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Football Bowl Subdivision Fan Survey

When given the opportunity to do a survey about the USF football team and my experience on game day, it was something that I felt I had to do in order to have my voice heard not only as an alum, but as a fan. After I got through the typical informational questions (i.e. how many season tickets I have, how am I associated with the school, etc.), I was finally to the meat of the survey. The opening question asked to rate, on a scale of 1-10, whether the football team’s performance this season has met my expectations for the year. I know they kind of had to ask this, but I imagine that they have to know that they’ll be getting about an average of a 1 on that scale after losing to McNeese State and FAU this year. It’s almost like they put this question at the beginning just to piss people off and set the rest of the survey up for poor reviews (which it successfully did in my case). Throughout much of the rest of the survey, many of the questions had little to do with USF, focusing more on the fan experience at Raymond James Stadium. Then, with one single statement, they bring you right back to denouncing your allegiance to USF football again by asking "How important do you consider the following aspects as a season ticket holder- Team’s win-loss record". Of course, as a fan of any sport, you always care about the win-loss record. It’s why they play the game and the whole reason we come out and cheer them on weekly. It’s like asking someone if they’d rather sit at home and make a 6 figure salary, or work 70 hours a week at minimum wage. At the end of the day, my one survey will not change the how the athletic department conducts itself, nor will it revive this football season. The people upstairs are well aware that the football team’s performance has been unacceptable. What is unclear is whether they know what it will take to not only make improvements on the field, but to revive the fans’ support in time for next season.

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