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SCcoug
11-17-2008, 10:44 PM
Whats your favorite memory of the rivalry?

I was present to see Staley run down the sideline and Gilford make a game sealing pick to win it in 2001 and I was there last year to see "magic happen" but my favorite BYU-UU memory has to be 2006.

I was sitting in the Muss, my buddy's friend got us tickets, wearing blue in a sea of red when with a minute and change to go Utah scores their go ahead touchdown. The students were going crazy and there was talk of rushing the field to celebrate the win. I meanwhile was hopeful thinking that the Utes left too much time on the clock for Jo Beck and company to work with.
The Cougs drive the length of the field but are stopped for a fourth down desperation play. Images of 2005 flash in my head as I prepare myself for deja vu all over again. When this happens...

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RockyBalboa
11-18-2008, 06:51 AM
I was at Rice Eccles for LaVell's last game. That was fun.

I was at LES when Staley went down the sidelines. Right before the play where Lance Rice dropped back to pass,,,I turned to my brothers and said...."Gilford is gonna pick him off..." and then blam...he did and I got dogpiled by several people in my section.

I was at Rice Eccles for the Harline is still open game. I was in the NEZ where he caught it. We had cups (with and without) drinks in them being thrown at us as we were jumping up and down and celebrating. We were in a euphoric state and didn't feel a thing.

I was at LES last year on 4th and 18.

Of those I'd say my favorite was 2006.

il Padrino Ute
11-18-2008, 08:40 AM
One of my favorites:

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pelagius
11-18-2008, 09:40 AM
One of my favorites:

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I was on my mission during that one ... So for me its like it doesn't exist.

The_Tick
11-18-2008, 09:46 AM
Believe it or not...3-0 loss.

Don't get me wrong...I have watched the last 2 years at home with friends and about had a coronary...but they were great.

I took my oldest daughter to that game...some here may remember. We had a tailgate going and it was 6 degrees outside. We cooked steaks and salmon and partied. TAI was there, Tim was there, Eweth8r was there. My daughter burned up 1/2 tank of gas in the car keeping herself warm.

My daughter is a band geek...the second she saw the band marching down the street to the stadium she bundled up and we headed along with them. She was marching and doing the whole bit with them. She was only 11 or 12 at the time. I think 11.

We sat on 1 1/2" thick sheet of ice. We didn't bring anything to sit on so we got soaked through. My daughter kept running to the bathroom to warm up and come back.

At half time we were down 3-0 and I offered to leave and drive back to grandpas and we could watch the last quarter. She said "No way dad, I want to be here for when we win this thing". The Boy Scout father with 8 kids in front of us took pity on her and gave her 4 hand warmers. She ran to to the bathroom and put 1 in each shoe at her toes and the other two in her gloves.

I dropped about 40.00 on cocoa.

We didn't win the game, it took us 3 hours to drive to Clearfield afterwards. We counted over 200 accidents on the freeway.

But it is a memory that I have to this day that I would pay thousands of dollars to have again with both of my girls.

I am brining my youngest up for BYU/Utah next year.

She is 11.

LiveCoug
11-18-2008, 09:47 AM
One of my favorites:

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Wouldn't Ryan Kaneshiro's doink have been a better choice? You must have accidentally posted the wrong one.

TripletDaddy
11-18-2008, 09:54 AM
I have been really lucky to be at almost all the Y U matchups, since my freshman year, with the exception of when I was on my mission.

I have to say that my freshman year at BYU is vivid....Ty drops 70 on the U.

I remember sitting in the North End Zone and all the Ute hecklers were mocking BYU, chanting BCS or making fun of "The Dominator." Then Gilford intercepted the pass and we all went nuts. Much popcorn and wadded paper was thrown that day, my friends, and many humbled Ute fans filed out of that upper deck in utter dejection and disgust.

The dinked filed goal....only because until it dinked, I pretty much thought we were going to lose. I mean, how often does a FG dink, anyway?

I was at Harline is open and literally lost my voice. I never thought that would happen again...

....until 4th and 18. I went with my little brother in law. we scored 5 yard line tickets....5th row, east stands, south end zone. We were able to see the winning touchdown. once again, we were sitting by some Utes that counted their chickens before they were hatched. This time, no wadded paper was thrown. Handshakes were exchanged, actually because the guys were pretty cool. But we ran out onto the field and celebrated with everyone else.

There is something magical about college football that keeps us all young, like kids. We get so excited, can't sleep as though it were Christmas eve, etc... College football is my Field of Dreams.

SCcoug
11-18-2008, 09:56 AM
Believe it or not...3-0 loss.

Don't get me wrong...I have watched the last 2 years at home with friends and about had a coronary...but they were great.

I took my oldest daughter to that game...some here may remember. We had a tailgate going and it was 6 degrees outside. We cooked steaks and salmon and partied. TAI was there, Tim was there, Eweth8r was there. My daughter burned up 1/2 tank of gas in the car keeping herself warm.

My daughter is a band geek...the second she saw the band marching down the street to the stadium she bundled up and we headed along with them. She was marching and doing the whole bit with them. She was only 11 or 12 at the time. I think 11.

We sat on 1 1/2" thick sheet of ice. We didn't bring anything to sit on so we got soaked through. My daughter kept running to the bathroom to warm up and come back.

At half time we were down 3-0 and I offered to leave and drive back to grandpas and we could watch the last quarter. She said "No way dad, I want to be here for when we win this thing". The Boy Scout father with 8 kids in front of us took pity on her and gave her 4 hand warmers. She ran to to the bathroom and put 1 in each shoe at her toes and the other two in her gloves.

I dropped about 40.00 on cocoa.

We didn't win the game, it took us 3 hours to drive to Clearfield afterwards. We counted over 200 accidents on the freeway.

But it is a memory that I have to this day that I would pay thousands of dollars to have again with both of my girls.

I am brining my youngest up for BYU/Utah next year.

She is 11.

Sounds like a good time except the final score. Luckily I was on my mission for all of the Crowton years except 2001. I got back in time to see the Payne hit on that return and a few loses at the end of 2004. It was a good time to serve the Lord.

SCcoug
11-18-2008, 10:01 AM
For you Utes, the 1988 edition of the Holy War.

My only connection to this game is my wife's uncle scored the touchdown at the 28 second mark. He said after the game his dad, a BYU fan, didn't congratulate him on the win or for scoring a touchdown. He only said, "How could you do that to the Lord's team?"

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il Padrino Ute
11-18-2008, 10:09 AM
I was on my mission during that one ... So for me its like it doesn't exist.

I understand completely. I was on my mission '83-'85. A good time to be out of the country for a Ute fan.

il Padrino Ute
11-18-2008, 10:13 AM
For you Utes, the 1988 edition of the Holy War.

My only connection to this game is my wife's uncle scored the touchdown at the 28 second mark. He said after the game his dad, a BYU fan, didn't congratulate him on the win or for scoring a touchdown. He only said, "How could you do that to the Lord's team?"

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Who is your wife's uncle?

il Padrino Ute
11-18-2008, 10:15 AM
Believe it or not...3-0 loss.

Don't get me wrong...I have watched the last 2 years at home with friends and about had a coronary...but they were great.

I took my oldest daughter to that game...some here may remember. We had a tailgate going and it was 6 degrees outside. We cooked steaks and salmon and partied. TAI was there, Tim was there, Eweth8r was there. My daughter burned up 1/2 tank of gas in the car keeping herself warm.

My daughter is a band geek...the second she saw the band marching down the street to the stadium she bundled up and we headed along with them. She was marching and doing the whole bit with them. She was only 11 or 12 at the time. I think 11.

We sat on 1 1/2" thick sheet of ice. We didn't bring anything to sit on so we got soaked through. My daughter kept running to the bathroom to warm up and come back.

At half time we were down 3-0 and I offered to leave and drive back to grandpas and we could watch the last quarter. She said "No way dad, I want to be here for when we win this thing". The Boy Scout father with 8 kids in front of us took pity on her and gave her 4 hand warmers. She ran to to the bathroom and put 1 in each shoe at her toes and the other two in her gloves.

I dropped about 40.00 on cocoa.

We didn't win the game, it took us 3 hours to drive to Clearfield afterwards. We counted over 200 accidents on the freeway.

But it is a memory that I have to this day that I would pay thousands of dollars to have again with both of my girls.

I am brining my youngest up for BYU/Utah next year.

She is 11.

I believe I met you that day at the tailgate. I was the one who brought salmon. I made Bernard try it, as he had never eaten salmon because he's not a fan of fish.

SCcoug
11-18-2008, 10:24 AM
Who is your wife's uncle?

Sam Tausinga, I believe he played 88-89

il Padrino Ute
11-18-2008, 10:25 AM
Sam Tausinga, I believe he played 88-89

I remember him. He's a good man.

RockyBalboa
11-18-2008, 10:36 AM
I have been really lucky to be at almost all the Y U matchups, since my freshman year, with the exception of when I was on my mission.

I have to say that my freshman year at BYU is vivid....Ty drops 70 on the U.

I remember sitting in the North End Zone and all the Ute hecklers were mocking BYU, chanting BCS or making fun of "The Dominator." Then Gilford intercepted the pass and we all went nuts. Much popcorn and wadded paper was thrown that day, my friends, and many humbled Ute fans filed out of that upper deck in utter dejection and disgust.

The dinked filed goal....only because until it dinked, I pretty much thought we were going to lose. I mean, how often does a FG dink, anyway?

I was at Harline is open and literally lost my voice. I never thought that would happen again...

....until 4th and 18. I went with my little brother in law. we scored 5 yard line tickets....5th row, east stands, south end zone. We were able to see the winning touchdown. once again, we were sitting by some Utes that counted their chickens before they were hatched. This time, no wadded paper was thrown. Handshakes were exchanged, actually because the guys were pretty cool. But we ran out onto the field and celebrated with everyone else.

There is something magical about college football that keeps us all young, like kids. We get so excited, can't sleep as though it were Christmas eve, etc... College football is my Field of Dreams.

You were sitting right by where my brother and I were for the 4th and 18 game.

I got some great pictures on the field afterwards with Austin Collie and Michael Reed.

If I wasn't such an idiot and knew how to post them here I would.

venkman
11-18-2008, 11:13 AM
For you Utes, the 1988 edition of the Holy War.

My only connection to this game is my wife's uncle scored the touchdown at the 28 second mark. He said after the game his dad, a BYU fan, didn't congratulate him on the win or for scoring a touchdown. He only said, "How could you do that to the Lord's team?"

XU2VKRRw3Yw


Ugggh, Covey. I've tried to block that game and that man from my memory. I still remember that idiot BYU cheerleader giving that ute player five. What a doofus.

The_Tick
11-18-2008, 03:42 PM
That is correct IPU. I have meet you a few times. I know there were some folks I was leaving out...

I like meeting board members when I have the chance...

Folks I know I have talked with:

PAC
BYU71
RockyBalboa
Ewet
TAI
Tim
LiveCoug
Bernads
YT
Don't *ucko with Bucko
Non-Seq
Thrill

Things I have learned....

1. LiveCoug really is that dude from Rascall Flatts. And his wife likes to sew. Alot.

2. Tim is sexy in public. Eating killer sandwiches at a little place in Bakersfield with Live and I on his way through.

3. TAI is good at home repairs and will answer all sort of stupid questions.

4. Bucko always brings a different hot chick to most places.

5. Ewet will allow you and your best friend to crash his house at ungoshly hours to watch OSU beat Utah. He will even rewind the TIVO to let you look at the stacked chick with the "I love Beaver" shirt on.

6. Bernard hit the kid jackpot and has a sweet Tundra.

7. YT can have mobile TV. Seriously...if I could take a sattalite dish fly fishing I would never really come home.

8. BYU71 is way better than PAC at golf. PAC is funnier. PAC will sue you if you don't laugh at his jokes. And even for a loaded attorney....he will still let you buy your own pop. He likes to "keep it real".

9. Non-Seq and Thrill and myself were in a golf tourney together. It didn't go well.

10. IPU will help you dispose of a body. No questions asked. Everyone needs a friend like that.


I really do take any chance I can get to meet folks when I am there. It has been great. And when I am up for the season opener next year I will meet more. (I will also be up for a week of EFY this year, we better hook up dorks.)

PS - AussieCoug will even NCMO married dudes. Don't ask.

fuegote
11-18-2008, 09:14 PM
For us long time ute fans, it was difficult sitting through and watching so many beat downs at the hand of LaVell Edwards. Here are some of my favorite moments.

I was at the 34-31 game at LES. I was with BYU fans who wanted to beat the traffic so we left...... but I still saw the kick from outside the stadium on our walk to the car. I made fun of him the rest of the way home. It was great.

I got home from my mission 2 days before the Kaneshiro game. Talk about breaking the mission bubble as I was sitting in the student section. I ended up hugging the man next to me until we discovered the kick wasn't good.

Lavell's last game was the time I started talking to my dad again and he went to the game with me. The dread i felt as the 4th and what seemed like 9,000,000 was converted and Doman ends up scoring later in the drive.

The 3-0 "dominating win"

The following year's BCS beatdown where I was at the U all day (early morning of gameday - I still have the tape with my close up - and walking on the field after the game, looking up at the jumbo-tron and telling my brother in law during Urban Meyer's press conference, "yeah, he's gone."

The over-time thriller at LES where when the last play was finished, listening to my U fan neighbors all run outside and scream, "YAHOOOOOOO"

The Beck/Harline miracle was one of the better football games I've been to in person. I remember the .02 seconds of disappointment in losing that game followed by the absolute enjoyment of being able to be in the stadium and watch such a great football game.

Who knows what happens this Saturday. I can just say, I've enjoyed the best part of the rivalry. These nail biters are costing me years at the end of my life, but it is well worth it.

Love the game, hate the weeks before and after.

il Padrino Ute
11-18-2008, 09:19 PM
10. IPU will help you dispose of a body. No questions asked. Everyone needs a friend like that.

Legally.

Legally dispose of dead bodies.

However, how the body came to be dead doesn't necessarily have to be legal.

cougjunkie
11-18-2008, 09:22 PM
During the Harline game after Casteel scored on that screen that stadium was deafening. I though to myself, one time BYU make a game winning play, please one time. The most underrated moment of that game was the catch by Mckay Jacobsen. I was in the endzone where Harlines catch occurred, I saw Harline open before Beck threw it and even yelled his name. When he caught it and 40,000 people went silent and 5,000 sounded like 50,000 I just sat in my seat in disbelief, I may have even shed a tear, not sure.

CardiacCoug
11-19-2008, 04:48 AM
The 1993 game in LES (Utah winning 34-31 on the FG at the end) is the most memorable as far as a negative. My wife (girlfriend at the time) still talks about how I was "acting crazy" at that game. And I really was tempted to get out on the field after the game to defend the north goalpost from Ute fans and maybe try to beat a couple of them up to let off some steam. She didn't realize the full extent of my sports obsession until that moment. She was seriously bothered about how angry I was to the point of even reconsidering our relationship, but luckily she eventually got over it. :)

I was at the Staley sideline run game in 2001. I was actually up at the U. for a residency interview the Friday before the game so I had a chance to talk smack with a bunch of Yewt med students and residents as a warm-up to the game. It was the first BYU game I had attended in person for about 3 seasons, so it was awesome. I was sitting with my Dad in his great 45-yard line seats and it was a great bonding moment for us. Very memorable.

PaloAltoCougar
11-19-2008, 07:54 AM
The most underrated moment of that game was the catch by Mckay Jacobsen.

Very true. I'm grateful Harline didn't blow an easy catch (which I could see happening, much like the steel elbow effect on an uncontested layup), but McKay's catch was money under pressure. With his return (and assuming no early departures), BYU should have its strongest starting receiving corps ever.

SoCalCoug
11-19-2008, 09:35 AM
My favorite rivalry memory - the 70-something to 30-something beatdown by Ty Detmer.

OrangeUte
11-19-2008, 07:20 PM
3-0 was my favorite in 2003. I wasn't there, but never before have I wished I had been at a game so badly. Blanking the cougs in the snow was awesome.

venkman
11-19-2008, 09:08 PM
My most memorable rivalry moment was getting into a fight in the stands with a fellow Y fan during the 34-17 debacle in 95. Supposedly it caused quite a stir and the band played the theme to Rocky as we were escorted out by security.

In case you're wondering, I kicked his ass (with a little help from a poly in the row behind me).

Teenage Dirtbag
11-19-2008, 11:25 PM
I thought the guy tripping the U cheerleader and then getting his ass kicked for his trouble was pretty funny. I think Val Hale ran a 4.5 40 getting down to the north end zone.