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Colorado is the best!

Wow! Freakin’ Wow!

I’ve just had two amazing weeks in this great state.

Last weekend I hit up Glenwood Springs. I went to Hanging Lake. One of the most beautiful places in the world. It is quite a hike to get up there but well worth the trip. After this we stayed at the Glenwood Springs Lodge and Pool. It was the perfect ending to be in that nice warm pool after such a long hike. I have to thank my mom for the great birthday present sending Kelsey and I up there.

Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake

So why am I talking about my vacation on a football blog? Am I that much of a narcissist?

Nope! Well at least I don’t think I am. I’ll put up a picture of myself to prove I’m not:

Me behind Hanging Lake Waterfall

Me behind Hanging Lake Waterfall

While I was in the beauty that is Colorado I became perplexed on how we are not constantly in the top 5 for recruiting. I won’t put us as number 1 because I understand what schools such as Miami and USC bring to the table but how is it that we are out recruited on a regular basis by schools such as Ohio State and Nebraska. I do understand the tradition of those schools brings a lot to the table but when you are looking for a mate do you choose the girl who has been “around” for a while or would you rather have the best looking girl at the party?

If anyone reading this has not had the experience of visiting Boulder I would highly recommend seeing what a wonderful campus we have here. Make sure you travel just a few miles south and see Eldorado Springs. Its is one of my favorite places to visit and only a 20 minute drive from my house.  I cannot imagine a recruit visiting and not being wowed when they leave.

Picture of Eldorado Springs from my balcony

Picture of Eldorado Springs from my balcony

Oh and thanks for the huge B-day win Buffs. If we could only play every year on the birthday.

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Hello, my name is Dale and I’m a Homer.

It is hard for me to say those words. I like to think that I am unbiased and reasonable but in reality I believe the Buffs will win the National Championship. The Broncos will dominate the NFL and bring the Lombardi trophy back to Denver. The Rockies will pull off another great end of year run to make the playoffs. The Nuggets will….well….ummm….okay the Avs can still win the Stanley Cup.

Well guess what? There is absolutely nothing wrong with thinking this way. Maybe if I was getting paid for my opinions I would tone it down a bit. But those thoughts would still be in the back of my head.

Isn’t that the point of sports, to fill us with hope and joy? I won’t be angry or mad if West Virgina beats the Buffs on Sept 18th but I believe that the Buffs will pull out a huge upset in the John Denver Bowl.

Being a homer gets you ridiculed a lot. Most of the people who make fun or rip on your ideas are either homers themselves just for another team or people who don’t truly enjoy sports. I know a guy who says he is a huge Nuggets fan but he spends the whole game yelling and screaming at the players on the television. The words he says cannot be repeated in case any young ones are reading this. At the end of the game if the Nuggets are the victors he is giving out high fives and saying how great of a job they did. If they just lost he continues his yelling for about a half hour. Can this really be giving him more joy than stress? The kid probably takes a month off his life every time he watches a game.

I will never questions any person’s “fanhood” because i don’t really know if he is a better or worse fan than me because of the way that he acts. I can see arguments for both sides. What upsets me is that these types question my “fanhood” by calling me a homer. That I don’t think the home team can do any wrong.

 Of course my teams do not always play well. The Buffs and Iowa State last year is a great example. But I would prefer not to rip on the teams I love for every little thing they do wrong. I love watching the game and having hope that everything will turn out right.

Maybe it is because I was raised by Disney and everything always comes out right. Darrell Scott, I mean, Prince Charming will find me one day.

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