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Published: Monday, Aug. 29 2011 11:00 p.m. MDT

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I always love your articles Doug. Some don't seem to appreciate your sense of humor, but I love it. Keep up the good work!

Salt Lake City, UT

Looks like the single life will be very short lived for BYU in that the Big 12 will come calling this week fullfilling Brad's prophecy!

Atlanta, GA

"Utah fans might have something different to say on that subject but maybe no one will bother to ask."

Now THAT was funny!

Morgan, UT

Great article.

Pullman, WA


Great job on this one. Your best ever. The Wayne and Garth's basement TV station line cracked me up. I can't wait to hear about their big date this week-end. Let's hope they generate some sparks and we'll go get some ice cream.

Iowa City, IA

BYU enjoys unfettered freedom, creates jealous and envy for teams that only wish they could do the same thing. Texas is also considering breaking the oppression. Utah is hoping they can survive not getting paid by the pac 12 this year, the honeymoon is over.

sacramento, ca

im one of the critical ones with your article....this one however was very easy to read and kind of funny....great job. thanks.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Very well written, nice parallels!

Saturday, here we come!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

ole miss 30
byu 17

Utah 45
Montana State 10

Mountain Cat
Oceanside, CA

I can't believe it! There must be two of us that play the Tuba in the basement.


We are almost to the one-year anniversary of announcing our Independence! It will remain to be seen whether Independence is the answer for the long-haul or merely the stepping stone. I find it gratifying that either option has so much upside. Taking the analogy from the article to the over-the-edge extreme, if BYU is now living the high life of a free spirited single, and the Big 12 comes calling with a marriage proposal, do the strong words spoken in the last General Conference about the importance of settling down and getting married pertain to BYU Independence as well as YSAs? Just a random thought :)

Great article.

Captain L
Provo, UT

IMO, BYU needs to stay independent, the big 12/10 isn't stable and BYU has enough clout to forge their own path, winning is the key. Having control over their own situation is prefered, IMO.

Bountiful, UT

So, BYU fans, help me understand, is Independence the ultimate destination or a stepping stone to get into a BCS conference?

When Independence was first announced, along with the marriage to the WCC for other sports, it was a long term commitment, the greatest thing ever to happen to BYU sports. It was the opportunity to fulfill the mission of the church and the best venue to accomplish the goals of the athletics program and the univeristy.

Now the Big-12 is sniffing around. And the wandering eye comes -- the grass may be greener? The Big-12 may be the ultimate destination - even better than Independence?

I am struggling because all I have heard as a Utah fan, from my BYU friends is that Independence is far superior to affiliation with the Pac-12. That Utah jumped for money and forgot all its allegiances and the true pursuit of collegiate amatuer athletics. Now that BYU is on the docket for the Big-12, it seems that some (not all) think BCS is ultimate goal. Help me understand. Not trying to stir the pot, just honestly confused.

No, Chris B and hedgehog - I'm not asking for your help.

Utesville, CA

Single life?
More like lonely life.

"Quest to be alone" is about to start....:)

Mesa, AZ

Chris B

Still not man enough?

Take the wager, if you are so sure.

Captain L
Provo, UT

UU32: IMO those BYU fans who are anxious to join a BCS conf. are only looking at things from a football perspective. The bigger picture is exposure and furthering the cause of spreading the message of the restored gospel. The way things are now, with the ESPN contract etc things are pretty good.
I personally think staying independent is the best option. Winning will be the key.
The only way going to a BCS conf. would be prefered is if doing so would make furthering the cause better. If BYU could keep their TV aggreement with ESPN and still have all the freedoms they now have with their own TV network, maybe going to a BCS conf would be better but there are alot of ifs. The big 12/10 is pretty unstable at present and I'm not sure they would want to give BYU what BYU would be wanting. To me belonging to a BCS conf. is way over rated, look at Arizona and Arizona St. they bolted 35 yrs ago, how many NC games have they played in? How many BCS bowl games have they played in? Not many. Money is the only plus. BYU isdoingfine moneywise.

Mesa, AZ


It must be so hard for you to hear from media that BYU is the best fit for the Big XX. And eve harder that they might invite them and BYU turn it down.

Or, conversely that BYU's independence stole the thunder from u's jump.

Even all the way from California you can't leave BYU alone.

So your whole argument about being lonely is, well...silly.

If you can't leave BYU alone, imagine all the BYU supporters, or people who are just on the fence tuning in just to see. If you can't leave BYU alone imagine all the media when BYU wins.

I guess it is so lonely over there in utesville, you have no choice but to comment on BYU boards.

That is so sad.

West Jordan, UT


I personally have never said "Indy is better than Pac12".

BYU fans wanted Pac12 more than anything. It obviously wasnt a good fit. So, instead of drone on in the Mountain Worst, BYU decides to forge ahead on their own. At first, I thought Indy would be very risky. How could they handle the scheduling and where would BYU fans watch the games? Enter ESPN. I think thats what get fans around the country so excited about the future of Independence.
Whats better? MWC or Indy? Not even a question.

IMO, going Indy shows the "big boys" that BYU is not content. You dont want to invite us? Well, we'll just do it our way. Once the "big boys" see how eager ESPN is to partner with BYU its an eye opener. Maybe BYU deserves to be a part of a major conference after all.

Would I have loved for it to be Pac12? Of Course. But thats not an option. B12 is just as good.

Eagle Mountain, UT


I will make you a wager. The one that is farthest away on point spread between these two games goes away for a year. That means you would still be able to post under hedgehog moniker. I don't have another ID so I would be gone for a year.

ole miss 30
byu 17

Utah 45
Montana State 10

BYU 38
Ole Miss 20

Montana State 24
utah 28.

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

Just what exactly did Chris B's comment have to do with the article?
He posted the same thing here that he has posted on other articles.

Let's ban trash talk from the comment boards here. It violates the rules.
Chris B's comment was off topic and should be removed.

I have had many of my own comments rejected for less.

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