I also take a day off after a disappointing loss before I post to clear my head and put things in perspective. Actually I just now at 10:34 Pm took my first look at the uffp.com. I could have guessed what I read, the posters I expect to be cool-headed were, the ones I expect to be ready to take a dive off a cliff are jumping, and a bunch of new posters ready to jump off the ship or demand a change. Any loss is disappointing, I wasn’t expecting this one but that was my fault. Hofstra proved to be a very good veteran team and a tough game should have been expected. And if your one of the many upset and frustrated by the loss I understand, and my intention is to not call you out. My point is don’t give up. Show up at Death Valley and back in Paladin Stadium for Wofford.
As a fan I feel that the best thing I can do, is support my team, the players and the coaches win or lose. It’s hard and as a Furman fan most of the time I’m on the winning side, feeling good. What brings me off the cliff quickly is remembering being a player in high school and how I felt to lose. So no matter how disappointed I feel about a loss, I know the players and the coaches are the ones having to live with it, working out solutions in the film room and on the field.
Next Stop Death Valley
Even if Furman would have beaten Hofstra I would still be very realistic about this week’s game. Clemson is one of the most athletic teams in the nation. Furman will have its hands full but I also believe that Furman can give Clemson fits.
I’ve been to every Furman/Clemson match up since the 1988 game. My mother was born in Central and as a youngster I went to many Clemson games. I’ve seen Furman beat GaTech, UNC, USC, and NC ST(twice). I know its wrong but deep down inside if I had control of wins this game or the APP game. I honesty couldn’t tell you which one I would choose.
Well guys this week brings us another football game, it also brings new hope and a chance for me to see my Paladins play. I’ll be at Death Valley hope you’ll be there too.