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  • Whew!
    June 1, 2009 6:54 p.m.

    I thought the tdS clown was never going to shut up!

  • Re: 1:08 pm
    May 29, 2009 4:20 p.m.

    Wow! Ute fans get pretty emotional when speaking about the Y. Still looking for approval I guess.
    I'm hoping this is the same person who commented before and thought their "trophy" was legitimate. I wouldn't have thought in a million years that two people would actually believe that the U won the National Championship in '08. Yes the Y's championship was in '84, but at least it was an official championship forever recognized in the records of the NCAA. You get voted #1 by some random internet site and you actually believe that it means you won the National Championship. Check back in a few years at the list of NCAA champions in football over the years. I'll bet if you look at 1984 you will see BYU and if you look at 2008 you will see Florida. Just because U fans want so bad to believe that your trophy is legitimate doesn't make it so. And just because envious U fans want to believe that our trophy is "pretend" or "fragile" doesn't make it any less "REAL".
    BTW, how could I be hurt? We win real championships not made-up ones.

  • Dear zoobs
    May 29, 2009 3:58 p.m.

    Thank you for your vile, irrational, and envious tripe. Your tears were delicious. What a perfect ending to the 2008-09 school year.

    Sincerely,

    the 2008 MWC/Sugar Bowl Champion;
    2008-09 Basketball MWC/MWC Tournament Champion;
    2009 Baseball MWC Tournament Champion;
    UTES!!!

  • Re: 10:29
    May 29, 2009 1:08 p.m.

    I love how tdS fans can watch their team LOSE to the Utes in Football, BOUNCE OUT of the MWC Tournament in Basketball and Baseball, CLING to the MOST DISPUTED title in NCAA Football history...from a 1/4 century ago no less...and claim to be the superior program.

    The Nat'l Championship trophy is real, and made of more durable mat'l than your fragile [no pun intended] award. No need to come down to Provo when we have one right here in SLC.

    I HAVE read the comments on almost every "why?" and Utah article, and it's the ZOOBS who most often attempt to transition from the present to the past.

    You can be sure that if you asked any NON-Mormon, unaffilliated with the "why?" and Utah County, who is a college football fan, they will roll their eyes at the tdS claim to be #1 from their '84 season, but they will NOT discount what accolades the Utes have earned this last decade.

    Face it...the Utes are NOW. The tdS is a "has-been" that "never-really-was". And that HURTS you.

    How marvelous!

    GO UTES!!!

  • Re: 9:11am
    May 29, 2009 10:29 a.m.

    "The 2008 Utah Football team has a National Championship trophy in their trophy case. Go ahead, stop by, and see it for yourself.

    2008 media National Championships awarded by:

    1. FansPoll
    "FansPoll is the only website of its kind that lets fans choose who the next collegiate football champion should be. The fans have spoken and confirmed what many believe, that the true national champ is Utah"

    2. CollegeFootballTalk
    "...we recognized the significance of Utah's accomplishments, and we declared the Utes the CollegeFootballTalk National Champions. Our readers agreed, making Utah the overwhelming choice as the rightful 2008 National Champs."

    I love how Ute fans live in bizarro world. That's where legitimate championships are "pretend", and pretend championships are "legitimate". I wonder what that trophy looks like. Probably a cardboard cutout of a real one. Come down to Provo if you want to see a real trophy.
    Also, if you read the comments on almost every BYU or Utah article, it will be Ute fans that will bring up 1984 or anything else BYU has done in the past before a Cougar fan would.

  • @ 3:13 p.m.
    May 29, 2009 9:11 a.m.

    5. Quest to stop claiming to have won any championships when it never has, and never will, happen.

    The 2008 Utah Football team has a National Championship trophy in their trophy case. Go ahead, stop by, and see it for yourself.

    2008 media National Championships awarded by:

    1. FansPoll
    "FansPoll is the only website of its kind that lets fans choose who the next collegiate football champion should be. The fans have spoken and confirmed what many believe, that the true national champ is Utah"

    2. CollegeFootballTalk
    "...we recognized the significance of Utah's accomplishments, and we declared the Utes the CollegeFootballTalk National Champions. Our readers agreed, making Utah the overwhelming choice as the rightful 2008 National Champs."

  • @ 3:13 p.m.
    May 29, 2009 9:04 a.m.

    1. Quest for a winning record.

    The Utes' have 8 winning seasons in the past 10. The tdS has only 5.

    2. Quest to avoid three straight mediocre years.

    From '05-'07, the Utes had 7, 8, and 9 win seasons. If by "mediocre" you mean "unranked" then okay. It happened. But I'll take 3 straight "mediocre" yrs over 3 straight LOSING seasons like the tdS' '02-'04.

    3. Quest to get as much pub as our rivals.

    I'm fairly certain the Utes' publicity and Nat'l profile from 2 undefeated seasons, accompanied by 2 BCS bowl wins and Top-5 finishes in 5 yrs, and nation-leading 8-game postseason win streak, has surpassed any pub coming from Provo.

    4. Quest to stop bringing up the past accomplishments of our rivals and then claiming they are the ones living in the past.

    Only ONE fanbase insists on bringing up events from a 1/4 century ago, and those would be the zoobs. Utes are more focused on RECENT events.

  • Re: Ute fan
    May 29, 2009 7:20 a.m.

    "Quests" aren't for Utes. They're for zoobs, players, and coaches affiliated with the tdS. Currently, BronKo is on a "Quest for no more slogans that make us look arrogant and ridiculous". However, here are a few of MY suggestions for BronKo to consider:

    (1) "Quest to reclaim our fanbase". With all these zoobs out there who are either afraid, embarrassed, or both, to admit they're tdS fans, and having to glom onto other schools with more competitive success (i.e. SDSU in Basketball and Baseball, TCU in Football and Baseball, or bandwagon favorite USC), this has been hurting the "why's" marketing strategy.

    (2) "Quest to be honest with our fellow man". Nah. That's just a pipe-dream. Sort of like "Questing" for a BCS Bowl Bid. Or for beating teams with a winning record.

    (3) "Quest to DUPE former and potential future fans into buying into preseason hype". That'll quick-fix the "why's" marketing strategy. Any subsequent failures and shortcomings can be blamed on the refs, the arenas, and the anti-Mormon media. And the Democrats, of course. Maybe even Bill Clinton.

  • Second Chance?
    May 28, 2009 4:14 p.m.

    Second Chance to do what? Make friends? Not cry after a loss? Has he repented of some sin he committed?

    Write a real headline like this:
    Beck Not Crying About Ravens

  • Ute fan
    May 28, 2009 3:13 p.m.

    I have a few suggestions for the motto of our football team this year.

    1. Quest for a winning record.
    2. Quest to avoid three straight mediocre years.
    3. Quest to get as much pub as our rivals.
    4. Quest to stop bringing up the past accomplishments of our rivals and then claiming they are the ones living in the past.
    5. Quest to stop claiming to have won any championships when it never has, and never will, happen.

    What do you think Whit?

  • Randall
    May 28, 2009 3:03 p.m.

    Just a matter of time til he flunks out of the NFL.

  • Re: Anonymous | 1:53 p.m.
    May 28, 2009 2:08 p.m.

    "Since TCU (then Utah and Arizona) exposed and humiliated the "why?" ersatz claims to more a more noble and humble "reach-to-a-destination" have been become de rigueur."

    Well, that is until they went undefeated, as in their Rugby team. THEN the Quests TRUE and ORIGINAL intent manifested itself.

  • Bender Rodriguez
    May 28, 2009 1:54 p.m.

    re: What a crack up! Utes are funny | 5:08 p.m. May 25, 2009

    Gee! I think the group Bowling for Soup left some choice lyrics out of their song '1984'.

  • Anonymous
    May 28, 2009 1:53 p.m.

    Now should a zoob in denial question, "what do those two quotes have anything to do with what BronKo meant":

    BronKo "Raised the Bar (c.2007)" for his "Band of Brothers (c.2006)" amid his "Quest for Perfection (c.2008)". Each year, those goals escalated, and in the year predicted to be the tdS' breakout season, the "Quest" was born. Look up the word "double entendre".

    Fans, such as "BYU Rugby Alum", and players, such as DE Jan Jorgensen pounced on this motto because to THEM, it meant...wait for it...a PERFECT season. BronKo only backpedaled after the MEDIA jumped on it, not the fans and players. This suggests it was HIS agenda too. Once criticized for his hubris, he suddenly about-faced.

    Why were those T-shirts such a hot ticket PRIOR TO the TCU game...but not AFTER? Had the team already been perfected? Perhaps the Frogs would suggest otherwise. And the UTES! And the embarrassingly mediocre 7-5 Arizona Wildcats.

    Since TCU (then Utah and Arizona) exposed and humiliated the "why?" ersatz claims to more a more noble and humble "reach-to-a-destination" have been become de rigueur.

    Dubious, duplicitous zoobs.

    Only fooling themselves.

  • utahphinsfan
    May 28, 2009 1:36 p.m.

    I'm glad this story is about John Beck and not Glenn Beck.

    As a UU grad & Dolphins fan, I was glad to see him come to Miami and mixed to see him leave. I was glad to see Cameron pass on Brady Quinn but REALLY irritated when they drafted Ginn.

    It was not meant to be for JB w/ the phins and wish him nothing but the best in Baltimore.

  • Re: Ute fans get a life...
    May 28, 2009 12:29 p.m.

    Dick Cheney said waterboarding isn't torture. Just because an official says something, that doesn't make it true. While none will ADMIT it, BronKo's "Quest for Perfection" WAS about going undefeated. It's inference has been noted:

    On a May 4th DesNews article, "Y rugby club claims national title", the 4th poster of the day, "BYU Rugby Alum" said, "Thanks for representing BYU RUGBY and all those who went before in efforts to bring this coveted trophy home. QUEST FOR PERFECTION 18-0 is amazingly awesome with rugby." Have those Rugby players already achieved "perfection"? Have they already ascended to the Celestial Kingdom? Have they already been translated? Immortalized? NO!

    tdS DE, Jan Jorgensen, was quoted in the Aug. 11, 2008 edition of Sports Illustrated magazine as saying, "Nobody's going to be satisfied with just winning the Mountain West. OUR GOALS HAVE TO BE HIGHER THAN THAT."

    Since only a BCS bowl can trump a MWC Title, and since the only way to OBTAIN said bowl for a non-BCS team is to go UNDEFEATED, or ACHIEVE PERFECTION, it's pretty obvious what BronKo REALLY meant. Only bitter zoobs in denial can't see that.

  • DieHardCougar
    May 28, 2009 11:48 a.m.

    "If you are going to try to raise a Ute fan at least know it was 4th and 18, not 19. Anyways, I will raise you 2 BCS Championships..."
    You have to admit, for "Hey Genius" to split hairs and correct somebody on a 4th and 18 (as if one yard makes all the difference in such a scenario) and then to claim that the Utes have "2 BCS Championships" in the very next sentence, is pretty darn funny. And I'll tell you what else is funny - the comment from HAHAHAHAHA!!! @ 9:51 (5-25-09). That was funny! Thanks for the laugh.

  • Utemyopia...?????.
    May 28, 2009 11:36 a.m.

    Yawn...Uuuuu beter get back to you ewes as they may be interested in your stats that still add up to a big ZERO!

    U little boys are getting further and further away from the mythical 1884 that the national media and sports fans can't even remember!

    When you can do something in the present--post it--'til then speak about current accomplishments...which is basically ZEEEERO!

    True Red!!



  • Ute fans get a life
    May 28, 2009 10:58 a.m.

    In no way is any of this slamming on your beloved University up north, it's simply stating an update about a once local QB for one of the state's major University's for football. Once and for all for all the Ute fans who still can't get their head around the "Quest for Perfection" motto, IT COMES FROM THE BYU MISSION STATEMENT FOR THE UNIVERSITY AS A WHOLE. Bronco didn't just randomly pick it out, it comes from the freaking school mission statement, which has been around forever. He's said several times it was never intended to imply they would have an undefeated season, he just got fed up with trying to explain that to everyone like yourselves who won't take it any other way.

  • Not clear
    May 28, 2009 9:12 a.m.

    I don't understand the caption. When was Beck's "first chance" to "start over"?

  • Re: Ute myopia
    May 28, 2009 7:18 a.m.

    BronKo has ONE more victory, and ONE more conference title than Whittingham, but Whittingham has TWO more Coach of the Year Awards.

    BronKo has ONE win over a team finishing their season ranked in the Top-25. Whittingham has FIVE, plus an additional 3 who were ranked at the time we played them.

    BronKo has five wins over teams from a BCS conference. Whittingham has SEVEN!

    BronKo has only TWO Bowl wins, and only to unranked teams with a combined record of 13-13. Whittingham has FOUR Bowl wins, with only 7-5 [#24] Ga. Tech having fewer than 8 wins. Don't even get me started on "how many BCS Bowl games/wins?" does BronKo have.

    The tdS has accomplished NOTHING since the inception of the MWC. In '01, '06, and '07, your BEST teams, you've only beaten ONE ranked opponent (an opponent the Utes beat that year also), and compiled a 2-3 postseason record. You speak of Ute "delusions of grandeur", but WE weren't the ones throwing Tortillas on our field at our season opener in 2001. WE never printed up "Quest for Perfection" T-shirts.

    Bitter, bitter zoob!

    GO UTES!!!

  • Ute myopia
    May 27, 2009 2:36 p.m.

    For all the delusions of grandeur up north, Bronco still has a better overall record and more conf titles than KWhitt. BYU, not utah is coming off 3 straight years of double digit wins and being ranked, utah just finished their first of both in 4 years.
    Congrats on your BCS Championship, oh wait I mean Sugar Bowl victory. I am still laughing from that comment.
    And for all the Beck hating utes out there, just remember that Alex Smith is about one season from replacing Ryan Leaf as the worst first round QB draft pick in NFL history.
    Ute fans you need to dial it back a notch. We all know you are going to disappear next year when you go 8-5 or 9-4 aqnd finish in 3rd or 4th in the MWC like you did in 2005-2007.

  • RE: To Carrots at 4:53
    May 26, 2009 8:18 a.m.

    I believe it was a Yewt who first brought up 1984. Why would you continue to add to all the stupidity? Actually the best comment was the Yewt who said they have 2 BCS Championships. And Yewt fans keep saying that BYU fans are delusional.

  • jefe
    May 26, 2009 7:46 a.m.

    Good luck with the Ravens, John. Hang on to the ball please.

  • To Carrots at 4:53
    May 26, 2009 6:14 a.m.

    We may not reach a 6 game losing streak, but likely 4 or 5 games in a row carried over from last years miserable ending. But hey, a loss to a good team in a NEW stadium is better than a loss in the Vegas Bowl to AZ. So things are getting better, just like the economy.

    When will this season end? I'm already tired of BYU fans trying to remind themselves that "things aren't that bad" by playing the 1984 card. Hopefully 1984 and the anti-depressants work. The players on this years team weren't even born then - well maybe half of them weren't.

  • Utah Fan
    May 25, 2009 8:34 p.m.

    Some have complained about all the articles on John Beck. Even though I am a Ute fan, there is nothing wrong with this reporting. After all, most people in Utah are BYU fans, and if there is a market for it, you will see articles supporting the interests of that market.

    Good luck Beck. I hope you do well, but not too well against my favorite team, the Steelers!

  • Anonymous
    May 25, 2009 7:58 p.m.

    I see the Ute faithful are still obsessed with BYU past and present. How else do you explain all of these laim comments over and over again, week in and week out.

  • What a crack up! Utes are funny
    May 25, 2009 5:08 p.m.

    Championships? Hilarious! Salt Lake City is the one pretending. The BCS is a joke. The 1984 Cougars are the only real football champions ever out of the state of Utah. End of discussion.

  • BCS Champs, huh?
    May 25, 2009 3:23 p.m.

    You'll raise us 2 BCS Championships? What Championships would those be? I believe Florida won it last year and USC won it the 2004 season when the U went undefeated. Granted, those were both great Ute teams...but those weren't championships. And the funniest thing to me about all this is that the players, the ones actually doing the competing, don't care nearly as much about the rivalry and all the trash-talking banter as the fans do...especially once they've graduated and/or moved on to the NFL. Being a Cougar fan, I'm hoping Beck, Collie, and all the other BYU alumni do well in the pros...but I also hope Alex Smith gets the starting job back, Steve Smith keeps tearing it up in Carolina, and Weddle keeps making big plays in San Diego.

  • Harry
    May 25, 2009 2:16 p.m.

    I don't read Ute stories and cannot comment on BYU fans' blogs, but the Ute fans do love Cougar stories. Keep up the interest fans at East High on the hill.

  • Hey Genius
    May 25, 2009 10:56 a.m.

    If you are going to try to raise a Ute fan at least know it was 4th and 18, not 19. Anyways, I will raise you 2 BCS Championships, 2 undefeated seasons in 4 years, and Kruger, Dale, Smith, and Johnson are all still open. You can try to raise me a '84 pretend championship if you want. Anyways, rivalry aside, I hope Beck does great in the NFl, along with Kruger, Smith, A. Smith, Sean Smith, Vakapuna, Weddle, and every other player that comes out of the MWC. The bigger the mark they make on the NFL, the more legit it makes the conference. Beck will do well if given the chance, he is smart, athletic, and has a great arm. Best of luck to every player out of the MWC in the NFL, even Collie.

  • Fact? No, not quite.
    May 25, 2009 10:13 a.m.

    "FACT | 2:29 a.m. May 25, 2009
    beck made a team. good for him. he will last maybe one year, and kruger will reveal his flaws during practice by lighting him up on a weekly basis, and kittie fans will cry just like beck did during his time down south. KRUGER WILL ALWAYS BE OPEN !!!
    GO UTES !!!"

    You will eat your words.

    You're a dweeb. He's already lasted 2 years and very likely already made more money in those 2 years then you will in your entire life.

    I'll take your "Kruger will always be open!" and raise you a "Harline is still open!" AND "4th and 19th!"

  • HAHAHAHAHA!!!
    May 25, 2009 9:51 a.m.

    It's so dang funny to read the negative yoot ocmments about Beck. They still haven't gotten over that game where Beck snatched victory from the jaws of defeat after time expired in their very own Rice-A-Roni Stadium! Let's see what significant thing was it the yoots did in that game? Oh yeah they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  • FACT
    May 25, 2009 2:29 a.m.

    beck made a team. good for him. he will last maybe one year, and kruger will reveal his flaws during practice by lighting him up on a weekly basis, and kittie fans will cry just like beck did during his time down south.

    KRUGER WILL ALWAYS BE OPEN !!!
    GO UTES !!!

  • Sorry 3:10
    May 25, 2009 12:58 a.m.

    He just might be a QB coach at UU and show their sorry red faces how its done.
    Gee, has the U produced ANY, yes ANY QB of the stature of Young or McMahon or Nielson or even Detmer or Bosco. How about...maybe some other position? A little rivalry is a good thing but look at the long term quality of the program.

  • Bob in line
    May 24, 2009 11:14 p.m.

    All the yawns from those who bothered to read the whole article. Is life so boring that you take the time to read something then whine about it?

    I hope Beck does well, as well as Kruger, etc. Life is too short to be such a dimwit about charcter.

    And is there a Beck story in the paper every week? I don't remember seeing one for months. Must have missed that.

  • true blue
    May 24, 2009 10:58 p.m.

    When is football season going to get here?

  • Ute NFL QBs
    May 24, 2009 10:51 p.m.

    I was just reviewing the list of Ute starting QBs in the NFL. The Page was blank.

  • Chester Blue
    May 24, 2009 10:49 p.m.

    Can't wait til Beck proves himself to some of these Yay-Yewts!!!!! Oh wait, he already did that. Remember that Harline's still open? It was by far the finest throw you Yewts will ever see at your 40,000 capacity filled Rice Bowl. Beck's throw was one of the finest throws in BYU Football history right up there behind McMahon's hail mary to Clay Brown to win the 1980 miracle bowl vs. SMU. Beck's arm was nearly as strong as McMahon's which says a ton! And his quick release is second to none! Everybody deserves a second chance and John has made a believer out of so many. Amazing senior year. Great talent. Great person. Enough said. Go Cougs!!!!!

  • Ernest T. Bass
    May 24, 2009 10:24 p.m.

    So. Dang. Good.

  • Anonymous
    May 24, 2009 6:59 p.m.

    your awesome john beck. your i can't wait to see you at camp

  • Advise
    May 24, 2009 6:50 p.m.

    Don't cry when you lose.

  • question
    May 24, 2009 5:52 p.m.

    So, how long until we have to suffer through another press conference with Beck crying about how it's not fair that he works so hard and just can't win.

  • Jim in GA
    May 24, 2009 5:51 p.m.

    I care!

  • Anonymous
    May 24, 2009 4:55 p.m.

    nobody cares dick.......nobody

  • Out of Carrots
    May 24, 2009 4:53 p.m.

    With few carrots left to motivate the cougar faithful along for the upcoming football season, the best alternative is a story like this. We still have a 2 game losing streak and that could be pushed to 6 before we play USU. We have cake in our faces for that "quest", and we have a fireside team masquerading as a football team.

    At least we have 1984, right? Oh please.

  • Re: Beck Stories etc
    May 24, 2009 3:56 p.m.

    AMEN!!!!! Keep these stories coming!

  • Re: Beck | 10:52 a.m.
    May 24, 2009 3:33 p.m.

    Who's better? No one was better then Beck when he played his senior season. He would have picked apart the utes of 2008! He has it where the likes of smith and johnson don't!

  • Top rate QB
    May 24, 2009 3:10 p.m.

    at BYU,3rd rate in NFL at best,he eventually will be an assistant at BYU(2 Years). go UTES.

  • Re: Love It 12:33 pm
    May 24, 2009 2:52 p.m.

    "He could get the call in the playoffs"

    ...or he could sit on the bench all year.

  • Der Beck and Anonymous
    May 24, 2009 2:25 p.m.

    Go to some other blogs and leave your nasty comments there. Somewhere there has got to be a negative comment blog for you two.

    What is wrong about hearing about someone getting a second chance? Just call yourself Utah supporters and be honest about it. Quit hiding behind anonymity. I like to listen to Utah players getting a second chance also.

    Utah has about the same age average as BYU. Several years ago they did a study on the age of MWC college players comparing them to BYU. BYU only averaged 4-6 months older than the other teams in the MWC. Around 10 years ago they did this when BYU played other teams around the country and the TV commentators were also surprised that the age difference was no where what they surmised it to be. For some reason you and others think the BYU players are all 25-26 years old. If it is so good for BYU why are the other teams telling their players to take 2 years off and do nothing with football. It is nothing by sour grapes.

  • Beck stories etc.
    May 24, 2009 1:44 p.m.

    I'll bet if you look at page reads, stories like this one surpass most other stories that the D-News publishes. The fact that Ute fans and even alleged bored-but-BYU-fans-nonetheless are still reading and even commenting is testament to that. I find it humorous that even in your disdain you reinforce the publishing of these kinds of stories.

  • Coug fan in NE
    May 24, 2009 1:39 p.m.

    I for one really enjoy these and other stories on former Cougars in the NFL. Please keep them coming. It is also nice to hear about how the players seem to be able to see beyond the rivalry, unlike many fans.

  • RE: TY
    May 24, 2009 1:38 p.m.

    I hope you were kidding about that Detmer plug and that it wasn't his fault that he was playing behind HOF QB's Leading a team to an NFC championship game means that you lead them all year long, not that you stepped in for a game or two while the starting QB was out. Detmer does have one prestigious record, most interceptions thrown by a QB in an NFL game. 7 I think, I bet Max Hall was trying to best that record last year against the Utes, but came up short

  • GA/QBC/OC
    May 24, 2009 1:23 p.m.

    If the NFL does not turn out for Beck, I see him spending two years as a GA at LSU; then QBC for 3 to 5 at some BCS school; followed by a long stint as the OC at some BCS school.

  • Problem is Inconsistency
    May 24, 2009 1:15 p.m.

    There is no doubt that Beck has NFL tools. He has a very quick release, is accurate, smart, works hard, and has a very decent NFL arm - throwing the 2nd fastest timed ball at the combine. His arm is probably twice as strong as a Hall or Detmer and probably more in line with Steve Young's. His problem is exactly what was stated in this article. One minute he throws a bad pick and the next the pass of the day. It seemed to be the same everytime I checked in on Miami articles discussing their camp. He often outplayed the other QBs in throwing drills and threw passes that wowed those watching but almost always threw a bad pick or two as well. When he did get on the field in Miami it was the same - several turnovers mixed with some nice plays. It's one thing to blame Miami's line and receivers for his game play but it seems he does the same in practice. Coaches have to trust a starter and so far Beck has shown to be turnover prone. And yet he also exhibits the raw skills that keeps people hanging on and hoping.

  • Anonymous
    May 24, 2009 12:58 p.m.

    Yawwwnnnn is right. Great to see Beck is making friends. That is sooooooo nice. I can't wait for a story on how retired BYU quarterback Robbie Bosco has a dog that he likes to play with or Vai Sikahema now gives guest appearances at his kids' nursery school.
    Come on, don't go searching so hard for these silly stories.

  • Love it
    May 24, 2009 12:33 p.m.

    Becks awesome! Best of luck to him with the Ravens. He could get the call in the playoffs and prove the NFL that he's a worthy starter. That would make his stock soar. Go John!

  • Anonymous
    May 24, 2009 12:03 p.m.

    I really enjoy BYU sports, but do we have to hear about Jon Beck every week? it is getting old

  • TrueRed
    May 24, 2009 11:51 a.m.

    YYYYAAAWWWWNNNNN!!!!!

  • Anonymous
    May 24, 2009 11:22 a.m.

    The NFL is lots of luck and timing, including fitting with the right coaching. It does not mean that a good athlete is not good.

  • TY
    May 24, 2009 10:53 a.m.

    Detmer led both the Eagles and San Francisco to the NFC Championship game. Its not his fault he was behind the likes of Farve and Young. Even Montana got replace by Young.

  • Beck
    May 24, 2009 10:52 a.m.

    Isn't as good as many of you BYU fans had predicted. He's not that good, he just had a few more years in age playing for the "OLD MAN" club in the MWC.

  • ronald
    May 24, 2009 9:56 a.m.

    With patience and a lot of luck, Beck should see some action this year. He's got NFL talent and Baltimore would be wise to give him a shot. If they play games with him like Miami, it's bye bye. Although, he could try out for the CFL. That league is small but the intensity on the field and in the stands is very real. Ironically, the CFL is building new stadiums and adding franchises. But, I want Beck to make it here. If he goes north, we will never see him even if he leads a team to the Grey Cup.

  • becks need to do it or else
    May 24, 2009 9:01 a.m.

    this is Beck's last stop in the NFL. He MUST have a good pre-season or else he is gone for good. Miami was a bust so this has to be a BIG improvement or else he will be using his BYU degree to do something else in life.

  • Good for Beck
    May 24, 2009 6:48 a.m.

    I love to see a guy get a second chance. He will do well, hes a very good back up. I hope he can start in the NFL someday. Im a big fan, good luck to him. Ill be following.

  • Ok
    May 24, 2009 6:46 a.m.

    There's nothing wrong with being a backup quarterback in the NFL making millions of dollars just ask Ty Detmer.

  • kind of like Smith
    May 23, 2009 4:08 p.m.

    started too early, too many offensive coordinators, lucky he hasn't had the injuries that Smith has though. And lucky he has a friend in Cam Cameron. He should name his next son Cam.

    If he gets the 2nd string spot, there's a good chance he'll see action,


  • Charles
    May 23, 2009 2:18 p.m.

    Great to see another Mesa Mountain View grad doing well! Go Toros!