Honestly, I wish we had more educated fans

Discussion in 'Football' started by Sighclone Fan, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. After my fourth year and final year of going to football games in the student section, I expirienced a common theme of being surrounded by obnoxious isu fans who don't know what the hell they're talking about.
    How many times this year did you hear someone by you scream how bad our players and coaches are after one bad play. I just felt like people who don't know much about football resort to yelling and cursing other than analyzing what's actually going on.
     
  2. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2006
    16,294
    392
    83
    Ankeny

    Its not in the student section. Its everywhere. Also, its not just at ISU.
     
  3. IowaStateClones

    IowaStateClones Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    2,308
    91
    48
    Engineer
    I like the random girls that yell "GET HIM" every time the other team is running the ball
     
  4. Clone9

    Clone9 Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    2,718
    88
    48
    Boston, MA
    My (least) favorite are the people who boo and curse the refs after an obvious penalty on one of our guys. Be realistic, people.
     

  5. yeah like every time we run into there punter and we get a roughing call, everybody in the student section goes nuts like it's never supposed to called.
     
  6. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    24,121
    1,066
    113
    Advertising sales
    Ankeny
    the worst section for this, at any school, will likely be the student section. Too little knowledge and too much alcohol.
     
  7. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2008
    7,453
    177
    63
    Cedar Rapids
    I sat with my dad during the first and part of the second quarters of the Utah game. When things started going downhill everyone started blaming the refs and such. I pointed out to them that Utah was a far better team and was much more athletic than us...that didn't go over so well and everyone around us wouldn't talk to me and thought I was crazy.
     
  8. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
    Staff Member

    Mar 19, 2006
    29,842
    484
    83
    Writer
    Chicago, IL
    At least uneducated fans are loud fans. (sort of a :jimlad: , sort of not)
     
  9. flander1649

    flander1649 Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    1,676
    31
    48
    Kansas City
    There is a group of people behind me that are so bad they make me hate my gameday experience almost every game. They seem to know very little about football and the said thing is they are coaching youth football.

    1. ISU blocks a field goal - "Go guys pick up the ball the other team can pick it up and score" yeah that is what Leon Lett thought too.
    2. ISU was flagged for pass interference - "Come on ref review that call"
    3. Darks drops a pass that was an easy catch "Come on Arnaud!" Like Arnuad was the one that dropped the pass.
    4. When ISU was running the hurry up offense against MU "Arnaud was never able to run the offense this fast"

    I had to bite my tongue so many times so I wouldn't call them idiots. I just feel really bad for those kids they are coaching.
     
  10. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
    Staff Member

    Mar 19, 2006
    29,842
    484
    83
    Writer
    Chicago, IL

    Are you sure you didn't hear #3 on Cyclone Fantatic. :wink:

    It is annoying for our own fans when other fans feel the need to "be an expert" for everyone in the section, especially when they don't know anything.
     
  11. JD720

    JD720 Active Member

    Jan 3, 2009
    719
    40
    28
    I also like the ones who boo calls they didn't even see, like holding or other calls away from the ball.

    Or, the ones who boo a replay after their team has a positive play.
     
  12. twojman

    twojman Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2006
    5,089
    164
    63
    Being awesome
    Clive
    Not so much uneducated but annoying. The middle age guy that stands up pumping his arms in the air telling everyone else to stand up.
     
  13. InCytful

    InCytful Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2010
    1,228
    28
    48
    Omaha, NE
    I hear stuff like that all the time in my section. The guy in front of me is always so stressed out by the bad plays. I predicted that we'd give Nebraska the wind after halftime since they weren't passing the ball and we'd need the wind in the 4th quarter since we were the ones who needed to pass it. Sure enough, that's what we did and you'd have thought that guy's house got robbed or something. "Worst call ever" and "Dumbest coaching move" and such... CPR was right to do it in that situation, and but for a couple of bad executed plays it would have won it for us. Football sometimes calls for unconventional choices. :yes:
     
  14. labontefan31

    labontefan31 Active Member

    Oct 20, 2009
    228
    96
    28
    Student
    Ames/Monticello, IA
    My favorite comment was during the Mizzou game this year, a guy next to me started chanting "Put In Tiller" after a bad pass. I almost had to punch him for not knowing who was already playing.
     
  15. Chizit

    Chizit Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2008
    4,391
    121
    63
    Section L, Row 11
    I sat in front of a teenager at the Utah game who thought he knew everything. He had a comment for everything that happened. Nobody around us was even paying attention to him, his family wasn't even talking to him. I wanted to turn around around and say something that would shut him up, but I voted against it. Left at halftime of that game anyways.
     
  16. cstrunk

    cstrunk Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2006
    11,222
    203
    63
    Field Engineer
    Tyler, TX
    Yeah, because no one ever stands up at a football game during critical moments (3rd downs, 4th quarter, close game, etc) and tries to get other people into it. What in the world are they thinking. :confused:

    I wish we had more people standing up pumping their arms in the air trying to get everyone else in it.
     
  17. CloneIce

    CloneIce Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    22,315
    531
    113
    He is probably annoyed by people who don't stand up and make noise. He shouldn't have to tell you to stand up and make noise.
     
  18. dualthreat

    dualthreat Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2008
    8,505
    204
    63
    Not when the people standing up are blocking my view!!!

    :wideeyed: :mad: :rolleyes:
     
  19. San Francisco Cy

    San Francisco Cy Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    3,001
    154
    63
    San Francisco
    So, you must REALLY hate ku basketball fans...
     
  20. cy4prez7

    cy4prez7 Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2010
    2,812
    102
    63
    Male
    Teacher
    Des Moines
    It's usually pretty uneducated!!
     

Share This Page