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Published: Monday, Oct. 29 2012 5:05 p.m. MDT

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StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

"not jealous
Park City, UT
I rather doubt two bottom feeders is going to draw a standing room only crowd.

12:10 p.m. Oct. 26, 2012"

"Saturday’s game was the Utes’ 16th consecutive sellout at Rice-Eccles Stadium."

Hmmmm...

Proud Ute
,

This is interesting if not ironic change of events.
Last year Doman started out on the field because (I believe) he wanted to mentor a young QB and was pretty thoroughly criticized or at least second guessed until he went up to the box.
This year BJ started out up in the box and now we're starting a freshman QB he's staying down on the field.
Can't wait to see how these turns out.

Jealous U
Alpine, UT

StGtoSLC

Selling out a cracker box isn't anything to beat your chest about.

BYU was drawing crowds of over 46,000 THIRTY years ago, BEFORE Cougar Stadium was expanded. The Cougars have averaged over 60,000 since 1982!

Of course we all know why Hill hasn't expanded RES - all he has to do is look a couple of blocks East to that vast sea of empty red chairs in the HC to realize what could easily happen at RES as soon as the Utes go a couple of years without a bowl.

U 90
Corona, CA

Jealous,

Nice! Attendance smack to go along with the lame tv contract smack. I guess that's all you have to go with when your team can't beat the Utes on the field.

skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

U 90

It's flattering that despite all of your PAC 12 chest beating, the ONLY thing Ute nation really cares about...

is beating lowly, irrelevant, independent BYU.

U 90
Corona, CA

Sky,

I value the sugar bowl and fiesta bowl wins way more than any byu win... Because they don't happen every year. On the other hand beating byu is a fairly common occurance nowadays

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Jealous Blue, a few dozen families all bringing their kids to the first half hour of a game, before leaving for 10:00 bedtime on a school night, totaling 60k for some portion of the game is still at least 5,000 away from selling the place out. When you get halfway to the streak Utah is at right now, let me know.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@stg

BYU has far surpassed utah's "streak". BYU hasn't had a game with only 45,000 fans in attendence in over 30 years. What you really mean is when utah gets halfway to BYU's streak let us know. The problem is utah can't even begin to start a streak like that because they do not have a stadium big enough, or a "fan"base big enough, to do it. Selling out a 45,000 seat stadium is still 15,000 away from what BYU does every week, and 20,000 away from most weeks.

cedarcityute
cedar city, UT

How many BCS bowl games has byu been to? Oh none you say? And I'm sure 1984 is repeating in all your heads. Wasn't that quite awhile ago? Kinda makes it.... 'irrelevant'. I guess there is still lots to talk about with all the goings on at BYU (besides jealousy) which would be? Go ahead.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Duck, cool story. Let me know when it's a sell out, though.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@stg

Let me know when you guys actually climb back to .500

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Duckhunter

BYU has a bigger fan base, and we all know why.

The point is Utah has sold out RES 16 times in a row and despite being 3-5, Saturday will make it 17 in a row. Meanwhile BYU has only sold out LES 3 times in their last 12 home games and I wouldn't count on it being full for Idaho either.

Percentage wise, BYU fans are clearly more "fair weather"

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@two for flinching

"BYU has a bigger fan base, and we all know why."

Because more people like them? Because their history of success is far greater? Because utah's "fan"base isn't real?

What we all know is that res will eventually become just like the hc, basicly empty.

@stg

When res is more than half full after the half in a game utah is losing then you can tell us about "fans" sticking around until the end.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Ok Duckhunter, act naive.

But LOL @ your "real" fan base. 3 sellouts out of the last 12 vs. 17 straight. Try selling out your stadium before pulling out the fan base smack.

I know that you were in Tulsa, but you should have seen the mass evacuation in LES during the third quarter of the Utah game last season. Glass house my friend....

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