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They've officially got the bricks up

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by CVilleBuff, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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  2. MrFrumpylane

    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    San Jose State and Oklahoma A&M were brick games?
     
  3. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I'm still surprised that CSU was one of the "8" brick games Embree mentioned on the schedule post-HaVaEe, but I understand why he's loosened up the criteria to a) finally get it back up there, and b) recognize that there are going to be some crucial wins during this rebuilding process that may not appear glamourous, but are going to be crucial in advancing this process to get to where we want to be.
     
  4. MrFrumpylane

    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    I'm cool with that.
     
  5. Timbuff10

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    All depends on how good they were at the time. I think those were back in the 50s. Maybe they were powerhouses back then or at least the Boise State of the era?

    We beat UT and OU up pretty good in the 90s. Today if we beat either one of them it would easily be a brick. Back then not so much.
     
  6. Shldr2Shldr

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    the way embree presented his reasoning for CSU being a brick makes a lot of sense. It may not be glamorous and it may not be a big win but it is the first win of the new era, this marks the point of when we at least change direction if not climb out of this mess we are in
     
  7. JRK1212

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    Sorry to be a buzz-kill but those are cinder blocks not bricks. :facepalm:
     
  8. Shldr2Shldr

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    Looking at the bricks now its very similar to what florida state does with their graveyard
     
  9. InTheBuff

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    “How many guys have seen the bricks on the wall? Raise your hands,” Embree asked his players and staff on that night in Hawai’i.

    Not more than a handful of hands were raised. It wasn’t surprising; the wall was painted over during the former coaching regime. Tradition was obliterated by a stiff bristled brush and a head coach who appeared blind to it.

    ****ing Dan Hawkins
     
  10. El Gringo

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    This is the line that kicked me in the balls too. ****ing Dan HaLkins
     
  11. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Did they add any of the wins from under Hawkins to the wall? Beating OU should be a brick game, and maybe WVU and Georgia as well
     
  12. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    It is surprising that the official writer for CU made those comments re: Dan Hawkins.
     
  13. zbuff

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    Cut 'em some slack - even DBT was only a kid for the Ok A&M game.
     
  14. Shldr2Shldr

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    Would be nice to see them start doing this starting tomorrow
     
  15. Mick Ronson

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    don't know if it counts, but KU with Reesing and Briscoe were ranked when we beat them. that would have qualified, even though KU lost 5 in a row or whatever to close the year. it may lack the name and SEC factor, but i'd say that was equal to the UGA win in some ways.
     
  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    You're not sorry. And cinder blocks are bricks.
     
  17. Denver_sc

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    No, you're not.
     
  18. boulder77

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    Look at the dates .... context, my good man.

    Thank you, Captain Technical. Think symbolically, JRK, think symbolically.
     
  19. CVilleBuff

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    and we were 3-9 that year :wow:
     
  20. fervorfactor

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    Nik knows bricks! Just look at his pyramid. :bang:
     
  21. Mick Ronson

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    we also beat ATM that year. they were nothing special, but weren't Toledo or CSU either.
     
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    you're a god damn cinder block
     
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    Good Lord, I think many folks are still missing the point on what a brick game should be. This has been stated a number of times. Bricks are for HUGE, program defining wins. A brick does not go up every time we beat a ranked team. If that were the case, we would be putting up 5 a year back in the 90's. The article states that prior to CSU, there were 51 bricks. That's less than one per season over the program's history. All of this nonsense about every win being a brick is ridiculous. Hell, a win over an unranked Ohio St team is even pushing it.
     
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    How do you know that those CMU's are cinder blocks and not concrete blocks or breeze blocks? They all look almost identical except cinder and breeze blocks are much lower density CMU's than concrete blocks, but they all meet ASTM C 90, which says all concrete masonry units, regardless of density, must have a minimum compressive unit strength of 1900 psi (31.1Mpa). But since you are such and expert you can tell the density of a painted CMU by looking at it in a picture right?

    So in the picture below are those cement or cinder blocks?

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    I have to be completely honest here and this may just be a part of early on-set, post-concussion dimensia . . . . but I have NO recollection of these bricks during my time in Boulder. Of course, the Dal Ward was only one-year post-opening when I arrived but this "tradition" wasn't around when I was. Either that or I did not notice. That said, I am about the biggest history-nerd around and given my interest in the program, I would think I would have noticed.
     
  26. 96 Buff

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    Now THERE's a buzz kill.
     
  27. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    Now wait one gad danged minute!!!!

    I thought Embree said these bricks were at CU when he played?!?
     
  28. Wyo Buff

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    Maybe they were. He played pre-Dal Ward but I can't remember them from '92-'96. In fact, this board is the first time I can recall hearing about "brick" games.
     
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    interesting. It looks like the tradition was started by coach MAC and moved to Dal Ward:

    http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_17285969?source=rss
     
  30. tante

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    okay this article sums it up:

    http://www.buffzone.com/ci_18929032
     

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