The Sports Illustrated article is obviously wrong because they didn't
include byu as having BCS potential.Sports Illustrated obviously
knows nothing about college football.
OtisAs usual, NO mention of the Utes in the national media is ever
complete without a comparison of Utah to their big brother... BYU.Utah fans beat their chests about preseason rankings.BYU fans beat
their chests about final rankings.
OS"Glicksman includes Utah in his list of UNRANKED teams with
BCS potential."Of course, BYU was ineligible for
Glicksman's list because BYU was RANKED!Pretty elite company
for the Utes though:Louisiana Tech (8-5)Missouri (8-5)NC
State (8-5)Pittsburgh (7-5)Utah (8-5)The best 5-loss
teams in the country for 2011.*yawn*
Mussing around ----- Utah has had 2 top 5 finishes in the last 8 years and 2
undefeated seasons in the last 8 years..... Plus, they pummled the cougs on
their home field last year...And you are beating your chest?
Phoenix --- Before you make a comment you should read the full article.
Glicksman is talking about unranked teams that are in the preseason rankings
(which byu is not)...
Utah has no chance to make it to the Rose Bowl or any other BCS bowl. Losses to
USC, CAL, and UW are sure things, with toss ups against ASU and UCLA, and count
on another slip up to one of the 2 in-state rivals or to WSU/Arizona. Holiday
Bowl is the Utes Ceiling next season. October 4th can't come soon enough.
And this just in... the latest PAC 12 Network news from the MercuryNews blogger
Jon Wilner..."My understanding is that Comcast will provide
multiple feeds (i.e., regional and national) to subscribers throughout the
Pac-12 footprint.In other words: Viewers in the Bay Area will get the
Pac-12/Northern California feed on basic (or expanded basic) and the
Pac-12/National feed on a sports tier …""Cox has
reversed course and decided not to make the Pac-12 Networks available to many
areas outside the Pac-12 footprint, even on a sports tier. Some states/regions
will have access, but many won’t."Well with this latest
Cox cable announcement and without a DirectTV or Dishnet deal it's a
stretch to say the PAC 12 Network is a real 'nationwide' network.Comcast subscribers will have to have a 'sports tier' package
to get the 'National' feed PAC 12 Network which is a kind way of
saying that it is a subscription service.'theMtn' >
PAC 12 Network... at least it was available on DirectTVAs I've
said it could change but there are plenty of cable subscribers in Utah that will
not see their Utes.
Jenny83"Glicksman is talking about unranked teams that ARE IN
the preseason rankings..."Two words: Reading ComprehensionGlickman's article specifically said:"These five
sleepers ARE NOT IN the preseason Coaches' Poll Top 25Before
whining about other bloggers, you should read the article yourself.Top 25 Finishes during the Bronco-Kyle eraBYU - FIVEUtah - only
threeTop 15 Finishes during the Bronco-Kyle eraBYU - THREEUtah - only oneUtah has absolutely NO CHANCE of beating USC to win
the PAC 12 South, which is what Utah would have to do to play in a BCS bowl this
Uteanymous is confused about how the BCS works.Utah doesn't
need to beat USC to get to a BCS bowl. If USC goes to the BCS Title game, then
a spot is open in the Rose Bowl. Utah could be selected for the Rose Bowl
despite the loss.It is not unusual for a BCS conference to send TWO
representatives to BCS bowl games. That is quite different from when the
Mountain West could only send ONE team when Utah/TCU won the conference, or ZERO
teams when BYU won the conference.
Uh....utah has no chance of making it to a bcs bowl this year. They simply are
not good enough. It was funny to read though.
tammy I'm sorry you are so very concerned about the PAC 12
network. I know, I know, it isn't as cool as BYU's HD truck. But I
think it's time for you to come down to Earth. Of course things aren't
going to be fully up and running right now or when the network officially
launches. That's to be expected. Again, I understand your concern though. I
would want to watch real football as well. Or I could tune into ESPN 2 at 8:30
on a Friday night and watch BYU destroy some WAC team or be destroyed by teams
that matter. One thing us Ute fans do know, is the PAC 12 Network will work
itself out and we'll be fine. Another thing we for sure know,
and this is as sure as the sun coming up tomorrow. Is that sammyg and duckhunter
will never be able to let go of their obsession and hatred towards the Utes and
their fans. If you are true cougar blue fans, you are going against everything
the Y stands for. Kind of ironic, isn't it? Sad and funny...
SoonerUteEven IF the Trojans get invited to the BcS championship
game, you're delusional if you think the 2nd place team from the PAC South
is going to be invited to the Rose Bowl ahead of the 1st place team from the PAC
WallbangerNever been a Ute hater. Just not a delusional Ute fan or
believer. I've actually watched more Ute football these past couple of
years then any previous time in my life. Actually cheered for the Utes when they
had two successful runs these past few years.Please find me one
comment where I have exhibited hate. I find it so amusing how so many are quick
to confuse sarcasm, humor and pointing out some blatant hypocrisy as hatred.If you want some examples of commentary for hatred I can surely find
some for you. Duckhunter can defend himself but again you are grossly mistaken
and quick to judge.If you would follow the ongoing discussion of the
PAC 12 Network you would know that a good majority of my previous comments on
the subject have been spot on. A 35+ yr career in telecommunications helps. You
must have satellite, I'm so sorry.If we were neighbors we would
be good friends or at the least tolerate each other quite well as long you kept
your dog poop, beer cans, and kids quiet after 10:30pm if applicable.However I would not support legalizing marijuana.Go Comcast!
Wallbanger con'td"That's to be expected..."Nice excuse, I can tell that it's bothering you that the current
information is what many, including myself, predicted all along. it's far
from what Ute fans were hoping for.It's been two years in the
making, Cox Cable is back pedaling, and the network was announced to be ready on
August 15th, it appears it will not, but again as I've always said... it
could change. Personally I am surprised that the satellite
negotiations have not been completed. Nonetheless even if they were done, the
national footprint is going to fall short of original expectations and
that's where this discussion first started... who's bigger BYUtv /
ESPN or PAC Network?And it's a shame that many of the local
Utah residents will NOT have the Utes on their cable menu guide as an option
this fall unless they are on Comcast. Satellite owners are becoming concerned.
Rural cable tv subscriber on independent cable systems are not going to be happy
either.So reminiscent of 'theMtn' when it was launched.Where is KJZZ when you really need them?
"sammygSpringville, UTWallbanger con'td"So
reminiscent of 'theMtn' when it was launched.Where is KJZZ
when you really need them?"------------Nice try, but
no.Yes, the Pac 12 -- home to teams like USC and Oregon -- will do
no better than the MWC -- home to crappy teams like Wyoming, UNLV and BYU -- on
their TV network.Ha ha ha.
sammyg who's bigger BYUtv / ESPN or PAC Network?--------Nice try but PAC-12 also has a deal with ESPN and FOX
Sports.I am willing to bet the ratings for PAC-12 games will be
significantly higher. It's probably why the contract is worth $225 million
per year -- or $2.7 billion over the life of the deal.What kind of
contract did "Notre Dame of the West" get?
UteologySpin it like you want. The harsh reality is that this so
called PAC 12 Network will not be as readily available as KJZZ was last year to
the local viewer.Ratings won't mean a thing if the locals
can't watch the games. I'm betting those number will like
Obama's unemployment numbers... they will be adjusted.TomahawkAs usual, you missed the point. When 'theMtn'
was launched it was only available on DirectTV and Comcast. I guess the good
thing is if Colorado thumps you again, less people will see it.