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Published: Thursday, May 8 2014 10:20 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Great news. Welcome back, Vai. I've always appreciated that you care more about people than labels. It's nice to see you spread a little love the Utes direction, too.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


If you followed Vai's articles the past couple years, he's more Ute than he is byu fan these days. He's had a ton of positive things to say about Utah and Whittingham, comparing him very favorably to what byu has to offer these days..

He's more red and we welcome him!

Go Utes

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Good to hear, there's so much more to life than sports!


Love reading your columns Vai! Ofa Atu! Henry & Becky Williams


I've always liked his column glad to have him back, but to call Dave McCann a successful anchor is a stretch, have you seen how channel 5's ratings have fallen?

Idaho Dad
Pocatello, ID

Woohoo! Go ahead, make my day! Great to see Vai back to brighten the day each time he writes. One of my son's favorite times in the MTC was when Vai came to talk to the missionaries last year. Thanks, Vai!

...and how many morning news anchors or Stake Presidents can catch a punt behind their back? (one)

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

I always enjoyed your columns and it will be nice to read them again. One of the things I appreciated is you showing how a die hard Cougar can be friends with die hard Utes. There is no need for hatred in a rivalry and you have been a good example of that. I hope you will still find room in your column to remind us of this.

Phoenix, AZ

A whole article about how via's article is coming back. I didn't think news days could ever be THIS slow. I didn't even notice his absence. Demonstrates how impactful his articles weren't.

Somewhere in Time, UT

I love Vai. One of my favorite experiences was when he spoke to us at the Cougar Club before a BYU football game. People were rolling with laughter. I love your columns. Love, from a fellow Cougar.

Aberdeen, ID

I loved Vai as a punt returner at BYU. You never knew when we was going to break one deep, although once or twice he lost yards on the punt return because he was trying to get free. It was definitely entertaining.

I have missed his articles and look forward to reading them again.

Gillette, WY

Looking forward to reading many more columns! I've missed them! Welcome Back!

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

My first experience reading Vai was a document about his son's experience balancing Sabbath day with the growing demands of sports. It was very real, powerful, not sanctimonious and it cemented a commitment in the life of a young man to follow the Lord.

CougarSunDevil, I'm with you about 90% of the time. Not this time.

I look forward to more powerful insights.

Virginia Beach, Va

Via, welcome back as I loved your column. I know you said your column would change but I hope you keep your blunt honesty even when its not popular.

Johnny Moser
Thayne, WY

The mark of a successful writer is to have a voice that others disagree with. So I think it is nice that CougarSunDevil chimed in the remind Vai that he has done well as a writer. He has a small but vocal contingent of detractors. Looking forward to hearing how the "new Vai" will help us see another perspective. Hope he still is a little opinionated.

Phoenix, AZ

Johnny Moser

I lovingly invite you to re-read my post. I think you missed something obvious there.

Phoenix, AZ

Y Grad / Y Dad

"CougarSunDevil, I'm with you about 90% of the time. Not this time."

No worries. Everyone has a different flavor. Via was never mine. Doesn't mean he's a bad guy. Doesn't mean I'm a bad guy.

However, I'm clearly in the minority when Chris b gets a like and I don't.


Provo, UT

The return of Vai to the DN will add another reason to keep reading it.

Layton, UT


Welcome back. I've missed your comments, and insights.

dung beetle
Bountiful, UT

Welcome back. I've really missed your columns and I'm very happy you've been prompted to resume them.

Federal Way, WA

One of the statements I remember from one of his past columns was how to be a good parent to a child. We all worry about how to raise a child who will be successful in school, marriage and life. Via's statement was that he stopped worrying how to advise his children about work etc. He said that he decided that if he could raise a child who would have a strong testimony of Christ that all of that childs other decisions would bring him the success he desired.

I liked that.

What better preparation can you have for life than a commitment to love God and your fellow man as yourselve. I now try to worry less and excercise faith that "things will work out for your good" when you simply do your best to be like Christ.

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