@ChewbaccaStarfarer said: "BYU fans watch BYU play because it's
BYU." I couldn't agree more.I find it ironic that
you're coming on here trying to rain on BYU fans' parade because of the
perceived "weak" teams on our home schedule this year.Apparently, Utah fans are more concerned about the "big-name"
opponents they'll play at home than they are about supporting/watching their own
team!Hilarious!BYU fans go to BYU home games to watch
BYU play. I'll guarantee you we have 60,000+ fans at each of those home games
we play.If you're really concerned about our schedule, just check
out 2013: home games vs Texas, BSU, Georgia Tech and Utah, away against Notre
Dame, Houston and Hawai'i. And who knows who else will be on the slate?Go Cougars!
"I'll spell it out for you Verita. Cougar fans love to brag about their
bigger stadium. It looks like you have to give tickets away to try to fill
it."Chewbacca, did you know that the University of Utah and
Utah State Universities give their students free tickets to the games? BYU
student tickets cost the students $14 per game (the price might have even gone
up from when I last checked). Who's the one having to give away tickets to fill
up the stadium? And you'd think a smaller stadium would be easier to fill up!
Chewbacca | 3:46 p.m. Aug. 23, 2011 Magna, UT Starfarer-Just two points of clarification. I'm not claiminng any badge of honor.
I'm simply discrediting a common cougar badge of honor.===You
always promise to "spell it out", and make "points of
clarification", and then just run-away and post the schedule. Tell me again
Montana State University is?I'll give you my points of clarification
spelled out.Tickets prices, like real estate are based upon quality
of product, supply and demand and location, location, location.We
have your opinion on the quality of BYU home opponents (no one can argue what
your personal opinion of quality is, but I have friends that grew up in Magna).
BYU fans watch BYU play because it's BYU. Now spell out or clarify
for me how Utah giving away basketball tickets (ticket price=free) has anything
to do with independence, or CB's?
Chewbacca It is still funny that ESPN disagrees with you about which
games are important enough to air on TV.
We have heard ad nauseum from them on BYU articles about how slow and unathletic
BYU's db's are. Most often an article about the BYU defense brings these
commenters out of the woodwork. And even if the article is not about the defense
Ute trolls will still try and weave it into their post.Then finally
when an article comes up talking about the DB situation we get primary song and
golf clapping smack.Either the ute fans are running out of talking
points or Chewbacca didn't get cc'd on how to comment on a BYU article.
Starfarer-Just two points of clarification. I'm not claiminng any
badge of honor. I'm simply discrediting a common cougar badge of honor.Did I mention UCF, Idaho State, Utah State, New Mexico State, San Jose
State, and Idaho Community College? Gives me shivers.
Chewbacca So your admitting that it is a slow day in sports, so you
are trolling?And your argument is that less ute fans paying more for
their tickets is some kind of badge of honor? And that BYU's home schedule, in
your onion is undesirable, so they will not sell as many tickets?And
then you justify trolling because football is king, your b-ball team is bad, and
BYU fans keep rubbing it in your face that they are on TV more than u?Did I get it all?heewh, I'm sure glad you cleared that up for us.
Still don't know what that has to do with the article on CB's.But we'll note it down and give you brownie points for carrying that
grudge since the Majerus days.
Mountainman56- "BYU averages over 18,000 more fans than Utah and that won't
change, regardless of schedule."No matter how pathetic the late
season home stretch is. Did I mention UCF, Idaho State, Utah State, New Mexico
State, San Jose State, and Idaho Community College. St Heaps stats will be off
the charts! Hey! At least you have primary songs and polite golf
clapping to keep the kids occupied.
I'll readily acknowledge that my posts are off topic. I'll readily acknowledge
that my beloved Ute basketball team is in the dumpster. (Football is King as my
byu friends liked to tell me when the Majerus lead Utes were ruling the WAC.
It's even more true now than it was then, sadly.) It's a boring day on sports.
So I'm here trolling. Cougar trolls and rabid fans have taken up
stadium smack and coverage smack as their bastions of defense in the current
football landscape. So I am enjoying the irony of $4 tickets to a slew of lousy
home games in LES.
Chewy,BYU sells as many season tickets as Utah's maximum capacity.
BYU averages over 18,000 more fans than Utah and that won't change, regardless
of schedule. What does attendance and scheduling have to do with
this article? I guess you were just looking for something to try to make you
feel better about yourself. Pretty desperate!
Chewbacca | 1:39 p.m. Aug. 23, 2011 Magna, UT "I'll spell it
out for you Verita. Cougar fans love to brag about their bigger stadium. It
looks like you have to give tickets away to try to fill it. That's independence
for you."===Let me know when you spell it out, because I'm
getting kinda bored waiting for ya to get there...They were
"trying" unsuccesfully to give Utah basketball tickets away at Gateway
last year. That's not a "looks like" but a "had to". If slamming BYU is saying "It looks like you will have to be as
desperate as the UofU" is smack, that is disrespectful to Utah
Athletics.Does that desperation come from being a PAC-12 quality
school? Or is it independence?Not one poster mentioned the size of
LES, or RES, or the MC, or the HC. Not one mentioned prices of seats until you
did.You spelled it out, and did not even begin to respond to you off
That's interesting Jonny. Not that it's about the money. Right? But I do
wonder how the total earnings per football game compare this year. I know my
season tickets at RES went up about 25%. If the average price of tickets at RES
was $30 the gross revenue would be about 1.35 mil. If the average price at LES
was $20 the gross revenue would be about 1.3 mil. These are of course arbitrary
numbers I am pulling out of my hat. I'm sure the average prices are higher than
And if BYU sells out the dregs of LES at $4 a ticket that is almost $100,000
more than RES...
I'll spell it out for you Verita. Cougar fans love to brag about their bigger
stadium. It looks like you have to give tickets away to try to fill it. That's
independence for you. UCF, Idaho State, Utah State, New Mexico State, San Jose
State, and Idaho Community College. Woohoo! Let the primary songs and golf
The jury is still out on the secondary. Of the entire group only Corby Eason and
Travis Uale have any D1 experience. The others are all either JuCo transfers or
RM's, so we will have to wait to see how well they play. Fortunately, they
shouldn't have to make too many big plays with the strength of the front seven
this year. All the secondary has to do is keep their man in front of them and
not give up the big plays.
Judging these defenders based off St Heaps stats, they're not very good.
Porbably not D1 level talent.
BYU DBs are usually assignment sound, were we have issues is in the area of
speed and athleticism. This is what I believe is the big difference this year;
it seems that these player are more athletic and are faster than our norm.
Bronco has talked about recovery speed when a mistake is made, this year the DBs
will be able to recover more quickly if they are beat and will still be
assignment sound like always.
Chewbacca | 8:05 a.m. Aug. 23, 2011 Magna, UT "On Stub hub the
cheapest ticket for the Utah game is $94 dollars... Idaho and New Mexico State
each going for $4 dollars."===In the upper endzone.
Location, location, location...And you can also find a ticket for
Idaho at $129.While Utah, playing in a smaller stadium, creating
more demand by giving a more limited supply will allow you to see UCLA from $30
(Seat would be closer than from the nosebleeds at LES), and the Utes new rivals,
Colorado from $36.Utah at Arizona goes for $14, while you can catch
Oregon at Arizona for $40.So, what is your point?(According to Movoto median home price in Magna is $114,000, and Fruit Heights
is $354,900. I really find no point there either.)What do any of
those numbers have to do with CB's at BYU?
Rational: THAT was funny... I hope the long side of the field is the one
behind the defense!
On Stub Hub, you'll pay premium dollars to watch the Utes get pounded by the
elite PAC12 schools. Next year, the price of tickets will drop as the stadium
empties in direct proportion to the number of losses. LES will still be full,
regardless of the W-L record.
It won't matter who plays in our defensive backfield since our D-Line will have
the quarterback on his back.
@rationalgurney is a 5'3" midget. but a talented writer and
loyal devoted BYU brother. he never played a down of football in his life. but
that doesn't mean you have the right to go and trample his arguments. brandon
is a voice of reason in an otherwise unstable world.
"The field corner plays on the long side of the field and subsequently
requires the position to cover a lot more space, oftentimes in man-on-man
coverage."I think you mean the wide side. (Ever play
football?) We hope the long side is the side between the football and the goal
line on the defensive side of the ball.
On Stub hub the cheapest ticket for the Utah game is $94 dollars. You can get
tickets to the remaining six games for a combined total of $48 dollars. With
Utah State coming in at the second most expensive ticket and a staggering $17
dollars and ISU, Idaho and New Mexico State each going for $4 dollars.Sounds like you've got some real barn burners planned down there.
Something tells me the back-ups will get plenty of playing time in the hot,
sweltering heat of Mississippi and Texas. Thank goodness for depth.
What's the old saying? If you have two CBs, you don't have one? Ought oh. We
better get one.
Last years group of DB's were a solid group (that is saying something at BYU).
The front 7 is so stacked that the DB's just have to limit big plays. If they
are just as good as last year, the defense will be pretty good again. If they
are better than last year, then everybody should watch out.
If the Defensive backs for the Cougars are as good as they are built up to be in
this article, then it will be a very good year for the Cougs!Not
saying it's not accurate in it's report, but as a long time Fan, having
witnessed the secondary consistently be a weak spot, my optimism for a great
secondary will be reserved until after the season starts.But please
let it be as good as reported!Go Cougs!