Monday, September 10, 2012


What a sad day in Colorado football last Saturday...both CU and CSU lost to FCS teams on the same day.  I did a blog on AllBuffs and it can be found at LINK  I will do blog posts on AllBuffs under the NashBuff screen name.

Due to the numbers of views and stuff like that, I will discontinue this blog on this website but I will keep blogging on AllBuffs.  Thank you for taking your time to read my blogs.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Happy Thursday (Week 2)

Happy Thursday to y'all!  Thursdays are my Friday since I work 4 day 10 hour weeks.

From my last post, I worked on getting a better understanding of the Xfinity TV stuff for Comcast and to my disappointment, I didn't have the Digital TV starter package so I can't watch the Pac-12 Network on my laptop.  But I still can watch ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and ESPNU on my iPad, iPhone, and laptop thanks to what I have subscribed to Comcast.  I will look into set top boxes that carry the WATCH ESPN app and get one so I can watch it on a bigger monitor.  At least I can say I am not fully locked out of the Pac-12 exprience since my apartment complex has a clubhouse that has at least ten large HDTVs and I can watch the Pac-12 Network Mountain feed.  I basically wished for online access and watch anything I want anytime...that was the main sell of the Pac-12 Network when it was first announced and I was excited for that until everyone knew that Larry Scott was an used car salesman who just got us a lot of money for our media deal.  I could have the Pac-12 Network for an extra $40 on my Comcast bill and that deal was only good for the first six months so I decided I was no longer interested in trying to get the Pac-12 Network.  What a rip off and I'm sure many Pac-12 fans feel the same way.  I'm moving on without the Pac-12 Network for the forseeable future unless they offer an independent subscription deal.  Maybe if we ALL raise a huge stink about that deal, something could be worked on.

Important note for Comcast High Speed Customers: WatchESPN is free for you fellas which means you get to watch ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and ESPNU like me.  LINK  That is one heck of a deal and this is part of the reason why it has got to be frustrating to be a Pac-12 fan.  Larry Scott did stress the importance of exposure and that is where I feel that Scott has fallen short to a degree.

I want to express apologies to anyone that might have grown annoyed by my attitude towards the Pac-12 Network.  I'll just move on and wait for Comcast to work out a deal with the Pac-12 Network.  This will only mean extra money on top of the $3 billion dollar deal the Pac-12 has with ESPN and Fox.

Now time to move onto the HAPPY part of Happy Thursday...tonight there will be some football games!  YAY!!!

That means I need to get cracking on my predictions for this week's games but first, I want to review my prediction from the previous week:

Utah 38 Northern Colorado 10
Arizona 32 Toldeo 13
Arizona State 34 Northern Arizona 14
Colorado 27 Colorado State 0
Air Force 43 Idaho State 22
New Mexico 26 Southern 3
New Mexico State 28 Sacramento State 27
BYU 48 Washington State 45
Utah State 45 Southern Utah 7
Frenso State 49 Weber State 11

My lone blemish was my own beloved Buffaloes...GRRR!!!  My record to date is 9-1.  I will find other ways to measure my accuracy and will be honest with it.

Week 2 Predictions:

Utah 31 Utah State 22
Cal 42 Southern Utah 7
CU 35 Sacramento State 27
ASU 35 Illinois 31
Oklahoma State 45 Arizona 35
Michgian 27 Air Force 24
CSU 29 North Dakota State 27
Texas 44 New Mexico 24
UNLV 17 NAU 14
Ohio 42 NMSU 21
BYU 52 Weber State 14
Northern Colorado 21 Colorado Mesa 19

Have a safe and fun weekend!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Week 2 Mid-Week Report

Hello everyone!

If you are a Comcast customer, you should be able to view the Pac-12 Network on your laptop.  I do not know about the iPad at this point.  I will provide links that were found off a Comcast forum:

I haven't tried yet but will when I get home from work or church tonight.

It appears to me that Oklahoma State is preparing for Arizona as if Arizona was a big time program.  LINK

Coach Graham wants ASU's offense to move faster despite ASU getting 63 points last weekend.  LINK

Ditto for Coach Embree. LINK

Coach Whittingham wants a more explosive offense.  Reminds me of myself playing football on the PS3 and grumbling within myself about my offense not being explosive enough.  That is after throwing for a few touchdowns down the field...I guess I'm just too greedy and with the real life coaches, I'm not alone.  LINK

So I guess the theme for this week is how much more OFFENSIVE could your team be?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Recapping Week 1

It was great to have some football to watch this weekend despite my disappointment with CU this week.  I will get to that later.

Utah's defense should be commended for shutting out Northern Colorado even if the Bears aren't any good at this point.  The Utes can run the football but there are concerns with Wynn's arm strength so there could be a QB controvestry over the course of the season since the Utes have two other QBs in Hays and Wilson.  The Utes play at Utah State this Friday on ESPN so I should catch the Utes this time and like the Utes, they have no idea how good they are after beating Big Sky Conference newcomer Southern Utah 34-3.  No doubt the Aggies of Logan will be pumped up to take down a PAC-12 school since conference mate San Jose State nearly took down Stanford.  I bet Coach Whittingham will be making sure his team is focused this week in practice.

ASU won bigger than I expected...perhaps Coach Graham is that good at getting his teams ready to play.  The Sun Devils did knock out NAU's starting QB and RB so that did help in the blowout win.  Sun Devils rushed for 305 yards and passed for 249 yards.  Pretty good win and now the season actually starts against Illinois who has a new coach so I'm thinking ASU wins that one too. I'll do a little research here amd there before I confirm my pick.

CU was ahead 14-3 just before the half and funny how one muffed punt return changes the game's outcome.  Coach Embree made a very questionable call where he went for it on 4th down instead of kicking a short FG.  This coaching blunder might end up biting Embree down the road when he is apologizing for his miscues at the press conference that announces his resignation or firing carried by the PAC-12 Network.  New Mexico State took care of Sacramento State in Las Crues and CU should win that one easily.  If not, things could get ugly in Boulder like it did under Dan Hawkins.M As a CU fan, I never looked forward to basketball this early.  #IsItNovemberYet

UA had to hold off mighty Toledo in overtime despite getting 624 yards on offense.  UA could have blown the Rockets out but the refs called back some long TD plays that would have blown the game wide open for the Wildcats.  Coach Rodriguez will have to clean up on three turnovers plus two missed FGs.  It must happen this week as Oklahoma State visits Tucson after winning 84-0 against one of the historically worst FCS programs in Savannah State.  This game will be on the PAC-12 Network amd I hope to be able to watch this one.  OSU's DC is recovering in the hospital...good thing that the hospital might not have the P12 Network since it would be a horror show for DCs.

As for the other 4C Schools, I was surprised that both New Mexico schools blew out opposing FCS schools.  Lobo fans are probably wearing their school's t-shirt around town instead of paper bags on their heads for a change.  I'm not wearing my CU gear for awhile at this point.  I'm wearing my Denver Broncos hat that I bought four years ago and an orange #15 with Tebow on the back.  I told my wife if she doesn't stop talking about him, I will buy a Peyton Manning jersey.

BYU looks like a good team this year after dismantling WSU in Provo.  Given that I can watch their games on BYUtv amd ESPN, I will be able to report on this team frequently.  This is why it's so important that distributors provide fans with access to their teams (are you listening Comcast?).  I liked how BYU used a second QB as a change of pace QB.  Could Jimmer mania be back in town in some form sooner than later?

Air Force took care of Idaho State 49-21.  The birdies took care of business but I'm concerned about that 5/12 3rd down conversation statistic.  The Bengals also had three less first downs than the Falcons.  Those numbers will not cut it in FBS ball but this is the first weekend so it's best to reserve judgment until after the second game since it is said that teams make the most improvement between the first and second games of the season.  We shall see about that.

Frenso State handled Weber State (will cover FCS schools in this blog).  This is also of interest to this CU fan as the Buffs visit Frenso in their final OOC game before opening P12 play at WSU.

And this is begrudging to this CU fan: how about them Rams?