Published: Tuesday, Sept. 18 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
OH How OFFENSIVE! I can't believe how OFFENSIVE Whittingham is! Who
would believe a football coach, a football coach, would say something offensive!
Every person in this state should be offended! I'm just so offended he
would make a joke about Sunday! I hope he gets some well deserved punishment!
Really? Some residents of this state are as humor adverse as members of a
certain middle eastern religion.Also, its "funny" that byu
fans whine about Utah's love of money. They still crow about their
contract with a certain network in New England; don't they?I
would not mind if the rivalry w/ byu went away forever & then play Utah
State every other yr.
I'm a BYU fan and did not find anything he said offensive. If we
can't laugh at ourselves, and realize sometimes we are a little odd (how
many other schools have a no Sunday play rule?) then we have truly missed out
on some of the great things in life.Why are people always looking to
Utah would rather play Northern Colorado rather than an exciting, competitive
game against BYU. I went to both schools. And while I have some problems with
systemic issues in BYU's program, I have a hard time with the arrogance of
Utah. Any more, I don't care about this rivalry. It is about dead, which
in a way is a shame. I will say that my experience is that the Utah community
has a weird obsession about BYU, not just in sports, but generally. Reading the
student newspaper for three years, rare was the day when there was not some
mention about BYU. I never saw that in BYU's student newspaper. BYU has
its quirks, but an obsession with Utah is not one of them.
Watching Kyle whine on the sideline makes one realize that he is a first class
coach and a second class person. That fits well with Chris Hill and the U's
Relax. Coach Whit was being funny. Even BYU players were making the same joke.
As a BYU alum and die-hard fan, I honestly didn't see anything offensive by
what Coach Whit said. That's not my issue. My issue is really the Utah
fans, or at least a disturbingly large piece of them. I agree with Esquire -
there's something disturbingly obsessive and mean-spirited in how too many
Utah fans are constantly attacking all things BYU. I'm from out of state,
and it still amazes me how what should be a good-natured rivalry like
Oregon/Oregon State is turned into something far more sinister. When I saw the behavior of Rice-Eccles stadium during Saturday's game, I
was really disturbed by the whole feel of it. It was something far more than
just wanting your team to win; it was wanting the other team to lose in
humiliating and dehumanizing fashion, then dancing on their grave with delirious
joy. Maybe it is time for the rivalry to end for awhile until cooler heads
prevail. I guess this year I'll have to settle for the rest of the Pac 12
giving some Ute fans the lesson in humility they so urgently need.It's a football game, people.
The writer of this letter, and others posting here, obviously has no sense of
humor.Having heard directly on television what Coach Whittingham
said when he made the comment, it was very obvious that he was being facetious
and not mean-spirited.
Gee David, I hate to hear grown men cry.
"Too bad the U. and its administration has ... done away with something my
grandkids will never appreciate." Honestly? What's to
appreciate? I know a whole lot of people that won't even know it's
gone.embarrased 6:11 am: Hilarious!!After all,
it's a game.
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