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Apathy...on a fan site?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by J-R-K, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. J-R-K

    J-R-K Well-Known Member

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    There have been many comments on here both recently and in the past about people choosing to skip games or not buy tickets or in some cases not even watch on TV. Obviously the past several years haven't been pretty so I can understand this kind of sentiment but more so for the general population and not so much for people on here. Anyone who joins a fan site and dedicates time towards posting in theory must have a pretty strong fan-hood. This is not intended as a "fan police" post, I'm just legitimately curious how there can be someone who might for example come on here on a gorgeous spring weekend and spend an hour arguing about which 2014 punter we should sign but then that same person on one of the twelve days we have an actual game chooses not go or in some cases to not even watch.
     
  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    purpose of post? troll.
     
  3. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    Kill Yourself.
     
  4. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    Stirring the pot. I seem to recall his rep bar was red for a while
     
  5. azbuff

    azbuff Club Member Club Member

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    I'm curious how you continually find ways to provoke this board and why you think it is so enjoyable. I'm also curious why you spend so much time on here since you are supposedly a CU student. It wasn't that long ago I was at CU and I had a lot better things to do at the time than troll our fans.
     
  6. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Ineffective troll. JRK being way too passive in OP.
     
  7. J-R-K

    J-R-K Well-Known Member

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    318 posts in the last 14 months. That's an average of roughly 0.7 posts per day. I hardly think that qualifies as me spending "so much time on here."
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    J-R-K,

    I may care deeply about a family member and spend a lot of time discussing her with friends and family members. But that doesn't mean I want to observe her shooting low grade heroin and getting gangbanged by other homeless squatters.

    Spending time watching the actual games stopped being fun last year. It didn't stop me from doing what I could to help fix the state of CU football or my desire to hang out with other fans/friends. But I couldn't handle watching the full games for most of last season.
     
  9. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Man. I wish I could find a post I wrote after the CSU or Sac St. game last year that pretty much summed out how I felt and why I missed games. I can't really figure out how to search for it.

    Edit: is there a way to view past reputation you received?
     
  10. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Found it:

    Daaah
    09-02-2012, 09:24 AM

    So maybe this makes me a fair weather fan, but I've decided that for the first time in a long time I am not going to make any effort to go and see the buffs this year. If I plan a trip to Boulder, it'll be planned around something other than a football game. I won't be making a trip to LA or Fresno and the trip I was considering up to Pullman has officially been nixed. Last year I spent lots of money and time going to Stanford and Blohio only to be embarrassed by poor coaching and performance.

    It's the day after another humiliating loss and the overwhelming feeling inside my gut about the buffs is resignation. If you look at my preseason picks, maybe it was already there (2 wins), but I still had some hope that I'd be wrong. After yesterday's game, it's gone. We have absolutely NO play makers. Our WRs are ridiculously bad. Our offensive line is disgusting and hopeless. Our coaching - uggg. Both preparation and game day adjustments look to be non-existent. Play calling is inexplicably bad. I just don't see how I can reasonably expect the buffs to be even competitive when facing any BCS level team at this point. And if they happen to get some breaks and keep it close into the fourth quarter, I pretty much expect the team to piss away a chance of victory at the end of the game. The only hope is for the opponent to **** the bed after we piss it (Utah). Hoping that the opponent ****s up worse than we do is no fun.

    At this point, I'm thinking that I won't even put forth the effort to watch the buffs on TV, but in my heart of hearts, I know that is probably not true. I'll watch the buffs at home from TV with an unavoidable sense of detachment that I have never ever had before. But I will not be making any roadies to Folsom or anywhere else this year. People say, "Oh, but think of the beautiful fall afternoons at Folsom Field and the atmosphere of college football." You know what, for me - and maybe it is because I love the buffs too much - I can't enjoy all that is great about Folsom and college football when I expect a loss (and probably an embarrassing loss) before the game has even started. Maybe it's that I can't accept a loss before it happens. I just can't do it. Give me Boulder in the spring when the mountains are still white and the coeds are out sunbathing.

    ****ing hell this sucks.

    Sorry for rambling...


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    That was after the CSU game. Anyway, with a new coach in place, I'll catch all the games I can. That's the thing - if there is HOPE, I can bring myself to be a fan. If there is none (and there wasn't last year), I just don't see the point.
     
  11. azbuff

    azbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Yep. But no one else finds purposeful paths to negative attention like you. Were you neglected as a child?

    And you failed to answer either of my questions. Perhaps I should have phrased my second question differently and asked where you find the time to think of ways to troll the fans of the school you purport to root for.

    One edit: Let's not pretend like this is your first go-round on here either "J-R-K"
     
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  12. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    His butler must have switched him whenever he failed to hail the memory of the fuhrer.
     
  13. boydbuff

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    In the past I have been called a troll on this site (although I certainly don't feel I qualify) and I don't know all the history about JRK on this site and surely some of you will neg. rep for saying this but I do get his point. Obviously virtually everyone on AllBuffs is a pretty hardcore fan as far as CU fans go. So why are so many negative bashing CU at times and proclaiming their plans to avoid going to games, watching them or elsewhere.

    I think the answer in large part can be found in JRK's question. It is the very fact that the people on here are quite avid fans and generally bleed black and gold that many of us have a hard time stomaching what has happened to our once proud program. So much heartache in such a short period of time. When even Kool-Aid drinkers (like me) begin to question whether the team will win another game in the whole season (like last year), and when you get to the point that you almost want to get killed again to make sure the coach puts the last nail in his own coffin, you know your fanbase is really hurting.

    CU has to invest in the product on the field, and that starts with hiring competent coaches. We haven't done that for a long time although most of us are cautiously optimistic that HCMM is the ticket. But after being burned for so many years many of us have run out of Kool-Aid.
     
  14. J-R-K

    J-R-K Well-Known Member

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    I'm not well-versed enough in the internet-geek vernacular to fully understand the meaning of the word "troll." But assuming I am understanding you correctly, being a nuisance on here is certainly not my intention. I just give me opinion on things and often people happen to disagree with it, much of the time seemingly based on the fact that I wrote it rather then actual content of the post. I know I can be a bit of abrasive, but that's just my personality, grow a pair and suck it up.
     
  15. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    JRK tries so hard to be some jocky archetype of cool. It's ****ing adorable.
     
  16. azbuff

    azbuff Club Member Club Member

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    C'mon man. Testicular fortitude cannot be shown on Internet message boards. You cry "apathy" at the fan base, but also criticize Colorado athletics the most, almost on the border of hate.

    Nice underhanded dig at "internet-geek vernacular." You are the definition of a tool.
     
  17. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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  18. J-R-K

    J-R-K Well-Known Member

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    1. I'm not crying about apathy, just questioning it's existence among seemingly hardcore fans.

    2. Being critical essentially signifies the complete opposite of apathy so I'm not sure what your point is there.
     
  19. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    How many games did you attend last year?
    How drunk were you?
     
  20. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Well he is a Kappa Sig
     
  21. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    In all seriousness, what about last season was compelling? The team was as bad an all-around team as you could imagine. Time and money matter.
     
  22. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I love when students call out the adults here. Here is a news flash for all the kiddos. Time gets pretty valuable as you get older. After a long week at work the last thing you want to do is spend 6 hours or so out of your day to watch the team you bleed for get bent over. There are clients to bill, yard work to do or errands that need to be done. As lame as that sounds, it is reality for most of us. While we would love to get drunk on the hill and walk to the game we get to pack the car with kids and spouses and supplies and then get to field questions from your family what you are doing there.

    I didn't even mention the cost, but tickets aren't free and when people are struggling to pay mortgages, medical bills and tuitions, there might be a little left to spend.

    Lastly, while we all came to the site to discuss CU football, we became friends over time. I enjoy meeting the posters at tailgates and love being on all buffs during CU basketball games to read stuff from guys like cville or "watching" bronco games with Junction. It has become part of how I watch games now.

    So go ahead and call me out. I didn't make the last two games last year. I didn't have fun going anymore so why waste my time. Some players sure as hell didn't want to be there either
     
  23. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    What did it for me was that the coaching was so inept that it was impossible to tell if players had potential, had earned snaps, etc. Not only did we know that they'd lose, we learned nothing to make us look to the future.
     
  24. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    about 8 minutes in the fourth quarter against WSU
     
  25. azbuff

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    This would be true if you were a fan. You're not. You're only a dick trying to egg everyone on. Maybe you came to CU expecting only national titles every year in football and basketball. You should have gone someplace else. Something tells me you'd fit right in at Duke, although I doubt you could have gotten in.
     
  26. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    That escalated quickly.
     
  27. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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  28. 4DemBuffs

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    14-0.

    I am a good fan.
     
  29. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    I have three sheets of unused tickets from last season, but I didn't miss a thing.
     
  30. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    I spent $50 on a single game ticket for the Utah game last year. Does that make me a good fan or an idot?
     

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