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Old 12-01-2016, 04:39 PM
 
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There had been problems at CU for some time though. Bill McCartney uprighted the program after Chuck Fairbanks ran it into the ditch by the early 80's. Strange because he had great years at Oklahoma and then the New England Patriots in the late 1970's. Dan Hawkins? I liked the guy, had super years at Boise State (who I also follow when I can) but it just didn't work. It was evident to me that Chris Peterson was the driver to that machine. I still think back to the Fiesta Bowl game in 2007 with Boise State against Oklahoma. Whew, what a battle!

Back to CU. I was hoping John Embree Jr. could have brought the program back. FWIW, his dad John Sr. was a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos in the late 60's. I was a member of the Bronco qb club back then, got to meet a lot of players, met John Sr. Good guy!

Coach McIntire has put out the dumpster fire. He's done one heck of a job at Boulder.
Thanks for mentioning Dan Hawkin's name for those reading along. I thought I had typed it into my post but rereading, I didn't.

Glad you got yourself a good coach!
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Old 12-01-2016, 11:02 PM
 
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There had been problems at CU for some time though. Bill McCartney uprighted the program after Chuck Fairbanks ran it into the ditch by the early 80's. Strange because he had great years at Oklahoma and then the New England Patriots in the late 1970's. Dan Hawkins? I liked the guy, had super years at Boise State (who I also follow when I can) but it just didn't work. It was evident to me that Chris Peterson was the driver to that machine. I still think back to the Fiesta Bowl game in 2007 with Boise State against Oklahoma. Whew, what a battle!

Back to CU. I was hoping John Embree Jr. could have brought the program back. FWIW, his dad John Sr. was a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos in the late 60's. I was a member of the Bronco qb club back then, got to meet a lot of players, met John Sr. Good guy!

Coach McIntire has put out the dumpster fire. He's done one heck of a job at Boulder.
Double H,

It was great to hear from you!! We have to get caught up more.

Coach McIntire has turned CO'S program around. I hear some think OR will want him. If that is true, do you think he'd consider OR or stay at CO? His son is on the team. I can't remember what year his son is. That might be a factor.

Chris Petersen you'll get to see differently tomorrow as he coaches UW. It will be interesting to see what you think of him then. I'm neither the greatest Chris Petersen fan nor detractor. I do think he could have handled things better when he took over at UW and Browning and others transferred displacing established UW players. I'll be interested in your thoughts.

So it looks like UW is favored by 4 currently. It's fun to click through the interactive and see who thinks which team will win. Those interactive show region, sex and age. If people reported correctly, what's up with S.D.'s view of CO? It appears by the raw numbers when I clicked through is males under 35 were picking CO by about 1%. But that changes with both age and sex in various states.

I make no secret that I see the Pac-12 as a fractured Conference. I hope the team that will bring the most unity to the PAC-12 wins. Otherwise, the PAC-12 won't be taken more seriously for the Championship games. Many do not want any PAC-12 teams in the playoffs this year. I've watched the shows and heard what they've said. The winner must insist on unity in the PAC-12 and care about the conference more than just their team. An easy example of this is the dingy PAC-12 Network almost no one away from the west coast receives. If other conferences got to see PAC-12 teams, and it's not the time zones, it's who is playing. But respect for the PAC-12 will not happen if the winner can't unite the conference to get better things for all.

Good luck BUFFS. I've wished WA good luck as well. At least CO should get a good bowl game.

MSR

P.S. Double H what do you think of D. Booker? I'm glad he was selected by DEN. Seattle was looking too. Booker belongs in DEN for the first 2-3 years. He's done well when I've seen him. Most don't know he required two surgeries last year not just one. A heck of a way to end as a senior. But he looks physically really good!
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Old 12-02-2016, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Tonight's game might be the one to watch this weekend. Of course living in the central time zone and being an old lady, God only knows how long I will last? Hope to make it though the first half. It is close, you can bet I will get up in the middle of the night to check it out.
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Old 12-03-2016, 09:30 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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CU awaits the announcement of its bowl selection Sunday morning, and a powerful opponent will be on the other end of any postseason destination:
Big opportunity ahead for Colorado Buffaloes after bitter loss in the Pac-12 championship game – The Denver Post
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Old 12-03-2016, 10:08 PM
 
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Colorado vs. Penn State for the Rose Bowl.
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Old 12-05-2016, 09:52 AM
 
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Double H,

It was great to hear from you!! We have to get caught up more.

Good morning MSR!<<<<<<<<<

MSR

P.S. Double H what do you think of D. Booker? I'm glad he was selected by DEN. Seattle was looking too. Booker belongs in DEN for the first 2-3 years. He's done well when I've seen him. Most don't know he required two surgeries last year not just one. A heck of a way to end as a senior. But he looks physically really good!

Devon has been hampered by a below average offensive line. The Broncos had to basically start over on their O-line as Ryan Clady and Ryan Harris signed with other clubs during free agency. Louis Vasquez was cut. What Denver has this year has not worked very well. Their O-line is 26th in the league at protecting the passer.

Booker DID have his first 100 yard game against KC in last Sunday Nights game. Yesterday he only had 36 yards on 18 carries, but the td he scored was his effort alone as he carried the Jacksonville defenders with him to the end zone. CJ Anderson was the starting back and was lost for the regular season in week 3. Booker got a chance and he is making the most out of it. He just needs the offensive line to come together.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:58 AM
 
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I am very saddened by what I learned on Sportscenter just a bit ago. Former CU and Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam has taken his life. His mother found a suicide note. He apparently died at one of the parks only a couple miles away from Folsom Field. Cause of death has not been announced.

I know he has had rough going financially the last several years. And that he sadly didn't have a very productive NFL career, mostly spent with the Chicago Bears.
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I am very saddened by what I learned on Sportscenter just a bit ago. Former CU and Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam has taken his life. His mother found a suicide note. He apparently died at one of the parks only a couple miles away from Folsom Field. Cause of death has not been announced.

I know he has had rough going financially the last several years. And that he sadly didn't have a very productive NFL career, mostly spent with the Chicago Bears.
Not what we want to hear; how sad. I have to wonder what these athletes think? I know they spend their lives often thinking they are special and treated that way until the career ends or they don't make it in the big leagues.
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Old 12-07-2016, 05:02 PM
 
Location: southwestern USA
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Sometimes I wish the nfl had more counseling both emotionally and financially for retired players.
Some of the ex players make poor investment choices which inevitably leads to get anxiety and stress down the road.
Yes you can argue they are grown men who should be able to make their own wise decisions. Yet there are so many sharks out there waiting in line, and some of these ex players need help in filtering out the bad choices.
Being an ex athlete with a little cash to invest puts a big x on some of their backs-----just wish some of them had a little more help from the nfl in either providing financial advise, or hooking them up with reputable and caring financial counselors.
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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RIP Rashaan. Sad & tragic that a young man uses a permanent "solution" for a temporary problem. He was a great one in college.
Watched him firsthand run for over 300 yards against the Longhorns here in Austin in 1994. Guess we had a hand in helping him to win the Heisman.

I will be sitting on the 50 yard line at the Alamo Bowl in the upper deck opposite the press box - look for the fat old guy in Texas gear. However, I'll be rooting for thee Cowboys.

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