|Hey, look! It's that thing that starts in not-Las Vegas!|
So, everyone on the same page now? No? Well, whatever. The long and short of it is that CU gets two home games against doughy-soft competition before heading out to Vegas to play two, and they all collude to allow the Buffs to play a few extra games, while collecting the associated home ticket revenues. Yay, money!
Worse, for Colorado's post-season purposes, these guys are a RPI drag. Currently just inside the RPI 300-plus, by the time conference play rolls around (the Southland is, routinely, one of the five worst-RPI leagues), they're destined to settle into the national cellar. If the Buffs cannot find a way to meet up with SMU next week in Nevada, cancelling out the negative effects of this RPI-anchor, then there's really no value to the game against Nicholls whatsoever. Might as well have the Ft Lewis Skyhawks back in, who, come to think of it, could probably beat NSU...
|The Colonels are used to getting pushed around, like they were in Dallas this week. From: the Houston Chronicle.|
Aw, who am I kidding? I cannot even imagine a scenario where Colorado struggles for more than a few minutes here or there. The Buffs should roll, handily, to another high-flying victory. Think 25+ range, Larry Bird All-Stars in early, with me asleep by the second media timeout in the second half. Anything less, and the narrative will, assuredly be, finals week distractions. Or, simply, pure boredom. Either way, a win is a win, and CU should have no trouble claiming one tomorrow.
Tip-off from the Coors Events Center is set for 7pm Friday night. Those not willing to brave the weather and the traffic can follow the action on Pac-12 Mountain or 850 KOA.
GO BUFFS! PROVE ME RIGHT, AND BEAT THE COLONELS!