Bob Kporland, ORBeen away for quite awhile, eh? Or do you just like
cheap shots at Utah?
Clarification ---- my previous comment, if it gets printed, stated that the Miss
Utah runners-up received less than the Community Service Award scholarship
winner. I should have stated that the Community Service Award winner receives
more than some of the runners-up.
Marissa Powell is Miss Utah USA, a title which competes in the Miss USA Pageant
and ultimately in the Miss Universe Pageant.On the other hand, Miss
Utah competes in the Miss America Scholarship Pageant. A new Miss Utah, Ciera
Pekarcik, was crowned last Saturday in SLC.The requirements are
quite different between the two pageant systems. Miss Utah promotes
scholarship, service, and talent. The private interview with the judges
accounts for more points, by far, than any other category. At Miss Utah, the
Community Service Award scholarship is worth more money than the runners-up
scholarships. It was won last week by Miss Washington County, who is a pharmacy
school student.The Miss America system raises millions of dollars
for Children's Miracle Network and promotes STEM (science, technology and
math) education for young women. Miss America is an active spokesperson for
those two causes plus her own service platform, 365 days a year.Women in both systems much be physically fit and present themselves well.
However, Miss America does NOT spend her "year" promoting wardrobes and
swimsuits.With these comments, I am not disparaging Miss Powell, her
Miss USA participation nor her accomplishments--just explaining the difference.
Way to be Kyle, I'm glad that he stood up for her. He's a great
football player and a gentleman. The poor girl probably just got stage fright.
I'm sure she is really bright and was probably a little embarrassed with
her answer. As less than stellar as her answer was, other candidates
have certainly flubbed much worse. I don't even think I need to mention the
infamous Miss South Carolina video from a couple years back that went viral. Either way, the point is Kyle Van Noy stood by his friend the same way
he's stood by his team. He's poised to be an impact player for his
team one more year, even if it means opening things up for his teammates. Good luck Kyle, best of success this year and into the future!
Good for him for defending his friend.When I saw the original clip,
I am afraid I thought "Oh, a question of women's equality: something
discussed in colleges in 49 States, but not in Utah, so question caught her by
@ Chris BSays the guy who's team has not gone bowling and is
ranked.way lower than BYU and is at the bottom of their conference.
Sounds like two people who have a lot of class. No wonder they hung around
"Chris BSalt Lake City, UT@WON,no,
non-BCS players/teams know how to speak fine. They also are good at reading the
bible. They don't say naughty words. They just aren't very
good at football(thus no invite to a BCS conference)"LOL,
I'll laugh with you
@WON,no, non-BCS players/teams know how to speak fine. They also are
good at reading the bible. They don't say naughty words. They
just aren't very good at football(thus no invite to a BCS conference)
But wait...a player in a BCS conference would have handled this better, right
Blame It,Reading comprehension 101.I wasn't making
fun of KVN. He's a fine player, deserves every bit of recognition
he's getting, and will be playing on Sundays without a doubt. Nor was I
taking a jab at Miss Utah. She has handled the situation gracefully and is more
popular than the individual that won. Rather, I was poking at this piece, which
is quite trite, given the vast amount of topics that could have and should have
been covered with respect to media day.
Re: Hondo,I'm not sure if you were trying to be funny or not.
Either way, it doesn't matter because it wasn't funny. It also
wasn't classy.When considering how to be classy, KVN is someone
to follow, not to mock. As a Utah fan I have a lot of respect for
KVN. He has tremendous talent and we'll be hearing of him for years to
come. As a resident of the state of Utah, my heart went out to that young lady
but I was quick to support her to family and friends that poked fun at her
expense. I wish them both well.
HondoScottsdale, AZCute Hondo... About five times ago. Time
to move on. Or better yet, maybe at the creamery you'll bump
into Wayne and you can discuss the merits of fielding punts.
After his performance in last year's Poinsettia Bowl, if Kyle says she
should be president of the U.S., I'm voting for her!
Good on ya Kyle - I wanna see all the critics answer their own question,
blindsided, the way they did to her and when they were unaccustomed to the media
sharks. Sort of hypocritical, aren't they!
This is the cutest article I've read all day. Now, let's all head to
the Creamery for some ice cream so we can discuss what transpired today.
Let's hope Mr. Harmon will join us. If there are two things he knows
better than anyone else it's BYU football and the Creamery menu.