We live in Utah and have DISH. We don't get Mtn either. It's all about MONEY!
Not only do come off as arrogant WRONG are you are WRONG to bid good riddance to
out of state cougar fans that use this post to express outrage at the crappy TV
deal. Easy for the you to sit there in the valley where you have the OPTION to
pay the piper and watch the game! Have you tried the internet gig? I think not.
Some of us out of state fans take pride in BYU football, and genuinelymiss
the opportunity to SEE the games and discuss the team with other college
football fans. DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT IT IS ONLY THE COUGAR FANS THAT HAVE
NOTICED BYU IS OFF THE NATIONAL SPOTS NETWORKS?
To all the Utah fans reading this blog...what are you doing? Is there nothing
of note out there for Utah fans to read, you have to come and read a blog about
our school. I am a BYU fan and I never even bother reading an article about
Utah. They're not my team. And as for the so called Cougar fans who live out of
state and now root for bigger conference schools, good riddance you bandwagon
fan. I have family in New York, Virginia and all over the US and they still
root for the Y. They deal with the crappy TV deal and listen to their team on
the internet. They are truly invested. And Utah fans, at least Tulsa and UCLA
were formidable opponents (unlike UNLV, Air Force and Oregon State). Urban has
left the state and doesn't care about you anymore. Coach Whit is this close to
getting canned because Utah has some sort of Bipolar disease and can't win
against my high school JV squad.
To BOSTON UTE,Who really cares that Whittingham is 4-2 against BCS
teams when he can't even win the simplest conference games. That only shows
inconsistency which is reflective upon BAD coaching. How can you get blanked by
UNLV? And lose to AF at your home? Whittingham is a bad head coach, end of
Just a question. I give credit to Utah for getting up for their games against
teams from BCS conferences, and I agree they have been the better consistent MWC
representation in the conference against the BCS conferences but I think it has
a something to do with the fact that those teams definitely don't get up for
Utah. Utah doesn't inspire those teams. They are more worried about their own
conference or other more notable non conference foes. BYU was the same way in
the 80's and 90's and alot of big conference teams got caught off guard. Now,
BYU doesn't get over looked. Teams like Tulsa, PAC 10 teams, etcetera get up
for BYU. Those coaches remember those classic games of over looking the Y and
getting burned. Within the conference (MWC/old WAC), BYU was/is the measuring
stick. From ex players from CSU, New Mex, AF, Wy, they all say beating BYU was
the best measuring stick on average of how well their program was doing. Utah
has had good years in recent history but they said they didn't have the mystique
of beating BYU....
The cstv.com online thing is about as bad as the MTN. Last year I streamed the
BYU @ Utah game and this year decided to get a year subscription for $100.00
instead of the $15.00 per game. The game selection started out pretty good at
the beginning of the year and I was able to see games all over the country as
well as BYU games but for the past month or so it seems the only games they have
on video are I-AA and Sun Belt games. They do have the BYU games vs TCU and
Utah scheduled to be streamed online though but that doesn't really mean a whole
lot. There is no way I'm doing a year subscription again. They advertise that
they have live games as well as the ability to watch a recorded game but half of
the BYU games are never archived. Right now they only have the Arizona, Tulsa,
and New Mexico games archived and never recorded the UCLA, Air Force, or UNLV
games even though they had both the UCLA and Air Force games scheduled to be
streamed live. its redicuous the service we get!
What great team is left on BYU's schedule? If we lose another game it will be
coogals fans, get to bed and rest up for the powerhouse you are facing on
Saturday... no time to post comments with the mighty Eastern Washington High
coming to town. Save your energy so you can Wise and Pout for the little bro.
forever coogals.Go Eastern Washington High!!
The mountain needs to freakin go..I live in Utah and can't even get most the BYU
games. I feel bad for the out of state people that don't get to watch the cougs
unless they get to a Bowl game. What the...
I live in Brazil and I can't seem to find BYU games on television. Can you tell
my provider to get me some games. C'mon you crying babies!
haha whats up the the LBUN? thats byu talk for "little brother up north" right?
lol how are the utes the little brother when we own the overall head to head
series and have won 4 of the last 5 games in a row lol. and have represented
against teams such as ucla-which byu couldnt handle-... and scoring 41 on
louisville lol. you guys lost to tulsa right???? haha just checking. if someone
could now explain how utah is the younger brother of these 2 teams please
enlighten me lol.
Can someone come over and throw the ball for this eweyt fan to chase for
awhile.That, or someone's gonna call unwanted animal control.
Shouldn't you wait until after the TCU game?
BYU will win easily the MWC and play in the Vegas Bowl. We shoulda coulda beat
UCLA and we were a few plays away from beating TULSA and the refs cost us both
those games. Who are we going to play in the PAC? Which over-rated PAC team
are we going to dismantle again like last year - I'm hoping we end up playing
CAL or USC - all others are an inferior match up. Keep griping Utes - you know
BYU will rock your world next month!GO COUGS!!!
I get it.You... dont have a drinking problem.You
drinkYou blogYou fall downYou blog some moreNo
problemI just made that up myself, but your past three blogs
inspired me... and I added one more... I know... LOL you funny eweyt LBUN.
alright to save everyone alot of time and re-reading, here is about every
comment a byu fan is gonna make on this post lol: "We have
higher attendance numbers than Utah""We won a national championship in
1984""We get a better education at byu" "When Utah students graduate
they'll be serving us byu graduates hamburgers" "We beat team A, who beat
team B, who beat team C who is ranked #2. Therefore we should be #1 "We
lost but at least it was to a ranked team""Utah graduates will be washing
us byu graduate's cars""We are 10-15 plays away from an undefeated season
this year""We would have beaten (insert team name here) if we didn't come
out flat""The refs cost us that game""Even though the other team
scored more points than us, we won that game""Utah fans are all drunks"
Hey, "Make The Change"-I'm assuming you must have read my post since
you replied, but it's not here now. Did my comment get zapped
because I mentioned that unhappy viewers could sign a petition about adding The
MTN to satellite?? And I alluded to the web address?? That one can easily find
by Googling???Just curious, as I have never posted here before.P.S. I appreciate your encouragement to support local teams that I CAN
watch, rather than moan about not being able to see BYU: HOWEVER, I am
faithfully, sincerely, and monogamously devoted to BYU and I REFUSE to "play the
field" or spread my football affections around indiscriminately. SO THERE.
Can you say, "The Special Olympics"? I can hear it now, " You can do it, come
on!!!!" Oh yea, I forgot, you are going to win the BCS Nat. Ch. next year.
Dang it, I spoke too soon. LOL!!!!!!!!
RE: complaining byu fansI think most people on the blog are upset (I
being one) that we cannot see either BYU or Utah play. I enjoy both teams.Take your negative attitude and turn it into something positive like
folding your Red Sweatshirts or thinking up new lyrics for BYU's fight song.
Dude...Did that comment make you feel better?Worried
about TCU so get your smack in now?Your post means... what?Do you have a frat contest going on who can post the most idiotic post on a
BYU blog the night before the game. TCU literally "IS" your biggest
game of the season next to BYU (and it's on the road. I forget, are you guys a
good road team?). You better hope your boys have better things to do than read
your embarrassing blog and wonder if it is worth getting "invested" (I know,
Urban copyed it before Bronco) for fans with your mental magnitude.I
think there is a blog about Utah going on somewhere where they are posting about
the UCLA game, and the mythical BCS Busting Trophy.See ya, wouldn't
want to be ya...
What is your record at the Vegas bowl in the past two years? 1-1....so as soon
as the MWC can consistently beat the Pac-10 #5 team then you byu fans can
complain! 1-1 try consistently winning bowl games and then complain.Once again what is your record at the Vegas bowl? 1-1What is your record
at bowl games in the past 10 years? 1-5.....1-5? Get real, instead of
complaining just worring about winning a bowl game.One other
question? Doesn't some website predict UCLA to go to the Vegas bowl? How did
your team fair against them this year?That is right blame the
refs.Just be greatful that you do not have to play on Christmas day
like Utah did when they beat Carson Palmers USC team in 2001!
As a DTV subscriber, I currently pay about $15/month for Setanta sports in order
to watch rugby. I'd pay for a dedicated BYU station.
comcast will not give rights to the mtn to dish or directtv, because they want
the nfl ticket owned by direct tv. directtv will not give the rights to comcast,
so they are playing hardball with each other, it is all about politics and
money. BYU is the most influential school in the MWC, they need to take a stand
and leave the contract if necessary and pay the money it would take to get out.
they will make more money broadcasting on BYU tv and charge for advertising.
Does anybody know who is behind the constant adds encouraging us to call DirecTV
and request the mtn? I'm suspicious enough to wonder if it's not Comcast
pushing their own agenda on us to try to convince DirecTV to pick up their nasty
Hey "Make the Change" -- I took your advice and watched USC last week against
Arizona. Boy, what a blast that was . . . as you said, "more fun." I think next
week I will really lose my head and try to tune into Ball State vs. Akron.
Whaats up? Somebody whacked my smack comment about the Great Mountain West
Conference/No BYU Football. Dick Harmon/Disharmony....why don't you do so good
old fashion investigative reporting and do a job on the why, who, and what can
be don't about the travesty of no BYU/Utah football games? Good job....!!!!!!
Jorgensen calls BYU "a hard-working, blue-collar team." The hard-working part I
believe, but blue-collar? Hardly, guys. BYU is about as blue-collared as
Stanford, unless we're talking jersey color. Alabama, Miami,
Arkansas, Oklahoma--these are blue-collar teams.Quit talking tough,
and just play the game. Legitimacy will be born of action, not talk.
almuna in So Cal - start watching USC. It's more fun.
Remember Harmon, and BYU fans...this years schedule in no way approximates last
years. Last years team would be undefeated this year. So what if the Cougars
win out? Back to the Las Vegas bowl! Wow!! The MWC as I've said ad nausium is
a joke. We don't even see the games anyway...so what is all the noise about
football anyway. I don't care about football with the decision about the TV
provider. I'm waiting for the NBA. Harmon....why don't you go after the goofy
people to made this idiotic terrible decision? And while you are at it, why
don't you punch their hot button about getting rid of the commissioner or get
serious about starting another conference....which could include Hawaii, Boise
State and Nevada Reno (we have the wrong Nevada school in our conference).
These comments have been recycled for a good 2 months now, just with little
tweaks.Also, I can' get the mtn.Can Craig Thompson Hear
When my friend and I heard that the BYU-UNLV game was going to be on the Mtn.
channel I called a local sports bar since none of the homes in southeastern
Idaho have the Mtn. channel (it is all DirecTV and DISH). I got by the manager
of the sports bar that "yes, we have the Mtn. Channel". We showed up 30 minutes
early and the manager looked all through his cable channels. No Mtn. Channel.
He said, "I guess Cable One doesn't have that Channel". I think he had mistaken
the Mtn. channel for one of the satellite channels. (And I was told that the
cable company in this area is not Comcast, but Cable One, who doesn't carry the
Mtn.) So, we left and drove back home where we listened to the game "1940's
style" on the radio while sitting in the living room. Something must be
done about the travesty that is Comcast and the Mtn. channel. I am well aware
that ESPN's weird days and times of games were insulting. However, as as a
native of Ohio said to me at last years Las Vegas bowl, "That's too bad, we
always used to see BYU games".
What's with all the complaining about not getting the mountain channel? Heck, I
get it, but with the cameraman getting fooled more often than the 5 year olds in
the stands, I didn't see much more of the game than those of you that don't get
the channel did!
Utah's record in Provo over the last TEN YEARS: 4-1.There's no home
field advantage in this rivalry, certainly not for BYU.
Watching games on the internet is fine, I guess, & may be a temporary solution,
however, I did not buy a big screen TV so that I can hunch over my computer
screen to watch sports!!! It would be logical and stand to reason that
eventually the MTN will die...I mean what company wants to advertise on a
channel that has a limited market? Unfortunately, it sounds like reason and
logic was left out of this TV deal.
BYU will win every game before the Utah game, then lose to Utah in a thriller
and lose their bowl game badly. Utah will probably suffer one more loss to New
Mexico, beat BYU, and win their bowl game. The PAC-10 is stacked this year, so
the fifth team will beat BYU.Although I don't see most of the teams
in the MWC beating BYU, there is no comparing this team to last year's. BYU
squeaked by New Mexico, hardly the domination we saw from the Y in every
conference game last year.Utah is all over the place, but nobody can
deny that they get up for big games. I'm not the type of Ute fan that only
wants to beat BYU, but there's no doubting the Utes will get up for that game.
They're strengths also perfectly counter BYU's weaknesses, and they'll win in
Provo, so I Utah wins.It looks like we're back to having a BYU team
that always wins in conference and never wins against BCS teams, while Utah is
perennial conference underachiever who always represents well against the big
boys.Bronco's record vs. BCS = 2-6.Whit's record vs. BCS
How have Utah and TCU proven they are good road teams this year?TCU
has lost at AFA and Wyoming and barely beat Stanford.Utah has lost
at Oregon State and UNLV (both badly) and hung on to win at Louisville (a good
win, no doubt).During the Whittingham era, Utah has been a miserable
road team. Other than the victory over 6-6 BYU in 2005 and Louisville this
year, there is nothing else.Claiming TCU and Utah have shown to be
good road teams is curious.
Boycott sounds good. I get the mtn. already, but I think recruiting out of
state and out of the mountain west region is going to get more difficult for BYU
and the rest of the conference without national exposure. BYU pulls a fair
number of recruits nationally, particularly from the west coast. Re:3rd Gen
Cougar Fan posted the idea of noting the sponsors for the mtn. this weekend.
Good call. If everyone will do so, then post next week, we can notify those
companies that we are boycotting, and put the pressure on the mtn.
I beleive there is a way to watch BYU on the internet, but at a price,
$14.95/game. Go to cstv.comLook for Live GamesDrop down menu -
click on gametrackerFill in applicable search: View by School -
BYU Sport - football Date - This week, today etcThis
will take you to gametracker screenLook at the bottom of scrren, Click to
continue.On Saturday options will pop up to pay for the game. You also
have to estabalish a log in user ID and password before you can pay for the
game. It does work, but the picture is small, but you can see what is
happening. I still hate the mtn. and have called Comcast and complained that
they need to provide this as an option for pay for view. All I get is "never
heard of the mtn." Oh well, Go BYU!
Dick Harmon Rules!!!Cosmo Rules!!!Greg Wrubel Rules!!!BYU
coeds Rule!!!Broncos firesides Rule!!!BYU should be undefeated...But
they had turnovers!!!Matter of fact BYU should never lose a game again
because they are a band of brothers that are fully invested!!!BYU football
BYU plays both TCU and Utah at home so that should help them however both TCU
and Utah are both outstanding road teams as they have proven this year. Wyoming
might be the toughest game remaining for BYU since they will be playing a good
Wyoming team in a snow storm up in the forsaken plains of Laramie. I actually
think BYU will win or lose the conference crown on the ground. If they can
continue to run the ball with the two good backs they have they will be champs.
Hall is too careless with the ball (unlike Beck last year) to win with big
I think that BYU will have tough matchups against Wyoming, TCU, and Utah. I
think they can probably win every game for the rest of the season, and then to
keep up with tradition, lose in the bowl game.Living in CA, I also
cannot get the MTN. Unfortunately, KSL still uses that annoying Greg Rubell
(spelling?) guy to "announce" their games, so I can't listen to the games
online. Listening to him pander to BYU zealots (I graduated from BYU with two
degrees, by the way, but I'm no zealot) without actually calling the game drives
me up the wall. His referring to the players by first name only also rubs me
the wrong way.Looks like the occasional game on Versus or CSTV is
all I can hope for. I've had to start following the Cal Bears to keep some sort
of football sanity. Talk about irony. Going from watching the most
conservative school around to the most liberal.
For those of you who are wishing there were some way you could see the Cougar
games this year but are outside the pathetic confines of the MTV, you can have
all of their games sent live to your computer screen with a Slingbox setup.
Seems like it's around $150-$200/yr. I don't have their contact # here in front
of me but don't mind passing it on to anyone who would like it. You can reach
me at . I get it on the Mtn...lousy coverage, but at least I can see it.Good luck! It's been an interesting year so far. And oh, yeah--- that
price includes the BYU Basketball games also. Seems like a good deal.
If some enterprising Fan would "copy to disc" for a few bucks, sounds like in a
couple of months they could buy the MTN (not a serious suggestion to REAL BYU
fans, but I am sure there are some "out riders" on the post). A
week later is better than not at all. Back in the 80's I'd get VHS tapes sent
down to FLA just to keep up!!!
What are the online options? Can I find them if I google BYU Football?
Just like last year, BYU arrogance (inablility of leaving it all on the field),
and lack of good coaching, (penilties and turnovers), the cougars will again
have two losses in games they should have won. This will replay over and over
every year till BYU players get over themselves and PLAY TO FINISH.Boise
State recuits 1 and 2 star athletes every year, but still PLAY'S with heart from
beginning to end, no excuses. Until BYU reaches that level plan on a 2 loss BYU
for the next 10 years.
I haven't seen online broadcasts being made available - did I miss something?
Yo, you posted the same comments yesterday like "Did you know Utah plays Weber
next year?" You got anything new to say? You sound like a parrot to me.To everyone else..Let us pay close attention (for those of us who have the
MTN) to the advertising done for the Utah and Y game this week and call those
sponsors and threaten to boycott and then actually boycott until the MWC expands
their coverage. Take the power back! I will post as many sponsors as I can next
week with the phone numbers. Spread the word! Go Utes and Cougars!
KBYU is showing the UNLV game tonight at 9:00 MDT.
To the "watch better football" commenter, I live in Madison, Wisconsin where
football is a big deal (usually). But, not only do I not get the MTN, but I
can't even get the Big Ten network on our local cable. These independent
conference stations are ridiculous and are only hurting the universities
themselves because if the fans can't watch the games, why will they donate?
Idle speculation. When we get to 5-2, the odds will be fairly good that we can
get to 6-2, etc.Realistically speaking Air Force's 4-1 is looking
very good.When Utah loses to TCU it will come down to BYU, New
Mexico, and Air Force.
When the coaches finally decide to feature Unga and give Hall more quick pass
plays, the turnovers will drop dramatically. The UNLV game is perfect evidence
of the need to feature the run. It's amazing that our experienced O-line keeps
allowing blind-sided sacks. Very bewildering, that.
Your facts are plain wrong.USU being absent on this year's football
schedule has nothing to do with a disagreement. Their absence on the basketball
schedule does. And, BYU and USU have not played every year for decades. There
were LaVell years and Crowton years where USU and BYU didn't play.I
am a Ute fan and am totally against the recent additions of DI-AA opponents to
both of our schedules. After next year, each team will have scheduled two such
games in the previous four seasons. Prior to that, Utah hadn't scheduled one
for 12 years or so and BYU hadn't scheduled one for about 8 years. Now, we see
them regularly.It is a sad trend for both of our schools.
That 6-6 season comment was really funny! I think you got the team wrong,
If you can't watch it on TV, watch it online. There are options, use them.
Online viewers are a great way to show what other providers are missing by not
carrying the Mtn.
Actually, I guess we didnt play USU a couple times during the Crowton years
also, but you get my point. Both Utah and BYU have scheduled 1-AA opponents in
recent years, as have most other teams in the nation. Ever heard of a little
school called Appalachian State? I bet you have after this college football
season! Funny thing too, E. Washington will probably be a tougher opponent than
the poor Aggies would be.
to this just in....I believe in being a realist also but 6-6, what
are you thinking????E. Washington, San Diego and CSU all should be wins,
and I'm sure we can get at least one of the three games against TCU, Wyoming and
Utah. If I'm not mistaken that would be at least 8-4. I'm not ready to say BYU
will be 10-2, but 6-6 is not realistic.
RE: cougar pretendersDid you forget how your team "made a statement"
against N. Arizona last year? Did you know your team is scheduled to play Weber
State next year? I hope you make a statement for the conference too against your
1-AA opponents. BYU only scheduled E. Washington because of a disagreement with
USU (did you notice they are not on the Cougar's schedule this year for the
first in decades?). BYU had to schedule someone on short notice to come to LES
without a 1-and-1 road game the next year. Nobody else would take that offer.
BYU and USU have come to an agreement and will resume the traditional series
next year. Get your facts before you post that kind of smack. You just made
yourself look stupid.
Complaints from Houston, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Washington, etc about
not being able to see BYU?!?!?! Come on people - you are sitting in football
havens, watch the Big12, the Pac10, etc. You will see better games than the ones
you are missing. Why not root for the home team? That's the American thing to
do!It's like out here there are the Auburn fans and the Bama fans,
and then there's that wierdo who pulls for Notre Dame cuz he's Irish. Make the
switch to your home team, and be a real football fan.
most of these comments are about how lame the tv deal is and how lame the
conference is... BYU should leavethemwc (dot com)like "typical Y
fans" said, do something about it. got ideas? join the discussion
I have the MTN and prefer it over CSTV and VS any day. The comentators on CSTV
and VS hate the MWC anyway. Trev Alberts has never liked the MWC and BYU. KSL
on-line is great to listen to. In Boise you can only get MTN on cable, CSTV
and VS are on dish. You pay a price for both but I love my Cougars!
BYU is on pace for another 6-6 season. Let's not count our eggs
before they are hatched Mr. Harmon. We still have a few tough games out there
especially traveling to Wyoming.
All BYU football fans that can't watch the games-I feel your pain. Let's not
make ESPN out to be the good guys. They were going to force Tuesday and
possibly Sunday games on our teams. They showed no respect for the Mountain
small market teams. They're probably laughing at us now, but they gave our
conference little choice but to look elsewhere. Enter Craig Thompson who
convinced all athletic directors we would have a great tv package including
cable and satellite. The whole thing is a mess. I don't blame you for losing
interest and for being frustrated. The contract has been signed and there
appears to be few loop holes allowing for better coverage. The frustration is
mounting and I can't help but think something is going to break. Hang in there.
We know Utah (the state) is not the center of the universe.
Living in SW Mo I had the opportunity to join the THOUISANDS of BYU fans for
the Tulsa game! Opps! Worth the trip anyway. BYU has dedicated fans EVERYWHERE
and we ALL to recieve access to BYU football on TV. The Big Ten is accessible,
the Pac 10; ND; CBS caters to SEC. If the MWC wants to be a "big boy" they have
the power. Seems they don'e have the nerve. Let's get back to ESPN; they treated
the Y football program with respect- they put them on-air!
What have the other schools done? If it has been successful I will gladly add
it to my regiment of calling DirecTV and Dish every day and writing to my
congressman to ignore the war and focus on more important matters, like
football. Just want to know, what have the U fans done except for stop going to
games because their team is bipolar and can't beat a high school team?
So why doesn't BYU-TV rebroadcast recient BYU football games? They've
rebroadcast the BYU vs SMU Holiday Bowl several times.
to cougar pretenderi may be wrong but i know im not when i say you
UTAH fans have very short memories. I do believe tha Norther Arizona should ring
a bell to you if not try looking at you steller schedule last year and that will
remind you how great you really are.
BYU needs to leave the MWC. This TV deal is bad and will be a part of the MWC
for another eight years. The Mtn broadcast is awful and nobody can see it.
Plus it hurts the play on the field (you can only use the TV broadcast to review
calls and with Vs./Mtn camera men that isn't much help.) key plays didn't go
BYU's way against UCLA because the camera work couldn't over rule poor PAC-10
officiating on the field. BYU needs to threaten to leave the MWC unless the TV
deal gets done and now. BYU is the MWC as the red seats at rice "echoes" can
Out of sight - out of mind could become what happens in the future. I have been
an avid Cougar fan since well before I lost my voice at the Miracle Bowl against
SMU. I have paid whatever costs I had to to get the games televised in my area
including ESPN game plan even this year (in case by fluke I got a chance to see
them play). But, if you can't watch something and be a part of it, you can tend
to lose interest. Will that happen to BYU supporters. This Baloney of a
conference network is crazy as the Big Ten has 2 or 3 channels dedicated to the
Big Ten besides always being on network and Espn coverage. The Pac 10 is
getting their games broadcast on the fox sports networks as well as other
conferences are getting their games broadcast. Comcast isn't doing the
conference any favors. Out of sight, out of mind
Have a vavation home near Cedar City and became a fan watching games on TV on
KSL. Now, I can't see or hear BYU game broadcast in Cedar City (except night
games when KSL radio range is larger). So I stay home in California - still
can't see the game but at least I can tune in KSL online. The mtn is a joke. If
was a Notre Dame fan, I could see the game on free TV in Los Angeles.
Notice the difference here. Everyone in the MWC dislikes the Mtn. and the tv
deal, but it is Y fans that sit around and talk about it, while the other
schools' fans try and get something done..
I have the Mtn. and am able to watch the games. The only benifit that I get is
that I see the games instead of just hearing them. The commentary on the Mtn.
is bad. They claim to be a t.v. station devoted to MWC teams but they sure give
very little thought to the current leader BYU. I turn the T.V. on and then
listen to KSL radio do a much better job.
I am certain it would get the attention of whichever school you affiliate with
if you stop donating to their booster club and tell them its because of The Mtn.
The best way to get things moving with the Mtn is to find out who the
advertisers are on the Mtn and everyone boycott them until they negotiate
reasonably with Direct TV and Dish Network. Once the advertisers saw a cut in
their sales, they would tell the Mtn either get the thing done or they are
cancelling their advertising. That's the only way the Mtn will get reasonable
in their demands with the satellite companies
Clearly BYU and the other MWC schools do not care about their fans or they would
have actually paid attention when signing this deal.By the
way, what kind of a company pays as much for a product as CSTV has paid yet
refuses to make that product available to customers? If they really wanted to
make The Mtn available to the satellite companies, they would make it free. The
largest revenue stream is from advertising anyway.
if byu keeps scheduling these stellar non conference gems - 11-2 may not be a
problem. Good luck with E. Washington BYU. Make a statement for the conference
by winning this one.
BYU cannot "simply" drop out of the MWC TV package - unless they drop out of the
MWC.The package is part of the conference affiliation and the
contract extends for many more years. The MWC either needs to renegotiate
another deal (unlikely) or somehow get broader distribution. Short of those
things happening, we're stuck with this mess for the next decade or so.By the way, I live on the Wasatch Front and don't have access to the mtn so it
isn't just fans in other states that have the problem.
Complaints about TV coverage need to be sent to those responsible for this mtn.
mess; the university presidents who signed on to this bogus deal. Oh, and you
might as well cc the respective boards of directors.And, to Ms.
supposedly true blue: Just who do you think will be good enough to beat BYU
between now and the bowl game? UNLV is not so bad, just ask your yewt bar
My biggest issue is NO KBYU REBROADCASTS! That makes no sense...it wouldn't
even compete with .mtn...if I had it, that is. Once again, I'll have to listen
to the game.
BYU will not play a USU team all year. CSU is similar to them, but they've
competed in some big games, whereas USU gets shutout or barely scores. Mendenhall was definitely the better coach to hire. He's on his way to
his second MW championship and that other team doesn't even have a winning
record in conference! I'm glad we have the perfect coach for our program, and
none of us want him to leave after a loss, unlike some team we know.
I don't understand how the Mtn commissioner is keeping his job. He should have
been fired by now for this disaster. I'm in Utah and can't see the games either.
This is just one more way the Mountain West Conference has embarrased itself and
proven what a joke it is.
fire the commish!!! BYU needs to simply drop out of the MWC TV package and seek
their own coverage from KSL etc. Tell Comcast to go fly a kite. poor management
equals poor product. The mtn. as compared to ESPN and others (who i admit are
supported by large revenue generating beer commercials) looks like a college TV
station. the audio is so poor at times. the game coverage is no better than Vs.
I wish the KSL broadcast could be simulcasted with the mtn. or Vs. pictures.
Looking forward to watching Austin Allen (UNLV announcer created a new BYU
player) this Saturday. Cougs cannot take this game "Go Litely".
Just a thought, maybe when the Cougs stop losing to other conferences someone
other than the MTN may want them??
Ditto From Arkansas. I remember complaining about the awful times games were
played to appease ESPN but now they were obviously right, better late than MTN.
I understand the problems with the Mtn TV coverage, but how about the replays on
BYU-TV? I love to watch BYU football even when I already know the score. Please,
somebody do something! I have two boys who play high school and middle school
football. They dream of playing football at BYU. We used to record, watch, and
critique BYU games together. They may never be good enough to play college ball,
but in case they are I wonder if they will still be as excited about BYU as they
are now or if it will be UVA--the team we watch now each week. Hey, BYU do you
think you might be loosing some recruiting opportunities by at least not
re-broadcasting the games on BYU-TV (which unlike the Mtn has national
Relax, it's the Rockies.
We don't get it in Texas either. When will someone consider that BYU has fans
throughout the WORLD.. not just in the MTNs.
Can't wait to see the game on my Comcast cable... oh, that's right, Comcast
doesn't carry the Mtn in Houston. For all of their wanting us to complain to
DirectTV, Comcast refuses to carry the Mtn in most areas.
If they clean up mistakes they'll lose 1 or 2 more times. We were lucky UNLV is
None of us east of the Mississippi will be able to watch the Cougs either. I
miss odd days and start times with ESPN.
Ditto...beyond frustrating here in Arizona.
We don't get MTN in Oklahoma either. And there are no replays either. What a sad
state of affairs.
I enjoy listening to the BYU games on Dish Network 980--BYU Radio. A least
Wrubell's a hoot to listen to. Even if I need Mark Lyons to tell me what really
happened. And, is Greg on a first name basis with all the players?
I love the Max to Dennis combo. I thought only brazilian soccer players got to
use the first name only mantra.Anyway, that's how I've been
following BYU games this year.
I can't wait to see the Cougs on TV too. Oh, I forgot, we don't get the mtn in
Washington either. I do get the Big Ten Network. Go figure??
Can't wait to see the Cougs this week on the MTN. Oh wait we don't get the MTN