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Football is key in building school spirit


Walking back and forth to classes, I, too, wonder why so many people have Ohio State clothing. Then I remember, “Oh yeah! Ohio State has sports teams that win.”

It’s really that simple – nobody likes to root for a losing team. Take it from a Cincinnati native; sports teams that don’t show up to play are hardly any fun to watch (ahem, Bengals). After watching the BGSU football team these past weeks against Miami and Boston College, I actually found myself rooting for the other team!

And can you blame me? Come on, six turnovers against Boston College, four of which were on consecutive possessions, another three against Miami ” it’s just not fun anymore. I want to root for a team that wins, and BGSU football can’t deliver that.

This isn’t to say I’m not proud to be a Falcon. I sport my BGSU clothing just as much as the next guy (or gal), and probably more. Moreover, you’ll catch me at every home football game, at least for the first half. School pride comes from one thing more than all others combined: sports.

That’s right, watching sports is a whole lot more fun than watching the choir, Dance Marathon, alumni donating to the University or anything else. Sure, our faculty is amazing, some of the best in the nation, but when was the last time they sacked Toledo’s quarterback? I don’t mean to sell our staff, our advisers, our Sidney Ribeau short, but a successful two-point conversion against a Big 10 team in overtime does a little more to boost school spirit.

The long and short of it is this: I’m not going to waste my time watching a team, even if it is my team, if they aren’t going to put on a good show. I’d much rather watch a team I like, such as Ohio State or Michigan – teams I’ve been rooting for since I could throw a football. At least I know it’ll be a good game.

As it stands now, watching BGSU football is about as much fun as a root canal. If Coach Brandon and our Falcons can put together a decent season, school spirit will increase, but until then, O-H-I-O!

– Brian Eggenberger Junior, Integrated Social Studies

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