September 18th, 2012 at 1:52 PM ^

For the life of me I can't understand why Colorado is so terrible.  I know their program was kind of shady when McCartney was winning big there, but is it really impossible for them to be clean and successful?  


September 18th, 2012 at 2:02 PM ^

Then how can Colorado State and Air Force, which are located nearby, field halfway decent teams?  Not to mention the neighboring state of Utah, which has half the population of Colorado but has three respectable programs (Utah, BYU, USU).

Colorado won a national title in 1990.  They won a Heisman in 1994.  It's not like they have zero history.  They shouldn't be on the Indiana level.


September 18th, 2012 at 5:47 PM ^

It has been (AD in financial trouble), and that's been a big part of the problem, although they are finally just about through the buyout of Hawkins + the buyout of the Big XII, and will be getting Pac12 revenues so that should be on its way out.  The real problems now are godawful coaching, and a university community that has no real interest in having a good football team.  If somehow the academic side can be made to see how valuable a successful football program can be to the school as a whole, there is hope, but until then (as it has been for the last 7-8 years), it's going to continue to be rough.


September 19th, 2012 at 1:26 AM ^


Troy Calhoun sitting in recruits' living rooms and meeting the parents would most certainly disagree with you.
There's nothing sorta about it either.  The difference is telling kids the gov't owns them when they graduate.  The difference is the cadet code they have to live by... not every 18 year old is cut out for that.  Then there are the height and weight restrictions -- which impact is becoming less now that pilot slots at the AFA (and regular comissions) are no longer guaranteed.



September 18th, 2012 at 5:37 PM ^

I will apologize for my comments. I have nothing against boulder, it's a beautiful place. I spent a weekend there and didn't see it as an amazing college town and that was when I was 18. I included columbus in my college town mainly for the fact it attracts pretty talented 18 year old kids more then it does boulder. Wasn't trying to ruffle any feathers as I had. AA is a favorite of mine mainly because I know the area and have had a lot of fun there.

- pro tip- never say anything bad about boulder on this blog cause people really really like it.


September 18th, 2012 at 2:49 PM ^

The ship hasn't sunk yet . . . abandon ship!  Don't go down with it!

Boulder is an amazing city.  And I havent even been there during ski season.  I've also been to Clemson and Columbus and if you are honestly putting either of those towns above Boulder on the list of top college towns I'm going to have to call the authorities.  This is a Drug-Free Blog Zone.


September 19th, 2012 at 1:20 AM ^

You're a moron.  Boulder is beautiful and full of pretty transplants from LA and Phoenix.  Front Range winters are pretty darn easy for places where can snow.  CU's academics are solid too.  There's no reason, other than self inflicted stupidity, that CU cannot be a big time program.


September 18th, 2012 at 1:56 PM ^

"Some F---ing Statistics" - Spartan reply to the question, "You know what would look really sweet on those scoreboards?"

To be quite fair, 0 TDs is a statistic, as are 23-45 and 187 yards passing.



September 18th, 2012 at 1:58 PM ^

This week is a good one, but dang that USC guy is an asshat. Plus, the Sparty tears taste oh so great, but man I really hope Brian doesn't have to be the main focus of next week's TWIS.


September 18th, 2012 at 2:04 PM ^

Ill never forget my father taking my brothers and I to the Colorado game in 97. My father is the biggest pessimist of a Michigan fan iv ever met. On the way to the game that day he predicted a National title. After the game we went to a dinner at a place in Williamston Mi just so we could eat buffalo. That was the last game my brothers and I made it to together. I know CSB!