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Published: Tuesday, June 7 2011 4:00 p.m. MDT

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bigsoccer
Syracuse, UT

I for one am all for BYU vs Utah to stay a little nasty, maybe not so much hatred between fans, I want people to know that BYU vs Utah is one of the best if not the best rivalry in college football.

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

Ridiculous back and forth from both sides. Ready, set, GO.

BigVic
Holladay, UT

I love the rivalry, even if it gets a little heated. People may say or do dumb stuff, on both sides, but most people realize where the line is. The rivalry makes family gatherings and hangin' around the water cooler more interesting.

Starfarer
Mesa, AZ

I've said it before...

I am completely apathetic towards the U. I don't care what they do, who they play, or what deal they have. The only time I do care is when they play BYU. (and to defend BYU from haters on the boards.)

I have never read a U article and I have never commented on their boards.

I root for my Cougs.

What I don't understand is U trolls who not only read articles about BYU, but comment on everything BYU. They say that Hate is the opposite of Love, but it's not it apathy.

Ute trolls who must comment on everything BYU must have a secret love affair with BYU or they would just leave it alone (apathy). Since they can't, it just proves that they love BYU.

Admit it, or go away. That's all I'm askin...

Hondo
Alpine, UT

Slow news day, here. Move along. They are trying to get people to start the same tired back and forth.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Starfarer, ignorance is bliss.

bigutefan
Las Vegas, NV

Well Star....if you did read the Utah articles you would see dozens of byu people making comments, get off your high horse. Look, its a divorce, and I'm just happy my team is making out better and coming out on top in the long run.

flynn is the coolest
Salt Lake City, UT

The animosity towards BYU partially comes from those whose grades weren't up to par to get accepted to a BYU undergrad program- but were welcomed with open arms at the U. Some think it's a "holier than thou" attitude, but really it's a "smarter than thou" attitude.

SLC BYU Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

Of course there will be Utah fans and perhaps even a few Utah State fans that want to see this end, and that a school that will not play on Sunday will NEVER be invited to a league like the Big-12, or that the LDS Church leadership will never allow such a move. But "Rock-On" BYU will find its way there sooner than later and this rivalry might just end up being on the same scale as Georgia vs. Georgia Tech (SEC vs. ACC), Florida vs. Florida State ditto leagues)...or Clemson vs. South Carolina (same 2 leagues). The west needs this sort of an intense cross-league rivalry. As far as garage sales, I think Utah State fans better plan on it since the program at BYU isn't going away or getting smaller any sooner...no pun intended!

man of few words
Salt Lake City, UT

Tomahawk ... I guess U would know....

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

"I am all for formally ending any U/BYU competition."

Counter Intelligence,

I couldn't agree with you more.

UtahUte16
Salt Lake City, UT

I personally think the rivalry is going to get stronger. What were we fighting for last time? Bragging rights to winning the Mountain West? Much more is on the line for bragging rights. There is a completely new dynamic and I'm interested to see how it unfolds. Both Utah and BYU are on their way up in the college football landscape, and the state of Utah will benefit greatly. I'm excited to see how the feel of a third week game will be instead of a late November game.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

I say end the Utah/BYU rivalry.

With all the exposure that independence brings to BYU I would think that the Utah game could be easily replaced with Florida, Alabama, Oregon, Nebraska, or any number of top level schools clamoring for a chance to share the limelight with BYU.

Jeff ls
Farr West, 84404

As a long time season ticker holder I am all for ending all competition between the schools. Utah and gone their way and I wish them luck. I think Whit is a great coach. BYU has chosen their direction and I like it. I would rather see a national schedule like what is coming over the next couple of years. The game with Utah is just blocking a schedule with a long list of great teams with great tradition. We will be playing teams and places that Utah can't even dream of playing with or at. End it now.
Jeff

Griz
Salt Lake City, UT

@bigcutefan
"I'm just happy my team is making out better and coming out on top in the long run."

Going 6-6 in the Pac 10+2 and playing in the Emerald Bowl is the top now? I guess it's nice to have something to look forward to.

bigdaddy
Salt Lake City, UT

@utahute16
"Much more is on the line for bragging rights"

Yes, like finishing 7th in the Pac 10.2. Woohoo!

@Blowhard S
"With all the exposure that independence brings to BYU I would think that the Utah game could be easily replaced with Florida, Alabama, Oregon, Nebraska, or any number of top level schools clamoring for a chance to share the limelight with BYU"

In a NY minute. The replacement is sitting on a waiting list now. But don't worry, BYU will always be willing to toss you a bone, just like this season when they offered you your only game guaranteed on ESPN2 (national TV) and not a regional broadcast on Fox Sports Nortwest or Versus.

S'funny, ESPN felt the Utah St game was worthy of a spot on their main channel (ESPN) but for the Utah game it got shoveled to their secondary channel (ESPN2). Eh, at least it's one game that your fans all over the country are sure to be able to see. You're welcome Ute fans. Bwahahahahahaaha!

Floyd
Taylorsville, UT

End it now.

The intensely negative sentiments from all sides of the rivalry are entirely out of character with the mission, message and image of BYUs sponsoring institution.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Jeff Is:

"BYU has chosen their direction and I like it. I would rather see a national schedule like what is coming over the next couple of years. The game with Utah is just blocking a schedule with a long list of great teams with great tradition."

There are 50 states in the union, but a full 1/3 of your schedule reaches into Utah and Idaho. Way to go Magellen! And what "tradition" were you speaking of with respect to San Jose St, New Mexico St, and UCF?

Admit it. You're not really happy with the direction your team is going. You envy Utah's program, schedule, and multi-million dollar television package.

Cougar_Independence
OMAHA, NE

BYU will always have the upper hand in the state of Utah. Private, LDS university, high moral and high academic standards. Compare that to Utah: public, non-religious university, mediocre academics, mediocre morals.

BYU has an exclusive deal to be on ESPN for all their home games, and Utah is a really small fish in a big pond called the PAC 10.2. Utah's move will only diminish their level of importance and relevance in a conference much higher than them.

Question: can Utah beat USC, Oregon, Stanford, Cal, Arizona, and ASU all in the same season? Answer: No.

Compare that to BYU's schedule this year: every game is winnable.

Go Cougars!

Cougar_Independence
OMAHA, NE

@Naval vet

"You envy Utah's program, schedule, and multi-million dollar television package."

Yes, I wish BYU was on Versus and regional Fox Sports Net for all the home football games!

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