Blue roundup: Chad Lewis, others reach summit of Kilimanjaro

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  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    May 20, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    MiP | 9:42 a.m. May 20, 2011
    Iowa City, IA

    Veritas, good call on the reading the stories bit, but I'm not convinced the above authors read the articles either.

    Agreed, (cut and paste a source) but the first anyone ever heard of Utah going to the PAC was not the day of the official invite.

    And it is total speculation from a "souce", which is always interesting.

    Logistically speaking, however, is not a huge issue at this point, if BYU was going to be football only.

    It's probably an easier thing to do than BYU has set up over the next couple of years, and is nothing compared to TCU in the MWC.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    May 20, 2011 9:42 a.m.

    Would be sweet to make that climb. Congrats to Lewis and the others for a job well done and the good cause they're enganged in.

    Veritas, good call on the reading the stories bit, but I'm not convinced the above authors read the articles either. Red Headed Stranger wondered why the DN didn't make a big deal about BYU "turned down an offer to play in a BCS conference." That's not what I read.

    The WVI author was citing deepshadesofblue (clearly a beacon of nonbiased writing)---for which the link to the deepshadesofblue article showed its author, Richins, stating that BYU turned down the Big East's offer. However, the WVI author quotes Richins, in which he contradicts himself:

    What I do know from that source is that the Big East did make contact with BYU, Richins told me. They did not make an official offer to BYU, but there was contact. I am not sure exactly when that contact was made.

    When this actually becomes true news, believe me Stranger, Dick Harmon will be all over it. This is why it was buried. It's not news yet, just speculation.

    But speculation is fun.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    May 20, 2011 9:12 a.m.

    bigsoccer | 3:14 p.m. May 19, 2011
    Syracuse, UT

    Red Headed Stranger | 10:45 p.m. May 19, 2011
    Billy Bobs, TX


    Come on. Are you really asking people who comment to actually read the stories?

    Asking a little much, aren't we?

  • Red Headed Stranger Billy Bobs, TX
    May 19, 2011 10:45 p.m.

    With all due respect, I wonder why the news that BYU TURNED DOWN AN OFFER TO PLAY IN A BCS CONFERENCE was buried under this headline. So I guess being independent is about more than just BCS bowls.

    Best of luck to the Cougars. I'll hopefully be cheering for you in person twice this year here in Texas.

    Best of luck to Chad and the other men going with him. Come back safely!

  • bigsoccer Syracuse, UT
    May 19, 2011 3:14 p.m.

    Why would BYU turn down the big east, oh wait they are worthless in football.

  • Y4LYFE Lubbock, TX
    May 19, 2011 2:57 p.m.

    Get back here and inspire our TEs!

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    May 19, 2011 1:13 p.m.

    Congratulations, Chad, to you and your companions. Come down safely.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    May 19, 2011 12:49 p.m.

    I climbed Timpanogas when I was 14. We got a button from someone in the little shack that was on top then. Was pretty fun, EXCEPT...

    I got a migrain at a certain altitude that didn't go away until I got back below it.

    I can't even imagine how difficult this climb by Chad and crew has been. Altitude sickness isn't anything you can sneeze at.

    Congrats on an amazing feat!

  • TheSportsAuthority Arlington, VA
    May 19, 2011 11:33 a.m.

    Congratulations Chad. What an exciting experience.