BYU offensive coordinator Robert Anae was at his sardonic best last week, discussing the Cougars’ 1984 national title. Anae played on the Robbie Bosco-led team.

“We always remind each other of how great we were. The stories seem to be getting bigger,” he told reporters. “The Holiday Bowl — I think I heard Bosco was helicoptered out of there and brought back. The older, the wilder the stories. Mythical. Legendary. Shoot, we just got lucky in my opinion.”

So at least there’s one person in Provo who understands what BYU — as an independent — most needs in order to win another national championship.

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Sandy City is looking into a recycling plant that builders claim would convert 100 percent of its garbage into energy.

Just wondering, is this somehow connected to the Jazz’s 28-point loss to Golden State?


Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City spent last week trading barbs as they awaited the rematch of December’s MLS Cup final.

SKC’s coach and some players made it clear they didn’t want to be friends with their rival.

And to think, this was all before Nat Borchers tried to give the entire SKC side an abrasion with his beard.


Fifty-four-year-old Brenda Gold is trying out for the Cincinnati Bengals’ cheer squad.

To which senior sensation George Foreman allegedly said:“Yeah, but can she make a good burger?”


Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, in a rare display of uncertainty, said last week that he’s not sure why his hitting has drastically slumped.

"I mean, I'm pretty lost right now, actually," he told Sports Illustrated. "I'm trying everything right now. We'll see where I'm at tomorrow. Give Pops a call and see what he says, also."

If he’s like most sports parents, Pops surely had something to say about Harper sitting out Sunday’s game against Atlanta.


LPGA veterans are miffed over a photo of Paulina Gretzky wearing yoga pants and a sports bra on the cover of Golf Digest.

The headline says, “6 moves to lower scores with Paulina Gretzky.”

But since Wayne Gretzky’s daughter isn’t a pro golfer, players say the magazine is merely pandering.

Editor Jerry Tarde argued there have been “sports figures, celebrities and models on Golf Digest’s covers since the magazine’s beginning.”

All Rock On wants to know is whether Janet Jones Gretzky was ever on the cover of The Hockey News.


Syndicated columnist Norman Chad, tweeting about TV commentators’ tendency to say, “It’s a three-possession game”: “Uh, why don’t you just tell us it’s a seven-point game?”