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Hope and expectations.

A mental exercise to put what we've seen so far in perspective. If you looked at the team from a third person perspective, it's hard to do as we are all, for the most part, compromised as emotionally involved fans. But try to imagine you didnt know that CU's roster is made up of primarially 2 and low 3 star players and and USC is made up of nearly all 4 and 5 star recruits. Imagine you knew nothing of past seasons of either team. If you watched the body of work from both teams this season, what would you infer as the most likely outcome of the upcoming game?
Intellectual honesty would force you to say that CU is playing at a very high level and has a better than 50% chance of winning the game.
Our HOPE is that CU continues what it has done up to this point. But our EXPECTATIONS mostly differ because of past knowledge. In other words, it's hard not to watch our Buffs without holding our collective breaths waiting and almost EXPECTING the other shoe to drop.
Past experience with this team clouds the current reality of this team and tells us "don't expect us to walk out of the Colosium with a W. This team is more likely to lay an egg..." The current reality is that the team is ahead of the fan base in their expectations of themselves. We as a fan base will more than likely be shocked if they win at SC. The team and coaches will not.
Btw, Steven Montez might potentially be the best Qb ever to wear the BnG. His combination of arm/athleticism/headieness I haven't seen in a Colorado uniform ever. As long as he continues to work and improve, we found 500 carat diamond in the mud.

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 11:20AM


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Hope and expectations. -- HooYahBUFF 10/03/2016 11:20AM
  Good insights, great points, and -- SilverII 10/03/2016 3:48PM
  Re: Hope and expectations. -- Indianola 10/03/2016 1:23PM
  Possibly making some new fans, too -- Gonzo 10/03/2016 8:47PM
  That comment nails it, Pardner ** -- PaleoBison 10/03/2016 2:58PM

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