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|8 years 1 week ago||10 years ago...||
I was at a study abroad program in Europe, flush with Michigan pride after our national championship. I used to regularly talk football with another American in the program, and often made fun of him for his school's continuing football ineptitude. IN Fact, I even went as far as to nickname him "6 and 6" for his team's record the previous year, which had meant they had failed to go to a bowl. And his school was...
USC (as in Southern California).
The message in this? Football moves in cycles, we were bound to suck sometime, and this will not last forever.
|8 years 3 weeks ago||A note on booing||
Folks - the argument on whether to "boo" or not to "boo" is actually pointless, because people don't actually "boo." "Booing" refers to the centuries-old tradition of yelling the actual word "boo" at people. I don't think that anyone in that stadium is actually chanting "boo" (other than the 100-year old alumni that sit behind me whenever I actually get to go to a game). However, for some reason, the act of a large group of people expressing displeasure has a distinct sound that sounds like the word "boo" is being yelled (which may be where the word comes from). If enough people instictively yell out in frustration after a bad play, its going to sound like booing.