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The Episode You Have All Been Waiting For: Scott's Utah/BYU Dream Team

8/16/2018
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We started off our college football countdown with Alex Kirry's picks for Utah and BYU dream teams. Alex is a co-host of KSL's UnRivaled and Cougar Sports Saturday. Now, we are onto the episode you have all been waiting for. Scott Mitchell will finally share his ultimate, dream teams for the Utes and The Cougars. I bet you can guess a few of his picks, but he goes against tradition in some. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football rivals, current best friends. Scott...

Duration:00:27:34

BYU FOOTBALL: If You Have Two Quarterbacks You Don't Have A Quarterback

8/14/2018
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BYU should have already chosen a starting quarterback, according to Scott. Alex Kirry joins us from the BYU side today. At least they have whittled it down to two candidates. Tanner Mangum or Zach Wilson. Who will it be? Do you think they know and just aren't telling people? This is an important decision for their brand new offensive coordinator. Scott played quarterback for The University of Utah and was drafted into the NFL where he played for the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Cincinnati...

Duration:00:17:00

College Football Countdown: Why Is Nobody Picking Steve Young?

8/9/2018
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We are back again with our college football countdown and we can't wait for the season to start anymore. We take you from TV to newspaper in this episode with KSL TV's Jeremiah Jensen and Deseret News writer Brad Rock. They both chose their all-time teams for both Utah and BYU. Keep in mind Jeremiah is a BYU man and we aren't really sure what Brad Rock is. We see some first on both of these lists, keeping things interesting. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football...

Duration:00:17:56

College Football Countdown: Has BYU Ever Had A Coach Other Than LaVell?

8/2/2018
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Week two of our college football countdown is here (catch up on week one here). Dave Noriega, KSL Newsradio host and sports genius provides his picks for Utah and BYU dream teams. But that's not all, we take Dave and square him. We are also going through Dave McCann, KSL TV anchor and BYU fanatic's, picks. He brings some unique ones that Scott likes and a few he isn't so fond of. Scott is the ultimate judge. He is going to decide if their picks are correct, especially at one position. We...

Duration:00:22:56

Dak Prescott Being Vilified Over National Anthem Comments Is A Double Standard

7/31/2018
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Dak Prescott, starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, joined the ever changing National Anthem talks in the NFL. He doesn't think the protest belongs in football at all. Some have vilified Dak Prescott due to his statement, which can be read in full here. Scott thinks it's silly to make a villian out of him. He is just standing up for what he believes in, isn't that was Collin Kaepernick was doing? Scott doesn't understand the double standard here. Scott doesn't think politics belong...

Duration:00:12:33

College Football Countdown: Picking Our Utah and BYU "Dream Teams"

7/26/2018
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It's almost here. The most wonderful time of the year here in Utah. The lead up to the biggest game of them all. Utah vs. BYU. Who will take it this year? Anyway, we are doing something cool to countdown the season, which is six weeks away. We are asking you and a bunch of sports insiders their Utah and BYU dream teams, any player, any era. We thought we would start with Alex Kirry, since next week him and Scott, will be on KSL Newsradio starting their new nightly show: Unrivaled. Find out...

Duration:00:33:31

July 23, 2018: Scott and Alex Talk National Anthem Controversy on KSL Newsradio

7/24/2018
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Scott Mitchell and Alex Kirry filled in for Dave and Debbie. During part of the show they discuss the newest wrinkle in the NFL's National Anthem Controversy. The Miami Dolphins are the center of this discussion because of their kneeling policy. Scott and Alex are starting a new sports-talk show on KSL Newsradio called "Unrivaled." The show starts Monday, July 30 and will run Monday-Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football...

Duration:00:05:35

Tom Brady Isn't The Only Man On Top Anymore

7/17/2018
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Well at least he's not when it comes to the 2019 Madden Rankings. Aaron Rodgers and Brady tied for the top spot. How do you think Brady's ego took this? Scott and guest host, Alex Kirry, discuss their thoughts on this year's rankings...And they aren't all great. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football rivals, current best friends. Scott played quarterback for The University of Utah and was drafted into the NFL where he played for the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions,...

Duration:00:10:44

July 12, 2018: College Football Preview

7/13/2018
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This is a live radio broadcast that aired on KSL Newsradio on July 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Scott and Alex Kirry talked all things Utes and Cougars as the teams prepare for the season. Soon you will be able to hear Scott and Alex every week night from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on KSL Newsradio during their new sports talk radio show (yet to be named). Scott played quarterback for The University of Utah and was drafted into the NFL where he played for the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions,...

Duration:00:37:09

Changing Perspectives: From Professional Athlete to Radio Guy

7/12/2018
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Alex Kirry has been a radio man for a long time. He joins Rivals to talk his favorite moments in sports broadcasting, from his own broadcasts to historical moments. Scott will soon be joining Alex Monday through Friday from 6pm-9pm on KSL Newsradio for a sports talk show. Scott is fascinated by the way broadcasters can spin a story during games. Sometimes he was offended by the things that were said about him during his time in the NFL. Alex talks about the times he has gotten choked up...

Duration:00:16:14

Marriage Tips From Former NFL Stars

7/10/2018
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This may or may not be helpful to you at all, but Scott and Jason have both been in long-term marriages and here is their advice. They offer a unique perspective because the life of an NFL player is far from average. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football rivals, current best friends. Scott played quarterback for The University of Utah and was drafted into the NFL where he played for the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. Jason...

Duration:00:20:27

Throwback: What Constitutes A Dynasty In The NFL?

7/10/2018
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We are so excited for football season that we decided to take it back to an original episode of Rivals today. What do you consider a dynasty in the NFL? In the modern era that is. From the first Super Bowl to today. Is it how many Super Bowls a team wins? Or teams that constantly contend? From the Cowboys and 49ers and Steelers to the Don Shula days with the Miami Dolphins. What do you consider a dynasty? Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football rivals, current best...

Duration:00:02:32

Talking About Freak Injuries Gets A Little Gross

7/5/2018
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Brandon Morrow of the Chicago Cubs is now suffering from back spasms after suffering a freak injury while putting on his pants. Another story that inspired Scott and Jason to talk about other freak injuries. We laugh now, but let's be honest being an injured athlete sucks. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football rivals, current best friends. Scott played quarterback for The University of Utah and was drafted into the NFL where he played for the Miami Dolphins,...

Duration:00:07:17

Today We Have The National Anthem, We Used To Have Women In The Locker Room And Strikes

7/3/2018
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Back to the good times. Currently we have the National Anthem issue, but the NFL has probably never been free of controversy. Scott and Jason break down the controversies they dealt with. Jason talks about the time he reported domestic violence that was happening around him. Jason's first year in the NFL was the infamous "strike year." 1987. Next, the guys talk Sam Wyche and players' lawsuits. Another big one during Jason's time was allowing women in the locker room. Jason describes this...

Duration:00:20:54

Nicknames: Everybody Has One Or Two, But Not Everybody Likes Them

6/28/2018
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We have all had them. Nicknames. We love some and of course we hate them. Lately, Scott has thought of a new nickname for Jason...You have to hear it so you can laugh as hard as we did. We also travel back in time to the nicknames the guys have carried throughout their career. Around here, we call them The Rivals. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football rivals, current best friends. Scott played quarterback for The University of Utah and was drafted into the NFL...

Duration:00:06:35

What Makes A College Team Great? Could It Be One Person?

6/28/2018
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Scott can't get this topic off his mind. Nebraska has been a football power for a long time. What is it? What gets great coaches and players to Nebraska? How do you create greatness at schools like this? Is it the coach? Nick Saban. Pete Carroll. Lots of names come to mind. Scott keeps asking, is it the coach? Scott wants to sit down and talk with each one of these great coaches and find out the keys. Jason think it depends on a lot more than the coach, or even the players for that matter....

Duration:00:24:44

The One Thing That Would Have Sent Scott To The Hall of Fame

6/26/2018
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The guys sit down to talk their time in the NFL and the tendencies they would notice in certain players. Scouting your opponents and noticing every little thing is part of what makes some players great. The guys talk about certain players they saw a lot of and the tendencies they carried. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football rivals, current best friends. Scott played quarterback for The University of Utah and was drafted into the NFL where he played for the...

Duration:00:21:06

Is There Any Chance For LeBron James To Join The Utah Jazz?

6/21/2018
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We asked on our Facebook friends whether or not you think LeBron James might come to the Utah Jazz. The answer was overwhelmingly NO. But what do Scott and Jason think? Jason thinks it's a great idea. Scott? He isn't sure if LeBron wants to come to Utah, where there isn't a major media market. Rivals is hosted by Scott Mitchell and Jason Buck, past football rivals, current best friends. Scott played quarterback for The University of Utah and was drafted into the NFL where he played for the...

Duration:00:05:01

Whittingham Is Top Five, But Where Do The Rest Of The PAC12 Coaches Rank?

6/20/2018
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Kyle Whittinghman was ranked #5 coach in the Pac12 by SportingNews. It is an interesting ranking because some of the coaches haven't even coached in the Pac12 yet. Whittingham has the best bowl record of any coach. Jason likes the ranking. He thinks Whittingham is doing great things but hasn't quite gotten them to a championship. If he does that, he will be #1, Jason thinks. Scott likes when coaches look for a type of player that really fits their program, that is what makes a good coach....

Duration:00:20:44

How Cam Newton Blew It This Time

6/19/2018
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton got into it with some junior high kids at a football camp. They were taunting him and he snapped back. Scott Mitchell is joined by Ethan Millard and they talk about why athletes can be baited like this. We saw it a lot this last season in the NBA.

Duration:00:18:31