Mike Sorensen: Sports continue without The Jimmer, Jazz and NBA

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  • Morgan Duel Taylorsville, UT
    July 6, 2011 5:43 p.m.

    Boy there are a lot of individuals who think this season UofU and BYU will do great and have a great football season.

    My Guess:

    UofU 1 win and 11 losses, I am sorry but that is a heavy schedule;

    BYU 7 wins and 5 losses, they play good teams but their schedule is nothing compared to the U.

    Not a great year for either team.

    Ah well No Jazz, No NFL, Poor College teams. What is a couch potato to do?

  • BYUHOCKEY American Fork, UT
    July 6, 2011 8:24 a.m.

    We want to hear about the Sacramento Kings....The Jimmer Show is the main NBA attraction now. The Jazz do not have a desire to win nor will the NBA allow them to win a championship. I am sure Kanter will do well and maybe even provide a spark for the team inside but without outside shooting like the Mavs it's game over for the Jazz even if the NBA commish gave the green light to the Jazz.

    College football is where we need to focus now. Keep up the great articles Mike!

  • Coug Pleasant Grove, UT
    July 4, 2011 9:12 p.m.

    Re: 9er4life

    It seems like the persecuted have become the persecutors.

    BYU is what it is, and BCS affiliation, or not, I prefer watching the product they put on the field. I kind of like the role of the underdog. Utah, as a "big boy" will have all the pressure not to lose to the "mid-major programs [that] are a waste of people's time" as you so eloquently put it.

    Talking the talk, isn't always enough.

  • Tommy2Shoes Lehi, UT
    July 4, 2011 8:22 p.m.

    Same people that fill the stadium and arena each game. Until U build a bigger stadium the folks just can't get into the game. Wait until U get the bigger bucks in a few years. Just U wait. Until then I'll kick back at home and wait for the season to begin. Hope both schools do well this coming season.

  • 9er4life Provo, UT
    July 4, 2011 9:05 a.m.

    It's PAC12 and all BCS conference Football and Basketball all the way!!!! Who the heck want to watch independence football and wcc basketball irrelevancy? These midmjaor programs are a waste of people's time when they can be watching big boy football and basketball programs.

  • truebluecougar Orem, Utah
    July 4, 2011 7:55 a.m.

    Football - New offensive coordinator, new receivers' coach, Heaps with 1 year experience, independent schedule = lots to be excited about this fall. Basketball - Many returning key players, hope for Davies return, great new players coming, will miss Fredette and Emory, best coach in country = exciting year with 25 wins. Go Cougs

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    July 3, 2011 8:38 p.m.

    With pro sports on the lam this Fall, BYU will be the only game in town (for the state of Utah), as it'll be the only school from this great state showing all of its football and basketball games in HD (on ESPN or BYUtv).

    It's a great time to be a Cougar!

    Gonna have Jimmer withdrawals, though.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    July 3, 2011 6:30 p.m.

    "Heber City native Cael Sanderson is one of the state's most decorated athletes ever, thanks to his 159-match winning streak and gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games. So the news that he is coming out of retirement to wrestle in the U.S. World Team Trials is a bit perplexing."

    A real competitor, Mr. Sorensen, is always wondering how they stack up against the current competition. The only way to find out is to lace them up, and put things past in the past and go out and do it.

    Unlike the boxers you refer to, looking for a payday, it appears that Mr. Sanderson is looking to compete.

    This news should not really be that perplexing to a "cerebral" sports writer. A cheerleader, maybe...

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    July 3, 2011 6:19 p.m.

    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

    Teddy Roosevelt
    Not sportswriter

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    July 3, 2011 6:18 p.m.

    " it would be a shame for his legacy to be tarnished by a loss to an unworthy opponent, as often happens with aging boxers."

    What an ignorant comment. How would a future loss someone diminish everything Sanderson has done in the past? Not only that, but why not be fascinated by the drama of seeing if this wrestling and mental marvel can do it again?

    Sports is about try and succeed, even about try and fail, not about fear and don't try.