Hey Rock,thanks for the positive vibes . . .Perhaps if some of the
Salt Lake media would fawn over the Aggies half as much as they do the other
team in the big dance, then the Aggies would get a little respect.If
you truly believe that USU is that far below the Y then you haven't been paying
attention. If the Y is worthy of a 3 seed then the Aggies are certainly worthy
of a 6 seed. A 12 seed is ridiculas. It is worse than the BCS system you often
cry about. Ignoring the polls the committee continues to throw the Aggies under
the bus.On the bright side the Aggies are capable of winning their
first game. Doing so will make a statement, but it wont negate the fact that
committee continues to disrespect Utah State.Go Big Blue!!!
RE: Go Big Blue!!!I disagree with the comparison to the BCS. At
least we will be in the tournament with a chance, however large or small, to win
the national championship. Even if we did win out in football, it has been
shown time and again that we wouldn't be able to play for all the marbles.
Hey Rock, the WAC is irrelevant. How the Aggies were ever ranked in the top 50
is beyond me. The NCAA Tournament is crazy. All of these mickey mouse
conferences that are automatically qualified to be in the 64 team field is just
bizarre. That is what irks everybody with half a brain about this so-called
division. What we need is a reevaluation of the entire division system of
collegiate sports and get it down to approximately 100-150 truly division 1
teams. This tournament is nuts. What is Wooford and all the rest of these
cockamamie teams in the tournament Rock, clogging up particularly the 13-16
seeded teams. Come on. Why don't we get some people talking and commenting
about this travasty?
Anonymous Infinity ... USU is a good team that barely lost to BYU (a 3 seed) in
Provo. Take off your Jimmer glasses. I also place most of the blame on the
media in the State of Utah. They focus on one team (sorry) one player in the
State of Utah all season long. Why should the national media types take notice
of the great team and program in Logan when the local media does not? It is the
sports and news media in Utah that we have to blame. National media pick up on
other news items and chatter about the "hot" teams in the country.
They look to what others are saying, they cant possibly watch every game
themselves. Not enough time. I agree that they just need to win and not whine
about the seed, but hopefully EVERY news agency in the State of Utah takes
notice. If you dont care, niether will anyone else. BTW, Jimmer and team will
probably go down early in the dance. The teams that go far are much deeper off
the bench and in the middle. I wish it were different, but that is the reality
of it all.
As much as I like USU even as a Ute, USU did not beat a team in the 68 team
field. If USU can knock off K-State, great, I will eat my words. If not, try
upgrading your non-conference schedule even if you have to play on the road or a
2-1. Utah State is going to win the WAC every year with rare exception. Play a
tougher out of league schedule to increase the RPI. They will still make the
tourney, maybe not 30-3, maybe 23-10.
Anonymous Infinity"All of these mickey mouse conferences that
are automatically qualified to be in the 64 team..."are what
make March Madness the most exciting tournament in sports!Only those
with half-a-brain would even question it.
If the Aggies would just stop talking and win a game in the big dance perhaps
they would get some respect. Save your energy for the game.
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