As a BYU fan, I think the Utes are better than #25. They played the Cougars
very close. Yes, the Cougars deserve to jump up a bit, but the Utes shouldn't
have fallen below #23.
Nothing fixes a nagging loss like a bowl win. Go Utes!
Following up on last season's BCS busting season, the MWC can be proud of having
three solid top 25 teams-proving once again-it superiority over both the ACC and
the Big East.Agree that Utah and BYU are both legitimate Top 20
teams with all but one of their losses coming to Top 10 teams (TCU + Oregon).
Only BYU's still baffling loss to Florida State mars the conferences OOC
How many touch downs did the Utes have in the game against BYU?
How is a top 25 finish make Utah a top twenty team? I think what the poster
meant was he was happy that we have three teams in the BCS top 25.
I think he meant that the Utes are underrated. Did Utah really deserve to drop
four spots in the poll by losing to another top-20 team on the road by three
points in overtime? This just goes to show the bias of the voters in the polls.
The consistently drop a non-automatic qualifier farther in the polls than an
automatic qualifier after a loss. In my opinion, there still never has nor will
there ever be a National Champion in Major College Football until a
more-inclusive playoff is instituted. As long as it is determined by the court
of public opinion and not by actual results on the field, no one can ever make
me think otherwise.
I am a BYU fan but I will be rooting on the Utes to win their Bowl Game. Its
important to them, their fans, and our conference that they win.
Over rated..........they'll get beat again in Las Vegas. And Motor Mouth Max
will vent his hatred towards his opponents once again, and our Commissioner will
turn and look the other way and not reprimand him. Go figure!P.S.
I'm neither a Ute or Cougar.......I find it interesting that any other MWC did
what Max Hall did, he/they would be suspended. Even after an apology.
Sylvesters comments that he "hates losing" are an insult to losers everywhere.
Such disparaging remarks and strong language about those who do not win is
inappropriate and should be reviewed by the conference at once. Sylvester
should be reprimanded, if not suspended, for the Utes upcoming game.
I think that what "MWC - another classic year in" meant is that after Utah
demolishes another bowl opponent, they will end up in the top 20.Here's hoping that BYU will do the same.
told people that utefans needed humbleing. did they humble? nah. BYU has
reedemed itself. and utah needs to redeem. tables are turned...
The Utes get last year. Yep, Kruger is still open, open enough to get a great
interception for Baltimore last night. Other than last year it's 3 out of 4
baby with 3 phrases that will be remembered for years:Harline is
still open4th and 18and the new entry into Ute-Cougar smack talkAndrew George is still running
If the Utes want to win a bowl game the offense needs to show up before the
fourth quarter and the stupid penalties need to end. The defense played their
guts out at byu, but the offense lost that game. BTW, The Utes only beat one
team all year with a winning record. They're probably ranked about right, maybe
I take it all back...Bronco is a genius, Whittingham not so much. The Ute's
looked more like a poorly coached high school team against the Y, and that
strongly suggests poor pregame preparation!
Forget the Utes need to be humble. They'll either get it or they won't. I'll be
cheering for them in their bowl game, but what is needed id for the Cougars to
find some dignity in winning. Max Hall embarrassed us all. He was classless in
victory.That said, I was once a Utah fan. Went to school there like
my father before me. Actually know the words to the fight song which is more
than most Ute fans can say. My loyalty finally changed when I could no longer
tolerate the fan actions at RES. I deplore Max Hall's classless diatribe, but
ironically, his frustration with Ute fans is well based. When I could no longer
take my kids to Rice stadium without spilled beer, foul language and physical
confrontation, I became a Cougar fan. I know Utes won't like it, but you have
earned a reputation that casts a shadow over all.
Hopefully the Yewts will not disappoint us in their Bowl Game. I would hate to
see them get beat by a PAC-10 team, again. How could you lose to OU? Please
don't lose to Cal or SC next month...
Outside of TCU, there is little to no talk about the MWC. Yes BYU and Utah are
good programs, but how come nobody mentions New Mexico, UNLV, Wyoming, SDSU,
Colorado St and yes, even Air Force when comparing the MWC to the ACC or Big
East? A conference isn't only the top teams, it is every team. That is why the
MWC struggles in comparison. Add Boise.
We expect another bowl champion Ute team, along with 39 other bowl champions by
mid-January, including a mythical, opinion-poll selected national champion.
Bring on the playoff and prove it on the field, instead of us always playing
teams who don't want to be there, who wish they had been the chosen ones for the
title game. Money has corrupted college football.
sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me. Did you Ute
fans never learn that one?
5 out of 8
OVER-RATED! (Clap clap clap clap clap!)U guys are going to lose your
bowl game, too.
"I'm neither a Ute or Cougar.......I find it interesting that any other MWC did
what Max Hall did, he/they would be suspended. Even after an apology"They have - they didnt - get over it
I did my undergrad at BYU, graduate work at Utah, and I have heard enough!
People, please grow up and let's take the venom out of the rivalry. The rivalry
in the 90's used to be a lot more fun, and a lot less venomous. Now, it's
getting ridiculous. Enough from both sides, please! Grow up people!
The fact that words will never hurt me doesn't give you loudmouths license to
say whatever you want.I remember six years ago when Morgan Scalley
called BYU "a bunch of [expletives]"......we're STILL hearing about that from
the clueless Y throng. Maybe you should ask your own fanbase the same question.
The only bowl that matters to me just happened in LES and the end result is 1. 3 out of the last 4 baby2. Another rip your heart out lose dealt to
the u3. Another tee shirt slogan, George is still running!!! Ticket to LES $50 dollars, watching the u fan melt down after the game
is irrelevant cougar fans. We are 5 of 8. Or we could talk all time program wins
in the rivalry.Give it up. You won a great game. Next year will be a
different story.We need all MWC teams to win their bowl games.
The game was nitty gritty. BYU and UofU defenses were awesome. I was
disappointed with jawing on both sides and some illegal hits. I thought I was
watching the BYU and UNM soccer game for a few minutes there. Both teams need to
be congratulated for gut-level playing. The negative comments on these boards
show just how much some of us have not moved on in our lives.
take your obnoxious classless fans with you to Boise for the bowl game. They
will kick your fannys out of town.
is a nice third tier mwc team. Hope they get another patsy so they can keep
that bowl record intact.
"I find it interesting that any other MWC did what Max Hall did, he/they would
be suspended. Even after an apology."Exactly, just like Scalley or
Kruger were for their similar 'hate' comments. Oh wait. . . they weren't
suspended. Stop seeing things with a double standard Ute Fans.
Once and for all people, there is NO BEER sold as RES. Stop saying you keep
getting beer spilled all over you when you go to a football game there. It is
not sold there. You must be going to Jazz games and think it's at RES merely
because it's in SLC. Educate before you pontificate.
One out of two, three out of four, three out of eight. The constant in the three
wins is that BYU has needed to pull off an extremely unlikely play to snatch
victory from defeat, with two out of the three wins in Provo. I'm pretty sure
these two teams will play each other on next year's schedule in late November,
in Salt Lake City. On a modern football field where the difference in team speed
will be even more glaring than ever, instead of the cow pasture they played on
Saturday afternoon. Go Utes.
Max Hall is an embaressment... If BYU doesn't suspend him they are too. If
having players like him is what it takes to win. Then I have to say winning
isn't that important.
it the king of the ant hill bowl anyways!!
Hey yewt fans how's the view from 3rd place? Again?
To utha u. First of all, learn how to type. Secondly, if beating Alabama is a
patsy, then I wish BYU would get a patsy as well. We lose to Arizona (please!!)
and should have lost to UCLA (please!!!). Utah is beating Alabama, Louisville,
etc. BYU will never get more respect until is gets back to solid bowl
victories. It has been a while since we beat a quality team in a bowl game (I
think the Cotton bowl was the last decent win)
Hey yewt fans, you're selective "5 out of 8" stat means very little since you
are choosing to selectively include the awful Crowton years from 2002-2004 in
there. Well, maybe that's the only way u can feel better about your little
program. The recent trend now that BYU has their ship righted is much more
relevant, and that would be the most recent 4 years. BYU has won 3 out of the
last 4 and that's what matters most. Or if you want to be selective then let's
look at your win-loss record against BYU since 1970. Yeah, u probably don't want
to go there.
I am a BYU fan and bleed blue, But Utah played a better game Saturday, we were
lucky to win it and I will take a win no matter how ugly it is. We made more
mistakes but Utah was caught more offen by the ref's. I hope the Ute's win their
bowl game and I will be rooting for them. I also think Max should do some
community service in the Ute locker room, handing out towels and what not to
make ammends for shooting his mouth in the heat of the moment.Go Cougars,
and please win the bowl game this year.
Utes don't lose bowl games. Hopefully it's against a challenging team.
Stop begging the question- there is BEER and other alcohol inside of RES,
whether it's sold or not (plastic flasks, rum and coke, anyone?). Anybody who
has stood within five feet of the Utah student section can affirm this simple
fact.I don't think Max made this up. I know for a fact that the most
vulgar, and bigoted comments I have ever heard at any sporting events come from
Utah fans at RES. I did my grad work at a Pac-10 school and never heard anything
remotely as trashy as I have heard at the games at RES. The sad fact
is that some minority percentage of U fans are great. Unfortunately, the
majority of their fanbase is made up of BYU haters, anti-mormons, and people who
glom onto the university because they believe it stands for partying and
sticking it to the (mormon) man. These are the Ute fans that are horrible, and
good Ute fans should recognize this.
Nobody has ever said it was beer bought from the stadium. It really
isn't that hard to sneak something into a stadium, and it happens at every
stadium I have ever been in. Simply slide it up the sleeve of your hoodie, or in
the back of your pants covered by a jacket, or maybe under a blanket. There are
many ways to get things into the stadium. I have personally seen beer at LES,
and if they can get it in there, I would bet they can get it into RES.Think before you pontificate.
As a lifelong cougar, you seriously have to give the Utes some credit for their
string of bowl wins. And for those of you who want to say it's only because of
the "patsy" teams they have played, go talk to Alabama who could very well be
playing for the title this year.And no, I am not a troll, we just
need to give credit where it is due, I can honestly say I wish my team had this
type of bowl record.
Do linebackers wright and stevenson realize that although they don't lose bowl
games, as seniors they are 1-4 against the cougars. What a legacy, boys!
To: BEER / 10:56 a.m.I have no doubt in my mind that fans smuggle
beer into RES. I would have, when I was a student there and was in the U of U
marching band. I would have probably brought it in in my trumpegt case. I
didn't think about it. I don't drink, but might have brought beer in, if it was
not allowed to have it in there, just because I would want to show it could be
done. And yes, I might have even thrown beer onto some BYU fans, if I had a
chance, not thinking about the consequences that might follow. I was very
immature then. U of U was my school, & so I disliked BYU. Now, since serving
an LDS mission, and attending BYU, taking classes towards receiving an advanced
degree & other desired classes, I have come to love that institution (BYU).
There is a certain spirit there that is not at other schools, which I feel and
love. I cheer for both schools except when they play each other, then I cheer
for BYU. I like the U of U, but love the spirit that is present at BYU.
Sorry, but you showed poorly in Provo. I and many other Utah fans are
disappointed with the coaches and team.
Looks about the same as it did for the mighty Cougars last year. If
Utah is in 3rd like BYU was last year, that must mean BYU finished 1st and is
headed to the BCS like Utah did last year....oh yeah, my bad. Guess I won't ask
you how the BCS feels.
Maybe the "Holy War" should take a two year break to let things calm down a bit.
Instead of playing each other for the next two years they should schedule
another OOC game with the same school. Just a thought. Things are getting out of
Funny that only RES is getting hammered after what took place Saturday night.BYU fans seem to ignor the fact that Kyle Whit's wife was hit in the
face by a BYU fan on the field Saturday. The BYU fan was trying to take
pictures of his little kids who were crying with his cell phone. When asked not
to photograph them, pushes were exchanged and K Whit's wife was hit in the face
by the BYU fan.Turn a blind eye Cougs. That's what you do best.
Is that the same love and spirit that Maxie displayed Saturday night?
Nothing wrong with people drinking adult beverages, big problem when they pour
it on you. Nothing wrong with friendly trash talk, big problem when you call a
man's wife and threaten to kill or maim him (that's also called a felony).
Nothing wrong with celebrating your team's victory, totally "classless" to
celebrate the rival's loss. (Beer spit in the face of BYU players, that's just
I agree with you completely.You forgot one.Nothing wrong
with storming the field after beating your rival in OT. Big problme when your
fan wants to take pictures of Whit's young daughters because they are crying and
ends up hitting Whit's wife in the face.Guess you forgot that one.
Would expect nothing less from Cougar fans.
How does being down 14 points in the 4th quarter and having a lucky comeback to
force overtime mean the U played better? It only makes sense that if a team is
down 20-6, they are getting outplayed. Utah was very lucky to come back and
force overtime, simple as that.
Utes conference finish the last 5 years.....2009-3rd, 2008-1st, 2007-tied for
3rd, 2006-tied for 3rd, 2005-4th......Dynasty?????????BYU conference
finish the last 5 years......2009-2nd, 2008-3rd, 2007-1st, 2006-1st,
2005-2nd......Winners!!!!!National Finishes...BYU 2009 - ?, BYU 2008 - 21,
BYU 2007 - 14, BYU 2006 - 15, BYU 2005 - Unranked.....National PowerUtes
2009 - ?, Utes 2008 - 3rd, Utes 2007 - Unranked, Utes 2006 - Unranked, Utes 2005
- Unranked.....National Wannebe
8 Straight bowl wins in a row for the utes longest in the nation.. let's hope
Byu can pull there weight this year and show up for are confrence and get a bowl
Good luck Utes in your bowl game. Good luck Cougs in your bowl game. Aggies, we
still don't care about you.Go Frogs, Falcons, and any other MWC team
in a bowl game. All for one, or something like that...
"BYU fans seem to ignor the fact that Kyle Whit's wife was hit in the face by a
BYU fan on the field Saturday. The BYU fan was trying to take pictures of his
little kids who were crying with his cell phone. When asked not to photograph
them, pushes were exchanged and K Whit's wife was hit in the face by the BYU
fan."That's a somewhat different story than the one she told on
KUTV's Talking Sports on Sunday night. Interesting.KUTV could put
this controversy to rest if they just posted the video for all to see.But then people would also see someone who had no swollen lip or marks or
blood on her face.Oh, and in a football stadium anyone can take
pictures of you, even if you don't want them to: The courts have repeatedly
recognized that there is no expectation of privacy in a public place.
Go Utes! Make it nine Bowl wins in a row! GO BYU! Please don't play
stupidly so you can win your Bowl game this year. It is kind of embarrassing to
look at your Bowl win-loss record (9-17-1).
I have been to RES and know for a fact that there is BEER
there!!!!!Stop begging the question- there is BEER and
other alcohol inside of RES, whether it's sold or not (plastic flasks, rum and
coke, anyone?). Anybody who has stood within five feet of the Utah student
section can affirm this simple fact.I don't think Max made this up.
I know for a fact that the most vulgar, and bigoted comments I have ever heard
at any sporting events come from Utah fans at RES. I did my grad work at a
Pac-10 school and never heard anything remotely as trashy as I have heard at the
games at RES. I'll stay with my Broncos.I would never
ruttttttt for a Ute football team!
Any BYU fan who claims that Utah is a bad team is in la-la land.I
love my Cougars as much as anyone else but to say that Utah sucks is beyond
stupid.One big thing that opened my eyes as to the talent in the
UofU football program these days is their win/loss record in bowl games and
games against ranked opponents (looking at those stats within the last 10 years
or so).I love BYU to death but our win/loss record against ranked
opponents and in bowl games in the same timeframe is really nothing to boast
of.So, as football fan who calls the state of Utah home, I sincerely
hope the UofU wins their bowl game and so do my beloved Cougars.GO
Thank Hall, you just guaranteed byu a big time lose in whatever bowl you go to.
you team mates will not play for you...............
Boise....I love you. See you all in the Bowl Game!
There is only one source of redemption and it is not the Bowl Committee. The
only source of redemption is to be your arch rival. Try again next
whoever you play in Boise doesn't have tight ends. You guys cant cover them.
Harline is still open. OOps George just slipped by your senior stars!!!Oh well you were just rebuilding this year.
How many catches did pitta have?
You mean the only redemption is to BEAT your rival.But the Utes did
not do that.Try THAT again next year.
Dennis Pitta had enough catches to break the all-time reception record at BYU,
and to beat the Utes.That's all you need to know.
Two more than you, fool!
Did you want to say you are sorry for misrepresenting what happented to Mrs. W.
Turns out she wasn't punched after all bue caught in the middle of a scuffle
cause by a UTAH supporter!Have a beer and say it: I'm sorry!
not nearly as important ask whipping the U again 3 of 4, and 2 of three for MAX.
He owns U!
How many football games did U win saturday> Two less than the number of passes