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Offline upperdeck

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The Great Influence-Off
« on: March 18, 2014, 10:10:39 am »

Offline Charlotte2002

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Re: The Great Influence-Off
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 10:43:51 am »
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE

9.6

NOTABLE ALUMNI
SCORE




Clay Aiken
Singer-songwriter, actor, record producer
0.9


John Maine
American baseball player
0.1


Marty Snider
American sports announcer
0.1


Benjamin Chavis
 
0.1


Nicole Atkins
Singer-songwriter
-0.2


Fieldin Culbreth
American baseball umpire
-0.2


DeMarco Johnson
American basketball player
-0.5


Cedric Maxwell
American basketball player
-0.7


Clyde Caldwell
 
-0.9


Jon Busch
American soccer player
-0.9


Rodney White
American basketball player
-1.6


Malek Jandali
Award-winning composer & pianist
-2.3


Eddie Basden
American basketball player
-Infinity


Bobby Lutz (basketball)
American basketball player-coach
-Infinity

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

31.7

NOTABLE ALUMNI
SCORE




Stone Cold Steve Austin
professional wrestler and actor
2.8


Meat Loaf
American musician and actor
2.6


Pat Boone
American singer
2.0


Anne Rice
 
2.0


Lecrae
Rapper
1.9


Joe Greene (American football)
American football player and coach
1.8


Phil McGraw
American television personality, psychologist and author
1.7


Don Henley
Musician
1.4


Michael Daugherty
 
1.4


Matt Chamberlain
Musician
1.3


Jim Marrs
 
1.2


Larry McMurtry
 
1.2


Kevin Von Erich
American professional wrestler
1.0


Adel al-Jubeir
Saudi Arabia Ambassador to the United States
1.0


Patricia Racette
Singer
0.9


Peter Weller
Actor, film director
0.9


Dave Barnett
 
0.8


Jim Hightower
Texas author and liberal political activist
0.7


Tony Mitchell (basketball, born 1992)
American basketball player
0.6


Abner Haynes
American football player
0.6


Phyllis George
 
0.5


Robert Longo
American artist
0.5


Adrian Awasom
American football player
0.5


Jack Petersen (guitarist)
 
0.5


Lou Marini
American saxophonist, arranger and composer
0.5


Drew Springer, Jr.
 
0.4


William Ennis Thomson
American conductor
0.3


Chris Hawkes
 
0.3


Diane Falkenhagen
 
0.2


Jean A. Stuntz
American historian
0.2


Jake Pavelka
 
0.1


Brian Waters
American football player, offensive lineman
0.1


C.W. Smith
Writer
0.0
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Offline Mr. Bojangles

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Re: The Great Influence-Off
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 10:47:04 am »
North Texas has Stone Cold Steve Austin, we have Stone Cold Ken.

Offline Ninercentral

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Re: The Great Influence-Off
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 10:47:46 am »
Where is our Congressman? Where is our US Attorney? If you want influence, then they should be included.

Offline Savio

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Re: The Great Influence-Off
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 10:49:30 am »
+Norah Jones for UNT

Offline NewNiner

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Re: The Great Influence-Off
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 11:02:46 am »
Where is our Congressman? Where is our US Attorney? If you want influence, then they should be included.

This thing is super-flawed.  They left off about half of W&M's current alumni, like Romer, Bachmann (ugh), Cantor, Thomas Shannon, etc.  They also don't include past alumni, so W&M got no credit for Jefferson, Monroe, Tyler, John Marshall, General Winfield Scott, 3 other Supreme Court Justices, 4 Speakers of the House, about 35 senators, about 60 representatives, about 20 governors, etc.
 
The whole point is that this thing is super-flawed.  It also splits some schools up based upon grad schools and leaves others in one lump (see Harvard, Harvard Business, Harvard Law, Harvard Divinity, etc.).  I wouldn't stress too much about it leaving some of our better and more influential alums off of a list about influence.  We don't do a good enough job of marketing ourselves, I'm not sure why we expect others to.
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Re: The Great Influence-Off
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 11:07:03 am »
clt says epic fail. Malik el Tamir isn't even listed.
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Offline NewNiner

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Re: The Great Influence-Off
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 11:13:35 am »
Also- Seth Avett?  The Moody Brothers? Joe Posnanski? Rob Niblock?
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Offline Nugget

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Re: The Great Influence-Off
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 11:17:44 am »
Also- Seth Avett?  The Moody Brothers? Joe Posnanski? Rob Niblock?
Tim Collie?

Offline NinerNirvana

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Re: The Great Influence-Off
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2014, 11:19:40 am »
Miss America Kimberly Aiken (1994)

Offline CharSFNiners

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Re: The Great Influence-Off
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2014, 11:20:31 am »
I'm not knocking DeMarco, but he was only .2 less than Cornbread.  Dude has a Finals MVP.

Offline 49erAlumnus

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Re: The Great Influence-Off
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2014, 12:31:23 pm »
Not a single poster from this board on the list.  The list is clearly flawed. If clt had a Wikipedia page he definitely would have made it.
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Offline ninermike

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Re: The Great Influence-Off
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2014, 12:44:20 pm »
Aiken, Maxwell and Seth Avett should be the top 3.  Length of a Wikipedia page is what they are using as the sole criteria.  Highly flawed.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2014, 12:52:25 pm by ninermike »

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Re: The Great Influence-Off
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2014, 01:04:29 pm »
Nicole Atkins > Norah Jones
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Re: The Great Influence-Off
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2014, 01:08:14 pm »
Where is SCK's name?

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Re: The Great Influence-Off
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2014, 01:54:42 pm »
I'm a freakin' icon in Belgium.

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