Utah Utes football: Players lose family in tsunami


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  • To All
    Oct. 1, 2009 11:13 p.m.

    To all who have suffered or lost through this tragic event, my condolences and prayers. God bless those left to deal with what remains. It won't be easy but you will have support, comfort, and strength.

    God bless us all.

  • Another Coug
    Oct. 1, 2009 7:21 p.m.

    God bless you players and your families. I echo the statement from the "It's times like these" post.
    May this be a reminder for us to put aside our childish bickering and recognize these are simply young men out there.
    My condolences....

  • Mat
    Oct. 1, 2009 2:03 p.m.

    From the Oregon fans, our deepest condolences. UO has a couple of players from the same region, and thankfully, all are safe.

  • It's time like these...
    Oct. 1, 2009 1:58 p.m.

    ...that we realize what is important. We also realize that we are immature and childish when we criticize each other over who might be a better team. The truth is that we are all the same and have to stop the petty bickering. May your families be comforted.

  • Duluth Utes
    Oct. 1, 2009 1:53 p.m.

    My prayers are with those and their families who have suffered such a difficult loss. Kia kaha.

  • Y Alum
    Oct. 1, 2009 1:23 p.m.

    As President Ronald Reagan was about to go into surgery following the assassination attempt that had been made against his life, he looked up at the surgeon and quipped: "I hope you're a Republican." The surgeon replied: "Mr. President, tonight the entire country is Republican." Right now, all of us, whether Cougars, Aggies, or whatever we may be, are all Utes when it comes to our sorrow and sympathy for those whose lives have been so devastated by the tragedy that has struck so close to home. All our prayers and hopes during this very sad time.

  • More To Life
    Oct. 1, 2009 12:34 p.m.

    Agreed that there's a lot more to life than football. From a BYU booster to these Ute players affected by this tragedy: My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Red or blue, we're ultimately all on the same side.

  • U know......
    Oct. 1, 2009 12:02 p.m.

    we all love you. we pray for you and everyone involved.

  • Gordon
    Oct. 1, 2009 11:43 a.m.

    As a true blue cougar fan. May God bless the U of U players that suffered this tragic loss. I was TDY on American Samoa in 2003. I grew to love the Samoan people. God bless you all.

  • Sad news
    Oct. 1, 2009 8:47 a.m.

    Big Neli and Sealver are thoughts and prayers are with you. Let's all include the people of Samoa in our prayers.

  • SLC Watch...
    Oct. 1, 2009 8:25 a.m.

    What are you doing in Nagasaki? Nagasaki is my favorite Japanese city. I saw the October Okunchi matsuri there several years ago.

  • SLC Watch
    Oct. 1, 2009 7:27 a.m.

    Our hearts here in Nagasaki Japan go out to you. We join with those who mourn to send our comfort to all those who have lost loved ones. May God calm your hearts and lift your spirits. Peace we unto you all.

  • Bob2
    Oct. 1, 2009 7:17 a.m.

    My heart goes out to you guys. May God comfort you and our prayers will be for you and your families.

  • People fan
    Sept. 30, 2009 11:20 p.m.

    At a time like this, we are not colors; we are all family. I too have family in Samoa ~ they were on the other side of the island. But your grief is our grief. God bless, brothers.

  • moose on the loose
    Sept. 30, 2009 9:36 p.m.

    How quickly we learn how football is number 4 or 5 on our priority list. My prayers to all involved.

  • S Ahiwlsa
    Sept. 30, 2009 8:47 p.m.

    Thoughts, love and light to all of you who have lost family. Be strong. Let us know if you need help flying home.

  • BYUfan
    Sept. 30, 2009 8:13 p.m.

    To all players who have lost family, our prayers and thoughts are with you.