it - any way they can - especially in a case like this where they have (or should have) the financial means to do without it...

I doubt if its possible but hopefully he's being treated like just another undergrad by the profs. Preferential treatment to athletes while they're still in school is bad enough.

How many hours does he need? Shouldn't be a big problem if the classes are seminars/"paper classes" that meet once a week or so.

StarStruck
02-14-2008, 07:21 PM
If some of his classes are online, then he won't have to leave home.

Dread-Head
02-14-2008, 10:57 PM
His mother wants him to get a degree.

Uh...yeah, apparently she's seen him play in the NFL.

AnthonyE
02-14-2008, 11:34 PM
Just read on the NFLN ticker that VY is expected to miss Offseason Conditioning because of his UT reenrollment.

Joe Texan
02-19-2008, 02:07 PM
I applaud him if he goes to school to get it but getting a McNamee degree is not worth applauding.

NBT
06-07-2008, 01:33 PM
How much time could a degree in basket weaving take?

gwallaia
06-07-2008, 01:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bah007 View Post
I'd be more worried about Reggie Bush than Vince Young.


Maybe they can start a business together......who knows.


Young Bush.

Sounds like an interesting company.

b0ng
06-07-2008, 09:20 PM
How much time could a degree in basket weaving take?

Could take awhile if your Wonderlic looks like this:

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/8834/vincetestbf0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/8834/vincetestbf0.0b6f53864f.jpg (http://g.imageshack.us/g.php?h=252&i=vincetestbf0.jpg)