Thursday, January 5, 2012

All is fair in love and college football?

Happy New Year ladies and gentlemen. I trust that you had a fabulous time during the holidays and kept it classy as always. My New Years was awesome, great dinner with one of my favs, my Mattie, on NYE, hung with the family on REAL New Years Day and hung with my friends on pretend New Years Day. Of course, pretend New Years Day was not real happy since my Huskers got their butts kicked....wonder when the hothead coach (he may need to learn some class) is going to pull it together and figure out how to get our team to play four quarters of football...ANYWAY!

Just had a friend tell me a story that I thought I would share because it got me to thinking about being a sports fan and acting classy. So a friend of mine and her family were at the Rose Bowl game the past week. At halftime, her husband went to the bathroom and was wearing his team's colors (his daughter works for the team). An opposing team fan was also in the bathroom and perceived that the husband had "cut" in line and proceed to throw him to the ground. The husband had a concussion, a huge cut on his head and had to be taken out in an ambulance. The whole family missed the second half of the game. WOW...really? Now that's the way to be a classy fan. And the husband was wearing green and yellow...I will let you figure out the rest.

Ladies and gentlemen seriously, your class and grace do not get to go out the window while watching or participating in sports. When your team wins big, it is simply not classy to be in the face of the opposing team or to yell things like "this is the Big 10" to the losing team. Have some class. As you know from reading my blog, I am HUGE sports fan and yes there are teams that I don't like AT ALL, but I would never say or cheer horrible things about that team. Who you are and how you act at a sporting event SHOULD reflect how you are everyday...your class and personality. And hey, if you happen to be a jerk, then go ahead and act that way, but I don't think there actually that many jerks out there.

There is a way to be an intense fan for your team while still being classy. And yes, I may be biased, but I think if you went to Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE on football Saturday, the Husker fans will show you how to be intense and still be classy. Just ask the Penn State University football players and fans who wrote a letter to the university after their game against the Huskers (yes, we won) thanking us for the class that we showed in the wake of the controversy at the school. Hey I am proud to be a alumna of the school that is considered to have the classiest fans in all of college football.

So the season is almost over, take it to heart and next fall when the GameDay starts up again, let's have a little more class....SO upsetting. It's college football, ladies and gentlemen seriously, we are not curing cancer! Geez, if everyone had that much intensity about cancer like they do sports, cancer would be GONE!

Ok, JZZRGRL is off her soapbox for today! How are those New Years Resolutions coming? I like to call them goals and give them dates...might help with the follow through!


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