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Arizona basketball fans vs. Nebraska football fans?

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Feb 21, 2014.

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Are the Zona fans our new Fuskers?

  1. Yes

    24 vote(s)
    29.6%
  2. No

    23 vote(s)
    28.4%
  3. Jury's still out

    34 vote(s)
    42.0%
  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    L Buff brought up some good points. I'll add to that.

    * Belief that the sport was invented around the time a coach made them relevant
    * Denigrate all other programs they see as "Johnny Come Latelies"
    * Exist in an insular environment where there isn't competing media pressure
    * Fans are a mix of the very old and the very redneck
    * Not an academic mecca
    * Not in a town with much going on - indoors or out
    * Grads move out of state (or at least out of town) - don't realize it undermines their arguments about how great it is there
    * Hard to find a sense of humor among the fans (at least one that elevates above Larry the Cable Guy)
    * Think other fanbases are classless or disrespectful
    * Wear a lot of red

    Is this fair? Can they be our new Fuskers?
     
  2. cubuffs85

    cubuffs85 Active Member

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    Having been to both Tucson and Lincoln, I think Tucson is much better.
     
  3. BuffTE41

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    The insecurity is the same, as is the relationship to CU. Tucson is admittedly at nice town I would want to live in, unlike Lincoln.
     
  4. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    All I know is we just had some low-level BigXII quality trolling. Highly disappointing and worrying sign.
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    El Charro alone makes Tuscon 1000x the town Lincoln is. You've got to give 'em that.
     
  6. NWD Buff

    NWD Buff Club Sandwich Club Member

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    I voted yes, but I take exception to the the idea that Tucson is a backwater like Lincoln. I lived in Tucson for a year when I was 21, and I really liked it there.

    EDIT: Damn, four pro-Tucson posts in the time it took me to write that. (See:
    Friday Beer Thread)
     
  7. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Jury is still out. Although Ari fans do possess a number of fuskerish tendencies, at this point I'm not convinced they excel at anything, including insularity, short-sightedness, self-absorption or bestiality, to the extent that our bucolic neighbors to the east do.

    Right now, if I had to guess, I would say they probably emerge as a sort of fusker lite group. Annoying and arrogant to be sure, but enveloped in a much softer aura of sadness and benign neglect.
     
  8. NW Buff

    NW Buff Club Member Club Member

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    They won't even come close until some Arizona grad opens a fan store in Limon.
     
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  9. NWD Buff

    NWD Buff Club Sandwich Club Member

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    "Softer aura of sadness and benign neglect."

    After all these years, you have still got it. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Nah. He's just got enough of a post count to be able to recycle a few from 10 years ago and no one notices. :wink2:
     
  11. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    I suspect that the Wildcat fans trolling over here come from fusker bloodlines.

    There is no way that Arizona's dislike for CU is organic.
     
  12. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    47998>46700. And if 4 fewer years, no less...

    But now we know the secret to your success... :smile2:
     
  13. hokiehead

    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    Jealous of those who went to a school that can talk trash about academics at those.:bang:
     
  14. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    You can join the fun. Modern-day VT outclasses Nebraska and Arizona by a wide margin
     
  15. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    hes like our very own rick reilly
     
  16. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    It's certainly starting to look that way
     
  17. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    I've always hated Zona and their fans. It's probably too small to see, but my avatar that I have had since I joined this board alludes to that hatred.
     
  18. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Lets not go all "Cal Fan" on this.
     
  19. buffs04

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    As someone who is more acquainted with Tucson and U of A than I'd probably like to be, I would concede that U of A is actually a pretty decent school academically -- particularly at the graduate level in certain fields -- and while Tucson doesn't hold a candle to Boulder, there actually is a decent level of outdoor activity available there and the town isn't awful (as long as you stay out of the bad neighborhoods). Definitely though the grads leave either for Phoenix, back to California, or just elsewhere in general: there really isn't much in the way of professional jobs in Tucson except for those in defense or in some narrow fields of engineering. What is undeniably the case though is that U of A basketball is absolutely the only game in town from a sports perspective and there are actually about 700k - 1 million residents, so there is a captive audience for sure. Lots of olds, though...
     
  20. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    That's cold man. Cold.
     
  21. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    A couple of trolls does not make them fuskers, yet. With emphasis on the yet. This group is working hard to get the honor but I have not found all UofA fans to be this douschey or trolly. We will see as we rack up more wins and frustrate them more over time if they migrate to the same level as fuskers. At least they do not claim to be the classiest fans in bball. That would push the fusker comparison real quickly.
     
  22. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    Will he feel a need to warn his cohorts about the altitude? :lol:
     
  23. DBT

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    'Braskans have retired the award.
     
  24. hokiehead

    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    you must have a high-res version somewhere -- let's see it
     
  25. fatbuff

    fatbuff Well-Known Member

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    Until they start calling themselves the classiest fans in Basketball, they are no match for the 'holers.
     
  26. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Fibers? We're talking about their fibers program, right?
     
  27. Bone Buff

    Bone Buff Well-Known Member

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  28. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    They think they're the same. Does that count?
     
  29. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    My how soon we forget. Jeezus, people. We STILL get dooshes like Surveyor here three years after the last game we played against those retards. It's not even close.
     
  30. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    The behavior of Arizona fans are a reflection of the personality of coach. Angry and clingy to tradition.
     

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