I enjoy these videos but I’d just as much love to see a collection of “lowlights”: those boneheaded plays that ruin a game, a week, a season. Like the bad montague in The Natural.
Like those NFL commercials that tout football “family, friends, life” never include the hours of offical reviews, slow motion injuries, absurd calls, players hauled out on the stretchers, limping off the field, or yellling at their coach.
NFL owners have officially approved the move. Vegas will now have NHL and NFL. Will be interesting to see how the teams do in attendance.
The Vegas Bowl just got a very nice upgrade. Maybe decades from now our Vegas Bowl appearances/wins will seem incredible to those that did not know it back when.
Crazy. I hope this means that the PAC-12 can get another top level bowl game. I’d bet you could do a game the end of the first week of January against an SEC team 3rd PAC-12 vs 5th or 6th SEC team.
That would be awesome.
I heard a sports radio broadcaster here in Phoenix say on Friday that his sources were telling him that the Vegas thing was likely, and then he “predicted” that UNLV would be in the PAC-12 in 5 years, and that the conference would expand to 16 teams at that time…
I have serious doubts about that.
So just make the Vegas Bowl a higher profile game? I’m curious to see if a brand new, shiny stadium nets the city of Las Vegas a New Year’s Day bowl.
I also wouldn’t be surprised if the Pac-12 moved the conference championship game to Vegas either.
It sounds like the plan is to play 2 lame duck seasons in Oaktown and then move there in 2019.
I’m conflicted. I’ve been a Raiders fan my whole life, mainly because my parents lived in the Bay Area before I was born and my dad adopted the team. While I’m not all that passionate of an NFL fan any more, they’ve still been my team through thick and thin for 40+ years now.
Problem is, I hate Las Vegas. Every time I visit there, I feel like I just want to shower 50 times and leave. I can’t stand anything about it: the attitude, the glitz, the club scene, the casinos, all of it. Everything about Vegas is just…blech. You couldn’t pay me to spend any time there and I avoid it like the damn plague.
So I find myself in a weird spot. Do I stick with my team even though they’ve moved to a city I absolutely hate? Or do I become one of “those fans”, jump ship. and find a new team?
Stick with them. This is what we do:
We stay at the airport or outside of Vegas in a hotel. It’s much more normal. We hit what we want to hit (in this case, a game), then immediately head to Southern California for the rest of the week.
My suggestion, given your response, stop staying on the Strip. Go out to Summerlin or Lake Las Vegas, they have some great hotels, golf, restaurants and you won’t know you are in LV.
This. Heck, with all the added taxes that Vegas adds in, we stayed in St. George last time. Saved about 30 bucks that first night.
If you get off the strip, it’s just another city…but covered in dust. Vegas is a hell hole.
Thought this was a nice summary of the $$ earned by the PAC12 via its participation in the NCAA tournament this year.
A good reminder of how much money is at stake on selection Sunday and during the entire tournament. Even if a conference does not show well in the tournament (ACC this year, PAC12 last year), there is still a lot of money made just from getting bids.
So… let’s say they DO expand.
Does anybody think that current ticket prices might go down a little as a result of greater availability?
the average ticket price MIGHT fall, because the added seats look to be cheaper corner/endzone seats. But a ticket on the 20 yd line row 45 will still be every bit as much as it is now. There will be more low end options available but seat to seat no chance in hell the price drops
How is this different from what they did a few years ago when they released a mockup and everything? Maybe a little more in depth. All this (plus history) tells me is we are maybe 5 years away from being 5 years away from expansion
It looks like this will be an in depth look at the market, funding options, design options, etc. If things go well I wouldn’t be surprised to be ready to start construction as early as this year after the football season is over. Otherwise I would think after the 2018 season.
Hopefully Pershing has some leverage when it comes to the legislature now.
Hughes said that the state could not do anything like the audit again, because the politcal fallout was much, much worse than he ever thought and no one would back that again.
That being said, Pershing can now so to the Legislature and say, “we need more money for expansion. If you can’t help, we will have to drop the BYU game to add another home game the off years (instead of playing in Provo) and then bring in a better named opponent the years BYU would have played in SLC to pay for it. Especially seeing how many, many teams bring in bigger crowds than BYU.”
There is a reason why this is being done now, and the audit is part of it.
I know for a fact that the legislature will not put money into athletics and will not allocate any funding for athletic facility construction. Those buildings have to be approved by the legislature but all finanacing is private. I had a conversation with Chris Hill a few months ago and he told me that when they expand they will close in the south end zone and put more luxury boxes above that area which would decrease the net gain in seats. Apparantly there is a big demand for more boxes. We would get more seats but not a huge number, probably a few thousand.
The other in state schools didn’t “steal” BYU’s spot in the Pac-12 and leave them in the dust. Hughes and the other BYU fanboy legislators will do anything and everything in their power to handcuff Utah athletics going forward.
I fled to this board when it opened because it was a safe place, a place where I could read about Ute sports without having to read a bunch of anti-Mormon, anti-American, anti-Police, anti-Mexican, anti-Science crap that was being shat out at Utefans.net. Well, now all that crap has migrated here, and doesn’t appear to be going back to UF.N. Partly because the new ownership of UF.N has taken a harsher stance against hate speech than UteHub has taken
An example of this is CoreyC04. He is banned from UF.N, but still posts here. This guy continually spewed hatred of law enforcement officers, to the point of wishing death upon all of them. RockerUte had to call authorities because his posts could have been considered threats. The cops pulled him over while he was driving and questioned him about his posts on UF.N. That’s how serious it was. He’s allowed to post here as if nothing happened.
That’s ok. I’m sure we’ll all be happier with your decision.
Next time, no need to announce it, no one cares.
p.s. Why don’t you post on Utahby5? That is the site the “new” owners of UFN ran because they didn’t like UFN.
BUT, it appears that they think they can get the revenue from UFN that webmonkey used to get.
Where do you think all those dollars came from? When webmonkey asked for $10,000 and got it?
Sooooo, if they want to succeed…they will need all those posters you hate.
Kind of sucks for you.
LAUte, ExecUTEioner, and Rocker got ufn up and running again, and any profit will go toward helping Chris’s daughter.
Tony is only responsible for what happened here. Is he supposed to know everything that went on elsewhere in the Interwebs? Is CoreyC04 convicted of an actual crime where is punishment is a lifetime ban on internet commenting? I personally know nothing of the incident cited, but from what he’s posted here, it sounds like he learned his lesson.
As I and others have mentioned, Utahby5 is their previous offering, don’t recall it ever having a real critical mass.
it takes 2 clicks of the mouse to make politics go away… There are always going to be more negatives as board activity goes up, but muting categorys and ignoring people go a long way
as of the rest…welcome to the internet
So I haven’t been convicted of anything. I got banned from that group but if you hate me and think I shouldn’t be allowed to post here because I have not done anything wrong here.
I have made it a point not to discuss politics here anymore. I will discuss it with more politically inclined folks.
LoL…. I’ve always wondered about free-throws. Hell, I was not that good at basketball but I could make an uncontested shot from 15 feet back in the day. If I had a college scholarship I would certainly make sure i was mkaing 80% or better. So what is the deal with the players who can barely break 50%, this is not something I would tolerate as a college coach.
Didn’t one or more basketball coaches get some psychologists to help their team with “the yips”?
My argument would be that the mechanics should be so automatic you could hit them with your eyes closed, so it doesn’t matter who is watching. Granted some shots are going to be more high pressure, but games are won and lost by those shots, so its worth extra time practicing, like right now, and you don’t even need the team to get together for it.
We need to get into the tournament and then win 4 games (5, if we are in one of the play-in games)
First of all, it was cold, it was rainy, and it wasn’t the prettiest football I’ve ever seen…and my notes suck. ha ha.
The day started off with Antezana doing XP and FG’s. Bateman holding. Bateman fumbled the first snap, the rest were good. I think Antezana was perfect on his shots. This was good.
Then, time for punt duty. Boobie fumbled the first punt. Wilson recieved punts as well.
Fotu was the lead blocker on a fake punt. This boy is big and he can move.
Huntley was the first QB out and threw a pick to Fogel.
Troy Williams then came out. Threw a beautiful ball to Singleton, great grab by Singleton.
Nacua looked good when he got out there. Made a great play shedding the defender, turning around, the ball was there and he grabbed it.
This is important because the recievers sucked today. Drops all over the place.
Field caught a TD from Huntley.
Falemaka, of the Bo variety looked good on special teams.
Williams tossed a nice TD pass to Wilson. Nacua with another nice catch. Simpkins, Wilson with catches. Then Henniger had a sack, then Williams had a nice run…
The rest of my notes are just play by play. It boils down to this:
I only really paid attention to the QB’s. Troy was far and above the best QB today. Huntley was the worst today. Also, Troy was running all over the place, as was Huntley. Troy really looked different out there running the ball. Quick, good decisions, picked up a lot of yards on the ground. The QB run game is real in this offense. The rain really affected Huntley, as his passes floated a lot, were short a lot. The WR’s made plays at times, but dropped the ball a lot more.
As good as Hamilton looked in practice one, he couldn’t hang onto anything today. Fulks caught the ball a couple times.
Wilson was the best WR by a large margin. Nacua was next.
Bateman only had reps with the thirds at the end of practice. He was ok. Better than Huntley, worse than Williams.
After two practices, I’d rate them as…who knows. lol. After practice 1, I had Huntley/Bateman as #1…today, Troy looked miles better than both of them.
I’ll be really interested to see how they play this Friday in the scrimmage.
DHC looked good at RB. If he is our third back, we will be good there. Lots of FB’s in our offense.
Thanks! I had wondered if they would try more QB run plays this season with all the depth at that position this year. Seems like they are working that angle.
It always terrified me last year when Troy would barrell into the pack. He’s a decent runner, but if he’d been hurt we were in a bad place with Huntley being the only real backup after that other guy, name escapes me, transferred.
I am sooo excited for football season!