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    I may dislike parking enforcement more than BYU

    by jrj84105
    2014-07-30 13:14:55

    ... But to the owner of the black Honda Accord with BYU window sticker occupying my reserved space at work for the second straight day despite the polite note I left yesterday, your vehicle has been towed.

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    PVD holding down Bama for us.

    by 19UtE14
    2014-07-30 12:10:11

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    Playing both Oregon and Stanford in the same season was once unthinkable. Now we play both in the span of 8 days. B)

    by TheBaron
    2014-07-30 16:14:34

    Zoobs think we make too big of a deal about the PAC-12 invite, but I believe history will bear out that we significantly under-sold and under-celebrated the importance of it, mostly out of ignorance. It's hard to understand the magnitude while we're essentially still standing at ground zero. In a couple of decades when we can look back clearly at the big picture, being invited to the PAC-12 is going to prove far more important and a far bigger deal than most Utahns - red or blue - ever imagined it would be when it happened.

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    It's been said a million times already, but I'm gonna go ahead and say it again anyway...

    by Kula Shaker
    2014-07-30 15:56:40

    Our schedule this year is simply UNBELIEVABLE.

    Just look at this lineup for a minute and let it all sink in again:

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    by Ute_fan_forever
    2014-07-30 17:33:39

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    I'm honored that you spent your one post per day on me.

    by TheBaron
    2014-07-30 16:20:41

    Hopefully in the future you'll continue to focus your energy and attention on both me and UF.N in general. It's nice to know that we're a part of your daily life.

    I see it took you all of 3 minutes to refresh, see my post, and reply. You should take your finger off of F5 and reward yourself with a Fresca for a job well done.

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    How dare you attack these pet owners like that,

    by UtahUte72
    2014-07-30 09:06:38

    Don't you know those dogs are their children.

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    We played Oregon and Stanford in 1995, both in Salt Lake City. And in back-to-back weeks. ;)

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-30 16:34:07

    I remember starting the 2000 season with Arizona, Cal, and Washington State and thinking it was unbelievable that we were playing 3 Pac-10 schools in one season.

    I also remember thinking how incredible it was in 2003 to play aTm, Oregon, and Cal. And 2004 playing aTm, Arizona, & North Carolina.

    The idea of playing 3 BCS teams in a season was such a novelty and made the schedules so much more interesting. To now be playing 9+ games against teams from the big conferences has just been great. Now we just need the winning to go with it.

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    30" water main break? That frightens me on a personal level.

    by KyleWouldDoIt
    2014-07-30 08:23:00

    Here in SLC I live right below a terminal reservoir. Buried in my back yard is a 30" water main (which prevents me from doing some landscaping I want to do, but I digress). Something like 20% of the valley gets their water through that main.

    What concerns me is I've been told that the pipe has a 30-year service life. I've also been told that the pipe is 55 years old and has never been maintained.

    So if one morning you turn on your shower and all you get is a puff of dust, grab your soap and head up to my house....we'll have the world's largest bathtub going on up here.

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    Rankings are a pretty arbitrary way to determine who's better between 2 teams.

    by utebehindenemylines
    2014-07-30 11:35:20

    BYU was probably ranked higher than Utah the past 4 years also. Would you like to tell me how that played out on the field?


    But for kicks here's NIU's schedule from last year:

    @ Iowa W
    @ Idaho W
    Eastern Illinois W
    @ Purdue W
    @ Kent St W
    Akron W
    @ Central Mich W
    Eastern Mich W
    @ UMASS W
    Ball St W
    @ Toledo W
    Western Mich W
    Bowling Green L
    Utah St L

    Are you really going to argue with me that Utah couldn't have won 10 games with that schedule?

    Or that NIU would've won 5 games with Utah's schedule?

    You're deluded.

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    Was BYU's coverage "miles ahead", or were the numbers generated almost entirely from viewers interested in Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and Texas?

    by TheBaron
    2014-07-30 14:05:49

    The Boise State game also did well, but that was because it was the only FBS game on TV that day and Boise State still has a touch of national appeal from all of the WAC cupcake eating contests they won. Whenever BYU played a non-marquee opponent or in a time slot with any competing games whatsoever, they had piss-poor ratings across the board.

    Utah really did have it rough last year. Every single non-PAC-12 Network broadcast Utah was a part of faced brutal competition for eyeballs. Hopefully this year we win a few more games so we can get some decent time slots outside of the PAC-12 Network.

    Edit: To see what the numbers for a true "national fan base" look like, I checked out Notre Dame's ratings. It just so happens that BYU was easily ND's lowest rated game of the entire season. Even Temple/ND was a bigger draw. With how excited BYU fans were to watch that game, those numbers say a lot about the ridiculous myths zoobs tell about the size of their fan base.

    There is a reason BYU draws less viewers and sells less merch than Utah and even tiny Boise State; most of BYU's "fans" ask the score in church on Sunday, but don't watch the games and don't buy the gear. If a tree falls in a forest...

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    It's hilarious that BYU claims to be a "special" place where their players live a higher standard. Or should I say, PRETEND to live a higher standard?

    by UteThunder
    2014-07-30 11:03:10

    Lost all respect for some BYU players today! #smdh #snitchesgetstitches


    Source

    Sorry BYU, just like it was in the 80s & 90s, you have a lot of players that participate in the same "sinful" behaviors that go on at every university in the country. #stop pretending

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