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Published: Wednesday, July 24 2013 8:15 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

We EARNED the good things that are coming as a result of our prestigious BCS membership.

We built a program that has a quickly growing fan base, we EARNED every win in our 2004 and 2008 seasons, which led to us being worthy of a Pac 12 invite, and now we deserve to be counted among the best programs in the nation.

Long live the University of Utah

Long Live the Pac 12!

8-4 season, 4-0 career sweep over byu

Mark it Down

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Best renewal rate in the state?

That tells us a couple things:

1. Ute fans are proud of our past, know we deserve to be where we are now, and know what the future holds(rose bowls, Pac 12 championships, realistic NC hopes)

2. byu and usu fans know that the future holds nothing worth watching!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I've said it before, but its worth repeating:

I love my bc$ membership!

Utah 30
byu 14

Utah 27
usu 13

Mark it Down

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

This will be my 7th year with season tickets!

You'd better believe I'll be repeating as long as I'm in the state.

Go utes!

BenTheUteFan
West Valley, UT

Vocal Minority? Who is this quiet majority that doesn't want stadium expansion? I haven't met them. Could you refer us to a poll?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I hope superconferences DO form.

There are approximately 60 deserving schools.

They are in a superconference.

If they aren't in a superconference, it's because they don't deserve to be.

Won't it be great when all there is is superconferences and division II programs?

Max-was-right
springville, UT

5-7 chrissy and no bowl game, mark that down.

I M LDS 2
Provo, UT

Interesting how "Amateur" college sports has become such a money-maker. And they don't compensate the "amateur" athletes for their efforts and the health risks inherent in the sports.

But we see where all the money goes: college coaches make a small fortune, as do athletic directors and college administrators.

Something seems out of balance and not right about the whole thing.

Love skiing
Salt Lake City, UT

"Empty vessels makes the most noise".

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

christy

Remind us how many top 25 rankings and bowl berths the Utes have "earned" since being invited to be a PAC whipping boy.

Top 25 Rankings
BYU 1
USU 1
Utah 0

Bowls
BYU 2
USU 2
Utah 1

Congratulations on being the third best FBS program in the state.

Do you want your cookie now, or after supper?

Balan
South Jordan, Utah

Anyone else feel that Chris B's obsession is unhealthy? I am proud to say that when I see his post I never read his comments and my bet is that many others feel the same.

Utes22
SPRINGVILLE, UT

It's great to see that the University of Utah does try and help out the fans as they set ticket prices. The environment on game day up at RES is fantastic which makes going to the games a great value and a great way to spend a few hours. I am hoping that expansion happens soon as I have been attempting to get season tickets for quite a few years now without success. I'm looking forward to being able to go up for 2-3 games this year. Can't wait for the season to start

Go Utes!!!

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT

I get a kick out of people who take Chris B and his BYU counterpart Duckhunter seriously enough to try to debate them.

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

Chris B said:

"I hope superconferences DO form.

There are approximately 60 deserving schools.

They are in a superconference.

If they aren't in a superconference, it's because they don't deserve to be.

Won't it be great when all there is is superconferences and division II programs?"

No I do not want super conferences actually. Especially if they break away and form their own D4 or something like that. It would be further exploitation of athletes not getting paid or compensated while the schools make money off them.

I'm middle aged old school WSU Cougar & Ute. I don't mind conference expansion (PAC 12). But not at the point of kicking schools out, even founders of conferences, There is more to conference affiliation besides football.

If conferences decided to kick out schools to line their pockets, I have no problem leaving D1 behind. Yes I would follow WSU/UT to D2 or whatever. At least there is some form of playoff on lower levels. Heck I even enjoyed NAIA football for a time. Just might follow it again.

NightOwlAmerica
SALEM, OR

Chris B said:

"Best renewal rate in the state?

That tells us a couple things:

1. Ute fans are proud of our past, know we deserve to be where we are now, and know what the future holds(rose bowls, Pac 12 championships, realistic NC hopes)

2. byu and usu fans know that the future holds nothing worth watching!"

Well, USU had a higher bowl rating than BYU did this past season. I would say they have a lot of potential in the MWC. Already shown they can compete with teams on the road like Auburn and Wisconsin.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

SnacWac:

Thanks once again for proving how important Utah football is in your life. We always enjoy your effort to try to debate Chris B on all topics Utah. Sheer entertainment!!

BTW - if you hurry now, you can go to the online ticket resellers and get your $2 tickets for the byU home game against Middle Tennessee State, or your $2.88 tickets for the byU home game against Idaho State. For less than $5, you can get tickets for one-third of the byU home games. Throw in the Ga Tech game and you can see one half of the byU home games for $13.88 total. Yipee!!

Go Utes!! Love the trollers.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

VegasUte

BTW - if you hurry now, you can go to the online ticket resellers and get your $2 tickets for the byU home game against Middle Tennessee State, or your $2.88 tickets for the byU home game against Idaho State. For less than $5, you can get tickets for one-third of the byU home games. Throw in the Ga Tech game and you can see one half of the byU home games for $13.88 total. Yipee!!

Seriously?? I know byu was challenged the last two years to sell even 90% of their tickets but this has to be a new low. When fans begin to realize what Holmoe has on the schedule for next year, LES will be dust bowl.

truetoU
Bountiful, UT

To bad the Utes can't schedule Idaho state, Idaho, San Jose State (oops - never mind), etc... Record does not tell the complete story. And it won't again this year - per Phil steele the Utes are playing the 12 toughest schedule in the country this year. While Byu's is in the 40's... But if byu goes 8-4 and Utah 6-6 you will think byu is the better team. Again, record does not tell the complete story.

Really???
Kearns, UT

"you can go to the online ticket resellers and get your $2 tickets for the byU home game against Middle Tennessee State, or your $2.88 tickets for the byU home game against Idaho State."

Almost as exciting as the home games against Weber State and Colorado. Hey, let's throw in Utah State. We all know that Utah has struggled against at least two of these teams recently.

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

kind of like a 300 pounder bragging about benching 275 lbs.

it is more impressive to have a 225 pounder benching 250 lbs.

population vs stadium size

It was not long ago that you could get a free Ute ticket with a 5 dollar footlong at Subway.

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