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Re: Questions: HOGS v a$m
« Reply #18550 on: May 26, 2016, 02:23:59 pm »

I don't think you've got the right perspective about this, Delta.  This is not a big cash cow for Jerry; it is for us.  Well, let's put it this way; we make more money playing two games there than we would hosting a game in Fayetteville one year, then playing the return in College Station the next.  PLUS, we get all of the DFW area exposure and the prestige of playing in the finest football facility in the world every season - both of which are solid recruiting tools.

There's a reason we twisted A&M's arm to sign the extension when we acquiesced on letting them play LSU on Thanksgiving weekend.

This series at JerryWorld is all about what WE want.
I think thias is the right take. plus, Jerruh gives a lot back, too.
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18551 on: May 27, 2016, 09:31:45 pm »

Ted's is awesome

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north Tulsa is ghetto - stay outta there

There are 50 mexican places better than Ted's in Tulsa.

North Tulsa has Stutt's and Wilson's BBQ and White River Fish Market. Nothing fancy, just good food.
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18552 on: May 27, 2016, 09:44:00 pm »

the aquarium is pretty cool, they have a shark tunnel and some knarly looking alligator gar.
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18553 on: May 27, 2016, 10:27:03 pm »

Damn. Can't post the link, NSFW. (Lady Godivas).

Pepperoni Chicken at Zio's. (Memorial)
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18554 on: May 28, 2016, 06:41:48 am »

There are 50 mexican places better than Ted's in Tulsa.


Agreed. Ted's reminds me of the microwaved enchilada dinners I'd have in college.
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18555 on: May 28, 2016, 09:06:44 pm »

Agreed. Ted's reminds me of the microwaved enchilada dinners I'd have in college.

You eaten at Calaveras Grill (Lewis/244)? Used to run Costa Azul in East Tulsa (now a Saxby's) and before that started El Rio Verde in North Tulsa. CGrill is the best incarnation yet - could be elite level dining if they wanted that, but they are happy with lunch counter setting.

Tacos San Pedro (East 21st) is another lunch counter place (order at the counter, they call a number) that is fantastic. Cancun (Lewis/6) is good. Casa San Marcos (21/Garnett) is my latest "find". Soured on El Pollo Gallo (21/Garnett) - what I liked was pretty limited, but a friend swears by it.

Tres Amigos (81/Lewis) has a few traditional dishes on the specialty menu that make it worth going to (basics are not memorable). Similarly, La Hacienda (38/Peoria) has some good items if you know what to order. Bravos Grill (51/Yale) is more well-rounded (broader menu of decent options).

We love El Fagon in Owasso if you happen to drive that way.

I am not partial to the "upscale" Tulsa mexican restaurants outside of Cafe Ole (34/Peoria) which is exceptional with a New Mexico twist.  I am not fond of El Guapo (I may be in the minority) or Mexicali Border Cafe. Both are superior to On the Border (unless it is happy hour and I am happy eating chips and queso + a couple of beers).

Taco Trucks are another matter. They are universally solid, but the quality shifts day to day. Some are convenient after a late night (many are open until 3-4am on the weekend). My wife worries about the kitchen conditions. A media expose (can't remember the outlet) revealed that the top "upscale" restaurants had more health code violations than the taco trucks. LOL

So many of these places are dependent upon the right person prepping the food or being at the helm in the kitchen when you order. The owner of Calaveras Grill told me who to look for in the kitchen for an off-menu item I loved at Costa Azul that they don't make unless you request it. That is what gets frustrating - a cook leaves one place and appears at another spot and the quality at both shifts.
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18556 on: May 28, 2016, 09:33:28 pm »

Ted's is awesome. Screw yall
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18557 on: May 29, 2016, 07:23:14 am »

How are the frog legs at the Calaveras Grill ???
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18558 on: May 29, 2016, 07:41:59 am »

How are the frog legs at the Calaveras Grill ???

Two per frog.......

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Re: Questions: HOGS v a$m
« Reply #18559 on: May 29, 2016, 07:45:49 am »


PLUS, we get all of the DFW area exposure and the prestige of playing in the finest football facility in the world every season - both of which are solid recruiting tools.


I think thias is the right take. plus, Jerruh gives a lot back, too.

2 things:

A&M can also tell recruits the same thing, exposure in DWF, etc, so it's a wash. And I would tap the breaks on calling that stadium the "finest football facility in the world". Jerry may think it is, but it has lot's of issues. People who live here know it's not all that.
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Re: Questions: HOGS v a$m
« Reply #18560 on: May 29, 2016, 08:31:06 am »

2 things:

A&M can also tell recruits the same thing, exposure in DWF, etc, so it's a wash. And I would tap the breaks on calling that stadium the "finest football facility in the world". Jerry may think it is, but it has lot's of issues. People who live here know it's not all that.
Really? What's wrong with it? It's the best I've ever been to and I've seen mulitiple games there. I've walked all over it. Seen the lower level where the lockerrooms are.
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Re: Questions: HOGS v a$m
« Reply #18561 on: May 29, 2016, 08:40:39 am »

Babe's Chicken Dinner House is just down the street from Jerry World, so there's that.
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Re: Questions: HOGS v a$m
« Reply #18562 on: May 29, 2016, 09:06:21 am »

There isnt much not to like about JerryWorld.  The place is a sports and entertainment mecca.  Maybe the locals just hate the traffic of the 80,000 plus that attend
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Re: Questions: HOGS v a$m
« Reply #18563 on: May 29, 2016, 09:18:20 am »

It's still the Taj Mahal of sports venues, but I seriously doubt playing there one game a year will ever have any real impact on recruiting when nothing else does.
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Re: Questions: HOGS v a$m
« Reply #18564 on: May 29, 2016, 02:36:44 pm »

2 things:

A&M can also tell recruits the same thing, exposure in DWF, etc, so it's a wash. And I would tap the breaks on calling that stadium the "finest football facility in the world". Jerry may think it is, but it has lot's of issues. People who live here know it's not all that.

First, Arkansas is the OUT of state school; we do and always have had a nice presence in DFW, and it is not all that far from Fayetteville.  But our presence there cannot compare to that of the Aggies, who probably have 10 times the alumni in the DFW area that we do.  Plus, their location is only a couple of hours from Dallas.  So - yes - they get the same things we do, but they ALREADY have a huge presence in DFW and are one of the cool in-state schools to go to.  We are not.  So we get more BENEFIT out of that exposure than they do.  How is that not obvious?

As for whether or not JerryWorld actually IS the finest Football facility in the world, in the perception of HS recruits (especially those we target), it unquestionably is the most prestigious. And that's all we care about.



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Re: Questions: HOGS v a$m
« Reply #18565 on: May 29, 2016, 02:55:22 pm »

I don't think you've got the right perspective about this, Delta.  This is not a big cash cow for Jerry; it is for us.  Well, let's put it this way; we make more money playing two games there than we would hosting a game in Fayetteville one year, then playing the return in College Station the next.  PLUS, we get all of the DFW area exposure and the prestige of playing in the finest football facility in the world every season - both of which are solid recruiting tools.

There's a reason we twisted A&M's arm to sign the extension when we acquiesced on letting them play LSU on Thanksgiving weekend.

This series at JerryWorld is all about what WE want.



Jerry gets all of the parking fees and concession money. That ain't exactly chicken feed.
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Re: Questions: HOGS v a$m
« Reply #18566 on: May 29, 2016, 03:06:43 pm »

Jerrah is 73, might not be around to see a&m play at RRS again.
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Re: Questions: HOGS v a$m
« Reply #18567 on: May 29, 2016, 03:29:30 pm »

But his daughter will be.
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Re: Questions: HOGS v a$m
« Reply #18568 on: May 29, 2016, 03:38:41 pm »

But his daughter will be.

And son's.....
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Re: Questions: HOGS v a$m
« Reply #18569 on: May 29, 2016, 03:48:49 pm »

I love this game. Tailgating and atmosphere is always off the charts :razorback:
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Re: Questions: HOGS v a$m
« Reply #18570 on: May 29, 2016, 03:57:20 pm »

2 things:

A&M can also tell recruits the same thing, exposure in DWF, etc, so it's a wash. And I would tap the breaks on calling that stadium the "finest football facility in the world". Jerry may think it is, but it has lot's of issues. People who live here know it's not all that.

I live two miles from it and I can assure you, as stadiums/arenas go, it is all that. It's a phenomenal facility.



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Re: Questions: HOGS v a$m
« Reply #18571 on: May 31, 2016, 12:12:56 am »

2 things:

A&M can also tell recruits the same thing, exposure in DWF, etc, so it's a wash. And I would tap the breaks on calling that stadium the "finest football facility in the world". Jerry may think it is, but it has lot's of issues. People who live here know it's not all that.

Big buildings have big problems.
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Re: Questions: HOGS v a$m
« Reply #18572 on: May 31, 2016, 12:22:41 am »

It's still the Taj Mahal of sports venues, but I seriously doubt playing there one game a year will ever have any real impact on recruiting when nothing else does.
We can always hire Hugh Freeze to run our recruiting program. I hear he has some 'out of the pocketbook' ideas that will get you a top 5 recruiting class every year even though all you have to offer at Ole Miss is a gasoline station that has good catfish and a grove with trees that you walk through to the stadium. Sounds like catfish and trees makes the best players in the country 'come a runnin' to become a Rebel Black Bear.
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18573 on: May 31, 2016, 10:07:00 pm »

How are the frog legs at the Calaveras Grill ???

Haven't had a bad item there yet. That said, haven't tried frog legs.

Nor have I tried them at White River Fish Market.

Now, the taco trucks can get pretty entertaining.

Hammett House in Claremore (suburb NE of Tulsa) serves calf fries and turkey fries. Didn't know turkeys were built well enough to have "fries". I have tried neither.
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18574 on: May 31, 2016, 10:13:17 pm »

Haven't had a bad item there yet. That said, haven't tried frog legs.

Nor have I tried them at White River Fish Market.

Now, the taco trucks can get pretty entertaining.

Hammett House in Claremore (suburb NE of Tulsa) serves calf fries and turkey fries. Didn't know turkeys were built well enough to have "fries". I have tried neither.
My grandmother, a true saint, died not knowing those calf brains were mountain oysters.  Nobody had the heart to tell her.  Bless her heart.
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18575 on: June 01, 2016, 07:50:14 pm »

There are 50 mexican places better than Ted's in Tulsa.

North Tulsa has Stutt's and Wilson's BBQ and White River Fish Market. Nothing fancy, just good food.


Mr Taco on Lewis around 244 would be one of them.
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18576 on: June 01, 2016, 08:01:28 pm »

How are the frog legs at the Calaveras Grill ???


Cadavers Grille?  ???
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18577 on: June 01, 2016, 08:05:37 pm »

I gotta go to Tulsa this Saturday. Is there anything to do over there?

If someone thinks Fayetteville is awesome, then they will love Tulsa.
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18578 on: June 02, 2016, 07:01:12 am »

This isn't Rev's thread, HRV.

If it were it would involve sheep not cows......................
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18579 on: June 02, 2016, 09:04:19 pm »


Mr Taco on Lewis around 244 would be one of them.

Damn straight!
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18580 on: June 02, 2016, 09:17:08 pm »

Mr Taco on Lewis is awful. Worst tacos I've ever had.
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18581 on: June 02, 2016, 09:20:22 pm »

Mr Taco on Lewis is awful. Worst tacos I've ever had.
Say something bad about Knotty Pine BBQ in Broken Arrow and I'll kill ya, Harry.   >:( >:(
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« Reply #18582 on: June 02, 2016, 09:25:35 pm »

Say something bad about Knotty Pine BBQ in Broken Arrow and I'll kill ya, Harry.   >:( >:(


I fart in Knotty Pine BBQ's general direction
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« Reply #18583 on: June 02, 2016, 09:30:53 pm »

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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18584 on: June 02, 2016, 10:47:38 pm »

Mr Taco on Lewis is awful. Worst tacos I've ever had.


Not fond of dog meat taco asada?
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18585 on: June 03, 2016, 05:36:21 am »

Try the burgers at Buddy's Fifthwheel - Tulsa.

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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18586 on: June 04, 2016, 03:26:09 pm »

Mr Taco on Lewis is awful. Worst tacos I've ever had.

You ordered tacos? That's code for "gringo ordering, get out the chihauhua meat."

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Knoxville is......
« Reply #18588 on: June 08, 2016, 04:35:16 pm »

.. constipated.

Regardless of the time of day I come through this place, traffic always sucks.

Can't anyone in Knoxville plan for (traffic) flow?

That is all.
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Re: Knoxville is......
« Reply #18589 on: June 08, 2016, 05:35:21 pm »

.. constipated.

Regardless of the time of day I come through this place, traffic always sucks.

Can't anyone in Knoxville plan for (traffic) flow?

That is all.

Have you been in NWA during rush hour? 
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Re: Knoxville is......
« Reply #18590 on: June 08, 2016, 05:39:19 pm »

Have you been in NWA during rush hour? 

Try Houston, and of course, L.A.
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Re: Knoxville is......
« Reply #18591 on: June 08, 2016, 05:51:42 pm »

Try Houston, and of course, L.A.

Been there done that. Both places. The worst I was ever in was DC. Boston and San Francisco aren't picnics either!
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Re: Knoxville is......
« Reply #18592 on: June 08, 2016, 06:03:15 pm »

But the thing is Knoxville just ain't that big to be so. Constipated.

It is unfortunate that NWA is catching up in that regard.

Somehow this is Rev's fault....
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Re: Knoxville is......
« Reply #18593 on: June 08, 2016, 06:05:31 pm »

Try Houston, and of course, L.A.
miami is pretty bad also....and the strip in Destin


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Re: Knoxville is......
« Reply #18594 on: June 08, 2016, 06:14:36 pm »

Been there done that. Both places. The worst I was ever in was DC. Boston and San Francisco aren't picnics either!

Yeah, drove down to Monterrey and Carmel on one trip to SF, the coast ride was beautiful. On the trip back I thought I'd make up some time and went the San Jose, Palo Alto way, big mistake.
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« Reply #18595 on: June 08, 2016, 08:09:53 pm »

the traffic is fine

everybody shut the hell up
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Re: Knoxville is......
« Reply #18596 on: June 08, 2016, 09:07:50 pm »

the traffic is fine

everybody shut the hell up
Don't text and drive!
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Re: Tulsa
« Reply #18597 on: June 09, 2016, 01:24:35 am »

Hookers on 11th street.
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Re: Knoxville is......
« Reply #18598 on: June 09, 2016, 05:41:27 am »

Try Houston, and of course, L.A.

Houston and LA are by far the worst. But Red Stick doesn't seem to be that much behind on every single occasion I've had the misfortune to drive down I12.
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