good luck to both Alta and Jordan this week, they should both be decent games
and I'd expect both teams to win. Jordan is solid and Alta's already proven
what they are capable of when the play well.I'm also glad that there is a
football game to go watch at the stadium we were forced to pay for by our
governor and legislature, it will the first time I step foot in it and I'm
curious to see what we've been paying for all along.
Good luck to both teams. Utah will be well represented. Why am I out of town for
this? Didn't hear about it till this week. More publicity! Is it televised?
Because Rio Tinto people dont care if anyone knows about it, only the people who
are in Sandy, Rio Tinto is the selfish business that wont allow
Bingham to play at there school, and you can say what you want, they just dont
want there boys who go to Alta and Jordan, and Brighton to lose at this place.
Could have a full on sell out but nope, you push up the price for the So Jo boys
if they wanna play there, but no you let Jordan and Alta Fly other teams in to
beat up on who are not going to be any good.Nice Class Rio Tinto
@plyxplyI generally enjoy reading your posts, as for the most part
they are well thought out. However, since you haven't paid for any of Rio
Tinto, nor have I, maybe you can drop that rant.
El Gordo, I am also one who has never been to Rio Tinto. I hate soccer! This
will be the first "real" reason for me to go watch something decent at
that stadium. Because I am in agreement with plyxply - waste of taxpayer money!
Like the Stadium or not, it will be fun to watch some more games in a bigger
setting. Fun for the kids, good experience for all the teams Saturday. It
would be nice if these promoters could put something together like "The
Mission Viejo Classic" and get 4-6 more local teams involved.
Could Alta and Jordan pick any easier teams to play.Alta is playing
a team that is 0-2 and is ranked around 2,500 in the nation.Jordan is
playing a team that is ranked 3,767 in the nation and 91st in the state of NJ.
Really? Delta High School is ranked higher than them at 3,567. Save your money.
Checkets has already screwed us over enough.
Well Beaker...when schedules are made nobody has played and who knows what your
gonna get. Its better than a bye week.
calm yourself Binghamalum. Remember big mean rio tinto that hates sojo so much
owns Kennecot. Kennecot is what really established most of that part of the
valley. Maybe rather then the hatred show a little gratitude to the company that
made it so there was a need to make a Bingham High school 100 years ago.
Alta Dad, Those rankings were pre-season they knew they were bringing in
cupcakes. Their ranking are probably even lower now. They should find teams that
will make them better. Many Alta fans will think that since they are from
California they will be good, but these teams are on the same level as our 2A
and 3A teams here in Utah. Go on the internet and look at the picture of the
school Atla is playing. I bet your house is bigger than their school.
Wow. Beaker is right - at least about the Jordan team. Notre Dame is
a school of about 850 students in grades 10-12. They are the equivalent of a 3A
school, and if you look at pictures you will see they just barely got a new
pressbox that looks like something from about 20 years ago.Taft
looks a little more impressive on paper, at least they have a couple of
professional athletes (Gabe Kapler, Steve Smith, Jordan Farmar, Hall of Famer
Robin Yount, NFL coach Jeff Fisher, and more) and they are a large school that
would be 5A in Utah. However I do agree that Alta will spank them.
Not impressed with this line-up. Jordan has a practice game saturday
with a 3A school. Should have brought in Don Bosco Prep from New Jeresey.....
Alta has a game with traditional power Taft High...that's the better
game. Its also why they are playing later in the night, not at 1pm like Jordan
vs. Norte Dame....Yawners!
I'm thinking that the Jordan game might be more fun to watch since their team
has won their last two games. The Alta game will probably be a blow-out since
Taft is 0-2 so far this season. Alta has now played two weak California teams. I
knew Crenshaw was going to be a blow-out when Alta showed up with 100 kids
dressed ready to go and Crenshaw had 40-50 with most kids playing both sides of
Best of luck to both teams. I guess my only question is why play teams out of
state, when teams in state would be dying to play them? I can understand one
game, but this is Alta's second game against an out of state team.
Beaker - what's your deal? Don't go to the game if Checkets has screwed you
over so bad. The games as far as i know were not scheduled by the schools, they
were scheduled by xfinity. I'm sure everyone involved would like to bring in a
high powered team. Don Bosco Prep??? there is no way that the number 1 team in
the nation is coming here to play a mid season game. I would like to see it
though. Crenshaw was supposed to be a better team, apparently they lost to many
guys. So go back to the lab Beaker and we'll miss you Saturday.
Take it easy AltaDad. So you are saying that Alta didn't have a choice in who
they play? Are you sure? So they had to play two easy California teams this
year? I would like to see them play a ranked team in the top 1,000 rather than
who they have. I agree with tipitup, it would have been nice to see them play an
instate team like Logan who is ranked higher than these California teams.
ProudFather - Alta has played teams ranked in the top 1000. Crenshaw, Bingham,
Jordan and TV at the time. All I'm saying is, that the schedule was made in the
spring. There were no rankings then for this year. Scheduling is not just as
easy as saying " hey, why don't you come to our house and play" i
would love to see our boys play any top 100 team in the nation. Bingham and
Jordan were in the top 200 when we played them. I'll take it easy and be more
tender from now on, i just think that its a good thing when our boys get to
experience playing teams from other states. My original comments stated that i
wish more teams from Utah could be involved. GO DIGGERS & HAWKS
Well said AltaDad. A lot of guys have some axes to grind.
Re:Beaker and ProudFather- The Tribune has a nice read that explains a little
more about how these two teams wanted to play two premier teams from Utah.
Mannings wife is an alumna of Notre Dame and Manning used to live near Taft by
paying all expenses and guaranteeing matchups with two of Utah's premier
programs. Now you know folks. Do a little reading get educated then blog.
De la salle vs. St. Thomas aquintas played last night, in the middle of the
season? I think the Utah teams win today!
Digs, I don't care who they know. My son's little league coach knows the
Bingham's head coach. That doesn't mean they should play each other. Alta, quit
picking on little schools.
Don Bosco prep is coming next year to Rio Tinto to play against Alta, everyone
got their wish.