There has been a lot of discussion over the last couple of years about what makes some people better fans than others. For what it is worth, I think this board has a very shaky definition of a true fan. For full disclosure, I have sat through 5-3 games that eskimos left because they were too cold, used to wake up early and make breakfast as a payment to my roomates for making us all get to the stadium early so I could watch the defense warm up with "bull in the ring" and have been so distraught after a MIchigan loss that I literally cancelled a date for saturday night and sulked the whole weekend away. None of that makes me a better fan than anyone else. In fact, that last one makes me sad for myself and for those of you who seem hold the same kind of behavior as some kind of a badge of honor.
Thankfully, I have gotten older, gotten married, had children, and gained some perspective. I now root for Michigan (whether it be football, women's tennis, or beer pong), enjoy the time spent with family and friends, and go on with my life win or lose. So, if you are that guy at the picnic spewing four letter words, kicking the neighbors dog, and all the while thinking that you are somehow a better fan than everyone else, you should know that you are wrong. You are just a jackass. You are not a better fan if you stood by RR, just as you are not a better fan if you wanted him fired. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you are not a better fan if you are facebook friends with all of our 2015 recuits. Trust me when I tell you that Michigan football will beat OSU again some day, and that they will just as assuredly lose to Minnesota again. Either way, you will survive. Relax, and enjoy the fun of it.
-Note- this post was triggered by the line "So you'll have to excuse the rest of us who stood in those stands during the Fandom Endurance III game and are terribly sad about how the last three years worked out " which I interpereted as yet another 'I am a better fan than you because...' type of a line.