Saturday, January 07, 2006

Oh that felt good.

For the first time in who knows how long, a BYU team beat a Utah team at something. Football, basketball, women's volleyball, women's soccer, you name it and Utah has beaten BYU in it over the last 2 years.

There were about 5 minutes left in the second half of today's basketball game when it occured to the Utahania editorial board (mostly just the wife and I ) that Utah might loose, to BYU, in Provo. It appeared that there were only minimal incidents between stupid BYU and Utah fans and that was nice too.

It felt so good that it makes #5 on the Utahania all-time favorite in-perseon sporting events. Some people go see the symphony, we go see sports. The list is now:

1. BYU over Wyoming for the MWC championship in overtime in Las Vegas.
2. Apollo Anton Ohno gets blocked or whatever it is to win a gold medal in short track speed skating at the SLC Olympics.
3. Every BYU men's volleyball win over UCLA, Stanford or Hawaii in the fieldhouse in the late 90's.
4. BYU and Luke Stahli beat Utah in Edwards stadium in a thriller.
**5. BYU beats Utah in the Marriott Center to break the drought in 2006.
6. US Men's national team beats some no name Central American Team at Rice-Eccles (our first and only trip to Rice-Eccles as well).
7. BYU football shuts out the vaunted Rice option offense in Provo.
8. BYU baseball player hits for a perfect cycle at Miller field.
9. Timpanogos High School Freshman football team closes out an undefeated season in a cold dark downpour in a game that came down to the final play.
10. BYU beats USU in Logan. Aggie fans proved to be amazingly classless in an embarassing loss.
dropped from list: Lots of XC skiiing, spandex, dried spit and snow at soldier hollow for the biathlon in the SLC olympics.

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