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While watching the end of NCSU beating Duke today, this occurred to me. There is something about letting fans have passion. If you don't let fans have passion, does it make it harder to build a fan base?
I know it is dangerous, but so is all of life. Here is an interesting story about an NCSU student in a wheeler chair joining in today:
No. I think the fans have decided to take pride in not storming the court or field, at this point. Act like we've been there!
Nope. We don't storm the field after a big football game.
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No. We are UF. We expect to win.
I would be okay if we stormed the field if we beat #1 who wouldnt? but why would we otherwise?
maybe not #1 but like when we win a game like we did against LSU this year...would have been solid...just that "step of the program" type win....but i agree, we should act like we've been there...because we have!
Lol uhm no we don't storm tje field for nothing we are UF
We expected to win big games.
We aren't a big east team
Not a chance. Also it's impossible unless we were to all move to the endlines. Renovated bleaches are higher up, farther away, and I'd rather not trample over media members and courtside seat holders. I kinda like them.
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We also don't storm the field because the SEC doesn't permit it, and there are fines, and the SEC doesn't permit it because people have been paralyzed during them (and also maybe because there have been fisticuffs during them).
I don't think it hurts. O'Dome's gonna be packed in a week for Missouri.
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This is the issue I raised. I am pretty old school about storming the court, but this program needs fan enthusiasm. I have defended the fan support and hope you are right about the UMo game. Still I wonder if the UF UAA tends to take some of the fun out of being a fan.
How often would we really storm our own court anyway; we're typically the favorite or higher ranked team. Playing #1 at home and winning has to be the kind of thing that happens once every 5-10 years.
And what exactly would be gained in terms of fan support or passion if we stormed the court on those very rare occasions when we have and win a home game against a #1 team?
It'd be thrilling for that day or night, but it wouldn't do anything for long-term fan excitement or support... it wouldn't keep it at a high level for the 5 or 10 years until it happened again.
No no no
Crowd was pretty darn good at the GA. game. Ought to be a great crowd at the MO. afternoon game. No need to rush the floor after a game. Just a regular season conference game!
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