At the season's start I chalked this up as a loss for Utah (whom I predicted
would be 10-2), mainly because I was convinced no one could play with TCU. Now I
believe Utah can hold their own, particularly defensively.If Utah
can get inside Dalton's head and cause him to turn the ball over, I think the
Utes pull it off. If the opposite happens, and it's Wynn makeing the mistakes,
it could be a long day for the Utes.In other words, QB's making
turnovers will be the differnce tomorrow.And yes, those of us with
comcast get CBS C TV for FREEEEEEEEEE...this weekend. Awesome.
My dearest big brother,As a Utah fan I acknowledge and respect your
many accomplishments. I was around in 1984 when you won the national
championship. That was very impressive and I was proud that a team from the WAC
could walk away with top honors (loved Barry Switzer's reaction!).I
also fully realize Utah's achievements are fewer and relatively recent. That's
pretty obvious (You have LOST more bowl games than Utah has had invitations).
But that doesn't matter to me. I like underdogs and that's a big reason why I
fell in love with Utah. I enjoy rooting for the scrappy "little brother", even
if some of our fans are a little classless.Arrogance,
self-entitlement and self-righteousness don't sit well with me. That's a big
reason I don't really don't like you. I respect you as an opponent and root for
you when you're taking on a program that is even bigger and more arrogant than
yourself (i.e. Oklahoma, Miami, Florida State) but I must admit it's hard to
REALLY pull for you, especially when I see the same attitude in your fans.
It was fun while it lasted, butSportsCenter is predicting that Utah
will lose:Utah 24TCU 38
And yes, I realize a loss to TCU doesn't get Utah into a BCS game at all. That's
not the point. I'm not sure even a win over TCU gets you into a BCS game, let
alone the title game. But if Utah does go undefeated you deserve at least the
consolation BCS match. That's the point. Hope the BCS system so many of your
fans tout doesn't let you down. That's all!
Utes do their talking on the field, but their fans talk before, during, and
after good or bad seasons. I'd say go Utes to their football team, but to their
fans I'd rather just say go away! Since Utes seem to want to hear from BYU fans,
here are some parting words--Hope the better team wins on Saturday
since TCU has been more impressive, are more likely to win out, and are
positioned better to get into a National title game they could win. Let the Utes
have another BCS consolation prize they so cherish, if they can remain
undefeated that is with what has proven to be a lackluster schedule. Go TCU!BTW--BYU fans respect what Utah has done in football the past decade, if
Ute fans weren't such a pain and could admit for the previous thirty to forty
years some respect for BYU being the better program you wouldn't get so much
flack now. What comes around goes around, I guess.
All my little sisters in Utah county (Sisterwife Mountain, Provostan,
Happyville) would like to think that Ute fans are classless and irrelavent by
displaying their rapier wit and 'holier than thou' aloofness. 1984! 1984!Well, it is 2010, kitty's.Stick to men's volleyball,
ballroom dancing and firesides.TJ, my dislike for BYU is less a crutch
than a lifestyle. Stay sweet.
Afro14Boy, snack pack really got riled up over that one. Too bad byu's
national championship was a joke!Go UTES on saturday, play your
game, get the job done, and silence all the critics, haters, and byu fans.Reply,SnackPack made a great contribution based on facts. I would
explain but I am pretty sure it is beyond your understanding. BYU was awarded a
national championship by writers and coaches across the country. There has never
been a national championship won in the history of college football. They have
all been awarded. There are a few critics and haters that could be
silenced if the Utes were to win but (and you will have to get over this
someday) BYU fans either don't care or they will be pulling for the Utes. Once
again, I would explain further but you wouldn't undetstand. It has to do with
SnacPac,You waste your breath trying to talk common sense with the
no-class crew. You make very good points and I am in total agreement with you
however; if you roll in the mud with pigs you will both get dirty and the pigs
like it. Utah has a great team this year and is to be commended for their recent
success. The MUSS is a classy and fun group. The no-class commenters could take
a lesson. They are blinded by jealousy and insecurity from decades of beat downs
from big brother and all of big brothers success especially 3 of last 4 against
them. They can't seem to get over it even as they are now emerging from big
brothers shadow. Two crutches for the no-class crew. Dislike for BYU and
thinking that BYU fans are not happy with little brothers success. We should all
be sad for them.
MAFU Traditional programs don't have to explain history to other
traditional programs because they all understand history.But,
sometimes, as in the case of our little brothers on the hill, traditional
programs have to explain history to their little brothers who don't understand
history because they don't have one of their own.Good luck to the
Utes tomorrow!Your Big Brother since 1984 will be watching.
DCUteDon't get too caught up in Utah's "relevance". The worm can
turn in a hurry -- see Florida, Texas and USC this year.Northwestern
came on like gangbusters a few years ago. Won the Big Ten. Played in the Rose
Bowl. Then faded back into obscurity in an AQ conference.Washington
State, Colorado, Kansas, and Wake Forest have similar stories.The
Panthers were relevant enough to start the season #16 and preseason Big East
favorites.BYU was relevant enough to be ranked in #12 in both polls
a year ago.BYU's Best1979 #13/#12 11-11980 #12/#11
12-11981 #13/#11 11-21982 8-41983 #7/#7 11-11984 #1/#1
13-0 (National Champions)66-8 with FIVE Top 12 finishes in SIX
years.Utah's Best2004 #4/#5 12-0 (BCS )2005
unranked 7-52006 unranked 8-52007 unranked 9-42008 #2/#4 13-0
(BCS)2009 #18/#18 10-3*2010 TBD 8-0 (BCS or Las Vegas)58-17 with TWO Top 12 finishes in SEVEN years...*and countingUntil Utah actually breaks through and wins a national
"Oh....there it is... I just found it on CBS-C. Wonder how many national
subscribers have that channel???"sammyg,Actually any
Comcast subscriber gets CBS-C free for the next two weeks. A national
promotional thing.Big time Exposure...I'll be watching.
@ Snack PACReally?!? HAHAHHAHAHA. Digging pretty deep from the
archives on that one. Do fans from "Big Time" and "Traditional" programs hang
their hat on games that were broadcast 20+ years ago? 10 years ago? Last year? I
don't see fans of Penn St., Miami, SC, etc. pontificating about obscure
broadcast & bowl factoids. Sad. Really sad.
Snac PAC! A Hostess Twinkie and a Little Debbie Snackcake for you! Let's toast
the Utes as they finally play some football and get 15 minutes of fame on
GameDay!I checking the TV schedules and could not find this historic
game anywhere on the ESPN channels like those BYU games you mentioned.Oh....there it is... I just found it on CBS-C. Wonder how many national
subscribers have that channel???That's exposure!
PJThey were also at TCU to see TCU trash Utah last year!must have slipped davidutefan's mind it's easy to do when you're
so BYU obsessed
"How many has Provo had?"BYU hosted ESPN Game Day just a year agoSounds like SnackPac really got the Utah crowd worked up with a barrage
of facts to counter the Utah hyperbole.Utah fans are simply being
disengenuous when they throw smack at BYU on a Utah article and then whine when
BYU fans rebut their hyperbole with facts.
PJ: the answer is one also. They were there to see TCU trash TDS last year
This is Gameday's second trip to Salt Lake. Boise has had one, TCU has had at
least one, even Air Force has hosted Gameday. How many has Provo had?
Snack PAC,Pittsburgh has far more historical accomplishments than
BYU, e.g., 7 national championships. But how much respect do they have now?Yet, the Panthers aren't very relevant TODAY (despite contending for the
Big Least). YES, it's painful to watch your team (BYU) slip into national
obscurity. Don't fret - you'll always have 1984!
"It turns out Utah should have gone independent and signed up with ESPN instead
of BYU. "Yeah, that might have worked out...If ESPN had
been interested in signing a television contract with Utah.If Utah
had a state-of-the-art HD television studio and broadcast truck like BYU-TV
instead of KUED.If Utah had a national fan base like BYU instead of
a much smaller local fan base that resides mostly in Utah.If Utah
had a track record of 3 or 4 decades of football success instead of half a dozen
years.When was the last time ESPN signed Utah to play in a made for
Boy, snack pack really got riled up over that one. Too bad byu's national
championship was a joke!Go UTES on saturday, play your game, get the
job done, and silence all the critics, haters, and byu fans.
Wow, Snack PAC.Do you really feel compelled to get on a Utah article
and dig deep to validate your fanhood by itemizing your team's accomplishments
of past years?So sad. Are things that bad in Provo?Why
the inferiority complex? Why are you so obsessed with the Utes?Don't you have a game this weekend, too?
bglBeen there, done that, with the exposure thing.Here
are just a few of the many highlights:1 Sep 1984 - BYU vs Pittsburgh
in the FIRST EVER nationally televised college football game on ESPN21 Sep 1984 - BYU vs Michigan in the BIGGEST "non-major" bowl game in college
football history8 Sep 1990 - BYU vs #1 Miami in a nationally
televised ESPN game1 Jan 1997 - BYU vs Kansas State in the Cotton
Bowl5 Sep 2009 - BYU vs Oklahoma in a made for television ESPN game
to open Jerry Jones Stadium to college football24 Oct 2009 - BYU vs
TCU - ESPN College Game Day in ProvoThe national exposure that Utah
has only recently discovered, BYU has been getting for decades, because the
Cougars EARNED IT!BYU has been building a nationally recognized
football program since 1972 when LaVell became head coach.National ChampionshipsBYU 1984Heisman Trophy WinnersTy
Detmer, BYU, 1990College Football Hall of Fame inducteesBYUGifford Nielsen (QB), 1994Marc Wilson (QB), 1996Jim
McMahon (QB), 1999Steve Young (QB), 2001LaVell Edwards (Head Coach),
2004Gordon Hudson (Tight End), 2009Larry Carr (Middle Linebacker),
2010UtahIke Armstrong (Head Coach), 1957
It turns out Utah should have gone independent and signed up with ESPN instead
First comment by a byu fan: ClassyFirst comment by a utah fan: Not so
@Oatmeal - It muss be that they think they have something to do with the on
Uhhh, I am a little puzzled about the notion that the fans deserve the congrats
for the Ute successes... darn, I thought it was about the players on the team.
All of us Ute fans need to get to the Game Day broadcast and show the whole
country what Utah Football is all about!!!UTAH BY 5!!!!
RE:Bgl Thanks, this is why we say goodbye to little brother; make your
magic happen with your gold coins and stay on your quest.PAC 12 baby!
ESPN Great that UtahUtes are in...Congratulations U/U
Bgl... *tear* that was just... I mean.... wow...
I believe I have read somewhere stating "by small and simple things, great
things shall come to pass". Staying in your Conference = small. Not self
promoting = small. Being patient = small. And many more which = great things
such as number 5 in the Country!
thanks, for the comment Smooth!....GO UTES!!!
bgl,Sooo I’m guessing a Bronko isn’t a mighty
steed?I agree with you. The Ute football team lets their play do the
talking. No need for mid- summer exposure proclamations (in HD!). No need for
Iggy’s sports bar Heisman hype. No need for cheating allegations to draw
attention. No need for bi-monthly T-shirt slogans….or pickle juice.Nope, just let the action on the field speak for itself. One week at a
You see, my little children of Provo--this is a little thing called
(pause---wait for it..) exposure. You don't go out seeking it. You work hard and
don't trumpet your own golden bugle. By and by----(pause pause) it comes seeking
you. And then, you exit (soft inspiring music begins to swell), nodding your
head and tipping your cap to those you've left behind and ride your mighty steed
to the land of the Con--ference (sigh) of Champions. I thank you for
Good luck Utah. I'm envious. But your team has earned it. Enjoy.