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by dhilk3785
March 31st, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been
Replies: 38
Views: 1336

Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Visited for a game: Bowling Green Ohio State Purdue Indiana Wisconsin Tennessee Oklahoma Pontiac Silverdome Camping World Stadium AT&T Stadium Colorado State (Old Stadium) Utah State BYU Utah Boise State UNLV Rose Bowl Washington Best Experience Tennessee or the Rose Bowl Worst Experience UNLV or C...
by dhilk3785
February 20th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: WSJ homepage article on MWC using new Nike balls (picture of Sam in article too)
Replies: 30
Views: 2096

Re: WSJ homepage article on MWC using new Nike balls (picture of Sam in article too)

The NBA made a switch to a different material in 2006 that didn't seem to affect the game or scoring, but the players hated it cause it was causing super dry and cracked hands, so the union pushed back and won. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wnmz79/the-nba-ball-that-everyone-hated-throwback-thur...
by dhilk3785
January 3rd, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Honest question re: CFP
Replies: 19
Views: 1070

Re: Honest question re: CFP

I wanted Ohio State, and I am convinced that the fumble-score should have been confirmed and am not at all convinced that the targeting call was correct. However, they also tried their damnedest not to win when they settled for field goals instead of TDs. 3 FGs inside the redzone is not going to cut...
by dhilk3785
December 5th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Rooting for the Utes to make CFP?
Replies: 62
Views: 3206

Re: Rooting for the Utes to make CFP?

Not passionately cheering for Utah, but I'd prefer them over Georgia or OU/Baylor, mostly because I think they'd be the easier opponent for my 2nd school. Also, I don't like the idea of two from one conference getting in. Neither the Big10 or Pac12 have been in the past two playoffs, and the Big12 (...
by dhilk3785
October 29th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: NCAA to Allow Players to be Paid
Replies: 46
Views: 1893

Re: NCAA to Allow Players to be Paid

That is fine, If I were a student, I wouldn't want my hard earned money going to non-amateur athletes. Let the boosters and businesses pay for their "college". As a taxpayer, I don't want to pay into a system like this any more. College should be about school. This is exactly correct . What percent...
by dhilk3785
October 29th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Enjoy the ride
Replies: 27
Views: 2483

Re: Enjoy the ride

For someone as good at their job as Craig Smith, it's not about the money. It's about the challenge and opportunity. $275k I'm sure went really far in Vermillion, SD. But Utah State opened up more opportunity to coach against better programs and more of a likelyhood of making the NCAA tournament in ...
by dhilk3785
October 29th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: NCAA to Allow Players to be Paid
Replies: 46
Views: 1893

Re: NCAA to Allow Players to be Paid

I still don't see how this changes who we sign much. Ohio State and Alabama are still going to get the best of the best. Our top players will now be able to make a little money through partnering with local restaurants or something, but they wouldn't have that opportunity at an Alabama, as they wou...
by dhilk3785
October 29th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: NCAA to Allow Players to be Paid
Replies: 46
Views: 1893

Re: NCAA to Allow Players to be Paid

I still don't see how this changes who we sign much. Ohio State and Alabama are still going to get the best of the best. Our top players will now be able to make a little money through partnering with local restaurants or something, but they wouldn't have that opportunity at an Alabama, as they woul...
by dhilk3785
October 28th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: 5 For the Fight College Football Pledge
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: 5 For the Fight College Football Pledge

Forgot to post this earlier, but the UState flag has been up at Qualtrics since October 7 and was still up this morning when I drove by.

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by dhilk3785
October 7th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Nevada Game time?
Replies: 57
Views: 4087

Re: Nevada Game time?

I was expecting the BYU and Boise State games to be 8 pm kickoffs, but was not expecting Nevada to be so. I wish it were earlier, but we're making money off it so I get it.
by dhilk3785
October 5th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Blocking on screens
Replies: 10
Views: 811

Re: Blocking on screens

Stop going to the outside. They are faster, by a lot.
by dhilk3785
October 4th, 2019, 4:39 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: 5 For the Fight College Football Pledge
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: 5 For the Fight College Football Pledge

treesap32 wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 8:02 pm
Looks like we won this contest.

https://pledgeit.org/for/collegecolors2019

Can any one in Utah County verify that they're flying our flag over the Qualtrics HQ this month?
I’m told it should be up by this weekend or early next week, so I’ll grab a picture once I’m given the heads up.
by dhilk3785
October 1st, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Uber and Lyft in Logan
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

Re: Uber and Lyft in Logan

I've never used it in Logan, but did just open my Uber and Lyft apps to see what it'd look like from the Mav to the new Hampton Inn. It appeared to operate the same as anywhere else, but I didn't confirm the request, so not sure if something different happens after that. Looked like about $8-10 for ...
by dhilk3785
September 27th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Rain Ponchos Near the Stadium
Replies: 21
Views: 1857

Re: Rain Ponchos Near the Stadium

I ordered a couple reusable navy blue ponchos on Amazon yesterday and they are being delivered today. Maybe use a friend's address in Logan? Or I am pretty positive either Walmart in the valley or Al's will have some cheapish ones.
by dhilk3785
September 27th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Game Postponement
Replies: 51
Views: 4311

Re: Game Postponement

I think Iowa State vs whomever in week one this year had a several hour delay and still finished. I could be wrong, but I seem to recall it was to be an afternoon start that didn't end until late at night due to the delays. Game won't be cancelled. We have hurricanes and the games just get moved to...
by dhilk3785
September 27th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Food trucks on game day
Replies: 31
Views: 2435

Re: Food trucks on game day

Hopefully a beer garden is next. :cheers: Why not? Just rope off a section some where? If there's a law that say's the'cohol can't be served on a Public Campus, why not the street? Park City allows beer and wine to be sold on their public streets (and parks), I know there's no state law that prohib...
by dhilk3785
September 27th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Game Postponement
Replies: 51
Views: 4311

Re: Game Postponement

In the event of cancellation, how will that impact our chances at a MWC title? So lets say we beat Boise and lose to Fresno. We would be 6-1. Boise would be 7-1. We still win it right? I'd argue that since we won the head to head we should win it as we don't have control over the weather. Furthermo...
by dhilk3785
September 27th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Game Postponement
Replies: 51
Views: 4311

Re: Game Postponement

I was at the Ohio State vs Miami (OH) game last weekend. With about 10 minutes left it started to pour, then with about 2 1/2 minutes left lightning struck within the 8 mile distance so they announced a weather delay. As the score was out of hand and there was so little time left, both coaches agree...
by dhilk3785
September 24th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Future OOC Schedules
Replies: 16
Views: 1339

Re: Future OOC Schedules

I love our Home-Home with Washington State and would like to see more like that with mid-tier P5 schools from the Big12 or Pac12, or against top tier G5 schools like byu just announced with UCF. Would like to keep byu on the schedule as well. P5 Home-Home games I think we could realistically schedul...
by dhilk3785
September 6th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: The Scotsman!
Replies: 25
Views: 2172

Re: The Scotsman!

The alma mater isn’t part of the band’s pregame show anymore ever since the leadership changed. Unless I’m very much mistaken, the band now plays the alma mater at the end of the game We’ve had season tickets for the past 4 seasons and I don’t think I’ve heard the alma mater once except maybe at ho...
by dhilk3785
September 6th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: The Scotsman!
Replies: 25
Views: 2172

Re: The Scotsman!

I like the alma mater before the game, gets the crowd mellowed really well. Why don't we do that anymore? :lol: I always hated that part when I was an undergrad student! My Father-in-law would always look for the lyrics in the program and then comment about how "beautiful" it was. (Now I'm a dad so...
by dhilk3785
September 6th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: 5 For the Fight College Football Pledge
Replies: 4
Views: 643

5 For the Fight College Football Pledge

On College Colors Day Qualtrics kicked off the 5 For The Fight College Football Pledge. Employees and the general public are able to pledge a donation per point scored by their favorite school in the month of September and the school with the most pledged/donated at the end of the month will have th...
by dhilk3785
September 3rd, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: FNL's Scores Week 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1208

Re: FNL's Scores Week 2

Valpo 63 @ Griffith 0. Now 2-0 and ranked #4 in 5A class in Indiana.
by dhilk3785
August 29th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: 2019 Aggie Football Win-A-Thon ($1,575 raised)
Replies: 43
Views: 4021

Re: 2019 Aggie Football Win-A-Thon ($180 per win pledged)

$10/win for first 6 regular season wins
$20/win for regular season wins 7+
$50 for MWC Championship win
$50 for a regular Bowl win
$100 if they make one of the NY6 games, $200 if they win it
by dhilk3785
August 27th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: FNL Scores Week 1 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1213

Re: FNL Scores Week 1 2019

5A #6 Valpo defeated 6A #6 Penn in Valpo 34-14. Go Vikings!
by dhilk3785
August 20th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Away Game Hotels
Replies: 24
Views: 3291

Re: Away Game Hotels

Out of curiosity, are visiting team hotels determined by the host school or the visiting school or just best rate available in each city? If by the visiting school, I'm surprised they don't choose just one specific parent company (Hilton, Marriott, Wyndham, IHG, etc...) and negotiate a set discount...
by dhilk3785
August 20th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Away Game Hotels
Replies: 24
Views: 3291

Re: Away Game Hotels

Out of curiosity, are visiting team hotels determined by the host school or the visiting school or just best rate available in each city? If by the visiting school, I'm surprised they don't choose just one specific parent company (Hilton, Marriott, Wyndham, IHG, etc...) and negotiate a set discount ...
by dhilk3785
August 19th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Beer being sold in more stadiums
Replies: 72
Views: 10159

Re: Beer being sold in more stadiums

I would be all for this extra revenue stream. I think a good landing spot would be start sales at gate opening and cut off at start of 3rd quarter. Most places just limit how many you can buy at once, but Wyoming has limited to a total of 4 per event. There has to be a more efficient way to track ho...
by dhilk3785
August 15th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Somebody wanted to remember Darrell Garretson so...
Replies: 31
Views: 6146

Re: Somebody wanted to remember Darrell Garretson so...

It's only happened 5 times in my lifetime, 4 in my life as an Aggie, but there are very few things that bring me more joy than when the Aggies beat that school down south.
by dhilk3785
July 23rd, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Date selected to play byu
Replies: 20
Views: 2586

Re: Date selected to play byu

As it's a non-conference game, if it's going to be on the schedule I'd like it to be in September. I don't hate it being LDS conference weekend, but I don't love having it during conference play, so ideally would be earlier. Also, living/working basically anywhere south of Davis County makes it hard...
by dhilk3785
July 21st, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Dogs on the Quad
Replies: 12
Views: 3377

Re: Dogs on the Quad

I’m sure it’s too late to change your decision, but we’ve walked around campus, in the TSC, and on the quad with our dogs without any problem. I don’t think there’s any rules against it so long as you pick up after them.
by dhilk3785
June 5th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: NCAA Rules Changes
Replies: 29
Views: 4813

Re: NCAA Rules Changes

3) The use of instant replay can be conducted if a basket interference or goaltending call has been made during the last two minutes of the second half or the last two minutes of any overtime This one intrigues me. First of all, it rarely comes up. Secondly, there seems to be an assumption that bas...
by dhilk3785
June 5th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: NCAA Rules Changes
Replies: 29
Views: 4813

Re: NCAA Rules Changes

So ... this "or disability" concerns me. If players can't make fun of other players for being congenitally unable to make a free throw or are inveterate monoturners (they can, for example, only go left, never right), how long before our students are "T"'d up and shut up? That is fairly standard lan...
by dhilk3785
June 5th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: NCAA Rules Changes
Replies: 29
Views: 4813

NCAA Rules Changes

Two biggest ones are the 3 point line and shot clock. Those are pretty significant, so will be interesting to see how teams adjust. 1) 3 point line will move line back from 20 feet, 9 inches to 22-1¾, the same measurement used in international play. 2) Shot clock will reset to 20 seconds after a fie...