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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What to do, what to do

I go back and forth with cheering for the Utes. On one hand, they are the key to the promised land of BCS bowl births. On the other hand, they have ripped the hearts out of their fans over the past couple of years, and I don't know if I can let the Utah Yucks do that to me. When they trip over some crappy conference foe, I don't want to admit that they had me going. I think I am better off shutting my eyes when they play and just looking at the score and telling myself that it doesn't matter either way.

So what I have decided is this: Logically, I know that no matter what I scream at the TV or who I cheer for, it will have no bearing with the football gods, and the chips will fall where they may. So I think I have to stay true to myself and continue to hate the Yucks with a passion and hope that they fall hard every week and are pathetic at every turn. Then I shield myself from letting them have power over me and I don't have to worry that they can dissapoint me when they choke. Let BYU control their destiny and if by chance the Yucks are undefeated at the end of the season when the showdown happens, I will still be filled with that awesome hate that isn't watered down from the confusion of cheering them on during the season.

So here's to BYU's little brother - The Utah Yucks - enjoy the ride, but just know that no matter what happens, you will be the stepping stone to cap off a great season for the Boys in Blue. Go Cougars!!

2 comments:

Dr. P said...

As a Ute, I think that the best thing that any opponent has on Utah, is that Brian Johnson is our quarterback. He is awful. he routinely turns the ball over several times a game in the most inopportune times. As long as he is starting QB, anyone can beat the Utes. I do take exception to the Utes being the little brother, however, as they were the first team ever to bust the BCS. sounds more like the forefather than the little brother.

SittinDeadRed said...

You're a better man than me Check. I not only decided to cheer for team in red, but then went ahead and made my feelings known publicly. What was I thinking?

If there is any redemption in my decision it's the fact that I haven't been able to actually bring myself to want them to win. It's just asking way to much.