Excerpt from a USF-related column I write for my school paper. Nothing you guys won't already know in there, but if you want to give it a look/offer some feedback that'd be much appreciated. Full link here.
"Could Holtz still salvage the season and finish with a decent record? Sure, but would anyone care? Year after year, USF has given its fans, given me something to get excited about and then promptly fallen on its face when the second half of the season comes around. A few tabs to my right is the box score from our latest overtime defeat against Rutgers, a game that the Bulls led by two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Miami has declined to continue our series. UCF is expected to accept an invitation to join the Big East and begin playing us yearly again– a situation once thought to be apocalyptic, but given our struggles doesn’t really seem that bad anymore. How can the team possibly expect me to care when next season comes around? How can I get excited when the team scores a big win, knowing that the October letdown is imminent?
I guess this is the crux of being a fan, staying with your team through the heartbreak as well as the triumph. I know there are diehard LSU fans out there who get to celebrate a national championship every three of four years. But you know what? When the Bulls do break through in our Gatsby-esque quest for that Big East title– and I know we will– it’ll mean more than any of those championships, because they haven’t felt that heartbreak that we’ve felt in trying to get there. No matter how hard the team tries to give me a reason not to, I’ll still be there the next season, swearing that this is the year we finally get there."