Over the past couple of days, I have written about the University of Miami Hurricanes football program, and the uphill challenges they currently face. I wrote about whether or not head coach Al Golden would make it far past this season, as well as if in this present moment, has the Hurricanes football program reached a new all-time low. More or less, I was simply stating facts. I was not rude or critical or harsh or disrespectful toward a program which I had great respect for growing up and into adulthood.
That is about to change.
I stated what is believed to be true of the current Hurricanes team. They are not good. The attendance has been embarrassing. Sanctions are coming. Simply stated, these are not good times for Miami.
If there is something inaccurate about those sentiments, please feel free to correct me by leaving a comment. Believe me, over the past few days, I have received plenty of comments from the Miami faithful. “The U” has been seen and heard from in both of those articles.
That is more than I can say about the Hurricanes’ home games. By far. Nobody is seen or heard from in Coral Gables. I must admit I was surprised to see that so many Miami fans still read articles, since none of them still show up to games to root for their team. It is disgraceful. This used to be a proud fanbase.
Now, they are just bitter.
In fact, Miami fans are beyond bitter. I think I understand the reasons why.
They see other programs who receive NCAA sanctions, such as the Penn State Nittany Lions, the Ohio State Buckeyes and USC Trojans. They see them get hit more than once, yet they seem to bounce back. The players still come. The fans still support. The programs remain relevant.
That is not the case with the Hurricanes. They are about as irrelevant as they come nowadays.
But they certainly voice their opinions, at least on the internet. Hell, they gave me my own message board! For that, I will be forever appreciative.
Although, I am not sure what gets me the most when reading the comments. Sure, it is great to see fanbases come out in strong numbers and support their team against a person who has just spoken the truth. You can’t argue with that sort of support.
Or that sort of logic.
But please read the comments. I’m not sure if it is just a few fans who feel strongly about their team, or whether it is an indictment of the American education system in the Miami area. Seriously, people, at least spell my name right, as it is right in front of you. It is like being given a word bank on a test and still getting the words wrong. Of course, I’m sure they did that in school as well. That is, until they either dropped out or flunked out after middle school.
I kid, of course.
But if “The U” still feels so strongly about their Hurricanes, where are all of their fans? And I am not talking about on the internet and on message boards. Where are they during games? Last time I checked, Miami still plays some big games against solid teams. Where are the fans for these games?
I hope that this article gets out to the right people. I want all of Miami to see and read this, or have someone read it to them if they have difficulty with some of the words that are more than four letters. After all, after reading the comments, it is words of the four letter variety that Miami fans are far used to using in their limited vocabulary.
But I want this to go out to more than just the fans. What about the former players? Where are they? I would like to officially call out each and every one of them. If they really care about “The U” like they say they do, I challenge them to actually show their support and go to a few games. Show up and support your alma mater. Don’t just do what most Hurricanes fans do and talk a big game. Show up to the game and show your support and take pride.
Hell, put my name on a sign telling me that you still care and wave it in front of the cameras.
Just please, do me a favor.
Check your spelling this time.
So, Michael Irvin. So, Ray Lewis. So, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. I’m calling out all of you to actually show your support. My invitation stands and the offer goes out to each and every former Hurricanes player and current fan.
If you really support Miami Hurricanes football, I want some proof.