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Old 10-17-2012, 02:14 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Silock View Post
It actually proves just the opposite. As soon as Josh mentioned it, Booth immediately said he was in for a million dollars on them. It was only after the university said that it was a bad investment did he back off. Josh's persistence paid off by getting Self and Allen to talk to him. Neither of those things happen without Swade.
Yes, and once KU told him to think twice about it, he did, and had his assistant tell Josh he was out. Then Mark Allen and Bill Self talked him back into it. Side note - I thought this made KU bad just a little bit.


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He didn't force his way in at all. Allen's wife heard about the plight through the radio/media and invited him to come out. Did you even watch the thing? It seems like you didn't.
Yes, I did happen to watch it. Which is why I formed an opinion on it. And actually, if you watched it, you would surely remember the scene where Josh claims he showed up to Dr. Allen's house uninvited for a second time at 11pm. So yes, he did essentially force his way in where he begged Dr. Allen to do something more. And because I happened to watch the documentary, I also noticed that Dr Allen's wife helped motivate him to do more, as well as Dr Allen addressing that he wanted to help do it for his grandfather.

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It's true that it ultimately doesn't happen without Self and Allen, but without Swade, none of it happens at all.
This is where I have my doubts. Superfan Josh certainly went out of his way to try to get people to do it. But it ultimately fell on Dr. Allen feeling compelled to take time out of his life to fly down to Austin, meet with Booth, and then call Coach Self.

I won't disagree with you that he brought this to their attention. But that is pretty much all he did.

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Also, Ron Howard tweeted that it was a great documentary, so not everyone hated it.
Nowhere did I say that anyone hated it. I didn't even claim that I hated it. I just didn't find it to be all that great. I believe I even claimed I was likely in the minority that didn't think it was the best thing I've ever watched, like most KU fans on Twitter and Facebook were doing last night around 8:15
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