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The Salt Lake Media Sucks...

I was sitting here contemplating whether I would write yet another version of the wow our basketball team is unpredictable column or maybe talked about National Letter of Intent Day, when I came across this column from Brad Rock.  The first half of the column is about the uncertainty that Alex Smith faces, but then Rock throws this gem in,

“it’s hard to see how the Utes will improve in 2013. They have dangerous BYU and Utah State early on the schedule.  Then there’s Oregon State, USC, UCLA and Arizona State – teams they lost to last season. In addition they have games with Stanford and Oregon – the latter being in Eugene.

The way that shapes up, Utah has a fair change of losing all of the eight aforementioned games, which would render them ineligible for bowl competition again.”

I mean yeah I guess there is a chance that Utah might lose all eight of those games.  But really Rock, that’s the conclusion you’re going to come to.  Utah St. with their best team needed us to lose a QB and have the worst offensive PI call ever to save their with.  And we’d won something like 14 straight, so is there really a fair chance we’ll lose to them at home when Gary Anderson has moved on?  And BYU, haven’t we won 4 of the last five against them?  Not to mention, out of the first four Pac-12 teams you mentioned, only Arizona St. blew us out.  In addition, there is no consideration that Utah just might get better next year.

Whenever I see these columns I wonder if the old men of the Salt Lake media will ever realize that its not 1984 any more.  Brad Rock, Dick Harmon, Gordon Monson and the like, they’re like old men who never figured out how to program a VCR and don’t even want to hear that no one uses a VCR.

Come hell or high water they’re going to never give Utah football an ounce of credit.

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  • THEeyepatch

    This is why I hardly read anything from TSLT or DesNews. That and it gets irritating and hardly amusing reading the comment boards. I just don’t understand what kind of ‘gorilla logic’ thinking you need to berate a team that has beaten, and in some cases humiliated your team, for just over a decade. To belittle teams Utah did beat but always excluding your team as if they never did lose, as if it never happened. My personal favorite is that Utah lost to Utah State, and their team beat them. Are you serious?

    Anyway, always having to pull out the ‘resume’ to prove, “we were good… once.” Constantly living in the past and the present is always… well, I think you’ve heard the laundry list of excuses. Never giving any team credit. And the kicker… Utah will probably be another 3 point underdog in September to a team that’s going 11-1 according to their most exuberantly delusional fans. I’m guessing the only loss is coming at Notre Dame? I guess? Hell, why not just go 12-0? Don’t cut yourself short.

    After reading your blog, I see that nothing has changed in SLC since I moved in November 2010. I’ve just come to accept that Utah will never be talked highly about in the SL media, not matter who they beat or what bowl games they play in, so who cares what they think. If anything those ‘homers’ said had any merit in predicting the future, Utah would have never played in a BCS bowl game –much less two and winning both– and Provo Business College would be 11-0 instead of 3-8 against Utah. I guess it’s just beyond possibility that Utah might have a good to great season. Just unfathomable for some I guess.

    That’s why Ute fans need people like you D. MAC and Jazzy Ute. I think Utah will be just fine this season and I can’t wait till the end of August. Utah will finish top four in the Pac-12. I truly believe that. Keep up the good Ute blogs D. MAC.