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by swordsman1989
July 15th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: BYU is Screwed!!
Replies: 60
Views: 4881

Re: BYU is Screwed!!

BYU can get us desperately needed eyes. Cutting off our nose to spite our face is a bad idea this season. TBH We’d be very lucky to play either. We are closer to the Patriot League/Ivy League in terms of ability to fund a season than we are the Big 10. With university endowments ranging from a low ...
by swordsman1989
July 14th, 2020, 4:56 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: BYU is Screwed!!
Replies: 60
Views: 4881

Re: BYU is Screwed!!

BYU can get us desperately needed eyes. Cutting off our nose to spite our face is a bad idea this season. TBH We’d be very lucky to play either. We are closer to the Patriot League/Ivy League in terms of ability to fund a season than we are the Big 10. With university endowments ranging from a low ...
by swordsman1989
July 10th, 2020, 4:44 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: MWC going to all conference games ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1927

Re: MWC going to all conference games ?

It is starting to seem like the MW is going to go to all conference games only... If they push back to Oct 1st as opening kick 1 by week and MW championship we could be back on schedule before Christmas. Do you like I idea of keeping normal time line and dumping OCG to stay on track ? Delay start f...
by swordsman1989
June 17th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Mascot changes
Replies: 22
Views: 2115

Re: Mascot changes

SLB wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Stanford Indians lost their team name and mascot. It is wrong to discredit history for political gain.
Dartmouth did as well. Went from the Indians to the Big Green.
by swordsman1989
June 15th, 2020, 11:46 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: While on the Subject of Future Games...
Replies: 38
Views: 2328

Re: While on the Subject of Future Games...

Wouldn't surprise me in the least to see BYU trying to big time us. If Hartwell gives them a road game when we are due a home game, he should be run out of town. BYU and Utah should not get anything other than a 1/1 deal.
by swordsman1989
June 15th, 2020, 11:43 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: New 2024 Game
Replies: 23
Views: 1705

Re: New 2024 Game

I have heard many remote towns and small cities merging their city name with -Vegas. The first airline I worked for was based in Plattsburgh, NY and it was commonly referred to as "Plattsvegas". Although those of us who worked for the airline usually referred to it as "Plattsghanistan". But I have h...
by swordsman1989
June 11th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: Poor Picked On Bougars
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Re: Poor Picked On Bougars

BYU is hardly a typical, all around, college experience. At least USU has Frats and Sororities like a normal school. Private schools with strong academics can and do thrive as P5 and top tier independents. You don’t hear Stanford, USC, Duke, Northwestern, Boston College, or Notre Dame all complainin...
by swordsman1989
June 6th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: One better sack memory of San Jose
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: One better sack memory of San Jose

Those were so much fun to watch. No wonder Dave Aranda ended up becoming the highest paid assistant coach in FBS. Would love to see that aggressiveness again.
by swordsman1989
May 27th, 2020, 4:32 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Brent Guy: Wow!
Replies: 28
Views: 2391

Re: Brent Guy: Wow!

The attack punt was Arslanian, not Guy. I feel bad for him and hope he is doing better now that he is not hiding this condition. I also hope his story can help spread awareness for bi-polar disease. Above all, I do wish him and his family the best. Remember, even though he was not successful as a he...
by swordsman1989
May 8th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Saw this in my feed
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: Saw this in my feed

Both Yale and Princeton are realistic options? As much as I love USU, I wouldn’t turn down either of those schools for any other school on that list.
by swordsman1989
April 25th, 2020, 12:50 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: What Jordan Love should teach recruits
Replies: 13
Views: 1137

What Jordan Love should teach recruits

I know every kid wants to go to Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, or Clemson so they can be on national TV and compete for a national championship. But Jordan Love should teach recruits that if they wish to hope for an NFL career, getting themselves on the field of a division 1 program is far and away the m...
by swordsman1989
April 20th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: When will the Oakland A's move from Oakland?
Replies: 21
Views: 1850

Re: When will the Oakland A's move from Oakland?

If I were a betting man, I’d say the Rays leave sometime around 2028-2031. That team struggles to gain any support. Maybe if they build a new stadium they stay/ but no one goes to games. Tampa Bay has a special deal with Montreal, so it has been rumor that Tampa Bay might move to Montreal. I'd love...
by swordsman1989
April 7th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Best USU vs BYU game of the decade
Replies: 26
Views: 2079

Re: Best USU vs BYU game of the decade

All of them were a lot of fun. But I went with 2018 because it was just such a solid win all the way around. No excuses, no "you got lucky". Just pure domination by the Aggies in Provo.
by swordsman1989
March 29th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been
Replies: 38
Views: 2102

Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Been to: Utah State BYU Utah - before the 1998 renovation Dartmouth Hard Rock - Before the renovation Raymond James Best - USU of course. Raymond James was nice too. Worst - Utah, before the renovation. Edit - Forgot about San Jose State. Perhaps the fact that I forgot about it should put it in the ...
by swordsman1989
March 27th, 2020, 1:57 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Jordan Love #23 Pick CBS Sports Mock Draft
Replies: 10
Views: 1299

Re: Jordan Love #23 Pick CBS Sports Mock Draft

As a New Englander, I would love to see Love in a Pats jersey!
by swordsman1989
March 16th, 2020, 3:05 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: WCC Tourney Floor
Replies: 9
Views: 1201

Re: WCC Tourney Floor

My first MLB game was in 1977 in the Astrodome. I loved those 1970's/80's rainbow jerseys. I had a souvenir one that I wore for many years, even after I outgrew it. LOL!
by swordsman1989
March 12th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: It's good to be a cougar FB player in Utah - Party Time!
Replies: 9
Views: 892

Re: It's good to be a cougar FB player in Utah - Party Time!

Charges were dropped due to evidenciary issues. Sounds a little like why Love, et al, weren't prosecuted for possession. Also, he is being held out of Spring ball, at least for now. Convenient that he is being held out of spring ball at the same time he cannot participate in spring ball due to reco...
by swordsman1989
March 12th, 2020, 2:18 am
Forum: Big Blue's House (General Sports Talk)
Topic: WCC Tourney Floor
Replies: 9
Views: 1201

Re: WCC Tourney Floor

Basketball floors today sort of remind me of baseball uniforms in the 1970s and 1980s. They are going through a phase right now where there seems to be a competition to see who can come up with the ugliest floor. At some point someone is going to go back to basics, a classic look, and that will kick...
by swordsman1989
March 2nd, 2020, 1:56 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: USU great Kevin Curtis's wonderlic score
Replies: 9
Views: 1334

Re: USU great Kevin Curtis's wonderlic score

That '01 Team had Fuentes, Cooley, Curtis and White.
by swordsman1989
February 21st, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Chuck Shelton Passed Away
Replies: 28
Views: 2196

Re: Chuck Shelton Passed Away

Wasn't it Cazier that turned into an alcoholic after his wife died? Part of the reason that I am an Aggie is because of President Cazier. My dad took a job at USU in the early 80’s with a recommendation from Stan. I struggle with my feelings about him every time he comes up in an athletic discussio...
by swordsman1989
February 16th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Chuck Shelton Passed Away
Replies: 28
Views: 2196

Re: Chuck Shelton Passed Away

Thank you oleblu. You stirred some of my synapses to close, and close they finally did. Chuck got a good deal of favorable press after USU school president Stanford Cazier continued to not do the job a school president should have been doing. As part of the then "WASATCH AGGIES" it was a blow to al...
by swordsman1989
February 15th, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Chuck Shelton Passed Away
Replies: 28
Views: 2196

Re: Chuck Shelton Passed Away

Rest In Peace Coach Shelton! Chuck’s last year (‘91) was my freshman year at USU. I remember his hat. Interesting how good of career record he had in conference (60%) but how awful our non-conf record was (1-23). Then again our non-conf schedule in 1991 was @ Utah, @ Nebraska, @ Oklahoma, and @ BYU...
by swordsman1989
January 26th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Prima Donna support group
Replies: 23
Views: 2258

Re: Prima Donna support group

If this goes to court, in all likelihood Boise will win this, the MW promised them the extra money forever. If they leave, AAC will become undisputed top G5 league and MW will be competing with Sun Belt and the rest for number 2. I don't know that the conference deal specifically stated that it is ...
by swordsman1989
January 25th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 11206

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

Craig Thompson is a jackwagon. I wish the ADs fired him immediately for that deal. Boise and SDSU came crawling back and he basically wet his pants and begged Boise to come back I’m shocked anyone else agreed to it. A huge mistake by the MWC and it likely wasn't all on Thompson. Remember back when ...
by swordsman1989
January 24th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 11206

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

I’m confused as to why Colorado State should get to go to a bigger conference. What have they done in the past years that Utah State hasn’t? Is it simply based on facilities? I posted this not too long ago. CSU gets an undeserved amount of love for some reason. USU has a better overall record, bett...
by swordsman1989
January 24th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 11206

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

Ya'll are coming at this from a scarcity mentality. I get the scar tissues of the past, but we need to get over that. Boise is bluffing, and we need to call it. If they aren't they don't have as good a hand as they think they do. Well that all depends if the AAC isn’t a viable option. What have you...
by swordsman1989
January 24th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 11206

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

Quite frankly I don't care about Boise. If they want to act like they are so much better than everyone else then let them go. I know it will hurt the conference and basically turn us into a MAC like conference, but I would rather play with that than continue to cower to their demands and give them ...
by swordsman1989
January 24th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 11206

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

Quite frankly I don't care about Boise. If they want to act like they are so much better than everyone else then let them go. I know it will hurt the conference and basically turn us into a MAC like conference, but I would rather play with that than continue to cower to their demands and give them ...
by swordsman1989
January 24th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 11206

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

New AAC alignment: EAST Cincinnati ECU UCF USF Navy Temple Memphis WEST Boise State BYU Colorado State Houston Tulane SMU Tulsa that leaves us with nine all-sports schools and one football affiliate. I could live with that. What do you think our tv contract would look like at that point ? Sent from...
by swordsman1989
January 24th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 11206

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

New AAC alignment:

EAST
Cincinnati
ECU
UCF
USF
Navy
Temple
Memphis

WEST
Boise State
BYU
Colorado State
Houston
Tulane
SMU
Tulsa
by swordsman1989
January 24th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 11206

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

What are the odds BYU takes Boise's vacated spot if the spuds leave? Who else would be a decent addition? New Mexico State.... isn't.... Zero. BYU isn’t going to join without Boise State. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk What do you bet that BYU and Boise are in joint talks with the AAC? BYU and ...
by swordsman1989
January 24th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 11206

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

2004AG wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 7:34 am
The MW is playing a dangerous game. I hope this doesn’t all blow up in our face.


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Given USUs history, this will blow up in our face.
by swordsman1989
January 22nd, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Boise fighting the MWC
Replies: 123
Views: 11206

Re: Boise fighting the MWC

I have serious doubts that at this point BYU and BSU have enough clout to just snap their fingers and have all those schools jump to their magical new conference. BYU and others may have had that clout 20 years ago, but by and large, I think most everyone is happy where they are. And what makes any...
by swordsman1989
January 14th, 2020, 1:10 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: D-Train vs Texans
Replies: 11
Views: 1488

Re: D-Train vs Texans

inconspicuous wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Jerret Bush with the Packers

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Playoffs or Super Bowl?
by swordsman1989
January 13th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: D-Train vs Texans
Replies: 11
Views: 1488

Re: D-Train vs Texans

Just doing some checking. Not sure if these are the last in the two categories, but I did find this: Rulon Jones scored a safety in a playoff game against New England in January 1987. Jim Turner kicked a field goal and an extra point for the Denver Broncos in their loss to the Cowboys in Super Bowl...