I don’t mean this I don’t care thing in a, I’m trying to be above the rivalry thing. But this game is really meaningless for Utah. Win or lose, so what? If we lose, the Salt Lake media, much of whom still lives in the mid-1980s will say how BYU has passed us and we’re the worst program in the state and whatever else. Zoobs who haven’t been able to get an erection since last seasons curb-stomping will be out strutting en masse.
But so what, the effect of those things have long since worn off of me.
If we win, great, for a week the media will slap Kyle on the back and will hear from Zoobs how if only the game had gone entirely differently, they’d have won.
Either way it doesn’t change this fact, after this week we are at Tempe, USC at home, at UCLA and at Oregon St. Now before the season started that looked like one tough game between three marshmellows. Now its a gauntlet.
And facing that gauntlet, we’ll do it with either a true freshmen or Nebraska-Omaha’s finest standing in behind a suspect offensive line. The thought of that dwarfs anything that might happen this week. And maybe John White is hurt as well.
This next part is going to sound arrogant, but I don’t know how else to put it. Utah has a month of Big-Boy football looking us square in the face. A month, that if we ran the table would render finishing 3rd in the state of Utah meaningless, but for the snide comments of some jealous people. Everything about this game feels small in comparison.
Maybe its because BYU has chosen the path of being an exhibition team. I mean, I could get up for beating a Big 12 team or Big East team, but the nations most well funded exhibition team, I got nothing. A loss means we might be looking at 1-6. A win still means we might be looking at 2-5.
So I know I’m in the minority on this. But I don’t care. And until BYU does something other than be an exhibition team, to give me a reason to care about this game, I don’t. It’s essentially a pain in the ass.
I surely don’t mean for this to come off like I know its sounding, but I can’t help how I feel. To quote BB King…
THE THRILL IS GONE