Friday, March 23, 2012

Are Marshall football fans truly rude and hostile?

      A few days ago, I encountered this tidbit of information about Marshall University’s football faithful. It was not a flattering portrait for a following that’s probably as passionate bunch of fans as there is anywhere in America.
       In an article entitled” “35 Stadiums You Wouldn’t Get Caught Dead In”, columnist David Luther slams Thundering Herd fans in an entry posted on The Bleacher Report website at the start of the 2011 season.
       According to Luther, Marshall followers are the absolute worst and could never be accused of being gracious hosts. As a result, the Herd’s home field – Joan C. Edwards Stadium – made The Bleacher Report’s list of places where you shouldn’t attend a college football game. Luther wrote:

     “Marshall fans have earned the reputation of being some of the rudest people on Saturday afternoons. If you're brave enough to enter Joan C. Edwards Stadium wearing a sweatshirt from the opposing team, get ready to be heckled, cursed at and berated.”

       So, what’s your response to what Luther wrote? Is it justified, or simply a case of sour grapes because his favorite team (don’t know who that might be) came to Huntington, West Virginia and suffered a stomp-down spanking? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.
       By the way, Marshall was joined on this dubious list by college football notables Ohio State, Miami (Florida), Colorado, Arkansas, Florida and Southern Cal.

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