So, what Utah made BYU feel like is exactly the same as what TCU made Utah feel
like. What goes around, comes around. Big deal.When a team loses way
worse than they were expecting, it wakes them up and they usually improve,
knowing what weaknesses they need to fix.However, Utah stumbled
badly twice in a row, BYU didn't.Next year should really be
interesting with both teams seasoned a little more when they meet. I expect a
better contest.Rivalry? Not so much any more, unless BYU gets into
the Big XII. Then it'll be an inter-conference rivalry that again adds more than
in-state meaning to the game.But the religious overtone will never
U 90, BYU trash talks every time Utah loses. Every single time. Wake up.
Certainly this game lost much of it's past luster and importance to the Cougars
and their fans-----(pause, pause---wait for it)------along about three minutes
into the third quarter!!!!!Didn't see that one comin' did you?!
Nailed it. Winning. Go Utes!
I think Ute fans need to get off their high horse and BYU fans need to get over
themselves.The rivalry is all good. Before the Utes feel all
superior, since LaVell became coach through Crowton/Mendenhall, it isn't good
for the Utes. In the last 10-15 years it has been a great rivalry. I believe and
most of the games were pretty close. This game got ugly but it was
close at halftime and the very type of game most expected-close, hard hitting
and a defensive struggle. Things got bad and the Cougs were outcoached and
outplayed, no doubt about it.But before U. fans think they are too
good to play BYU anymore, let's get off of that song. And for BYU fans, the sky
is not fall--everyone relax and take a chill pill. Coach Mendenhall is a good
coach, he'll get things straightened. And yes, the schedule will help and hurt
(a lot of lousy home games) but down the road some good games are coming to LES
and BYU will do just fine in the long haul.
One team plays football, one team plays public relations.
@JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt,The Napolean-Dynamite analogy is very
apt and likely one of the movie's points: Uncle Rico wears a *faded* blue shirt
while talking about his glory football days in the past and Napolean sets the
time machine for 1984, but then learns that he can't go back to that year. Not bad for a product of a BYU grad, who apparently feels exactly that
@utehaterforlife,Calm down now and take your medication. It will be all
right. Really, it will. If your boys in blue win out, more power to them and I
hope they enjoy their bowl game. No more wins for Utah this season? Think
you'll be disappointed after Utah's next win in a couple of weeks. And you may
need some more medication then too.
@Rocket Science: You lost me there buddy. Didn't make sense.Go
Utes!! Onward and Upward!!"A Utah man sir, a Utah man am I. A
Utah man sir, will be til I die! Ki Yi" - President Monson
My word I am shocked at most of the comments. This was just a game. In every
game someone loses someone wins. In basketball BYU clobbered Utah . Why cant't
we show some class in winning and in losing ? The most important thing in life
is how we treat each other and we are not held accountable for who wins the most
games. Put this in perspective and just enjoy the ride and help each other. Be
careful of the words you speak make them soft and sweet. You never know from
game to game which ones you have to eat.
Further explanation of my previous approved submittal:As far as the
rivalry goes I was extremely disappointed with my news paper. When my son
showed me what was delivered to my front porch Saturday morning he opened an
included copy of the University of Utahs Chronical. He showed me articles full
of religious slurs, many written by fellow members; OK, tongue n-cheek, just
having fun, whatever Ive heard it all for years. However, within the included
section of my delivered paper were articles which have vulgar headline words and
discussions in the context as religious slurs. On Saturday my paper was
delivered with the Church News, the reason I subscribe, and with the same
delivery is included another section that slurs my religion using words this
comment site prohibits as vulgar terminology. You will have to go to the
particular section of Saturdays paper as I was not allowed to quote what had
@ Utehaterforlife | 12:28 p.m. Sept. 19, 2011 Syracuse, UT Oh
the pain of 54-10.Good luck in the WAC.
First, I need to say congratulations to the U from a life-long Cougar Fan. I
stayed in the stadium until the end, Ute fans thoroughly and deservedly enjoyed
the win and were good sports about it.My previous attempts to submit
this morning were denied because I included my disgust as I quoted headlines and
words from articles delivered in an insert of the Chronical with my Saturday
Deseret News. Quoted words considered inappropriate for this comment site.
Have fun with your only two wins this year, while BYU goes 10-2 and still ends
up in the top 25 and Utah doesn't and is home watching BYU in the bowl game,
Utah won't win another game this year.
This was one of the more ridiculous games of the series. This game was the
first game of no future rivalry. The Utes have gone another direction. They
have the advantage of no standards for recruiting athletes. BCS is the name of
the game. BYU has been exposed. BYU quarterbacking legacy is over. The
current quarterback clearly demonstrated that truth. It now appears that BYU
will be trying to hookup with the 'old' Big 12 no 10 with the possibility of not
having Oklahoma/Oklahoma State, and or Texas in the conference. So what will
that be like.....a joke? With the change at Utah let us please move on and
forget about all the water under the bridge. It's over. I am personally
embarassed about the game results. It was pathetic. There is no way to
justifiy the results or explain it away. It's over. And this message is from a
life long BYU follower/supporter. You Ute diehards please go away and move on
to some other rivalry if you feel the need for one. Good bye.
It's simply "maturity"--i.e. growing up; moving on in life.As
the old saying goes, "If you want to run with the Big Dogs, you gotta stop
pissing with the pups." Utah is in the big league, now. Saturday proved
the point that they shouldn't be wasting their time with "the pups."
Because no one had any clue what the outcome would be?Go Utes!
I'm really worried about ducky. I hope he hasn't done anything drastic. Come
back Ducky. Eat this crow!
Personally, I'm fine seeing this rivalry game die off. Even though I'm a Ute
fan, I've always wanted to see the Y do well when they're not playing Utah. The
Utes benefit from a solid program at BYU.Of course I enjoyed
watching the Utes pummel the Cougars Saturday night, although I was nervous that
the score was only 7-3 after the first 3 turnovers. But the Cougars didn't make
any corrections, the turnovers continued, and the Utes turned things up a notch.
Nice win, Utes. And Bronco may need to call out Doman again.But
the talk before and after the game--yuck. Too many classless, unsportsmanlike
comments on this comment board. The Cougars had two respectable games against
Mississippi State and Texas. I look forward to the day we can root for our team
without hating the opponent.Go Utes! Good luck, Cougars!
I meant to say uncle rico. Just like byu's relevance, I haven't seen it in
years. The Tupperware did burst and just like Rico driving off, BYU just
quit. BYU is also like the older brother and the Las Vegas bowl is
his wife Lafonda. But still, I love technology always and forever.
@GoGetterI suppose that you guys and gals who are into sports don't
need this article, but folks like me who don't follow sports much enjoy articles
like this. Articles like this help me understand what goes on in the world of
sports. I'm proud of both the U and BYU and hope both schools do well in their
games this year. I'm a USU alum, and I hope the Ags continue to do well. What I
really hope is that all Utah schools continue to do well (and improve)
academically, for that is the real reason why the schools exist.
In the 1980's there was no press. It was easy for the players to ignore what
wasn't there anyway. These young players needed to be slapped in the face to
bring some reality to their lives. Heaps is the worst of the bunch and the
coaching staff and media have spoiled him into thinking he really is all that
and all he has to do is show up. Well, he's partially right, he just doesn't
understand what it means to REALLY show up! Kids these days lack the dedication
it takes to excell. Stop talking to the press, and just get the basics of
football down so we can win another game this year!
Fully realizing that my feelings right now might be a little colored by the fact
that we won Saturday, I want the rivalry game to continue. By mid week last
week I was fully into rivalry mode. It was a little different being so early in
the season, but I didn't buy into the attitude of so many on both sides that it
doesn't matter any more.My fear is that the U administration and the
Pac 12 conference have already tipped their hands that the rivalry game will not
survive. The fact that they have scheduled us to play Colorado during the
traditional rivalry week and now with more teams likely to come into the
conference I'm getting nervous about it. Chris Hill has already said he will
not ask the conference to make any special allowance for the game. Hopefully
there are enough Crimson Club members with big money who want to see the game
continue and might have some influence.
bradleyc,Don't be naive, had BYU won the game you would be reading
the same comments, only from the blue fans. Apparently you didn't see the BYU
trash talking after Utah lost to USC or only beat Montana 27-10.
John jacob, did you even watch that movie? You've combined the older brother and
the uncle into one person. Get your story straight!
BYU even brought Jimmer out to hope they would win.Note to BYU: You
might want to stop riding the Jimmer (&TJ) Train. It gets a little old.
It wasn't any different. All the preseason hype made had BYU playing in the BCS
championship. And that's always to be expected from the press. Reality, they
just are not what they were represented to be.Utah has a much better
program, bigger, faster athletes with more depth. The game and hype
wasn't different, it was BYU and their demise. Which frankly was pretty
So the Rivalry should be put on a 10 year timeout. The behavior I am seeing from
fans on both sides but mostly on the Red side of things is very unbecoming of
our good people. It is time to stop the rivalry, let clear heads prevail and
then bring it back in 5 or 10 years. Just my thoughts.
@ ArynenI agree, he has struggled this entire year. The game against Utah
he had some of the most terrible passes I have seen a college football player
throw. I wont predict the demise of byu, the Utah fans who are doing this dont
@JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Haha... funny, accurate analogy.
Except the character you referenced first is actually Napoleon's UNCLE Rico.
And the backing over the tupperware was done by ND's older brother, Kip. ;)
Anymore vs. Right now.We just simply aren't good with Heaps right
now. For quarter of a century, it's gone back and forth between both schools.
Doesn't mean BYU won't be good in the future. It's just a painful year because
Heaps is proving to be no good. It'll fluctuate back, and then down again, and
then back up again, just as it always does. Everyone predicting the demise of
BYU football is just a little too emotional or arrogant.
Vandy crushed Ole Miss by 23 points, BYU beat Ole Miss by one point so maybe
we're over shooting it there...:)
BYU isn't good at football anymore. The Vanderbilt of the Rockies. Is that so
I thought once the game started that it seemed almost the same as past years.
The fans at the game were generally civil, some trash talking, some ice throwing
by some Ute fans but nothing too bad. Mostly a lot of Coug fans admitting their
team was beat, our very mixed section had a good time, even some BYU fans were
smiling and laughing as the game got out of hand. The fan dressed up as Brigham
Young was priceless! As far as the bloggers, a little bit more
bitter on both ends.
@GoGetterIt means everything to both teams. Nobody can say
otherwise. I know some smug fans on both sides who claim it doesn't mean
anything. It was a HUGE win for Utah and I will be willing to bet that at the
end of the season, it will remain Utah's biggest win and BYU's worst, most
I thought this article was:1- Obvious enough that nobody needed to
write an article about it.2- Misinformed (BYU needed this game to prove
anything)3- Funny."It's a non-conference game, which
means in some critical ways, it means less. Losing, however, is never on the
agenda of any good team. It's also nothing a fan wants to endure."It meant everything to BYU.
The cougars were very amped up for this game. They haven't looked as immature in
past rivalry games as they did saturday- jumping, screaming, whooping, high
fiving and trash talking every single play that gave them positive yardage, or
every tackle that gave up less than 3 yards, and unfortunately every cheap shot
they got away with. This was undeniably the biggest game of the
year in the minds of the players, and this over-excitement wore them out pretty
quick.This loss will do irreparable damage to the psyche of those
young and immature players.Utah players didn't let the rivalry get
to them too much and kept a steady balanced approach mentally and emotionally to
this game. If they can stay this way throughout the season, they will be able to
capitalize on the mental mistakes of all their opponents.
54 - 10 isn't a game, it's a drubbing.When I went to the U no one
went to see the Utah, bYu game because it was such a waste of time. We always
won. Wyoming was our greatest rival back in the day.Good luck to
bYu playing for the championship of nothing.
BYU is like Rico, the older brother of Napoleon Dynamite who lives in a van in
the middle of nowhere to be independent reliving glory from decades ago while
thinking they are still relevant.Cougars, yesterday's game was that
moment where you, Rico, backed up over that tupperware and to your surprise it
burst under pressure.Other than that, this years rivalry is exactly
the same give or take Pac 12 conference membership.
Hope Utah did not use all their points up for the season on this one game.Have a great 2011 season. Looking for that Bowl game.