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Published: Thursday, Jan. 10 2013 7:30 a.m. MST

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thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

Great times are definitely here for the Utes! I'm excited for them and I'm not even a fan. But now that the big boys are coming, it's time to prove they belong. That's the real test and key to how many eyeballs will continue to come to watch them on a regular basis. If they stunk up the place and embarrassed themselves on a regular basis, then it won't matter. The same goes for BYU, if we suck and stunk up the place on national tv, then it too won't matter how much exposure we crave and want because no one would care to watch. It's the same old "law of supply and demand"...you deliver the goods and the world is your oyster. You suck, and the masses will mercilessly mock and deride you. That's the world of sports in a nutshell.

U 90
Corona, CA

I remember the days when a team like UCLA would come to town, it was simply viewed as another game the Utes would probably win. The only program that consistently had Utah's number back then was Kentucky.

I hope Utah can get the program back to that level. Beating UCLA now doesn't seem too likely, however taking ASU and Arizona to the wire last week brings hope.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@u90

There has never been a day that a team coming to town like ucla was considered a "probable" utah win. There was a day, not this day that is for sure, when it might have been considered competitive.

deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA

U 90

"I remember the days when a team like UCLA would come to town, it was simply viewed as another game the Utes would probably win."

LOL!

I love how Utah fans just make stuff up.

You must be REALLY old, because the Utes haven't beaten the Bruins at home since 1928. The last time the Utes beat the Bruins was nearly 30 years ago, in 1983.

btw, UCLA leads the all-time "series" 5-4, with 5 of the 9 games played in 1928 and 1929.

U 90
Corona, CA

Deductive Reasoning,

Read my post again, I said a team "like" UCLA. What I'm referring to is the period between 1990 - 98 when Utah had winning records against very good programs like:
1-0 Pitt
1-0 Mich St
1-0 Florida
1-0 Indiana
1-0 Stanford
1-0 North Carolina
1-0 West Virginia
2-1 Arizona
3-1 Texas

Teams they did not do so well against were:
0-1 Kansas
0-2 Michigan
0-4 Kentucky

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