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Rock on: Utah, BYU food rivalry proves unpalatable

Published: Wednesday, July 29 2015 5:52 a.m. MDT

FILE - In this March 28, 1992 file photo, Duke's Christian Laettner runs down the court after making the last second, game-winning shot to defeat Kentucky 104-103 in overtime in the East Regional Final NCAA college basketball game in Philadelphia. Laettner says it doesn't feel like it has been 20 years since his famous shot lifted Duke to a 104-103 victory over Kentucky in the 1992 NCAA East Regional final, in part because the much-celebrated play still is replayed so often on TV. As Duke is back for another postseason run, Laettner now is far removed from that national spotlight as a new assistant coach for the NBA D-League Fort Wayne Mad Ants. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File) (Amy Sancetta, ASSOCIATED PRESS) FILE - In this March 28, 1992 file photo, Duke's Christian Laettner runs down the court after making the last second, game-winning shot to defeat Kentucky 104-103 in overtime in the East Regional Final NCAA college basketball game in Philadelphia. Laettner says it doesn't feel like it has been 20 years since his famous shot lifted Duke to a 104-103 victory over Kentucky in the 1992 NCAA East Regional final, in part because the much-celebrated play still is replayed so often on TV. As Duke is back for another postseason run, Laettner now is far removed from that national spotlight as a new assistant coach for the NBA D-League Fort Wayne Mad Ants. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File) (Amy Sancetta, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

HISTORICALLY CHALLENGED

Feeling your age? Aches and pains getting you down?

This won't help: Christian Laettner is officially an old guy.

Kentucky forward Willie Cauley-Stein was asked last week about the 1992 NCAA Tournament game in which Laettner made his buzzer-beater to lead Duke past Kentucky.

"I don't even know who that is," Cauley-Stein told reporters. "What is that?"

In fairness, Cauley-Stein wasn't born when Laettner launched his famous shot. Still, it raises the obvious question: Doesn't this man own a television?

Sources say Cauley-Stein has also never heard of Madonna, Myspace or the pay phone.

EXIT STRATEGY

Brigham Young Cougars quarterback James Lark (7)as BYU plays Idaho in the Cougar's final home football game on 2012  Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012,in Provo, Utah. (Tom Smart, Deseret News) Brigham Young Cougars quarterback James Lark (7)as BYU plays Idaho in the Cougar's final home football game on 2012 Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012,in Provo, Utah. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says he was robbed.

No, it has nothing to do with the officiating in an Oct. 28 loss to the Steelers.

Shanahan filed a police report in Pittsburgh after discovering $3,700 and his passport were missing from a briefcase he left in the locker room.

Some stories said Shanahan was visibly agitated, which could mean two things.

First, he was robbed.

Second, he's planning to leave the country if the Redskins miss the playoffs.

BATTLE FATIGUE

The election season has left Rock On feeling exhausted.

By the end, he was too tired to watch the final results coming in.

Which in a way isn't all that different from watching Utah's and BYU's football seasons.

FOOD WARS

There goes another good rivalry, thanks to football realignment.

The BYU-Utah football series is scheduled to go forward for a few more games, but the annual November food drive has changed. BYU is now aligned with Utah Valley University while Utah has begun an "Unrivaled Rivalry Food Drive."

Both schools seem to agree that having a food rivalry when they're not in the same conference is a non-starter.

Something about neither side having the appetite for it.

A BIG CATCH

Ex-Salt Lake Bee Mike Trout has been named A.L. Rookie of the Year, making him the first Angel to win that award since Tim Salmon in 1993.

Still, that didn't stop Oakland fans from claiming something was fishy about the selection process.

STATES' RIGHTS

While 60,000 Texans have signed a petition to secede from the Union, the city of Austin has filed its own petition to secede from Texas.

The latter petition says it's "entirely feasible for Austin to operate as it's own state."

After all, that's what BYU has been doing since leaving the Mountain West, right?

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