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Utah Utes basketball: After getting a win against Colorado, can the Utes do it again?

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  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 5:19 p.m.

    In answer to the question in the headline.

    Maybe, but probably not.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 11:47 a.m.

    Y's little brother

    "How soon you forget that the PAC 10.2 wasn't even good enough to get their regular season conference champion into the tournament last year and only one-sixth of the PAC 10.2 deserved to go dancing."
    ____

    How soon YOU forget what an anomaly last year was for both the PAC-12 AND the WCC. Pretty much a worst and best in 30 year performance for both conferences. I don't think I'd bank on that being the case again for a long long time.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 11:44 a.m.

    Duckhunter

    "Who is it you think I was mocking and emulating with that post? Give you one guess."

    So it's a vicious circle then, because Utah fans are only using 8 out of 11 in football for one reason, fans like yourself that used that repeatedly when McBride first brought Utah back to relevance.

    So it looks like a case of chicken and the egg. Or should I say Duck and then the egg. LOL!

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Feb. 6, 2013 11:41 a.m.

    @ Rockwell

    No problem with a differing opinion. Seems I hit a nerve with you as well. I love the "little friend" reference. I'm certainly not your friend. Never ignored Utah's loses; as a matter of fact I stated that they need more wins.Trolling the Utah threads again trying to pick a fight? Nice! Do you ever actually comment on BYU articles?

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    Feb. 6, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    Spokane Ute

    Talk about paranoid; you just can't handle anyone ever disagreeing with you without accusing them of having multiple personalities and getting all "riled up", can you?

    Do you really believe that BYU fans are envious and jealous of the rundown Utes who are "working" on their 5th straight losing season?

    It's laughable that our little friends on the hill are forced to talk smack about conferences and gym sizes because they have absolutely NOTHING to talk smack about when it comes to comparing teams.

    After all of your hyperbole about Top 50 and Top 100 RPI wins, it's hilarious that you completely ignored Utah's FIVE losses to 100+ RPI teams, three of them at home:

    to #108 USC
    to #279 Sac St
    at #185 SMU
    to #200 CS Northridge
    at #165 WSU

    It's not BYU's fault that the Utes have had such a pathetic basketball program for most of the last decade. The Utes are lucky they're not in the WAC or Big Sky. It's embarrassing enough finishing at the bottom of the PAC every year.

  • Just the FAX Olympus Cove, Utah
    Feb. 6, 2013 7:59 a.m.

    sports4life1

    Little sister let me do the breakdown for U, since you obviously have a hard time distinguishing fact from fiction.

    Arizona struggled at home to get past #160 Utah
    Oregon struggled at home to beat #234 No. Arizona
    UCLA lost at home to #205 Cal Poly
    ASU lost at home to #182 DePaul
    California struggled at home to beat #161 OSU
    Stanford lost at #108 USC and struggled at home to beat #161 OSU
    Colorado lost at #160 Utah
    Washington lost at home to #160 Utah, to #175 Albany, and at #161 OSU

    There's the top 2/3's of the PAC 10.2; every single one of them with a loss or a close home win against a 100+ RPI team.

    All six of BYU's losses have come to RPI 60 or higher teams.

    Of the 32 Division 1 basketball conferences, the WCC is in the top one-third, only four places below the PAC 10.2

    #1 B1G
    #2 MWC
    #3 Big East
    #4 ACC
    #5 Big 12
    #6 PAC 10.2
    #7 A-10
    #8 SEC
    #9 MVC
    #10 WCC
    #11 C-USA

    #13 WAC
    #29 Big Sky

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Feb. 6, 2013 7:13 a.m.

    PAC Man, Y's Little brother, or how ever many screen names you use,

    I never said Utah was better than BYU, now did I? I did state they lost by 3 to them, and that's pretty dang accurate. I also noted that Utah has some very good wins, just not enough of them. It sure seems to have you riled up. It's not my fault that BYU is 0-4 against RPI to 50 teams. I also stated that Gonzaga carries the conference, which is 100% accurate. Us Utah fans do find it amussing how you flock to our threads though. Envy and jealousy is a horrible thing. Don't worry, maybe the WAC or Big Sky will invite you to join soon. Thanks in advance for your continued support.

  • sports4life1 OGDEN, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 12:39 a.m.

    Little Brother let me do the breakdown for you since you BYU fans are excellent with statistics.

    You say washington, state, Utah, and oregon state would be bottom teems in the WCC.
    Yet when you look at the match ups with the WCC conference you can clearly see that your powerhouse Gonzaga team only beat a poor PAC 12 Washington State team by 2 points. While your BYU Cougs narrowly escaped a 11th place utah team at your place. BYU has no place to argue with the PAC 12. The WCC is a bad basketball conference. Yes they have 1 good team but thats really it.

    The WCC = WORST COLLEGE CONFERENCE

    Talking about the WCC over the PAC 12 conference is really quite the pathetic argument. You find facts that make it sound decent when truthfully there is so many more facts that could make it sound pathetic.

  • Y's little brother Sandy, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 10:03 p.m.

    motorbike

    There's no question that the PAC 10.2 is deeper top to bottom than the WCC.

    There's also no question that Gonzaga, BYU, Saint Mary's and Santa Clara are all good enough to compete with the upper 2/3s of the PAC 10.2,

    while Utah, Oregon State, and Washington State would blend nicely with the bottom half of the WCC.

    The WCC entered a new era when BYU joined the conference last year. Three WCC teams played in the Big Dance in 2012 - that's one-third of the conference. Don't be so sure that the WCC won't have two or three teams in the NCAA this year.

    How soon you forget that the PAC 10.2 wasn't even good enough to get their regular season conference champion into the tournament last year and only one-sixth of the PAC 10.2 deserved to go dancing.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 9:52 p.m.

    @motorbike

    Who is it you think I was mocking and emulating with that post? Give you one guess.

    LOL!

  • backpacn Sandy, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 9:41 p.m.

    motorbike

    You're ignoring the fact that not only has BYU dominated Utah head-to-head in basketball during the Dave Rose era, BYU has also dominated U overall in record, conference championships, national rankings, NCAA berths, and NCAA wins.

    Quite a different story from Utah's football domination in head-to-head versus BYU's domination in overall record, conference championships, 10+ win seasons, bowl appearances, and Top 25 finishes during the Bronco/Kyle era.

    Too bad we can't compare coaching eras in basketball like we can in football, but the Utes have been such a train wreck in basketball since Majerus left, that no coach has lasted long enough at Utah to mount even a modest challenge to Rose.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 9:38 p.m.

    PAC man

    You're going off the lesser used RPI rankings. Here's the full run down comparison between Pac 12 and WCC:

    3 Arizona
    12 Gonzaga
    25 Colorado
    26 Oregon
    42 BYU & UCLA
    58 ASU & St Mary's
    65 Stanford
    67 California
    68 Washington
    86 Santa Clara
    107 USC
    146 San Francisco
    158 San Diego
    159 Utah
    162 Oregon State
    165 Washington State
    197 pepperdine
    215 Portland
    228 Loyola Marymount

    Pretty sad that a conference of 9 teams has 5 ranked 146 or worse. That makes 10 of BYU's wins seem awfully meaningless doesn't it?
    Okay, before someone else says it I will ... make it 11 wins since Utah is down there to ... though Utah will have a few chances to change that if they pull off a couple more quality wins like they did last Saturday.
    Regardless, you can see why the WCC only deserves 1 team in the big dance ... this year and MOST years.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 9:09 p.m.

    Duckhunter

    "Actually BYU is 11 wins in the last 12 games better than utah."

    Oh, so this suddenly works for Ducky now that we're talking about basketball? Don't worry, I'll be sure to remind you of this for a LONG LONG TIME. LOL!

  • PAC man Anaheim, CA
    Feb. 5, 2013 5:25 p.m.

    Spokane Ute

    A couple more interesting stats:

    Sacramento State is #281 per RPI rankings. That makes Utah's loss the WORST loss by any team in the state. Utah also lost to #199 CSU Northridge, which might be the second WORST loss by any team in the state.

    Something Utah fans have a hard time understanding. Utah's LOSSES also count in the overall season ledger.

    It really doesn't matter how many PAC 10.2 teams get into the Big Dance, because regardless of how many, U won't be one of them.

    Just because you only lost to the #7 Wildcats by 3 points, doesn't mean you're even close to as good as Arizona. The same principle applies when comparing BYU and Utah. I know it's a difficult concept for U to come to grips with, but if you think about it long enough, I'm confident you'll eventually see the light.

    #39 BYU(18-6) much, much > than #168 Utah(10-11)

    btw, did you realize that #164 San Diego, #149 San Francisco, #89 Santa Clara, #58 Saint Mary's, #39 BYU, and #11 Gonzaga are all ranked ahead of the Utes in the RPI rankings?

    Bottom third of the WCC, impressive.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 4:42 p.m.

    @spokane ute

    It appears that someone attended snack time, but not math class. Let me try and simplify the concept. BYU 11 wins - utah 1 win > BYU 10 times the team. You may want to ask your neighbor what the ">" sign means.

    I could go on and keep discrediting and mocking the rest of your post but there is no need. I've humiliated you sufficiently enough already.

    LOL!

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Feb. 5, 2013 4:42 p.m.

    Another interesting Stat. Colorado is #24 per RPI rankings. That makes Utah's win the best by any team in the state. Utah also has a win over #51 Boise State. Too bad there hasn't been more of them.

    BYU's best win? #89 Santa Clara (twice)

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 4:37 p.m.

    @soonerute

    Actually BYU is 11 wins in the last 12 games better than utah.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Feb. 5, 2013 4:26 p.m.

    @SnackPAC

    It appears that someone attended snack time, but not math class. Let me try and simplify the concept. BYU 61 - Utah 58. 61 > 58. You may want to ask your neighbor what the ">" sign means.
    Who said anything about the PAC 12? Let's stay on topic:
    WCC Teams in the Project Field of 64: One, (1), unno......Gonzaga
    WCC Teams in the top 25: One, (1), unno.........Gonzaga
    WCC Teams who have beaten a ranked opponent: One, (1), unno....Gonzaga
    I hope that helps, but something tells me that you are trying to pick an arguement; just for the sake of arguing.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Feb. 5, 2013 3:51 p.m.

    Spokane Ute

    "Gonzaga carries the conference: don't kid your self!"

    As far as the PAC 10.2 goes, Utah is riding the coattails of Arizona, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Arizona State, Colorado and the rest of the PAC 10.2 in just about every sport except women's gymnastics: don't kid YOUR self!

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Feb. 5, 2013 3:45 p.m.

    Spokane Ute

    "Usually when a team wins by 3 points; that pretty much means they are 3 points better than there opponent."

    Not really, It's not uncommon for a very good team to play down to the level of their competition, but if you really believe that one head-to-head game definitively determines the difference between two teams, then you have to agree that since

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

    BYU + 18 + 8 + 2 + 9 = 35,

    BYU being 35 points BETTER than #7 Arizona, should obviously be a lock for an NCAA #1 seed.

    Spin away!

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Feb. 5, 2013 2:38 p.m.

    @Uteanymous

    Usually when a team wins by 3 points; that pretty much means they are 3 points better than there opponent. I know the whole score board concept is difficult for you to grasp. I know this same concept is questioned by BYU fans when discussing football. Just curious; exactly how many differen't screen names do you post under?

    As far as the WCC goes; Gonzaga carries the conference: don't kid your self!

  • sports4life1 OGDEN, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 2:29 p.m.

    Wow BYU fans will never learn. I can't argue with stupidity
    Weaker Conferences = Weaker Recruits I admit you guys are probably looking at great seasons until 2015 but after that it's back to the 1-26 season

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Feb. 5, 2013 2:27 p.m.

    That's a good win for the Utes; as Colorado is projected to be in the field of 64. Now the Utes need to keep it up. The program is still headed in the right direction; it's just tough to be patient.

    GO UTES >---->

  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    Feb. 5, 2013 2:00 p.m.

    sports4life1

    Do you have even the foggiest idea of the calibre of players already in or soon to join BYU's basketball program for the next several years?

    (Here's a hint: BYU's "JV Program" is ranked #1 and is poised to win the national championship.)

    If not, then you have absolutely no basis for any of your dire predictions.

    If you do, then your analysis is hilariously clueless.

  • midpacmajor Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 5, 2013 1:22 p.m.

    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.

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 5, 2013 12:55 p.m.

    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.

  • sports4life1 OGDEN, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 12:17 p.m.

    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.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 10:41 a.m.

    "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.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 12:03 a.m.

    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?

  • TheSportsAuthority Arlington, VA
    Feb. 4, 2013 10:29 p.m.

    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?

  • sports4life1 OGDEN, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 8:08 p.m.

    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.

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 4, 2013 5:58 p.m.

    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?

  • Tilka PORTLAND, OR
    Feb. 4, 2013 5:29 p.m.

    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.

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 4:14 p.m.

    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!

  • redfeather Palo Alto, CA
    Feb. 4, 2013 2:44 p.m.

    "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.

  • Solomon Levi Alpine, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 2:32 p.m.

    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.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 1:53 p.m.

    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?

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 1:44 p.m.

    clehman

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

    BINGO!

  • clehman Sandy, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 1:24 p.m.

    sammyg

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

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 1:07 p.m.

    Are Ute fans supposed to care about CU?

  • Just the FAX Olympus Cove, Utah
    Feb. 4, 2013 12:57 p.m.

    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.

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 12:09 p.m.

    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.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 11:18 a.m.

    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.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 11:11 a.m.

    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
    Feb. 4, 2013 10:59 a.m.

    CG,

    "Sports fans love to watch upsets; so when a cellar-dweller like Utah is poised to upset the team that won the PAC 12 tourney last season, many sports fans find that interesting."
    ______

    I follow what you're trying to say, but this game was played in it's entirety ... it's not like they cut away to tune into an upset in progress. Somebody at the station in New York obviously cared enough about this game BEFORE the game unfolded.

  • Down under Pullman, WA
    Feb. 4, 2013 10:58 a.m.

    Motor,
    We don't nee to belittle the Utes, they just fine all on their own. No obsession here with Utah. Just the fans.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 10:55 a.m.

    Down under

    "Motor, as I recall the Utes played on Saturday and the Super Bowl was on Sunday. I guess the tears in your eyes for having to root for such a cellar dweller have blurred your eye sight. Yes, I am exposed as a BYU fan that loves to comment on Utes articles, just like you love to comment on BYU articles. How is that different?"
    ____

    Try to keep up ... my comment to sammyg and yourself was thanking you both for taking the time to read and comment on the article (though you both said you don't care) on what you both described as a slow news day (though it was Super Bowl Sunday). Remember your own comment? "... it must be a slow news day for someone to read a Utah basketball article".

    So tell me, were we talking about watching the game (Saturday) or when we all read and commented on the game (Sunday)?

    As for where we're different; I never said I didn't care about BYU. Clearly I care enough to periodically comment.

    Ute fans = reality
    BYU fans = cute bubbly blue world

  • Truth Machine Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 10:52 a.m.

    54-IQ

    "Busted on a little lie hey fella?"

    What lie? CougFaninTX was absolutely truthful in stating:

    "I'm only disappointed in one thing - if the Buffs are your new rival, why is there not a single comment from a Ute fan in the Rocky Mountain News or Denver Post talking "smack" to the Boulderites?"

    He didn't have to bother checking whether or not any comments from Utah fans had actually been posted on a Denver blog, because it's a given that Utah fans are totally obsessed with BYU, and couldn't care less about their new "rivals", the Buffaloes.

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

  • jdub1942 PROVO, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 10:51 a.m.

    The trolling on this article is a little extra dose of pathetic.

  • CG Orem, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 10:42 a.m.

    "I happened to be in Manhattan(NY) and was able to watch the Utah/Colorado game on MSG (Madison Square Garden tv station) at the Hilton hotel ... which by the way was also one of two games the Hilton happened to be broadcasting live in the hotel restaurant and bar."

    Sports fans love to watch upsets; so when a cellar-dweller like Utah is poised to upset the team that won the PAC 12 tourney last season, many sports fans find that interesting.

    On the other hand, the PAC Net televised pillow fight between PAC 10.2 bottom dwellers Utah(10-11) and Oregon State(11-11) will have a hard time competing with informercials.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 10:35 a.m.

    CougFaninTX
    Frisco, TX

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

    Busted on a little lie hey fella?

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 9:53 a.m.

    sammyg

    "What was funny the other day is that I'm in Longmont CO for training and the Utah/Colorado game was not to be found on the glorious PAC12 net."

    So you're trying to make fun of the fact it was on Root(FSN)?

    The funniest thing about your comment is that while you were in Longmont, CO thinking that for some reason it was funny that the Utah/Colorado game was on TV but not on the station you think it should've been on .... I happened to be in Manhattan(NY) and was able to watch the Utah/Colorado game on MSG (Madison Square Garden tv station) at the Hilton hotel ... which by the way was also one of two games the Hilton happened to be broadcasting live in the hotel restaurant and bar.

    That's right sammyg ... your attempt to belittle the Utes has failed miserably yet again.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 9:42 a.m.

    "I makes my day brighter."

    I'm happy for you downer. Listening to sammy and downer trying to explain away their obsession with Utah athletics is quite entertaining.

    With Jordan and Dallin back, the Utes have a much better chance of staying in any game. If we can get contributions from Jeremy as well, we can win them.

    Let's go Utes!

  • Dave S Holladay, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 9:26 a.m.

    Re: CougfaninTX

    You do realize I hope that the Rocky Mountain News has not been around for the past three or four years now. Guess you aren't as informed as you think you are yet you are still obsessed with all things related to the Utes.

  • Down under Pullman, WA
    Feb. 4, 2013 9:20 a.m.

    Motor,
    As I recall the Utes played on Saturday and the Super Bowl was on Sunday. I guess the tears in your eyes for having to root for such a cellar dweller have blurred your eye sight. Yes, I am exposed as a BYU fan that loves to comment on Utes atricles, just like you love to comment on BYU articles. How is that different? By the way I really don't care about Utah basketball, the University could cancel the b-ball program and I, along with the 60 fans that attend the games could care less. It's just so much fun to see you, Chris B, and others try to somehow defend being a fan a Utah. I makes my day brighter.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Feb. 4, 2013 8:43 a.m.

    Congrats on the win against Colorado. I'm only disappointed in one thing - if the Buffs are your new rival, why is there not a single comment from a Ute fan in the Rocky Mountain News or Denver Post talking "smack" to the Boulderites?

    When U played the Cougs close in December, U posted hundreds of comments in the DNews and SLT. Let's face it, even though we're not aligned by conference - U still consider the Cougs your true rival and always will. I'm flattered.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 8:09 a.m.

    You serious Sammy? You know that BYU has played on Root Sports a couple times already this season, right? And that Root is a small affiliate of FSN?

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 6:20 a.m.

    Motortike

    You got one point correct... I really don't care. Oh, I do try to watch a moment or two of a game when I can but don't kid yourself, I don't waste a lot of time or effort to watch an entire game of this train wreck.

    What was funny the other day is that I'm in Longmont CO for training and the Utah/Colorado game was not to be found on the glorious PAC12 net.

    FSN? LOL

    Here's hoping you win a second game in a row so the rest of us can be entertained by the 100's of comments of hope, praise, and predictions of grandeur from the faithful likes of... all six of U basketball fans.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 4, 2013 12:39 a.m.

    Down under,

    "Yes, it must be a slow news day for someone to read a Utah basketball article."

    Yeah, the Super Bowl is certainly a slow day in the sports world. LOL! Looks like you've been exposed just like sammyg. Thanks for caring about our Utes, much appreciated!

  • Down under Pullman, WA
    Feb. 3, 2013 11:09 p.m.

    Motor bike,
    Yes, it must be a slow news day for someone to read a Utah basketball article. I agree with sammyg, two wins in a row must be quite an accomplishment. You must be so proud. I'm sure the NCAA selection committee will be watching closely as they fill out their brackets.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 3, 2013 8:10 p.m.

    sammyg

    You act like you don't care, yet here you are reading the article and taking the time to comment. Actions speak louder than words my friend ... thanks for caring.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Feb. 3, 2013 6:47 p.m.

    Kind of funny that winning two in a row is such a conference defining moment.

    We wait with bated breath... yawn.

  • Magna Ute Fan Magna, UT
    Feb. 3, 2013 6:38 p.m.

    Come on Utes. We're on the right trajectory. Keep working together!

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 3, 2013 3:35 p.m.

    If Utah is going to win back-to-back conf. games this season this is, by far, their best opportunity to do it.

    Get it done fellas.