Well, it is time for a football post to annoy most of you. In fact, this might get me banned from the state of Alabama.
I am a WVU football fan; always have been and always will be. From the Jeff Hostetler years, through the Major Harris years, and now to 2017. I have also been part of the fan club that never appreciated the old, 3rd down draw that Don Nehlen loved to run. Oh yeah, and I never really like Pitt.
I like WVU Football because when they win, fans burn furniture. It is the best tradition in college football; hands down. The best job in the world is a furniture dealer in Morgantown, WV during a winning season.
As a WVU fan, I will say that WVU has rarely gotten the respect they deserve. From the hateful Lee Corso words in the mid-90’s to the blatant non-caring ESPN tribe today, there is a lack of respect. However, some of it is well deserved. There are games where WVU plays so well that no one could beat them; then there are others where they should have never shown up.
In all the years watching WVU play football, I have watched a few all the way through, some I have turned off the TV since they would not listen to what I was telling them. I like WVU football, but it is something in which I will not invest a lot of my faith. It is hard for me to put my faith in 18 – 22-year-olds playing a game.
I am weird I understand. I have not watched an entire football game in well over ten years now.
While being a WVU fan, I have realized the team will never win every game. In fact, they will probably lose the ones I want them to win the most and end up in some crazy Bowl Game that is all about money and less about football.
I like WVU football and I always will. I have learned many life lessons from watching them play; the most important being, it is a game.
Here is something to think about:
- When your team loses, realize it is ok. The other team played better, and you got beat. It happens, and it is ok.
- Look at football in its context – it is a game; nothing more, nothing less. If the outcome of a football game determines your life, you might need another hobby.
- Tearing down others does not help. When your team loses, accept it. When your rival loses, accept it. Tearing down someone else for your benefit hurts everyone.
- Teach your kids about football, but teach them it is a game. If you want to teach them, take them to a soup kitchen or an orphanage. Football seasons come and go, but the poor will be with us always.
- Show more passion for your family than you do for football. Others can tell how much you care about something because of your passion. Do you show more passion to your family than you do a game?
- Place values before a win. If you have to cheat, deceive, or violate ethics to win, then you need another hobby. Sports should be about teaching children values and values have very little to do with winning.
- When your team loses, breathe; it will be ok. When your team wins; be happy.
Just my thoughts,