Whoa! Not all of us Ute fans are the devil! Although I am rabid in my love of
all things Ute, and want the Y to lose always of course, I still respect the
talent of many of their current and former players. I don't like comparing
this and that about U and Y players. Jimmy Mac and Steve Young, although
disdained while at the Y, were a couple of my favorite pro QB's. Hard to
deny what they did! Really didn't like (strongly) Collie, however, he was
very gritty and although he must have a soft head or something, has been very
good for Indy (when he plays). Pitta plays very tough, I can't believe he
was a walk on. Wasn't Lewis a walk on too? I follow the Ravens a little to
watch Kruger eat QB's and have said many times that Pitta is one tough
Great story about a great young man. Thanks DN. Too bad the ute whine merchants
didn't like it.
@ Y Grad/Y DAD and LL, Ha!ha! You guys have just put a big smile on my face!
Your comments about Pita as one of "... the choir boys with few stars"
who has become "Football Houdini" and the "poster boy for BYU
athletes" in the NFL is just priceless! I thought your comments were
brilliant! Go Cougars! And may the best team win! I love both the
Niners and the Ravens. Both Pitta and Smith are great players and
representatives of their schools in the NFL and we fans should be proud of that.
Dennis Pitta is Football Houdini , a guy that you know is getting the ball,
running patterns accross the busy 10-15 yrs out, middle part of the field, and
everyone knows the ball is coming to him, yet somehow he makes the catch and
keeps it. In the AFC championship game, he gets laid out like a dead man after a
5 yrd gain, in a hit that will make the NFL season in review. Magically he held
onto the ball to everyone's suprise. The second act was on the next play,
he's in his home territory the middle of the field, catching a TD pass to
put the Ravens in the lead. The hit kept him out of practice for three days, he
shouldn't have been able to take another hit after bruising several ribs
yet he played another half. Don't count him out
Serious??? You're sure? Pitta, no stars, walk on, only becomes one of the
best recievers in BYU history? Given little respect and no chance in the NFL?
That Dennis Pitta?I gotta quit reading (some) Ute fan comments...Okay, sorry, got carried away. Just ironic that the debate about
recruiting choir boys with few stars is still warm and there he is - the poster
boy for BYU athletes.Bet he never ran over to the other side to
trash talk an opponent either. Call me weird, but I LIKE as many athletes like
him playing for BYU as we can get.
As a public service, maybe the D-News could provide a link from BYU articles to
Utah articles like "Former Utah defenders make big impact for Baltimore
Ravens" so Utah fans like JayTee and Chrissy won't have so much trouble
finding them.What's really happening is our Utah friends are
still sore that the Utes were so focused on Max Hall's favorite receiver,
Pitta, in that overtime loss to BYU, that they forgot all about George.
walk on, no stars
Go Pitta from college Walk-on to Super-Bowl Tight End. Sweet.
No question, Deseret News get twice the readership from a BYU article over a
Utah article. Not only do they get the BYU fans, but also the Utah fans.
It's good business. Deseret News knows exactly what they are doing. Same
story over at the SLTrib.
Search on Google for "Deseret News Alex Smith" and you get 111,000
results. Is that good enough for you Utes? You guys keep telling us that
we're the whiners, but...
Pitta keeps on keepin' on. His success is grinding it out with hard work.
He is having a solid career thus far in the NFL. And he still might have some
peaking left to do.
There was a stretch during the 80s when the team that had the most BYU grads won
the Super Bowl. I think every 49er team that won the Super Bowl met that
criteria. Unfortunately, the only BYU grad in this game, that I know of, is
Dennis Pitta. As a Niner fan I am getting a bad feeling about this game!Maybe the returned missionary D-lineman from Oregon on the 49ers, whose
name I remember but cannot spell, can offset the Pitta/BYU influence.May the team that plays the best win.
How many stars was Pitta?
I am a big Cougars and 49ers fan and Pitta will make great plays during the
Super Bowl. Have fun and good luck which I will root for you except the Ravens.
The DesNews caters to the demands of its readership, such as JayTee and Chris B.
Those two are examples of folks who prefer to read and comment on BYU articles.
Seems the irony is lost on them.If they got out more and saw more
of the world, they'd understand the same thing happens in all media
markets. Take Baton Rouge, for example. Here they write about LSU more than
any other school. Yes they occasionally comment on Southern, Tulane, and a few
others, but its mostly LSU and mostly about the players they think people might
be interested in reading about.Being too balanced is a sure way to
go out of business. Good thing certain aforementioned folks aren't in the
Good luck Pitta!! Or should I say the Big Smooth!
@JayTee - "Should we just call this the BYU paper? The school doesn't
really don't need a campus newspaper, because the Deseret News is doing it
all for them. BYU, BYU, BYU."The next thing JayTee will be
wondering is why the Rocky Mountain News has more articles about the Buffs than
the Utes.Media Lesson 101: You publish material that draws the most
eyeballs. That's why ESPN was excited to pick up BYU. It's not
because ESPN is owned by the church. It's because BYU draws a bigger crowd
than anything else they could put on the tube during these time slots.If DNews thought more readers would read info about the U, it would be here.
Unlike Tom Holmoe, I hope that Pitta catches 3 TD passes AND that the Ravens win
There's a great article in the paper about A. Smith asking for a release.
After all this was his best football. It just took it eight years to get there.
Wish Andrew George could have played in the years after Pitta rather than
playing at the same time. Still waiting for the next great BYU tight end.
Where are you? We need you.
My main man Dennis! I knew he would be successful in the NFL and in life. Not
only is he a great football player but he's a great person. Go Dennis!!!
Future Hall of Famer
@JayTee "Should we just call this the BYU paper? The school
doesn't really don't need a campus newspaper, because the Deseret News
is doing it all for them. BYU, BYU, BYU."JayTee if you
haven't learned by now The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints own
Dnews as well as BYU. Don't you think it makes sense the church's
paper would favor its writing towards its own school?I find it funny
how people get fed up with the dnews and there favoritism of schools. What you
have all failed to realize is no one is forcing you to read these articles.
Haha, like always Ute fans on here complaining about something BYU related. TIP: Read the headline and notice that it is about BYU and skip it.
Simple solution to all (ok a lot) of your life's problems.
Jay tee and Chris - They just had a real nice article about Alex Smith, and
several feature articles about U of U basketball - but I don't recall
seeing you post on those. I the D news didn't post anything about BYU
sports what would you do with all your new-found spare time?
JayTeeNo one forces you to read the DesNews. Stick with the Trib
My goodness Ute fellows.... whaaaaa. Someone call the Whaaaambulance. Give it a
rest. The paper writes for its readers. There are simply more people interested
in BYU related stories than about other Ravens. Smart.
I've seen plenty of articles about former Ute Alex Smith in the Deseret
News so I'm not sure what Chris B and JayTee are complaining about.That said, I do think that BYU fans form a larger portion of the readers
and so it's natural for the paper to cater to that.
3 comments:1: "Big Smooth". LOVE it!2: Article
quote: "(Dennis Pitta) was drafted in the fourth round in 2010 — one
round after the Ravens took tight end Ed Dickson — but has overtaken him
in the passing game." Yep, just like we always knew Pitta would.3: Methinks the one poster above hates BYU because he has a problem with the
religion which sponsors BYU. Go Cougars and go Pitta!!
Pitta is the Man!!!!! That's why he is article worthy, not to mention
it's Super Bowl Week.
We've already had articles about Pitta.Why not write about all
of the other players Bronco recruited and put in the NFL?
Should we just call this the BYU paper? The school doesn't really
don't need a campus newspaper, because the Deseret News is doing it all for
them. BYU, BYU, BYU.