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Waiting for Saturday was once Torture...

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by The Guest, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. The Guest

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    I couldn't wait from one gameday to the next. By Wednesday I was beside myself with anticipation. All the stats carefully combed over, careful in-depth analysis of our opponent's statistics, and analysis of their previous opponents' statistics as well.

    I'm still wearing my Buff gear (granted, it's easier in Europe where nobody really knows) and I'm still rooting for the kids.

    However, I'm dreading game day. Dreading it. Oh, I'll watch--I always do. I'll watch the whole damn thing and not turn it off. And then my wife will, "oooh, I'm sorry" and feel sorry for me. That sucks, though I appreciate that she understands on some level.

    This week, I haven't reviewed any stats for CU or Texas. It hurts too much. I'm careful to remove myself emotionally from the game in advance. When we're dominant, I never retreat to statements like, "it's just football, it doesn't really matter in the big picture", or "I'm just happy that my family is healthy and I have a job." When we're winning football is everything, and I pity those people who root for ****ty teams.

    I love college football. All of it. I can get fired up for a Weber State game. However, the entire season has so much more meaning if it somehow relates to CU. But when CU isn't in some sort of hunt, whether it be for the top ten, top 20, Big XII North etc... it's really affects how I feel about all college football.

    There's different ranges of emotion regarding our season thus far. My emotion tends to be sorrow. I'm sad the team isn't performing better and I'm sorry that I invested so much trust and hope in this staff's ability to turn this thing around.
     
  2. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    I have winterizing to do around the house. Perfect radio game.
     
  3. MiamiBuffs

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    I agree. This one will be painful to watch.
     
  4. SkiTownUSA

    SkiTownUSA Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah, for Texas fans!

    Woot!!! :gobuffs: :drink::drink: :gobuffs: Woot!!!
     
  5. BuffNut99

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    I feel similarly - not looking forward to this game at all. But I will watch every play.

    One of these games CU will overcome it's coaching and shortcomings and play a game way over it's head this year. There have been so many examples of other mediocre teams doing it just in the first month of the year:

    -UTEP getting prison-sodomized by Texas; beat Houston
    -Michigan State loses to Central Michigan, beats Michigan
    -Maryland loses to Midd Tenn St, beats Clemson
    -Virginia loses to William and Mary, beats North Carolina

    There are more, but it's been a wacky season, and the Buffs are going to beat someone this year that they have no business beating. Book it.
     
  6. The Guest

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    Kansas State?
     
  7. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    :yeahthat:

    I really don't even enjoy watching other games right now.

    To be so utterly irrelevant in the college football landscape is depressing as hell. At least a few years ago we had some hope that things were gonna turn around but even that is gone now. :sad1:
     
  8. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    ouch
     
  9. 66BUFF

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    and here I thought I was the only one feeling this way :sad1:
     
  10. leftybuff

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    I thought waiting for Saturday was more like waterboarding, not torture. j/k.

    I also can't really get into watching other games so much becuase I am convinced practically any other team on the tube would whack the Buffs with Juicebox at the helm, and we are, by and large, irrelevant.
     
  11. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    sounds like group therapy in here. My name is chipwich and I am a depressed CU football fan.:smile2:

    What is really scary is how I can easily handle a loss now.
     
  12. The Guest

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    Yeah, I was thinking that the other day. It used to take a full ****ing week to get over a loss. Three weeks in the case of the 2002 Bowl Game.

    I had fully accepted loss mid-way throught the 4th vs. WVU. I didn't punch myself in the head, or throw a tantrum or anything. Just calm acceptance. I don't like this new Walrus...:sad1:
     
  13. BuffNut99

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    My name is BuffNut, and I am a depressed CU fan.

    I can still watch other games though. They do lack a certain relevance when CU is so far out of the big picture.

    Right now on HuskerPedia, the council of corn is debating as to whether or not Mizzou is their rival. Colorado only getting mention as being a pseudo-rival during the Mac years. "The entire North is our rival." "We have no rival in the North because we are so much better than everyone else." "The South Champ is our rival." Those fraks.
     
  14. NashBuff

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    I wasn't pissed at all when the last seconds ticked off on the game clock on ESPN with the Buffs losing to WVU. I don't like what I am feeling as well.

    What sucks worse is that opposing fans from the other Big 12 schools are feeling sorry for us because we suck so bad. Aren't we supposed to be one of the most hated schools in the Big 12? I'm sure NU fans will soon start feeling sorry for us and that could send me over the edge.

    And I'm already switching into basketball mode. I'm looking into following hockey more while I might be through with this college football season after the Texas game.
     
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    I agree. Im sure they will have much pity on us and turn away in sympathy. :rolleyes:
     
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    I can't stand watching other games now. It's like I'm being mocked at every turn. Garbage teams like UTEP at least can move the ball, block and tackle. Watching our Buffs is sometimes just like watching pop warner. It's kind of a representation of football but not really. Plus coach Hawkbanks insults our intelligence constantly with his zen-isms and stubborn streak. I guess we shouldn't let amateur athletics get to us like this but it is what it is. We are the hardest of the hardcore CU fans and we've been beaten down and left for dead. If we're like this what are the casual fans like? They probably don't know or care that we even field a team anymore.
     
  17. Jay

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    What is the link to that quote?
     
  18. CUBuff98

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    Hey, but look on the bright side... We will be one public beating, err game, closer to getting a new coach!
     
  19. Buffalo Brad

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    Just sent off an email to Bohn which is a lot like your first post Walrus. Could not have said it any better.
     
  20. Liver

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    i am almost at fairbanks levels of acceptance. every saturday, i knew the Buffs were going to absolutely suck ass and so i prepared myself for it mentally. you just dial it all down. you go to support the players and have a good time with your friends.

    we had a great time in the student section back in those days. they were still selling beer in folsom so that helped a lot. we'd go and drink and play drinking games and socialize. once in awhile something positive for CU might happen on the field and we'd look in the direction of the game and let out a half-hearted cheer.

    this was true in the early Mac years, too. there was just no real expectation of anything good happening. when Mac got a few somewhat heralded guys to come to CU, then we'd kinda watch those guys to see how they'd do... but, the overall vibe was "oops, another loss, oh well..."

    that's why it was so freaking sweet in 86. an 0-4 start but then a win over the fuskers and it turned everything around. it was like an explosion of good will again. all of sudden, we started to remember back when we were kids and mallory was taking them to the orange bowl and eddie was playing the big boys in big bowl games. it was like a long veil of crappiness had been lifted from all of us.

    now, it feels like we are going the other way... the veil is being draped across us all and it feels like we are going back into that semi-hibernation that fans adopt to avoid the personal pain of totally buying in to a losing proposition.

    a michigan fan the other day told me that we shouldn't worry because we are still the best ski school in the country. like that somehow was supposed to make me feel better...

    this program needs a defibrillator right now before we turn into baylor or k-state (back before they became far better programs than we are, like now).
     
  21. buffwings

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    I'm speechless and I'm spent. Walrus pretty much sums it up. I care less and less about anything Hack has to say. I watch our Buffs with pain in my heart, shaking my head, burying my face in my hands in anger, frustration, and shame.

    The only news I look forward to anymore, is the announcement that that POS chuck fairbanks incarnate asswipe of a coach is finally gone and we can begin the healing process.
     
  22. CUBuff98

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    Yep.

    Nice post. It sucks having this dark cloud hanging over us once again... It will be a long wait until we get a fresh start next season. Hope the boys surprise us and go kick some ass this season yet.
     
  23. DesertDawg526

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    Well put Walrus.

    There is no pain worse than that of having to try to make yourself numb to college football suckitude...:cry::bang:
     
  24. buffsyko

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    My stomach used to be churning every saturday but it was pure excitement to get ready for the buffs games. It was fun knowing we would more than likely win but by how much and who would have the big game.

    Now? It's bad because the anticipation of another cu loss doesn't create much excitement. Hawk has killed any hope for cu returning to the top 25 on a constant basis.:sad1:
     
  25. Coloradosker

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    I feel ya man. I was that way in 07 after the near loss to Ball St. I actually started working saturdays so I wouldn't be able to watch the slow-motion demolition in action. It makes the whole college football season suck. My advice? Start betting. Makes every game more interesting!:smile2:
     
  26. Duff Man

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    It does suck. Auburn's success is the only thing keeping me interested in college football. It sucks to go into every Saturday expecting to be beaten.
     
  27. 96 Buff

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    **** auburn. Roll Tide!
     
  28. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    I really thought the '07 win over OU was the modern version of '86. That is what has made this slide so painful for me...:huh:
     
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    We play on Saturdays? When did this happen? Geez, next thing you know we will be playing on Tuesdays like Troy Univ. Troy would probably kick our ass by the way.
     

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