POLL: Which, if any, of these hypothetical write-ups seems appropriate to you?
Example A (from a Salt Lake Paper after BYU's 2021 victory over Utah):
"BYU's victory over Utah represented their first victory in over a decade, since Max Hall led the Cougars to an overtime victory in 2009. Max Hall's comments after that game where he stated that "I hate their program. I hate their fans" and that the "the whole university and their fans and organization is classless" started what many called the Max Hall curse. Hall was also notably arrested for theft and cocaine usage in 2014, stealing over $250 worth of electronics after having used cocaine that morning.
Eventually, it was another Hall who was able to break the curse, with Jaren Hall completing...."
Option B (from a Louisville paper examining Louisville's conference affiliations through the years):
"With conferences expanding once again, it's worth taking a retrospective look back at how Louisville went from C-USA also-ran to the Big East and eventually landed as a respected member of the ACC. Their rise began with the hiring of Coach John Smith in 1998. The next year, Louisville began regularly beating their closest SEC opponent, Kentucky, winning 7 out of 8 matchups at one point. From 1999-2006, Louisville only lost to Kentucky in 2002 in a year when UK was led by Jared Lorenzen (who, in his post-playing career, would go on to balloon to over 500 pounds and eventually died at a young age due to obesity-related complications). That repeated success against an SEC team, even one as maligned as Kentucky, set Louisville apart as a team on the rise"
Option C (discussing the noise level at the 2021 BYU Utah game):
The noise level inside Lavell Edwards Stadium was reported by many to be the loudest they'd ever heard. Unfortunately, lack of decibel measurement makes it impossible to know for certain with some fans believing that BYU's 1990 upset of then #1 Miami was louder. Other fans make the case for a 1989 victory over the Air Force Academy where Air Force QB Dee Dowis (who would go on to die 27 years later when he drove drunk with a BAC nearly three times the legal limit, and was involved in a head-on crash as a result of driving the wrong way) successfully lobbied the refs for several noise penalties on the boisterous Cougar crowd. Whether those games were in fact louder may never be known, but it's clear that this was the loudest BYU crowd in at least 30 years.
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