So this weekend after checking out the sports page in the Tampa Bay Times, I was annoyed with UF getting being slapped over the top 3/4 of the sports page with USF's first article in the paper being that about attendance, this was the placement on Sunday:
I sent this in bout of being highly annoyed with both our fanbase and this papers lack of support for the team:
This was Tom's response:
I disagree with almost everything he responded with (The front page of sports this weekend was the lighting game, which I believe they were down 0-2 to come back from and win late) and early season game at that. Full time writer or not the consistently throw USF toward the back of the page. My biggest beef though is the article they chose to run first was piece about attendance instead of actually covering the news of the team... is the real news of USF football attendance, or the conference record, the being bowl eligible in mid oct, the TD record being broken, nope... the news is attendance. I disagree 100% with his saying that people would express more interest in USF if they covered them like UF... start putting up 3/4 page color write ups about games people might go, wow that looks fun to go watch.. Instead people see, oh so they have ****** attendance, guess it's not that great.
Figured I'd pass it on, and maybe I'm completely off base but it just annoys me to no end.
/rant mode off