I hope some people who were posting personal attacks on Travis during and after the ASU game take a long, hard look at themselves in the mirror and think about how they treat a 19 year old playing a game at great personal risk and on behalf of the University of Utah.
D-News retracts story it ran Friday night trashing Wilson
by HoopUte 2013-11-17 17:47:43
I didn't see the original; I only stumbled onto this looking for more info on Travis' condition. It must have been something else to have been pulled down this afternoon about 5:00pm. I'm assuming it was by that same lunkhead who wrote that if you take away Kyle's wins he doesn't have as good a record as it looks with them.
The wife and I will be celebrating our tenth anniversary at the game tomorrow. In the airport this afternoon we met former Ute, Raider, and 49er Barry Sims and his wife headed to LA as well. He approached me because of my U cap and asked if we were grads and introduced himself. The crazy part is the departure airport was Los Cabos, mexico. We have been there all week on vacation, as had they. They are very nice people and we talked to them thru waiting to board and in the customs line at LAX.
I was stunned to hear two dopes question Kyle's coaching ability. My Lord, we'd just seen a brilliant game plan result in arguably the biggest win ever in Salt Lake City. No satisfying some people I suppose.
Actually this is a mixture of Football and Food & Drink categories, but here goes.
I have a buddy, the drummer in the band I'm in, who is the Southeastern US logistics guy for a local trucking firm. Among their clients is the Lofthouse cookie factory in Ogden. They just shipped some orders to Louisiana and Alabama in school colors to commemorate the big game coming up.
Well, it so happens that the cookies made for and packaged for Alabama have gold frosting, and the cookies made for and packaged for LSU are in red and white. Teh stores in Louisiana refused to take delivery. I don't know what the Alabama stores did yet.
I have definitive proof that I had twice as much fun at the game Thursday than anyone else
by HoopUte 2013-08-31 11:47:16
I just checked out the panorama of the stadium. Pretty cool in and of itself. So I zoomed in on our seats, and I wasn't there. "Oh, crap! They shot our section when I went out to get that drink between the 1st and 2nd quarters." But wait! If you check out the top of the stairs at portal 34, there I am. Twice. Once at the top of the stairs, and once a couple of steps down.
I interupt the anticipation of tonight's big event to provide a reminder, additional invite, and location info on a little group bike ride we've put together for Saturday morning.
We'll be starting at the Legacy Parkway Center Street Trailhead in North Salt Lake at 7:30am, and riding to Farmington Station and back along the parkway trail system. That's about 24 miles so should be right around a 2 hour ride. The Center Street Trailhead is located at:
Closest Address: 1124 W. Center Street, North Salt Lake
Closest Major Intersection: N. Redwood Road and Center Street
Global coordinates: N 40 deg 50.511 min, W 111 deg 56.478 min
Easiest Access: Take Redwood Road exit on N. I-215, go north to the first light (Center Street), then go west about 3 blocks and you're there.
If you can't find it from that, well what can I say?
So far we've got 89Ute, crazyute7, docUte, H-man, Rand, and myself planning on it. Anyone else is more than welcome to come along. We're planning a modest pace of 12 to 15 mph and it's for fun not for show.
Now back to the anxious wait for work to end. Go Utes!!
It's fun to watch the speed in the upper right hand corner, and the glimpes of the vehicle heading away after booster separation. The smoke trail to the launch pad way below while the boosters tumble and groan as they fall to earth is pretty cool, too.
In case any local cyclists have missed it, we've got half a dozen of us from UF.N planning a nice little group ride this coming Saturday morning. We'll be riding from I-215/Redwood Road to Farmington Station and back. Just a fun, no-drop ride.
So far it looks like 89Ute, H-man, crazyute7, docUte, Rand, and me, but everyone's welcome. If this works out we'll probably figure out how to do these periodically along different routes.
Boardmail 89Ute or me if you want more info or have questions.
Calling all UF.N bicyclists: We're putting together a group ride for Labor Day weekend
by HoopUte 2013-08-17 18:16:02
As I posted the other day, I've become quite wrapped up in road cycling since buying a bike three months ago. So one thing has led to another, and 89Ute, H-man, and I have decided to have a group ride over Labor Day weekend. We're planning on going along the Legacy Parkway trail from Redwood Road/I-215 to Farmington Station and back. That's about 24 miles round trip. An option for anyone who wants to do a shorter ride could be to ride the 12 miles with us to Farmington, then pick Frontrunner up back to Woods Cross Station and then you'd have a couple of miles from there to the Redwood trail head.
To be clear, this is a fun ride, not a race. We're talking moderate level speeds (12 to 15 mph) over a pretty flat trail. It's just a chance to have a little group ride and have a good time.
We are split as to whether to do this on the Saturday of LD weekend, or on Labor Day itself. So, if you're interested, boardmail either me or 89Ute and let us know if you are coming and which day you prefer.
I bought a decent entry level road bike (Raliegh Revenio 3.0) the end of May and absolutely love it. I mostly ride on the Jordan River Parkway to avoid cars, occasionally take it on Frontrunner to work in Clearfield then ride half way back to Woods Cross on the D&RG rail trail/Legacy Parkway and finish back on the train, and generally ride somewhere between 35 and 50 miles a week. No racing intent here. I just want to use it to drop 30 lb or so.
I'm getting a little bored with just going out on solo rides and want to try out group rides. What cycling clubs are good for no-drop, moderate (i.e. 13 to 15 mph average) group rides? Who would accept an older, barely getting back in shape guy who hasn't a clue about how not to take out other riders inadvertently when we're riding in a bunch?
We've had some nasty pissing contests on UF.N over the years, but we can't hold a candle next to this one
by HoopUte 2013-07-10 08:27:00
Check out the Disqus comments on this OpEd in the SLTrib and the battle between CarolBowns, SallyTomato, and others. "I've called the police and my attorney," "You're crazy and an embarrassment to your parents," posted Facebook links then outrage that they know their real name, etc. It's way over the top.
To me this story sort of puts the swim coach thing in perspective. My sister and her husband were both students of Dr. Pershing 30 years ago in the Chemical Engineering department, and he gave her a very nice recommendation for grad school at CSU later. A few weeks back they were in town having dinner with another old friend who is now a ChemE prof at the U, and who stops by the table by Dr. Pershing and his wife.
They asked him what it was like in his new role, and he said something along the lines of, "I'm now responsible for about 32,000 students and 17,000 employees, and on any single day you can count on at least one of them to do something really stupid."
OK, you Blazing Saddles fans, here's something you shouldn't miss
by HoopUte 2013-05-06 19:36:48
May 15th only, at the Cinemark 16 in SoSL, a digitally remastered edition will be shown on the big screen. I just bought my tickets. Can't wait to see the heroes ride off into the sunset one more time.
I actually think the guy likes to get his name in the news with this stuff. What I don't know is what he's doing for money since he drove TAC into the ground. Apparently enough to just dick around with his paragliding hobby.
Getting some pretty good help from media coverage. The good news is we're pretty sure he isn't in the Jordan River after the extensive work police did there yesterday. Some hints of sightings possible between 3500 S and 1700 S and 800 W and Redwood Road, but since some of those are outside of his normal walking range, and without his meds for going on 3 days now, he's likely to be disoriented. We're trying to figure out today's plan of attack this morning.
Here's KSL's coverage from last night. Please keep an eye out if you're around that area. Like the Mrs says in here, we need 100,000 eyes.
Unfortunately, there's not really any news to report. Authorities and family are out looking. I rode the Jordan River Parkway from 5300 S to California Ave this afternoon looking. I did talk to a guy who seems to be living on the trail that said he'd told police he thought he'd seen Ben walking north on the Parkway at about 1700 S. Aside from that, we've got nothing.
Open eyes and good thoughts are appreciated. Thanks for all the support thus far.
As a result of this fantastic "Who'd have thunk it?" development, I'm going to miss watching the game tonight
by HoopUte 2013-03-15 11:23:59
The band I'm in, The Grey Dogs, is booked into Lumpy's Downtown tonight and playing from 9 to midnight, right during the game. When we booked this I would have never dreamed the PAC-12 semi final would have so much interest to me. So here's all I can do, I'm going to wear my brand new Utah baseball style jersey for the gig, we'll be hoping to be hearing lots of cheers and yelling from downstairs from 9:30 thru 11:30pm, and when the good news comes up, we'll lead a chorus of Utah Man for the bar. If only we knew "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" . ..
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