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What's the best excuse after a loss?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Do you prefer one of the "Big 3" or do like to roll with something else as your standby?

    Big 3

    "Refs screwed us"

    "Coaches made the wrong calls"

    "Quarterback sucks"
     
  2. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Other team was better. We have work to do.
     
  3. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    "Youth"
    "People don't understand how big of a hole that MacIntyre inherited"
    "We beat ourselves"
     
  4. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    We have to play almost perfectly to win these games. I will say, "Mistakes." Although, I guess that isn't an "excuse."
     
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  5. MiamiBuffs

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  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I've been going with "these guys don't know how to win yet".
     
  7. 4DemBuffs

    4DemBuffs Most admired poster Club Member

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    The other team cheats.

    And lets be honest... That is really the only explanation.
     
  8. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    "Everyone else in the conference is really good."
     
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    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    UCLA was only penalized 14 times for 121 yards. So, that was like, unfair.
     
  11. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    There is currently a cosmic imbalance, somewhat like the "Bermuda Triangle", centered over Boulder. It affects mental thought processes of certain football players which causes poor decisions.
     
  12. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    This team is cursed. Seriously
     
  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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  14. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Embree's Players...
    Hawkins Year 5….
    It's hard to recruit to Boulder
    Academic Admissions…
    TABOR impacts number of contracts available…
    It's a Bronco's town.
     
  15. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

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    Gordon Gee left
     
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  16. ahoelsken

    ahoelsken Well-Known Member

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    We've beaten ourselves in all three close calls.
    Cal-Three missed FG's in a three point loss.
    OSU-Sefo throws a pick deep in our territory.........They are gifted 7 points, and we lose by 5.
    Today-The fiasco at the end of the first half costs at least three points in a three point loss.
     
  17. tsarbomba

    tsarbomba One Damn Dirty Ape Club Member

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    So, I guess that calm, cool analysis is now perceived by some of you making "excuses." Sure, CU lost. In double overtime. To a ranked team. Seriously, if I told you nattering nabobs of negativism that CU would make it into two overtimes after digging themselves into a deep hole against UCLA, and after leaving an almost sure 3 points on the board at the end of the first half, I wonder whether you would have said that there were "excuses" to be made. There are no "excuses," nor is there a need for "excuses." I think that the Buffs did us proud today, regardless of the final score. But then again, some of you think that HCMM or Rick George should just be able to snap their fingers and, poof, the Buffs turn into a good team from the SEC West instantly. I would really like to have seen what you guys would have said after the 1-10 1984 season, when the first coach MAC was at his nadir. I am sure that you would have whined about what "excuse" Mac had for losing to UCLA (I remember the game well). How about CU played a good game and lost. No apologies nor excuses needed.
     
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  18. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    No excuse assessment of today's game…I was entertained, but left disappointed. I will watch again to see how this team performs next week against Washington.

    Seriously, tsarbie, you don't strike me as the kind of person who gets wrapped up in what other people, specially the Debbie Downers, are thinking.
     
  19. tsarbomba

    tsarbomba One Damn Dirty Ape Club Member

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    Meh. I have watched football for a long time, longer than I care to think about. And football just doesn't work like that. Sure, CU left probable points on the board, but there was a whole half of football left to play. Things often go into different trajectories for a lot of different reasons. Perhaps if they had scored the points, they would have thought that they didn't need to play hard later. You never know. All we know is that they made it to OT after being down a lot. You guys are just a bunch of whiny little girls. If you want to see a bad team, think about the boat race that Hawaii put on us in (I think) 2011, and Fresno State in (I think) 2012. And (I shudder to think) Sacramento State, when it looked like they just put a bunch of people who had never played football on defense. CU is on an upward trajectory. Anyone can see that. Even a blind man can see it. It is a shame that you Buff "fans" cannot.
     
  20. tsarbomba

    tsarbomba One Damn Dirty Ape Club Member

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    What can I say, it is Saturday night. I am half-drunk, sitting in front of the TV watching two SEC games, with my laptop on my lap with two dogs scratching at my hands for attention (they hate football, as I yell too much).
     
  21. goalline

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    And, Hundley missed two sure TDs with bad throws. Both teams had issues. We lost in OT cause no one bothered to tackle a mobile QB.

    No excuses about today's game.
     
  22. FlatironsBuff

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    CU played, and lost to a more veteran, more talented top 25 ranked team. In double overtime. Unless we were also ranked, this is what unbiased (truth) says should happen. Infact, we were expected to lose by 14. I would have loved for the Buffs to be more aggresive and a bit less mistake prone and pulled out the win today. But compared to years past I see a real team that almost beat a top 25 team. That is huge, after watching us get prison raped by every Pac team we played. Hell, Sac State didn't even take double overtime to beat us.

    I will say that the OC needs to stop being afraid to lose in OT and go balls to the wall.
     
  23. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Please dismount from that tall stallion from which you lecture. I would like a word with you, Tsarbomba.

    Don't just go about addressing the board with a generic "you guys" comments. Call people out by name. Be specific in your outbursts. Don't paint the whole board with one brush stroke.

    Being disappointed after a loss is normal. Being frustrated with a 2-6, 0-5 record is acceptable. This IS a bad record, and the odds are long against seeing these guys make a bowl game this year. Again. It really should be no surprise that CU's performance leads to the conclusion that this IS a bad team. In fact, it's currently the WORST team in the Pac 12.

    Fortunately, this "bad" team is playing hard. They are giving me and many other fans a reason to care and to stay invested. These are good kids who are wearing our school colors and representing an institution we care about. We know their names. We cheer them on. We want them to succeed.

    This is a concept that may be hard to grasp, but it is possible to be mad and still love these Buffaloes.

    I, for one, recognize that these 18-22 year old kids are committed to doing their best and are playing their hearts out. Some are getting injured in front of our eyes. They sacrifice so much of their time, talent and resources trying to be the best players they can be, all in pursuit of victory and for love of the game.

    All that participation and orange slice stuff is fine and good, but it is no substitute for actually, you know, demonstrating excellence and imposing their superiority with a win.
     
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  24. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    I began thinking the same thing earlier in the season. This reminds me a lot of the 2000 season. Now, I don't think we have the pieces in place to make next year as magical as 2001.
     
  25. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    A loss is not a failure until you make an excuse.
     
  26. Duff Man

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    "Our fans are too negative"
     
  27. sackman

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    There aren't any excuses for this loss. We lost. The refs were fine. The weather was good. The crowd made noise at all the right times.

    We didn't want it as much. I don't know what it's going to take to get this team to want it more than their opponents.
     
  28. Bufffan68

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    There are reasons for the loss, but no excuses. To me there's a difference.

    One of these games we'll learn what it takes to win. Hopefully this season.
     
  29. Bufffan68

    Bufffan68 Club Member Club Member

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    The reasons for the loss: Sefo's **** up before the half and the INT, UCLA has more talent, kids have a psychological barrier they need to overcome.

    UCLA did everything to lose this game, and we said..."nah, you guys go ahead and win"
     
  30. azbuff

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    Really, really disagree with this. The team played very hard today. If UCLA had "wanted" this game as badly as we did, they would have won by at least three touchdowns. We lost because of a talent disparity, injuries and some bad turnovers and clock management. We didn't lose because the kids didn't want it.
     

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