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    Nice try Todd

    by NarfUte
    2014-10-30 14:25:58

    Trying to have a message board do your scouting for you

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    Reading H-man's commentary earlier made me try to think about when I first realized I was a Ute.

    by San Diego Ute Fan
    2014-10-30 16:08:21

    After contemplation, I cannot point to a specific game, or even a specific year. I was literally carried to Ute games as a baby. Before I could walk, I experienced dozens of football and basketball games at the U.

    I guess my earliest memory is being carried by my dad up the scary wooden bleachers to the cheap seats near the rafters of Einar Nielsen. I vividly remember being 3 or 4 years old; sitting on top of two rented red UofU seat cushions, both of our ski parkas, and straining to see over the shoulder of the people in front of us.

    I remember the smell of the popcorn, the dirt floor, the fudgesickles from the ice cream truck behind the bleachers, and how brutally hot it got in a full house at the old "Wigwam".

    I remember my dad pointing to Jack Gardner's milk basket, showing me how many quarts he drank, depending on the stress of the game. He had stomach ulcers that drove him to drink, (milk).

    I clearly remember cheering for Chambers, English, Simon, Jackson... And later Newlin, Gardner, Mahler, and the boys as we transitioned into the Special Events Center.

    I remember clearing snow and ice from the old wooden benches at Ute Stadium to set up our folding bleacher chairs that we got at the S&H Green Stamp redemption store. I remember being bundled up like the kid brother in "Christmas Story" to try to stay warm and still being cold.

    What I remember most as a little Ute is winning. Seldom did Utah lose a game at home. Particularly in basketball. I cherish those trips up the hill with my dad. I am thankful for those memories even more than hunting and camping with my dad as a kid.

    Those memories will never leave me. The games were one-on-one "me and dad" time. To this day, we speak on the phone before, during, and after Utah ball games.

    Now, having had all girls, only one of which is a big Ute fan, I am building the same memories as best I can in SD with my grandson. He is Ute through and through at age 8, and always will be. The little man bleeds red.

    In short, I cannot remember a day in my life that I wasn't a Ute, and I cannot remember the beginning of being a Ute. For that I am thankful.

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    Poutasi (added "this season" in the quote box so the stat context is clear)

    by HCHooligan
    2014-10-30 08:57:41

    DID YOU KNOW: Jeremiah Poutasi has played 487 snaps (this season) while allowing just two sacks. #GoUtes
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    Time for me to brag just a little..those U of U medical students that just came up with the new catheter...well one is my nephew

    by runnutz
    2014-10-30 09:00:07

    Nate Rhodes is one of the students and he is my nephew.

    In fact he came up with the idea while talking to his favorite aunt, my wife. She has been the IV specialists for years and they got talking one day and he picked her brain about this whole thing.

    I just hope she gets some sort of royalties.

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    If you can PLEASE help support my bid to become a World Champion!

    by BBQUte
    2014-10-30 14:45:22

    If I have ever fed you and you can donate or share my link it would be great only 10 days left to meet my goal!
    And as always
    GO UTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BBQ Ute World Food Championship Trip

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    I was born a poor black child...

    by Chad Sexington
    2014-10-30 20:32:17

    I remember a Christmas long ago, I was very young, and my Grammy Pearl was bouncing me on her knee. We were very poor, and Christmas presents were a luxury. We lived on love for each other. Anyway, Grammy had just finished a bottle of Old Crow and gave me the empty, or so she thought, as a Christmas present. There were still a few drops in the bottle. I quickly noticed and drank them before Grammy would see. It was then that I became a UTE for life.

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    Ute Nation in Florida

    by Utehawk15
    2014-10-30 21:50:54

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    Shhh, you hear something?

    by BaldHatu
    2014-10-30 14:55:17

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    The theological issues that this raises is that, 1) righteousness is a behavior, 2) righteous behavior should come with a reward.

    by DownhereUte
    2014-10-30 11:01:18

    Neither of these statements is ever made in the bible. You may be frustrated that these people share your religion, but these theological beliefs aren't unique to byu.

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    ESPN and the SEC

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-30 09:32:25

    A good friend just forwarded me this article from the Rolling Stone magazine (of all places). It really nails the whole SEC favoritism ESPN shows 24/7:

    ESPN and the SEC

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    I was born in Provo while my good Mormon Mom was going to school and my Dad was doing nothing but looking for a good Mormon girl to be his wife.

    by SforkUte
    2014-10-30 19:29:18

    I was raised in a humble byu loving home in the Mormon belt of Southeast Idaho.

    The image and sounds of my Dad trotting around the house on a Saturday singing the byu fight song are still burned into my memory, he would then exit the house and light up a couple cigs. Behind the silo in the field where Mom couldn't see the smoke. Man he was good.

    I sometimes wonder if he was still around if he would have eventually converted to the U? My heart says "yes".

    My entire school, from K to 12 was 95% Mormon, we were all cut from the same cloth except for the odd balls that cheered for Notre Dame and a few kids that ventured out from the norm and cheered for FSU or BSU. Seriously? A small town Idaho kid cheering for FSU?

    The sparks of the Utah fire started to burn early for me.

    My Grandparents lived in Salt Lake and a couple of my Aunts had attended the U. We would visit the SLC area often while I was growing up. My Grandfather had an old school Cherokee Chief:

    The car was cool but the feature that really stood out to me was his extra tire cover on the back of his car.

    It was a Drum and Feather cover.

    As a 10 year old boy that thing was cool as $hit!

    I remember taking an interest in Utah and even started to argue with my Dad (gasp!) about how he could cheer for byu....he didn't graduate. I used that as a pivotal argument. Not that it really matters in the world of fandom but to a 10 year old kid I thought it was pretty damn good.

    Back then I could never watch Utah play if I wasn't in SLC during the fall on a Saturday, but we were constantly barraged by Saturday afternoon byu radio play by play while back at home in Idaho.

    It probably wasn't until I graduated from high school and all my buds were making plans for college that my desire to align myself with Utah really took strong hold on me.

    That was 25 years ago now.

    I can thank the U for some great memories, my chance to meet my wife, my diploma and my passion to cheer them on regardless.

    I am hoping I am teaching my kids the right path to lifelong Utah commitment and hope to crimson clad Jesus that I am not doing to them what my Dad did to me.

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    Yes. Last year. Then somebody (sorry, forgot who) on this board took the time to analyze our team's average age vs. theirs...

    by EUte
    2014-10-30 09:54:24

    And guess what, ASU was older. And not just by a little bit, it was pretty significant. This is classic/typical Graham. Couple it with the fact that he still doesn't even know our coach's name...he is the biggest douche nozzle in the conference, and ranks right up there in the country IMO.

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