Winning teams attract the fans, but the corollary is that an actively engaged audience helps teams win.
As an example, in the first round of March Madness, the Drayton players openly credited their hometown crowd with their win over Boise. The same week, why did the 11th best free throw shooting team in America suddenly go cold in shooting only 1 of 7 in a loss to Fresno State women? I credit our highly charged and vociferous — though, admittedly sparsely attended — fans who intimidated their shooters.
Yes, we need more wins, but we also need fans to be more engaged. I’m embarrassed by my fellow red-seat fans who seldom bother showing up and are so lazy and disinterested during the games.
Put your butts in your expensive seats and make some noise. Are we too dignified and above the fray to clap and yell?
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If sitting through a football game is too much of an ordeal, then please donate your seats for a game to Big Brothers Big Sisters or other worthy organizations. Why can’t Fresno State find some way to facilitate such a transfer between ticket holders and worthy fans?