Countdown to Kickoff Day 89: Kyle Helbig

Kyle Helbig • Tight End • Redshirt Freshman • Broomfield, CO

So far: Another sweet, sweet Colorado RecruitTM who chose the Rams over offers from Iowa State, Utah State, Air Force, Wyoming, and UNLV. Rejected offers from Air Force and Wyoming? What a legend.

He only played in a few games as a freshman and was eligible to redshirt. My only memory of him from last year was during Dante Wright’s TD run in the Rocky Mountain Showdown:

Look at Helbig out there throwing some blocks!

What’s next: Playing time is going to be pretty tough to come by in the tight end group with Trey McBride, Cameron Butler, and Gary Williams returning and Brian Polendey transferring in from Miami (FL). But Helbig showed enough as a true freshman to see the field in one of the biggest games of the season, so I wouldn’t count him out just yet.

I can’t help but feel that Helbig is a bit of a sleeper. He’s overshadowed by the stud upperclassmen on the roster, but he’s already proven that he can break into the TE rotation. In high school he was an absolute beast and so far in college he’s put on 30 pounds. Someone to keep an eye on.

Brewery nearest Broomfield, Colorado: 4 Noses Brewery

I’ll admit that I know nothing about this brewery and Broomfield in general. They do a really good job of describing their beers on their website though, I may have to take a road trip.

Lowest Yelp review for 4 Noses:

At first I thought Timothy M was a bot or a Russian when he said “They offered many choices and promoted their beer highly.” I’m not sure what “promoted their beer highly” is supposed to mean. I’ve been to a dispensary where they promoted their products highly, not a brewery.

I got back on the Timothy M bandwagon when he took issue with the fact that he couldn’t drink four beers at once. We’ve all been there Timothy, we’ve all been there. Well deserved one star review.

Ranking Every Game of the Mike Bobo Era, #56

2016 Colorado, The Boat Race

  • Final Score: Colorado State 7, Colorado 44
  • Line: Colorado -7
  • Venue: Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Is this game even worth recapping? It has got be to the least prepared a Mike Bobo team has ever been, which is kinda crazy considering it was the FIRST FUCKING GAME OF THE SEASON.

The game started off with two bad omens:

Watching Michael Gallup jog off the field with his logo on the wrong way made you wonder what other details were overlooked in the build up to one of the biggest games of the year.

Bad omen two:

Would you look at that shit? Three Rams have a chance at that ball, but it somehow ends up with a Buff and they go up 7-0. Coach Bobo should have just pulled the guys off the field and loaded up the buses on the spot.

One of the worst parts of the game is that it produced the Faton Bauta meme where he’s enthusiastically signaling a first down while the team is down 37-0. I’m not going to post the GIF here because we’ve all seen it before and we’ll continue to see it until the end of time. I wish I could burn it.

At the time the loss felt like the worst thing in the world, especially because the last two RMS’s were competitive and a blowout like this was totally unexpected. But knowing what we know now, the loss wasn’t as bad as it seems because that was a pretty good CU team. It was the only CU team with a winning record over the last decade and a half, which I think is worth mentioning again: CU has had only one winning season over the past decade and a half. In the past decade and a half, CU has finished with a winning record only one time. Once, is the number of times CU finished with a winning record over the last decade and a half. A team who has only had one winning record in the last decade and a half is CU.

Okay, I feel a little better now.

The full game is here if you hate yourself and want to watch it:

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