Funny town to come from. Los Ojos means the Eyes. I see what your saying about
the Lobos owning the MWC next year. However, since Jimmer is a Senior he'll not
ever be playing in the WCC. The NBA but not the WCC. Hope you play us tough
again at the MC because I always enjoy watching a well coached Alford team. Win
or lose it is still just entertainment, but oh how I love to be entertained.
I would have liked to have seen:. The MWC stay together and added
BSU, Nevada and Hawaii or Houston for a twelve team league and a championship
game in football... They would have been a BCS League in 2012. and would have
been in the top 4 leagues in the country in Football and Basketball..Pressure Vegas to build a 60,000 seat stadium and a 20,000 seat Basketball
Arena (maybe at one of the casinos).... and then, sign a long term deal with the
city that would keep the League Championship Game in Football, and the
Conference Tourney in Basketball in Las Vegas for at least the next 10 years.. Fire Thompson as Commissioner and hire away one of the Big 6
Commissioners who has clout with the BCS, and offer him a bonus if he can get
the league AQ status within three years (with a bigger bonus if he can do it
faster).. Negotiate a buyout with Conoco and Comcast (and whoever
else needs to be involved) to end the Television deal with the Mountain prior to
the 2012 Football Season.. Negotiate a bigger deal with ESPN, Fox or
one of the National Broadcast Companies.
Don't count out UNLV next year. They always bring in JUCO players with talent.
They ahve a good coach and attract players that fit into that environment. I
would love to see how often the UNLV kids attend classes.
Next year MWC BB will be owned by UNM, hands down. Nobody in the league has
half the Lobos' talent coming back or coming in. Meanwhile BYU -
Jimmer will be getting pasted by CS- Bakersfield or whoever else (besides
Gonzaga) plays in the rec league they are going to.
It's too bad TV contracts don't turn you into a great team. And
Dick, the Jimmer sensation is 10 times bigger than any story the first half of
the season. The kid is great, but the cougars will lose in the sweet 16 or elite
eight. They need more than Jimmer and Davies. Next year, the MWC
will be all about SDSU in both football and basketball. As they go, the MWC will
go. BSU gives a good partner for football, but the aztecs will need CSU to make
that next step next year so the MWC can continue to make the case they are one
of the elite conferences.
grumpolmanIt's too bad Loyd couldn't adjust his lifestyle and
academics to stay at BYU, but the up side of not having Haws this year is that
BYU will have him for three more years starting in 2012.BYU does
have a thinner bench this year, but they do have some talent and players that
can contribute. Rogers has the potential to blossom into a very good player. He
just lacks a little confidence. And Abouo shows flashes of brilliance, but has
no consistency.BYU is not the only team that plays only 7 or 8
players heavy minutes. Ohio State only plays 7 players.
@ Who am I sir?said; "Just wonder where the West Coast
Conference stands in the conference rankings?" All you need to
know, is that Memphis plays at Gonzaga today at 2 o'clock our time on
ESPN/National TV, 4 o'clock East Coast on a Saturday when the Nation is snowed
in.WCC teams are on ESPN, the leader in Sports, several times a
week.They have a nice contract with ESPN.BYU will join
that and still put all other games on their National Network.The
whole BSC-League crud is irrelevant in College B-Ball. Many teams in the Big
East don't even have D-1 football teams.Gonzaga will be on National
TV 18 times this year.The MWC teams? Nowhere to be seen.With
BYU joining, there will be 3 or 4 household names in WCC B-Ball. It's a good
league. It's not the MWC, but St. Mary's/Gonzaga, have made a bigger splash than
any MWC team has in recent years.Looks like tht access and exposure
thing will work out just fine for BYU, thank you.Outside crowds at
SDSU, NM, UNLV, there is not much difference.
One thing is certain, wherever the WCC stands in the conference rankings now, it
will be much improved when BYU joins the conference; and the MWC will take a
huge hit.BYU, primarily, and SDSU to some extent, are bringing
exposure to the MWC despite Craig Thompson's blunder of a television deal.If the MWC had the WCC's television deal this year, the nation would be
watching every one of these amazing games from Jimmer LIVE, instead of seeing
only the highlights played endlessly on Sports Center.
Just wonder where the West Coast Conference stands in the conference rankings?
I still worry about the cougs bench we get good defense off the bench in Abuo
and Anderson but is there anyone that can give is offense like Lloyd or Haws did
last year? Hopefully Rogers can step up.
Dick...Sorry man. We love you and everything...but Loisville gave UNLV it's
first loss 77-69.Scoobie
The "talking heads" don't see BYU getting past the elite eight nor
SDSU but you are correct, it has been great year for the MWC. Jimmer has been a
"class act" in so many ways and clearly the Y's manna from heaven. No
doubt the future will be different without him. When do we start talking about
All this is good, yet it will be lost as the conference fractures at the end of
The Sham to all of this exposure is still the Commish of the MWC. We're going
to have to start calling him "The Teflon Man" No matter how bad he
messes things up he still comes out smelling like a Rose. Now the question will
be... can Craig Thompson continue to ride on the backs of San Diego State, UNLV,
and New Mexico in basketball and still retain his grip on the reins of the MWC
in football by adding Boise State and Nevada while losing the 3 top major money
makers in the conference BYU, TCU and Utah??? It remains to be seen. But I
have a feeling that there will be some Changes in just a few years in conference
management.I also have some suspiscions about Thompson. (LOL) Laugh
if you want... I do...because if it were true then He's fooled everyone in the
WAC and the MWC and just about everyone else. The joke would be on us. Here it
is:Is Craig Thompson an undercover operative of the BCS whose sole
mission is to destroy the two conferences who repeatedly every year bust the BCS
myth of Crowning a true National Champion???
First unlv didn't beat Louisville. And second Jimmer is the MWC this year. And
third unlv is going to get pummeled on Saturday. No talent. The only good player
is Marshall and he can't win it for them. Maybe Kruger should realize being a
melting pot for players that don't play at other schools make a a good unlv
team. Transfers don't mean anything. Willis who?