Thing is, I can't remember what it was. Probably something Bradlee Van Pelt said.
Seven months worth of ugly headlines have made last year's preseason motivation utterly forgettable. In retrospect, Bradlee The Mouth was nothing compared to Mary Keenan and Prescient Communications.
So now the Colorado Buffaloes are primed to unleash seven months worth of a slow boil when the football is kicked off at Folsom Stadium. Word is that the players are so stoked for the game coaches have given up trying to rein them in. But could the Buffs be putting too much emphasis on the game?
History has shown if CU falters Saturday, the season is not over. Nevertheless, CU players say Saturday's game CAN'T be over-emphasized.
"Every game is important," Sam Wilder said. "You've got to emphasize every game. I don't think you can over-emphasize any game."
Asked if there was a danger in putting too much emphasis on Saturday's game, fellow team captain Matt McChesney said: "I think it would be a danger if we were playing a Middle Tennessee State or a Division I AA team like a lot of people do. But we're playing one of our rivals."
And confidence? CU players are slowly, quietly boiling with it.
"We can do whatever we want to do as long as we put our mind to it and we go out there and be aggressive," Brian Iwuh said.
Barnett is 1-4 in openers at Colorado. Something (OK, a lot of things) tells me he's going to get his second win in a season opener Saturday night and the Buffs will travel to Seattle 1-0.
First things, first, however.
"Right now CSU is the most important game we're playing," McChesney said. "Our whole goal is coming here Saturday night and beating CSU. There's no way we could put too much emphasis on this game. The more the better."