650 miles away and still rootin for the Utes.
Its actually pretty fun being a Utes fan here. The reason is, is that there are only 3 of us in the whole ward that like the Utes. Everyone else likes BYU. The reason I say I like it here is because in Utah the rivalry is a little too out of hand. Both sides basically look down at the fans and school of the other. Here its just good ol' "We are gonna woop you" sports type of competition.
So here we are, small in number but large in pride.
Now 2 of these guys have become 2 of my best friends here in ABQ. Matt Schmutz on the left isn't in our ward, but he grew up in it and his parents are still there. He is native to ABQ yet knows what side of the line is best to be, and that side has lots of red and more W's on their record than that other side with lots of blue. Christian Terry with the Utes hat on actually went to the U so he is a natural fan. Yup, his last name is Terry. We are long lost cousins that finally met. He has a great family that Caitlin and I love to hang out with. The Terrys are in our ward so, Christian, Dennis (in the red shirt), and I are the lone Utes here.
We had a great time at the game. Nobody would sit within about 10-12 feet of us since we were the only ones around cheering for Utah, which we had a good laugh about. And by the 3rd quarter we watched as the stands slowly emptied as Utah continued to score, with a final score of 56-14.
Boy I sure do miss going to watch Utah football.