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  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    July 11, 2011 1:52 p.m.

    Pebbles

    How many national championships have the Utah men won without the help of the Utah women?

    Seriously, the Utes should change their fight song to "Utah Woman" because the Ute's wouldn't have any national championships without the women.

    1944 was an NCAA championship; it wasn't a national championship. Army won the national championship in 1944.

    Utah has national championships in

    Skiing, which nobody outside of Utah, Colorado, Vermont, and the Winter Olympics cares about

    and

    Women's Gymnastics, which fans only care about every four years during the Summer Olympics

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    July 11, 2011 8:53 a.m.

    Pebbles...Women's Gymnastics is the only real sport you have a competative edge in anymore...being in with the big boys now doesn't make you one of them. You've got a long row to hoe my friend...before that ever happens. Arizona and Arizona State haven't even reached thier silver level point as of yet. It takes an era of dominance at the national level to become one of the golden boys...Your just at the beginning of your bronze age.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    July 10, 2011 6:42 p.m.

    Amazing Dick...I think you got the entire contingency of National Ute fans outside of Utah to respond...all 40something of them.

  • Large Tuna Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2011 10:27 a.m.

    26: in 5 years BYU fans will still be jealous that they're not in the PAC12 and finally start to run out of excuses for it.

  • riddlemethis Clearfield, UT
    July 10, 2011 7:17 a.m.

    @JohninSLC:

    The 'career trajectory' doesn't need to be too promising. After all Beck is trying to catch a guy with more INT's (53) than TD's (51) (sounds like an 'Exponential Interception/TD Ratio').

    The other day Vernon Davis said: "That's what Alex should've been doing. But it takes time for some guys to get to where you need to be."

    So after 6 years the No 1 overall draft pick is finally taking a leader role. Who knows he may even start and avoid 'career time on the Bench.'

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    July 9, 2011 4:44 p.m.

    To MESOUTE: You will note that Dick said that nether BYU nor Utah will win a conf championship in the PAC-10 in the next 5 years. BYU is not in the PAC-10, so they will not be winning championship in that conf. He is saying Utah could, but won't. Pretty bold prediction. I guess he IS really a BYU homer!

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, Utah
    July 9, 2011 4:15 p.m.

    "Hate to break it to you byu226970 but Utah has over twice as many team National Championships (with corresponding trophies) than the Y does (20 for the UofU 10 for BYU). Seriously, it is too easy."

    How many of those are skiing, and how many of those are Women's gymnastics?

    How many schools compete in skiing?

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    July 9, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    Hate to break it to you byu226970 but Utah has over twice as many team National Championships (with corresponding trophies) than the Y does (20 for the UofU 10 for BYU). Seriously, it is too easy.

  • byu116970 Tooele, Utah
    July 9, 2011 12:58 p.m.

    In 100 years utah will still have as 1 less nc trophy than byu

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    July 9, 2011 10:31 a.m.

    Prediction D-News sports reporters will show they wouldn't know objectivity if they tripped over it. Not really a prediction as it has shown itself countless times with not so subtle swipes at Utah and making a mountain out of a mole hill fawning over the Y (i.e. making the Y entrance into the WCC as a big deal; news flash, nationally nobody cares about the WCC). I know all the Y fans and reporters are jealous that Utah got what BYU wanted for 30+ years but try to act a little more mature as right now your behavior is that of a jealous little brother.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 8, 2011 12:24 p.m.

    "41. John Beck will end up with more NFL career passing TDs than Alex Smith."

    riddlemethis:

    Exactly 1 TD (and 3 picks) in 4 years isn't exactly the most promising career trajectory for Beck to pick up another 51 TD's to pass Alex Smith. Or maybe you were thinking of Max Hall Hates Me? Oh yeah, he too has 1 TD (and 6 picks). The only stats those two will excel in are Exponential Interception/TD Ratio and Career Time On The Bench.

  • AZ Dave Chandler, AZ
    July 8, 2011 10:14 a.m.

    Really going out on a limb Dick. #16 never

  • Big R La Palma, CA
    July 8, 2011 10:07 a.m.

    If half of his predictions come true, Dick keeps his job. If less than half, he moves on to write his memoirs! Great bet!

  • Big R La Palma, CA
    July 8, 2011 9:53 a.m.

    Wow what a column of misinformation. There is no way that Ohio State will be hit with sanctions Friday, it will take months for charges to be heard in front of the NCAA Committee on Infractions, but why let facts and research into how the process works interfere with a story? My own prediction....Dick Harmon will write negative things about the Pac-12 and Utah, but now will no longer whine about how the Mountain West is equal or better to the Pac-12. When I took journalism in college (at BYU) I was taught that journalists should try to get facts and do some research before misinforming the public!

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    July 8, 2011 9:46 a.m.

    #26

    Dick Harmon will not write a better article than this one:)

  • BigCougFan Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 8, 2011 9:33 a.m.

    Dick is right on target with these. Ute fans who think the utes will win any kind conference title are dreaming.

  • riddlemethis Clearfield, UT
    July 8, 2011 3:49 a.m.

    41. John Beck will end up with more NFL career passing TDs than Alex Smith.

  • ZelphExists Salt Lake City, UT
    July 8, 2011 12:12 a.m.

    26. No bigtime conference will want BYU

  • nomad1 American Fork, UT
    July 7, 2011 10:08 p.m.

    @byu dude
    do wac championships count? and how many bcs wins does byu have? But you still have that all impressive 1984 consensus nc. WHOO HOOO Harmon wouldn't have a job if byu didn't exist. Utah journalism ranks near the bottom in the country. That's why wrubell and dick are here in utah.

  • Jeff ls Farr West, 84404
    July 7, 2011 10:06 p.m.

    Let me give you a 3 year prediction for Utah Sports. Utah Football will be about 65% every year. Usually around 7 and 4 or 6 and 5. There will be many injuries. Womens Gymnastics will do well. Tennis will be ok. Skying will do well. Almost all other Utah sports will be constantly cannon fodder. In 4 or 5 years the games will BYU will no longer take place and I will be singing for Joy. There is no reason to play they have gone their way and we have gone our way. I can think of many teams I would rather see on the schedule than Utah.
    Jeff

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 7, 2011 9:25 p.m.

    In the next 5 years...i will buy Utah Jazz...and turn it into a championship team...in half a season...winning 20 straight championships....now that's outrageous...

  • hedgedog Springville, UT
    July 7, 2011 8:57 p.m.

    26. ESPN 700 AM expands and goes FM

  • BYU DUDE Provo, UT
    July 7, 2011 6:56 p.m.

    @nomad1

    "26. Dick will win the same number of journalism awards as byu football conference championships"

    That would be 23 Conference Championships Harmon would be happy with that.

    P.S. Utah has 5 since 1965.

  • donburi Oceanside, CA
    July 7, 2011 6:24 p.m.

    "Predictions don't have to be true, based on fact or any specific proven empirical data."

    Obviously per some items in the list, predictions also don't have to have a shred of believability or reason. Usually sports writers know what they are writing about when they write about sports. After-all, they are experts in their field, right? Doesn't seem to apply in this case.

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 7, 2011 6:00 p.m.

    39. Utah's PAC 12 debut ends in a disappointing loss.
    40. BYU beats its third BCS opponent of the season on September 17th.

  • socalcougar! La Crescenta, CA
    July 7, 2011 4:57 p.m.

    Great article Dick.

    I think the negative reactions above have to do with football and gymnastics. Utah isn't good at any other sport that I know of, so it must be those two sports. Gymnastics is a sport I've never followed, so I don't know if Dick's prediction is accurate, but football is something I watch too much of. As a life-long fan of both BYU and the Pac-10, I think Dick is right. Utah will not win a championship in the next five years. Utah will win games in the Pac-10, and it will win quality games, but it must win them all, or maybe lose just one, to win the championship. I don't think BYU's football team would win it either in all fairness. I know our record. If you are a Utah fan, look at how your team played last year against Pitt, Notre Dame, TCU, BYU, and Boise State. Similar talent to the PAC-10 in my opinion.

    Go Cougars!

    My point is that Utah will play well and beat some good teams, but I don't think they can win it all in football. My opinion.

    Go Cougars!

  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    July 7, 2011 3:38 p.m.

    @nomad1
    "26. Dick will win the same number of journalism awards as byu football conference championships"

    and yet, nomad, you continue to read his articles. That's funny!

  • SoCalUtahFan Utesville, CA
    July 7, 2011 3:37 p.m.

    5: In the next five years, considering all conference sports, Utah and BYU will win the same number of titles in the expanded Pac-12.

    Only Dick Harmon can think of writing a sentence like this.

  • Howhard S Bountiful, UT
    July 7, 2011 3:25 p.m.

    @Hedgehog
    "Just waiting for him to break out the orange wedges and juice box's"

    Sounds like it's way past Wedgie's nap time.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    July 7, 2011 3:12 p.m.

    Great forecasts. Sorry Utes, I agree that BYU will win as many PAC12 championships as Utah will in the first 5 years.

    Not that I care what Utah does.

    They are irrelevant to BYU now.

  • nomad1 American Fork, UT
    July 7, 2011 2:53 p.m.

    26. Dick will win the same number of journalism awards as byu football conference championships

  • Bottom Line Draper, UT
    July 7, 2011 2:14 p.m.

    If you actually step back the prediction isn't as bold as you might think. I find it funny to watch the Ute fans clamoring all over gymnastics as if it is a statement of atheletic prowess.

  • COUGARNATE Lyman, WY
    July 7, 2011 1:50 p.m.

    Mark it down BYU wins the WCC men's basketball Championship this coming season and for as many years as they are in that conference. We all saw this past March what a great WCC team does against BYU and it isn't good.

  • screenname123 Sandy, UT
    July 7, 2011 1:49 p.m.

    Ouch DICK.

  • BYU DUDE Provo, UT
    July 7, 2011 1:24 p.m.

    Dick Harmon,

    5. In the next five years, considering all conference sports, Utah and BYU will win the same number of titles in the expanded Pac-12.

    Dick will you please autograph this one for me, It might just be the funniest thing you have ever written. Its a Classic Timeless a National treasure. I am going to take up donations and build a cathedral for it. We should have a National Holiday honoring it. Someone should wright a song for it. It needs to go into the hall of fame.

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    July 7, 2011 1:10 p.m.

    36. Dick Harmon writes a sequel to "Staying in the Pocket." It sells 2 copies, doubling sales from the first book.

  • BYU DUDE Provo, UT
    July 7, 2011 1:08 p.m.

    Dick Harmon,

    5. In the next five years, considering all conference sports, Utah and BYU will win the same number of titles in the expanded Pac-12.

    Dick will you please autograph this one for me, It might just be the funniest thing you have ever written. Its a Classic Timeless a National treasure. I am going to take up donations and build a cathedral for it. We should have a National Holiday honoring it. Someone should wright a song for it. It needs to go into the hall of fame.

  • Hegdehog Bountiful, UT
    July 7, 2011 1:06 p.m.

    @Mesoute

    "Wow. Really? So in the next 5 years Utah will not win one conference championship, in any sport?"

    Wow...I'm not sure why this surprises you. Utah didn't win that many conference championships in the MWC (aside from girls gymnastics and other girls sports). Whittingham only won one MWC title in his 5 yrs and generally finished 3rd (avg finish).

    As for the Basketball team, well...errr..can we change the subject? It's ironic that the Utes now belong to a conference nicknamed, "The Conference of Champions"

  • BYU DUDE Provo, UT
    July 7, 2011 1:06 p.m.

    Dick Harmon,

    5. In the next five years, considering all conference sports, Utah and BYU will win the same number of titles in the expanded Pac-12.

    Dick will you please autograph this one for me, It might just be the funniest thing you have ever written. Its a Classic Timeless a National treasure. I am going to take up donations and build a cathedral for it. We should have a National Holiday honoring it. Someone should wright a song for it. It needs to go into the hall of fame.

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    July 7, 2011 12:53 p.m.

    eagle

    "If anything Dick has really disrespected the U's gymnastics program. Yes tough competition but I will predict that they will win the conference once in the next five years."

    UCLA has won 6 NCAA championships (including 2010) since Utah won their last championship in 1995. Maybe Dick's prediction is simply a reflection of reality instead of Utah fantasy.

  • Independent Henderson, NV
    July 7, 2011 12:36 p.m.

    35. The immature comments from sports fans will continue on the DN comment boards, and posters will continue their improper use of apostrophes.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    July 7, 2011 12:22 p.m.

    "30. Bronco will wear "Band of Brothers" t-shirt by 5th game of the season"

    LOL!!

    It is rather amussing (and sad) the Broko needs to resort to elementary school tactics when things go "South".. so to speak. Just waiting for him to break out the orange wedges and juice box's.

  • Jake2010 orem, ut
    July 7, 2011 12:19 p.m.

    Colorado Buffaloes - has been
    Oregon Ducks - could be sanctioned
    Oregon State - the last time they made noise was?
    Washington - Not too far in the distant past they won 0 games all season... Even that year Utah would have beaten em.
    Washington State - And their famous for?
    California - What was their record last year?
    Stanford - Enough said.
    Arizona - Basketball only but the last time they made football noise was?
    UCLA - When is the last time they were really any good at football?
    Arizona State - Their claim to fame was being the last team to hold BYU scoreless before Utah did it in the snow 3-0 in whatever that year more recently was.
    USC - still recovering from their naughtiness.
    Utah - Hate to say it, has a real chance of winning a PAC-12 football championship the same academic year that BYU will win their first WCC championship. Not because they are that good, no offense Kyle, I love what you continued after Urban left, but because the other 11 teams in that severely weakened conference, the big east of the west are that BAD! PAC-12 should invite UNLV as its 13th powerhouse!

  • SoCalUtahFan Utesville, CA
    July 7, 2011 12:12 p.m.

    By the way, Dick, thanks. I know I can always count on you for a few laughs.

  • afro14 Sandy, UT
    July 7, 2011 12:06 p.m.

    34. BYU fans will start talk of BCS berths and undefeated seasons after a season opening win against Ole Miss, only to get embarrassed by Texas the next week, thus failing to win even a September national championship this year.

    Mark it down!

  • gonefishn Salt Lake City, UT
    July 7, 2011 11:54 a.m.

    Dick,
    How many independant titles will BYU win?
    It is telling that DH slams utah but still does not predict a bcs game for the Y.
    Prediction 26: a one loss BYU team goes to the same bowl game a 6 loss BYU team does for the foreseeable future.

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    July 7, 2011 11:46 a.m.

    BYUtv needs to upgrade its presentation of sports or we will have an uproar here in Utah. Good ridance to the Mtntv network. They are horrible. If BYU is independent why are some sports, including basketball joining the WCAC? The basketball program and even the other sports need to barnstorm the nation, not become affiliated with a loser WCAC (all Christian). I understand it is all about expenses of traveling and being eligible for an automatic bid to the NCAA, but playing in 5,000 spectator smelly gyms instead of in legitimate arenas is appalling. What is happening with track and field and baseball? The upside obviously is more favorable weather and possibly recruiting; but not much on the recruiting angle. The major schools will still get the cream of the crop of the athletes.

  • Scoreboard Draper, UT
    July 7, 2011 11:38 a.m.

    17: Jordan Wynn and Jake Heaps will combine for at least 45 touchdown passes.

    Heaps will have 35 of those. Also, BYU will win more conference championships in the next 5 yrs than Utah will in the next 20.

    Mark it down!

  • eagle Provo, UT
    July 7, 2011 11:35 a.m.

    If anything Dick has really disrespected the U's gymnastics program. Yes tough competition but I will predict that they will win the conference once in the next five years.

  • payara OREM, UT
    July 7, 2011 11:29 a.m.

    Come on Dick, BYU will blow Ol Miss out at their own home. Mark it down. Balls fly just as well in hot humid fields as they do in crisp mountain air.

  • UtahUte16 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 7, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    Article title should have read:

    "Running out of article ideas, here's some bold predictions to keep the readers interested"

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    July 7, 2011 10:52 a.m.

    Maybe we should all look at the last 25 predictions and see how they turned out to see if posting this on the refrigerator is a waste of time and space on the fridge door. (Did Mr. Harmon ever predict Utah would win a National Championship? If so, I'd like that documented because I don't recall it.)

    I think the Utes are going to find tough sledding. Reality will hit them in the face one day and then they won't need to expand their stadium because the smallest one in the PAC 12 will be still be too large to fill (like it has been for many years except when the Cougars come to town). When the Cougars had bad years under Crowton they still had more fans attend the games than the Ute stadium holds.

    The Aggies will continue to be mediocre and Gary Anderson will retain his job; that's the formula for being head coach in Logan. Win too many, get hired by a real program; lose too many get fired; staying around .450 - .500, beating one of the local teams every 6 years keep that program going.

    What about WSU Dick?

  • BYU Deek Spanish Fork, UT
    July 7, 2011 10:47 a.m.

    @ manaen

    BYU changed the programming on BYUtv because they are not using the channel solely for LDS viewers any longer. I explained this to my mother that was complaining as well. BYU will now be reaching out with BYUtv to attract viewers from all ages, faiths, places and nations. They want to show uplifting movies, tv programming, etc.
    For some reason all of the staunch traditionalist mormons here in Utah don't get it. My mom for one, Why do they have to change? They've been doing it this way forever. Tradition!
    Let it go, I watched a couple of those Dean Jones movies and thought they were great. I've always loved "That Darn Cat" and it was fun to show it to my kids. Thanks BYUtv! Plus, with BYU sports, its a win win situation, uplifting programming + uplifting sports = More Viewers than the MTN.

    Hmmmm, maybe BYU could sign a contract with the Utes that would allow BYUtv to broadcast all of their games not picked up by the Mothership? Naw, that'd be all Utah's games, and you've gotta fit BYU's rebroadcasts in there somewhere or you'd lose viewers!

  • MESOUTE Wandering, Earth
    July 7, 2011 10:18 a.m.

    @ Riverton Cougar. Richard Harmon predicts that the Utes will win as many PAC 12 titles as the Cougars. The insinuation is that the Utes will win zero, because BYU is not a part of the PAC 12, which obviously means they will win zero. Nobody mentioned the WCC and the number of titles the Cougars will win over there. They can win 50 over five years, they will still not have won any in the PAC 12. That is what Richard Harmon is saying. Everyone else who read the article understood the jab he threw at Utah except you Riverton.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 7, 2011 10:09 a.m.

    I predict that Dick will be right on about 12-15 of these predictions.
    In all fairness, I believe Utah would have had 7-8 wins last year with this years schedule. If Wynn plays well and the young running backs and receivers step up, they could do the same this year. In 5 years anything could happen. I haven't seen the dramatic shift in recruiting some predicted but Whittingham is a great coach and could hit a home run in that time period.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    July 7, 2011 10:00 a.m.

    32. With all the PAC 12 money rolling in Utah will buy the JAZZ from Greg Miller and win a PAC 12 basketball championship throwing Dick's other prediction out the window.

    33. Jimmer will get jimmered in Sacramento and return to Salt Lake to write copy for Dick Harmon.

  • Katiebugg Salt Lake City, UT
    July 7, 2011 9:59 a.m.

    SoCalUtahFan | 8:43 a.m. July 7, 2011
    Utesville, CA

    "30. Bronco will wear "Band of Brothers" t-shirt by 5th game of the season"

    ====

    I hope he wears it all season. He looks gooood in that t-shirt.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, Utah
    July 7, 2011 9:54 a.m.

    "Wow. Really? So in the next 5 years Utah will not win one conference championship, in any sport? Because the same amount of conference titles for BYU will be zero. Not in gymnastics, football, basketball . . . none? Wow. Please stick to BYU beat Richard."

    But MESOUTE, I thought you and everybody else was telling us how much worse the WCC is than the MWC! Since BYU got almost half of all the MWC conference championships, and since the WCC is "easier", then shouldn't BYU win more than half of all the WCC conference championships in the next 5-10 years?

    I even got hedgehog to agree that BYU will dominate the WCC. That's saying something!

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 7, 2011 9:52 a.m.

    32. The DNews will continue to encourage shameless blue and white pom-pon waiving.

    Journalistic integrity? What's that?

  • RepresentBlue West Jordan, UT
    July 7, 2011 9:51 a.m.

    26. BYU will destroy Utah in Provo on Sep. 17 by 3 touchdowns or more.

  • XelaDave Salem, UT
    July 7, 2011 9:45 a.m.

    Is it really a championship if you win it when the two best programs are a shell of what they should be? Utes might win a PAC 12 title in football but only because the competition will be unavailable for real competition

  • Laser Iowa City, IA
    July 7, 2011 9:10 a.m.

    re: bama ute...the point is Utah didn't win a lot of titles in the MWC. They won't magically do it just because they moved to the PAC 12. The original teams aren't cowering becasue Utah joined the league despite how vain and bragadoshish you ute fans have been. A lot of hot air coming from the "hill".

    Maybe u fans should be quiet until they can point to scoreboard (in this case PAC 12 titles).

  • SeattleUhasabballteam? Seattle, WA
    July 7, 2011 9:04 a.m.

    31. Socalutefan won't be anywhere near the comment boards after Utah starts 1-2

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    July 7, 2011 9:02 a.m.

    #22 has already happened, hasn't it?

    And the Roger Clemens trial is a travesty. What a waste of taxpayer money.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    July 7, 2011 8:54 a.m.

    All great predictions! Probably very accurate as well! Has anyone checked on them with the Vegas odds makers?

  • IDC Boise, ID
    July 7, 2011 8:50 a.m.

    The more the pac falls apart in football, the more I think Utah actually might have a chance to do something there. Oregon is set to implode, Usc already has, Ucla hasn't been good since 5 years before BYU beat them 59-0, Stanford will drop off, Washington, Washington State, Colorado - no comment needed, Arizonas haven't done much in years. However, if the pac is the conference of champions, the Utes may be in trouble if they were in the neighborhood of UNLV in number championships while in the MWC. Only time will tell.

  • manaen Buena Park, CA
    July 7, 2011 8:46 a.m.

    "BYUtv programming of sporting events will surpass viewership of The mtn. network"

    Which, unfortunately, will be the only reason left to watch BYUtv. Can anyone explain why they're working so hard to downgrade their programming? Instead of sticking to their unique value as a source of LDS programming, they've replaced most of it with nature shows and forgettable movies by forgotten stars -- they actually are running a series of DEAN JONES movies /sighs/ in the pace of scripture discussions, devotionals, and Church history. I already have other channels that feature bland, pointless programming; why squander their shiny new broadcast facility on this?

  • SoCalUtahFan Utesville, CA
    July 7, 2011 8:43 a.m.

    30. Bronco will wear "Band of Brothers" t-shirt by 5th game of the season

  • SoCalUtahFan Utesville, CA
    July 7, 2011 8:41 a.m.

    29. BYU will miss BCS again

  • SoCalUtahFan Utesville, CA
    July 7, 2011 8:34 a.m.

    28. Utah 35 BYU 14

  • Richard Saunders Provo, UT
    July 7, 2011 8:03 a.m.

    I think you should stick to BYU. That seems to be what you know/love best. I disagree with your NBA predictions. I'm confident there will at least be part of a season. The Jazz made a monster trade when they traded their all-star point guard. They no longer have any monster-type trade players on the team, unless you mean they are going to get a Dwight Howard type player back in a trade. I surely hope Greg Miller is not going to sell the Jazz. Maybe that's just wishful thinking on your part because you're tired of the fact that at their best, BYU is number two in sports in this town. I don't think it's ridiculous to say your dislike of all things not BYU carries over into professional sports.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    July 7, 2011 7:54 a.m.

    LOL! Way to irritate utah "fans" Dick. Very funny!

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    July 7, 2011 7:20 a.m.

    MESOUTE

    I have to agree with you on that one. Obviously BYU won't win a title in the PAC, and I guess I don't know if the women's gymnastics team will be competing in the PAC, but if so, then that alone will count for several.

    Just fillin' time till football starts, let it pass.

  • Conservative Democrat Omaha, NE
    July 7, 2011 6:08 a.m.

    While many were humorous and some were ridiculous, I firmly believe that the prediction about BYUtv vs the MTN will come to pass.

  • BamaUte Owens Cross Roads, AL
    July 7, 2011 5:51 a.m.

    Why do BYU talking heads continue to think that playing the best is a bad thing? It is a given that Utah will win fewer championships at the adult table, but would you rather the Jazz be champs in the dNBA or playing the best night in and night out.

    Prediction 26 - Utah joining the PAC-12 will have the most positive perception effect on the state since the Olympics.

    Prediction 27 - BYU took a bold step and it will be prove better than staying in MWC, but even the folks in Utah will realize that articles comparing the WCC to the PAC have less credibility than an acquittal in Florida.

  • Laser Iowa City, IA
    July 7, 2011 5:13 a.m.

    Maybe utah will win a girls gymnastics title in the next 5 years...maybe. My gut feeling is basketball for sure won't and football most likely won't. That would be a definite won't if USC and Oregon hadn't been caught cheating. Here are some more definite won'ts...womens soccer, mens & womens track and field, womens basketball, swimming...man if you thought it was hard to get titles with BYU in the picture (BYU 140, Ut 38), there is going to be a huge drought in the PAC 12.

    Also touchdown passes was funny. My gut feeling says Heaps 35 Wynn 10 TD's. That's if fragile Wynn doesn't get the snot beat out of him and he actually plays a full season.

  • Devin American Fork, UT
    July 7, 2011 1:28 a.m.

    these are hilarious! do 25 more!!!

  • mussingaround Palo Alto, CA
    July 7, 2011 12:46 a.m.

    "In the next five years, considering all conference sports, Utah and BYU will win the same number of titles in the expanded Pac-12."

    Mark it Down!

  • MESOUTE Wandering, Earth
    July 6, 2011 11:58 p.m.

    Wow. Really? So in the next 5 years Utah will not win one conference championship, in any sport? Because the same amount of conference titles for BYU will be zero. Not in gymnastics, football, basketball . . . none? Wow. Please stick to BYU beat Richard.

  • MidMajor4ever Syracuse, UT
    July 6, 2011 11:39 p.m.

    26: Dick Harmon will write another thoughtless article.