There is a considerably large contingent of Mormons voting for Obama (see
Facebook). How about a story about that group? Not every Mormon out there is
supporting Romney, despite the constant barrage of pro Romney articles.
Not sure how much of a dilemma it was. One of these things was a campaign
that's going to turn into an unmitigated disaster...the other was a
political speech. Who honestly cares about BYU football any more?
It's headlines like these that confirm the national bias of Mormons as
sheep incapable of their own thoughts. I wish this article acknowledged the
possibility that some Mormons -- gasp! -- didn't care to watch either
event, with no jeopardy to their eternal salvation.
GO BYU COUGARS!!!I don't mix football with politics, and BYU
was kind enough to let me know their plans first.
The Deseret News's obsession with Romney reaches a new low with this
non-story. It was possible to do both. We watched the game on mute on TV and
watched Romney on CNN on a device. No problem. No story.
No problem! Don't let your dander get heated up. Watch the BYU game. anything except the Republican convention. Helps me stay cool and not angry!!
Neither. There are plenty of us Mormons who don't like either one of them.
Wouldn't want to miss either one. Watched the game on TV and had the speech
on the laptop with earphones in one ear. It was possible to see what was
happening in the game while hearing what Mitt had to say. Thought it was a great
speech, loved the game. A terrific night!
I am going to head a new group called BYU Cougar Fans for Ron Paul. We can come up with some cool BYU / Ron Paul T-shirts and banners and choose a
nice section of camera-friendly stadium seating so that we can reverse the
public perception of a Mormon membership / Romney love affair.
No problem here. With modern technology was able to effectively go back and
forth with lightning speed and pretty much not lose anything in the process. It
was fun to see Obama get Jimmered by the Republican convention speakers, and to
see Chris B get driven into his hole by the Cougar pasting of Pac-12 WSU. Both
events obviously drove crazy most of the above pundits. It's all good.
I chose football live and politics by DVR. The speeches are just great.
Why in the world would I want to watch the RNC. Its meaningless. Watch something
fun like football. I dId not even care that Mitt was speaking. I guess if your
older than 70 you might like politics better than football. And why is it a
"Mormon Dilemma'? Like all Mormons like BYU football and Mitt Romney.
jhreaderYes there are Mormons who are biased for Romney, just because he
is a Mormon, just as there are folks who are biased for Obama, just because he
is black or a democrat. I am mormon, but voted for Obama 4 years ago, but
BECAUSE of my evaluation of his record, cannot support him now. And although I
did not vote for Romney in the primary, I am solidly behind him now.RE: I chose to record the BYU football game and watch Romney's speech
(and some of the media thoughts afterwards) live with some of my grandkids. I
then began watching the recorded football game, but fast forwarded through the
commercials and halftime. By the end of the game I was watching it live.
I cannot imagine that anyone would miss Mitt Romney's speech at the RNC. I
did not even think about the football game until I saw some mention of it
online. I later turned it on and saw the second half. Unless there are pure
political illiterates that have been living in some somnambulistic state for the
past four years, one would think that people would be intensely interested in
politics considering who is currently President and the need to replace him. The
Latter-Day Saints have even more invested in who wins the Presidency than who
wins a football game.
No problem. We set our DVR, got out the headphones, and headed for the BYU game.
I watched the game live, and listened to Mitt Romney's outstanding speech
on the headphones while watching the game. After enjoying the big win, we drove
home and watched the speech on tv. The perfect solution for me. I thought both
"hit it out of the ballpark!"Go Romney-Ryan 2012!Go
Not much of a dilemma on my part.I listened to Clint Eastwood
interview the chair on the radio as I was driving home after 16 hours at
work.I watched Romney's speech.Then I checked out
Utah's victory over Northern Colorado.Then I checked out Utah
State's victory over Southern Utah.Then I checked out the
BYU-Washington State Game, which was in the 2nd quarter.I went to
bed before that latter game was even at half time.
No dilemma here. FOOTBALL!
Are you kidding? I'm a Ute and I still chose BYU over the speech. It was
the game of the night. The RNC was three days, BYU football was 3 hours.
Let's get our priorities straight.
All of my teams won on Thursday night from Logan to Tampa. But I chose to watch
the Cougs!Go Utes too!
Wierd article..I didn't know that in order to be a good Mormon you had to
be a BYU fan...nor did I think that to be a good Mormon you had to support Mitt
Romney. No wonder why people think Mormons are wierd.
I'm not politically illiterate. I look at it this way.. If my
football team wins and I missed it, I say "Oh man, I wish I saw the
game."If my candidate wins an election, I don't say "Oh
man, I wish I saw his speech."
Since I had to work, I just recorded both of them and watched them when I got
home. There was much about the Convention that I didn't want to listen to,
like all the "talking heads" constantly analyzing everything, so I was
able to fast forward through things I was not interested in. Clint
Eastwood's speech was a little odd, but I thought he made some good points.
Loved Marco Rubio's speech, and the testimonials given by the older couple
from Mitt's ward. There were other speeches I would like to have heard,
such as the ones by the Olympics participants, but the talking heads were busy
talking. I loved Mitt's speech, although he seemed a little uncomfortable
and out of his element. He has a difficult time with public speaking, but his
strengths in economics, job creation, and other related areas are what we need
right now, not a great orator. He does his best work with smaller audiences, and
with business conference type settings where he can speak one-on-one with
people. We watched the game last night, and it was great. Looking
forward to a good season.
"Neither. There are plenty of us Mormons who don't like either one of
them"Bitter?I am not non-LDS and fine with both (and I
don't really get Mormons who think they are hip because they condescend to
I wish Mormon's wouldn't blindly support Romney just because he is a
Mormon. Look at his policies and do some research for yourself. Ron Paul is a
defender of the Constitution. He defends personal liberty and is the only one
willing to try and make the significant changes this country needs. Romney
supports NDAA, the Patriot act, and No child left behind.
People actually watch political conventions? What's the point? 98% of
voters already know who they are voting for in the major races.
Is there an expectation of political or football allegiance in mormonism?
Went to the game and listened to Romney's acceptance speech on my portable
radio (ear phones of course).
Articles like this make me ashamed to be a Mormon.....It pencils us all as
BYU loving, Romney worshiping sheep. I know that the stereotype is largely true
but I would prefer our own media outlets not propagate the idea.I AM AN
INDIVIDUAL! I love the Utes, do not hate the Y and I think Mitt is a
disingenuous snob. I am an independent that will be voting for the better
PERSON. That is Obama.Please stop lumping us all in together.
We all know that the technological advancements of our day are often inspired,
and of course the DVR was inspired for just such an occasion. Like TheFork, I
started recording the football game while I watched the speeches, then watched
the game from the beginning, fast-forwarding through the commercials.
This story made me throw up a bit in my mouth, but I felt compelled to keep
reading. I am simply in awe that this made it into the paper. I guess because
they knew masochists like me would read. I also am interested to know the
criteria for becoming one of Mitt's "most loyal supporters" as one
of the speakers in the article self proclaimed. No "great
dilemma" here. This Mormon took his two daughters to the Ute game.
Couldn't care less about the Y game. Didn't hear about the outcome
until someone at work mentioned it the next day.