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You Can't Win at Altitude - DEBUTS TOMORROW NIGHT

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by TZISKIN, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. TZISKIN

    TZISKIN Well-Known Member

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    Officially going to try and make this happen tomorrow... keep in mind that most of the students are in the dark on this one, so it may take a little bit for it to catch it... but let's see how this goes.

    Students, please do me a favor and spread the word on this, we need all the help we can get. GO BUFFS!

    #YouCantWinAtAltitude
     
  2. RK

    RK UBL Club Member

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    You gonna start the chant or what?
     
  3. TZISKIN

    TZISKIN Well-Known Member

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    Nope, no longer a student so I'm leaving it up to those in charge to handle it... Marketing Dept will have it on BuffChips, they're getting signs, the band and the cheerleaders are involved. CUnit is aware and will be doing what they can, I expect it'll take a few games to really take off.
     
  4. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Thank you for doing all of that, tzisk. Hope it works well, but even if it doesn't catch on this game, I say we keep trying. Could be one of the more badass traditions out there. Go Buffs!
     
  5. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Yes. You need to keep trying because it is likely to be completely disorganized the first time and won't go well. These things take a while to catch on.
     
  6. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    This. Everyone do your part to help.
     
  7. TZISKIN

    TZISKIN Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, we will likely try it throughout the end of the season... it'll take some time for people to get what exactly they are supposed to do... hope it catches on quick.
     
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  8. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Cal and stanford intimidation for revenge. :nod:
     
  9. RalphieRunr

    RalphieRunr Active Member

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    is it going to be repeated by the student section exactly the same as i believe?
     
  10. RK

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    Yes.
     
  11. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    I see you've got twitter going full speed. Good luck!
     
  12. buff190

    buff190 Club Member Club Member

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    Good Luck! Someone should take some video and post it so we can see how it went. I'll be there on Saturday for the second go round. I want it perfected by then please! :nod:
     
  13. GoBuffs!!

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    So let me be sure I understand what is going on.

    You
    - You
    You Can't
    - You Can't
    You Can't Win
    - You Can't Win
    You Can't Win at Alti-tude
    - You Can't Win at Alti-tude
    - You Can't Win at Alti-tude
    - You Can't Win at Alti-tude
    - You Can't Win at Alti-tude
    - You Can't Win at Alti-tude


    Did I get it right?
     
  14. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Then they slit the throat of a beaver and drain the blood into water pistols and shoot the kids sitting at the end of the bench.
     
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  15. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Chip really should ritually sacrifice our opponents mascot before every game.
     
  16. CUFan

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    It was always a lot of fun at football games to see Chip tackle the KSU Wildcat (or whichever mascot) and shove snow in their face. Ritual sacrifice at center court would be allsome.
     
  17. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Or we should sacrifice a human so they get really freaked out about how crazy we are.
     
  18. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    The major problem I see with the chant is this:

    When yelling, "can't" sounds like "can" becasue the "t" is a silent non vocal syllable. So it will basically be yelling encouragement to the other team. Looks good on paper but when its loud it will just be "You can win at altitude."

    A think a more negative chant would be more effective, like: "YOU WILL LOSE AT ALTITUDE" - You cannot confuse that for encouragement.
     
  19. boulder77

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    Meh. If they do it right and everyone gets into it, it won't really matter what words they are saying. It will look and sound awesome.
     
  20. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    When I say, "can't," I hear a "t" sound. And I don't think the other team will ever think we are encouraging them. Especially when we are squirting them with blood.
     
  21. SkiTownUSA

    SkiTownUSA Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    The major problem I see with the chant is this:


    When yelling, "altitude" sounds like "aliude" becasue the "t" is a silent non vocal syllable. So it will basically be yelling encouragement to the other team. Looks good on paper but when its loud it will just be "You can win at aliude."

    I think a more negative chant would be more effective, like: "YOU WILL LOSE" - You cannot confuse that for encouragement.
     
  22. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I prefer our old chant of "**** YOU!"
     
  23. Clean Undies

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    VO2-MAX
    VO2-MAX
    VO2-MAX


    This cheer gets to the point of the altitude advantage, would be unique to CU Boulder, and make the student section seem smart.

    The TV announcers would comment about how clever CU college kids are, and then explain what VO2 Max means.



    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/VO2_max
     
  24. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That's less of a chant and more of the standard CU fan greeting, though.
     
  25. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    Didn't you guys realize that OSU's coach refused to blame the altitude for last year's drubbing in Boulder? :lol: This was the PERFECT night to start that chant.
     
  26. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    Did it happen?
     
  27. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Yes. 1. It needs to be changed to "you will lose at altitude"

    2. They need to coordinate with the pa and the band.. They got drowned out

    3. They did the chant wrong.

    4. Keep going! It's gonna be sick
     
  28. RK

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    I would suggest 1 person in front of all the people holding the signs leading the chant. The people with the signs were a little to slow for the chant.
     
  29. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Agreed. They need megaphone or something because if they were yelling, I couldn't hear them.
     
  30. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Sounds so easy that Tini and UBL should do it. I'd bet it would go awesome
     

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