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2013 Rocky Mountain Showdown Preview

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    Welcome to another year of Colorado football!* Aren't you excited?

    Actually... well... kind of.* As a masochist, I'm interested to see what fresh hells this program can subject me to, but I'm also genuinely intrigued by the new coaching staff.* To digest this year, BuffNation will be treated to a whole new set of offensive and defensive schemes, a promise of faster play on both sides of the ball, and the growth of the young Buffs into men before our very eyes.* Hell, even if they pull another season-long disaster out of their ass, it should at least be an interesting car wreck this time around.

    And so we come to the season's first game - the annual headache with CSU.* This is not a sexy matchup by any means, with both squads coming in off of a year of mostly unwatchable garbage. BuffNation is acutely aware of the final 1-11 turd laid by Jon Embree on his way out the door, but the Rams also suffered through their traditional bevy of losses last season.* While there was a glimmer of hope up north when they hit the tail end of their schedule, the crux of the year was a throw-away up-and-down the Front Range.

    You have tobe completely invested to watch this game. What was once, a decade ago, a showcase early-season event played to a national audience has been reduced to the cable backwater CBS Sports Network.* An also-ran stage for a game between also-ran programs.

    *(It's the 10-yr anniversary of the 'rain game.'* Remember when the RMS was 'must-see?')​

    In that sense, CU and CSU deserve each other.

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    The 85th edition of the Rocky Mountain Showdown kicks off from Sports Authority Field at Mile High at 4pm MT on Sunday.* Coverage can be found on CBS Sports Network, with Mark Johnson and the radio broadcast on 850 KOA.

    You can find my previews from previous iterations of the series here, here, and here.

    Click below for the preview...

    Read more »[​IMG]

    Welcome to another year of Colorado football!* Aren't you excited?

    Actually... well... kind of.* As a masochist, I'm interested to see what fresh hells this program can subject me to, but I'm also genuinely intrigued by the new coaching staff.* To digest this year, BuffNation will be treated to a whole new set of offensive and defensive schemes, a promise of faster play on both sides of the ball, and the growth of the young Buffs into men before our very eyes.* Hell, even if they pull another season-long disaster out of their ass, it should at least be an interesting car wreck this time around.

    And so we come to the season's first game - the annual headache with CSU.* This is not a sexy matchup by any means, with both squads coming in off of a year of mostly unwatchable garbage. BuffNation is acutely aware of the final 1-11 turd laid by Jon Embree on his way out the door, but the Rams also suffered through their traditional bevy of losses last season.* While there was a glimmer of hope up north when they hit the tail end of their schedule, the crux of the year was a throw-away up-and-down the Front Range.

    You have tobe completely invested to watch this game. What was once, a decade ago, a showcase early-season event played to a national audience has been reduced to the cable backwater CBS Sports Network.* An also-ran stage for a game between also-ran programs.

    *(It's the 10-yr anniversary of the 'rain game.'* Remember when the RMS was 'must-see?')​

    In that sense, CU and CSU deserve each other.

    --

    The 85th edition of the Rocky Mountain Showdown kicks off from Sports Authority Field at Mile High at 4pm MT on Sunday.* Coverage can be found on CBS Sports Network, with Mark Johnson and the radio broadcast on 850 KOA.

    You can find my previews from previous iterations of the series here, here, and here.

    Click below for the preview...

    Read more »[​IMG]

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