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**** the Buff Club rant

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Tempe_Buff, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Tempe_Buff

    Tempe_Buff Well-Known Member

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    Ok sorry this is my rant about my first experience with the Buff Club, feel free to skip over this if you don't care.

    Anyway I'm home from school on break and my parents asked me if I wanted to use their tickets to go to the game. Background: They're had these tickets for 22 years (used to have 4 but now just 2 that us kids are off at school) and been buff club members for a long time. Additionally, they've worked at this university for a combined 61 years. My parents aren't really into the whole going to the Buff Club and don't really drink, so they really didn't know what it was.

    Also this year their season ticket prices were doubled because of the success of last season of the team. Let's not forget my parents have been loyal season ticket holders for 22 pretty bad years of Buff Basketball. But anyways they paid up and got their tickets.

    So before I left for the game, my mom gave me the tickets and handed me the little passes to get to the halftime Buff Club. I brought one of my friends who had never been to a buff game. Around halftime I told her we could go down to get some food and drinks in the tunnel. We go down there expecting to just get some little food and drinks and head back up to sit with our friends. Anyways we go down there and hand our little tickets to some old hag and walk in to this little coveted black draped club.

    There is no food and just one girl at some drink stand. I walk over and not being 21, I see that there are a few sodas behind the beer cans. So whatever, maybe there's no food tonight but we'll just grab some sodas and she'll get a beer and go back up.

    I go over and ask for just a Pepsi, this bitch has the nerve to say " That'll be $3." I seriously thought she was kidding, $3 for a CAN of Pepsi. I pulled out my wallet, hoping I even had money and gave that chick $3 for the worlds greatest soft drink. My friend just laughed and walked away without asking the price for a beer. Then we saw some clown walking around filling up little tiny bowls of Chex-mix while everyone discussed how much money they give to this university. We were afraid to eat any chex-mix without being charged.

    I saw Mike Bohn as we walked out and back to the court. I would have definitely given him my opinion on this special little Buff Club, if I wasn't with a friend who I was showing to a good time. I've never been more embarrassed of this university.

    As soon as I got home, I made sure to tell my parents to stop donating to this scam of a club and seriously think about reconsidering their choice of season tickets in the future.

    This is not how a university should be treating their best and loyal customers who fund their little Buff club program.
     
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    That sounds both awkward and terrible.
     
  3. RK

    RK UBL Club Member

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    Go back to Tempe you whiny ass bitch. Maybe Lisa Love will give you a BJ in your club room, if you even have one, but only if shes not busy blowing Todd Graham.
     
  4. Tempe_Buff

    Tempe_Buff Well-Known Member

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    Cool dude, you're on AB at 3am drunk and talking ****. I know one place you didn't get drunk.. The Buff Club. Cause that **** has got to be like $200 to get a buzz.

    I can bet you that my school doesn't treat alumni/employees/donors like pieces of **** like this this little buff club does.
     
  5. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    You wanted free drinks?
     
  6. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    What is this, a mensa convention?
     
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  7. Del

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    They money you pay for drinks goes to support CU athletics. The fact that you can actually buy beer at the game by being a buff club member is reason enough to join, but oh wait you aren't 21 yet. Sucks to be you dude.
     
  8. fatbuff

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    Somebody just found out that there is no ****ing in the Champagne Room.
     
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  9. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Mixed feelings here....I can see the open up the wallet and support angle, but then I can also see the frustration with the AD's squeeze every cent of revenue out of every transaction mentality. I remember the story where somebody was going to be charged like $50 for two BBQ sandwiches in a special event tent at a FB game. I, personally, resent the Argus security monkeys patting down fans at the game. My wife and daughter have no interest in returning to see a CU game, so another fun family outing killed by a Bohn-headed decision. Thanks Mike. It wasn't easy to convince them to go to the games with me and my son, but I could pull it off because it was low key and I could promise them the opportunity to pick the restaraunt for the after game meal. No dice now. This kind of stuff reinforces the conclusion I have drawn about Bon-Bon. He isn't here to build championship teams, he is here to play politics and balance the AD budget...winning is distant third on the agenda, if that.
     
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  10. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    Sounds similar to the room at Texas, but here the Pepsi's are $7.
     
  11. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    You are at a sporting event... How are those not standard prices? Now stop bitching and tell your parents you were wrong!
     
  12. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    sorry you had a bad time Tempe. The beers are way overpriced and the selection is terrible, but every beer you drink helps CU basketball or some nonsense like that.
     
  13. BuffNut99

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    So did you get lucky or what?
     
  14. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Isnt it $7 or $8 for a 24oz tall boy? That isnt bad.
     
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    a tall boy of piss beer. Their only micro is Buff Gold and it is 6.50 or so for a bottle.
     
  16. HotRack

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    UT game in Austin in 2009 - hence the reason the Austin CU Alumni Group went "rogue" and did our own tailgate for $10 a head for all the beer and sammiches you could drink/eat until it ran out. Made it all the way from 11am to about 6pm.

    I talked with people at Koeing (Alumni Center) about that before the U$C game this year - they told me that us going rogue in Austin made them rethink their approach to away game festivities. I've noticed the last two years, that's it's only been $30 to get into the alumni club tailgates. They said they realized that they didn't have to go all "ritzy" and thus charge ritzy prices for the tailgates - thereby making it easier for young families to make it.
     
  17. Pale Ale

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    Honestly Tempe, you sound like a whiny little bitch. Get out and experience life. You seriously think your folks should suspend their support for the basketball team because you don't want to pay $3 for a soda? I have had my own bad experiences with the Buff Club, so I know what you are talking about, but to get all huffy over a $3 soda at a sporting event is just totally absurd. As others mentioned, be thankful it wan't $7 (gasp, the horror).
     
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  18. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Sounds like a fairview kid.
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    You could have paid $4 for a 16oz cup of half ice and half soda. You could also be thankful to your parents for paying for the tickets so you could take a date out for free. Chicks love when you let them know you dont want to spend money on them.

    -- Craig James may or may not have killed five hookers. --
     
  21. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but food is only pre-game too. I know I get the emails from the Buff Club letting me know what the dinner options before every game are.

    EDIT - and what passes? I've never had passes, I just walk in the room.
     
  22. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Thread backfire... But I got the whole "cheap" vibe as well
     
  23. Pale Ale

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    I went to Fairview and I agree with this post.
     
  24. Daaah

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    3 dollars for a soda? Tell the chick where the drinking fountain is.
     
  25. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Plus, I'm fairly certain that last night I saw containers of ice tea available for free down there. I was a little distracted by the Davidson-Kansas game though, so I could be wrong.
     
  26. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Different Buff Club area. There is the main one we go to, but there is also another one for the season ticket holders in the first 6 or so rows. That one requires a pass and you walk through the player tunnel to get there.

    -- Craig James may or may not have killed five hookers. --
     
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  27. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Unfortunately Buff Gold sucks.
     
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    With all the great local brews, it does seem like a nice opportunity to feature a brewery per game. Bring in a couple of kegs from Avery, etc...
     
  29. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Email bohn.

    -- Craig James may or may not have killed five hookers. --
     
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    'tini? Is that you?
     

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