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So, was the blue out a success?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by leftybuff, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    just wondering...
     
  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    sure. it pissed people off. I always find that entertaining.
     
  3. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    We won the game, and IMO the players and coaches actually seemed to be fired up during the entire game, both on the field and on the sidelines.

    I don't know if it was the blue, or simply because so many people were so outspoken it helped unify the team.

    We'll see what happens against ISU. We tend to have a good win followed up with bad losses.
     
  4. phatmack

    phatmack Active Member

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    That has GOT to be THE worst text color in existence! :lol:
     
  5. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Nope, red is way worse.
     
  6. Gateway

    Gateway Well-Known Member

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    I'm starting to get pissed off that everyone is pissed off....I'm pissed that the players are pissed at the blue fans instead of their crappy coaching staff.

    I said I thought it could backfire and now it seems the "message" has been lost and the blue fans are being made out to be lame. (Didn't help when they rushed the field after a one point victory. :rolleyes:)
     
  7. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Mixed bag.

    Cons
    - The CUAD is in damage control mode, pooh-poohing the numbers of participants.
    - The local press use terms like 'fizzle' and are reframing the event with player quotes that indicate the gesture was targeted at the players.
    - It was divisive, breaking the Buff faithful into a majority BnG faction and a rogue CU Blues faction.

    Pros
    - The Buffs won! The players and coaches played with emotion.
    - The Blue Out provided cover, stealing attention from Darrell Scott's departure.
    - It was a benign event that didn't turn out to be a major embarassment. The Blue Out was not the embarassment or recruiting black eye that the opponents made it out to be. Winning with a breakout game by Simas, and fans rushing the field after the game was the bigger story.
    - It was a catalyst for fans, players, and the CUAD to engage in a dialog about the Buff's past, present and future.
     
  8. LaserDeathHawk

    LaserDeathHawk Club Member Club Member

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    grrrrr....the upsetness
     
  9. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    upsetness is reason alone that the blueout was successful :lol:
     
  10. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    :yeahthat:

    The fact that we got upsetness out of this deal makes it all worth the effort.
     
  11. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    You forgot to add that Nugget jersey sales were way up last week.
     
  12. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I don't know if it's a pro or a con, but Plati's little comment about only having 200 people wearing blue exposed him as a bold faced liar to anybody who was actually in attendance. Dumb move on his part.
     
  13. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Plati hates message boards and equivocates message boards to the blue out thing. I wish he would, instead, embrace message boards, or, as they should be called, FAN sites. I don't think he wants to believe or concede that fan sites have any kind of influence.
     
  14. phatmack

    phatmack Active Member

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    Hahaha... that was my comment to my buddy: "Looks like a Nuggets game out here..."
     
  15. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Plati lying is definitely a negative :(
     
  16. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    I do see a tradition being born. Whenever a CU team is in jeopardy of finishing a season with 4 or fewer wins, a smattering of CU Blue should just be expected to appear.

    From a tradition standpoint, the Hawkins era has added a few new 'traditions' anyway.
    - The pre-game player walk through campus
    - Ending a 243 game streak dating back to McCartney where the Buffs were not shut out
    - Nike uniforms with piping and armadillo skin shoulders
    - Adding the Colorado flag to the helmets

    CU Blue would be a fitting addition to the collection. It would be a tradition we hopefully wouldn't see very often, but have it when we need it.

    The Nubs have their on-again off-again deal with the highly taunted...err...vaunted Black Shirt defense. Why shouldn't CU coaches have an other motivational tool too? "You don't want the blue to come out..."
     
  17. phatmack

    phatmack Active Member

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    Seems obvious to me but its negative reinforcement instead of positive reinforcement... I mean, ****braska doesn't bust out Pink shirts every time their Defense gives up 30+ pts... they're rewarded for doing good not punished for doing bad. (Sorry, I'm in the throes of puppy training and their methodology is rubbing off on my personality. Heh.)
     
  18. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Sometimes you need a carrot, sometimes a stick.

    I honestly don't care what motivates these guys to perform, so long as they do. If a bunch of folks in the stands wearing blue gets them pissed, then so be it.
     
  19. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    No. But coaches do take names off the back of jerseys. Remember when GB threatened to pull the CU decals off of the helmets?

    I think that trophies and Bowl appearances are pretty good positive reinforcement, as is seeing a stadium attired in BnG. Let 'em earn it, and not take it for granted.
     
  20. MontanaBuff

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    :yeahthat: It wasn't a "thing" until Dave made it into one ...
     
  21. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    Meh, IMO divisiveness is not a good thing, nor do i think 200 or 2000 people wearing blue in the stands had anything to do with the outcome.
     
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  22. Chomp

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    Rushing the field in blue shirts to congratulate the players seemed so strangely hypocritical
     
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  23. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    actually thats completely in line with what wearing blue was about, but hey, thats just what the stated purposes of the group said.
     
  24. phatmack

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    I find it interesting where the line is I guess... I thought they pulled the names off of jerseys to get rid of individuality and to motivate players to work as a team? I didn't remember the details surrounding when GB threatened to pull the CU decals off of the helmets so I looked it up... http://espn.go.com/columns/garber_greg/803848.html

    I found some of the player remarks pretty telling. Yah, they won that game against A&M but still... The Black and Gold (and Silver) is our IDENTITY. It's the players' identity. It defines us as Buffs. The Black and Gold should ALWAYS be in the stands... we're Buffaloes through and through and a part of that is our colors. Taking that away as a form of motivation is almost as bad as trying to motivate by filling the stands with red, green and white, crimson and cream, or burnt orange. It's incredibly negative. IMHO.
     
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  25. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Look at it this way. We have players and fans who attended Folsom Field in the late 70's and early 80's who are part of the Buff faithful today. They were and are true blue members of the CU family. Why treat them like the Soviet's treated their opposition and erase them from your history book? May their frustration and futility live on in infamy so that others not suffer their same misery!

    Let me know what part of the fight song mentions colors.

    Your maternal-like defense of the fragile psychies of this youngest generation of Buffs is misguided. The players don't want or need you coddling. They hate losing as much as the fans.

    The reason CU blue hasn't been an issue before is because CU comes from a strong tradition of winning. We've not been cellar dwellers for a prolonged period of time since the 80's.

    Look at the big picture.

    Wearing blue is not like turning our backs on the program. It's not like selling our season tickets on stub hub to the highest paying visitors who might happen to wear Maroon or Crimson or Scarlet or Burnt Orange. It's not accusing innocent players of rape absent any trial or conviction.

    3-6 is 3-6. Blue is the color of CU underachievement. Nothing more, Nothing less.
     
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  26. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    Not to nitpick, but I do believe Glory, Glory Colorado does contain "Hoorah for the Silver and Gold".

    Anyway, I was a student during the Fairbanks era and hope to never see blue on a Buff fan again.

    As I've already said, even the perception that fans are not supporting the team is wrong.
     
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  27. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    so get angry at the fans who sold their tickets to A&M fans first.
     
  28. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    I agree.
     
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    Hey clown! You've been asked to explain your opinion on this several times, and yet you refuse. Instead we get snarky one-liners.

    What gives?

    Why is it hypocritical in your opinion?

    If fans wore blue to protest what they feel is too many losses, wouldn't that make them "anti-loss"?

    And if these fans are the most passionate about their anti-loss stance, wouldn't that similarly make them "pro-win"?

    You following?

    Soooooo, it seems that the fans who hate losses the most (and wore blue shirts to express that opinion) would be the MOST excited about the win.

    Therefore, from my perspective, the blue-clad fans would be the most likely to rush the field.

    So tell me why I'm wrong, please, because you obviously don't agree.
     
  30. sackman

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    Didn't you get the memo? It's "strangely hypocritical". Whatever that means. :huh:
     

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