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  1. On 10/6/2020 at 11:52 AM, #1Stunner said:

    The MWC schedule is apparently "so important" and "meaningful", that two of the best MWC schools (Boise and SDSU) voluntarily dropped conference games, so that they could play Independent BYU.

    Odd that they would do such thing....right?  Don't they want the more "meaningful" MWC games?!?!


    Which is why BsU SDSu AFA should just go to AAC.  Or something. I mean if you don't want to play in your own conference change is needed I guess.  

  2. 6 hours ago, WAC_FAN said:

    Statistically almost everyone will have at least one game cancelled!  Having a backup plan isn't terrible in case your opponent cancels.

    Doesn't t make sense to have OOC in place of conference game???  Playing commissioner here... 8 game conference schedule would be mandatory, if a game or two is cancelled, fine.  Make ups are only needed if division championship need to be determined or bowl game,, if so then conference championship will be pushed back. See, simple. 

  3. 8 hours ago, Aztecfan1 said:

    Congrats! You get it .  Seems the bronco Billy’s here are just fine with this goat conferences decision. Is Boise really going to play BYU? 

    It won't bother me if BSU plays BYU outside of the 8 conference games that everyone else has to schedule. Same with AFA.  But as stated before it's not cool for either to do 7 conference games just so they can play OOC.

  4. 1 hour ago, Aztecfan1 said:

    Screw Air Farce!  I’ll never understand why THEY get a pass. By what reason are they privileged to play two OOC games? And  apparently only 7 conf games. And, yes, this is where a CEO of a conference actually LEADS, as in makes a decision best for all, not just one. So, of course , this is typical Thompson , lack of leadership as McQuervo has explained above. Sdsu lost its premier game in hosting UCLA . And Air Farce is being accommodated! Beyond me why all you goats here think that’s just fine. Most All other conf teams have also already lost big  OOC matchups. Don’t you care that Air Farce is handled differently? If I were King Hair, I’d at least say they are ineligible for CCG. 

    I am on the same boat.   No one school should have special exceptions above others, otherwise what's the point of being in a conference.

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  5. I didn't read anything there that says we need to be worried.  This looks like it was written because what else can they write about.  Cutbacks should happen when a business is expected to lose revenue, that is how businesses should work.

    OSU should have plenty of cash to operate as "normal" from years of $50+ million dollars of income. If they do not then someone sucks at budgeting and should be fired. 

    I will never understand how a program such as OSU should ever be building things or buying things on debt.  Their yearly income or revenue should never allow for this.  If they fall flat on their face, they deserve it. 

  6. 2 hours ago, renoskier said:

    Just for a little balance to your point of view, I'd say many more folks had their lives ruined in the real estate/financial meltdown of 2008.

    We recovered from that and we'll recover from this.

    Yes, some folks are more impacted than others but for the very large majority, this will be a relatively small blip in their lifetimes.

    the real estate crash was a choice by Americans.  This is completely different.  The government lied and shut business down.  Shut schools down. Freedom of choice was somewhat removed.  Who knows if this impacted riots because of cabin fever. (I know some are just evil, some are followers that looked for direction. )

  7. 1 hour ago, renoskier said:

    "Ruined our lives"? That's a wee bit over the top hyperbole.

    Are we so freaking spoiled, gotta have it all and have it right now, that we can't put up with a little inconvenience in our lives?

    I am not one to have the mentality of gotta have it right now...

    So 16000 employees have or will lose their jobs at 1 company in Vegas alone. How many small business closed shop?  My understanding is, for every job created is another 11 jobs added along side that. So how many jobs are we projected to lose total???  These learn from home orders for students has the potential to change the course for some of them.  Your talking about potential scholarships missd because a there won't be a breakout season for a senior.  Elementary kids miss out on socializing.  Potential to change the course of their lives. The on-line classes are a joke. Some schools have no idea how to run them.

    So yes lives can be ruined. This is not "a little inconvenience".

    Edit:  also how many murders happened of masks?


  8. 1 hour ago, Old_SD_Dude said:

    But testing positive means you’re shedding virus. Our main problem is that we’ve never got the spread sufficiently under control.

    That's Okay. It was never going to be "under contol" it was going to run its course one way or another just like it has.  

    America for the most part eats like crap, lives like crap. Which causes more issues than most know. Yet we don't shut down.  Alcohol,  drugs, fast food kill more people everyday where is that shut down?

     It sucks that loved ones were lost due to complications with covid.  But like I said the numbers don't add up. I may sound insensitive, but the deaths of the elderly with 5 years left to live versus the millions of jobs lost and changing the future of some of these kids was not worth the shutdown, IMO. 


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  9. 27 minutes ago, TheSanDiegan said:

    I can see the argument for both playing and cancelling, though when I think it through I tend to trend towards the latter.

    Out of curiosity, if you were AD for a Day, what (all) would you do if you found out on a Monday that 4-5 of the kids on your FB team tested positive and you have a game scheduled the following Saturday?

    There is no argument for playing or canceling.  The season should have never been canceled. Allowing a medical redshirt for those scared or those with immunal compromised systems or medical complications is what should have been done.  Also allowing true freshman to play a whole season if to many players are medically redshirted with them retaining the option to redshirt later.  

    Testing positive is different from being sick and somewhere along pandemic we as a nation forgot that. The percentages don't add up and we just ruined lives over it.

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  10. The prolonged shut down of things Is and will be the dumbest and thing we have ever done in modern history. I understand the first month or two, because it was so unknown.  Now it's a joke and ruining lives, livelihoods, futures, kids and adults.  Just play the damn games. If a player is scared or has medical issues then allow a medical redshirt season plain and simple.  The colleges messed this on up bigtime. 

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  11. 5 minutes ago, HawaiiMongoose said:

    Apparently it takes $50 million plus in annual conference revenue to run a $100 million deficit:


    What is happening at Iowa and other P5 schools that are drowning in red ink frankly defies comprehension.

    I agree,  I don't get it.  No control from the director. Overspending because they can and will worry about it when shat hits the fan mentality. 

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  12. 16 hours ago, madmartigan said:

    We haven’t had a game there since last week when we had no impressive wins. I’m guessing it’s going to be back to full strength when we are at home after the break. 

    Thanks,  I hope it does get back to how it used to be every home game. Great student tradition there.  Can't wait to watch the Pack play there on TV and see how our players handle that type of environment. 

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