Well Chris at least BYU has a Rugby team.
Chris B, it is interesting that you are so sensitive about Utah football. Does
it bother you that BYU had the highest pick out of any school in Utah? Does it
bother you that Star (a great player) couldn't cut it at BYU academically,
so he went to a lower-tier academic school? (Utah)It is puzzling
that you mention rugby. Here is today' rugby headline: "Utah Utes
men's rugby suspended through 2013."
Danish and guitar,So, did the big 12 call or not?
Chris I can assure you that Ziggy is wanted. Lions said they had Ziggy as third
best player in the draft so I think they pretty happy with how it worked out.
Just because they were interested in trading the pick doesn't mean they
weren't happy to pick him, but haters are gonna hate and you'll keep
trying to spin everything anti-byu.I can't wait to see Ziggy
getting sacks in the NFL and playing with Suh and Fairley. That is a great
I'm not sure what was the point of sharing with the public that Ansah
wasn't their first choice. It diminishes Ansah as a first round draft
pick, and it diminishes the Lions for having to settle for "guy #3".
It's like getting married, and shortly after your wedding night, your
spouse informs you that he/she only married you because their 1st AND 2nd
choices weren't available.
GuitarIndy-WACer:"Does it bother you that BYU had the highest
pick out of any school in Utah? Does it bother you that Star (a great player)
couldn't cut it at BYU academically, so he went to a lower-tier academic
school?"First of all, Star DID "cut it" academically at
the Y. After he left Snow, he had an offer on the table for both the U AND the
Y. The problem was, the Y "couldn't cut it" athletically, so he
went to a better FBS school. Star rejected the Y; not the other way around.Second, Ute fans are not bothered by Ansah being picked 9 spots ahead of
Star. Both were 1st round draft picks, but the order of the pick wasn't
reflective of the caliber of the athlete. It was a reflection of team personnel
requirements. The Lions simply didn't need a DT as much as it needed a DE.
That fact was demonstrated when the Lions didn't select a single DT in the
entire draft, but DID pick up 2 DEs.. Don't be so frantic and emotional.
You guys crack me up! You fall for Chris B's bait every time and facilitate
the hijacking of the conversation. Leave the troll under the bridge--don't
feed the trolls!
Crissy, Crissy, Crissy,How come such hate? What do you have against BYU.
What have they done to you to cause such vile oewings. This is not healthy for
you. Let it alone and live your life.
Would of love to have Ziggy at 49ers.You guys need to ignore reading
and responding about Chris B. Stop looking at him and IGNORE HIM! It is really
simple and he is acting like a little kid.
Chris B.... I think you have your information mixed up. It is more like
"Help wanted" for the U of U sports programs... The Only sport where
the U of U has been able to take first is Skiing... and they just lost out to
New Mexico... Which by the way never won a championship in any sport until they
topped Utah... You probably should stock up with some more head sized brown
paper bags... I think you are going to need alot of them this year.
Detroit says he was the best available player at that time and that they are
happy with their pick. Hmmm...Chris B.Why so much hate? It
wil only come around get bite you someday so I would tone it down a bit if I
were you. You are an embarrasment to most civil Utah fans.If BYU wins
this fall you will never hear the end of it. Please bury the hatred and move on.
Chris B - How's your inferiority complex working out for ya??
That's not true! Ziggy would have been number one if those teams did their
As usual Crissy spews and then does not return to answer. Typical bully
Our seniors this fall will complete the 4-0 career sweep against little brother
and our former rival.When was the last time your seniors went a
PERFECT 4-0 against Utah?We OWN you.
Actually Chris B is really a great guy. He just has this insecurity about BYU.
If you see his other posts he has a lot of good things to say. I'm hoping
he will be able to get over his BYU complex and let his really great qualities
The got Urkel!
How many NCAA championship games has Utah played in 2013?Rugby?Volleyball?Madison Square Garden Basketball?
Huge gamble by the Lions for a guy who really didn't produce much pass rush
at BYU and was picked largely on potential. Seems like a good guy, I wish him
well, and playing alongside Suh and Fairley should give him almost no double
why are the first two comments byu fans already defending something that
hasn´t even been said? Chris B commented 3rd. How hypocritical to complain
about the comments being hijacked by Mr. Annoying.- The pick of
Ansah is a little weird because the Lions do not need a defensive end. They
already have returning starters on both sides. It is a tribute to Ziggy that
they picked him anyways, because in their minds, he was the best player
available and should have been number 3. Hope he can get substantive playing
time and earn a lot of starts. Very excited to see him play after
being coached by people who really know how to coach talent. He didn´t get
all he needed at BYU.
Chris B... You will never own us in anything. Keep dreaming. BYU v Utah is such
a hyped up game on the Utah side. I really wish that we would just stop playing
you forever and watch the days return when you have to give away free tickets to
fill the stadium.
Hutter:The got Urkel????
Mike W,Didnt produce much pass rush for BYU? are you serious? He
single handedly provided pass rush and BYU didnt even need to blitz because of
him. not a smart comment to make.
wwookie"why are the first two comments BYU fans already
defending something that hasn´t even been said?"It was
said, but as often happens, Christy's initial comment was deleted.Frankly, there's nothing to debate here.Ziggy being picked
5th in the 2013 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions is now an historical fact. Just
like BYU's 1984 National Championship, Ty Detmer's Heisman Trophy, or
BYU's eighteen Top 25 finishes, it doesn't matter how many whiny,
jealous posts the kids on the hill make, they're never going to change
I wish the Browns could have drafted him.
What a stupid article.The Lions, who had the 5th pick, had two
players rated above Ansah. Duh! So they got their 3rd rated player with the
5th pick. Smarter than getting your 10th rated player with the 5th pick
Curious article about Ansah from the Detroit front office and equally strange
negative comments from some readers. The best way to counter it Ziggy is to put
QBs on their back.
So wwookie... Do you follow American Football and the NFL because your comment
sounds like you don't... The Lions lost both of the their DEs at the end of
the season... They very much needed DEs and Ziggy is the Ansah.
RE:guitarboySouth Jordan, UTStar did have to go to a jr.
college first but BYU totally miss on Star. Star wanted to go to BYU and BYU
did not go after him and Utah did. BYU's mistake and I hope Star does
great in the NFL.
@ Warrior ParentRugby is not an NCAA sport.BYU
basketball didn't play in any championship. They lost to Baylor in the
semifinal round of the NIT.BYU volleyball did have a great season,
and they were the only BYU team to play for an NCAA title.
2ferRugby is not an NCAA sport. - who cares, the Cougars still won a
national championship, and in the process, beat the most dominant rugby team in
the country for the past 30 years.BYU basketball didn't play in
any championship. They lost to Baylor in the semifinal round of the NIT. - BYU
advanced further in the 32-team NIT tournament of 2013 than the Utes did in the
8-team NIT tournament of 1944. BYU won 24 games versus college teams in 2013.
Utah only won 6 games versus college teams in 1944. When was the last time Utah
won 3 games in any post season basketball tournament?BYU volleyball
did have a great season, and they were the only BYU team to play for an NCAA
title. - how many Utah teams even reached the semi-finals of an NCAA tournament?