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#25 Utah vs. Colorado


Saturday, November 28 @ 12:30 pm
TV: Pac-12 Networks
Radio: ESPN 700

Predict the score, win a prize!!!

Summoning the spirit of Rick Majerus

by Hammer
2015-11-27 22:30:08

At the Hunty tonight my son got to play in the 5 min halftime scrimmage with his team the South Valley Rebels. It was a riot. The crowd got into it a little with those 5th graders trying to showboat dribbling through their legs and such. My son stayed true to the fundamentals taught by Big Rick and his current coaches. He caught the ball in the mid to high post, in one motion squared to triple threat and gave a deadly shot fake, his defender [big man] flew to the moon, and he burned him for a layup. The crowd went wild....well, maybe in my own mind they did.

Very fun night.

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I agree with you 100% in general terms, but in this specific case, both the name of the organization and the context of its tweet are legitimately offensive towards one of the most persecuted groups of people ever.

by TheBaron
2015-11-27 14:22:41

It's not the "wishing you a happy Thanksgiving" part; it's the organization doing the wishing. If you call yourself the Washington Darkies, you don't #%!@ing tweet about Martin Luther King Day without expecting some backlash. That isn't ultra-liberal safe space bull$#!+; it's basic common sense.

Pretending "brown bag lunch" has racist connotations? Now THAT is ultra-liberal safe space bull$#!+.

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Oregon State is a good example of what can happen when a program doesn't appreciate a winning coach.

by Ute in DC
2015-11-27 19:39:50

Their fans became disenchanted with Mike Riley. He sensed his days at OSU were numbered so he left.

Maybe Gary Andersen and Oregon State will be better soon, but I don't think they anticipated going 2-10 (0-9) this year.

It's possible Utah could find the next Urban Meyer with the next coaching hire, but the odds are against it. It's much more likely we take a step backwards.

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by stonguse
2015-11-27 19:48:01

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No one. I just find it somewhat disheartening that even the mere possibility of considering that something might be offensive to Native Americans is immediately swept under the rug as "PC nonsense"

by SkinyUte
2015-11-27 11:55:24

Then again, I've spent the last two weeks working with tribal groups and hearing some of the horrific challenges they face. It's entirely possible that I'm overly sensitive about this topic today.

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If you do the math the difference is not significant by any stretch of the word.

by TheBaron
2015-11-27 17:06:23

If Stanford goes to the playoffs, the PAC-12 will receive a $6M check for Stanford's playoff appearance, plus the massive Rose Bowl payout (the PAC-12's share is approx. $40M/yr when the Rose Bowl not part of the Playoff rotation), plus the PAC-12's guaranteed annual share of the playoff revenue, plus the regular bowl game revenues. If Stanford loses the PAC-12 championship game, the PAC-12 will receive a $4M check for Stanford's NY6 appearance, plus the massive Rose Bowl payout, plus the PAC-12's guaranteed annual share of the playoff revenue, plus the regular bowl game revenues.

A net difference of $2M, divided 12 ways, is $166,666.67 per school at the absolute maximum. Once you factor in bowl costs and conference shares, both of which the conference deducts before dividing and distributing the post-season money, Utah's net gain from Stanford in the playoffs would be quite a bit less than $167K.

Utah playing in the best possible bowl is the biggest net positive for the program. As for the other 11 schools in the PAC-12, who gives a $#!+? Trust me when I say they don't give half a $#!+ about Utah.

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Generally I'm not a fan of litigation and don't want to be the guy that files suit but given that I've gone through six weeks

by FlyfishingUte
2015-11-27 13:11:50

Of Pain and missed out on so many of the fall activities I enjoy now I'm pissed

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By letting it go, you give positive reinforcement to negative behavior.

by pangloss
2015-11-27 12:04:48

A heartfelt apology and an effort to 'make it right' is the least you should expect.

The imbeciles among us need to be figuratively slapped around on occasional. That's what the courts are there for and it's good for society for them to learn from their mistakes. Screw 'em.

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I'm not saying you are wrong, but I am saying it's total bull$#!+ that Oregon could be gifted a NY6 game over Utah.

by TheBaron
2015-11-27 17:17:48

Utah has a better resume than Oregon and beat Oregon, in Eugene, by 42 points! Utah is criminally underrated in the polls right now if you compare Utah's SOS, resume, and W/L record to a lot of programs ranked ahead of the Utes. There is some extreme recency bias and a heavy dose of geographic bias going on in this year's polls.

EDIT: WSU just got blown out by UW to end the season 8-4 with a loss to an FCS team. Add in Utah's significantly larger fan base and TV ratings draw and WSU isn't a threat to take a bowl spot from us. Also, Utah can't tie at 6-3 with both USC and UCLA. One of those two will be 5-4 in PAC-12 play after tomorrow. Whether they lose tomorrow or on Dec. 5th, USC is looking at a 5 loss season. If USC beats UCLA tomorrow and loses to Stanford in the PAC-12 championship game, it will be Utah 9-3, UCLA 8-4, and USC 8-5. Utah comes out looking pretty good to the bowl committees in that scenario in spite of losing to both LA schools.

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I could use a stream of the game tonight

by Ute_In_Texas
2015-11-27 18:03:12

I'll be back around game time looking for a link. TIA for any help.

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Wash St. looks pretty pedestrian against UW. The Falk kid is definitely the heart and soul of that offense

by FlyfishingUte
2015-11-27 16:53:42

The backup can't get anything done.

OSU being more competitive that I thought they would be against the Ducks.

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Guy takes a case in to a lawyer he found online. Lawyer says looks great, I'll need $80k to get started

by wannabeaute
2015-11-27 12:42:41

The guy says "$80k? That's the price of a new Merecedes!"
Lawyer says "I know, didn't you see it there in the parking lot as you walked in?"

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Congrats.. that was awesome!

by EUte
2015-11-27 23:27:38

My family and I went to dinner after the game and we were all remarking how good those kids were- several of them really played their hearts out. Not to mention that mini game went right down to the wire- exciting stuff!

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That was great.

by utahute05
2015-11-27 23:26:24

I think since the first shot of the game was a made three pointer it got our attention and from then on we were really into it. I was really impressed by the ball handling skills and passing of the teams. That's awesome that your son was out there and that he scored. Congrats.

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Utah vs Idaho State; The view from the cheap seats

by Ute_In_Texas
2015-11-27 21:29:46

A few random observations:

Not much to say about his one. Idaho State is baaaaad. Really, really, bad.

As expected, Kuzma had a big game. He struggles against size, but really beats up on smaller teams.

Utes were +19 on the boards. 14 turnovers is too many against a weak opponent.

Hope Chapman's ankle is OK.

Nice to see Tucker hit a few shots. Still waiting for Taylor to heat up.

Bealer might have earned himself a few more minutes with his offensive explosion, but 3 fouls in limited minutes?

I thought Wright was starting to find himself last game. He looked solid in the first half of this game too, but seemed to lose interest in the blowout and turned the ball over too much.

Idaho State shot 58% on 3's. Good thing they only were able to get 12 of them launched.

Utes covered the 27 point spread. It was looking doubtful when Larry cleared his bench and ISU still had their starters in, but eventually ISU subbed in some freshmen and the cover was safe.

Next up is TDS. Another 30 point win would be just fine with me!

My 2 cents.

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