26: Dick Harmon will write another thoughtless article.
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.
"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
these are hilarious! do 25 more!!!
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.
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.
While many were humorous and some were ridiculous, I firmly believe that the
prediction about BYUtv vs the MTN will come to pass.
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.
LOL! Way to irritate utah "fans" Dick. Very funny!
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
28. Utah 35 BYU 14
29. BYU will miss BCS again
30. Bronco will wear "Band of Brothers" t-shirt by 5th game of the
"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?
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.
All great predictions! Probably very accurate as well! Has anyone checked on
them with the Vegas odds makers?
#22 has already happened, hasn't it?And the Roger Clemens trial is a
travesty. What a waste of taxpayer money.
31. Socalutefan won't be anywhere near the comment boards after Utah starts 1-2
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).
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
26. BYU will destroy Utah in Provo on Sep. 17 by 3 touchdowns or more.
32. The DNews will continue to encourage shameless blue and white pom-pon
waiving.Journalistic integrity? What's that?
"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!
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.
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.
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.
@ 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.
@ manaenBYU 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!
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?
Article title should have read:"Running out of article ideas,
here's some bold predictions to keep the readers interested"
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!
By the way, Dick, thanks. I know I can always count on you for a few laughs.
Colorado Buffaloes - has beenOregon Ducks - could be sanctionedOregon 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!
"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.
35. The immature comments from sports fans will continue on the DN comment
boards, and posters will continue their improper use of apostrophes.
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
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.
@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
36. Dick Harmon writes a sequel to "Staying in the Pocket." It sells
2 copies, doubling sales from the first book.
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.
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.
26. Dick will win the same number of journalism awards as byu football
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.
@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.
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.
@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!
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!
39. Utah's PAC 12 debut ends in a disappointing loss.40. BYU beats its
third BCS opponent of the season on September 17th.
"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
@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.
26. ESPN 700 AM expands and goes FM
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
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
@byu dudedo 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.
26. No bigtime conference will want BYU
41. John Beck will end up with more NFL career passing TDs than Alex Smith.
Dick is right on target with these. Ute fans who think the utes will win any
kind conference title are dreaming.
#26Dick Harmon will not write a better article than this one:)
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!
If half of his predictions come true, Dick keeps his job. If less than half, he
moves on to write his memoirs! Great bet!
Really going out on a limb Dick. #16 never
"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.
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
In 100 years utah will still have as 1 less nc trophy than byu
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.
"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?
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!
@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.'
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.
Amazing Dick...I think you got the entire contingency of National Ute fans
outside of Utah to respond...all 40something of them.
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.
PebblesHow 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 aboutandWomen's Gymnastics, which fans
only care about every four years during the Summer Olympics