Brad Rock: Rock On

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  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2011 10:01 a.m.

    Hilarious article. Ute fans are a bit defensive and with reason.

  • FYI Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 6:40 p.m.

    That's ok Marked it Down. Kyle Veazey, the AP voter from Mississippi, who gave one vote to BYU ranking them 25th, ranked Utah 20th, so I can live with it.

  • ChrisB Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 5:46 p.m.

    Ute (or Cougar fan) or not... I LOL'ed!!! Love the Mariane Faithful reference. Here's hoping that Langi has never heard of the Grateful Dead! Har.

  • UtahUte16 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 4:08 p.m.

    Rock is just a hater.

    Makes for good reading though.

    Good reading=money

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 11:22 a.m.

    No one can blame you for telling it like it is rock.....I mean who can argue with the truth!

  • SportsCenter Olympus Cove, Utah
    Jan. 11, 2011 10:17 a.m.

    The Sports Writers got it right. Utah is no longer over-rated, because the Utes are no longer ranked.

    Unranked in the final AP poll.

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 10:17 a.m.

    Very funny article Mr. Rock. As always you make for a good read!!!

  • CordonBleu Park City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 10:13 a.m.

    Spin it however you want, but

    others receiving votes = UNRANKED!

    Remember how many times we heard from Utah fans last year about awful Oklahoma was because they didn't finish the season ranked?

    Utah didn't deserve to be ranked in the Coaches poll, but Kyle probably voted the Utes #2 just so they'd have enough votes to squeak into the poll.

  • govt rocks Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 10:04 a.m.

    Marked it down: Utah was the first team listed in the "others receiving votes" category, which translates to being #26. BYU's vote is irony only in that they received a vote. They should not have received any votes with a 7-6 record.

  • Marked it Down Park City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 9:51 a.m.

    In every Utah fan's favorite poll, the AP poll, the Utes finished:


    Ironically, BYU got a vote in the AP poll!

  • BigD Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 8:52 a.m.

    You missed the boat. Hall wasn't drafted and Beck wasn't a first rounder either. He was referring to the "can't miss" picks. Nice try though.

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 8:30 a.m.


    No mention of Rick Majerus?

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Jan. 11, 2011 7:22 a.m.

    Rock only brings up utah recruiting because, well, their the only school that seems to be doing it.

    Have you seen the BYU recruiting class this year? ouch. This class wouldn't qualify to cut the grass at Texas or even BSU.

    Hey rock, how about an article about how BYU going "indy" has help recruiting..

    crickets crickets crickets

  • Richard Saunders Provo, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 10:47 p.m.

    I'm definitely not a Ute fan, but I'm perplexed as to why there has to be a dig at some Ute somewhere in your Rock On columns. Is it popular with the home crowd? Maybe, but it feels a little cheap, sort of like a comedian who gets all his laughs telling raunchy or scatalogical jokes. It also helps me to understand, along with personal experience, why some people don't like BYU fans. They are just like every other fan of every other university. Not all, mind you, or even most, but you can say that about any school. The thing about BYU is that some of their fans claim to have a higher standard, but they be just as petty and mean as anybody else. People can 'hate' me for saying that, but as a fan of neither school, that's what I see.

  • Duckhunter American Fork, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 8:45 p.m.

    Uh oh Rock. You mentioned a ute in a humorous way. Prepare for the ute "fans" and trolls to whine, whine, whine. LOL

    p.s. Alex Smith is terrible.

  • Dano123 Saint Louis, MO
    Jan. 10, 2011 6:48 p.m.

    Nice column. One beef, though. I think you were a little unfair to Matt Stafford, and a lot unfair to Mark Sanchez to group them with the other bust QBs. At last check, Sanchez and his teammates just showed Peyton Manning et al the door in the first round of the playoffs. And while Stafford has admittedly been plagued with injuries and hasn't played a lot, he's done pretty well when he played, and I think a lot of people in Detroit are hopeful he will be great. Neither of them belong on that list. At least not yet.