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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Shldr2Shldr, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    B.G. Brooks does some good work for us. Here is a story that I had not heard on here yet about players receiving bricks

    CUBuffs.com

    The one thing Embree has to watch out for with this brick thing, is if students start bringing them to games haha. Cannot wait for football season, We are now less than a month away, I am looking forward to the upcoming 13week ride.
     
  2. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Polk is jacked. Holy ****. Our guys are looking like athletes. Love it.
     
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    Yeah, I had a similar reaction. It's hard not too. In fact, on the topic of jacked safeties, did you see Anthony Perkins' interview the other day. He's a freakin' monster!
     
  4. Hugegroove

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    Good Read!
     
  5. GoBuffs08

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    Every time I read about Embree I can't help but think EFFING HAWKINS!
     
  6. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I told me wife to watch out last night - i have a serious mancrush on Embree.
     
  7. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Brick > Lunchpail


    Between the P12 Media Day and the CU Fall Camp media blitz, Jon Embree has been in front of a microphone a lot. He is plain spoken. There is no QB drama. The identity of the team is smash mouth run-first football. The focus of the team is simple...beat Hawaii.

    The players are in a hotel together learning the playbook, installing plays, working hard, getting praised for finishing plays and getting 'fired' and berated for being unprepared, missing an assignment, or dropping the ball.

    Embree is a perfectionist who wants to baptize everyone in the tradition of CU. The Linebacker U video does that. The role of former players and coaches is clear; they are welcome to come by practice, to appear in videos and to mentor the team...like family.

    There are no riddles and only one metaphor. It's a brick. It's not about being a bow or a target or "working" on the little things, or getting a lunch pail or your horns out. It's about real gold helmets, getting coached up, and having a brick in your locker to remind you that it all starts in Aloha.

    For a first time head coach, he sure seems like he knows what he's doing.
     
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  8. Mick Ronson

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    i agree. i had my doubts, but while i haven't added water....i've got the kool-aid mix in the pantry. hard to believe this is the guy who allegedly interviewed poorly in 05-06. as far as plain talk, that's right. no more of this "i have a mysterious secret and i might let you guys in on it"..."let's talk about me"....hocus pocus.
     
  9. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    In my opinion, Embree has hit on EVERYTHING thus far. Of course that means nothing if he can't coach on gamedays, but everything else has hit all the right notes.
     
  10. dio

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    So, I'm pretty sure we can't bring bricks into the stadium - but what can we do as fans to support that message?
     
  11. Mick Ronson

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    put them inside marshmallows....and THEN bring them into the stadium.
     
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  12. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Might be able to do those cardboard bricks like those people near the floor have for bball games
     
  13. Buffsfan09

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    Even if he has a learning curve on game day, anything is better than the last five seasons.
     
  14. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    don't forget to freeze the marshmallows first.
     
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    Let's hope that Tad Boyle doesn't adopt a similar motivational strategy...
     
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    That could actually look pretty sweet. Big game, team runs out and sees STUDENTS already there waving bricks. That pumps me up just thinking of it (and the thought of our students being in the stadium)

    Downsides: (1) They're red-ish. (2) The students are on CU's side of the field, if we do lose the game, our players will get pelted by huge bricks.
     
  17. Buffellow85

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    :lol: How right your are. The last thing we need in the Events Center is more bricks!
     
  18. tante

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    everytime I read something else about Hawk killing the tradition at CU, I get more and more pissed off. The guy absolutely ignored the winning and tradition this school had before him. Embree is the best possible hire we could have possibly had, we need to get our tradition back and he is one of the few that could lead us in the right direction.
     
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    Just think of the endless supply of bricks when our opponents start ****ting them again when thinking about playing us.
     
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    I thought you put the marshmallows IN the brick... That is what the 3 holes are for.
     
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    Ummm, about those three holes...
     
  22. BuffLuKe

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    I think he does know what he is doing. Something in one of his interviews stuck out to me. It was talking about him learning from other coaches through the years and how it was "shame on you" if you didnt learn from all of them. We will all know soon enough if he is truly built to be a head coach, Im impressed so far. He obviously paid attention to those he learned from.
     
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    My favorite quote so far:

    "...................Open your locker, look at your brick . . .

    "I want them to understand when it gets hard - and it's going to get hard in camp, when coaches are wearing you out and I'm riding you like Seabiscuit - the reason why is that you're getting those things, that tradition, back," Embree said.

    "That overrides everything else. It's not about you, it's not about how tired you are, how you feel . . . it ain't about you. It's about getting it all back."


    That's what pissed me off the most about the Hawkins years. He absolutely destroyed the image of this proud football team and never seemed to give a ****, either. That, thank God, is OVER. I have no idea if CU will be any good or if Embree can coach, but I know this-His entire staff gives a damn and will do whatever it takes to "get it all back".
     
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    I'm jacked up! This wont be an overnight fix, but we will NOT finish last in the south. We are gonna be a very physical football team and we are gonna surprise people. Can't wait!
     
  25. Shldr2Shldr

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    Could probably get black ones, just saying they come in all kinds of colors
     
  26. Clean Undies

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    I'm getting way ahead of myself here. Embree's vision must be having a contagious effect on me.

    It would please me if those bricks continue to be given out and saved by various classes for years to come. When Brian Cabral finally decides to retire, and I hope that is not any time soon, it would be amazing if those bricks returned to the CUAD to be used to pave the steep trail between the Dal and the practice field. The bricks keep coming back with each 10 year reunion class. This trail would take forever to build, like some medieval cathedral. Over the years, the trail would just keep on forging ahead, brick by brick, like the program itself. Every time a player walks up that hill and steps on those bricks, there would be one more thing to think about...one more thing to appreciate. Each brick would be a tangible family album of sorts that represent the blood, sweat, tears and dedication to excellence that they endured during those magical years when they became part of the Colorado Buffaloes football family.

    The symbolic value of such a gesture would be huge for generations to come. It tears me up just thinking about it.
     
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    When reading the article I had a similar thought. If the graduating players would pass on their bricks to new players. Let them know to keep building, let them know the job is never done, let them know it isnt about them; its about everyone before you that wore the black and gold, and everyone after you that will come to play here. It is bigger than every player. Its about the university, the team, and pride.
     
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    Great idea! Or, when a player earns it--and demonstrates he meets the ideals of The University of Colorado Buffaloes, the brick could be laid in the walk like the Hollywood walk of fame. As you suggested, when the players of the future make the walk to the stadium, they'll by striding down the path paved for them by great Buffs of the past...literally (that's right! I said "literally").

    Allsome Skiddy. I freakin' love it! I wish that tradition had been started in 1910 or some ****. If I hadn't already repped you today, I would now. Great call.
     
  29. Shldr2Shldr

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    The ramp from dalward to the field would be a great place to start that. So that way on their way to the field they walk over all the greats that have protected folsom before them. Walk over that and then run after ralphie.... that would be intense
     
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    I suppose David Plati could dig into his archives and figure out how to issue some posthumous bricks and track down surviving family members who could accept the bricks on their behalf. When former players come back for various alumni functions, Embree might award them with bricks for them to lay. Watching former greats on their knees setting their bricks on the first day of Fall Camp each summer would be an awesome Buffs4Life outreach project.
     

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