According To Arizona State, Syracuse Fans Are The Worst

So, I'm perusing my Google Alerts update for "Syracuse Orange" when I'm whisked away to what seems like the Arizona State student newspaper site so that I can read a completely arbitrary attack on Syracuse Orange fans and how we're worse than Hitler.

I hoped that the sea of student body didn’t deplete like the rivers in the West. I mean, that’s what Syracuse Orange fans do: Leave no matter the score, evaporate and fast. Their "big" dilemma is: "Should I leave five minutes to halftime or two?"

"I feel like there are schools that are more dedicated. We’re critical. So, if we do badly the fans don’t stay," says incoming freshman Madeline Brown, a Spanish, special education and childhood major at Syracuse University. "When I went to England to watch soccer it was like everyone was friends. It’s not like that here."

At no point before or after those two paragraphs are Syracuse fans mentioned again and the rest of the article is just some rambling thoughts on why ASU freshman should be good fans.

Alright, let's analyze.

1. From what I can, the entire basis for author Brendan Capria's thesis is that single quote from Madeline Brown, who is, by the way, an incoming freshman??? WITH A TRIPLE MAJOR???

2. WHY IS AN INCOMING FRESHMAN A CREDIBLE SOURCE FOR WHAT SYRACUSE FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL GAMES ARE LIKE?

3. Are we actually using English soccer fans as our baseline? For reals? Cause let me tell you something...I've watched Arizona State games. I've watched Syracuse games. I've watched Duke basketball games and Texas football games and New York Yankees baseball games and  Boston Celtics basketball games and NO FANBASE IN AMERICA is one-third as exciting or passionate or insane as English soccer fans. So that's a really dumb comparison, Madeline.

4. The whole "this fanbase leaves early but other fanbases don't" theorem is crock of s**t. Every fanbase is exactly the same. Except for Los Angeles Dodgers fans, who really don't show up til the 3rd inning and really do leave following the 7th.

5. Let's assume Madeline knows what she's talking about. Was she referencing Syracuse football games (I assume we're talking football) between 2005 and 2008? Cause there's a BIG f**king difference between SU football games in 2007 and SU football games in 2010. And if Greg Robinson wasn't your head coach, then there's nothing I can do to properly explain that to you. Those games were wars of attrition for Syracuse fans. I'd like to see you throw down $150 for your family to come watch your favorite team give up 40 points to a MAC squad and tell me you're sticking it out til the end.

I don't have to look but I'm pretty sure if someone showed me tape of the ASU stands in the 4th quarter of one of those blowout losses to USC in the 2000's, it looks like a silver convention.

Oh, Brendan's email is in that article if you have any other thoughts you'd like to share with him.

Hold on, one more thing...


NOW I feel better...

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

You must be a member of Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician. You should read them.

Join Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

You must be a member of Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker