You'd think I'd be used to this garbage by now, having been a devoted Boulderite for over a decade, but it's just something you can never get used to -- the glut of cars, the picked-clean aisles of Target, the impossibility of finding an open table at a local restaurant. Heaven help me, I love this town for 362 days a year, but this just ain't the week for me.
My advice to those who didn't realize, and were thinking of driving up to town over the next few days: why not try Broomfield?
Speaking of freshman move-in, please consider this:
Remember: we are not a football school, we are not a basketball school. We are a Cross County (and Skiing) school. For his 20th year of dominance, at the onset of yet another national title campaign, we owe that man a statue.Dear incoming xc freshman, Wetmore became the head coach at CU in 1995. He's been doing this longer than you've been alive. Do what he says.— Shalaya Kipp (@ShalayaKipp) August 17, 2015
Today in the bag, I'm talking Saturday's scrimmage, the Mayor's discussion on who was the best wide receiver in CU history, and the PGA Championship.
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Buffs scrimmage slips by uneventfully -
Saturday morning, under a crystal clear, utterly typical summer sky in Boulder, the Buffs put on their final open scrimmage of fall camp. For those of BuffNation, like me, yearning for a peak at what's in store for the season... well, there's wasn't much to see. The word 'vanilla' was tossed around repeatedly in the media, and that's a pretty apt descriptor.
|That's just pronographic. I could've moved around for a better shot, but whatevs.|
But that's what you should expect in situations such as this. Camp is just now cracking the half-way mark, and it would be irresponsible for the staff to put on a show just to satiate the curious. Sure, there's something to be said to rewarding the diehards who would show up to something as ridiculous as an 8:30am scrimmage, but, with games to be won and a season to stay healthy for on the horizon, best to play it safe, and show off the youngsters. To that end, only Samson Kafovalu pulled up lame (and he's, apparently, all good), and we all got to see plenty of the freshmen. Mission accomplished.
|That Powell run was cool, at least. From: the BDC|
The best wide receiver in CU history -
Towards the tail end of a rolling twitter discussion of 'who was better: Jerry Rice or Randy Moss?' (For the record, it's Moss), the Mayor, Spencer Dinwiddie, threw out this gem:
Leave it to the Mayor to raise an important issue for debate... P-Rich certainly comes to mind easily, putting his best work on paper only a few short years ago, but he has some sizable competition with current wideout stud Nelson Spruce, and other greats from years past. Even as hardscrabble as the football has been in Boulder, of late, there's been some good ones over the last few years. Names like DJ Hackett, Derek McCoy, and Scotty McKnight join luminaries like Michael Westbrook, Charles E Johnson, Cliff Branch, and Dave Logan as claimants to the throne.@RealMatSmith @Tjonessltrib @William_Whelan @Rumblinbuffalo better question for this panel is if @PRichJr10 best WR in CU history— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) August 17, 2015
|Up for discussion: the career of Paul Richardson.|
For my money, however, in the last 13 years of Colorado football, P-Rich was the best. He passes the eye test (if you could see him), the stat test (284 yards in a single game, yo), along with everything else... and, overcame a whole lot to have the '13 season he did (recovering from injury; rotating QBs, including a freshman; coaching turmoil; etc.). Scotty has better raw numbers, and the original H&M did it in more meaningful games, but none had the pure, unbelievable, undefendable breakaway speed of Richardson.
|*poof* HE GONE! From: SBNation|
There's your answer, Mayor: yes, P-Rich is the best.
Day's Day in Wisconsin -
The 2015 major championship season came to a close on Sunday, as Australian Jason Day took home the PGA title in demonstrative fashion. Making the course at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin look like your local public 18, he cruised to a four-day total of 20-shots under par -- good enough for a new major championship record, besting Tiger's old mark of 19-under from the 2000 British Open. It's the 27-year-old's first major victory, and well earned, at that.
|An emotional Jason Day takes home his first crown in historic fashion. From:SBNation|
Jordan Spieth, who remains the best golfer on the planet, finished second at 17-under. While he only made it half-way through his bid for the first modern Grand Slam, he is, definitively, the flag-bearer of the golfing world. Winning the Masters and US Open, before coming up just short at the British and PGA, cemented his status. Still at only 22 years of age, it's easy to imagine the next decade becoming all about the UT product - what we as golf fans once had with Tiger, now seems to have been transferred to Spieth. Can't wait for next year.