Seems Big Orange nation has a bunch of Kenny Chesneys
Yes, I'll admit I was embarrassed, upset and annoyed at the results of last week's game. And I'd be lying if I didn't say that getting off to 1-2 start to the football season wasn't a bit of a stumble for the Volunteer football team.
But what annoys me more than the losing record and being out of the top 25 is all these fair-weather fans out there. It's sure fun to jump on board the Vol bandwagon when we're doing well, but make a slip or two and you can't wait to jump off and start hurling tomatoes at the team and coaching staff. Now, I realize that in the past few years, the coaching staff has had some issues and if you look at it statistically, it's not exactly painting a rosy picture.
That said, despite the relatively bad place the team appears to be in now, I'm still a Vol fan. I've still got my orange and white shirt on today, I still love the team and if I could make it to the game in Neyland tonight, I'd be there, proudly. But instead, it seems some of you
who have tickets are willing to let them go, not attend the game and just stay home--which makes me wonder something. Were you really fans to begin with? Or were you just showing up to the games to be seen and because it's easy to pull for a winner? Well, right now it's the time when the true fans are showing themselves and all I can say to you bandwagon jumpers is good riddance and please don't jump back on when we start winning again.
It's a long season and we've only lost one SEC game. You are all panicking too early. Get over it, find some other team and root for them. As for me, I'll be pulling for the Vols, come hell or highwater. Good and bad, thick and thin...see that 's what being a REAL fan is all about.
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posted by Michael Hickerson at 9/22/2007 10:21:00 AM