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Where do you stand on the CSU series?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Jun 1, 2011.

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The CSU series should...

  1. be killed with fire

    69 vote(s)
    54.3%
  2. continue, but with changes

    47 vote(s)
    37.0%
  3. continue in its current form

    11 vote(s)
    8.7%
  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Learning that it's an early kickoff just poured salt in the wound as far as I'm concerned. I already hate that it's at Invesco. We give up a home game to play a poor mid-major program at a neutral site, have to pay a premium as season ticket holders in order to maintain decent seats, end up with a half empty stadium, and gain nothing but a trap game on the schedule.

    I want this thing to end in its current form. If they want to play it at Folsom every year (or at least 3 out of every 4 years), I could maybe be convinced to keep playing this thing. But maybe I'm in the minority.

    What are peoples' thoughts on the CSU series?
     
  2. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    kill it with fire
     
  3. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    If CU can get a different "7th home game" at Invesco every year than I don't have a problem making the CU-CSU a 2-1 in favor of CU at Folsom. We still need at least 1 OOC home game per year in Folsom, it might as well be CSU 2 out of 3 seasons.

    The problem with the 2011 season is that we only ended up with 1 "OOC" home game in Folsom due to the Pac-12 9-game schedule giving us 5 on the road. If we had been able to get Utah at home with 4 road games, this wouldn't be that big of deal. The early start time sucks regardless

    We should be able to ensure we schedule better in the future now that we know the rotation of games in the Pac-12. This is just another victim of the transition.

    Going forward, if we can replace a "road game" with a neutral site game at Invesco, that's a winner in my book. But CSU isn't the best opponent for that scenario.

    Nebraska would be.

    Kansas might be.

    If the Fusker or Jayhawks aren't willing, then at least a rotation between Air Force and CSU at Invesco.
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    No to the fuskers. Don't give them any more exposure around here.

    I don't have anything against CSU, but I freaking HATE Invesco. It's a dump. The worst football atmosphere ever. I hate everything about that place. I hate the parking. I hate the gate attendants. I hate the concession workers. I hate DPD and their gestapo like riot gear that they seem to feel is absolutely necessary. Play CSU, but play them in Boulder.
     
  5. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    The best way to deal with it would be to get back to dominating the series enough that the CSU supporters don't mind seeing it go away. The school will never get that way because the game is a significant source of cash for the CSU AD but it is the CSU fans that keep the politicians interested in pushing the series.

    Beat CSU up by 20+ for 4-5 years in a row and it will be easier to simply replace it with a better OOC game.
     
  6. MrFrumpylane

    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    Go back to the home and home. CSU is and should be a cupcake win for us every year. Win and you get an another 'W' chalked up in the win column. Win and you silence the lambs, plus bragging rights. Win and you make it clear to the best instate recruits that CU is the place to be.
     
  7. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    I was with you until the last part about keeping it but end the current form. Kill this ****er and kill it now. Use fire, tornados, earthquakes, or what ever it takes but please put just kill it.
     
  8. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    I'm with you nik. The atmosphere at Invesco sucks balls. Plus your regular season ticket holders get hosed on where they sit.

    It may be a nice payday, but if we pulled in a respectable opponent, I'm sure you could get more. I'd love to play the fuskers again. Keep the rivalry going. I just hope they bring it back to the campus. That's where the game belongs.
     
  9. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Huh? We will always out recruit the lambs. No matter how badly things may be going for CU. Plus bragging rights over CSU really doesn't mean much. At least to me. We're supposed to beat them. Even their fans know that.
     
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  10. MrFrumpylane

    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    Happy to clear the confusion up. I want to annihilate them at their own home turf (as well as @ Folsom) in order to shorten their pathetic list of excuses on how close they were to "beating us this time" and ultimately shut them up for 364 days a year. I want to out recruit to them with such success that the top 10 prospects in the state won't even think about giving CSU a sniff, heck, even to the point where even if daddy played for the rams back in the day, the stud son will be a Buff.
     
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  11. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Those guys really get under your skin eh? :lol:
     
  12. MrFrumpylane

    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    They are just annoying and I don't like to be annoyed.

    I am of the opinion that if we don't play them, they will bitch about it and by simply beating them with conviction, they will bitch less.
     
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  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Who is "they"?

    If we didn't play them, I think it would be even more rare that you ran into a CSU fan.
     
  14. JimmyBuff

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    How about CSU expand their stadium to 50,000 so we can take this game back to the campuses.
     
  15. MrFrumpylane

    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    C'mon, you know who "they" is. But the latter comment is interesting. Care to expand?
     
  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I almost never hear any CSU chatter unless it's leading up to the CU game / opening of the season. Between the financial windfall that program gets from the game (not that much less than their MWC payout) and the way it rallies their fan base every year, I feel that CU is the driving force behind CSU staying somewhat afloat as a program. If we stopped the series, I think they'd make about as much noise in this state as Wyoming fans.
     
  17. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    [video=youtube;aCbfMkh940Q]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCbfMkh940Q[/video]
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    Ouch! And you're probably right. I'd be depressed after reading this comment if I was a CSU fan.
     
  20. Tractor

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    I want it to be changed so we get our home games at home. If they want their games at Invesco, fine... If they don't, 2 for 1, maybe even 3 for 1. Are 4 for 1 deals possible?

    I don't particularly like going to Invesco, but I HATE going to invesco when we're the home team. **** THAT!!!

    If we get 6 home games AND a game at Invesco as a "road game," I'd feel pretty good about that. A cupcake win, which is something we need. And a 40 minute drive for a road game we should win, I can do that too.
     
  21. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    No one outside of Colorado gives two sh*ts about playing CSU. It's bad for recruiting, it's an injury risk, it's just a waste of time. The CSU game is a lose-lose in a national perspective, especially when it is played in Denver. CSU always plays their best in that game and CU tends to play down (even in their good years.) Skip it. At best, lets bring in a cycle of Wyoming, Air Force and CSU to Folsom each year. Hell, bring CSU-Pueblo over and beat them up. If we can play Nebraska early in the season it would benefit us more and still allow recovery for an early stumble.

    Another way to look at it. McCartney picked Nebraska as a rival in order to force the program to focus on the big time. By lingering on CSU, we are taking a step down in the rivalry and short-changing ourselves. F*ck em, let's hold on to Nebraska or pick another solid team and pick a fight.
     
  22. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    I say keep the series but on our terms.
     
  23. Buffellow85

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    It pisses me off that one of our home games is played at a neutral site, and when it is an away game, I am forced to buy tickets because the game is included as part of my season ticket package.
    Playing a home game at Invesco gives me the impression that CU is doing CSU a favor.

    If we are going to keep playing the goats, then move the game back on campus.
     
  24. CUFan

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    Having the series at Invesco is a major mistake. No need to keep providing a subsidy to Aggie. Having the series at all is questionable at best for CU and a windfall for CSU.

    If we must continue to play someone from the front range, I would be much more happy if we rotated Air Force, Wyoming and CSU.
     
  25. BinaryBuff

    BinaryBuff mmmm...beer Club Member

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    I couldn't have said it any better. Sacky perfectly describes my thoughts on this game/series with CSU.
     
  26. rodrigo

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    That assumes CSU fans can read.
     
  27. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Every year we have this same discussion, and every year we come to pretty much the same conclusion. The fact of the matter is that we're stuck at Invesco for the next 8 years. There isn't much we can do about that. All we can realistically hope for in that time span is to have games start sometime after 1:00 PM and to still get 6 real home games per year.

    Now, once this contract ends, it will be very interesting to see how things play out.
     
  28. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Agreed. The Invesco big diaphragm sucks, playing the goats at Invesco sucks even harder, playing the goats at Invesco early in the morning sucks in the worst possible way. I am at home watching on TV.
     
  29. Mick Ronson

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    my ticket group stopped going to Invesco 5-6 years ago. it's just a hassle, your seats invariably suck. we spend that money on a keg of good beer and have a BBQ in someone's backyard...and watch the game. unless it's at Folsom.

    at this point, i'd much much rather drive the extra 40 minutes down to AFA for a game.
     
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  30. buffaloflyer

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    I like opening the season prior to the rest of the league with CSU at Invesco, short of that, move it back to Boulder, FC and Colorado Springs
     

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