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Blaming the Faculty at CU

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Mick Ronson, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    i work and teach at CU. to me, i think this is a bogey-man for football fans. most faculty i know could care less about CU football (which isn't the hate on hate position people seem to think here). 90% of them couldn't even name the team we play next. nor do they militate endlessly for the end of D-1 sports at CU.

    a small minority do....most are too self-involved to care.

    i've had scholarship athletes in classes and some of them care and some of them don't. just like the rest of the student body. to be honest, the snottiest entitlement students are the women's teams mostly. they act like they excrement is perfume and it's my job to accommodate them when they don't turn in the proper forms to miss class.
     
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  2. Kameltosis

    Kameltosis Well-Known Member

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    Which women sports? Like v-ball and stuff?
     
  3. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    No, the v-ball team if fact does **** roses. I'm guessing it's the golfers. They were always a little suspect in my book. :cool:
     
  4. Kameltosis

    Kameltosis Well-Known Member

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    Wish I **** roses....I'd save a ton on Feb. 14th.
     
  5. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Every rose has it's thorn.
    Just like every night has it's dawn.
    Just like every cowboy
    sings a sad, sad song.

    Every rose has it's thorn.
     
  6. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Well if their excrement is perfume, they've probably got a bad attitude. The liquid ****s are enough to put anybody in a bitchy mood... :cool:

    I think a lot of the anti-faculty feeling in relation to sport is a leftover from the "scandal", when there were some fairly outspoken faculty groups going after the football program hard....
     
  7. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I am sure Mick knows that of which he speaks...
     
  8. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    And the ones who went after the program in its worst, scandalous days were doing it from the same place we are - they care about their university. What they didn't realize then is that some bad faculty apples can also sour the mash, e.g., Churchill.
     
  9. DBT

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    That's because profs are a bunch of nerds that got their asses kicked by football players in high school.

    Although, that seems to have made my kid tougher. He earned a letter as a 5'4" freshman. So, dumbass dad bought him a letter jacket (at the time I should have known he'd grow from 5'4" to 6'-0", so the letter jacket has hardly ever been worn.) So, he proudly wore it to school. Then Brad Pyatt and a couple of his friends saw him wearing it. They surrounded him and Pyatt asked, "Why are you wearing a letter jacket you little ......" They then proceeded to start shoving him against the lockers and ****. My kid hasn't worn it since.

    Two years later, he was out running repeat 1,500's while the football team practiced. They ended up stopping practice to watch him run. :lol:
     
  10. LaserDeathHawk

    LaserDeathHawk Club Member Club Member

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    So in summary...The Faculty at CU simply doesn't give a **** except a small minority that are hatefully anti-sport. And the women athletes here are bitches.

    man, you're full of good news.
     
  11. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    Don't tell that to Prof. Joe Romig. :doh:
     
  12. fatbuff

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    I saw that on an episode of Dawson's Creek.
     
  13. GoldenBuff

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    Well, now that I'm on faculty I'm going to be part of the solution. You're welcome...
     
  14. SkiTownUSA

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    I blame the faculty and ex band members. :smile2:
     
  15. lvbuff

    lvbuff Well-Known Member

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    I am also faculty...although not at CU...did my undergard there...At my university we have pet rivalries re: football...I would submit that most faculty at Research intensive university are more consumed with publishing grant writing etc...primarily to stay in good standing amongst the faculty...those annual evals can be a bitch if a couple of manuscripts get turned down...So with that being said I would suggest they don't not care...they are just consumed with doing what it takes to do their jobs. The tenure track at a place like CU can be brutal.

    Maybe I am an unusual example...as one of my doc students was the NCAA compliance officer at my university and another was the associate athletic director.
     
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  16. LABuffalo

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    With tenure being so difficult to attain would it be fair to say that at least of few of the most vocal faculty were out to make a name for themselves at the expense of the football team. It seemed to me that it was mainly associate professors in the news like that broad from the sociology department, a clown from political science and a gay guy that wanted to turn the stadium into a performing arts center.

    Also, do you think that building the suites and the stadium expansion had already pissed off the faculty that the scandal was just the last straw?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  17. DBT

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    If I were smart enough to be a college professor, I would'nt give a **** about football either. All I'd care about would be getting smarter. Luckily, I don't have that problem! :thumbsup: :smile: :rolleyes: :sad1: :cry:
     
  18. Kameltosis

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    and college tail
     
  19. buffsroam

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    Your kid must have went to A-West. I had Pyatt's dad as a high school teacher. He was a good guy. I never met Brad. His track record speaks for itself. What a waste of speed.
     
  20. The Monk

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    Really? People push dudes into lockers for wearing Letter jackets? Sounds like a bad episode of Happy Days.
     
  21. FlatironsBuff

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    You sure you are not getting the stories of your daughter and son mixed up? I played football and I PROMISE you I never stopped practice to watch a guy run. However, I would stop anything to watch girls run! (Which also happens to be why I wrestled and ran track instead of basketball and baseball. Wrestlers go to tourneys and other than when you are wrestling, you can hang out with the cheerleaders all day, and baseball--- uh, track meets-- hang out all day with the track girls!)
     
  22. dyemeduke

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    Pyatt was a piece of ****. Painted his toenails if the rumors are correct, and was a prima dona ass.

    Some of my old professors in the ChemE department were huge supporters of CU sports. Others not so much, but I would think that their research and other interests detracted away from supporting CU athletics more than anything. Unless the faculty harbors resentment toward the players, I don't think there is anything wrong with them not supporting CU sports. They are there to teach and bring in money through research - what they do with the rest of their lives is their prerogative.
     
  23. Hugegroove

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    Many of the profs are under alot of pressure to bring in as much grant money as possible. There are a few of them that put more time & effort into raising cash than their commitment is to educating students.
     

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