BYU fan gets license plates that question his loyalty

BYU fan gets license plates that question his loyalty

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OREM, Utah (AP) -- Brigham Young fan Brennen Thorne plans to attend the annual football game between his beloved Cougars and Utah, but his new truck might stay in the driveway.

Thorne was stunned when he received his license plates from the state, "441 UTE." Ute? As in Utah's nickname?

"At least they didn't come in red," Thorne said. "When they gave me my plates I was like, 'You've got to be kidding me."'

It was a coincidence that he received plates with three letters that would make a blue-and-white BYU fan truly blue.

He recalls working at his family's sporting-goods store on a Saturday in 1993 and listening to Utah's 34-31 victory over BYU.

"I swore then I hated the Utes," Thorne said.

He plans to order vanity plates next year and create his own message. ------ Information from: Deseret Morning News,

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APTV-08-15-07 1642MDT

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