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by jpswensen
February 26th, 2021, 3:59 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Hey Mods, how do I go about changing my username?
Replies: 15
Views: 917

Re: Hey Mods, how do I go about changing my username?

ProvoAggie wrote:
February 26th, 2021, 9:41 am
I gave you a Rank of Mr. Buttface so that it can forever appear beneath your name.
Now I am going to be on the lookout for the people that actually have a rank. I had to quickly go find a post from AKAggie to make sure he was ranked appropriately.
by jpswensen
February 13th, 2021, 9:28 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: We got boned!
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

Re: We got boned!

Did our net tank because we haven’t played in two weeks?


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by jpswensen
February 11th, 2021, 8:32 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Holy Utah Jazz
Replies: 165
Views: 7090

Re: Holy Utah Jazz

Mr. Sneelock wrote:This was absolutely filthy. The game was over by then, but wow.

Did Mitchell actually make contact with the defender’s leg?


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by jpswensen
February 11th, 2021, 2:54 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Sam in the G League
Replies: 80
Views: 6758

Re: Sam in the G League

So in 6 quarters of G League ball, Merrill has the following: 49 minutes played 12 points 5/18 from the field 1/9 from three 4 rebounds 7 assists 2 steals 3 turnovers At least the assist:turnover ratio looks good. Throw away the first game and this game looks great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by jpswensen
February 10th, 2021, 9:42 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Before There Was Such a Thing as a Superbowl,
Replies: 13
Views: 1390

Re: Before There Was Such a Thing as a Superbowl,

Groza had quite the belly on him.
by jpswensen
February 9th, 2021, 4:53 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Maybe/Certainly this is a horrible take, but...
Replies: 31
Views: 2270

Re: Maybe/Certainly this is a horrible take, but...

Call me crazy, but I'd rather my 82-year-old grandmother who has been patiently waiting for her chance to get the vaccine have the opportunity to get it before some perfectly healthy 20-year-old college athletes just so I can be entertained for a few days in March. Quite frankly, this mentality sho...
by jpswensen
February 9th, 2021, 11:13 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Maybe/Certainly this is a horrible take, but...
Replies: 31
Views: 2270

Maybe/Certainly this is a horrible take, but...

for the collective mental health of the country and not having to miss two NCAA tournaments in a row, why are student athletes not considered "essential" and all of them get vaccinated? We are currently vaccinating around 1-2M people per day in the US. In 2017-18, there were about 500k student athle...
by jpswensen
February 5th, 2021, 2:53 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Net rankings
Replies: 20
Views: 1556

Re: Net rankings

BYU is top 30 as of today. That pushes our loss to them to quad 1 loss. This actually kindof brings up a potential perverse recursive bump in the NET rankings. A team reaching Q1 could cause another teams to bump from a Q3 to a Q2, which would in turn look better for the Q1 team, which in turn woul...
by jpswensen
February 5th, 2021, 7:24 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Net rankings
Replies: 20
Views: 1556

Re: Net rankings

Has the MWC ever had 4 in the top 50 of NET, RPI, or other rankings? I know it has had three teams in the tournament before, but wonder what the rankings looked like when that happened.
by jpswensen
February 2nd, 2021, 11:49 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Fresno State game 1 predictions
Replies: 28
Views: 1472

Re: Fresno State game 1 predictions

USU 97
Fresno (isn't a) State 67

Can I also add that it has felt like an eternity since we have played a basketball game? Be Thursday already.
by jpswensen
January 26th, 2021, 12:10 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Good News Everybody
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Good News Everybody

The optimist in me tells me that we can beat anybody if we don't have the yips. Our defense is also good enough to keep us in games even when we have the yips. It reminds me of a poem from a book called My American Heritage that my dad used to read to our family that had classic poems and short lite...
by jpswensen
January 25th, 2021, 9:14 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Fouls - or Lack thereof?
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Fouls - or Lack thereof?

Seems like an over correction from the MWC in this game. UNLV is full extension pushing off and only one offensive foul this game. At least 3 pointers where UNLV has pushed off to clear space. Trash shooting on our end, but these refs aren’t calling anything now. How about the full body tackle when...
by jpswensen
January 25th, 2021, 3:34 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Dropped to 48 in the NET
Replies: 38
Views: 2003

Re: Dropped to 48 in the NET

Has any kept calculating RPI and determined whether NET has been a better predictor of success than RPI?
by jpswensen
January 25th, 2021, 1:18 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Dropped to 48 in the NET
Replies: 38
Views: 2003

Re: Dropped to 48 in the NET

THIS is why the NCAA needs to make the NET rating transparent. If we could see the formula we could figure out why the NET is over-valuing Colgate, and why SDSU moved up 10 spots by blowing out Air Force twice while their OOC opponents moved down in NET this week. You didn't hear? Conspiracy theori...
by jpswensen
January 21st, 2021, 3:42 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Utah High School basketball crowds
Replies: 11
Views: 736

Re: Utah High School basketball crowds

My sons both play High School basketball out here and we weren't allowed to attend any games until 2 weeks ago. We watched games on the NFHS Network. Now we can attend but they only let two parents in to home games. When they play road games we are not allowed to attend. Cheerleaders are allowed to...
by jpswensen
January 19th, 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Zahar Vedishev
Replies: 56
Views: 4838

Re: Zahar Vedishev

Have some faith and patience my friend. Craig has really been talking up shulga and zapala. He did not do that with vedischev. I don't purport to be an evaluator of talent, nor even play one on TV, but the few minutes I have seen Zapala play, I have liked what I have seen. He isn't going to be a fr...
by jpswensen
January 18th, 2021, 12:24 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Ashworth should be starting from now on
Replies: 22
Views: 1608

Re: Ashworth should be starting from now on

I still think Worster has a nagging injury. About 5-6 games ago he came up gimpy from a fall. It seemed to last the rest of the game. Maybe something is still bothering him?
by jpswensen
January 16th, 2021, 12:58 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Keegan Andersen
Replies: 39
Views: 4312

Re: Keegan Andersen

I feel for he and Gary. It's a tough business and this would have been a crappy year to have to perform through. I do however think it's pretty lame to act like there's a problem with John because they moved on. Seems like Gary was given the benefit of the doubt in a lot of ways. It was a real snak...
by jpswensen
January 16th, 2021, 8:14 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Keegan Andersen
Replies: 39
Views: 4312

Re: Keegan Andersen

I feel for he and Gary. It's a tough business and this would have been a crappy year to have to perform through. I do however think it's pretty lame to act like there's a problem with John because they moved on. Seems like Gary was given the benefit of the doubt in a lot of ways. It was a real snak...
by jpswensen
January 15th, 2021, 1:06 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Formal apology to Brock Miller
Replies: 63
Views: 3601

Re: Formal apology to Brock Miller

I saw a quote from Craig Smith saying as good as Miller was offensively, he was even better defensively. How does that reconcile to the general consensus on this board that he is a poor defender. Is it just that the bar is that low, or is he better than most on this board give him credit for? I've ...
by jpswensen
January 15th, 2021, 7:53 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: NET rankings
Replies: 8
Views: 1267

Re: NET rankings

https://bracketologists.com/twitimgt/usu_1610582400.jpg Click the banner for more info. Trend line looks good!! If BYU ends up winning pretty much everyone but Gonzaga, do they end up Top 30 (I think that is what we need for them to be a Q1 loss as the home team). They are at 35 right now, but some...
by jpswensen
January 14th, 2021, 2:29 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: SDSU game 1 predictions
Replies: 43
Views: 2227

Re: SDSU game 1 predictions

69 USU
63 SDSU

Nailbiter until the last minute when SDSU is fouling.
by jpswensen
January 14th, 2021, 2:03 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: SJSU Women Cancel Season
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: SJSU Women Cancel Season

How does this affect Title IX? Or, as long as the scholarships are honored, does that not affect the required balance between sports?
by jpswensen
January 14th, 2021, 12:26 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Scouting the MW?
Replies: 63
Views: 5380

Re: Scouting the MW?

Yeah Boise has looked very good. I have loved how we have looked, but they are the team to beat for now. Kindof crazy how they have parlayed their football success into basketball success. There aren't a ton of school who seem to be good at both. I think they have been getting much better at bball ...
by jpswensen
January 13th, 2021, 7:28 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: QB Draft Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: QB Draft Question

I realize that everyone exaggerates physical measurement, but he would be lucky to measure 6’3” in long cleats on cement with his helmet on. There have been successful NFL QBs lately that are shorter (Brees and Wilson), but I think he is almost on the left tail of the current distribution https://go...
by jpswensen
January 9th, 2021, 1:27 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Ashworth has done well in in-conference games.
Replies: 11
Views: 960

Re: Ashworth has done well in in-conference games.

He has a third gear the Porter didn't have.

I think an underrated aspect of his game is that he is always talking (not in the trash talking sense). I know that coaches always preach on-court communication, but he is a player that I always feel like they are actually doing it.
by jpswensen
January 8th, 2021, 5:36 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Auto Repair in Logan
Replies: 22
Views: 1329

Re: Auto Repair in Logan

A1Automotive. I few times I thought I needed a repair, they checked the car, and told me I didn’t. They’ve had opportunities to charge me for work I didn’t need, and they remained honest. Good people! I only had a breakdown once during college. They also took a look and told me the AC was shot and ...
by jpswensen
January 8th, 2021, 5:30 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Queta Draft Buzz
Replies: 30
Views: 2386

Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Frankly, if he can’t make it in the NBA, he had go back to Europe and make bank. He is witty and funny and a pretty good player. I think he could be a fan favorite on a European team.
by jpswensen
January 7th, 2021, 2:40 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: May be putting the cart before the horse, but....
Replies: 24
Views: 1946

Re: May be putting the cart before the horse, but....

GUS wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 2:38 pm
Why would they have any effect on the backcourt of WSU????
Been reading far, far too many faculty applications the last two days. My mind is kindof in the WSU gutter.
by jpswensen
January 7th, 2021, 2:34 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: May be putting the cart before the horse, but....
Replies: 24
Views: 1946

May be putting the cart before the horse, but....

3.5 more years of Worster and Ashworth could be touting this as one of the best backcourts in USU history. We have had some pretty good duos over the years, but we have two freshmen (one a true freshman) playing well beyond their basketball years. I know, I know. There is a lot of proving that has t...
by jpswensen
January 6th, 2021, 3:41 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: New Mexico predictions
Replies: 35
Views: 1901

Re: New Mexico predictions

77-69 USU

Neck and neck most of the game, but we inch ahead and win comfortably.
by jpswensen
January 4th, 2021, 4:38 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: NET rankings released
Replies: 45
Views: 3434

Re: NET rankings released

I think that the MWC looks in very good shape to be at least a 2 bid conference (maybe they could sneak in a third?).
by jpswensen
January 2nd, 2021, 12:47 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: AFA game 2 predictions
Replies: 19
Views: 1176

Re: AFA game 2 predictions

I'll repeat my prediction from last game.

We win comfortably, 78-65.
by jpswensen
December 28th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Air Force game 1 predictions
Replies: 36
Views: 1988

Re: Air Force game 1 predictions

What is a good defense against their offense? Do we go small and try to run with them? Do we go big and deny cuts and backdoors, and force then to beat is with mid-range jumpers and beyond? I love b-ball, but don’t have enough technical knowhow to know how one defends their offense. That being said,...
by jpswensen
December 23rd, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Stew's Spectrum
Replies: 23
Views: 2240

Re: Stew's Spectrum

Why is this forum still called Stews Spectrum? Shouldn't it be call "Craig's Corner" If Craig Smith passed Stew in the total wins column, maybe we can talk about it. He’ll be long gone before then though. I don't think it should take overtaking Stew in wins. I think that an NCAA win and another con...