Wednesday, March 19, 2008

No Wyoming

I don't know if this is as big of a deal to some people, but I'm really bummed about Wyoming not making the trip to play the Aggies this year in football.

Nicholls State? Uggghhh. I thought we dealt with this last year with the 1-AA scrappers. Wyoming offered a step up. I decent mid-major with a classic coach in Joe Glenn and a quarterback with a classic name (Karsten Sween). That and great uniforms.

The problem for me really stands in the fact that the Cowboys would have presented a solid Week 1 challenge for the Aggies. One that would have brought intrigue and given fans - and writers - a chance to gouge where they stand.

I just want to see NMSU move in the right direction. You do that by playing competition that is better. Is Wyoming better? I don't know but they certainly aren't worse. And I feel as if Wyoming is an underrated team. Again, it would have been an interesting gouge to see where NMSU stands and would have generated some excitement - again, maybe just for me.

Oh well. Nicholls will come to LC. And judging by how NMSU played to lesser competition last year - Arkansas Pine Bluff anyone? - it could be a decent game. One NMSU can't afford to lose.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wanted to see Wyoming play also. When I attended Colorado State, the game with Wyoming was "The Game". They are a good rival to have and hopefully something can be worked out for the future. CSU would also be good. For that matter, we should be playing Arizona every year. I will still be interested to see Nichols State, I beleive they beat some Div 1 team last season, so I would not say we would be heavy favorites. It is a game we should win, however. They could serve to improve our record to 4-8.

Anonymous said...

I was dissapointed when I heard Wyoming had dropped us. I too feel this game was a good gauge for our team.

It's to tough to get ready (as player and fan) for Nicholls St. but, it is what, it is, and I will be there rooting for the team and make sure they are getting ready for Nebraska!

BTW,
Ho much is Wyoming paying us for breaking the contract?
How much do we pay pay Nicholls St. for getting a bloody nose?

Vic

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Anonymous said...

Is this the season we turn the corner?
Offensively we are set. The big question is once again, the defense.

I really hope this is the year.
47 years w/o a bowl and playing second fiddle to UNM has gotten old.
I'll be at the Spring game checking out the "D" and see if this is the year or if it will be 48 years and counting....

Anonymous said...

Wyoming pays us $300k for breaking the contract. We pay Nicholls $300k to come to Las Cruces. We do not go to Wyoming in 2009. It's a wash moneywise, except for the expenses involved in cancelling and probably lower attendance for Nicholls than Wyoming.

saintjoseph said...

It's to tough to get ready (as player and fan) for Nicholls St. but, it is what, it is, and I will be there rooting for the team and make sure they are getting ready for Nebraska!
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