1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

"Sal" the movie!

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by mattybuff, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. mattybuff

    mattybuff New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    476
    Likes Received:
    0
  2. CSU Husker

    CSU Husker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    9,538
    Likes Received:
    179
  3. 92Buff

    92Buff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,960
    Likes Received:
    50
    I still get choked up when I see those clips. I remember those days on campus so vividly.

    Thanks for the post Matty.
     
  4. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    17,472
    Likes Received:
    367
    I was very young when it happened but i remember crying when I heard he passed. I didn't go to the funeral but my father did. I remember a news anchor for channel four (i think) bill something, made a pretty cool eulogy for sal.

    [ame="http://youtube.com/watch?v=MKg7E0tLFU0"]YouTube - C.U.'s first Samoan quarterback Sal Aunese died at age 21[/ame]
    It starts at 3:52.
     
  5. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    11,057
    Likes Received:
    399
    Bill Palmer-
     
  6. LincolnBuff

    LincolnBuff Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2006
    Messages:
    2,528
    Likes Received:
    25
  7. Skidmark

    Skidmark Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    27,022
    Likes Received:
    5,067
    Bob Palmer? Ron Zimmer?
     
  8. canuck_buff

    canuck_buff Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    2,570
    Likes Received:
    30
    Years later it still hits me hard to see a young mans life taken this way.
     
  9. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    11,057
    Likes Received:
    399
    Bob Palmer..... my bad

    Channel 4 had a Bill Stewart :wink2:
     
  10. Kameltosis

    Kameltosis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Messages:
    7,822
    Likes Received:
    324
    Yeah that looks like a really good base for a movie. I will definately watch it. The nese was awesome.

    I'd like to see a Brook B movie too...thoughts?
     
  11. SJBuff

    SJBuff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    4,664
    Likes Received:
    206
    The timing was really close. I think Sal got diagnosed during spring ball and was gone by late Sept early Oct so that's about 5 months (the age of his son when he died).

    I remember telling my dad (an oncologist) about what Sal had and he said "Oh dear, he's dead...He's going to go pretty quickly too." Pretty scary to see someone go from a tip top conditioned young man to dead in 5 months. :sad1:
     
  12. CSU Husker

    CSU Husker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    9,538
    Likes Received:
    179
    Thanks, I was just curious.

    Very sad how nasty a disease it is to strike someone down that quickly.
     
  13. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    47,287
    Likes Received:
    3,276
    I think the timing was more along the lines of: he had stomach pains at or near the end of the season and went to Wardenburg to have it checked out. They didn't find anything and released him. The problem got worse so he saw a different set of doctors who found the cancer in (around) December. By the time Spring ball rolled around, he was nearly gone. I went to the Spring game where he was up in the press box. A few weeks later, he died.
     
  14. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    12,553
    Likes Received:
    207
    Sal died during the 1989 season -- during the bye week in the season, in fact.
     
  15. NW Buff

    NW Buff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    6,980
    Likes Received:
    644
    I started at CU in 86 and lived in Nichols Hall, where Sal was (Kristy McCartney lived there as well). It was very sobering to see someone my age stricken like that.

    If the film focuses on Sal, his illness and what he meant to the team, I'll gladly watch it. If, however, it focuses on the birth of TC, I will probably pass.
     
  16. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    12,446
    Likes Received:
    853
    All I remember about Brook B is his reputation as a class guy and that he died in a plane crash. It might be an interesting story if you mix in how he stepped up when the All American went down.
     
  17. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    47,287
    Likes Received:
    3,276
    I started in 86 as well. I lived in Sewall. :thumbsup:

    It was a good time to be going to CU.
     
  18. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    22,144
    Likes Received:
    547
    His last game was watching the buffs play top 10 Illinois from the press box with his brother Joe. the week later he died, then the buffs traveled to Seattle to play Washington.
     
  19. 92Buff

    92Buff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,960
    Likes Received:
    50
    That picture of the team kneeling inWashington pointing to the sky is a picture that I will never forget.
     
  20. MiamiBuffs

    MiamiBuffs Wᴉɐɯᴉ qnɟɟs Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2005
    Messages:
    35,159
    Likes Received:
    1,679
    Anyone ever see it online?
     
  21. Kameltosis

    Kameltosis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Messages:
    7,822
    Likes Received:
    324
    Yeah...freaking plane crash...what crap. Sal's story is just as sad...if not worse. Both were awesome players. I was younger and just getting into college ball when Sal died but I remember my dad telling me one day when I was jumping on the Trampoline in the back yard and I thought he was talking about a Husker player. I learned it was a Buff later on. Brook was (from everything I heard) a great guy...stepped up and led the team to a national championship after we lost Frazier for awhile in 94...the year we beat the Gators in the NC Orange Bowl.

    Awesome year...I used to have this poster that had him in the clouds taking a snap over a corn field...it was really cool and only like 5000 were made...don't know what happened to it.

    R.I.P. Sal & Brook

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2007
  22. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    17,472
    Likes Received:
    367
    There has to be someone who could print one since you have the pic.
    I remember when Brook passed. That was really sad. But i am sure they are in a better place now.
     
  23. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Messages:
    56,701
    Likes Received:
    3,519
    Sports mimics life in many ways, I suppose. Its very difficult when a person dies, but especially so when the person is young with so much to look forward to. The other tragedy that comes to mind for me is Eddie Reinhardt. That was a really tough deal as well.

    Eddie
     
  24. Kameltosis

    Kameltosis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Messages:
    7,822
    Likes Received:
    324
    That's one big dude!
     
  25. RuffBuff

    RuffBuff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    3,578
    Likes Received:
    241

    actually...it was the year you guys beat the canes in the orange bowl....you beat the gators in the fiesta bowl. don't let a buff school you on husker history! :wink2::lol:

    but still a good post. RIP Sal and Brook indeed!
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2007
  26. Kameltosis

    Kameltosis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Messages:
    7,822
    Likes Received:
    324

    My bad...so many national championships i get them confused!:smile2::lol:
     
  27. RuffBuff

    RuffBuff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    3,578
    Likes Received:
    241
    touche'
     
  28. Kameltosis

    Kameltosis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Messages:
    7,822
    Likes Received:
    324
    haha...u da man
     
  29. FlaBuff

    FlaBuff I drive a Dodge Stratus! Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2005
    Messages:
    3,540
    Likes Received:
    781
    after the Freedom Bowl, Sal went though spring conditioning just like the rest of the team, but his times and ability got worse rather than better.

    We were running in the Balch fieldhouse and he struggled though sessions. We started spring ball after spring break. I went home to Orlando for the week and got a call that Sal was sick, and that it was cancer.

    started treatment immediately and when he came to practice he already had a gaunt appearance. He fought it all summer, then made it to our first three games, Texas, CSU and Jeff George's Illini.

    He passed away during the off week. I think it was a Tues. or a wed. The Memorial service was incredibly emotional, we had one for just the team. Then one for the public.

    I can still hear Sal's sister and cousins singing "love like an ocean" when ever I think about it. It is strange what you remember. I also recall Dee Dowis, the quarterback from Air Force, in full dress blues paying respects to a fellow qb.

    I don't think we could have played a game that week. The bye week could not have come at a better time.
     
  30. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    22,202
    Likes Received:
    1,858
    thanks, fla. when you guys went up to uw the next week, i thought for sure the team would have a difficult time keeping its head in the game. i basically wondered if the season was over. instead, you guys went out and kicked the **** out of a washington team that was a top 10 program, talent-wise, at that time. i'll never forget the end of that game and how it propelled the team forward thru the rest of the year. amazing story...
     

Share This Page