Thursday, April 24th, 2014

On The Warpath Volume 15: DOIN’ IT WRONG

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I woke up this morning feeling a bit under the weather, so if I’m extra cranky today you understand why. If there’s some extra GET OFF MY LAWN in my old man post today, GET OVER IT.

Today’s Topic: FSU Fans Are Full of FAIL Sometimes

Here are a few things to remember:

  • When you’re a 40+ former sorority chick that is dressing 20… YOU’RE NOT DOIN’ IT RIGHT.
  • When Leon County Sheriff’s Deputies OBSERVE YOU POURING THE MINI… YOU’RE NOT DOIN’ IT RIGHT.
  • When you are 20, sitting in the wrong seat and cussing up a storm amongst old farts that don’t like you and you wonder why you got ejected from the stadium… YOU’RE DOIN’ IT WRONG.
  • When you are cheating on your wife, bring your mistress to the game and then sit in an area that your son can see you, call you out and threaten to beat you in the stands… YOU’RE NOT DOIN’ IT RIGHT.
  • When you start the wave while a player is in pain, injured and potentially done for the year… YOU’RE DOIN’ IT WRONG… VERY, VERY WRONG.
  • When it’s 50 out and you wear Eskimo boots, with short shorts and a t-shirt and then wonder why you are cold… YOU’RE NOT DOIN’ IT RIGHT.
  • When you say WHAT WHAT during the FSU Fight Song… I don’t care what you’re taught at orientation… YOU’RE DOIN’ IT WRONG.
  • When you get up and leave your seat 8 TIMES in ONE GAME… YOU’RE DOIN’ IT WRONG… that’s what the house, HDTV and COUCH ARE FOR.

I’m gonna go watch Matlock now…

Comments

6 Responses to “On The Warpath Volume 15: DOIN’ IT WRONG”
  1. iJeffNo Gravatar says:

    Unfortunately you’re preaching to the choir. I’ve noticed a steep decline in the classiness of the atmosphere at Doak. I could not believe there was a wave going when a player was down. We weren’t even winning! Ridiculous.

  2. LuvunolesNo Gravatar says:

    NoleCC
    Good and sadly accurate observations!
    NoleCC & iJeff
    You are absolutely correct about the “Wave” last Saturday!
    While any player is on the ground, there should be respectful silence in the stands, and a few silent prayers for the injured player would be a good idea!
    The “Wave” also seems to be generated even when our offense is playing!
    I don’t get it!
    It isn’t even one generation, young and old seem to be equal opportunity offenders these days!

  3. fsufredNo Gravatar says:

    Ok, I have been silent on some of these issues for too long…
    1) The “Wave” should be banned from all FSU games. Even when we are on Defense it takes away from the overall noise of the stadium. Which brings me to my next point…
    2) I graduated from FSU this decade and chose to have my seats near the student section (so that i could stand whenever i wanted) until FSU moved us all to the “old farts” section last year. I have respectfully obeyed the rules of the “shady side of the stadium” which seem to be to stand only when we make a good play or in the last 5 minutes of a close game. As we saw in the Clemson game with their false starts in the 4th quarter, “stadium noise” has a direct effect on our team and theirs. If you come to an FSU game to sit, socialize and not contribute to the team then I prefer you stay home.
    3) Cussing usually is more of a problem at night games for obvious reasons. It has become common knowledge you do not take children to any type of night time sporting events.

    • NoleCCNo Gravatar says:

      In defense of the kid cussing (which was not this year, it was last year at a day game) I didn’t think he should be ejected, just more mindful of the fact that he would be (right or wrong) because of where he was sitting.

    • NCNoleNo Gravatar says:

      Sorry that you were moved to the old farts section, would really prefer you to sit with the students, we don’t care what you do on your side of the stadium but we would like one section that the fans are not drunk and cussing and we can bring our family. Oh by the way we old farts pay the bills for all these nice games.

  4. LuvunolesNo Gravatar says:

    NCNole

    So you don’t care about what someone does in other parts of the stadium? Well, bad behavior should be the shame of even the old farts (your words) in the shade, or the families who do not want to deal with drunks or bad language! Most of the students who attend are not falling over drunk or out of control. Walking to the stadium from the parking garage, and walking around the stadium or to our seats, I see many young and old alike, drinking responsibly and enjoying the afternoon or evening.

    May I point out that a number of drunks that I observed last Saturday, were old farts in the shade. Not all were gray heads, but they were definitely not recent graduates or kids either!

    Let me touch upon, “old farts paying the bills for all of these nice games”. Unless you mean that anyone who is not a student is an old fart, then you are sadly mistaken! Fans in the stands (ticket holders) are not just gray heads. They are young alumni, local college sports enthusiasts, families, sports clubs etc. They are paying customers for an afternoon or evening entertainment! That’s right, we are talking about football; which is a game, which is played for the entertainment of the fans! There is not an old farts endowment that pays all of the expenses; which is the why the Marketing Department is already encouraging the fans to commit to season tickets for next year with payments over more months to lesson individual economic burdens.