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outdoor pavilion at the Millenneum Hotel all in Cal colors....wtf?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Mick Ronson, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    seriously. blue and yellow balloons everywhere.....seriously? rode my bike by there...on the path. vexed.

    sure, traveling fans are great and need a home base....but the HH/Milleneum going "strange". i thought they were our guys...
     
  2. fervorfactor

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    We should take our fall camp housing dollars someplace else next year. Traitors!
     
  3. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    That's f'd up. Maybe the owner/proprietor is a closet Cal fan/alum?
     
  4. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    that's what i was thinking....
     
  5. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    The Harvest house has ALWAYS hosted a big alumni tailgating event for opposing fans.

    BTW, the CAl fanbase today was comparable to an ISU or Baylor game. Nowhere close to what we are used to from teams like Nebraska, OKlahoma, Texas, Kansas st etc.
     
  6. rynobuff

    rynobuff Club Member Club Member

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    Welcome to the Pac-12, where we have one of the most rabid fanbases in the whole conference.
     
  7. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Doesn't say a whole lot for the intensity of the fanbases in the Pac.... :huh:
     
  9. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Yeah, nothing special at all. Their fans on here earlier in the week were trying to make it sound like they'd match the numbers we brought to Berkeley last year. They brought maybe 1/3 of what CU did, and that's being generous.
     
  10. rynobuff

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    We may have more fans at the Stanford game then they do
     
  11. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    You aren't kidding. Stadium seats 50k, but in reality they only get 40k for their games -- TOPS (and this is during their best run in decades). CU will easily have 1/4 of the fans there, and probably more like 1/3. Unfortunately, it's going to be brutal this year. Few of the Pac-12 schools pack their stadiums weekly and travel well, but Stanford is especially bad. There's only one Pac-12 school Stanford draws better than: Wazzu.
     
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  12. rynobuff

    rynobuff Club Member Club Member

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    If we get things rolling in a few years we may have one hell of a home field advantage, being one of the only schools (Utah, maybe Wazzu) with truly cold weather and one of the only schools with a loud and crazy stadium (Oregon, maybe ASU or Utah?)
     
  13. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    I have a fealing that by the time that game rolls around our fans are going to be pretty apathetic. WE WANT TO WIN!

    I've already go my ticket, so I'll be there. But I am not the typical fan.
     
  14. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I thought about it, but ultimately decided on UCLA. Would rather hang out in SF for a weekend than LA, but I'd rather witness a Buffs win (or at least keep it within 45). I don't even want to think about Luck vs. Sandersfeld
     
  15. CalBear68

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    Oh yeah? Is that true? I've been loitering on this board for a week or so and I don't remember ONE post where any Cal fans were bragging about the tons of rabid fans that we were bringing.

    Let's face it. If you want hoards of fans in red overalls or sh*t brown/ orange/whatever color cowboy outfits to hit town in Winnebago caravans, you're going to be disappointed with the new league.

    You'll have to give up the dream trips to Ames, Stillwater and Lubbock, where you're reviled by screaming mobs, for jaunts to L.A , S.F. Bay, toasty Arizona in November, and beautiful Seattle, where most folks don't even know there is a college football game going on that weekend.

    Welcome to the Western World, as the old Steely Dan song goes. You've sold your soul for big TV contract $$$ and the jaded, decadence of the Pac-12/16.

    Welcome, Buffs!!!
     
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  16. rynobuff

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    A couple mentioned that you guys would bring a surprising amount of fans... but nevertheless, I'll take road trips to amazing places with quiet fans, over road trips to Stoolwater, Stincoln, etc with rabid fans. It's the best of both worlds, easier road trips, with better destinations. Plus big 12 fans are typically like NFL fans, they just are fans because everyone else is and don't know ****, at least with pac 12 fans it seems they may be few, but they are but the ones who truly follow their team aren't dumbshits
     
  17. GoBeers

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    Take this for what it's worth - as a Cal alum, I was actually surprised with how many Cal fans were around the stadium in the non-Cal designated sections. I guess it all was the $10-$15 tickets on stubhub instead of the $65 for section 101, which is a ripoff.... when Cal gave 1/2 of 101 back to CU, CU was selling them for $30. $65 on the secondary market = much better seat that actually looks at the field.

    I think you will see reduced visitor attendance in the Pac 12 due to the fact Boulder is outside of decent roadtrip distance... lincoln, topeka, and manhattan are decently close..... and norman, stillwater, and ames are all closer than PHX by just enough to make that drive tolerable. CU will always have a good showing in the Bay Area and LA due to the number of alumni in those cities - in fact all p12 teams have a good deal of alumni in those cities.

    And yes p12 fans are not quite as intense as those from the plains, texas or the midwest, but I do like that those who show up for these road games have strong connections to the school and aren't just bandwagon t-shirt fans. Not sure if that will be the case for Oregon or SC though...

    And in regard to the thread's original topic, the California Alumni Association's pregame tailgate party was at the Harvest House.

    CU fans were great - I'm bummed Cal and CU don't play every year, but I did buy CU season tickets, so I'll at least be back to Folsom soon.
     
  18. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    the visitor seats at Folsom really suck. i've sat there twice. it's horrible. you are behind the goal posts, looking straight ahead into the side of the Dal.
     
  19. tante

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    the Cal fans I saw were the ones that went to Cal and now live in Colorado. I don't even know if they know who the starting QB for Cal was.
     
  20. buffedup

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    Now if we can just make them really suck for our visitors with what happens on the field.
     
  21. RK

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    good.
     
  22. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Cal fans on the boards I've read seemed pretty pleased with how well they represented. I think everyone needs to get used to the new norm of only about 2-3k opposing fans at Folsom unless we're playing a non-conference SEC team.

    This is going to be an adjustment for local businesses, but it was expected. I think it's an opportunity for CU to build an even better home environment for our team. It also helps give the administration a much-needed kick in the ass about emphasizing attendance through CU fans instead of relying on visiting fans and the marketing of the opponent to get a sell out.

    It's a new dynamic and I think it is a positive one. It's just going to take a while to get used to it and adjust things for our new reality.

    P.S. Major props to the Cal fans I saw at the game. Great folks. I really enjoyed having them here and look forward to future games.
     
  23. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    We need to close up that end zone and bend the seats on the east and west into Dal Ward. We also need to renovate Balch Fieldhouse and the add a 2nd tier to the west side. I'd put the visitors section in that 2nd tier. It would give them better site lines while also avoiding the visitors being able to be loud/disruptive to our team when it's going into that end zone.
     
  24. sackman

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    Are we surprised that Cal fans numbered somewhere in the 2-3K range? Really? This ain't the Big 12. Folks in California, Arizona, etc don't view Boulder as a fabulous travel destination. It's not like KSU, UT or NU, where we have 15K transplants ready to snap up any single game tickets. Cal travelled about like what we might expect from ISU. That's pretty much what we should expect from all the conference opponents, save for maybe Utah.
     
  25. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    This post will get interpreted wrong. That's guaranteed.

    I enjoyed Lubbock and Stillwater for road trips. These destinations are 100% about tailgating. If you like football and tailgating, there is nothing wrong with game day in Stillwater or Lubbock.

    The scene at Eskimo Joe's was always fun before and after a game. The hospitality at Tech for CU fans was unmatched.

    These locations aren't about golf outings or shopping junkets or half moon bay or ghiradelli chocolate, or beach vacations to appease travel demands of the better half and pampered kiddos. The hotel accommodations aren't that great, either.

    But Stillwater and Lubbock are places where a man can visit and leave the wife and children at home guilt free and do manly things like talk football, drink beer and eat grilled food. The conversation with the locals is unsurprisingly about football.

    In Stillwater and Lubbock, there is no tight agenda that tries to mix football weekends with beach time, amusement parks, or visits to the homes of a dozens long lost friends from the Bay area who are scattered from Walnut Creek to San Jose.

    Amidst the socializing on the prairie, the Okie Light and Tech fans open up thief mouths, their coolers, and their grills, and shoot the **** about how awesome their last vacation was to the Royal Gorge, Estes Park, or Monarch ski area. After the conversation about how awesome Colorado is grows stale, then they shift gears in to how much we mutually hate Texas and OU. Good times. The generosity of the Tech and Okie Lite fan will not be soon forgotten.

    Cal fans don't feel the need to talk up Colorado to Buff fans. With Tahoe and Yosemite near by, most Cal fans don't feel the need to hang out in Boulder. They are pretty happy with their Bay Area lot in life, and would be generally happy with fewer people clogging their roads and driving up their rent. Most don't go nuts over football, either.

    I just didn't see the same welcome wagon in Berkeley. It's not a very Cal thing to roll out the red carpet to visiting fans. Football is NOT the mission of the school. Neither is partying. That institution is too serious. In Cal there are signs, signs, too many signs saying do this, don't do that, can't you read the signs...

    The best football thing going on in Berkeley prior to the game was the bar scene on Durant street and Henry's in particular. Henry's had a solid CU contingency. It was like Gold Lot West with all the Buffs in there. The Cal fans weren't exactly mixing it up and talking football with the visiting legions. It was a pretty secular experience at Cal. CU fans over here; Cal fans over there. Berkeley could stand to learn a thing or two from Tech when it comes to fellowship, offering acres and acres of hospitality tents, live bands on flatbed trailers and tail gating fans trying to finish off their last case of beer prior to kickoff.

    The Berkeley PD were pretty clear about open containers in and around the stadium. I just hated dumping a six pack down the storm sewer under the authoritative gaze of Berkeley's thin blue line.

    I did have a great "Vacation" in San Francisco, and football was just one small item on the agenda. I could have a great weekend in the Bay Area without going to a game. Frankly, the game and the tailgate are not the highlight of a Bay area trip, taking a back seat to some fantastic dining and entertainment in SFO proper. Football is marginalized at Cal by the siren songs of two million other things to do.

    I'm eager and willing to scope out each of the road trip destinations in the P12 before rendering judgement. I'm excited by the chance to roll into P12 stadiums. But I can't imagine the neighborhoods around USC/Compton or Tucson will be nearly as neighborly as the streets of Lubbock & Stillwater. I doubt beer will flow as freely in SLC as it did in B12 country. I'm sure traffic congestion on the way to the stadium will suck some of the fun out of these west coast trips, too. But it's going to be an adventure to check it all out.

    While I agree that Stillwater and Lubbock are not attractive destinations almost every day of the year, like NorCal, but those two unglamorous **** holes on the plains do manage to throw one hell of a dust-up on game day.

    I will not miss Manhattan, Lincoln, Lawrence, College Station, Norman, Waco or Austin. Been there, done that. I never made it to Aims or Columbia, and don't think I missed much.

    But I'd gladly return again and again to a CU game day in Stillwater or Lubbock.
     
  26. phatmack

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    I was seriously surprised to see that the Stanford tix are only $25. Now I don't have any reason for not going...
     
  27. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    Did Steely Dan really sing that? I embrace the more laid back atmosphere of the PAC, I despised the obnoxious Big 12 fans regardless of what color they wore - well some more than others cough, cough, red, cough..
     
  28. RK

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    So wait you like Tech and OU more than CU and you wish we stayed in the big 12?
     
  29. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    Too bad there was no school in Amarillo!
     
  30. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Right on cue. Olé!

    There is! Canyon is basically a suburb of Amarillo. West Texas A&M runs a buffalo, too. OMG!
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    Let's get them on the schedule for a home & away! /sarcasm
     

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