Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by dio, Nov 12, 2014.
I'm surprised they built anything. Heaven forbid billionaires invest their own money into their own business. They are so used to the stupid public paying their expenses so they can reap the profits. The best scam going.
Helps that they can pay players to draw them to Colorado and don´t have to dazzle them with facilities, I guess.
Yeah - that's true Jens.... I just think it's interesting how much money colleges have to put into facilities now compared to how much more utilitarian pro teams are.
Its not even high enough for the punter to practice inside.
i don't live too far from this facility and it looks massive from the outside
Of course, there´re exceptions and, of course, they´re located in Texas. Cowboys are currently building new HQs as part of a 2-3 billion construction on a 91 acre site in Frisco and their indoor facility is going to hold 12k.
Pro teams aren't nearly as dependent on recruiting (free agency) as college teams. And free agents are generally interested only in two things: 1. Money and 2. Winning. NFL teams don't need all the flash and gimmicks. They only need something that works.
They were discussing it on the radio this morning. Images confirm it. The bottom of the rafters are too low for punting.
Isn't that the case in just about any indoor practice facility?
No wonder we got bitch slapped.
No. Some move the rafters above 70ft which is the required clearance for punters.
Pros aren't recruiting 18 year olds. Nice facilities may be impressive to free agents but the contract figures and depth chart mean more. If you are drafted you have no option.
I've been to the Jets' facility in New Jersey. Super cool, modern, sleek.
By the way, that part of New Jersey is way nicer than I expected. I expected all of NJ to look like Newark, but that's not the case. That said, Newark is probably worse than I expected and my expectations were low.
I also took a selfie in front of Tony Soprano's house. Very nice neighborhood.
I'm sure everyone cares about my field trip to NJ.
CU IPF >>> Bronco's IPF :thumbsup:
Pro teams can be cheap.
I'm remembering that scene from Moneyball where the Oakland A's were making players use a coin-op vending machine to buy a beverage in the club house.
It's a completely different animal. It can make a big difference for pro teams when it comes to attracting free agents or retaining players, though. Some do things like provide companion tickets for wives to travel to away games, for example. Others wouldn't think of adding that kind of expense.
Listening to reports from the Bronco's first practices in their new IPF almost made me **** myself considering how awesome it will be for the Buffs. Especially hearing guy's like Manning say how much better the new IPF is compared to the bubble. The sports radio guys were exclaiming how awesome it was that they could run all the drills they run outside whereas in the old bubble they could only do portions of the outdoor practice.
And yes, I did say "**** myself."
Say it again
DBT is a Lonely Island fan. Who knew.
Well, OK, I'll be honest. I whizzed myself. I just thought ****ed doesn't sound, you know, so old.
It´s spelled Raiders, Nik. Not others.
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