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Boulder snow - Practice bubble

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Clean Undies, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Were the Buffs able to practice yesterday with the bad weather in Boulder? If so, was it a wet, cold and memorable session of snow football in preparation for a trip to the desert? I'm curious about how Coach Embree responded to this weather related adversity. On one hand, you really can't afford to risk more injuries caused by players slipping around on a slippery snow covered practice field. But on the other hand, this rag-tag collection of inexperienced starters could use some reps with Hirschman before their Pac 12 South division opener.

    Was the practice bubble inflated in time to provide some shelter from the storm?
     
  2. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    They practiced in the bubble I believe
     
  3. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    How long has the bubble been up?
     
  4. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    It was up on Saturday. I walked by it on the way to the game.
     
  5. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Next to PRich's Rose Bowl dream, that's the best news I've heard all week.
     
  6. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I know the bubble has electricity. Does anybody know if it is heated?
     
  7. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Read an article that said they were in there yesterday.
     
  8. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    I'd like to see a picture of the bubble after the storm, Hopefully the snow accumulation wasn't enough to sag the roof.
     
  9. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    The snow melts off the roof I would assume, the bubble is warm.
     
  10. Buff_since76

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    The bubble has propane heaters in it.
     
  11. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    So then why the **** are people whining about temperature variance here as opposed to Austin? 70 degrees in a bubble is no different than 70 degrees in brick and mortar.

    I agree long term that a permanant facility is desirable, but the hatred some folks have for the bubble is absurd, especially when there are many other projects that are more pressing.
     
  12. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    How tall is the bubble? Tall enough to allow the punters/kickers to kick??

    A brick and mortar indoor practice facility would allow the kickers to practice.
     
  13. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    If bubbles were the end all, how come so many programs have indoor facilities and not inflatable bubbles? Why waste the money on a brick and mortar facilty?
     
  15. buffedup

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    Read much? Read my post again. I said one is desirable, but some people are screaming(*cough* you) like the bubble is worse than nothing at all, and that a permanent indoor practice facility is the first priority to the promised land. The current bubble provides an adequate indoor practice environment for the time being, giving the AD time to address critical projects such as the scoreboards. I agree that long term a permanant facility is a necessity, but it seems like people are up in arms that the practice bubble is looked at by the AD as a permanent solution. The angst about it, especially given how pathetic our situation was a few years ago without the bubble, is kind of making me scratch my head in confusion.
     
  16. GregInArlington

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    If it makes you guys feel any better, the richest school in all the land, Texas, does not have an indoor practice facility. They just have an inflatable bubble and 1 or 2 outdoor fields that are on the shoulder of a double deck interstate highway. Pretty much the worst practice environment ever, but it doesn't seem to affect them much in recruiting etc...

    After they switching to field turf, they generally just practice in the stadium now.

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  17. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    No, punters consistently hit the top so it's not tall enough. And only has one end zone I think
     
  18. CUFan

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    Make the kickers kick outside. They do nothing but kick and must do so in cold, snowy weather on game day anyway. Plus then some of our douchier fans on this site can go cheer on our punter with their ghey cheer. What was it, who let the dogs out?

    I'm glad we have a bubble, but let's be honest here, if we want to start competing with big boys again we need a permanent facility.
     
  19. Mick Ronson

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    bubble has been up a little over a week or so. not only is the bubble not really tall enough for punting, it's also dome shaped so it's concave near the sidelines. i guess that it's better than nothing but i might have waiting a few years and put that money toward a permanent indoor facility. even if it's out on the east campus. not on Franklin Field, please. it's bad enough CU has fenced that off so it can be used two times a week for club sports instead of being a place where students can hang out. same with the sport turf on the intramural fields....used to be a place where the kids could play frisbee and sunbathe (check out sunbathers)....now it's a space that is used a couple times a week.

    i will say that the bubble does get used by women's soccer and club teams at night, so at least CU is getting use out of it.
     
  20. sliderNcider

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    The CU campus is already too crowded
     
  21. Daaah

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    Get off my ****ing lawn!
     
  22. sackman

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    I'll say it again - move the family housing complex at Folsom/Arapahoe and put in the indoor practice facility & sports facility there. It would have direct access to the out-door fields, have plenty of parking, and could be used as meeting space & function facilities for any number of activities. Those apartments are like 45 years old anyway.
     
  23. Shldr2Shldr

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    exactly, put it on south campus and have a direct bus to main campus. Im sure out there away from the heart of boulder would be a little quieter and a better family atmosphere anyway
     
  24. Del

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    I think this past spring there was an article in the BDC about Naropa University moving locations and looking to sell the land. CU was mentioned being interested in it but I have not seen anything recently. Does anybody know anything about what is up with that? The land would be a good get for the Athletic Dept.
     
  25. Mick Ronson

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    the only reason the family housing complex still exists and not converted to more profitable CU purposes is it's on the flood plain. think about it. that's pretty prime real estate that is basically east berlin type housing. i lived in faculty staff for a couple years and have dated a couple grad students in fam housing...

    CU ain't building dick on the creek path. i've talked to Facilities Management people and City of Boulder people they say it's CU's call....and with all the frosh housing probs they've had over the last few years...they would have built FR dorms down there in Fam Housing a long time ago if they thought it was good. high rise ****.

    Fam Housing is a defunct social feature. it's more international students live for a year coming to Boulder than anything, imo. guys living in fam housing at cheap rents from Saudi Arabia or China driving Saabs. 2 of those guys for every two couples with a kid.
     
  26. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    If it wasn't for family housing there's a decent chance I would have lived with the in-laws for all of law school. God. Bless. Family Housing.
     
  27. CUBUFF80

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    That would be some mighty expensive land, wonder if CU could afford it.
     

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