Pessimist v. Optimist

The Brothers LynnCorrespondent INovember 3, 2008

Pessimist- You barely beat a weak CSU team the week after barely beating a weak UNLV team. The voters cannot be accepting of that.
Optimist- A win is a win, and no matter who you are playing, you have to get that W.

Pessimist- You threw a stupid pick in crunch time, and had two fumbles, one when the game was on the line.
Optimist- Yeah but we racked up 551 yards of total offense including five passing td’s, two 100-yard receivers, and a 100 yard rusher.

Pessimist- Your defense gave up 401 yards of total offense, three passing touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns, and your first 100-yard rusher of the year.
Optimist- Yeah but they made the stops when they needed too, including a sack on CSU’s final drive.

Pessimist- BYU is not in a BCS conference, and there is no way they can make it to a BCS bowl after blowing it in Fort Worth a couple of weeks ago. Looks like another trip to Las Vegas, or maybe they would prefer a change of pace and go to San Diego instead.
Optimist- However unlikely it is that BYU makes it to a BCS bowl this year, crazier things have happened in college football. They have to win out, and the heathen university to the north has to win this week, but never say never. Either way, the MWC has shown they belong on the national stage, and at least made people across the country pause and think about including them.

Pessimist- BYU always has a prolific offense, it is the defense that is usually in question, and they aren’t playing well of late. Most teams get better as the year goes on, but your defense seems to be getting worse. If they can barely stop the likes of UNLV and CSU good luck when you make that trip to the north.
Optimist- Our offense is clicking again and making plays. You knew they couldn’t keep the big three down forever and they came out in the game. Our offense can compete with anyone in the nation when they are on. It seems they started to believe in themselves again and put up some nice numbers. Say what you want about our defense, but they have shown they can throw shutouts when they put it all together. They will find their heart again that they had at the beignning of the season.