BYU-Utah: It's not just another game, week

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  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Sept. 20, 2013 10:55 p.m.

    All the pressure, really, is on BYU. "4 in a row," independence, favorites, at home, new offense, new coaching, etc., etc.,. Then the Hadley incident has to be a huge distraction. I really don't see one team having decidedly better talent than the other. This is going to be a tough one for the Cougs. I can't make a prediction on this game.

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    Sept. 20, 2013 9:56 p.m.

    Hope Tyler Beck has the game of his life vs. Utah after Hadley's suspension.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Sept. 20, 2013 8:03 p.m.


    "...ha ha ha ha ha, you really think the utes have a chance of winning the south? Get a job and get real. 4-8 at very best."

    C'mon, dude, is that really necessary? Comments like that only fuels the Utes fire! And mocking them will only make you look stupid if they win their conference division. You may think it's far fetched, but you never know. They may actually be better than what you think and may even make it to the Rose Bowl as Chris B predicted. I wouldn't count them out despite the trash talking I'm hearing from some of our not so kind fans. Here's hoping the Utes loose tomorrow and then go on a tear the rest of their schedule! I know, I'm bias, but I also don't hate the Utes!

    Go Cougars! Good luck Utes too after tomorrow!

  • Hey Baby Franklin, IN
    Sept. 20, 2013 7:36 p.m.


    Seriously? I have been bad mouthing cougies for 40 years and love every second of giving and receiving!

    But I don't have an ounce of guile for Worf or Ducky or other byu fans! it is so educational that two sides can see the exact same game so differently due to their bias and opinions.

    It shows why the world is like it is.

    I feel bad that you see it as hate and truly isn't for me or from me.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 20, 2013 3:13 p.m.

    @ Max-was-right

    Naysayers like yourself have been proven wrong time and time again throughout history. I have no doubt that ten years ago you would have laughed at the idea of Utah winning a BCS bowl....

  • Spider Rico Greeley, CO
    Sept. 20, 2013 1:02 p.m.

    From a big time BYU fan for decades and a BYU alum I plead with everybody on this board to talk with a neighbor who is of the other team's fan based and do so with respect. Become friends, get over the rivalry. Look past it. It's a football game! We are all the same deep down. This isn't a way to live. Please. To borrow from MLK - I have a dream that someday a man will not be judged by the color of his team's mascot, but by his character. It is sad that a rivalry between Universities can cause such hurt, division, and anger between people that really should be good friends. I have many friends and family that are red. To all those fans that can't get past it on both sides I plead with you to stop the hatred.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Sept. 20, 2013 10:28 a.m.

    Who am I sir?
    Cottonwood Heights, UT

    Looks like an exciting day. Truly what sports are about.

  • Max-was-right springville, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 11:26 p.m.

    " crucial Southern Division PAC-12 game."

    ha ha ha ha ha, you really think the utes have a chance of winning the south? Get a job and get real. 4-8 at very best.

    Sept. 19, 2013 10:32 p.m.

    Having the rivalry game so early in the year has helped make it less emotional, then a few years off should help also. Both teams seem to have moved on in different directions.

    I think most fans aren't jerks about this game but there are always some on both sides that really need to go back to kindergarten and relearn how to act towards others. I've attended both universities and most people at both are great; my experience is most of the idiotic fans didn't even go to either school. Most obnoxious are the self-righteous BYU fan who equates God with football and the vicious Utah fan who spews hate at BYU because of religion.

    In spite of the few idiots I am excited to watch the game, it is almost always exciting to watch!

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 10:31 p.m.

    Personally I can't wait for Saturday. I am so excited. I'm going to see the new Utah football facility. And eat a meal there also. As for the pre-events of the football game I am anxious to see how many took advantage of the 2 for 1 $90 tickets (Half price for the Boise State and Utah game) Also to see if there are more unsold seats compared to the Texas game (tickets reduced by 1/3) Seems like the interest of visiting teams for BYU's 3 marquee games was not what the Y expected. (Don't know how much overpricing played a part.)

    Hope the game lives up to expectations! (I love it that both fan basis really believe their team will win - not just have a chance to win!)

    Regarless of the outcome the 11 days from this game will be insane. A top 15 (10?) team UCLA coming to Rice Eccles for a crucial Southern Division PAC-12 game. This is the first of 8 conference games including 4 top 25 teams! Hold on! Here we go!