TRUE Fan or FAIR Weather?

I’m not sure where you live, but I’m in the FL panhandle and the weather is super HOT right now – beginning of October and I saw 100 degrees in the car this weekend. Regardless of where you are and what your weather is like, I want to know if you’re a TRUE FAN or a FAIR WEATHER fan?! I’ve been blown away lately at area college fans (I won’t name any names) that have stopped watching football altogether or sold their season tickets because their team wasn’t undefeated like they often are. Then I’ve seen other area college teams that are sporting their colors that they haven’t pulled out of the closet in a few years because they’ve now won a few games, again due to ‘fair weather.’


I can relate to what it’s like to have ‘stormy seasons’ because I’m a Mississippi State fan – from birth. I know what it feels like to experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, but mostly the latter. Yet, I’m still a State fan, I still watch, follow and get behind my team each and every week of the season and beyond…. and not just for football – but for all sports. Being raised as a Coach’s Daughter, that’s what I was taught – follow and support your team/school, no matter what.

After this past weekend’s loss to the Florida Gators (from our prior HC Dan Mullen – at home, etc etc etc), I had these thoughts about what it’s truly like to be a Hail State fan… a TRUE FAN.


Oh, the life and times of being a true MSU Bulldog fan,

Emotions of joy and pain, beyond the comprehension of man.

Lifelong Hail State followers know the drill all too well,

We enter each season hyped; fervently ringing our cowbell.

With anticipation and excitement, we welcome each foe,

With every win or loss, we’re not sure which way it will go.

As a member of the SEC, we will always face a big test,

Opponents big and small, some ranked, some not, but never any rest. 

No matter how bleak the outlook can be, the hope is always the same,

We stand behind our team and our Dogs and cheer to win the game.

We know the gut-wrenching feeling of defeat more than we care to say,

But relish the good times, and what Dak did – first CFP #1 – what a day! 

Here we are again in another season and a head coach and staff that’s new,

Analysts touting our Defense and senior QB – endless limits of what we could do.

After Week 5 in the NCAA season, we’re 3-2 and 0-2 in the SEC,

And every week will get harder as each week passes, we all agree.

No matter what happens from here on out and how long the drought will last,

Maroon and White Nation will proudly ring our cowbells like we’ve done in the past.

If you’re dedicated to your team and a true sports fan, then there’s really no debate,

But to all of you, whether you’re our opponents or not, all I have to say is, “Hail State!” 





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