I don’t know how many times I have got to say it, but guys come on.
YOU DON’T BOO YOUR OWN TEAM.
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?
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.