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Published: Thursday, May 29 2014 1:25 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

So byu can't get an ESPN game on Saturday? I thought they were a big time program with a fanbase all over the world?

Why is ESPN picking on byu and making us play on Thursdays and Fridays? Why doesn't ESPN just show us Saturday afternoon on ESPN? We're like Notre Dame

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Note the games that are on national TV and the games that are not, including the one on the PAC 12 Sports Network.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Look forward to the game. BYU was clearly the better team last year as they absolutely stomped the Longhorns. Oh, wait a minute, the Sagarin rankings say otherwise. That's the true indicator of who the better team is. Head to head matchups are meaningless. Texas was superior; even though they got crushed.

BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY

@ U-PAC
you can look up the FS1 schedule already it is a nationally televised game. (no other games on at the same time)
Fox Sports 1 is in 90 million homes in the US ESPN 98 million.
Fox Sports 1 is the equivalent of ESPN
The BIG 12 is guaranteed 25 televised games a year on ABC, FOX, FS1, and ESPN networks. And 1 of those games is going to BYU out of 120 possible big 12 games.
Education is wonderful

Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

and byu fans will they the quality of their program had something do with this. It didn't. Just see how many primetime Saturday games byu has. Zero

Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT

Spokane,

Unlike Utah "fans" I'm not flip flopping. If the experts ranked Texas ahead of byu its because Texas is a better team. See how simple that was? You should try using less hate and more logic in your comments once in a while.

IDC
Boise, ID

Please no games on the PAC 12 network. That is the only one listed I don't get. Go Cougars.

tyler11385
Springville, UT

Wait, are PAC 12 fans really dissing FOX sports...??? Isn't that who the PAC 12 is contracted with?

spokaloo
White Salmon, WA

The day the Utah program will have arrived is when Utah fans don't stalk their computers waiting to comment on BYU articles.

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

Good to see that the fans of the Iowa State of the Pac-12 are still interested in BYU football.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@Sports are great,

Not hating at all, just asking a question. What is "hatefull" regarding my post? Why in the world are BYU fans so sensitive? It's not as if the usual band of BYU fans stay clear of Utah articles. Please! So which experts are you referring to AP, USA Today, Sagarin, Harris Poll...?

Of course BYU was better than Texas last year. They may have been a few spots behind them in the Sagarin rankings; but they destroyed them on the field. See how simple that is? No formula or poll (popularity contest) required. Lighten BYU fans, just a little back and forth and interesting debate.....sheeesh!

1978
Salt Lake City, UT

Once again an article about BYU has more comments from Utah fans than BYU. I must admit I enjoy the comments they usually make me laugh.

I like most BYU fans don't usually read or comment on Utah articles because I only am interested in teams with winning records that make it to bowl games.

If your whole claim to fame is an association with the PAC-12 and a winning record against your "irrelevant" former rival then you have found true happiness. Congratulations?

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ Spakaloo

Utah arrived when they knocked off top 5 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. I doubt the rest of the county monitor's these threads when considering who has and hasn't arrived. Lighten up guy, I believe these threads already have a monitor in place.

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

Chris B

"So BYU can't get an ESPN game on Saturday?"

Texas controls the broadcast rights to Texas home games, but it is laughable that you're dissing a national primetime broadcast on FOX Sports 1, since they're one of the PAC 12's broadcast partners.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA
Note the games that are on national TV and the games that are not, including the one on the PAC 12 Sports Network.

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What a hypocrite.

Blasting Utah at every turn for games on Fox Sports 1, but acting like it's all big and bad when BYU plays there.

What a joke.

The point is this. BYU versus Texas is such a big matchup that ESPN didn't even care to televise it in a prime time spot, or Fox for that matter.

I'm sure the network suits were excited by seeing Texas play. But not so much for that other team they were playing.

Enjoy the dose of reality.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY
@ U-PAC
you can look up the FS1 schedule already it is a nationally televised game. (no other games on at the same time)
Fox Sports 1 is in 90 million homes in the US ESPN 98 million.
Fox Sports 1 is the equivalent of ESPN
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Thanks but we already know this dude. Utah plays on FS 1 all the time.

Thanks for making our argument.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

1978
Salt Lake City, UT
Once again an article about BYU has more comments from Utah fans than BYU.

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That's because BYU fans are steering clear of this one, as it's not exactly a compliment to your team... especially given your contract with ESPn.

I'm sure every BYU fan expected this game to be ABC primetime. It got kicked down a couple notches, with a hefty dose of reality, and BYU fans are avoiding this article like the plague.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

A neighbor has a PAC12 sticker on his car. Not a Utah sticker. Strange to affiliate with a conference rather than a team.

Being on TV is better than not, no matter the day of the week. And being on TV that can actually be seen is even better! Go Cougars!

Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT

Spokane,

Just chill dude, you're fine. No need to get all flustered. I can tell you're getting all defensive.

You are the one who brought up the fact that a ranking showed Texas ahead of byu, so why are you now asking about polls. Unlike ute "fans" I can stay consistent in my responses. If byu beats a team that ends up higher in a poll done by experts, that experts opinion holds more weight than anyone on these boards. So if Texas was ranked higher as you suggest - great, they were the better team.

It's clear you're dislike of byu is causing you to start arguing with yourself. You start by suggesting a higher Sagarin ranking means Texas is better even though byu won, and then you start asking me about polls? You're spinning yourself in circles pal. You'll be ok friend, I promise. It was just a friendly suggestion to use more logic in your comments instead of letting your dislike for byu take control of your thoughts. No need to get all worked up.

giantfan
Farmington, UT

Tomahawk Red,

Utes are on Fox Sports 1 all the time? I seem to recall that I was able to watch less than half of the Ute games last season because the largest satellite provider in the country didn't (and still doesn't) carry the station televising their games. (FYI, I get Fox Sports 1)

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