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Published: Thursday, Nov. 3 2011 8:26 p.m. MDT

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mightymite
DRAPER, UT

This has been a dog for ESPN and sources say they are attempting to restructure the contact. ESPN is hoping byu joins a conference so they can get out of this mess. The rating shares have just been horrible.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"Everything about the ESPN contract has been a positive."

So. Cal Reader:

So, the 8 year contract with the mothership--who named your coach "Roscoe" and, because of that contract, kept you out of the Big-12--is all good, eh?

I guess it takes a Ute fan to throw some cold water on the conflicted cougie fans. You guys simultaneously: 1) thump your chest about the advantages of independence and exposure with your world wide partner, 2) complain about your WAC schedule and ask for more games against BCS teams, 3) demand an invitation to any BCS conference that might have an opening, and 4) want to fire everyone who can't accomplish these mutually exclusive goals.

As your favorite Ducky would say: LOL!

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

Papa Smurf UTE

"I have heard more Y fans complain about the teams they play, and the fact that ESPN is burrying them on ESPN 2"

Get real. There's absolutely no difference between playing on ESPN or ESPN2? They're right next to each other in the channel lineup.

There may be a few Utah trolls and a few casual BYU fans around who don't understand the short-term scheduling issues, but the majority of fans understand that BYU's schedule will improve significantly in the near future.

BYU's 2012 Independent Schedule
Home: Washington State, Utah State, Hawaii, Weber State, Idaho, Oregon State.
Away: Georgia Tech, Utah, Boise State, New Mexico State, San Jose State, Notre Dame

That's FIVE BCS teams, far more than BYU has ever had while playing in the MWC.

BYU's 2013 Independent Schedule
Home: Utah, Georgia Tech, Boise State, Texas.
Away: Notre Dame, Houston, Utah State, Hawaii, Washington State

That's SEVEN BCS teams, including four at home.

The schedule would still be front-end loaded, which isn't ideal, but otherwise, 2013 looks like the best schedule BYU has ever played, even if you toss in 3 MWC/WAC/C-USA teams to fill out the schedule.

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

Pac12Proud

Their is no conflict between BYU's standards and ESPN's advertising policies. Get over your self-righteous, BYU-hating rant.

Unless BYUtv is running the beer ads or BYU is sponsoring the beer ads, the fact that beer ads run during BYU games is irrelevant.

What's non-sensical is your holier-than-thou, hypocrital whining about something that has absolutely nothing to do with BYU.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

@ PAC man | 2:02 p.m. Nov. 4, 2011
Anaheim, CA

Wait a minute. I have read many times the BYU trolls telling everyone that the PAC 12 is a loser conference. However, from your analysis it appears you are supporting your argument that BYU's scheduling is getting better by the fact that out of 12 BCS teams BYU plays in the next 2 years, 5 of those games (approx 1/2) are from the PAC 12. You know, that "lousy" conference. So which one is it? The conference is good enough to use as an example of how the BYU schedule is getting better or it's a lousy conference?

dhsalum
Saint George, UT

mightymite | 1:58 p.m. Nov. 4, 2011
DRAPER, UT
This has been a dog for ESPN and sources say they are attempting to restructure the contact. ESPN is hoping byu joins a conference so they can get out of this mess. The rating shares have just been horrible.
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What sources? I've heard people on hear say this but I have never seen anything about it, anywhere. And I read just about every article about BYU football on the internet...

We wear Blue
ogden, ut

@54 10
Thank you for responding to my call out to all trolls.
I again would like to thank you fot all of your interest and viewership. The trolls plus fans around the world keep BYU growing in popularity.
Still no answer for how many watch Utah games?......crickets.

ClarkHippo
Tooele, UT

@Pac12Proud 1:41

I mentioned Marriott hotels because, like BYU, they have ties to the LDS Church. Marriotts aren't owned by the church, but the Marriott family is a very well known LDS family.

Go back and read the comment by BYU Joe - 9:10 a.m. Nov. 4, 2011. He makes a great point about BYU vs. beer ads. How rude would it be if I went to a party where there was beer and told everyone they couldn't drink because I was there and I didn't drink?

Sunday play and beer sales are apples and oranges. No one is forcing BYU players and coaches to drink beer. No one is forcing BYU fans to buy beer or even watch the beer ads. Things would clearly be different if BYU was forced to play Sunday games.

You said - "Remember your own words the next time you see a post from a byu fan criticizing Utah for moving to a conference that does not ban Sunday play..."

I agree 100%. Any BYU fan who would say this is being ridiculous. But at least in reference to this story, I've seen little if any criticism of the U's program.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

Pac12Proud

Your tortured logic notwithstanding, only a BYU-obsessed troll would try to argue that EPSN's advertisers have even the slightest connection to BYU.

JohnInSLC

"So, the 8 year contract with the mothership--who named your coach "Roscoe" and, because of that contract, kept you out of the Big-12--is all good, eh?"

wow, the desperation on the hill is reaching full panic mode isn't it?

This business of Utah spending the entire season on KJZZ, while BYU plays weekly on ESPN is really taking its toll. Soon, the Utah trolls will be blaming the national debt and world hunger on BYU's partnership with ESPN.

Relax. A couple more losses and you can start looking forward to next season when the Utes will supposedly have better television coverage.

TrollPolice
Salt Lake City, UT

Wow, the trolls are really out in force today trying to convince themselves that playing more games on ESPN than any other team in the country is a bad thing.

If U really love KJZZ that much, you should have Dr. Hill contact Larry Scott to see if the two can make an arrangement to have all of Utah's game played on KJZZ next year.

So. Cal Reader
Escondido, CA

Re: JohnInSLC "So, the 8 year contract with the mothership--who named your coach "Roscoe" and, because of that contract, kept you out of the Big-12--is all good, eh?" Pardon me, but please share with me where you read the ESPN TV contract is what kept the Cougs out of the Big 12? There was never an invitation extended. A lot of speculation, and so glad you trolls were able to chime in on the interest. I repeat what I shared earlier, I'll enjoy the ESPN coverage of our bowl game this year. And your bowl game is ....? Priceless.

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

dhsalum

Utah trolls are prone to just making stuff up when reality conflicts with their own distorted view of the world.

2:43 p.m.

Alright, you've convinced me. OSU and WSU are the dregs of the BCS world and BYU should lump those games in with Idaho and New Mexico State. Should we also include Utah in that mix?

That still leaves BYU with several games against great BCS programs in the next couple of years: Texas(twice), Boise State(twice), Georgia Tech(twice), and Notre Dame(twice).

Not bad for the 2nd and 3rd years of independence.

royalblue
Alpine, UT

In other news:

When watching Urban Schools Evan Chang playing for the Blues on the volleyball court, you cant help but notice his talent, but something seems off.

Undoubtedly the best player in the programs five-year history, Chang regularly plays out of position for the Blues, but is actually one of the best high school liberos in the Bay Area.

Chang was rewarded for that talent with a recent verbal commitment to BYU, a three-time national champion and consistently one of the best Division I volleyball teams in the nation.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

I feel badly for BYU "fans". They have 2 byes in a month that everyone else plays a full schedule of conference games and they have the 109th rated strength of schedule. Sad really.

nosaerfoecioveht
NSL, UT

The Y's scheduling will get better than the mess they had this year.

Utah's television exposure will get better than the mess it was this year.

Here's to football in Utah getting better! Lets all have a group hug.

We wear Blue
ogden, ut

@54 10
The only thing " sad" is you and all the other well known trolls obsession with everything BYU.
I am still waiting for my answer to how many watch Utah games. I really want to know, because for all your talk about PAC12 dominance it doesnt translate into people watching or caring about your team. While you sit and pound on your computers , every weekend millions are tuning into BYU football. And you can admit that before joining the PAC12 you never watched any of their games either.
BYU has joined the ranks of Notre Dame, LSU, Texas in viewership and that my friends is power.

nosaerfoecioveht
NSL, UT

@We Wear Blue

"BYU has joined the ranks of Notre Dame, LSU, Texas in viewership and that my friends is power."

The word "goggles" is missing from the end of your screen name.

UtahManDan
Providence, UT

Ute trolls need to give it a rest. BYU has a good thing going with ESPN and every BYU fan I know is happy to be free of the Mountain Channel.

So. Cal Reader
Escondido, CA

Re: 54-10 "I feel badly for BYU "fans". They have 2 byes in a month that everyone else plays a full schedule of conference games and they have the 109th rated strength of schedule. Sad really." Not too sad to get the bowl recognition this year. What bowl recognition will the Utes get? I had the Pac 12 Conf. Champtionship circled to see how strongly your Utes would "represent." Ummm, I've crossed out the game. ASU will represent the Southern Conference just fine.

greenshovel
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

If I was working at ESPN, I'd make sure to have a free beef jerky day in the parking lot each July. Give a nice treat to all the fans.

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