We haven’t discussed it on here very much, but Twitter and several YouTube sports shows have been exploding lately with questions about the Pac 12’s failure to land a media rights deal that takes effect once the present one runs out after this season and whether the Pac 12–which will soon be the Pac 10 after USC and UCLA depart–will cease to exist. Utah Utes have been their annoying selves because if the conference implodes, Utah will be a university without a P5 conference to go to. It’s certainly a topic for a long discussion.
Anyway one of the results of all this Internet/YouTube talk is that ute fans have become the laughing stock of a somewhat large segment of the sports world. Here’s one example from last night. John Kurtz is a YouTuber that used to work for or be the beat writer for Kansas State. He’s one of the Big 12 media insiders. I started following him when he was one of the first to discuss Big 12 expansion and BYU in the summer of 2021. Over the course of the past week or two, he has lost respect for Utah fans. He made a few digs about delusional utes last night. At the end, one Ute named Larry paid (!) $12 to have his comment read on air. Here is Kurtz’s response and slap down. I find it hilarious.