Hoping Utah can start a new bowl winning streak. It would be tough to end the
season with back to back losses to a 10-loss team and then to a mediocre bowl
Ufan, Georgia Tech isn't a 10 loss team or they wouldn't be bowling.Georgia Tech is a pretty good team, I respect them. Coach Whit will have his
boys ready. I, too, hope they can start a new winning streak, that would be fun
to watch again.Go Utes!
Even with the loss last year in the Las Vegas Bowl the Ute's hold the highest
winning percentage (75%) of all teams having played in ten bowl games or more.
Name the team and if they have played in 10 bowl games Utah has a better record!
Let's increase that percentage with a Sun Bowl win this Saturday. Go Utes.
@ Who am I sir? I thought that their winning % was closer to 90 % in the
last ten games. Maybe I am wrong , did you mean for all of the bowl games
? 12/16 ? I wouldn't put my money on Georgia Tech as the Utes shut down
Coffee and that other back from Alabama to less than 100 yards total in the
Sugar Bowl. A 2 Million $$ pay out is great but the national exposure on
New Years Eve's day makes it all that much sweeter. It's good to be a UTE
! ! !
@TheHailstormYou are correct re. the last 10 bowl games. The streak
of nine straight wins tied for second for the most consecutive bowl wins! Only
Florida State had a longer streak. Think about that. Of all the national
"power" football schools, only Florida State ha ever won more
consecutively than the Utes. My comment was not selective. Utah's bowl record
is 12wins 4 losses (75%) and that is THE highest winning percentage of any team
having played in 10 or more bowl games. (The reason I selected 10 was there
were/are a team or two that played one game and won... not comparatble to
winning 75% in 16 bowl games. (The majority of teams have not played in as many
games!) And, as you say, "It's good to be a Ute!" - Go
re: hailstorm - Why are you consumed with the payout? Do you get a portion of
the payout? I don't care about other people's money, only my own. Are you going to the game? If so, I hope you enjoy El Paso. Nothing like NYE
on the border. If not, you're not alone. I'm sure there will be a lot more
yellow in the stadium than red, even though GT has further to travel. Ute fans seem to talk a big story, but seldom show the fan support the team
@ CougFaninTXBYU plays on a Friday at 10:00 A.M. and has a payout of
$ 600,000..BYU did have the better record of the two after playing "
Our Sisters of the Tender Mercies" that they scheduled. Better time
slot , better exposure from the opponent, and more money. I care about the
pay out because it helps the entire athletic department up on the hill.
It's good to be a UTE ! ! !
@ CougFaninTX -Really? Come on man, you don't need to bring that
weak stuff in here.
@motorbikeFacts are "weak"? Fact: utah has to
go to el paso. Fact: None of you are going with them. Fact: None of yu are getting a single penny from any of it. Fact:
Neither team is particularly good and has any chance at all of being ranked in
the final polls. Fact: ute "fans" have tried desperately
to convince everyone else how prestigious it is. Fact: It isn't.Fact: Just like every single other bowl game no one outside of the
"fans" of utah or the fans of Georgia Tech care in the slightest about
this game. Fact: If anyone that isn't a fan of either school watches
it will be because they litterally have nothing else going on so they just
decided to watch whatever football game is on at the time. (This also applies to
BYU's bowl game).Fact: utah "fans" seem really desperate
to make this into more than it is.Fact: No one else is buying it.Fact: I do wish the utes good luck and hope they win but if they don't
I'll also have a good time rubbing it in.
@duckhunterDo you know all of the Ute fans well enough to know that
they are not going to El Paso? For that matter, how many fans do you know
personally that will be going to BYU's bowl in Texas? BYU does have an
advantage over most schools in that they can contact members of the church in
the area that they are playing in, and those members can easily drive the few
miles it takes to the game. But they seldom get many fans from Utah to travel
all the way to their out-of-state games.And as far as the Ute fans,
or any other fans of state universities, it is always a challenge to juggle
finances and time in order to go personally to the games. However, Utah has
done very well in supporting the Utes during their bowl games, possibly
contributing to the Utes' outstanding bowl success.All of your
"facts" are obviously biased opinions by you, a biased BYU
"fan". And you close by saying that if Utah loses "I'll also
have a good time rubbing it in". Fair enough. But please don't get
offended if we do the same to BYU.
@gored1st of all I never get offended by the things utah
"fans" post. Have at it.2nd of all just google up the el
paso times and read the article today that documents utah has only sold
"around 1500 tickets" which means probably less than 1500 tickets, and
el paso officials are expecting the smallest amount of out of state visitors in
many years to come to the game, maybe 5000 total combining both schools.And yes I do know a lot of utah fans that are not going to the sun bowl.
I do not know one single one that is going to it. Not one.As far as
BYU fans going to the Armed Forces Bowl is concerned, well you can start with me
and my family, leaving on Wednesday, my parents, my brother, my sister and her
family driving down from Kansas, and a whole lot more. I probably know several
hundred going although I haven't really sat down and counted. Of course those
are just the ones I personally know. How is it any more of a
challenge for utah fans and other state university fans to go than fans of
According to the El Paso Times:"...this year's less-glamorous
matchup between Utah and Georgia Tech will bring in the fewest out-of-town fans
in years, and produce a much smaller economic lift for the city.El
Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau officials are projecting the New Year's Eve
game will draw about 5,000 out-of-town visitors.Utah had sold only
1,500 tickets to fans expected to attend the game. Officials at both schools
said late last week that they didn't expect to sell more tickets."Sounds like the Utah football and basketball programs have a lot in common
when it comes to no fan support.
Fact: Duckhunter is obsessed with the Utes.You went and checked out
El Paso's local news press?"I probably know several hundred
going"Haha what are you trying to prove?
@utahute16Of course you are one of the utah "fans", the
list includes pretty much all of you, that isn't going to el paso for the bowl
"Going bowling a routine that never gets old for U"Really?Judging from the paltry number of Utah fans going to the
game (less than 1,500), bowling has apparently gotten very old for Utah fans.
@duckhunter "Fact: Neither team is particularly good and has any chance at
all of being ranked in the final polls"thats funny cause i
coulda sworn i remembered seein ga. tech ranked MOST of the year in the acc
while byu was UNRANKED in the wac... hmm sounds like you have never even seen
ga. tech play. they are a lot better than byu and tulsa and if you really try to
prove otherwise you're a fool and everybody is just going to laugh at you kinda
like this.... HAHAHA. armed forces bowl??? hahahahah
Duckhunter:As per usual, you confused your "facts" with
"frantic and emotional wishes"."Fact: utah has to go
to el paso...Fact: None of you are going with them."Well for
one, I am going to El Paso. So that's at least ONE! Additonally, Utah
"gets" to go to El Paso. FACT: The cougars DON'T get to go to the
Sun Bowl. They're stuck playing in 4th least prestigious bowl game of 2011."Fact: ute 'fans' have tried desperately to convince everyone else
how prestigious it is....Fact: It isn't."FACT: It IS
prestigious. It doesn't carry the prestigious of a BCS Bowl, but the Sun IS
prestigious. That's why CBS wanted it. That's why is worth over 3 times your
bush-league nobody cares bowl."Fact: Just like every single
other bowl game no one outside of the 'fans' of utah or the fans of Georgia Tech
care in the slightest about this game."FACT: Utah and Ga. Tech
collectively are allotted 16K tickets; and add'l 5K had been purchased by
Hyundai. Nearly 45K tickets have been sold. Mathematically, that means nearly
24K tickets have been sold to the general public. That's half a stadium of fans
who are generally a fan of neither team. Plus it's on CBS. Folks will
watch."Fact: If anyone that isn't a fan of either school
watches it will be because they litterally have nothing else going on so they
just decided to watch whatever football game is on at the time. (This also
applies to BYU's bowl game)."FACT: There have been no
scientific studies nor Reuters polls that have been conducted to reach that
conclusion. You made that up. FACT: You cannot make up your own
"facts" and expect others to take them seriously.The FACT
that you live in Utah County, yet all of a sudden now read the El Paso Times in
order to determine how many tickets have been sold to the Sun Bowl, but did NOT
do so likewise with the Dallas Morning News with respect to the
nobody-cares-bowl the cougars will be playing in demonstrates your continued
frantic and emotional obsession with the 2-time BCS bowl busting, Pac-12
Utes."Fact: utah 'fans' seem really desperate to make this into
more than it is."FACT: That made me "LOL"
considering the legions of the cougar fans that have been commenting on both
here and the Tribune about how strong their SOS was both going into the season,
and throughout. And that was DESPITE every publication from Phil Steele and
Sagarin that stated otherwise, and none that could be found in support of it.
All along, your SOS was WAC-ish. Talk about "desperation" and
"making more into it than there really is".
Duckhunter never answers my questions; he always just resorts to his usual 'haha
lol i'm right, you're wrong lol'.No, I am not going to El Paso. As
a college student I don't have unlimited funds to throw around. I'm glad you
live a comfortable life and have the extra money to be able to take your whole
family to wherever your bowl game is hiding (I was appalled when I learned you
were a father and a grown man).I did, however, cough up the money
for the Utah vs USC game and spent over 30 hours on a bus travelling to attend
that game. It was an amazing experience and I have a huge amount of respect for
USC now, it's great to have storied teams in our conference. Yep, I'll enjoy
every second of being in the Pac-12.This Sun Bowl match-up should be
intriguing. Utah's D vs GT's run game should be a battle. It's going to come
down to how effective Utah's offense can be (just like every other game). Congrats Ute players for overcoming injuries and tough new conference
transition. Utah football is here to stay! Go Utes!
I wish duck hunter would make his next trip with VP Cheney...put Utes out of
range of his ridiculous "fact" list...Fact...a QB just
left you "program" for a Kansas program that I believe went this year
with zero wins? What could he be thinking???
FactKansas beat McNeese State and Northern Illinois...Facts
Naval Vet you just countered Duckhunter's list of things you said were not
facts, only opinions, with your own list of opinions that you claim are facts.
How is that any different?Also Utah fans at least half of the posts
on the last two pages are Utah fans responding to Duckhunter. It would appear he
is accomplishing exactly what he is obviously trying to do which is to get all
of you riled up and responding to him. You are playing into his hands and
allowing him to control your actions. You should consider that next time you
Incorrigible-Duckhhunter is BYU's version of "Chris B.".
They both exist only to antagonize the reasonable fans on both sides of the
rivalry. We need fans like them in order to keep the conversation going.
There is a big difference between Chris B and Duckhunter. I'm not even sure if
Chris B is actually a Utah fan, I honestly think he is just a troll (a true
troll not just a DN rivalry smack contributor) and posts to just rile up some
fans. He usually will post a short couple sentences and leave it at that.
Duckhunter will post, and post, and post and argue until he feels he has
obtained some sort of DN comment board crown. Chris B=not serious.
SAY Ola Canard, I'm already here in El Paso Interesting town.
You should come down some time and get some Sun. Hasta la vista , baby.
@Incorrigible Manifestation I agree. My New Years resolution is . Don't
feed the Duhhhhhk !
Duckhunter and CFinTX, Congrats on going to the Armed Forces bowl.
And thanks for letting us know. Again. And Again. In case we forgot
the first thousand times.Congrats on being super fans for your
team.And have Fun.Signed, Those of us whose wives
won't allow us to travel to Texas to see a bowl game during the busy holiday