Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Riley Nelson

BYU quarterback Riley Nelson might have a bad back, but his attitude is just fine.

Asked last week by reporters about a tweet that said the Cougars' season is already over, Nelson said: "Shame on them."

He added that the critic was "not a true fan, he's not invested and we are."

Rock On isn't sure about that. If the tweeter happens to sit in the $1,300 (per-season) seats, that's pretty invested. But if he's sitting in his parents' basement, posting Twitter comments, not so much.

For his part, Rock On is only invested in finding a good Chicago dog in Provo.


After underthrowing Cody Hoffman and missing a chance to beat Notre Dame on Saturday, Nelson said the miscue "will probably haunt me until I die."

Wait. Was he talking about the pass to Hoffman or leaving Utah State?


Brycie has a girrrrl! Brycie has a girrrrl!

Reports say Washington Nationals rookie Bryce Harper is dating Kayla Varner, a sophomore on BYU's soccer team.

Like Harper, she's LDS and from Las Vegas.

If true, Rock On thinks they'd make a great couple. But there's one problem: a soccer mom and a baseball dad.

Do they really want kids who think 1-0 scores are interesting?


At Oregon — owned and operated by Nike founder Phil Knight — it's not just enough to crush your opponents. You have to demoralize them.

The Ducks have outscored their seven opponents by an average of 31 points.

Beyond that, Arizona State fans awoke last Thursday to find their beloved "A" on Tempe Butte had been painted Oregon green. Later that day the Ducks put a 43-21 drubbing on the Devils.

Looks as though Nike U. is treating everyone like they're Lance Armstrong.


Said Brad Dickson of the Omaha World-Herald: "Wednesday morning, Nike cut ties with Lance Armstrong. The company issued a statement that it feels misled. Now Nike knows how I felt when I paid $149 for those sneakers that were supposed to make me run faster."


The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling a half-million bottles of spray lotion after several users claimed to have caught fire near open flames.

Rock On sources say the company expects to recall sunscreen with SPF ratings of 30, 45, 50 and Brian Scalabrine.

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