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Published: Monday, March 29 2010 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Small-minded fans in the state of Utah whose only frame of reference is Utah/BYU.

Reality Check

At least some Utes can face reality. Not so good to be a Ute after all. Face it, Cougar basketball is to be envied compared to what you've got going on on the hill. To say otherwise, is only deceiving yourselves.


Transfer to Utah State! In two years we will need a guy that create his own shot, plus you torched us in SLC this year. Odds are though you will go closer to home, probably playing for some Big West school. Anyway Go Aggies!

Just Curious

Where exactly is coach Boylen's recruiting focus? I mean, it seems to me the best players in the state are really not even considering the U? I recall Brandon Davies' recruitment and he eliminated Cal and Gonzaga before choosing BYU over Utah State. I look at coaches Morrill and Rose and see how they win with so much Utah talent and wonder what coach Boylen is doing.

small-minded fans

are those who think that their view of the sports world is somehow superior to everyone else's view

get a clue

only someone who is completely clueless would bother reading articles about BYU and Utah and then complaining about the rivalry

re: Reality Check

To be envied? What have you accomplsihed? One tournament win. Thats it. You still cant win the big one. Utah really envies what it used to be, and we are working to get back to that. No one outside of provo thinks anything of BYU.

Red Jello

I am very sorry Hines is leaving. He is a terrific player - a great shooter with quickness and toughness. That is is one that bothers me the most.



Maybe no Carlon's fault!

I read the same STUFF from the Utah homers when Justin Hawkins left. He's a quitter and we don't want him anyway. Whatever you do, don't blame the innocent coach! Justin Hawkins was not capable of quitting anything- He went on to very good seasons at New Mexico State. The same for Carlon- he is a really good guy and I wish him well. I hope he rips it up on whatever team is lucky to have him! If you are a Dallas Cowboy fan then you certainly can't like Troy Aikman- He quit on Okl. and went to UCLA. If you're a Boston Celtic fan you certainly can't like Larry Bird- after two weeks with Bobby Knight Larry left Indiana went home- and played at Indiana State the next season. Both these guys were quitters. Ya RIGHT!!!!!! Maybe the problem is the coach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Funnier Utah Fan 10:46 a.m.

What is BYU's bowl record?

What is Utah's bowl record?

What is BYU's head-to-head record against Utah?

How many times has BYU been in a BCS game?



How many National Championships do your utes have?


re: re: re: UTE booster

Of course having Luke Nevill helped. Any good team has good players. Without Jimmer BYU would not have been as good. Without John Wall Kentucky would not have been as good. Without Deron Williams the Jazz would not be as good. Duh!

Re: Gerber 3:14 p.m.

Under the exact same rules that BYU won their "national championship" many decades ago, Utah also won the National Championship in 2008. The U of U, like BYU, was the only team that was undefeated in college football during their respective undefeated seasons. Both seasons contained impressive wins, coupled with dramatic comebacks (BYU beating an average Hawaii team on a last-second goal-line stand; Utah's dramatic victory over top-ranked TCU). However, there the similarity ends. BYU beat a 6-5 Michigan team by just 7 points in a very minor bowl. BYU had no other signature victories that year (1984). Utah, on the other hand, beat Oregon State, a team that had just beated a top-5 team in USC. But, more impressively, Utah beat Alabama, a team that had been #1 in the country for a month and 1/2. They also beat Alabama by a larger score than Florida, the "national champions" did.

The University of Utah did win the "national championship" in 2008, if viewed by the same standards that BYU supposedly did in 1984.


Three out of four games is still three out of four regardless of the score!!

no good

Just admit it. Ute basketball is...


The rules in 1984 said whoever was voted No. at the end of the season was the National Champion. That team was BYU--one National Championship. That was also the rule in 2008, and Utah was not voted No.1.
Sorry no National Championship for the Utes!!!!

Re: Gerber 3:14 p.m. | 3:49 p.m

You are wrong. The voters voted BYU as the #1 team in the country. They had more votes than any other team in the country. Hence the national championship. In 2008 Utah had 16 first place votes compared to Florida's 48 in the AP poll. The Coaches poll even has a higher discrepancy with 60 votes for Florida and 1 vote for Utah. So, when you say "the same standards" you really have no idea what you are talking about, do you?


Henderson is off to texas tech...how do i know :) bc i know him

No problem!

We still have Foster and Tavita don't we? They combined for a 6 point per game average.

I'll bet they improve that to at least 8 points per game between them. that means Utah only needs to find about 60 points somewhere else!!!!!hahahahahahahaha..good luck with that!!!

Re: Anonymous 4:20 p.m.

I guarantee that if BYU had had the two seasons that Utah did in 2004 and 2008, then you would be screaming how your Cougars had won a national championship in those years. However, I guess that is something that will never happen for your team, either now or in the future.

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