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Published: Thursday, May 30 2013 3:00 p.m. MDT

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ekute
Layton, UT

scott,
I watched the video and enjoyed watching your team desperately fail 3 times in a row. lol.

Y Grad / Y Dad
The more self righteous and arrogant the byu fans get on the on these boards, the more we enjoy our victories, so expect us to rush the field 10 times this year and tear down the goal posts.

Juice19
South Jordan, UT

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Semantics don't really deter from your undertones. Important, sweet, awesome, better. Put lipstick on a pig and it's still a pig. Listen to yourself...

Oh, puleeaze! What would you like us to say? "Well, shazam. we've lost to u guys three years in a row, I guess there isn't any reason to bother going to the game this year. I wonder if a friendly Ute would like my tickets because I sure don't need to waste my time going to the game in Provo this year."

You've been saying the same thing over and over. STOP! Most sane cougar fans would take a win over the Utes in 2010 vs. a New Mexico bowl win over UTEP, or how about a win over Tulsa in 2011, or the mighty San Diego Aztecs in 2012.

BYU is 8-10 in since 1989 in bowl games, and is 11-13 against the Utes in same time frame. Please stop saying your odds are better based off the facts you chose to use and accept that the Utes have moved on and up. Be a fan, just don't be one of those fans.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Y Grad / Y Dad
Your emotions are running high.

I recall byu fans rushing the field in Provo and then assaulting Utah coache's wives. Then, a byu player player declaring on tv, to the delight of byu fans, how much he "hates" the University of Utah. LOL! It's clear how much the game means to byu fans.

However, since then, the Utes own byu and Provo and have moved to a better neighborhood. Utah doesn't need byu and frankly, I am looking forward to the next two years without byu. I'm hoping that type of scheduling will continue well into the future.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Juice19
South Jordan, UT

You are only hearing what you want to hear.

"Most sane cougar fans would take a win over the Utes in 2010 vs. a New Mexico bowl win over UTEP, or how about a win over Tulsa in 2011, or the mighty San Diego Aztecs in 2012."

You will recall that the original premis was whether someone would take a win over their rival (but a losing season and no bowl) over a winning record and a bowl victory. Yes, I'd rather beat Utah than UTEP, but most sane BYU fans would prefer the winning season even if it includes a ho hum bowl victory.

"Please stop saying your odds are better based off the facts you chose to use..."

Huh?

"Accept that the Utes have moved on and up."

I'd love to. I just don't see much evidence of that.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@Y Grad / Y Dad: "most sane BYU fans would prefer the winning season even if it includes a ho hum bowl victory."

Not all winning seasons are equal.

A) 2009: 6-6 in a 3 team MWC and a win over UTEP(6-7) in New Mexico Bowl

vs.

B) 2013: 5-7 PAC-12 schedule and win over BYU

So BYU fans prefer A over B. I rather OWN BYU then have a chance to OWN team like UTEP.

Why? Ask Max Hall and Lenny Gomes.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Y Dad - Did you or any of your byU "fans" actually read the original "twitter" poll? There were a total of 13 respondents to the original poll, per the twitter site. 13! You guys are so ready to swipe all Utah FANS with the same brush over the representation of 13 people responding to a VERY unscientific poll? That says volumes about byU objectivity.

Go Utes!!

ImaCaMan
Oceanside, CA

My guess would be that the majority of those voting for the rivalry game are not Ute fans.

uteBusters
Park City, UT

Uteology

Your comments MIGHT be more credible if you managed to get the years and records correct.

A winning season culminating in a bowl win is MUCH better than any losing season and no bowl!

Y: BYU finished 7-6 in 2010 with a bowl win.
U: Utah finished 5-7 in 2012 with no bowl.

Most fans would take Y over U in a heart-beat, regardless of who the wins and losses were against.

U 90
Corona, CA

I get a kick out of BYU fans like scott from Alpine (aka Duckhunter) reminding us that Ute fans rushed the field after the 2012 Utah victory.

scott/duckunter, why don't you take a little trip on youtube yourself and watch BYUs last win over Utah in 2009. Guess what Y "fans" did after the game? You guessed it, they rushed the filed in an absolute frenzy. Please don't pretend this game means more to Utah than it does BYU. Your hypocrisy is glaring duckhunter.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@uteBusters

Y: BYU finished 7-6 in 2010 with a bowl win.
U: Utah finished 5-7 in 2012 with no bowl.

Most fans would take Y over U in a heart-beat, regardless of who the wins and losses were against.

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Regardless of the year a 6-6 or 7-6 team and a loss to Utah, I wouldn't take either. I rather OWN your team over owning 6-7 UTEP.

Correction, Utah played a real schedule with no bowl. If we played your schedule we would be in a bowl.

Go ask TCU fans if they would take 11-2 MWC (2011) over 7-6 Big 12 (2012). I think MOST will tell you they would take the Big 12 competition.

But then again your a BYU fan what do you know about playing a real schedule.

DeepBlue
Anaheim, CA

U 90

"Scott/Duckunter, why don't you take a little trip on youtube yourself and watch BYUs last win over Utah in 2009."

LOL!

BYU fans aren't the ones claiming that they've left Utah behind and don't care about the rivalry anymore.

"Regardless of the year a 6-6 or 7-6 team and a loss to Utah, I wouldn't take either. I rather OWN your team..."

What a surprise, a BYU-obsessed Utah fan who cares more about beating BYU than about having a winning season.

"But then again your[sic] a BYU fan what do you know about playing a real schedule."

We know enough about "real" schedules to know that they don't mean diddly if U don't WIN!

As CG of Orem already posted,

"Since 2008:

BYU is 2-10 (17%) versus 12 ranked opponents with wins coming against #18/#18 Utah and #16/#17 Utah State.

Utah is 1-8 (13%) versus 9 ranked opponents with Utah's lone win coming against ur/#25 BYU."

Although not great, FOUR straight bowl wins and #12/#12, ur/#25 finishes is MUCH better than than TWO bowl wins and a LOSS and #18/#18, ur/#23 finishes.

scott
Alpine, UT

U 90

"I get a kick out of BYU fans like scott from Alpine (aka Duckhunter) reminding us that Ute fans rushed the field after the 2012 Utah victory."

Sorry to disappoint U, but I'm not Duckhunter.

Since you're not from around here, at least according to your posted location, I'll let you in on a little secret - there are THOUSANDS of BYU fans living in Alpine, UT.

Frankly, I couldn't care less whether the Utes rush the field after beating BYU or not, but to claim that you don't care about the game anymore AFTER the entire MUSS rushed the field THREE times for the same game only 9 month ago is absurd.

BYU fans will absolutely rush field after beating Utah this year, but we aren't the ones in group denial claiming that we don't care about the game anymore; we just don't care about the game to the exclusion of the entire remainder of the season.

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

Uteology

"Go ask TCU fans if they would take 11-2 MWC (2011) over 7-6 Big 12 (2012)."

bwaaahahaha!

If you honestly think that TCU fans would take a mediocre 7-6 season in the Big 12 over their Rose Bowl winning 11-2 season in the MWC, you're delusional

That's like saying Utah fans would take their 8-5 season in the PAC 12 over their Sugar Bowl winning 13-0 season in the MWC.

Are Utah fans really that frantic and emotional to make a point even they aren't buying?

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@StgtoSLC

Nicely Done!

Vladhagen
Salt Lake City, UT

@Myperspective
I am sure that the Utes always rush the field after a win against only the third or fourth most important team. What do you do on the most important victory? Burn down the stadium? Well.... Don't expect flames anytime soon.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Marked, when someone claims the Rose Bowl was played in Qualcomm Stadium between a MWC team and a WAC team, who is delusional?

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

"Since 2008:

BYU is 2-10 (17%) versus 12 ranked opponents with wins coming against #18/#18 Utah and #16/#17 Utah State.

Utah is 1-8 (13%) versus 9 ranked opponents with Utah's lone win coming against ur/#25 BYU."

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Since 2008?

Why not count Utah's best year (#2 AP) but count BYU's best year 2009 (#12 AP) since 1996?

Oh yea if you count 2008 then Utah is 5-8 with wins over #6, #7, #18, #25 BYU in 2005 and then #25 BYU in 2011?

sammyg
Springville, UT

Juice 19

Since you guys have now moved on and that this new poll confirns that bowling is now your top priority...

I'm betting the Utes go bowl-less a second year in a row after BYU hands you a loss in Provo that you will have to live with for 3 seasons.

All the sweeter... it will be "delicious". (thanks Chris B for that word!) LOL

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

Uteology

"Go ask TCU fans if they would take 11-2 MWC (2011) over 7-6 Big 12 (2012)."

bwaaahahaha!

If you honestly think that TCU fans would take a mediocre 7-6 season in the Big 12 over their Rose Bowl winning 11-2 season in the MWC, you're delusional.

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Giggles...

2011 MWC TCU went 11-2 beating Louisiana Tech (8-5) in the Poinsettia Bowl

2012 Big 12 TCU went 7-6 losing to Michigan State (7-6) in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bow

So please take all the time you need to find out what conference they would rather play in.

I would give up the 10-3 MWC seasons over playing the in the PAC-12 and going 8-5 or 5-7.

Going 13-0 is special, no one gives up those seasons. Specially when you beat 4 ranked teams in a season.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Vlad,
Here's your problem - "I am sure..." You are sure about this, and you are sure about that, how about we talk some facts, ok sport? For the last two years USC topped the survey on block u as the most important game. If the byu cougars thought the stadium noise was difficult to play in last year, I can tell you that it was NOTHING compared to the noise and enthusiasm at the USC game through the first half.

If the Utes had won that game would the MUSS and the fans have rushed the field? We'll never know. You can't apply the whimsical byu fan wishful thinking and say, the field would not have been rushed because Utah fans only rush the field in a win over byu. You cannot say that...you don't know what didn't happen because of a loss.

So, when we say that the byu game is NOT the most important game on the Ute schedule, who are you to argue? Get it, now?

Good grief, you people are absolutely starving for attention.

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