Humbug Day is Right!

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Today happens to be Humbug Day (the day you are supposed to be grumpy and mean, and get all of that out of your system before the actual Christmas holiday). It also happens to be the day when three Mountain West teams have bowl games. Here’s a rundown of them so far.

New Mexico Bowl

Colorado State (the Rams) have been playing waaay above themselves, and are actually looking good against Washington State. With two minutes left in the game, they are down 45-37, and have a chance to positively respond to a possible turnover by the Cougs. They have been representing the MWC pretty well. Good for them.

Update: CSU just scored. Needs a 2-point conversion to tie. WaSU uses their last timeout. Wow – the Rams run Statue Left. Called no good at first, after the review it’s obvious he hit the pylon. We are tied. CSU kicks off – fumble! CSU kicks winning field goal.

Wow. Good for you Colorado State!

Las Vegas Bowl

Fresno, on the other hand, is doing what they always do – f**k up a big game. It’s right after halftime, and the Bulldogs are down to USC 35-13. Man, why does Fresno always do this?

Eh, 3rd quarter’s almost over. USC 38, Fresno 13.

Update: Fresno laid an egg. Again. USC 45 Fresno 20. Figures.

Potato Bowl

Well, I guess it’s started, but ESPN hasn’t yet jumped to it because the New Mexico bowl is still going.

Ah, now we’re here…

End of first quarter, SDSU is up 7-0. Looking positive. The Aztecs are playing their usual brand of smash-mouth, and are doing pretty well. (Boy, they cleaned the snow off the blue turf. Not a trace from what I can see).

Update: Wow. San Diego rolled Buffalo. 49-24, and it wasn’t really that close. Good job SDSU. So, does that indicate the MWC just might be better than the MAC?

Joe Southwick

is out for BSU. First, suspended for a practice in Hawaii, then sent back home on a plane. Stupid. Patti was also suspended for the practice, but was reinstated (apparently).

Given the fact that Southwick was sent back home, I’m guessing he may have been arrested or something like that, rather than just violating team or curfew rules.

I’m not thinking we’re going to have much of a day against Oregon State on Tuesday.

Final Score

So, the Mountain West went 2-1 today. Maybe not so humbug after all!

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    • Coach B
    • December 30, 2013
    Reply

    Can You Name All The D-1 College Football Programs And Put Them In Their Conferences? Name all the D-1 teams and put them in their correct conferences. Don’t use a website. Extra points if you can name all the mascots as well. Good Luck!

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      • Admin
      • December 30, 2013
      Reply

      Atlantic Coast
      Atlantic
      Boston Coll. Eagles
      Clemson Tigers
      Florida St. Seminoles
      Maryland Terripans
      N.C. State Wolf Pack
      Wake Forest Demon Deacons

      Coastal
      Duke Blue Devils
      Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
      Miami (FL) Hurricanes
      North Carolina Tar Heels
      Virginia Cavilers
      Virginia Tech Hokies

      Big East
      Cincinnati Bearcats
      Connecticut Huskies
      Louisville Cardinals
      Pittsburgh Panthers
      Rutgers Scarlet Knights
      South Florida Bulls
      Syracuse Orange
      West Virginia Mountaineers

      Big Ten
      Illinois Fighting Illini
      Indiana Hoosiers
      Iowa Hawkeyes
      Michigan Wolverines
      Michigan St. Spartins
      Minnesota Golden Gophers
      Northwestern Wildcats
      Ohio St. Buckeyes
      Penn St. Nitty Lions
      Purdue Boilermakers
      Wisconsin Badgers

      Big 12
      North
      Colorado Buffalos
      Iowa St. Cyclones
      Kansas Jayhawks
      Kansas St. Wildcats
      Missouri Tigers
      Nebraska Corn Huskers

      South
      Baylor Bears
      Oklahoma Sooners
      Oklahoma St. Cowboys
      Texas Longhorns
      Texas A&M Aggies
      Texas Tech Red Raiders

      Conference USA
      East
      East Carolina Pirates
      Marshall Thundering Hurd
      Memphis Tigers
      Southern Miss Eagles
      UAB Blazers
      UCF Knights

      West
      Houston Cougars
      Rice Owls
      SMU Mustangs
      Tulane Green Wave
      Tulsa Hurricane
      UTEP Miners

      Independents (I-A)
      Army Cadets
      Navy Midshipmen
      Notre Dame Fighting Irish
      West. Kentucky Hillttoppers

      Mid-American
      East
      Akron Zips
      Bowling Green Falcons
      Buffalo Bulls
      Kent St. Flashes
      Miami (OH) Redhawks
      Ohio Bobcats
      Temple Owls

      West
      Ball St. Cardinals
      Cent. Michigan Chippawas
      East. Michigan Eagles
      Northern Illinois Huskies
      Toledo Rockets
      W. Michigan Broncos

      Mountain West
      Air Force Falcons
      BYU Cougars
      Colorado St. Rams
      New Mexico Aggies
      San Diego St. Aztec
      TCU Horned Frogs
      UNLV Rebels
      Utah Utes
      Wyoming Cowboys

      Pacific-10
      Arizona Wildcats
      Arizona St. Sun Devils
      California Golden Bears
      Oregon Ducks
      Oregon St. Beavers
      Stanford Cardinal
      UCLA Bruins
      USC Trojans
      Washington Huskies
      Washington St. Cougars

      Southeastern
      East
      Florida Gators
      Georgia Bulldogs
      Kentucky Wildcats
      South Carolina Gamecocks
      Tennessee Volunteers
      Vanderbilt Commadors

      West
      Alabama Crimson Tide
      Arkansas Razorbacks
      Auburn Tigers
      LSU Tigers
      Mississippi Rebels
      Mississippi St. Bulldogs

      Sun Belt
      Arkansas St. Indians
      Florida Atlantic Owls
      Florida Intl. Golden Panthers
      LA Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns
      LA Monroe Warhawks
      Middle Tenn.St. Blue Raiders
      North Texas Mean Green
      Troy Trojans

      Western Athletic
      Boise St. Broncos
      Fresno St. Bulldogs
      Hawaii Warriors
      Idaho Vandals
      Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
      Nevada Wolf Pack
      New Mexico St. Aggies
      San Jose St. Spartans
      Utah St. Aggies

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    • F C
    • January 29, 2014
    Reply

    What Is The Longest Pass In The Air In College Football? What is the longest pass in the air in college football?

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      1st one on the list a 96 yard TD pass from hollenbach to heyward on nov. 11, 2006. Hollenback, Heyward played for the U. of Maryland – They were playing the U. of Miami. Tied with it is Holbrook to Williams on Oct. 7,1996 who played for New Mexico State and did it against Idaho U. Both plays were TD passes.

      1 Maryland Miami (Fla.) 11-NOV-06 96 PASS Hollenbach, S. to Heyward-Bey, D. Y
      1 New Mexico St. Idaho 07-OCT-06 96 PASS Holbrook, Chase to Williams, Chris Y
      3 Washington St. Arizona 04-NOV-06 91 PASS Brink,Alex to Gibson,Brandon Y
      4 Florida Int’l Maryland 23-SEP-06 89 PASS Padrick, Josh to Smith, Samuel Y
      5 Central Mich. Bowling Green 19-OCT-06 88 PASS LeFEVOUR, Dan to CETOUTE, Obed Y
      5 Purdue Notre Dame 30-SEP-06 88 PASS Painter,Curtis to Lymon,Selwyn Y
      7 San Jose St. Fresno St. 02-DEC-06 85 PASS Adam Tafralis to John Broussard Y
      8 Tennessee Memphis 30-SEP-06 84 PASS Erik Ainge to Robert Meachem Y
      9 North Carolina Duke 25-NOV-06 83 PASS Dailey, J to Nicks, H Y
      9 Cincinnati Rutgers 18-NOV-06 83 PASS DAVILA, Nick to CELEK, Brent Y
      9 Colorado St. Air Force 12-OCT-06 83 PASS HANIE, Caleb to MORTON, Damon N
      12 Memphis UAB 07-OCT-06 82 PASS HANKINS, Martin to SCOTT, Ryan Y
      12 Clemson Boston College 09-SEP-06 82 PASS Proctor, W to Spiller, C

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    • Gamecockswilldoitnextyear
    • February 3, 2014
    Reply

    College Bowl Picks? The college bowls start tonight with utah and navy. i’m pretty satisfied with my picks but who do you think will be the winners

    navy
    memphis
    cincinnati
    new mexico
    BYU
    boise st
    purdue
    arizona st
    boston college
    TCU
    oregon st
    wake forest
    UCF
    penn st
    alabama
    california
    georgia tech
    south florida
    kentucky
    oklahoma st
    auburn
    tennessee
    missouri
    texas tech
    florida
    USC
    hawaii
    oklahoma
    virginia tech
    rutgers
    tulsa
    LSU

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      Utah***
      FAU***
      cincinnati
      Nevada***
      BYU
      boise st
      purdue
      arizona st
      boston college
      TCU
      oregon st
      UConn***
      UCF
      penn st
      Colorado***
      Air Force***
      Fresno State***
      south florida
      kentucky
      oklahoma st
      Clemson***
      Wisconsin***
      missouri
      texas tech
      florida
      Illinois***
      Georgia***
      oklahoma
      Kansas***
      rutgers
      tulsa
      OSU***

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    • Adam M
    • February 5, 2014
    Reply

    Who Is Going To Win The New Mexico Bowl And Why?

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      That one is hard to pick I think the Colorado State Ram will win over Fresno State by the slimest of margin’s

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    • Vicky
    • February 15, 2014
    Reply

    What States Were In The Dust Bowl? Please include the initials.

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      • Admin
      • February 15, 2014
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      It was centered on the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma, but included some parts on New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas.

      TX, OK, NM,CO, and KS

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    • The Analyzer
    • February 16, 2014
    Reply

    Should Big East Lose Their Automatic Bowl Bid? Big East adds Schools from Non BCS like Boise State, SMU, Houston, UCF, San Diego State and lose Syracuse,Pitt and maybe West Virginia to the ACC.

    Should Big East lose their Automatic Bowl Bid in the NCAA Football FBS.

    Can the Big 12 lose their Automatic Bowl Bid if they decide to add Several teams from Non BCS Conferences like Nevada, UNLV, New Mexico, U of Texas El Paso, Colorado State, Fresno State.

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      • Admin
      • February 16, 2014
      Reply

      Yes. The Big East is pathetic. I don’t think there should be any automatic bids though. A lot of good teams get left out.

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    • Jack D
    • February 25, 2014
    Reply

    Who Will Win The New Mexico Bowl Game? Colorado state or Fresno state?

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      • Admin
      • February 25, 2014
      Reply

      Col. State by 7

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    • Lilmizzswagga
    • March 9, 2014
    Reply

    What States Grew More Than 20 Percent In Population Durning The 1930’s In The Dust Bowl?

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      California.————–Millions of acres of farmland became useless, and hundreds of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes; many of these families (often known as “Okies”, since so many came from Oklahoma) migrated to California and other states, where they found economic conditions little better during the Great Depression than those they had left. Owning no land, many became migrant workers who traveled from farm to farm to pick fruit and other crops at starvation wages. Author John Steinbeck later wrote The Grapes of Wrath, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and Of Mice and Men, about such people.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl
      U.S.
      Dust Bowl conditions fomented an exodus of the displaced from Texas, Oklahoma, and the surrounding Great Plains to adjacent regions. More than 500,000 Americans were left homeless. 356 houses had to be torn down after one storm alone. Many Americans migrated west looking for work. Some residents of the Plains, especially in Kansas and Oklahoma fell ill and died of dust pneumonia or malnutrition.

      The Dust Bowl exodus was the largest migration in American history within a short period of time. By 1940, 2.5 million people had moved out of the Plains states; of those, 200,000 moved to California. With their land barren and homes seized in foreclosure, many farm families were forced to leave. Migrants left farms in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Colorado and New Mexico, but all were generally referred to as “Okies”. The second wave of the Great Migration by African Americans from the South (esp. the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Texas) to the North was larger, involving more than 5 million people, but it took place over decades, from 1940 to 1970. Also to note the small but influential migration of Mexican-Americans of dust-bowl and poverty stricken areas of Texas (see Tejanos), New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado, as they headed westward to other Hispanic communities and farming valleys of California.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl#U.S. ———— Rural white and American Indian farmers of Oklahoma, and from the Southern and Central states had been relocating to the Northeast and west coast since the 1850s, but the “Okie” migration of the 1930s brought in over a million new displaced residents to California’s Central valley and major cities bucked the trend.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okie

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    • Tanjellokiwi
    • March 31, 2014
    Reply

    When Was The Begging Of The Dust Bowl? I need lots of info on the dust bowl, my teacher would kill me if i dont have enough info in my project. plz give me all the info u know, all the sites, and all the books. TKS!
    ~tanjellokiwi
    dont tell me 2 go 2 google and type in dust bowl, i did that!
    plz help me
    if i went to all of the websites you gave me and knew everything you told me, does that mean i have enough facts? cus i need 13 pages of it, and i only have 11!
    went there and knew that….. sorry, but i think i hit rock bottom on my project!

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      When sections of the Great Plains of the United States that extended over southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma, and northeastern New Mexico were affected by sever weather conditions.
      The term Dust Bowl was suggested by conditions that struck the region in the early 1930s.

      Okay here you go!
      http://www.schenectady.k12.ny.us/users/title3/Future%20Grant%20Projects/Projects/dustbowl/dustbowl.htm
      http://www.usd.edu/anth/epa/dust.html
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl
      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dustbowl/peopleevents/pandeAMEX06.html
      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dustbowl/
      http://www.ptsi.net/user/museum/dustbowl.html
      http://edweb.sdsu.edu/t2arp/quest/dustbowl/dust.html
      http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1583.html
      http://ca.encarta.msn.com/Dust_Bowl.html
      http://web.syr.edu/~etjanick/dustbowl.html

      Hope this helps. I would do a section about some of the books and other articles tha thave been written about this event and the different points of view on how it started and how the migrant workers delt with this.

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    • Insert Nickname Here
    • April 2, 2014
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    What Exactly Was The Dust Bowl And How Did People Survive It? In addition, what was the Federal government’s response?

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      ” The Dust Bowl, or the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands from 1930 to 1936 (in some areas until 1940). The phenomenon was caused by severe drought coupled with decades of extensive farming without crop rotation, fallow fields, cover crops or other techniques to prevent erosion.[1] Deep plowing of the virgin topsoil of the Great Plains had displaced the natural deep-rooted grasses that normally kept the soil in place and trapped moisture even during periods of drought and high winds.

      During the drought of the 1930s, without natural anchors to keep the soil in place, it dried, turned to dust, and blew away eastward and southward in large dark clouds. At times the clouds blackened the sky reaching all the way to East Coast cities such as New York and Washington, D.C. Much of the soil ended up deposited in the Atlantic Ocean, carried by prevailing winds, which were in part created by the dry and bare soil conditions. These immense dust storms--given names such as “Black Blizzards” and “Black Rollers”--often reduced visibility to a few feet (around a meter). The Dust Bowl affected 100,000,000 acres (400,000 km2), centered on the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma, and adjacent parts of New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas.[2]

      Millions of acres of farmland became useless, and hundreds of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes; many of these families (often known as “Okies”, since so many came from Oklahoma) migrated to California and other states, where they found economic conditions little better during the Great Depression than those they had left. Owning no land, many became migrant workers who traveled from farm to farm to pick fruit and other crops at starvation wages. Author John Steinbeck later wrote The Grapes of Wrath, which won the Pulitzer Prize”

      Read the book or watch the movie”the Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck.

      The Federal Government did nothing to assist them.

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    • Lilmizzswagga
    • April 20, 2014
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    What States Grew More Than 20 Percent In Population Durning The 1930’s In The Dust Bowl?

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      California.————–Millions of acres of farmland became useless, and hundreds of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes; many of these families (often known as “Okies”, since so many came from Oklahoma) migrated to California and other states, where they found economic conditions little better during the Great Depression than those they had left. Owning no land, many became migrant workers who traveled from farm to farm to pick fruit and other crops at starvation wages. Author John Steinbeck later wrote The Grapes of Wrath, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and Of Mice and Men, about such people.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl
      U.S.
      Dust Bowl conditions fomented an exodus of the displaced from Texas, Oklahoma, and the surrounding Great Plains to adjacent regions. More than 500,000 Americans were left homeless. 356 houses had to be torn down after one storm alone. Many Americans migrated west looking for work. Some residents of the Plains, especially in Kansas and Oklahoma fell ill and died of dust pneumonia or malnutrition.

      The Dust Bowl exodus was the largest migration in American history within a short period of time. By 1940, 2.5 million people had moved out of the Plains states; of those, 200,000 moved to California. With their land barren and homes seized in foreclosure, many farm families were forced to leave. Migrants left farms in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Colorado and New Mexico, but all were generally referred to as “Okies”. The second wave of the Great Migration by African Americans from the South (esp. the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Texas) to the North was larger, involving more than 5 million people, but it took place over decades, from 1940 to 1970. Also to note the small but influential migration of Mexican-Americans of dust-bowl and poverty stricken areas of Texas (see Tejanos), New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado, as they headed westward to other Hispanic communities and farming valleys of California.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl#U.S. ———— Rural white and American Indian farmers of Oklahoma, and from the Southern and Central states had been relocating to the Northeast and west coast since the 1850s, but the “Okie” migration of the 1930s brought in over a million new displaced residents to California’s Central valley and major cities bucked the trend.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okie

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    • Planetxii
    • April 24, 2014
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    What Will Mizzou Do This Year In Football? What will Mizzou do this year?

    Murray State
    Mississippi
    @ New Mexico
    Ohio
    Colorado
    @ Texas Tech
    @ Texas A&M
    Kansas State
    Oklahoma
    @ Nebraska
    @ Iowa State
    Kansas

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      The Tigers will roar all the way to a 8-4 record and breeze into a bowl game. They should get to 9-3 but they always figure out a way to mess one up.

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    • Alex and Cassie H
    • May 22, 2014
    Reply

    What Was The Dust Bowl And What Was It Like? I need some help finding stuff on it and it all says the same stuff so i dont know what else to do. Plz help me!

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      The Dust Bowl or the Dirty Thirties was a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands from 1930 to 1936 (in some areas until 1940).

      The phenomenon was caused by severe drought coupled with decades of extensive farming without crop rotation or other techniques such as mulching or plowing in spirals and having wind breaks
      to prevent erosion.

      The deep plowing of the virgin topsoil of the Great Plains, killed the natural grasses that normally kept the soil in place and trapped moisture even during periods of drought and high winds.

      During the drought of the 1930s, with no natural anchors to keep it in place the soil dried, turned to dust, and blew away eastward and southward in large dark clouds.

      At times the clouds blackened the sky reaching all the way to East Coast cities such as New York and Washington, D.C. Much of the soil ended up deposited in the Atlantic Ocean.
      These immense dust storms; given names such as “Black Blizzards” and “Black Rollers”; often reduced visibility to a few feet (around a meter).

      The Dust Bowl affected 100,000,000 acres (400,000 km2), centered on the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma, and adjacent parts of New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas.[1]

      The Dust Bowl was an ecological and human disaster caused by misuse of land and years of sustained drought.

      Millions of acres of farmland became useless, and hundreds of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes; many of these families (often known as “Okies”, since so many came from Oklahoma) traveled to California and other states, where they found conditions little better than those they had left. Owning no land, many traveled from farm to farm picking fruit and other crops at starvation wages.

      John Steinbeck later wrote the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath and also Of Mice and Men about such people.

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