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    We are "The online voice of the Ute Fans." Students, alumni, and fans of the University of Utah athletics programs meet here to discuss football, basketball, gymnastics, and other sports.

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    by Hayes6
    2016-05-05 13:55:28

    He would have been a senior this year.

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    Terry Tempest Williams leaving the U is worse than forcing out a winning, popular major sport coach. She is the anchor of her department, is a fabulous writer, and is a real gem of a person.

    by Puget Ute
    2016-05-05 22:44:34

    Wallace Stegner is rolling in his grave over the U forcing her out. For that matter, so is Edward Abbey.

    This was purely political and was transparently obvious what happened to her. I am so sick and tired of Utah politicians who roll over and bite the pillow for every coal and oil company that comes through town promising big paybacks, but forgetting about caring for the environment.

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    Just last month one of our installers was doing a job at a donut shop, and had to access the roof to install the antenna.

    by 480ute
    2016-05-05 13:47:59

    This place had been sitting vacant for nearly a year before our customer bought it, and prepared to open shop. When our installer got to the top of the building he was greeted by a homeless couple with a tent, propane grill, and a ladder which they had been using to get up and down from the roof as needed. The roof was flat with five foot walls bordering it, so nobody had any idea they had been camping out there. Pretty smart on their part really.

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    BYU's "national fanbase" is one of many myths they like to pass down from one generation to the next.

    by TheJuggernaut
    2016-05-05 16:46:25

    A few classic BYU fan myths, off the top of my head:

    There are no Utah fans only BYU haters
    LDS youth only go to Utah because they can't get into BYU
    BYU would have gone to the Final Four Jimmer's SR year if Davies hadn't been suspended
    BYU is an elite educational institution respected worldwide
    Utah is only in the PAC12 because of BYU's accomplishments
    BYU would have been invited to join the Big 12 when it formed if Texas' governor hadn't made the Big 12 take Baylor
    BYU has a national fanbase numbering in the millions (every LDS church member = a BYU fan, of course)
    BYU received invites from both the PAC 12 and Big 12 but the board of regents turned both down (I've seriously heard this from BYU fans, and they believe it)

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    21-6; +96 run differential...

    by Holy Cow
    2016-05-05 21:46:56

    Stay away Billy Goat and Mr Bartman.

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    Bluto NSFW

    by Big Kahuna
    2016-05-05 13:38:29

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    by 480ute
    2016-05-05 14:18:49

    How about Steve Smith and Jamal Anderson? They weren't really disappointing, but after they each had good/great NFL careers you have to wonder if they could have been utilized by Utah better.

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    RE: Ugh, hockey on TV?

    by WV_Ute
    2016-05-05 15:39:35

    Not the best, I admit. However with the advent of HD and wide screens its a lot easier to see all the action in the attacking zone than just the 10' around the puck.

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    Methinks the lady protests too much...

    by Vegas Ute
    2016-05-05 23:29:48

    Seriously when was your last post about something OTHER than some Ute poster obsessing about BYU?

    You have become the exact same thing you carp about, maybe worse because lot of posters that talk about BYU also talk about a lot of other subjects.

    However let me pose a possible answer to your question.
    1) Lots of Ute fans live, work, and socialize with BYU fans.
    2) It is not practical or desirable to ignore every BYU fan you meet.
    3) Many BYU fans spread "cherished myths" like the one about BYU have several times more fans than the UofU.
    4) The best defense against intentional or unintentional falsehood is NOT ignorance, but the simple truth. A widely repeated falsehood only spreads if it is ignored.

    Why should Ute fans not correct factual errors? It can and should be done in a reasonable and adult way, but I have never understood the idea that ignoring the falsehood is a superior way.

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