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Students - Athletes - Alumni - Facilities

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Stampede, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Stampede

    Stampede Member

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    It's been a while since I've posted (four kids will do that to a man) but I've finally reached my boiling point in the whole "excuses" department so I had to post.

    CJ summed up my feelings best when he said "I'm afraid with those excuses continuing to percolate, we'll establish our program as a permanently mediocre program,".

    I have a proposal on how to fix one issue: Facilities. Does the school have money to perform upgrades - yes. Do they have enough to make a significant impact in the short term - no. Why don't they think outside the box, develop another school tradition at the same time, by creating a Habitat for Humanity (insert cool program name here) type project for CU Athletic Facilities. Use the 30,000 students on campus as volunteer laborers, overseen by foremen of course. You could even expand the labor pool to Alumni, who I think would find it easier to donate time rather than money. I estimate at least 30-40% savings could be had on each project.

    Imagine the school unity and attachment each one of us would have if we took part in actually building part of the school.

    After the blue out I know there are very talented, dedicated individuals here who could make this happen. I wish I could carry the ball, but I have a 4 month old in my arms instead. However, I'd bring my 13 and 11 year olds up to Boulder if this program really existed. It's time to stop making excuses, isn't it?
     
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  2. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    I like it a lot.
     
  3. KingPants

    KingPants Club Member Club Member

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    The problem is the perception that it will create. Its a cool idea, but pretty much everyone in the media will whine about how they are helping a rich school, and not building houses for the homeless. If it were part of a larger area project to help improve shools or homes in the Denver/Boulder area, then maybe, but if it is just a one off to help CU, then it will be a PR nightmare IMO.
    Maybe CU could pitch it as a sort of eco way to build, but then a bunch of you would whine that the whole eco thing is a fraud.
     
  4. 04buff

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    This could never work. Good idea, but unskilled labor is good for two things pushing a broom and picking up trash. Not to mention most college kids are flat out lazy and would quit after a week. We would not be building a habitat for humanity type project. The structure is much more difficult and the finishes would need to be much nicer. Send money and leave it to the pros or donate your time to raise money.
     
  5. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Stupidest idea ever.
     
  6. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    I beg to differ:

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  7. Stampede

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    You're entitled to your opinion, but it would be nice to be constructive in trying to solve the problem. I guess your suggestion is we keep doing what we've been doing because that's working oh so well.
     
  8. fatbuff

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    True that. Building a large commercial structure is much more difficult than pounding nails in a 1000sf house. All of the trades are very specialized.
     
  9. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I wouldn't go in that building.
     
  10. PhillyBuff

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    The bright students would figure out that we need air vents and a humidor built in for 4/20.

    :canabis:
     
  11. RuffBuff

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    how about albuffers chip in with some labor....?
     

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