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Published: Sunday, Dec. 2 2012 6:50 p.m. MST

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Logan, Utah

I feel bad for the seniors on the La Tech team.

Beverly Hills, CA

Is Karl Malone some kind of celebrity or something?

Harwich, MA

Karl has important opinions? Since when?


Karl is just being Karl. Time to update the story - La.Tech coaches claim they didn't turn down any bowl bids.

West Jordan, UT

Love, love Karl Malone. We were fortunate as fans to watch him play; both he and John Stockton. I simply don't understand the haters. I have to think they either don't understand basketball, or they are quick to get their feelings hurt.

Ogden, UT

Run Forest Run. Oh I mean Karl. I mean his mouth.

Ogden, UT

Karl can't have an opinion? Posters here have their comments, and often not loving and sweet. Why can't Karl post his own feelings?

Dr. Dunkenstein
Salt Lake City, UT

Sure, Karl can have an opinion, and he is free to tweet his opinion. Shoot, he can even sing it from the rooftops if he wants; but if La. Tech takes him up on his offer, they're nuts. He is too much of a drama queen to be the AD for any Div. I school (and we won't even start on how big of a disaster it would be to have him coach anything at a higher level than little league).

Ogden, UT

@ yarrlydarb. If you carefully read the story Karl can and did have his opinion and we are now having ours. You have it backwards!

Humble, TX

Way to go Karl. There is no excuse for the poor management on the part of the La Tech AD.

West Jordan, Utah

@ Dunkenstein, that was a classic take. Right on there.

@Anne26, no I don't get my feelings hurt easy and I do understand basketball. I also didn't get offended when Karl went to the Lakers. None of that bothers me or is applicable here. I just got tired of Karl Malone's act a long time ago. When he played he flopped, whined, and chocked in the clutch. Karl's lack of grammar and mental midget opinions are so old.

These latest comments Karl made sound familiar. He said the same thing to the Jazz organization about calling him to run matters as he did his alma mater. Dunkenstein was right, Karl coaching anything other than little league would be a disaster.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

It's a shame that the WAC's #1 team is stuck playing in a $325K bowl game, while the #2 goes to a $1 million bowl, and the #3 was at one point unofficially slated for a $1.15 million one.

And it's a shame that the #3 team thought they would have been too good for it, and wound up getting NOTHING!

Salt Lake, Ut

Are you forgetting that Karl Malone once thought he should run for governor of Utah? He believes we all hang on every word that proceedeth forth from his mouth. Indeed, some may, but I honestly go for years without even thinking of him (only to be jolted from my bliss by stories like this).

Orem, UT

My beloved BYU Cougars should bow out, as they really don't deserve a bowl bid, and let this team take their place. Really. BYU. Do it. Do what is morally correct. Get out. Let these kids who actually earned a bowl bid go. Our wins are against very poor teams, and we would avoid the embarrassment of losing to San Diego...Unless...unless you are going to start James Lark, then, well, maybe then you should go. But if you are starting Riley Nelson, then bow out!!

Silent Lurker
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Same old, same old--Karl should engage his brain before his mouth or in this case his blog. Question? Does Karl blog as badly as he speaks? After all he doesn't have John to save him.

West Jordan, UT

Hey folks, is dead right on this one. The AD should be fired and someone else needs to take over. Haters dont like Karl because he speaks his mind and does so without apology. Maybe they hate the fact that Karl is a uber rich man and can now do what he wants.

Not taking a bowl bid is a stupid thing to do. It hurts recuiting, revenu to he school and fan support. Firing the AD is the only soultion to this mess.

Harwich, MA

Karl can have all the opinions he wants. The media can print them all. They're just not important.

Ogden, Utah

Can't blame Karl for being upset. His passion for his alma mater is understood and unusual in this day and age when most professional athletes don't give a hoot about their university stepping stone to the big leagues: unless of course it's someone like Reggie Bush wanting to return the Heisman.
The fact that LaTech's AD waited and held out hope for a bigger bowl offering was valiant on his part but misguided. The offer never came and the Independence Bowl offered the inviation to another school. LaTech got shut out much to the dismay of their fans, who know their players, especially their seniors, earned the right to play in a bowl game. The real losers are the fans. Instead of getting to watch the #1 offense in the country they'll get to watch losing teams like Georgia Tech, who BYU beat, play in a bowl game.
Karl's upset as a fan and so would you be to if your 9-3 football team got shut out from going to a bowl game.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

I never have truly understood the love affair Utahns have with John Stockton and the disdain many (not all of course) have for Karl Malone. I mean, I had season tickets for the Jazz and literally saw Stockton run through and hurdle over children and other fans wanting his autograph. He was often surly with fans and never quite understood that his salary was only made possible if the fans adored him and find professional basketball interesting. Meanwhile Malone opened up his hearts to the fans sometimes wearing his feelings on his sleeve. He got in some beefs with Larry but usually he was on the side of right. He, like Stockton, played hard and for reduced salaries they could have got somewhere else.

I don't want to come across as a Stockton hater by any means. I loved how he played the game, rugged and tough and a team player and a great family man. But one (Malone) let us in to his world and the other kept us at arm's length and I just don't understand why people in Utah especially make fun of Malone who did so much for our community.

Tooele, UT

There are too many bowl games anyway. The number of bowls should be cut by a third.

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