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Aftershocks of CU's move to the Pac-12 still ongoing...

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by NashBuff, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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  2. Buffsoldier

    Buffsoldier Well-Known Member

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    Not sure I'm seeing the correlation there....
     
  3. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    they are so dumb. so dumb. playing 93 miles from campus. :wtf:
     
  4. BuffNut99

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    They played Michigan very tough last year
     
  5. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    Kraft probaly talked them into this to get some $$ flowing through his stadium that would otherwise be empty next year.
     
  6. FrankRizzo

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    They need to average 15,000 a game too.
     
  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Great thread title.
     
  8. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Umass would be better off in the MWC.
     
  9. 4DemBuffs

    4DemBuffs Most admired poster Club Member

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    clear now?
     
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    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Ysmssr
     
  11. Mick Ronson

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    interesting way that ESPN uses the phrase "New England" like we all know that's a real unified place or imagined community. all the domain of the Patriots i guess.
     
  12. ScottyBuff

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    link
     
  13. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    students make college football what it is. Not alumni. this will be a ****** game day experience. Guaranteed.
     
  14. ScottyBuff

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    but possibly a temporary one (2-5 years), until they complete renovations at their campus stadium.
     
  15. Maxer

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    That isn't computing for me. At Cal our stadium is basically a hole in the ground with a propped up historic outer wall, and our team is playing elsewhere for one year only. How can a remodel possibly take this long?
     
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    They are probabaly using the same contractors the state used to complete the Big Dig in Boston
     
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    And Iowa State would be a better fit for the MAC. Seriously.
     
  18. zbuff

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    Yeah, that is one f'd up excuse for "woohoo! we're gettin' paid!".
     
  19. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    They got to prove to the NCAA that they can do 15,000 or more fans per season and the nice thing is that they can see how many fans actually attend and then design their stadium to seat around that amount. UMass couldn't have asked for a better situation than what they are going into.
     
  20. ScottyBuff

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    And more time to raise donations
     
  21. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    for that stadium expansion in Amherst.
     
  22. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    Who didn't?
     
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    Out-goddamn-standing!
     
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    i am here to help...
     
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    Our student seating is what 15k? That puts a huge dent in their numbers if UMass isn't going to be on campus. I'm sure they don't have 15K students, but students compromise a huge portion of a turnout.

    People that live in Boston and want to go see a UMass game were already going. Changing the location doesn't change that, just makes it much more difficult for students to get to the game. Look at CU when we play CSU at Invesco and that's only 40 miles away from campus. It's not like a lot more alumni show up to the game.
     
  26. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    27 miles actually. Happy Birthday!
     
  27. CarolinaBuff

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    Yea, that has to hurt student attendance in a big way when you're playing that far from campus, just look at the U. I'm sure that schools whose teams play off campus provide buses for the students but the idea of sitting on a bus for 45 minutes or more each way has to dissuade many students from going.
     
  28. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Part of the fun for students is the drinking. Sitting on a bus is a huge buzz kill and a lot of students wouldn't want to risk a MIP I'd imagine on said bus.
     

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