I’m not a big sports fanatic, and frankly I find it annoying that the reputations of the two biggest Universities in Utah generally rely on their ability to get a funny shaped ball over a goal line.
You never see headlines like “U of U Ranks #1 in Math Publications” or “BYU Takes Psychology Title”. There are no Sociology Booster Clubs or tailgate parties in front of the Theater Department on the nights of big plays.
It’s kind of pathetic the billions and billions of dollars we’ll dump into a bunch of guys chasing a ball around (I’m not talking just Universities or football here), but we bitch and moan about a couple extra bucks to have clean air, decent roads, good education and universal healthcare.
Sorry U of U, but winning a football game does not make you the better institution of higher learning. And BYU, your loss does not diminish your ability to supply a quality education.
All that said, as someone who has spent many years studying at the University of Utah, I’m still glad they won.