People need to get in the loop. If you are an actual fan, you would have known
these things. Especially about the blackout. And if BYU wouldn't have lost to
TCU, I think the GameDay crew would have been in Salt Lake on Nov. 22nd, but the
Oklahoma v Texas Tech game will be the one they go to, unless both of those
teams lose both of their games two weeks in a row, which ain't gonna happen.
I wonder about that before the game if people caught that. TV Blackout -
Blackout Uniform - BUT didn't think wearing Blackout to the game! The word
Blackout in our time would be no TV! Too bad some of those people and especially
who are Utes fans thought that was really funny. That Uniform really remind me
of TT RED RAIDERS but they didn't played like their style. GO COUGARS!
You are missing the point. Why must MWC continue to act as a mickey-mouse
conference? Who cares whether fans could have learned about this non-broadcast
4 or 8 months ago? The real story would be trying to explain why the MWC sold
this game to TV station very few people have. Doesn't make any sense. With all
the troubles they've had in gaining wider distribution of "The Mtn." (silly
name, by the way), why would they alienate fans by choosing to a very limited
distribution of this particular game? The MWC is poorly managed.
No, you're not making it up. I had a few people say to me that they were
disappointed they couldn't watch the game because it was 'blacked out'. I
laughed and explained the new definition of a 'black out'.Great
No way does ESPN to GameDay in SLC. The Utah-TCU game was too big to be shown
only on the weakly watched CBS-C network.MWC should retain the right
to have a simulcast of games if certain conditions happen such as high rankings
between opponents, or a big buy-in from the secondary network so that the
primary network is well compensated for the simulcast.This isn't new
and it happens all the time to get better coverage. Last year Cougar fans
enjoyed seeing BYU basketball games on the BYU-TV when coverage was poor or not
carried which helped to build support for the games.Time to build an
alliance again with ESPN if only as a simulcast. Or maybe the Cougars should
take over the NBC exclusive contract they had with Notre Dame since they have
not been great the last few years. Well, that would never happen, but sufficeth
to say, the MWC still has not earned the respect it deserves nationally.
Would be nice if mountain was on ndish too and you didn't have to pay extra for
Scott, Hardly anyone reads your articles so please don't expect the news of MWC
broadcast coverage to come from that. The fact is, following our favorite teams
in the MWC is like trying to find a needle in a haystack...if you look hard
enough you'll eventually find it. It is an expense; satellite is worth it,
cable is not.
We all know how many REAL fans "the 2 utes" have! I think they are called fair
weather fans instead.
Game Day won't happen in Utah this year--not for the BYU/Utah game. The
Ttech/Okla game is of more significance nationally, unless they both falter a
lot before then. That's doubtful.However, some might argue that Utah
going undefeated and BCS-busting AGAIN might be a compelling story. Guess we'll
see. Utah should stay ranked ahead of an undefeated Boise State by virtue of the
MWC being a stronger conference, and Utah beating a one-loss BYU,
nationally-ranked BYU. Boise State only has multiple-loss unranked teams left on
its schedule.Utah's "blackout" was a pretty cool idea--the
antithesis of BYU having a "whiteout." Red-outs and blue-outs are "old school."
(Everyone does their main colors.) Nice to see the MWC schools being
different.What would an silver-out look like? (UNLV, are you
listening?) How about a yellow-out, or brown-out, Wyoming? (Oh, sorry Wyoming,
you have some pretty bad colors.)Let's hope Boise State falters
against one of its nobody opponents, then BYU can become the first non-BCS
school to get an automatic birth with one loss.However, BYU needs to
get their act together today to have any chance of that happening. Can't have a
so-so game against the MWC cellar-dweller.
...we BYU fans were with you all the way on the broadcast schedule for the
games. It was all of the clueless bandwagon ute fans that were whining about the
"blackout" and not being able to see their sorry little team barely get past a
weak TCU road team.
BYU probably hopes the GameDay crew doesn't come because the only time they came
to a Utah-BYU game BYU got smoked pretty bad. The only chance of GameDay coming
that week is if Texas Tech and Oklahoma both lose this week so Tech would have 1
loss and OU having 2 losses. Even then that would be a better game for them to
go to. A warmer location and they'd probably have a bigger crowd outside
I agree. The MWC has had the TV schedule published on the MWC website for
months now. The only question mark was BYU vs Utah State. How is there still a
question as to where CBS-C, Vs, and the Mtn are and how much they will cost you
on cable or satellite?Real fans know this stuff cold.
I live in the Bay Area and follow BYU and Utah sports religiously. I have the
DirectTV Sports Pack and am able to see all the MTN games, CBS College Sports
games, etc. I'm still on afterglow from watching the Utah/TCU game.I have to admit, if you're a real fan, you can't just casually expect the
games you want to see to show up as you flip through the channels. With all the
network coverage chaos you just have to plan in advance.
Blacked out!Oh that is hilarious.Must bee sum ov that
Since when did being a "fan" have anything to do with logic, facts, and
I wish all of the games were on CBS C instead of the Mtn. The game looked great
in HD and it was night and day as far as all of the other production value as
Scott, do you or anyone else know if it is possible that CBS C will pick up the
Utah BYU game from the Mtn so we can watch it in HD? That Mtn picture looks
real bad on an HD TV and they seem to have trouble keeping the camera on the
ball carrier for some reason...
And if you're commenting here, that means you have internet access, so it
couldn't have been rocket science to look up what channel the game was on.
With UTES fans, believe me... I believe it.
What is the deal with the POOR broadcast production of Mountain West football
games? They seem to be unable to find technical people who possess the ability
to even focus the camera let alone accurately follow the on field action. Who
are these people? Are they local "talent" or are they from elsewhere? TERRRRRRRRRRIBLE!
I can see where people who only read the headlines would be confused about the
"Blackout". I can also sense the frustration. The game is blacked out on TV so
they decide to go to the game and are told its been sold out for weeks.
The Utah/BYU game will be in HD on the Mtn.
The Mtn and CBCS can be found in HI-DEF? That is news to me. Here in
Albuquerque, Comcast cable offers both networks but only in a non-HD format. Is
is in HD on satellite?
That is hillarious about the "blackout." It really is the gr8t edukatshun that
u can geet on the hiil, i mean hill. I'm a die hard BYU fan and even I knew from
the commercials that the TCU-Utah game was a game where fans should wear black.
were going to the bcs and byu's not. hahahahaha!
Ok, there are many other conferences that have their own programing yet still
have deals with ESPN and ABC. Its a said site to see game between the #11 and
#10 teams in the nation on a piece of crap channel we call CBS-C. The MNT is a
complete joke and the MWC is stupid for persuing that and cutting all ties with
the promotional power of ESPN. The fact that BYU and UTAH will be on the
freaking Mnt. is a discrace to both teams. This game will have many BCS
implications and the fact that it is going to be at the mercy of the worst
football commentary ever is kicking them while the're down. A 1A highshool
commentater from a town of 500 people can do 100 times better then the people on
the mountian. A game like that on Nov 22 needs to be on ESPN or ABC. Thats what
BYU and Utah deserve and the Mountian West have taken publicity away from its
best teams. And that is a disgrace!
The article title caught my attention, so I read it. Maybe Scott Pierce needs
to realize nobody reads his articles. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. As
far as Gameday is concerned, do you think a no show by ESPN will take away from
the games importance? Love all the Cougar posts about education. BYU has
obviously helped them spell incorrectly using phonics! Good work Cougar fans,
you all have shown your IQ.
The Utes TV deal has limited the team from being seen on the West coast. No one
gets your channel called the MTN. Most people don't get or know what the CBS C
channel is. Utah has lost touch with fans outside of UTAH. Great year though.
I guess the sports information department at the U is not a real fan, because
the email I received from them concerning the broadcast of the U game only
mentioned that it would be available on Direct TV, Dish Network or online Pay
Per view...they didn't seem to know that it would be on Comcast with the digital
sports package...which is where I watched it.
Wow...we in no way deserve to host Game Day. We'd have a handful of geeky fans,
each waving his/her own sign, standing behind them. It'd be a joke.
By Nov. 22 BYU will be in the top 5 in the BCS rankings. Utah will probably
stay at 10. What better match-ups are there? Don't sit and pout, lets RISE AND
SHOUT!! Cougars love oranges and warm weather. I smell another championship!
i don't know guys...i'm a little scared for that Y defense....NOT.
Umm... They will come, how do you expect the Y to be in the top 5 BCS rankings?
Utah to BCS, TCU to Vegas, BYU to Armed Forces bowl, Utah will Beat BYU by 17 or
more, I actually don't mind the Dist. of the conference TV games, Every Utah and
BYU game has been on TV this whole year, I don't think that would happen with
out the MTN TV deal. BTW better to have BEATEN TCU at home with a thriller, than
to have gotten SMOKED by them on the Road I love that BYU fans just don't get we
are having a better year!!
Game day coming to the Utah/BYU game? Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!! Do they even play
football at Utah or BYU? D'oh!