There. I said it. The one thing that drives me crazy about being a State fan isn’t the way we seem to find excruciatingly painful ways to lose games. It’s not the constant look down the nose from our rivals.
IT’S THE FACT THAT OUR FAN BASE CAN NEVER BE PLEASED.
For years, State fans have whined and complained about being overlooked and getting no respect. So now, when we have a coach who says what he thinks, we change our minds and want no attention. No matter the circumstance we can’t be pleased.
“OMG HOW COULD DAVE SAY SOMETHING ABOUT FSU FAKING INJURIES?!” Pretty easily actually. Do you think he cares if some fans think it’s whining? If I had a picture of Doeren with a DILLIGAF face I’d post it now because NO HE DOES NOT. We lost a close game to the number one team in the country with a ton of high profile recruits in the stadium. If one of those 17 year old kids left thinking that injuries are what kept us from winning then more power to Doeren and his message. Media doesn’t like it? Some fans don’t like it? Meh. They don’t sign to play at a school for four years. Anything that can help in recruiting I’m more than happy to listen to. It was all worth it if even one of those kids left the stadium thinking “Wow. FSU had to fake injuries to stop State from beating them. They’ve got something going here.”
Now everybody has their ass on their shoulders because Coach came out and said what the vast majority of our fan base says at some point. How many of you have whined about officiating? How many of you have said “that wouldn’t happen to Carolina?” Almost every damn one of you reading this have been in those shoes. Is it weird to think that the Coach isn’t? “Oh, but he’s supposed to be an ambassador to the program and never whine.” If that’s the case then every State fan that whines needs to just keep it quiet. Doeren is standing up and saying everything that we believe and whine about yet he gets chastised for it.
You think we have it bad? Try worrying about doing your job because of things that are out of your control. I would have walked out of a presser throwing up middle fingers in the air after the Clemson game last year. All he does is make comments about what he believes. Everybody loved the TOB “triple play” comment a few years back. The quote last night was done in a joking matter and we’re ready to make him stand in the corner for it.
C’mon State fans. Embrace what you have. Someone who thinks and speaks like you do. If you can’t appreciate it then look in the mirror and decide if it’s worth it. Everything you’re saying now is what a lot of other fan bases say about all of us. I’m good with it. Are you?
*Disclaimer – I typed this with the fury of a thousand suns and I refuse to spell/grammar check. I don’t care.