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Daedalus
5

Just scored a solo ticket at my favorite price: free.

I will appreciate any guidance on what to do with my lonesome self pregame. If you are compelled to punch me in the face for what I’ve said before, that’s fine but no guarantees on the results. I’m a big boy. TIA.

  • Tony
    4

    Stop by my tailgate, Row H #69 by the dumpster.  I’ll be there around 10.

  • Wilson's Mustache
    8

    Top 100 Prospect commits to the Utes

  • UteFanatic
    1

    Wow. Huge recruit.

  • Wilson's Mustache
    1

    He was considered a top target for USC

    • CincyUte
      1 2

      Obviously, USC doesn’t offer him the opportunity to design football uniforms, which he can one day do as a team captain at Utah.  Right?

      USC and their boring uniforms that recruits hate can go suck it!

  • Mr.BozaksBigToe
    1

    Awesome!

  • BD
    1

    Exciting! And it also makes sense. Given that utah loses a few senior corners after this year, this recruit will probably stand a chance to get some playing time as a freshman. Smart kid.

  • Wilson's Mustache
    2

    Supposedly this is the highest rated recruit Utah has ever had a commit from

    • BioUte
      1

      Supposedly this is the highest rated recruit Utah has ever had a commit from

      That’s probably true straight from HS. At the JC level we’ve had 5*’s – Bolles, James Aiono, Ainoa Key, Paul Soliai

      • He will quickly be downgraded.  The star system is about the dumbest thing ever.  

  • 1

    Saved from the fall of Troy.

  • leftyjace

    Is anyone concerned that he still plans on taking his official visits to USC and Arizona State? Maybe this is a strategy to get USC to commit to giving him an opportunity to start? Then again, he did mention that USC had a 5-star this year that didn’t start. That doesn’t mean that dude won’t be starting next year, and it seems this guy wants to start pretty badly.

    • Utahute72
      1

      I am lefty.  We’ve seen this story before.  While I like the committment and would love him to stick with it, I don’t count any recruit until that letter come in the first week of February.

  • Red Dawn
    6

    Love seeing the Ute logo on Fox during the World Series advertising the game tom

  • Red Dawn
    1

    Tomorrow

    • RedLine

      Been thinking that everytime UW-Uah promo is shown.

  • RedUte

    Is that a National commericial? Just thought it was playing here in Seattle and the northwest

    • Milton Vanderslice

      I was watching the Alaska Fox affiliate and it was shown there.  I’d say it was National.

  • Tony

    Saw it here in SLC

  • CincyUte
    4 3

    College GameDay is great exposure for our school.

    A lot of people watch the show.  It’s good exposure for our team.  And a great chance to showcase our school to the nation.

    But most importantly, we need America to know that Utah is a team with an innovative uniform collection.  That’s why it’s imperative that we feature our black helmet with oversized logo front-and-center on the GameDay set.  The nation needs to understand when you add the genius of Under Armour with the history and tradition of the University of Utah, the result is a weak impersonation of the Atlanta Falcons.

    Think about it.  The Atlanta Falcons are from the south, right?  You know what else is from the south?  Lots of college football fans.  It’s a genius marketing approach by the University, but mostly by Under Armour.

    My only concern is the Park Building.  I’m worried the old fashioned structure has very little or no appeal to recruits.  Having it in the background behind the GameDay set may give viewers the wrong impression that Utah isn’t fully dedicated to “rocking” a “sick” image. I’m afraid some viewers might assume Utah doesn’t got what it takes to drop a three-color combo with black visors one week and then turn right around and go full stormtrooper the very next week.  But we know that’s simply not true.  Thank god.

    So I propose–if it’s not too late–that we put up a big screen in front of the Park Building with an image of the Georgia Dome on it.  Think how sick that would look.

    Also–to all those fans standing behind the GameDay set wearing red:  WTF?  At least hold up a sign with the Under Armour logo on it.  Do you even know anything about football?

  • DanielLaRussoUte
    1

    How old are you that you sarcastically use “rocking” and “sick” to mock youths?

    • CincyUte

      I’ve got to ask: are you honestly suggesting youths today don’t use the words “rocking” or “sick?”

      • utahsportsguy

        today’s young folks use terms like ‘dope’ and ‘on fleek’… 

      • CincyUte

        I’ll leave this here while you’re thinking about your answer:
        pic.twitter.com/lxQF1g61dj

        • Milton Vanderslice

          well played

          • Utahute72
            1

            Hey, I’m still stuck on “bees knees”.

  • Wilson's Mustache
    1

    Yeah! God forbid we have things that appeal to our younger fan base & our recruits! I think it’s in our best interests to forgoe any kind of recruiting advantage we may have with new uniforms and just roll out a plain red uniform and helmets and just pretend we are Penn State. Surely our extensive football history & tradition will be enough to lure high school recruits here. We could be the Purdue of the PAC-12! That would be so groovy! (Am I using that right?)

    Although we may have signed a great apparel deal with Underarmour I think we’d all prefer a relationship with Nike worth about 1/4 the amount and be completely neglected while they promote our conference rivals. Go Nike!

    • CincyUte
      1 1

      LOL.  You really believe Under Armour is making us wear these ridiculous costumes just so we can enjoy some kind of recruiting advantage? That is so nice of them! We really ought to send them a thank you card!

      One day–when you’re older and you’ve experienced life and business–you’ll understand that this isn’t really about recruiting at all. But in the meantime, go ahead and keep telling yourself that recruits are choosing Utah because our uniforms are inspired by the Dirty Bird.

      Recruting advantage?  LOL.

       

      • Wilson's Mustache
        1

        Wow you really are out of touch with reality. 

         

        The UA relationship is mutually beneficial for both Utah & UA. Also yes it does help because recruits & current players have said as much. 

         

        Go go ahead and be crotchety about something most people get excited about or enjoy. 

        Also the Captains choose the uniform combinations. You’re pretty off base on this one EL-OH-EL

      • 1 1

        Is this one of those UF.N posters that floated over here when the lights went out on that dump of a site?

        Tony is there a flush handle for posters like this?

        • Riot West
          1

          Is this one of those UF.N posters that floated over here when the lights went out on that dump of a site?

          Tony is there a flush handle for posters like this?

          @admin – In light of the above and the political lesbian/weiner post, I nominate @westcoastcutthroat to write the rules for what’s an acceptable post and what isn’t.

  • Purplestickystank

    Free pub!

  • utahpunk
    6

    Just curious

    Was just contemplating the old “what if” game while I am toiling away at my 9-5, and thought “If Utah were to not only go to, but win the Rose Bowl, that would give them 3 trophies from what was once the all mighty BCS Bowl Games. The only one we would be missing would be the Orange Bowl.

    How many other teams have not only played in, but also won 3 out of those 4 bowl games?

    I did some initial invistigation online:

    http://mcubed.net/ncaaf/bowls/ytot2.shtml

    Alabama has played in all 4, but has never won the Rose Bowl (last appearance was in 1946) – 3/4

    USC has played in all but the Sugar Bowl, but has only won the Rose and Orange. – 2/4

    Ohio State has played in and won all 4 of the former BCS bowls. – 4/4

    Nebraska has won all but the Rose Bowl. – 3/4

    Miami has played in all 4, but has never won the Fiesta Bowl. – 3/4

    Texas has played in and won all 4. – 4/4

    Michigan has played in and won all4 of them. – 4/4

    Notre Dame has played in and won all 4. – 4/4

    I am not sure what any of this really proves, but it was kinda fun to see how Utah would stack up against other teams. I am sure there are other teams with multiple wins in the Big 4, but I stopped after looking at 8 historically big name teams.

     

    Overall not bad company to be in.

    Then again, maybe I’m just bored…

     

  • Smack

    I happened to be reading about the Rose Bowl last night (guess why!), and I noticed that Alabama had multiple appearances. They have actually won the Rose Bowl four times, including their last appearance in 1946.

  • Wilson's Mustache

    Nice work,

     

    im curious what the current New Six bowls would look like. I imagine there are a few teams that have played in all 6 (Texas, Notre Dame)

  • links not clickable from homepage

    Apologies in advance if this has been mentioned already, but on the main front page view urls in posts aren’t clickable unless you open the thread. It would be nice if possible to have them clickable while still in the main view instead of having to open the thread.

    just a suggestion if it’s possible.

  • Milton Vanderslice
    5

    Also, it would be cool if the thumbs up/down worked from the home page also.

    • uteman12
      1

      Do they not work for you Milton? 

  • Tony

    The link thing probably depends on whethe the person pasted it in or used the link dialog.  The thumbs should work so yell me what happens and what browser you are using. 

    • ChooseTheRed
      1

      I’ve had trouble with thumbs up and down when ive not been logged in… leaves me having a ‘duh!’ moment after pressing the button four or five times before I realize the reason why. Others are possibly brighter than I am…

      • Tony

        Yeah you can’t like or dislike unless you are logged in. Otherwise bots would click them a million times.

    • hnoseguard

      I can’t do thumbs from the home page – I click the thumbs up or thumbs down icon and it doesn’t register. Using Firefox 43.0.4 on my desktop.

  • Tony

    @hnoseguard Mac or windows?

    • hnoseguard

      Windows, happens to me on Windows 7 at work and Windows 10 at home. Both running Firefox 43.0.4.

      • Tony
        2

        I’m now on Firefox on my Android tablet. Confirmed I can’t click the thumbs.  There is a home page update coming and I’ll add this bug fix to it.

        • Milton Vanderslice

          Thanks Tony.  I’ll write your name in on my ballot next week.

          • Tony

            Thanks Tony.  I’ll write your name in on my ballot next week.

            Just send cash…

  • Tony

    Thanks. I’ll look at it this weekend.

  • bopahull

    My up thumb disappears when I’m logged in, I use fox.

  • Tony

    This thread is a little old, but in case anyone is getting notifications the Firefox bugs discussed above “should” be fixed now on the home page.