Morning links: BYU, Utah, USU all on Top 100 football games list for 2018

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  • Some.BYU.Dude Mesa, AZ
    Jan. 12, 2019 3:12 p.m.

    "One thing seems to be a certainty. Our rivalry games are crazy, unique and generally close."

    Aint that the truth? That's why I don't get anyone wanting to end the rivalry. I get from the standpoint of Utah, where you play 9 conference games, leaving 3 OOC games, that it is difficult when you're going to have you FCS cupcake, a middle-tier FBS team, and then a quality opponent, and when that's intended to be BYU every year, that leaves little room for variability. Honestly, if the PAC was smart, they'd do like most conferences and go to 8 conference games and leave 4 games open. If that was the case, it's definitely the best interest for both teams, especially because the Holy War produces some of the best games. Even though my team has lost now for a long time, they've been extremely good and entertaining football games.

  • london_josh Lincoln, CA
    Jan. 11, 2019 11:35 p.m.

    Naval,

    4 other comments, 2 from byu and 2 from Utah and it's all good natured and respectful.

    Then your comment referencing "your kind".

    My kind is a sports fan, and one who can communicate with other fans rather than spew anger at others.

    Your welcome to join our kind - it's a lot more fun than what you are doing.

  • london_josh Lincoln, CA
    Jan. 11, 2019 4:24 p.m.

    "One thing seems to be a certainty. Our rivalry games are crazy, unique and generally close."

    That's why I love them!

    I don't love losing, but the games are generally epic.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Jan. 11, 2019 2:47 p.m.

    Jello:

    I don't know why you're telling SoonerUte that. He already knows. In fact, ALL Ute fans know this. It's your indy-WACey brethren who haven't yet come to terms with the fact that teams don't "gift" anything to their opponent. It's your indy-WACey brethren who still think "losing by 8-pts or less" = "almost winning" = "the losing team was still the better team anyway".....8 consecutive losses notwithstanding.

    Perhaps you could try focusing your message to your OWN kind. Just sayin'...

  • ArizonaUte SLC, UT
    Jan. 11, 2019 2:29 p.m.

    @Jello Is Good

    The argument is dumb. I agree with your comments.

    I think the reason it's interesting to some, is they are nearly opposite methods of getting to almost the exact same score and the very same result.

    (Along with the high anxiety from BYU fans around this game. It's been a long time since they have won one)

    Vegas Bowl 2015: Utah 35-28 Utah scores 35 in Q1, holding off a BYU comeback.

    Rivalry game 18': Utah 35-27 Utah scored 35 at the end to actually comeback and win.

    One thing seems to be a certainty. Our rivalry games are crazy, unique and generally close.

  • Jello is Good ,
    Jan. 11, 2019 11:58 a.m.

    @SoonerUte - Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2019 10:39 a.m.

    "Which was worse?
    "Gifting" 35 points in 10 minutes in Las Vegas, and ALMOST coming back?
    Or being gifted a 20 point lead, and losing it in just a few minutes when Utah got serious?"

    This argument no matter which side makes it is dumb. The winner is the team with the most points at the end of the game. Nobody gave anybody anything. They both played the game to win. Some showed more skill. Some had better strategy. Some made less mistakes. The total of all of that makes up the final score which determines who is the better team that day.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2019 10:39 a.m.

    “BYU led 27-7 with 16 minutes left. Utah looked at its watch and said, ‘OK, time to win,’” SBNation recalled.

    Classic.

    Which was worse?
    "Gifting" 35 points in 10 minutes in Las Vegas, and ALMOST coming back?
    Or being gifted a 20 point lead, and losing it in just a few minutes when Utah got serious?