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Game Thoughts from Eugene

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Bisonic, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Bisonic

    Bisonic Member

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    I'll try to be short on the game analysis since many of you guys saw the game the same way I did. However I have to say that these Embree teams come out of the locker room with no emotion, no fire, and utterly not prepared to play. As the game goes on they seem to adjust to the speed of the game, but from what I see, it's the players that do the adjusting. The coaches seem to be completely mismatched in every first quarter. I do think that Embree can survive this sht storm of a second year, but does he forget that it isn't the WORDS that get a team going, but instead the emotion? These teams are on autopilot, and they're younger and less talented than who they play. I'm befuddled.

    The O experience was pretty fun. They're great fans. I didn't get a single cross word in my direction, but I would have jumped ass on anyone who got ugly with me. (I go back a ways with Oregon and their fans.) They were fine. I remember sucking against NU and OU and other B8/B12 teams, and some of their fans were pricks. Hicks who were pricks. These guys weren't. They just sort of ignored us CU guys. Yeah.

    Other thoughts. Oregon is disappointing. Everything seems under disrepair or reconstruction. Reminds me of PA. Eugene is a fun town, lots more bars that are rocking than Boulder. I put it right up there with Austin and Athens. Definitely more of a hippie vibe going on there. Boulder will clearly be in the same category as Eugene. Edge to Eugene on cool bars but edge to Boulder on lovely co-eds and weather. And campus. Ours is better.

    Autzen is an excellent stadium. Very loud as everyone claims, but in the early moments of the first quarter (when it still kinda mattered) I don't think it was any louder than Folsom. The tailgating experience was really fun. They have some CRAZY fans who are into their team. And (again) they aren't Fcking hicks like our prior opposition, so it's kinda hard to hate them.

    Curious moment: At the Steelhead brewpub later, USC was getting beaten by AZ. They're all cheering the loss, lustily. But it is clearly NOT in their best interest. They play at USC next week! And Ore St losst too.

    I think these fans are still kinda naive. Or perhaps their hatred of USC trumps all other priorities? Weird.
     
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    Interesting you say that, because I always thought "fire" was one of the things we did have last year. Now that you mention it though, I haven't really felt it lately. I can't believe I didn't notice that.


    Yeeeaaaah, ::sigh::

    My theory on this is pretty morbid. It's not that they're adjusting to the speed of the game, but it's that the other team is no longer playing as hard as they can. Because they don't have to. Or the starters aren't even playing anymore. And they still match up against us with no problems. ::double sigh::

    I've actually felt this way for about 4 years now. As much as I get it, I hate when the other coach/team/players take pity on us and don't play as hard. I don't fault them for it, because we still get crushed, but Fu@k. We don't even get to say stuff like, "Well the bad guys won today, but man they're gonna be in the ice baths all week. They're probably pretty happy they won't have to see us again (or better: they're not gonna like playing us again)"

    Good post. Hope you're still happy you went. You're a braver man than I. Rep
     
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    I think the fans are crazy and naive because they're new at it, this unusually fair weather in Eugene being a relatively recent occurrence...
     
  4. CanadianDuck

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    A lot of duck fans hate USC so much they don't care if their loss hurts our team. Oh and autzen sounded very quiet.for the Colorado game because well most fans knew the game was decided before it started so sorry you couldn't get a real autzen experience.
     
  5. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    A real experience should involve it never raining.
     
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    I think many in the Pacific Northwest might argue with that. They have some strange addiction to grey skies and rain. I love my Colorado sun.
     
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    Well this time of year rain is usually a part of the autzen experience.
     
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    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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