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by NavyBlueAggie
Yesterday, 9:42 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: OCT 24
Replies: 79
Views: 6503

Re: OCT 24

I'm like a seven-year-old waiting for Christmas, I just can't stop anticipating hoping for the release that everything is officially going to happen. Hoping it all works out. Speaking of the seasons, are the leaves looking good in Sardine now? Thinking of a drive up today, trying to time it for the...
by NavyBlueAggie
September 15th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Pac-12 considering mid Nov. return
Replies: 13
Views: 1234

Re: Pac-12 considering mid Nov. return

aggies22 wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 7:08 am
blueaggie wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 11:31 pm
I'm wondering why they couldn't start playing in September but they can now play in the middle of November. What has changed?
The election will be over by then.

Probably more truth posted here than one may think 22.
by NavyBlueAggie
September 14th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: One Advantage of Not Playing This Year...
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: One Advantage of Not Playing This Year...

Appears many schools quickly agreed with their conferences to cancel the 2020 football season. It also seems that some of the quick to cancel aggression is now being replaced by... where will the the football T V money come from now?
by NavyBlueAggie
September 11th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: WSU is numer one!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: WSU is numer one!!!!!!

Number one in the numbers of Covid cases on campus, according to the New York Times. "They are partying like there is no tomorrow," said Governor Inslee. But only one hospitalization for one night so far. Meanwhile, three wide receivers have entered the transfer portal. Stay tuned! So are they load...
by NavyBlueAggie
September 9th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: I guess BYU will allow 6K at home games.
Replies: 34
Views: 1370

Re: I guess BYU will allow 6K at home games.

USU78 wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Aggie_CEE wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 6:00 pm
And all 6,000 are going to show off their new slogan. "Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere.." They do keep it clean on Sundays though.

Awfully generous of her.
SPECIAL DELIVERY 78, JUST SPECIAL..
by NavyBlueAggie
September 9th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Our old friends facing off
Replies: 14
Views: 1188

Re: Our old friends facing off

JSHarvey wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 1:58 pm
They are part of the Southland Conference, FCS I think.

https://www.southland.org/sports/2013/1 ... 30130.aspx

https://hbuhuskies.com/sports/football
Thank you J S...
by NavyBlueAggie
September 9th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: A real bonafide.....
Replies: 35
Views: 2770

Re: A real bonafide.....

I would believe someone pointedly explained about the lost T V revenue and then any Bowl game bonus income being absolutely squandered by cancelling the season. REALITY may now be arriving in the Ivory Towers.
by NavyBlueAggie
September 9th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Our old friends facing off
Replies: 14
Views: 1188

Re: Our old friends facing off

Do we know what the school enrollment is GameFAQS or what level of college football they are playing now? Nice recollection GameFAQS, and thank you.
by NavyBlueAggie
September 9th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: A real bonafide.....
Replies: 35
Views: 2770

Re: A real bonafide.....

I hope it means that there is potential for Aggie football in early October. If California, Hawaii and New Mexico teams cannot play due to state restrictions I’d hope the remaining 7 find a way to play each other. And yet we have prep teams playing in our state. Check out the evolution of social di...
by NavyBlueAggie
September 9th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: I guess BYU will allow 6K at home games.
Replies: 34
Views: 1370

Re: I guess BYU will allow 6K at home games.

65K seat stadium reduced to 6K people? Sounds like a losing proposition. I'm sure the concessions folks will be fine though However, our concession stands would still be overwhelmed. We seem to try harder with our concessions,,,just not smarter. Being in a line of five can mean losing half a quarte...
by NavyBlueAggie
September 7th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Heart Broken!
Replies: 58
Views: 2953

Re: Heart Broken!

Interesting football non season we have going . Some schools play and get all the attention, press and accolades while other conferences have just gone dark,,,dead in the water. The MWC has made it's own bed, and the brutal insult will be seeing teams that shouldn't be playing in bowl games raking ...
by NavyBlueAggie
September 1st, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Big 10
Replies: 95
Views: 6245

Re: Big 10

It's never a deal until it's a deal folks. Appears some real time consideration was given by the school presidents, the school bean counters and their handlers plus others whose livelihoods depend so much on college football. Looking at the self inflicted financial black hole we are approaching wit...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 28th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Big 10
Replies: 95
Views: 6245

Re: Big 10

BTW - I hate to do this but.... it's very convenient to want to start to season after thanksgiving.... wonder why they can't do it in October or late September? What are your thoughts bro? Just odd that the election is in the first of November and that they want to wait till the end of November to ...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 28th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Hartwell Interview
Replies: 26
Views: 2657

Re: Hartwell Interview

He's not the liar and self-promoter that Barnes was. Barnes left a lot of internal rot in this program, Hartwell has rebuilt the insides. It's not all the most sexy stuff (other than hiring Craig Smith) but it was desperately needed after Barnes nearly destroyed the program. I won't say that Barnes...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 28th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Big 10
Replies: 95
Views: 6245

Re: Big 10

We definitely should reverse course. We should have never cancelled when we did. We already had postponed the start to 9/26 the conference should have waited like any sane person would and cancel if or when issues arose. I believe school presidents have little personal money to lose, and certainly ...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 28th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Big 10
Replies: 95
Views: 6245

Re: Big 10

Appears the reality of BIG BANK has caused some heavy reconsideration by the BIG 10. Without football T V, premium sales and gate money the ensuring potential dollars from T V including bowl games, the collegiate financials get very thin.
by NavyBlueAggie
August 25th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: NCAA D1 Cancels FB Championship
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Re: NCAA D1 Cancels FB Championship

Interesting article Mr. Biggle, even with the tilting in the article. I work at a facility that has granted me insight to a pair of research groups, one funded by a certain school of medicine, and the other group is preparing countermeasures for COVID 19. Amazing what a person can learn from first h...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 25th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: What could make or break basketball and spring football
Replies: 34
Views: 1609

Re: What could make or break basketball and spring football

I believe we can disagree without being disagreeable. Certainly there are currently many issues to ponder and review, cuss and discuss.
by NavyBlueAggie
August 24th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: What could make or break basketball and spring football
Replies: 34
Views: 1609

Re: What could make or break basketball and spring football

Recalling the early well published fatality projections and how many times those models were adjusted downward makes me skeptical about the current reactions and likely over reactions we are now seeing. Hand washing has been emphasized along with general personal hygiene awareness, certainly at gyms...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 19th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: $150 dropped from student fees
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: $150 dropped from student fees

What happens to an athletic department when they have no money for a year? It just seems messy. Can you furlough a coach that has a contract with you? I mean, everyone signs a contract as an employee, so I would imagine you could furlough Gary if you wanted (not saying we should, just wondering how...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 19th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Outrage, or at least displeasure with Cancelled MWC Sports
Replies: 56
Views: 3245

Re: Outrage, or at least displeasure with Cancelled MWC Sports

Ok, given one study how deep and verifiable would the conclusions be? Seems to be a rather small sample size, and like the early Covid 19 projected mortality models, much has changed since the initial assertions.
by NavyBlueAggie
August 17th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Outrage, or at least displeasure with Cancelled MWC Sports
Replies: 56
Views: 3245

Re: Outrage, or at least displeasure with Cancelled MWC Sports

From a conference standpoint, it makes sense for the MWC to cancel as the TV contracts are too small to offset the losses of no road money game and No fans in The seats. For the P5 they get enough TV to more than offset the losses, which is why the 3 are going for it. I think those 3 leagues are go...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 16th, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Rumor about MWC Teams Looking to Jump
Replies: 37
Views: 3302

Re: Rumor about MWC Teams Looking to Jump

Likely there is no penalty fee in place for a member school looking to play games in a season the conference shut down. Look for a continuation of problems, turbulence and sports program downsizing to continue now the cash cow of T V and ticket revenue from football is gone. Poor call by the MWC sch...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 16th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Are players from postponed teams maintaining their eligibility?
Replies: 23
Views: 1330

Re: Are players from postponed teams maintaining their eligibility?

In the heavy equipment world I'm from it's been said THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS EASY DIGGING OR BAD WHISKEY.
by NavyBlueAggie
August 15th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Who has taken voluntary pay cuts within our Athletic Department?
Replies: 17
Views: 1885

Re: Who has taken voluntary pay cuts within our Athletic Department?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot, but I’m now not willing to donate my ticket money until everyone within the AD (or at least the high paid employees) take a substantial voluntary or involuntary pay cut. Shared sacrifice. Has this happened at USU? Consider that we may lose good people with a maj...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 15th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Rumor about MWC Teams Looking to Jump
Replies: 37
Views: 3302

Re: Rumor about MWC Teams Looking to Jump

Looking at reality here as I see it. What school in the MWC could justify a jump to another conference given the burden of traveling the Olympic and TItle IX non revenue teams. Just think about Boise traveling non revenue teams to the ACC locations, or for that matter, even AIR FORCE. There is a pos...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 13th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: We're not playing basketball until January at minimum.
Replies: 33
Views: 2152

Re: We're not playing basketball until January at minimum.

If it happens at all it will be conference only starting in January. Which is interesting because that's the peak of viral season. Insightful comment Hipster....In a private conversation with a highly credentialed PhD researcher he noted the flu historically recedes into history in May and June.. T...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 12th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Food For Thought
Replies: 33
Views: 1830

Re: Food For Thought

More food for thought here regarding possible changes. If in fact a spring football season does occur, then will spring workouts be cancelled? If spring workouts are held, then we have limited healing time for injuries incurred during the season, and even without spring workouts some injuries could ...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 12th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Nebraska won't be playing rogue this fall
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Nebraska won't be playing rogue this fall

"Aggie formerly in Hawaii[/b]" post_id=650432 time=1597237311 user_id=4448] Right, Likely every conference ends up cancelling. If the SEC holds out and plays I could see Ohio State, Michigan and Nebraska want to leave the conference though. Football programs of that magnitude aren't going to be hap...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 12th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Food For Thought
Replies: 33
Views: 1830

Re: Food For Thought

Consider that the academies have information that clarifies the reality of this virus. I often wonder if this outbreak would have occurred in a non election year what the general responses would have been. On another note, we loyal board posters have little idea what the real world financial, league...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 11th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: So Spring? What does that look like?
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: So Spring? What does that look like?

Assuming we get our full schedule of games back in the spring (including the PC-12 games). What would a spring schedule look like? When would we start? When would we finish? We're not getting a full schedule back. Saying Spring is all just smoke to avoid the heat now. Spring isn't happening. BUT, i...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 11th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: well... &$#@!!!!!!!
Replies: 57
Views: 2535

Re: well... &$#@!!!!!!!

It really sucks for the player s. As for the fans- it’s really disappointing- but we’ll get over it. We would have missed some of our most exciting games for a season without a bowl game even if we went undefeated. Hopefully we can have something in spring. And lastly hopefully sports survives. We ...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 10th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Football update
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: Football update

Seems to me the players are among the healthiest people in school plus they have access to medical services that are very solid. Playing football in an open area with fans watching from a distance in open stadiums shouldn't be too risky especially as the players are currently routinely and vigorousl...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 10th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: PAC12 Players "strike." A different perspective
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: PAC12 Players "strike." A different perspective

AF, thanks for linking this article. This would be a good time for universities to take a serious look at their athletic programs and, perhaps, make some changes. The WSU athletics deficit is approaching $100 million - the department suggests paying it off by selling beer at games! Good luck to ath...
by NavyBlueAggie
August 3rd, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: PAC 12 Players threaten to sit out Season
Replies: 35
Views: 2350

Re: PAC 12 Players threaten to sit out Season

looks like the protesting players from washington state were shown the do or. https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/08/02/washington-state-football-releasing-players-support-pac-12-movement/ Appears Coach Rolovich tolerates no prima dona types on his team and in the locker room. Three chee...