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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Liver, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

    Jul 8, 2005
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    i am now convinced (as i am on annual basis) that the Buffs could catch lightning in a bottle and have a special season.

    sure, it is improbable, but you have to remember 1989. before the 89 season, no one sane was predicting that CU would go 11-0 and play for the national championship. no one. it is easy now in retrospect to smugly recall how good that team was and how it seems, now, like it was destiny. but, at the time, it felt nearly miraculous.

    in 1990, when the Buffs started 1-1-1, no one and i mean no one thought they were still in the hunt for the nc. everyone thought they were done. with about 2 weeks left in the season the Buffs were ranked something like 8th and it looked to be all over. i sat there with the schedules of all the teams in front of CU and i said to myself "you know, it could happen, if x loses to y, etc." and you know what? it happened. CU leapt to the top and won the nc.

    in 86, the Buffs started 0-4. the dreams of a return to glory seemed so impossible. but, then they did something they hadn't done in about 20 years... they beat nebraska. and they made it into a bowl game. that was a real turning point for the program.

    in 2001, CU lost to fresno state on a qb error. fresno state. at home. sure, they were considered a tough non-bcs team, but still... people were screaming for gb's head. yet, that team delivered a big 12 championship, and 62-36, and SHOULD, imho, have played for the nc.

    in 1994, the Buffs were 2 scores down with under 4 minutes to play in the big house. 100k+ of screaming michigan fans were sure of victory. but, we all know what happened.

    the reports out of practice have hit all the right notes, i think. the team still has some big gaps, but there may be a spark there. this could be a really special year. i love august.

    SINKRATZ, buffwings, BuffTuba and 3 others like this.
  2. Pale Ale

    Pale Ale Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2008
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    Great Post!!

    rep delivered
  3. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

    Nov 19, 2008
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    I am comparing our current situation most to the 2001 preseason. We were coming off of some lean years, still recovering from Neweasel, yet there was reason for optimism in the recruiting we were getting and the feeling of progress in the team and program.

    10 and No! Galdarnit let's get this friggin' season underway already, we have some teams to run all over!
  4. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

    Jul 2, 2008
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    There are plenty of viable reasons to be excited about this season and a few question marks. But hopefully the stars will align for the BUFFS to make it all happen.
  5. buffwings

    buffwings Club Member Club Member

    Jan 2, 2008
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    Good post, your right, you never know what could happen. August is always so full of promises, and expectations. Things do seem like they are better, only time will tell.

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

    Jun 27, 2008
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    It still chaps my ass that Nebraska played for the nc without even winning their own conference in 2001. The BCS stinks.

    You've convinced me Liver, Rep!
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  8. Dorn09

    Dorn09 Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2008
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    Correct me if I am wrong but I think that Husker team had 8 freaking home games too.

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