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The origins of "***********"

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by sackman, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I expect this thread to be lost relatively soon. In the interest of informing our fellow CU fans, and possibly a few ***** fans, about how this all came to pass, I'll offer up the following:


    It all started with UA fans referring to Colorado as "Rado". Nobody has ever referred to CU as "Rado". I mean nobody - ever. In the 100+ year history of Colorado athletics, there has never been an opposing school that has referred to us that way. It's not particularly insulting. It's not offensive or demeaning. It doesn't seem to have any real meaning at all. It's just weird.

    So, I was pondering this, and it struck me that referring to us as "Rado" is the equivalent of referring to somebody named "Richard" as "*****". Now, if you wanted to offend, demean, insult or otherwise pester this particular person named "Richard", the thing to do would be to call him "Dick". But that's not what's happening, here. It's like they're really trying to insult us, but instead are simply making us wonder if they have all their marbles in one spot.

    Then Orr went off and decided that he was going to refer to UA from that point forward as "***********". I should add that I'm 100% behind the name change. I think it fits.
     
  2. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    ***********.
     
  3. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm glad that you post this every God damn time we play Arizona too...
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Actually, I don't. I didn't post this either time we played previously this year. In fact, I've never posted this before.
     
  5. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    You post constant Dick ***** history every damn time we play. So you re-wrote it this time. Congrats.
     
  6. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Actually, they are dick heads. All of them. Been nothing but rude ever since we beat Cal.
     
  7. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Link?
     
  8. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    2014 seems to be the year of anger on AB.
     
  9. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    *****, first name Dick, nmn.

    Semper Gumby
     
  10. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    I approve of the ***********.
     
  11. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    **** baylor?
     
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  12. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    ***********!
     
  13. azbuff

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    The Chards also fail to realize that no one outside of Arizona refers to UofA as "Zona." Much of their own fanbase rarely uses the term "Zona." "Arizona," "U of A" and "Cats" are much more common nicknames. Nevertheless, I got ran off Point Guard U a couple years ago for suggesting that "Zona" was stupid and no one outside of Arizona uses it. To the best of my knowledge, "Zona" is simply a nickname coined by Nike for merchandise purposes. By calling us "Rado," UofA fans are only trying to extend that stupid naming convention to CU too.
     
  14. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    And we upped the game. It's the ***********' move.
     
  15. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    If no-one refers to Arizona as "Zona", does that make the student section the Dick ***** Zoo?
     
  16. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Since they're so opposed to the name "Zona" you'd think the *********** would be thanking us. Unappreciative pricks.
     
  17. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    The university of Arizona Wilcats need to beardown on the Dick ***** nickname.
     
  18. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    you guys are (a) scaring away the good fans; and (b) inviting the bad fans (2s and 3s, from the other thread). You are basically begging for their version of bcs.
     
  19. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    ok D3H, that was kind of funny.:lol:
     
  21. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    I think we have some withdraw symptoms from the lack of Big 12 trolls now. The Arizona schools are a lot like the old Big 12 schools. Those states do seem to have similar politics not liking minorities and all.
     
  22. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    You get the opposing fans you deserve.

    Too bad we seemed to run off Air-Zona with this kind of stuff. Even PacHoops has gotten jumped on lately.

    I know it's not for everyone, but some of us actually enjoy having basketball discussions with informed opposing fans.
     
  23. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    yea, it's been a downward spiral. very sad.
     
  24. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    I think there's a balance. I haven't noticed that our fans are particularly abusive to our guests (certainly less so than they are to us); it's my impression that the pre-game talk is well-intentioned.
     
  25. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    What I've noticed is that even the fans with a sense of humor/intelligence get treated the same way as their douchey ones. The result is inevitable. Oh well, rivalries aren't built on intelligent and good natured conversation.
     
  26. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Don't worry you will through this.
     
  27. SpacemanSpiff

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    Chards de Dick.
     
  28. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    I disagree. Our banter with Cal is quite different than it is with Arizona and Oregon. Obviously it's non-existent with Stanford and USC.
     
  29. JPinCO

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    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Does the Hoff have to buy his own bottled water?
     

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