Today's L.A. Times on page C-8 this weekend's match up was summarized
as follows: "These longtime and bitter rivals, separated by only
miles, no longer share a same conference affliation. BYU is Football independant
and Utah has joined the Pac-12, but that won't dull the senses in a series
that can be downright insensitive. After Utah clinched a BCS berth with a
crushing 2004 win over BYU in Salt Lake City, a Utes fan held up a sign that
read, "Where's Your God Now? "Too many activity choices
this weekend: The Game, seeing "B of M" in Hollywood, or the play
"Trojan Barbie" in Long Beach
I have to say this is the first year I actually hope the U pounds the Y ... like
last year. The reason? BYU is mediocrity in action and that will never change
until the embarrassment factor becomes unbearable. The Y of today is not even a
shadow of the program Lavell put together and yet there seems to be an
acceptance of some at this new ear of mediocrity. I say it is time to flush the
AD and the coaches and go back to playing traditional BYU football. If Tuckett
were the AD the Y would be in the Big12 right now!!!
wow patriotthat is bitter
I recommend the Vai's View column in today's paper. Its the best
commentary I've yet seen on how things have simply gotten out of hand with
this game. Its well worth reading, whichever team you happen to cheer for.
re: patriotAgreed. BYU isn't the same program that it was in
the LaVell era.I don't know that BYU is mediocre but they remind of a
perpetual 10 win NFL team (good but not good enough). Until the bottom falls
out, nothing will be done.I am Utah grad & fan but for the last
few yrs really have had no desire to watch. I'll watch for water cooler
conversation but even that gets old. I like the rivalry in September; the
animosity doesn't seem to build & by Halloween the armchair QBing is
"I say it is time to flush the AD and the coaches and go back to playing
traditional BYU football."If you examine the history of the
Utah-BYU series, you will see that "traditional BYU football" includes
losing to Utah (and other good teams).The Utah-BYU series is over
100 years old. Except for a 20-year aberration, Utah has dominated the series.
"Traditional BYU football" includes 56 losses to Utah against 34 wins.
I don't know about you, but when I think about winning traditions, one
qualifier is that the team in the past actually won more games than they lost.