In her apology Lambert stated, “I definitely feel because I am a female it
did bring about a lot more attention than if a male were to do it,”Are you joking?? I want to know what messed up rationale would bring her
to say such a moronic thing. The only reason why every child and grandmother in
China may not know her yet is because she plays women's college soccer. Imagine
if she was a male football player. All it took was a poorly placed rabbit hook
to get LeGarrette Blount suspended for the rest of the season (we know he was
allowed to return on good behavior) and as a result he made the front page of
every paper in the nation.
Dear Mr. Pierce,Thank you Captain Obvious.
ESPN loves TCU! TCU is the best non-BSC conference team ever. This years TCU
team would beat any BYU or Utah team of any year. TCU is that good. TCU has more
future NFL's than just about any team in the country. And if TCU was
given the chance (which will never happen) to play in the Mythical National
Championship game (which is bogus) they would winI'm serious, TCU
should be ranked #1 because they are the best team in the country
that make ESPN love MWC this year. First, starting with Utah last year and
TCU's perfect season so far. Too bad that after tomorrow, it will not be perfect
Just wondering where you get your information from? AFA ranks #16 in the
country and BYU ranks #249. Both SAT and ACT scores are higher for the AFA.
Also has one of the lowest acceptance rates in the country. Not to mention an
overall population of 4,000 cadets. I like how BYU/Utah tries to compare
themselves to the Academy, but there is no comparison. Both of those schools
are more comparable to Boise State or University of Idaho..
Ok first of all, TCU is the better team out of the four. BYU is only average
this year, Utah is worse, and Boise State only has to really show up one game a
year so it is hard to tell how good they are or could be. Second, for
those commenting on Blout and Lambert, it doesn't look like you have ever played
a competetive game of any kind. The reason why Lamberts actions were worse is
because her violent actions were throughout the whole game while Blout blew it
at the very end of the game. Blout had been egged on the whole game by
Boise State and his frustration ran over and he went crazy. Lambert did
everything she did on purpose with very little egging during the game that does
not usually happen in sports. Her actions were made basically with a clear head
and she still did what she did. Unless of course she was out of control the
whole game, which is worse than what Blout did. It seems that a lot of
peoople just have a hard time seeing women do some of the things she did and are
This shows how much (very little) you know about Boise St. Before you shoot
your mouth off (filthy Yewt) get the facts. Boise St can stand on its own two
feet without comparison to Utah schools. Oh and by the way, I live in Utah, I'm
not LDS, and I would rather be the hypothetical "cousin" of BYU rather than the
U any day of the week (little brother syndrome is VERY real at the U).
You have got to be kidding. Lamberts actions were worse than Blounts? Did you
not see the replay as many times as I did? Blount sucker punched a player and
then went on a tirade and tried to go after fans. This idiot should still be
suspended. Lambert got more air time because she is a woman and, women are
generally more prudent than men. Lambert deserves a second chance. Blounts
second chance should occur in the NFL if anyone wants to take a chance. He
should not be allowed to play again this season.
A pre-game show won't garner the MWC champ the votes it needs to make the title
game. If only the game could be shown on ESPN.Ah, well, without the
Mtn. we wouldn't be talking about women's soccer, would we. What a victory for
the Mountain West Conference and their TV deal!
I don't think AF Fan was referring to academic standards. I wouldn't say AF has
higher moral standards due to reported sexual discrimination and harassment on
You missed one! The Lambert incident was also televised this week during the
BBC1 morning news program in the UK.
To AF Fan: Check the facts bud. BYU average ACT scores are higher than AFA. GRE
scores too. And, no matter how much I despise some Ute fans, they also have a
great institution. I'm familiar with their med program and their isn't much
better in the world. AFA is a fine institution, but there are others that are
good too. Get over yourself.
Has a slobbering love affair with TCU.
Ha-ha, that's funny. The only group with a weaker grasp on reality than BYU
fans are their distant cousins to the north, the Tater Zoobs!Go
Utes, beat the Frogs and Vandals!
The game day tour is following TCU. You can't even count Air Force! There is
no way that game is the game of the week, but because of Veterans Day they had
it there. You can't tell me it was supposed to be a better game than LSU vs.
Alabama! Quit thinking you are the best thing in the country MWC because you
aren't and you never will be. TCU is your only hope for the season!
Probably if Lambert had stuck to doing only the usual types of physical contact
fouls committed in soccor then she wouldn't have made the news. What caused the
big stir was the ponytail throw down she did. She could have given the other
girl a concusion and caused a very serious neck injury, for example whiplash,
broken vertebrae, and spinal cord damage resulting in paralysis.
What she did was way beyond the normal type of contact. The cameras caught it
and now she's paying the price. If the media wants to continue reporting on it
or if Letterman wants to keep milking it then that's ok with me. If I were her
coach she'd be off the team.
ESPN is just dangling a carrot...oh, what the quality of TV coverage could be if
we didn't have the dreaded MTN.
I think ESPN has noticed the MWC with 4 trips of ESPN Game Day to MWC country.
ESPN knows what sells and brings in adverstising dollars. They did not show up
to MWC country to be nice. Spin it anyway you like, but with TCU, BYU, Utah and
AFA all on ESPN gameday this has focused alot of attention to the MWC. As shown
earlier this week about conference strength, MWC is better than ACC and equal to
the Big Easy. Great article though even if it included womens
'kicky game' Did you try to describe soccer in a derogatory and/or in a funny
way? If so, sorry if we missed your poor humor attempt; or were you indicating
that we should not think or talk about anything else on Friday, because there is
a 'huge' game on Saturday? My suggestion to you is - become aware that many
things of importance and interest are going on all around you, in addition to
the under-dog Utes playing against the favored Frogs.
Why is only the player getting all of the bad publicity. How do the MWC Soccer
refs not get suspended for this game. Did they give the girl a red card
anyone??? the answer is no. You mean to tell me that they did not catch one of
these flagrant fouls??? I think the hole crew should be suspended for that
Air Force needs to leave the MWC, it is embarrassing that a school with such
high standards is associated with the rest of the schools in the Mountain West.
There is no way AFA would go back to the WAC, which is even more disgraceful
academically then the pathetic MWC.
ESPN has tried hard not to acknowledge the MWC.(BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO
RIGHTS TO TELEVISE MWC GAMES), but it has proved to be too painful to ignore
given that three teams here are on par with FL, ALA, LSU in the EAST!! IRRESPECTIVE..THEY WILL STILL SHOW A LACK OF RESPECT, BECAUSE ITS ALL
ABOUT THE MONEY!
Who cares about the kicky game, or women's kicky game for that matter. There is
a huge game this saturday.
I don't think this GameDay stuff has anything to do with the MWC. This is about
TCU, who is ranked #4 and on the verge of busting the BCS. The same could be
said for the BYU/TCU GameDay broadcast. As for the AFA/ARMY game broadcast,
that is a big deal because it is an armed forces game. That had nothing to do
with the fact that AFA is in the MWC. As for the MWC, ESPN and the Nation,
still looks down on the MWC, which is basically a 3 team conference.
I'd rather add Utah State than Nevada. A better natural rivalry for Utah and BYU
and an excellent basketball tradition. Utah State and Boise State to the MWC
would be great.
Why would 5 teams that left the WAC want to move back. The MWC is way superior
than the WAC in all sports and academics. Maybe Boise St. should
learn to be more than just a one trick pony and they would be able to move out
of the WAC.
It was a sad day when KSL lost the rights to televise games. Did their homework
on both teams. Focused on the game from start to finish. We were spoiled...Let the mountain do their own content on the weekdays and let the
locals(KSL) broadcast the games not picked up by the networks.
Her actions were not continuous and not for a long time. If you add up all the
footage, I don't think you'd have one half of a minute. If there were more, the
way ESPN was trying to focus on her "wrongdoings" instead of following the play,
you better be sure you would have seen more - if there were more. Also, if you
watch, though her actions were wrong, she remained focused on the game and the
ball, not on individuals she had these infractions with. Way to paint a
one-sided story ESPN. What was your intention? Wanted more than the sport,
I love how the mwc like to feel like they're so picked on, get over yourselves,
ESPN can report how they want to, even when you think they give you no airtime.
You can't be serious. BYU, Utah, TCU, UNLV and SDSU would never join the WAC.
Why quit on somehting as special and big as the Mountain West is getting? If
anything BSU and Nevada should just join the Mountain West. So we can all stop
hearing BSU fans crying about how they don't get enough respect because their
conferance is garbage.
I have a better idea: MWC should add Boise State. That would make 10 schools.
Split the conference into 2 divisions, have a tournament championship, and allow
1 more non-conf game (provided that it is a D1 FBS whatever school). Divisions
could be divided into the west and east. East division would have Wyoming, CSU,
Air Force, TCU, New Mexico. West division would have BYU, Utah, Boise State,
UNLV, and San Diego St. TCU would probably dominate the east and BYU, Utah, and
Boise would slug out the west. BYU or Utah could switch with New Mexico to even
out the divisions but they would still play each other in the rivalry. The
conference would get stronger, have another game, and maybe they could
marginalize the .mtn and get a contract with ESPN or Fox Sports for the bigger
It's cute that the TV reporter wants to write about sports. He needs to stop the
BCS whine though. When he makes the comment that nobody outside of Idaho
thought that GameDay would come to the Boise-Idaho game he is showing the double
standard. How he feels about Idaho is how the nation feels about the MWC. Is
there a difference I'm missing?
She is a good example of a bad example. If Sundance is right, there are a lot of
bad examples walking around and it's appropriate to expose them.
Would that the BYU fans comment on this trivial piece of wrongdoing than to rag
on every Ute article that appears in the DMN. . .
BYU, Utah, TCU, UNLV, and San Diego State should move to the WAC where they kick
out San Jose State, New Mexico State, Utah State, Louisiana Tech and Hawaii. That give your conference BYU, Utah, TCU and Boise State as the
powerhouses. And NO you do not want 9 even schools - look at the ACC they have
multiple of even schools and they never have an undefeated school.Utah and BYU in state rivalsIdaho and Boise State are both in on state.
Nevada and UNLV (Basketball School) are both in-state rivals,San
Diego State and Fresno State are in state rivalsYou have TCU (Texas) and
San Diego State and Fresno State (CA) for RecruitingHawaii and
Louisiana State are too far to travelAir Force is sad to loose and
is a better school than Nevada, Fresno State, San Diego but Like I said you
really only need 4 top teams. Finally, Your Conference is ON ESPN.
KJZZ will once again be picking up all the local games.
It will only be 1 game at New Mexico ... isn't that all the football coach got
for punching an assistant.Also you have to love the publicity for
the mountain west.
I'm with you, Scott, on this ESPN thing. For the longest time, ESPN ignored the
MWC as much as it could. It was rare when a clip or score was shown on
SportsCenter. Now, in less than a full season, they will be doing GameDay from
a MWC school. It is more than obvious that they are kissing up for something.
Probably so they can interfere with the conference to marginalize the conference
or bring the conference back into the fold. I, personally, thought that
arranging the BYU-Oklahoma game was an attempt to shut the conference up by
having Oklahoma blow the doors off BYU, but the plan backfired. I guess that
the MWC is the "elephant in the room" of college football. The MWC is getting
pretty hard to ignore, anymore.
I think the Lambert deal was more serious than the OU Player's actions. Her
actions were continuous for a long period of time. She demonstrated that she
had some sort of personal issue with the other players on the field. To her it
seemed to be a lot more than soccor. I can understand "loosing it" for a moment
in the high intensity moments of sports but, to "loose it" for an entire game
and get away with it is completely unacceptible.
Lambert apologized and was suspended.What more does the DN want?Let it go.
How you could even begin to argue that Lamberts actions were more serious than
Blounts is beyond me. She did some hair pulling and scuffling--aided and abetted
by coaxing from some pretty streetwise cougarettes. He went after fans in the
stands and almost needed a net thrown over him to get him out of the stadium.
Don't get caught up in the media frenzy Scotty.
LAMBERT should have TOTALLY have thought through it before she did what she
did.For me it would be idiotic for espn gameday to miss the tcu,utah
game cause it is gonna be a good game even for a BYU fan.
Can the writers not think of anything else to write about. You want to make a
living by just continuing to pile up on this young person? More serious than
the punch - are you kidding? Is it more serious than the flagrant face mask
which can cause serious injury (the penalty for that one is 15 yards and a first
down)? More serious than coming into a base with the spikes high? She crossed
the line and was punished, rightfully so, and is serving her punishment. Many
of us have crossed a line, but it's too easy, and for some, too much fun, to
continue to pile up on someone else. Find a new story, this one's getting old.
To me, too many in the media are having too much fun and getting a column,
report or whatever completed which has no real value or news while hurting
another? Many in the media use the excuse that it's their job to report the
news and give a perspective. This isn't news anymore; and the perspectives have
been exhausted. It's simply, to me, sensationalism and abuse.
Suspend her?... I'm sure they are planning the ticker-tape parade already...
Lambert has done what 1,000's of bitter Lobos have only drempt of inacting for