Curious...why can't Spirit Honor Tradition be on the shoulder of the
sleeves for every game? Keeping the names is very important as I see it...but
in smaller print on the shoulder would look pretty cool. But if you do
it...don't EVER change it...BYU needs to learn what the word
"tradition" means...and it means carefully considering what you want to
be tradition, and then committing to it forever. That is tradition! aka:
Hakka. Colors. etc.
From a fan standpoint, the "Spirit Honor Tradition" shirts were
frustrating. Who caught the ball? Spirit. Who made the tackle? Tradition.Wear them to practice, but put the players' names on the jerseys
That was the silliest newspaper article ever. You guys call this journalism?
I can't even remember the last time BYU played Virginia Tech. BYU did play
Virginia this season though...I personally loved the idea, but not
the implementation of the spirit, tradition, honor mantra. Earn your name on
your shirt. These jerseys should be used till that happens during spring ball
and such.I love the idea of putting the slogans on gloves or the
shoulder. What is more important isn't seeing the words. It is being the
words. Honor did that by returning and having a field day giving hugs to the
opposing ball carriers.
Let's cut out the fluff and play football. Spirit, Honor and Tradition are
about what you do on and off the field, not what you have on the back of your
jersey. For a supposedly tough guy, Bronco is a little too touchy, feel-ly for
a hilarious article that matched an odd uniform decision. I don't have a
problem with the uniform name-removing experiment. Fans can adapt by carrying
around a team roster and memorizing the players numbers. It'll help BYU
fans increase in their memorization skill and brain power. Brains need exercise
to stay strong.
I second the criticism of the ESPN announcers. I got really tired of hearing
about some kicker named "Arlano" that supposedly plays for BYU.The inability to pronounce names when you are a sportscaster drives me
bonkers. That should be a prerequisite for the job.
This was funny. It's like sports for normal people. I saw the same game,
but not through these eyes. Thanks for the laugh, Cheney.
I didn't know that pushing negative stereotypes was still acceptavle
journalism. How desperate was Cheney to be funny, snide or whatever this
article is supposed to be? Hadley had "SPIRIT" on the back of his
jersey. But why get the facts straight when you write for a newspaper, they
just get in the way of faux-perceptions.
"From a fan standpoint, the "Spirit Honor Tradition" shirts were
frustrating. Who caught the ball? Spirit. Who made the tackle?
Tradition."Here's a thought. Get a roster and learn the
numbers. Note that this skill is useful even when the team HAS the names on the
back, as sometimes you can only see the front or the names are too small to
recognize. I liked it in the same way that I like(d) it when other
programs do similar things. Think Utah with their Wounded Warrior Camo Jerseys
(Courage, Commitment, etc.) or AFA with their jerseys against Navy a couple
years ago (Freedom and Service). It was a nice break from the norm; a nice way
to emphasize the core values of the program, but I will be just as happy (and
apparently so will the players) when things get back to normal.Now,
the real question is how do we get more games in the Royal Blue?
Put the players name back on the jersey - all of us don't know their