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BYU is bluer than blue

Somebody with a bigger brain than mine once said, “Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.” Well, with Utes everywhere grinning huge grins these past few days, Pac-10 grins, a lot of Cougars are feeling lonely, left out, greener than green, bluer than blue, and something even worse — jobbed.

What’s good for BYU’s rival is devastating for them.

For Utah, what’s good has never been greater. Fresh off their invitation into the Pac-10 on Thursday, including a stunning celebration/news conference at Rice-Eccles Stadium, at which a dream became a reality, the Utes blew straight past happy and barreled headlong into utter joy. When a Tournament of Roses official extended a dozen long-stemmed red blossoms to U. President Michael Young, it fully dawned on everyone that the Utes had really arrived at the home of the Rose Bowl. Football ecstasy blossomed, all around.

Except for in the hearts and minds of Cougars, where agony was carved out in their relatively unfulfilling reward: the Las Vegas Bowl.

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