Utah Utes Football: Vegas Vacation

 

I will have to admit that I felt a little letdown after Sunday’s bowl announcements. I personally pictured the Utes going to a fairly decent bowl game against a pretty good P5 opponent. Deep down inside I was really hoping for a battle of the “Real U” between the Utes and Miami. I envisioned many “flashing U’s” in a back and forth game with the victor claiming once and for all that they were the “REAL U!!!”

Plus, I wanted to see some more Eric Weddle tweets talking trash to  Warren Sapp.

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One of the greatest tweets in the history of twitter.

I know, I know, Miami isn’t the greatest team on earth but I really wanted to see Gionni Paul give them a little taste of what could have been and with all of the Florida recruits the Utes have been landing lately, I think it would have been a good stage for the Utes to show what they’re all about and layeth the smacketh down on a team from Florida.

BUT alas, the football Gods had other ideas for the Utes.

The Utes were headed to Vegas much to my surprise to face the 9-3 Cougars of BYU. My heart sunk. Playing BYU near the holidays is bad for one’s health. A time where we are supposed to rejoice in family and friends is now going to be spent avoiding certain family and friends because you can’t stand their level of fandom.

BYU!

I can’t stand BYU!!!

And what if the Utes lose????

My holidays will be forever ruined!!!!

Ugh, blah, Bah humbug!

I even wrote a little holiday poem about it:

Twas the night before the Vegas Bowl and all through my home,

Everyone is sleeping, I feel so alone!

My Ute flags are hung outside with care,

In hopes of victory tomorrow, a loss I can’t bear!

The team they are playing doesn’t like to play nice,

Cheap shots and nut punches, better bring extra ice!

They’ll be out for revenge, this we all know,

looking for #100 for their Coach Roscoe!

The Holy War is upon us, coming up slow and steady,

One thing I know for certain is;

MY UTES WILL BE READY!!!!

 

Even though fans were frustrated with the bowl announcement, the Utes are still in a bowl game and BYU is a worthy opponent.

So, let’s get behind this team and hopefully we walk out of the Vegas bowl something like this.

 

 

#GoUtes

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Patrick Thomsen

Co-Host for the Ute Talk Podcast. Husband, Father and Life-Long Utah Fan!!! #GoUtes
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