@Taipei, the UT vs BYU game had a rating of 1.7.......the 11th most watched game
that week, probably because UT is very popular, not lowly BYU. I don't know
where you are coming from? Good heavens! BYU's ESPN rating have been absolutely
terrible. That is why the SJSU game is on ESPN U at 10pm est and the OSU game is
not being televised. Also, I bet the NMSU, IU and ISU games will not be on tv
either. BYU has been a "DUD" for ESPN this year......period, the end!
mrg63 why do you care? Or better yet, would you care to tell us why you hate so
much. Do you feel better about yourself after you hit the "add you
comment" button. If BYU is so irrelevant, why do you bother to beat the
dead horse, so to speak. Every time you click on an article or post a comment
you are bringing advertising revenue to BYU's "newspaper". Thanks for
all you do.
mgr63:Its not good to lie. BYU's rankings have been great on ESPN.
Their game against Texas was the highest-rated game of the week, almost twice as
much as the next two college games combined. Last week's game against USU pulled
in more viewers than the Fresno State Mississipi and Notre Dame-Purdue games
combined. That is pretty striking, as BYU doesn't have an amazing record, the
game was on a Friday night, and USU has the second smalled fan base in all of
Big deal about a 8:15 start time. It's not that late. People will watch if they
wanna see BYU, otherwise they won't care.The real questions are: who
is watching/What kind of ratings are these games getting? Will it be enough for
ESPN to continue the contract?====Snack PAC | 12:21 p.m. Oct.
5, 2011 "3 times more fans watched BYU beat Utah State than watched
BYU give a game away to Utah."Most casual fans turn off games
that become blow-outs unless your team is the one getting blown out. Close
games...people stay tuned. But still, interesting to see there are still Y fans
insistant that BYU "gave the game away." They were all out blown out,
dude. Reality.==="And speaking of broadcast quality - -
In my opinion there has been no comparison in quality between those provided by
the ESPN family and the Utah games I have seen"ArmChairQB...While I didn't think the Utah-USC broadcast was poor, Joe Tessitore and Rod
Gilmore are class acts. However, the crews that do ESPNU (Saturday's SJSU game)
are not nearly as good (see also Duke vs FIU last week).
BYU's "signature" for the 21st century is a VERY mediocre football
program. The ESPN television ratings- have been atrocious and I believe ESPN
will drop BYU for sure! This year's squad could easily be 0-5. BYU has been
beyond lucky...;...and they were absolutely pounded by a rebuilding year Utah
squad who has an injured quarterback. This week's game against SJSU is on ESPN U
at 10:15pm est. Everyone will be asleep before that ridiculous contest starts.
The OSU game is not being televised. With only the TCU and Hawaii games being
televised for the remainder of the season, which BYU will lose both games big
time, I loath the poor BYU fans that have to go and watch NMSU, ID, ISU games at
LES........maybe BYU will win one of those games? Good luck!
"BYU hasn't had a signature game yet, but it is providing entertaining,
close contests for ESPN viewers."Yeah, 54-10...what a nail
biter. Comedy, anyone??It's all good, though. Delivered to 100
TheAtheist:this life is shorter and sweeter for some, but the next life
will be even better, even for you.
Personally, I'd rather listen to Greg Wrubell call the game. ESPN does a much
better job showing the game than the Mtn, but the commentators are lame! Perfect
world? Watching on ESPN, while listening to the radio and Greg Wrubell!
lanius3 times more fans watched BYU beat Utah State than watched BYU
give a game away to Utah.Obviously, the only ones who care about the
Utes are the soon-to-be-shrinking group of kids on the hill. Utah fans will
desert the Utah football program just like they did the Utah basketball program
as soon as the Utes settle to the bottom of the PAC 12, which could be as early
as this year.
I sure am thrilled that the Cougs are on the ESPN family. What a fine
production especially when compared to the the MTN or whatever that
high-school-level broadcast was called. Glad we are done with them.And speaking of broadcast quality - - In my opinion there has been no
comparison in quality between those provided by the ESPN family and the Utah
games I have seen. Both the Utah @ USC and UW @ Utah productions (don't recall
if they were both Fox Sports)were second rate compared to ESPN productions of
the BYU games. Not only did the Utes play out of their heads @ BYU, but they
also looked and sounded a lot better that night than their other couple of
games. Not sure which are getting more $$ out of the deal, but the quality is
"Mendenhall said Monday, his team's identity is tied to doing things the
hard way. And he likes that."Hmmmm...The close
games have been entertaining, but I'd actually like to see a convincing win
against a quality opponent. Don't have too many more quality opponents on the
WA - DadI guess it's been a while since you have enjoyed a Utah-BYU
@deductive reasoning -Oh, and still no one outside of Provo will
With any other teams playing, I enjoy a close thrilling game as much as the next
guy. With my Cougs, the only games I enjoy are the boring ones where we crush
the other team (and if the other team is wearing crimson, so much the better!).
That is the only way that BYU has ever received any credibility in a
season: big wins over good opponents, and embarrassing wins over mediocre ones.
Great games so far. I keep tabs on BSU and the games are usually pretty boring.
BSU is very good but wondering if your team is going to win by 30 or 40 is not
very exciting. Don't get me wrong, I wish BYU was blowing everyone out but
these games are a lot more fun to watch. Go Cougars!
If you're a Cougs fan, you have to love the nat'l attention. With the exception
of Utah, all other games have been highly entertaining for a viewer stand point.
As an out-of-state Cougs fan, I LOVE the ESPN HD telecasts and avoiding that
sorry of a network known as the "MWC Network". On added bonus, to me,
has also been the consistency of Joe Tessitore and Rod Gilmore, who become more
familiar with the BYU players, coaches, etc. They've been a much stronger
announcing team than anything I heard from the MWC Network. I'm loving the ESPN
Contract. With that being said, I'll put up with the 8:15pm kick-off time on
Saturday! :o) Go, Cougs!
Brave Sir Robin Ah yes, the battle cry of the modern-day Utah fan,
"Utah still has a conference championship to play for".Tell me, why would fans of a program that's only won 6 conference
championships in the last 60 years suddenly pretend that winning conference
championships is something they care about?Even wonderboy Whit has
only managed to win one conference championship, half as many as Bronco.btw, be careful about knocking the pre-Christmas bowls because that's
where the Utes will more than likely end up this year, IF, they manage to become
bowl eligible.oh, and the Armed Forces Bowl is played December 30th
and will be televised on ESPN.
TheAtheist Are you referring to the Washington-ute game?
@fan in orem"Just like the good old days. All the utes have to
hang on to is the fact that they beat BYU."That's an ironic
comment coming from a modern-day BYU fan. Remind me again what you guys have
left to play for? A conference championship? A national championship berth? A
BCS game?At least Utah still has a conference championship to play
for (though it's a very long shot at this point). BYU's season is over - the
best you can hope for is to get bowl eligible by feasting on cupcakes for the
rest of the year, then meet a team like Iowa St. in a pre-Christmas bowl on some
obscure channel.So maybe you shouldn't talk about what various
teams' fans are hanging on to. 4 games into the season, all BYU can hang onto
is a last-second comeback over USU - hardly something to write home about, don't
@theatheistUh....Bitterman's comment was the satirical and funny
one. It looks like you are the one having trouble with those things traversing
A close game doesn't always equal an entertaining one. I'm glad I can finally
watch every game, but I wish this year's team wasn't so excruciating to watch.
In response to the atheist...No, the only play still fresh in
everyone's mind happended this year. It is the Garo Yepremian imperonsation
Heap's did in the 1st quarter. Priceless!
Riley says each game is going to be a dogfight. Four of your next opponents,
all at home, had better not be dogfights, they are terrible teams. By the way
San Jose State beat CSU at CSU, CSU beat USU in Logan. Don't overlook this team
or you will be embarrassed. But you should be them easily.
When I think about the defeat BYU suffered at the hands of the Utees this year,
I just think back to last year's basketball season against the Utees and soon I
am smiling once again! Go Cougars!
"We say over and over and over, the most important stat in football other
than the final score is the turnover margin."Sounds like
Mendenhall after the Utah-BYU game. If it just wasnt for turnovers, the outcome
of the game may have been different.Oh wait...that was Whittingham
responding to the beatdown Washington put on Utah...my bad.Go
So are you saying BYU is playing close and not dominating anyone because of TV?
I am glad that BYU is on TV. I do not care when or at what time. Cougars on TV
is awesome for me and my friends in Alaska. On the other hand, the MTN I maybe
got to watch one game a year. KSL streaming radio was as good as it was. Now
the ESPN feed is live from where ever BYU plays and really fun to actually see a
game. The close ones have been nail biters. Go Cougars.
TheAtheistStill pretending that anybody cares about a game that was
given to U???The truth is, BYU fans have already put that little
turnover fiasco behind us and have moved on, but Utah fans still anguish over
"Beck to Harline" and "4th and 18" years later.
...more jealous rants from our little brothers on the hill.54-10
hasn't helped U win a single game in the PAC 12.
TheAtheist | 7:22 p.m. Oct. 4, 2011 SLC, UTClearly satire and jokes
find it difficult to traverse your mind. ------That seems to
fit you more than Bitterman
Let me be very candid: any game on ESPN at any time on any day is infinitely
better than a game on the MTN. For this case alone, independence is priceless.
Just like the good old days. All the utes have to hang on to is the fact that
they beat BYU. Other than that game, their entire season is a bust.
I enjoyed watching the Huskies play last week. The team they beat wasn't that
The Utah game was a mirage.LOL
"BYU football: Team providing mostly close contests for TV"I'll say. Wasn't that BYU-Utah game a thriller?
Clearly satire and jokes find it difficult to traverse your mind. Stay Classy,
Bitterman, life is short and sweet.
Spread is 13 for this one. Seems about right. Only team SJSU has really seen
that has any decent defense is Stanford, and they only scored 3. On the other
hand, teams can put up points vs. this defense. BYU will be fine. I'm sure the
team will allow points and some yards, but BYU has stopped teams who appear
potent on offense already (Texas, USU, UCF) and held them in check pretty well.
If this team only wins by a few points, they will officially be in
trouble. However, the team SHOULD win by at least 20 or so.
No atheist. In spite of what many people firmly believe and bore witness of, I
remain unconvinced that the defeat took place. Or if it did, it was not
concerned with me or me with it. Surely you,of all posters can understand that
type of logic....
I bet more Ute "fans" post comments than BYU fans...GO
Still reeling from the rout?