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Denver Post editorial: Let Baylor win.

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by JimmyBuff, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely unbelievable. Supports the Kiszla plan. Guess I shouldn't be surprised, they keep employing the asshat.

    Good grief. Why don't we extent Hawk while we are at it to..


    http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_15254053
     
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  2. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    are you ****ing kidding me?

    ****ing hell, when you´ve think you´ve seen it all, and trust me, I have seen local medias that absolutely love to bash the local sports teams for no apparent reason, you´re faced with the garbage the DP seems to come out with every day now.
     
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  3. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    The Denver Post, as with every other newspaper in the USA, is fighting for its life. Commentary like this will stir us up (thankfully it can still do that) and sell newspapers.

    In small town journalism, my editor used to publish crazy editorials every other week, like "we'd save money if we shut down the elementary school and had the kindergartners take over the basement in the high school" --- things that got the populace on the phone screaming at each other.

    People used to say how much they hated him, write passionate responses to the paper, curse him for his views ...


    but they all read him.

    The Post is just being opportunistic. Screw 'em.
     
  4. unionbuff

    unionbuff Club Member Club Member

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    This makes my blood boil. We're not going to get that Pac-10 invite because pur own media hates us. WTF? I would like to see one person besides Woelk stand up for CU's best interests.
     
  5. superdeluxe

    superdeluxe New Member

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    Why does the Denver Post hate the University of Colorado.

    Wow.
     
  6. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    good lord. who needs enemies when you've got the Denver media?

    surprised they didn't run a side-piece on Katie H, too....and how CU's "tarnished image" might repel the Pac.
     
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    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    "In these days of shrinking budgets, it makes good economic sense for travel — especially for those teams that generate less revenue, such as soccer and tennis — if CU remains rooted in the Rocky Mountain West."

    Nice logic. Lets totally ignore the $ that would roll in by joining the PAC
     
  8. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    I don't even know which thread to put this on, but hilarious.

    https://twitter.com/DanBeebe

     
  9. Del

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    You can bet Chip Brown from Orangbloods and Kirk Bohls from the Statesman will be using this and milking it for everything its worth. I honestly don't understand it. I could see the Post and media touting the MWC as a back up plan but to go out and say CU shouldn't join the Pac 10 is crazy! Has the Denver Post always been like this towards CU? Or has this kind of stuff just become a trend in the last few years? Since it appears that Neill is the only person in the entire Colorado media that gives a damn about CU's best interest I can only hope that Larry Scott and the rest of the Pac 10 realize that the Denver media does not speak for CU or its huge alumni and fan base. At this point I think that Larry would take a lot of heat from the LA and west coast media and other member schools if he passes up CU for Baylor. Hopefully he just offers us the invite and won't stand to be bullied by a small private Babtist college or at least I hope he would.- I like how college gameday posted the comments Buddy Jones made calling Nebraska "corn shuckers"
     
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  10. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Editorial: CU Alumni Drop Denver Post Like Bad Habit

    Two hundred thousand CU alumni across the State of Colorado cancel subscription to the Denver Post and look elsewhere to spend advertising dollars. "The Pac 16 invite is worth $20M to the state's flag ship university," stated a well connected CU alumnus, Hannibal Steed. "The most CU could stand to earn in the Mountain West Conference is $6M, and CU already gets a big chunk of that anyway with the CSU game at Invesco."

    The Denver Post admits that they are motivated to take their MWC conference position because the struggling newspaper does not have the budget to travel beyond the 50 mile radius around their downtown location. "Once we get beyond 50 miles, we're required to reimburse our reporters by paying milage and a per diem for meals" quoted the Denver Post CFO. "Once you start booking flights and hotel rooms outside of the 303 area code, it really adds up."
    Besides, games in the Pac16 are already covered by major media outlets. When you think about, there's not much value that the Denver Post brings to the table"

    "The CU community stands to lose $12M a year," says Steed. "Since the Denver Post is so adamemt about taking money from the CU coffers, we thought we'd return the favor"
     
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  11. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    repworthy.
     
  12. Rail Rider

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    Wow!! I always hated how the DP hated my husker's but that was expected, what a bone head thing to write.
     
  13. superdeluxe

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    What the heck poll?

    Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla says CU should keep conference alliance with the Rocky Mountains and join an expanded Mountain West Conference. What do you think?
    Total Votes = 5930Join Mountain West: Conference rivals close by in an economically challenging time. What a great idea![​IMG] 2669 Votes, or 45.00 %Stay in Big 12: It's a great conference. Keep it as it is.[​IMG] 1078 Votes, or 18.17 %Join the Pac-10: . . . or Pac-16? It would be a power conference, no doubt.[​IMG] 2183 Votes, or 36.81 %
     
  14. CUinDC

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    I'm thinking a good percentage of the voters in that poll do not have our best interests in mind.
     
  15. Del

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    exactly and you can vote every single time you log onto the Post so the results aren't even accurate. A bunch of pro MWC and Lammie alums could skew the results without any problem.
     
  16. superdeluxe

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    Very true..could be a Baylor contingent.
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Hope you don't mind, but I posted this in the comments section.

    And rep to you, sir. (Edit: ymssr)
     
  18. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I got to thinking (always a tricky proposition) and this editorial doesn't surprise me one bit. The Post has hitched it's wagon to the Denver Broncos. There's no secret that there's an adversarial relationship between the Post and CU that goes back years. The last thing the Post wants is to have the Buffs profile elevated. It's bad business for them, because they aren't given the same access to CU players, coaches, administrators, etc. that they are to the Broncos and the other professional sports teams in town. If there's a story that involves CU, it won't be the Denver Post that breaks it. It will more likely be the BDC or the Times Call. That annoys the living hell out of the Denver Post. It's in the Post's self interest to keep CU's influence and prestige to a minimum. It's incredibly short sighted, but whoever said that newspaper editors had a long-term view of things?
     
  19. buffaholic

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    We need to organize a total "just say not to the Post" campaign
     
  20. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    If I hadn't cancelled my subscription to the Post 5 years ago, I would be screaming "Cancel my subscription!!"

    :lol:
     
  21. SuperD

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    Honestly we should change the title of this thread, we have a ton of people from other schools coming here with all the speculation, no need to give this retarded editorial any legs.
     
  22. UrbanaBuff

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    Yep, our best course of action is to not click on the link and deprive them of hits. Perhaps one person can summarize each article so that we don't run afoul of copyright laws.

     
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  23. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Wow. Just wow.

    This article has the angle of being more concerned about what would be better for Wyoming, CSWho, and AF instead of the state's flagship school. It has never ceased to amaze me how negative the Denver media is toward CU, yet CSWho is treated like they can do no wrong. It's just mind-boggling, it really is.
     
  24. SuperD

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    Yep, almost all the people behind this "idea" are salivating over what it would for the MWC versus what it would do to CU.
     
  25. MrFrumpylane

    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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  26. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I've spent the majority of my life in CO, but i have lived in Nashville, Raleigh/Durham, Norman/OKC, Boston long enough to read the papers and I've never seen the urban center media consistently paint the "hometown" university teams (and university at large) in such a negative light. I get that railing on the "liberal elites stealing hard-working taxpayer money and corrupting the young" in Boulder (or Madison or Austin or etc.) is a tried and true populist political technique....but, the enmity towards CU sports is bizarre.

    you are spot on.
     
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  27. GoBuffs08

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    :yeahthat:
    Honestly, unless you are over 70 who still gets a newspaper.
     
  28. SINKRATZ

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    Nice job DP, glad to know it's CUs job to create a boon for Air Force and CSU, and I'm sure that "renewed" rivalry with Wyoming will be especially rabid for the 15 people who get to watch it on The Mountain Network.

    Can't wait for what you have in store for us today - how about a Bernard Jackson or Lynn Katoa update?
     
  29. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    :sniff: :sniff: The Denver Post smells of Kenneth Starr.

    Just rename the paper. Starr Tribune sounds about right.
     
  30. SuperiorBuff

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    The funny thing is that they can't even say they won't miss you, me or anyone else with a straight face any longer since they are going down faster than a Santa Fe waiter.
     

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