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Congratulations, Drake. You have earned another distinction.
You have been named one of the Top 10 Worst Basketball Student Sections in the country.
In last Wednesday’s final home contest of the men’s basketball season, the Bulldog bleachers were about half-full as usual. But that’s OK. I’ve grown used to the fair-weather fans that we have at this school (in any sport, not just Drake basketball). So, kudos to all the fans that showed up.
But don’t think that the quality of cheering made up for the lack of numbers. It was atrocious.
“You’re adopted,” Clap, clap, clap clap clap. “You’re adopted.”
Wait … I thought we were playing Southern Illinois? So why are we STILL shouting the same chant that was used against Creighton’s Doug McDermott (whose father is the team’s head coach).
I’m all for chanting against a team’s best player (even though Dougie hung 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds that night). But using the same chant against every team that comes to the Knapp Center for the rest of the season? That’s pathetic.
It’s almost as pathetic as the “start the buses” chant at the end of the game. Yeah, I remember high school football games, too. Real creative.
And what else did the grand Drake student section boast last Wednesday? Frat boys in pink clothes? A dude in a sports bra?
I understand it was 80’s night, but I didn’t know we had to steal clothes from the lockers at Women’s Workout World to attend a college basketball game.
If I were shooting a free throw, however, the sports bra guy might have thrown me off. But, if that didn’t, surely the large posters of random heads would have. Nothing’s more intimidating than a large Veggie Tales or Smurfs head.
If that large Ari Gold head could talk, I’m sure he would berate our student section worse than he treated Lloyd when he asked for a promotion.
So, student section, I ask one thing from you next year: please, for the love of God, have some basketball-related material to chant or to show to the crowd. Random heads and stupid, repetitive chants are not doing the trick. The Southern Illinois players on the bench looked as confused as I was with the student section’s actions.
So, Drake, chalk up another award to add to the trophy case. Hopefully, the Bulldogs will be better next season so that more fair-weather fans show up to games.
Otherwise, make more room on that trophy shelf because we are definitely favored to make the list again next year.