Colorado Buffalo fans were hoping that this year would be different. They hoped that they would see an end to the unprepared road trips and the excessive, stupid penalties. After the 52-7 loss to the Cal Bears, fans at The Ralphie Report are acknowledging the fact that that hope may be unrealized this season:
Are the Buffs still a heavily penalized team? Yes
Are the Buffs unprepared with what looks like no offensive identity? Yes
Do the Buffs still make the same special teams mistakes? Yes
Do teams in BCS conferences continue to make our athletes look inferior? Yes
Do the Buffs lack emotion on the road? Yes
Yesterday was supposed to be one of the best days of the year. It turned into a day of embarrassment. I was embarrassed that I actually believed the Buffs could play with a team like Cal on the road. I was embarrassed to watch Larry Scott, Pac-10 commissioner, talk about the Buffs coming to the conference. I am embarrassed when I think about what the media and the other Pac-10 teams are thinking this morning. I am embarrassed to hear people saying we will be battling Washington State for last place every year. I was embarrassed watching the game with Oklahoma Sooner fans who felt fortunate to be associated with a team like OU and Bob Stoops because "it would be hard to deal with this every Saturday."
It's only one game, and Colorado can certainly rebound against Hawaii, but if three times is a trend then we shouldn't be getting our hopes up.