Staff Columns

Sports

Patient Jazz fans deserve more answers, less gobbledygook

A week ago Utah Jazz fans were asking, “Will they or won’t they?” Today they’re asking, “Now what?” And given the close-to-the-...


Sports

Jazz show how to handle an awkward kiss goodbye

It was a kiss goodbye and as it turns out, in this case at least, parting wasn’t nearly the sweet sorrow it’s cracked up to be. Granting the wishes of...


Sports

What this media guy knows: I'm not mad at Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant didn’t hurt my feelings last week when he said to the media prior to the NBA All-Star game, “You guys really don’t know (expletive)....


Sports

Thanks for showing up: Runnin' Utes playing to sellout crowds

It’s understandable that, in the heat of the battle, when he’s making split-second decisions and managing his players, Larry Krystkowiak can’t...


Sports

Latest news makes Kanter look like another Fesenko

To the best of my knowledge, Enes Kanter has never frosted the tips of his hair like a dang boy-bander. I’ve never heard him obsess over actress Jennifer...




Sports

Jim Palmer's advice: play 'em all ... and have fun

By now there is at least a full generation of sports fans who have no idea what Jim Palmer looks like in his Jockeys. Too bad, I suppose. Look folks, I...


Sports

Billy Casper's most important lessons didn't involve golf

He sat in the dining room at the Oakridge Country Club, plate of food picked at but not eaten. His water glass, fittingly, was half full. It was a few summers ago...


Standard Deviations

Phony Utah news website staffed by 'model' journalists

OK, so I was all set to go off on NBC News anchor/master storyteller Brian Williams this week. But then John Wilson came along. Brian Williams, you’ve no...


Sports

Dear ex-BYU football stars: Don't complain, refuse to be denied

Good for Jason Buck. And good for Kyle Van Noy. And, uh-huh, good for Bronco Mendenhall, too. Last week, as college football’s signing day approached,...


Standard Deviations

Single in America? Don't make me LOL

In the latest installment of “Saal in 60 Seconds ... or So,” this happily married columnist takes a closer look at Match.com’s...


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