I would trade my tickets (if I had them) and get my Directv Permium service for
two years for the same price and see all my games on the VS, MTN, C-CBS and many
more. Why would BYU fans would go to this filty Rice Bowl! Go COUGARS!
People are spending more on a football game than some people earn in a year.
$1600 could feed a family of 4 for a year in some places of the world. Society
is completely mixed up in where it places it's values. Sports is truly becoming
the God of many.....
$133.24 will buy you one (1) overpriced textbook these days. Period. End of
story. When did you go to college anyway, Mr. Genessy? ;-)This will
be a sweet game...I hope!BTW, I'm going into college textbook
publishing. I should make a killing that way. Maybe I could retire in a decade
or less. :p
Sure, this year there going for that much, when it's not at Lavell Edwards when
if I had season tickets like last year I could sell them and buy season tickets
for the next 20 years with the profits! Figures!!!
I am a diehard Cougar fan and would love to see them play in person, but why pay
that much to see any team play?TV coverage has replays, soft seats
and I'm near my refrigerator and bathroom. Going to this game will have some
(not all) Ute fans either gloating arrogantly if they win or making me feel
threatened for my safety if they lose. I'd have to wear red and cheer for the
Cougs quietly under my breath to enjoy this game and escape with by blueness in
tact.In reality, this is only a game. Why overblow it? Do I want
the Cougars to win? Sure! Does it change the world for the better. No! Only
Obama says he can do that and he can if he can force the play-off system on the
BCS which he says he is going to do. Then, you've really got something as far
as changing the world for the better!!Go Cougs!!
It's known as a free market. Things are worth what someone is willing to pay for
them--no one is forced to do so. It's easy to be critical of someone who chooses
to spend his money in a way we would not; but if some person at a subsistence
level looked at how we spend our money, he would find plenty to criticize in all
It is all about the money $$$$
Just because a few jokers put their cheap seat tickets up for sale for $1600
doesn't mean anyone would pay that amount. There are also tickets on stub hub
for under $100 available and the average price appears to be about double the
face value. You're not going to get rich buying four seats for $60 and selling
them for $120. Lame article.
IQm stuck in TX so I can`t even get the mtn. To watch this, anyone know if it`s
over the net?
Army Coug: mtn is on Direc TV, which is included in their basic package if you
live in DFW.
I thought scalping was illegal...if not, at least its immoral...but
then...consider those for whom it is okay...they do not generally care about
what is moral (or humane, if your please)...and if that is not enough, the
universities are already pricing a lot of "real folk" out of seating...if I
decide to watch it, it will be on TV!!!
It's not just a game, it's an event!We've been going to BYU/Utah
football games for years. It doesn't matter how good the teams are; whether one
or both or neither are ranked; whether there's a conference championship or BCS
bid on the line or not; it's simply a fun game.Sitting at home on
the couch is okay, but there's nothing quite like sitting in the middle of the
Crimson Club, dressed in BYU blue, and having the crowd all around you go
instantly silent, except for our small group, when Harline catches Beck's pass
on his knees in the end zone.We usually buy our away tickets from
scalpers. In 2006, we bought 6 tickets for an average of $45 each. This year, we
knew this game was going to be huge, so we bought our tickets in June.
You can get the MTN anywhere in the US now. Get DirecTV or Comcast. I am in IL
and I get EVERY BYU game on the MTN, Versus, CBS C, etc.Channel 616
on DirecTV. No complaints. Buy the station if you really want to watch.
Coming from an East Coast Utah fan who can't stand the TV coverage or lack there
of. Biggest game of the year and its on the Mnt. You can listen to
the Utes station online KALL 700 www.KALL700sports.com. I wouldn't
be able to watch it on TV so I'm flying in for the game! Got my duckets and
will be there on Saturday. GO UTES!
This is one of those times to step back from our super fan-dom, see what people
are charging for these seats, and think, "You know, there's more than likely a
more worthwhile use for my $1600."You could buy yourself a big screen
1080p LCD screen, DirectTV service installed in 4 rooms, and lunch for everyone
who's over watching the game.Calling the final score:BYU
Last year, TV coverage was expanded last minute from The Mtn, to also Versus and
CSTV. Any word on that happening again?
Utah's stadium is much smaller than BYU's, thus driving up the price since there
are fewer tickets available.
For those of you who have never experienced a Utah BYU game from the stands: You
have to be there to fully appreciate the experience. Period.I flew
up to SLC for the 2004 edition. Went with my Dad. It was one of the most
memorable and fun days of my life. The photo on my wall of us in the stands
brings a smile any time I look at it.To go and experience the game
in person is easily worth the couple of hundred bucks it will set you back. As
Ferris Bueller said it, (regarding the Ferrari) "If you have the means, I highly
recommend picking one up."If you're on the fence on this one, JUST
DO IT!GO UTES! Utah 24 BYU 10
This is the kind of wealth redistribution I can handle. Money going from the
ones that have way too much on their hands, to those who could use it more. And
then they ticker sellers can just watch it from home anyway.Sure
beats Obama's plans of forced redistribution!
I have it on good authority why certain seats for the big game cost $1,600
each:1. They are for BYU Cougar Club fans only.2. Speakers
built into the seats play "There's another Cougar....." everytime BYU gets a
first down - so that the person sitting in the seat can say "first down" after
it plays.3. The same speakers play "Rise & Shout" after every score (and
also play the sound of a cougar growling about 100 times during the game.4. Taped to the underside of each seat is a 20% off coupon for a BYU hat or
sweater.5. The occupants of the $1600 seats automatically have unlimited
hot dogs delivered to their seats only limited by the size of their BYU
sweatshirts expandability.6. Same speakers broadcast KSL radio for
play-by-play coverage to clarify for the BYU fan what's really happening on the
field. (These types of fans usually miss the action because they are too busy
singing the fight song or giving a dirty look to the Ute fans.)I
think that about covers it.
...buying this tickets. Perhaps 2 BYU fans in the world could scrape together
I just bought face value season tickets and was able to see Oregon State, TCU
and now BYU. The BYU game will obviously be worth the purchase of all the other
games...but I got to see some sweet wins on the road to this one. Go Utes!
I think the $1,600 seats are being reserved for BYU fans only. They really want
to see their team lose this one in person. Utah 34 BYU 17
Typical BYU Fans, Can't handle the Utes busting your BCS dreams just like Obama
busted the republican dream. Face it, BYU, like Bush had their time in the sun
and blew it!! Go Utes!!!! The Utes will do to BYU what Bush did to our economy-
Destroy em. PS Eugene... Can't you stand up for what you believe in. Go to
the game and wear your blue like a MAN!! Are you scared??
This game is purely overrated. Games this hyped never live up to their
expectations. $1600 game buy things a whole lot better and longer lasting that a
stupid football game.
This is a total misleading article. Just because someone on stubhub has them
LISTED at $1600 each doesn't mean they are "going" for $1600. Go to
Craigslist... you can find a pair for $300 or less EASILY! If you catch the
right adds you can find a pair for $200 or less.
I will not pay more than $1500.00 for a ticket to seeBYU 35 defeat Utah 12.
The person who posted the "Reasons for the $1600 seats" got it right on. As a
Utah fan I attended the BYU vs. San Diego State game. Some of the rituals that
are mentioned in his post actually happened time after time. Such as "That's
another Cougar....first down!" ad nauseum over the loud speakers after every
first down. Or the Cougar growling over the speakers and everyone cheering.
Give me a break. Utes will blow BYU away this Saturday.
Another ritual that BYU copied from the Utes is the cannon after each score.
Thunder Ute (the Ute cannon) has been firing since the fifties. BYU has copied
the cannon for years. But then, Utah is the "original" BYU if you go back a lot
Knowing how big this game was going to be, many BYU fans bought Utah season
tickets this year just to ensure that they would have tickets to watch BYU magic
happen again in RES on November 22nd.BYU 38 (5 TDs, 1 FG)Utah
19 (4 FGs, 1 TD)
Yes, PLEASE expand the coverage so that this game is available to more people!
This game has national implications, so it should be more available nationally.
I'm not about to switch to directv just for the sake of one game.
Look at KSL classifieds. Most tickets are going between $150 and $300 range.
However, look at how many are sold. The majority are not being sold. Please
don't buy them, so these greedy people are stuck with tickets they can't sell.
Considering a weak economy, most people are asking way too much for these
Game has never lived up to the hype? Seriously.... That seems like a comment
from a jilted Ute fan.
BYU 45, Utes 35. About the ticket price...students go to school to learn how to
get ahead in life. So, first thing to do is to see how far his $ can go using
is Math 101 knowledge. And please this is not a moral issue, it is a civil
issue...75% of the world population do not know what is moral issues any more.
Ask the opposition on Prop 8!!!
I played for BYU a long time ago and have a degree from Utah. I root for both
school, but Saturday it will be for Utah who I feel has the most to lose. BTW,
I wouldn't pay even $1 for a seat since the best seat in the house is in front
of my big screen TV.
this game is sooooo over hyped. Paying $1600 for a seat? To a college game? To
watch 18 year old kids play? Please!!! Utah is a better team that BYU this year
and will win by 10 anyway.
re: investment banker | 9:12 a.m. Nov. 19, 2008 Hey Gordon Gekko.
Stick to being greedy and arrogant when it comes to other peoples money.Besides, don't you and Dr No have tee time Saturday @ 3:45?
Obama's eight team playoff would still be the same as the BCS, except that any
of the eight teams making it to the playoffs would have a shot at the NC.So let's say Utah loses to BYU on Saturday, neither BYU nor Utah would likely
be invited to the BCS or the OPS (Obama Playoff Series). Boise would most likely
get the nod and the Y and U the snub.However, if Utah wins, they
will probably get a BCS invite, and with the OPS they would have a chance to
fight their way to the NC.This just proves once again that the MWC
needs to get itself straightened away and force themselves into the position
where they can be one of the conferences with an automatic invite. After all,
the OPS will just be the BCS with a twist.So, now that college
football has become a political issue, write your congressman and insist that
the NCAA change its rules.
The Utes remind me of filthy lucre.
You guys ought to schedule BYU every week to avoid your normally half full
stadium.To the buffoon who says this game is overhyped and the
ostrich who says this game never lives up to its hype...where have you two been
the past 2 years???Tell me Ute fans, and be honest here, how many of
you can say you're not deathly worried in the depth of your soul, that BYU will
be able to pull off some last second miracle where Collie is wide open in the
end zone as the clock expires (aka Harline), or Pitta barrels over your vaunted
defense for a last second score, or something else breaks down and you have
ANOTHER monumental gaffe on a 4th and 18?Just what I thought, not
many of you. This could turn out to be the best of the 3 considering BYU can
shut a bunch of running BCS mouths with another afternoon of good football. And
after the way you've derided BYU football since they stepped in doodoo against
TCU it will be such a joy to watch Kyle's tear back again.
In 1895, when Missouri beat Nebraska by 11 points, the field pieces were fired
once for every point scored after the game. That 1895 celebration-by-cannon was
not only a first for MIZZOU, it was a national first as well. For Missouri fans,
nothing says touchdown like the boom of a cannon in Memorial Stadium.So much for copying "Utah's" tradition of firing a cannon for football scores.
re:"Democratic Ute Fan | 9:01 a.m. Nov. 19, 2008 Typical BYU Fans, Can't
handle the Utes busting your BCS dreams just like Obama busted the republican
dream. Face it, BYU, like Bush had their time in the sun and blew it!! Go
Utes!!!! The Utes will do to BYU what Bush did to our economy- Destroy em. PS
Eugene... Can't you stand up for what you believe in. Go to the game and wear
your blue like a MAN!! Are you scared??"Another Utah Fan that has
never set a foot in a classroom. What a waste of a mind. How do you go about
hitting the "Add your comment" when your mind works like it does.
Please find another blog to spew your political hate; this is a BYU/Utah
football rivalry sports blog.We'll see how the Utes handle BYU
busting your BCS dreams. Will you take it like real men and give the Cougars
credit for a great win, or will you whine and blame the loss on officiating and
Come on, tell us how you really feel.
Lets see, I get to watch the game in HD in my family room, with unlimited
popcorn, apple cider, diet coke, some taco salad, it will be warm and my
daugther and wife could care less, so they will not be there, and I can wear
sweats and t-shirt and just be bum, All that for Direct TV Mountian
Conference.. all the games for what $125.00 I do not get it. Buy a new flat
screen and help our ecomony.
Thats funny I have been a local ticket brokerfor years, its funny when the
newspaper writesthat Tickets are going for 1600.00 per ticket.And I
am having a hard time getting 350.00 a ticketfor the very best chair
Seats, and even getting 150.00 for the worst seats. It just shows do not believe what you read in the newspaper
Tickets are struggling to sell for $125 let alone $1600. Prices have gone down
everyday and I'm just gonna buy mine from a scalper right before kickoff for
face value. Ticket sellers think they have tickets to the superbowl or
Sorry, but if you are real fan, the worst seat in the house is better than
watching a game on TV and to GCF, in Utah, scalping is legal as long as it isn't
on stadium property.
"I'm just gonna buy mine from a scalper right before kickoff for face value."Good luck!but, be sure to bring lots of "extra" cash to pay
for those "face value" tickets, or you'll go hungry at the game.
Good luck! See the note about the legal implications of scalping in Utah at
"Wash Cougar and others."
I got into the 2006 game for free, the Game 6 of the 1998 finals for
$25(facevalue), Yankees/Redsox game 7 for $50 bucks. When people are greedy they
get stuck with tickets and end up selling them for really cheap once they hear
the kickoff. I haven't paid more than $5 bucks to get into any of BYU's
"soldout" games this year.Buy you 1600 dollar tickets and ill buy a big
screen adn go to the game with better tickets for 1600Go to stub
Worse than $1600 tickets is that sad MTN tv network. The MWC is foolish having
that setup. Imagine all of the fans in the country that are going to miss a
great rivalry, two good football teams, regardless of which team you like,
Conference championship on the line, BCS bowl on the line, an almost guaranteed
close game to the end. What is really on the line here is the fact that the MWC
will still perceived as a second rate conference because the MWC doesn't know
how to market their product. If this was Michigan vs Ohio State or Nebraska vs
Oklahoma for a conference championship, a $1600 scalped ticket would be a cheap
Getting in for free. Or maybe ill hide in the bathroom after the high school
finals and spend the night there.
Ah yes, glad to see the impending depression has brought sports fans back to
I've had my tickets since June and will be in the stadium enjoying the kickoff
while wishful thinkers are wistfully rethinking their failed plans for getting
into the game... cheap.
If you wait until the 4th quarter, it's easy to get in free; no ticket-takers
watching the turnstiles.
if you are a Ute. Zoobies are wasting their money to be publically humiliated
again. Only two loses for the season, but both will have been nasty
blow-outs.Utah by 21
FOR THAT AMOUNT I'M GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL , I WANT THE PROS NOT
AMATEURS...GOING TO BE A DUD ANYWAYS!! no wonder these guys get in trouble all
the time...paid a king's ransom for playing a child's game.
Anybody who thinks this game is really worth $1600. I don't care if your a BYU
or Utah fan. Anybody who pays that price in mentally unstable and is a pure
example of what's wrong with today's society.
One who purchases a ticket to anything for $1,600.
Oh it's great to know former U football players from the 2004 perfect team. I'm
good friends with Steve Savoy and Paris Warren and Martell Burnett to name a
few. Savoy (who is going to be playing for the Blaze this coming season) has
got me some good tickets for free. Lucky guy gets to be on the sidelines, but
at least I'll be getting into the stadium without having to donate my live
savings. It's going to be a great game until halftime when the Utes are
embarrasing the Kewgs like the '04 game(52-21). My prediction: Utah 35 BYU 14
I need two tickets for the game. I am willing to pay a grand per ticket if they
are premium seats. let me know if anyone has two of them together.
I have 2 tickets -- Section S04 ( South End Zone )row 11 -- seats 25-26 -- Close
to the action when the ball is moving south. Let me know if you are really
interested. $300 a seat
Too Funny!I love how journalist write an article about the economy,
politics, or even ticket scalping and they don't realize THEY don't get it, and
those who have any common sense look right through what is really going on.
Maybe when you report average sales prices and there is a huge outlier, maybe
the editor figures out something isn't right. Going for 1,600 and actually
selling for 1,600 are two different stories. It would be one thing if several
nosebleeds were at that price, let alone if average sales were going close to
that number.The real answer on the 1,600 tickets (since I'm the one
who posted them on Stubhub) is if your a seller on Stubhub, you have access to
information on what tickets are actually being sold for, so I listed tickets I
don't own for such a high price that I wouldn't have to worry about actually
selling them, never imagining someone reporting on listings on Stubhub. I could
not stop laughing this morning when I saw the D-News sports front page
Uh, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at the article and notice a name
at the top. That usually indicates who the writer is. You're welcome for the
People, you need to refresh your reading comprehension skills, good grief. The
writer quoted people laughing at the $1,600 price. Was it mentioned that anybody
had or will buy tix for $1,600? No, only that somebody -- apparently "Too
Funny!" who it sounds like did something fishy (putting tickets for sale that
you don't own?) -- listed them at that price.The actual numbers of
the prices for average tickets sold on StubHub are in the article and that is
almost $200 per ticket (or about 6 times what the cheapest ticket face value
is).Maybe you should read more than just the headlines next time
well ive been a utah fan my whole life, we've had season tickets my whole life
and i can say it will be worth any amount of money you spend, whether the utes
win of cougars win the game will be very exciting and fun to watch, my bets are
on utah but i do have alot of respect for byu whose only loss came to tcu at
tcu. i give utah the edge because of the enviroment at the stadium and because
our defence is great, but i do expect byu to score at least 21 points. it will
be another great game and even better if the utes win. go utes!
A fool and their money are soon parted!
BYU fan, wouldn't do it if I thought for a second that BYU would lose.Cougars, by 14.
Watching the Utes get punked is priceless.
re:Anonymous | 2:55 p.m"Watching the Utes get punked is priceless."And at their house, in front of all of the "more tolerant than thou",
arrogant Utah fans, all dressed up like Uncle Rico with nowhere to go.They have all predicted the game as a "W", which will make it that sweeter.It's going to be a special one for sure.
all the arrogant utah fans eh? haha why dont you look at how "arrogent" that
comment was KOOGAR fan
Utes are not selling their tickets to by-boohoo fans. It will be a sea of Red
and/or Black for this game. So cuber/kittens go cry in the clausterphobia of
your happy valley house and prepare your standard cry-baby excuses when the UTES
do a remake of 2004 and send you packing to the streets in your bawl-baby blue
knock-off (USU) colors.Here are some excuses from your past:"those big mean polynesians from Utah did the Huka while we were doing
it (the huka which we copied from the New Zealand All Blacks team and a local
High School and now call our tradition) And it through us off our game.""Those refs are always against us and called penalties on us when we
commited penalties" or "it was the refs fault"."If we would've hit
the field goals we would have won""all the red got in our eyes""I can't believe we lost...Whaaaaahhh, sniff, whaaaah." Ala John
Beck.Get Your Tissues Out Kitties and If You See Kay You B Y lose
The Utes are gonna scalp BYU. I think I invented that!!! Go Red Men.
"It will be a sea of Red and/or Black for this game."Or Yellow or
green, or tan!!!Or Taupe, or lavender, or Brown to hide you oh-oh's
when BYU dismantles your defense with their offense.Yea, a big sea
of colors.Colors, that's how Utah will win the game.Colors.Sea of.Big.Intiminating technicolor
stadium.A Rainbow.Yea, that the ticket, a rainbow out.
That way we can march from the stadium downtown to Rocky's gay pride parade.Utah fans don't even know what color to wear (there should be a class on
campus or something)..I'll bet even the stupid bird mascot will wear
the right color.I have an excuse from Kyles past for you: "I can't
believe we lost...Whaaaaahhh, sniff, whaaaah." Bring the Kleenex. I
knew TCU, TCU was a friend of mine, and you Utes are no TCU.Greatest
game in Utah history was played by TCU, with the Utes all tucked away in their
feetsie jammies.No more hiding behind TCU's skirts this year. Utah
is going to have to come out on the field sometime. Your dreams will be dashed
soon. Bring some beer to cry in.
I would pay 100 dollars to watch it on TV.Where can I watch?
will be Utah as they come off the field after a huge loss!!
For the last time, NO I won't trade my seats for green jello with carrots or any
of your creative casseroles!Actually, I wouldn't sell my four
tickets, period. This is the third best home game on our schedule (behind
Oregon State and TCU) and I'm looking forward to watching our Utes thump byu in
person.I'm looking forward to a repeat of 2004 when we not only beat
little brother, but finished the year undefeated, and were invited to a BCS
game, all on the same night.... OUCH!See you on Saturday! GO UTES!!
This is sick! I cannot believe how pathetic sports has become. Even college is
going way too far. Its all about money. I will save my money to see Led Zeppelin
in concert if they go on tour instead.
Bwa hahahahahahhahahahahahahaaha...I can't believe that you just
wrote that. I'm sorry, I'm laughing so hard I'm crying...hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaYou said ouch,ha ha ha hahahahaha haha ha Green Jello and carrots.Hahahahahahahahahahaha.I so love 4 year old humor.
Utah 34BYU 31GO UTES! #1(:
BYU 52 utah 17 :(
and watch the Weber State Wildcats beat Eastern Washington. They have a perfect
record in the Big Sky Conference! Forget about red and blue and start bleeding
How do you recognize the biggest Ute fan in the 5th grade?He is 18 years
old.Please-Do not allow the cheerleaders to munch on the Astro
turf. It took weeks to patch it last year.
BYU football fans have the same mentality as any other beer drinking loud mouth
college football fan.I wish the church would pull the plug on BYU football but
it probably makes too much money for the school.Tickets should be 3 dollars and
all church members get in for free.As you can probably guess I'm not a football
So, if scalping is "immoral" as I've seen some say, then is it immoral for
Albertson's to pay $1/gallon for milk and then charge me $3? It's the exact same
The reason for the high ticket prices, is that NO ONE pratically outside of Utah
will be see the game on TV.
and anybody else in his situation:I've been in OK w/out TV for the
last couple of months. The best solution I found was the ESPN gamebox while
streaming KSL radio announcing. As far as I know, it's the best somebody can do
to se the MTN games w/out DishNet.
"Your mom bought tickets to go to the college game."Why you might
ask? Because, "She goes to college."-Napoleon Dynamight!!!
Our economy is obviously sound because of decisions made in your industry. With
predictions like yours, no wonder everyone is afraid to invest. Utah 37 TDS 17
Your comment about hiding behind TCU's skirts was HILARIOUS! If memory serves,
the hiding ended after we WON THE GAME against TCU, which is something your
Kewgies failed to do, and quite miserably at that! GO UTES!!
CHeck out the Notre Dame boards. Speculation is that Whittingham will be living
in Indiana soon. I'm NOT happy.
after TCU lost (handed) the game to you. By the way have fun in Fort Worth next
I'm a BYU alum, rooting for Utah. I hope Bronco has a great fireside speech
planned for Friday night, when he should be game-planning for a defense.Hey Bronco - maybe you'll teach your defense not to cheap-shot when
they're behind?Lose with class...
to:"to Re: utes don't sell | 2:48 p.m. Nov. 20, 2008 Your comment about
hiding behind TCU's skirts was HILARIOUS! If memory serves, the hiding ended
after we WON THE GAME against TCU, which is something your Kewgies failed to do,
and quite miserably at that! GO UTES!!"BYU - TCU, the greatest Utah
game the utes never played.Run your mouths when you can do the whole
By Friday night the market will drop out the bottom on these tickets. There will
be tickets for $50 as these prices are unattainable for the market.
I don't care what it is for... 1600.00 for a 3 hour game is an insult. If anyone
pays that, then are just plain DUMB!
you are one lucky guy to be born with seasons tickets so that you never had to
buy a ticket to enjoy the wonderful "enviroment" or the "defence" of the
university of utah like the rest of the state but you are also lucky because you
will be right there with your silver spoon and your inherited season pass to see
the BYU Cougars beat the university of utah
Nobody should spend more than $6 for those tickets. What do you think this is
Alabama vs. Auburn?
Hey regardless of price, I just want tickets. If you have any tickets you are
not wanting, let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org.--Steven
Roberts (the one quoted in the article)