Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Guest Post: The 2009-2010 sports year

By Travis Adamson

Remember this classic ASB post?

We've reached the end of another sports year. So how does this year measure up? Admirably. We beat Utah again, and again on a heroic play from the Utes' most hated player to another BYU great TE.

Kyle did not get in a fistfight with his grandma, but his son did steal a Blackberry and was almost disqualified from serving a mission if not for kyle stepping in and making things ok with the wronged BYU fans.

In even better news, Max Hall expressed his hatred for the Utes during the post-game interview and totally represented my feelings in the process.

Utah basketball has become a joke. A punch line. Those who say the rivalry is at its best when both teams are good are wrong. The rivalry is at its best when BYU is good and Utah sucks. When all the Utes have to look forward to is the MWC Defensive Player of the Year being awarded to David Foster's pituitary gland, and sneaking up on UNLV to play spoiler.

When BYU's bench beats Utah at home worse than they have ever been beaten; when Gordon Monson moves on from taking shots at Bronco to taking shots at Jim Boylen; Utah makes a late season run (in their undies) for the CBI but gets left on the bubble: That's a good year.

Ute fans everywhere drop a Drca in their pants this year. Their prized shooting guard is a scrawny whiny baby who shoots every time he gets the ball.

Oh, and BYU had the most entertaining player in the country and kicked serious butt all year long, including beating the 2006 & 2007 national champ in the NCAA tourney in double OT with 37 points from our PG.

Good year.

Travis Adamson is a BYU blue-blood from the Northwestern United States. He may be in Husky country, but his heart still resides in LaVell Edwards Stadium. He is a guest blogger and His views do not necessarily reflect those of Adam's Sports Blog or its parent company, Cougar Crazies Ltd.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Reverse the curse!

Just a quick shout out to the bracket-busting Cougs. Here's hoping they reverse all the painful years and notch a win on the national stage.

In the interest of full disclosure I should say that I have filled out three brackets, and I've put BYU in the Elite 8 in two of them, and the Final Four in the other.

So yeah, I'm not short on moxie by any means. I just figure we'll have to take care of business against Florida, play a great game against K-State, and then we'll be in Salt Lake City for the Sweet 16. The home court advantage there will be good for at least one win.

Anyway, where did you put the Cougs? I'm intrigued.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

A final thought before I drive home

We didn't beat UNLV today, but we will beat them in Las Vegas eventually.

It may be sooner, it may be later. But it will happen.

And when it does, I want to be in the crowd. I want to be in the Thomas & Mack so I can look all the dirty Rebel fans in the eyes as they file out of the arena. I want to rub it in every last one of their foul-mouthed, disgusting, beer-swilling, greasy faces. I want to send them home as losers.

I hope no one would look at me for a shining example of quiet dignity, because I would be at my worst.

It will happen one day, and that is a day I cannot wait for.

That is all.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

The revenge tour

It's another first for me. I'm driving to Las Vegas tomorrow with several changes of clothing to cheer on the Cougs at the MWC Championship Tournament.

I'm booked in the hotel through Sunday, and I am hoping with all my heart that I have a reason to stay the whole time.

See, the Cougs have a rough road on their way to the Tournament trophy. It starts out easy enough, with a TCU rematch, but then we'll most likely have to beat UNLV and then New Mexico for the championship. In other words, we'll have to exorcise a few demons.

First we'll have to beat UNLV on their home court, in front of their home crowd. I was there when BYU played at the T&M earlier this year, and it wasn't pretty. It was a crap-fest, actually.

Then we'll have to beat the New Mexico Lobos, along with their "player of the year" Darrington Hobson. UNM is a team we haven't beaten yet this year. Oh, and their coach called Jonathan Tavernari an A-hole.

(By the way you can read all my thoughts about the idiotic MWC post-season awards voting on Twitter: http://twitter.com/aolsen)

We've got two tall tasks ahead of us, but I believe we can slay both of those giants. I wouldn't have shelled out the dough to go down to Vegas if I didn't think we could win it all.

In fact, not only do I think we can win, I'm actually looking forward to the challenge. I want to lay a beat down on the Rebels in front of their own obnoxious fans. I want Jimmer Fredette to hit 10 shots right in Darrington Hobson's face. When the dust settles on the MWC Championship Tournament, I want there to be no doubt that BYU is the best team in the MWC.

I want revenge.

And honestly, I hope the players feel the same way. I hope they are hungry. I hope they have pictures of Steve Alford hung up on their hotel mirrors. I hope they dream at night of ripping Tre'Von Willis' face off.

This tournament is a huge opportunity for the Cougs, and I hope they treat it as such.

Now wish me luck, and tell me if I make it on TV.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The consolation prize

BYU went to Salt Lake and beat Utah handily, and without drama. Not too shabby.

I guess the Cougars answered any critics that may have questioned their ability to bounce back after a heartbreaker loss.

And Michael Loyd Jr. turned into a superstar in the process. He literally transformed from a bench-rider into a game-changer in a matter of two games. Suddenly I'm not so worried about the future at Point Guard.

I know, I know. It's only been two games. But you gotta like what you've seen in those two games from our former back-up to the back-up. He has suddenly turned into the kind of guard that can take a high screen and make a quick move to the hoop - you know, the kind of guard that we usually have trouble with.

Way to go, Mike. And oh yeah, if this little anecdote is true, you have just turned into one of my favorite players. That is just priceless.

Good game tonight, Cougs. You went into a hostile territory and took care of business. Kinda takes the sting away from Saturday's loss.

Oh by the way, did anyone else hear what the Utah fans were cheering when Jonathan Tavernari touched the ball? Hey Utes: THAT'S why we hate you guys.