Friday, August 30, 2019

Friday Night Lights at Mile High!

Friday Night Lights at Mile High!


Mel Tucker coaches his first game for the Colorado Buffaloes. It's against an in-state rival. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN. It will be played in a very big stadium. What more fitting way to usher in the era of RELENTLESS?

Although the game marks the beginning of the Tucker era, it also marks the end of another era. After this year, the game will no longer be played in Denver. Thanks to the football gods. College football in the regular season belongs on college campuses.

Excitement is a mile high at CU Boulder for the beginning of a new season. 


A healthy Laviska Shenault is one of the most exciting players in the entire country.

QB Steven Montez is poised to break many of the all time Colorado records.

Which players will be the breakout stars of the new season? Linebacker Nate Landman, WR Shenault, defensive lineman Mustafa Johnson, and Tackle Will Sherman all became prominent players in the Pac-12 last year. Who will burst onto the scene this year?

The players are excited to finally be able to hit someone new. They want to take all that hard work they put into the off-season and take their games to the next level.

But the only thing any of the players care about is making sure that Colorado has a winning record, goes to a bowl game, and competes for the Pac-12 Championship.

The sound of Mel Tucker loudly urging his players to "COMPETE" still echoes inside their heads. Invest some time to watch this video to get you pumped up.

Relentless: Episode 1



The players are excited to finally be able to hit someone new. They want to take all that hard work they put into the off-season and take their games to the next level.

8 pm tonight on ESPN. The Mel Tucker era begins.

Tuck 'em Up, Tuck 'em Up, Go CU!


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Welcome to the Herd of Golden Buffaloes!

The students have arrived. The class of 2023 is safely on campus. And the college football season starts this Friday for the University of Colorado. Welcome to the herd of Golden Buffaloes!

There's a new big man on campus this year. His name is Mel Tucker, and he's the new head football coach here in Boulder.

The final Denver-based tilt of the Rocky Mountain Showdown will be at 8:00 pm Friday on ESPN.

The series between Colorado and Colorado State started in 1893, and since then the schools have played 90 times. The Colorado Buffs hold a 66-22 edge in victories. There have been 2 ties. The Buffs have won four in row, including last year's 45-13 thumping of the Rams. 
 
Traditionally, Colorado has been a much stronger team than Colorado State. They play in a Power Five (top tier) conference, while CSU does not.

In Division 1 all time, Colorado is tied for 25th in wins, with 705 victories. Colorado State is 89th, with only 520 wins. Colorado has won a national championship, had a Heisman Trophy winner, and 31 consensus All-Americans. Colorado State has had 4 All-Americans.

Despite that, CSU has won 6 times since the new millennium started. Six out of 19 games may not sound great, but it's a much higher percentage than the Rams won before the year 2000.

The game is being played in Denver, hopefully for the last time. Some of us feel that college rivalries belong on campus, not down the road in an NFL stadium.

GO BUFFS!