With the 2014 home football schedule coming to an end on Saturday at 1 p.m. against Savannah State, I’m sure a lot of you are debating whether to attend the game. For many of you, the season ended when Taysom Hill got injured against Utah State and the team went 0-for-October. But, there are still plenty of reasons to go out and support the football team. Below are just a few:
1. You’re not a fair-weather fan
One of the complaints Cougar fans have against those who support the team up north is they haven’t been in it for the long haul like you have. If you are “loyal, strong, and true” Cougar fans, you won’t let something like bad weather or the quality of the opponent keep you from the game. If you do, you’re no better than those “fans” who started supporting Utah mid-way through the 2004 season.
2. Do it for the kids
It’s not the players’ fault the game is against a lower tier opponent. They just have to play the games on the schedule. Unless you’re traveling to Cal or the bowl game, this will be your last chance to watch Craig Bills and Alani Fua lay the wood to someone, experience Rob Daniel blanket an opposing receiver, or Paul Lasike punish opposing defenses.
3. You’re cheap
I know this is a stereotype that Cougar fans have been dealing with for years, and for some of you it’s not true. But let’s face it. If you’re a season ticket holder, you’ve already spent the money, and you’re probably not going to be able to recoup any of that money by scalping them (you might even have to pay someone to take them off your hands). So why not spend the Saturday eating a hot dog and watching a guaranteed Cougar victory.
4. You’re crazy
Let’s be honest, no one in their right mind wants to sit out in the cold or rain or snow, but we’re willing to do it because we love football. And when you love something, it makes you do crazy things.
5. It’s in the afternoon!
Contrary to what the old man in the above video said, this game is in the afternoon. Count yourself thankful that you don’t have to endure watching this game on a cold November evening to accommodate our television partner. You can enjoy this game in the afternoon like you did back in the glory days of the program.