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    Ute Bc
    4

    “MAKE UTE CHAT GREAT AGAIN!”

    UF.net was fun but I am ready for this site to take off.  Really hope it happens.  If anyone knows Monkey and he wants to sell the UF, we should buy it and redirect it here.

  • leftyjace
    2

    Monkey is a FB friend of mine. Perhaps if it’s still down after a few days I’ll reach out on your behalf, BC.

    • mokus

      Maybe he doesn’t know it is down. He might appreciate at least a heads up?

      • leftyjace
        1

        I am absolutely certain there are active users of UF.N that are much closer to Monkey than I. I would almost guarantee they have been in contact with him already – probably first thing this morning.

  • 89ute

    Just before Tony launched this site i recall a handful of people making offers and they were either rejected or ignored. I suspect the later.

    • AZswayze
      1

      I believe Tony made Monkey an offer and he declined.

      • ironman1315
        1

        But was it an offer he couldn’t refuse?

      • Tony 🌹🌹

        My offer was to work with him to rebuild UF.N and modernize it. We talked briefly about it but nothing ever came of it, obviously.

  • It is nice to see activity on this site finally. What happened to Utefans? Finally kick the bucket?

  • sweetgrass
    1

    loved UFN but it seems its time has come …. too bad.  Thanks to whomever set this site up.

  • UteBulldog

    Nice to see another Ute fan board pop up. I’d love to see this thing take off and be a place for great Ute content and discussion.

    • 89ute
      1

      It’s up to YOU to make it take off! I like it here and Tony has put a lot of effort into it but until today it’s been a little lean.

  • UteBulldog
    1

    Well this is definitely a site I will be checking in on now. I had no idea it was around until today and gave up on uf.n about 9 years ago. Hopefully word spreads about ute hub.

  • Tacoma Ute
    3

    My early picks

    North
    1) Oregon
    2) UW
    3) Stanford
    4) Wazzu
    5) Cal
    6) OSU

    South
    1) Utah
    2) USC
    3) UCLA
    4) UA
    5) ASU
    6) Colorado

  • Ute Bc
    1

    I think UW takes the North.  But other than that I like it!

    • Tacoma Ute
      1

      I agree that UW could take the North. I think 4 teams have a shot. I think it would be kinda fun if Wazzu won it but they will probably “Coug it” and fall just short.

  • leftyjace
    1

    Poor Colorado.
    Poor OSU.

    I can’t disagree with you though.

  • Tomasina
    1

    Your South matches my picks exactly.  In the North I would swap Stanford and UW, but otherwise I agree with those as well.

    The only picks I feel very comfortable with are Colorado, and OSU.  The parity is such in this conference, that anything could happen.

    • Tacoma Ute
      1

      It’s a tough call. I think the top 4 teams in the north and the top 3 in the south could finish in any order. It would be kinda fun if Wazzu won the north.

      • AZswayze
        1

        Yeah, no way I would wager on the North. I actually think Washington State may win it, but I have no idea what to expect out of Washington, Oregon, or Stanford. I think all will be competitive, just not sure how competitive. Colorado and Oregon State will screw somebody’s year up though, mark that down.

  • 89ute
    1

    I have no clue what to expect but I’m sure its going to be wild,fun and entertaining ride. Thats why i don’t get my panties in a wad regarding the playoff.

  • ironman1315
    7

    I think Utah will win both the North and South divisions this year. You heard it here first folks.

  • Thlete

    UW getting a lot of love for their potential, but my money is on Stanford and McCaffrey to take the North and I’d be mildly surprised if anyone else did. Oregon is likely down with QB issues but will be interesting to see how much noise the Washington schools can make this year.

  • 89ute
    1

    What happened to our politics board, UF.N? did it die or am I banned?

    I’m getting:

    Forbidden

    You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

    Apache/2.2.8 (Ubuntu) Server at utefans.net Port 80

  • UteStuckInSeattle
    1

    Same here.

    Hopefully it’s just a temporary issue.

  • 89ute
    2

    Hopefully? It’s an administratively neglected sight. This one is not.

    • UteStuckInSeattle
      6

      There may be no one at the helm, but you can’t deny that it’s still been a pretty popular place to discuss Ute sports.

    • CincyUte
      8

      One day–probably in the not-too-distant future–that site will go down like it did this morning and it will never come back up.  You should prepare yourself for that.

      Or maybe today’s that day?

      • Tomasina
        1

        Agree… which is one reason that a number of us jumped to this site once it was created.  At least if it does disappear, there is somewhere to go.  It may help with increased traffic.

        • CincyUte
          2

          If that site is down for good, my only regret will be not going and taking screen shots of the 30+ pages of threads that were posted on Pacmas Day, 2010.  That was an amazing time with some truly epic posts.

          • UteStuckInSeattle
            1

            You might still be able to:

            http://web.archive.org/web/20100615030254/http://www.utefans.net/list.php?

      • AZswayze
        2

        I’ve been waiting for this day for quite some time. Knew it would come eventually, if it truly is the end.

  • mokus

    Is there a co-admin, or is monkey the only one?

    • execUTEioner

      Rocker Ute is an admin I think. Not sure of others.

  • MV
    7

    I hope it’s dead.

    • AZswayze

      Why is that? You used to be a big contributor.

      • hnoseguard

        So did you!

        • AZswayze

          Me? I’m on Utefans nearly daily. Where the hell have you been big guy?

          • hnoseguard
            2

            SFork and I have been busy competing in a medium and large cat throwing competition. Utehub is awesome during the season, but when Moose was banned, the offseason appeal died down for me.

  • GadValleyUte
    1

    Maybe AAU got in and banned anyone who has ever called him out or blue started him

  • Rick

    Looks like the site crashed.  I tried accessing it through a couple of options and it is dead.

  • Brettski
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    Its not really a politics board.  More like liberal love fest..

    • Tacoma Ute
      11 1

      Yep. It’s an atheist libtard circle jerk.

      • Tacoma Ute
        1

        Sorry, that’s the last I’ll mention politics. It was hypocritical of me to post that because it’s the reason I dumped ufn. I just wanna talk Utes football and basketball. I’ll try to be a good boy from now on. 😎

      • Tacoma Ute

        Sorry, that’s the last I’ll mention politics. It was hypocritical of me to post that because it’s the reason I dumped ufn. I just wanna talk Utes football and basketball. I’ll try to be a good boy from now on. 😎

      • AZswayze

        Hey now. Thought we were friends.

        • Tacoma Ute
          1

          We are. I apologize for my totally hypocritical post.

      • CincyUte
        1

        Tacoma’s here?  Oh man, this site keeps getting better and better.

      • CincyUte
        2

        Tacoma’s here?  Man, this site keeps getting better and better.

        plus, you can
        make tables here.
  • Daedalus
    3

    I hate to say this but as a sysadmin I believe that error is less likely a crash and more likely Monkey just stopped paying the bills. “Forbidden” means someone configured the server to reject connections (or simply took the code offline).

    • UteStuckInSeattle

      I hope that’s not the case, but if it is then control of the site needs to be handed over to someone who will keep the lights on.

    • 89ute

      As of this morning i could ping the site through my command prompt so it’s still probably alive, for now anyway.

    • execUTEioner
      1

      IIRC UFN is on a dedicated box co-located at Xmission. I’m guessing the hosting is still on since the server is responding. Most likely s**t’s just broken and neglected or possibly been rooted by Chinese hackers. I wish Monkey would let somebody else have it who has the time and expertise to tend to it, since he doesn’t seem to.

  • Daedalus
    1

    This is premature and maybe he’ll work out something with someone he knows personally, but if his account is in arrears, then maybe something can be negotiated through X-Mission (the hosting company I believe). However, he does own the domain and the registration doesn’t expire until 2017-09-11, and the data and software belongs to him as well (I think).

  • Tacoma Ute
    3

    I’m pretty much done with that site anyway. It was a blast for over a decade but I just don’t fit in there anymore.

    • AZswayze
      2

      You pulled a complete Houdini.

      • Jumpmasterute
        1

        I left cause of a guy named 480ute. The people here have a lot more class. Mostly you AZswayze. 🙂

    • mokus

      I don’t think any of us should volunteer where we do fit.

    • ironman1315
      1

      You and the creepy ass icon were some of my favorites when I first joined that site last year. Then you up and pull a disappearing act on us. I felt more than a little sad about that. Hurt to be honest. I thought we were friends dammit. *runs off and cries in a corner

    • 2

      Welcome aboard Tacoma. Please do not drag Pangloss over here. His Libtard obsession is unbearable.

  • Utahute72
    1

    Still down.

  • leftyjace

    I’m not going to lie, even if it’s from a thread talking about UF.N, it’s great to see some serious activity over here today.

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens. Monkey’s latest FB post was from 4 days ago, nothing new concerning any personal circumstances that might contribute to the demise of UF.N.

    • mokus
      1

      Looking over recent posts, there were only a few a week. Surprised how sparse it was!

      • AZswayze
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        I think a lot of people like the format. I’ve complained about it at times, but it’s nice to jump on, and just have everything right there in front of you. I know some people complain about the politics, but it’s the offseason. There’s only so much football stuff to discuss.

    • rbmw263

      Camp is coming. I hope you guys will all stop by one activity picks up along with that.

  • ironman1315

    The fact that UF going down for the second time in a year, at about this same time too if I am not mistaken, is very disconcerting.

  • utahpunk
    1

    I would usually check in daily on UF.N. If it’s done, hen so be it. I will miss it, but will continue to come here as well as I would anticipate an uptick in activity on here (as we have already seen today).

  • kazute

    The party is over here. Any football news?

  • Riot West

    I just came from church (utahby5.com) – what’s up?

  • IrieUte

    Sounds like it should be back up by morning. West coast time 🙂

    • ironman1315
      1

      It’s back. And one of the first two posts is an idiotic political talking point. That site sometimes.

      • Daedalus

        Umm…. that post was yesterday.

        What else is there to talk about in Ute Nation? Even the papers are stretching to find anything sports to talk about.

        • ironman1315
          1

          IDK, anything. Fan predictions, roster talking, starter talk, celebrations for Pioneer Day, movies, TV, anything besides tired political talking points that take the easy way out instead of drilling down a bit deeper and seeing maybe sometimes s**t happens.

          • 89ute
            1

            Then stick around and help make it happen. It’s been lean here for the past few months. There are only about a half a dozen regularly participating and it takes a lot more than that to make things interesting.

            • ironman1315
              1

              I’ll certainly do what I can. I don’t have a whole lot of time and won’t until July 27th at or around 7:00PM.

    • Daedalus

      Sooner than you think. I guess the reports of UF.N’s untimely death were inaccurate.

  • Is Ute2004 coming over here? I’m anxious to hear his QB assessments, TIC.

    • ironman1315
      1

      I doubt it. He proudly proclaimed that he has not spent a second on this site. Personally, I don’t understand what the problem is. I am now a member of all three sites, same name on all 3. I just don’t get why we can’t like all three.

  • 89ute
    2

    Dirk Facer just tweeted BB tournament in the Delta Center, Beehive Classic

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    Utah and BYU to play at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Dec. 8, 2018 as part of a three-year deal with Utah St. and Weber St. — Beehive Classic.
    8:55 AM – 21 Jul 2016

    I remember hearing Dave Rose on the radio a few months back state that no way BYU will play in a state of Utah tournament unless Utah plays the “owed” game in Provo. Well, this explains why we agreed to go back to Provo. Hopefully, it’s our last.

  • CincyUte

    No–we can expect to play BYU at home or in Provo during the years we don’t play them in the ZBBC. This is great news for the Zoobs because it means they don’t have to visit the Hunty again until 2019.

    It’s a damn shame this isn’t a two-day tournament with the day one winners playing each other on day two. It would have been a total blast. Plus it would give us a great excuse to stop agreeing to play BYU H/H…since there would always be a strong chance of meeting them in the ZBBC (assuming they keep doing it past 2019). I’ll bet BYU vetoed the two-day concept for precisely that reason.

    • 89ute
      1

      I screwed up calling this a tournament. The winners don’t play each other. That’s just silly. Reading comprehension fail on my part.

      • CincyUte

        It should be a two-day tournament. Big missed opportunity.  Maybe there’s an NCAA rule that permits teams to play in only one pre-season tournament per year?

    • GadValleyUte
      1

      How is it a tournament if it’s just 2 games where winners don’t play? Sounds like a double feature 

  • leftyjace

    Hey, I’ll take it. Tourney or not.

  • rbmw263
    2

    Royce Freeman calls the Utah defense the toughest in the P12

    Zach Banner (USC OL) calls Utah DL the best in the P12. Our reputation is growing.

  • 2

    I am so glad USC plays Stanford the week before. They are going to be beat up pretty badly before they play Utah. My only concern is if Sitake has cleaned up BYU at all.

    • UteThunder

      I think it is going to take longer than one off-season for Sitake to clean up the dirty play in Provo. Sadly, I think this first year might be the worst we have seen in the dirty play department as Sitake will have those nut-punchers more fired up than Bronco ever did.