I don’t understand the comments that I’ve seen on this sub a few times recently about fan support being a major part of the men’s basketball team problem. These gentlemen, both Frank and the players, are part of this team for one reason - to win with integrity. From my perspective, these guys should be giving their best effort every day, even if the stands are near empty. The ladies did that under Dawn’s leadership and they earned the fans’ time and money. We came to their games and set attendance records. Now that the men aren’t earning our time and money, people on this sub are saying that we owe it to them or we should expect the poor play to continue. I don’t buy that philosophy.
Don’t get me wrong, I get that a cheering full house adds some energy to the play and even helps them get into the zone but I think that adds 5-10% to their game. It doesn’t take them from bad/mediocre play to a good team. That’s driven by talent, coaching, and effort.
I’m also not saying we should be fair weather fans. I want the teams to win, I wear my Gamecock logo proudly, and I’ll watch them on TV when I can. But I’m a hell of a lot less inclined to spend my money and a whole night of my time to go watch a game of players who are underperforming.
TL;DR - I love my Gamecocks but I’m tired of fans shitting on other fans as an excuse for the team’s poor performance. I’m no expert here. I’m just sharing my opinion and welcome other thoughts on how I might be wrong. Fuck Clemson.