Comments about ‘'Tales from the BYU Cougars Sideline': Nobody came across the middle on John Neal — even Donny Osmond’

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Published: Saturday, July 27 2013 1:40 p.m. MDT

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Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

Hilarious, I'd pay to see that. Wonder if Donny was wearing purple socks? Bet he sang alto after the hit.

Issaquah, WA

Real classy move by John Neal. He's got a chip on his shoulder and decides to take a cheap shot at a receiver who isn't expecting any defenders to challenge him. I can see why this was one of the few times anyone saw LaVell get upset.

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

I wonder if he would have tackled a girl?

Highland, UT

@The Rock

If she was trying to be a football player I'm sure he would have.

Santa Monica, CA

How dare he? This is not George Plimpton we are talking about here---it's Donny! He is a little bit rock and roll and a whole lotta magic in the state of Utah and I don't want to hear about some unknown giving him a cheap shot. What if you would have hit him in his talent bone? If anybody is going to be giving the business to Donny, I'd prefer it be Danny Bonaduce and it better be in the ring and for a good charity!

Idaho Falls, ID

Total cheap shot. No class. I'm sure he was very proud of that.


Agreed - that was lame. I was at BYU during those days and there were a lot of people that railed on the Osmonds. They had a big studio out in Orem and Neal probably thought it funny. But the truth is it is not. Donny has always been good to the State and to BYU.

This is one story that when told should be recognized for what it is - a lesser moment in BYU football history.

BYU football is far from perfect and there are many tales from the past that do not reflect who we would like to believe we are.

But in this case the Desnews makes it sound like Neal is impressive for not letting anyone come across the middle. Not cool.

Woods Cross, UT

Funny! I think for once it added realism to Donny's acting abilities.

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