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Published: Monday, Oct. 1 2012 5:12 p.m. MDT

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skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

Two For Flinching

"I will say that your claim of BYU wearing multiple shades of blue back in the 60s/70s is completely false."

Then you obviously weren't around during the 60's and 70's and 80's because not only did the shades of blue vary from team to team, they also varied from year to year for the same team.

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Wildcat

There's NOTHING "scared" about going Independent - BYU already has Texas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Boise State, Utah, Georgia Tech, and West Virginia on their future schedule. Only a blind homer could argue that scheduling teams like that shows that BYU is "scared" of anybody. Besides, why do you feel the need to "defend" the Utes, unless you're really just a Utah troll pretending to be a Weber State fan?

btw, nice dodge throwing in Weber State's basketball championships, when we're talking football. It still doesn't disguise the fact that the Wildcats haven't even been competitive against decent D1-AA teams, let alone against perennial Top 25 D1-A teams.

skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

twofer

"Utah's Olympic sports have been playing on Sunday for years. I don't see why a public university would have any conflict accepting a schedule with a couple of basketball games on Sunday."

It's very simple - hardly any Utah fans attend those other Olympic sports games anyway, regardless of the day played, and very few of those games were home games played on Sunday.

Men's basketball games, however, used to be attended by thousands of active LDS Utah fans and long-time season ticket holders, who still choose to honor the Sabbath and not attend games on Sunday. It's a slap in the face by Utah not to respect those fans.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@Skywalker

Couldn't it be said that playing on Saturday is a slap in the face to Utah's Jewish and 7th day Adventist students?

Again, as a public, and therefor secular, university there should not be any conflict playing on any day of the week. If you make concessions for one religion, it would by hypocritical to not make concessions for all of them. If people choose to not attend those specific games in observation of their sabbath that is perfectly fine. I, for one, will be at the Sunday games cheering for my school. That is the beauty of free agency.

No Conference Will Take Us
SEATTLE, WA

skywalker
Palo Alto, CA
twofer

"Utah's Olympic sports have been playing on Sunday for years. I don't see why a public university would have any conflict accepting a schedule with a couple of basketball games on Sunday."

It's very simple - hardly any Utah fans attend those other Olympic sports games anyway, regardless of the day played, and very few of those games were home games played on Sunday.

Men's basketball games, however, used to be attended by thousands of active LDS Utah fans and long-time season ticket holders, who still choose to honor the Sabbath and not attend games on Sunday. It's a slap in the face by Utah not to respect those fans.

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Does it matter how many people attend whichever sport on a Sunday?
Its sorry to see a fellow BYU fan using reverse justification to try and prove a point.

I just don't understand the obsession that fellow BYU fans have about Utah playing on Sunday. There are things more important in life. Like how we conduct ourselves for example, seven days a week.

No Conference Will Take Us
SEATTLE, WA

I would not boast about BYUs future scheduling skywalker. We already see scheduling changes being made and contracts dropped by power conference schools. I would not be surprised to see Notre Dame change its deal with BYU now that it's partners with the ACC. Same goes for other schools like Texas. The problem is we have to worry about scheduling 12 games a year. Conference members have the majority of their schedules set every year, only having to plan on 3-4 OOC games. It's going to be tougher for us to attract big time opponents in the future.

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

Yes it's great to be a PAC 12 fan. But I feel sorry for Oregon State fans today. I doubt this website would let me post a link.
Nothing more pleasant than political correctness to take the fun out of football.

I wonder if people are so offended they will make the school change colors?
I am not joking.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

I bleed the BYU Blue, not black, not gray. Blue and White. Spend the money that was used on the uniforms to fund another scholarship. This reminds me of Oregon or Oregon St. Whichever one has those lousy uniforms.

schmed
Frisco, tx

A black-out coming from a team with the worst dressed coach in all of college football. Sure, why not? Most of the country has taken this hideous color and made it their daily attire, or, haven't you noticed? Americans have to be the worst dressed nation on earth and Californians the worst in the country. Go to Texas and see how to dress decently. The American fashion has degenerated into wearing no more than a few creepy, slovenly and messy items such as and limited to, black, grey and sports clothes. That's about it! Everywhere you go the same drab, poor, dark, apathetic way of dress. So, lets put this stuff on our BYU team. A previously bright, intelligent, sharp looking appearance must turn into what everyone else has become. I say BOO, it stinks ! To a nation that thinks this represent them and the tell tale psyche about this look just figures, doesn't it? Perhaps we can all dress better. No doubt the Deseret News will censor this Fahrenheit 451 also.

TheNun
Granstville, UT

Blackout for the Coogs, I wonder where they got that idea? But, the concept is to wear black at night. Oops.

And, you know the saying: "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" Just one more example of the little brother trying to be like the big brother.

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