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  1. NevadaFan

    Freedom of religion

    He purportedly is a carpenter so this could be true. 👍 And btw, not throwing shade at that profession. If I had to do it over again I’d find a job that doesn’t require sitting at a computer/desk all day every day.
  2. NevadaFan

    OT: University of Tulsa Athletic Dept budget cuts

    No! Those programs see themselves as peers with Cal, UW and UCLA. It’s funny the argument you’re making illustrates the value of branding and how OSU and WSU are positioned — in part because they are solid schools — but also because they are associated with programs that are much bigger and prestigious than they are. And they are all located in states that are educationally WAY more mature than Nevada. BTW I have a masters degree from Washington State.
  3. NevadaFan

    OT: University of Tulsa Athletic Dept budget cuts

    Yes. Obviously it was a great year for our program. But for a lot of people, the D1AA days were just as meaningful. As I said in another post, as a university and as a state, Nevada simply outgrew that model. I think academically our university sees itself as growing to be a Oregon St., Wazzu, USU, New Mexico, or an Arizona. It doesn’t see itself as Idaho St. or Weber State. And that’s the problem, IMO. College football is so distorted that you have an Wazzu that thinks it can compete with a Washington. It just can’t. As a state Nevada went from less than a million people in the late ‘80s to over 3 million here soon. Why can’t it compete with those universities I’ve listed?
  4. NevadaFan

    OT: University of Tulsa Athletic Dept budget cuts

    I agree with this. But Nevada is an outlier in that it’s too big to be with an “Idaho State” and too small to be with an Iowa. It sits in that 50-100 territory which is no-mans land in the world of college football. At the end of the day, you can talk about a Boise or even a Colorado or a Georgia Tech but it’s still the same 15 teams dominating college football for the last 75 years.
  5. NevadaFan

    Nevada Football

    LOL!!
  6. NevadaFan

    Raiders training camp to Reno?

    The special assessment could ONLY apply to homes bordering the course. I’m not sure you realize the “park land” was the middle of the golf course? This negotiation only happened for one reason: the title holder wasn’t prepared for the onslaught of lawsuits that were going to happen had it not negotiated in good faith. And land was being defaulted on left and right. They wanted no part of that mess. And Washoe County and the city used general fund money to bail out (help pay) for the title of a failed golf course — during the recession. End of story. You can argue “we” didn’t pay for it, no more than Vegas is paying for the Raiders. But, guess who was on the hook when the recession buried that course to the point it was sucking the RSCVA dry? The taxpayers!
  7. NevadaFan

    Raiders training camp to Reno?

    In the end, homeowners that border Northgate agreed to a tax to pay off the original owner of the land, so homes wouldn’t be built on it and would remain open-space. A number of Somersett residents were prepared to vote in favor of an tax increase but that wasn’t allowed for some reason. The people surrounding the course stepped up big time — and it wasn’t cheap. A subsidy is a subsidy. If it was a business it would have closed years ago.
  8. NevadaFan

    Gear Update: MSP

    Back side of that sewer rat lives in your nightmares buddy!?
  9. NevadaFan

    Gear Update: MSP

    Maybe it was Biz Markee? 😂
  10. NevadaFan

    Raiders training camp to Reno?

    It will still be a high school.
  11. NevadaFan

    Raiders training camp to Reno?

    Yes. Let’s save a public golf course that is subsidized by the taxpayers for the enjoyment of a few hundred people. Never mind Northgate closed for the SAME damn reason. Makes perfect sense!
  12. NevadaFan

    Raiders training camp to Reno?

    Phone or print edition? I miss reading a real paper. I read 5 or 6 papers a day.
  13. NevadaFan

    Raiders training camp to Reno?

    Is that the tone I write in these days? I’m old and out of patience — what can I say.
  14. NevadaFan

    Raiders training camp to Reno?

    I wish Murray would sometimes. Maybe I’m the last person in Washoe County to actually read the RGJ?
  15. NevadaFan

    Raiders training camp to Reno?

    Yes. Will be Aloft or similar Marriott brand found everywhere in the Bay Area.
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