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Published: Monday, Sept. 10 2012 9:00 p.m. MDT

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Cedar Hills, UT

Qwest Perfected

Salt 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...!!!

West Valley City, UT

Max Hall STILL hates me!


Max who?


@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.

Mission Viejo, CA

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.

Highland, UT


If 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 camp?



You 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.

Orem, UT

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.

Farmington, UT

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.

Farmington, UT

@ Go Red

Max'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.

Farmington, UT

@ AwesomeOpussum

Thanks for totally making my point.

El Chango Supremo
Rexburg, ID

Gosh I hate all the trash talk! It's ridiculous!!

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT


So 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!

Farmington, UT

@ Qwest

Now 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.

Salt Lake City, UT

After reading the comments, Max was right.

Proud Ute

"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.

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