Monday, January 28, 2013

Analyzing the fans at the JSU game

The outcome of the game was very upsetting for Murray State Fans, especially the ones who drove to Jacksonville, AL to watch the game.

While watching the game on television, I was not impressed at ALL with Jacksonville's fans.  They definitely did not do anything to "catch my eye", so I have to give them a D.

I think the Murray state fans sitting at home screaming at their tv were louder than the ones actually at the game.  A few times I also heard the Racer fans chanting, "LET'S GO RACERS" which should surprised me since we were the visiting team but we know how well Racer Nation travels.

The attendance numbers said there were over 3,000 people there, which may be true but what I saw on TV it didn't appear to be that many. Then again, we still are everyone's Super Bowl.

I can not wait to see the crowd on Saturday. Hopefully, 8,000 of my closest friends will come out to celebrate my birthday with me at the CFSB Center.

And HEY Go Racers!

14 comments:

  1. This "article" is laughable! Murray couldn't win the game so you write up a consolation prize by writing how you have better fans. First of all, I was in attendance at the game and any Murray cheer was met with a louder JSU cheer. You television did not do JSU's crowd any justice if what you have written above is your honest & objective recollection of the game. You could try actually asking fans that went to the game to comment on the crowd the next time you want to play "journalist." Even if what you said above was true and Murray's fans were louder, there's no trophy for that anyway. You don't get bonus points or awards because your fans scream louder. The only exclamation of superiority that even counts is the win loss column.

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    1. I give them 7 bonus points for the crowd.

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    2. Take your loss like a man!

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    3. We're over the loss. This game won't have any effect on our post season play and it most certainly won't have any effect on yours.

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  2. And as for being a "journalist" I don't think anyone who is a regular poster on here would consider themselves one. We're just fans who have the time and passion for blogging about our favorite team. In case you haven't noticed this is a Murray State blog of course it will be slanted into their favor. Call us homers if you want but we're not writing this to please JSU fans. Thanks for reading though.

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    1. I consider myself an elite journalist, how dare you.

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    2. LMAO deleting comments you don't like!

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    3. You can criticize the post all you want. You can argue sports with us all you want but I will delete any kind of racial or sexist content. That's my policy.

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    4. Natalie and Steve, both of your blogs hit below the belt by insulting JSU's fans and arena. So as you say, Steve, let's argue about sports and keep the crap out of it. Show some respect to the institution to which you pledge your allegiance by keeping your "blogs" focused on what's happening on the court.

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    5. Yeah, Steve and Natalie! How DARE you write articles about how much you love Murray State on a Murray State blog! So despicable of you! I'm truly ashamed.

      In other news -- Anon is an idiot.

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    6. Yeah, Jacob! The only problem with your rebuttal is that this ISN'T an article "about how much you love Murray State on a Murray State blog." This is an article about JSU's fans. Steve had an article disrespecting them and JSU's facilities. That's beneath all of you.

      The three or four of you who run this blog have got a lot to learn about acting with class. I'm sure you're all upset that a bunch of Jacksonville State fans invaded your website and called you out on your collective ignorance, but rest assured that you are NOT doing Murray State University any favors by taking pot shots at the fans and campus of another school in your conference.

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    7. Mr. Mcghee

      I am truly sorry you were so offended by the remarks made on this site. Please understand that we even see ourselves as a bunch of idiots who just so happen to have the capabilities to create a blog and post on it. I enjoy the trash talking that goes on between teams. Look at KSR and what they do for Kentucky. They call out fans teams and even individual players anything they can say without picking up a libel suit. That's what makes it fun. We poked fun at Mike Dinnuno. We even make fun of our own fans and ourselves every once in a while. We are not the Murray Ledger and Times we don't have to worry about losing advertisers. So we see an arena that looks awful and its not even half full and think there's something we can talk about that espn won't. Again Im sorry you were so offended but think of ur typical D1 basketball arena then scroll up and look at JSU s. The fact that it is subpar shouldn't be news to you.

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    8. Yes, Steve, you're correct that Pete Mathews Coliseum is older than most of the facilities in our conference. But as someone in your "Postmortem" story already mentioned, the Gamecocks beat Murray State in that facility on this one particular day. Which means that the quality of the facilities is irrelevant and makes you look as if you're digging for something to use against JSU.

      Instead of bashing the fans or the facilities, why not choose to be above that and keep things focused on the court? Take comfort in the fact that while Jacksonville State beat your team in this one particular game, it's very likely that this was merely a speed bump in the Racers' season and their basketball program overall. Given the quality of Murray State basketball, wasting your time trash-talking about people in the stands and rival school's facilities is like using a nuke to get rid of an ant hill.

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  3. We lost to a team, with all due respect, that I thought we should have beaten on last second free throws. You could understand why I would want to focus on something other than what happened on the court. That may not be the professional thing to do but I don't get a pay check for this and writing isn't even really something I will be pursuing as a career choice. Although I have tried to refute them I will take the criticisms you have given me and apply them to other writings on this site.

    Good luck the rest of the year.

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