The Battle of the Brothers 

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Today the state of Utah will turn its eyes toward RES with gumption to watch The Battle of the Brothers. The Battle of the Brothers predates the Holy War, but doesn’t hold nearly the same weight. No, this is the vanilla version of a rivalry, perfect for the state of Utah. It’s a placeholder while we wait for the real thing.
Meanwhile, instead of the Holy War, we get to sit and watch BYU and Utah carry their rivalry through a series of movements in an effort to show who cares less. You see the scenario take place daily between males and females throughout many college campuses on a daily basis. Even my beloved Utah State has a role. USU is that NCMO (non committal make-out) that both Utah and BYU run to in an effort to act like they no longer have feelings for each other.

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“Is BYU watching? Hey kiss me back USU?”

Most people in the state will watch with interest. Aggie fans for a possible upset opportunity, Utah fans to watch their team roll over another opponent, and BYU because they can’t go a second without worrying about what Utah is up to with their new friend.

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“I wonder if he’s thinking about me”

The roles will reverse later on in the season when BYU travels up to USU and all Utah fans eyes will be glued to their screens because let’s face it these games with the Aggies represent a shoddy re-enactment of the only game that really matters to either side and to the state of Utah as a whole. So, sit back today and no matter who you cheer for, enjoy the fact that it only serves as a stepping stone for what promises to be an absolutely hate filled game coming up next year. Hopefully, you both focus so much on that you don’t notice USU as they steal a win from both of you.

About the author

Grant Bagby

Since moving to Utah in 2005, I have changed from following all sports in D.C/Virginia to following all sports in Utah. I am a Chicago Bulls fan first (Born and raised by my father), but I am also a hardcore Jazz fan with 7 years of being a season ticket holder under my belt. I started TornBySports to write about the BYU/Utah Rivalry after Max Hall ran his mouth.