Rock On: BYU-Utah rivalry doesn't require a game


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  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Jan. 12, 2017 10:25 a.m.

    That is such a fake picture...everyone knows you spell BYU's mascot with 2 'O's!!

  • Oh Really? HERRIMAN, UT
    Jan. 3, 2017 8:55 p.m.

    "A weekend of golf with Tiger Woods in 2013 was fun for President Obama, but it was a triple-bogey for taxpayers.
    The Government Accountability Office reported that the departments of Defense and Homeland Security spent more than $3.6 million in travel costs and other expenses for Mr. Obama's getaway weekend with Mr. Woods and other golf partners at an exclusive resort in Florida."
    Washtington Times

    $4.6 million when you add in the cost of Obamacare for those involved.

    The person who benefitted most from the Obama Presidency was Obama.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    Jan. 3, 2017 7:25 p.m.

    As I always say, this is an awesome rivalry, and relatively few people get to experience a true rivalry like this one. Many schools like usu, Texas Tech, don't have that true rival. They just wish or think they do.

    Canceling games has only proven to be cowardly. Utah has seen this now and BYU fans see Utah as a school who runs away from their tough game, whereas BYU just wants to play. Coach 80k gets embarrassing nicknames, and the football team looked ridiculous scheduling Fresno instead. Stop the nonsense of not playing. The rivalry will always be heated, which makes it a lot of fun!

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Jan. 3, 2017 3:15 p.m.

    Jello Guy

    The Sagarin rankings are hard to figure, and I'm not just saying that because of BYU's position. Consider the following; all 7 teams finished 9-4:

    #21 Louisville Strength of Schedule (SOS) #58, vs top 10; 1-2 vs top 30; 1-2
    #29 Georgia Tech, SOS #46, 0-1 and 1-3
    #32 Minnesota, SOS #62, 0-1 and 1-3
    #34 BYU, SOS #73, 0-0 and 0-1
    #35 Utah, SOS #56, 1-1 and 1-2
    #41 Nebraska, SOS #55, 0-2 and 0-4
    #42 Houston, SOS #75, 1-0 and 2-0

    Doesn't seem to be a lot of rhyme or reason to it.

  • 81Ute Central, UT
    Jan. 3, 2017 2:43 p.m.

    Here's a thought. Let's have a rivalry without the games. byu has ksl and desnews to pump the propaganda...we will call byu the winner, what do you think?

    Stop the games.
    All sports/events.

    @ Jello Man
    You can have your Sag rating, CFP is the only one that counts and byu has never been ranked. AP is also prestigious and your beloved coogs won't even sniff a vote this year. I will give you a B- for your trolling lure though.

  • Jello is Good Seattle, WA
    Jan. 3, 2017 1:33 p.m.

    We did lose the game by one. Wish we would have kicked the PAT and gone to OT.

    Interesting though that Sagarin has BYU rated #34 and Utah #35. Looks like we are rated ahead of Utah by some. Same record. One in the PAC and playing a full slate of P5 games. The other independent and playing whoever will play them anywhere, anytime. Guess Sagarin liked our resume better despite your win over us.

    Stinks to lose by 1, huh?