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Legislators call for college playoff after Utes go undefeated

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 10 2009 12:00 a.m. MST

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Oh, come on. With all the squabbling over serious budget issues going on, our elected officals are wasting precious time and taxpayers money so they can mug for shots with a bunch of irrelevant athletes? Pathetic.


The U of U football team should be congratulated. The Senate, however, should be focused on getting us out of this economic disaster.


To Dave & Whiggy- Get serious . What harm/cost was done by showing the team they are appreciated?? Get a life !!!

lost in DC

sometimes you need a break from the heavy lifting and in-fighting that can go on in the legislature. If they take 15-20 minutes for a feel-good resolution, they can get back to the real work a bit refreshed and with maybe a better attitude about those around them.

Go Utes!

time and money

I guess the media has it all wrong. These are the best of times. Must be if our elected officials have time for this. Love the Utes. Loved their season and success, but....

good grief

really? This is what our representatives have been doing? I have a feeling we need a good 3rd party to step up

lighten up

For those that say that this is a waste of time, think again. The U team brought untold amounts of advertising and exposure to this state not to mention the fact that if there was a playoof it would bring tens of millions of dallars to our universities, both public and private.


playoff, excuse me


I suppose I might feel upset by this action and feel like Dave, Whiggy and 'good grief' if the Reps were honoring byu. However, this is a state school and there is no harm taking some time to do this... and I'm a Ute fan and graduate so I like it! However, I do think President Obama has better things to do and from the statements he's made recently he agrees. So, lighten up byu followers and remember you are to be happy with a 10 win season and not worry about what other programs are doing and how they are being recognized and honored.

Anonymous critic

Why is the most important part of the story - calling for the playoff - all the way at the bottom of the story? If it wasn't for the headline, I wouldn't have figured it out till the 9th paragraph...


Lighten Up! So our good, righteous, conservative, narrow minded legilators that most of you all voted for took some time to appreciate a great accomplishment. It might do us all good if they didnt get back to the business at hand. They usually just muck everything up with more legislation that isnt needed. getting together to talk sports might be the best thing that happened to our state. We could actually go into next year without a bunch of frivilous laws. Can we bring in the 23-1 Aggies in next? I'm all for it.

To Dave

While the Legislatures wastes time and money on issues they have no business getting involved in, this is harmless. And these athletes are probably more "relevant" than you.

2 bits

I love the Utes... but this is becoming a joke!

RE 2 bits

I am with you on this, who cares about the Utah legislature does outside of Utah?

I Second That

I'm not in Utah and I care what the Utah legislature does. Keep fighting!!

BCS Busters?

I see our representatives have now adopted a new legislative uniform (wig and all). I like it! Kind of like school uniforms. Clown outfits for a bunch of clowns. How appropriate. Here's a great idea...Instead of legislating a state bill to get rid of the BCS, how about passing bills that would help benefit individuals who need assistance - not entertainment.

heart of the matter

What a circus. Vote all these boneheads out.


This Cougar would NEVER be a Ute.

Your tax dollars at work

This, ladies and gentlemen, is why we are facing the problems we are. Those entrusted to run the affairs of the state would rather let their hair down than come up with solutions to growing unemployment, a dwindling economy and immigration reform.

This goes beyond sports and and state sponsorship. It is illustrative of the malaise that exists in our country. I guarantee that the creation of good laws would do more to cheer up the state than waiving a flag in the air will.


I agree with those that say "lighten up." There's a time and a place for everything, and I, for one, feel better knowing that our state is still led by people down-to-earth enough to understand that.

It's not that I see the world through rosy lenses, but this is a welcome respite from the "catastrophe" hyperbole that's currently coming from Washington. How long did it take the politics of "hope" to be on the outs?

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