unfortunately, all this stuff is not really about Longhorn football, it's a reflection of today's society - lots of anger, ignorance, whining, and vitriol about anything and everything. I think the good old internet has opened the Pandora's Box of "unintended consequences" by fostering anonymous mean-spirited attacks on just about everything, as there is no accountability and humans, in general, like to vent when there is no accountability. Of course, it's not relegated just to blogs!
Moreover, I believe if you met the whiners and haters in person you would mainly find two types of people. One would be the bullyer who is somewhat ignorant and genetically programmed to fight, is in the
The other would be the bullyee who may have been beat up and/or ignored as kid and wishes he had a bigger sac to stand up and fight but has never been able to do so. He's not stupid nor ignorant and uses this type of venue to try to equalize his standing by simulating a beat-down (in his own mind) when discussing his topic of choice.
At least be happy that this is not Carking Barnival or you and I would have already been booted for standing up against the disrespectful bs proffered on these boards, although I noticed Mr. Bean [no pun intended] closed out comments on your comment, which I guess is semi-censorship and reflective of "the last word syndrome." I personally appreciate your comments, and those of others, who address various subject matters on these blogs with reasonable discourse.
No one deserves the disrespectful comments and personal attacks that Mack endured, especially when the very worst you could say about him was his win/loss record was disappointing over the past few years, although he did so many great things for UT that have been conveniently overlooked. There is not one program - not one - that hasn't periodically had a few down years. He brought just about as much to UT as Darrell Royal and, ironically, ended just about the same way. Royal surprised many when he quit but he was under pressure and I'm sure he felt it, there just wasn't the internet at the time. Nonetheless, if it wasn't so sad it would be laughable that people get so bent out of shape over a college sport, which is such a relatively insignificant part of life!