For a long time now I have watched fans leave games early when our teams were down. I have heard fans talk down on players, name calling even when our teams weren’t playing very well. Is that what we have become Big Blue Nation? Have we become the spoiled brat?
I understand that we are the most passionate fanbase on the planet, but it seems like that passion for cheering and backing our players and coaches has gone sideways because of some tough losses, and those players and coaches hear the negativity. Think that helps? I’ll answer for you, NO It Doesn’t.
Fans back their teams, win or lose, ups and downs, the fans are there to say, lets go, (BBN chant). That is what has always separated us from all the other fanbases, that is what has made us the greatest fanbase. The fact that we are everywhere and are loudly rooting for our teams has grown into turning the channel, leaving the game early, barely cheering in Rupp Arena when it’s a close one, or we are playing a lesser opponent. We all used to stand through the whole game, now we sit. (I still stand and still yell as loud as I can) I see the largely sitting and quiet fans everywhere. I watched fans pile out of Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the Champions Classic with 12 minutes left in the game because we were losing. ( I stayed and rooted until there was no time on the clock). That’s who Big Blue Nation is. For better or worse, BBN supports our sports teams.
Let’s get back to being the greatest, let’s get back to players saying BBN is amazing. Let’s get back to having the police called on us for cheering too loud. (LOL) We are Big Blue Nation, Let’s Go Big Blue!