No false starts two games in a row.
Those people were probably in the lounges, just like those in the Club Level seats in Atlanta always are. Pitiful fans in my opinion.
Fandom is not solely defined by standing in the stadium all game long screaming your head off. It's about having an irrational love for something and expressing it. I'm about as die-hard a Tech fan as there is, but I'm not going to go stand in the 90 degree heat for 3 hrs when I can see the game better from the comfort of my den. I hate crowds (a little claustophobic) and can't stand being in direct sun for long periods of time. To go to these games in August/early September aren't any fun for me. If I had tickets, they'd be in the section where I could watch from inside too. That doesn't make me less of a fan. I enjoy the tailgate, the comradery with other fans, but I stay away from the things that totally sapp the enjoyment of gameday for me. There are many ways to show your fanaticism.Those people were probably in the lounges, just like those in the Club Level seats in Atlanta always are. Pitiful fans in my opinion.
I tailgate with a guy who has club level seats. If he chooses to go inside to watch the game in the shade and drink his comped beer, I'm not about to call him a pitiful fan--particularly because he's had season tickets since before I was born (which basically means: while Bobby Dodd was in his prime). He's been there game after game after game after game, and has been the host of our tailgate the entire time I've had season tickets. (I surely don't have enough points to tailgate in Peters!) Now he's getting up there up there in years, and his wife's health is too poor for her to come with him, but he is still committed to being there for every home game. If he wants to take a break from the heat, he's entitled.
Not saying everybody in club deserves that kind of benefit of the doubt, but lets not forget that some do.
Not true. No COSTLY false starts, I'll give you. Remember our 1st and goal from the 1 for Byerly that turned into a first and goal from the 6? We scored anyway, but we had to work for it. In any case, the general tenor of your comment holds true. We have been better in this area so far.
Not no shows. The issue is that the home side is basically one big luxury box. The lower level has air conditioned area with free food and drink (not kidding). The upper level a shaded area with fans. The people were there, but in the luxury box partI noticed that you had a lot of no shows in the expensive season ticket seats on the home side (behind our bench). We see that a lot too when the weather is hot. Too bad because you could have used more people there.