Just wanted to share this:
Was listening to a San Diego sports station and they brought up the issue of the BB team being stranded due to a snow storm in Denver area and arriving late in Wyoming for tonights Basketball game. they did just arrive in Laramie with an elevation of 7,165 Feet!
Just making you aware, also Marco used this game in his "Betting first look" daily podcast.
so who do you like?
BOL to all tonight!
The best-laid plans …
This year the San Diego State men’s basketball team chartered a flight directly into Laramie for its annual trip to Wyoming instead of the usual slog – flying commercial to Denver, followed by a 2½-hour bus ride over a notoriously windy mountain pass that may or may not be open.
And what happens? Their charter Monday afternoon stops halfway to refuel in Cedar City, Utah, then gets grounded by a snowstorm. The 13th-ranked Aztecs checked in at a Cedar City hotel, spent the night and finally reached Laramie at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, 20 hours after they left San Diego and seven hours before the 6:30 p.m. MST tipoff at Wyoming's Arena-Auditorium.
"What a Journey. Man ..." Aztecs guard James Rahon posted on his Twitter account moments after landing in Laramie.
Oddsmakers took note. The betting line moved from "pick 'em" on Monday night to Wyoming minus 2.5 points, a significant swing.
And here's the kicker: They Aztecs are scheduled to get back on the 19-seat Beechcraft 1900D and return to San Diego after the game with, given the plane's limited range, at least one refueling stop.
Coach Steve Fisher and his players were unavailable for comment, but on Sunday afternoon he talked about how the rare charter flight by his team has “the potential to be a huge advantage.”
Laramie – the so-called Gem City of the Plains – is the most remote Mountain West destination, a town of 30,816 at an elevation of 7,165 feet that doesn’t have regular commercial air service. From San Diego, it’s generally an eight-hour trip when you factor in airport wait times, retrieving your luggage in Denver, then the bus over the mountain
Thanks for the info, we saw how bad Purdue played when their flight got delayed. It sounds like the Aztecs were able to at least get some sleep but that might not be enough, Wyoming is pretty good this year and probably feeling even better after throttling CSU by 20 in their last game.
Do a lot of traveling to Denver from So Calif, and when it requires trips up to mountains (Vail/Aspen, etc.) I can tell you from experience Altitude is a big factor, especially climbing up to those dam Cell sites on top of those dam mountains!
Re: Late for the game/travel delays
Were the airlines hostesses mean to the players? Did they lose luggage too! Was the flight delayed more than 4.7264932 hours? Was SDSU traveling with unwashed socks?
Elevation? Weren't they just in Albuquerque (5,312 elevation) and Colorado Springs (6,732 elevation)?
Please come up with some real pertinent facts.
If you're saying to yourself, "I have a hunch" or, "I think it should be..." don't bother posting to the forum. There's already plenty of arm-chair Bozos posting here.
Goggle is a wonderful resource and it's free. Try using it!
is goggle new?
scottydog, were your remarks directed at me?? Hope not, If they were directed at me, tell me so, and I will respond to your post.
Wyoming shoots 30.6% from the field and 22.7% from 3 point range. On top of that they shoot 58.3% free throws.
they must have been reading the press clippings and thought they did not need to show up tonight!
My remarks weren't pointed at you personally. I don't know you nor do I have a record of your posts. What irks me is specifically: posts that make issue items that are either incorrect or not relevant. I have posted such posts too, so don't feel I'm picking on you.
Sometimes the passion that accompanies betting moves us to make assumptions and conclusions that are just downright unsubstantiated. Believe me, I'm guilty too. I've made more than my share or what I call, "Passion Bets" based on what i've perceived to be a unique piece of information. The reason I bring this up is, I was on the wrong side of the Wyoming/Denver game a month ago. All of the facts pointed to Wyoming being victorious. One of the forum members countered my arguments and eventually proved to be correct. Not because of luck, but because of hard, cold facts.
I have no problem with people posting information about unique situations, unususal stats etc. but I always prefer if the poster qualifies the post with a, " It's come to my attentions that.... and it might have an influence on..." From there I can and will draw my own conclusion.
I appreciate that you are involved at Pregame, involved with the forums, and want to contribute. I will in no way discount your posts or suggestions from here on, but please understand this, some of the people at Pregame bet hundreds or thousands of dollars on any particular day, so wading through all of the posts and sorting out what is conjecture and what is factual is of paramount concern.
Keep up the good work and concern for angles and please post any and everything you feel may be of importance to the members so that we can all benefit from your insights.
I apologize if my comments were harsh and inconsiderate. I will try to be more understanding from here on out.
BOL Waterboy. I wish you and all of us the best of luck.
Waterboy = long time Pregame Forum Gold star poster... nuff said !!