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Published: Wednesday, June 8 2011 2:18 p.m. MDT

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GACougar
Atlanta, GA

Howard S., why are you investing so much time and energy on a BYU article? Why do you care so much? What is your true motivation for all of these seemingly endless posts?

bmoncur
RIVERTON, UT

@Howard S.: I think that your arguments about reaching a BCS/NC game are accurate - Winning trumps everything, including exposure. I do, however, believe that your points don't really apply to this discussion. We're not talking about end-of-year results. We're simply talking about a desire to see our favorite team play regardless of where we live/what TV package we have. I believe that in the long-term, both BYU and Utah will greatly benefit (on and off the field) from their respective moves.

It is true that this season Utah will suffer from limited TV exposure, while BYU will be a lot more accessible than in years past. I think that this is simply and exciting positive result for BYU rather than a dig on Utah.

The bottom line is that exposure is ALWAYS a plus in the long term. BYU and Utah fans can certainly agree on that. Their respective moves reflect that common belief.

JayDee
West Jordan, UT

Why doesn't Howard S. just petition the DNews to start his own blog in the BYU sports section? Then I could purposely avoid him instead of having to wade through all of this. Based on his constant posting on BYU articles, I'm sure he would feel comfortable there.

Just sayin'

In Stitches
Provo, Utah

Howard:

For someone who is trying so hard to belittle exposure (I guess I would too if my team were stuck on Versus), you sure are working hard at getting your name "out there." Judging by the number of comments you've been posting, I guess school must be out for the Summer.

Collin Card
Provo, Utah

If the voters can't watch any of your wins, will they be more or less likely to vote for you in the polls?

That is the true worth of this ESPN partnership.

Thomas5
Colorado Springs, CO

Cougar Nation. Lets take a step back. First off, lets not forget that two of your games are on Friday night in September. The Ole Miss and Texas games are big for you, but again, in September. When college football gets real serious, in October and November, you have one game. If you lose one of any of the first five games, you are an after thought. No one is going to care nationally about BYU when you are off the radar in October and November. Remember that is nine weeks of BYUTV. True BYU fans can see their team which is important, but five out of the seven games in September doesn't give you the exposure you need when the college football season is at its peak. One week out of nine in October and November isn't good for your exposure claim. Yes, Cougar nation gets to see you which is great, but easy on the exposure claim. You are an after thought when everyone, including BSU and Utah are playing for a conference championship. And don't think ESPN didn't take this into view with their contract with BYU.

bmoncur
RIVERTON, UT

@Thomas5: I think your "early exposure vs. late exposure" argument could easily be used the other way. Early exposure is great because if BYU does win those early big games, then they will be grabbing headlines throughout the season. If they see big gains in the polls early, it will be easier to hang on to those gains later in the season, when BYU's schedule softens considerably.

I'm certain that ESPN's selection of which BYU games it would broadcast had EVERYTHING to do with the teams BYU was playing. If BYU had these games late in the season rather than early, I guarantee ESPN would be there.

All things considered, the current level of BYU exposure, when compared to the last several years, is exponentially better.

GACougar
Atlanta, GA

Thomas5, you said, "No one is going to care nationally about BYU when you are off the radar in October and November." Sorry, Thomas, but you are wrong. YOU will care. And so will Howard S and Chris B. Come what may, we know that you, Howard and Chris will ALWAYS be there and you will always care about the Cougars of BYU.

Target
Provo, Utah

Oh good, Thomas5 is here to bring us back to "reality". Have fun at those AFA games, Thomas.

crowntown1
Corona, CA

Re: Doctor J

This is the same OLD story you guys like whine about every year regarding your schedule. Why make yourself look silly. You BYU fans think that your schedule is comparable to the SEC's? Well for starters your playing Texas, Ole Miss and Central Florida, TCU for pre season. WOW! How's the rest of your beefy schedule look like? Here's FLorida's for example since you brought up the SEC kinda a good conference. They play ALabama,FSU,Georgia,LSU,Tennessee,South Carolina,Auburn, UAB,Kentucky. BYU wouldn't win half those games. SO your telling me since BYU a never been to a BCS game program is at the point where the fans are pointing the fingers saying "Look at the SEC schools they don't play anyone"? REally?

crowntown1
Corona, CA

BYU's way of beefing up their schedule is scheduling 4 WAC teams or 4 automatic wins. Something to really beat your chest about.

TrueBlue
Orem, UT

Thomas5

Let's not forget that teams have launched national championship seasons in September and October. BYU's Friday night games will be prime time games with almost no competition. Game reports and highlights from those games will be replayed in the Saturday morning Game Day broadcasts.

BYU having to win to take advantage of exposure is no different than any other team. Depending on how the season plays out, Texas or Florida or Oregon or Ohio State losing in September could be just as detrimental to the NC aspirations of those teams as a September loss would be for BYU.

Except a relatively meaningless conference championship (on a national scale), you could make the argument that a single loss for any team could make the rest of the season "irrelevant", an after thought, according to you.

bigsoccer
Syracuse, UT

So Utah beefing up ther schedule includes teams like Montana, and Washington st

bmoncur
RIVERTON, UT

@ crowntown1: Once again, most of the negative comments on this article have nothing to do with the point the article is trying to make. We aren't talking about strength of schedule here. This is about exposure. Did BYU schedule some cupcakes?

Absolutely.

No one is trying to deny that. Is an ESPN broadcast in early December something that BYU should be excited about?

Definitely.

Combating BYU's success with complaints about SoS is a pointless and ineffective argument.

crowntown1
Corona, CA

No one wants to see BYU beat up Wac teams and then get ran by bigger programs. How is that a win win. BYU is not Notre Dame. Someone explain that to BYU fans and good luck they think they are soooo irrelevant in College football. But their not but their fans will argue to the death about how great they are. I don't care about 84! Have you won any thing lately??? HAve you produced 1st round players, have you beaten a top 5 team. They will counter with their 11-2 or 12-1 seasons where they ended up playing a middle of the road pac 10 program in the Vegas bowl and winning.

In Stitches
Provo, Utah

crowntown1

More Ute logic:

"No one wants to see BYU beat up Wac teams and then get ran by bigger programs."

Which must be why ESPN is investing Saturday time slots to showing their games.

" Someone explain that to BYU fans and good luck they think they are soooo irrelevant in College football."

Which must be why ESPN is investing Saturday time slots to showing their games.

"They will counter with their 11-2 or 12-1 seasons where they ended up playing a middle of the road pac 10 program in the Vegas bowl and winning."

Remind us again, Crowntown, how your Utes did last year at said Vegas bowl.

bmoncur
RIVERTON, UT

crowntown1:

I think you meant "relevant", not "irrelevant"...but that's beside the point. You are way off topic. No one is talking about "how great we are". Again, this is about exposure. This article boils down to 2 main points:

1) BYU's increase in exposre is fantastic for the University and its football program.

2) BYU did an excellent job in manufacturing that increased exposure.

If you or anyone else disgrees with those two points, then please tell us why. I would love to debate an argument that actually has to do with the article.

Captain Caveman
Provo, Utah

bmoncur

Well stated. They won't, of course, they are just here to "troll up" the boards as usual.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, Utah

crowntown1,

Since you are such an expert at scheduling, I suppose that YOU could have done a better job putting together a tough schedule for BYU with less than a year's notice? Never mind the fact that most schedules are almost finalized by that time, and most games are scheduled about two years in advance.

Considering the amount of time and the situation they were in, BYU did an amazing job putting together a schedule this year, and future schedules will NOT be as weak as these next two years (BYU will not be playing multiple WAC teams after that). The nation knows BYU's situation, and I don't think they will be as anti-BYU as you are.

ram
Saint George, UT

byu has done a great job with there schedule to gain exposure 7 games on espn networks is great. As for there strenth of schedule byu schedule is tougher than boise st last year and they rode espn to a nat championship byu has a chance to do the same this year boise would not have been talked about as much last year had they been in the mtn this year they will find that out. that all being said byu will probably lose some early games but at least they will be on tv and not on the mtn or versus or cbscs. byu and utah did a great job geting out of the mtn conference good luck to both schools it will be nice to see some college football this fall

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