sacstateman wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:07 pm
This is the 85th post in this thread....I told you what was going to happen in the 8th post....Long Beach is nice...Ogden may be the nuts for you all but for some of us who have seen a lot of the world, Ogden is just another sleepy town in Utah where there is very little to do unless you hunt, ski or hike....BLAM!!!! End of story!!!! (time to stir up the natives..lol)... BTW, Alberts played point in high school so I don't think he ever wanted to play the wing...
I knew I could rouse the natives...actually, I don't like much about SoCal either but there are many more things for a 20 something male to do there than in Ogden...I was in Ogden for the BSC tourney back in 2015 (I think it was 2015)....when the sun went down, everyone and I mean everyone, headed for their abodes...no need to roll up the sidewalks...but I did see "street people" wandering around Ogden too...looked to be tweakers to me....I don't drink so that bribe will get you nowhere Olds...lol...oh, I almost forgot about the clouds coming from your coal fired power houses (didn't look so clean air friendly to me)
...and you take some kind of joy in "stiring up the natives?" I'll restate how I see it: if a 20-year-old is more concerned with what he can or can't find do in a "sleepy town in Utah" as opposed to what's the best fit for him as a student-athlete, then Weber State isn't the best place for him, nor would the staff or fans care about losing that "talent." I'm not saying that isn't a consideration for some/many athletes but it is far from smart thinking. I guess the more talented player whose focus is being the best player they can be-- and I'd argue citizen too (e.g. Damian Lillard)-- can get it done anywhere, no matter how "bored" they may be.
I agree with many that most of SoCal (within so many miles of LA) is a crap hole and of no interest to me even though I've visited and vacationed there many times throughout my life. The Cardinals and Angels are my two favorite teams. I've seen the Angels play in Anaheim more than once. Last week I helped drive my oldest boy to Arlington, VA, so he'd have his car while attending law school at George Mason. We made a very log drive even longer so we could see as many of parts of the country we hadn't seen before as possible. This included major cities of Lincoln, St. Louis, KC, Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and D.C. We stayed a night in St. Louis and watched the #rallycat game vs KC. All these cities are awesome to visit and are alive with people, bars, restaurants, and many attractions. We also drove through utter cesspools of 3rd world type slums, poverty, and crime-ridden ghettos in each city. I have a list of new vacations I want to make throughout the Midwest and Great Lakes areas but not a single place over thousands of miles would I have any desire to live in. Oh, and the MLB game in St. Louis (and after game celebration and dining) runs circles around Anaheim. I think it's a stretch to think all 20-year-olds prefer one type of living to another.
Oh, and coal fired air pollution? Really? Of the 6 active coal plants in operation, only two are in Northern Utah and one of those is not where pollution would move towards the Wasatch Front (i.e. Provo-SLC-Ogden). Interestingly, the largest coal fired plant in the state is in Southern Utah and lo and behold, operated by and mostly for the City of Los Angeles. Typical: SoCal sucking resources and crapping on much of the Inter-mountain West. You gotta love all the people fleeing CA and running to places like "sleepy UT," then bitching and moaning that Utah is not like CA-- no sh1t, Sherlocks!
Here are Northern Utah's major power producing plants:
Type / Name / County Located In
Coal - Bonanza - Uintah (scheduled to close 2030 and pollution would not move toward Wasatch Front)
Coal - Kennicott - Salt Lake
Natural Gas - Gadsby - Salt Lake
Natural Gas - Lake Side - Utah
Natural Gas - Nebo - Utah
Natural Gas - Utah Municipal - Salt Lake
Natural Gas - Currant Creek - Juab (probably more Central Utah)
Hydroelectric - Flaming Gorge - Daggett
Hydroelectric - Jordanelle - Wasatch
Wind - Spanish Fork - Utah
Solar - Rio Tinto - Salt Lake
Big Sky school I dislike most: The next team on WEBER STATE's schedule.