If only his team had that same look in their eyes before the game....seems like
we were the ones to tuck our tails and run.
Typical punk from the hill.
If only his team had that same look in their eyes before and during the
game....it appeared to me like we were the one's running with our tails
between our legs.
embarrassing to be a ute with "fans" like this clown. it looks like he
is flexing his beer muscles until confronted and then he runs......let the
players play and fans watch and shut up.
This shows the class that is Utah fans. That is the number 1 reason I could
never root for Utah. Number 2 they are just plain boring to watch, every time I
watch a game of there's it's hard to finish, can't watch a full
game. Nobody in America is as boring to watch! I will say this no one wins more
ugly games they shouldn't win than Utah!
Hilarious. Chris B? Was that you? ;-)
Ute alumni: I like you. I think if we knew each other, we'd be friends.
Kudos for calling a spade a spade.
mtnlion,stellar comment, a face to the name;) It's gotta be
him!I can't support any comment about this being the perfect
example of a U fan. It's not true. There are some punks which always
happen to be the most vocal, just like there are on the Y's side.
However, this dude made a huge fool out of himself. He puffs and fronts and
then visibly cowers in demeanor and retreat. Big mouth, little man. Those two
often go hand in hand. I go to the U and all the sudden want to wear my Y shirt
to see if I can smoke him out as I walk from class to class.
I know many Ute fans that will think is funny. It actually shows a lack of
respect to someone who puts far more into his team as a coach than we as fans
do. No matter if this is Utah or BYU this young man should have his back side
I don't think that kid is representative of the majority of Utah fans.However, that is exactly why fans don't belong on the field. I can
understand rushing the field if you win a game that puts you into a championship
game; or puts you into a BcS bowl. But rushing the field every time you beat
your rival? C'mon. You've done it 3 years in a row. It's not
like you just ended a huge drought. USU rushing after beating Utah last week?
Fine.Anyway, keep the fans in the stands and that kind of thing
doesn't happen. Football players belong on the field. Fans belong in the
metamoracoug, don't be fooled. "ute alumni" is simply a "ute
hater," and uses any opportunity, valid or invalid, to trash talk his
screen-namesake. This time, the DN just happened to post something worthy of
making fun of one particular Ute fan for.
To my Utes fans:Fans should not have any business heckling the
opposing team's players and coaches.It's bad that your
team just defeated them....And it's even worse that you gave them
another chance to loseyet again...(it's like they lost twice to Utah
on the samenight)You should not rub salt in their wounds.
Nobody deserves that junk.Kudo's to Bronco for keeping his cool and
recognizing the fool for what he is. I don't doubt Bronco can not only take
care of himself but give you a glare where there's no doubt you know to
shut up and listen. Please don't lump every Ute fan or athlete in
with wingnuts like this.
So this clown got his 15 minutes of fame. Funny seeing the Ute cameraman telling
him to shove off. But I have to wonder why The DNews runs this bit. Doesn't
it only incite fans? And if it were a BYU fan (yes, many of us have seen the
same behavior among the blue-clad...some of them full of Max Hall's beer)
would it get the same attention? Civility starts by not giving idiots face time.
Rushing the field used to be an honor, where you could congratulate your
team...it's now turned into another opportunity to trash talk. Too bad. It
was a classic rivalry game with both teams going the distance. Props to both.
U 90 - Who is Faslev?
Whoa Nellie, are you just being ticky tacky about misspelling someone's
name, or have you not heard of the video going viral of JD Falslev throwing a
tantrum at an immature taunting fan?
I think Bronco wanted to reprimand that clean-cut young lad, and let him know
that he had let his emotions get well beyond civil respect for the opposing
team. Heck, it's just a game, save your animosity for the real enemies you
may have to face in life.
Who dressed this guy? Also I agree this is a good example of why
fans need to stay in the seats they paid for. An opposing coach or player
shouldn't have to deal with this kind of harassment while leaving the
field. And you never know what some crazy person might do. If I were a Utah
fan I'd just calmly walk out of the stadium and act like it was no big deal
to have thumped BYU three times in a row.
nevadacoug hypocrisy at its finest there. i very highly doubt you said the same
thing to your fellow cougie fans last year after the utah state game, and we all
know you were no where near championship lasat year in that game or any other.
Way to go Utes!
That Ute fan (student or not) will always have to live with the shame of his
behavior. Punishment enough! Low class always seeks its own! Welcome to RES!
non-issue, this is stupid. Just the BYU media trying to put make BYU look
The U must be so proud of their boy. Ask Kyle what he thinks of his fans. Glad
Im an Aggie!
Always dissapointint to see someone act like that. I though Coach Mendenhall
handled it wonderfully, (Always been a fan of his). No need for a fan of any
team to act like that. Good luck on thursday BYU.Go Utes!!!
Soundtrack: Grrrrrrrr!Translation: Guess we whupped you pansie boys
again!Soundtrack: Ruff! Ruff!Translation: Don't you
turn your back on me when I'm taunting you!Soundtrack: Yipe!
Yipe! Yipe!Translation: Mommeeeeeee!
Just because a fan buys a ticket doesn't give them the right to do whatever
they want at a game or yell whatever they want at a player or coach without a
reaction. Fans need to stay in the stands. I'm with Bronco and
Falslev on this one.
I'm a proud Ute fan, but this fan is a fool. He should not have been on
the field (rushing the field for anything other than a championship is
ridiculous). Good on Bronco for putting him in his place and good
on Bronco for keeping his cool. I hope this fan enjoys the years of jabs,
swipes, and ridicule this video will afford him.
Okay, so I'm not overly proud of my last comment. Even (theoretically)
adults occasionally do childish things. I'm sure JD will regret
that one instant for some time to come. This fan will probably come to regret
his moment of fame/shame for some time too. Why do we let athletic
events define and occasionally tarnish who we are and what we are trying to
become? My hats off to the civil Ute and reasonable BYU fans who have set a
better standard for me and others.
What did contention do for either side. The fans were ridiculous after the win.
How sad. What was Bronco going to do? Stare at him for what purpose? I for
one am glad that this rivalry will slowly die. The games are not worth the
resulting behavior. Go UTES!!
Some BYU fans on here, all I have to ask is, really?Yeah, let's make
sweeping generalizations about an entire fan base based on the actions of one
dumb kid. That shows a lot of class.At either rate, this video was
hilarious; I think we have finally seen the face of Chris B! Just kidding
Chris, no hard feelings. But Bronco would have messed this kid up had the kid
come any closer, and the kid knew it. Props to Bronco on not acting or saying
anything, being the bigger man (physically and in maturity) and allowing this
guy to get his due by getting his mug on camera. Once again, good
game Cougs, and I for one hope this rivalry keeps going, but that my fellow Ute
fans actually act like we've been here before.Go Utes!
I am a big Utah fan but this type of fan behavior is truly embarrassing and
uncalled for. No visiting coach or player should have to put up with this kind
of fan behavior. Chris Hill and the U need to take a strong position against
this type of behavior by identifying these fans through pictures, videos, etc
and prohibiting them from entering Utah athletic facilities and/or buy seasong
tickets to U athletic events for a justifiable period of time. Only then will
fans like this get the message. And I for one do not want them in the stadium.
Let me try and tone down my initial comment. The Utah fan was waaaaay out of
line. Embarassing. It should never of happened, and I applaud Bronco for keeping
Re: Wookie,"Stare at him for what purpose?" Are you a parent, or
have you ever been in a position where you know that all you have to do is give
your counterpart a certain look? Bronco's an intelligent guy, and he
likely knows that anyone like that will do just what he did with a simple couple
of steps toward him. Despite being upset about the game, he likely smiled to
himself after sending that punk scurrying.
This fan acted very inappropriately. I am ashamed of the students who act like
this. Come on fellow Utes, get it together and for goodness sake stop rushing
the field. Act like you've been there before. Kudos to Coach Roscoe for
showing restraint. More than ever I would like to see the game go away for five
years. Let's get some perspective folks on both sides.Furthermore, (per the first portion of the video) will my fellow Ute fans stop
wearing head dress to the games? Did you not see and hear the AD's pleas to
respect the Ute tribe by ceasing this juvenile and stereotypical behavior?
Frankly this is not uncommon behavior for utah "fans". The attempts to
pretend this sort of behavior goes on equally between both fanbases is also
ridiculous.At the last BYU/utah game in res I attended. On my way
into the stadium a utah "fan" came running up to me. got directly in my
face and started yelling "You leave! You leave now!". Never in my life
have I seen that occur at LES from a BYU fan to a utah "fan". Once in
the stadium my seats were on the west side. 2 rows in front of us was an
obviously drunk idiot, he had a flask he kept drinking from. Every time the KSL
helicopter flew overhead he would jump up, flip it off and yell "blanking
Mormons!" as loud as he could. Not one utah "fan" told him to cut it
out although I could tell many were embarrassed by it.Really this is
not uncommon behavior for utah "fans". No it is not all of them, it
isn't even most of them, but it is a large percentage of them. Classless
Perhaps some of you do not know that a longer version of this incident has been
posted on You Tube. The one there is a full minute longer than this shorter
one, and it shows that the behavior of the guy in suspenders is much worse than
the video here suggests. The longer video shows the guy heckling Coach
Mendenhall at the beginning of the video, and it shows Bronco looking over his
left shoulder for part of his walk down the field. Then we see suspenders boy
get in Broncos face again. That indicates that the guy followed Bronco a good
30 yards or perhaps more down the field, probably heckling him all the way.
There are also a couple of girls who get in Bronco's face squealing until
they are pushed aside by one of the officers accompanying Bronco. Kudos to
those Ute fans who have called out this bad fan behavior, but you Ute apologists
who have tried to minimize and justify the behavior, you need to rethink your
position. Suspenders boy stalked an opposing coach down the field. And by the
way, show some respect--it's Coach Mendenhall or Bronco, not Roscoe.
@duckhunter you need a tissue there little guy? ok lets say
you've never heard of any byu "fan" do what you "say"
happened to you *rollin my eyes*, lets take to youtube and type in "JD
Falslev on field after loss to utah 2012". haha yeah your fans and players
are both oh so classy... LOL!
Duckhunter, I've never been to a game at LES, so I can't attest to
what you say, but what I can say is if you don't think it goes on with any
consistent frequency, your ignorance must be fulfilling. The last time a friend
of mine, a Ute football player from Utah county, went to the mall back home
wearing his warm ups, with no provocation or drawing attention to himself (aside
from wearing red), he was flipped off by several groups of young men (who, if he
had chosen to react, would have gotten it much uglier than whatever Bronco would
have been able to give this guy). While leaving the stadium Saturday, I had some
guy in a BYU track suit walking behind me and my date barking obscenities much
more offensive and hateful than your "blanking Mormons" friend. So,
what, are we gonna have an open forum on all the mean things someone from the
other side has done to them? Get over it, man.
This fan obviously made a bad call shouting negative comments towards Bronco. I
don't know that he turned cowardice to Bronco's stare. This is
becoming the common interpretation since Kevin Graham sold it as so a few days
back. Sure, maybe this fan finally had a reality check when Bronco
turned square at him, meaning what was he going to do now? Still, I
don't know if the fan was physically afraid even though if it came down to
it, the fan probably would want no part of Bronco. That said, the fan might have
just recognized that Bronco, the police, and media cameras around him would have
him in the slammer if he laid a hand on Mendenhall. I don't
think Bronco would fight unless the fan touched him first. Bronco is in control.
I think Bronco was calling the fans bluff, knowing the police would
arrest this guy if anything else took place (beyond what did). That way Bronco
saves himself from any wrong doing and wins the battle without having to battle.
Bronco is a head coach who knows what he is doing.This fan might
need therapy now (embarrassing).
Yep Max Hall was right yet again. What fan goes after the HC of the other team??
ONLY a Ute fan. Pathetic.
Wrong jarka-rus.You don't remember the allegations of a BYU
heckling Whitt's wife. Kyle kept things quiet and there was no film to
capture.Max was right? Is hate good?Look there are bad
fans on both sides. If you don't see that, then maybe you fit the bad fan
bill by looking to condemn others. Be careful, that is bad for your soul
brother. How about the BYU student who stole the Ute flag in Provo
and ran around with it in the mid 90s? Too bad for him, he got tackled and beat
up by a Ute cheer leader. The worst part jack-rus is that you defend
Max Hall's comments. I would bet the majority of your fellow BYU fans would
also say that is embarrassing to them and makes you a bad fan as well.
jarka-rus, what fan goes after the other team's HC's WIFE?!
@gdogIf he didn't "turn coward" as you say then what
did he do? He certainly didn't stand up to Bronco. He immediately turned
tail and slunk away, like I would expect from a utah "fan". This guy is
the walking, breathing, living, personification of a utah "fan". When I
write utah "fans" on here this guy is the exact guy I am describing.
I'm not describing you, I'm not describing my buddies Eric or Dave,
I'm describing this guy and all of the many, many, others just like him.
They exist, you've seen him now, you may not like him but you cannot deny
he is there. No one can.
jarka-rusLayton, UtahI agree. He was totally wrong.As was the BYU fan a couple years ago who went after Whittingham's wife.
@DuckhunterIf it's true what you say, I don't condone what
the Ute fan did to you. Still, if you give off an energy in person like you do
on these posts, then maybe birds of a feather flock together in regards to
confrontation. By your admission, you LOL every time you get under a Ute
fan's skin right? It washes well when you do the washing eh?. I
have attended the rivalry games all my life, and have rarely seen extreme
behavior. This includes attending all but 4 games in RES since 1980, and I have
been to 7 rivalry games a LES as well. After the game in 1995 in Provo, I was on
the field talking with Chad Lewis about his brother Mike who played at the U.
and I watched one of the Doman brothers, not sure which one, screaming at Utah
fans celebrating a Ute win. We thought he was way overboard and Lewis was
embarrassed.It happens both ways.
@gdog and stgutah "fans" have been making that false
allegation about a BYU fan "going after" whittinghams wife for the last
few years. It is absolutely false and I have posted the actual story here
multiple times. Once again it was the whittinghams son that attaked
the BYU fan who was filming the fans rushing the field after BYU won the game.
He grabbed the BYU fans p[hone and threw it onto the field into the corwd where
it was lost and never recovered. The BYU fan obviously took exception to it and
in the ensuing melee the whittingham punk elbowed his own mother in the mouth as
she was trying to pull him out of it. Evidence?The utah
athletic department sent the BYU fan a $500 dollar check to pay for the phone
which he photocopied and framed as it now hangs on his wall as proof. He lives
here in Highland and it is well known exactly what occured.You
should actually know the true story before propagating that false allegation
again. You should also question why your coach, who makes 2 mil per year,
didn't pay for the phone himself instead of u.
For the record, I never defended this fan. I am just saying the way the media
portrays this is fodder for for sensational comments. Suddenly Bronco is Medusa
and can turn you to stone by looking at you. Sure, I think the fan
was likely scared of a Bronco thumping. But I also think it likely, the fan
realized his mouth put him in the line of fire with police, the media, and
Bronco, and walked away.Bronco was not going to lay a hand on this
guy. He was putting the ball in the fan's court to see if he was going to
doom himself. The fan showed bad judgment being mouthy but good judgment in
walking away. I wouldn't do what this fan did by any stretch,
but as a Ute fan I am not super embarrassed by it. It happens. To say that no
BYU fan would ever walk near Whittingham and say something like "what can
you say" is naive to me. I have seen otherwise. The story I told above is
what I witnessed in Provo in 1995. It was far worse than what I saw on this
video with suspender boy.
hahaha how quickly byu "fans" like to forget last year in provo at the
good ole marriot center. i think there was a reason your basketball game ended
EARLY that night. why dont you oh so classy byu fans relay to us what happened.
I haven't seen the longer version of the suspender boy incident, but I
kinda hope it was a little worse than what I saw, because this dude's
actions have put him on the shamed forever list in this state (Utah and BYU fans
alike). I find this whole thing sad, irritating, funny, and just typical of
extra story lines after each BYU vs. Utah football game. There is
always something the media runs with forever. I look back at what players and
fans have said and done over the last 20 years, and it's unbelievable. This
rivalry might not get the national attention of some other rivalries, but no
rivalry has the unique levels of intensity and outcome each year. It's like
American football meets Northern Ireland resistance. The other guy is always the
devil so to speak.
@DuckhunterAre you saying the allegations about coach
Whittingham's wife being heckled are not true? Wow, is that the same as Max
Hall's friends cousin getting a drop of soda spilled on him, only to have
it be a giant beer pouring legend upon the family that lives on.I
have my sources to. I just don't quote them unless I know for sure. Who
knows what happens, but it happens. What you say? Who knows? At least we have
the goofy video of suspender boy to write our posting thesis papers on.
It's so worthy of all this. The kid made a bad judgment and now he has to
live with it. I don't want to throw out any more stones at him than what he
has received except for to laugh at his suspenders.
Duckhunter, yes I know the allegations of who did what to whom, and how it was
all caught on camera, but then that mean ol' Ute destroyed the evidence so
it can't be confirmed other than your pal's story and check hung on
his wall. However, what is confirmed by visual evidence is with that melee being
dispersed, Jamie is having her arm grabbed and pulled by, not the
"Whittingham punk," but some blue-shirted punk. I don't know him,
so I can call him that, isn't that how it goes?
"I don't want to throw out any more stones at him than what he has
received except for to laugh at his suspenders."gdog3finally, I
can already see them becoming a villainous Halloween outfit in Utah County like
Steve Bartmann's turtleneck and headphones became in Chicago after the
Going after a coache's wife is WAY worse than going after a coach. Only a
true coward does that to a women.
Wow Duck does live by everyone. I guess they wre right........it is
a small world since everyone lives in a place called Highland.
duckhunter, sometimes your comments are spot on. But on this one I'm
calling you out. Provide your research/statistics to support your claim that a
large percentage of Utah fans are classless and low. This is really just your
opinion.My experiences have been completely different. I’ve
been to 3 rivalry games at RES and have never seen a Ute fan mistreating a BYU
fan. I know it happens, I just have not seen it.I’ve been to
LES twice and both times seen BYU fans mistreat Utah fans. In 2009 a BYU fan
came up to my son and me and yelled in our face "Utah sucks!" This guy
appeared to be in his mid 30s. In 1993 my brother in law was part of the Utah
program and was showered with soda, spit and profanity after Utah won the game
34-31. If you don't believe me listen to Jeffrey R.
Holland's CES Fireside talk a few weeks ago which included a story about
Daniel Bobik being mistreated by BYU fans. Take off you blue goggles,
you're missing reality. Poor fan behavior goes both ways.
@ Duck HunterI have read your comments quite often over the last
year or two on this forum. You constantly troll Utah articles, and write
condesending remarks about The U or U, it's students, it's coaches and
it's players. If you have this same attitude and disposition in real life
as on this forum, you got exactly what you deserved at RES.
The suspenders Ute fan needs to own up to his mistake and issue an apology to
Bronco, and to Ute and Cougar fans alike. His actions were utterly uncalled for.
Fans should not confront opposing players or coaches.Also, I am
bothered by so many Cougar fans saying "Max Hall was right!" So,
hate is good? You agree with hating another school, team, and ALL its fans,
based on the bad actions of a few? I wonder how many active LDS Cougar fans who
think Max hall was right would say that when President Monson showed up to
Rice-Eccles stadium as a Ute fan a few years ago, or when he sung the "Utah
Man" song filmed by KSL TV or when Elder Wirthlin would talk about being a
Utah football player. Think again if you agree with Max Hall's
The Ute fan in suspenders is a fool. He's an embarrassment. But let's
be real. Every single college football team in the land has fans like him.Yes, even BYU. Yes, even Nebraska.So quit acting like BYU
doesn't have bozos like this. Ignorance if you do.
@DuckyI think you would agree that this taunting falls somewhere in
the category of "Juvenile, classless, and dumb"?"A
message on the scoreboard after BYU defeated USU on Wednesday said “Utah
State, enjoy the loss” and called the Aggies “Little
Brother.”Juvenile. Classless. Dumb."-- BYU
issues apology to USU for maverick message on JumbotronDick Harmon,
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I agree rushing the field needs to stop it is not like beating BYU is some huge
accomplishment that needs to be celebrated like some hard fought
championship....rushing the field needs to be reserved for those type of
situations.Don't lump all UTE fans into the same category as
this idiot that is very narrow minded I have seen the same type of reaction by
BYU fans in the same type of situation.And really what other choice
of reaction did Bronco have not like he could have taken off after the
fool....if he had done that we would be talking about his dismissal.Good luck Utes and Cougars this week and thanks for the exciting game you
provided last week!
KSL's Graydon Johns has the video and this commentary:
"...Not sure what he was thinking, but remember Ute fans, it was your
behavior who gave BYU an extra crack at a game-winning field goal."Were we at the same game? There was no attempted game-winning field goal.