Thursday, June 17, 2010
Utah Man, sir, Utah Man am I!
The University of Utah has accepted the invitation to join the PAC 10!
The press conference is on my television right now and I have never been prouder to be a Ute!
As a lifelong Ute fan, season ticket holder and alum, I never thought I'd see this day. Nevertheless, at one point or another I never thought I'd see these things happen:
1. Beating the hated and previously dominant rival BYU in football 3 straight times when beating them once was previously deemed daunting. (1993-1995).
2. The basketball team making the final four and nearly winning the national championship. (Lost to Kentucky in the 1998 final.)
3. Having two #1 draft picks in the same year. (2004 - Alex Smith & Andew Bogut)
4. Undefeated football seasons in 2004 & 2008.
5. Fiesta Bowl & Sugar Bowl Champions!!!
It will sure be nice to add "Rose Bowl Champions" to that list.
Now I am giving up a road trip to Laramie, Wyoming for a road trip to Phoenix, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico for Los Angeles and San Fransisco, California.
Instead of Air Force and San Diego State entering our stadium, we will have USC and Oregon.
It's been a long trip as a fan of a small dog school, but now we are a big dog. It will be so strange to no longer be considered an underdog.
I am so excited! IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE A UTE!
Not such a good day to be a BYU Cougar.