Friday, May 7, 2010

Miller Ranch Stadium Did Happen and It's Coming....

So someone wanted to know why there is nothing yet on the website about Miller Ranch Stadium (it was way to smart-alecky a comment to publish, but the point was valid). However, here is why there is nothing on there yet.

I got back from the ground breaking at about 2:30 or so, and I was in the office for not long at all, basically only long enough to download the video files onto my laptop. I then set up a few interviews for folks (Joe O'Brien, coming to an Idaho State Journal near you on Wednesday with a big recruiting wrap-up) and then I had to pick up a Suburban at the motor pool to help shuttle softball players down to Weber State for the games on Friday and Saturday. Then I had to get my dad's allowance (seriously), and then shovel food in my mouth in order to get my daughter to her softball game at 4:45 (I was late). She played from 5:30 to 6:50 (won 6-5 on a bases loaded error trying to pick a runner off first with two outs...yeesh), and then had hockey until 9 pm or so (a big 7-1 win with 34 saves thank you very much).

From there it was come home, shower (I stink after games after wearing all that equipment), and then after a quick snack, I edited the video while watching Survivor (Spoiler Alert...Russell is pure evil). Once I got the video done, it was too big to load to youtube, so I had to download Windows Movie maker on my computer to shrink the file, which took forever as my connection at the house was SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. Once that was all done, I started the youtube upload, and it's after midnight and there is still two hours left on the upload. Usually this is way faster, but that's why it's not up there yet. Hopefully before I bus out in the morning.

FYI the plan is to post some photo updates of the progress throughout the summer.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Here's a sneak peak for you....

....OK, I've been sitting on this and didn't want to post on the main site without Joe's quotes, but RECRUITING IS OVER!!!!! (YEAH!) Here is recruit #8, Kamil Gawrzydek (and I have no clue how to pronounce that just yet)

A Kamil Makes Eight, ISU Signs North Platte’s Gawrzydek

6-11 center completes recruiting class for 2010-11 season

Pocatello, ID --- Idaho State University Joe O’Brien and his coaching staff have probably earned a little R-&-R as O’Brien has announced the signing of 6-11 center Kamil Gawrzydek of Teresin, Poland for the 2010-11 season, completing a large eight-man recruiting class. Gawrzydek joins Abner Moreira of Western Wyoming Junior College, Nick Mason of Memphis Southwind High School, Chase Grabau of North Platte Community College, Justin Brunswick of Middletown Madison High School, Kenny McGowen of the College of the Sequioas, Brandon Glanz of Las Vegas Coronado High School and Andre' Hatchett of Tucson Santa Rita High School. Gawrzydek’s signing completes the 2010 recruiting class, one that features four JC transfers and four high school seniors.

Gawrzydek, who was a college teammate of Bengal recruit Chase Grabau at North Platte CC, was slated to be the starting center last year before injuries derailed his sophomore season. He ended up playing in 23 games for North Platte, and 223 minutes total. Despite that, he still shot .686 from the field and averaged 3.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in less than 10 minutes of action. Despite his limited minutes he still finished third on the team in blocks as well.

North Platte last year went 29-6 and won the NJCAA Region IX championship, advancing to NJCAA National Tournament for the first time in school history.

So as soon as I get Joe's quote, that will be on the site, so it's a sneak preview for all the bloggers that read this.

And Now Help Me Win a VAN!!!!
I entered a homemade video into a contest sponsored by the Jay and Jack Lost Podcast, and it got picked as a finalist. I've already won a finalist prize, which is a replica of the LOST four-toed statue, but the winner of the internet vote wins a real Dharma Initiative Van. This is totally for real, and I could use help from the Bengal faithful...all you have to do is go directly to my video here....

and click the thumbs up button underneath the video. You have to be logged into Youtube to do that, but I really would appreciate it. Thanks gang