NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > Am I the only upset about this???
January 12, 2012, 03:50 AM
Alright, I need to get this off my chest. This isn't bashing Bama even though I do hate Bama. This about something that bothers me more than any Alabama fan could. The only good thing that came out of the loss on Monday night was it showed who really bleeds purple and gold and who is just another jumping on the bandwagon. I heard a guy say lastnight, "I was so embarrassed after that game that I took down all my LSU stuff, especially off of my car. I mean I love my LSU but right now, its not something i'd brag about." I'm sorry, but being an LSU fan is about so much more than a football game. I don't love LSU because they are a good team or they are undefeated. Its about the fact that when I was a baby, my nursery was purple and gold. Its about my daddy dressing me up as an LSU cheerleader when I was a little girl. Its about growing up tailgating and going to every Tigers game. Its about the fact that if you say 'Nick Saban' in my house, my mama makes you put a dollar in the swear jar. Its about the excited feeling you get every time you set foot in Death Valley. Its having so many LSU shirts you lost count. Saying Congrats to Bama fans shows you have tact and manners. Saying you're glad we kept in the SEC shows you've got Southern Pride. But saying you're damn pissed at the way those boys played and you can't believe this season ended that way but you know next year they will be back with a score to settle and a chip on their shoulders shows you've got heart. I wasn't embarrassed to be an LSU girl that night. I had tiger pride even though the pawprints on my cheeks were smeared from tears. I'm damn proud to say im a Tigers fan. Its about loving the team, the school, and the state. I feel so blessed that parents raised me right and raised me to bleed purple and gold. As a girl with paw prints on my heart, I can honestly say that one game, one season, or even one decade isn't gonna change how I feel about LSU and if you don't feel that way then don't call yourself a true fan. I have respect for any one who truly loves their team, no matter what team it is. Am I the only who who gets so frustrated by this??
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January 12, 2012  06:58 AM ET

Nice post.

At the very least LSU fans can look back on the season and point to winning the SEC title. So I don't consider the season entirely lost.

It will just be really difficult to look at it from a positive angle anytime soon.

January 12, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Couldn't agree more.

January 12, 2012  10:12 AM ET

Welcome to my hell. I am Buckeye 'til I die. I hate the fair-weather fans (who are also typically the ones who give the school a bad name with their rudeness and unsportsmanlike behavior to other teams' fans).

I don't agree with everything that happens at Ohio State, but you can be damn certain that my guys, who are playing their hearts out on the field every week, will ALWAYS have my support. I have ALWAYS worn my scarlet and gray on Sundays, especially after losses, so people understand that it is more than wins and losses for me.

This upcoming season is going to be a difficult adjustment for me (because I detest the new coach for off-field reasons), but I will NEVER stop wearing my colors, watching my guys, and supporting my team. And all real fans who understand this (people such as yourself) have my utmost respect, regardless of their allegiances.

Welcome to the boards.

January 12, 2012  10:27 AM ET

It just breaks my heart and absolutely pisses me off to hear someone say they are 'embarrassed' to be a ____ fan. Well honey, if you're embarrassed you aren't a real fan in the first place. I don't ever feel ashamed of my purple and gold. I don't care what happens in a football game. And I know what you mean about them being the rude and shameful behavior. Don't get me wrong, I love to talk crap to other teams fans but I would NEVER be genuinely rude. I may hate Bama and I had tears rolling down my face Monday night, but I still said Congrats to my friends who are Bama fans. My parents raised me with manners, tact, and allegiance to my Tigers til the day I die. Glad im not the only one who feels this way though.

January 12, 2012  10:28 AM ET

*Them being the ones with rude and shameful behavior.

January 12, 2012  11:19 AM ET

I hate those fans. A lot of people sent hate mail to our kickers after Nov 5th. I did not blame them one bit. We always knew those would be tough kicks for those guys and we sent them out there with the knowledge they were trying marginal kicks for them.

To be honest, though, the kickers said they also were sent messages of encouragement.

January 12, 2012  11:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It just breaks my heart and absolutely pisses me off to hear someone say they are 'embarrassed' to be a ____ fan. Well honey, if you're embarrassed you aren't a real fan in the first place. I don't ever feel ashamed of my purple and gold. I don't care what happens in a football game. And I know what you mean about them being the rude and shameful behavior. Don't get me wrong, I love to talk crap to other teams fans but I would NEVER be genuinely rude. I may hate Bama and I had tears rolling down my face Monday night, but I still said Congrats to my friends who are Bama fans. My parents raised me with manners, tact, and allegiance to my Tigers til the day I die. Glad im not the only one who feels this way though.

Tell me about it. As a Penn State fan, the Sandusky scandal was embarrassing. But I'm still Penn State. I'll trade embarrassments with any LSU fan any day. Just send 'em over to Happy Valley.

Losing a national championship game to a team that played a perfect game is not embarrassing. Congrats on an amazing season.

January 12, 2012  12:43 PM ET

I have had a Michigan license plate frame on every car, never even gave thought to taking them off until they fade from the Las Vegas sun at which point they get replaced.

January 12, 2012  02:49 PM ET

I fully agree. When Lebron jumped teams fans followed, now they are Heat fans. Hogwash! Loyalty to the team of your youth is the right thing. I grew up in Syracuse. Have been to the Carrier Dome to watch many basketball games. We had season tickets. I will never go against any Syracuse team what ever the sport at 'Cuse. I have not lived there since 1990, now living in Orlando. I support local teams as should be the case, but you play against the 'Cuse? Forget about it, loyalty to the 'Cuse is important. Same as my marriage, we have are ups and downs. Same as my team, if they start throwing games from the coaches position then yes, I will be pissed, but my team is loyalty to the town, not individual players. Syracuse like LSU has a long heritage which fans are a part of, why hwen problems arise do people quit? This is unfortunately a quitters generation. Evnthough 'Cuse have an extremely poor football program I still watch them to win (or lose as they do so much lately).

January 12, 2012  03:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

When Lebron jumped teams fans followed, now they are Heat fans.

Really? More people than not despise LeChoke and his team.

January 12, 2012  04:24 PM ET
QUOTE:

I do hate Bama.

Amen.

January 12, 2012  04:25 PM ET
QUOTE:

Its about the fact that if you say 'Nick Saban' in my house, my mama makes you put a dollar in the swear jar.

So, what does she pay out when I say, "Lucifer's Vessel?"

January 12, 2012  04:27 PM ET

You, me, a mountain of boudin, and your favorite beverage.

January 12, 2012  04:28 PM ET
QUOTE:

Am I the only who who gets so frustrated by this??

No. You are in good company.

January 12, 2012  04:28 PM ET

Quint for TG's thread.

January 12, 2012  04:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

You, me, a mountain of boudin, and your favorite beverage.

To quote another of the CFBers known to haunt these threads, "Frikkin' FN! Where's my quote?" That post was a reply, dangnabbit!

January 12, 2012  04:31 PM ET
QUOTE:

I have respect for any one who truly loves their team, no matter what team it is.

You are on the path to sports fan enlightenment.

January 12, 2012  04:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Quint for TG's thread.

An intervention is necessary.

 
January 12, 2012  08:45 PM ET

Couldn't agree more. You know how hard it is to be a Stanford fan most years? But it makes it so worth it when we get qb's like Luck or Elway. Makes all the pain and heartache go away. Same with being a Niners fan. We got spoiled with Montana and Young, then we were irrelevent for years. Now we're a playoff team again. So sweet.

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