Sunday, September 2, 2007

Perception or Reality?

Thanks to The Wizard of Odds for linking this story at their site...(emphasis is mine)

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Appalachian State students celebrate huge upset

Mike Cranston / Associated Press

BOONE, N.C. -- The monumental upset at No. 5 Michigan was only minutes old when, more than 400 miles away, Appalachian State senior David Rockensuess and a dozen or so other students did what delirious college football fans always do.

They headed for the school's football stadium, climbed the fence, and tore down the goalpost.

Then it really got fun.

Dragging the trophy down the main street in town, their numbers grew. By the time they reached the chancellor's house, a small army had joined in to help.

"There were hundreds of us," Rockensuess said. "There may have been a thousand there at the end."

The goalpost was still sitting in Chancellor Kenneth Peacock's yard when the team returned to campus in four buses late Saturday, where they greeted with thousands of cheering fans.

"I've been doing this a long time, but I've never seen anything like this," coach Jerry Moore said. "It's an awesome deal. We've got great fans."

Okay - where do I start?

The magnitude of the victory can determine the judgment of whether vandalism is revered or whether it is profane?

The short answer is 'yes.'

I'm not making excuses for the poor behavior of some of our Raider faithful...just thought it was awfully how insightful this was. I also acknowledge two important things - Tech is not a FCS team or school And, I still think tearing down the posts is just stupid. We shouldn't burn couches, either IMO...

An expression of joy ends up in trespassing and vandalism - the chancellor's house is visited by thousands of fans and a goal post. And the coach makes sure everyone knows this is awesome stuff. Mmmmkay.

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