No, this post is going to be more about the state of our pathetic fan base and the pathetic support CU gives to the football team. Our fans, the student section, in particular, are just pathetic. I cheer my ass off yelling every goddamn play and instead of joining in, half of the dimwits around me in the student section give me a dirty look. Is it any surprise that these clowns had no clue who Andre Simmons is (apparently the coaching staff don't either)? It also is disgraceful the we, the students, act on the way into and during games. I and many around me nearly got crushed into the metal fencing because so many drunken idiots think it's a good idea to push in the line. Now, this could happen anywhere with large crowds and alcohol involved, but I think that's the point. Rather than seeing alcohol as an aide to game enjoyment (I certainly drink before games and will be drowning my sorrows afterwards all season if today is much to go by), our student section sees it as an excuse to get in fights and act like spoiled brats. Of course, the majority of these trust-fund idiots are from out of state and couldn't care less about the actual results or the team on the field (disclaimer: I'm an out of stater who is very passionate about the Buffs). They just want to yell **** 'em up and get drunk. Sorry guys, but this is the Big 12, not some Atlantic 10 garbage. We need all the support we can get but I have no desire to have both my game enjoyment dragged down along with our reputation because of some people who are really no better than soccer hooligans. Part of this lies with the administration though. Everyone wants to sit in the student section and I don't blame them. It is generally a good atmosphere in spite of the hooliganesque clowns and certainly better than the many alumni who sit on their hands all game. However, there are clearly far too many people allowed into the student section who are clearly not CU students. Is this a big deal for your average game? No, because the same clowns causing trouble today will be the one's whose seats are empty for our conference games. That said, would it really be that difficult for a security guard to not let people into the CU Student Section wearing CSU gear? I know Cal, for example, issues wristbands to the students so that only actual students can sit in the student section and everyone with a ticket manages to find a place, unlike the absurd situation we had for the entire first half today with half of CU students wandering aimlessly up and down the aisles (thanks to showing up typically late) finding nowhere to sit/stand. This is pretty minor stuff in the scheme of things, although it should be noted that between the entrance and the seating situation, CU is headed for a human catastrophe in the near future if they don't take any steps to remedy the problems. Ultimately though, it's symptomatic of a complete lack of planning and even further a disregard and probable disdain for the football program and all that which surrounds it. Growing up a Cal fan, I didn't think it was possible for a university to support its football team less, but I think I can safely say CU has managed to achieve that (and Cal has improved significantly in that regard). I am very sad to write this message because I love CU very much. Starting out here in 2005 (5th year senior now), I'm glad I got to see a winning season and something resembling a football team for a year. In these 5 years I have become quite passionate about CU football and will always love the Buffs but we are not going to win anything until this administration realizes the value of the football team to the school, both financially and academically. We can hire whoever we like to replace this joke of a head coach, but whoever that is better get some damn support Gordon Gee-style. And speaking of HCs, I don't give a flying f*ck who it is as long as they return the Buffs to something other than a national laughingstock. If that means it's a former Buff who knows what it takes and what CU is about like Bieniemy, great. If it means it's a former Husker like Turner Gill, I don't care just so long as I see our Buffs win. I'll get behind whomever we get, so long as they don't do/say anything stupid right from the start, Schnellenberger-style. Sorry for the stream of consciousness rant. Hopefully some of that made sense to someone out there. Go Buffs!