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ironman1315
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Jazz thunder game 4

Wow. Okc is going crazy physical. Even on their own guys. Of course Utah gets called for the foul. 

  • BattleGroundUte

    Makeup call on the other end when Oneale and Favors mauled Melo. 

    I don’t know how you stand it as a ref. You have three guys chewing your ear off worst than a wife every six seconds. I would tell them to shut up after the second bitching out. 

    • ironman1315

      They’d start calling me mr T after awhile if I was a ref. 

      • BattleGroundUte

        Oh yeah it wouldn’t be on naughty words either. I would tell you to shut the hell up and play and then I would T your ass so hard. 

      • FtheY
        1

        I pity those fools. 

    • ironman1315

      Also, I’d like thevrefs to be a bit more balanced they are all over the map right now. 

      • BattleGroundUte

        All over the map?  It is clear what side of the map they are on. 

      • BattleGroundUte

        They have lost control of this game. 

        • ironman1315

          Did they ever have it?

          that missed foul and travel was egregious. 

          • BattleGroundUte

            No but this is ridiculous the foul calling is terrible on one end. It isn’t even the same. 

  • BattleGroundUte

    Thunder are allowed “playoff” fouls. Jazz get regular season touch fouls. 

  • ironman1315

    This is crazy. Jazz down 2 with all this OKC nonsense.

    • BattleGroundUte

      The Okc big three happen to be the black and white. Who knew??

  • BattleGroundUte
    1

    Pushoff P needs to be Teched out what a joke. 

  • ironman1315

    No way was that a tech on Ingles.

    • FtheY

      Should have been a warning on both. Maybe a make up call for the charge on Westbrook? 

  • FtheY
    1

    As much as I hate Westbrook, that charge wasn’t super clean. Could have gone either way. 

    Love Jingles getting in Paul George’s head. He’s turning into our version of Dennis Rodman and I’m all about it. 

    • BattleGroundUte

      He was there it happened to be two feet together “there”. All of Westbrook’s fouls seemed pretty much like over aggressive play. Even his block was super bad with the body. Teabags Rubio to show he is a “man”?

    • BattleGroundUte

      Additionally just shows Westbrook can’t be controlled. He knows he has those fouls and he does that anyway. Billy Donovan can’t control him and even Thunder diehard Westbrook lovers are calling his ass out. 

    • ironman1315

      It’s glorious.

      • ironman1315
        2

        Dear push off p. 

    • FtheY

      Joe Ingles is in Paul George’s face and I’m loving it. 

      -Sir Charles

  • BattleGroundUte

    Mr Triple Double will be happy with his defense and Rubio shut down. Yet Rubio will take the shut down and Win to OKC for the series closeout. 

    Mr Triple Double is proud of his stats other than the only one that matters W or L. 

  • FtheY
    1

    The breakdown of Kenny showing Westbrook’s lack of help defense was amazing. 

    • BattleGroundUte

      Gotta get the shutdown of Rubio. Look how they are guarding now. Hiding him. 

      • FtheY

        Westbrook is such a dbag. Gotta back up the trash talk I guess. 

  • BattleGroundUte
    1

    Pushoff P just got JINGLED IN THE CORNER!!

  • BattleGroundUte
    1

    ISO ball. Poor Okc fans boring s**t play. 

  • BattleGroundUte

    You gotta love it baby. 

    • FtheY

      4th quarter. Let’s put this game away. Loving the energy and intensity of this series. 

  • BattleGroundUte

    Westbrook should have been ejected!! 

  • ironman1315

    Double tech. Bull s**t.

    • BattleGroundUte

      He got tackled and hit in the nuts. Felton walks away like a dirty little man that he is. 

  • BattleGroundUte
    1

    EJECT WESTBROOK!! Holy s**t. 

    • FtheY

      Yet again!! 

  • BattleGroundUte
    1

    • BattleGroundUte

      EJECT WESTBROOK!! Hit him in the head. 

  • ironman1315

    Toss his ass. Toss it now!!!

    • BattleGroundUte

      This 100% on the NBA officials. Poor officiating all game. Westbrook does a dirty foul and goes straight to whining to refs. Then Melo puts hands on Crowder?  Get your f**king hands off me.

  • ironman1315

    CRIWDER?! CRIWDER gets tossed. BULL S**T.

    • BattleGroundUte

      So dumb. Melo needs to get his hands off. 

    • BattleGroundUte

      THROW WESTBROOK OUT!!

      • ironman1315
        1

        That should have been 6!!!

        • BattleGroundUte

          He got two on that possession. He is up to seven. 

          • ironman1315

            And 3 Ts

            • BattleGroundUte

              Well leaving the scores table on the nut shot should have been ejection. 

  • FtheY

    Donovan Mitchell with the dagger. That was awesome. 

    • BattleGroundUte

      Don’t forget the Jingled as he twisted the knife and threw it on their bench. 

      • FtheY

        That was great. Back to back too. Dude is a sniper. 

  • BattleGroundUte
    1

    This Jazz team is fun so fun downside is they are going to face the Rockets who live on outside shooting so it negates Rudy. 

    Mitchell snapping Mailman playoff records. Amazing a rookie!!

  • FtheY
    1

    Pretty good breakdown here. 

    http://www.businessinsider.com/thunder-jazz-playoff-hopes-2018-4

  • BattleGroundUte
    1

    Go Jazz!!

    Haha NBA give a foul to a Jazz player when Adams fouls Westbrook. 

    Pushoff P in rare form even on the inbounds. 

  • ironman1315
    3

    Truth. And Westbrook is a huge dick. 

    • BattleGroundUte
      3

      Well he has two other dicks on his team. Hard to see which is bigger at any moment. I am really starting to dislike Pushoff P the most. He is trash. 

  • KiYi-Ute
    8

    Gobert Player’s Tribune article

    Pretty awesome article from Rudy Gobert that hit The Player’s Tribune today:

    Article

    The dude is awesome, I didn’t know anything about his life pre-Jazz. This team has been so much fun to watch this season, I hope we continue to make noise in the West and surprise some people. Watching the first home game of the series this weekend was awesome. I can’t remember the Delta Center (I will always call it that) being that loud in recent history. 

    Go Jazz!

  • BattleGroundUte
    2

    I was thinking today what Pushoff P must be thinking. I mean in reality without him game one Thunder are staring down getting swept tonight. I imagine he is on the free market after Jazz beat them.

    Hope the Jazz can make them quit again. Game three seemed closer than it really was. Need to clean up the turnovers and just dominate. 

  • Delon absolutely destroyed one of the best open court players in the league 1v1

    John Walls speed and finishing skill have made him one of the deadliest open court guys in the league. He found himself on a 1v1 fast break against Delon. This happened 

  • rbmw263
    3

    An he finished it off with the assist. That is Delon Wright.

  • BattleGroundUte

    Raptors are playing like they did last year in the playoffs. They shouldn’t be struggling with Washington. 

  • Tony

    I don’t watch the NBA but I saw this my Twitter feed and watched it about 10x. Totally awesome.

  • ironman1315
    6

    Go Jazz!

    Let’s beat the Thunder! Also, side note, I think the ESPN announcer just said that they need to attack Gobert. Lol, good luck with that.

  • ironman1315

    Man, our bench guys were playing like game one. Way too amped. Settle down boys and play smart.

  • ironman1315

    The Spanish Samurai is bringing it this quarter!

  • ironman1315
    2

    This crowd is nuts. I would love to be there right now!

  • ironman1315

    I’m talking to myself, but I care not. What a turnaround all on the back of Rubio. Let’s hope the rest of the team can pick it up.

  • BattleGroundUte

    I am here sorry I am late. 

    PLAYOFF RUBIO!!!! Gotta love Snyders adjustments they are not letting Mitchell beat them so Rubio will do just fine. 

    • ironman1315
      2

      I really like Playoff Rubio.

  • BattleGroundUte

    Watching them attack Gobert is amusing. If they are allowed to throw an elbow they do just fine. 

  • BattleGroundUte

    I can’t stand these refs. 

  • BattleGroundUte

    Thunder come out with two shots below the belt. Then Jazz give them two uppercuts and slam to the top of the head for good measure. Hellava game!!

    • ironman1315

      Adams is sitting now. The crowd is NUTS!! I love it. This is as loud as this stadium has ever been. And I am counting the finals years.

  • BattleGroundUte
    1

    WestBrook on pace for his patented triple double with turnovers. 

  • BattleGroundUte

    Without the refs thunder lose this game by 20. They are so inconsistent. 

  • BattleGroundUte

    YOU GOTTA LOVE IT BABY!!

  • ironman1315

    Rudy, you bad man. Throw it down big fella!

    • BattleGroundUte

      RUBIO!!!! Spanish man giving me hot flashes 

  • ironman1315

    holy s**t what a shot!

  • ironman1315
    2

    Thunder fans are very very angry.

    https://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=334&t=1696893&start=620

    • BattleGroundUte

      PUSHOFF P PUSHOFF P

    • BattleGroundUte
      1

      I will say it again without the refs Thunder have nothing. Drag Mitchell to the ground. Push off every play. Bulls**t

    • BattleGroundUte
      1

      Why that wasn’t a foul it meant Adams got his fifth early in the fourth only reason why it wasn’t called. Proof refs keep track of that s**t. 

      • ironman1315
        2

        There’s a section deep in the appendix that specifically exempts OKC from pushoff fouls.

  • ironman1315

    So is there a shoving exception for OKC in the rules?

    • BattleGroundUte

      OKC coach “not foul”. Refs say go ahead and foul you will be fine. 

      • ironman1315

        Adams with a body bump on Rudy that’s a foul 9/10 and no call. Gotta keep the stars in.

        • BattleGroundUte
          1

          Despite all the bulls**t. Push off P needs to be ejected. POS. 

  • ironman1315
    1

    If Rubio gets a triple-double does that make him the best player in the series? Philly fans have confused me on this point.

    • BattleGroundUte
      3

      It is an overrated stat in the Modern NBA. Just my opinion. 

  • BattleGroundUte
    1

    Push off P!

    MAKE THEM QUIT!!!- Coach Whitt

  • ironman1315
    1

    Mitchell with 22 points. Man I like him.

  • BattleGroundUte
    3

    I think this is by far one of my favorite Jazz teams of all time. It ranks above the Dwill years and everything. 

  • Tacoma Ute
    5

    I’m glad the Jazz have likable players. I could never cheer for an asshole like Westbrook.

  • ironman1315
    2

    From Reddit:

    Nobody expects Ricky “The Spanish Inquisitor” Rubio

  • SalUteopia

    2018 preseason hype compared to that of 2004 and 2008?

    Being an international citizen, I did not get the opportunity to experience the 2004 and 2008 seasons (FML!). And I’m curious about the preseason hype for those seasons. How does it compare to that of 2018? Were your expectations as high as they are for 2018? What was the general fan mood like? What was the media’s assessment of those teams? Did anyone predict that we’d be BCS busters?

  • Utah
    2 2

    The problem with 2018, is we never had a USC in our conference. We were the USC in the MWC. 

    • Utah
      1 3

      Stanford, Washington and USC are the Utah/TCU/asshats of the MWC. We are the equivalent of Air Force or SDSU. 

      • Tony
        2

        Ouch.

  • SkinyUte
    1

    Are you arguing with yourself here? 😉

  • BattleGroundUte
    2

    2008 I believe local asses were on the TDS teet. I think the conference media guys from outside this media market had Utah TCU deciding the conference. 

    • Utah
      4

      Yeah, 2008 was all zoob love fest. They were going undefeated, then they were going to beat Utah and bust the BCS. Then Utah was going to get embarrassed by Alabama. 

      There was no hype that year. 

      • FtheY
        1

        Was that the Quest for Perfection year or was that yet another zoob love fest? 

        • BattleGroundUte

          Quest was 2009 I think?  

          • FtheY

            You’re probably right. I think that was the worst slogan they’ve had. 

        • TribUTE
          2

          2008 was indeed the Quest for Perfection year.  I remember that because after the season ended I saw “the Quest has moved North” t-shirts popping up.

  • GAMEDAY!! Super Six tonite. Let's go, Rocks.

  • pics

    I have followed the Red Rocks for decades and had season tickets for many years before having to leave the state. I go to away mmets when they’re in my area.

    –I love what the Marsdens have done for Utah Gymnastics.

    –They recruit young ladies that get good grades and represent the U well.

    –Great marketing, great attendance, and a consistently top 10 team.

    — They finished last night 5th overall. After one rotation today, their best event, it looks like there is no chance to win the Championship.

    I know it’s up to the gymnasts to perform and stay healthy, but something is lacking. Is it recruiting? Training? Psychological? I’m not sure that our current coaching staff will ever be able to bring Utah back to the top. 

  • Skinner wins another NCAA Title

  • Tony
    2

    Fantastic. She is awesome.

  • GAMEDAY!! Let's go, Red Rocks.

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  • utefansince79

    UCLA won the first session and along with LSU and Nebraska, be in tomorrow night’s final.

     

  • PlainsUte

    Holding up despite a bad fall on beam.  Still in the top 3 with one more event (floor) to go.

  • PlainsUte
    5

    Utes go to Super Six!!

    Semi-Final  Oklahoma, Florida, Utah def California, Washington,  & Kentucky,

    NCAA Semi-Final Group II Scoring

  • gothamute
    7

    First press prediction of Utah-USC horserace for the 2018 South Division title..

  • Chidojuan
    4

    This presents a fun opportunity for a way too early over analysis of our division opponents. Hopefully many people will chime in. Let’s start with SC. Last year they were the CFB equivalent of OKC in the playoffs. They got by on individual star power, which interestingly is actually way more viable in CFB. I actually don’t know what to make of Clay Helton. I assume he is an offensively minded coach, but can you judge his performance without Darnold? Cody Kessler was decent, but he had JuJu to pass to. I’ve seen very imperfect offenses year after year from him. In the end, it’s SC and they’ll find the star power eventually, but SC has been simply above average and saved by conference cannibalism. This year will be no different. They’ll have at least one star player to rely on in each position group, but I feel like this is a rebuilding year for them. We’ll see how Matt Fink plays. I think they’ll compete, but I also think our offensive stability and strong defense will edge them out. What does everyone else think?

    • Tony
      2

      What’s funny is that some predict USC to win the south, yet they just lost their QB to the NFL and we haven’t seen whoever they have to replace Darnold in action.

      • Onlyu
        1

        USC is at Stanford in week 2, at Utah, at Arizona at Oregon St and at UCLA…They miss Washington and Oregon this year.  They have a very favorable schedule in that sense have the easiest path IMO.  

        That said, Stanford HAS to beat them and so do we for us to win the league outright.  If that doesn’t happen it’s gonna be very difficult.

      • gothamute
        1

        Completely agree – USC suffering a lot of key losses that it’s not clear how they’ll replace and I agree with others knocking Helton as a HC… he hasn’t shown yet that he’s all that great. Darnold is a huge loss but having watched several SC games last year I think Ronald Jones will be just as big a loss for them. Yes they recruited very well as always but this is Helton’s first rebuilding project and I don’t see him being able to put the pieces together each year like true “reloading” programs do.
        That said, SC’s schedule is definitely favorable, which might help them avoid an extra L or two making the race come down to the last week or two like it always does.

    • Utah
      2

      I think Helton is a poor coach. I don’t think they win the south this year. Probably go 9-4. They might start out 2-2 or 1-3. 

      If I were USC, I’d throw big money at Whitt. And if I were Whitt, I’d take it. Go win a national title at USC, retire a God. 

      • BattleGroundUte
        3

        I don’t think Whitt is SC material. Not knocking his coaching ability but there are a multitude of personality clashes I could foresee. Also Whitt has no desire at all to leave Utah. 

        • Utah
          3

          I don’t disagree with you. I think Petersen is the more likely choice. He can bring his staff, give them all raises, have better athletes, etc. 

        • homer
          1

          A couple years ago, Whit was packed and ready to become U$C head coach. Something changed that night and they went with Helton.

          • Utah
            2

            Yeah, I don’t think Whitt turns down 5+ million a year to coach at USC. Especially now in his career, where he knows it’s five years max. Plus, USC probably doesn’t force him into doing a lot of the “extra” stuff, knowing it’s short terms as well. 

            That being said, I think Petersen would be their #1 choice. Whitt should be #2. 

            And if Petersen was their #1, I don’t see why he wouldn’t take the job. He was set a few years ago and USC didn’t allow him to pick some of his coaches. That would be different today. 

          • BattleGroundUte

            Helton took less money then and the Whitt thing was complete smoke. I am telling you no way in hell do they want a guy like Whitt. 

        • chinngiskhaan

          They absolutely did have interest in Whitt, and have spoken with him in the past, but he was never going there, and I don’t know that they offered him anything.

          Whitts least favorite part of his job is the fame/notoriety and requisite elbow knocking that comes with it. That would all be magnified by 1000 if he went there.

          • BattleGroundUte

            Yes that is my point on both sides Whitt has no interest in what usc wants. USC wants something from a head coach that he can’t give. 

            • Utah

              Which is why USC isn’t completely dominating. 

              • BattleGroundUte
                1

                Well I like to think it is a lot of factors. I believe USC has never adjusted to the expansion. Most really hate Larry Scott now and are having buyers remorse because it didn’t get any easier for them. While Bama struggled slightly with TAMU for the most part it has gotten easier for them since expansion. 

                I don’t like it but PAC needs to expand to 16 or just reduce conference games to 8. I don’t think either benefits Utah. Maybe the scheduling ooc will improve now that Hill is leaving. 

  • Chidojuan
    2

    Next opponent: Arizona. Honestly they scare me more than SC, but more because of a fear of the unknown. Kevin Sumlin is yet another offensive minded coach, but he doesn’t use RPO’s like Rodriguez did. He likes the Air Raid. I’m not sure what Khalil Tate’s ceiling is as a passer, but we better hope it’s not that high, because Sumlin will find it and use it. Anyone else remember what happened when Sumlin had a talented dual threat QB? Realistically though, I think Tate is more of a run threat, and he won’t develop his passing game dramatically. The rest is a team in flux. A young defense with a lot of potential. I really hope Sumlin sticks to the Air Raid, because RPO’s have been our toughest challenge as a defense. I think our linebackers and ends will be able to at least contain Tate and make him beat us with his arm. Then it’s our secondary vs. their receivers, and I think that gets us by. This one could be a potential shoot out. I know I’m drinking the red Kool-Aid with a both of my posts so far, but that’s the fun of a way too early analysis.

    • gothamute
      1

      Totally agree with this as well. Arizona looks like the true wild-card game for me because I think Sumlin can really coach and they have some weapons coming back. It seems like once a few detailed scouting reports came out on Tate that he fell back to earth a bit but our LBs better be healthy and ready for that game… a loss to Zona could break the season.

  • KiYi-Ute
    6

    I’m here for the free Kool-Aid.

  • noneyadb
    2

    That’s the nail in the coffin. Utah going 7-5.

  • gothamute

    I’ll take a stab at UCLA, having watched their spring game over the weekend. Chip Kelly is installing a variation of the up-tempo offensive approach he ran at Oregon, and there are more than a few athletes on the roster that can potentially make things interesting (eventually) in Westwood. As always, it’s hard to draw too many conclusions from a spring game, but a few things stood out to me over the course of their game: 1) they do not (yet) have a quarterback; Wilton Speight was serviceable at Michigan but expecting him to hit the ground running (assuming he gets the starting job, which given the performance of Modster and the others seems quite likely) on a brand-new offense is a strategy that’s bound to disappoint; 2) without a signal caller that has mastered the offense Kelly will be limited in what he can run successfully in the near term, which could make them somewhat predictable especially in the face of pressure; 3) their D-Line is still as porous as ever; and 4) they have some good athletes on both sides of the ball but athleticism alone won’t save them in the midst of a total rebuild (and it was very apparent this is a total rebuild on both sides of the ball). They looked a lot like a blue&gold version of us last year, only even more raw due to the new defensive scheme coming on top of adding in a new offense… you can see potential but it’s hard to see how they can perform to it given how many moving pieces they have… all that said, they will beat somebody they “shouldn’t” this year (better not be us), because despite the negative comments about Kelly on this board and elsewhere, he’s a proven college commodity (at least offensively) who will work in enough wrinkles to keep lesser D coordinators off-balance. My take (which is admittedly limited to watching the spring game and reading a few boards sporadically) is that they look like a 6-6/7-5 team but given their schedule I’d be surprised if they end up over .500