Simply Put, You Don’t Boo Your Own Team

I don’t know how many times I have got to say it, but guys come on.


Were you wet and cold Saturday?  Maybe had one cocktail too many?  Disappointed the way the team was playing?Frustrated at the conservative in-game decisions?  Flabbergasted the team would look so bad?

Me too.

But I didn’t boo my own team.

Guys, that is a shitty thing to do.

I know Lambert was struggling.  I know this.  But the kid broke NCAA records two weeks ago.

The season is about halfway over.  There are still a lot of games left.  Could Georgia collapse in epic fashion?  Could this be the lightning rod that galvanizes the team to greatness?  Could they kind of do what they normally do and go 10-2?

I don’t know.  Taking it one Saturday at a time, starting with Tennessee.

We’ve seen this movie before.  Team has high expectations.  Team faces adversity.  All hope looks lost.  Richt is able to rally the troops and motivate through adversity.

If that is not the case this time, and the team clearly quits, then we can start talking about changes.  As long as Coach Richt has the respect of the locker room, then we should support this team.  I am not talking about being a homer.  I am talking about being a good fan.  And good fans DO NOT BOO!

When Coach Richt tweets out his Gameday instructions, it should read, “1.  Show up to the Dawg Walk.  2. Students in the Student Section 1 Hour prior to kick off 3.  Wear Red 4. Be Loud 5. DON’T BOO!”

When recruits in the stands or watching on TV hear booing, that isn’t good.  When the team hears the boos, that isn’t good.  There is enough negativity from the results on the field, the team doesn’t need to hear booing, or have to worry about houses being egged or being accosted on Twitter.  When your best defensive player takes to Twitter to blast the fans, that is not a good look.  It isn’t Texas bad, but it ain’t good.

I don’t know how things will turn out, honestly.  But I do know one thing.  When I am in Section 120 on October 17, I am going to cheer the Dawgs against Missouri like they are a National Title team.  I am going to cheer like I did when they were fighting for bowl eligibility against Tech in 2010.

Do us all a favor.  If you reaction is to boo when things get bad, stay your ass at home or get up and leave.  Empty seats are better than seats filled with losers who boo.


11 Responses to “Simply Put, You Don’t Boo Your Own Team”

  1. 1 Fat Elvis October 7, 2015 at 9:53 am

    What row are you in section 120? That’s my section too. You must walk right by me because I always sit in our aisle seat.

  2. 2 lamontsanford October 7, 2015 at 10:01 am

    I say boo if you want to boo. You should absolutely Boo if the coaches let the clock run out at the end of the half rather than running a play. How many crazy plays do you see replayed every Saturday on ESPN? Seems like every week someone throws a Hail Mary that changes a game. Those coaches didn’t just let the clock run out. Those coaches showed they believe in their players–That they believe something good can happen if they try. The coaches at Georgia let the clock run out. They gave up on the series. They gave up on the players. They deserved to be booed.

    Also–the day you pay for my ticket to the game is the day you get to tell me what to do while I am there.

    Good talk Russ.

    • 3 Lorenzo October 7, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Please choose another team somewhere else, matter of fact choose one that really sucks now so that you can later on savor having booed them to greatness…geez.

  3. 4 JonDawg October 7, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Damn right. Those who boo kids playing a game need a little self-introspection. What player blasted the boo birds, and what was said?

  4. 5 Brad Bradsher October 7, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Absolutely agree! Never boo your team! Don’t come if that is in your profile.
    You are a loser if you boo your team

  5. 6 HillDawg October 7, 2015 at 11:04 am

    How stupid must you be to boo your on team? I ‘ll bet they couldn’t grab their ass with both hands. I’ll bet they never played a sport with anyone watching other than their mommy. They don’t have fathers! …. Never saw it in Athens until Atlanta got pro sports.

  6. 7 MatthewsDawg October 7, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    These are 18-22 year old young men. I have always told my kids they are NOT allowed to boo at any games. Those guys are busting their butts and some times it doesn’t work out. I may not always like the results, but I agree we should NEVER boo! If you feel that way, then go root for another team! We don’t want you in Athens!! I don’t think you boo anything or anyone associated with the Dawgs! Call me a homer if you want, but they are giving their all. Now, let’s go beat the hillbillies and get back on track. It won’t be easy, but let’s get behind all of them! Go Dawgs!!!!

  7. 8 PTSD Dawg October 7, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    concur, but let’s just hope we don’t end up in the secc game against them. damn, I don’t think I can take another nationally televised beat down.

  8. 9 Lorenzo October 7, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Amen! I remember the first time I ever witnessed that at Sanford was when Jeff Pyburn was a senior and everyone wanted Belue in there. Anytime Dooley put in Pyburn, many of the fans would boo. I remember thinking, Really? This kid has given his blood, sweat, and tears to the red and black for four years in return for an education…and boos? It made me sick then…and now.

  9. 10 LewDawg October 7, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I thought the fans were booing the coaches scared play calling and the so conservative play calling. they were coaching not to lose rather than coaching to win and being aggressive.
    I didn’t boo but left the series after Ramsey threw the interception when we ran three straight plays and then punted. That was like waving the white flag as to surrender and asking Nick not to beat us too bad. Trying to keep from getting beat worse. That’s how I took the booing.

  10. 11 Jazzy October 9, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Like someone else said, the moment that you pay for my ticket, then you can dictate how I watch a game. Now, I didn’t boo, not out loud anyways. What I did do is drive 14 hours round trip, stayed overnight with family, spent money on gas, parking, etc, had family watch my children ALL day, and dealt with the weather like everyone else. I’ve had these tickets reserved for over a year, and live 7 hours away. My point is that I sacrificed a lot to attend this game, rain or shine. We as fans internally had a fear that Richt might field a team that didn’t get off of the bus like in 2008…and it was WORSE than that game!! Like I said, I don’t boo anyone for anything, that’s just not who I am. But, I knew the boos would be coming. I didn’t feel like they were booing Lambert, more like the coaching that insisted on throwing with Lambert when it obviously was not working. And like someone else said, the play calling turned into a de facto white flag. They were calling plays to prevent the score from getting worse, rather than using risk/reward to try to win the game. I thought MAYBE after the butt whipping Richt received in 2008, he would surprise everyone with a change like Bauta at QB to take advantage of Bama’s weakness vs the QB Rush. Nope, just same old offense, knowing he can’t beat Bama at their own game. Bauta can’t possibly be THAT bad. They were booing the obvious gap between the preparation of the two teams. You can’t tell me that it was the weather, because Bama was turning around and successfully doing exactly what we were trying to do, same weather, same field, similar talent.

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