There's a scene in the Tom Cruise movie Far and Away (Yes, I know, I know...on the list of Cruise movies, this one is a tad obscure. It's like talking about the 2009 NBA Draft and bringing up Eric Maynor instead of James Harden or Blake Griffin) when the home of the wealthy Irish landlord is burned to the ground, and, as the landlord's wife is going through the charred remains of her home, she mutters despondently, "This is not the Ireland of my birth..."
From movieclip.com on Youtube WAC gets in their jabs like Cruise.
That's kind of how I feel about the Western Athletic Conference (which is still and always will be the WAC to you and me).
What was once a trendy Mountain time zone football pinball machine has through realignment morphed into this unrecognizable mishmosh of orphaned state schools, brought together by a common mediocrity in all things athletic.
To wit, something called a "Utah Valley" is currently atop the WAC standings at 11-3 in conference play.More »