Who am I sir?"Never did I have a doubt that in one year the
Washington State Cougars would become a headliner opponent of BYU this
year."It's doubtful that the Utah-WSU will even be a blip
on the national radar, especially since the game will probably be banished to
the PAC Net, which, as we all know, pretty much kills any chance of the game
receiving national exposure.
In other news:"Jabari Parker (Chicago/Simeon), the top-ranked
senior in the nation, was on BYU's campus Thursday meeting with head coach
Dave Rose, ESPN has learned. The 6-foot-8 Parker is a practicing
Mormon who has been considering the Cougars along with DePaul, Duke, Florida,
Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina and Stanford."
Chris B.. I have made a though study of your BYU football game predictions and
have found that your predictions have been wrong 83.3333% of the time in 5 of
the last 6 years combined and the one year you were wrong 75.3% of the time!
Come on pal, those numbers don’t say much for your knowledge of the game
PhoenixNever did I have a doubt that in one year the Washington
State Cougars would become a headliner opponent of BYU this year. It is true
WSU has been in the lower standings in the PAC-12; however, no rational football
fan would claim they were comparable to Idaho, Idaho State, etc.!You're right about the excitement level of tonights game. But asw you
idicated it is because of Coach Leach's return to college football. Hope it is a great game - and win cougars.
slsFortunately for BYU fans, it's not an either/or decision.
Channel flipping, DVR, or watching the replays on BYUtv or ESPN are all
available options for watching the BYU game AND Mitt Romney.
Ahhh, the Season is Finally Here! August is the longest month of the year for
me. Just 7 more hours.I truly believe that Chris B. is the most
avid BYU article reader on Des News. Does that guy work? Anyway, his
predictions seem logical so I gotta give him that but I do hope he is wrong.
No mention in this article that BYU grad Mitt Romney is set to make history
tonight with his acceptance speech at the RNC. Is Utah so tuned out to think
that BYU fans around the country will tune out Mitt Romney in order to watch a
football game? I'm a diehard football fan, but the opening game slog is
not enough to get me to skip history. I'll tune in to the second half when
hopefully some of the kinks will be removed and the game will get interesting.
Watch how the ratings for this game go up after the convention ends.
Here's a BYU fan in SEC country who will be pulling for the guys in blue,
but not missing out on the chance to see the first Mormon give an acceptance
speech for president in the political party that once planned to destroy the
@UtahUte16: You got me to smile. Thought it was odd that you were cheering on
BYU until I got the joke.
@UtahUte16 - You beat me to it!Good luck Cougars!
Go Cougs! Beat the Cougs!
Who am I sir?"Question - How can this game be considered as big
when it is against Washington State. A team many Y fans said was no better than
Idaho, San Jose, La Tech last year?"Answer: WSU was bad last
year. In fact, WSU has been a PAC 12 cellar dweller for many years, BUT, in case
you haven't heard, Mike Leach, a BYU alum and offensive guru, is now the
head coach at WSU, which obviously makes the game a lot more intriguing, enough
so, that ESPN decided to televise the contest nationally as one of its featured
opening night games.I know that's gotta hurt if you're one
of the kids on the hill who doesn't even get the PAC Net to watch the Utes,
but that's what you get when you "live across the green" with envy.
Question - How can this game be considered as big when it is against Washington
State. A team many Y fans said was no better than Idaho, San Jose, La Tech last
@flatlander - did the hurricane wash out that much of the US that Nebraska is
now east coast? LOLThis game was timed for prime time in Mountain
and Pacific time zone, where BYU and WSU are located - just in case you
Not only did the pac12 tv deal fail to get picked up, but here in Texas, the
Longhorn network deal seems to be dead in the water. Fios is the only large
carrier of LHN and they are not that large. Texas fans are furious.Hopefully, U will begin to realize what a big deal it is to be on ESPN, where
BYU will be for 5 of their first 6 games, and the other game is on BYUtv which
is also part of the basic cable / satellite package. There is no way some of
these other deals will generate enough subscribers to warrant cable and
satellite carriers picking them up. That's why nothing has happened and
probably won't happen.
BYU football today! Nothing better. I was going to watch the first half of
the Utah game also but the Mountain...er...I mean the regional pac net does not
have a contract with my satellite provider. I guess I will have to wait and
watch the Utes on ESPN courtesy of BYU.
Not to be arrogant, but other really nice positives about BYU's deal with
ESPN and exposure is that a BYU home games will be shown on BYUtv 1 hour after
they conclude and can be seen several times during the week or on line. The games can be received using rabbit ear antenna without cable
subscription in HD. There is a 1 hour pre and post game show
produced by BYUtv on every game played home or away. BYUtv has
international satellite reachAs with many things, BYU is an
innovator and a game changer and I believe this innovation will prove to be a
model for other programs.No other University has the flexibility of
programing like BYU has with it's partnership with ESPN and it was launched
barely 1 year ago.
Michael Alisa said- "our hopes for a potential BCS bid are on the
line."Please don't go there and get the job done on the
field and let the bcs and medias do the other stuff. Don't be like Jake
Heaps when he kept saying NC stuff. Just win it tonight then focus one at a time
Flatlander:This is only the second year of an 8 year deal with ESPN.
ESPN is BYU's partner and they are showcasing us and helping with
schedules. You do realize that a 7:15 start time in PAC12 land is prime time and
I will guarantee you that this BYU/Washington State match-up holds plenty of
interest to a significant number of college football fans even on the East
coast. If it were a BYU/Nebraska game, the start time would match the BIG's
prime time viewing slot. ESPN is a big deal for BYU and it will get
better and better as time goes by. I read an article today and the
deal with P12N and DTV is not happening and P12 viewers were being asked to
switch their providers. I would rather BYU be paired with a forward moving solo
ESPN deal than a reverse P12N/MTN deal.
Can you say trap game. Mike Leach is a top tier coach and he is inheriting some
pretty good athletes that are hungry for success.
flatlanderi hate to tell you, but nebraska isn't back east. it's
called midwest. having actually lived in the east, NYC and NJ people will stay
up as most don't have farm chores to get up to.
Washington State is a terrible team. They might be a bit better with Leach.
BYU will maybe eek out a win and then go on to have a pretty mediocre season at
best. I just don't think BYU is all that good this year.
I am a little confused on all the hoopla about exposure on TV. I live back east
and we get the South Carolina game and then it says that BYU will be joined in
progress after that game is finished and that will be around 10:30pm I
don't think the whole east coast is stayinig up until 1:30AM to finish the
I know what channel the BYU game is on this week. Can someone tell me what
channel the Utah game is on?
Poor Chris BIt's gotta be so depressing being so obsessed with
being such a hater.No wonder you're going out of your way to
create an convenient excuse to stop the charade.
From the BYU players comments it sounds like they think their season will be
over with the first loss.It will be interesting to see how they respond
after their first loss, whether that is this week or whenever.
WSU 34byu 21utah 55north colorado 3utah
state 37suu 10Congratulations to Utah and Utah State, the best
2 programs in the state