Capitol A wrote:SBL wrote:Capitol A wrote:Im surprised there was anyone else at all at Berkley's gym. I had a buddy who played football there and hated it because of all the hippies' attitudes toward athletics.
Maybe the hippies would care more about athletics if your buddy and his teammates could stop whining about how people don't love him enough and win more than 5 games in a mediocre conference. What an entitled douche.
Good to know the 50,000 paying fans packing the stadium every home game aren't enough adulation for his arrogant ass.
First of all, this guy was, statistically speaking, one of the best in the history of his position in the NCAA. Second, this was several years ago. Cal was consistently a top25 contender at that time. Third, I did not assign this negative attitude, nor the label 'hippies' to the entire student body, I didn't even say it was the majority of the student body. Is it not possible for a vocal minority to have a significant impact on the experiennce? And do you really think the haters that I'm referring to would even know the team's record? Finally, the attendance at the game is in no way a reflection of the students' attitude toward the players. They let non-students buy tickets.
I have a hard time believing there was a "vocal minority" of people who didn't care about football, mainly because people who don't care about things tend by definition not to be very vocal. I also attended UC Berkeley for 4 years, and I remember huge bbqs and game day parties, but I certainly don't remember any vocal minorities who gave a shit about football. There were about 12 Berkeley townies who camped out in some trees once because they didn't want a practice facility to be built on that spot, but those weren't even Berkeley students.
I'm a former football player and huge football fan, but I think the idea that these guys deserve more respect than they're getting is absurd. For one thing, they're already getting a free degree from an elite university where the bulk of them *barely* scrape by a selection of the world's easiest classes. Cal students by and large love Cal athletics, but the idea that your friend would be bothered that some of them don't is weird. I loved when people showed up to my games, but I'd never get butthurt that some people weren't interested.