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    Jesus the refs in this Chiefs vs Bolts game suck horribly.

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-10-19 16:57:16

    Chiefs have made so many self inflicted mistakes they don't deserve to win this game, though.

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    Taking a step beyond the TDS gorefest, tomorrow there will be FIVE Pac-12 South teams ranked in the top-25. FIVE. Let that sink in.

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-10-19 00:54:17

    Five freaking teams from just our division of this conference will be ranked in the top-25. That's just insane, I chuckle thinking back to the days when it'd be quite the thing to see two MWC teams ranked in the top-25.

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    I hope everyone who votes in the polls went to bed really early or took a nap through the first 3.5 quarters. That was 55 minutes of complete trash and 10 minutes of Booker being amazeballs.

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-10-16 23:47:33

    My god, that game took 10 years off my life, huge huge relief to get a win of any variety after a big win the week before. That's a first for this program in the Pac-12 era.

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    Tomorrow I move back to SLC, after being away for 11 years, to take the next step in my life. I'm leaving so much behind in Portland, my best friends, some family, and a place I've grown to love. I'm terrified.

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-10-12 21:56:33

    How do people do it? Moving away from Salt Lake after graduating high school seems like it was such an easy decision. Now I'm faced with a huge new challenge and I'm scared as hell, trying to find some confidence in this decision, I know it's the right thing for my career and hopefully my life. Leaving amazing friends and an amazing place like Portland is insanely hard.

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    I think I broke my hand....................HIGH FIVING EVERYONE FOR ROUGHLY 4 HOURS!

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-10-05 09:54:00

    I feel like my body has been dragged through 100 yards of shit, but fuck it, that was an awesome win. I about lost my shit when they called that BS roughing the kicker penalty, stupid Pac-12 refs. After that it was nothing but shots on my way to black out city, fireball and crown royal is a dangerous combination.

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    On the bright side (in a sort of narcissistic way) there were some REAL gems posted last night after the game, some of my favorites....

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-09-28 16:36:59

    First, for Homer_Crimson, my post about BOC.....BOC stands for Black Out City. I don't even remember making that post, HA, was a little surprised when I saw it just now.

    Thurstonw:

    Could at least one of you please step away from the ledge...

    to make room for me? I need a spot!


    Joefan's "highlight of the game" being a pic of the new water station sign, given the deluge of rain, irony at it's best.

    H'man:

    Coug'd it.


    Against the cougars.


    TheTarget's response:
    The football equivalent of dividing by zero

    HAHA

    wannabeute:

    Whittingham just said that the fourth down he punted on was from the 39. It was the 44 but I guess it all looks the same when you have no intention of going for it.


    Lol, /facepalm

    Adamtheute:
    Can't wait to see where we're ranked tomorrow!

    Didn't everyone say we'd be ranked after the WSU game?


    wannabeute with another good one:
    The game has been over for 45 minutes and Sitake is still sending three after Halliday


    USS Utah:
    That didn't look like a team with nothing to play for. WSU, I mean. Utah, OTOH, did look like they had nothing to play for.


    jrace:
    No, I don't believe in miracles


    Hell, even snowbird made an appearance. Interesting night to say the least, going back and reading the posts has at least been humorous.

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    Whitt's conservative nature, by heart, will get him canned. Conservative does not work in this conference. When you're up by 21 you go out and score 21 more points. You go for it on 4th and inches. You counter punch for punch. That's how Pac-12 teams

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-09-28 15:04:43

    play. The scoreboard is always 0-0

    Having said that, the play last night was pretty pathetic outside the first quarter. I'm sorry, did any o-line players actually suit up? Tissue paper soft, they couldn't block a pop warner defense. And Wilson needs to settle the #%!@ down, happy feet and dancing don't help. Dres? When the ball hits you in the hands you have no excuse.

    There was just a total breakdown in all aspects of the game, from the coaching on down.

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    I feel like I'm in the twilight zone on this message board. No offense, but most still have a MWC football mindset. I'm not at a surprised by anything that has happened today.

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-09-27 23:15:44

    I'm fucking BOC.

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    The gif of Blechen cleaning the helmet is just too hilarious to me, definitely need a caption contest for this one.

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-09-26 09:47:26

    Well done Milton to make that gif, hilarious stuff. CAPTION IT!



    Blechen: "ohhhhhhh nooooooooooo, some Michigan grass got on the perfect white helm......oh hey man, here's your lid"

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    The SEC shills on ESPN are unbearable, their rationalizations for close games against weak opponents are disgusting...

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-09-13 18:01:48

    I am so sick of hearing "oh, so and so MAC/AAC/MWC is a highly competitive and very dangerous team, no surprise they put up a good fight!"

    BULLSHIT. Just gotta make sure you guys protect those SEC teams from any kind weakness they could show. Those teams are crap and the SEC is not as good as ESPN would love to make us believe.

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    Inhale......exhale

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-08-28 23:32:09

    Game 1 down, mark it as a win. Like any first week game there are still a lot of things to work on. After watching that there is almost nothing I can take away from the game. So many question marks still in my head, I just don't feel like any concerns I had going into the game were addressed. On one hand I saw so SO many bad things, but it's the first week. On the other hand we demolished Idaho St., but they're a horrible team.

    I quite literally see absolutely nothing different from the last few years. This team has 5-7 written all over it.

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    Dres Anderson's nickname is "Red Rocket?" Uhhhhh, might want to rethink that one....

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-08-12 11:50:48

    Video: Meet Dres Anderson, Utah's 'Red Rocket'

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    Lol, 9-3 predictions with this schedule just leave me shaking my head.

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-07-31 14:44:04

    Someone, ANYONE, please make an honest and realistic post to convince me that we will get 9 wins. I'd love to read it. And I'm not talking a bunch of What If's/Maybe's/Could happen's, let's see a REAL argument using historical and current data as a reason for your 9-3 prediction. Reading tea leaves and believing the stars and solar systems will align to get us to 9 wins is great and all, but I like to believe I'm a pretty grounded in reality type of person.

    I want to believe it's possible, I really really do, but IMO you'd have to go into Dumb and Dumber territory believing we have a chance at 9-3. This team has 5-7 written all over it with the schedule lined up in front of us and the history of the Pac-10/12.

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    I love all the soccer hate, keep it coming. Funny that most of it is based purely on ignorance of the game, whether the poster wants to admit it or not.

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-06-26 15:51:35

    Oh and apparently nobody really cares about soccer in this country, I mean it's not like the number of people streaming the game through ESPN's online service crashed it or anything....oh wait, yes they did. All-time record for ESPN3 viewership, 1.7 million, set during the game and caused the service to shut down (briefly) in the second half due to overloading the servers.

    http://screamer.deadspin.com/espn-didnt-e xpect-this-many-people-to-stream-u-s-germa -1596515103?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadsp in_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm _medium=socialflow

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    If someone put a gun to my head and said predict Utah's record next year...

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-03-26 14:48:20

    I'd say 4-8. Looking at the schedule, our history, our roster, our strengths, and weaknesses I think a 4-8 record is about right. Wins over Idaho St., Fresno St., Washington St., and one more game (probably either Arizona or CU). This schedule is fucking hard, even with the first two games.

    IF Whitt were to hand over the offensive duties 100%, with absolutely no mingling what so ever during games, to DC I could see us snagging a couple more and finishing with 6 or maybe even 7 wins. And that would be fantastic. I think for Whitt to save his job he needs to do less, not more. He needs to focus on being a coach, specifically maximizing his strengths of being a defensive mastermind, and letting the people he keeps bringing in handle the offense.

    I think it is his sense of responsibility, of being the one who has to take the responsibility of EVERYTHING that happens on the field, that has lead to our offense shenanigans over the last 4 years. It's a noble gesture, but dammit Whitt sometimes you just gotta let it be. What would be better would be taking responsibility for the hires, themselves, by letting things play out and not getting involved. Yes, it's a huge risk to sit back and let someone new come in and take total control over the offense, it COULD mean your job if it fails spectacularly. But I'd rather see that than the constant mingling and reigning in of the OC's and offenses every year during games.

    Quite frankly I'd kill for a 6-6 record this year and a bowl game. It would buy Whitt another year to appease a lot of posters here and it would show progress as a program. Another 5-7 or worse record and we're doing nothing but spinning our wheels and IMO it would be time to start looking elsewhere in terms of head coaches.

    People can spout off about how decisions made on keeping or firing someone is based upon lots of intangible things and specific circumstances, but at the end of the day this is a results business. Another losing record and poor results, the actual Wins vs Losses, is what will determine if Whitt stays or goes.

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    So you're telling me things have gotten so bad at MIP that they're in a heated battle with North Dakota State University over an online "6th man" competition in which they're both using computer scripts to stuff the poll?

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-02-28 15:35:11

    Just remember, fellow Ute fans, things can seem bad with certain teams/results, but at least they aren't that bad.

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    "Washington in man to man defense, it's arm length man to man so they cannot drive the lane..." Uhhh, no they're not you idiot, it's CLEARLY a zone defense.

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-01-08 21:17:27

    Poor start from the Utes.

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    Basketball rankings this time of year make even less sense to me than Football rankings (any time of the year)

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-01-06 11:59:24

    The AP poll came out today, some crazy jumps and drops for teams.

    Oregon....escapes Utah (12-2) and loses on the road to Colorado (13-2) and drops 7 spots from 10 to 17. Colorado nudges by OSU and beats Oregon and jumps 5 spots from 20 to 15. Ok, makes sense that the Buffs should be ranked ahead of UO, kinda hard to rationalize such a large drop by UO, they didn't exactly lose to awful teams, but whatever.

    San Diego State beats an overrated Kansas team by 4 on the road, jumps EIGHT spots from 21 to 13. Was SDSU just ranked to low to start? Kansas after their 4th loss (9-4 overall) of the season drops just 2 spots with a slew of good 10-14 win teams behind them. Hmmm.

    Duke loses on the road by 2 points to a 10-4 Notre Dame team and drops NINE spots from 7 all the way to 16. Dafuq?

    Guess it's just still early in the season and we're only just beginning the conference schedules, which will really determine the rankings in the end.

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    Some thoughts about the game today.

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-01-04 22:26:18

    You gotta love how this team is growing together, there were a lot of parallels between todays game and the game thursday against UO. The main difference was that both teams were hitting their shots consistently today whereas both teams couldn't hit their shots on thursday. We saw the Utes battle and lead throughout the game, eventually building a solid lead in the second half only to go through a 5+ minute stretch where they couldn't hit a FG and let their opponent back in the game.

    On thursday that stretch did the Utes in, they let UO back in it and UO took advantage forcing the game to OT and getting the win. Today you saw the Utes take another step in the maturity department, they calmed down and started hitting the shots that got them into the lead in the first place. While OSU pressed, the Utes didn't force anything and hit the looks that they did not on thursday. Fantastic stuff to see.

    Towards the end you could really see OSU pressing to get back into it and the Utes VERY smartly controlled both the tempo and flow of the game. They played at a pace that prevented OSU to claw back and eventually shut the door. I think on thursday you saw a team that panicked a little bit during that 5 minute run with no FG's, they got out of sorts and rushed the play instead of just settling down and trying to control the game. That ultimately cost them at the end. A great sign of a team that has learned from previous close losses.

    I think what we'll see is this team lose a few on the road in the next couple games, learn from that experience and be coached on how to succeed. The UW/wSU road trip is going to be tough and if they manage a split I'll be ecstatic. These are the steps the team needs to take to develop into a group that can compete for conference titles and post-season berths.

    They're fun to watch, they're athletic as hell, and they're learning a lot from Coach K. Gotta love the direction this program is headed.

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    Way to pack the JMHC last night, a pic posted by U Athletics on facebook...

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-01-03 10:16:16



    Been a while since I've seen it that packed, well done.

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    Damn good article from ESPN on the Utes after the loss tonight

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-01-02 23:13:35

    Utes've come a long way, baby

    Itís been too long since Utah made opponents breathe sighs of relief. Itís a start.


    Damn. Just imagine if we had managed to pull that one out, I'm not a fan of moral victories so it is what it is....a loss. But I can't remember the last time I saw an opponent celebrate a victory like that against the Utes. Hopefully next time it'll be the Utes celebrating the close win. This team is fun to watch again, it's great seeing the progress they're making. Hopefully we can get a post season tournament under our belts this year, the NIT would be fantastic experience for this team and hopefully set them up for a run at an NCAA Tourney berth next year.

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    Whelp, when they are hitting those ridiculous threes and we keep chucking up bricks it's going to turn out ugly.

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-01-02 19:41:46

    Credit the ducks for adjusting after we went up 10, because it's been all them since.

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    Gotta finish, we've had a lot of wide open looks with some bad shooting. Loving the defense, though, Oregon is one of the highest scoring teams in the country and to hold them to 28 at the half is tremendous.

    by PDXUtefan
    2014-01-02 18:56:22

    Keep up the defense, finish your open shots and we can win this thing in the second half. Fun game so far.

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    Whitt's done after this year, we'll turn in another 4-8 or 5-7 year with wild inconsistencies, again.

    by PDXUtefan
    2013-12-20 22:43:42

    And that will be that.

    I'm sorry, but the problem just isn't that Whitt is just a defensive coach, or that he won't just give the reigns over the whatever flavor of the month OC he hires, or that he promotes and demotes like a kid goes through the latest hot toy. No. The problem as been and will continue to be that we can not and will not fill out our roster (at least offensively) with the talent, consistently, needed to win.

    We all hear about how great of recruiters we have and how that we're constantly upgrading our team. Not buying it. In fact I'd say we've taken a step back this year and it's only going to be more of the same, just meandering around picking up athletes here and there without any true sense of direction on offense. How on earth can Whitt or whoever else walk into some kids house, sit in his living room, listen to how much he wants to contribute to the Ute offense, and answer with a straight face "so who's going to be my offensive coordinator next year when I put on the Ute jersey for the first time?" THEN how on earth to you recruit your players to fill out your offense when you have no fucking clue what kind of offense, what kind of coach, or what kind of direction you want to head in? We're a spread option, no wait, we're a pro set, no wait, we're a pure spread, no wait, we're a hybrid of some sort, no wait....

    Well....uhhh....well, maybe Coach "X" will be out of his job and we can pick him up.

    OUR OFFENSIVE STAFF IS AN UTTER JOKE! Jesus Christ.Ludwig, A-rod, Schramm, BJ, Chow, DE, Christensen....just what in the fuck is going on?

    And still, Whitt has yet to fire a coach. Nope, he'll just demote them until they decide to go on their own.

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    I'm going to go out of my way and provide a service for Utefans.net posters (and generally Ute fans everywhere)...

    by PDXUtefan
    2013-11-16 21:58:33

    A service to help an alarming number of you, really, one in which will correct a very stupid problem many seem to have.

    This is our football roster:
    2013 Utah Football Roster

    An added bonus to that link? The coaches are listed at the bottom!

    So why am I doing this? Because many of you, for some reason cannot get NAMES spelled correctly. If this were just an occasional slip or mis-spelling here and there, whatever, but it's not. We're talking about our starting QB, our best player, our main coaches, guys who play huge roles on this team. Guys like:

    SCHULZ (notice the C and NO FREAKING T)
    REILLY (notice the E)
    ERICKSON (one C AND a K)


    Go ahead, click on the link, read through the list. This is a team that we all love to support (I hope), let's start by getting their freaking names right. Don't know why this has always been such a problem, goes back years with guys like Hays (no E) and others.

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    I think this is some sort of bazaaro mix of the situations we saw at the end of McBride's tenure and what you saw with the 49ers pre-Harbaugh....

    by PDXUtefan
    2013-11-09 19:04:54

    I think Whitt is a great guy and he got us to where we are right now, but I do not think he is a Pac-12 level coach. Blue star away. I see a coach who has made extremely poor decisions with his personnel, a coach who has not grown at all in the last 3 years, and one who is not learning from his mistakes. I see a team that has regressed under this coach, one who is chasing its tail, who is a revolving door of incompetence in several areas. Let's face it, Whitt has stagnated. He's faced a huge challenge and there hasn't been any growth. At some point we have to face the reality, just as we did with McBride, that a change has to be made. I just don't want to sit here 1, 2, or even 3 more years going through the motions like we are now.

    Obviously we weren't going to step into the Pac-12 and just be a solid team from day one. It was always going to take several years to get our feet under us. But I haven't seen any progression. NONE. And I have a very very difficult time seeing an end to this. It's one thing to not have depth, which we don't, it's another to not see a single contribution from young, recruited athletes. I see a few plays consistently from guys like Jason Whittingham, Norwood, and Poole, but really that's about it. We have zero playmakers on offense who have been recruited since we joined the Pac-12. We hear about the athletes being recruited, we have solid recruit rankings, where are the contributions? Outside the defense, which has always been Whitt's pet, we have nothing. We have an oline that would be consistently blown up by MWC teams right now.

    As for the connection to those 9ers teams of recent history...we have the same revolving door (offensively) that they had. Just a constant churning of crap, over and over, misappropriating resources, time, and management. We also have a fanbase that jumps on every QB the second they start failing, just like the 9ers fans did with Alex. We have an o-line that couldn't block a defense from the women's lingerie league. And we have a QB whose confidence is shattered, whose coach doesn't believe he can make plays, whose been dealing with changes around him left and right, and a few injuries himself. Is Wilson an all-anything QB? No, probably not. But I guarantee you we could win with him with better coaching.

    In the end I think I'm done with this whole coaching staff, I just think we need to come clean and start over. To those that say "Whitt is the best we could hope for!" You're full of shit. Given the resources the program has available to it now (new facilities, in a great conference, local domination of the sport, great fan base, etc) , and in the immediate future (full "partner" of the Pac-12, a TON of money coming our way, etc), we can do better. And we HAVE done better as a school with far more hamstrung resources (Urban). It's a matter of taking the leap, giving up the security blanket we've had for a while, the guy that kept us warm for several years and gave us a TON of great memories. We're in our infancy as a Pac-12 school, let's grow up a little now and become an adolescent, shed the baby blanket.

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    Add one more thing to why Comcast is the worst company

    by PDXUtefan
    2013-11-03 01:37:35

    Move along if you don't want to read a hate filled post.

    Up until a couple days I was able to get "OTA" (over the air) channels on my tv. I put OTA in quotation marks because where I live it is impossible to use an antenna to get any tv reception. I tried everything, several HD antennas, rabbit ears, amplifiers, everything. Short of running a few hundred feet of cable through my apartment and up the side of the building no antenna was/is going to work. What did work was just taking a coax cable, plugging into a jack in the wall and running it to my tv. My tv (and almost all modern tv's) have what is called a QAM tuner which can scan those signals and find analog and digital channels. All perfectly legal and before the age of digital companies like Comcast fairly standard for a while.

    Well a couple days ago I just stopped getting signal from any of those channels. I tried everything to figure out what the hell was going on, reset my tv, changed cables, unplugged my cable internet modem and only ran the cable to the tv, rescanned the signal for channels. The only thing that ever came back was a couple channels from Comcast themselves, their "guide" channel and a Comcast marketing channel. So I searched high and low through the interwebs. Well, after quite a bit of searching I finally got my answer, Comcast is now encrypting all local channels and is slowly working through each city, in practice they are blacking out the standard over the air free channels to anyone who uses a coaxial cable. They started doing this earlier this year and offered a limited period option of picking up an HD Digital Transport Adapter. Basically a little box they give you that allows you watch those channels by descrambling their encryption. The period allowed you to pick one of these up and use it for 2 years for free. Well the period was short lived and now you have to pay $10 a month just to have access to those "free" channels.

    What a fucking crock of shit. How is this even legal? From what I've read the FCC just doesn't care, they understand the situation and has said "meh." IE, these huge companies are paying us a shitload of money just to look the other way. What a fucking joke. I used to have cable tv, until I realized I was paying $130 a month for 8 bazillion channels of which I only watched about 5. You can pretty much stream or download anything you want to watch over the internet for free. So out goes the cable box, I kept the cable modem and pay $30 a month for high speed internet. It was great because I could stream/download any show I wanted to watch and I still had all the major networks to watch major programming and sports in HD.

    TL;DR version:
    Fuck Comcrap.
    Comcrap is now blocking free networks if you use coax.
    Comcrap now charges a monthly fee to access those channels.

    /End Rant. Thanks if you managed to read through my tirade.

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    Need some advice regarding a windshield situation for my car

    by PDXUtefan
    2013-11-02 16:28:58

    Recently bought a used car and last night was really the first time it's been in heavy rain. I was at a cousins house and when I came out to the car water had been leaking through the top of the windshield somewhere, it ran down my rear view mirror and dripped onto my dash and then leaked into my stereo and climate control. The display on the stereo stopped working and the climate control is not working properly. The car doesn't have any kind of warranty or anything like that.

    Just wondering what my options are here, I know insurance agency's will replace windshields if they are cracked or have bad rock chips (depending on your coverage you might have to pay the deductible), would this kind of situation I'm in be covered by that? Or am I SOL having to pay to have the windshield fixed and my broken stereo/climate control myself?

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    This Goblin Valley zoob story just keeps getting better, turns out the idiot who tipped the goblin filed a personal injury lawsuit a few weeks before claiming "serious, permanent and debilitating injuries."

    by PDXUtefan
    2013-10-22 11:04:36

    The attention has led to revelations that Taylor filed a personal injury lawsuit in September, claiming he had suffered "serious, permanent and debilitating injuries" from a 4-year-old car crash.


    http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/22/us/utah-bou lder-boy-scouts/

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    WWOOOOWWWWWWW, the US scores TWO stoppage time goals to steal a 3-2 win in Panama, at the same time Costa Rica beats Mexico. All Panama had to do was not give up those 2 goals and they would have advanced to a play in game for the World Cup...

    by PDXUtefan
    2013-10-15 21:29:27

    But they fucked up and because the US won Mexico will now play in the play in game for the World Cup. The US' bitter rival gets their asses saved by the US. Unbelievable finish, I've never heard a stadium go sooo quiet before.

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    Top 10 Most Recently Posted Messages:

    LOL, 250 yards passing?!?! Bahaha, pass what you're smoking this way.
    (1 day ago, 0 stars)

    Wow, nice kick by that rookie kicker, BARELY made it.
    (1 day ago, 0 stars)

    Jesus the refs in this Chiefs vs Bolts game suck horribly.
    (1 day ago, 0 stars)

    Taking a step beyond the TDS gorefest, tomorrow there will be FIVE Pac-12 South teams ranked in the top-25. FIVE. Let that sink in.
    (1 day ago, 6 stars)

    Uhhh, ok. Or you could watch USC vs Colorado or UO vs Washington.....
    (2 days ago, 0 stars)

    Is there a way you could make a torrent of the game that doesn't include the first 55 minutes? That would be great.
    (2 days ago, 2 stars)

    Lol, these kinds of posts are just as, if not more crazy than the posts calling for Whitt's head.
    (2 days ago, 0 stars)

    Just a suggestion: watch something else until the last 5 minutes. ;)
    (3 days ago, 3 stars)

    Plus, after you've cooked the turkey, you have a bunch of boiling oil to deep fry EVERYTHING. I've deep fried soooo much awesome stuff, oreos, twinkeys, freaking pie, BACON. god, making me drool just thinking about it.
    (3 days ago, 1 stars)

    The best turkey's I've ever had, BY FAR, are from deep fryer's. No, they are not that dangerous if you are not an idiot when cooking them.
    (3 days ago, 1 stars)

    Or maybe we should get Keanu Reeves to QB for us, does he have any college eligibility?
    (3 days ago, 0 stars)

    Why not?
    (3 days ago, 0 stars)

    I agree with all of it, right now it does not matter who our QB is so you stick with one and ride it to the finish.
    (3 days ago, 0 stars)

    It has been confusing, especially with a "possession receiver like Scott." I have no idea as Dres was targeted on the fade route in the endzone instead of Scott, of course the ball was too high for him.
    (3 days ago, 1 stars)

    It is quite funny this predicament, going into the OSU game we were all making TIC comments about "no starting QB has been named, OSU has to prepare for both....even though everyone knows it's going to be KT." Now...we really don't know.
    (3 days ago, 1 stars)

    I guess I watched a different game than you, regarding points 2 and 4.
    (3 days ago, 2 stars)

    It's actually quite simple, the Utes haven't had an offensive system/scheme since Urban left. We have no offensive identity and the person in charge of establishing that gets canned every year.
    (3 days ago, 1 stars)

    The Utah Bookers!
    (4 days ago, 0 stars)

    I hope everyone who votes in the polls went to bed really early or took a nap through the first 3.5 quarters. That was 55 minutes of complete trash and 10 minutes of Booker being amazeballs.
    (4 days ago, 10 stars)

    I'm just going to say it, at what point do we stop pointing fingers at the OC's and start pointing them at the guy above the OC's?
    (4 days ago, 0 stars)

    #%!@ it. Let's just line Hackett up at QB and have him kick balls to Phillips at WR.
    (4 days ago, 0 stars)

    Wouldn't make a lick of difference, KT has been accurate with his passes and has gone down field 3 times (1 was a dropped TD, 2 others drew PI flags). WR's can't catch balls that hit them in their hands.
    (4 days ago, 0 stars)

    I was about to post about doing my happy dance for game time. Then I realized I don't live in Oregon anymore and I have to wait another hour for kickoff. Dammit. Stupid lost hour.
    (4 days ago, 4 stars)

    Ahhh geeeezzuuuss, not this $#!+ again, I'm too exhausted to write out my whole reply to the previous post on this subject, so I'll just link it.
    (6 days ago, 4 stars)

    No kidding, really looking forward to having regular speed limits and decent drivers. Oregonian's absolutely suck at driving.
    (7 days ago, 2 stars)

    Tomorrow I move back to SLC, after being away for 11 years, to take the next step in my life. I'm leaving so much behind in Portland, my best friends, some family, and a place I've grown to love. I'm terrified.
    (8 days ago, 9 stars)

    Good lord, I don't know who to pick, I despise Sark and USC, Todd "The Douche" Graham deserves a solid kick in the nuts, Oregon and their #@%hole fans deserve to be donkey punched, I'd love to knock Zona off their pedestal, and two years of Furd in
    (12 days ago, 3 stars)

    Did they forget to watch tape for this week? It's like they don't even know who Wilson is, they do realize that the Seahawks like to run, right?
    (14 days ago, 0 stars)

    You're talking about the Romo lead Cowboys? It's Romo. If there's a Romo, he'll find a way to finish a season 8-8 and miss the playoffs.
    (14 days ago, 1 stars)

    Having said that, Seattle (blatantly) holds on every single play, to them it's a numbers game....they get away with it way more than they get called for it.
    (14 days ago, 0 stars)

    Sorry Tacoma, this Redskins team is HOOORRIIIBBBLLLEEE. In all phases of the game, just flat out bad.
    (14 days ago, 1 stars)

    How is this hard for you to understand? We have the worst passing attack in the conference over the last 3 years and we have one of the worst combined records in the same time.
    (14 days ago, 2 stars)

    In that 10 game sample size in which we failed to pass for more than 200 yards we lost 70% of the time. Is that not "most?" We have had a LOUSY passing attack since we've been in the Pac-12
    (14 days ago, 3 stars)

    You can polish a turd all you want. Let's not use any rationalizations for our pass game, it has not been pretty for several years now. As a result of that we have lost most of our Pac-12 games.
    (14 days ago, 7 stars)

    And I can find examples of the opposite. RichRod at Arizona (who was run out of Michigan), Sonny Dykes at Cal...
    (14 days ago, 1 stars)

    So many people said the same thing at the end of Mac's tenure. The program is bigger than any one person.
    (14 days ago, 1 stars)

    Lol, I just love these posts. Why do we spend so much time calling out each other? It's a message board, the internet is FULL of people who have different opinions.
    (14 days ago, 4 stars)

    You didn't watch that 18 inning 6 hour 2-1 THRILLER last night? Man, you really missed out on ALL the sporting excitement you can imagine.
    (15 days ago, 8 stars)

    Doesn't matter which QB is trying to throw because our O-line can't pass protect. There's no time for plays to develop because the QB is running for his life.
    (15 days ago, 1 stars)

    You're giving the o-line a game ball? REALLY? The same o-line that couldn't pass protect to save it's life?
    (15 days ago, 7 stars)

    I think for my mental health I'm just going to step back and try to enjoy this win (and hopefully the rest of this season)
    (15 days ago, 1 stars)

    If anything has been proved by the games this week it's that polls are completely meaningless at this point. Maybe after week 6 will have a better idea, don't hold your breath though.
    (15 days ago, 0 stars)

    I was at least 5 shots and many many beers deep at that point, things started getting a little foggy after that.....I hope it was high fiving, lol.
    (15 days ago, 2 stars)

    I think I broke my hand....................HIGH FIVING EVERYONE FOR ROUGHLY 4 HOURS!
    (15 days ago, 5 stars)

    As if we haven't had our own problems with QB injuries (and injuries in general), pissing on another player after he gets hurt is just asking for a big karma bitch slap back on us.
    (17 days ago, 3 stars)

    That's a broken ankle.
    (17 days ago, 2 stars)

    UCLA and Oregon fans are notorious for their "zoobish" behavior.
    (17 days ago, 2 stars)

    I thought it was string cheese.
    (17 days ago, 0 stars)

    You guys just need to get Sirius or an equivalent and listen to national radio programs or programs in other Pac-12 cities. Seriously, the best thing for your mental health is to just stop listening to SLC sports radio.
    (17 days ago, 1 stars)

    There are maybe half a dozen labs in the entire world capable of doing such a thing. Any terrorist group trying to accomplish that would probably kill themselves from infection before succeeding.
    (18 days ago, 2 stars)

    My last post about this, quite frankly I'm utterly SHOCKED that this is the first case of ebola being diagnosed outside Africa from this outbreak. This stupid virus has such a long incubation period...
    (18 days ago, 0 stars)

    This is not to say that ebola couldn't one day mutate into a form that makes it more susceptible to airborne transmission, but to date that has not been the case. If ebola were an airborne capable virus there would literally be tens of millions dead
    (18 days ago, 0 stars)

    That study has been repeated with better controls (ie, more stringent cleaning practices to prevent contact contamination sources of error)
    (18 days ago, 1 stars)

    The ebola virus is not an airborne capable virus, can't be spread through anything but bodily fluid exchange.
    (18 days ago, 6 stars)

    There's a lot of hype around the Utes and Wright going into the season, I hope they can live up to it. Anything short of a NCAA tournament bid will feel like a disappointment at this rate.
    (18 days ago, 4 stars)

    Why are people trying to analyze a coach based on a handful of plays over the course of 3+ years?
    (18 days ago, 5 stars)

    The fact that their offense had completely abused your defense and scored 3 TD's easily before the 4th and inches doesn't enter your mind at all? It's a game of momentum.
    (19 days ago, 7 stars)

    Well, October is booby cancer awareness month. Everyone should think of the boobies! All the boobies MUST be saved!
    (19 days ago, 2 stars)

    BAHAHHAHA, 10-20 YEAR decline? Pass whatever you're smoking or drinking this way, bud. What an absolutely psychotic statement based upon NOTHING in reality.
    (19 days ago, 4 stars)

    The stats are all we have, if you choose to ignore them for whatever reason that is your prerogative, but it's not like all 60 minutes of both games were unplayable because of weather.
    (19 days ago, 2 stars)

    Right now the offensive stats are heavily influenced by the first 2 games in which the Utes laid down a ton of points on big yardage plays. It'll be interesting to see how the stats evolve over the course of the season.
    (19 days ago, 1 stars)

    Ya, except the part where you have to score points because odds are UCLA is going to score, a lot. So far the Utes have 2 TD's against P5 competition, UCLA is better than ISU or FSU.
    (19 days ago, 4 stars)

    Not sure why you'd want to make it hotter. I'm not exactly a fan of Whitt right now, but I don't want to see the team reach a point where they give up on the coach because they know he's going to get canned.
    (19 days ago, 0 stars)

    Meh, he was a troll and if you couldn't see that then you should now. He never gave a rats ass about this team, he was either a zoob or a ridiculous diehard TW fan (family member?) blinded by everything else.
    (19 days ago, 0 stars)

    Pasadena High will be proud of that interception. Nevermind the fact that he was swinging that ball around like an idiot on the return. Lucky he didn't lose it.
    (21 days ago, 1 stars)

    The UCLA that played Virginia and Texas is beatable. The UCLA that played ASU and Memphis is not. Depends on which UCLA shows up.
    (21 days ago, 1 stars)

    I think it depends entirely on which UCLA team shows up. They are, without question, the most Jekyll and Hyde team in the conference.
    (21 days ago, 0 stars)

    Even the people like me, who think Whitt is more or less done at the U, KNOW he can coach. I, personally, just think his coaching style is better suited for a difference conference.
    (21 days ago, 2 stars)

    I actually think Whitt would be a great coach at a B1G or Big-12 school. Teams in those conferences are better suited for a guy like Whitt, where if you don't put up 100 points a game it doesn't matter as much.
    (21 days ago, 1 stars)

    Not trying to rationalize it, but it's only been 3+ years. These are things that develop over time and as we become technologically more advanced they will improve.
    (21 days ago, 1 stars)

    It's pathetic, really, that it's come to that. The safety and well-being (both short term and long term) of an individual being sacrificed for a win at all costs attitude.
    (21 days ago, 0 stars)

    About as bad as Woods' concussion against us and then Kiffin playing him in the second half when it was obvious to everyone what had happened.
    (21 days ago, 0 stars)

    Unfortunately some people feed off that kind of stuff. It's sick, I have no idea what people get out of blasting these kids, THOSE are the people that just need to take a step back and re-evaluate things.
    (21 days ago, 2 stars)

    It's a #%!@ing message board man, what the hell do think is going to happen? Would you rather have everyone just putting on blinders and saying the same exact things over and over?
    (21 days ago, 0 stars)

    Oh please. God I love the condescending attitude around here sometimes, as if some are soooo much better fans than others and the ones who question what is happening should just go find a cliff.
    (21 days ago, 3 stars)

    I want to believe, I really do, but the WSU was more of the same in my eyes. It was the same exact story I have seen played out over the last 3+ years.
    (21 days ago, 1 stars)

    Maybe. I don't know anymore. I'm really really REALLY hungover right now.
    (22 days ago, 1 stars)

    Nothing like a primetime game on national tv to showcase our amazing team, can't wait!
    (22 days ago, 3 stars)

    First of all....WSU is a bad team. Period. Yes, they took Oregon to the wire and that should be commended, but make no mistake about it, the Cougs are not good.
    (22 days ago, 5 stars)

    I think last nights performance from the team and Wilson has bought us a nice reprieve from 2004's posts, at least for a little while.
    (22 days ago, 2 stars)

    I'm just getting over my hangover from last nights festivities, but what were your drinks of choice this morning? I might be looking to get back on the wagon, seems like you had the right idea today.
    (22 days ago, 2 stars)

    The offensive scheme HAS changed, many many times over the last 4+ years. Hasn't done anything to help this team. What hasn't changed? Whitt's attitude while coaching this team.
    (22 days ago, 8 stars)

    On the bright side (in a sort of narcissistic way) there were some REAL gems posted last night after the game, some of my favorites....
    (22 days ago, 6 stars)

    Even more damning for Whitt is that he (apparently) cannot even recognize those attributes within himself.
    (22 days ago, 3 stars)

    Buffs took Cal to the wire and hung more than half a hundred points on the road, we're not going to beat many teams scoring 1 offensive TD a game. Not in the Pac-12.
    (22 days ago, 1 stars)

    Prepare yourself for another 2-7 conference record and no bowl. With this schedule it's hard to see anything but that. Not good.
    (22 days ago, 2 stars)

    TWO TD's. Love it. Even after I drafted AP this year.
    (22 days ago, 0 stars)

    Whitt's conservative nature, by heart, will get him canned. Conservative does not work in this conference. When you're up by 21 you go out and score 21 more points. You go for it on 4th and inches. You counter punch for punch. That's how Pac-12 teams
    (22 days ago, 8 stars)

    I feel like I'm in the twilight zone on this message board. No offense, but most still have a MWC football mindset. I'm not at a surprised by anything that has happened today.
    (23 days ago, 0 stars)

    RE: "It's the PAC #%!@ing 12, no offense = no wins in this conference. Did you not watch the Cal vs Colorado game earlier? Defense be damned.
    (23 days ago, 0 stars)

    How the hell do you manage that? Even with my awesome work discount of nearly 20% off I still pay ~$50 a month for a very very basic plan (including just 1 gb of data).
    (23 days ago, 0 stars)

    Any one of the Blitz bars, or there is On Deck downtown, Henry's downtown, any of the Buffalo Wild Wings, really just depends on what part of town you're in.
    (23 days ago, 0 stars)

    Nothing new as far as Sarkisian goes, he ALWAYS has at least a couple "What. The. #%!@?" losses every year.
    (23 days ago, 1 stars)

    I think it's perfectly fine as fans to be pissed about this, we should defend the team. From the Utes perspective, though, I hope they realize all they can do is win the next game. Ignore these idiot pundits, play the games, and win.
    (24 days ago, 0 stars)

    The gif of Blechen cleaning the helmet is just too hilarious to me, definitely need a caption contest for this one.
    (24 days ago, 11 stars)

    Man this season is going to be exciting, expectations are SKY HIGH, hopefully we can live up to them. With a good non-conference schedule hopefully we can crack 20 wins and go dancing.
    (26 days ago, 1 stars)

    HA! Thanks, ya, going to be weird having this name and all.
    (26 days ago, 0 stars)

    Ha, you're lucky I'm in such a good mood, otherwise I'd blue star you for mentioning that $#!+-hole.
    (26 days ago, 3 stars)

    Who's got two thumbs and just accepted a new job at the U? THIS GUY! I move back to SLC and start in 3.5 weeks!
    (26 days ago, 65 stars)

    $#!+, I'd love it if we got to a bowl game, I'd be over the moon if we went 5-4 in conference.
    (26 days ago, 4 stars)

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