I can't believe I haven't posted since Dec. 21st, when I left Provo for the Las Vegas Bowl. BYU dominated Oregon and ended the season 11-2 with a 10-game winning streak. I've blogged that I think this BYU team is the best ever, but Gordon Monson makes some pretty good arguments in favor of Steve Young's 1983 BYU squad.
I'm heading down to the Las Vegas Bowl with some tickets to this evening's BYU vs. Oregon game -- but my party is short one ticket. We may be able to buy 1 ticket from a scalper, but if you know of any available tickets, please email me at PAUL "AT" PROVOLABS.COM sometime today. Please include your phone number so that I can call you and work out the details. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Go Cougars!
Move over, William Hung! Utah's own Devin Thorpe has posted a video of his incredible rendition of the BYU Cougar Fight Song. I think you'll enjoy Devin's video even more if you first relive the excitement of the final seconds of the BYU victory over Utah. Check out this YouTube video that someone show from the stands.
To: Devin Thorpe, blogger and University of Utah fan: Okay, Devin, my friend. As you know, you publicly challenged me to put up or shut up regarding tomorrow's BYU-Utah football game. I appreciate the confidence you have that Utah will win tomorrow. You said, if BYU wins tomorrow's big game, that you will do the following:
1. I'll plug your blog every day for a week after the game. 2. I'll buy you lunch at whatever place you choose in the State of Utah.
Some stats matter and some are rather meaningless. Like time of possession at college football games. It doesn't matter much. At least you can't determine the winner of a game by looking at that stat. I grew up watching BYU football in the glory days of Marc Wilson, Gifford Nielsen, Jim McMahon, Steve Young, Robbie Bosco, and Ty Detmer. The passing attack was the best in the nation for many years.