Duckhunter: Look at the crazy behavior of fans; look at the behavior of wealthy
sports stars. We're obsessed! I remember getting depressed because my team
lost. How silly. I know someone who, as a sophomore, took state in LD debate.
The newspaper didn't even mention it. If a sophomore was all state in
football, he'd have his name in every edition of every paper in the area
for weeks. Is one achievement more honorable than the other? I was taught to
seek after things that are virtuous, lovely and of good report and praiseworthy.
I don't see that in sports. But, debate, that does take someone who can do
more than walk and chew gum at the same time. And music and drama also take a
certain amount of intelligence and refinement. They just don't get any
@JSBIf that is what we put all of our time and effort into then we
would all be bored stiff and living a dreary, joyless existence. There is so
much more time and wealth put into "education and infrastructure and the
humanities and assistance for the poor, etc." than football to begin with
that it isn't even a comparison. We need to have past times,
recreation, fun. That is what makes "educaiton and infrastructure and the
humanities and assitance for the poor" tolerable pursuits.I'm not really sure how "humanities" does any more for us than
football does anyway. Sounds like in that case you want everyone to pour money
into your personal likes and past times. I'm sure you have some sort of
activities or other pursuits that we can eliminate and put the time and money
you and others put into it into "education and infrastructure and the
humanities and assistance for the poor"? Sound like a plan to
I do wonder what would happen if the money and energy and creative energy that
is spent on football were dedicated to education and infrastructure and the
humanities and assistance for the poor, etc. if our society would be healthier.
Perhaps civilizations centuries from now will look back at our time and wonder
about our priorities and think "what strange people they were to spend so
much time and energy on which team can move an odd shaped ball past a goal line
while beating each other senseless!"
"Oh Chris... where are you???"Highlight:Didn't you get the memo? He checked in at the sulking cabin near Tulsa
when Ducky checked out.
Worf and BYUalum- You guys know as well as anyone, that both schools have some
arrogant fans and guys who spout off that make the rest of us look bad.
Don't for one minute try and pretend that the Y doesn't have an equal
number of Jackwagons who's only quest on these boards are to try and spout
their venom about the other school. I think BOTH fanbases need to class it up!
@who are youUSC has already been to LES, many years ago. I'm
not sure why you will consider it a source of pride but I suppose you're
grasping for just about anything at this point. I'm guessing it is more of
that refracted glory thing utah "fans" seem to be so into?
I've said this before (after the BSU/Y game)Give me a
"U"Give me a "G"Give me a "L"Give me a
"Y"That's to prove I am objective! What
could have been the score? Anything ASU wanted!! Two games (BSU/Y
and ASU/U) both UGLY!Three teams look very bad! Unfortunately - the
one that didn't was ASU!! I agree with one Y fan that posted
they Y would go to a bowl game - the U will not (probably). The U has 8 more
PAC-12 opponents. The Y has Hawaii, and Idaho to brace their inflated
self-esteem.Looks like quite a season for the Utes - a team I
thought was one of, if not, the most talented teams Utah has had - especially
in depth. So what do I know?However, nothing will take away from
the joy and pride when USC comes to RES a week from Thursday!! That's USC,
"The correlation between righteousness and football does not bode well for
the whole state. But, I still wonder what football has to do with
education."JSB - enough of the finger pointing. Some of us can
walk and chew gum at the same time. So you don't like sports, well good for
you. Chris B - your silence is deafening this morning. What
happened?? You got beat - that's what happened.
Can't wait for Vai's next article about how this wasn't what the
Pac10 signed up for when they brought in Utah!Hey Vai are you
That thud you heard and felt was all the bandwagon fans jumping off. A little
humble pie will do the ute fans some good this year. Those Pac 12 banners you
have pasted all over SLC are only going to remind you of the beating you are
going to take each and every week in the pac12. Best of luck in your bowl game.
Oh wait that was last week. At least you got a gift of a win in that one.50% off all ute gear at D.I. this week. Go check it out. There will be
lots of it!
worfMcallen, TXI don't dislike the Utes, but some of
their fans are very arrogant, and bitter on the cougs.For this reason,-the
loss is very sweet.------------And are you supposed to
be the shining light representing Cougar Nation?
This was funny, and I can't quit laughing.
Worf: Liked your comment.Losing isn't fun. Feel the pain!
I suspected after the BYU game that Utah stunk, but what scores like this tell
me is that my cougs just stink even worse. After Utah's win
last week, I envied Utah, knowing that they at least had a conference
championship to play for while BYU does not. But frankly, this game shows that
Utah certainly won't be playing for a conference championship either (at
least not this year).
Chris B.Oh Chris... where are you???
Utah is not a good team at all. They get so hyped up to play BYU as if
that's the only game that matters to them and then they're horrible
for the rest of the year. I thought their defense was supposed to be good. It
was horrible. ASU was running and passing on them at will. Coach Witt is
really only good at preparing his team for about one game a year. Utah seems to
have the same coaching problem that BYU has.
Neither Utah nor BYU look like good teams so far this year. Although it is still
possible BYU's defense is okay, I don't think I can say that with
confidence until after the Notre Dame game. However, I can say with confidence
that both team's offenses are pitiful so far!Hope springs
eternal they can turn it around, in the meantime - Go Aggies! lol
@JSB"The correlation between righteousness and football does not
bode well for the whole state." -The faithful in Logan are very righteous
this year."But, I still wonder what football has to do with
education."-Stop being a buzzkill. Just enjoy the football.
Thud.Last week, Utah wanted the win over BYU so bad they were
spitting blood, as usual. Unfortunately, it looks like the only
decent team they want to beat is apparently BYU.
Well, at least BYU wasn't trounced by Boise State. Utah teams don't
look so good this year.
ASU is the better team. Plain and simple.
Hmmmmmm..."Moving on" not all it's cracked u[ to be, huh
Utes.Welcome back to earth.
It's the end of the world! Utah lost a couple of games. And so has BYU. The
disgrace of it all. How embarrassing. A heavy cloud of despair hangs over the
whole Wasatch front. What are we doing wrong? The correlation between
righteousness and football does not bode well for the whole state. But, I still
wonder what football has to do with education.
I don't dislike the Utes, but some of their fans are very arrogant, and
bitter on the cougs.For this reason,-the loss is very sweet.
Way to represent the state in the PAC 12. I wish there was more of a glimmer of
hope. Hey Chris B what advice do you have for coach Whit? To schedule BYU 12
Is this REALLY surprising? I'm having a hard time seeing how Utah ends up
with an above .500 season.
That is called being total dominated. We looked horrible, I'm shocked how
bad we were on defense. This team is in big trouble, with no OL,
running game, QB, and a rookie OC. If we play like this the rest of the season
then Utah is looking at a 6-6 season. As of now, the only teams I can see us
beating are WSU, Cal, and @CU.Props to ASU, that was a total
I'm sorry, Utah. We led you to believe that your defense was good.
It obviously was their gimmicky black helments. (And turnovers, and lack of
being able to run the ball, and pourus defense, and....)
Jeez, a week off couldn't come too soon! Come on D! Step it up!
This one is on the coaches. It is obvious to me that Utah is not
going to work out the offensive line issues anytime soon. What did we expect
from a 25-year old offensive coordinator? Utes' defense allowed
over 500 yards, not to mention 37 points. So much for that top-ranked Pac-12
defense. This team looks bad - and its the kind of "bad"
that won't get fixed anytime soon.Maybe Utah can get lucky and
beat Colorado or WSU for their 3rd and final win of the season.
I smelled something tonight and it certainly wasn't roses. This is what
happens when you get up for one game and then let down the next week. Classic
Utah. Brings up memories of the meltdown in Vegas. USC on the horizon and 12
days to think about it. It's a good thing that the game isn't in LA.