Sunday, November 29, 2009

Classy? You tell me...

Dear Max Hall,
My name is Lindsey and I am a very passionate University of Utah fan.
I would also like to believe I am a fair, respectful and CLASSY fan.
I do believe that there are fans out there that do not represent our school and sportsmanship very well. I also believe that there are BYU fans out there that do not represent your schools beliefs and sportsmanship very well.
I believe a little competition is healthy and a good rivalry is fun. I think as long as everyone understands it is just a game and in the big picture of life who wins or loses is a just a mere moment in time (although I of course would rather the Utes come out victorious) it can remain fun and healthy.
Now I understand things have been said and things have been done to hurt your feelings and to hurt your view on the University of Utah I would like to take a moment to discuss your comments Saturday night.
Let us start with a quote shall we.
"...I don't like Utah. In fact, I hate them. I hate everything about them. I hate their program, I hate their fans, I hate everything."
Those sir are very strong words to use at a formal press conference but I would have understood if you had stopped there. It is a very passionate rivalry. Yet you decided to go on and say
"I think the whole university, their fans and their organization is classless. They threw beer on my family and stuff last year, and they did a whole bunch of nasty things, and I don't respect them, and they deserved to lose."
Granted I'm sorry your family got treated poorly, I'm sorry that there are fans out there that would behave in such a way. I am also sure that there are plenty of stories out there of Utah fans getting treated poorly at your stadium (including when I was an eight year old girl innocently sitting at a rivalry game proudly in my Utah coat and having things thrown at remember I said eight years old).
To group everyone associated with the Utes, all their fans, and their organization together and call them classless? That sir, if you ask me, is disrespectful, unprofessional and down right CLASSLESS.
To be a representative of BYU and their "organization" I would think you would watch what you say.
They should be ashamed of you.
Although I should thank you for one thing, your comments have definatley taken a little glory off your win and shown you in one bad light, I guess it just must be your true colors coming through for everyone to see.
Thank You,
A true classy Utah fan

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