Really?Â I don’t buy it…
ESPN.com is detailing out the “hate” in college football and broke it down conference by conference.Â Apparently, the WAC hates Fresno State.
I don’t buy that for a second.Â Specifically for this reason.Â Don’t you have to actually win at least one conference title to be hated?Â Seriously.Â I mean, nobody hates Utah State (except maybe Utah State fans).Â Yeah, Fresno goes out and plays and sometimes beats the big boys.Â That’s all well and good, but then they get back into conference play and fold like a lawn chair.Â Â They have not won a WAC title since 1999 (2 years prior to Boise State coming into the WAC).Â How can anyone hate Fresno, other than their being generally obnoxious and unlikeable people (which has nothing to do with football)?
I don’t even hate Fresno’s coach Pat Hill.Â He seems like a nice enough guy.Â Good coach.Â If I had to pick a coach I hate, that mantle is easily locked up by Hal Mumme.Â I really hate that guy.Â But again, New Mexico State isn’t near good enough to generate enough hate overall to even rank on the scale.
Not that I want to be hated, but I think the only choice for the “most hated in the WAC” title can only be Boise State.Â You’re telling me that a team with a 46-2 conference record since 2002 and 5 straight titles in that span isn’t the most hated?Â Really?Â Do you other teams enjoy the ass kickings or what?Â We could spend 20 minutes listing out the records and accomplishments of the Broncos without pause here.Â Not to mention the whole Fiesta Bowl thing, which most schools in the WAC could only DREAM about.
Tell me that nearly every team in the WAC hates Fresno more than Boise State and I’ll call you a liar.
So, I have finally updated my blog.Â No, I don’t mean writing a new post.Â I mean I actually upgraded the WordPress software running this thing.
I always hesitate to do this, because it can cause all sorts of strange errors or problems with incompatible pieces.Â But, since my brand new iPhone has a native application that will allow me to mobile blog even more efficiently, and there are numerous security updates, I finally went from version 2.3.3 to the full fledge version 2.6.Â No, it doesn’t sound like much.
What does this mean to you, dear reader?Â Well… nothing.Â Although, I have removed the anti-spam captcha words that were on the comment form.Â Ok, well, I didn’t choose to remove it, that plugin was incompatible with the latest version.Â Hopefully, I won’t be innundated with spam, but time will tell.
The only problem I have now is that the permalink structure (aka: the path that shows up in your browser address window) now sucks.Â Due to 2.6 and IIS not playing nice together, I’m unable to go back to the cooler way of linking (/2008/7/30/Blog-updated) and have to stick with the default (?=414).Â This is quite aggravating since I have numerous links from elsewhere on the web that point to the old structure.Â I’m going to have to do some more investigating.
Anyway, there ya go.Â Not all that exciting, but news none the less.
I figured out and implemented a fix for the ugly url deal.Â Much thanks to this guy.