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    Quote Originally Posted by AppFan82 View Post
    I'm one of those fans who will never set foot in Statesboro again after going to the 2012 App - GS game. To put that in perspective, it's important to note that I am of "grandma" age and have never booed another team or official in my life. I have no trouble standing up for myself in any situation. I was raised to be a southern lady. I'm great at cheering. I travel to away games all over the country by myself but will always have to choose not to be there to support my team when the game is in Statesboro. Having played intercollegiate sports, I understand what it's like to be fierce rivals on the field and respectful opponents off the field.

    Yes, I know App has some redneck fans who display some of the same behavior I endured in 2012. That's why I spend most home games making sure I find visiting fans and welcoming them to KBS. I applaud your efforts to change the culture and wish you every success in your endeavors.
    Nice! Thanks for posting. I will host you if you are willing to come back some time. I will make sure you have an enjoyable experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob View Post
    People with club-level tickets being told they have to wait in a long line for a wrist band before being seated.

    Complete stupid dumb*** idea. People are waiting 20+ minutes for that.
    There was literally one person in line in front of me when I got in this line. I read game day emails and keep up with what is going on. I entered the stadium with no waiting and entered this line about 5pm.
    Poster formerly known as gudp1

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSCBBA1987 View Post
    There was literally one person in line in front of me when I got in this line. I read game day emails and keep up with what is going on. I entered the stadium with no waiting and entered this line about 5pm.
    Looks like the line was 35-40+ yards long at 5:35-5:40. Not good. They will fix it though, as they aren't dumb and they can easily implement a few things to fix it instantly. The next home game will be no issue with the wristbands. They just got overwhelmed once and now it won't be a problem anymore haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsuwinsudont View Post
    Honest question here: You go to many other stadiums?
    Been to a few over the years, both in US in other countries -- I know there are bad fans everywhere. Our bad fans are as bad as any I've seen. Ever. That's what I'm saying.

    To say it's a problem in other places doesn't make it less of a problem here. Rather than say, oh, it's a problem everywhere, folks should be asking how we can fix it here.
    “When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”
    A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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    Quote Originally Posted by AppFan82 View Post
    I'm one of those fans who will never set foot in Statesboro again after going to the 2012 App - GS game. To put that in perspective, it's important to note that I am of "grandma" age and have never booed another team or official in my life. I have no trouble standing up for myself in any situation. I was raised to be a southern lady. I'm great at cheering. I travel to away games all over the country by myself but will always have to choose not to be there to support my team when the game is in Statesboro. Having played intercollegiate sports, I understand what it's like to be fierce rivals on the field and respectful opponents off the field.

    Yes, I know App has some redneck fans who display some of the same behavior I endured in 2012. That's why I spend most home games making sure I find visiting fans and welcoming them to KBS. I applaud your efforts to change the culture and wish you every success in your endeavors.
    My sister stopped taking her kids to Georgia Southern games because of our fans.
    “When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”
    A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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    Quote Originally Posted by AppFan82 View Post
    I'm one of those fans who will never set foot in Statesboro again after going to the 2012 App - GS game. To put that in perspective, it's important to note that I am of "grandma" age and have never booed another team or official in my life. I have no trouble standing up for myself in any situation. I was raised to be a southern lady. I'm great at cheering. I travel to away games all over the country by myself but will always have to choose not to be there to support my team when the game is in Statesboro. Having played intercollegiate sports, I understand what it's like to be fierce rivals on the field and respectful opponents off the field.

    Yes, I know App has some redneck fans who display some of the same behavior I endured in 2012. That's why I spend most home games making sure I find visiting fans and welcoming them to KBS. I applaud your efforts to change the culture and wish you every success in your endeavors.
    I can appreciate what you are saying. But I wouldn't let the actions of opposing team's fans stop me from going to be the 12th man, especially in a hostile environment. I've been treated horribly in Boone, but I still go back.
    I understand if your age prevents that and I'm not judging you for that.

    That said - we - AS EVERYBODY else - do have our share of bad fans.

    But we DO NOT have a "culture" problem. App state is honestly one of the worst places for visiting rival fans.. I mean like the entire town of Boone. I can respect the entire town getting behind THEIR team though - wish we had that problem in Statesboro and less uga fans. Y'all don't exactly know what that's like not having an in state SEC program. But we are App's arch rival. You can be assured that most of our fans aren't given other team's fans the full "Mountaineer" treatment in Statesboro as I'm sure your's aren't dealing out the "EAGLE" welcome to all the other teams you play. App is going to get our worst treatment, they've earned it! Both on and off the field. A lot of that is actually respect, a fair amount is retaliation, some of it is goo ole hate and the rest is ignorance being carried out by a few bad apples.

    Let's just straighten out as many of those gone astray as we can and leave the "culture" alone - It's actually a great one imop! It SHOULD be hostile - but it should also be done with Southern Hospitality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmothemoose View Post
    My sister stopped taking her kids to Georgia Southern games because of our fans.
    Is AppFan82 your sister? A quote from that poster "note that I am of "grandma" age "
    Assuming it's a female or otherwise would have expected it to read "grandpa age"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touchdown View Post
    I can appreciate what you are saying. But I wouldn't let the actions of opposing team's fans stop me from going to be the 12th man, especially in a hostile environment. I've been treated horribly in Boone, but I still go back.
    I understand if your age prevents that and I'm not judging you for that.

    That said - we - AS EVERYBODY else - do have our share of bad fans.

    But we DO NOT have a "culture" problem. App state is honestly one of the worst places for visiting rival fans.. I mean like the entire town of Boone. I can respect the entire town getting behind THEIR team though - wish we had that problem in Statesboro and less uga fans. Y'all don't exactly know what that's like not having an in state SEC program. But we are App's arch rival. You can be assured that most of our fans aren't given other team's fans the full "Mountaineer" treatment in Statesboro as I'm sure your's aren't dealing out the "EAGLE" welcome to all the other teams you play. App is going to get our worst treatment, they've earned it! Both on and off the field. A lot of that is actually respect, a fair amount is retaliation, some of it is goo ole hate and the rest is ignorance being carried out by a few bad apples.

    Let's just straighten out as many of those gone astray as we can and leave the "culture" alone - It's actually a great one imop! It SHOULD be hostile - but it should also be done with Southern Hospitality.
    Oh, it's not my age that keeps me from coming back. It's the spitting in the face and threatening bodily harm that will keep me out of Statesboro. "Hostile" is what you get at LSU and Penn State ... without the physical assaults. It's one thing to cheer loudly for one's team and make it tough on the other team's offense to hear. That's what makes being a fan fun. It's another thing altogether to attack an opposing fan simply because she's got on a black shirt. [I did finally get some help from a cop and managed to stay for the entire game.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touchdown View Post
    Is AppFan82 your sister? A quote from that poster "note that I am of "grandma" age "
    Assuming it's a female or otherwise would have expected it to read "grandpa age"
    Yes, I'm female and a lifelong football fan. Elmothemoose and I are not kin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AppFan82 View Post
    Oh, it's not my age that keeps me from coming back. It's the spitting in the face and threatening bodily harm that will keep me out of Statesboro. "Hostile" is what you get at LSU and Penn State ... without the physical assaults. It's one thing to cheer loudly for one's team and make it tough on the other team's offense to hear. That's what makes being a fan fun. It's another thing altogether to attack an opposing fan simply because she's got on a black shirt. [I did finally get some help from a cop and managed to stay for the entire game.]
    There is no excuse for that behavior, and let me take a minute to apologize to you on behalf of us all. But I wouldn't call that anywhere close to being a common happening in Statesboro.
    I too was not only threatened but actually physically attacked by an App fan on the way out of a game in Boone. Guy tried to shove me over into a huge muddy flower pot - which he failed to do and then got more than he could chew. While Boone is hostile to Eagles, most don't cross that line like what happened to you and I. And most here don't either.

    I just think it's going to far to consider it to be a culture problem. It's a few idiots - they're everywhere, and we all need to reign them in. No more here than anywhere else.

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