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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 5 2008 12:29 a.m. MST

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re: Anonymous and Black Out

You are right on the mark with those comments. If Georgia had worn their "normal" home jersey's they obviously would have won the game becuase we all know that the uniforms are the reason teams win or lose. Maybe Utah should just steal another teams colors and change their uniforms to that. I got it, how about "Aggie" blue.

Clear Mechanism

The biggest game of the year, well except for the white helmets down south...and the team has so little to focus on that they need a decoy with strange ideas about what color of uniform to wear. Talk about lack of genuine focus and what's most important and in your face. I agree, it will be a nice excuse for losing...guess it's just to hard to just focus on a TCU team on a mission...and I don't mean the kind of mission the white helmets go on! What a bunch of screw ups...

hmmm

"If it goes bad in the first half can we come back out in RED at halftime?"

That might not stop the bleeding, but it might disguise it a little better.

Texas Tech...

always wears black uniforms at home. Their alternate is a red uniform. As for the fans to wear black, you are digging your own grave. TCU 24 Utah 17. Remember the score, It will be on the BCS gravestone near Rice-Eccles. hahahaha!!!!

JJ

The only blackout will be the Utes crying after the game. TCU 31 Utah 24

zewbie hater

You zewbie fans are just jealous that your quest for perfection is no more and your defense could not stop Idaho if it had to. Utah might not beat TCU, but will crush BYU and you know it.

zoob

byu fans dont even have the right to talk smack about the utah and tcu game. BYU LOST TO TCU!!! if you guys would of beat them then you would have a reason to. now your wishing and praying that tcu beats utah so you dont look as bad. GO UTAH!!, lets shut up tcu and the zoobs

1:44 hater

"Utah might not beat TCU, but..."

Already conceding that Utah might not do any better against TCU at home than BYU did against the Frogs on the road???

Utah has every imaginable advantage for this game - playing at home, cold weather, altitude, short week, much less of a target for TCU than was BYU, Top 10 BCS ranking. If the Utes lose this game by even a single point, it'll be a much bigger upset than the beating BYU took in Texas a couple of weeks ago.

Nutt

The P-Utes will wish they would have just turned out the lights in the stadium after TCU puts the hammer down on them. Only the P-Utes need to try some gimmick to get their fans amped for a game like this. I am sure TCU is quaking in their purple cleats, Oh no they are wearing all black!!! What do we do?!?!? Whatever.

bakerb

As much as I hate to say it, the future of the 2008 BYU Football Team is squarely on the shoulders of the UTAH victory on Thursday Night. If UTAH wins, BYU once again has control of their destiny.

If UTAH beats TCU, then if BYU can find enough Defense to beat UTAH (this is admittedly questionable), all three will end up tied for the MWC Championship with BYU ranked the highest in the Polls. Unless BSU stumbles against Fresno State (doubtful), this will not provide a BCS opportunity for BYU. However, I would be happy with an 11-1 Season and MWC Co-Championship.

So, I find myself reluctantly hoping that UTAH can find the mustard to defeat a very good TCU Football Team. Be warned, it won't be easy. These guys are better than the thumping they took at OU. In fact, I don't think UTAH can do it, but I will be watching and hoping.

Go UTES!!!! (at least until 22 Nov)

BKB

ALTAFAN

RE Nutt, Want to talk about a marketing gimmick eh? Yes the blackout is a marketing gimmick to get the fans amped, do you really not recall the whole "quest for perfection" though. How many shirts were sold? Aparently the Utes aren't the only team that has gimmicks. Way to think that one through though.

re 1:44 Hater and bakerb

First of all 1:44 hater, it won't be an upset if Utah loses because TCU is favored. Duh! Do your research.
And bakerb if there is a three way tie for the MWC championship between those three teams, I think the BCS might pick TCU or Utah. Now, my dad said and I think it is how they do this. Since BYU won it just barely and TCU won it the year before them, Utah would go to the Las Vegas bowl if not a BCS game.

Sidenote: Air Force is still 4-1 in the conference and they still play BYU and TCU. So Air Force could actually end up having piece of the Championship too! Like this:

Utah beats Air Force
TCU beats BYU
Utah beats TCU
Colorado State beats Air Force
Air Force beats BYU
Air Force beats TCU
San Diego State beats Utah
BYU beats Utah

Utah 10-2 (6-2)
BYU 10-2 (6-2)
Air Force 9-3 (6-2)
TCU 10-2 (6-2)
In this case they would pick Air Force for the Las Vegas.

RE: 1:44 hater

I AGREE BUT TCU IS FAVORED TO WIN

Bad Idea

Switching to new uniforms for a match-up with the best team in the conference is simply a bad idea. With the physical and mental exhaustion that sets in at some point in a game, very brief, but potentially signficant, confusion is not out of the question.

I think....

I am not a U or a Y fan but I think Utah will win because.

1. Home Field Advantage
2. Short week
3. Weather
4. Not at Fort Worth
5. TCU doesn't have much of an offense

Re: 1:44 hater

"Already conceding that Utah might not do any better against TCU at home than BYU did against the Frogs on the road???"

I know that to a TDS fan, being objective and not counting your Ws before the kickoff (nor making reservations for hotel and airfare to the NC game prior the commencement of the season) is akin to insecurity about your team's chances. However, it's quite the opposite. Being objective allows us to be a bit more focused, thus enabling us to perform at a higher level.

As far as playing TCU at home being a more favorable arena than playing them on the road, I'd have to agree to it's advantageous nature. However, when you lose on the road 32-7, we can pretty much conclude you would have also lost at home.

Ha ha.

re:ALTAFAN

Let's see how well you thought it through, One: The quest for perfection was a quest for the whole "season" not just one game, are P-ute fans wearing black the rest of the year? Two: The quest shirts are blue not black. And the players don't wear quest jerseys when they play. Three: Why didn't they have a blackout game for Oregon State? Oh that's right, it is a lame gimmick cuz Ute fans can't get amped for their team, You were probably one of the amped "fans" that left early during the OSU game right?

Black should be OUT!

I personally do not like this ploy. Anytime you go away from tradition and routine, you are asking for trouble. This is just a big marketing gimmick--all about making some money marketing new merchandise. Heck, black is one of TCU's colors, so now we are making them feel more at home. Besides, Utah has never worn black, so this might be a distraction to the players and take them out of the comfort zone.

BYU Haters

Bitter BYU fans, sheesh. Sorry you're 'Quest for Perfection' didn't work out. Holy cow, don't be bitter it's not becoming. Besides you will lose to Utah also, your turn is coming be patient.

Nutt

Yeah BYU fans, I have never seen a blog where Ute fans were derogatory towards BYU, I know that is a big word for you.

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