First you win the game, and then you crap all over your victory. Yes, Brigham Young University (commonly known as the BYU) has produced another awesome chapter in the annual holy war: soon to be ex quarterback Max Hall. His statement is as follows: “I don’t like Utah, in fact, I hate them. I hate everything about them. I hate their program, I hate their fans, I hate everything.”
Obviously such comments are going to release a firestorm of criticism and support in a rivalry as heated as BYU v Utah. Indeed the back and forth between the BYU / Utah fans has gone on all week. What I find most surprising about the statement is not the content itself, but who said it. Max is a leader of their team, and in very many respects, the public face of BYU’s football program. For someone in such a position to make such a blatant statement is unacceptable. Just imagine if everyone similarly placed made such statements. It is very childish, and it shows a complete lack of control over ones emotions.