Greetings, Buff fans!
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, along comes an update from www.cuatthegame.com
Three columns have been posted under "Random Summer Thoughts" (you’ll need to scroll down a bit on the front page to get there—I have left the spring practice information up on the site. Disclaimer—I've been having some difficulty with the site—there are some inadvertent "A's" and "ae's" where apostrophe's and other punctuation marks are supposed to be. I apologize in advance for any difficulties in reading through the new postings).
Included in the update:
1) Updates on linebacker Derrick Stephens and left tackle Daron Rose. Don’t know how these two players fit into your fall plans to watch the Buffs? You’ll have to go to the site and read up.
2) Two recommendations for your summer reading list. One book is all about CU football and is by the guru of CU football, Dave Plati. It comes out the end of June and is a "must-have" for every Buff fan. The other book I think you’ll enjoy never mentions the Buffs (or college football for that matter). It is almost 20 years old and is the autobiography of an English football, aka soccer, fan. Still, the book is about what it means to be a devoted fan, and the author eloquently captures what we—the diehard fans—are all about.
3) Predicting the predictions. June for college football fans is all about the preseason magazines. Soon Athlon, Lindy’s, Street and Smith’s, and the like will be hitting the newsstands (some are already being posted on the internet) Too busy to read up on all the predictions? Wondering which teams from the Big 12 North will appear in the top 25 polls? Which ones will be considered "locks" for bowl games? Check out www.cuatthegame.com, and I’ll summarize what the magazines will be telling us this summer.
But wait, there’s more: If you have yet to become an aficionado of the "Archive Game of the Week" section, now is your chance. Posted this week is the 1991 Orange Bowl. The final score: Colorado 10, Notre Dame 9, belies the drama leading up to, during, and after the game. Remember actually rooting for Notre Dame to beat Penn State (only to be disappointed)? Remember Ronnie Bradford? "The Clip"? The one point loss in the UPI poll?
Take a few minutes to revisit the notes, quotes, and stats of the game which gave CU its first national football championship.
I’ll be back with you with another post in July. Until then, please remember that referrals are most welcome. We have added 75 to the email update list since January (welcome all you recruiting and spring practice fans!).
There will be a first-ever (likely to become annual) www.cuatthegame.com tailgate party at Invesco Field for the CSU game August 31. A special invitation will be sent out to all those on the email update list, so forward this post to your fellow Buffs!
Go Buffs! Stuart