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by Intermeddler
September 14th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: NFL games!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: NFL games!!!

It was nice. The absence of fans didn't really impact my viewing experience much. Not nearly as much as the college games.

The Saints-Bucs game would have been a lot better with fans, but other than that, I enjoyed the games.
by Intermeddler
September 13th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: NAR - YBU is COVID U
Replies: 19
Views: 1352

Re: NAR - YBU is COVID U

I don’t think the entire team is isolated for two weeks. UAB had a couple guys test positive but still played Miami a couple days later. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article245603970.html You are probably correct, although USU has four dorm...
by Intermeddler
September 13th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: NAR - YBU is COVID U
Replies: 19
Views: 1352

Re: NAR - YBU is COVID U

I don’t think the entire team is isolated for two weeks. UAB had a couple guys test positive but still played Miami a couple days later.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.miamih ... 03970.html
by Intermeddler
September 12th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Gotta root for Arky St.
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Gotta root for Arky St.

Sun Belt > Big 12 today. Glad to have some competitive games after last weekend.
by Intermeddler
September 9th, 2020, 12:05 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Baylor - Ole Miss cancel season opener
Replies: 17
Views: 1071

Re: Baylor - Ole Miss cancel season opener

https://wacotrib.com/sports/college/baylor/baylor-ole-miss-football-opener-canceled-as-big-12-considers-pandemic-schedule/article_721d81c8-83fc-5228-9db7-fdef7116df7d.html That article is six weeks old and the reason is the SEC decided to only play conference games. Is that what you were talking ab...
by Intermeddler
September 8th, 2020, 1:04 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Heart Broken!
Replies: 58
Views: 2947

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 Intermeddler
September 6th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Heart Broken!
Replies: 58
Views: 2947

Re: Heart Broken!

As of Aug 30, 2020 CDC Stats: Total Deaths: 189,044 Total Deaths among population w/at least one comorbidity: 169,044 Total Deaths from Populations w/out Comorbidities: 10,143 Total Deaths age group 15-24: 1,318 Deaths as a percentage of total deaths age group 15-24: .2 % Sadly I don't have the # o...
by Intermeddler
September 5th, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Heart Broken!
Replies: 58
Views: 2947

Re: Heart Broken!

Same. It really hit me today that it was missing.
by Intermeddler
August 30th, 2020, 2:07 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: I learned a new High School Football rule tonight that doesn't make sense
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: I learned a new High School Football rule tonight that doesn't make sense

I think it makes sense. 3rd and 15 and interference occurs 3 yards from the line of scrimmage, should that be an automatic first down? If the interference occurs 18 yards from the line of scrimmage, it should be a first down. It is in NCAA ball. It would make more sense for HS to be that way as wel...
by Intermeddler
August 28th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Big 10
Replies: 95
Views: 6240

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. And add to the fact that a lot of the other players want to ...
by Intermeddler
August 28th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Hartwell Interview
Replies: 26
Views: 2656

Re: Hartwell Interview

Two words: Rance friggin Pugmire Rancid was the worst AD in the history of ADs. That guy and his strip clubs, booze and rolling his Durango. He even had a deputy AD sleeping with a volleyball player. I think he was only 34 when he took over as AD? Spetman was the best thing that ever happened to th...
by Intermeddler
August 27th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: New basketball venue for usu
Replies: 112
Views: 8706

Re: New basketball venue for usu

I can't take anyone who believes the U or Weber has a significantly better venue than USU seriously. Are the purple/red seats more comfortable? Sure. They may have marginally better traffic flow, but let's get real - you're at a sports venue with 10k other people...sometimes you have to be patient....
by Intermeddler
August 25th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: I learned a new High School Football rule tonight that doesn't make sense
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: I learned a new High School Football rule tonight that doesn't make sense

I think it makes sense. 3rd and 15 and interference occurs 3 yards from the line of scrimmage, should that be an automatic first down? If the interference occurs 18 yards from the line of scrimmage, it should be a first down.
by Intermeddler
August 25th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Hartwell Interview
Replies: 26
Views: 2656

Re: Hartwell Interview

He certainly is not as charismatic as Barnes was, but behind the scenes good things are happening. USU is a very challenging job and I think he's doing good work. 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...
by Intermeddler
August 24th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Who Gets an Extra Year
Replies: 37
Views: 2150

Re: Who Gets an Extra Year

I never said she wasn't! I'm a huge fan of Tania and appreciate her insights (I have never said anything disparaging to/about her). I will ALWAYS root for any player that dawns the aggie uniform and hope JN kicks a** this spring! The whole purpose of this discussion was to point out that with our l...
by Intermeddler
August 23rd, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Who Gets an Extra Year
Replies: 37
Views: 2150

Re: Who Gets an Extra Year

Did I miss something where it's been stated we can only bring back a certain number of seniors? I've been confused by this thread. Still some details to be figured out with respect to the 85 and 25 limits but as of now, this year doesn’t count for anyone so that’s going to require an adjustment to ...
by Intermeddler
August 21st, 2020, 10:21 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Extra Year for Fall Athletes
Replies: 16
Views: 1371

Re: Extra Year for Fall Athletes

Today the NCAA Division I Council recommended that Fall sport athletes that participate this Fall or in Spring 2021 not have this season count towards eligibility. Still needs approval by the NCAA Board of Governors. So we could have our seniors play in the Spring and return in the Fall. A nice ges...
by Intermeddler
August 21st, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Extra Year for Fall Athletes
Replies: 16
Views: 1371

Re: Extra Year for Fall Athletes

This got approved today. The way I have seen it reported is that this year will not count for any Fall athlete, not just seniors, even if they play in the fall or spring. So rosters would have 50 freshmen next year and have to go up to 110 if schools can afford it and the numbers won't be back to no...
by Intermeddler
August 19th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Outrage, or at least displeasure with Cancelled MWC Sports
Replies: 56
Views: 3244

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

I didn't want to chime-in too early because I was so angered at the politics which go into so many decisions....everywhere right now! I've always loved sports because of the "pure meritocracy" it promotes, so remiss in today's society, etc. I was so dang mad with the pre-mature MW decision but I no...
by Intermeddler
August 19th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Extra Year for Fall Athletes
Replies: 16
Views: 1371

Extra Year for Fall Athletes

Today the NCAA Division I Council recommended that Fall sport athletes that participate this Fall or in Spring 2021 not have this season count towards eligibility. Still needs approval by the NCAA Board of Governors. So we could have our seniors play in the Spring and return in the Fall. A nice gest...
by Intermeddler
August 19th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: why can't they have fall camp?
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Re: why can't they have fall camp?

Tania, Today the NCAA Division I Council said that any fall athlete who participates this Fall or next Spring can return next fall. In other words, this year won't count on the eligibility clock for seniors. Might be approved by the Board of Governors this week. Would Jordan come back in Fall of 202...
by Intermeddler
August 18th, 2020, 12:47 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Outrage, or at least displeasure with Cancelled MWC Sports
Replies: 56
Views: 3244

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

Really easy to ask a bunch of kids to put their long term health on the line when you don't have any skin in the game. You’re not looking at the scientific data if you think it poses a significant health risk to young healthy college students. You’re fear mongering. But yeah, don’t want to play ? D...
by Intermeddler
August 18th, 2020, 12:21 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Outrage, or at least displeasure with Cancelled MWC Sports
Replies: 56
Views: 3244

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

Really easy to ask a bunch of kids to put their long term health on the line when you don't have any skin in the game. You’re not looking at the scientific data if you think it poses a significant health risk to young healthy college students. You’re fear mongering. But yeah, don’t want to play ? D...
by Intermeddler
August 17th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Outrage, or at least displeasure with Cancelled MWC Sports
Replies: 56
Views: 3244

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

Really easy to ask a bunch of kids to put their long term health on the line when you don't have any skin in the game. You’re not looking at the scientific data if you think it poses a significant health risk to young healthy college students. You’re fear mongering. But yeah, don’t want to play ? D...
by Intermeddler
August 14th, 2020, 12:56 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?

I wonder if they'll make any adjustments to the number of scholarships available, given the potential of what this might do to high school class recruits. I wonder if some kind of bailout money would be available for schools that were not able to raise the funds to cover additional scholarships for...
by Intermeddler
August 14th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Here's the Schedule
Replies: 18
Views: 1237

Re: Here's the Schedule

Madmartigan wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 10:47 am
taniataylor wrote:
August 13th, 2020, 6:30 pm
The spring schedule that’s being kicked around is only Jan-March, 8 games plus Conf championship. As always, your welcome
Really grateful club seats are available.
:cheers:
by Intermeddler
August 13th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Here's the Schedule
Replies: 18
Views: 1237

Re: Here's the Schedule

Machismo wrote:
August 13th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Wonder if they'd let me bring in my Buddy Heater for the first game. What happens if the Kid's get frostbite?
This is fine. Flu, fine. Mono, fine. Concussions, fine. CTE, fine. Bacterial infections, fine. Covid, not fine.
by Intermeddler
August 13th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: We're not playing basketball until January at minimum.
Replies: 33
Views: 2151

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

I wouldn't read much into that "miles quote". It is from a single ER doc at USC not an expert in immunology or vaccines and sounds like something offhand and relative to his particular day in and day out experience particularly since the thrust of that portion of the article is how much better docto...
by Intermeddler
August 13th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: We're not playing basketball until January at minimum.
Replies: 33
Views: 2151

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 Intermeddler
August 13th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Here's the Schedule
Replies: 18
Views: 1237

Re: Here's the Schedule

ViAggie wrote:
August 13th, 2020, 11:59 am
I don't see this happening either.
Agreed. If player health and safety is a concern there is no chance they play games in May and September and potentially 20+ games in a 12-month period.
by Intermeddler
August 11th, 2020, 11:53 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: We're not playing basketball until January at minimum.
Replies: 33
Views: 2151

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

They got to be able to figure out basketball with this much time to prepare. Set up a few conference bubbles and then set one up for March Madness. Yeah it sucks, but it would be better than just shutting things down. That’s what I assumed about football but they somehow failed miserably. I have lo...
by Intermeddler
August 11th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: We're not playing basketball until January at minimum.
Replies: 33
Views: 2151

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

Roy McAvoy wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Just thought I'd share the PSA. No way in college basketball happens during 1st semester. I'm skeptical, but hopeful, it at least starts up in January.
I’m just hopeful there’s a 2021 NCAA Tournament
by Intermeddler
August 11th, 2020, 1:27 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Athletic Directors Should Resign
Replies: 44
Views: 2189

Re: Athletic Directors Should Resign

I am unsure what plans posters would have in mind to conduct a season. Play in empty stadiums like the NBA, MLB and the NHL or on empty golf courses like the PGA? Even if games were played absent fans the COVID testing of 100 players and staff would be expensive. The average cost of a test is $127....
by Intermeddler
August 10th, 2020, 11:57 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Athletic Directors Should Resign
Replies: 44
Views: 2189

Re: Athletic Directors Should Resign

It is astonishing to me that once the NCAA tournament was canceled that there wasn’t an urgent and thorough plan put in place for what would have to happen to preserve a football season. That conference commissioners and university presidents didn’t aggressively tackle the issue in a unified way is ...
by Intermeddler
August 10th, 2020, 11:50 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: So Spring? What does that look like?
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: So Spring? What does that look like?

If a spring season means modifying or reducing the fall 2021 schedule, I’d rather skip it. I don’t think a spring season will happen though so it’s probably moot