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.
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.
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)
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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