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Old 12-08-05, 04:50 AM   #1
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I posted on a thread the other day that Lance and Sheryl were here at a Leukemia and Lymphoma benefit at Mandalay Bay last weekend. I wonder if he took in an evening at the Rodeo that's here? Doubt it.

Lemme backtrack: The National Finals Rodeo is here in town for the 20th consecutive year (they just renewed their contract for another 10 years) and it's a week and a half of partying, bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf ropin', and bullriding every night for 40,000 fans, most of whom are from TX.

Being a casino dealer for the past 8 years, I have dealt with these rodeo rubes and talk about a bunch of conformists (not to mention stiffs) - same incomprehensable drawl, same $hit-kickin' attitude, same tin of Skoal in their left rear pocket, same Wrangler jeans, same 10-gallon hats that they never take off, all drinking the same friggin' cocktail (Coors Light and Crown Royal), same dolled-up girfriends who wear too much foundation and are trying to "out-peacock" one another...I guess everyday is Halloween for these hicks...

I'm originally a midwesterner who has never been to Texas and I always thought that cowboy stuff is a state pastime, but I've never seen Lance wearing a cowboy hat like the fake Texan George W. does plus L.A. has no discernable accent, etc. The most Texas thing he used to do in his younger days was that "Hook 'em Horns" sign .

He might as well be from Chicago. $0.01
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Old 12-08-05, 04:59 AM   #2
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I'm from Wisconsin.
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whats that saying, you can tell a guy from texas, you just can't tell em much.

Sorry anyone from texas. Really sorry. When I went there, I went down for a swim in the river in Austin, I saw a female mountain biker on a specialized bike with the most incredible behind. Wow, that was about 8 years ago and I still remember.
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I'm from Wisconsin.
Me too. I haven't seen cellulite on women since I left there 20 years ago.

Now the numerous hotties of Swedish descent next door in Viking-land are another story...used to take road trips to Minnesota all of the time...
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whats that saying, you can tell a guy from texas, you just can't tell em much.

Sorry anyone from texas. Really sorry. When I went there, I went down for a swim in the river in Austin, I saw a female mountain biker on a specialized bike with the most incredible behind. Wow, that was about 8 years ago and I still remember.
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seriously, when driving through texas. We pulled into the petrol station/garage/gas station and the old lady in there asked where I was from, I told her I had come from Australia. She replied with "so you drove up", then went on to tell me she had never left the small town she lived in and would love to see Australia.
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seriously, when driving through texas. We pulled into the petrol station/garage/gas station and the old lady in there asked where I was from, I told her I had come from Australia. She replied with "so you drove up", then went on to tell me she had never left the small town she lived in and would love to see Australia.
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I posted on a thread the other day that Lance and Sheryl were here at a Leukemia and Lymphoma benefit at Mandalay Bay last weekend. I wonder if he took in an evening at the Rodeo that's here? Doubt it.

Lemme backtrack: The National Finals Rodeo is here in town for the 20th consecutive year (they just renewed their contract for another 10 years) and it's a week and a half of partying, bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf ropin', and bullriding every night for 40,000 fans, most of whom are from TX.

Being a casino dealer for the past 8 years, I have dealt with these rodeo rubes and talk about a bunch of conformists (not to mention stiffs) - same incomprehensable drawl, same $hit-kickin' attitude, same tin of Skoal in their left rear pocket, same Wrangler jeans, same 10-gallon hats that they never take off, all drinking the same friggin' cocktail (Coors Light and Crown Royal), same dolled-up girfriends who wear too much foundation and are trying to "out-peacock" one another...I guess everyday is Halloween for these hicks...

I'm originally a midwesterner who has never been to Texas and I always thought that cowboy stuff is a state pastime, but I've never seen Lance wearing a cowboy hat like the fake Texan George W. does plus L.A. has no discernable accent, etc. The most Texas thing he used to do in his younger days was that "Hook 'em Horns" sign .

He might as well be from Chicago. $0.01

Funny thing, I always wore Levis, never chewed and drink tequila...but then again I was from New Mexico during my limited rodeo'in days. Nuther funny thing, every dealer I ever met in Vegas was gay. What's up with that?
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This is so rampantly pathetic.
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This is so rampantly pathetic.
Ya think?
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I'm from Wisconsin.
I'm a FIB. I just throw my trash out in Wisconsin.
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Ya think?
Me thinks it's so easy to stereotype one group - but O' the Gods be shaken - if any does it to another. I'm sick of these loose lipped jaggs who need self-validation by their claims to be a better white man.

So, I don't know who your :rolling eyes: are for me or them.
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Old 12-08-05, 08:01 AM   #13
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Now, let's be fair. Deliverance was in Georgia. (I've been to that part of the state: Crreepy!) The albino banjo player lives in the town where the cabbage patch kid was created.

But Texas, my only issue is that it's too darn big, and thinks it's special because of it.
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I tend to believe that it's his Texas roots that helped him come back to win 7.
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I've lived in Dallas or Austin for the last 33 years, just like Lance. I've been to 1 rodeo. I don't own any cowboy boots. I have a cowboy hat that I wear about once every 3 years, usually for some themed benefit.
I go to Vegas about once or twice a year. If I judged everyone from Vegas from those trips, I would assume that half the population of Vegas is from the Far East and the rest are from New York. If I judged it from T.V. I would think the town is controlled by the mob.
Austin has the highest per capita number of college graduates in the nation. If you go to a bar, you would think you were in California. Seems like half the people are from there.
On the other hand, you can go to a small town and still think you are in Ther Last Picture Show. Of course, you can go to a small town in Indiana and think you are in Hoosiers.
There are no typical Texans and there are no typical Las Vegans(?).
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I remember seeing him in a MTB magazine before he had cancer. He was wearing a ten gallon hat, and some _ _ _ _ kicking boots in that interview. Around 96 if my memory serves me correct. I have to admit, Austin breeds some sick BMX riding.
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Don't mess with Texas...
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North Georgia isn't too bad. In a few months you're going to have a hundred European guys with shaved legs wearing lycra shorts through there without fear of being made to squeal like a pig.
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Look, don't cry "but that's stereotyping"... stereotypes are generated and exist for a reason, and are often good indicators of certain cultures, if exaggerated. Much social scientific research is basically the examination of stereotypes - classification of different groups according to characteristics, etc. Stereotypes may be overdone, but there are very clearly "typical" people of certain ilk.

That said, sincity has taken an over-the-top indicator of a small subculture from Texas. And on this count, Lance doesn't fit. However, I think he fits some more typical Texas stereotypes. The brash cockiness is what most people identify as "Texan" about Lance. That and the shape of his nose...

CardiacKid: Austin is not Texas, culturally speaking. Most Texans would say this. It's the only politically liberal place in the state.
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I will never have anything bad to say about the state that gave us


Robert Earl Keen

and


Lyle Lovett.

That's right, you're not from Texas...

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Don't forget S.R.V.
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I posted on a thread the other day that Lance and Sheryl were here at a Leukemia and Lymphoma benefit at Mandalay Bay last weekend. I wonder if he took in an evening at the Rodeo that's here? Doubt it.

Lemme backtrack: The National Finals Rodeo is here in town for the 20th consecutive year (they just renewed their contract for another 10 years) and it's a week and a half of partying, bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf ropin', and bullriding every night for 40,000 fans, most of whom are from TX.

Being a casino dealer for the past 8 years, I have dealt with these rodeo rubes and talk about a bunch of conformists (not to mention stiffs) - same incomprehensable drawl, same $hit-kickin' attitude, same tin of Skoal in their left rear pocket, same Wrangler jeans, same 10-gallon hats that they never take off, all drinking the same friggin' cocktail (Coors Light and Crown Royal), same dolled-up girfriends who wear too much foundation and are trying to "out-peacock" one another...I guess everyday is Halloween for these hicks...

I'm originally a midwesterner who has never been to Texas and I always thought that cowboy stuff is a state pastime, but I've never seen Lance wearing a cowboy hat like the fake Texan George W. does plus L.A. has no discernable accent, etc. The most Texas thing he used to do in his younger days was that "Hook 'em Horns" sign .

He might as well be from Chicago. $0.01
And??
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By the way, Dubya grew up in the Northeast, went to high school at Andover and college at Yale. He applied to attend the University of Texas Law School and was turned down so he went to Harvard Business School. His accent is fake.
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I guess you don't have to be from Texas but rather you have to be of Texas (as cited recently in a Texas Monthly article). It is a state of mind just like anything else.
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dolled-up girfriends who wear too much foundation and are trying to "out-peacock" one another...I guess everyday is Halloween for these hicks...
uhhhhh....and this differs from the rest of the LV crowd how?

CardiacKid...my biggest regret moving to Austin is that I didn't do it two years earlier and get to see S.R.V. play the clubs. I still get chills watching him play.
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