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by dhilk3785
58 minutes ago
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Your personal non-USU tournament memories
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Your personal non-USU tournament memories

My junior year of HS I went to visit my dad in Atlanta over spring break to do a college visit road trip through the south (obviously ended up going to school elsewhere). Before heading out on our road trip though we went to the Michigan State vs Temple Elite Eight game. That was my first NCAA tourn...
by dhilk3785
Today, 11:29 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: 8 Seed History
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: 8 Seed History

I would 100% figure out a way to get to Minneapolis for the games.
by dhilk3785
Today, 10:41 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Visiting Columbus
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Visiting Columbus

There is also a casino in Columbus for those of you interested, but there's not much around it. I never went while I was there but had friends go regularly. I would guess it's just a little nicer than Montego Bay in Wendover since it is newer, but probably not much... https://www.hollywoodcolumbus.c...
by dhilk3785
Today, 10:07 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Visiting Columbus
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Visiting Columbus

Thanks for the write-up. I've been trying to figure out what to do with downtime. I've spent some time in Ohio but not a ton in Columbus. I will throw in 1 recommendation though. Melt Bar and Grilled is a really good restaurant. https://meltbarandgrilled.com/locations/columbus/ Ahh good catch! Melt...
by dhilk3785
Today, 10:03 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Homecoming Parade in Jeopardy
Replies: 65
Views: 2707

Re: Homecoming Parade in Jeopardy

Covering a couple events may have been, but as they mayor said, the number of events they're getting requests for has grown significantly (I don't have the data, so am taking the mayors word). Police officers are non-exempt employees and therefore covered by overtime regulations, so anything beyond...
by dhilk3785
Today, 9:56 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Visiting Columbus
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Visiting Columbus

For those of you lucky enough to go to Columbus for the game, I’m jealous. My wife and I went to grad school at OSU and Columbus is still probably my favorite place I’ve ever lived. We moved away four years ago, but I figured I'd throw out a few recommendations of things to see/eat/do while in town....
by dhilk3785
Yesterday, 1:40 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Homecoming Parade in Jeopardy
Replies: 65
Views: 2707

Re: Homecoming Parade in Jeopardy

This is about to get real sandboxy and not directly about the homecoming parade... but government services aren't like business services. Government services are paid for, compulsorily, by taxes. We shouldn't be compelled to pay taxes for government services if we also have to pay extra for when th...
by dhilk3785
Yesterday, 12:07 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Homecoming Parade in Jeopardy
Replies: 65
Views: 2707

Re: Homecoming Parade in Jeopardy

This is about to get real sandboxy and not directly about the homecoming parade... but government services aren't like business services. Government services are paid for, compulsorily, by taxes. We shouldn't be compelled to pay taxes for government services if we also have to pay extra for when th...
by dhilk3785
Yesterday, 11:31 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Homecoming Parade in Jeopardy
Replies: 65
Views: 2707

Re: Homecoming Parade in Jeopardy

The city clearly wouldn't be able afford to provide the extra police force for free for all events, so IMO it makes sense that they'd need to consider charging for all events. Yes, it's an extra expense for the event organizers, but when most other events are already paying for it then why shouldn't...
by dhilk3785
Yesterday, 11:04 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Office March Madness Pool
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Office March Madness Pool

My understanding is that it's technically illegal in the state of Utah to have a "buy-in" since that's considered gambling, so most of the companies I've worked for have just set up a free online bracket through CBS or ESPN and gifted the top three either cash, a gift card, extra PTO, things like th...
by dhilk3785
March 16th, 2019, 12:12 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Anyone else doubt an at-large bid after tonight?
Replies: 27
Views: 1627

Re: Anyone else doubt an at-large bid after tonight?

I will doubt it until we either win tomorrow or our name appears on screen Sunday. I have a hard time believing the MWC would get 3 teams in. Not saying we wouldn’t deserve it, I just don’t trust the committee to make fair decisions.
by dhilk3785
March 11th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: You guys that are thinking we’re a lock
Replies: 71
Views: 5338

Re: You guys that are thinking we’re a lock

I was a freshman at USU in the 03-04 season when we were in the top 25 and left out, so I will never think we're a "lock" until our name is on the screen on Selection Sunday. I believe we have to win at minimum our first game in the tourney, and likely our 2nd.
by dhilk3785
March 5th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Athletic Facilities Master Plan
Replies: 33
Views: 2717

Re: Athletic Facilities Master Plan

Don't touch the Spectrum. Do not move the seating back even one inch. After Saturday night I don't think anyone can convince me otherwise. No need to add seating to Maverik any time soon since we're not near selling out the 25k seats as is. The 1 "must do" for Maverik for me is to widen the east sid...
by dhilk3785
February 4th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: HS FB dying in California?
Replies: 23
Views: 1226

Re: HS FB dying in California?

It would be sad if a sport that is boring and doesn’t require hand and feet skills overtake Football, but anything is possible in Liberal bastion California Preemptive caveat, I love American Football. I spend nearly all day every Saturday in the fall watching it. But... 1) Very subjective opinion ...
by dhilk3785
January 10th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Steve Wiley Decal
Replies: 38
Views: 3904

Re: Steve Wiley Decal

I love this idea, and would be happy to chip in. However, I think we ought to work through the AD to get this done. Tell them there's donors that will pay for it, but let the AD handle the legwork so it's all on the up and up. I would not want the school to get any sort of NCAA violations due to tr...
by dhilk3785
January 10th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Steve Wiley Decal
Replies: 38
Views: 3904

Re: Steve Wiley Decal

I love this idea, and would be happy to chip in. However, I think we ought to work through the AD to get this done. Tell them there's donors that will pay for it, but let the AD handle the legwork so it's all on the up and up. I would not want the school to get any sort of NCAA violations due to tr...
by dhilk3785
January 10th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Steve Wiley Decal
Replies: 38
Views: 3904

Re: Steve Wiley Decal

I love this idea, and would be happy to chip in. However, I think we ought to work through the AD to get this done. Tell them there's donors that will pay for it, but let the AD handle the legwork so it's all on the up and up. I would not want the school to get any sort of NCAA violations due to try...
by dhilk3785
December 17th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: LSU date?
Replies: 14
Views: 1528

Re: LSU date?

It's weird that LSU has an SEC game the weekend before Thanksgiving next year. Normally that's the annual SEC November Bye week where they all play some FCS team. It looks like they have three money games early with GA Southern (8/31), NW State (9/14), and USU (10/5). Weird.
by dhilk3785
December 14th, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: The cure for low attendance
Replies: 34
Views: 2371

Re: The cure for low attendance

Marketing outside of the valley shouldn't only be on the university. That needs to be done in partnership with the City of Logan, Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Cache Valley Visitors Bureau. Folks are always going to think Logan is far away unless there is an overall push for tourism. That sa...
by dhilk3785
December 13th, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Long weeks
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Long weeks

It's been a weird week without college basketball since neither of my alma maters have games until Saturday, but then I remembered it's finals week, so it makes sense. Have had to settle with watching the NBA, but at least the Jazz looked good last night!
by dhilk3785
December 12th, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: 8 Team Playoff coming?
Replies: 20
Views: 1925

Re: 8 Team Playoff coming?

As a first step, rather than 8, go to 6 and give the top two a bye. All P5 conference champs and the top ranked G5 team get a spot. IMO, the CCG should be an elimination game.
by dhilk3785
December 12th, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Will Gary finally win that elusive money game?
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Re: Will Gary finally win that elusive money game?

Washington 2020, won’t Jordan Love be a Senior then?
by dhilk3785
December 11th, 2018, 7:58 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Scheduling Utes
Replies: 56
Views: 5234

Re: Scheduling Utes

The justifications I've seen for why the U would go to Laramie or Dekalb is because players like to fly places, recruiting, and those schools only want to do one home and home. None of those are good reasons to do a home and home with a G5 team. Honestly, they probably shouldn't do any home and home...
by dhilk3785
December 6th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Better enjoy the W tonight cougs
Replies: 39
Views: 2559

Re: Better enjoy the W tonight cougs

Provo is right...the chuckers were hitting their 3's tonight and Childs did his thing and then some ...he's really good. Chuckers don't hit some of the garbage they throw up like they do most nights and it's a good game. But alas, we caught them on a night where their pasty white majesty was workin...
by dhilk3785
December 3rd, 2018, 11:15 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: What are people's bowl plans?
Replies: 31
Views: 2558

Re: What are people's bowl plans?

ProvoAggie wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 10:50 pm
letsbehonest wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 10:18 pm
Anyone in Utah county interested in having a watch part? Aggie fans take over BW's in American Fork?
I may be interested. I was just planning on watching at home but BWW is always tempting and watching with other Aggie fans would make it even better.
I’d potentially be in for this...
by dhilk3785
December 3rd, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Airfare deals
Replies: 23
Views: 1722

Re: Airfare deals

Leave after work Friday and return in time for work on Monday for $367 round trip, Delta basic economy. There's also an earlier Friday and later Monday option for the same price.
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by dhilk3785
November 30th, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Don't allow Wells on the sideline for Bowl Game
Replies: 91
Views: 7184

Re: Don't allow Wells on the sideline for Bowl Game

I have no problem with him being on the sideline. He gave his all to this program for 4 years as a player and 8 years as a coach and he is leaving the program in a really good spot. He's a good person who is making a potentially life changing career move, but I expect that he will continue to be an...
by dhilk3785
November 30th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Don't allow Wells on the sideline for Bowl Game
Replies: 91
Views: 7184

Re: Don't allow Wells on the sideline for Bowl Game

I have no problem with him being on the sideline. He gave his all to this program for 4 years as a player and 8 years as a coach and he is leaving the program in a really good spot. He's a good person who is making a potentially life changing career move, but I expect that he will continue to be an ...
by dhilk3785
November 29th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Money is money, but Lubbock, Texas? YUK!
Replies: 43
Views: 3487

Re: Money is money, but Lubbock, Texas? YUK!

I was there a year ago presenting at a conference. Campus is nice enough, but it seemed like a really unremarkable place to me. People may say the same thing about Logan, but at least Cache Valley has natural beauty... The highlight of my trip was some local bbq restaurants, and that’s also where I...
by dhilk3785
November 29th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Wells leader at Texas Tech right now
Replies: 59
Views: 5251

Re: Wells leader at Texas Tech right now

Wells deserves to take the money and run if he's offered a significant raise at any P5. Even with three bad years and getting fired, he'd still make more than if he had a successful and happy 12 year run here. It's a no brainer that none of us would turn down. I simply disagree with that logic. If ...
by dhilk3785
November 29th, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Wells leader at Texas Tech right now
Replies: 59
Views: 5251

Re: Wells leader at Texas Tech right now

If I'm TT our Colorado I try to hire the Iowa State coach, the Kentucky coach, or similar. If you want to be a big-time P5 you don't hire a G5 coach. Fair, but are Texas Tech or Colorado really much of a step up from Iowa State or Kentucky? Why would those coaches leave mid/lower tier P5 programs f...
by dhilk3785
November 28th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Wells leader at Texas Tech right now
Replies: 59
Views: 5251

Re: Wells leader at Texas Tech right now

Not surprised. As soon as I saw that spot open up I thought it made perfect sense for Wells.
by dhilk3785
November 10th, 2018, 3:08 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: FNL FB Scores Week 12
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: FNL FB Scores Week 12

Valpo 23, Crown Point 6. Valpo is now 10-2 and hosting Carmel (10-2) for Semi-State next week.
by dhilk3785
November 7th, 2018, 9:03 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Questions about Prop 1
Replies: 46
Views: 4585

Re: Questions about Prop 1

Well that went much more lopsided than I expected...