one of the most numbing parts of the game today, besides the walk home which is 150% colder when we lose, was the crowd. There was really never any energy in Crisler, even when we were up by 8-9 early in the first half. Honestly, the Crisler crowd outside the student section has been a disappointment this year. There was some hope towards the end of the game when Manny got that steal and slammed it by himself at the other end. The defensive possession after that was loud...like loud enough to feel the "scratch" in your ears that you basically never hear at Crisler.
But then, something bad happened. PSU made a 2 point shot. And every single person that wasn't a student sat down immediately and it got quiet again... it just felt like quiet submission. This happens EVERY TIME something goes right at Crisler. The crowd will stand up and right away, whoever we're facing scores and it's like someone shot a nail gun at the balloon. This sports year just needs to be over.