BYU-USU basketball: Game postponed following Danny Berger's collapse in practice, twitter reacts

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  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    Dec. 7, 2012 10:45 p.m.

    Funny A Game is saying someone should learn how to read when I'm sure he doesn't know. Did you see the incident or drive from Logan to Murray? Dude it's funny how you say this stuff and no one calls you on it. Oh wait I'm sorry I just did. I'm glad this kid's doing well but the game should still go on or the season for both schools is gonna be screwed up. Were the USU players, coaches, administration etc afraid they would get beat and beat bad if this kid didn't play?

  • The A Game Sandy, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 9:40 a.m.


    I think it would be best if you learned how to read before you comment. Were you one of Danny's teammates that watched the incident happen? Did you also drive immediately from Logan to Murray when you didn't have to, in order to be with your teammate who was in critical condition? After staying up all night wondering if he was going to survive, did you then play an unimportant game of basketball with all your left-over energy you had from the events of the previous day?

    It's a game, buddy. And I'd be surprised if you know what a basketball even looks like. I can't count how many times I've heard BYU fans how much they "couldn't care less" about playing Utah State, and that "it's not a rivalry." Interesting....seems like you guys care quite a bit. I think it's about time that BYU fans (notice I said fans, not BYU the organization who I'm glad had the decency to cancel the game) get over themselves.

  • HTSJCCAFALG Richfield, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 4:39 p.m.

    I seriously hope you don't have a wife and kids with feelings like that.

    Yep....insensitive AND a joke.

    I hate byu; have for a long time, but kudos to them for this. it was about the timing. The entire team was in a flux about Danny. THEY wanted to know about him, not play a game. The game will get played and most likely without Danny.

    Sometime a hug is better than a beat down.

    Call me an old fashioned chap.

  • ogmson Mapleton, Utah
    Dec. 6, 2012 2:46 p.m.

    This is where everyone will tell me I'm an insensitive bloke. Oh well, send the heat. Everyone associated with both programs knew Danny did not die and was not going to any time soon. Since when does D-1 Sports get cancelled because I player is in a car accident; Or breaks an arm at practice; Or breaks a back the week before; Or Mom dies, or Dad dies. Answer?? Never. Unless of course the program is BYU. Hated by most, despised by the majority of the rest and loved by a precious few. So what does the Y do? Always doing it's best to take the high road (even when none is needed) always bowing to the pressure from the haters; Always anticipating the political fall out if, Heaven forbid, they were to ever do anything insensitive....such as play a scheduled BB game when a player is sick.

    Give me a break. I'm glad Danny is on the mend. I'm very, very, very delighted he didn't die and was revived so quickly by an obviously skilled staff at USU. But cancel a game???

    That is a joke.

  • higv Dietrich, ID
    Dec. 5, 2012 5:19 p.m.

    The Chiefs did play after there tragdy, With a heavy heart. I seen high schools play on after the death of there players with heavy hearts. AS a courtesy nice for the teams to do that. And in some instances play on. I attended the Goshner classic a few years ago and book by Wayne Estes was in Hallways. Bought it off amazon. Wish him the best.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 3:42 p.m.

    No big deal rescheduling a game, it is only a game afterall. I don't see it as being a right or wrong decision either way though, just a good thing to do since that is what USU requested be done. Kudo's to BYU for agreeing to this. Something like this is different than just an injury, this is life and death.

  • Just Me Richfield, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 3:28 p.m.

    Thanks Cougs for your kind words....I ALMOST like some of you now!!!


    You make me laugh! I'm the one that brought the hosptial organization into the discusion?

    Ummmmm...I'm not an "md" like you, but I was pretty sure noodlekaboodle brought up Logan hospitals. I was responding to that comment that the kid was "lucky" to be in Murray and not ANY logan hospital, when in fact, he had been at a Logan hospital.

    Then, it seems, it was the esteemed "md" that brought the Intermountain "organization" into the conversation.

    I responded to both (with an emphasis on responded).

    As far as me having 'frustrations', I will refer you again to the illustrious "md":

    * "I will stay on this board as long as I like."
    * "I battle their monopoly on a daily basis. "
    * "I know how IHC works."
    * "If you need some valium, go to IHC and have them prescribe some for you.":

    Like I said, YOU make me laugh!

  • starthillnotnelson Kamas/United States, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 2:37 p.m.

    It would be nice to have the game played, but sports isn't the issue here. I hope Berger gets better

  • md Cache, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 2:00 p.m.

    @Just Me
    I don't think I am the one with frustrations. You are the one ripping on Noodlekaboodle. You are the one that brought the hospital organization into the discussion. I will stay on this board as long as I like.

    I live in Logan. I know how IHC works. I battle their monopoly on a daily basis.

    I hope that Danny heals fully and leads the Aggies to many victories in the future.

    If you need some valium, go to IHC and have them prescribe some for you.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 1:55 p.m.

    Classy move Y. I am impressed.

  • VAggie Bristow, United States
    Dec. 5, 2012 1:35 p.m.

    Yes, Rockon it is a matter of seriousness.

    This is not a case of a simple injury that could end a season. Danny's life could seriously be in danger. If BYU did not want to re-schedule, i'd be ok with USU forfeiting the game. (And I've talked to plenty of others here @ USU that feel the same way. I'm grateful that BYU was willing to re-schedule, and hope that when the game does happen that its a great one.

  • Just Me Richfield, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 1:19 p.m.

    Oh I see. Being a 'feeder' doesn't meet the team approach.

    Tell that to John Stockton.

    God Bless Danny and his family. My prayers still with them.

    Find a different board to vent your frustrations about Logan Hospitals or Intermountain.

    That's my point. They played a role in his survival whether you or anybody else like it or not.

  • md Cache, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 12:48 p.m.


    It isn't about the team approach of IHC that helped to save this kid. Every patient taken to LRH gets transported to McKay Dee or to the IMC mother ship. It is because it is a feeder hospital to a large organization. They provide no better care than any other organization, they just own everything--tax free.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Dec. 5, 2012 12:33 p.m.

    Another day, when it can be all about basketball. Today, all about Danny. God bless him, his family, his team, his friends.

  • telcache cache, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 12:01 p.m.

    Thank you to the administration on both sides for postponing this game. As someone who has seen one of his children need the services of life flight, then 8 hours later watch her heart rate flat line, this was the right move. I can't imagine the emotions the players and coaches are feeling. Thank you for putting the student athletes first. Best wishes to Danny and his family. I will keep you in my prayers.

  • Superzero Farmington, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 11:48 a.m.

    This is simply just a good example of cooperation, goodwill, and sportsmanship between the two schools. The game will simply be played another day.

  • Floyd Johnson Broken Arrow, OK
    Dec. 5, 2012 11:10 a.m.

    I'm with RockOn on this one. Wish Danny the best, but curious abuout rescheduling the game. Division 1 games that I recall being cancelled in the past: September 2011 football games, a few major weather events, massive transportation accidents which made teams unable to compete (Marshall football, Witchita State Football). Oklahoma State basketball canceled one game after the 2001 plane crash killed 10.

    I don't question the call, I am sure that both athletic departments determined it was appropriate. I just don't see precedent for this decision.

  • rafinsure Elk Grove/U.S.A., 00
    Dec. 5, 2012 11:09 a.m.

    I've never heard of a game being cancelled or postponed over one player's infirmity. It's a nice gesture though. It must be a Utah thing. However, I wish Danny Berger a quick recovery.

  • Just Me Richfield, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 11:04 a.m.


    Looks like "one of those Logan Hospitals" got him stabilized and Lifeflighted to Murray. Seems like a pretty good thing to do. They wanted him to have the best cuz' they knew it was outside what they might provide.

    Be very, very careful dropping bombs like that when yo haven;t even read the article BEFORE you posted.

    Seems like you didn't having anything positive to say even about the kid except he was "lucky" before you realized you "can't read." Then you got all "hopeful" on us.

    My prayers are with the kid and his family; sure puts stuff in perspective.

    GREAT job USU training staff, Logan Regional, Lifeflight, and IMC. TEAM concept at its best. You all did your roles well!!!!

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 10:19 a.m.

    Sad and hope Danny is well. I hope he can overcome this.

    QUESTION: Being the insensitive type that I am... is this a typical thing to do, to cancel a sporting event, if one of the players is incapacitated in some way? Is it a matter of the seriousness that determines this? Glad I don't have to make those calls.

  • Rockyrd Gilbert, AZ
    Dec. 5, 2012 9:58 a.m.

    Hang in there Danny. Cougar fans every where are praying for you and wishing you the best.

  • Noodlekaboodle Millcreek, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 9:47 a.m.

    Whoops, Clearly I can't read, because the article said he was practicing in Logan. Hopefully he is OK because they had to transport the man down to SLC. Hopefully he will recover and be able to continue his career.

  • Noodlekaboodle Millcreek, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 9:44 a.m.

    Berger is lucky that they were in the SL Valley for their game in certain respects. IMC is the best hospital in the state(Maybe #2 behind the U hospital) If I had a serious medical problem I would much rather be in one of those hospitals than Logan Regional.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 9:32 a.m.

    As much as I rail on byu, they did not have to postpone the game. The kid thankfully did not die. He's already getting the help he needs.

    In all reality team easily could have played the game tonight.

    BYU did not have to do this, and hopefully Aggie fans/players that byu went out of their way to accommdate a request from USU. For once and possibly the last time, I'll say that USU owes BYU a big thank you on this one.

    Go aggies(when you do play)!

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    Dec. 5, 2012 9:32 a.m.

    Bummer, but glad the kid is fine. Guess that means BYU gets more time to ensure a defeat to the utes!

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Danny and his family today.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Dec. 5, 2012 9:22 a.m.

    I've heard of this happening before. Isn't this a system of an enlarged heart? In any case I wish him well. That's really scary to see something like this in someone so young.

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    Dec. 5, 2012 9:19 a.m.

    Postponing the BYU-USU game is the right thing to do.

    Well wishes to Danny and his family.

  • VAggie Bristow, United States
    Dec. 5, 2012 9:12 a.m.

    This is the right call. And when this game is played it's given me more perspective..