I live in MWC country. Had an interesting convo with a couple Aztec fans:
1. They hate their TV deal and their scheduling, especially basketball with its late night games never seen on the East Coast.
2. They say they never attend FB games. The at-home experience is just better.
3. There's a new FB stadium coming (should've known but I wasn't paying attention). Will be built on the site of the existing stadium. 45k seats.
4. They claimed Gonzaga was as good as gone to the MWC last year but the hang-up was the money the 'Zags had earned in the NCAA tourney. Teams that perform earn money, but the NCAA pays it out over time to the conference you were in. The MWC was poised to cough up the coin but backed out.
5. They had to discuss to decide if they liked the idea of playing us again. Both eventually concluded yes, but it highlights the residual animosity.
6. Both dudes lamented the crummy match-ups in the MWC in football.
7. They hate Thompson.