While college football is always an exciting part of the sports calendar, no one predicted this. Even though the major programs are going strong, the biggest story in the country comes from Colorado. Whether it be the media, NBA players, or the world at large, the entire attention is on what happens next with Deion Sanders and his team. Among the ones watching the latest game was Shaquille O’Neal. As tensions looked ready to spill over before their third game, the Los Angeles Lakers legend took in the hostilities.
After a 2-0 start, a matchup between the 2 Colorado teams was high with anticipation. Then, coach Norvell upped the ante. Now, with a bona fide classic in the books, the makings were visible before the game even began.
Shaquille O’Neal watches Colorado rivalry heat up
In what would serve as a precursor to the double overtime classic in the books, the battle lines were clear before the game began. Sheduer Sanders, star quarterback for the Buffaloes and coach Deion Sanders‘ son, got into it with players from Colorado State.
The crowd, entirely in the Sanders corner, rained down chants of “F**k CSU”. The entire moment would become instantly iconic, doubly so after the classic game that followed. Even Shaquille O’Neal had to put up a story covering the growing beef between the two sides.
Due to the ever-growing animosity, the matchup was a box-office attraction. And it wasn’t to disappoint. As a result of the budding rivalry, the game wasn’t without its shenanigans. Even dirty fouls became part o….