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BYU wins NCAA's "6th Fan" contest, $100,000

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  • Ken Sandy, UT
    March 16, 2014 9:08 p.m.

    100,000? That's a lot of money to some schools. In the PAC 12 that's pocket change.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    March 16, 2014 9:28 p.m.

    "The Cougars fans knocked North Dakota State's fans in the Elite Eight, Texas-Pan American in the Final Four and Western Illinois in the finals."

    Impressive company to be in. Pretty shocked that nobody is questioning the ethics of using captcha scrpits to take down these smaller schools that could probably use the money more than BYU could.... but, I'm sure they found a way to justify it. Congrats.

  • PGVikingDad Pleasant Grove, UT
    March 16, 2014 10:38 p.m.

    Here's two for flinching: 1. The other schools were using the same scripts; and 2. It was a contest. Throwing the contest makes it a charity event, and the "winner" would be nothing more than a welfare recipient. Oh, and as a bonus: 3. The Utes were also keeping the same "impressive company," since they are also a D1 school and also cast votes in the contest. They lost.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    March 16, 2014 11:42 p.m.

    @ PGVikingDad

    1. Two wrongs don't make a right. 2. What contest? The sweet 16 was comprised of NDSU, Portland, UNCG, Arkansas St., UNC Asheville, Bryant, UALR, SDSU (South Dakota), WIU, New Mexico, UCF, Southern, UTPA, UNI, WCU, and of course, BYU. Nothing but small-time directional schools. USC, Texas, Ohio St., etc. are nowhere to be found. It was a charity to begin with. 3. Not so. Any fan base with a shred of dignity (like every single school in a BCS conference, plus some) checked out of the 6th fan competition early on. It doesn't get more sad than organizing voting parties to take down the likes of Bryant, Texas-Pan Am, and Western Carolina.

  • G-Day-M8 WVC, UT
    March 17, 2014 7:45 a.m.

    @ Flinch

    Sounds a lot like u's basketball schedule this year and u won those games fair & square.

    You see, everyone can make an argument that things are not always equal. Just let it go.

  • Reno Cougs Fan 68 Reno, NV
    March 17, 2014 9:18 a.m.

    Sure sounds like sour grapes that BYU has now won two national best fans contests!!!

    Go Cougs beat the Ducks!!! Good luck to the rest of the Utah schools!!!

  • Voodohound99 Provo, UT
    March 17, 2014 9:21 a.m.

    @ G-Day-M8
    LOL, loved it. Thanks for starting my Monday off right! Oh that the trolls would just stay home.....

  • BYU9293 Clinton, UT
    March 17, 2014 9:35 a.m.

    Holy cow, the Ute fans get upset about a voting contest like this too, Man, just let it go. If it really meant so little, why are you so upset about the outcome that you come on here and post such negativity? Amazing, and the saddest things is that those ute fans really don't understand how they look and come across.

  • Trevvor Sandy, UT
    March 17, 2014 9:57 a.m.

    @byu9293,

    "Holy cow, the Ute fans get upset about a voting contest like this too, Man, just let it go"

    You said it! BYU could win an ice cream challenge and ute "fans" like Two Flinching would probably throw a fit. Thanks little brothers for you nonstop obsession. Time to grow up Flinching. I'm happy byu bothers you so. It makes me smile knowing you are obsessed with all things byu.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    March 17, 2014 1:53 p.m.

    @BYU9293

    "Holy cow, the Ute fans get upset about a voting contest like this too"

    Nobody's upset about BYU winning a voting contest...we're laughing about the lengths you went to to win it. For starters, it was a small-time contest with a small-time cash reward, yet it consumed BYU nation for more than a week. You guys seem awfully bored. Second, you used underhanded tactics to win it. Don't give me that garbage about how it's OK because everyone else did it too - that's called justification. But doing things not entirely on the up-and-up is OK because it's for BYU, right?

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    March 17, 2014 2:27 p.m.

    I'm not upset, I'm just calling it what it is.... Sad

  • Old But Not Stupid Moorpark, CA
    March 17, 2014 2:55 p.m.

    Ken
    Sandy, UT

    "100,000? That's a lot of money to some schools. In the PAC 12 that's pocket change."

    Ken, for once I agree with you.

    Unfortunately, U of U doesn't contribute much to revenue; but Chris Hill certainly shows up when it's time to split the benefits. It may be difficult, but you should note that the California, Arizona, and Oregon schools are the "sugar daddies."

  • Sports Are Great Salt Lake City, UT
    March 17, 2014 6:15 p.m.

    How do these ute "fans" know how byu won?

  • trueblueBYU Provo, UT
    March 18, 2014 12:40 a.m.

    My question is; what are they talking about? They could have voted just like we did but then it was a contest to see who has the most supportive fans. I rest my case.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    March 19, 2014 6:42 a.m.

    @Flinch The MUSS was in this contest too, they didn' show.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    March 19, 2014 11:07 a.m.

    @ 3grandslams

    See my above post:

    "3. Any fan base with a shred of dignity checked out of the 6th fan competition early on....."