I'm still wearing my Buff gear (granted, it's easier in Europe where nobody really knows) and I'm still rooting for the kids. However, I'm dreading game day. Dreading it. Oh, I'll watch--I always do. I'll watch the whole damn thing and not turn it off. And then my wife will, "oooh, I'm sorry" and feel sorry for me. That sucks, though I appreciate that she understands on some level. This week, I haven't reviewed any stats for CU or Texas. It hurts too much. I'm careful to remove myself emotionally from the game in advance. When we're dominant, I never retreat to statements like, "it's just football, it doesn't really matter in the big picture", or "I'm just happy that my family is healthy and I have a job." When we're winning football is everything, and I pity those people who root for ****ty teams. I love college football. All of it. I can get fired up for a Weber State game. However, the entire season has so much more meaning if it somehow relates to CU. But when CU isn't in some sort of hunt, whether it be for the top ten, top 20, Big XII North etc... it's really affects how I feel about all college football. There's different ranges of emotion regarding our season thus far. My emotion tends to be sorrow. I'm sad the team isn't performing better and I'm sorry that I invested so much trust and hope in this staff's ability to turn this thing around.