Nice article.Congrats!I always like to see the guys with
local ties make it to the big time.
What a beautiful article about a great young athlete! His hard work surely has
paid off! Hope he continues to excel and do well. It's going to be a great
game. Go Steelers! Go Packers!
I'll never forget him as a player. I was standing on the field after we had
destroyed BYU to finish another undefeated reg season (preparing to head to the
Sugar Bowl) and this big guy looked more honestly thrilled than anyone I saw. He
still took time to hug everybody and sign autographs for kids. I am so happy for
his success. Good luck in your big game, Sly!!!
Good for you Stevenson! Keep up the good work.
I am glad he recognizes God has blessed him. I wonder where the Collie bashers
are that aren't condemning him for believing it though.
Sly is the real deal. Fine player and fine young man.Good luck this
week and..Go Utes!
What a stud! I always knew that Sly would make it big.
I'll be waving my Terrible Towel for him this Sunday. Go Sly!
SLC Watch:There's a huge difference between saying you are blessed and
inferring that your opponent it not living right on and off the field.That number ten linebacker has done good for himself. What did that one
quarterback say about him, his program, and his university again?
Dear Menace: Austin Collie never implied or inferred anything of the
sort about his opponent. He referred soley to his own attempts to live how he
felt his Deity expected him to and that for that he was blessed.
As for the other individual, I didn't think it was proper even though he had
strong feelings about how he and his family had been treated. What I hope you
accept is that as individuals they make their own right choices and their own
wrong choices. Because of that some people may respect them and others may not.
But they are individuals, subject to error not the fault of others around them.
To vilifiy all because of one is an even grosser error. I have
seen very bad behavior on both sides of the rivalry. I have seen exemplary
behavior. I tend to want to be seen in the part that extols being better,
recognizing excellence of any performance and being content when people do the
best they can even in failing to reach their goals.My comment was to
point out that both should be treated equally for their faith.Have a
What a stud! Congrats!!
@SLCWatchIm so tired of this debate. There is a big difference.
Most people out there who reference Diety in post-game comments reference that
they were blessed by said Deity. Collie remains to this day as the only one I
have ever heard to say that the blessings of Deity came to him because of his
righteousness. As Im LDS, I believe in blessings coming from obedience.
However, a football game's outcome is hardly something that you would be
"blessed" to achieve based on personal righteousness. I don't think
God cares. I just thought it was a poor choice of words, at a poor time. And
his persecution complex in response to the criticism further dug his hole.
Dear Big Ben: I'm sorry you are still offended. I assure you that
Austen never intended to offend you or anyone else from any other team. And you
are right, God doesn't care about the games. He does care about each of his
children who participated and I believe he wouldn't want you holding a grudge
still. It was just a post game comment not a doctrinal sermon. I found nothing
offensive in it and no disrespect for his opponent. If you did I'll apologize
again if it will help. I hope you can move on too. Wishing you
Hey SLCWatch, I think you must be holding a grudge as well, otherwise, you
wouldn't have brought this up, on an article about a successful young Ute
Dear Bigj5661: Yes, you might be right about me feeling bad about
this. A dear friend of mine has continued to carry a grudge about Collie. I
have seen what it has done to him to carry a grudge and it doesn't befit what a
wonderful young man he is. I wish he could let it go.As to Stevenson
Sylvester I have no issue, in fact I was out of the country for two years with
this dear friend while Mr. Sylvester was playing so I didn't get the chance. I
will watch the big game and hope to see him play (although I am a long time
Packer fan) Any way I will try and be more forgiving too. Okay.
@SLCWatch: I am still wondering why you had to bring it up in the first place?
Then you go on to say that is is everyone else that has a problem and that they
need to get over it. Maybe it is time to let it rest.
SLCWatch,lol, thanks for the laugh. you are a good man.