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Monday Grab Bag: My lawn, get off of it.

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    The topic du jour on twitter today was student attendance at basketball games.* The conversation was too sprawling to succinctly link, but a perusal of the timelines of @TZiskBuff, @William_Whelan, @RyanKoenigsberg, @CUGoose, @AngryAndy720, and @JGIsland from this afternoon will get you caught up to speed.* To summarize: the student attendance this year is disappointing to the point that a handful of grown men spent a portion of their work day discussing it.

    Was there sarcasm?* Oh yes.* Catty generalities?* You betcha!* Allusions to ski slopes and pot smoking?* Indeed. And those were just my tweets!

    Having covered this territory last year, I'm disinclined to waste another 1,000 words on the subject, so I'll abbreviate. Suffice to say: kids aren't coming in the ways they used to.* Whole swaths of the south end of the arena were bare over the recent homestand, and it's only getting worse. At a time when the loyal and the passionate are trolling for votes, the empty seats undercut any claims of being the 'Student Section of the Year,' and generally elicit eye rolls.
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    The students at tip of the Utah game. *It was worse on Sunday.
    Are there reasonable excuses for an individual student to not attend a given basketball game?* Of course there are.* Life is a varied, wonderful thing that your average 20-year old would do well to pursue to its fullest.* But how, why 10% of the student body at a flagship university can't be bothered to support a winning basketball program - incidentally, in spite of injuries, off to their best start in 45 years - is beyond me.* Complaints of 'lack of administrative support' and 'reduced incentive to attend' strike me as entitled and soft.* We, as in BuffNation as a whole, should be better than this.

    This frustration is not leveled at those who show up.* The 500-1,000 kids who work their butts off in support of the team deserve the traditional kudos.* It's the other 2,000 fans who have decided to spend their hoop nights elsewhere that are raising my temperature.* At the end of the day, on a night when the founding fathers of the C-Unit were being honored, the student section was maybe 1/3 full... for a team with 18 wins in 3rd place in the Pac-12.* Simply inexcusable when compared to where the kids were only a few months ago. The team deserves better.

    90% of life continues to be showing up... so, you know... show up.* No excuses, play like a champion.* Also, get off my lawn.

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    The topic du jour on twitter today was student attendance at basketball games.* The conversation was too sprawling to succinctly link, but a perusal of the timelines of @TZiskBuff, @William_Whelan, @RyanKoenigsberg, @CUGoose, @AngryAndy720, and @JGIsland from this afternoon will get you caught up to speed.* To summarize: the student attendance this year is disappointing to the point that a handful of grown men spent a portion of their work day discussing it.

    Was there sarcasm?* Oh yes.* Catty generalities?* You betcha!* Allusions to ski slopes and pot smoking?* Indeed. And those were just my tweets!

    Having covered this territory last year, I'm disinclined to waste another 1,000 words on the subject, so I'll abbreviate. Suffice to say: kids aren't coming in the ways they used to.* Whole swaths of the south end of the arena were bare over the recent homestand, and it's only getting worse. At a time when the loyal and the passionate are trolling for votes, the empty seats undercut any claims of being the 'Student Section of the Year,' and generally elicit eye rolls.
    [​IMG]
    The students at tip of the Utah game. *It was worse on Sunday.
    Are there reasonable excuses for an individual student to not attend a given basketball game?* Of course there are.* Life is a varied, wonderful thing that your average 20-year old would do well to pursue to its fullest.* But how, why 10% of the student body at a flagship university can't be bothered to support a winning basketball program - incidentally, in spite of injuries, off to their best start in 45 years - is beyond me.* Complaints of 'lack of administrative support' and 'reduced incentive to attend' strike me as entitled and soft.* We, as in BuffNation as a whole, should be better than this.

    This frustration is not leveled at those who show up.* The 500-1,000 kids who work their butts off in support of the team deserve the traditional kudos.* It's the other 2,000 fans who have decided to spend their hoop nights elsewhere that are raising my temperature.* At the end of the day, on a night when the founding fathers of the C-Unit were being honored, the student section was maybe 1/3 full... for a team with 18 wins in 3rd place in the Pac-12.* Simply inexcusable when compared to where the kids were only a few months ago. The team deserves better.

    90% of life continues to be showing up... so, you know... show up.* No excuses, play like a champion.* Also, get off my lawn.

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    Today in the bag, I'm talking basketball, basketball, and more basketball.

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