This is going to be a tough game for the Pios. Wyoming is 11-1 and have already beaten CU in Boulder.Wyoming has a lot of fans in Denver, and plenty of die hards make the drive from Laramie and Cheyenne.Addionall, DU is playing on 45 hours rest and hasn't been able to fully prepare for the Cowboys.This is good preparation for league play weekends and post season play turnournds.
Go Denver--a chance to recapture some of the mojo that escaped in the Iona game. BTW, a nice result vs. Boise State the other night.
Hey, stop your dirty language. This is a family board. Ohhh...COWpokes. I get it. Screw the pokes. Or poke the screws. Whatever your prefer.
I just got in. Watched the halftime interviews. Question: who's that asshole with the cowboy hat on? When Bum Phillips coached the Oilers he never wore his cowboy hat in the dome. Said his mother told him not to wear any hat indoors. Mrs. Phillips was right. This ain't a rodeo, clown. Take off your freakin' hat, you look like a pure D schmuck.
Hey, Old Pio. You better watch out with your criticism of cowboy hats! Lil' Peon Girl might take great offense at you criticizing anything--hockey players he/she has a crush on, Jay Stickney, and western wear. Beware the girly message board wrath of LPG, and criticize western wear at your own peril!!
I had a fraternity brother from Cheyenne Wells whose favorite expression was: "hide and watch."Works for me. Just to clarify, I'm not criticizing cowboy hats per se, just goofy old farts who wear them indoors.
A really quality win by the Pioneers against a good club. TV showed a graphic which referred to Harry Hollines as DU's all time leading scorer. Harry did that in 3 seasons, 'cause frehmen were ineligible in the old days.A lot of us thought Harry wasn't getting the love he deserved for various honors, so four fraternities got together and kicked in 50 bucks each to buy him a trophy (a lot of money in those days). We gave it to Harry at half time of his final game for DU. We were playing New Mexico (or maybe New Mexico State) and were heavy undergods. DU hung around. And with the Pioneers trailing by 1 as the clock ran down, Harry put one up and was fouled. So with no time left on the clock. Harry went to the line to take the final two free throws of his college career. Drained 'em both, DU wins by one. Harry's one of the really great gentlemen you'll ever meet.
I see my dyslexia kicked in and I spelled "undergods" when I meant "underdogs." Cripes.
The old fart in the hat was Tracy Ringolsby, a Hall of Fame baseball writer from the Rocky Mountain News and a long-time Wyoming grad/fan/living legend. His cowboy hat is something of his trademark.DU's announced crowd tonight was 7,168 (there were about 5K in the building) but it was a good turnout for hoops in a snowstorm.DU is #23 in the RPI, and is playing the 39th toughest schedule in the country right now out of 345 D-I teams, and is 9-2 in that schedule to date. The Pios are for real. 6,000+ tickets have been sold for the next DU game (Citadel) and school is on break. Granted a lot of them are small children and families as part of a school promotion called Rising Stars.ESPN's first bracketology projected DU in the Dance as a #14 seed playing Kansas in Omaha. Wouldn't that be fun?
Article on Harry Hollines from the Post a few years ago:http://www.denverpost.com/catchingupwith/ci_5675688
Thanks for the info on the legendary Mr. Rigolsby. Trademark or not, only people raised in barns wear their hats indoors. And it's not even a particularly good looking hat, either.
Nice win. DU's got some good shooters
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