Your questions, my answers.
"I can’t tell if Mayor Wheeler wants to leave a legacy… or just leave." Great Quote! Ted Wheeler should have left years ago. He has driven Portland into the ground and caused a lot of businesses and residents to leave the city. What is a mayor if not a protector and builder of a city? Wheeler has been a city destroyer in the name of "social justice". The ideology of Social Justice is destroying a lot more than it repairs. It truly delivers injustice for all.
Cougar Gold, no contest. Tillamook is everyday cheese, Cougar Gold is special occasion.
You have to chuckle a little at the comment that OSU/WSU would only take the best options out of the Mountain West and not all of the teams. It’s reality but it’s also how OSU/WSU wound up in this situation as the “left out” teams. And so the cycle continues…..
On your MWC reverse merger take, I suggest they take 10, all but Hawaii and New Mexico. They should get a MWC vote to dissolve so no exit fees and they get 10 of 12 votes which maybe wins the day. Then the PAC12 can restart in 2024 and make Navarez the commish. OSU/WSU shouldn't get too cute, That PAC12 would still be the 5th best with those 12 teams.
Interesting to see John has little to no doubt Oregon will beat Colorado. The past few days I’ve heard a lot of fans and media people say (while discussing Colorado’s success and how good they look), “But in two weeks they’re playing USC.” No mention of the Oregon game. We’re chopped Duck liver, apparently. If the Ducks are looking for a reason to be offended, this would be a good one, LOL.
"Cheese"?--Cougar Gold all the way---even the USC coaches bought it when they came to Pullman to play the Cougs!
You got the hot dog right! Mustard and onions. No relish, ketchup or mayo. I'm getting hungry!
Deion is just being Neon. People who don't know who he is or his history may find him disrespectful. But he is about flash, competitiveness and attitude (and fast talk). No one will ever take that away from Coach Prime. So quit whining. He will always be who he is. And it works!
I'm not reinventing the wheel here - I think a Pac-8 with the teams that you mentioned is a good start. I'd like to see a reimagined league with Western teams. Travel to places like that are not east of the Rockies.
Then, maybe add Gonzaga and St. Mary's for basketball?
John, Well done. I enjoyed your responses and the information you provided.
Thank you and I remain VR,
MLB? Really? PDP is delusional if they think we can get a MLB team. Hell we can’t even get money for a stadium for the hops.
I am all in for MLB for Portland but we have to be realistic.
Mayor Wheelers legacy will be I got dealt a crappy hand, highest drug addiction, highest homelessness, covid, Nike, REI and countless others downtown stores running for their life.
It’s not even a contest….Cougar Gold by a mile! Go Ducks!
No AAC teams and judge mayor Wheeler on his first term. He has not been good.
Might be time for the remaining 2 teams to go independent for a couple yrs.
Phil is enjoying thr change. Gets his Footprint in the Big 10 or whatever is now.
Too bad the Duck players/fans aren't quite sure.
BTW did the ducks bump the hurry up offense?
I work supplying starter cultures for the dairy industry. Cougar Gold over regular Tillamook. Tillamook Vintage White over Cougar Gold. Believe me.
John, the Pac-12 taking just 6 teams from the MWC makes zero financial sense. As you point out doing this for 2025 would require the six to pay the MWC $102 million in exit fees, $204 million if they wanted to join for next year. This is why the reverse merge makes the most financial sense for the Pac-12 (OSU-WSU) and best selling point for any MWC team. Move the MWC financial assets to the Pac-12 too. Also if the MWC dissolves, ESPN has a hole in its broadcast lineup and the only option is to go after a new media with the reconstituted Pac-12. Probably a little better for the individual MWC schools too. All or nothing.