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Jim Burton

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In reality, fantasy football can be serious fun

For some of us, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. Don’t worry if you forgot to make your signature spicy sausage cheese dip, there’s no party. Or maybe...


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A story of football, Vegas, superstitions and Coach Mac ...

As I type these words, I’m using all my willpower to keep my fingers from tapping out the words “Viva Las Vegas” on the keyboard. It’s not...


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Fightin' words: Howell's comments ring true for BYU's defense

At age 34, BYU defensive coordinator Nick Howell still has a ton of football ahead of him. But judging by some of the comments the former Ben Lomond High head coach...


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Oh shoot! Purple Palace is shooter's paradise ... for some

Anyone who claims to bleed purple knows the Dee Events Center – aptly nicknamed the Purple Palace – is great place to watch a basketball game....


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Utah-BYU rivalry is alive on the court, just as it should be

Well, that was fun, huh? Nothing like a good BYU-Utah game to get the ol’ blood pumping. And since the two Holy War (I hate that expression) rivals...




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Golf in December? It's like playing with house money

At some point last Saturday afternoon, under blue skies and harmless white clouds, my golf game up and left me. One minute it was there, the next...


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Oh look, another BYU-Utah "non-troversey"

Later this week the men’s basketball teams from the University of Utah and BYU will meet for a game in Provo, at the Marriott Center. Because the two rivals...


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Debate all you want, but playoff selection committee nailed it

Forgive me if this comes across as, you know … braggy. I hate to say I told you so but facts are facts, you know? About 20 years ago (give or take) I wrote...


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Late-night game gives Runnin' Utes a big-time win

Back down? Seriously? From a big, nationally-televised fight? “Hell no,” said Utah basketball player Brandon Taylor. “No. No. We’ll...


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There's too much hate seeping into the sports section

Joy to the world? Yeah, maybe, if you’re lucky … if you’re looking for it. Maybe in a fleeting moment, on a slow news day. There is, without a...

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