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  1. I don't believe our gameday crowds are spoiled or spiteful. Unless they're ucf fans. The Internet allows for much greater displays of negative emotions then in person. I would agree. Gameday fans have been great at every game I've gone to. However, this year, every game I went to had fewer and fewer fans in the stands. That is not good. That will not change any time soon. That is going to be a major problem.
  2. I'm all for supporting basketball--MBB and WBB. Now that is a good time. It wasn't when I was an undegrad, or even when I was in grad school, but this year has been fun so far. And I definitely feel a good vibe with COA. I think we'll see very good things with COA.
  3. Well it will be interesting to see how this one is handled. All I hear on TV is the other team's fans chanting. I hope Harlan's hands are not tied. ESPN is trying to make this a game to justify airing it. Commentators keep saying we're still in this. Um, yeah. Right.
  4. GOL looks like he's got leprosy. Maybe he'll have to retire on medical grounds soon and we can catch back up to UCF?
  5. I swore off USF football last week, I don't even know why I'm watching. Every minute of this makes me love our basketball teams more.
  6. Can one of our players fall on CWT's fist during half time, with maybe a camera present? Or something? That would save us some money paying out his contract.
  7. Every day that CWT stays at USF, a puppy dies (plus two kittens). Is this what you all want?
  8. +1 Bball is where it's at. And not just men's. The women are looking real strong. There was no USF football when I was an undegrad. I gotta say, there's no USF football now, either. We had a pretty nice run there for a while, as we were climbing. But, not any more. Shut this mess down, use the Big East buy out money to throw everything into supporting both basketball teams and build some USF pride. We'll never, ever be an FSU or UF. We won't even be a "good ol' days" USF. Shut it down. We're just flushing money down the toilet with football. Losing fans. Losing brand image. USF football is hurting the school more than it's helping at this point. I don't even know where to begin.... How about that the idea of shutting down our football program is stupid. This is another example of how people must have instant gratification and it's just stupid. Really, you have no faith that we will put another good product on the field....ever? Instant gratification? I started at USF in 1990. You? I'm saying football isn't the only game in town. We're on the outside looking in. Fan support is waning, our program is horrible, we're paying coaches who don't coach here, would have to pay yet another in CWT, and can't afford to hire a home run coach even if one was available. Ever/never is a long time, and clearly at some point things will come around. Life is cyclical. But, life is also different now. There's no more BCS. We're not in a P5. We won't be in a P5 for years and years, if ever. How many times has the B12 and others said they're not going to expand just to expand, that the target program has to bring value? Do we bring value? Um, no. Not with 15k fans in the stadium and 2 win seasons. Will we bring value any time soon? I'm not feeling good about it. USF Football is not making money. At some point, it has to be decided whether this is all worth it. Is there a legitimate shot at clawing our way back into the big time, or at least into a big time track? If not, do we want FCS/DII level football just to play football? Programs in the past have decided no. Univ. of Tampa killed their football program. Hofstra killed its football program. Others have, too. We made it from 1955/56 to 1997 without football. Maybe it was a fun experiment and it's time to move on. That's all I'm saying. What's the benefit of football to USF right now? In the immediate future? Short- to middle-term? What is the cost to the school to maintain this machine that's falling apart all around itself? Basketball isn't winning national championships, either. But, it's doing better than football right now, it's cheaper, and it's easier to turn around. It's pretty fun to watch now that we're not playing like the team's been roofied, too.
  9. If you can make it in person, Slick, it's the best deal in town. Tickets are dirt cheap and parking is even free. My daughter got offended that WBB tix were cheaper than MBB and that we could park for free today vs. paying $10 for MBB. But, hey, parity be damned, it cost me less money to go!
  10. Awesome game, and my kids loved it, too. We sat a row behind and a bit over from Judy Genshaft. Nice to see her there showing support.
  11. +1 Bball is where it's at. And not just men's. The women are looking real strong. There was no USF football when I was an undegrad. I gotta say, there's no USF football now, either. We had a pretty nice run there for a while, as we were climbing. But, not any more. Shut this mess down, use the Big East buy out money to throw everything into supporting both basketball teams and build some USF pride. We'll never, ever be an FSU or UF. We won't even be a "good ol' days" USF. Shut it down. We're just flushing money down the toilet with football. Losing fans. Losing brand image. USF football is hurting the school more than it's helping at this point. I don't even know where to begin.... Well, back in the BCS days, USF was at least at the Big Boy table. We weren't doing great, but we were at least at the table. We had a chance. Now, no shot at the table. The AAC blows. And we're near bottom of it. Even if we turn things around and rule the AAC, what's that going to get us? Not a whole hell of a lot. Big Time College Football is never coming to USF. That window closed. Now, we never had much in basketball, either. Arguably a lot less than in football. But, at least with basketball there's a chance to make it to the dance, to win out, etc. No chance of that in football. No chance of even being decent during the next few years.
  12. +1 Bball is where it's at. And not just men's. The women are looking real strong. There was no USF football when I was an undegrad. I gotta say, there's no USF football now, either. We had a pretty nice run there for a while, as we were climbing. But, not any more. Shut this mess down, use the Big East buy out money to throw everything into supporting both basketball teams and build some USF pride. We'll never, ever be an FSU or UF. We won't even be a "good ol' days" USF. Shut it down. We're just flushing money down the toilet with football. Losing fans. Losing brand image. USF football is hurting the school more than it's helping at this point.
  13. Honestly, who cares? I've hit rock bottom when it come to USF football. This is where I tap out. I've been to two basketball games in the last week (men's on Sunday, women's today), and had waaay more fun than I had at any of the football games I've gone to this year. It's just not fun. Losing isn't fun. The atmosphere isn't fun. 80% empty stadium isn't fun. My support is going to roundball from now on. USF football lost me. Godspeed to those still following this mess. Maybe it'll turn around one day.
  14. Went to the women's bball game today with the kids. The team did not disappoint. Played hard and fast and never let up. And they won! 97-53. Was at the men's game last Sunday, and we won that, too. But, it was really nice seeing a USF team being really dominant for once (I'm looking at you, USF Football). Go ladies!!!
  15. I'll prequalify by stating I've received two degrees from USF, bleed green and gold, and love my Bulls. But, football is unwatchable now and this season is going to be just as horrible as last season. I don't see that we win another game, although I'm hoping some of you are right when calling out wins against UConn and SMU. My problem is I don't even care anymore. We made it to the WCU game and we've got tickets for ECU. Trying to convince the wife to go to at least one more besides that. But, feh, don't care if we win or lose anymore, we're just so freaking bad. BUT, I'm incredibly excited about USF bball. My youngest kids just started playing roundball at the Y and are way more into it than I expected, which has got me excited. So, win, lose, or draw, we'll be at as many men's and women's games as we can this season and I just want my kids to get excited about USF and watching USF play basketball. I've never been "there" before, where I don't even care about the result. I just want to share the experience with my kids now. Maybe I'm maturing.
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