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by jpswensen
October 15th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: 2020 Virtual Aggie Auction - FREE Registration
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: 2020 Virtual Aggie Auction - FREE Registration

I just emailed Ethan Richards to see if he wants a handful of donated Internet-connected Aggie A's to auction. I suspect that people go more for jerseys, helmets, etc., but if it doubles as way for them to get a donation and us to advertise a bit, I hope he wants to use them. Maybe I should make a ...
by jpswensen
October 8th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Mental Performance Coach
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Mental Performance Coach

I originally read that as "Riley Nelson" and was wondering why that traitorous yahoo was being invited back onto campus for anything.
by jpswensen
October 7th, 2020, 3:33 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: 2020 Virtual Aggie Auction - FREE Registration
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: 2020 Virtual Aggie Auction - FREE Registration

I just emailed Ethan Richards to see if he wants a handful of donated Internet-connected Aggie A's to auction. I suspect that people go more for jerseys, helmets, etc., but if it doubles as way for them to get a donation and us to advertise a bit, I hope he wants to use them. Maybe I should make a c...
by jpswensen
October 3rd, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Wells sets a record
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: Wells sets a record

How hot is his seat? Seems like rumblings have already begun.


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by jpswensen
October 1st, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Back to Football sale on Internet Aggie A's
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Back to Football sale on Internet Aggie A's

I was just going to tack this on the long-running thread about the Internet-connected Aggie A's, but it seems that a lot of older threads got locked. COVID put a damper on an exciting bball team and was threatening to end football for the year too. In celebration of being able to watch some Aggie fo...
by jpswensen
September 11th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: NFL Aggies: Why no Thompson in the KC game?
Replies: 5
Views: 403

NFL Aggies: Why no Thompson in the KC game?

I didn't watch the whole game (actually only a part of one quarter), but didn't see Thompson and he ended up with no stats.

Is he hurt?

Is he far down the depth chart?
by jpswensen
September 11th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Any chance for MWC football this fall
Replies: 11
Views: 967

Re: Any chance for MWC football this fall

Unless MWC decided to let teams play without the CA teams being in the mix, there is zero chance. The CA system also just announced that classes will be all virtual through Spring 2021, which puts the MWC basketball season in jeopardy also.
by jpswensen
September 11th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Since We're Starving for Aggie Football
Replies: 22
Views: 1579

Re: Since We're Starving for Aggie Football

Undefeated 12 game season!!!!
by jpswensen
September 2nd, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Big 10
Replies: 95
Views: 6274

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. Just for some perspective, here at WSU the university was as...
by jpswensen
September 1st, 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: BYU plays in 1 week
Replies: 38
Views: 2017

Re: BYU plays in 1 week

I find it interesting that the LDS team is playing but their Tabernacle choir will not give any performance until Jan-1 One is made up of some of the healthiest people on the planet in and age range least likely to have extreme adverse effects. The other has many reaching the upper age limit of 60 ...
by jpswensen
August 11th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Piecing Together a Virtual Season
Replies: 15
Views: 679

Re: Piecing Together a Virtual Season

The 2011 Kennedy Hawaii game, but you also have to re-enact it by starting playback at midnight, so that I can re-live staying up until after 3AM to watch that game on the East Coast.
by jpswensen
August 11th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Athletic Directors Should Resign
Replies: 44
Views: 2234

Re: Athletic Directors Should Resign

I'm a realist. You think players are going to stay? We will have to make huge cuts in staff WSU AD predicted a 50% loss of revenue from a cancelled football season, per this Seattle Times article (https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/wsu-cougar-football/wsu-athletics-deficit-expected-to-rise-above-1...
by jpswensen
August 11th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: well... &$#@!!!!!!!
Replies: 57
Views: 2603

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

I am incredibly bummed. I told my kids last night and my youngest complained for an hour before going to bed, saying watching Aggie football was one of his favorite things to do with me. Heartbreaking. As faculty at a school whose athletic department is already $65-100M in the whole, I also wonder ...
by jpswensen
August 11th, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: well... &$#@!!!!!!!
Replies: 57
Views: 2603

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

I am incredibly bummed. I told my kids last night and my youngest complained for an hour before going to bed, saying watching Aggie football was one of his favorite things to do with me. Heartbreaking. As faculty at a school whose athletic department is already $65-100M in the whole, I also wonder w...
by jpswensen
August 3rd, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: PAC 12 Players threaten to sit out Season
Replies: 35
Views: 2365

Re: PAC 12 Players threaten to sit out Season

Lots of “bold” screw them sentiment from a bunch of you cowards who don’t risk your health for the rest of your life in your job while you get a few thousand dollars and your employer makes millions. I swear the attitudes of Aggie fans often make BYU fans look like geniuses. Maybe these football at...
by jpswensen
August 3rd, 2020, 1:52 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: PAC 12 Players threaten to sit out Season
Replies: 35
Views: 2365

Re: PAC 12 Players threaten to sit out Season

College football could be cancelled and football could go the route of baseball with the minor leagues. Those minor leaguers get paid very little. I would take the full ride scholarship any day of the week especially now with the extras players get versus a minor league deal. These demands are ridi...
by jpswensen
August 2nd, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: PAC12 player demands letter
Replies: 1
Views: 277

PAC12 player demands letter

Sometimes I wonder whether the people who write these letters have any understanding of the economics of college sports. Most of those demands could likely be met if we were talking only football and men's basketball, but once you factor every other sport into play that generates virtually zero reve...
by jpswensen
July 24th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Most unbeatable records in sports
Replies: 34
Views: 1631

Re: Most unbeatable records in sports

Some of these will never be broken because of how sports has changed, particularly in how long people play. For example, Stockton missed a grand total of 22 games in 19 years, 18 of which came at the start of a season for an MCL injury. That means he only missed 4 games over the remaining 18 years. ...
by jpswensen
July 24th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Wisconsin’s Alvarez predicting doom and Rutgers employees suing university over sports funding
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

Re: Wisconsin’s Alvarez predicting doom and Rutgers employees suing university over sports funding

I think the college sporting scene is in an almost impossible situation right now. University finances are already squeezed, many schools are starting to go all online for the fall, and I see it difficult to understand how there will be football without empty stadiums (and the implicit massive loss...
by jpswensen
July 24th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Wisconsin’s Alvarez predicting doom and Rutgers employees suing university over sports funding
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

Wisconsin’s Alvarez predicting doom and Rutgers employees suing university over sports funding

I think the college sporting scene is in an almost impossible situation right now. University finances are already squeezed, many schools are starting to go all online for the fall, and I see it difficult to understand how there will be football without empty stadiums (and the implicit massive loss ...
by jpswensen
July 20th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Colombi Transferring
Replies: 450
Views: 35667

Re: Colombi Transferring

What's the likelihood it gets granted in your opinion? Sent from some tractor on some farm... The NCAA application process is such a crap shoot. Who knows? I suspect that with COVID they are erring on the side of granting everything this year. Maybe I am wrong. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by jpswensen
July 15th, 2020, 10:06 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Colombi Transferring
Replies: 450
Views: 35667

Colombi Transferring

Starting to see several former players on Twitter expressing disgust with how this went down. I’m not sure at what point Andersen has to address this publicly, but given the likelihood of severely reduced revenues from COVID19, if he starts pissing off donors and fans it could be devastating to all ...
by jpswensen
July 15th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Colombi Transferring
Replies: 450
Views: 35667

Re: Colombi Transferring

https://twitter.com/coachcolombi/status/1283537871828324353?s=21 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Shots taken at Gary The other thing is that Coach Colombi seems well connected in his neck of the woods. He could have been an incredible recruiting asset for years to come. Bridge burned, it appears...
by jpswensen
July 15th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Colombi Transferring
Replies: 450
Views: 35667

Re: Colombi Transferring

aggieguy13 wrote:I guess I'm not sure what the point of having Gary Andersen as a coach is if this is how players are going to be treated.
I hope that the next time he talks to the media that someone puts the screws to him and ask him what he think is accomplishing with such crap personnel decisions.
by jpswensen
July 15th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Colombi Transferring
Replies: 450
Views: 35667

Re: Colombi Transferring

Well that sucks. Anyone know whether this was decided before Shelley or because of Shelley? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 100% because of. If so, it seems awful shortsighted on the part of the coaching staff. I am not one who thinks that players should be coddled or given unearned guarantees, ...
by jpswensen
July 15th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Colombi Transferring
Replies: 450
Views: 35667

Re: Colombi Transferring

Well that sucks.

Anyone know whether this was decided before Shelley or because of Shelley?


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by jpswensen
July 13th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Call your shot: will there be a season?
Replies: 10
Views: 1033

Re: Call your shot: will there be a season?

I'm saying no. Realizing that no football means so much lost revenue that many schools, including USU, might see the deaths of their entire athletic departments. I cannot imagine allowing so many people being crammed together in stadiums. I wonder if, somehow, deals could be reached with the networ...
by jpswensen
July 12th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Call your shot: will there be a season?
Replies: 10
Views: 1033

Re: Call your shot: will there be a season?

I am doubtful. I think schools and conferences will probably take into account how it affects their bottom line. Does holding some games end up making them lose less money. Having sat in on many Town Halls at WSU where our President and Dean have been very forthright about the effects of state fundi...
by jpswensen
July 9th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Big Ten moving to conference-only model for all sports this fall
Replies: 30
Views: 1523

Re: Big Ten moving to conference-only model for all sports this fall

Any chance that in-state teams will extend their seasons by playing each other. IMO this makes great sense from a revenue perspective. Home and home with both BYU and Utah to round out the season, with each team getting to keep their gate revenues? I think it could work out for everyone.
by jpswensen
June 23rd, 2020, 1:43 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: The elephant in the room: solvency of collegiate sports
Replies: 2
Views: 416

The elephant in the room: solvency of collegiate sports

The real possibility of anywhere on the spectrum no football, football without fans, football with limited fan seating at stadiums, etc. can only last for so long. There are many, many schools where men's basketball and football are the only things keeping their programs above water. Many schools do...
by jpswensen
June 12th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Fall Sports - No Bueno
Replies: 84
Views: 6603

Re: Fall Sports - No Bueno

Sorry to be the wet blanket, but some of the recent reports about spiking numbers have me depressed about the likelihood of football this fall. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/12/health/us-coronavirus-friday/index.html Some states are getting close to the number of new daily cases they had in the height...
by jpswensen
May 11th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Not intended as an insult, but in Colombi’s recent tweets, he looks like a grown-*** man
Replies: 9
Views: 1394

Re: Not intended as an insult, but in Colombi’s recent tweets, he looks like a grown-*** man

ViAggie wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 2:30 pm
2021?
Get that negativity outta there (though I have great fear you will be right).
by jpswensen
May 11th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Not intended as an insult, but in Colombi’s recent tweets, he looks like a grown-*** man
Replies: 9
Views: 1394

Not intended as an insult, but in Colombi’s recent tweets, he looks like a grown-*** man

Maybe it was just the pads or maybe I am right, but the last two years when I have seen Colombi on the sidelines or with playing time, he still kindof looked like he was in that post-high school transitionary stage. In the recent tweets of him throwing the football with some other college players, h...
by jpswensen
April 12th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Abel Transfers to Ohio State
Replies: 45
Views: 4477

Re: Abel Transfers to Ohio State

Is he starting a PhD program there? A second Masters? Starting medical school? I was under the impression he had already wrapped up a Masters degree at USU. TBH, I have never heard of someone playing bball for a post-masters degree. I am sure it has happened before, but just because of timelines I s...