Does attending a press conference amongst men twice my age who ask questions like “What is your prediction for the Superbowl, Spurrier?” or “What really happened to Lattimore in our bowl game?” dub me a real Carolina sports fan?
Judging by the time it takes to sell out of student tickets to a home game and the amount of people I have to shove out of my way climbing to the top of the stands, everyone at USC is a true fan.
But when it comes to statistics or attendance, some people see themselves as “better” supporters. And I just don’t get it.
So, at this press conference with all the “regular” attendees, I stand out like a sore thumb. And I feel these men judging me, thinking: “Who is this girl who thinks she knows sports?”
Well, listen. I may have had a hard time choosing between Clemson and
It turns out that it really doesn’t matter if you have to get someone else to scan your ticket because you’re too drunk to go into a game. Or if you just had to type “Spurrier” in your search engine because you didn’t know who I was talking about. (Well, maybe not that far.) We’re all true fans here, and we all can yell at whoever we want on TV or on the field.
Next time you’re wondering if it’s okay to yell for someone even if you can't remember his or her name, just go for it. Or you want to hear Spurrier speak for the first time, go ahead. Initiation as a true fan has to start somewhere.