SharkTanked

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  1. San Diego and LA are the only other places I'd likely go to. SLC, Reno and Phoenix are dumps. SF is awesome but waaaaaaay too expensive for me.
  2. As well you should.
  3. I guess I'm ignorant on the tenants of Islam. Is it written that old people can't fly planes?
  4. Call him whatever you want. He's HOF for a reason. Any of us would take him in a heartbeat.
  5. While I agree the team shows some better plays than they did under Rice, that is a very low bar. My primary disappointment in Menzies comes from the fact that he can't get his players to play a full game on the defensive end. Yes, due to talent, we have some defensive liabilities one on one, but many of the problems are overplaying help D, or multiple players coming to help, and getting burned... that's not communicating... that's (hopefully) not executing what you are coached. That can and should be fixed by the coaching staff. We can talk about abysmal shooting being on the players, but that overlooks the other end of the court. Team defense is awful for most of the game and that hasn't been fixed. Sorry, but I see that as coaching. By the last handful of games these things should be fixed. These guys may not be at the talent level that we are accustomed to, but they didn't just start playing basketball in April when we signed them. These kids know how to play, but still can't fit together as a cohesive unit, especially on defense. That's coaching, IMO. Either that or we can hope he just signed uncoachable kids and they will get tossed for coachable ones. I like a lot of things Marv is trying to do. And yes, he gets a big pass this season due to circumstances well beyond his control. I really hope next year we show vast improvement. We shall see.
  6. It's not that I don't care. It's that I know the outcome before the game is played. I don't find that compelling and certainly not "interesting."
  7. Even if UNLV can keep it close (obviously not the case here), you can be damned sure they will find a way to lose. That's why I'm not interested in the games. There is no progress with this team. I guess I get called out for not being a true fan for having that attitude, but I don't feel a need to put lipstick on this pig. I'll still watch the games to see if they can break out of the funk, but I have no delusions they will. Menzies has no answers for this squad, and that's pretty damned disappointing to me.
  8. Very true. This season was over before it started and flat-lined in mid January. Hopefully Marv can get some revenge games in next season... he'll have a long list to check off lol. Nice job AF. You are always a tough at home.
  9. You lost me there...
  10. Just doing my part and moving this up so we can get to that goal of 22 pages. So what do you guys want to talk about? I thought I just read something about DoD looking at frickin drones with frickin lasers to help shoot down ICBM's. Thoughts?
  11. Not necessarily the vetting immigrants and deporting illegals, but 9/11 gave us the Patriot Act. It can be argued that ever since then we have all been put in internment.
  12. He was alright. He certainly was great at self-promotion. But Livengood happened under his watch, and that's a huge black mark.
  13. It's amazing what fans will put up with from a winning coach. Most that win championships and get into the HOF are asswipes. Of course when they aren't winning....
  14. I think the only one who has the horses is UNR. I think they will have a very nice following at the T&M too.
  15. We face similar challenges. Not quite to the same scale, but the airport across the street throws a monkey wrench into our plans for On-Campus every time as well. FWIW, I agree that you guys need to "pitch" the MLS partnership. Please don't build a stadium configured for soccer after you guys have spent so long in misery in a stadium configured for NFL and baseball. That would be pretty tragic for Aztec fans.
  16. Agreed, WYO always travels well, but they seem to travel the same regardless of how good the team is. Also agreed that BYU and Utah travel better than pretty much any team here now. Especially the Zoobs. SDSU and UNLV (and we will find out about UNM this year) need to be contenders for their fans to show. It is what it is. Every other team just registers a blip.
  17. LOL, I agree. I got no love for Rollie, but I lived thru those years, and the Rice/Beard fiasco we just went thru is worse, IMO. Rollie was a really good coach for a long time. He was just the complete opposite of what UNLV needed at that time, and UNLV was too stupid to do its homework. Kruger (and arguably Spoon) aside, that's been the case for every hire since Tark left.
  18. Sorry, flew over my head. An no, Reb fans aren't gonna be there this year in our hometown, in our home arena, and that is sad as fuch. The majority of our fans do suck (an some are clearly special needs as they continue to argue we shouldn't have canned Rice). The minority that is still there and always be there will come. We are far from perfect. But when UNLV, SDSU and UNM are all good, the tourney prints money for this conference.
  19. I wish this University, for one in it's life, could get a real President. It would fix so much of what ails us.
  20. Why would this work now when it didn't before? Figuring WYO will travel slightly more, but not a ton more, and UNM about the same, you will lose UNLV, SDSU and a fair amount of UNR fans and replace them with CSU and AFA? Or is USU gonna roll large to Denver when they wouldn't to LV? How does this work financially for this broke conference? Will Denver give us the same deal Vegas does? That's a PAC market, why do they care about hosting us?
  21. This is where I am at. Menzies gets a pass on an extremely difficult situation for this year only. I expect we will be competing to win the MWC by year 3. That's not a tough hill to climb for this program. Menzies hasn't proven anything to me this year, so I'll be interested to see what he can do when he has a full season to recruit. I'm not expecting a miracle next year, but I am expecting significant improvement from a last place finish in a really bad conference. He should have us towards the middle of the pack next year. Which we would've been this year if we got most of those close losses, so that shouldn't be too much to expect. He needs to recruit over some of these guys. Maybe a lot of them.
  22. UNLV split with Wyoming. Even if we got lucky and they had a bad game, that doesn't sound like "far worse" to me.