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Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen

So Steph and I went to a program at the Tabernacle Friday night, and met some wonderful folks from Tallahassee, Florida. We proceeded to get into a friendly little game of talking smack with them about Saturday's upcoming game against Florida State. And really, the general consensus was that the Cougs would wipe the field with the 'Noles. Somewhere in the back of my head, however, I had this little twinge that BYU might start believing their own press and not show up for the game.

Segue to Saturday evening, when I checked the first quarter score, and FSU was up 13-0. And - true to the little twinge - they never looked back. And me, being the highly strung fan that I am, couldn't even watch. I still don't even know what the final score was. (Last I checked it was the 3rd quarter and was 44-21.) Oh how the mighty have fallen. We beat one little ranked team and move up I don't know, 86 spots or so to the top 10. We move up even further after decimating one little team that couldn't make it out of Division III. And then one week and one overlooked team later, we get sent down about 98 spots so that we're barely even in the top 20.

Gone now are the dreams of a BCS bowl, and even of a spot in a National Championship game. Why is it that whenever the "Y" gets a chance to really showcase not just themselves, but the quality of competition in the MWC, they totally tank it?

The only thing that makes it slightly less devastating, is that the Utes lost to Oregon, and are now not even ranked.


Anonymous said…
Sorry for your loss but somewhere in Tallahassee Cortney is smiling!
Tracie said…
Whatever we can do to help, cousin!

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