Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by sliderNcider, Oct 30, 2012.
I wish I knew but I cannot come up with anything that will get through to the tweedle dee and tweedle dum other than an empty stadium...and that may not do it either.
I don't agree with protests that could be perceived as dissing the players. But letters to the AD, for example, are probably the most effective.
Don't show up.
How would signs that say Fire Benson, Bohn and DiStephano be construed as "dissing the players"? Or anything else that calls out the admin for what they are?
Signs saying "Fire" anyone are just going to be blown off.
You want to make a statement - stay home and watch the games on TV. An empty stadium makes the most noise.
Let's get the "support the players" thing going as a response to the "fire the coach" thing again. ... Please?
Just so long as Dave Plati isn't in charge of counting the number of empty seats...
Actually, I suspect "fire Benson" signs might actually get his attention. It's one thing when people are calling for your subordinates' heads - it's another when they're calling for yours. It would also start to focus the attention of the average fan a little higher up the ladder. "Who's Benson, why not fire Embree?" That question would get asked by the average fan, and more tuned in fans would then have the opportunity to explain why the stink goes much higher. Benson's a politician - as long as the fire isn't directed at him, he thinks he's fine. Start directing fire right at him - he'll start paying attention...
This is the best option, but I wait all offseason to watch even garbage CU football in person
One thing I would add, if you are at a CU event and BB or Dr. Phil are within earshot, or come on the screen for a PSA, boo them. Don't insult or call them names, just boo very loudly. When and if they get the message the public in general understands they are part of the porblem, maybe they will try and become part of the solution. Personally, I would prefer they were replaced with someon else who is athletics friendly.
Can some explain if I'm a season ticket holder. Bohn already has my money, what does staying home show?
In my eyes it shows I'm kind of a quitter.
Okay. I just enjoyed a phone conversation with a great CU Buff, and he planted the seed for a fantastic (IMO) protest idea that permits us to support our players. I don't want to go in the open with this (did they ever catch that 87-to-Infinity guy?) but PM me if you have tickets to the game (even if you're not planning on attending) and want to protest.
Don't even think about contacting me if you have fewer than 800 posts and/or joined later than October 2011 (AD Plants...you know who you are).
I think an empty statement sends a "we're going to demand more, quit taking advantage of our support" message, even if they already have your money.
Yes, they've got your money. They've got your seat tax (donation) too.
But they aren't going to get anything from you for concessions - which is where the real money is made. You aren't going to pay for parking or support the Boulder / Hill community (not sure if you do that, anyway). You're also not going to be sitting in your seat when the television cameras pan the crowd.
THAT's what gets people talking. When only 30,000 fans show up to a 54,000 seat stadium -- THEN they start wondering about season ticket sales for next year. THEN they start worrying about whether ABC/ESPN is going to want to show up to televise games in the future. THEN they start wondering about public perception and the perception of recruits, etc.
Keep showing up at the games and the folks in the ivory tower think, "See, these fans are still with us. No reason to rock the boat now, the fans are still on board. These coaches just need a little more time."
I did this at the Parade of the Buffs and some douchebag got all pissed next to me
Billboards. Preferably in Denver along Benson's commute.
Were you sitting next to the Chancellor? 'Cause that would make sense.
BTW, I don't blame anyone still going to games. I understand it is a lot of money to just flush. I am merely pointing out that not going is the most effective protest.
When is all this crap going to end? when are we going to be able to take our kids to a real game and enjoy ourselves? When are these Buffs going to at least be competitive again? I am so tired of all this negativity around this great school... I want so much to be able to take my son to a game and be proud of all he takes in, not empty seats, losing program, fans that don't care... C'mon Buffs !! get your heads out of your @ss' and start playing some ball !! Make this university, school, town and state proud to show up!! Damn, don't mean to rant, but damn
I'm in a bit of a quandry - My Dad is religious about attending football games. He needs to be there on time, at the beginning, and stay all the way to the end. Regardless of the quality of the product on the field, he feels like if he is going to go to the game, he's going to see the whole thing.
I, on the other hand, am of the opinion that a strong message needs to be sent by not attending the game. I can't do that, though. I am wondering if some kind of compromise can be arranged between me and my Dad whereby we show up after the first quarter is completed. That would keep us in the parking lot a little longer which, let's face facts, is more enjoyable anyway.
another thing... It would be so nice to be able to log onto our forum and enjoy some nice banter between fans about great games and, stats and players...so dang tired of spending all my time watching a forum to see if a coach is fired or demoted or better yet quit. We all need to see psychologist for what we are and have been going through for a decade now!!! I can not help myself - like a moth to the flame - but, this sh!* is really growing tiresome
I understand the sentiment and message that empty seats would send but I personally couldn't find myself not going to the game despite how much more fun the tailgates are....I'll always have love for my school that I'll show up for every game and support the team at the start....BUT I have no issues leaving early if the team is getting obliterated and I have no issues with signs/booing/powder blue/other displays of protest
the more I think about it the more aggravated I get... I would love to spend the afternoon in Boulder enjoying a competitive game with my son. He would love to see where I came from and what I really enjoyed doing for so many years. I am fearing that he will be to old to spend a nice day with his dad before he gets to those "formidable" years and wants to stay away from me.
I think an empty stadium will certainly - without a doubt send a message. Even the nucklehead, egghead's that make up the CU administration count their MONEY.
You can bank on that - bad joke aside!
May I suggest some HS football? I took my boy to a game recently, and I would have to say it was a kick. $5 per person to get in, no huge crowd, saw kids who were older siblings of my boy's buddies, or kid we knew from the community, no pat down to get in, cheap concessions. It isn't the Buffs, but it was enjoyable.
thanks Lefty, we already do that, every friday...I want him to see big boy stuff and my love. I have even taken him to some air force games and it just is not Boulder/not the same
That'd be fine. Just don't hold your sign up in front of me and block my view!! :lol:
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