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My first-hand observations from today's debacle...

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by BuffAlum2007, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. BuffAlum2007

    BuffAlum2007 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, Im back in my hotel room at the Kansas City Airport still trying to fathom the debacle that I traveled halfway across the country to watch...some observations:

    1. KU has a magnificent campus - probably my 2nd favorite campus in the Big 12 besides dear old CU...also didn't realize how hilly it is - weird that CU's campus, which sits at the edge of the mountains, is generally flat, but KU's campus, at the edge of the Plains, is pretty hilly...

    2. KU has no pregame football atmosphere whatsoever - while there were some tailgaters scattered here and there, it was the weakest tailgating scene I've ever seen at a BCS-conference school - I was surprised that the stadium ended up being mostly full though - I'd guestimate that there were about 42,000 fans in a 50,000 seat stadium, which isn't bad considering how crappy KU has been

    3. Hawkins did turn his back on Goodman's FG attempt again - I was watching Hawk while Goodman kicked and he basically strolled up the sideline with his back to Goodman while the kick was going on, and then when he learned it was good, he clapped his hands twice and continued pacing up the sideline - made no attempt to congratulate Goodman as he came off the field...

    4. The onside kick KU recovered was bull**** for several reasons - there was at least 1 KU player offsides (and it was pretty blatant) and one of the refs awarded possession extremely prematurely to KU despite there still being a massive scrum for the ball going on - from what I saw, one of our guys (don't remember who) caught the ball initially and then the scrum started...

    5. The Clemons fumble was a) one of the dumbest play calls in the history of CU football...I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it unfold - guess its poetic justice that it ended up the way that it did...

    6. From what I could tell, P-Rich's catch at the end of the game in the end zone that was ruled incomplete, appeared to be a catch to me at first glance (and it happened fairly close to where i was sitting), though they did not show a replay for it - not sure if he bobbled it or what...

    Basically, this is like Chernobyl...CU melted down, I evacuated the area as soon as I could, and I still feel sick right now...doesn't help that we have Homer Simpson at the reactor controls either...
     
  2. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    man, i feel for the ones that actually saw this debacle live. Great report man.
     
  3. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    yeah really. i guess it could be worse. could have seen it live, in person. thanks for the report. KU does have a nice campus. Allen Field House is surprisingly non-descript from the outside, i've always thought. kind of blah or some strange exterior remodels that leave it barnish in a strip mall kinds of way.
     
  4. Buffy-too

    Buffy-too Well-Known Member

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    Don't we all--feel sick--. Thanks for the report.
     
  5. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Other than the play, Mrs Lincoln, how was the new Kansas video board?
     
  6. BuffAlum2007

    BuffAlum2007 Well-Known Member

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    :lol: aside from the sun being directly behind and above it for most of the game and thus causing me to risk blindness everytime I looked in its direction, not bad
     
  7. AeroBuff99

    AeroBuff99 Club Member Club Member

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    I was there to also witness this. Fortunately about 1/3 of the KU fans that were there left at half-time including my brother-in-law. The only explanation I can come up with is that the head linesman and dan must have bet on the game and were doing everything possible to make sure we lost. The head linesman made both the onside kick call and the incomplete pass call on Richardson's touchdown. dh by his horrendous game management.

    I live in Kansas, so this hurts even more. Hopefully before we drive the 8 hours to see the ksu game, we will be under new management, but I won't hold my breath on it.
     
  8. BinaryBuff

    BinaryBuff mmmm...beer Club Member

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    Good to hear first hand reports. Thanks.

    Oh and screw you hawkins, you suck
     
  9. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Sorry for the Buffs that had to witness this. I had a wonderful time getting laughed at in Berkeley/SF for wearing CU gear two months ago.
     
  10. BuffAlum2007

    BuffAlum2007 Well-Known Member

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    Here's a couple of pictures too...

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  11. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Umm... That last picture. There is no one there.
     
  12. BuffAlum2007

    BuffAlum2007 Well-Known Member

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    That was Speedy scoring at the start of the 4th quarter...about half of the KU crowd packed it in at halftime and left...
     

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