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Passing of a Passionate Fan

by WV_Ute
2015-07-29 11:12:12

My mother died on the 23rd. She was 85, but in good health. It was quick and likely painless and she was in good spirits until she passed. She never attended the U, having grown up in central Kansas and during the day it was not known for girls to casually go to college. We didn't even move to Utah until 1961 and it took some time for that culture shock to wear off.

I went to the U though, but was not interested in the teams at the time. However, after my divorce, I met my present wife who was attending the U at the time and through her and her family developed the bug and have been going to football and other sports for 20 years.

Shortly after my current wife and I got our season tickets, I invited my mom to join us for a game on a nice fall day and then she was hooked.

She bought a season ticket with us and for 10 years made nearly every game (except when it was exceptionally cold, she was in her 60's and 70's after all). And when the team was on the road we would gather in her family room and cheer and moan together for the Utes. A high point was my Mom, me and the wife, my mother-in-law, and number of other family members hooting and hollering together as the Utes handed 'Bama their head and rolled that Tide right on down the hill. That was a happy group.

In the last 4 years her knees got to the point she couldn't take the climb up the hill from Trax or the stairs to the seats so she stayed home. However, if an extremely dramatic moment occurred I could expect a call and I had to call in after the game so we could rehash the high points.

She even went to the point that her last 3 cars were all bright red and sported many U decals and stickers to show her support. I now have her last one, a red Honda with the Drum and Feather prominently displayed.

This will be a bittersweet season with no one to call after the game, but I will always be grateful that we had Utah football to share and have many happy memories because of it.

Go Utes.

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This was mentioned a page back, but it's still not getting the attention I think it deserves.

by Kula Shaker
2015-07-29 14:31:35



UVU needs to put up a billboard with the words "Welcome to Big XII Country" on every major road into Orem out of Provo.

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I've stayed out of all this BIG 12 -- BYU Provo expansion talk.

by 'ZonaUTE
2015-07-29 10:14:56

Except what I read on this board.

There's something just plain filthy about BYU and their self righteous attitude. Man, I don't miss having to deal with this crap every year. UTE football has been so much cleaner since the move to the PAC12. We are smack in the middle of the best two years in my 5 decades of following the UTES.

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What is an ASTRIC....

by UTE98
2015-07-29 11:11:09

Sounds like something that would happen in a seedy bar in Mexico or Asia.

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Going back is admitting a mistake was made. Mormons don't make mistakes.

by Duhwayne
2015-07-29 19:24:28

For the record, I'm Mormon. Some of us weren't valiant in the pre-existence.

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Dude.

by Chad Sexington
2015-07-29 10:24:37

Yes, that's kind of a bunch.
Yes, its so wrong, on so many levels.
I know some professionals, if you think talking with someone might help...

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Utah football countdown, #47b

by Maji Man
2015-07-29 08:36:24

#47 Caleb Repp, 6-4 202, Freshman DE

Caleb is new to the DE position so I'm guessing he'll be a redshirt for the Utes this year.

http://www.utahutes.com/sports/m-footbl/m tt/utah-m-footbl-mtt.html
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1575013/caleb -repp
https://twitter.com/CalebRepp

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Thank you!

by utahman3431
2015-07-29 20:11:53

A huge THANK YOU to all those willing to help keep my Ute video archive active! The donations I've received so far are going to help get me through the first few games of the season, and will help pay the server fees for the next while as well!

If anyone wants to donate to keep the archive around, or just wants to download some past Ute football games, please head over to:

http://uofu.bobsonlineworld.net
and use password: utevids

Thanks again!

Ki-Yi!!

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What should be asked, Sarkisian

by ocgreg
2015-07-29 11:38:27

"Steve, what's your Tinder account user name"?

Fight On!

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TestCenter

by Junior Ute
2015-07-29 13:15:20

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The policeman is being charged with homicide. The prosecutor called it "a chicken-crap traffic stop"

by Homer_Crimson
2015-07-29 19:23:57

and said the officer never have pulled him over and never should have been a cop.

I'm really tired of people justifying shootings of unarmed Americans, or blaming the victims because they weren't perfectly obedient. What the hell is wrong with us? Are we so in love with authority that we're OK with the idea that non-compliance is punishable by death?

Watch the Dillon Taylor video- one officer is telling him to raise his hands, the other is telling him to get on the ground. He pulls up his pants and is executed on the spot with no weapon visible anywhere.

Some people are idiots, #@%holes or both, that doesn't warrant execution or half this board could be lined up and shot.

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Interesting contrast.

by Ute Bear
2015-07-29 09:18:45

In January, Memphis and the American Athletic Conference announced that 12 Tiger players will face suspensions of varying lengths for their involvement in the fight.

Memphis players will face suspensions ranging from a half-game to two full games this season, as well as suspensions from practice and scrimmages. The players were scheduled to attend mandatory anger management counseling and perform community service hours.

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said in February that some discipline had already taken place at that time with Cougar players, but did not elaborate.


BYU lost the game, got their asses handed to them in the fight, and then lost the PR battle.

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Bookie brawl over Utah-Michigan

by Duhwayne
2015-07-29 21:25:36

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