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when we are playing in Neyland 102,000 rabid fans, playing a big time SEC opponent, we get a stop on 3rd down and the entire stadium raises a fist and the team raises a fist and looks to the opposing teams sidelines. That's going to look bad ass on TV. Can't wait!!!! GBO FistUpDefense
Don't know. I have a hard time dealing with the fact that our fans can't make as much continous noise at Neyland Stadium as fans do at other stadiums. Or, maybe its just that we have more class.
a lot of this is because there are many people that go to the games who simply sit and watch. They show no emotion, stoic would be a good description. Those same people get mad at me because I stand up and yell when we are on defense. I also cheer loudly when we make a big 3rd down stop, or make a big 1st down. I am passionate and am not ashamed of it.
These people just need to get involved a bit stop being so stuck up. They don't have to be as animated as I am, few are however they could simply be a part of the game instead of just a silent spectator.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction. - Winston Churchill
Every school has those fans.
Neyland will have no problem getting up and causing a tectonic shift, once we start winning again.
1 Corinthians 16:13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
It'll be pretty awesome if we can get everyone bought into doing it!
Every team has fans that don't participate. They really suck. If they don't like the rabid fans then they should just stay home. UT needs to get a younger fan base, IMO. Waaayyy too many old farts who've had season tickets for decades. Glad they're around, but man they suck.
Alas, and I like old people, but it's totally the older fans who choose to sit that kill the overall cheering potential (not only at Neyland, but in Thompson-Boling). Living in NY, I go to one game a year and that one game I take advantage of yelling it out. And I get shouted down by a fellow older Vol fan every now and then. On third down defense plays, everyone should at least stand up and not necessarily try to lose a lung. Instead I see large swaths of sections sitting down. And I see people around my age or younger scared to stand up but itching to cheer and go nuts but fear of being shushed in Neyland. I'm sorry Older Fans Who Don't Want To Stand Up And Cheer, this is not your living room and you're not on your couch. If that's the experience you want, buy a bigger HD TV and stay home.
This post was edited by ecuamerican 13 months ago
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I'm in Indiana and usually manage at least 1 game a year. I've actually gotten comfortable enough to tell an old folk to shove it if they yell at me. Stand up, dammit!
"Give him six" "We don't give a damn about the whole state of Alabama" "Grit N Grind"
Ha! Oh I've wanted to yell at them, but my southern manners and "respect your elders" instincts always kick in. I'm not a full Yankee yet.
"When we step on that football field, everyone flips a switch. And it's on..." - Butch Jones
After last year's debacle of a defense, how cool will it be just to get a stop on 3rd down?!?
I agree with the poster who basically said winning again will create a more bodacious crowd. Let us play some games that matters and those bkue hairs will be yelling their guts out too. Friends of mine who cheered in the 90's (for other SEC teams) say there was not a louder stadium than Neyland.
By the way, when we talk about standing, I hope we mean when we are on defense (and cheering). Ive never understood fans that want to stand up drink in hand when we are on offense.
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