July 24, 2007John
I got an email with some information about a little golf competition between BYU and Utah fans. I’m not sure if it’s already sold out, but I’d expect it’s not. I was wondering if this is the same one that Bronco and Kyle compete against each other each year or if this is just good marketing by The Ranches Golf course. Either way, I’m happy to spread the word to get as many good BYU golfers on the course as possible. I don’t care if we’re just walking down the street or on the golf course, I hate getting beat by a Ute.
If someone decides to go to this, I’d love to hear a report of how things went and the smack talk that’s laid down around the course.
Here’s the details for those interested:
UPDATE: This is not the tournament that Bronco and Kyle play in.
I got the following email at my BYU alumni email address and I thought the information was good enough to share with those of you who aren’t alumni or don’t get the alumni emails. Being from Vegas, I think that LA is definitely doable. September 8th is feeling really close. I can’t wait for football season to start. Summer sports (or lack thereof) are killing me.
On Saturday, Sept. 8, the BYU Cougars take on the UCLA Bruins in historic Rose
Bowl Stadium. Take a road trip to Los Angeles and join the Cougars for great
events throughout the weekend. Order your tailgate meal tickets online now at:
FRIDAY NIGHT FIRESIDE – Sept 7, 7 p.m.
The BYU football team, led by Coach Mendenhall, will present a fireside Friday,
Sept, 7 at 7 p.m. at 1101 N Central Ave in Glendale.
COUGARTOWN TAILGATE PARTY – Sept. 8, 12:30 p.m.
Get pumped up for the game and turn Pasadena into Cougar Town at the BYU
Tailgate Party. The fun starts at 12:30 p.m. on the golf course at the Rose Bowl
between parking lots 5 and 6, just outside the entrance to the Visitor’s
There will be entertainment, food, games, music, face painting, and a pep rally
featuring Cosmo Cougar, the BYU Cheer Squad, BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe,
President Cecil O. Samuelson and others.
Admission to the tailgate party is free. Meal tickets for a Mexican Fiesta meal,
catered by Los Gringos Locos are available for sale online ($20 per ticket
before August 29th, $25 after that date). Meal tickets include a beverage and
must be ordered in advance. Order your Mexican Fiesta meal tickets online at:
BYU AT UCLA – Sept. 8, 3:30 p.m.
Buy your game tickets from BYU: http://www.BYUtickets.com or from UCLA:
Wear lots of BYU Blue and we’ll see you there. GO COUGARS!!!
SPECIAL BYU ALUMNI HOTEL RATE
Courtyard Los Angeles Old Pasadena
180 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, California 91103
Rooms start at 119.00(USD) and are available from 09/07/2007 – 09/09/2007.
You must book by 08/17/2007 to receive this special rate!
FREE SHUTTLE BUS NEAR HOTEL
Free shuttle buses are available from the Parsons Engineering parking lot in Old
Pasadena (Across the street from Courtyard hotel). Parking in the Parsons’ lot
is $6.00 (cash) per vehicle on game day subject to availability. Reserved
parking at Parsons can be purchased in advance for $5 with by visiting Parsons
web site at www.PARPARK.com or by calling 626-440-2844. All major credit cards
are accepted. Shuttle service begins four hours prior to kick-off, with a bus
leaving every five minutes. Return service is available for up to one hour after
the game. http://uclabruins.cstv.com/tickets/p.html
July 13, 2007John
This story had me laughing out loud. I was going to type that I can’t believe someone would be so money hungry to try and sell the BYU fight song. However, it looks like it’s really happening. Here’s the story from KSL:
BYU’s fight song is up for sale. The author of “The Cougar Song” passed the copyright onto his family when he died. Now the family wants to sell the song to a local buyer who will donate it to BYU.
In a written statement the family says, “…if my father intended to donate these copyrights to BYU, he could have done it any time over the 40 years he lived after he copyrighted the song.”
The family did say they will pay a generous fast offering and tithe offering from the proceeds of the sale.
I guess the children of the guy who wrote the song must be Utes.
We’re suffering through the dog days of summer. We have football on our minds and we’re just counting down the days until the Football season begins. Sure, we can enjoy the success of BYU soccer, but there’s not many other BYU sports to enjoy during summer.
Turns out my little nephew (4 years old) is as excited for BYU football as his father and me. Here’s a conversation his mom and him had the other day about Fui Vakapuna and BYU Football:
Son: When I’m big I’m going to be a Fui Vakapuna fire fighter
Mom: Fui isn’t a fire fighter, he’s just a BYU football player
Son: Well than I’m going to be the FIRST Fui Vakapuna fire fighter