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Published: Friday, May 17 2013 8:50 a.m. MDT

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jdub1942
PROVO, UT

I love that the trolls on this thread (BYU fans) are here on an article that has nothing to do with them. Yet claim they are here because of a troll (Chris B), who isnt a real Utah fan by any standard. Y fans, get a grip will you. You won a National Championship 29 years ago, congrats.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Deep Blue's numbers are correct. However they clearly define the problem with polls (especially pre-season polls). It shouldn't matter what a team did last season, or three years ago. They should only be ranked on what is happening during the current season.

mussingaround
Palo Alto, CA

GO_COUGARS!

"If strength of schedule had mattered as much in 1984, BYU would not have been voted the national champions." -Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated is one of the media groups that selected BYU as the 1984 National Champion.

Just because some hack journalist writing for Sports Illustrated has a different opinion 30 years later doesn't change that fact that BYU was selected National Champion by every major selecting organization of the day, unlike our jealous little friends on the hill, who finished a distant 2nd and 4th in their best season ever.

Athlon Magazine recently recognized BYU 1979-1985 era as one the Top 25 All-Time Greatest Football Dynasties during the AP Era.

Utah wasn't even mentioned in the also rans.

LOL at the frantic and emotional spin from the kids on the hill!

skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

Two For Flinching

For once we agree, to a degree.

The polls have their place, but, the first poll shouldn't be taken until mid-October to give the pollsters a chance to separate the contenders from the pretenders.

It's ridiculous that the polls establish an early pecking order so that a higher-ranked team has to lose in order for a lower-ranked team to move up.

TroyTown
Anaheim, CA

GO_COUGARS!

If you're going to misquote someone, you should at least try to spell their name correctly.

It's "Robbie BOSCO"

BYU fans don't need to defend anything; they just feel inclined to help our misguided little brothers see the light.

GO_COUGARS!
Provo, UT

Why does there need to be so much hostility?

In a spirit of brotherhood, let's all just come together and agree on two things:

1) BYU WAS in fact awarded the 84 championship. They have the hardware to prove it.

2) Everyone outside of Provo will always laugh at it, because it's ridiculous.

TroyTown
Anaheim, CA

GO_COUGARS!

In the spirit of brotherhood, why don't you first stop pretending that you're anything other than a jealous BYU hater.

1) BYU won the 1984 National Championship in exactly the same way as every AP national champion since 1936, by convincing the majority of sportswriters and coaches nationwide that BYU was more deserving of being National Champions than any other team.

2) Only a few jealous detractors like you laugh at it, because there's nothing ridiculous about it.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

TroyTown:

Seriously? A "USC" fan DEFENDING the most laughable "national champion" in the history of college football?

Nope. I don't think so. It's well past time for you to finally admit that you're not really a "Trojan", but rather an uber embarrassed Indy-WACer. You really weren't fooling anyone anyway.

mussingaround
Palo Alto, CA

navelvet

"the most laughable "national champion" in the history of college football?"

No that would be Utah 2008 who threw themselves a parade for finishing 2nd and 4th.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

mussingaround
Right. National Champion and STILL on the outside banging on the door to get in. Now, that's respect. lol!

Christy B
Salt Lake City, Utah

On the "inside" and nothing but a bottom feeder; no National Championships, no Heisman Trophies, and only 5 lifetime AP Top 25 finishes.

LOL!

sammyg
Springville, UT

After reading the several of these comments I'm reminded of one thing... the late Rodney Dangerfield.

The typical Ute "fan" just epitomizes his famous line... "I get no respect"

You Ute fans come off as whiny, bitter and jealous everytime the topic comes up... everytime.

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