As long as BYU keeps losing, the world will be a happy place.Go
Utes!! Welcome to the Pac-12.
The thing is, having attended both schools, the rivalry is more intense at Utah
than it is at BYU. Rarely did an issue of the Chronicle not have some mention
of BYU in some way or another, whether sports or something else. It is an
obsession at Utah. BYU does not think as much about Utah, in large part because
more of BYU's students are from elsewhere and did not grow up with the rivalry.
This does not mean that BYU fans cannot be annoying and sanctimonious (and I
consider myslef to be a BYU fan). But Utah may never be very adult about the
Sadly, Mad Hatter exhibits the exact weakness this excellent letter is trying to
demonstrate. I'm astounded each year that certain members of the
predominant religion see nothing wrong with manifesting their "pride."
Haven't these people been counseled again and again about the problems with
pride?Yet somehow rivalries are exempted.But in God's
eyes, I'm betting they aren't.How can we love someone whom we see as
a rival? There's no place for competition in Zion. Unfortunately, we're not
living in Zion yet. And I worry that as long as we rationalize these
attitudes and behavior as "acceptable," we never will learn to shun
the ways of the world to create Zion.
I personally hope they just quit playing each other. I'm sure the vitrol is
worse from the U because in many cases the dislike for the Y is symbolic,
personal and very deep. Actually I'll bear testimony to that. I'll admit it's
not healthy but almost involuntary. Playing each other will soon make no sense
except as a rivalry, so let's stop.
Please people. Lighten up!My brothers are avid BYU fans and I am
the lone Utah fan. We get in each other's face a little but it is for fun and
entertainment. We still can love each other at the end of the day and go at
each other during the week of the game.Enjoy it. Revel in the fun
of it. But mainly...LIGHTEN UP.
Would this letter have been written in the score was the same but with BYU
First off, it wasn't a "mistake." The DUC has been inserted in both
local papers during rivalry week for years. This year, it seems the DNews staff
didn't like the content. Perhaps it was the listing of BYU at #6 on Rogers and
Littleton' Guide that put them over the top?
Max Hall hates me!
I'm with Lane Myer. Lighten up people! Oh...and Max Hall hates me too!
Look girls, I can see that you are really upset about this. I honestly think you
should sit down calmly, take a stress pill and think things over.
Isn't there some irony in the fact that the paper I subscribe to in order to
receive the LDS Church News and read uplifting messages and news, delivers to my
doorstep an issue of the Daily Utah Chronical a paper full of religious slurs
using words and terminology that cannot be quoted here. Things like that ruin a
good fun rivalry.
Hey, we hook hopes and aspirations beyond all reason to these teams. Beyond all
reason, then, is not altogether unexpected as a reaction to the games.
@Mom of 8: we all have noted your absolute dislike (hate) of athletics. We noted
it on the home schooling thread as well.Can we move on now?ps, if the GA's can have fun with the rivalry why can't the rest of the Mormon
crowd?@LDS Lib: do you pump gas for a living??? :)
The only time I root for BYU is when they play USC.See. It's all in
fun.Rabid is for bats!!
I remember when the rivalry used to be fun. Then came Urban Meyer and turned it
into hate. Interesting that someone who really knew nothing about Utah or church
or BYU could come in and turn everything into such an in-your-face kind of
hatred. Even what Max Hall said stemmed from the hatred spawned in those years.
Believe it or not, some of us just enjoy the game. We cheer for one team or the
other, it's just fun, nothing more. I enjoy seeing the cars pass by with flags
for the Utes or the Cougars attached to their windows. Yup, it's time to
lighten up and enjoy the game. Because that's all it is, a game.
Oh the drama. It only adds to the sweetness of a major victory of a team trying
to be Notre Dame.