Does anyone think the Kennel is exceptionally quiet as compared to previous seasons? Previous posts have focused on the student section and their apathy, but the entire crowd seems to sit on their hands more than usual. Have Zag fans become so used to winning games that we forgot how hard it was for this program to reach its current level? Part of college basketball is home court advantage with a crazy crowd, watch a Duke game for an example of what we should be.
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The student section will always provide the spark for the rest of the crowd. Face it, when your 18-22 years old your usually far more excited by life and willing to do crazy things. I fear the rest of the crowd will have to provide a spark for the rest of the season as the current Kennel Club is pathetic, except for the first few rows of students.
I will gladly trade my tickets in the nose bleed with a student to have the opportunity to act like I'm 20 years old again, paint my body, and lose my voice screaming at the refs. No one wants to see me shirtless, but I would do it for the Zags.
I challenge former Kennel club members to "teach" the current Kennel club.
In addition, I challenge all us older and more "mature" season ticket holders to let your hair down, take your shirt off, paint your body, yell at a ref (tastefully of course), have one more drink before the game (if your not the DD), stand up more, clap your hands until you have blisters, lose your voice, yell with the student section, do something to show we give a sh** about this team.
The adversity this team has overcome this year deserves far better than what we have given them this season. Past Zag teams that built this program deserve much better.
Next home game is huge with St. Mary's coming to town, they will most likely be ranked. I expect to see and hear more from the entire crowd.
One more thing, if your sitting behind the basket, you must stand and wave your hands when the visiting team shoots free throws.