Re: BlueHusky Not that I particularly agreed with it, but SI had a weekly
issue in the 90's concerning the most heated college football rivalries.
Ironically, they termed BYU sports teams the most hated in America. I would
imagine it was appropriate at the time, given BYU's success in the old WAC
and with the in state rivalries. I may have to dig that issue out and reread
it. It was the Aug 31 1992 issue and I paste the following if allowed by
monitors: "Brigham Young is the most-hated team in college football, which
may be the best-kept dirty little secret in the game. That's because to
criticize BYU openly is to risk becoming embroiled in a heated debate—or
worse—involving not only football but also religion and race and attitudes
about life." They sum up the source of the hatred quite well, particularly
in Utah, where I lived for 12 years. Good Luck tonight Cougars! Wish I
could make the trip up the coast to NY.
Won84 having attended on of the two one point BSU wins over BYU and watched the
other. Here are my comments BSU was rebuilding had big time quarterback issues,
BYU had offensive line weight advantage and better skilled plays. It should have
been BYU blowouts both times but wait a big factor coaching, determination and
delvering on critical plays. BYU could not deliver the knockout and BSU found a
way to win. It was simply a winning mentality. Chris Petersen had inexperience
no depth on the line and an untried QB but somehow he won. BYU has so much
talent but BSU deliveres on the talent they have. Chris Petersen in one heck of
coach and he gets better each year.
LOL @BlueHusky - while I completely agree that haters is often a sign of
success, the schools you listed aren't going to start hating BYU even if
they lose one game (or even a series) to them. It takes a fair amount of
history to build something like this up. I could however see some
hate building between BYU and Boise but, BYU needs to win some of those games
first. One point losses don't count (I think two of their three all time
losses to Boise are by a single point).As far as those responding to
Chris B, don't waste the effort. He's a frustrated BYU fan trying to
get everyone riled up.
Chrissy B is ultra jealous that his own team hasn't played in almost a
month and that the Cougars are still playing basketball in April. He can't
feel good about himself by his team winning because his team isn't even
playing. I love it when the Cougars are winning and it irritates the haters so
much that the only way they can feel good about their Yewts is to kick the
Cougars on these comment boards. Did anyone see that BYU - Utah Soccer game
last week? Nice 6-1 trouncing of the yewts huh Chrissy.
Luckily, these boards feature comments by Chris B and Naval Vet. Otherwise,
they'd be as boring as most other sports blogs. Sure these trolls say
snarky things, but that's their intent. But here's one thing to be
glad of. A good across-the-board quality program like BYU acquires a lot of
"haters". You have to be good to be hated.For example, who
hates, say, Iowa State? Nobody. How about, say, Rutgers? Nobody. Utah? Nobody.
Nobody cares about them.USC, Notre Dame, Yankees, Lakers, the SEC?
They earned the honor of being hated. BYU? Up and coming, but not there yet.
Most BYU hatred is confined to Utah. I look forward to the day then BYU is hated
nationwide. Maybe this year the Cougs will make some more enemies in Virginia,
Georgia, and Texas.
Cougars are clearly playing their best ball of the season. They would easily
have made the NCAA tourney had they played this way all year, and possibly made
some noise there. It's fun to see them run deep in the NIT.And
come on everyone - if you haven't figured it out by now, Chris B obviously
dislikes BYU, but his far bigger obsession is irritating the fan base. Post 2
sentences and watch the responses roll in. I believe he'd be way more
embarrassed and frustrated if no one responded to him. Don't
feed the trolls.
I can understand some trolls not liking the Cougars, there's some teams
(like the Lakers) that I don't like. But I don't understand how a
troll can be so obsessed that they comment on almost every BYU article and their
comments are filled with such bitterness that there is no objectivity. The
troller makes predictions that are right less than 50% of the time (a coin flip
would be a better predictor) and promises that she never keeps. Honestly, since
I don't like the Lakers, I don't waste my time commenting on their
Chris B,Let's see, The slow Church boys ran right past Washington,
Mercer, and a highly athletic Southern Miss with multiple fast breaks scoring
almost 90 points per game. BYU may be a little small but they certainly are not
slow. Thanks for coming to yet another BYU article We can all see the
obsession with all things BYU.
"I didn't even want those sour grapes in the first place" said the
And let's not forget what the small,slow bunch did to the other PAC 10.2
team they played, beating them by 11. Crissy, open mouth insert foot, again.
Hope the Cougars are "in it to win it," build a Legacy, start winning
against tough teams...thinking I can go see Weber State win CIT Tuesday night,
watch Y win NIT on Thurs?
Crissy,Funny how the small, slow bunch of Churcgh boys took it to your
lowely Ute. What does that saya about the Utah program? I appreciate the
prediction because it usually means just the opposite.
Baylor will do exactly what they did last time byu played them. Impose their
superior athletics over a small, slow bunch of church boys. I look
forward to it.
This cougar team has been on fire after that horrible loss in the WCC tourney to
San Diego. This shows resilence a truly outstanding quality. Zylstra, Cusich,
Austin have been huge along with Davies, Haws and Carlino. Every part of the
machine or puzzle had to play or do its part. It has been a smooth running
machine. Tuesday night should see the Cougars best game of the season and that
is all that's expected.
I'm nervous about Baylor. They're tall, physical, and very talented,
and they did put a hurting on us the last time we met. Here's hoping they
come in overconfident and we play like we did the last 3 games. It's going
to be a very exciting night and I can't wait. A reversal of fortune would
be awesome this time. Instead of 2 and 0 from the last trip out to New York,
what say you we play lights out and bring the trophy home? Now that would be an
even sweeter ending to what had been a somewhat disappointing season.Go Cougars!
We will be watching for sure! If this team plays like they have been doing in
the last three games, it will be very exciting.Go Cougars!
I'm proud of my Cougars in this tournament. Yeah, it would've been
nice to see them in the big tourney, but good job making the most out of the
postseason. This BYU fan for sure will watch the game on Tuesday. Good luck!
Maybe practice at Glens Falls, NY. Jimmer Home. Have a good time guys.
Lots of history is the Garden, glad the Cougars are part of it. Very happy also
the didn't give up just because it's the NIT. There run in the tourney
has definitely made the sour go away! Nice job Cougs, thanks for teaching us as
fans!Go get a trophy!
I wonder where they will practice on Monday. Go Cougars!!