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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #100 on: July 11, 2017, 06:58:32 am »

Muskogee, it isn't a fair weather fan if it is done game by game. Why watch the whole Auburn game? Or second half of the Belk Bowl?

It is simply a game that isn't worth getting upset over. I turn off the game and await the next one.

I'm ready and excited for this season. Still a fan. Just not going to watch a team phone it in.

That isn't what I was talking about at all.
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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #101 on: July 11, 2017, 07:17:19 am »

I'm 65.  I discovered the Hogs when I was 12.  They were the only thing in my life from Arkansas that one ever heard about, the only thing positive at that time from my home state.  I lived on Air Force Bases much of my early life, and followed them the best I could.

Been to a lot of games at Razorback Stadium, a few at War Memorial, watched them on TV, including the big win in 1971 after a near fistfight to keep the TV in the day room on the game.  Religously followed the Hogs while coaching in Texass, defending them to my fellow Coaches who always took great glee in mentioning any SWC losses.  Had season tickets for years once we moved back permanently to the NWA area.  Losing ruined my week, and some of the recent losses, accompanied by what I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt to be a lack of effort by the players, have hurt all the more keenly.  I must say that the Women's BBall players kneeling for the anthem, combined with the Administrations assurances that they supported them, didn't help my mindset.

At some point last season I realized that I wasn't having a lot of fun at the games any more.  The constant blaring of the commercials, the endless ramps, the silly games on the big screen, the incredibly long lines at the concession stands, the gates of hell heat in September in those East stands, the all-day commitment of tailgating made attending the games seem more of a chore than a delight.  Throw in the fact that I am an INTJ, if you get that, and that is magnified from the PTSD I deal with, and the crowds have become insufferable. 

Like the man said, I am too old to do things that don't give me pleasure.  The wife and I talked about it a long time.  We camp a lot, and had basically quit camping in the fall, prime camping weather, to attend games.  No longer.  We are going to hit the campgrounds and do our best to watch or listen to the games from our trailer.  The money we saved finances our outdoor activities this year.

I am not sure I like this, our keeping the program at a bit of an arm's length, but it is what it is. 

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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #102 on: July 11, 2017, 07:40:24 am »

This the least anticipated season I can remember.  There is absolutely no excitement in the air.
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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #103 on: July 11, 2017, 07:41:59 am »

I can't wait!  Fifty days!  Fiddy!
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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #104 on: July 11, 2017, 07:42:48 am »

I'm dam excited. 
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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #105 on: July 11, 2017, 10:05:33 am »

This the least anticipated season I can remember.  There is absolutely no excitement in the air.

The shellackings we took against Auburn, Alabama, and LSU, coupled with the second half let downs to end the season aren't conducive to much excitement. Factor in the loss of a valued RB, and I can't blame anyone for not having much more than guarded optimism.
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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #106 on: July 11, 2017, 10:13:55 am »

You sir are a fair weather fan and that is sad, though folks like you actually exist. You don't have to be miserable, you can still be a fan and hope for the best for the Hogs, but that doesn't sound like who you are inclined to be. They are either great and you are a fan, or they underachieve and you check out because you don't have the maturity to deal with it. At least, that is how it sounds.

lol.  You need to label and judge another fan because he doesn't see things he way you do?  Get over yourself.
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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #107 on: July 11, 2017, 10:14:59 am »

The shellackings we took against Auburn, Alabama, and LSU, coupled with the second half let downs to end the season aren't conducive to much excitement. Factor in the loss of a valued RB, and I can't blame anyone for not having much more than guarded optimism.

We have the second worst record in the SEC over the last five years.  Most people aren't completely stupid, and even if they are they might finally notice something that has been going on for half a decade.  Optimistic predictions met with poor to mediocre results over an extended period of time generally result in less and less optimism.
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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #108 on: July 11, 2017, 10:15:24 am »

Good post Wilson.  I have tried to do this for along time with some success. Thanks for reminding me,
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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #109 on: July 11, 2017, 10:18:50 am »

This the least anticipated season I can remember.  There is absolutely no excitement in the air.

Says who? I'm guessing  the stadium will be full just like the past.

Wondering where the excitement is in June/July is laughable.

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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #110 on: July 11, 2017, 10:23:10 am »

lol.  You need to label and judge another fan because he doesn't see things he way you do?  Get over yourself.


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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #111 on: July 11, 2017, 10:25:08 am »

We have the second worst record in the SEC over the last five years.  Most people aren't completely stupid, and even if they are they might finally notice something that has been going on for half a decade.  Optimistic predictions met with poor to mediocre results over an extended period of time generally result in less and less optimism.

My excitment and focus is on hoping Rhoads and his new assistants can do a much better job of teaching his players on defense and that we have the players to effectively run the newly installed 3-4.

I do not expect miracles but I am hoping for much tighter games with games going into the 4th quarter with us having a chance to win.
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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #112 on: July 11, 2017, 10:39:26 am »

It's always good to talk about perspective.
Funny you mention the proverbial 13-year old. That was about the last age that I remember being truly upset over the outcome. It was a defining moment.

I've been everywhere in the SEC for football games...mostly along the lines of enjoying the game-day experience, seeing their campus and town, etc. If the Hogs won, that was gravy. It was mainly an excuse to be there and make the trip, though.

Some ways to keep perspective that work for me:
I don't watch a lot of games 'live'. I'm content to catch the score and watch it later if I want. I like to be outside during the day. I am NOT going to park on my couch on a nice Saturday afternoon and watch a ball game when there are things to do and golf to be played. I hate being emotionally invested in something I CAN'T CONTROL. It just feels BAD. What wasted energy. Obviously if I'm at the game I have to watch it. But if I'm not there, I'll record and watch it later(unless it's awful). No sense torturing yourself. Also, I simply don't have time to sit on the couch for a three-hour game. I have other things to do and daylight is burning.

I also don't generally have conversations with fans from other teams. I hate that. 'You guys have a nice team' blah blah and all that phony banter. I couldn't care less about your team...and I know you don't care about mine. So there's nothing to talk about. I'm not going to get in your grill about how great the Hogs are...and I sure expect you to leave me alone as well. At the end of the day, I know I'm still going to root for the Hogs and you're going to root for your team, so it's wasted energy to argue about it. Or tease. Or discuss. I hate being a phony so I just leave it alone. At the end of the day, your favorite team is strictly determined by where you grew up; if I grew up in Texas, I would be a fan of one of those teams and probably root against the Hogs.

Finally, this sounds like 'having it both ways', but I get on a high and I'm all-in when the Hogs do well. I'm scouring the papers, TV, highlights, message boards, etc. I want to hear more about. But if they get blown out or not do well, I just ignore it and pretend it didn't happen. I may discuss with other Hog fans, possibly here. But I know if they don't do well, it really doesn't matter at the end of the day. It truly doesn't. It's not life and death. It's not the end of the world if the Hogs are mediocre in everything(which they're not). If that's having it both ways, so be it, I'm guilty.
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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #113 on: July 11, 2017, 10:43:00 am »

It's always good to talk about perspective.
Funny you mention the proverbial 13-year old. That was about the last age that I remember being truly upset over the outcome. It was a defining moment.

I've been everywhere in the SEC for football games...mostly along the lines of enjoying the game-day experience, seeing their campus and town, etc. If the Hogs won, that was gravy. It was mainly an excuse to be there and make the trip, though.

Some ways to keep perspective that work for me:
I don't watch a lot of games 'live'. I'm content to catch the score and watch it later if I want. I like to be outside during the day. I am NOT going to park on my couch on a nice Saturday afternoon and watch a ball game when there are things to do and golf to be played. I hate being emotionally invested in something I CAN'T CONTROL. It just feels BAD. What wasted energy. Obviously if I'm at the game I have to watch it. But if I'm not there, I'll record and watch it later(unless it's awful). No sense torturing yourself. Also, I simply don't have time to sit on the couch for a three-hour game. I have other things to do and daylight is burning.

I also don't generally have conversations with fans from other teams. I hate that. 'You guys have a nice team' blah blah and all that phony banter. I couldn't care less about your team...and I know you don't care about mine. So there's nothing to talk about. I'm not going to get in your grill about how great the Hogs are...and I sure expect you to leave me alone as well. At the end of the day, I know I'm still going to root for the Hogs and you're going to root for your team, so it's wasted energy to argue about it. Or tease. Or discuss. I hate being a phony so I just leave it alone. At the end of the day, your favorite team is strictly determined by where you grew up; if I grew up in Texas, I would be a fan of one of those teams and probably dislike the Hogs.

Finally, this sounds like 'having it both ways', but I get on a high and I'm all-in when the Hogs do well. I'm scouring the papers, TV, highlights, message boards, etc. I want to hear more about. But if they get blown out or not do well, I just ignore it and pretend it didn't happen. I may discuss with other Hog fans, possibly here. But I know if they don't do well, it really doesn't matter at the end of the day. It truly doesn't. It's not life and death. It's not the end of the world if the Hogs are mediocre in everything(which they're not). If that's having it both ways, so be it, I'm guilty.

Quit reading when got to "don't watch a lot of games live".....
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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #114 on: July 11, 2017, 10:46:56 am »

I can take losing a well played game pretty easy - disappointed at first but then realize it could have gone either way.

It's the unexplainable 2nd half collapses (last year), insane play calling (Nutt and PP) or not showing up at all that bug me.
Or when we get blatantly screwed over by the refs.
Those type losses stick with me a while.
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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #115 on: July 11, 2017, 10:57:58 am »

Quit reading when got to "don't watch a lot of games live".....
Yes, I know that doesn't work for 80% of people. They have to be watching, or have it on radio, and that's great.
But it works for me. I'm either there physically, or generally will catch it later and fast-forward through all the commercials.
I know I'm different. It honestly gives me great angst to be indoors on a nice Saturday afternoon and watch TV. It's a huge case of cabin fever after working all week. I just can't do it, so I'm out doing something. Can watch TV at night.
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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #116 on: July 11, 2017, 11:05:17 am »

Yes, I know that doesn't work for 80% of people. They have to be watching, or have it on radio, and that's great.
But it works for me. I'm either there physically, or generally will catch it later and fast-forward through all the commercials.
I know I'm different. It honestly gives me great angst to be indoors on a nice Saturday afternoon and watch TV. It's a huge case of cabin fever after working all week. I just can't do it, so I'm out doing something. Can watch TV at night.

There are times when I do this as well... it helps living in an area where the results aren't going to be readily available for inadvertent viewing. 
Being able to cruise past the commercials is crucial... especially when the games are on a network that force-feeds you the same 4-6 commercials for the entire game. 
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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #117 on: July 11, 2017, 11:08:47 am »

Quit reading when got to "don't watch a lot of games live".....
I don't get to watch many games live, either. I work Saturday nights, and I can't get off work for every night game. I hate that, too, because I work with many LSU fans who like to rib me if we're playing bad. The tvs are on at work (casino), and if Arkansas is playing, at least one will be the Hogs. I'm 62, and I still have a little trouble with perspective after losses. I'd be fine, if I didn't have to keep hearing about it all week from work "friends".....
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« Reply #118 on: July 11, 2017, 11:09:05 am »

Yes, I know that doesn't work for 80% of people. They have to be watching, or have it on radio, and that's great.
But it works for me. I'm either there physically, or generally will catch it later and fast-forward through all the commercials.
I know I'm different. It honestly gives me great angst to be indoors on a nice Saturday afternoon and watch TV. It's a huge case of cabin fever after working all week. I just can't do it, so I'm out doing something. Can watch TV at night.

I dvr alot of games, but I try to avoid the score. I too find it hard to stay inside on a beautiful fall Sat to watch a 31/2-4 hr game. Mow the yard, go fishing, play catch with my sons, or a dozen other things.
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« Reply #119 on: July 11, 2017, 11:09:14 am »

Great information and stories here for me.  I think with me, as I get older, it get's more tolerable.  Not easier, but tolerable.  I too was one of those guys that would tear the arms off the chair and holler at the TV.  My son is like, "dad...they can't hear you..."   Now that I'm getting older, the passion is still there, but the energy to act out is lessening.
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Re: Perspective Matters
« Reply #120 on: July 11, 2017, 12:24:25 pm »

We have the second worst record in the SEC over the last five years.  Most people aren't completely stupid, and even if they are they might finally notice something that has been going on for half a decade.  Optimistic predictions met with poor to mediocre results over an extended period of time generally result in less and less optimism.
Anyone can take a timeframe and make the stats favor their argument.  Like if BB has been saying the first 20 games he was tied for the worst record in the league and the last 20 games they are like top 3 in wins.  JLS year and BB's first year really bring the numbers down.  I think the lack of optimism is due to the way the season ended last year.  The year before there was a lot of excitement because the strong finish late in the year. 

I personally am excited for the season because I am interested to see how this team responds to last year.   As bad as they looked last year they still should have won 8 or 9 games.  I'm looking for more consistency this year.   
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« Reply #121 on: July 11, 2017, 12:58:57 pm »

Here's a bit of perspective: My Father-in-law, who was a Green Beret for 3 tours in Vietnam, told me about walking for 2 days out of the jungle to a camp with a TV to watch the Arkansas-Texas "Game of the Century" in a crowded tent with a small TV in the middle of the night.


Now I can pull up that game on my phone.
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« Reply #122 on: July 11, 2017, 02:55:53 pm »

When I hear someone lament that they aren't excited for the coming season, I automatically conclude that their enjoyment is tied to wins and losses.
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« Reply #123 on: July 11, 2017, 03:00:27 pm »

When I hear someone lament that they aren't excited for the coming season, I automatically conclude that their enjoyment is tied to wins and losses.

I'm always excited about football season. 

But there's absolutely a correlation between winning and my level of enjoyment.
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« Reply #124 on: July 11, 2017, 03:17:55 pm »

I'm always excited about football season. 

But there's absolutely a correlation between winning and my level of enjoyment.

To some degree, there is for me as well. However, football games give me an excuse to spend a weekend in NW Arkansas (which I would do 52 times a year, if possible).

For me, think of it this way. If you told me that I was going to spend a Friday afternoon or Saturday morning driving to Fayetteville, eat at Herman's and maybe the Catfish Hole, spend a few hours on campus, watch a Razorback football game with my family, then have a leisurely drive home on Sunday afternoon, I would characterize that as a nearly perfect weekend. If we win, then it becomes a perfect weekend.
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« Reply #125 on: July 11, 2017, 03:21:01 pm »

To some degree, there is for me as well. However, football games give me an excuse to spend a weekend in NW Arkansas (which I would do 52 times a year, if possible).

For me, think of it this way. If you told me that I was going to spend a Friday afternoon or Saturday morning driving to Fayetteville, eat at Herman's and maybe the Catfish Hole, spend a few hours on campus, watch a Razorback football game with my family, then have a leisurely drive home on Sunday afternoon, I would characterize that as a nearly perfect weekend. If we win, then it becomes a perfect weekend.

A perfectly reasonable position.
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« Reply #126 on: July 11, 2017, 03:33:59 pm »

After my child starting playing an individual sport at a high level, I grew more mellow about Razorback athletic outcomes. No matter what happens, I'm not as vested in it as I am my child's sport. I can more watch and enjoy the process rather than just worry about the result. And if the result is bad, it's not my job to console the players.
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« Reply #127 on: July 11, 2017, 03:50:30 pm »

After my child starting playing an individual sport at a high level, I grew more mellow about Razorback athletic outcomes. No matter what happens, I'm not as vested in it as I am my child's sport. I can more watch and enjoy the process rather than just worry about the result. And if the result is bad, it's not my job to console the players.


Agreed, good point.
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« Reply #128 on: July 11, 2017, 04:43:08 pm »

I dvr alot of games, but I try to avoid the score. I too find it hard to stay inside on a beautiful fall Sat to watch a 31/2-4 hr game. Mow the yard, go fishing, play catch with my sons, or a dozen other things.

Wow. "Mow the lawn".

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« Reply #129 on: July 11, 2017, 04:43:54 pm »

I don't remember so many "I don't care if the Hogs win or not" posts before Bielema.  Pretty weird.
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« Reply #130 on: July 11, 2017, 04:55:35 pm »

I don't remember so many "I don't care if the Hogs win or not" posts before Bielema.  Pretty weird.
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« Reply #131 on: July 11, 2017, 04:58:02 pm »

I'm not so sure you can flip a switch like that.

But I have mellowed with age -- what used to bother me for 3-4 days now only last about 24 hours.

 
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« Reply #132 on: July 11, 2017, 05:11:59 pm »

I don't remember so many "I don't care if the Hogs win or not" posts before Bielema.  Pretty weird.
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« Reply #133 on: July 11, 2017, 05:22:39 pm »

I don't remember so many "I don't care if the Hogs win or not" posts before Bielema.  Pretty weird.
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Been on this board for over ten years.  Never has the "don't care if we win" sentiment been so prevalent.
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« Reply #134 on: July 11, 2017, 05:32:42 pm »



Been on this board for over ten years.  Never has the "don't care if we win" sentiment been so prevalent.

I think some confuse "don't care if we win" with shooting your son, or whatever the Bama fan did.
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« Reply #135 on: July 11, 2017, 05:41:35 pm »

I'm not so sure you can flip a switch like that.

But I have mellowed with age -- what used to bother me for 3-4 days now only last about 24 hours.

I'm too busy to stay pissed for more than a couple hours.

I bottle it up, deep inside.

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« Reply #136 on: July 11, 2017, 05:44:35 pm »

I'm 65.  I discovered the Hogs when I was 12.  They were the only thing in my life from Arkansas that one ever heard about, the only thing positive at that time from my home state.  I lived on Air Force Bases much of my early life, and followed them the best I could.

Been to a lot of games at Razorback Stadium, a few at War Memorial, watched them on TV, including the big win in 1971 after a near fistfight to keep the TV in the day room on the game.  Religously followed the Hogs while coaching in Texass, defending them to my fellow Coaches who always took great glee in mentioning any SWC losses.  Had season tickets for years once we moved back permanently to the NWA area.  Losing ruined my week, and some of the recent losses, accompanied by what I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt to be a lack of effort by the players, have hurt all the more keenly.  I must say that the Women's BBall players kneeling for the anthem, combined with the Administrations assurances that they supported them, didn't help my mindset.

At some point last season I realized that I wasn't having a lot of fun at the games any more.  The constant blaring of the commercials, the endless ramps, the silly games on the big screen, the incredibly long lines at the concession stands, the gates of hell heat in September in those East stands, the all-day commitment of tailgating made attending the games seem more of a chore than a delight.  Throw in the fact that I am an INTJ, if you get that, and that is magnified from the PTSD I deal with, and the crowds have become insufferable. 

Like the man said, I am too old to do things that don't give me pleasure.  The wife and I talked about it a long time.  We camp a lot, and had basically quit camping in the fall, prime camping weather, to attend games.  No longer.  We are going to hit the campgrounds and do our best to watch or listen to the games from our trailer.  The money we saved finances our outdoor activities this year.

I am not sure I like this, our keeping the program at a bit of an arm's length, but it is what it is. 

Go Hogs



We actually started to camp game weekends and still attend the games. Going back to the campground after a game win or lose gives us a relaxing feeling. A lot of people are doing that. We tent camp but the number of RV's and trailers in the campgrounds yet those people are still going to the games is crazy! Get the best of both activities!
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« Reply #137 on: July 11, 2017, 05:47:47 pm »



Been on this board for over ten years.  Never has the "don't care if we win" sentiment been so prevalent.

I think that those who say, "I don't care" are just saying it more often so it seems like there are more of those types.
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« Reply #138 on: July 11, 2017, 05:52:44 pm »

I think that those who say, "I don't care" are just saying it more often so it seems like there are more of those types.

Possibly.
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« Reply #139 on: July 11, 2017, 05:56:05 pm »

I'm 65.  I discovered the Hogs when I was 12.  They were the only thing in my life from Arkansas that one ever heard about, the only thing positive at that time from my home state.  I lived on Air Force Bases much of my early life, and followed them the best I could.

Been to a lot of games at Razorback Stadium, a few at War Memorial, watched them on TV, including the big win in 1971 after a near fistfight to keep the TV in the day room on the game.  Religously followed the Hogs while coaching in Texass, defending them to my fellow Coaches who always took great glee in mentioning any SWC losses.  Had season tickets for years once we moved back permanently to the NWA area.  Losing ruined my week, and some of the recent losses, accompanied by what I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt to be a lack of effort by the players, have hurt all the more keenly.  I must say that the Women's BBall players kneeling for the anthem, combined with the Administrations assurances that they supported them, didn't help my mindset.

At some point last season I realized that I wasn't having a lot of fun at the games any more.  The constant blaring of the commercials, the endless ramps, the silly games on the big screen, the incredibly long lines at the concession stands, the gates of hell heat in September in those East stands, the all-day commitment of tailgating made attending the games seem more of a chore than a delight.  Throw in the fact that I am an INTJ, if you get that, and that is magnified from the PTSD I deal with, and the crowds have become insufferable. 

Like the man said, I am too old to do things that don't give me pleasure.  The wife and I talked about it a long time.  We camp a lot, and had basically quit camping in the fall, prime camping weather, to attend games.  No longer.  We are going to hit the campgrounds and do our best to watch or listen to the games from our trailer.  The money we saved finances our outdoor activities this year.

I am not sure I like this, our keeping the program at a bit of an arm's length, but it is what it is. 

Go Hogs

You certainly deserve your retirement from game day festivities. It is a definite commitment most don't make and you have more than paid your dues. Nothing wrong with supporting the Hogs from a campsite, especially with Hog colors flying.

I'm 56 and plan on going another few years before scaling back. Just hoping the younger generation feels the urge to physically attend games instead of easy button big screens but have my doubts. Administrators have their hands full making it attractive enough for people to make effort to go these days.

Either way, I am sure I will not lose any enthusiasm for the Hogs thru age. May not let it ruin my week anymore, but I will be watching/listening til 6 feet under....
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« Reply #140 on: July 11, 2017, 08:49:04 pm »

Nope, when I'm satisfied that the commitment is there, I'm there rain or shine, win, lose, or draw.  When I'm satisfied that it isn't, there is no need to be interested or to reward it.  Is there any other area in your life where you consider it a virtue to reward lack of commitment?

With you as usual hawon.  Nothing to get excited about anymore.  My standing prediction is 7-6 until changes are made and we take winning on the field seriously again.
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« Reply #141 on: July 11, 2017, 08:57:39 pm »

Says who? I'm guessing  the stadium will be full just like the past.

Wondering where the excitement is in June/July is laughable.

Laughable?  How about june/july 2010 and 2011?  There was excitement year round in those days
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« Reply #142 on: July 11, 2017, 09:27:03 pm »

Why do so many of you confuse people saying they are to going to act like a jackass, scream, yell , curse, make others miserable, break things, and be a generally lousy to be around for hours or days after a loss with people not caring if the Hogs win or lose?

I care or I would not watch the games, but I refuse to let the outcome rule my life.
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« Reply #143 on: July 11, 2017, 10:52:48 pm »



Been on this board for over ten years.  Never has the "don't care if we win" sentiment been so prevalent.
Our fan base has plenty of those "whipped us and made us like it" sorts nowadays.  That's the bad news.

The good news is...we're Long on integrity.
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« Reply #144 on: July 12, 2017, 12:31:00 am »

With you as usual hawon.  Nothing to get excited about anymore.  My standing prediction is 7-6 until changes are made and we take winning on the field seriously again.

So the players don't take winning seriously. I don't agree with you at all on this.
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« Reply #145 on: July 12, 2017, 08:29:10 am »

Why do so many of you confuse people saying they are to going to act like a jackass, scream, yell , curse, make others miserable, break things, and be a generally lousy to be around for hours or days after a loss with people not caring if the Hogs win or lose?

I care or I would not watch the games, but I refuse to let the outcome rule my life.

Probably because we don't believe a word your saying.  I've got my own thoughts about what's behind the facade but I'll refrain from getting in too deep, doesn't really serve any purpose other than extending the argument about who's the best fan. 
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« Reply #146 on: July 12, 2017, 09:02:44 am »

Probably because we don't believe a word your saying.  I've got my own thoughts about what's behind the facade but I'll refrain from getting in too deep, doesn't really serve any purpose other than extending the argument about who's the best fan. 

Really? You do not believe it is possible to be a fan of a team without acting like every loss is the end of the world? Umm, okay.
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« Reply #147 on: July 12, 2017, 09:26:20 am »

Really? You do not believe it is possible to be a fan of a team without acting like every loss is the end of the world? Umm, okay.

Who is talking about acting as though a loss is the end of the world?  It isn't enjoyable and it isn't worth spending money on if seven win seasons are the accepted standard.  That's it.  In fact, when that is the accepted standard, I tend to respond to a loss by calmly going about my business and remembering why I rarely go to games anymore.  I only actually get upset these days when we do well enough that a loss has actual consequences. 
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« Reply #148 on: July 12, 2017, 09:46:03 am »

This the least anticipated season I can remember.  There is absolutely no excitement in the air.
I don't feel that way. i am always excited when a new season starts. but i must admit that i get the same feel from being around some people this year who always use to be excited about the season.but it's just not there for them this season.they don't seem to be excited. maybe all the losing has taken a toll on them.maybe it's how last season ended(blowing big leads in the last 2 game) but not me. i am always excited about a new season.and i am excited about this one.
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« Reply #149 on: July 12, 2017, 09:49:56 am »

Really? You do not believe it is possible to be a fan of a team without acting like every loss is the end of the world? Umm, okay.
You mean like you do in basketball?stop acting like you don't react the same way as others.all you do is rant after losses on Jump ball.
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