Times Must be Tough in the Land of the Buffalo

September 19, 2008 – 10:57 am by TheRiot

The University of Colorado football program is what we’d like to call a historical power. We hesitate to call it a “traditional power” because in order to be traditional it must be continuing. This is not the case.

But in the past its been a power and people still remember those times. Like the national championship in 1990, the Kordell Stewart/Rashaan Salaam era and, more recently a Big 12 championship in 2001. Ah, the good times…

Pretty much ended in 2006, when things bottomed out with a 2-10 season. Newish coach Dan Hawkins appears to be turning things around.

He provided another fine example Thursday night, when his boys went out and beat No. 21 West Virginia 17-14 in overtime at home. That’s nice. The Mountaineers bungled clock management at the end of regulation and missed a field goal in overtime. But it’s still nice.

The most disturbing part came after the game, as students RUSHED THE FIELD after beating the 21st-ranked team in the country at home. This, friends, is poor form.

We appreciate collegiate sport excitement. We’ve seen our share of it. We’ve been a part of it. We just have to draw the line somewhere.

Why, we must ask, would you rush the field after beating a team barely in the top 25? This isn’t West Virginia of the last couple years. Not even close. Those teams would have thrashed Colorado. This is a team that’s most likely going to be unranked next week.

Seriously. You’re at home so you should expect to win that game. It’s exciting, sure. It’s overtime. It’s a walk off field goal. But handle it like you’ve been there before. Because no matter how bad it’s been the past for years you have been there before.

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  1. One Response to “Times Must be Tough in the Land of the Buffalo”

  2. Of course you rush the field. Hell, we might rush the field if IU beats Ball State. IT’S DIVISION ONE FOOTBALL, BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!

    By McD on Sep 19, 2008

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