This year has been tough. Utes still have a chance to go to their best non-BCS
bowl ever. This bowl is better than what #1 in MWC gets if they are not
"Andy Katz discusses Utah's edge at the Huntsman Center."lol Obviously Andy hasn't seen the Utes play in the HC lately --
that vast sea of Utah fans disguised as empty red chairs is really going to
impress conference foes.
Uncle Rico- You're kidding right? El Paso? Nothing hosted in El Paso is better
than a bowl the Utes have been to lately. I don't care if it seems better or is
hosted later in December, It's still El Paso and the only good thing to come out
of El Paso is Pace Picante Sauce!
Yes it is in El Paso. But it is against an ACC team.Sun bowl has twice
the payout as the Vegas bowl.
I get a real kick out of you "Ute" fans, don't count your chickens
before they are hatched! You still have to win 2 more games! I think you might
beat Colorado, but any other win will be tough sledding for the Utes! You will
be lucky if you finish 5-7 and to finish 6-6 and be in a "BOWL GAME"
in my book is a plain and simple disgrace! To finish 7-5 and go to a bowl game
is a fair reward, to go 6-6 isn't even a WINNING RECORD, and how they count that
as "Bowl Eligable" is beyond me! I am hoping BYU goes into the Big
XII, and if they do, they will have a couple years like you are going through
now, it's inevitable. If they go to the "Big East", that is a joke,
I'd rather stay independant or go for Conference USA & MW with an automatic
qualifier. The Mountain is giving the Shaft to Boise State sticking them out in
the Cold the way they did! Well Utah, get used to it, you'll get no bowl or the
toilet bowl for the next two or three years!
yankees27:Pace Picante sauce is made in San Antonio, where folks
know what picante sauce should taste like. You had mistakenly misrepresented
Pace for "Old El Paso", which by my understanding is NOT manufactured
in Texas.While El Paso -- as a city -- may not be as fun or easy to
get to for Utah fans as would be Las Vegas, San Diego, or Ft. Worth [and
arguably, even Albuquerque], the Sun Bowl IS a better bowl [both in payout and
prestige] than the Las Vegas, Poinsettia, Armed Forces, and New Mexico Bowls.San Diego has the Holiday Bowl -- which easily trumps the Sun -- but
that was not a bowl the MWC has ever had access to. Ergo, Uncle Rico was
correct.And you were wrong.
CougarKeith:"...to finish 6-6 and be in a 'BOWL GAME' in my
book is a plain and simple disgrace!"I'd have to question as to
whether or not that was your position last December when the Y packed their bags
and flew down to Albuquerque to play in the New Mexico Bowl...with a 6-6 record,
and thanks to Chad Bunn.For the record, Utah had never played a
postseason game with a "disgraceful" 6-6 record.I get a
real kick out of the frantic and emotional hypocritical cougar fans - such as
yourself - who would say, "don't count your chickens before they are
hatched!" in the EXACT SAME post as "you'll get no bowl...for the next
two or three years!"Keep wishing Keith.Oh
yeah...and 54-10! Haha!
The probability of Utah going to the Sun bowl is slim. There is a greater
probability that they do not make a bowl game. In order to go to the Sun Bowl,
U would likely need to win all four of your remaining games. Let's assume,
optimistically, that U win 3 of your last 4 and finish 7-6 (although I think a
6-6 record is more likely), and let's assume that both Oregon and Stanford get a
BCS invite, here's how the PAC12 bowl tie in's are likely to go.1.
Oregon - BCS2. Stanford - BCS3. USC - no invite4. Washington
or ASU - Alamo5. Washington or ASU - Holiday6. UCLA - Sun Bowl7. Utah - Las Vegas (to be humiliated by TCU or BSU one more time)In a regular year with PAC12 getting one BCS invite, and no eligible teams - a
6-6 or 7-5 Utah team is headed to the New Mexico bowl.
CougfaninTXthanks for your unbiased opinion. here is a tissue.
CougFaninTXwithSevereUtahPac12Envy:UCLA [3-2,4-4] has games
remaining vs. #20 ASU, at Utah, vs. Colorado, and at #21 USC. The Bruins should
beat CU and lose to ASU and USC. Utah should be considered a toss up at this
point.Utah [1-4,4-4] has an easier closing schedule with games
remaining at Arizona, vs. UCLA, at WSU, and vs. Colorado. Utah should beat WSU
and CU, with Ariz. and UCLA as toss up games.If you presume that
Utah wins 3 of 4, they'll finish 4-5, 7-5. Reasonable assumptions that UCLA
would fall to USC and ASU would bring them to a 5-4, 6-6. But if they fell to
the Utes as well, they would tie the Utes at 4-5, but fall out of bowl
eligibility at 5-7, and Utah gets the Sun.So it'll most likely boil
down to who wins in SLC between Utah and UCLA. Ergo, El Paso is not that
far-fetched of a postseason destination for the Utes. Looks like Utah still has
much to play for. The cougars...not so much. Haha!
@ Naval VetI see a lot of "IF's" in your post. LOLThat is all you u fans have left is wishes. It is nice to be sitting
here already bowl ready and waiting. Who cares what bowl we are going to...we
are going already while you wait and wish and hope and pray....oh wait, you
don't do that at the u, it is not politically correct. Well, keep waiting and
wishing and hopeing and maybe just maybe u will get lucky and go to the toilet
Cougar Keith, you stated: finish 6-6 and be in a "BOWL
GAME" in my book is a plain and simple disgrace! To finish 7-5 and go to a
bowl game is a fair reward, to go 6-6 isn't even a WINNING RECORD, and how they
count that as "Bowl Eligable" is beyond me!You just
completely condemned your season last year, and that was with a MWC schedule.
It appears the only preventing the same thing from happening this year is Idaho,
Idaho St. and New Mexico St.
@ Eddie: "Who cares what bowl we are going to". It sounds like you are
content with the bottom of the barrel bowls. For a BYU fan that is probably the
right attitude to have because that is probably all you'll ever get.
@Utesby3You used the term "probably". That shows, just
like Navel boy's "if" that you are trying to predict the future. I
believe what Eddie was saying is that BYU is already going to a bowl while you
are still fighting to get there. I, like Eddie, would rather go to a bowl year
after year than be in the conference of chumps and either fight for, or not even
make it to a bowl game at all.Welcome to the bottom of the
conference of nothings.
Which bowl is better? Sun Bowl or Armed Forces BowlPayout - big
advantage SunLocation - big advantage AFOpponent - TBDTelevision - CBS = ESPNTime - 12/31, Saturday 2pm slightly better than
12/30, Friday noonFrankly, Utah would probably lose money on the Sun
Bowl because the Utes would have to eat most of their ticket allotment. I'd be
surprised to see 2,000 Utah fans attend the game. How many Utah fans are going
to be excited about spending New Years Eve in El Paso?
defibman:I'm not predicting the future. CougFaninTX was the one
saying Utah optimistically wins 3 out of 4 and doesn't make it to the Sun Bowl.
I only used her parameters to demonstrate that Utah's remaining schedule
suggests a Sun Bowl is more realistic than she does. How desperate of you [and
Eddie] to try to pin "crystal balling" on me. That's really more YOUR
Navel boy, you are the one who is desperate and grabbing at straws hoping the u
make it to a bowl. You and your fan base are the ones who were saying that the u
was going to win the Pac 12 division race and play in the Rose Bowl. How is that
working out for you all? LOL.Again, good luck even making it to a
bowl, let alone winning one. BWAAAA HAAAAAA!
defibman - Blechen is playing great this year for the U and Burton is in the
@defibman and Eddie...LOL..You are both happy with the nobody cares bowl each
year, and playing cupcake teams. The Y can't compete with even average teams,
they get stomped unless their playing the Idaho State's of the world. I'm glad
your happy with that, LOL....54 - 10 LOL, 7 of the last 10 LOLGet
off our boards nobody cares about the Y. They don't belong to a conference, they
can't beat a team with a winning record, they have no chance at ever making a
BCS game, let alone winning one when we already have 2, lol... I know, I know 84
nat title when you were both 2 years old and the Y struggled to beat a 6-6
Michigan team in the holiday bowl...LOL
@defibman i think i remember reading somethin like byu
fans,players,coaches,sports writers (byus of course)claiming you were gonna win
the nat. championship and you cant even beat a team with a winning record
hahahaha and you have the guts to make fun of utah fans?? really bro?? lol
you're a byu dreamer. cause thats all it will ever be is a dream. y will never
be able to compete in a bcs conference week in and week out and theyre doing a
good job of showing us now. yeah yeah look at the u record. SOS
Naval vet- Ok, you got me, I was thinking on the fly which is sometimes bad to
do LOL. Anyway, how about Gene Roddenberry? Will that work by saying that the
only good thing to come out of EL Paso is the creator of Star Trek? It seems you
have a humor deficiency, so I hope that you will find some, if not in my post,
somewhere else. P.S. Thank you for your service! I really do mean