Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by buffedup, Aug 18, 2010.
This is the kind of hilarity that only comes around every now and then. Goat fan must be on his third pair of shorts today....:rofl2:
nah, they are all trying to convince themselves the big12 is coming for them next. just wait.
More like the Sunbelt or Conference USA
I guarantee that some in the Denver media will put the blame for this squarely on CU's shoulders. If we hadn't abandoned our front range brothers (CSU, AFA and WYO) and all of our wonderful traditions we have together (???), then the MWC would still have Utah and BYU with Boise State coming in and a certain BCS bid.
I'm sure it will happen. Oh, and please keep us out-of-area fans posted on the various print/airwave comments made -- except for that bot dude, we won't hear/see much of the Denver media vomit.
This is allsome. What 9 game losing streak?
"[FONT=Arial,Helvetica]Obviously, things might get very tough for us if the remaining MWC
breaks up. But we have a promising football team on the horizon and
and even more promising bball team coming along. The school is
successfully raising and saving money. With a true leader as President
and AD, which I think we have, they can use this and start to make
much needed improvements to CSU athletics. "
Fine by me!
Abandon? What difference would it make if we were still in the BigXII? CSU, WYO were non-conference games.
EDIT: I am specifically referring to the abandonment of "front range brothers" component, I get how Pac expansion is impacting the MWC.
Didn't the Big Ten get it started? Followed by Missouri's mouth? That's when Bohn went into overdrive about finding a solution for CU.
That's what I thought.
As the resident MWC defender and CSU fan I am here to take my lumps. Although I would caution against reveling in our "demise" too much. With the way realignment has played out so far, I think that all the universities along the front range have been hurt.
I have been on record as supporting CU's move to the PAC-10. I think it was the only move to make given how everything seemed to be shaking out. However, I also believe a consequence of that move was that CU's prestige took a major hit the day it turned in its rivalry with a Top 5 all-time football program in Nebraska for Utah. Additionally, a non-viable conference in the Mountain West region just further dilutes any natural rivalries in this area and consolidates the BCS power regions to the coastal areas, the south, and Texas. I don't think that is good for any "front range brothers" situated in this region...CU inlcuded.
Now have at me.
how are we brothers?
First of all, HUGE props for coming here today. I really mean that. Not many in your shoes would man up like that, and I respect it.
Now to the bad part. I said the MWC was going nowhere and BCS AQ was a pipe dream before. One of the main reasons was the propensity of the good MWC teams to beat down the door to get out the first chance they had. UU is taking a partial share of Pac 10 revenue just to get out to a major conference. Now BYU is going bare. Not the hallmark of a near BCS AQ if you ask me. Even their own members are fleeing the ship. I'd be surprised if the MWC held on to Boise much longer.
As far as being bad for the front range schools, it is except for CU, who came out smelling like a rose (or is that Rose Bowl?). A step down to lose NU on the schedule? Hardly. The Pac 10 is a better fit, and taking a pass on the corncobs is no big deal when you can play UCLA, USC, Ore, UW, Cal and Stanford instead. CSU just had a stake driven through their heart, and that has to be hard on Rammies.
Certainly does not look good right now, however I think it is simply premature to proclaim CSU dead in any way shape or form yet. The MWC has extended invites to Nevada and Fresno State. If they accept CSU is in the same position it was before - affiliated with a non-AQ conference.
I'm sorry this crap is happening to you. You seem to love CSU as much as I love CU. Most Ram fans seem to like CSU and hate CU. I don't feel bad for those ****ers.
The SLC papers are reporting Fresno and Nevada have said no to the MWC offers...
I think it is far too early to know for sure. If realignment has taught us anything its that these media outlets are as reliable as chat boards. I find it interesting that the MWC has made a press release stating the invites have been extended late this afternoon. Why even make that announcment if you know the answer? To me that means a decision has not been made.
No. Really only one.
Desperation. From an outsiders perspective, this looks like a desperation move to try to convince Boise to remain in the MWC.
And make no mistake, this is an awful lot of fun to watch.
In another post but, unless I am mistaken, there was some bad feeling when the MWC schools left the WAC, feeling they were superior to the WAC. I'm sure the $5MM buyout and the poetic justice of watching Thompson come to Reno and Fresno with his hat in his hand so he can hear them say no in person will not be lost on the Fresno and UNR AD's.....
If Fresno State and Nevada leave the WAC is done. If that is the case it is the same situation CU fans were hoping for - a dissolved conference with no one to pay the exit fee to.
First, I'd be surprised if Nevada and Fresno left. $$$ and prestige are now on the WAC side. CSU can go anywhere they want, well anywhere where they get an invite, without penalty because the MWC has no penalty to begin with, so I'm not sure how CSU comes out of this looking like anything but a refugee unless the MWC wins the race of the cripples with the WAC.....
Both Colorado and Nebraska left to go to two different conferences. The rivalry wasn't going to continue even if we had stayed in the Big XII. Just sayin'...
"Prestige" is now on the WAC side? As of today, Boise State and TCU are both in the MWC. Even an MWC that does not include Utah and BYU is far and away a better more prestigious conference than the WAC on the strength of those two schools alone.
gee whiz, i thought it was Dr. Tom who was calling the shots and getting revenge against big, bad Texas. woohoo, bugeater win.
red polyester FTW. and overalls are coming back.
yeah I don't get the prestige in the WAC now. What are they offering without Boise?
fresno will greatly benefit from this. csu fans will applaud this and attempt to throw it in our face when in fact its another team that will kick their ass.
I think you need to find a cute little CSU co-ed to come and give you a hug. Maybe you can let go of some of that hostility.
its tough when i lurk at RN and read ramdom, beer fight, BVP etc... bunch of dumbasses. my buff girl is just fine, thank you. :thumbsup:
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