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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 2 2011 11:29 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Rose Bowl money every year.

Next year Whit will have our guys fighting for the grandaddy of them all.

I love the BCS and my BCS membership!

Christy B
Salt Lake City, Utah

Dream on delusional mediocre team fighting to get bowl eligible.

The only rose bowl money you'll ever see are the pennies your mom tosses in the flower vase.

Your BCS membership entitles you to sit in the high chair next to the big boys table, nothing more.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

Yes Chris... Utah gets the hard earned money off of someone elses hard work just because they have a foot in the door. But until Utah earns it's keep there's been no real accomplishment and I'm sure Larry's awful disappointed and quietly comptemplating how to patch all the holes in his sagging twelve balloons. The utes should consider themselves lucky and be thankful their not Colorado. Better rashion that bag of halloween treats you have....that's about all the sweets that you and the utey's are going to see.

sportsfanforlife
salt lake city, UT

hey christy b sorry we dont have wac competetion to beat up on every week to get bowl eligible as your sorry team. next time they can win a game that counts come on the u boards and let us know. until then keep chest poundin about your d-II level comp your beating.

PAC12Fan
South Jordan, UT

54-10 to Christy Bisty

The difference between 4-4 and 6-2 right now is a mediocre quarterback over a poor quarterback.

Utes will make a bowl and any bowl they make pays double over any bowl tds brings in. The Utes were humbled but with 4 starting linemen back, 2 new qb's coming in with Wynn as backup, having all our running backs back and most of our defense, tall, fast receivers (with d1 experience) coming in, all our current tight ends and one year of experience, the Utes will be one of the top 4 teams next year with Oregon, USC and ASU. For now, we'll gain our experience, our money and be glad that we don't belong to the Island of Misfit Non Qualifiers with little future.

SanDiegoUte
SAN DIEGO, CA

Hey, Where's Stockton...What is a "rashion"?

PAC12Fan
South Jordan, UT

To Where's Stockton;

Larry Scott would win the commissioner of the year with the bringing on of Colorado and Utah. All conferences are jealous of the new contract and the equal partnership among the members. It was the final piece that brought on Billions to the conference and the championship game.

Imagine bringing on Texas now! With them wanting a bigger piece of pie and their tv network, it would have destroyed everything the Pac 12 (stood) stands for. The bickering would have started.

Sing with me Mrs. Where's Stockton: "Jealousy, is such a lonely word".

Bleed Crimson
Sandy, Utah

@ Where's Stockton ???

"Utah gets the hard earned money off of someone elses hard work just because they have a foot in the door".

Kind of like BYU getting their hard earned money off Utah and TCU's hard work of busting into the BCS twice.

Hang in there Band of Little Brothers!

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

Christy B said:

"Dream on delusional mediocre team fighting to get bowl eligible.

The only rose bowl money you'll ever see are the pennies your mom tosses in the flower vase.

Your BCS membership entitles you to sit in the high chair next to the big boys table, nothing more."

And BYU is still sitting in a high chair. Yes indeed, after forty years of WAC domination, they are still in a high chair eating green jello. Its like watching the Flintstones growing up, or even the Simpsons now. They wear the same clothes in each episode. Will BYU ever get out of that high chair, and sit at the big boys table?

yankees27
Heber, Utah

Bleed Crimson- I said basically the same thing you did but got denied, oh well, at least someone brought up the fact that BYU has eaten from others hands of hard work before. I would dare say that in the last 10 years Utah has brought in tons more cash from bowl games than the Y. Anyone?

CG
Orem, UT

sportsfanforlife / PAC12Fan

It's always about BYU, isn't it?

Please explain what possible relevance BYU plays in Utah playing in the Rose Bowl, this year, or ever.

Utah beating BYU, gave Utah their only win over a D1-A team with a winning record.

Ironically, if BYU had beaten Utah, BYU still wouldn't have a win over a D1-A team with a winning record.

deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA

Bleed Crimson

"Kind of like BYU getting their hard earned money off Utah and TCU's hard work of busting into the BCS twice."

Oh please!

Utah leached off of BYU's bowl money from 1974 to 1991 without contributing a dime. While BYU was busting their hump playing in 15 bowls, 9 of them against Top 25 teams, the only bowl Utah saw was the potatoe chip bowl. Utah's BCS "contributions" were loooong overdue.

Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

Chris B,

I thought U said the U was going to the Rose Bowl this year? Utah a top 4 team in the Pac 12 next year???
Oregon, Washington, ASU, Oregon State, USC, UCLA, will all be better than Utah next year.

KamUte
South Jordan, UT

Deductive Reasoning. Would you prefer to live in the past? Here is the past. 56-30 for Utah. Here is some more 54-10.

All those huge bowl games from BYU brought very little to the conference in revenue. In 2004, Utah brought in more revenue to the conference than BYU has brought in from all their huge bowl games combined. Thanks BYU.

The potato chips were delicious at our potato bowl sponsored by Tostitos.

scenic view
Baltimore, MD

KamUte

Nobody cares about Utah's leather-helmet era "domination", because Utah did absolutely NOTHING on a national scale during that entire era.

Conversely, during BYU's era of domination:

National Championships
BYU 1
Utah 0

Heisman Trophies
BYU 1
Utah 0

National Individual Awards
BYU 15
Utah 0

National College Football Hall of Fame
BYU 6
Utah 1 (no players)

AP Top 25 Finishes
BYU 17
Utah 5

Conference Championships
BYU 23
Utah 6

Utah has two BCS wins...

and NOTHING else.

Utah's BCS revenue was not nearly as much as Utah fans pretend it was (non-AQ conferences only get about half as much as AQ conferences, and that money was split between all 5 non-AQ conferences), and considering interest and inflation from the more than two decades Utah was a non-contributor, the actual amount BYU received was a meer drop in the bucket. Conversely, even $50,000 would have been huge to Utah back in the 70's and 80's when the Utes were earning absolutely no bowl money and they were lucky to get 20,000 fans to a game that didn't involve BYU.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

Bleed Crimson....The BCS was created to intentionally exclude and BYU's Holiday Bowl was the main catalyst for it's creation. Utah, Boise State and TCU's two bit little also ran trophies were and still are to intentially keep them feeling like they really accomplished something while still keeping them shut out of the Club's inner sanctum. Talk about being slow on the uptake...Are you really so naive to not realize how much Utah was intentionally robbed of in not getting a shot at the National Title... especially after totally thrashing Alabama and totally shoving Nick Sabin's words that Utah didn't belong down his throat. I'll tell you right now...Being in the PAC is not going to elevate Utah to Greatness...because they will never compete recruiting wise with the likes of USC...They will never come close and Whitingham will soon be long Gone. Utah may as well kiss ever seeing another BCS game goodbye... even in also ran games. The entire old Conference landscape is changing and when the dust settles it's going to be even harder to reach that inner sanctum no matter where you land. It will still be thehavesvs the have nots.

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

Re:scenic view

I thought conference titles are meaningless. I mean BYU doesn't value a conference right now.

Utah 20 more wins head to head.
Utah more bowl wins.

Utah invited to Pac-12, byu was not.

Utah 44 points better than byu.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Toilet Bowl

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT

@scenic view

do you have a point?

Wally West
SLC, UT

@ scenic view | 6:59 p.m. Nov. 2, 2011

Cherishing & bragging about secular awards? What's next crowing about a big payout from a major network?

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