Last Updated on September 13, 2023 by Robert C. Hoopes
Former Colorado State University (CSU) Rams quarterback and controversial figure, Bradlee Van Pelt, has announced his plans to attend the highly anticipated Rocky Mountain Showdown game between CSU and the University of Colorado (CU). Known for his on-field prowess and off-field controversies, Van Pelt’s presence at the game is expected to generate a lot of buzz.
Van Pelt gained notoriety in 2005 when he sparked controversy by wearing a t-shirt with an obscenity at Folsom Field, the home stadium of the CU Buffaloes. Despite this incident, he continues to be recognized for his famous spike against Buffs defender Roderick Sneed in 2002.
As a proud supporter of CSU, Van Pelt is excited to engage in some good-natured trash-talking and competition during the game. He remains a beloved figure in the CSU community, despite his past behavior, and his attendance at the Rocky Mountain Showdown further solidifies his commitment to the Rams.
However, the odds seem to be stacked against CSU this year. The Vegas point spread currently favors the CU Buffaloes by a staggering 23.5 points, marking the largest point spread in the series since 1995. This prediction has left many fans concerned about CSU’s chances of victory.
In addition to sharing his thoughts on the upcoming game, Van Pelt also voiced his opinion on the controversial hiring of Deion Sanders as the head coach of CU. Questioning the team’s potential success under Sanders, Van Pelt has sparked a new debate among football enthusiasts.
While the game promises to be a thrilling event, attending it comes at a price. Ticket prices for the Rocky Mountain Showdown are high, reflecting the game’s importance and popularity. However, Van Pelt humorously suggests that he may attend incognito to avoid encounters with long-time fans seeking revenge for his past antics.
As the Rocky Mountain Showdown approaches, the anticipation and excitement continue to build. While the odds may be against CSU, the presence of Bradlee Van Pelt, a controversial yet legendary figure in Rams’ history, adds an extra layer of intrigue to this historic rivalry. Fans on both sides eagerly await the outcome of this highly-anticipated game.