Don't look now, folks, but our basketball team may be back
by HoopUte 2016-01-24 21:03:25
These last two games (and really you could say 2 1/2 games) have been completely different than how we started conference play. My hopes are back up. I'm thinking the regular season conference champ may have 6 losses. This is crazy -- and fun.
I also saw a very similar post this morning in the FB Utenation group by someone else. It's really hard to imagine an attitude that contributes more to the Utah/BYU tensions than this. The bigotry expressed, and the entitlement these individuals feel to control everything in the state is practically beyond belief. People like this are a huge part of "the problem," and not Larry Krystkowiak, Chris Hill, or David Pershing.
Hurt a little on turnovers (again), and what gets to me about that is I don't think I've ever seen a team get called for more illegal screens than it seems like we do this year. But all things considered, having Poeltl out for the last 4+ minutes, we are in good shape, especially with the short rotation for Duke.
Zoobs being Zoobs, courtesy of KSL's resident nitwits
by HoopUte 2015-12-19 10:02:59
My wife just called to tell me what she just heard on KSL radio while she was out driving around. She prefaced it with, "This will make you puke."
What these bozos were saying was that they're sure that Kalani Sitaki will be the new coach, and the best way to make that announcement would be to have him carry the Zoob flag with the Zoob alumni as they race onto the field. In this fantasy world, the Zoobs would go crazy and have added motivation to start the game, while Utah players recruited by Sitaki would feel abandoned and hurt.
I swear these guys wake up in the morning and drink their bathwater to start the day.
Some on the board might recognize my responses in the comment section under my Discus monikor, but this doctor is a moron. First off, his premise that the only way into the VA is off of 500 South (even though he calls it Foothill Dr.) is incorrect. But it's his proposed solution under a fake guise of caring for Vets that really irked me. IMO the bottom line is this guy is whining about his inconvenience that's happened once, and somehow it never connected in his mind what that big stadium structure might be used for periodically and if that might affect him in any way.
A University of Utah researcher co-authored a study released Thursday that reveals size does indeed matter — at least when it comes to howler monkey testicles.
Primatologist Leslie Knapp, professor and chair of the [University of Utah's] Department of Anthropology, found that the smaller a howler monkey's testicles are, the deeper and louder his mating calls.
"I really, really believed we had a great chance to win the game, going into it, and to not have played well, after really believing it was not possible that we wouldn't play well, the starting over part, to me, if I were to reframe it, we have played four games, we have won two, lost two. We have played well in three, not played well in one. And I think it is just a new start for the rest of the year," [Roscoe] clarified Monday.
Some of you may have also heard via Fox13 or others that this is a Utah couple who live in WVC. Alyssa and George are actually very good friends of my son and his wife. George and my kid play in an amateur football league together. Apparently in spite of the loss the newlyweds don't consider the event a failure, even with the ribbing from their 15 minutes of fame.
Our old friend Val Hale is giving a lecture at my work tomorrow
by HoopUte 2015-08-18 10:43:30
It's called, "Economic Opportunities and Priorities in Utah," as part of his gig as GOED chairman. I'm hoping there's some Q&A time so I can ask him how he feels about big flags at football games. Anyone have any other ideas for questions?
My wife's sister, who's been living in a very small Arkansas town for many years, flew in for a visit this morning. She was telling my wife, and their brother's wife about her grand-daughter's boyfriend, and the brother's wife picked up on something in how she was describing him. The conversation went:
"So, is he African-American?"
"No, he's 100% black."
Apparently my wife's sister still doesn't get why they laughed at her over that reply.
Thursday night KSL had the obligatory live coverage of the people camping out for the parade, and had Ashley Kewish set up in front of a vendor selling Fat Boy ice cream. Back in the studio Nadeen Wimmer asks, "Do they have any Fat Boys left?" As if on cue, a morbidly obese guy with a hand full of little US flags comes up into the shot, photo bombs Ashley Kewish by waving the flags, and Ashley says, "Oh, you mean the ice cream!"
I would hope somehow that clip can make it to "The Soup" this week.
So I'm sure a lot of you are thinking, "Who, and why does Hoop care?" Well, we had a very nice personal encounter with Daryl Hamilton when he was a rookie league player with the Helena Gold Sox. My oldest boy was about 3 years old and we'd gone to Dirk's Field to watch the Trappers play. After the game when we were walking out, here came the Gold Sox walking toward their bus, and Hamilton was up front carrying a cracked bat. When my boy saw him he was in awe. I'll never forget Chris saying, "Look at the baseball mans!" Hamilton saw him, smiled immediately, and gave him the bat. You can imagine what a thrill that was for a 3 year old. We still have it kicking around.
We went back to the game the next night, with a thank you note that we got someone to give to Hamilton. He was a very nice kid from Louisiana, away from home for the first time and in Helena of all places. He didn't think he'd done much, and it wasn't, unless you were three. So, when he was one of the 1 in 100 that made the bigs, we followed his career fairly closely. He did pretty well, too. Made good money and ended with a .291 career batting average.
Murder suicides are always sad and tragic. I simply can't relate to the need to take someone else out with you. This one's just a little closer to home than most I read about.
Good grief. Two twits just got on Frontrunner and are sitting across from me and are saying Taysom Hill is better than Marcus Mariota.
by HoopUte 2015-01-08 17:40:11
I guess that's the price I pay for saving a few bucks on my commute and cutting down my exhaust emissions during inversion season. I get to listen to Zoob morons, the most vocal of which has a pretty bad toupe, BTW.
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