It’s been dumping snow here in Boulder for the past 24 hours and, much to my dismay, classes did not get cancelled today. Last night, however, myself and a group of friends made the trek to Fort Collins (home of our rivals: the CSU Rams) for the CU vs. CSU basketball game. This annual rivalry game always promises to excite. For the past 4 years, the home team has won every matchup. Last night, the Buffs ended that streak and beat CSU on their home court 70-61.
While the game was exciting in and of itself, we easily spent more time driving there and back than we did at the game. Only a couple hours before we were going to leave, it started snowing in Boulder. We figured that leaving 2 hours early would be enough, but between rush hour traffic and snowy roads, we ended up getting to the game halfway through the first half. When we got there, the score was only 12-10, so we didn’t miss much. The portion of the game that we were there for was incredibly exciting. It was a back and forth game, with each team tying and then taking the lead many times, even though our team was heavily favored. In the end, we managed to come away with a victory as a result of some clutch 3-pointers from Jaron Hopkins and great play by Spencer Dinwiddie.
By the end of the game, the CU contingent at the game had grown to an entire section (all the way in the upper corner I might add) and had sufficiently heckled the CSU student section right below. There were also a good number of CSU fans stuck in the middle of the CU section that looked extremely disgruntled at the end of the game. Finally, on our way out of Fort Collins, we stopped at Noodles for a post game meal. It was delicious, as always, and a perfect way to begin the slow drive home through the blizzard.
In the end, it was all worth it. We beat our rivals on their own court, and our team is now 8-1.
Until next time,
Our post game meal at Noodles