The Aggies have turned to their fans for snacks and someone asked for my take. Frankly, I know this post will cause a lot of chatter.
I think the perception is worse than the reality on this one. The Aggies aren't doing well financially and need to think outside the box and be resourceful. It's simple.
From the outside looking in, is this a great story? No. And I don't believe NMSU wanted it out in the national spotlight. That's just my feeling, but someone was celebrating on the blog that this story made the frontpage of ESPN. If it was a story about the Aggies turning around their football fortunes, I could understand, but this particular story isn't exactly something to throw a parade over. People need to get their priorities straight.
My take is that it looks bad, but a bigger deal will be made of it than what needs to be. Yeah, NMSU isn't doing great in the wallet. I think most people knew that. In turn, they need to do things to counterbalance the problem. This is one way to do it.