'Tales from the BYU Cougars Sideline': Nobody came across the middle on John Neal — even Donny Osmond

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  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    July 29, 2013 12:01 p.m.

    Funny! I think for once it added realism to Donny's acting abilities.

    July 28, 2013 10:14 p.m.

    Agreed - that was lame. I was at BYU during those days and there were a lot of people that railed on the Osmonds. They had a big studio out in Orem and Neal probably thought it funny. But the truth is it is not. Donny has always been good to the State and to BYU.

    This is one story that when told should be recognized for what it is - a lesser moment in BYU football history.

    BYU football is far from perfect and there are many tales from the past that do not reflect who we would like to believe we are.

    But in this case the Desnews makes it sound like Neal is impressive for not letting anyone come across the middle. Not cool.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    July 28, 2013 10:29 a.m.

    Total cheap shot. No class. I'm sure he was very proud of that.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    July 28, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    How dare he? This is not George Plimpton we are talking about here---it's Donny! He is a little bit rock and roll and a whole lotta magic in the state of Utah and I don't want to hear about some unknown giving him a cheap shot. What if you would have hit him in his talent bone? If anybody is going to be giving the business to Donny, I'd prefer it be Danny Bonaduce and it better be in the ring and for a good charity!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    July 28, 2013 9:23 a.m.

    @The Rock

    If she was trying to be a football player I'm sure he would have.

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    July 28, 2013 7:47 a.m.

    I wonder if he would have tackled a girl?

  • BigSkies Issaquah, WA
    July 28, 2013 12:06 a.m.

    Real classy move by John Neal. He's got a chip on his shoulder and decides to take a cheap shot at a receiver who isn't expecting any defenders to challenge him. I can see why this was one of the few times anyone saw LaVell get upset.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    July 27, 2013 2:55 p.m.

    Hilarious, I'd pay to see that. Wonder if Donny was wearing purple socks? Bet he sang alto after the hit.