Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by dio, Aug 6, 2009.
Our defensive backfield gets very little respect from anyone and I think it is quite funny. Gonna be funny at the end of the season when all those idots are saying "Where did these guys come from?":lol:
This is the problem with most sportswriters these days. No research. I guarantee you most people believe we are screwed back there because we lost two senior safeties.
Might be because of the safeties. Most people who see two sophomores replacing two seniors will expect a drop off in play. But, you're right, obviously he didn't watch too many games with Dykes and Walters back there.
Perkins and Mahnke (no offense to Dykes and Walters) should be an overall upgrade... with some growing pains.
If he had said he had question marks about QB, WR, and DL... then I would be onboard.. but we should have a very good secondary.
And I don't understand how we beat Mizzou and KU, but lose to KSU. And kNU isn't 'cleary better' then the Buffs. They had to nail a 57 yarder to beat us in Lincoln last season, when we had a team that was absolutely decimated by injuries. Not to mention the fuskers are breaking in some new players at key positions.
reading that it doesnt look like he follows the Donkies either.
I'm not convinced Woody really follows any of the local sports teams. He can't be bothered. He'd rather read a little bit (in his own paper), and then make sweeping generalizations that he thinks are kind of cute or funny. He must have picked that up from Jim Rome and Colin Cowherd, who do the exact same thing. Neither knows dick about sports, but are entertaining (for some folks). Woody used to know a little bit about sports, particularly local sports. Anymore, he's just another guy trying to be funny.
we do seem to drop a deuce once a year ont he road this could be it.
Yeah, I don't think losing to ISU or KSU on the road is out of the question. We should win both of them, but we definitely have that tendency to play down to the competition at times under Hawk.
We've lost the last two in Ames, and our last overall division win on the road was in Manhattan in 2005!:wow:
In the same vein, we tend to have a pretty solid upset every season. We had Georgia by the balls and let them get away... OU, WVU.
I'm sticking with OSU as the upset this season :thumbsup:
I wasn't going to say anything, but something about the Okie Lite hype just does not add up. I still think the odds are definitely against us, but I have moved that game out of the "no hoper" category.
That game was never in the "no hoper" category as far as I was concerned. I agree, the hype just doesn't add up. After watching them sh*t all over themselves in the Holliday Bowl, I definitely think they're beatable.
Don't know if any of you listen to Gil Whitely and Woody on 1510 from noon to two. If you want to hear a real baffoon, expecially when it comes to the Buffs, listen to Gil Whitely. It'll be interesting to listen to thoae two as the season approaches.
Emphasis on the word trying. Nothing he says is a real fanny, er I mean, knee-slapper.
Mizzou kind of **** on themselves at the end of the season as well. Losing to KU, getting blown out of the building by OU and then almost losing to Northwestern. Certainly not the dominant team that started the season. So with your logic, Mizzou should be beatable. Add in that Mizzou loses Daniel, their top 3 WR's, fewest amount of returning starters in the Big 12, and lose 7, thats right 7 all big 12 defenders.
I think we have a better chance of beating Mizzou than OSU, but that doesn't mean I think the game will be easy. Just because OSU isn't in my "no hoper" list doesn't mean I think we'll waltz in there and smack them around.
Here's a clip-and-save prediction: Colorado will beat CSU; Toledo; Wyoming; lose at West Virginia and Texas; win against Kansas; lose at Kansas State (although this is a toss-up); beat Missouri, Texas A&M and Iowa State; and lose at Oklahoma State. After that, I think the Nebraska game makes or breaks the season. Beat Nebraska and you go to a good bowl. Lose to Nebraska, and the Buffs will be in the also-ran bowls.
Until Hawkins starts winning on the road, you can't really argue with this prediction, although I can't stand Paige.
Because Woody regularly appears on espn's version of the gong show (around the horn) almost every afternoon, he sometimes cop's a know it all attitude and thinks his s*it doesn't stink. I personally don't put much stock into what he has to say now-a-days.
Thats actually not a bad prediction. He's predicting 8-9 wins, and possibly sweeping the north contenders.:thumbsup:
I used to like Woody, and then I graduated into middle school and realized that I was a better writer than him. His columns make no sense - the logical thread in them is moronic. He just tries to make witty line after witty line, and in the mess of semi-humorous jokes, his point (if he ever had one in the first place) gets completely lost. His knowledge of sports has definitely dissipated as Around the Horn made him famous. I can't stand Woodrow...there are very few writers that I actually like in Denver. Kiszla is a decent WRITER, but knows jack about sports...and he's a douche. I like Brooks, and occasionally Adams, and sometimes Frei, but a lot of the others just annoy me. Woody though...can't stand.
I guess I don't see the big deal. It is his opinion - he is not wild about the defensive backfield. Maybe he is right maybe he is wrong. I thought his overall tone was fairly positive. His breakdown of the season was reasonable.
Woody has his good and bad points, he can be insufferable at times but he is not a bad writer. He believes that too many sports fans take sports too seriously and that is why he loves to pick on Nebraska fans. He will admit that he is not a CU fan or a CSU fan (Tennessee fan is what he is) but he does follow the programs.
I thought they looked okay in the Holiday Bowl, right up to the point they lost an already injured Dez Bryant. After that they fell apart. Zac to Dez is a pretty lethal combo.
Paging Jimmy Smith...
I agree, which is why I think they can be beaten. Their achilles heel has been exposed. Robinson was totally lost without Bryant. Take away Bryant (a tall order, to be sure), and you take away their effectiveness. I'm not saying it will be easy, but we have a blueprint now.
Pokes also lose that TE Pedigrew who was for real.
i don't dislike Woody, i just don't think he's got anything to say of interest outside dumb puns and either misinformation or the obvious. he's a Bronco wonk, and he knows who butters the bread in Denver media. if he thinks his occasional interest in the Buffs is supposed to flatter us, well.....
Hmm. Well, I like Woody. But then, I never graduated from middle school.
The only thing worse than these fools, is when local talk show personalities(Sandy Clough) finally get around to college football, all we hear for two weeks is bitching about how CU and CSU should play in Denver forever because it is soooo good for football in the state, blah blah blah.
I don't have an issue with anything Woody said.
I'm okay with Woody's response. Until a team 13-24 under the present coach proves they are capable of being in the 10 win conversation by making things happen on the field, it's really not justified to hype them up as such in the media unless they're Notre Dame. Journalists are, after all, expected to be more of realists when giving their opinions and stay away from the Kool Aid-drinking PR machine.
I personally love the way this team has been covered in the offseason. It shows that many people are optimistic of improvement over the past year but allows the program to fly under the national radar, use all of this as bulletin board material and go out this year proving critics wrong with every game. I'm looking forward to the hopeful end of year scenario with hordes of writers backpedaling over their predictions for CU.
Guys, guys. Woody has a prediction damn close to Hawks goal. Notice I said goal and not prediction BTW. Woody is picking 8-9 regular season wins for us, I'LL TAKE IT!!! The only thing I don't agree with is the secondary comment, we will be among the Big 12's best in that category IMO.
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