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Denver Post Interview w/ Tupou

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Shldr2Shldr, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Not going to link it because this particular writer is a giant **** head (give you three guesses). Like the maturity from Tupou though.

    Interviewer: Playing nose tackle looks about as much fun as being caught in a washing machine stuck on the spin cycle. Do you actually like this job?

    Tupou: If it helps my team win, I don’t mind doing it at all. You get hit a lot and stuff. But I like hitting. So it’s fun.

    Interviewer: By my calculation, CU is ranked 31st in the latest AP poll. After finishing with a 4-9 record last year, what gave this team the crazy idea it can win the Pacific-12 Conference?

    Tupou: I don’t think it was a crazy idea. To the outside world, it was a crazy idea. But to us? It was something we knew we could achieve.

    Interviewer: CU likes to call it “The Rise.” OK, let’s compare your rise to the team’s rise. Which one has been tougher?

    Tupou: Oh, the team. The older guys were here when Coach (Mike) MacIntyre first got to Colorado. And all those guys were here for all those tough losses. We’ve grown up together.

    Interviewer: When you were suspended from the team, what did you miss most about the game?

    Tupou: The brotherhood. When you leave home for college, a lot of players come from places far away, and this team becomes your new family, the guys you turn to when something is going on in your life.

    Interviewer: When you got kicked off the team, did you ever fear that football was over for you?

    Tupou: I was always worried. It was always in the back of my mind that I could be done. It was frightening. But in the back of your mind, you also know football is going to come to an end at some point and you’re going to have to move on.

    Interviewer: Do you believe in second chances?

    Tupou: We all make mistakes in life. And sometimes you get a second chance. I was blessed to get the chance.

    Interviewer: Football players have started a nationwide discussion about the troubling relationship between police and people of color in the United States. Growing up in California, what were you taught about how to view the police?

    Tupou: I don’t want to speak on that topic.

    Interviewer: I am told that CU defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt is a football genius. How would you describe him?

    Tupou: He brings a lot of passion to every practice. He’s really intense with us. And he keeps it straightforward. If we mess up, he tells us we mess up. And if we’re good, he tells us we’re good. There’s nothing lost between the lines.

    Interviewer: The NFL has you on the radar. Your draft stock is rising. Are you good enough to play on Sundays?

    Tupou: All I know is Saturday we have a game against Oregon State.
     
  2. HawaiiBUFF

    HawaiiBUFF Well-Known Member

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    The best part to me was the last answer, "All I know is Saturday we have a game against Oregon State." Boom and drop the mic!
     
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  3. Bufffan68

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    Where's the "have you stopped beating your girlfriend" question? Thanks for not posting the link...he doesn't deserve any clicks.
     
  4. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Impressive handling. Dude sounded like a pro.
     
  5. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    I also liked his response to the BLM question. IMO, if you're gunna post the content, you should post the source link.
     
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  6. chitownbuff

    chitownbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Great interview - sounds like he's made huge strides in becoming a man and holding himself accountable for his actions. I hope he continues on this trajectory and I get to cheer for him on Sundays in the near future.
     
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  7. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Jizslahenderpaige?
     
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  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Typical. Kiszla fishing to get a college kid to say something inflammatory. Tupou did a great job of slamming the door shut.
     
  9. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    What a **** of a journalist.
     
  10. bombay

    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    Nailed every response. That guy sounds like a grownup.
     
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  11. BUFFSROCKS

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    Trying to get him to say something controversial so he can write his next piece on why he hates the Buffs....f you Kiz!!!!
     
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  12. Buffalo Brad

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    Kid has a lot more maturity than the interviewer and he nailed that interview. Love the answers.
     
  13. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    every question sounded like he was trying to rope or lure Topou into something. Topou sounded great.
     
  14. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    must hurt Jizla to have to succumb.
     
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  15. The Ogre

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    Yeah, the "interviewer" was laying trap after trap. What a piece of crap. Tupuo was ready to shovel, and far more polished.
     
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  16. Bufffan68

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    Disagree. Clicks will only help the "journalist".
     
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  17. Bliff Cranch

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    A hypothetical response might have been, "have you stopped rifling through players lockers?"
     
  18. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    check out kiz's twitter. what a ****.
     
  20. boulder77

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    **** kizler
     
  21. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    how about no.

    sharing, however, is caring.
     
  22. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The douchenozzle is click baiting. First saying that his column was a test to see if the Buffs deserve the attention they're clamoring for (so give a link click to prove it). Then saying that we don't know how to enjoy success based on the mean things Buff fans have written about him in the comments.

    Don't give him a click. I'd prefer that he doesn't write about the Buffs.
     
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  23. Fight CU

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    nope

    http://archive.is/wvyQA
     
  24. buffalo1

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    Let's see.....20 or 21 one year old student/football player showed great maturity and heart
    50-something columnist appeared wildly immature
     
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