With the upcoming conference switch, much of the "party-line" talk coming from CU has centered on our alumni base on the West Coast. They see a region full of alumni without a single Black & Gold team to root for (and donate to and buy tickets to and send their children to).
Whenever the switch is ultimately made, Colorado's footprint and exposure is going to change dramatically. Once we're in our new home, our focus will have shifted 2 timezones later; we'll reach 1 fewer state (6), but potentially 14.8 million more people;
This of course ties right back into all the talk about where CU's Alumni base is, which made me ask, "Which Conference does everyone on the Ralphie Report live in?"