What? These guys aren't playing in the NFL? How can that be?
The picture tells a great story. It makes Andrew George look like a super hero
with Sylvester saying I got him Joe I got him.
@motorbike"What? These guys aren't playing in the NFL? How
can that be?" Well, not everybody can be part of 'The
Conference of Champions." Not even Utah, apparently.
By George! I think this is a great combination...Andrew George and Max Hall. Go Cougars!
I have to laugh at people who seem to think that if a college athlete
doesn't make it into the NFL he is a failure at life. So, yes, neither
George nor Max Hall are in the big time, although Max at least got to play a few
games, but their are in graduate school and are on the way to a good future.
Sorry, Mr. Bike, but your caustic observation doesn't hold water.
I wish they'd bring back those royal blue uniforms! They look plain
If you guys can't handle a Ute fan throwing out some good-natured teasing
about Max Hall who went on the most hate-laced tirade in rivalry history, well
then perhaps your skin is a tad too thin.Not to mention it was Cougar fans
that used to throw out the NFL card as often as possible back when they had more
NFL players to brag about ... but now it's conveniently something no Cougar
fan wants to read or hear. I love it!
Somehow I wish that George and Pitta would have been a year a part. We
could've used him at TE in 2010 and I think he would have excelled as the
feature TE instead of the back-up.The work with the TEs seems to be
paying dividends this year. I hope the work with the O line will come together
this week. We will need a better performance by them going forward.
Man, I love that picture. Tackling: you're doing it wrong.
motorbikeFor hardly any NFL talent between them, they schooled Utah
in their day. I believe Max was 2-1 against the drum and feather.But get used to it. Mike Leech didn't even have college football
experience, but before he's done at Wazzu, I think you will see entirely
too much of him.Not thin skinned. Just sayin'...
@motorbikeUnlike brian johnson, Max Hall actually did play in the
NFL and started 3 games. Not bad.
motorbike,not everyone gets as many chances to fail as Alex Smith. If you
understood the circumstances of Max's words vs. Alex's words you would
agree that Max's words were a knee jerk reaction to sexual harassment
against his mother at RES, but Alex's words were unprovoked and calculated.
@motorbikeplaying the victim even today
motortrike:what years did you play in the nfl? yu didn't? how can
Wow, did I touch a sensitive spot? LOL
There seems to be a lot of hurt cougs out there today.Don't
feel too bad you guys still have Jimmer! Remember when he was awesome? That was
cool.As for bagging on Alex Smith - that appears to be tears of
jealousy. I would say he is doing just fine as an NFL QB.I do find
it interesting that now Max Hall was reacting to "sexual harassment" -
that story keeps getting better and better. LOLI hope his family can
make it to the game again this year. Too funny.
Never heard the sexual harassment either. Max's rant was a dark moment
from him that I may never forgive. Both good teams, and hopefully a good game.
I have loved the closeness of the games over the last 20+ years with few
exceptions. Motorbikes comment was good natured, I think, so get over it. Lets
just hope that BYU takes it to the Utes this weekend.
For QWEST PERFECTED Why would Max Halls family ever want to go
to RES again ???? I went there once and that was once to many...I totally
understand Max Hall rant...!!! This is from a fan that used to support Utah when
they werent playing the Cougs.
I have to give this game to Utah. The U will be mad about last week and I simply
don't see Nelson being able to do much against the U defense....Utah 27 BYU 20
DuckhunterYou're going to have to excuse me but what did Brian
Johnson have to do with this article. I went back and read it twice and
couldn't see any reference. Stir the pot that's your best gift.
Brian Johnson didn't get all over the news ranting and raving about how
much he HATED something. That was pure class, just like the post you just made.
Brian Johnson had a much better chance at the NFL than you did, he put on a
Packer helmet but didn't make it. Again I ask what did this article have
to do with Brian Johnson.
Qwest PerfectedSalt Lake City, UT Why would you think
Max Halls family would be at the game Saturday...??? Dont you think one time is
enough...??? It was for me...!!! Worst saturday of my life...!!!
Max Hall STILL hates me!
@FromWA - I certainly hope you will never forgive Max Hall. I mean really,
sometimes humanity must make a stand against pure evil and say, NO MORE! Like
the Holocaust, the killing fields, John Wayne Gacy, and Osama bin Laden, Max
Hall's comments will surely go down in the annals of history as the
unforgivable act of a monster.
I think Utah needs to be worried about the BYU defense. Their O-line did not
look great the the new QB's will not enjoy the game, IMO. I don't know
how you block that pass rush and they have totally stuffed the run. If Utah
can't stop that pass-rush, it will get really ugly for them.Today I pick BYU in a low scoring game. 17-3 or so. Yesterday I said a 7-point
win. But it could be more like the WSU score. But I don't see how Utah
beats this team unless they get some key turnovers.
@mlhIf you can't get the link then perhaps they have a
comprehension class at utah. If so you need to take it. Based on the
"likes" to my comment quite a few people see the connection.And what do the Max Hall's "rantings" have to do with whether or
not he is still in the NFL? I ask what did Max "rantings" have to do
with his much more extensive NFL career than Johnson's one day of mini
@utahsnowYou say "If you understood the circumstances of
Max's words vs. Alex's words you would agree that Max's words
were a knee jerk reaction to sexual harassment against his mother at RES, but
Alex's words were unprovoked and calculated."This is
revisionist history. You have the facts twisted around. Alex Smith's
comments came when a reporter shoved a microphone in his face in the Ute locker
room. They were prior to their game, the same kind of "rah rah" talk
that is said in BOTH locker rooms.As for Max Hall's comments,
his comments were after BYU had just defeated the U on the pass, I believe, to
George. His comments were well thought out, and he knew the effect they would
have. As to the sexual harassment, what proof do you have of that? The only
thing Hall said about that was that some fans (allegedly) poured beer on his
family. Many of us have wondered how truthful those allegations were.
Troll fodder:Still debating whether to wear my..."Max likes me, not U" t'shirt to the game.-------Rumor is, John White is injured and may be out two or three
weeks. He didn't practice the last 20 minutes when reporters were allowed
into the Utah practice.
With respect to Max Hall, he was goaded into some of his comments by an
over-exuberate SLC pro-Utah press that needed a story. After allowing for that,
Max apologized but the Ute fans are too full of themselves to accept an apology;
so maybe Max was right after all. (Too bad Max didn't just say "No
comment" but that wouldn't have been fodder for the U haters to eat.)
No one ever denied his allegations from the U athletic dept, either.I've attended games at RES where security turned their heads when an
innocent lady got hurt by U fans that were in their 30's that were taunting
the Cougar band, totally uncalled for, so fisticuffs erupted.I
won't give Utah 5 cents of admission ever since that happened.Oh, Dennis Pitta is playing for Baltimore, had 5 catches for 77 yds and a td
is last night's 44-13 victory by the Ravens over the Bengals.....for those
of U keeping track.
@ Go RedMax's comments were while a reporter was interviewing
him and wouldn't let his answer uffice....he kept pushing for mopre. And
the U didn't investigate or deny his allegations, sweeping it under the red
carpet (emphasis on 'red'). But the serious thing is
after Max apologized NO ONE that wears red accepted it. Sure guys make mistakes
(except maybe U fans) and then they apologize. Then the test of character is
whether their apology is accepted or rejected and they are then forever branded
by a few words.We all see the "branding" that U fans love to
put on everything. First it was Coach Wayne Howard; then it was Max Hall's
comments; now it's "We're PAC 12 members!!" etc. Predictible
behavior at its easiest, surely.I say end this rival game and let U
get on with your new rival Colorado. You may just be 0 - 2 against them in PAC
12 play after this year. For U, that would indeed be hard to take.
@ AwesomeOpussumThanks for totally making my point.
Gosh I hate all the trash talk! It's ridiculous!!
@thinkshessmartSo were the Utes supposed to have a press conference
to accept the apology? Max never called coach Whittingham or anyone else in the
football program for that matter to apologize - the byu media relations
department were the only ones making apologies.I honestly could care
less if he apologized or not. Kyle handled it perfectly by not responding.
Have you ever heard Kyle say anything after his wife got punched by a byu fan?
No you haven't. The irony is that it was Max who was being classless after
a win none the less. I've been to plenty of games at LaVell
Edwards stadium and the ugliness exists on both sides. I'm fine with coug
fans not attending games at Rice Eccles because tickets are already hard enough
to get.Go Utes!
@ QwestNow you're making fun of screen names, too, I see. I
hope that makes you feel clever.When referring to Kyle's
classiness, please explain (spin) your version of the on-side kick against
Wyoming a few years back when the Utes were way ahead in the game. Max
certainly doesn't have the corner on boorish behavior, assuming it was
boorish. Methinks it was pretty close to the truth and that's what it
hurts so much that Ute fans just can't let it go. If they could, that
would be classy, but I don't expect that to ever happen.Also
explain during the first meeting of BYU and Utah in SLC where the Uters won that
Kyle made Bronco stand out on the 50 yard line alone for a long time before he
figured he was supposed to go shake the opposing coach's hand at the end of
the game. So yes, Kyle is classy......I'm sure you remember
his infamous words after the UNLV 27 - Utah 0 game, too.
After reading the comments, Max was right.
"Max Hall actually did play in the NFL and started 3 games. Not bad." Actually it was bad. Check out his career stats and you'll see why
not even Uncle Danny could save him from being waived and why nobody else even
gave him a second look. 1 touchdown, 6 interceptions, 5 fumbles......
get the drift? In fact, you and I both know if not for Uncle Danny calling
in every marker he had in the Cardinal organization, Max would have had the same
NFL career BJ did.