Ok, fine we will just have to make due with more money, innovative leadership, an egalitarian attitude among peer institutions and a travel agent's dream of travel possibilities. somehow we will survive.
I've had a night to stew on our game and the ensuing smack talk between fan bases.
I learned a little something from the experience.
(calm down Baylor fans, just rationalize this as Haslip calling CU assholes. We admit that we are.)
I'm proud of the CU basketball team. A #11 tournament team losing to a #3 seed is not out of the ordinary. Boyle and the CU Buffs basketball team overachieved all the way to round two. Getting this far was much more than anyone predicted at the end of February.
I'm not proud of the content on Allbuffs. Yes, we as a fan base have some unresolved Baylor issues. If you are going to talk smack, you got to back it up. We brought the smack. We got bounced from the tournament by Baylor.
It is little consolation that Baylorfans stooped to our level of immaturity and hatred. We baited them with our venom. They responded in kind. They were seeking to settle a score that we instigated. I understand why we banned them. Nobody around here wanted to stew in Baylor filth last night. But banning is a cowards way out. We called them out and then hid behind the ban stick. You can't expect Baylor fans to sit idle after we throw every piece of garbage in our arsenal at them. If you want to dance, you got to pay the fiddler.
Both groups came off looking more than a little "Aggie" last night.
It's a good thing that both schools return to our respective conferences. CU rejects the Big 12. Baylor rejects the Pac 12. This re-alignment all works out in the end. Our fanbases are not compatible. We don't see things eye to eye. We brought out the worst in each other. We are happy to leave. They are happy to see us go.
Somewhere, down the road our paths will cross again, the culture clash will be renewed, and old scores will again need to be settled.
Until then, I'm going to take a liberal buffalo sized bong rip and take solace in our fortune that we no longer share a conference with those guys. Baylor fans can thump their chests and enjoy their program on the way up.
They have every reason gloat and pretend we are angry, ill tempered and irrelevant until we take back the scoreboard.
We were absolutely venemous toward Baylor before this game. And where it spilled off of the board, it deserved to be punished. But there is a reason we're angry at Baylor, and it's a valid one. And you pointed it out just last night--not one of those sanctimonious pricks has acknowledged that lying about another institution to further your own school's goals is wrong.
You know as well as I do, that the second a Baylor fan says, "I see why you're angry about that" we call off the dogs and we're cool. Instead we get, "You should know how powerful Buddy is...". Really? He lied. It's really all I need to know.
If you're coming to our board after what happened, don't expect to be welcomed. I don't understand why folks go to other fans' board anyway. That's something that has never occurred to me.
You and I are normally lockstep and these things Skiddy, but we depart here. Before the game I stated, win or lose, **** Baylor. I meant it. We lost--and it's not the loss that really hurts...it's the loss to Baylor--but **** them anyway. **** them all day everyday. Were they simply responding to our angry posts? Yes. Am I ashamed? Nope.
Listen, Wally. I do hate losing and I REALLY hate losing to Baylor after the Buddy Jones episode. His actions are reprehensible, and you are absolutely right that the lawschool faction of Baylor sees nothing wrong with what their school administration does. (Maybe there is a meek soul in their seminary who isn't as enthralled with how Baylor conducts itself, but that faction isn't going to come out of the woodwork here.)
AND it really chaps my ass that a Kenneth Starr led Baylor does more to put their athletic department in a position to succeed than does Bruce Benson.
Baylor is ascending in football and is legit in basketball.
CU is digging itself out of a Hawkins sized hole. Tad shows potential in Basketball, and things are getting better. But the fact reamains that CU lost to Baylor, which has absolutely nothing to do with the shinnanagans of Buddy Jones.
I'm of the opinion that two wrongs don't make a right. Our venom is not missplaced. But the manner in which it was expressed does us no favors.
Listen, the smack talk is now a part of the college sports landscape. We brought forth every truth, half-truth and unsubstantiated rumor we could muster. It was (is) cathartic to get all of Baylor's dirty laundary out for Baylor to see.
But the best revenge of all would have been to back that smack up with a CU victory and restore the natural order of the universe.
We lost, which doesn't change any of the words and deeds made by Kenneth Starr and Buddy Jones.
But lets call a spade a spade. Comments on both Allbuffs and Baylorfans is full of fail. I call it like I see it.
The next order of business is to get Tad Boyle a nice pair of golden handcuffs. I look forward to the next opportunity for CU to shine under the bright lights of postseason play.
As for losing to Baylor...I'm over it. We'll see them again when we see them. Then we'll do it all again.
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I could also point out that Bailerfans (which I hear has wonderful John Deere and Massey Ferguson forums) was banning CU fans before the game for less than was said here afterwards. But that would imply that we hold ourselves to the standard of being equal to them. And we all know this forum is much, much better...
EDIT: I guess we did end up banning one of the guys that came in before the game when he got a little too trollish last night. But those guys did earn a little more slack from us than the cowards that hid on their ****** board until they won the game...
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Come on this is a cu board. I dont want to come here and read 10 threads started by baylor fans asking us to suck their **** there were two or so good posts before the game and zero after. **** baylor ban their fans if they act like morons
Skiddy, when a guy signs up here with the username "suckmyass" I take the liberty to can his ass w/o any further questions as I guess the odds on him ever contributing anything to this board which might be considered worthwhile are longer than those of Missouri winning the 2012 NCAA Tourney.
The old high-school spats are just silly when you pause to consider you no longer live in that crappy go-no-where neighborhood and no longer care about the BS drama back in the hood.
We've moved up to the Pac 12, baby. We spent a blissful season in picturesque settings far, far from the I-35 corridor and down rent locations from Ames to Waco. Hmmm. Staples Center in LA or Sprint Center in Kansas City? No contest. No way the C-Unit earns so much praise in the old neighborhood. We might have lost a game, but we won the friggin conferencepalooza lottery. And we did it without our school administrators acting like dooshbags.
This weekend has me counting our blessings that we will soon be awash in Larry Scott dollars, and that the boys back in the hood still stink of longhorn and I35 corridor bullshit. May Baylor and the big 12-2-2+1+1 keep DeLoss Dodd and Bill Powers happy forever. TCU can have our bong. West Virginia can kick our hackysack and burn our ghetto couch.
You can take this Buff out of the Big 12 AND take the Big 12 out of this Buff. Been there. Not going back.
I'm not mad, bro. We got what we wanted, except for the part of being on the giving end of one last grudge ****.
Last edited by Skidmark; 03-18-2012 at 10:03 PM.