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    Another layer of the rotten onion gets peeled.

    by TheBaron
    2016-04-15 15:25:52

    http://kutv.com/news/local/utah-county-sh eriffs-deputy-denies-allegations-in-byu-ra pe-case

    A Sheriff's deputy says he intended for BYU to investigate male student athletes, not a female rape victim, when he turned her rape case over to the school's Honor Code Office.
    "Deputy Randolph never intended that BYU take honor code action against the female victim," the statement reads. "Rather, he intended that BYU investigate male students, particularly male athletes, who may have victimized women or otherwise violated BYU standards regarding sexual conduct."
    So the police turn evidence of athlete sexual misconduct over to the honor code office and instead of using it to investigate or punish athletes, they use it to punish and expel a likely rape victim. That's similar to the jokes like "Birmingham A&M better watch out" because the NCAA has evidence of a violation by Alabama. To the surprise of absolutely nobody, the honor code office (allegedly) protects athletes and punishes victims.

    BYU privately hides athlete crimes and misconduct while publicly pretending to have "higher standards"? In other news, water is wet.

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    If Oregon isn't a #1 seed this year, the system is clearly rigged with anti-west coast bias.

    by TheBaron
    2016-03-13 13:40:50

    If Utah is anything lower than a 3 seed, ditto. It will be interesting to see how Holmoe and friends seed things. Lord knows nobody hates the PAC-12 quite like a zoob. Hopefully Holmoe has a modicum of integrity and reps the west.

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    Either Oregon is going to the Final Four this year or Utah might not be tournament worthy.

    by TheBaron
    2016-02-07 15:26:30

    The gap between these two teams, especially the intelligence and mental toughness gap, is Grand Canyon wide. Oregon looks flat out amazing every time they take the floor against Utah. They are as athletic as any team in the country this year. Their effort level is relentless. It's scary that they have a lot of young talent getting minutes on this team.

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    Right now is simply too entertaining NOT to spend a few minutes laughing at cougarbored until your sides hurt.

    by TheBaron
    2016-01-06 21:13:15

    Some cougardouche:

    Why we won't see Kristo in the Marriott center again.

    The reality is that while BYU is in the WCC and Utah in the PAC, Utah has little interest in playing BYU. They get 11 quality home games each year. We get 3-4. They know they have all the card in this game. You could tell before the rivalry game this year that Kristo was definitely nervous. I think that the game took a huge emotional toll on him. If he won't play this year, it is unlikely that he will play the game during the next 6 years, Unless Rose agrees to a 2-1 deal or similar. He knows that BYU will have the most talented teams in the next 6 years. There is really no benefit for him to risk getting beat. It's obvious that Kristo and Hill have been looking for an exit to the series. The fighting excuse is pretty opaque to most savy sports fans and sports media, but Emery's punch (as weak as it was) provided the perfect excuse. If Kristo is nervous about coming to Provo next season, the pressure on him will only increase every year thereafter. That is why he won't be back to the marriott. I expect that he will move on to another program.

    Now if you only think that this will cost Utah 80K for the buyout then you don't understand how big this is for the State, the region and to Utah politicians. From talking to a legislator, it may be a little more difficult to get funding for some of Utahs capital projects in the coming sessions. Of course Utah has a lot of money but Utah also spends (wastes) a lot of money. This decision will cost them a bit more than they have calculated.
    http://www.cougarboard.com/boa rd/message. html?id=15251913

    This gem has it all -

    *Larry K and Utah are nervous and scared to play the WCC powerhouse that is BYU.

    *It is already an established fact that the Final Four bound Lone Peak All-stars would sleepwalk to dominating victories over the Runnin' Utes.

    *Larry K is so scared of BYU and the Marriott Center that he will never coach a game in Provo again.

    *Larry will literally change jobs to get out of the state of Utah, just to avoid the certain death that is stepping on the court against the mighty Cougars of Provo.

    *The Mormon Mafia will use the legislature to financially damage the state's flagship university if the U doesn't get on its knees and fellate the LDS church's college basketball program.

    I get a ton of pleasure out of the fact that unconstitutional political corruption is the only potential leverage BYU has over Utah in 2016, and even their craziest fans know it. "We should have the gerrymandered LDS state legislature threaten to defund a public university if they don't bow to the athletic desires of a private religious school!" Everything about that is so typical of the way this state is ran that I half expect it happen.

    The Big 12 is wise not to get in bed with such corrupt sociopathic zealots and the U would be wise to sever ties once and for all.

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    Sometimes life makes no sense.

    by TheBaron
    2015-12-10 18:05:13

    2015 body of work -

    Jaylon Smith - 113
    Gionni Paul - 109

    Jaylon Smith - 9 for -25 yards
    Gionni Paul - 12.5 for -42 yards

    Jaylon Smith - 1 for -8 yards
    Gionni Paul - 3 for -21 yards

    Fumbles Forced:
    Jaylon Smith - 1
    Gionni Paul - 2

    Fumble Recoveries:
    Jaylon Smith - 2 for 17 yards, 0 TDs
    Gionni Paul - 3 for 54 yards, 1 TD

    Jaylon Smith - 0 for 0 yards, 0 TDs
    Gionni Paul - 4 for 30 yards, 0 TDs

    And the 2015 Dick Butkus Award for the nation's best linebacker goes to...

    Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame

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    I've been holding onto this one for a while, but now seems as good of a time as any to post it.

    by TheBaron
    2015-12-09 16:33:52

    These are the bubble dwelling, arrested development mental midgets that Utah's coaching staff has to outsmart on the 19th. I like our odds.

    Before anybody asks, no; I am not a 3D artist for Pixar. Sadly, this footage is very real, not staged, and all parties involved were dead sober. If Utah loses to these guys, the entire coaching staff should be forced to walk home ass naked.

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    There are many possible outcomes for the game tonight, but the most likely outcome is Utah cruising to 3 in a row.

    by TheBaron
    2015-12-02 15:12:28

    People have been giving BYU-Provo far too much credit. Here are BYU-Provo's opponent rankings according to Ken Pom -

    Utah Valley - 335
    Long Beach State - 206
    Mississippi Valley State - 349
    Belmont - 90

    Provo's current SOS? 345 out of 351 total D1 basketball teams. If that doesn't sound crazy enough, they actually lost to #206 Long Beach State.

    BYU-Provo's best win came at home against #90 Belmont. Belmont has also lost games to Arizona State and Evansville.

    But wait! There's more! Their game in Provo against Mississippi Valley State - yes; 0-8, ranked #349 out of 351 teams, Mississippi Valley State - went down to the wire. It was a 5 point game with 30 seconds to go.

    Folks, BYU-Provo is not a good basketball team this year.

    Utah, on the other hand, has several key players that have inexplicably played like hot garbage, yet has managed to go 5-1 against:

    Southern Utah - 316
    San Diego State - 44
    Texas Tech - 78
    Miami - 17
    Temple - 64
    Idaho State - 330

    While not exactly murderers row outside of Miami, Utah has actually played against and been tested by real competition. The odds are tonight's game isn't going to be nearly as close as many of you are assuming. If the players that tore it up last season but look like hot garbage this season actually show up to play tonight, it will be a blow out.

    I see only two ways BYU-Provo wins this game:

    1) Poeltl gets into deep foul trouble very early in the game, forcing Utah to sit him for multiple 10+ minute stretches. BYU-Provo is now able to absolutely dominate inside with rebound and put back after rebound and put back, winning in a close one.

    2) One of the Provo allstars goes absolutely incredible hulk, Steph Curry unconscious and has literally the game of his life; hitting stepback 3s through the double team from 5 feet behind the arc, making out of control scoop shots under the defender while falling down 15 feet from the basket, etc. en route to a 30+ point performance.

    Barring those two scenarios or something unforeseen and outlandish, Utah is about 7 hours away from 3 in a row.

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    When I listen to KW talk about the Utes, he sounds exactly like most Ute fans - beyond frustrated with the offensive incompetence to the point he wants to scream and start smashing $#!+.

    by TheBaron
    2015-11-28 14:16:25

    The difference is that it's Ute fans' job to get drunk and have a good time, while it's literally Kyle's job to fix the offense regardless of whatever excuses are out there. He's clearly as frustrated with the offense as we are and yet he's been woefully incapable of fixing the offense. New year, same shit and he knows it better than anybody.

    That should piss me off, but instead it softens my perspective of Kyle. He really is trying his hardest to fix the offense and he's drowning like a quadriplegic in the Mariana Trench without a life jacket.

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    This is me watching Gionni Paul play football:

    by TheBaron
    2015-11-08 03:24:48

    What blows my mind is that when Norris is healthy, Gionni is probably only the second best LB on the team. At the same time, Gionni is probably a top 3 all-time LB at Utah. How in the Gayle "Clit Dozer" Ruzicka did we manage to get 2 of the top 3 all-time Utah LB's on the same team?!?!

    It's a crazy, crazy world we live in when Utah's strongest position group is LB.

    Our D-line is nationally elite. Our secondary is nasty. At the same time, our LBs are several steps better than both.

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    College Football Playoff committee? Pffft. Everybody knows that Weighted Win Paths is the only methodology America can trust.

    by TheBaron
    2015-11-03 22:28:54

    http://football.kislanko.com/2015/WWP_cur rent.html

    I'm pretty sure this utilizes the same methodology that God used to create the universe. Is there a math nerd on here that cares to break down the formula and give their opinion?


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    Bad news for the Utes - neither Juju Smith nor Adoree Jackson are eligible to declare for the draft after this season.

    by TheBaron
    2015-10-31 15:17:24

    USC is going to be insane next year if they hire even a half decent coach. They are mind-blowingly stacked right now. Probably the most future first round draft picks of any team in the country.

    It's criminal that USC isn't challenging for the CFP every season. There are probably a couple dozen coaches that could coast that Ferrari into 11+ wins most years. Hopefully USC finds a way to screw it up and hires another Sark/Kiffen.

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    For those unaware, you can stream the NWTRU jumbotron feed:

    by TheBaron
    2015-10-21 18:45:56


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    I visited a couple ASU message boards and cougarbored for what I call Schadenfreude Sunday.

    by TheBaron
    2015-10-18 20:29:05

    The buzzword on cougarbored right now? "Lucky".

    Most posters can't for the life of them figure out how Utah keeps getting so "lucky". Of course, if you watch every game with a sincere belief that Utah is overrated and that every opponent is clearly, undeniably superior to Utah, I can see why you'd think it's crazy that the inferior team keeps winning every single week.

    An intelligent person would realize that they had severely underrated the supposedly inferior team and be forced to admit to its superiority. A moron chalks it all up to "luck" and continues to repeat the same mistake week after week. BYU-P fans are mostly morons, so every other post over there has the word 'luck' worked into it multiple times.

    Of course, the two luckiest plays I've seen all season were close your eyes and say a prayer Hail Marys and both happened to involve a certain parochial school, in back-to-back weeks, against blah opponents that turned out not to be nearly as good as was assumed at the time. If it wasn't for some incredible, almost unheard of luck, said parochial school would have started the season 0-4.

    You have to appreciate the irony of the fans of arguably the luckiest program in the 2015 college football season pointing their fingers at arguably the #1 program in the 2015 college football season and shouting luck. It's a classic case of psychological projection; also known as every damn day on cougarbored. All you can do is laugh at these ass clowns and keep it moving. 0% chance they will ever get it. That fan base is a black hole of cognitive dissonance.

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    Just walked to RES with dozens of Ute tribe members. More than half were wearing drum and feather gear that clearly wasn't purchased this season.

    by TheBaron
    2015-10-17 19:39:21

    Sometimes liberal white people need to stop trying to decide what's best for the rest of us.

    Freedom. 'Merica. Ute proud.

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    I hate... loathe... DETEST when religion is shoehorned into college football.

    by TheBaron
    2015-10-09 15:47:17

    I'm not talking about the Mormon choir singing "Utah Man" (although I do find a choir of teetotalers singing a drinking song somewhat amusing), but rather the response it elicits from LDS Utes, non-LDS Utes, and the zoobies. It's unfortunate - understandable, but unfortunate nonetheless - that a large number of people around the state can't just listen to it and say "that's a very talented choir singing an interesting rendition of 'Utah Man'" and move on.

    Instead, it makes some non-LDS Utes think "Oh, great. Another log on the bonfire of misconceptions about the demographics of Utah." It confuses some LDS Utes into falling for the zoob trap of mixing football pride with religious pride. It leads to gnashing of teeth from the zoobies that see it as a slap in the face for their choir to support such a filthy, vile "anti-Mormon" university.

    Why can't football just be about football and religion about religion? Is there any other place in the country where religion constantly gets shoehorned into secular places and events that it has no business being shoehorned into?

    There is one thing I am certain we can all agree on - all the blame lies with BYU-Provo and its horrible fan base that takes every possible opportunity to shoehorn religion into %^#@!ing EVERYTHING. If we woke up tomorrow to news that BYU-P and all of the zoobs had been wiped from the face of the earth, the mixing of religion and football would disappear with them. Utes of every creed, color, and conviction would be better off for it.

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    As I type this, Coach Krystko is discussing basketball recruiting in an hour long forum at the Hinkley Institute of Politics.

    by TheBaron
    2015-09-16 12:08:48

    The U is streaming it live on periscope. Click the link below to watch.

    https://www.periscope.tv/w/aMmljjkwODE4Nz h8MVBsS1FSYnJSbFpHRRusRY0hKhe0Q5vBjcoo2t4 g -zYyDCfoFJ6JKli6zuAF

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    If you consider all positions to be of equal value (obviously, they are not), Norris is probably the best player on the team.

    by TheBaron
    2015-09-11 20:35:53

    This game is turning into one of the most costly in a long time, and on top of that we are playing slow, dumb, and timid. WTF is going on?

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    We look terrible.

    by TheBaron
    2015-09-11 19:56:11

    Thankfully there are still 3 quarters to turn that around.

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    The ratings are in for the opening week of CFB.

    by TheBaron
    2015-09-08 12:31:18

    In spite of Utah/Michigan being on FS1 and BYU-P/Nebraska being a national broadcast on ABC with no competing split or mirror game, UU/UM still outdrew NU/BY. One game was an all-time record for its network while the other game drew less than half of the ratings drawn by the same time slot last year. The "national fan base" must have been napping.

    http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2015/09/c ollege-football-ratings-espn-fs1-michigan- utah-overnights/

    http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2015/09/c ollege-football-ratings-abc-byu-nebraska-e spn-tamu-asu-nascar-xfinity-nbc/

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    I like Utah football.

    by TheBaron
    2015-08-07 16:52:32

    I like rewatching last season's games as the new season approaches. I like breaking down all of the plays in slo-mo and critiquing various aspects as I see fit.

    If you like to watch Utah football, utahman3431 has created a torrent archive of dozens and dozens of games, including every single game since we joined the PAC-12.

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

    Send utahman3431 flowers (but not through ProFlowers.com) and a nice card to let him know how much Utes everywhere appreciate him. If flowers aren't your thing, there is a donate button at the top of the page where you can donate via Paypal.

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    An unexpected update for anybody that remembers my breakdown of the rules surrounding full cost of attendance stipends and how BYU-Provo is beholden to the WCC due to Title IX:

    by TheBaron
    2015-06-11 14:02:31

    I think this is my original post on the subject if anybody doesn't know what I'm talking about -

    http://www.utefans.net/message.php?id=163 5317#message1635317

    Everything I wrote that wasn't a prediction was and still is 100% accurate. BYU-P is totally and completely beholden to the WCC when it comes to adopting P5 measures with Title IX implications, which most definitely includes COA stipends.

    I recently had a chance conversation with a WCC AD, so naturally I took the opportunity to talk to him about COA stipends and the WCC's plan. Unfortunately, he told me the WCC voted a couple of months ago to allow member schools to pay COA stipends at their discretion as long as Title IX requirements are followed. (After which BYU-P promptly did that whole "$4,500/yr" PR blitz.) His school doesn't have the budget to simply pay all athletes in all sports, so he's planning on paying COA stipends only to men's basketball and to the equivalent number of women athletes in order to comply with Title IX.

    He said they are "very much aware" that BYU-Provo plans on paying all athletes in all sports and he agrees that it will give BYU-Provo additional competitive advantages in any sport that schools in the WCC decide not to match, but he said that ultimately he and the other ADs decided they'd rather have BYU-Provo gain an advantage in some minor non-revenue sports than block all COA stipends and let "the entire country" get an additional advantage over the WCC in men's basketball. Essentially, the silly idea of keeping WCC men's basketball "competitive" with the P5 sealed the deal for BYU-Provo being permitted by the WCC to pay COA stipends across the board.

    Some WCC schools are planning on paying COA stipends to a lot more than just basketball, but some are going bare bones, which will keep costs extremely low. (Just 13 men's basketball players and 13 equivalent women's scholarships = 26 x stipend amount.) All WCC schools are planning on paying COA stipends to at least men's basketball and the Title IX equivalent.

    I have to say that he seemed frustrated when I brought up BYU-Provo and their many "advantages" over the rest of the WCC, but he did what you'd expect an AD to do and claimed he has "some exciting plans" to keep his department competitive. I got the impression that BYU-P frustrates the WCC ADs, but ultimately the WCC benefits enough to make their smug entitlement worth it for the time being.

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    PSA of the day:

    by TheBaron
    2015-05-20 12:49:41

    I've seen multiple posts today about the BYU fraudsters (redundant) that refer to their alma maters as "BYU and BYU-I" or "BYU and BYU-Idaho". In the future, I suggest calling them "BYU-P and BYU-I" or "BYU-Provo and BYU-Idaho". I recently discovered that referring to The Zoo as BYU-P or BYU-Provo drives nearly all zoobs absolutely bonkers, like you made a sexually explicit comment about a messy three way with their wife and mother.

    I am going to make an effort to start adding "P" or "Provo" to the end of BYU every time I type it and I suggest that all able-bodied Utes do the same. It just feels like the right thing to do. We wouldn't want any confusion about which location of BYU the person attended, seeing how BYU-Idaho and BYU-Hawaii are equal partners in the BYU university system.

    As far as I can tell, it drives zoobs nuts because going to BYU-P is about feeling "better" than everybody else; especially the plebeian LDS that "couldn't get in" at BYU-Provo like God's chosen did and therefore are forever second class for going to BYU-I or any other university. Calling it BYU-Provo implies some level of equality with BYU-Idaho and BYU-Hawaii, and nobody goes to BYU-Provo to feel equal, gosh darnit.

    Going to BYU-P is about the LDS community knowing that you are special; you are chosen; you made it through the absurdly inflated admissions requirements and received an average undergraduate education at the world's largest and heaviest chaperoned 4 year speed dating event, where every participant has been pre-screened to ensure that they share your religion, your recessive genetics, and your enmity for independent thought.

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    All of the cougarbored links posted today inspired me to read a few threads and drink some cougar tears.

    by TheBaron
    2015-05-06 21:19:41

    After browsing for awhile, it's clear that none of them understand how the new full cost of attendance stipends work. They clearly think that every athlete in the country currently gets the same amount of money and these stipends are basically "extra", so a larger stipend equals a larger monthly check than schools with a lower stipend amount.

    They are crowing that they will "pay" athletes $3,000/yr "more" than USC. ($4,500/yr full COA stipend at BYU vs. $1,500/yr full COA stipend at USC.) What they don't seem to understand is that after full COA stipends go into effect, USC athletes will still get quite a bit more cash every month than BYU athletes, largely due to the cost of living gap between Los Angeles and Provo.

    BYU will be adding $4,500/yr to the amount that athletes currently get paid at BYU and USC will be adding $1,500/yr to the amount that athletes currently get paid at USC. When you add $1,500/yr to USC's current scholarship amount, USC athletes will still get a significantly larger check each month than what BYU will athletes will receive after adding $4,500/yr to what BYU athletes currently get paid.

    They need to think of it like this - a zoob makes $15/hr and is getting a $4.50/hr raise. The office jerk makes $25/hr and is getting a $1.50/hr raise. The zoob's raise is significantly larger than the office jerk's, but the jerk is still going to make quite a bit more money than the zoob after the raises go into effect.

    I thought BYU's accounting program is supposed to be elite. How are they all so confused by fairly simple math involving fairly simple numbers?

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    Uh oh. Utah's new basketball commit is light skinned with cornrows.

    by TheBaron
    2015-05-06 14:08:58

    Expect two more years of zoobs making "totally not racist" Brittney Griner jokes about players that don't look like Brittney Griner. They can differentiate between 124 different shades of blonde hair and 82 gradient levels of alabaster skin opacity, but light skinned + braids or cornrows = Brittney Griner.

    Enjoy this collage of athletes that look just like Brittney Griner according to BYU fans:

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    I should have known this months ago, but I didn't. One of my favorite skiers died in an avalanche in Chile back in September.

    by TheBaron
    2015-04-30 03:12:31

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    I can't be the only one that thought of this video while watching Ole Miss throw down hammer dunk after hammer dunk after alley-oop hammer dunk against the zoo last night:

    by TheBaron
    2015-03-18 13:52:31

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    The "Bull$#!+ Foul" disparity is now +12 Arizona. No, I'm not joking at all. I've been keeping track.

    by TheBaron
    2015-02-28 21:14:58

    Arizona has been called for two that were bullshit upon video review. Utah has been called for fourteen bullshit fouls. Seriously - fourteen. This is fucking done. Refs decided the game. I FUCKING HATE THIS SHIT! %$#! #@^^ &%%# @%%# &*&% ^^&$ ^$%@ %^#$ !$%% #@%^ &%^# *%&$ &$%%!

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    Outscore Arizona by 2 points over 20 minutes inside the Huntsman Center to win a PAC-12 championship?

    by TheBaron
    2015-02-28 20:15:49

    Utah can do this. I'm taking the Utes in the second half.

    Moments like this are what it takes if Utah wants to win conference championships in a high major conference.

    Everything is in Utah's favor. No excuses. Not even these piss poor refs.

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    Refs for tonight: Bob Staffen, Larry Spaulding, and Dave Hall.

    by TheBaron
    2015-02-28 18:16:53

    Not sure how I feel about that.

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    PacHoops breaks down the Utes:

    by TheBaron
    2015-02-28 13:30:24

    http://pachoops.com/2015/02/everything-yo u-need-to-know-about-utah-whats-apl/

    PacHoops points out some things about the Utes that you probably already know, but also some things that you wouldn't expect. There are a couple things about the Utes that are strikingly unique among their highly ranked, defense first peers. Good read to get into the game day mood.

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    That would be the single most compelling argument to vote for Ted Cruz that I've ever heard. In stark contrast to everything else that comes out of his mouth, at least it would be honest.
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    Huntsman should be the Republican presidential candidate.
    (66 days ago, 16 stars)

    "And yet it is not Donald Trump who best captures the party’s sickness. It is that the only possible alternative in the GOP as it exists is not John Kasich, but Ted Cruz."
    (67 days ago, 5 stars)

    $#!+ like that is (partially) why I'm a conservative that can't in good conscience vote for most Republicans.
    (68 days ago, 8 stars)

    I'm convinced that we literally live in alternate realities. There is no other logical explanation for your endless imaginary outrage.
    (69 days ago, 14 stars)

    Oregon *IS* going to the final four, so a half PAC final four would leave no doubt that it was the best conference in the country, regardless of how many small fries $#!+ the bed in round one.
    (73 days ago, 7 stars)

    That made me very happy to see. As much as I wish it was us that did what they did, the Ducks earned it and then some.
    (78 days ago, 0 stars)

    By what measure are UVA's wins "better" than Oregon's? That argument is steeped in circular confirmation bias.
    (78 days ago, 5 stars)

    Agree to disagree then.
    (78 days ago, 0 stars)

    If Oregon isn't a #1 seed this year, the system is clearly rigged with anti-west coast bias.
    (78 days ago, 3 stars)

    For real, though. They bought 30 to 40% of all tickets and they have very little interest in watching Utah/Oregon.
    (79 days ago, 0 stars)

    I wouldn't use US News & World Report to rank ice cream flavors, let alone academics.
    (80 days ago, 6 stars)

    It sounds like we're mostly on the same page RE: subsidies.
    (81 days ago, 0 stars)

    The solution isn't to tell the coming generation to get comfortable paying rent the rest of your lives.
    (81 days ago, 2 stars)

    There is no question that a large percentage of regulations are little more than a rub and tug for a particular corporation or billionaire.
    (81 days ago, 3 stars)

    "Free" college is a terrible idea, IMO, but the current system is broken.
    (81 days ago, 3 stars)

    I opened the link hoping to read a well-reasoned argument containing facts and objective data, but all I got was a Koch foundation opinion piece.
    (81 days ago, 7 stars)

    I'm not saying Young didn't deserve or earn it, but your "outplayed head to head" point couldn't be more irrelevant, IMO. It's not the "head to head champion" award; it's player of the year for the entire season.
    (84 days ago, 1 stars)

    Thank you for pointing this out. The difference in population percentage between the two election outcomes is massive.
    (86 days ago, 7 stars)

    There is nothing "entry level" about college educated folk with several years of experience.
    (87 days ago, 6 stars)

    Not sure where you got that idea. Link?
    (88 days ago, 0 stars)

    My not too zoobish BYU-P guy told me Koroma is simply taking an "honor code vacation".
    (88 days ago, 10 stars)

    Meh. The only calls big enough to give me any serious pause or worry are North Carolina, Duke, and ashley judd.
    (88 days ago, 1 stars)

    The only race-baiting Obama is guilty of is being half black with a shamelessly racist opposition.
    (90 days ago, 11 stars)

    He's saying the things that a lot of racist, homophobic, sexist, uneducated white people think, but are afraid to say.
    (95 days ago, 17 stars)

    They surely do have plenty of basketball tradition, but it's only a skosh more than Utah.
    (95 days ago, 2 stars)

    "...represent the states not the people." WTF does that even mean? The states ARE the people. States are not sentient beings.
    (96 days ago, 7 stars)

    And the small number of Wichita State fans that traveled to SLC for the game brought *a lot* more money into the SLC economy
    (96 days ago, 6 stars)

    On their knees, mouths fully salivated, ready to service all takers.
    (108 days ago, 4 stars)

    If by "most important", you mean least important, then sure.
    (111 days ago, 7 stars)

    He's being TIC. Only the most delusional of LDS faithful will argue that the LDS Church doesn't conspire with its gerrymandered politicians to influence the laws and government in Utah.
    (111 days ago, 9 stars)

    Either Oregon is going to the Final Four this year or Utah might not be tournament worthy.
    (113 days ago, 1 stars)

    I hope this post isn't serious.
    (114 days ago, 5 stars)

    To be fair, you come across as fairly currency ignorant in your posts on the subject. The rabbit hole goes deep, but it is quite circular in this case, eliminating most of your concerns along the way.
    (114 days ago, 2 stars)

    Except Jackson Kaufusi really didn't have a Utah scholarship offer when he "flipped". Utah wanted him to greyshirt when he got back from his mission. The truth is painful in Provo.
    (117 days ago, 1 stars)

    It's us. #UteGang
    (117 days ago, 2 stars)

    Kid has some damn impressive highlights. If he was 3 inches taller, he'd have had FSU and the Gators after him for sure.
    (117 days ago, 1 stars)

    I usually find your perspective to be far beyond mere optimism, often bordering on full blown mania, but in this case I believe you are a lot closer to the truth than the average Ute fan.
    (125 days ago, 7 stars)

    The mission thing didn't work out for Kyle Christiansen. He was already on the team in 2015 and AFAIK he's expected to still be on the team in 2016.
    (125 days ago, 2 stars)

    It would be nice if he flips, but "don't get your hopes up" would be dramatically understating how unlikely the odds are.
    (125 days ago, 8 stars)

    The U =/= Salt Lake City.
    (130 days ago, 1 stars)

    Are you being serious? My time at the U/living in SLC was anything but how you are describing it.
    (130 days ago, 14 stars)

    You either need some serious therapy to help you manage your hallucinations and reconnect you to reality or you are a zoob troll trying to manufacture controversy where none exists.
    (130 days ago, 43 stars)

    annarbor is right about this one. Mique is only visiting BYU-Provo because of "the calling".
    (131 days ago, 2 stars)

    If by "swoops in two weeks before signing day", you mean May of 2015.
    (133 days ago, 8 stars)

    As usual, you have no idea WTF you are talking about. He had offers from multiple SEC schools and even scheduled official visits with them before Utah ever offered him.
    (133 days ago, 9 stars)

    Big surprise. You have a bad feeling about everything that is in any way related to the Utes.
    (133 days ago, 31 stars)

    Are you talking about the letter to the editor in the Tribune that was written by a self-proclaimed "graduate of the University of Utah"? That guy was definitively exposed as a zoob super fan trying to mislead people.
    (138 days ago, 0 stars)

    The logic behind this is crazy simple.
    (138 days ago, 3 stars)

    Barron Hilton (no relation) started the Chargers in LA to get the AFL charter and then immediately moved them to San Diego as soon as the first season ended.
    (139 days ago, 1 stars)

    Prohibitively expensive? It would very likely be completely free.
    (139 days ago, 11 stars)

    Both schools should be ashamed? I haven't seen anything over the line from the Utah side, be it fans, players, or coaches.
    (140 days ago, 11 stars)

    They don't show up because most of them are proud Utah-hating zoobs.
    (140 days ago, 5 stars)

    This is the post of 2016 so far and will likely remain so for awhile.
    (141 days ago, 8 stars)

    Hughes is a Mormon Republican in a shameless theocracy. He is #%!@ing invincible and he knows it. He could probably strangle an underaged hooker and get reelected.
    (144 days ago, 7 stars)

    No need to infer. Holmoe was **100% for sure** fully notified more than a month ago. He kept it in his back pocket to opportunistically release at the most advantageous moment.
    (144 days ago, 2 stars)

    The vast majority of posts on cougarbored about Emery punching Taylor were and still are congratulatory/celebratory; saying Taylor deserved it, saying they wish it was a cleaner/harder shot, etc.
    (144 days ago, 15 stars)

    Right now is simply too entertaining NOT to spend a few minutes laughing at cougarbored until your sides hurt.
    (145 days ago, 11 stars)

    Honestly, it's going to cost them a lot more than what you might think.
    (145 days ago, 13 stars)

    If BYU-Provo would have canceled the game it would have made me ecstatic.
    (145 days ago, 4 stars)

    I don't think some of our fans realize how ridiculously talented Bolles is. There is a 99.9% chance he will start at LT game one of next season.
    (146 days ago, 5 stars)

    Three years to play two.
    (146 days ago, 1 stars)

    Grades and motivation. Things were rough for him in high school, but he turned his life around when a neighborhood family took him in off the street.
    (146 days ago, 13 stars)

    Please stop spreading the completely false rumor about Whitt reaching out to Jamaal Williams.
    (146 days ago, 34 stars)

    You can calm down. The whole thing is a lie being spread by BYU-Provo propagandists trying to create the illusion that Utah wishes it could have BYU-P's players. Utah never contacted the kid.
    (146 days ago, 2 stars)

    When your goal is to antagonize people for the "mistake" of disagreeing with your extremely unorthodox religious beliefs, you are unquestionably a massive douchebag.
    (147 days ago, 18 stars)

    Calling for his job?! I have been a vocal proponent of Scalley to DC for as long as this has been part of Whit's long term plan; i.e. several years.
    (147 days ago, 5 stars)

    Again with the persecution complex. You are on a roll today.
    (147 days ago, 23 stars)

    I'm still not 100% sure if you are a zoob that is pretending to be the worst possible Ute fan caricature invented on cougarbored or if you really are just an ignorant, self-loathing Utah fan that expresses his "fandom" via relentless negativity.
    (149 days ago, 11 stars)

    The "4 star QB" talk was typical dishonest zoob PR spin.
    (152 days ago, 6 stars)

    BYU-Provo offering Torre was always a head scratcher. Obviously their new staff didn't see a scholarship worthy QB and cut him loose ASAP.
    (152 days ago, 0 stars)

    When you look at objective facts instead of nostalgic sentiment, it's a lot easier to argue that Bronco was the most successful BYU HC of all time than it is to argue in favor of LaVell.
    (152 days ago, 9 stars)

    (154 days ago, 1 stars)

    I confused two separate numbers and the 90% non-LDS figure is incorrect.
    (154 days ago, 0 stars)

    Here is the reaction of any non-LDS recruits that visit UF.N and see your post:
    (154 days ago, 14 stars)

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