Missed my first home Utah Football game in nearly 20 years


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      Tony
      Admin/Founder
      @admin

      About 1.5 hours before kickoff, my eldery dad fainted at the tailgate. He hit the pavement hard on his back. I was about 20 feet from him when I saw him going down. Fell like a tree. I grabbed some police who got some EMTs and they attended to him on the ground for awhile. Took him to the emergency room.  He broke 6 ribs and is in bad shape. Got home about 1am. Saw a couple of game highlights.

      Tough night for me.

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      EagleMountainUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      So sorry to hear that Tony. Good thing you were right there and he was close to family when something like that happens. 

    • #113612
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      GameForAnyFuss
      Ute Fan
      @gameforanyfuss

      Sorry to hear that Tony. Hoping everything turns out well for him and the whole family.

    • #113613
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      ladyinred
      Ute Fan
      @ladyinred

      Dang Tony! So sorry to hear that. Hope he feels better soon. Plenty of highlight reel to cheer him up.

    • #113614
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      UteBacker
      Ute Fan
      @utebacker

      Hang in there, Tony. If there were ever an excuse to miss a game…

      Take care of your dad and here’s hoping for a speedy recovery from your Utehub family.

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      ProudUte
      Ute Fan
      @proudute

      So sorry. Broken ribs are painful. I feel for him.

      Best wishes to your dad. 

    • #113618
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      EagleMountainUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      Here is an extended highlight reel to if you want show your dad:

      https://youtu.be/ChRIj-x3kng

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      dystopiamembrane
      Ute Fan
      @dystopiamembrane

      I am sorry to hear. I hope the best for your father, sending good energy your way, sir.

    • #113620
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      Uteusmc
      Ute Fan
      @uteusmc

      Outside of the ribs… Is he OK?

      • #113721
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        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        When you’re 82 with six broken ribs, pneumonia is a very high risk. In the hospital for a few days to make sure that doesn’t happen.

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      dwainegf
      Ute Fan
      @dwainegf

      I hope he gets well quickly. Prayers for him and your family.

    • #113623
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      Dallas
      Ute Fan
      @dallas

      That’s really tough. Hope all is well and a speedy recovery.

    • #113624
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      AgouraUte
      Ute Fan
      @agouraute

      Best of luck for your dad, I hope he gets well quickly

    • #113627
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      SalUteopia
      Ute Fan
      @saluteopia

      So sorry to hear that, Tony. Wishing your dad a speedy recovery.

    • #113631
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      UteStuckInSeattle
      Ute Fan
      @utestuckinseattle

      So sorry to hear this, Tony. Having elderly parents with an illness or injury is a hard thing to deal with.

      Hope your dad is okay and will heal up soon!

    • #113634
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      Smack
      Ute Fan
      @smack

      Sorry, Tony, that’s tough. I hope his recovery goes well.

    • #113637
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      pics
      Ute Fan
      @pics

      Sorry Tony. So scary to see your dad go through that. It’s really tough to see your parents age and develop health issues. Hope he recovers quickly and gets to enjoy the rest of this great football season. 

    • #113638
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      UtahFanSir
      Ute Fan
      @utahfansir

      Sorry to hear Tony. Put your dad in our prayers. That must of happened right after he served me up some of that wonderful Mexican brandy. God speed in his recovery. 

      • #113722

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        GREEK brandy.  🙂

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