Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffslax2, Jan 3, 2008.
It was mentioned in one of the Camera articles after the game. Good move I would believe. :thumbsup:
It was Hawkins idea. you gotta love this guy. I thought it was a great addition and it will drive those lambs up north crazy.
I love it.. I hope we keep it.
i did notice that during the bowl game but forgot about it untill brought up here.
i think it is very cool and a great idea. i hope it becomes a fixture in the future.
did not notice but I like it
I didn't notice. Very nice!
What if the flag from the home state of each player was put on their helmet? That would totally psych up the out of staters, as well as the kids inside the boarders.
Sure beats whatever is posted on the Buckeye's helmets, too.
Disagree Skid. We are the University of Colorado, not California, not Texas, etc. The student-athletes that come here are representing OUR state. I think CU already gets a lot of crap for being the University of California at Boulder, etc. I think this is a way of instilling some pride in Colorado, wherever they are from originally.
Damn! Nice! Hawkins just keeps coming up with gems. That looks amazing. Can't wait until he encloses Folsom. That 70,000 seat bowl is going to be cozy. Go Hawk!
Encloses?? I hope you don't mean a dome...as in no beautiful view...
no, expanding Folsom on the northern end.
probably not likely to happen anytime in the next 20 to 30 years or so.
Maybe, but I wouldn't be surprised if Hawk had that done in 10, after he wins a couple of titles:thumbsup:
By then we'll need more space for all the 20-- National Champions banners. :thumbsup:
Damn you Colfax!
I guess Folsom will have to hold about 100 large someday so Hawk can put all his banners up.
hmmm... agreed that the CO flag is cool, other states not so much...
I would love to see Folsom expanded to 80,000 seats at some point. With a little ingenuity, it could be done. They'd have to put another level on the West Side and rearrange the flatirons club/press box and enclose the North end and put some more seats in at upper level of the NE corner of the stadium.
Personally, I don't go to the football games to look at the mountains. I can look at them anytime.
hmmm.... I hear you, and agree that it would be OK if done well. Don't want to see them do something that doesn't fit the current CU architecture which is pretty sweet...
Totally agree. The campus is more special with all the buildings matching.
Just playing devil's advocate. It could be a trade-off between fan support and recruitment/player motivation. I'm thinking that a hotshot highschool kid from out of state might consider the CO flag too provential, and opt for Notre Dame instead. I also know that the out of state players get a tremendous charge playing in front of their friends and families at home and away. What's wrong with a Texas kid wearing a Texas flag on the helmet while playing at Austin, Waco, College Station or Lubbuck? Imagine what it would do for good will if the Hawaiians on the team got to put Hawaii on the helmet in 2011?
In the bowl game, I can see how a player from Louisiana might have been really proud to sport the Louisiana flag in Shreveport. Nothing but good would come from that.
Besides, the CO electorate has screwed up funding for higher education, forcing the school to rely more and more on fed grants, tuition hikes, and foundation support. If CO wants to direct more tax $$ to the school, then your point would be stronger.
On the other hand, there are players like Jake Behrens. That right there should be enough to kill the idea. :huh:
I have no idea what a Nebraska state flag flag looks like, but it's not a big red N. The only 2 flags in the same league as CO, IMO is Arizona and Maryland. The rest of them...boring.
I see your point, but I have a huge problem with the Texas flag on a Colorado helmet. I like the CO flag. We need some in-state pride for this school.
The easiest expansion, although probably not the most desirable, would be to put another deck above the south endzone. There aren't any buildings that'd have to be taken down- maybe they'd have to close Folsom?
The most desirable seats would be the west side expansion. It would just seem like a butt load of cash to tear down Balch and the existing pressbox.
Alaska and Hawaii have very cool state flags. Ohio is different from anybody because it's not a rectangle. New Mexico is kinda neat, too. Most state flags are ghey though.
Like it or not, Texans on the team have been key contributors over the years: Hugh Charles, T-Wheat and Mason Crosby jump out.
My twist on this flag thing is:
1) Only the Colo flag is allowed for games at Folsom.
2) For regular season games played out of state, players can choose between the Colo Flag, no flag, or the state flag of where the game is played. (e.g. At K-State, only the CO and KS state flags are permissible.
3) For games played at NFL stadiums, bowl games, or the B12 championship, players can elect to sport the state flag of their home state.
Then the California recruits should stay home. Why add to the crap.
Can't have it both ways.
Since I had to look it up.
Since we're talking about our beautiful state flag, a little trivia is in order -
Rep to the first person who can tell me what all the colors in the Colorado Flag represent.
Separate names with a comma.