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Good News for AllBuffs Sackygate!

Discussion in 'CU Gameday Fan Network' started by Hugegroove, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    Believe it or not, I just got a follow up phone call from the AD (don't ask for the name) who was very apologetic in regards to the Campus/Boulder Police visit to the USC Sackygate. I almost dropped the phone. He mentioned that after the reported incident, Campus/Boulder Police were reminded to always be courteous and to not resort to any heavy handed verbal assaults to any tailgate activity. Obviously, Barney never got the 1st message because "He Is The Law!" He also said the AD really hates to receive these types of reports because of the image it gives them. No Sh*t? I wanted to tell him to remove the bike racks too. Anyway, he also told me that the construction fence is scheduled to be down by June 2014 and that every tailgate should be able to return to their respective locations by the 2014 FB season.

    Huge
     
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  2. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I appreciate you doing that. What I'd really like to hear is that we can set up our tailgate anywhere we want to without fear of the po po coming around. Sounds like they stopped well short of telling you that. They're OK with kicking us off the grass, just so long as they're courteous about it.
     
  3. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

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    so .. will Sack Gate return on the end near the music building next season ?
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Probably. It's a good spot. The biggest drawback is the lack of hot coeds strolling by. On the positive side, it's a bit more private and actually gives us more room. It's shady in the warm months, and sunny in the cold months. Nobody is going to care about us being on the grass, and we can pretty much do whatever we want there.
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah. The loss of "pants optional" tailgating really put a damper on things. Can't wait for 2014!
     
  6. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I've now heard from multiple sources that RG is taking a personal interest in improving the game-day experience. Whether this means we can get our old spot back - without the bike racks and without the jack-booted CUPD harassing us for befouling their prescious grass - remains to be seen. Had this info come to me from a single source, I wouldn't give it much thought. I have gotten this from several folks, none of which are connected to each other, but do have connections with members of the AD.

    Call me crazy, but this could be a pretty good year for tailgating. I'm looking forward to it.
     
  7. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    good news for allbuffs tailgating is bad news for my liver. I'm still happy though.
     
  8. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Now he's "your" liver?

    Semper Gumby
     
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  9. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    the word I got is that you can't realistically expect donors to shell out big dollars and then turn around and give them a reason to second guess their commitment to the program on game day. If we expect a premium level of fan level giving, there should be a premium level of fan experience to go along with that.

    The AD is in crunch time regarding the facilities expectation, and the game day experience is one of the low hanging fruit that can be addressed in 2014.
     
  10. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    And while this is all perfectly logical, I think there remains a lot of obstacles to accomplishing what we're talking about, here. For us, specifically, it's having somebody relocate bike racks that should have never been put there in the first place. But more than that, it's telling the CU department of Student Housing to stick it and deal with having people drinking alcohol on the lawn in front of a residence hall six days a year. There's a great deal of provincialism at CU. Student Housing doesn't want to be told what to do with their facilities by another department. I suspect there will be push-back if it ever gets to that point.
     
  11. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    I walked by Farrad field today on my way to the spring game to check out how the construction was coming along around all of the tailgate locations near Sackygate. I'm not as optimistic as I once was in my previous post. It appears there is a 6-8 ft. tall concrete retaining wall starting around 25 ft. north of Farrod field, running east from the music hall almost all the way to the N.E. entrance to Farrod. If tailgating is still allowed in that location, then one would have to back up there vehicle to the wall, and either lift up everything for the tailgate, or carry it around the wall, up to the walkway. I meant to post a picture here, but left my phone in the car. Anyway, I spoke with a couple of construction workers who said there supposed to be out of there by the end of June. But as someone once said, We'll see. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
     
  12. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I stopped by the tailgate lot today. We are going to like the set-up this year. We basically have three choices: 1) stay where we were last year and hope the let us on the grass. It's a possibility. 2) go where we went two years ago at the end of the lot, near the music school. Access there is just fine. 3) possibly my favorite option is to move to the area where Buffulance, Buff Bus, etc are located. They added what looks to be an extra 10-12 spaces there. There should be plenty of room, and we all got along with those guys pretty well last year.

    In short(too late, I know) this should be a great year for tailgates. :woot:
     
  13. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I vote option 3!
     
  14. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Not that I attend many Sackygates, but option 3 sounds most appealing. Strength in numbers.
     
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    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    I'd like to hear about bike rack proximity before voting (not that I've ever been to a SG).
     
  17. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    Sacky post a map of where it will be.
     
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    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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  20. sackman

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    I prefer option 3 as well. It was a lot of fun last year having everybody all crushed together. It made for some challenges, for sure, but the fact of the matter is that there's actually more room over there now. It's hard to describe how, you'll just have to see it for yourself. Suffice it to say the landscape architects at CU have outdone themselves. It's beautiful. If I had to guess, I'd say there's at least 20 spaces that stretch from where the gate is to the West. Maybe more.
     
  21. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Once again thank you Sacky for generously hosting the tailgate.
     
  22. RalphieSpeaks

    RalphieSpeaks Club Member Club Member

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    Got my tickets for ASU and have never been to a Sacky Gate. Do I have to apply? Sign up? Get someone to vouch for me?

    Also have not been back to Boulder in some time. What are the current rules on open alcohol while outside the stadium?
     
  23. MiamiBuffs

    MiamiBuffs Wᴉɐɯᴉ qnɟɟs Club Member

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    Death by stoning if captured.
     
  24. J.R. Ewing

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    Stone IPA, that is. Eveyone loves them, bring a bunch.
     
  25. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    only rule is to show up with gin, whiskey, and a nice six pack of IPA.
     
  26. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Skip the gin and whiskey. Sacky loves vodkas and ipas so bring lots of those.
     
  27. RalphieSpeaks

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    That is a better idea. I am more of a Vodka guy myself.
     
  28. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    Could have gone the other direction, but would that have been a UBL? I am pretty should I will be stoning after losses...it is legal now.
     
  29. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Contradiction in terms. An oxymoron, if you will. No such thing exists. Vodka is what girls drink.
     
  30. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Shenanigans!
     

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