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    This is awesome - Halloween costumes

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-19 01:21:57

    A good buddy of mine's daughters are doing this for Halloween. Damn near perfect.

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    Great game on Fox Sports 1 right now. #4 Baylor @ W. Virginia. Game tied going into the 4th qtr.

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-18 13:11:41

    Highly recommended.

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    Anyone going to the Lady Utes Volleyball game tonight and check out the renovated Huntsman Center?

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-17 15:21:37

    Real curious to hear how the upgrades look up close and personal.

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    Looking ahead, USC is ranked #2 in the conference at stopping the run, only allowing 2.7 yards per carry and 73.5 yards per game.

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-17 13:44:28

    Already making me nervous if the Utes have to rely on their illustrious passing attack to win this game.

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    You know with all of this "who is going to broadcast the game" nonsense going on, you'd think one of the sports power channels would have stepped up and grabbed it.

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-15 21:43:47

    I mean you have two 4-1 teams going at it - one nationally ranked - in a critical matchup of one of the premier conferences in the nation.

    Want to know what's on ESPN at that time? Nonstop Sports Center. On ESPN2? Poker and more Sports Center. ESPNNews? Let's try even more Sports Center. How about ROOT sports? Premier Darts. ESPNU? A high school football game. CBS Sports? This one is the most bizarre - a football game between Colorado School of Mines and Ft. Lewis.

    Whoever the programming scheduler is for those stations would be out looking for a new job if I were the channel director.

    Lastly, the guy/gal for Fox Sports 1 who double-booked two sporting events at the same time should be shot.

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    For you computer gamers - big Steam free weekend

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-15 21:26:33

    Ten games total.

    Steam Free Weekend

    For a recommendation, check out Pay Day 2. Hella fun, especially when you get a group of four to play together.

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    I wanna do this...

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-14 11:56:40

    The ultimate party arrival.

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    Yay! Coach answered my question on his weekly FaceBook Q&A...

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-13 12:23:27

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    We have the most schizophrenic conference in the nation...

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-11 22:45:54

    A team that gets blown out one week, does the blowing out the following week - and usually against a team that on paper, they should lose to. There is really no rhyme nor reason in predicting wins and losses, even taking home games into account.

    It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if every team ends up with a .500 conference record (except for WSU and Colorado).

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    Went to Costco for lunch and got me one of those disgusting giant Polish Sausage sandwiches with 55-gallon drum soda.

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-09 13:21:50

    I'm sure those things have enough sodium/calories/fat to kill a couple of horses....BUT DAMN THEY'RE TASTY! Hard to knock the $1.50 asking price too.

    Now I wish I'd bought two.

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    Fans are the same everywhere...

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-07 15:58:43

    Perusing the board postings here and it reminded me of this past Saturday. Was watching the Oregon State/Colorado game with some OSU friends at a local watering hole. What I heard was about 3 hours of this:

    "Our passing game sucks. We don't have any play makers for Mannion."

    "What's up with the conservative play calling? They should yank the coach in the 4th quarter."

    "How come these guys all-of-a-sudden forgot how to tackle?"

    "Do we even have a defensive secondary?"

    "The offensive line leaks like a sieve."

    "That was about the worst referee call I've seen since the last one 5 minutes ago!"

    And on and on...

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    So I'm a little concerned about Ute2004. Hoping he's not wandering out in the desert somewhere....

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-06 15:16:26

    We all know his take on the QB position has taken a pretty sound beating over the last two weeks. BUT...the guy had some entertaining moments and could chip in an occasional relevant comment now and then.

    Most of all, he is clearly a Utah fan.

    So come on back, Ute2004! No harm, no foul guy. We're all in it neck deep win or lose. Plus we have basketball season coming up and all signs point to one hella season.

    GO UTES!!

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    The SEC favoritism in the polls is sickening...

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-06 10:29:59

    Oregon loses and they drop 11 spots.
    Alabama loses and they drop 6.

    UCLA drops 12 spots.
    Texas A&M drops 7.

    Anyone who says there's "no east coast bias" is a flat-out liar.

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    Looking at the PAC-12 football standings and it is literally a jaw dropper. No one, and I mean NO ONE would have thought Cal and Arizona would be leading the two divisions at this stage.

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-05 10:49:15

    Except for WSU and Colorado, the conference title is up for grabs by anyone.

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    GO UTES!! And I'll just leave this...

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-05 01:17:26

    http://utefans.net/message.php?id=1654325

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    Two nights, two beautiful games. Now we need to see a third one tomorrow night.

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-03 23:53:27

    I love "football stories," and the Utah State player Vigil is certainly one of those. Can't give that guy enough props.

    You have to wonder about the zoobs conditioning. They were carrying guys off the field left and right. Oh well...

    Don't want to comment much on the zoobs as there isn't a school/institution in my LIFE that I wish more bad ju-ju on. So was simply thrilled to see what happened.

    So in a nutshell....

    SUCKS TO BE YOU! YOU LOSER HOLIER-THAN-THOU, CHEAP SHOT JERKS!

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    What a sad, sad thing...

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-02 16:06:13

    Some of my favorite memories growing up - parked in front of the boob tube on Saturday mornings soaking it all in:

    No more cartoons.

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    Don't forget - awesome PAC-12 game tonight. 4-0 Arizona @ 4-0 Oregon

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-02 11:40:38

    On ESPN, @ 8:30pm Mountain.

    Although I suspect Oregon will win, especially as it's a home game, it still could be an interesting one. Not to mention two future Utah opponents for scouting purposes.

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    I also re-watched the WSU game last night. And think we have a chance against UCLA if...

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-10-01 10:55:36

    Thompson starts.

    During the WSU game Thompson came in and ran two plays because TW had lost his helmet.

    On the first play, he threw a sideline pass on a rope to wide open Dres - hit him dead in the numbers - and Dres dropped it. On the second play, he made a nice scramble and about an 18 yard accurate pass which was also dropped by the receiver (can't remember who). But in just two plays you could see the velocity and accuracy difference in the passing. Also, the good pocket awareness with the scramble. It was a true scramble, with Thompson continuously looking down field for open receivers.

    I was talking to a Washington State friend at work today. He's as big a football fan or more than I am. He mentioned to me, "Our coaching staff must have seen something, because all season long we've rarely blitzed. But against your team we blitzed on nearly every play." And I told him this was common knowledge in the PAC-12 that our QB doesn't handle pressure well and every team he faces is going to bring the farm. People complain about the OL protection, but when you're facing different blitz packages on every play because the QB doesn't handle pressure well, the OL can only do so much.

    Lastly, was checking out the Bruins stats and unbelievably, they are 11th in the conference in total defense giving up an astounding 5.4 yards per play and 450 yards per game.

    I think with Thompson at the helm to re-energize the offense and provide a different look - disrupting the non-stop blitzes, the Utes could have a very legitimate chance at an upset playing against that weak UCLA defense.

    Just my 2 bits...

    GO UTES!

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    It's the Quarterback recruiting

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-09-30 13:19:41

    I believe we have good enough coaches (although mistake prone at times - no one is perfect). There's no doubt we have a good enough defense and especially special teams. But there's been one position year in and year out since joining the PAC-12 that's put the Utes in a "one step forward, two steps backward" position - QB.

    Take a look at the other PAC-12 starting QB's. On six of the teams you find QB's who will more than likely start or be a backup in the NFL:

    Mariotta - Oregon
    Hundley - UCLA
    Mannion - Oregon State
    Halliday - WSU
    Hogan - Stanford
    Kessler - USC

    On 2 of the teams you find starting QB's who at a minimum will get some NFL attention via draft or as free agents:

    Goff - Cal
    Solomon - Arizona

    And on one team you have a QB whose stock is rising rapidly and if he continues, will garner NFL attention:

    Liufau - Colorado

    That leaves 3 teams who are bringing up the rear in the QB department - Arizona State, University of Washington and Utah. As it stands right now, none of those starting QB's will get NFL attention. Probably not even CFL attention.

    So that's who Utah has to compete against - a bevy of future NFL QB talent. That's been a staple of the PAC-10/12 forever.

    It's quality, not quantity (although having 3-4 QB's sitting on the bench doesn't hurt). The Ute coaching staff simply needs to do a better job recruiting for that position.

    GO UTES!!

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    A lack of PAC-12 identity?

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-09-29 11:11:15

    Just came back from visiting Salt Lake - game aside, had a great time and again, great to meet some of the posters. But one overall impression I came away with was a lack of PAC-12 identity in the area. Some examples:

    For the 4 days I was there, listened to a lot of sports radio and good lord they have the worst I've heard. Homerism to the "nth" degree and zero coverage - I mean ZERO of other PAC-12 teams. Even though BYU had a bye week, at least half of the football talk was about them and how Taysom Hill is a bonafide Heisman candidate. And how if the go undefeated they absolutely deserve a shot in the final four playoff games. On the Utah side, it was one Ute2004 type caller after another. One guy called into the radio station and said, "I was in the area and went to the UCLA vs. Arizona State game and I didn't see anything there that scared me. The Utes will easily handle them both." I was incredulous, yelling at the radio, "Are you frickin' kidding me?? UCLA ran up a basketball score (62-27) on a good ASU team IN Tempe and they don't scare you? The Utes will easily handle them??" So there was a lot of that type of commentary which I felt being continuously spoon fed to the masses isn't a healthy thing for realistic sports discussions or setting expectations.

    Maybe it's because I live in Washington and get more coverage, but seemed to me that not many people understood how WSU plays. Even though they were down by 21-0 at one time, I knew that was nothing. This is a team that routinely throws for 500 yards and 4.5 TD's per game no matter who they play. Under Leach's scheme, after they cross the 50 yard line (or even get near to it for that matter), there is no 4th down for them - they go for it. Same as Oregon. Plus they never kick field goals unless it's a blatantly obvious situation to do so like early in the game where there is no or little scoring so far. After that, their field goal kicker sits. I don't know how many times I told my brother and others sitting around us, "game isn't over yet - WSU isn't going anywhere," and was essentially laughed at. "OK - we'll see." And we did. Point being, there seemed to be a real lack of knowledge at the level of play WSU had been playing lately or what their scheme is. Many, MANY people chalked this up as a cakewalk game and I knew it would be far from that (although I did predict a Utah win).

    Another good example is Thursday night we went to a sports bar to watch the UCLA/AZ State game and I had to ask for the game to be put on the TV. They had ten TV's in there showing everything from NASCAR to the Golf Channel, but no PAC-12 game. Once they did put it on, people sitting around were saying, "Oh - look. UCLA is playing!" They were completely unaware that this very important conference game was being telecast that night. I can tell you that in Seattle, in every sports bar that game would have been on damn near every TV and no one would have asked for it to be put on.

    At no time during the football game were other PAC-12 game scores announced, or conference standings or highlights of other games played on the video screen as I hear and see all the time in other conference stadiums. The local media isn't helping either with zero talk of other PAC-12 opponents regardless of the media type. I think because of the split BYU/Utah presence (and a little Utah State tossed in), the fanbase as a whole has a lack of PAC-12 identity.

    Bottom line - knowledge is power. And knowing your enemy is the key to success. Ignoring the PAC-12 as a whole until it comes to the week to play a PAC-12 team isn't working.

    And maybe this is part of the problem with our own team and coaching staff. They just don't have that PAC-12 identity yet. Possibly intimidated by it or use it as an excuse for failures, ie "we're not ready for it yet."

    But if I were there, I'd start putting in some calls to the local radio, TV and newspapers and start bitching about the lack of PAC-12 coverage. I'd also drop an e-mail to whoever the powers at be that run the stadium and say you'd like to see some PAC-12 information fed to you during the breaks in the game. Time to adjust the mindset, methinks - we've been in the conference 4 years now and it's high time.

    Just my 2 bits.

    GO UTES!

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    Props to WebMonkey & BBQUte for putting together an excellent tailgate under REALLY difficult conditions

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-09-28 17:53:48

    Terrific chow and a nice setup so we could eat as comfortably as conditions permitted. Thanks much guys!

    Also had fun meeting many Utefan posters. Lots of quality people and true Utah fans. It would have been easy to blow off the game and stay home, but plenty of troopers who braved the vweather.

    Bummer about the game. Looking at the posts, seems like everyone is pretty much in agreement as to causes - anemic offense and suspect play calling as the primary culprits.

    Oh well...on to next week.

    GO UTES!

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    Interesting article on NFL back-to-back Super Bowl QB's.

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-08-31 12:45:41

    Of course all the talk here in Seattle is whether the Seahawks can repeat as Super Bowl champs. It'll be a tough road, for sure.

    But this article covers those NFL QB's who have done it and some particulars about their careers. Pretty interesting trivia stuff, like Bart Starr was a 17th round draft pick??

    Super Bowl QB's

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    My review of the Washington State vs. Rutgers game last night

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-08-29 11:13:05

    Went to the game and have to say I was expecting a lot better from Coach Leach's team. Turnovers and stupid penalties during critical plays killed them.

    They have two huge glaring deficiencies in their game: 1) total defense and 2) running. Their defense gave up nearly 500 yards offense, including 281 yards passing when Rutgers is a known running team. And run defense was nonexistent. HUGE holes routinely blown in the Washington State defensive line during runs. Seems like every rush was for a minimum 6 yard gain.

    And their own rushing was a joke. SIX total yards rushing! No team is going to win any game with that.

    Their special teams were bad too. Kicker routinely kicked only as far as the 10-15 yard line, field goal kicker missed one that would have tied the game and both opposing kick and punt returns averaged 20+ yards each.

    Of course they made their passing yards - 538 yards, 5 TD's with a 40-56 efficiency. That was impressive.

    So between now and September 27th, if Washington State doesn't figure out a way to stop the run and quit committing dumb penalties, all Utah needs to do is run the ball down their throats, keeping their passing offense off the field and they should fairly easily come out with a WIN.

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    I see that the Coach's show is finally in a proper location - a brew pub

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-08-26 11:18:15

    How could you take the show seriously when it was held IN A DAMN GROCERY STORE??



    GO UTES!

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    Reminds me of me in the morning...

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-08-26 09:51:09



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    Five Unshakable Facts

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-08-25 09:50:29

    1. Girls are said to be grown up when they start wearing bras; boys are grown up when they start removing them.

    2. We all like spending money on new clothes, but forget that the best moments in life are enjoyed without clothes.

    3. Having a cold drink on hot day with a few friends is nice, but having a hot friend on a cold night after a few drinks - PRICELESS.

    4. Condoms don't guarantee safe sex: a friend of mine was wearing one when he was shot dead.

    5. Arguing over women's bust sizes is like choosing between Coors, Fosters, Carlsberg or Budweiser - men may state their preferences, but will grab whatever is available.

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    Rams QB Sam Bradford out for the season with torn ACL

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-08-24 13:48:15

    Man, that guy is some sort of injury snake bit. And that's a big dent in the Ram's playoff hopes for this year.

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    Someone was asking me earlier why WSU is playing a home game in Seattle

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-08-24 13:08:39

    I explained that it was a money-earning thing and because it was also expensive and inconvenient to go to Pullman for a game for the many, many WSU alumni that live in the Seattle area.

    Well it appears this weeks game will be the last one in Seattle according to this Seattle Times article. A good example of what the PAC-12 money is doing for those teams like Utah and WSU that don't have the big donor money like Oregon, USC, UCLA and Washington.

    Final Seattle Hurrah

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    Some nice NOE flying

    by SeaTacUte
    2014-08-24 08:23:30

    NOE = Nap of the Earth

    Used to avoid radar/visual detection and to discreetly insert troops:

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    He is one scrappy dude, that's for sure.
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    Wrong again. Stanford #1D in the conference, OSU #2D in the conference and Boston College #16 in the nation. Utah is ranked at #37 in the nation.
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    I guess it's because I prefer a touch of reality and not pie in the sky.
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    How about we take away the two throw away games - Idaho State and Fresno State. Guess what the Utah scoring average is then? 25 points.
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    LOL...USC has played a tougher schedule than Utah has, is ranked 26th in the nation in scoring, averaging 35.6 points per game and you think they're only going to score 16 points?
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    Did a double-take at that 1-7 OSU record comment, but checked and you're right. Wow... I thought they had done much better than that.
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    OK - dropped balls are one in five incomplete passes. How about the other four that aren't even catchable? You're welcome to continue excusing away the QB play, I won't.
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    Not only that, but the Xfinity guide is showing the game as starting at 8pm Pacific time. So I'm guessing the game is going to be a delay broadcast for us on the west coast??
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    These 3 sports bars should be carrying it...
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    True. McMahon had a running laundry list of honor code violations going on that were always covered up.
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    I wanna do this...
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    Same for Arizona State. I don't think there's a PAC-12 school I want to see the Utes beat more than them. Of course that changes from week to week. ;)
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    I hear ya. It's asinine that Fox Sports 1 would double-book itself and I'm ready for baseball to be over with. Xfinity hasn't updated its listings yet, so no clue if it'll be on the HD channel yet or not.
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    Yeah, I know - but my PC and TV are far removed. Doing the cabling is a pain in the you-know-what. Have done it before when I absolutely had to.
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    YES!! Thanks man, just made my day. Was worried I was going to have to watch it through my computer monitor.
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    I saw that and LOL'd... :D
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    Yay! Coach answered my question on his weekly FaceBook Q&A...
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    It was a sarcastic comment, not a reality one. ;)
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    Well done - extra red stars if I could. :)
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    "..it should be remembered that Kyle doesn't call the plays in the offensive phase." He may not make most of the offensive play calling, but in critical offensive situations, he calls the shot.
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    Not a bad read, but you can tell the press is still enamored with the big 4 - Stanford, Oregon, UCLA and USC
    (11 days ago, 0 stars)

    They deserve all the grief they're getting. That last few seconds was about as bad a job of refereeing as I've seen. And the PAC-12 referee's seem to excel at bad.
    (11 days ago, 0 stars)

    Certainly wasn't flattering, that's for sure. But in all honesty, they didn't say or show anything that wasn't accurate. The decision to put in Thompson was the right one. They walked away with a road victory against a #8 team as a result.
    (12 days ago, 3 stars)

    Explanations are rare in the NCAA - they're sensitive about their refs. Teams can lodge a complaint and the rules committee will review, but that's about it. You'll see more public explanations in the NFL.
    (12 days ago, 0 stars)

    I think that upcoming Arizona game will be a make or break point of the season for them. If they lose and drop to 3-3, you'll already start to hear grumblings about Sark. It's going to be interesting, for sure.
    (12 days ago, 0 stars)

    Tough to call. Last week I would have said "doubtful." But USC has shown some cracks in the armor and the Utes have a running game USC struggles with. I now put it in the "good chance" category.
    (12 days ago, 2 stars)

    I don't know how guys manage to listen to that drivel year in and year out. I was about ready to throw myself off a cliff after only 4 days of it during my recent visit. :!
    (12 days ago, 2 stars)

    You know what would be fun to see? An SEC vs. PAC-12 matchup weekend in the middle of the season. Something like the MLB All-Star game.
    (12 days ago, 3 stars)

    UW has QB issues which is the main cause of their lack of offense. I'm sure Peterson is pulling his hair out over it.
    (12 days ago, 0 stars)

    Going to be interesting to see if Washington State's offense can make a dent on Stanford's pass defense this Friday night.
    (12 days ago, 4 stars)

    Fans are the same everywhere...
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    Their AD has been under fire for a couple of years now. ex-Domino's CEO does not equal competent AD of a major institution.
    (13 days ago, 1 stars)

    Completely agree - the horrible refereeing I was referring too were calls that went against Utah or benefited UCLA. It was very frustrating to watch. :(
    (13 days ago, 0 stars)

    Apples and oranges comparisons.
    (13 days ago, 2 stars)

    Think you need to add to the "honest mistake" answer "but the overall refereeing was horrible."
    (13 days ago, 7 stars)

    I would definitely rather see that than the 3 man rush - drop everyone else back nonsense. Just play the play like a regular pass play. How hard is that to figure out??
    (13 days ago, 0 stars)

    I'm sure Stanford realized that mistake too. They rushed 3 on the last winning TD play by Notre Dame when they had them in a 4th and long with no time left situation.
    (13 days ago, 6 stars)

    I second this. Terrific mom and pop breweries all over the place...
    (13 days ago, 1 stars)

    Been through this before as well as many friends and the depressing part seems to have about a six month incubation period...
    (13 days ago, 8 stars)

    The Museum of Flight is one of the best family friendly options in the area...
    (13 days ago, 2 stars)

    Yes, at the University of Washington
    (13 days ago, 1 stars)

    Not sure I agree. Plus these ranked SEC teams started that way at the beginning of the season, when 80% of SEC teams are ranked due to the east coast bias.
    (14 days ago, 0 stars)

    Actually, I copied everyone's prediction down and will post at the end of the season just for fun. Did it last year too.
    (14 days ago, 1 stars)

    nm
    (14 days ago, -2 stars)

    So I'm a little concerned about Ute2004. Hoping he's not wandering out in the desert somewhere....
    (14 days ago, 10 stars)

    Only a suicidal coach would switch QB's back and forth in the middle of conference play. Talk about poisoning the locker room with team mates trying to figure out who is supposed to be their leader week in and week out.
    (14 days ago, 0 stars)

    It's going to be a tough time judging his passing skills for at least the next 3 games...
    (14 days ago, 0 stars)

    I think you're going to see more passing once Thompson gets practice reps and more game time. It takes a while for QB/WR's to get their groove on.
    (14 days ago, 3 stars)

    So much for Nate's hurt foot everyone was hand-wringing about a week ago. ;)
    (14 days ago, 2 stars)

    LOL... Kansas City. Don't they have fields where the guys can walk out in and use? ;)
    (14 days ago, 3 stars)

    Yup, unless we move the conference to the east coast, it'll be the same forever. Just very frustrating.
    (14 days ago, 0 stars)

    Exactly. Plus you toss in their 8 conference games vs. our 9 AND the SEC's notoriously ridiculous OOC schedule so they can manufacture exceptional W/L records. I'm not impressed.
    (14 days ago, 3 stars)

    The SEC favoritism in the polls is sickening...
    (14 days ago, 13 stars)

    The chances of the zoobs getting into a New Year's Day bowl were NONE, regardless of what they did. The powers at be learned their lesson with the mythical 1984 "national championship" playing a cupcake schedule. That'll never happen again.
    (14 days ago, 1 stars)

    Looking at the PAC-12 football standings and it is literally a jaw dropper. No one, and I mean NO ONE would have thought Cal and Arizona would be leading the two divisions at this stage.
    (15 days ago, 2 stars)

    Speaking of anger, does anyone know what the Colorado coach was going ballistic about? After their game he chased the referees into the tunnel screaming at the top of his lungs. I thought he was going to have a coronary.
    (15 days ago, 0 stars)

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