Former Ute Stevenson Sylvester thinks, plays big

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  • Big_Ben Centerville, UT
    Feb. 2, 2011 11:44 a.m.


    lol, thanks for the laugh. you are a good man.

  • Anne26 West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 1, 2011 8:02 p.m.

    @SLCWatch: I am still wondering why you had to bring it up in the first place? Then you go on to say that is is everyone else that has a problem and that they need to get over it. Maybe it is time to let it rest.

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 1, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    Dear Bigj5661:
    Yes, you might be right about me feeling bad about this. A dear friend of mine has continued to carry a grudge about Collie. I have seen what it has done to him to carry a grudge and it doesn't befit what a wonderful young man he is. I wish he could let it go.
    As to Stevenson Sylvester I have no issue, in fact I was out of the country for two years with this dear friend while Mr. Sylvester was playing so I didn't get the chance. I will watch the big game and hope to see him play (although I am a long time Packer fan) Any way I will try and be more forgiving too. Okay.

  • bigj5661 Ogden, UT
    Feb. 1, 2011 6:52 p.m.

    Hey SLCWatch, I think you must be holding a grudge as well, otherwise, you wouldn't have brought this up, on an article about a successful young Ute player.....

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 1, 2011 4:25 p.m.

    Dear Big Ben:
    I'm sorry you are still offended. I assure you that Austen never intended to offend you or anyone else from any other team. And you are right, God doesn't care about the games. He does care about each of his children who participated and I believe he wouldn't want you holding a grudge still. It was just a post game comment not a doctrinal sermon. I found nothing offensive in it and no disrespect for his opponent. If you did I'll apologize again if it will help. I hope you can move on too.

    Wishing you peace.

  • Big_Ben Centerville, UT
    Feb. 1, 2011 2:54 p.m.


    Im so tired of this debate. There is a big difference. Most people out there who reference Diety in post-game comments reference that they were blessed by said Deity. Collie remains to this day as the only one I have ever heard to say that the blessings of Deity came to him because of his righteousness. As Im LDS, I believe in blessings coming from obedience. However, a football game's outcome is hardly something that you would be "blessed" to achieve based on personal righteousness. I don't think God cares. I just thought it was a poor choice of words, at a poor time. And his persecution complex in response to the criticism further dug his hole.

  • Disco Vega MoTown, CA
    Feb. 1, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    What a stud! Congrats!!

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 1, 2011 11:53 a.m.

    Dear Menace:
    Austin Collie never implied or inferred anything of the sort about his opponent. He referred soley to his own attempts to live how he felt his Deity expected him to and that for that he was blessed.

    As for the other individual, I didn't think it was proper even though he had strong feelings about how he and his family had been treated. What I hope you accept is that as individuals they make their own right choices and their own wrong choices. Because of that some people may respect them and others may not. But they are individuals, subject to error not the fault of others around them. To vilifiy all because of one is an even grosser error.

    I have seen very bad behavior on both sides of the rivalry. I have seen exemplary behavior. I tend to want to be seen in the part that extols being better, recognizing excellence of any performance and being content when people do the best they can even in failing to reach their goals.

    My comment was to point out that both should be treated equally for their faith.

    Have a better day.

  • MenaceToSociety Draper, UT
    Feb. 1, 2011 10:47 a.m.

    SLC Watch:
    There's a huge difference between saying you are blessed and inferring that your opponent it not living right on and off the field.

    That number ten linebacker has done good for himself. What did that one quarterback say about him, his program, and his university again?

  • CdA Ute Gilbert, AZ
    Feb. 1, 2011 10:10 a.m.

    I'll be waving my Terrible Towel for him this Sunday. Go Sly!

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 1, 2011 9:23 a.m.

    What a stud! I always knew that Sly would make it big.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Feb. 1, 2011 9:01 a.m.

    Sly is the real deal. Fine player and fine young man.

    Good luck this week and..

    Go Utes!

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 1, 2011 8:52 a.m.

    I am glad he recognizes God has blessed him. I wonder where the Collie bashers are that aren't condemning him for believing it though.

  • Teafortwo salt lake city, utah
    Feb. 1, 2011 8:06 a.m.

    Good for you Stevenson! Keep up the good work.

  • bgl Santa Monica, CA
    Feb. 1, 2011 7:23 a.m.

    I'll never forget him as a player. I was standing on the field after we had destroyed BYU to finish another undefeated reg season (preparing to head to the Sugar Bowl) and this big guy looked more honestly thrilled than anyone I saw. He still took time to hug everybody and sign autographs for kids. I am so happy for his success. Good luck in your big game, Sly!!!

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Feb. 1, 2011 7:03 a.m.

    What a beautiful article about a great young athlete! His hard work surely has paid off! Hope he continues to excel and do well. It's going to be a great game. Go Steelers! Go Packers!

  • 93 COUGAR Orem, UT
    Feb. 1, 2011 2:48 a.m.

    Nice article.


    I always like to see the guys with local ties make it to the big time.