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Saturday, October 6, 2007Fairweather Fans or Something Else
This week Mikah went into school early (she goes to the University of Cincinnati) to wait in line to get tickets to the UC vs. Lousiville game next Saturday. Apparently people had camped out all night to get their share of the 5,000 available tickets. She ended up getting 2 tickets (awesome!), but that's not the point of this post.
I am wondering if we are just lousy fairweather fans here in Cincinnati? (this case probably applies to all cities too)
2 years ago it would have been very difficult to give away UC football tickets. Only a few die hard fans went. And probably a lot of those fans went because they were forced to buy football season tickets with their basketball tickets. But basically no one went to the games...mostly because they were terrible.
Fast forward to this season, and people are camping out for tickets. UC is very good and has a very exciting future ahead of them (assuming Brian Kelly doesn't leave for the NFL!). Now the city can't stop talking about them. The games are sold out, merchandise sales are probably up, and there is a buzz about them.
But my question is if we are just cheering for them because they are winning? Are we guilty of being Fairweather fans? Or are we allowed to get excited because they are finally good?
Should we feel bad that we actually care now? Doesn't that make us bad people for only supporting college students when they perform for us? Shouldn't we have been supporting them the whole time?
I'm not sure if I should be mad at people for suddenly turning to the Cats, or just happy they are.
What do you think?
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