Okay, I'm irratated about the refusal of the refs to allow defense against Zeller, or to concede that just *maybe* a loose ball out of bounds might go to Purdue; but that's secondary. What I'm about to say might go down like one of those barium "shakes" you have to frink before certain medical tests. I'm calling out you Purdue fan, especially the student section.
Or more specifically, *some* of you. A minority, but still. What I'm talking about are those *fans* who bailed after the IU 3 that practically ended the game or the FTs afterward that definitely did. Because some things are more important than *any* game, even against your actual OMHR; one of those is your pride as a fan.
Let me start this off by saying something about myself. Compared to most fans on here, I'm less passionate. Part of me hates that, but its true. I chalk this up to age; despite being a student I'm quite a bit older than 90+% of the rest of my fellow alumni-in-the-making. I'm a man; I'm 30. When I was 18-22 I was louder, more passionate, and more boiseterous than any other fan I knew and Purdue teams was always my favorites; but with age my emotions have tempered. So there's no way I should *ever* be able to look at the anyone student section with disgust at their apathy.
But after the game was unofficially over, but not officially over a lot of fans bailed out early. I have places to be tonight, and I live ~15 minutes off campus. I need to finsih a lab and study and I'm stuck out school waiting out the traffic because I stayed until the end. But the vast majority of the students live on campus and walked to the game, so let me sum up this diatribe with a simple observation.
If you're a fan (especially a student) and your team is losing at home to a rival, YOU STAY UNTIL THE GAME IS OVER! You *don't* bail out early, you fair weather bandwagon jumpers. If your team is going to win and you leave early I don't understand but its not completely out of line (just mostly out of line). But if *your* team is losing a tough game, you stick with it. If you're a student who left early, I'm calling you out. If you were in section 116, you left early, and you heard a guy calling you out, that was me. I'm not sorry about it, I'm not apologizing. You're a joke with no punchline and you ought to be ashamed.