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    Best Weekend Ever...

    by Rocker Ute
    2015-07-27 07:31:26

    On Pioneer Day we rode our bikes 4 people wide blocking all traffic behind us while shooting off aerial fireworks through neighborhoods and animal shelters while shouting, 'JOIN THE MORMONS!!!' After which we cooled ourselves off in a stream where other people were trying to fish.

    We capped it all off by taking our whiny kids to a restaurant blocking in a Harley with our ice cream coated minivans. Of course, we requested our tables be put together next to a guy trying to eat peacefully by himself. There were some people ordering alcohol so we angrily asked that it be sheltered from our crying kids eyes, and then left a small tip.

    How was your weekend?

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    Classic

    by High Uintas
    2015-07-27 12:06:31

    Somebody tells you that you have bad breath and so instead of using a mouthwash, you call them an idiot and ignore the hint.

    Can it just be a massive coincidence that most schools who have shared a conference with BYU or other teams who have negotiated with them all share this same damning opinion? Of course I would expect nothing else from a group of people who consider themselves superior in virtually every way to have developed this attitude. It would be remarkable is they WERE easy to deal with.

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    I'm the monkey and I say...

    by Flyer
    2015-07-27 11:29:48

    On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years."

    The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?"

    So God agreed......

    On the second day, God created the monkey and said, "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span."

    The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?"

    And God agreed......

    On the third day, God created the cow and said, "You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years."

    The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?"

    And God agreed again...... On the fourth day, God created humans and said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."

    But the human said, "Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?"

    "Okay," said God. "You asked for it."

    So that is why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

    Life has now been explained to you.

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    My favorite coverage of the weekend festivities

    by HoopUte
    2015-07-27 08:29:57

    Thursday night KSL had the obligatory live coverage of the people camping out for the parade, and had Ashley Kewish set up in front of a vendor selling Fat Boy ice cream. Back in the studio Nadeen Wimmer asks, "Do they have any Fat Boys left?" As if on cue, a morbidly obese guy with a hand full of little US flags comes up into the shot, photo bombs Ashley Kewish by waving the flags, and Ashley says, "Oh, you mean the ice cream!"

    I would hope somehow that clip can make it to "The Soup" this week.

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    Ouch...

    by Puget Ute
    2015-07-27 10:46:58


    Your Native American genetics program is iffy.


    What happened to "...I'm starting to actually favor not joining that conference and just going directly after ND-level playoff and money access as Independence seems to be a good fit for us, even though we are the 293rd best research school in the country and lost to two MWC teams not named Boise State at home last year" mantra?

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    I couldn't make it past this gem before I closed the thread.

    by jhill
    2015-07-27 08:48:41

    Because the academic "issues" bit is just a cop out. BYU most certainly is a research institution, believe me I know. We have leading programs both in research and in the other post-grad studies like Law and MBA. Utah doesn't even bring the Utah market, BYU owns that. Utah's is confined to the Salt Lake Valley area whereas BYU's dwarfs it, we'd bring much more to the table than Utah. When you compare us to many of the PAC programs, i'd have to disagree. Given the present instability of the Big 12, I'm starting to actually favor not joining that conference and just going directly after ND-level playoff and money access as Independence seems to be a good fit for us.

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    Here's the Tl;dr -

    by NarfUte
    2015-07-27 09:56:27

    BYU fan: We do research!
    Every other fan: No you don't and the rankings you post are stupid. Here's actual respected rankings that show you suck.

    BYU fan: we won a national title!
    Other fans: I'm almost bald and was born 5 years after your "national title"


    And it's glorious

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    Utah football countdown, #48

    by Maji Man
    2015-07-27 08:23:54

    #48 Chris Van Orden, 6-1 206, Senior Punter/PK Holder

    Backup punter to Tom Hackett and placekick holder.

    From East High via Snow College.

    http://www.utahutes.com/sports/m-footbl/m tt/chris_van_orden_843600.html

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1743028/chris topher-van-orden

    https://twitter.com/vanorden48

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    Review of the Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB external HD.

    by UTE98
    2015-07-27 10:16:39

    So for Father's Day I bought myself a Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB external HD. Reading all the reviews I still went ahead and bought it. Supposedly 10 hours of battery and can stream HD to 3 devices.

    As some of you may remember I was asking questions about Handbrake and burning DVDs onto my computer.

    Cons
    -I list this first because everybody and their dog mentions it. Has issues with digital rights media(?) (DRM) for iTunes purchased movies if your iPad, iPod is iOS 8 or later, I also have had problems with some of my older iPods. I have about 20 movies I purchased/redeemed on iTunes. If you've got tons I'd probably not use this device.

    -Often has buffering issues.

    Neutral
    -The battery did not last 10 hours, but I was streaming onto three sometimes four devices. However by plugging it into the accessory port in my car I could charge it and use WiFi simultaneously so it wasn't an issue.

    Pros
    -All the reviews I read talked about iPads, iPods, and androids. I bought it because I wanted to load DVDs I ripped from Handbrake. I have about 70 movies, 3000+ songs. There is an app for iOS devices and it works like a charm.

    -I also have Chromebook and my daughter bought a Nook a few years ago. I read a work around for the Nook, loading Android on an SD card. She was able to listen to the music on her Nook but could not stream music via the browser using the WiFI. I held my breath and logged on using the Chromebook, and IT WORKED. I was able to watch all the movies and listen to all the music which was not DRM protected.

    I bought it for about $130 on Amazon and absolutely love it. I've burned about 10 more movies so non-DRM movies are at about 60 and will be well over 100 by the time I'm done. Yes I've even burned about 10 Utah football games and they are a bit fuzzy - mostly due to SD DVDs burned from my DVR about five - eight years ago with a Panasonic DVD recorder.

    I only burned DVDs however the quality was just fine for the 40 hours we spent in the car over a two week period. 13 hours a week later 7 hours then the following week 12 hours to SLC and another 8 hours to Denver.

    I'd recommend it for anybody looking for portable storage with WiFi capability. I am happy because when I go on business travel I'll be able to take 100 plus movies and some Utah games and not have to try to stream Netflix/Hulu on the hotel WiFi.

    Also you can set up the HD with Passwords so not just anybody can access your media library.

    You can also hook it up to your home WiFi and use it to pass through internet access. But that isn't why I bought it so don't use it that way.

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    When a punter like Hackett can win the field position battle every time he punts, he's that good!

    by snake
    2015-07-27 15:30:03

    Whether he punts it out of bounds inside the 20, inside the 10, or inside the 5, there are no return yards. When he punts for hang time and the ball gets fair caught by the receiving team, there are no return yards. When he punts it over the receiver and it is downed by the kicking team, there are no return yards.
    Hackett very rarely sends the ball into the end zone for the automatic 20 yard gain for the receiving team. He is very critical of himself when this happens and curses profusely at himself when he heads to the bench.
    When you read the article, they know he's not the Ute's best player, but he's definitely the most important player. If the Ute offense can't score, Hackett is going to make your team travel 95 yard every time if you want to find the endzone.
    Hackett is not just good, he's GREAT!

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    That BY-P fan is something else. Pure Zoob - can't support anything they say with facts.

    by Riot West
    2015-07-27 12:35:56

    I like the chart at the bottom of the page. http://www.shaggybevo.com/board/showthrea d.php/108844-Realignment-talk-not-going-aw ay/page896

    Poster misses Utah altogether, which would mean 8 of the top 25 schools are PAC-12. Also, Poster's remarks goes to show national perception of BYU-P is a far cry from what the Zoobs think it is.

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