Well, anyway, he's very well-known in these parts ... and so is this talk he gave at a little meeting called General Conference back in October.
I'll be honest ... I am a little surprised you are not familiar with him or his talk, which clearly you are not, because this showed up on your scoreboard last night after your four point win over Utah State University:
Excellent. I am so pleased that your institution and this attitude reflects the faith I belong to. Way to keep it classy, Brigham Young University. Way.to.keep.it.classy.
Mindy M. Thornley
For those of you who really don't know what President Uchtdorf spoke of, here is a snippet:
Perhaps there is no better laboratory to observe the sin of pride than the
world of sports. I have always loved participating in and attending sporting
events. But I confess there are times when the lack of civility in sports is
embarrassing. How is it that normally kind and compassionate human beings can be
so intolerant and filled with hatred toward an opposing team and its fans?
I have watched sports fans vilify and demonize their rivals. They look
for any flaw and magnify it. They justify their hatred with broad
generalizations and apply them to everyone associated with the other team. When
ill fortune afflicts their rival, they rejoice.
P.s. I know that this attitude is not reflective of every BYU student/grad/etc. Some of my dearst friends and some of the most amazing peopleI know have graduated or are attending this institution.
I also know USU fans have had their moments of lack of class. But my alma mater doesn't receive a dime of my tithing nor does it have any affiliation with my faith, so any comments directed to that route are not really not needed. :)