@WhatsInItForMe"I've always rooted for the Utes in all of their
sports, except for when they face BYU."Now here's an example of
a classy fan. I generally feel the same way towards BYU and will probably do so
even more now that BYU/Utah aren't playing for the same conference titles
anymore. However, I have to admit that still doesn't stop me from giving my
Cougar family/friends a hard time when they lose.
See you "HAIR". It's been real.Both BYU and Utah are now
much better off. Good luck to both.
@ I Still Can't Say It,Yeah, you shouldn't have said it.To assume BYU fans don't support the Utes is quite narrow-minded.I've always rooted for the Utes in all of their sports, except for when they
face BYU.I know many BYU fans who feel the same way.It's
part of being a resident of the great state of Utah!Same with
rooting for USU, Weber St, UVU, et al.
Happy New Year - goodbye old mwc and hello Independence. Goodbye craig thompson
and the mnt oh mtn. No more exclusive rights and more exposer!
"I was really impressed with utah's performance at UNLV in 2007"let's review;Prior to the UNlV loss- Utah spanked 11th
ranked UCLA...the same UCLA team the took BYU to the woodshed the previous week.
@rock of marnI was really impressed with utah's performance at UNLV
in 2007. That game was just as impressive as last years performance in the Vegas
MWC is the springboard for the Utes and the Horn Frogs jumping into the BCS AQ
swimming pool. Next Boise State might make the jump eventually. We at the Y have
taken a leap of faith as an Independent. Hope all is well with everyone.
I Still Can't Say It I've lived in several places around the nation.
Most fans don't care about any fanbase they don't play on a regular basis. But
nice try, son.
I will miss the MWC schools to some extent. There is a lot of history there and
a lot of good memories. Hope they all continue to do well, including the by.
Sammy, isn't that ironic. You question someone elses savvy yet you say Utah was
mediocre in football while in the MWC. Lets see, two undefeated seasons in the
MWC. Two BCS bowls. Two beat downs of BCS bowl opponents. Two thrashings of BYU
during the BCS bowl years. Pray tell what were BYU's great accomplishments in
football during the MWC years? Utah accomplished more in football than any
other MWC team (Utah 2 BCS wins vs. TCU 1 BCS win). It is too easy with some of
these Y fans.
Independence trumps the PAC any day of the week!
BYU = Hello Independenceutah = PAC 11.25 (not fully invested for 4
more years...)utes countdown clock:2011: PAC 11.252012: PAC 11.52013: PAC 11.752014: PAC 122015: USC announces independence for the 2016, giving utes fans hope for
a possible win of the southern PAC title...
"I still can't say it"Your U education really showing
through, especially your business savvy, on TV contracts but I suppose you're
one of those types that thinks a mediocre MWC football history equates to
instant success in the Pac 10.2.Do you have batteries for your AM
@10CCYour comment is probably the classiest comment I've read on Des News
regarding the MWC. I just wish the other Ute and Cougar fans weren't so bitter
and resentful of the MWC. Really just move on with it...both schools have a
bright future ahead so stop looking back.
I wish BYU could play on Versus like Utah...
CRBYou started well, but drifted, friend. ESPN is not self hype,
and after decrying the soft BYU schedule, talking about the first loss is kinda
mixed signals. The "good riddance" article pretty much
sounded more like "thank goodness."
Most sports fans don't particularly care for BYU around the nation, and the
article from the guy in Vegas proves it. I have a theory about the ESPN deal --
TV executives know people will watch just to see BYU lose and that's how the
Cougars got the contract. Unlike BYU, MWC fans are proud of the Utes
and wish them well on the PAC.
For any NEW scheduling, BYU would be smart to never schedule a game at the other
team's place in one-for-ones when setting up games against former MWC teams.
Doing so would only solidify BYU as a non-AQ.BYU now needs to act
like an AQ team by scheduling MWC, WAC, and other non-AQ conference teams in
either 2-for-1 (2 at BYU) or ONLY-at-BYU games.I bet they'll not
have any problems pulling that off with as many BCS teams that want to play the
Cougars, which will fill out most of BYU's schedule each year after 2012, thus
only allowing for 3-4 non-AQ games per year.
Parry...easy easy there buddy, the article is posted on both BYU
and Utah links.It does say BYU in the article Heading,Sheeeeeeesh
That first link was to a poorly organized and poorly written article. The
majority of comments on these boards are better articulated than that article.
That being said, I wish the MWC the best. Since Fresno State is
joining them, I will still sort of be following them. But I am so excited for
Utah to be going to the Pac. I'm happy for you guys and am looking forward to
Kyle rising to that challenge and your new coach (hopefully) rebuilding your
basketball program back to where it once was. I am also excited to be able to
watch my Cougars every week and to see them play teams we don't usually get to
meet. I'm also excited to see Dave Rose get the national attention he deserves.
This is a great move for both schools and I wish both teams the best
of luck. Go Cougars! Go Utes!
@CRBThe schedule is just as good if not better than the schedules
Utah, Boise St, TCU and Hawaii had when each of them made a BCS bowl by going
undefeated.@ParryThe actual article that is linked is
equally about BYU and Utah - no trolling necessary.
This Ute wishes the rest of the MWC the very best moving forward. It was a
great conference to be a part of, many road trips & fond memories. It may
be a long shot, but I hope they achieve BCS AQ status. They deserve it.
Both BYU and Utah took the deals they had and should not look back. Both deals
are better than the disasterous MWC/mountain debacle. Also both are much better
financially and from an exposure standpoint. However, that said do not be too
quick to compare them beyond that. BYU was left at the alter by every
conference in the west and midwest and desperate to do something that could give
the impression that they too were moving forward as had Utah. So they took the
best of the bad decisions remaining. Just watch the press and buzz over the
next year. Utah is like the national bestseller with all the hype and press and
they show up like George Bush and have lines around the block for booksignings.
BYU in comparison will live on self-hype and continue to have to force
themselves to be in front of the public. This year will be the toughest with a
schedule that does not sport a top 20 team and has half their schedule against
teams ranked below 100. The schedule is a disaster and once they lose they are
done. This schedule WILL NOT allow them a BCS berth if undefeated.
Its just a bitter UNLV blogger who doesn't have anything else to do, and is it
Ute hater or Ute fan that is a hater for life?
hedge; Why so pessimistic? I think your team has a good chance to be
successful in PAC right away. I guess I'm give them more of a chance than you
are. Or did you mean to say "Blank Saturday's" because that is what
you'll find when you try to find your teams game on your TV each Saturday? No
need to worry. There will be plenty of good football on the ESPN channels for
you to watch nearly every week.
You are correct, Utehaterforlife. That article does not say that... except in
the first sentence:LAS VEGAS - It's time to say goodbye to Utah and
good riddance to BYU.Must be the alternate reality of UteHaterNation
that caused you not to notice that.
It wouldn't matter to me one bit if BYU never played utah again.Goodbye MWC.I wish it was goodbye to utah as well.Now
if we could just get the trolls off our articles.
Utehaterforlife: The first line of the article says, "It's time to say
goodbye to Utah and good riddance to BYU" And I agree just a UNLV homer
bashing sour grapes.
tomorrow will be known as "black Friday" going forward.
I just read that article about Utah leaving and good riddance to BYU, and not
once in the article does it say that, just some bitter guy from UNLV bashing on
Utah and BYU.