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Was the term “spectrum magic” coined ...

Post by freakboy » February 6th, 2020, 6:31 am

... on one of the predecessors to this forum? That’s when I remember first reading it. I vaguely remember a thread where it first appeared. Could be wrong, though.



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Post by FloridaAggie13 » February 6th, 2020, 6:58 am

I coined it in the 80's. I also invented the apostrophe.
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Re: Was the term “spectrum magic” coined ...

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » February 6th, 2020, 7:31 am

freakboy wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 6:31 am
... on one of the predecessors to this forum? That’s when I remember first reading it. I vaguely remember a thread where it first appeared. Could be wrong, though.
This was the first place I ever heard it.



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Re: Was the term “spectrum magic” coined ...

Post by Rabidchild » February 6th, 2020, 8:38 am

If a moderator or anyone is able to search the archives of this board (or its predecessor) for the first use of the term "Spectrum Magic," I am pretty sure we will find that the term first gained common use here.


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Re: Was the term “spectrum magic” coined ...

Post by ProvoAggie » February 6th, 2020, 9:49 am

Rabidchild wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 8:38 am
If a moderator or anyone is able to search the archives of this board (or its predecessor) for the first use of the term "Spectrum Magic," I am pretty sure we will find that the term first gained common use here.
We don't ever remove older posts on here and the term has been used since the very beginning of this forum at least. As far as I know, there aren't any archives of the Scout board or the forums that predated it. The earliest reference on Google is from 2009: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/116 ... h-spectrum

That predates USUFans.com.
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Post by treesap32 » February 6th, 2020, 10:36 am

Yes, I believe it was coined on one of the predecessors of this forum.
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Post by KissMyAg » February 6th, 2020, 12:14 pm

Spectrum magic was coined even before Larry Eustachy.



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Re: Was the term “spectrum magic” coined ...

Post by freakboy » February 6th, 2020, 12:28 pm

You can browse through archived versions of the previous forum here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20081223141 ... 208&f=2745

Not all of the individual posts were archived. I could't see any mention in a title.

I also looked through factiva (which is an archive of old newspapers/newswires/blogs) and I coudn't find anything before the bleacherreport article. When did those game-day newsletters start?



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Post by hipsterdoofus21 » February 6th, 2020, 1:02 pm

Seems like I remember the term surfacing during Jaycee's time, like the year we beat Utah at the buzzer, had the Boise comeback and the Nevada win.



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Post by thegreendalegelf » February 6th, 2020, 1:17 pm

FloridaAggie13 wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 6:58 am
I coined it in the 80's. I also invented the apostrophe.
Wow cool to see a SDSU grad on here. All inventions and ideas flow through there right?



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Re: Was the term “spectrum magic” coined ...

Post by CaptainChaos » February 6th, 2020, 1:35 pm

Personally I like "Respectrum"



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Re: Was the term “spectrum magic” coined ...

Post by FloridaAggie13 » February 6th, 2020, 6:32 pm

thegreendalegelf wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 1:17 pm
FloridaAggie13 wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 6:58 am
I coined it in the 80's. I also invented the apostrophe.
Wow cool to see a SDSU grad on here. All inventions and ideas flow through there right?
I don't know about that; my ideas flowed through midnight visits to the Campus Corner for refreshments.

I also invented the "quadcolon" but alas it never took off like the semi and full-colon.



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Re: Was the term “spectrum magic” coined ...

Post by scotlandog » February 6th, 2020, 6:58 pm

It may have surfaced before, but I remember a group of us on the front row were using it ~2004. It was in common usage for sure during Jaycee Carroll’s time.

Respectrum was also used during that time. I can’t remember the exact numbers but we had a home court record under stew of 120 something to like 10 or something at the time.

Spectrum on Wheels(SOW) also came about during that same time frame.

Where and how any of them started though, I’m not sure


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Re: Was the term “spectrum magic” coined ...

Post by frankiedoeshollywood » February 6th, 2020, 8:05 pm

I remember the Kohn Dome. That was pretty magical.



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Post by bluegrouse » February 6th, 2020, 8:51 pm

frankiedoeshollywood wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 8:05 pm
I remember the Kohn Dome. That was pretty magical.
Ah yes, the Kohn Dome. My college days.

Whole new meaning to “protect the home court”...



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Post by troutputz » February 7th, 2020, 3:01 am

Can you imagine Kendall Youngblood playing for Craig Smith! Kohn just didn’t know how to handle a star!



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Re: Was the term “spectrum magic” coined ...

Post by freakboy » February 7th, 2020, 9:35 am

Looks like I was excluding articles about sports on Factiva without realizing it. Here's (the first part of) an article from January 2007 in the Deseret News about USU beating BSU at home by 1. Read the last line in the excerpt Good timing for tomorrow's game?
Aggies close out Broncos
By Jay Hinton Deseret Morning News
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19 January 2007
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LOGAN -- The basketball gods must have felt they owed Utah State a favor.

Two years ago, the Aggies let an eight-point lead slip away in the final minute in a loss to nationally ranked Pacific, but Thursday night against Boise State, the Aggies finally got payback.

Utah State held the Broncos held scoreless in the final 2:03 and erased a nine-point deficit to post a 80-79 Western Athletic Conference victory.

Chaz Spicer, who hit the game-winning 3-pointer in a win over Utah Dec. 6, converted a three-point play with 7.4 seconds left to complete the unbelievable comeback.

The win left Utah State coach Stew Morrill shaking his head. The Aggies are now 121-11 in the Spectrum under Morrill.

"It's been a special building for a long time," he said. "We don't win that game on a neutral court. We don't win that game on the road. We don't win that game in the park. We had to be at the Spectrum."

With 5:26 left in the game, Boise State's Anthony Thomas drilled a 3-pointer to give the Broncos a 13-point lead. Then the basketball gods came alive.

The Broncos hit just 1 of 4 shots, missed four straight fouls shots, two of which were by Coby Karl, who is third in the league from the line at 85 percent, and turned the ball over four times.

The Aggies, on the other hand, hit 7 of 12 shots, 7 of 7 from the foul line and didn't have a single turnover.

"Spectrum magic, that's about all I can figure out," Morrill said.
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Re: Was the term “spectrum magic” coined ...

Post by WAaggieFan » February 7th, 2020, 10:03 am

troutputz wrote:Can you imagine Kendall Youngblood playing for Craig Smith! Kohn just didn’t know how to handle a star!
Kohn got ‘put in his place’ by the powers that be when he criticized the shark.
https://www.deseret.com/1991/6/5/189241 ... e-right-on
And he still got punched by a UNLV player.
I also recall one of the earlier local sources running a story on his comments juxtaposing the UNLV player’s cars with Kohn driving his personal car on a recruiting trip to CA. Kohn’s Aggie career was anything but star studded......


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