***** State of the Board *****

The Big Kielbasa

Oct 14, 2007
Greetings, my fellow posters, participants, lurkers, etc.,

I haven't reared my head in recent months, instead letting you the people police yourselves, which I will continue to do. I would simply like to remind you of a few things.

First and foremost (as if you needed reminding), these are monumental times in TU football, right this very minute and on the horizon. Let's enjoy the ride we're on.

I've noticed in recent weeks a slight increase in vulgar language and ask that you please check yourselves before dropping expletives in your posts. This board is about class, as are the majority of TU fans. Let's not forget that. Also, many of our wonderful posters have been here for years and get by just fine and dandy without the use of an "F-bomb" or something related.

Yesterday, I visited the UTEP board and was appalled at the language that was left unedited. Obviously, that is their right to do so. However, the terms of agreement on ITS.com state clearly the use of vulgar language will not be tolerated.

I believe this to be a reasonable request.

Other business ... It's that time of year again! Where coaching rumors swirl day and night. We can fully expect to hear many things about Coaches Graham and Malzahn in the coming weeks and months, 99.999999999 percent of them untrue.

That said, I think it best we avoid as much of the controversy on the free board as possible. Let's not let the visitors with their unsubstatiated rumors bog down our message board and the good times we're having.

If you have any thoughts or would like to discuss anything with me, please email me at TheBigKielbasa@gmail.com

The Big Kielbasa
  • Like
Reactions: Bassmaster33


I.T.S. Legend
Dec 3, 2003
Nice post


I.T.S. Head Coach
Gold Member
Apr 7, 2004
Originally posted by TUMe:
Nice post

Yes it is, and very appropriate....We have been blessed(this year and
last) with an almost uniquely(I know that's redundant) talented staff
for a non-BCS school that isn't a traditional top twenty.....

Todd Graham and Gus Malzahn have been great for the University of
Tulsa, and should be allowed to live out their dreams, what ever they
are--With our blessings!! Because of them, I'm not so concerned about
where they go, or when....

They will leave our program(if they do) so much better than they
found it!!

Go TU, and let's give Mr. (I'll never forget ol' what's his name-
is it Price per chance?) a good lesson in proper student behavior
toward visiting teams and
This post was edited on 10/17 8:39 PM by seniorgolfer


I.T.S. Senior
Sep 12, 2008
Aren't we kind of backsliding on these rules as of late, BK? I'm kinda a minor offender, but I've been seeing less family friendly stuff as of late. I don't mind as long as it is not personally insulting material.

Should we done it down, O Holy Father of Oosasaedness?


I.T.S. Redshirt Freshman
Gold Member
Aug 23, 2001
TU messageboard has always shown class and I think it always will becuase of the majority that particiapte.

Merry Christmas everyone



Sep 11, 2001
Tulsa, OK
Originally posted by aztulsa:
TU messageboard has always shown class and I think it always will becuase of the majority that particiapte.

Merry Christmas everyone


Merry Christmas to you too good sir!

You've done more for TU and it's fans that you'll ever know!


I.T.S. Senior
Sep 12, 2008
In light of recent developments, I hereby move to legalize the most vile forms of profanity allowable on this particular board.


Chris Harmon

ITS Publisher
Aug 15, 2002
Tulsa, OK
Forum Rules for ITS Message Boards

- No profanity, racist or sexist comments.

- No pornographic or obscene material of any kind. Any user posting pornographic pictures, or links to such material will be blacklisted. This includes materials within a signature file or avatar.

- No attacking other posters. If you feel someone is crossing the line, please e-mail a moderator instead of starting a verbal battle on the boards.

- Do not post unsubstantiated rumors about players, coaches, etc.

- No repetitive negative posting. Please understand that no one is saying that you can not be critical. But this site cannot be overrun by the same people coming on the site day after day saying the same negative things.

- No flaming.

- No attacks on players or coaches.

- No attacks on message board moderators. If you have an issue with a moderator or have a question about moderating, please send an email to the moderator or publisher. Do not post it on the message boards.

- No attacking recruits. Just because a player may choose another school does not give you the right to blast them, in any circumstance.

- No posting of commercial offers, website offers or spamming of the board will be permitted. All threads will be deleted at the discretion of the board monitor.

- No posting or distribution any material that infringes and/or violates any right of a third party or any law. This includes premium information from other message boards or websites.

- Do not give out your personal information on the message board or chat room. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information (such as your email, phone number etc.) online --- for example, via message boards or chat --- that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. You give out your personal information at your own risk. We are not responsible for any actions that occur if you give out your personal information.

- The golden rule is a good one to follow: Do unto others as you would have done unto you.

To the vast majority of fans who read this site and already function within this rule set, thank you very much for your adult candor and responsible posting.

This post was edited on 1/21 12:55 PM by Chris Harmon


Latest posts