likely a big day for the beer companies and liquor stores as well.....
"It's a great day to be Ute," said Utah athletics director Chris Hill.
Correction: everyday is a great day to be Ute.Go
Utes.Take us to the Rose Bowl.
"Utah, simply put, is a great fit for this conference," Scott said.Correction: Utah, simply put, is a great fit for Pac-12, Big-12, or SEC.
@plyxplyWell it is a Friday.
SoCalUtah,"Correction: Utah, simply put, is a great fit for
Pac-12, Big-12, or SEC." No question. If for some
reason the PAC12 didn't take the Utes the BIG12 would have snapped them up....a
multiple BCS winner is always in demand.A BCS winning Boise St.
will be in the PAC12 before bYu.
plyxply,Way to show your bigotry. I was there, and no there were no
drunks, alcohol, or anything of the sort. It was a good
presentation, very respectful and dignified. Thank you to all the other U fans
who made it today.
@hedgehog:LOL! The Pac-12 will NEVER take a religious school that
refuses to unleash its faculty to become a research university, but I highly
doubt they will ever take a glorified 4 year community college like Boise State.
As I left the ceremony today I looked in the rear view mirror to see the Y. In
the mirror was the phrase, Caution objects maybe closer than they appear. To
this I said, "I hope that is true" because at that moment the Y
couldn't have looked farther away. I quickly returned my attention to what lies
plyxply,The celebration was held on state property. No alcohol is
allowed on state property including the University of Utah campus. But I did
enjoy my caffiene free diet coke, afterall it was hot. Great day for Utah and
the entire state.
I would feel real silly if I went to this thing. It just feels....childish.
Like a big elemetary graduation parade. Really weird. But whatever makes you
feel good. Or silly.
So the "New Era" was ushered in by "A student tent party handed
out ice-cream sandwiches to those who arrived early." That really sounds
like a dignified party! Man, I should have taken time off!In all
seriousness, there are budget problems nationwide that limit anyone's ability to
put together a real celebration.
@Who am I sir?A hometown Midvale friend wrote me something like
this...As I was driving north on I-15 to go to the Pac-12 celebration, I looked
in the rear view mirrow to see what would be south of me. And I saw....dust.
Thich dust. I were too far ahead of the team down south.
Re: Who am I sir?Well said! Thanks for sharing such truth. Now lets
turn our attention and focus on who is in our neighborhood. 11 ELITE PAC12
@SoCalUtahFan- Not ahead in grammar and spelling- that was
It's so cruel for big brother not caring about the little ones anymore....:)
The Cougars will play in the Rose Bowl (or any other BCS bowl game) decades
before the uTes will. Buy a ticket - that's the closest you'll get to the
@BaneOfHedgehog...The Cougars will play in the Rose Bowl (or any other BCS
bowl game) decades before the uTes will.......to dream an impossible
Welcome to the Pac-12 Utes! You'll like your new neighborhood. You won't even
mind (much) the beatdown you get to take home, after a nice crab dinner by the
Bay. See you in San Fran. Go Bears!
Wow. I came on here to congratulate Utah and wish you good luck, but you boys
sure don't make it easy sometimes with your silly anti-BYU fixations.That being said, having lived in Salt Lake, I know that you boys do not
represent the whole. So, Congratulations Utes and good luck in the PAC.
Represent yourselves and the state well. I look forward to many Utah victories.
This Cougar stands with fresnogirl in wishing my Ute friends much success in
their new conference. Go Utes! Show them how we play football in Utah!!
Good luck Utes! I may wear Cougar blue, but I'll be cheering on my brothers in
I'm looking forward to Kyle and his boys taking on the PAC. Go get 'em Utes.
I'll cheer you on every game but one. Go Cougars!
I read Calfan's comment and thought, "He's going to sure be disappointed
... a lot." He'll learn not to underestimate Coach Whit soon enough.Good luck Utah. I'm going to miss being in the same conference with you.
You guys made it fun. Now go make Calfan cry.
I despise that some of my fellow Utes have to try to make this move to the
Pac-12 a "we are leaving BYU behind" celebration. First, BYU will be
just fine - they are better off following their own path, and will likely
continue on the successful path they have been on for decades. Second, is it
that hard to just be happy for our own team that we have to find in our success
someone else's lack thereof? This seems childish and weak. The move to the
Pac-12 is enough to celebrate on its own. It really begs the question -- Are you
really Utah fans or are you just simply anti BYU posing as Utah fans? It is a great day for sports in the state of Utah. BYU fans and Utah fans
(together) should be sharing a root beer and toasting the bright future that
I love all of the cougars on this board. Aren't you celebrating something today
too? Oh that's right, no one cares.
UU32 If I were in Bountiful, I would buy you a rootbeer. As always,
you are a class act. Good luck to your Utes!
Speaking of crying... what do you all suppose Craig "Hair" Thompson is
doing right now? Go Cougars! Go Utes!
@Calfan | 3:43 p.m. July 1, 2011WALNUT CREEK, CA Remind me
again who won that last meeting between the Cal Bears and the Utes. That's what
I thought. Go Utes!
Bane,WOW! That was sure bold of you. Seeing how the bYu team has yet
to be to a BCS bowl game, or even close to being undefeated in the BCS era, I
would love to know how you came to that most awesome conclusion. Was it the fact
that bYu has more bowl wins than Utah the past decade? Oh wait, they dont. Or
the fact that they have been undefeated anytime the last 26 years? Nope, sorry.
Wrong again. Wait, maybe it was the fact that bYu has the All American QB Jake
Heaps. Ouch! He was only .500 as the starting qb. The UTES have been there and
done that. Also, the Utes can actually lose a game or 2 and still make it to the
Rose Bowl, where as the Y has to have an undefeated season to make it to any BCS
game. Seeing as how that has only happened once in the modern era, against a
very terrible schedule, I just dont see that happening playing Utah, Texas, Ol
Miss, and Utah St. Like BWhine said, to dream an impossible dream. It must be
nice to live in la la land. Go Utes!
Jute19,Wow. The Cougars show class and you show.... Nice way to
represent.Thank you to my Cougar brothers (and sisters) for your
classy comments. I too am sad that we won't be vying for Conference
championships now. Those late November games were epic and I'm really going to
miss them. Congratulations, Pioneer Cougars and good luck in your future as
well.Go Utes! Go Cougars!
As an excited Ute fan, I appreciate the BYU fans who have respectfully wished us
well in the PAC 12... thank you for not taking childish shots, and I wish the
Cougars well in their new independence, which was the right choice for them.
It's a great time to be a college football fan in Utah, for either team!
I'm happy for both of our schools, but Man I am going to miss those intense,
November rivalry games with you. Nothin' quite like 2 brothers scrappin' it out
in the backyard to show whose the boss. So many times it just came down to the
last moments. Those are some great memories.Good luck Utah. I'm
going to enjoy watching you take those PAC schools behind the woodshed.Go Cougs and Utes! (Goodbye mtn).
What a fun weekend this is in Utah. I can't wait for football to start. Congrats
to the Utes. It'll be fun having this Calfan kid eat his words. Good luck in the
PAC.Go Cougs and Utes! We may be playing different teams now, but
we'll always be brothers.
Hey Everybody! We get to see our teams play on TV now. Woo Hoo! It's a great
time in Utah whether you wear red or blue. Good luck Utes!Gooo
TargetWell said... err... typed. I'm with you. I sure am
going to miss those intense, emotional, memorable, exciting last minute
victories of the November rivalry games. Playing in September just isn't the
same. And, even though we are no longer in the same Conference, I'll still be
cheering for my Ute brothers in every game but one.Dominate the PAC,
Great day to be a Ute.For those BYU fans claiming classy comments,
may I remind you of the first comment on this board.I would like to
thank those BYU fans who have been complementary of the Utes move to the PAC-12,
and echo 32's comment to Utah fans to take the focus off of BYU and just enjoy
the day being a Ute.
Congratulations to my Ute brothers! We're happy for you here in Provo too!
The jealousy of so many commenters is really hysterical. Don't they know they
are doing this to themselves? The article didnt put down any school yet some
can't stand what is happening today.
To: DameofHedgehogActually your statement is incorrect. We will be
playing in the Rose Bowl every other year and probaly twice some years. Way to go Utes! Red is in style as it is every year.On my
way to purchase my Pac 12 golf shirt, tie, hat, t-shirt. Probably wear the tie
I enjoyed attending the celebration at the Capitol today. There was 7,000+
dedicated Utes fans there to show support. It was inspiring to see all of that
red.After the celebration, I decided to stick around for the BYU to
the WCC celebration -- to show that I'm a good sport. But to my surprise,
nothing happened. Hmmm, go figure. I guess this shows what I've
long suspected -- most Utahans have become dedicated Ute fans! BYU will keep
Provo but that's about it.
Congratulations to the University of Utah and the state for its progress both
academically and athletically. It's an exciting time to be a Ute! Win, lose or
draw, the path forward will be challenging and rewarding. GO
Razzle2 and pocyUte,I don't know what boards you two are reading,
but by my count there are only 3 BYU troll comments compared to 13 very classy
comments from Cougars wishing us the best. Spitting on someone who
is congratulating you and wishing you well, does not reflect well on you. Grow
My favorite football team is the AFC, but since they are locked out I gotta
follow my baseball team, the American league East. LOL
I'm hoping that this is the beginning of being able to cheer for the cougars
again. I used to cheer for them, except when they played Utah. Then the fans
just ruined it via the internet and sports radio. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure
plenty of Utah fans have ruined it for BYU fans as well.
Should be great!Go Utes!
"Correction: Utah, simply put, is a great fit for Pac-12, Big-12, or
SEC."LOL... LOL... The utes were the very last choice to fill
the PAC 11.25, don't kid yourself that the utes would fit into the Big 12, SEC,
Cougar fan here wishing Utah the best of luck in the Pac 12. You guys are going
to do awesome! Go and make Utah proud and know that you'll have lots of people
cheering for you. See you guys in September!!!
@FresnogirlIt is so both ways you have no idea.
Wow! It is a long time coming for the state of Utah to have a school reach the
true big time. Utah is the #78 ranked school in the world and joins some of the
finest learning institutions on this planet. SLC will have a new buzz about the
city.......FUN FUN FUN! As for YBU........well, the facts have surely hurt their
opportunities, as we've all witnessed. Not one invite to a great conference. I
know of no greater insult than to be ignored. Hopefully that school will strive
to be a world class learning institution some day. I wish them luck nonetheless.
GO UTES!!!!!!! HOORAY!!!!!!!!
Why are HH etc mentioning BYU, I thought this was a u article. Some cannot stop
thinking about their inferiority to the Y in all sports, Aggies b ball, won't
play in football or basketball. come on pac man keep comments to the u.
You know what, I came back to this site after posting last night hopefully to
find people with class and dignity, saw most of the posts that Utah fans wrote
(not all of them are like this, but a good chunk and I realize it's not
representative of how all Utah fans are), and then I came to the conclusion that
when it comes to Utah fans I set my expectations way too high. mgr63 calls you a
"world class" school but I just call you a "world" school
because there sure isn't any class about you guys.
@plyxply you should really find out what took place there was NO alcohol or
beer sales. it was a very dignified and respectful event . next time get your
facts right before commenting about something that took place when you weren't
even there. would you of said the same thing if it was a BYU gathering ?
Congrats to utes on joining the pac12. I think Utah is going to get a huge wake
up call on September 10th when they visit USC. Count that as a loss. That means Utah will be going into the holy war with a 1-1 record.BYU will beat Utah this year. And it won't be close. Pac12 will be humiliated,
because they got the 2nd best football team in the state of Utah. BYU beats Utah 45-10 on September 17th.Go Cougars.
@gizmo33Who cares what plyxply says. We know that you guys don't get
drunk. . . all the time. He's just messing with you, get over it. Buy you'd have
to admit, I'm sure the bars filled up quite well afterwards:)
Even though the red and the blue are going different way's, they will be fine.
The ultimate dream here is having both schools get to a BCS bowl--- the same
one at the same time! WOW!! Just think about the bragging rights then. But
alas-- it is only a dream. (but what a dream)
I do realize that we have our trolls as well. Anonymity reveals a lot about
people's true characters. I know that the trolls do not represent the majority
of BYU or Utah's students or alums. Simply put, rude people are always the
loudest and usually the first to comment. But we are all responsible for our
own actions. We cannot control how others treat us, but we can ALWAYS choose how
we react.Good luck to you and your school.
Congrats Utes! From a Cougar fan I wish you luck and success in the future!
Please be better than Arizona and go to at least 1 Rose Bowl! The Y will be in
the Big 12 within 3 years which will be exciting for college football fans in
@BlueCoug89. Sir, YBU caters to their clientele that "choose' to attend
such an institution perfectly well. That is fine in my book, as YBU is a private
school. However, the curriculum and graduation requirements there are not in the
mainstream of higher learning institutions in any way, shape or form. Hence, no
invite to a conference like the PAC-12 or the likes. I think that you should be
satisfied with whatever you people get to experience and what your future is?
Maybe, if YBU ever offers a broader curriculum of critical thinking at some
point, maybe a great conference would "maybe" return an inquiry made
by that school. As it stands today, that isn't the case......based on the facts.
The WCC is a perfect fit and I'm quite positive that YBU will never see a BSC
bowl in my lifetime.......they just can't compete against teams in football
anymore........no speed and they cannot recruit the "talent" that will
enable them. Good luck YBU?????
The great part about this Pac 12 admission is that it is going to give
commentors like myself alot of fodder for future sports comments when the
"2" major programs basketball & football find their sledding real
rough in the future years of cellar dwelling! Just remember fans you are getting
what you have ask for, so don't complain when things don't work out so good for
you. Given financially you will be fine, but competively--not so good.
Hey fans of the other team, for years I heard over and over again that the Utes
would never get selected by the PAC -- that they didn't have the tradition or
the abilities, etc...blah blah blah. You've said a lot of mean things about the
Utes for years. Well, the Utes are in the PAC and WILL compete.The
point here, it's time for an apology. It's time for you to praise the Utes'
accomplishments and apologize for ever doubting and for ever saying anything
negative. It's time to be a big fan base -- just as we are -- like when Ute
fans were supportive of Jimmer, for example.
I Still Can't Say ItI'm sure the BYU fans will flock to apologize to
you, Hedgehog. Uh ... I mean "I Still Can't Say It." Believe me, son,
most of us Utes wish would really couldn't say all the mean-spirited garbage you
spew. If you want to be that way, that's your choice, but I sincerely hope that
everyone reading these boards realize that you and your ilk do not reflect the
opinions of most fans from either side.
"Utah, simply put, is a great fit for this conference," Scott said.Utah is a great fit after Texas, Oklahoma, OSU, Texas Tech, and Texas
A&M all say NO! Scott should have been honest and said
"Utah was a great back-up plan for the PAC12."Scott didn't
mention anything about how Utah is not scheduled to have any home games on
national TV this year? "Welcome Utah! We will treat you like a non-AQ
still! Enjoy playing USC on Versus!"
@who am I sirThen you saw in front of your windshield a national
championship trophy, dangling from BYU's fishing pole. And U kept driving as
fast as U could, but realized U will never be able to catch BYU's national
championship trophy. Only one of these resides in the state of Utah, and it
isn't anywhere near SLC or Salt Lake County for that matter. It sits
at Legacy Hall on BYU's campus in Provo. Utah: never had a football
national championship, but joining the "conference of champions". Another reason the BCS doesn't make sense.Enjoy the
tough/losing schedule little brother.We will be winning on ESPN. Not
just teams from the Pac12, but Texas and Ole Miss too. SEC and Big12 teams. Go Cougars!
Here's the deal. This is a GREAT opportunity and move for the Univ. of Utah all
the way around. You are officially affiliated with and a member of the
"Conference of Champions"--the collegiate athletic conference that has
produced more National Championships, in all sports combined, than any other
conference. Double that of any other conference actually. It helps finances,
enrollment, booster support, national publicity, recruiting, academic
reputation, etc. Yes they are jumping into the deep end of the pool and it will
be very challenging. There are only a few sports that will be immediately
competitive (football and gymnastics come to mind). Others will need to grow and
develop. And now they will have the resources to do so. BYU's best
scenario would have been to be invited along with Utah. That didn't happen, for
a number of reasons. They are one of the few schools that has the ability to try
going independent in football. The WCC conference in the rest of the sports?
Well...nice little private schools and all, but it is not comparable to the PAC
Simply put, the pac10 grabbed the only MWC school in the state of Utah willing
to play on Sunday's. BYU won't do it, and so they are going to be playing
basketball in a Faith based conference (WCC).I'm wondering if the
NFL season doesn't happen, the pac12 is talking about moving games to Sunday
this fall. Will the utes play a home football game on Sunday? An away game?LDS recruits may be leaving Utah just for this reason.LDS
recruits can be sure that if they choose BYU, they will never play or practice
on Sunday's. The U can't make that same promise. Go Cougars!
One thing forgotten about BYu's independence is the BCS bowl money. BYU has
always had to share bowl revenue money with conference partners. Now, BYU keeps
all that money.In 2008-2009, BYU and Utah shared the BCS money from
the Fiesta and Sugar bowls. Each team got about $1 Million in MWC.If
BYU makes it to a BCS bowl anytime as an independent, BYU keeps all $15 Million.
Utah doesn't even have this luxury as a member of the pac10.2BYU
Independent > MWC non-AQ accessUtes won't make it to a BCS bowl
again as long as USC is in their division. Go Cougars!
Cougar_Independence said:Simply put, the pac10 grabbed the only MWC
school in the state of Utah willing to play on Sunday's. BYU won't do it, and so
they are going to be playing basketball in a Faith based conference (WCC).I'm wondering if the NFL season doesn't happen, the pac12 is talking
about moving games to Sunday this fall. Will the utes play a home football game
on Sunday? An away game?LDS recruits may be leaving Utah just for
this reason.LDS recruits can be sure that if they choose BYU, they
will never play or practice on Sunday's. The U can't make that same promise.
"Uhh Ok. So what should an LDS BYU player that's
get's drafted by an NFL team say now ? Sorry I don't play on Sundays. Yeah that
is sure going to fly alright. Same goes for basketball and baseball.
Cougar_Independence said:"One thing forgotten about BYu's
independence is the BCS bowl money. BYU has always had to share bowl revenue
money with conference partners. Now, BYU keeps all that money.In
2008-2009, BYU and Utah shared the BCS money from the Fiesta and Sugar bowls.
Each team got about $1 Million in MWC.If BYU makes it to a BCS bowl
anytime as an independent, BYU keeps all $15 Million. Utah doesn't even have
this luxury as a member of the pac10.2BYU Independent > MWC
non-AQ accessUtes won't make it to a BCS bowl again as long as USC
is in their division. "Nope. BYU would be an at large BCS
player. Last year the at large payout was 6 million.As of June 17th, the
BCS payouts for the upcoming season have not been officially determined. Keep
Cougar_Independence said:""Utah, simply put, is a great
fit for this conference," Scott said.Utah is a great fit after
Texas, Oklahoma, OSU, Texas Tech, and Texas A&M all say NO! Scott should have been honest and said "Utah was a great back-up plan for
the PAC12."Scott didn't mention anything about how Utah is not
scheduled to have any home games on national TV this year? "Welcome Utah!
We will treat you like a non-AQ still! Enjoy playing USC on
Versus!""Yet they chose Utah over BYU.What is BYU's
back up plan? 40 years of a paper legacy has resulted in no official invites
from ANY conference. Period!
BYU will practically have to go undefeated to get an at large BCS invite.
Because they would be up against the 2nd best team from all the AQ Conferences
if good enough for an invite. Perhaps the only exception for me would be the Big
East. Weak, even with TCU now. Anyway, I don't see BYU getting an invite
over schools like LSU, OK, TX, Alabama and such.
I know I posted already but I just wanted to clear things up. I don't really
believe that Utah fans are non-classy. I know that the few who post things that
aren't so, well, kind don't represent everyone, I just said that because I was
frustrated at some of the comments made. Second of all, what I said about the
bars maybe wasn't the best thing to say. That's all, good luck Utes. Darn
Welcome, Utah to the "Conference of Champions".....Err Conference of
Cheaters! The most high profile team in the PAC is on trouble and number two
appears to be on the way shortly. Just stay clean and pretty soon you will be
in the Rose Bowl by default.
I sure don't know where some of you people get your information, but BYU has
never been to a BCS bowl. Utah has been to two and won them both. Utah had to
give money away to the MWC. And yes, if BYU is ever considered for a BCS bowl
bid they'll have to go undefeated due to their weak schedules. It will never
happen in my lifetime I'm quite positive.
@NightOwlAmerica"Scott should have been honest and said Utah
was a great back-up plan for the PAC12."We could go in circles
about who was the first choice....but it doesn't really matter now does it. I'm just pleased Utah was in Scott's plans. The other team wasn't even
@BYU still rules- Your comment "Conference of Cheaters",was un-called
for. My comment is simple. Clean up your own house before you start talking
about someone else's!!!
UBOUND, I didn't even read your comment so don't take mine personal. Also, when
was the last time BYU football was guilty of NCAA infractions? Just pointing
out the current sorry state of the PAC 12, not even dissing the Utes.
@BYU still rulesIt's the post partum blues settling in for some of
these Ute fans. Now that the celebration is over the reality sinks in. Utes
have to win some games and show that they belong and at the same time distance
themselves from the controversy of the NCAA problems of USC and now Oregon.
Being in the "Conference of Cheaters" brings the unwelcomed
association.I certainly hope that the Ute program is clean as a
whistle. The heat is on in the Pac 10.2 and it would be a huge embarassment to
the state of Utah to have some NCAA infractions found at the U if a witch hunt
starts in the Pac 10.2.
@I still can't say it"We could go in circles about who was the
first choice....but it doesn't really matter now does it. I'm just
pleased Utah was in Scott's plans. The other team wasn't even
considered."1) If U are ok with being the backup plan, I'm fine
with it too. BYU may have gone it's own way, but we have enough clout to sign an
exclusive deal with ESPN to broadcast our home games. Utah wishes they had that.
2) The only MWC team in the state of Utah who would play on Sundas was in
Scott's plan. That would be Utah. As a note, the Sunday play rule is
an LDS teaching and a principal valued at BYU. No BYU sports TEAMS play on
Sunday's. Individual players make their own choices. After BYU, some choose to
play in the NFL or NBA, which requires Sunday play. There have been some who
chose not to go to the NFL. I know of 1 for sure by the name of Eli Herring. He
was projected as a first round lineman pick in the NFL draft, and he turned it
down. Didn't want to play on Sunday's.
@Rueben L"BYU's best scenario would have been to be invited
along with Utah. That didn't happen, for a number of reasons."2
reasons only: 1) BYU is a faith based, private institution. It's no secret that
the pac12 is full of liberal, public/private schools that want nothing to do
with a private, Christian university. 2) BYU won't play on Sunday's. Utah
will. If you honestly think there are any other reasons besides
this, you are kidding yourself. BYU's dominance in the MWC was so far beyond
Utah's (140 total conference championships to Utah's 49). Even football
conference championships, BYU has 2 under Bronco, Kyle has 1. Congrats to the utes. It will be interesting to see if they play a single game
on sunday this coming school year. If they do, I will be smiling, and everyone
at BYU will know exactly why BYU will never join the Pac12. Thank you to BYU
for holding it's standards. Go Cougars!
@knight owl"So what should an LDS BYU player that's get's
drafted by an NFL team say now ? Sorry I don't play on Sundays. Yeah that is
sure going to fly alright. Same goes for basketball and baseball."Search Wikipedia for "Eli Herring".He is a BYU lineman
back in the 90's who was so good and projected to be a 1st round pick in the NFL
draft. However, he didn't enter the draft because he didn't want to play on
Sunday's. He was actually still drafted by the Raiders, but never took the money
or the deal to play in the NFL. He is currently an LDS seminary teacher in
Utah.After BYU, players make their own choices. Some choose to play
on Sunday's, like Austin Collie or Dennis Pitta. However, there are some, like
Eli, who won't do it. Again, after BYU, it's a personal choice.If an
LDS athlete were to go to Utah, Utah wouldn't be able to guarantee they wouldn't
play on Sunday's. However, and LDS athlete never has to worry about that at
BYU. They know they will never practice or play on Sunday's. Go
@knight owl"Yet they chose Utah over BYU."Please see my previous post on sunday play. Utah will play on
Sunday's: inBYU will not play on Sunday's: outGo Cougars!
Cougar_IndependenceYour posts keeps saying the same things over and
over. First off, you are pounding this idea that the reason the U was picked
for the Pac 12 was because they would play on Sunday. Okay, if that makes you
feel better about not being invited. When the scheduling of a Sunday game comes
in to play, Utah will likely not be considered to be put into the Sunday spot.
Why? Because next to BYU, Utah has the most LDS students/alums/faculty. The
people scheduling look at one thing, the number of people that the game will
attract. Subsequently, Utah will be scheduled for a Saturday. Simple isn't it?
Who knew you could just schedule a game on Saturday. *(This is the same reason
I think BYU going to the BIG 12 and Sunday play is not a big issue)Myth: The Pac 12 hates Mormons and religious schools.Refute: The U has a
lot of Mormons, thousands in fact. (cont.)
(cont.)"If BYU makes it to a BCS bowl anytime as an
independent, BYU keeps all $15 Million. Utah doesn't even have this luxury as a
member of the pac10.2 (sic)"This 'point' lacks any
acknowledgment of reality. Yes, BYU will keep all the BCS bowl money, pending
they get there first (yet to be done). What you don't realize is that that the
Utes will earn twice that amount just for belonging. Oh but they don't get the
full money this year. True, but the percentage we will get this year is still
exponentially more than we would with the MWC. Come four years from now the
revenue will be at levels never seen before in the state of Utah. Plus when
Utah makes a BCS bowl, those monies will just be stacked on top of
television/ticket revenue.If BYU gets an invite from the BIG 12, and
that will be a big if, I am excited to see the use of BIG 12.2/BIG
12.0.1beta/BIG 12-2+2. (cont.)
(cont.) Lastly, I find it hilarious that BYU fans pull the
"Utah won't be on TV" or "have fun playing on Vs" card.
Truth is, is every game this season will be on television. Given the
infringement on the current Pac 10 TV deal, I think it's awesome we are still
able to get some games televised. Now that the new TV contract is in place, in
a couple years every game will on national TV. During a successful season, the
Utes could see ESPN more than BYU. BYU fans shouldn't pound their chest about
the ESPN deal. The deal was signed not due to your rich history, but due to the
number of people BYU is associated with. That association? The LDS church.
The LDS church is a nationwide demographic, therefore it is a viable decision