I’ve mentioned that my guilty pleasure is visiting cougar board from time to time - you never have to go far for comedy and I needed a pick-me-up today.
And before I share what I’m going to - I want to say that yes I have seen boorish behavior from our fans from time to time. I’ve also seen boorish behavior from their fans - coincidentally there’s is far more documented with video than ours - but I digress. But I don’t endorse it at all and wish we could do away with it all together.
But I love a good “When I was in RES” story. Bear spray, grandma’s wheelchair getting tipped over, a group of men peeing on their son - they’re all classics.
But what I love about this one is that someone apparently said something vulgar to their mother and the person is upset that no other fans did anything about this behavior. My question is, what did HE do about this behavior? It would appear nothing as that would be a central part of the story, wouldn’t it?
You expect ME to defend your mother before you are willing to?
That being said, as they say, “If you see something say something…” Call the FanUp, etc. if you see a person being an idiot. Until then I’ll view most of these stories with great skepticism. Most grossly exaggerated at best and outright fabrications at worst.
Let me guess.
They served missions, came home early, will graduate, become Utah politicians, cheat on their spouses, go to church every Sunday, commit fraud and get rich doing real estate development, and maintain their temple recommend status. If they get caught, they’ll just cry repentance and then rinse-wash-repeat.
Does that sound about right?
Maybe they just shouldn’t play us any more…
Haha. We, too, can have fun.
Every fan-base has idiots that take it too far. It’s egotistical to think that it only happens to rivals (ok, maybe it’s heightened a little and sometimes in this case religion comes into it). But getting sworn at or some popcorn or ice thrown at you isn’t atypical for some home team homers to do to whomever they are playing. Doesn’t excuse it and much better to cheer for your team, call out people that are out of line (hey, now, keep it under control and let’s just beat them on the field …), and help everyone have a good/decent time.
I’m going to make this point for the 47th time — that Cougar Board is based on 1990 alt-net technology. It is so hard to read or take seriously. I don’t know how any of you can spend more than a minute there without throwing your laptop (or iPad or iPhone or whatever) against the wall in frustration.
I like to treat it like a museum dedicated to 1998 in technology and forward-thinking.
Much of what you just said is redundant. All you need to say, imo, was that “it’s booger board, enter at your own risk”
It will probably go ghost town when they start losing. It won’t be surprising if they are unable to win enough to be bowl eligible this season.
byu students while in high school…
Tell me more about the isle where the fans sit. And if he could hear someone shout from across the isle, I am guessing it wasn’t a very big isle. Hopefully there was at least a palm tree for shade…
Cougarboard: Hard to believe such a superiority complex and persecution complex can coexist in the same place…
Yet we see it repeated.
Again and again.
But it’s their reason for living. That and Creamery ice cream by the tub full.
It’s like the Turducken of epic fail.
It’s a sh!tstorm, wrapped in a dumpster fire, wrapped in a nuclear meltdown.
For those who are old enough to remember, watching them is like watching Sybil on an LSD and cocaine cocktail washed down with Redbull. They cry like children missing their woobies.
Then again every day is Groundhog Day down there in Provo. They wake up to celebrate their “National Championship” every day…since 1984. I guess when that is all you have, and will ever have…
This season coming up is going to be rough on them…and watching them get their hearts ripped out in losses again, and again, and again, will be good comedy.
Time to go to Costco and get the popcorn, beer and industrial vat of tailgating snacks. We have a conference to win, again.
Utah as a football program was in much better shape when it joined that PAC12 and we learned that the week-in/week-out grind was real. Like most top G5 schools we had a great first string and a big drop off from there.
BYU’s football program today is in nowhere near as good as shape as Utah was then. There is a lot of confidence that BYU is going to make a splash in the Big12 but I am fairly certain that a mediocre BYU football team (and that is being nice, they were bad last year) is going to get their soul crushed.
Funny how schadenfreude and fahrvergnügen mean almost the same thing.