September 15, 2012; Fresno, CA, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs running back Robbie Rouse (8) catches a touchdown pass past the reach of Colorado Buffaloes inside linebacker Kyle Washington (4) in the first quarter at Bulldog Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE
Fair warning: I'm drunk. Please forgive the inevitable typos.
That just happened.
It appears this Colorado team is very, very bad. We all knew it was bad before, but now we're looking at a team that's historically bad. Worst team in the BCS era bad. Worst team in 100 plus years of Colorado football bad. I could go on...
I started thinking about what I was going to write in the 1st quarter when it was 28-0. I was tipsy at that point. It then didn't take long for me to get rip-roaring drunk. 55-7 at halftime. I'm a sucker, so I didn't turn the game off in the 2nd quarter when I first thought about doing so. I stayed pat. I kept watching. I must really hate myself. What kind of reasonable person would put themselves through that?
(Also, I spilled beer on my laptop. But clearly, everything is okay. Still not sure whether it was intentional or not. I think my subconscious wanted to keep me from having to write this)
I'd like to include some quotes from the group of people I was watching the game with:
Follow the jump to see just how depressed one man can get!
The best we can hope for is that this in an empty victory for them
(After the blocked PAT)
Hey, it's only 41-0!
And the kicker (and in my drunken state, it seems like a great idea):
This would be a lot more enjoyable if the referees were little people
So there you have it. At least I was able to laugh a little bit during this game. And thank goodness, because it was taking all my energy not to cry. I cannot remember being a fan of a team anywhere, at any level, being this bad at a sport. And I've been a fan of some pretty bad teams. I'm from Dallas and have been a lifelong Rangers and Mavericks fan. There were some pretty meek years from both of those teams. But this is something else entirely.
This is a miserable team. They are bad, they show no heart, they play without passion, and no matter who they put out there (and they tried just about everyone), they stink. It's only going to get worse. The team is going backwards instead of forwards and the schedule only gets tougher. I'd love someone, when they're sober, to look up the most points we've given up in a single season. Because I have a feeling we're going to eclipse that. Does Jon Embree step down after this game? Would that even solve anything? Players aren't improving. Nobody is stepping up. Changes aren't being made. This is awful. Just awful. I already talked about how I'm not for coaching changes midseason, but I also haven't experience a team that was this terrible.
Here's the dilemma. I will support the Buffaloes. I will support the players that committed to play for the Buffaloes. Or at least, that's what I want to do. But my values on this matter are being tested. At this rate, we won't win a game this season. Think about that for a second. Winless. 0-12. How? Why? What did we do to deserve this? There were a ton of people who insisted on hiring someone with a connection to the program as the next HC after Hawkins was fired. That was one of the biggest complaints with "Hawk". "He doesn't understand how to win here in Boulder," or "He isn't familiar with our history," or "he's a terrible coach," or "let's fire that Helfrich, guy, he clearly will never be a successful offensive coordinator..."
I don't know what to think any more. Mostly, because I'm just smashed. This has been very hard to type and I hope it was somewhat coherent. This was painful. Thank goodness I decided not to drive to Fresno last minute. I probably would never have made it home.
And now I have to go to work tomorrow. I have a staff-member who is a Hokie. Tomorrow is going to be so depressing.
I hope you are all safe, considering all of the drinking that is sure to be going on. I stand Shoulder to Shoulder with you, fellow Buffaloes. That's about all I can say at this point.
(Since there doesn't seem to be a recap up, for those that missed it. We lost to Fresno State 69-14. I just threw up a little bit)