Ralph, did you live in Hope, Arkansas while you were growing up?
My big brother, John Wayne, was a good friend of Ralph's uncle Johnny Anthony.
Football is not simply about X's and O's. I have no doubt that Coach Hawkins is an excellent strategist when it comes to playing the game of football. But, one also must be an incredible motivator or student athletes when it comes to coaching at the collegiate level. The 2009 version of the Colorado football team seemed "flat" more often than not. You can not compete against teams like Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Colorado State, etc. and expect to win on the game plan alone. Teams must be fired up and biting at the bit to get out on the field and play such quality opponents. What Colorado needs is a coach who can work the X's and O's like Hawkins and a coach who can motivate like a Rick Neuheisel. Even though I did not care for his antics, Neuheisel always had his teams ready to play on any given Saturday. Hawkins may be a good man and a good strategist but giving him another year at CU is like finding another bandage to cover up that gash on the Titanic.
As a BYU fan I must say I lave watching the Falcons play. I love your NEVER QUIT attitude. Good luck on Saturday and God bless for what you do for our country. You guys are the ONLY other MWC team that I really cheer for. I wish you could have beaten those godless Utes.
Go Falcons and make it a good one Saturday. (but not too close)
You are an idiot for suggesting the Red Sox would trade one of the best five closers in baseball for Garrett Atkins, who hit a staggering .225 with 9 homers this year.
I agree with the first comment. As a former player of Coach Bodor I felt that he was very very disrespectful and he had no clue on how to run a football program. I know that most of the CC football team felt this way as well.
Bob Bodor ran that program into the ground. He couldn't coach any where here in the states cause everyone dislikes him. He got what he deserved.
I made my sweeping judgement when a 32 year old rookie coach p-o'd the number one quarterback in the league. 8-8 would be heaven. How 'bout 2-14?
Seriously? Are we looking at the same team? New Coach, Quarterback, Offensive and Defensive scheme's - I am a Bronco fan but even I can smell 6-10 in the water.
Its getting paved you idiot, lol, this race is more like the best race on the planet,. :) I dont know how it can generate dust if its almost 75% paved, this race deserves more credit than it gets. Maybe you should just try coming to the race sometime and see what I mean. No one is going to listen to you. The race made more of a profit this year than they have ever made, and it is a huge money maker for buisnesses and hotels around the area. There I am done.
Dumbest Race on the Planet. Hands Down. My City does not have the money to fund basic Park and Recreation services for citizens of this city, but we can fund a dangerous race that serves only the pleasure of many out of town drivers who don't even pay taxes here. Routon ought to go interview the caretakers on Pikes Peak. They told representatives of the North Slope Committee 25 years ago that the Pikes Peak Hill Climb generates more dust pollution all over the forests up there than any other day of the year. That's right. The NUMBER ONE pollution event each year.
The NFL draft is the greatest. As a Bronco fan this draft and its picks will determine whether or not Josh McTrainwreck has any hope of winning back disappointed fans. The Cutler situation was pathetic. Hopefully this won't be another deer in the headlights moment for the boy coach.
There is still hope for saving these programs.
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I doubt the SCAC opponents who CC's administration left in the lurch would be interested in playing a meaningless non-conf game here. And the student-athletes, sad to say, are frantically trying to transfer to some place that gives a d**n. The CC administration purposefully waited to make the announcement so that the program's disintegration would be a fait d'accompli.
Football is one of those sports that seems to be either loved or hated by students, alums and fans.It is easy to see it as another example of violence in violent times.
What it gives to young men is hard to measure but the life's lessons taught through the team concept not only last throughout a lifetime but help shape the lives of its players.
I attended CSU-Pueblo to pay football after my original school cancelled its program. That school's image has drastically changed both nationally and regionally. CSU-Pueblo actually dropped its program only to revive it to increase enrollment. (up 60% for first year students and 11% for the entire student body). Did CC communicate with CSU-Pueblo before they gave the death sentence to a vital and, apparently, unappreciated program?
I didn't even know they had a football team. Guess that says something about the "marketing". God knows we hear enough about the Hockey
Hi I do not know a thing about soap operas. But, I do know that all a person needs to do is ADD UP all the offensive points Cutler has put up. Nothing was wrong with the offensive line and certainly not Jay Cutler. WHY try to fix something that is not BROKEN !!! Fix the DEFENSE... josh mcdanials is a fool to not focus on fixing the defense. You are right the owner needs to take control.
Thanks for allowing me to get that off my chest.
My memory of the events after the final game of the 1977 season are very different than yours. I personally went to the locker room doors and told the press that the team unanimously decided not to let them in. If you were in the locker room and intimidated by Leon White it may have been because you were not supposed to be in there.
On the matter of no bowl game in 1977, it was because Athletic Director Crowder would not accept a bowl game offer because of some personal issue of his. To this day I can't forgive Crowder for spoiling my opportunity to go to a bowl game.
On Crowder's comment that Mallory was somehow over-rated, please note that Mallory's teams won 62% of the time which is the same as McCartney. I am of the opinion that Crowder fired Mallory so he could bring in his crony Chuck Fairbanks.
Nice article, but I take issue with one of your comments under the won't reach 10-5 section. You write that with Prater we no longer have a shot at a 57 yard field goal to save a game, that we can only count on short field goals. You have it exactly backwards. Elam is automatic from 40 yards in but can longer hit really long field goals or reach the end zone on kickoffs. Prater can do both but hasn't yet established himself as being reliable from 40 yards or shorter.
I totally agree with this analysis of the Broncos. Their defense looks suspect to say the least. Offense might be okay but special teams will kill them once again.
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