Bruins' Carter wants revenge vs. BYU

Bruins' Carter wants revenge vs. BYU

There are 93 comments on the LA Daily News story from Sep 9, 2008, titled Bruins' Carter wants revenge vs. BYU. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

UCLA middle linebacker Reggie Carter can still hear the thud of the football being driven into the arm of BYU's Eathyn Manumaleuna on the last play of last season, when the Cougars blocked Kai Forbath's ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at LA Daily News.

First Prev
of 5
Next Last
Grown Men

Broomfield, CO

#1 Sep 9, 2008
So apparently when you play a team that averages about 1 year and a half more than your team, you're playing "grown men." And apparently, playing guys who have been on 2 year church missions gives BYU a significant advantage (because everyone sees those mormon boys in suits walking around and thinks, "Man, look at those beasts!") and apparently, Carter doesn't understand that going on a 2 year mission involves very little working out, and in many cases, a third world diet. And apparently, Carter thinks that 2 years preaching peace and love is exactly what a football player needs to get in the mindset to play a really aggressive game.
Apparently, UCLA has some players that haven't thought their words through...
Jefferson

Salt Lake City, UT

#2 Sep 9, 2008
"A bunch of grown men?" Come on Harwell.
I am always amazed that when BYU is doing poorly, opponents never pull the "returned missionary" card excuse. A church mission is probably the WORST thing a player can do for their athletic career. 2 years being out of shape, never touching a football, lucky to get 2 meals a day, never lifting.

But that isn't why they go serve. We go to make a statement that there are things more important in life than football, more important than careers or education. We go to be of service to our fellow man. To get out and serve those around you is a truly remarkable experience and changes ones life and focus forever.

Glad to see a good football game. Proud to see so many of them don't place football above the most important things.
burrito

Valencia, CA

#3 Sep 9, 2008
isnt harwell like 23 right now?
Ben Olson

Round Rock, TX

#4 Sep 9, 2008
Just ask me how good my two-year mission helped me stay healthy.
Coug_4_Life

Ogden, UT

#5 Sep 9, 2008
He He He... you know the Cougs are doing well when players from opposing teams are pulling out the older, "Grown Men", mission card. Hey Harwell, you can rationalize any way you'd like. Anything to make you feel better if you get beat on Saturday!
Go Cougars

Denver, CO

#7 Sep 9, 2008
I'm not sure how 2 years of teaching others about your religion, NOT lifting weights, and living in a country where most people think football is played with your feet would give you an advantage in playing college football?

The real story is how BYU wins with a bunch of guys that spent 2 years NOT playing football.
UCLA ROB

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Sep 9, 2008
Do these players from BYU look like the suffer from malnutrition to you? many of the players are 24-26 years old. Age don't matter, the Bruins will still come home with a victory on Saturday. GO BRUINS!!
Grown Men wrote:
So apparently when you play a team that averages about 1 year and a half more than your team, you're playing "grown men." And apparently, playing guys who have been on 2 year church missions gives BYU a significant advantage (because everyone sees those mormon boys in suits walking around and thinks, "Man, look at those beasts!") and apparently, Carter doesn't understand that going on a 2 year mission involves very little working out, and in many cases, a third world diet. And apparently, Carter thinks that 2 years preaching peace and love is exactly what a football player needs to get in the mindset to play a really aggressive game.
Apparently, UCLA has some players that haven't thought their words through...
Adam

United States

#9 Sep 9, 2008
BYU must be doing well because people are complaining about their age again. Funny--age never seems to be an issue when BYU is not playing well. But when we're winning we become "more mature,' and "grown men." Give me a break.
Cougar Passion

New York, NY

#10 Sep 9, 2008
The plain fact is that these "grown men" will not go to the NFL in numbers anywhere near that of UCLA players. If they do go to the NFL, it will likely be as undrafted free agents. There is a reason the Bruins, with essentially half a team last year, gave BYU fits in the Las Vegas Bowl: UCLA consistently gets the second-best players in southern California (sorry to rub it in that USC gets better). BYU consistently gets Division 1 LDS players that are not good enough to go to USC (see, we don't like USC either!). Some of those players could start at any Pac-10 school other than USC. Many could not. Again, the only time this is an issue is when BYU is doing well. Nobody EVER brings it up when they are mediocre, yet they have the same set of players regardless.
Neil Calderwood

Ogden, UT

#11 Sep 9, 2008
Brigham Harwell needs to grow up, He's playing with the big boys now, and he wants us to believe he's a mere boy? I'd like to ask him how he would be playing if he had gone to some foreign country for two years without ever seeing a football, let alone not even thinking about football, working out, or practicing with his teammates? those two years are not beneficial to a stellar athlete, quite the opposite.
whatajoke

Gilbert, AZ

#12 Sep 9, 2008
"A bunch of grown men"? What???

Are you twelve Brigham Harwell?
Kelly

United States

#14 Sep 9, 2008
Brigham Harwell got his butt kicked in the UCLA-BYU game last year and uses the excuse that the BYU linemen are grown men; why isn't this argument used when BYU sucks like they did under Gary Crowton? Same advantage, still grown men. So why is the same lame weary argument regarding age thrown out every time BYU is playing well but not when they suck?
manhattan beach dude

Torrance, CA

#15 Sep 9, 2008
Bruins Win Again wrote:
The real story is not the players age. The real story is that Norm Chow will want to beat BYU after all those years he served there and then was passed over for the Head Coaching job.
I went to the Rose Bowl last year when BYU came to visit the Bruins. I thought the BYU fans were not friendly before the game or very classy afterwards. Here's to a great game this weekend in Provo. Go Bruins!!!
BYU fans are the 2nd worst fans I have encountered,#1 arse wholes are Arizona. Went there last year for my sons College Ice Hockey game against them, rude, drunk, calling the mothers and girlfriends whores and sluts. Real class act.
BYU had some of the dirtiest players I have ever seen, good little mormans, bringind their sticks up between the other teams players legs busting their balls, throwing punches, and slashing the backs of our players legs behind the play. Go figure
Reggie Carters man teers

Spokane, WA

#16 Sep 9, 2008
Both games last year were great. This saturday should be no different. Watching Carter cry on ESPN may have been the highlight of the last years bowl season. GO Cougs!
byudog

Richardson, TX

#18 Sep 9, 2008
Thanks Brigham!

Cougfans need to lighten up already.

A lot of you are focusing on Harwell talking about playing grown men, but what you could've focused on was the cool comment about BYU being BETTER than Tennesse. Well, BYU is. And also Harwell talking about how physical BYU is-another complement. So lighten up.

The age thing has and always will come up from time to time. Writing on message boards and complaining about it will not stop the issue from coming up... so take it in stride.:)
Older players

United States

#19 Sep 9, 2008
This is a stupid thing to say. Why didn't people bring this up when BYU had 3 losing seasons under Crowton? So what the UCLA player is saying is that to take 2 years completely away from football, all sports and exercise is an advantage? What an idiot!
Aisake Fakatoumafi

United States

#20 Sep 9, 2008
BYU is gonna crush UCLA. Washington came to play, and unless there is some mental lapse, BYU should win with a comfortable margin. I see it BYU 42- UCLA 10
Bruin

Roseville, CA

#21 Sep 9, 2008
"Oh no! We're playing a bunch of grown men! They made me cry last time!"
Coug_4_Life

Ogden, UT

#22 Sep 9, 2008
Hey Manhattan Beach Dude,

As I recall, the refs didn't win the game for the Cougs, a blocked PAT (that still should've only been a mere chip shot for any decent kicker) is what won the game! Way to be like the rest of the PAC-10 and ESPN cry babies blaming the refs because one of your own (UW) couldn't get the job done.

Are all PAC-10 elitists (do you need someone to explain that word to you?) nancyboys like you, or just Bruin fans?

BTW, how do you like your crow? I hear it's some nasty tasting crap, and I'm hoping you'll be eating a mouthful after Saturday's game!
manhattan beach dude

Torrance, CA

#23 Sep 9, 2008
Coug_4_Life wrote:
Hey Manhattan Beach Dude,
As I recall, the refs didn't win the game for the Cougs, a blocked PAT (that still should've only been a mere chip shot for any decent kicker) is what won the game! Way to be like the rest of the PAC-10 and ESPN cry babies blaming the refs because one of your own (UW) couldn't get the job done.
Are all PAC-10 elitists (do you need someone to explain that word to you?) nancyboys like you, or just Bruin fans?
BTW, how do you like your crow? I hear it's some nasty tasting crap, and I'm hoping you'll be eating a mouthful after Saturday's game!
elitists?, my that a BIG word for for you sounds like your a bit jealous? Maybe if your momma saved up you too could have gone to a pac 10 school instead of that 2nd rates schoolBut then again you might not have made the grade.
as for the crow, we'll see whos' crying sunday.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 5
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Marcus Everett Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News UCLA senior receiver Austin relishing role as m... (Aug '09) Aug '09 Lapu 1
News Slim Pickings for Bruins (Apr '09) May '09 R U Serious 28
News Slim pickings among Bruins (Apr '09) Apr '09 Checkpoint Charlie 7
News Neuheisel: Bruins' offseason will be different (Dec '08) Jan '09 West Valley Dave ... 30
News Bruins hold out hope of a big upset (Dec '08) Dec '08 R U Serious 15
News UCLA didn't end USC's football monopoly (Dec '08) Dec '08 No Worries 1
News Bruins try to stop OSU's Rogers (Nov '08) Nov '08 CPEM 3
More from around the web