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John Henderson Is The Biggest

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by InTheBuff, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

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    ass **** in print media-

    http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/ci_16990178

    In 1996, when my Oregon Ducks played Colorado in the Cotton Bowl, I grilled buffalo burgers and had a stuffed buffalo hanging by its neck over the TV. The humiliation of Oregon's 38-6 loss was not aided by watching Nebraska cream Florida 62-24 to win the national title.













     
  2. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    I'm not clicking on that link - all that does is reward Hender****. But since it seems you did, could you summarize what the **** he's yammering about this time??
     
  3. MiamiBuffs

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    Title of article: BCS has ruined bowl-game tradition

    I think ITB is a bit uptight that Henderson has loyalty to his alma matter instead of to CU. :rolling_eyes:
     
  4. zbuff

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    "Why am I eating this pizza alone?"

    Umm, because you're an idot?
     
  5. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Hate all you want, but he makes a pretty damn good argument in that article. The bowl games on New Year's Day have been diminished.
     
  6. MiamiBuffs

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    Agreed. It sort of goes to my poll thread as well. I will probably watch part of the monday game and part of the tuesday game. But I doubt I will sit on the couch focused on it. I have small kids, I will make them dinner, read them stories, and put them to bed. All these moves were made to capture a big national audience. As John points out, The Orange Bowl can't sell out anymore. I doubt the Sugar can either. I can respect the Bowl committees decisions to form the BCS and do what they did. These bowls were, afterall, started by the Local Chamber of Commerce in most cases and had a regional tie in (pac 10 for the rose, SEC for the Sugar, etc.) and there were all about one thing; money.
     
  7. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    I agree with that point. But it seems like it was possible to make it without taking ANOTHER shot at CU...
     
  8. rscmac

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    Some of the worst games on new years in awhile and there should only be 1 more game to play not 7 more
     
  9. MiamiBuffs

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    Where did he take a shot at CU? I seemed to have missed it.
     
  10. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    Not taking issue with the article but I have been saying for years that Henderson hates the CU and is a Nebraska fan...that quote just give validation to what I have been saying...
     
  11. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Yes, it seems you did.

    I really don't see how it was necessary to detail how he spent New Years hanging Buffaloes in effigy and grilling buffalo burgers in order to make a point about the current bowl system. It worked very well to get Colorado residents talking about his article again, though. He's learned well that if he says something negative about CU, he gets people to read his columns, and he went back to the well again.
     
  12. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    As long as you click his links, you reward him with the attention he and his editors crave.
     
  13. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    He didn't bash CU in that one. However, he has shown that the message's he's receiving from readers are getting thru. What do I mean? He is now openly embracing his Oregon bias in print. Smart move on his part to short-circuit that route of criticism. He threw us a bone in highlighting CU's victory over Oregon in 96.
     
  14. MiamiBuffs

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    I guess if you consider grilling Buffalo burgers and then admiting that your school, Oregon, got trounced by CU in the same breath as a shot at CU some here must be pretty sensitive. I simply saw it as an illustration as part of an Op Ed piece on the demise of another college football tradition. I'd consider something like wearing a tshirt that said, "I got raped at CU and all i got was this lousy tshirt" or "CU hired a token black man" as much more a "shot". It's unfortunate for us that our mascot is also edible.
     
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  15. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Ducks are edible. Corn is edible.
    If you are hungry enough, 87% of all college mascots are edible.
     
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  16. AlferdJasper

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    So are 99% of mascots, from Horned Frogs, to Delaware Fighting Blue Hens, to Fighting Ducks. Razorback hogs, Gamecocks, Beavers, Rams.

    Non-edible: Trojans, Seminoles, Sooners.

    At least Buffalo is tasty and healthy for you, right?
     
  17. AlferdJasper

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    gmta.:thumbsup:
     
  18. Creebuzz

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    I like my banana slugs deep fried.
     
  19. MiamiBuffs

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    I don't read him enough to know but I'd take your word for it. On the other hand, if you had to guess, what school makes up the largest population of displaced alums living in Denver? I bet it would be easy to guess. They wear our favorite color. I'd also bet you could figure out that people JH answers to at the DP tell him which schools to write about. To take it another way, growing up in South Florida, the sports page regularly included some article on the Big 10. The Big 8 was never in the paper unless it was lead up or followup to the Orange Bowl. Same with the Big 12. Being a CU fan home on vacation or for summer left you with no news. The reason; Florida has vast swaths of Big 10 Alums in all the major cities. To get people to buy the paper you need to put things in it that people want to read about. After UM, FSU, and UF that leaves the Big 10 as the next largest audience.
     
  20. Clean Undies

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    Alferd's more of a foodie than I am.

    Some Buff fans would eat a hurricane or a cyclone, or a green wave or a crimson tide, or a Hokie with the right sauce.
     
  21. Daaah

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  22. MiamiBuffs

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    True. I draw the line at Seminoles and other human effigies. And what the hell do you do with a Buckeye?
     
  23. Duff Man

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    Of course it makes sense that the Denver Post would cater to the NU audience some. Where it gets odd is the seemingly open hostility toward the home-state school.
     
  24. zbuff

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    Umm, yawn? This is not exactly news - the proliferation and timing of bowl games has been ridiculous for years. He's just recycling...
     
  25. BinaryBuff

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    Screw Henderson. He might make a good argument about the bowls, but I'm not reading his crap to find out.

    I do think the bowls have gotten crappier and crappier and don't carry the same excitement or interest for me that they used to..
     
  26. AlferdJasper

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    Actually, buckeyes are nuts. However,
    Buckeye nuts contain toxic chemicals: glycosides, saponins and possibly alkaloids. The leaves and sprouts are toxic, too, especially in early spring. If the chemicals are ingested, you can develop stomach, intestinal, or nervous-system problems.


    Which makes OSU fans toxic nuts.
     
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  27. Junction

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    This.

    I wouldn't have a problem with what he said taken by itself. But add it to the shots he takes at CU pretty much every week and I'm a little less willing to say that the mentions of buffalo burgers and buffalo effigies is just some documentary style reporting of his New Year's Day, 1996...
     
  28. HotRack

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    I think if you posed this question to the dude who is the namesake of half of your handle, he might disagree with you. :smile2:

    Cook it with ham and bacon and be forced to eat it as it is part of Ms.NB96's family New Year's traditions.

    Blackeyed Pea = Buckeye
     
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    I doubt that Nebraska alums are all that prevalent. A lot of Kansas Alums in the area along with Michigan and Ohio State but CU and CSU would dwarf most other schools in the area (except for DU)...Anyway Henderson has always taken shots at CU and almost writes like he is a columnist for the Huskers. Print media is dying faster in Metro Denver due to the lack of local focus. The TV and Radio stations are heavily staffed with locals (not talking about just sports)...the Post seems to no get it.
     
  30. MiamiBuffs

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    Im not sure it will get any better after this season. Get ready to see a lot of Big 10 games on TV when the Pac 10 is not featured. The Denver Media no longer has a lot of reason to cover the Texas 10 anymore with the exception of KU as they have a lot of alums here but there foot ball stinks.
     

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