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Big Picture - Celebrating 120 years of CU football

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Skidmark, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Skidmark

    Skidmark Flagship of the 12-Pac. WTTAH Club Member

    Jun 3, 2007
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    My normal pre-game excitement has been tainted with a hint of dread. After 0-2, it's a real possibility WYO will draw blood. That would be too bad on Legacy Day.

    This isn't just about throwback uniforms. This game commemorates 120 continuous years of CU football. CU has a longer tradition of football than everyone except Rutgers, some Ivy League schools and a few others.

    CU has been playing for 4 or 5 generations of fans. CU football has been around for every single day in the lives of my kid, me, my dad, my granddad and my great grandad. My great-great and great-great-great grandpa were around when CU first took the field. CU provides a constant thread going back to the Indian Wars and the slaughter of Buffalo at the hands of frontiersmen like Buffalo Bill. Wyoming wasn't even a state back then.

    Since then, CU football has weathered 23 presidents starting with Benjamin Harrison. CU football has been around since before the Spanish-American war, WWI, WWII and every war thereafter. CU football predates the first movie, the transistor radio, the Wright Brother's first flight, and DBT's puberty.

    In honor of the event, CU is busting out throwback uniforms to honor our judge, Byron White and painting the field as if it were 1937. Sal Aunese will be honored 20 years after his death. Tomorrow should be a day of reverence to the thousands of young men and women who have been part of the program, on the field, on the sidelines, and in the bleachers.

    It's with this thought that I get over and through the 0-2 start. CU Football is a survivor, and it's best days remain ahead. I sure hope to share CU with my great, great, great grandchildren.

    Go Buffs.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2009
  2. buffwings

    buffwings Club Member Club Member

    Jan 2, 2008
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    awesome stuff! Let's cap it off with a big W!
  3. Dunken

    Dunken Member

    Mar 25, 2009
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    That was awesome...thank you for that....GO BUFFS!!!!

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