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Published: Monday, Feb. 4 2013 12:58 a.m. MST

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motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Down under,

"We don't nee to belittle the Utes, they just fine all on their own."

First of all, nice spelling and grammar.

Secondly, if you don't need to belittle the Utes then why did you? I refer you to 11:09 p.m. Feb. 3, 2013. You don't have to go far, it's on this same comment thread.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Truth Machine,

"The only one's "busted" are Utah fans pretending that CougFaninTX was untruthful."

Really? And you call yourself the "Truth Machine"? You sound like a defense attorney who knows his client is guilty but took the case anyway. Good luck with that.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

motorbike

two words: reading comprehension

Just because the Rocky Mountain News is now defunct, doesn't mean that CougFaninTX was "untruthful" when he stated that no Utah fans had posted on the Rocky Mountain News blog.

The only thing that you can derive from his post was that he was so sure that no Utah fan cared enough about the Buffaloes to post any smack on a Colorado blog, that he didn't even bother to check.

With or without the existence of the Rocky Mountain News, his comment is still valid. Utah fans are straining at a gnat, while swallowing a camel.

Just the FAX
Olympus Cove, Utah

54-IQ

"No such paper as the Rocky Mountain News so I wonder what you were reading."

motorbike

"You sound like a defense attorney who knows his client is guilty but took the case anyway."

Technically, you're both wrong (untruthful as you characterize it).

The website for the Rocky Mountain News is still up. The last article posted is dated Feb. 27, 2009, but The E.W. Scripps Co. has updated the copyright to 2013.

Regardless, it's common knowledge that the Utes care so little about the Buffaloes, that it doesn't really matter whether a Colorado blog is active or long since extinct, not a single Utah would bother posting on it anyway.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Are Ute fans supposed to care about CU?

clehman
Sandy, UT

sammyg

Yawning on baited breath? That's amusing. You come to Utes articles to yawn. See how funny that sounds? Please.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

clehman

"sammyg, yawning on baited breath? That's amusing. You come to Utes articles to yawn. See how funny that sounds? Please."

BINGO!

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

SportsFan,

"two words: reading comprehension"

We all fully understand the technicality which is the base of your silly argument. We simply find it amusing that in CougFaninTX's attempt at poking fun, it was he who was caught with his pants down.

So just accept the fact that your brother in arms failed in his attempt to poke fun at Utah's new "rival." And no, I'm not one who actually calls Colorado our rival and I don't know many if any Ute fans that do. In other words, you're all wasting your breathe anyway. BYU is indeed still our rival, feel better?

Solomon Levi
Alpine, UT

motorbike

"So just accept the fact that your brother in arms failed in his attempt to poke fun at Utah's new 'rival.'"

sammyg was spot on in poking fun at Utah's new rival; the only failure was Utah fans desperately trying distract from the true essence of his comments.

Not a single Utah fan offered any evidence whatsover that the crux of sammyg's argument, the complete lack of smack by any Utah fans on any blogs of Utah's new "rival".

Utah fans are a talk (on BYU blogs), but no walk (posting on Colorado blogs) when it comes to Utah's new rival. The truth is, there is no rivalry between Utah and Colorado, the Buffs are nothing more than a travel partner for the Utes.

redfeather
Palo Alto, CA

"After getting a win against Colorado, can the Utes do it again?"

The fact that a possible win against the lowly Beavers - 11-11, RPI 159 - is even debateable says more about how far Utah's basketball program has fallen than most Utah fans would care to admit.

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

wow the posts on this article from byu fans are completely pathetic.

You all say that you don't care about the Utes baskeball program yet you all take time to comment multiple times about it. As Motorbike pointed out on Super Bowl Sunday none the less. I guess you were too busy to comment on the handful of articles about byu landing a recruit, volleyball, swimming etc.

As for the Utes, it wasn't pretty down the stretch but they held on for the win against a pretty good Colorado team. I would like to see them take the same style of play on the road. If they can put the same effort on the floor against Oregon State, they could get back to back wins. It would also help if Loveridge is healty enough to play.

Go Utes!

Tilka
PORTLAND, OR

If you guys don't mind me interrupting the BYU vs. Utah trash talking....

The Utes are going to have their hands full on Wednesday. OSU is performing way below expectations, especially when they had a respectable preseason. Even though the coach is Obama's brother in law (put a wig on him and he looks just like Michelle) he may not be able to keep the job if they lose to the Utes. Expect a hard fought game and if the Utes win they can take credit for bumping someone in the Obama clan out of office.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

QP

"wow the posts on this article from BYU fans are completely pathetic"

When talking about the rundown Utes, how could the comments be anything but completely pathetic?

sports4life1
OGDEN, UT

cougfan
BYU may be considered a okay rival in basketball now but lets face it your in the WCC conference that conference is never going to be close to as good as the PAC 12 is. They've had success in recent years but lets face you have san francisco, San Diego, pepperdine, portland, and layola marymount 4 schools that will are no better than the Big Sky conference. You downgraded your competitiveness when the Utes significiantly increased it. Enjoy the last few years of actually being able to compete against a PAC 12 school. No good recruits want to play for the WCC conference. Have fun with your new Rival The Weber State Wildcats.

TheSportsAuthority
Arlington, VA

sports4life1

"BYU may be considered a okay rival in basketball now but lets face it your in the WCC conference that conference is never going to be close to as good as the PAC 12 is... No good recruits want to play for the WCC conference. Have fun with your new Rival The Weber State Wildcats."

LOL!

Obviously, you haven't been paying much attention lately.

Gonzaga, from the WCC, is currently ranked #6 in both the AP and Coaches polls, higher than any team from the PAC 10.2, and is currently projected to be a #2 seed.

Last year, the WCC had more teams invited to the Big Dance (three), than the PAC 10.2 (two).

BYU, in a rebuilding year for Dave Rose and even without including Jabari Parker, will sign its best recruiting class in history in 2013.

Our so-called "new rival" Weber State, at least according to you, has NEVER beaten BYU in any sport at BYU - something like 0-90 lifetime.

By the way, is that what passes for grammar, spelling, and punctuation at your high school?

sammyg
Springville, UT

Motortike and Clehman

This irony of Ute basketball success measured by the hope of stringing two wins together in this conference is almost beyond comprehension.

Who would have imagined this? Certainly not the proud collective of UteNation.

Yes, it's exciting and boring at the same time. I'm on the edge of my couch every night wondering about Ute possibilities. I also wonder about the PAC10.2 network mysteries. LOL

Who needs the Sunday comics when you have Ute basketball?

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

"This irony of Ute basketball success measured by the hope of stringing two wins together in this conference is almost beyond comprehension."

The irony is that "mighty" Cougar basketball is only 3 points better than the Utes.

sports4life1
OGDEN, UT

sportsauthority
I said BYU is a good program right now but that's not going to keep up in the future when you play poor opponents in your conference. What are you trying to say the WCC is better than the PAC-12 well a terrible case to argue. The WCC is the best it's ever been and it's still ranked like 10th overall. Also BYU Fans THIS IS NOT LAST SEASON. 

The PAC 12 usually has like 5 teams in the Big dance each year and have a good oppurtunity to get 5 this year. Also one poor season where 3 teams were on the bubble including the NIT champion doesn't represent every year. Sure BYU is a very talented team right now but what about when they don't have a good season, who's going to want to get recruited then. The answer is no one which will leave BYU blending in with teams like san Diego, Portland, and San Francisco. teams that are at the Same level as the Big Sky. 

You can call Utah your rival right now but truth is poor conferences lower your recruits over time. Therefore your next rival is Weber State.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

SoonerUte

"The irony is that "mighty" Cougar basketball is only 3 points better than the Utes."

Typical delusional Utah fan spin.

Using the same "point spread" argument, U could extrapolate that #7 Arizona is also only 3 points better than the Utes, meaning that BYU and Arizona, who both beat the Utes by 3 points, are equal.

Of course, the "logic" gets really fuzzy when U consider:

UCLA beat Arizona(84-73)
Cal Poly beat UCLA(70-68)
Santa Clara beat Cal Poly(72-64)
BYU beat Santa Clara(82-64)

A little quick math reveals that BYU is actually 35 points BETTER than #7 Arizona.

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

sports4life1

Instead of making clueless predictions based on nothing but your own BYU hatred, you need to accept a little dose of reality.

- BYU is still coached by Dave Rose, who has led BYU to 6 straight 25+ win seasons

- BYU is beefing up its non-conference schedule to offset their overall weaker WCC schedule.

- Gonzaga, Saint Mary's and BYU would all be very competitive in the PAC 12 or MWC conferences.

- Many teams from the WCC have had great success in the NCAA tournament.

- Despite the slightly down year for BYU, the Cougars will sign their best recruiting class EVER in 2013.

- BYU has played similarly weak teams in the WAC and MWC for decades without the mediocrity of the conference bottom dwellers "blending" with BYU in the slightest.

- BYU has played in every NCAA tournament since 2006; Gonzaga has played in every NCAA tournament since 1999.

- Not a single PAC 12 team has played in every NCAA tournament since 2006: Utah has only played in one and the Utes aren't even close to returning anytime soon

- Ignoring recent history because it doesn't fit your own biased narrative is a sign of desperation.

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