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Best #22?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by sliderNcider, Jun 28, 2015.

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  1. Chris Brown

    96.9%
  2. Nelson Spruce

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  1. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Chris Brown or Nelson Spruce

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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Two great Buffs.

    This goes to Chris Brown, though. Shorter CU career, but was in the running to win the Heisman and go over 2,000 yards in the 2002 season (with over 20 TDs) if he hadn't missed the last 2 1/2 games of the season.

    There's also the 6 TDs he put up in 62-36, a game that a lot of Buff fans will say is their greatest game memory... even over the National Championship win.
     
  3. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    I voted Brown. Spruce has a legit chance to pass him up with a big SR season however
     
  4. buff190

    buff190 Club Member Club Member

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    Both great Buffs! Hard to choose but I had to go with Brown. This could be solely because his teams were more successful so his yards meant more. Definitely nothing against Spruce. Just bad timing.
     
  5. SerenityBuff

    SerenityBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Brown produced in huge games. Nelson hasn't had that chance yet. Check with me again after the season, though, if Spruce has another 100 catch season and leads this team to a bowl game.
     
  6. NBDefektor

    NBDefektor Well-Known Member

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    25 votes for Chris Brown and 1 for Nelson Spruce. I had no idea Spruce's mom lingered on these boards. Welcome, Ms. Spruce!
     
  7. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Spruce will go down as an all great Buff, but Chris Brown was the last dominant RB had and his legacy in the NU game is still unrivaled.
     
  8. MtnBuff

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    I would put this as the determining factor. CB loved the big moment.

    People remember him for his big runs but it is worth remembering as well that he was a beast in short yardage. A great all-around college back.
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The voting should in no way be taken as a knock on Spruce.

    He's on track to finish as the greatest career WR in CU history.

    It's 100% the win-loss record that's holding him back. With a bowl game this season and stats comparable to last year, I might change my vote. Especially if there is a highlight moment that I know will stick in my memory forever (e.g., Westbrook with "The Catch").
     
  10. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Brown by a mile. The 62-36 performance is his signature moment, but he also was great the next week in the Big 12 Championship and basically most of 2002.
     
  11. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Dunno if FLounder is even old enough to remember Chris Brown.
     
  12. Waldo

    Waldo Original Copy Club Member

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    22 & 42 were unstopable with the beasts we had up front in 02. The O line was dominating in 02. OTOH Spruce has been amazing considering the talent he has had to work with but my vote goes to CB and honorable mention to Bobby. All great Buffs.
     
  13. Shldr2Shldr

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    Gotta be Chris Brown. If Nelson makes a catch in the back of the endzone to upset USC and win the south title for us this year then we will talk.
     
  14. dply

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    [video=youtube;OadvLy3AamM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OadvLy3AamM[/video]
     
  15. SuperiorBuff

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    Chris Brown was a game changer, Nelson Spruce is a hall of a gamer. Brown easily.
     
  16. MtnBuff

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    Whoever is number 3 on this list has absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.
     
  17. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    hahaha, I honestly didn't think I'd be the only one for spruce.
     
  18. buffedup

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    Fat and Stupid is no way to go through life son...j/k

    Spruce is a great Buff in a crappy era. As many others have mentioned, CB performed on the biggest stage. Spruce still has an opportunity to change some big games.
     
  19. Hugegroove

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    For now, Brown gets the nod here. Depending on what Spruce accomplishes this season.
     
  20. BuffLuKe

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    No knock on Spruce, he's a really good football player, Brown wins this hands down. A poll should be made about who is CUs best wr. All ill say is stats don't always tell the tale in that regard either.
     
  21. SINKRATZ

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    As good as Spruce has been, this is Brown and it isn't close. Brown was in contention for the Heisman, and helped carry this team to a conference championship, a BCS bowl, and a complete dismantling of our biggest rival who came into Folsom ranked #1 in the nation.

    Spruce is a victim of playing on some of the worst CU teams in history - the majority of his accomplishments were individual and really didn't help this team achieve anything meaningful. Short of a Heisman type season, I don't see any way Spruce passes Brown.
     
  22. FlaBuff

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  23. Buffalo Brad

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    Chris Brown was dominating and made it count in a big games that we won. Big difference between he an Spruce as this point but Spruce close the gap if he somehow pushes the Buffs to 5-0 with a huge game against the Ducks
     
  24. BuffLuKe

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    The offense is so different too, can't even imagine what CJ, Pritchard, Westbrook, etc would do in this type of system.
     

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