This is the right call. And when this game is played it's given me more
Postponing the BYU-USU game is the right thing to do.Well wishes to
Danny and his family.
I've heard of this happening before. Isn't this a system of an
enlarged heart? In any case I wish him well. That's really scary to see
something like this in someone so young.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Danny and his family today.
Bummer, but glad the kid is fine. Guess that means BYU gets more time to ensure
a defeat to the utes!
As much as I rail on byu, they did not have to postpone the game. The kid
thankfully did not die. He's already getting the help he needs.In all reality team easily could have played the game tonight. BYU
did not have to do this, and hopefully Aggie fans/players that byu went out of
their way to accommdate a request from USU. For once and possibly the last
time, I'll say that USU owes BYU a big thank you on this one.Go
aggies(when you do play)!
Berger is lucky that they were in the SL Valley for their game in certain
respects. IMC is the best hospital in the state(Maybe #2 behind the U hospital)
If I had a serious medical problem I would much rather be in one of those
hospitals than Logan Regional.
Whoops, Clearly I can't read, because the article said he was practicing in
Logan. Hopefully he is OK because they had to transport the man down to SLC.
Hopefully he will recover and be able to continue his career.
Hang in there Danny. Cougar fans every where are praying for you and wishing you
Sad and hope Danny is well. I hope he can overcome this. QUESTION:
Being the insensitive type that I am... is this a typical thing to do, to cancel
a sporting event, if one of the players is incapacitated in some way? Is it a
matter of the seriousness that determines this? Glad I don't have to make
RE:NoodlekaboodleLooks like "one of those Logan Hospitals"
got him stabilized and Lifeflighted to Murray. Seems like a pretty good thing
to do. They wanted him to have the best cuz' they knew it was outside what
they might provide.Be very, very careful dropping bombs like that
when yo haven;t even read the article BEFORE you posted.Seems like
you didn't having anything positive to say even about the kid except he was
"lucky" before you realized you "can't read." Then you got
all "hopeful" on us.My prayers are with the kid and his
family; sure puts stuff in perspective. GREAT job USU training
staff, Logan Regional, Lifeflight, and IMC. TEAM concept at its best. You all
did your roles well!!!!
I've never heard of a game being cancelled or postponed over one
player's infirmity. It's a nice gesture though. It must be a Utah
thing. However, I wish Danny Berger a quick recovery.
I'm with RockOn on this one. Wish Danny the best, but curious abuout
rescheduling the game. Division 1 games that I recall being cancelled in the
past: September 2011 football games, a few major weather events, massive
transportation accidents which made teams unable to compete (Marshall football,
Witchita State Football). Oklahoma State basketball canceled one game after the
2001 plane crash killed 10.I don't question the call, I am sure
that both athletic departments determined it was appropriate. I just don't
see precedent for this decision.
This is simply just a good example of cooperation, goodwill, and sportsmanship
between the two schools. The game will simply be played another day.
Thank you to the administration on both sides for postponing this game. As
someone who has seen one of his children need the services of life flight, then
8 hours later watch her heart rate flat line, this was the right move. I
can't imagine the emotions the players and coaches are feeling. Thank you
for putting the student athletes first. Best wishes to Danny and his family. I
will keep you in my prayers.
Another day, when it can be all about basketball. Today, all about Danny. God
bless him, his family, his team, his friends.
@JustmeIt isn't about the team approach of IHC that helped to
save this kid. Every patient taken to LRH gets transported to McKay Dee or to
the IMC mother ship. It is because it is a feeder hospital to a large
organization. They provide no better care than any other organization, they
just own everything--tax free.
Oh I see. Being a 'feeder' doesn't meet the team approach.Tell that to John Stockton.God Bless Danny and his family.
My prayers still with them.Find a different board to vent your
frustrations about Logan Hospitals or Intermountain.That's my
point. They played a role in his survival whether you or anybody else like it
Yes, Rockon it is a matter of seriousness.This is not a case of a
simple injury that could end a season. Danny's life could seriously be in
danger. If BYU did not want to re-schedule, i'd be ok with USU forfeiting
the game. (And I've talked to plenty of others here @ USU that feel the
same way. I'm grateful that BYU was willing to re-schedule, and hope that
when the game does happen that its a great one.
Classy move Y. I am impressed.
@Just MeI don't think I am the one with frustrations. You are the
one ripping on Noodlekaboodle. You are the one that brought the hospital
organization into the discussion. I will stay on this board as long as I like.
I live in Logan. I know how IHC works. I battle their monopoly on
a daily basis. I hope that Danny heals fully and leads the Aggies
to many victories in the future. If you need some valium, go to IHC
and have them prescribe some for you.
It would be nice to have the game played, but sports isn't the issue here.
I hope Berger gets better
Thanks Cougs for your kind words....I ALMOST like some of you now!!!@mdYou make me laugh! I'm the one that brought the hosptial
organization into the discusion?Ummmmm...I'm not an
"md" like you, but I was pretty sure noodlekaboodle brought up Logan
hospitals. I was responding to that comment that the kid was "lucky" to
be in Murray and not ANY logan hospital, when in fact, he had been at a Logan
hospital. Then, it seems, it was the esteemed "md" that
brought the Intermountain "organization" into the conversation.I responded to both (with an emphasis on responded).As far as me
having 'frustrations', I will refer you again to the illustrious
"md":* "I will stay on this board as long as I
like."* "I battle their monopoly on a daily basis. "*
"I know how IHC works."* "If you need some valium, go to IHC
and have them prescribe some for you.":Like I said, YOU make me
No big deal rescheduling a game, it is only a game afterall. I don't see it
as being a right or wrong decision either way though, just a good thing to do
since that is what USU requested be done. Kudo's to BYU for agreeing to
this. Something like this is different than just an injury, this is life and
The Chiefs did play after there tragdy, With a heavy heart. I seen high
schools play on after the death of there players with heavy hearts. AS a
courtesy nice for the teams to do that. And in some instances play on. I
attended the Goshner classic a few years ago and book by Wayne Estes was in
Hallways. Bought it off amazon. Wish him the best.
This is where everyone will tell me I'm an insensitive bloke. Oh well, send
the heat. Everyone associated with both programs knew Danny did not die and was
not going to any time soon. Since when does D-1 Sports get cancelled because I
player is in a car accident; Or breaks an arm at practice; Or breaks a back the
week before; Or Mom dies, or Dad dies. Answer?? Never. Unless of course the
program is BYU. Hated by most, despised by the majority of the rest and loved by
a precious few. So what does the Y do? Always doing it's best to take the
high road (even when none is needed) always bowing to the pressure from the
haters; Always anticipating the political fall out if, Heaven forbid, they were
to ever do anything insensitive....such as play a scheduled BB game when a
player is sick.Give me a break. I'm glad Danny is on the mend.
I'm very, very, very delighted he didn't die and was revived so
quickly by an obviously skilled staff at USU. But cancel a game???That is a joke.
I seriously hope you don't have a wife and kids with feelings like that.Yep....insensitive AND a joke.I hate byu; have for a long
time, but kudos to them for this. it was about the timing. The entire team was
in a flux about Danny. THEY wanted to know about him, not play a game. The
game will get played and most likely without Danny.Sometime a hug is
better than a beat down.Call me an old fashioned chap.
ogmson,I think it would be best if you learned how to read before
you comment. Were you one of Danny's teammates that watched the incident
happen? Did you also drive immediately from Logan to Murray when you
didn't have to, in order to be with your teammate who was in critical
condition? After staying up all night wondering if he was going to survive, did
you then play an unimportant game of basketball with all your left-over energy
you had from the events of the previous day?It's a game, buddy.
And I'd be surprised if you know what a basketball even looks like. I
can't count how many times I've heard BYU fans how much they
"couldn't care less" about playing Utah State, and that
"it's not a rivalry." Interesting....seems like you guys care
quite a bit. I think it's about time that BYU fans (notice I said fans,
not BYU the organization who I'm glad had the decency to cancel the game)
get over themselves.
Funny A Game is saying someone should learn how to read when I'm sure he
doesn't know. Did you see the incident or drive from Logan to Murray?
Dude it's funny how you say this stuff and no one calls you on it. Oh wait
I'm sorry I just did. I'm glad this kid's doing well but the
game should still go on or the season for both schools is gonna be screwed up.
Were the USU players, coaches, administration etc afraid they would get beat and
beat bad if this kid didn't play?