Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by LaserDeathHawk, Aug 22, 2009.
In all seriousness I wonder if the Broncos sucking could help attendance and fans come to Boulder? It wouldn't hurt to start a little marketing campaign targeting Denver residents... cheaper seats, better football and you don't have all of the, "I'm not playing until you pay me" attitude. Thoughts?
Don't get me started. I've been praying for an epic donco meltdown in the hopes that just such a thing would occur. The concensus around here is that Denver is a Broncos town. Always will be. And that even if the Broncos suck sweaty donkey balls, and the Buffs are in contention for a MNC, that there's no way in hell that there would be any crossover.
I hold out hope.
Plus a lot of the old timers, the legacy season ticket holders are CSU and AFA fans...
I just think that Bronco fans are not typically Buff fans. For the most part, they have no tie to the school.
I won't say it's impossible but to see any significant crossover would take more than just 1 year of the Broncos sucking and CU being good. It would have to become a long term trend where the Broncos suck EVERY year and CU is a top 10-15 team every year.
And personally I have a hard time seeing the Broncos being really bad for a long time, despite McD's best efforts. :lol:
Really has no impact on the Buffs. The number one way to get entertainment dollars is to put a good product out there for the public. The Nuggets being bad doesn't do anything for the Avalanche but the Nuggets being good does a lot for the Nuggets.
The drama actually keeps the interest in the Broncos up...the preseason game with Chicago will be well-attended and watched just because of the Jay Cutler return to town.
I don't see the Broncos situation having much if any bearing on the Buffs.
I don't agree. True enough that the Nuggets don't have an impact on the Avs. But the Avs sucking pond scum has certainly done wonders for the Eagles. That's a more appropriate comparison, IMO. I'll completely agree that if CU sucks, it won't do much to generate interest from disillusioned Bronco fans. CU has to be playing at a high level in order for there to be any crossover.
I'll also agree with Crash that it won't be a one-year thing. However, the Broncos have been extremely mediocre for the last three years. The coaching change will help gin up some initial interest, but if it doesn't produce on the field, that will fade fast. Most indications are that the Broncos are looking at winning somewhere around 6 games this year, and that's pathetic. The trend is going in the wrong direction.
Most bronco fans I know seem to not know anything about other sports, or even football for that matter. It's one of the things I hate most about Colorado is that "it's a Bronco town". The Rockies are the real story right now, but 98% of the sports-radio talk is about the exhibition NFL season. With that said, I have more interest in the Broncos this season than ever before because of all the bashing that the coach has taken and the Cutler situation. I'm actually rooting for the Broncos just to prove all those idiot callers to the Fan wrong! But not as much as I'm rooting for the Buffs!
The Broncos have sucked for years and it hasn't seemed to help. Bummer deal to, because the CU games are 10 times the amount of fun.
NFL has a huge percentage of blue collar fans. College has very few blue collar fans (excepting ND of course, the school everyone who didn't go to college apparently cheers for). That fact alone kills almost any hope of crossover fans when the Broncs stink. JMO.
I live in the Denver area and it really is a Broncos town. I wear a camoflgued CU hat that I bought from Wal-Mart but I don't see that much CU representation in Lakewood (where I live).
Maybe they are wearing camo buff gear too and that is why you can't see it.
I think alot of it has to do with the culture at the school, and those on this board who attended CU-Boulder were talking about a month ago how the culture at the school doesn't center around the football team and the administration doesn't go out of their way to promote it. But you can be sure that at places like UT, Ohio State, Penn State, Georiga, Auburn, etc., it's the complete opposite. And to go along with that, a good percentage of CU grads leave the front range after graduating and go back to California or wherever they came from.
Monday, Nov. 9 Steelers @ Broncos 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
I can't wait!!!:lol:
You are about to get more than 1 year of the Donks sucking
Donk sucking? You just got Kameltosis's attention!!:smile2:
Excellent observations, particularly about Bronco fans not even being football fans. Too true! They're more like pre-pubescent girls following celebrity rather than the team and the game! Or using the games at home for an excuse to get tanked---even worse than the students!
It's about time the Broncos move out of the way. They've thanklessly held a monopoly over Denver for decades. Even growing up a somewhat ardent Broncos fan, the treatment of college sports in Colorado by the media and lukewarm just-jumped-on-the-bandwagon Denver sports fans has since turned me against the donkeys.
And now with the whining just-jumped-off-the-bandwagon Bronco fan maybe mile hi will be the true, bleed orange Bronco fan for life. Again. :thumbsup:
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