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Old 08-26-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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Default Pre-emptive strike on the "our fans are the only ones to leave early" posts..

So we all know it is coming. The yearly posts where some fans think that Gamecocks are the only fans in the country that leave early.

Actually, it has already started in another thread.

But is there any possibility that we can go ahead and put this to bed before the season?

I know Coach Spurrier wants us to stay. And if Coach asks fans to stay, then we should try their best to stay.

BUT, my problem is when some posters act like it doesn't happen everywhere else in the country.

So this is to go ahead and kill that idea before the season ever starts.

We will start with this little link regarding Alabama at Bryant-Denny....

http://blogs.tennesseevalleynow.com/...in-after-half/

PS - THIS IS NOT A POST ABOUT IF FANS SHOULD LEAVE EARLY! I AM SIMPLY STATING THAT IT DOES, IN FACT, HAPPEN EVERYWHERE. WE ARE NOT THE ONLY SCHOOL THAT HAS FANS LEAVE EARLY. BUT EVERY YEAR WE HAVE POSTERS THAT SEEM TO THINK IT ONLY HAPPENS HERE!

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Old 08-26-2013, 12:54 AM   #2
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Default Re: Pre-emptive strike on the "our fans are the only ones to leave early" posts..

Here is an article about Oklahoma fans leaving early..

http://www.landthieves.com/board/sho...tudent-Section...
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:55 AM   #3
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:56 AM   #4
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:57 AM   #5
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Default Re: Pre-emptive strike on the "our fans are the only ones to leave early" posts..

I posted in another thread a month ago or so links to 15 different FBS schools that have all ranked in the top ten in the past 3 years with this "problem". It's not a problem...but fans seem to freak out about other fans leaving...
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:18 AM   #6
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Default Re: Pre-emptive strike on the "our fans are the only ones to leave early" posts..

Shit, It gets hot in the CockPit. If we're up by 2+ touchdowns and there is a quarter or so left...Im Gone!
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:26 AM   #7
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Default Re: Pre-emptive strike on the "our fans are the only ones to leave early" posts..

We may not be the only team with this "problem," but I do wish we weren't a part of it. I get it if people leave during a beat down, especially if it's a non-conference game. I just don't get the people who left during, say, the Arky game last year. That was a conference game that was not entirely within our grasp until later in the game. That's just my two cents.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:04 AM   #8
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Default Re: Pre-emptive strike on the "our fans are the only ones to leave early" posts..

Maybe if we were the exception it would help recruiting? I have only left a few games early in my life - 59-0 against Florida State in 1988 comes to mind, as well as 63-7 against Florida about 18 years ago, but they have been rare.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:14 AM   #9
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Default Re: Pre-emptive strike on the "our fans are the only ones to leave early" posts..

I'm there until after the press conference win or lose. But you can feel free to leave if you want to.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:16 AM   #10
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Everybody has different circumstances.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:18 AM   #11
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Default Re: Pre-emptive strike on the "our fans are the only ones to leave early" posts..

If every other school's fans were jumping off cliffs, would we do it too?
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:51 AM   #12
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Default Re: Pre-emptive strike on the "our fans are the only ones to leave early" posts..

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Shit, It gets hot in the CockPit. If we're up by 2+ touchdowns and there is a quarter or so left...Im Gone!
Suck it up. I sat through the games when we were 0-11. you can sit through a game where we win.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:17 AM   #13
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I doesn't count if they don't show up in the first place. If your butt was in your seat in the first half, there is no reason why it shouldn't be in the second.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:05 AM   #14
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Default Re: Pre-emptive strike on the "our fans are the only ones to leave early" posts..

I have literally never heard anyone say we are the only fans that leave early.
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IMO, because of the way loyalty points work with the students and their ability to get better tickets to the games, they should have a section at the gates that students can go to (when leaving) and have their Carolina Cards scanned. For obvious safety reasons, you can't make them scan the cards upon exiting, but, if you gave an extra loyalty point to students who left after the game (shown by a scan), a lot of the students would stay - especially the ones who are sitting in the upper deck (because it would help their chances of getting a lower-deck ticket to the next game).
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Default Re: Pre-emptive strike on the "our fans are the only ones to leave early" posts..

I took some coworkers to the ECU game last year. All were from Michigan. 2 Michigan fans, one Michigan State. It was a very hot and humid day and they were all begging to head back to the tailgate by mid 3rd quarter. All said that they would if it were their home game. It was my car and all the beer was locked up so I held them all hostage through the end. Everyone survived but I do understand why others want to leave early.
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Default Re: Pre-emptive strike on the "our fans are the only ones to leave early" posts..

Only game I've ever left early was the SECCG...At least I stayed until the middle of the fourth, my dad left before halftime. (he's a UGA alum, btw)
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:31 AM   #18
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I have literally never heard anyone say we are the only fans that leave early.
Then you haven't looked very hard. In fact, here is a post that is on Cockytalk RIGHT NOW in another thread about people not being in their seats early enough...

"some people just don't get it. and some of us wonder why we have always been looked down on, by the rest of the nation, and the national media. i would be willing to bet you would have to look far and wide to find a bama fan, or an lsu fan who would say things like that. have any of you ever been to a game in ttown, or baton rouge? their places are packed early, and they are raising hell well after the game is over."

It happens every year and I am sure it is going to happen again this year. But my hope is to kill it before it gets started.
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If every other school's fans were jumping off cliffs, would we do it too?
Not my point at all. Never said fans SHOULD leave early. What I said was that it was done at EVERY school and ours is now different. Do you understand the difference???

There is a BIG difference between fans on this board stating "hey, our fans need to stay at the game" and "hey, our fans are the only fans in the country that leave early and we are pathetic."

The second comment is the one I am addressing and it happens every year.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:39 AM   #20
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I can't name one school where all fans stay until the game is over. It's simply a matter than you aren't going to be able to control what 60,000 (in our case 78,000+ depending on the opponent) are going to do with their day. Some people have more money than dedication to the Gamecocks. Some of the people that go are there for the social aspects, not the game itself. There is no loyalty test to be able to purchase tickets, it's all about the money.

That being said, - I'll be there until the end of every game.
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