Legislators call for college playoff after Utes go undefeated
Oh, come on. With all the squabbling over serious budget issues going on, our
elected officals are wasting precious time and taxpayers money so they can mug
for shots with a bunch of irrelevant athletes? Pathetic.
The U of U football team should be congratulated. The Senate, however, should
be focused on getting us out of this economic disaster.
To Dave & Whiggy- Get serious . What harm/cost was done by showing the team they
are appreciated?? Get a life !!!
sometimes you need a break from the heavy lifting and in-fighting that can go on
in the legislature. If they take 15-20 minutes for a feel-good resolution, they
can get back to the real work a bit refreshed and with maybe a better attitude
about those around them.Go Utes!
I guess the media has it all wrong. These are the best of times. Must be if
our elected officials have time for this. Love the Utes. Loved their season
and success, but....
really? This is what our representatives have been doing? I have a feeling we
need a good 3rd party to step up
For those that say that this is a waste of time, think again. The U team brought
untold amounts of advertising and exposure to this state not to mention the fact
that if there was a playoof it would bring tens of millions of dallars to our
universities, both public and private.
playoff, excuse me
I suppose I might feel upset by this action and feel like Dave, Whiggy and 'good
grief' if the Reps were honoring byu. However, this is a state school and there
is no harm taking some time to do this... and I'm a Ute fan and graduate so I
like it! However, I do think President Obama has better things to do and from
the statements he's made recently he agrees. So, lighten up byu followers and
remember you are to be happy with a 10 win season and not worry about what other
programs are doing and how they are being recognized and honored.
Why is the most important part of the story - calling for the playoff - all the
way at the bottom of the story? If it wasn't for the headline, I wouldn't have
figured it out till the 9th paragraph...
Lighten Up! So our good, righteous, conservative, narrow minded legilators that
most of you all voted for took some time to appreciate a great accomplishment.
It might do us all good if they didnt get back to the business at hand. They
usually just muck everything up with more legislation that isnt needed. getting
together to talk sports might be the best thing that happened to our state. We
could actually go into next year without a bunch of frivilous laws. Can we
bring in the 23-1 Aggies in next? I'm all for it.
While the Legislatures wastes time and money on issues they have no business
getting involved in, this is harmless. And these athletes are probably more
"relevant" than you.
I love the Utes... but this is becoming a joke!
I am with you on this, who cares about the Utah legislature does outside of
I'm not in Utah and I care what the Utah legislature does. Keep fighting!!
I see our representatives have now adopted a new legislative uniform (wig and
all). I like it! Kind of like school uniforms. Clown outfits for a bunch of
clowns. How appropriate. Here's a great idea...Instead of legislating a state
bill to get rid of the BCS, how about passing bills that would help benefit
individuals who need assistance - not entertainment.
What a circus. Vote all these boneheads out.
This Cougar would NEVER be a Ute.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is why we are facing the problems we are. Those
entrusted to run the affairs of the state would rather let their hair down than
come up with solutions to growing unemployment, a dwindling economy and
immigration reform. This goes beyond sports and and state
sponsorship. It is illustrative of the malaise that exists in our country. I
guarantee that the creation of good laws would do more to cheer up the state
than waiving a flag in the air will.
I agree with those that say "lighten up." There's a time and a place for
everything, and I, for one, feel better knowing that our state is still led by
people down-to-earth enough to understand that. It's not that I see
the world through rosy lenses, but this is a welcome respite from the
"catastrophe" hyperbole that's currently coming from Washington. How long did
it take the politics of "hope" to be on the outs?
Our reps took time out to congratulate a program and a School that brings how
much positive attention and money into the state from doing an awesome job as a:
Higher Eduction Institution, Medical School, and most recently as an OUTSTANDING
FOOTBALL TEAM.No... the problems with society are not going to be
fixed in the few minutes that was reserved for showing UTAH FOOTBALL it is
appreciated and recognized, or the Boy Scouts or Girls Scouts or several
religious and business entities that they do pay tribute to each year. So all you byu fans and/or democrats or other party affiliations that are
taking a moment for sour grapes...quit crying about a short ceremony like this.
Whiners. Oh and don't look at politicians to solve the problems
until it gets really bad...They are all talk.
The utah senate needs to get on to real business and the utes need to get a
life. It's now next year, boys!
"This Cougar would NEVER be a Ute." Who cares?
1) We are glad that cougar will will never be a UTE!2) When the Zoobs win
it lasts forever (1984)When the UTES win it it already next year.Whatever it
takes to make you feel better.3)Kruegar and half the UTE defense is STILL
I'm sure that even Coach Whittingham is getting tired of this. He's not the
type that seeks out recognition. I'm sure he's glad for his team, but you can
bet that he would rather be at the office getting ready for next year than to be
standing in front of the State senate accepting kudos for an outstanding
season.Good job Utes. See you in Provo.