Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holy War

"BYU takes the field against the University of Utah before an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. University of Utah defeated BYU, 17-16."

Every year there is college football war in Utah known as the Holy War.

This quote on quote "Holy War" pits two of the best NCAA college football teams in the state against one another - BYU Vs. University of Utah.

There is a lot of history dating back between this annual game, but I've only been around for the past two years.

Last year, an overtime score led BYU to a upset over Utah.

This year, the game was much the same sea-saw type of battle. It appeared as if BYU would march down the field to win with the kicking of a field goal. But as time expired, Utah rushed around the defensive line to block the kick, steal possession and seal the victory by one point.

It was a crazy ending to a fairly non-visual game. Unlike the other papers and outlets covering the game, most of which had at least three shooters and an editor, I was there holding my own. I was happy with my take and I am glad.

Unfortunately, my 2010 shooting season came to end when I was rushed to the emergency room in Utah on Sunday night after somehow reinjuring my back, most likely shooting the football game.

I've since had spinal surgery in Baltimore, Md., and running a wordy blog titled "Back Focusing" over on another site here about my operation and recovery. And as always, iPhone pictures on my Modern Cliche blog.

This blog will continue to be updated with archives and other posts though.

Here is to a healthy recovery and one hell of return in 2011.

3 Comments:

Blogger russell jack said...

great captures! hope 2011 bring health! look forward to more great photos in the coming year.

Friday, December 10, 2010 2:08:00 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

Really nice shots. I'm a U Alum who used to live right across from Rice Stadium (as it used to be called). Enjoy your blog. Get well soon!

Friday, December 10, 2010 2:26:00 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Have long enjoyed your posts Patrick. Very sad to hear of renewed problems with your back. Here's to a speedy and complete recovery.

Friday, December 10, 2010 3:07:00 PM  

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