Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Utah/TCU dilemma

As far as the Utah/TCU game this Saturday goes, BYU is in a win-win situation.

If Utah wins, BYU has a shot at another MWC championship (if we beat Utah).

If TCU wins, TCU has an easy road to the BCS (possibly national championship) and the MWC gets prestige and takes another step toward joining the AQ ranks.

The question every BYU fan needs to ask him- or herself is this: What is more important?

Selfish BYU fans want Utah to win on Saturday. They don't think about the MWC, and couldn't care less about how the league looks. They want BYU to get another conference championship because we're BYU and we deserve to be at the top of the mountain every year.

The team-player BYU fans want TCU to win. They want the MWC to continue to shake the BCS coconut tree. They recognize that TCU is ranked No. 4 in the BCS standings, and has a shot (albeit a very long shot) to play in the national championship. This could do wonders for our conference prestige, and would all but lock up an AQ spot when the BCS conferences are re-evaluated.

Personally, I lean more toward TCU. I hope the Frogs win on Saturday, because I would like to see them play one of the best teams in the country. I would like to see the MWC get their chance to be represented at the highest level. It reflects well on BYU, and besides, TCU deserves it.

What do you think?


Justin said...

For neither of the reasons that you gave above I am rooting for TCU. I just dislike them a little less than Utah.

Eliot said...

I hate Utah. That's the only reason I need to want TCU to win, but it doesn't hurt that TCU could earn some major respect for the MWC in the bowl season.

Aaron said...

I'm for TCU. As hard as it is to admit, they're good this year, and they deserve to win Saturday, and go far. The BCS factor is a nice plus too.

Heath and Shareen said...
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Heath and Shareen said...

TCU winning is all good! I not only want them to beat the Yewts; I want them to beat them into the ground. That would make me feel a little bit better about our loss to them. Then we need to pound U***, and I'll feel even better. It's too bad that OU doesn't have a better FG kicker (or Bradford). They should have beat Texas so TCU could have a shot at the title game.

Steve said...

Amen, brother. It's about the long view.