Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wildcats Look To Rebound From Back to Back Money Game Blowouts.

Weber State’s gas tank is about empty after giving up 70 points two weeks in a row to in-state FBS teams. The Wildcats are beat up, tired and left questioning their own abilities after losing to the University of Utah, 70-7, and Utah State University, 70-6.

Sadly, the season-opening victory over Stephen F. Austin feels like it was eons ago, and the confidence from the victory went with it. So, the question is: are the financial benefits Weber State got from playing two FBS teams worth the harm they caused? In short, they are worth it only under the direst of financial circumstances.

I know that FCS programs need revenue from big-money football matchups, and that the money generated from football helps all the other sports, but there comes a time when it is just too hard on the athletes to match up two weeks in a row. Weber State athletic director Jerry Bovee has stated multiple times the Wildcats are getting out of the mindset of playing two, and it is a wise choice. Playing one game is bad enough, as Weber’s game against Utah cost the Wildcats their starting quarterback, Jordan Adamczyk, for the Utah State game because he was too beat up to play.



  1. Happens at my mid-level college all the time but rarely twice in a row.

    We negotiate like mothers to let the big state bully beat the living shit out of us around homecoming. We make more money from that one game than we make all year long. And two years ago one of our kids got a broken pelvis when he was tackled by an NFL-bound freight train.

    These games are ugly and ridiculous.

  2. It should be in the coach's contract that if they don't win 80 percent of the time, the English department can beat the everlasting shit out of him.

    Lead-weighted pool cues, boys, lead weighted cues.....

  3. So some sports players lose some games? And we feel sorry for them because...?

    1. This is not about "sports players" losing games.

      It's about the economics of athletics on a college campus.