Assuming for a moment that the last ditch effort of throwing the football into
the end zone is being compared to a prayer, shouldn't the headline use the
phrase "Hail Mary" instead of "Hale Mary"? Not being Catholic,
I'm no authority on such prayers, so I could be wrong...
Checking on google, most ever other reference to Hail Mary is indeed Hail Mary,
not Hale Mary..
Really? Today the US plays world cup soccer in the round of 16 and there's
not a word about it on the "front page" of the D-News. It may be buried
somewhere here, but nothing on the home page. But right up front is an article
about BYU Football. Really? I've always thought the D-News Sports dept. had
way too many football writers. What to do with so many during the
dog days of summer?Right another legacy football article. And ignore
that other football going on south of the boarder this afternoon.Go
"That's something that BYU has over a lot of other schools, the
commitment of the fans. The stadium that we have, it's 65,000, but we could
probably hold a 100,000 and fill it up." -- former LB, Leon WhiteNot so Leon. You're stadium capacity is 63,470, and you can't even
fill THAT up unless Utah comes to town. And we won't be coming to town for
another 4-yrs. So what makes you think expanding LES by nearly 58% would
magically fill those extra 36,530 seats...plus those ALREADY unoccupied seats
available at LES?It's just like a cougar to imagine themselves
as though they're bigger than they really are.
There are obviously few Catholics around out there. It's "Hail
Mary," although wishing Mary good health I suppose is fine too.
@AZKID and @SpanishImmersed: the receiver on the "Hale Mary" play was
Chris Hale, thus the play on words.
hmmm, the majority of the big games are against Utah. Either bYU views the Utah
game as their Super Bowl or they can't get/beat legit programs at
what a great win! I was there and it was sweet to see arrogant Miami go down in
The Miami game was a lot of fun, fun to have been there a part of it all. Go
Picky, picky, picky,....enuff already!
Dr. Coach, I'd rather watch paint dry than watch soccer.
U-PAC"54-10 was the best of all."Actually the
56-6 in 1980 was the best of all. Go Cougars!!!
I rarely agree with Chris B...but his comment about preferring to watch paint
dry than soccer is classic!!! Well said, sir, well said :) LOL
Naval Vet,Yes you are correct. BYU players and fans love to sink
into delusions of grandeur. They get so caught up in the emotions of the moment
that they, somehow, believe that this is the most magical program in all of
football.But if they would take the goggles off and see what the
outside world sees, they would NOT be pleased.They think they are
entitled to everything programs like Alabama and Texas have, despite the fact
that they have never done anything to earn it. And don't even get me
started on the Notre Dame comparisons.Fine BYU fans, love your team.
Be passionate about your team. But don't go trying to make them something
they aren't. In the grand scheme, they are just a mid-major (not by
opinion, by definition) vehicle for the Mormon church that happens to be on the
outside looking in.If BYU was as great as its fans believe, they
would have joined a P5 loooong ago and elite teams like USC, Notre Dame and
Alabama would be beating the door down to play them.You gotta be
real about your team, or you come off as naieve.
Uh, Dr Coach. That would be USA Basketball playing today in the World Cup
quarterfinals. Try again ?
Um, tomahawk red. Not many cfb teams can say they've beaten a #1 ranked
team in their own stadium not to mention playing and beating Notre Dame in their
stadium. Can the utes say the same ?
Naval VetUnlike Utah fans, who continue to have delusions of
grandeur that the Utes could fill a 63,000-seat stadium.There's
a reason Utah's crackerbox of a stadium has almost 20,000 fewer seats than
hedgehog"hmmm, the majority of the big games are against
Utah"new Utah math?4 of 10 is not a majority, even
so, unlike our little brothers on the hill, BYU fans have never tried to claim
that playing Utah wasn't a big game.Personally, I enjoyed the
back-to-back-to-back beat downs in 1979 27-0, 1980 56-6, and 1981 56-28, even
though one of them, the most lopsided game in the series, occurred on
Utah's home field.
@Tomahawk Red"But if they would take the goggles off and see
what the outside world sees, they would NOT be pleased."Who
exactly is the "outside world". Have you taken a poll beyond the North
Salt Lake city limits? You seem to confirm that the "outside world" is
so aware of BYU as to have an opinion about them which is more than we can say
about the Utes. Regardless of what the "outside world" thinks, at least
the Cougs have a history....and Championships. The "mighty" Utes of the
PAC? Not so much.
AltaHawkFan Sandy, UTUh, Dr Coach. That would be USA
Basketball playing today in the World Cup quarterfinals. Try again ?Look at the date of his comment. He's actually correct. What's going
@ekute, you're right, that is strange....it's like
'Inception' Dnews style.
re: ekuteGood point. Is the DNews recycling news stories now ?