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Arizona Game Write Up

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Tempe_Buff, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Tempe_Buff

    Tempe_Buff Well-Known Member

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    Alright I guess after calming down a bit on the trip back up to Tempe I can do my write up.

    So we got down to Tucson at about 3:45 and walked over to 4th Ave and decided to grab a bite and a few beers at Frog and Firkin. Some of the best pizza I've had in a long time. We thought that the front gate needed a little addition while we were there though.
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    After that we walked through campus and headed up to McKale. Surprisingly we walked straight in with the flags and sign without even showing them to any security guards and headed to our seats. We were there pretty early and I snapped a few pics of McKale.
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    Most of the fans were pretty friendly before the game and got a kick out of the NIT reference. As the game went on..not so much.

    Obviously throughout the game we were pretty excited but never over the top and watched our language around all the senior citizens. We decided to put the sign away once the game started because it was a little too big. In regards to the "Zona Zoo student section" - WOW it does not exist. I understand its still over break, but there were literally NO students at the game - not even one row. Apparently the university just sells their reserved student section tickets away to old people when it's break.

    Now fast forward to the 2nd half and UBL thought he should maybe try to distract their free throw shooters a bit. So when it was quiet he gave a yell or two (no profanity) and a few of our friendly neighbors started to turn on us - we got scolded by the old ladies in front of us "THAT IS VERY BAD SPORTSMANSHIP! YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO YELL WHEN OUR TEAM IS SHOOTING AND THE CROWD IS QUIET". Then it all went to hell in a hand basket when their big guy #35 missed two free throws. The lady's old wrinkly husband turns around and reaches at our feet and grabs our sign and screams he is going to shove it up UBL's ass and tries to tear it up. But his arthritis kicked in and he decided to frisbee it down a few rows and he hit a wheelchair bound woman in the back of the head. Us along with the rest of the area were speechless as security approached and began to watch. So I asked our expert on sportsmanship what she would describe that as but no response.

    The game went on and I started to see it slipping away until Sab hit the game winner. We were going nuts but I thought it might have been too late, while UBL was confident he got it off. After 5 minutes at the monitor we had both been looking on twitter and felt very confident it was going to count (the one positive of so many old people is that the 3G is great because we were the only ones using modern technology)

    As the game entered OT neither of us thought the Buffs had the edge and we all know what happened from there.

    After it was over we just stood there and cheered for the team as the walked off. 95% of the fans leaving the stadium were awesome and congratulated us on a hard fought game as we wished them good luck the rest of the year (The exception goes to the 300lb neo-nazi who flipped us off) . We had a few elderly women come apologize for the old guys poster toss and then two security guards came over and apologized as well. By this time we had the screenshots of Sab's game winner and showed a few of the guys around us.

    Well I guess this is the start of a rivalry and I hope the team remembers this game for awhile an uses it for a little motivation. I'll try and do a post from the game on Sunday here in Tempe if there is interest. Tomorrow were blowing up a pic of Sab's game winner to bring into Wells Fargo Arena.

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  2. BuffCat

    BuffCat Club Member Club Member

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    Frog & Firkin isn't on 4th, but good choice going there, love that spot. Good write up too, thanks.
     
  3. DBT

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    Nice write up. Especially since none of the local fish wraps saw fit to send a beat writer to the season opener against the number 3 team in the nation. Instead, the Post has an AP report.
     
  4. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Tempe gets mad rep for sharing his experience.
     
  5. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    YMSSR, can someone hit Tempe?
     
  6. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    Hope this turns into a rivalry. Coach Mac used Nebraska for motivation...let's use the best team in PAC12 bb for motivation. Can't believe they let this one get away. Hopefully the Buffs learned what it takes to win at the highest levels...execution for 40 minutes.
     
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  7. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    fify
     
  8. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Fify again. The last 0.1 second rounds up.
     
  9. Gold

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    Thanks for posting and representing. Had to know once all the refs got together for a prolonged meeting, they were looking for reasons to overturn the call. Refs think its their obligation to have the home crowd go home happy for a top ranked team on ESPN. Also, every camera angle showed a 65+ crowd.
     
  10. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Except for those little ****s behind the buffs bench.
     
  11. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    well ****ing done
     
  12. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Would have repped into oblivion if you took pics of those old geezers. Even more with video
     
  13. SCB

    SCB Well-Known Member

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    If we could shoot free throws you would have walked out of there with a smile on your face. Props for being there and showing the pride.
     
  14. WizzersGhost

    WizzersGhost Banned BANNED

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    Thye didn't "let it get away"! They did what they needed to do against a great opponent and then had the game stolen from them by striped-shirted a**holes. Simple as that.

    You can equally say they "gave it away" when they missed a couple lay-ups in the first half, but it all came down to hitting a bucket at the end and they did it, so there was no giving anything away, it was taken away.
     
  15. WizzersGhost

    WizzersGhost Banned BANNED

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    Same with you, as above. They did what they needed to do to win and the game was stolen from them, plain and simple.

    Now if Chen threw up a clunker or an air ball, I might agree, but he didn't. He squared up, fired off a great shot before the buzzer and it banked in.

    The whole country saw it and virtually every sports guy agreed: the Buffs got screwed.
     
  16. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    And if the refs knew the rules we would have won
     
  17. SCB

    SCB Well-Known Member

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    No doubt. But the free throws are something we can control. Refs noticing illegal substitutions is not.
     

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