Comments about ‘BYU to wear royal blue uniforms for Utah game on Sept. 21’

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Published: Thursday, Aug. 1 2013 1:40 p.m. MDT

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2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

That's not fair. They always beat us when they wear those colors!

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

The royal blue uniforms have been very good for BYU. Videos highlights reminded us of how immensely we enjoyed the game. From the moment BYU players broke the tunnel, it was apparent that the BYU-Utah was going to be special, but regardless of the twists and turns and closeness of the game, BYU was going to win.

dumprake
Washington, UT

Wear royal blue for ALL games. Why in the world does any university change its colors? BYU has been royal blue for a hundred years, then somebody decides BYU is going to be some other color? I find that really strange. Go back to royal blue, it's the BYU color. Is there some problem with royal blue? of course not.

YGradFan
CENTERVILLE, UT

Chrissy, You really had to ask that question? The article is about wearing the royal blue uniforms. When did they last wear them? 2009. How else are they going to get a picture of those uniforms, unless they go back and grab a picture from 2009.

BTW, notice the two utesies running into each other as George runs by them. Better get used to that next month!

JP Skillet
Salt Lake City, UT

3 in a row. 8/11 and BCS. I guess byu doesn't teach math, trends of critical thinking skills. Utah owns byu lately. It's as simple as that. Every year cougar fans talk smack but then get smacked instead. Some people never learn.

Ragnar Danneskjold
Bountiful, UT

toosmartforyou

Yes, every breath of air when you are in God's country of Logan Utah is a gift from Merlin Olsen. You should thank every player or Aggie fan when you see them in October.

As for the uniforms, I like them. Aren't they still a little darker than the classics though? I thought I read that Nike doesn't have the color anymore back in 2009? Is that right?

It won't matter anyway though. BYU is going to lose regardless of the uniform.

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

@toosmart... steal, maybe not but copied... YES.

If you switched to red, the utes would freak and you know it.

At least own up to it and don't try to justify it away.

RepresentBlue
West Jordan, UT

Personally, I like the darker navy blue, but I do think its cool when they wear the royal blues for special occasions. College teams change their colors all the time, and USU never had a patent on the color. There are several college teams that wear navy blue, such as Penn State, Notre Dame and, of course, Navy. Get over it already Aggie fans!

MissouriCoug
West Jordan, UT

Bring em back for good!

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

I guess they say the Navy blue sells better among fans, but for what it's worth, I like the Royal blue, too. I stadium full of Navy blue just looks dark, but a stadium full of Royal blue, that you can tell from any distance.

Of course, BYU fans are notorious for NOT wearing their colors, regardless...

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

I hope BYU isn't placing their hopes on a jersey. The talent levels in this game are always similar, but the Utes mostly win these days. I think it's because they always seem to want it more.

I think if BYU went after this game with as much energy and unlimited intensity as the Utes do, they'd probably come away with the win. It won't happen because of a jersey.

Now if only those Utes can figure out that there are 11 other games on that schedule, most of which are bigger games than this one.

idablu
Idaho Falls, ID

So sales went up for BYU stuff right after they switched to Navy blue. That is no surprise. It is not so much the color as it is the CHANGE. Royal Blue is more unique and it looks better, besides being the traditional color. I was disappointed in the switch to navy then and I am still cringing.

Go back to Royal Blue! You'll watch sales of BYU paraphernalia sky-rocket again.

Las Vegas Aggie
Logan, Utah

I would go into shock if the cougars ever appeared in Royal Blue when playing the Aggies, but then again we are playing home and home for a few years!

sid 6.7
Holladay, UT

I like it! Old School to me brings that much more to the rivalry. I don't know why they don't go back to that scheme full time any way. In my opinion they should never have changed it. I must say though, the Black Out uniforms for BYU last year were pretty cool. I would like to see them do it again this year and maybe they are, I don't know.

Good Luck BYU

Go Utes!

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Whatever the color, the result has been 3 in a row and 8 of the last 11 for Utah.

I'm just hoping that if Utah is ahead again in the 3rd quarter this year, the team in whatever color blue doesn't quit like they did last time the 2 teams met at LES. Sad really.

Sambonethegreat
Salt Lake City, UT

@Oatmeal

With a little bit of luck, Chrissy might even turn two shades of blue this season! August 29th can't get here fast enough.

HawkAlum
SANDY, UT

Totally agree y-grad. The dark blue in the stadium does not stand out.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Tom in CA

"Hopefully it won't come down to this, but if the last play of the game is 4th and long with 3 seconds on the clock BYU is sure to pull out a victory. Something about 4th and long, and utah's inability to stand up."

I don't know where you have been, Tom. byu had 4th and long three times last year to tie, 4th and long dozens of times in 2011 (LOL!), and 4th and long to win in 2010. I thing you are the only one on this board who seems to believe that Utah doesn't stand up on 4th down.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

Glad to see BYU breaking out the royal blue to remind the Utes what big time football is really all about - national championships, Heisman trophies, national hall of fame players.

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National championships? Heisman Trophies? Plural? For both?

Ha ha ha.

That's rich.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Sorry, the royal blue unis are horrid. Absolutely horrid. BYU made a major upgrade by switching to navy, and even to the navy/tan after '99.

Every time I see those royal blue jerseys I can't stop thinking how girlie they look.

It's just a bad shade of blue.

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