Posted: Mar 27, 2009 12:41 pm
Here are a couple of observations:
1) When memphis wins and memphis fans celebrate, the chatter that comes out is about C-USA, weak schedule, luck, Cal isn't a good coach, you just wait someone will show you as frauds, etc.
2) When Memphis loses, the worms come out of the woodwork. A lot of baiting on forums "Come on Memphis fans, where are you now?" etc. A lot of talk about not being able to beat a real team, blah blah blah.
As fans of the tigers, we are constantly on the defensive, no matter what. I am a fan of a professional sports team that gets the same treatment. No matter how good the season, mass media, talking heads and the average fan come out in droves to disspell the idea that maybe, just maybe, the team is good. It is maddening.
That being said, I am in Pittsburgh and I am going to watch basketball with a bunch of fans that, up until this year, could give a shit less about the NCAA tournament. I have asked them about Carl Krauser and Brandin Knight. They look at me like I am talking gibberish. Fuck em.