Wednesday, February 20, 2008


So, people here may call me a BYU Homer...but I don't think I care. The Cougars just pulled out a win against our REAL rival Utah. Go Cougs. We also pulled out, I mean destroyed, our made-up rival UNLV last weekend. It's been a fun few days.

Eat that.


Gregory said...

Our other made-up rival is Utah State, who we crush next year.

It was good redemption, and now I'm just REALLY hoping we could beat both Utah and UNLV in the MWC Tourney. That would be awesome.

Keith A. Runyon said...

Some fun facts:

Final Four Appearences: Utah has 4
Final Four Appearences: UNLV has 4
NCAA Basketball Titles: Utah has 1
NCAA Basketball Titles: UNLV has 1*
*In this game the UNLV Runnin' Rebels set 2 NCAA records that have had anyone come within a sniff of overtaking: They scored 103 points and won by 30. This is often called a "Shellacking." aka, a "drubbing."

ANOTHER FUN FACTOID: BYU throws up all zeros when it comes to earning a trip to the final fours and, obviously, zero final games.

To the coogs.....Get ready to chant, "NIT, NIT, NIT" You know its a classic tournament and NYC will be great - just try and steer clear of Manhattan.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.....we know about the 1984 football team. Aren't some of those players joining AARP now?

Hannah said...

Yeah BYU!!There's nothing wrong with being an avid fan!!

Aaron and Celina said...

haha.. i love how people get so passionate about their teams. Good stuff!

Angela and Mike said...

Very nice of Keith to comment. All I need to say to him is, stop living in the past. All I care about is tht we beat you yesterday. For those of us that are actually young, we don't even remember all those UNLV and Utah things since we were babies! I know, it's just tough since Utah has gotten swept by BYU the last 2 years in both basketball and football.

It's okay, I'm sure one of those two teams will end up getting us in the MWC tourney, it's going to be pretty tough to be beat Utah 3 times in one year.

Jill said...

My blood is BLUE!

Brian Blumer said...

I don't know Keith, but he verifies the fact that people aren't necessarily fans of those other teams, just BYU haters. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend."
For Cougar fans, it's all about rooting FOR our team, not just AGAINST someone else.

becca said...

What team was it against which a certain BYU player knocked down 8 of 10 3-pointers? Uh . . . could it have been UNLV? Ouch!

Go BYU! Bring on March Madness!

Keith A. Runyon said...

It's "validate" and not "verify."

Angela and Mike said...

haha, okay...Keith no fightin on my blog. Love you!

To everyone else...I introduce you to KEITH RUNYON. Remember the name well. He is one of the partners at the agency I work for and full of age. haha. We tease eachother a lot and he is great! He spices up life a lot and likes pretend like he hates BYU. He'll come around eventually. He went to the U...yikes.

The Holland Family! said...

I love that you ended this post with EAT THAT. You make me laugh. Go Cougars!

Keith A. Runyon said...

Okay got me. I "pretend" to not like BYU. They are 14th on my list of schools I cheer for. It's a complex ranking so I don't expect you to understand. As I have family attending BYU, and since we've unofficially adopted you and Mike, I may have to alter the rankings a bit now.

Oh, and sorry about the loss last night to SDSU.

Brian Blumer said...

Keith, you choose your words, I'll choose mine. But thanks for the tip.