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Not Going To See The Buffs This Year

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Daaah, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    So maybe this makes me a fair weather fan, but I've decided that for the first time in a long time I am not going to make any effort to go and see the buffs this year. If I plan a trip to Boulder, it'll be planned around something other than a football game. I won't be making a trip to LA or Fresno and the trip I was considering up to Pullman has officially been nixed. Last year I spent lots of money and time going to Stanford and Blohio only to be embarrassed by poor coaching and performance.

    It's the day after another humiliating loss and the overwhelming feeling inside my gut about the buffs is resignation. If you look at my preseason picks, maybe it was already there (2 wins), but I still had some hope that I'd be wrong. After yesterday's game, it's gone. We have absolutely NO play makers. Our WRs are ridiculously bad. Our offensive line is disgusting and hopeless. Our coaching - uggg. Both preparation and game day adjustments look to be non-existent. Play calling is inexplicably bad. I just don't see how I can reasonably expect the buffs to be even competitive when facing any BCS level team at this point. And if they happen to get some breaks and keep it close into the fourth quarter, I pretty much expect the team to piss away a chance of victory at the end of the game. The only hope is for the opponent to **** the bed after we piss it (Utah). Hoping that the opponent ****s up worse than we do is no fun.

    At this point, I'm thinking that I won't even put forth the effort to watch the buffs on TV, but in my heart of hearts, I know that is probably not true. I'll watch the buffs at home from TV with an unavoidable sense of detachment that I have never ever had before. But I will not be making any roadies to Folsom or anywhere else this year. People say, "Oh, but think of the beautiful fall afternoons at Folsom Field and the atmosphere of college football." You know what, for me - and maybe it is because I love the buffs too much - I can't enjoy all that is great about Folsom and college football when I expect a loss (and probably an embarrassing loss) before the game has even started. Maybe it's that I can't accept a loss before it happens. I just can't do it. Give me Boulder in the spring when the mountains are still white and the coeds are out sunbathing.

    ****ing hell this sucks.

    Sorry for rambling...
     
  2. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I'll be at Folsom for every game. Still will support the kids that want to wear the black and gold.
     
  3. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    If I was in Boulder, I'd be too.
     
  4. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    I am so tired of losing. My wife asked me last night how long I was going to keep doing this to myself. Great question because it is painful. The answer was fairly easy though. We will be at the game next week and all of the games in Boulder. I may give up the tickets and donation if the attitude does not change (meaning new admin blood). But we may limit our games next year to buying single game tickets the day of the game. We will be at the games, but they may lose my contributions. They probably will not care as I do not have Million $ to give them.
     
  5. GridironNut

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    OK, bye.
     
  6. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    You guys are missing his point. Daah is a good cu fan, but he is not going to spend $1000 to fly to boulder to watch them get pushed around by smaller, weaker players. We want to see kids who want to win. They need to play together and give their full effort. If the players just go through the motions the fans will do the same.
     
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  7. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    This.
     
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  8. Tea Rex

    Tea Rex Club Member Club Member

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    Had similar thoughts about going to the USC game. Friend is a grad student there and would have been proud to rep CU in their student section but that's a lot of money to spend to watch a probable 50 point loss.
     
  9. BuffHerd

    BuffHerd Club Member Club Member

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    Sorry to read that you will not make the trip to boulder for football this season. As painful as it may be, I will be there to support the kids that chose CU.
     
  10. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Very understandable why Daaah wouldn't want to put in the time and effort coming so far to see such a piss poor product. I know I'm glad that I decided to take a "wait and see" approach before I set up a weekend visit for a football game this year. And before you toss out "bad fan!", I've made more effort to get to Buff games, home and away, over these last few dark years than 95% of you on here. It reaches a point, however, when enough is enough.
     
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  11. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Are you in Colorado? It is not a big deal for me to go 20 minutes from my house have some beers with friends and sit in one of the most beautiful settings a person can watch a football game from. I don't expect a medal for going and I totally understand why someone would not want to fly in.

    Are you really going through so much pain to watch a football game.
     
  12. BuffHerd

    BuffHerd Club Member Club Member

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    Im in colorado, yes. And no, there was no attack in that statement. I have traveled to watch the buffs, both as a student and alum. I have seen ugly losses and big wins, but few have been as 'painful' as yesterday. It is crushing to see where the program has fallen to and how that has affected diehard fans, such as daah
     
  13. tante

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    You nailed it. We can't take many more losing seasons without taking huge hits in revenue. Glad we have fans like you that still live around here and can make it to the games.
     
  14. GoonieBuff

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    50 point loss? I'm afraid it will be much worse than that of things don't change dramatically.
     
  15. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    Watching SC and Oregon play last night was really sobering. CU will give up 70+ to each of them, I'm afraid. I think the area behind the woodshed has our name on it this year.
     
  16. Daaah

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    I actually think our defense is more capable than last year and that it is unlikely that any team will score more than about 55 points on us. Silver lining?
     
  17. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    It's ok not to support a terrible product. I probably won't drive up for every game this year.
     
  18. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    If we lose to SacSt, I'm not going to Fresno.
     
  19. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Daaah. Send your post to Bohn, for all the good it will do. And cc Embo.
     
  20. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Embo has nothing to do with fixing Daaah's issue. He's the head coach, bleeds black and gold and will do everything he can to win. If there are coaching limitations (and it certainly appears that there are, after yesterday) it's not something Coach Embree can fix. It's not like he can try harder.

    I don't blame Daaah one bit for his stance on this. At some point football is a product, and until the business which provides that product gives a **** about the customer, why should the customer bend over backwards? I realize that it's a little more complicated than that because of emotions and loyalties, but our University needs to put a little more intent behind the program if they want our continued support.
     
  21. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I don't blame daah or cville here, I feel the same way. With both of my kids playing fall sports, there is often a conflict with kickoff, but when there isn't I try to get to 2-3 home games. I doubt I'll be busting my hump to do that anymore. My commitment leel is dropping to that of the admins. When I do load the whole fam up for a game, by the time it is all said and done, I've spent 400-500 bones (tickets, food, parking, gas, after game dinner in Boulder). Why would anyone continue to do that when there is no light at the end of the tunnel? Bruce and Dr. Phil are pulling the strings, MB is their yes man, and the goal is not excellence on the field.
     
  22. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Why? Bohn's hands seem to be tied and I'm sure that Embo knows that his performance yesterday was unacceptable and he has to be completely embarrassed.
     
  23. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    It's regrettable to say, but I'm in the same boat. I might be up in Boulder for Utah because it's a friend's birthday and the slopes open that week. I may or may not go to Folsom. It's going to depend on how much flights are since that's a ****** weekend to travel.

    To put this in perspective, I've been a season ticket off/on when I can afford it since I graduated in Dec '06.

    It's very difficult for me to pay 600+ to go see a team get curb stomped by lesser teams week in and week out. I was here for the Hawk years and the MSU debacle. We were saying the same **** leaving Folsom as we did yesterday. "The cupboard is bare!" The fact remains that good coaches and good teams beat lesser teams. We got manhandled yesterday on all fronts (DL, OL, coaching).

    I'll continue to watch the team, but I'm going to have a hard time justifying to spend any money at a game right now.

    I'm also sure season ticket holders are going to be pissed that day of sales will go 4 for $10. Not $40, $10. Terrible.

    #IsItNovemberYet
     
  24. buffwings

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    I'm w/ Daaah and most of you that feel that year in and year out we are asked to support, pay for, and take time away from our families or other important endeavors to see a crappy product that only makes us feel worse. I'll still watch with hopeless interest in the oddball chance we might accidentally eke out a win.

    What a sad state of affairs the last 6 yrs and counting have been for a once proud program.

    Here's to Tad Boyle and at least providing something that a CU alumnus can look forward to.
     
  25. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    i hear ya daaaah, the only thing i can hope for is sympathy ass in pullman.
     
  26. MrFrumpylane

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    On same page as Daah- I went a CU roadie every season the past 4 years, have no desire this year.
     
  27. Sexton Hardcastle

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    Well... I'll take any tix off of anyone who doesn't want them. I couldn't afford season tix this year, and I'm a glutton for punishment. :smile2:
     
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  28. sackman

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    I did two road games last year. I don't have plans for any this year or the foreseeable future for that matter.
     
  29. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Well, you did the game at the Gulag.
     
  30. Tea Rex

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    fify
     

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