Fans giving up want UH to wake up
DEAR sports columnist:
(It's cloudy out there.)
» "Your column in the Sunday SB was right on target. JJ and company have clearly lost a lot of the community. As a result, many fans look at the UH as they would a professional team. If the team wins, they will come out; if not, empty seats. There is not that sense of supporting your college team through thick and thin that keeps crowds reasonable even in down years elsewhere. High school attendance exceeding the final game for UH seniors says it all."
» "Are you getting a lot of 'right on!' comments? Or, as you wrote, are we local fans really giving up the fight and whatevahs? What will it take to wake up those gentlemen in the lower campus quarry?"
» "I know that guys who just gave up, as you point out, agreed with your column. I too gave up. ..."
» "I'm one of the baby boomers who have been a Rainbow Warrior fan for a long time, and only became a football season-ticket holder after June Jones was hired because I figured he was going to lead UH to a bigger and better place. Ha! As for renewing my season tickets for 2006, highly unlikely. Foremost is that I will not pay more money for tickets for a lesser product -- a much weaker WAC than prior years and next year's WAC home schedule? For next year I do plan to buy selected game tickets only, and even then, the nonconference games don't appear that great.
"As for being at the games, it has been getting to be somewhat of a bore. ... I always see the cheerleaders circling the stadium, but there are not many fans participating in cheering 'WAR-RIORS' if at all. Bring back the RainnnnnnnnBowwwwwww!
"Lastly, team uniforms? All black, once or twice a season is OK but not every home game. This year's away game uniform? Whose team is that anyway. Can't identify with the team anymore. Is green and white out of fashion or what? I don't know if many fans are fed up with these changes like I am, but all I know is that if Dodger Blue is not blue anymore, then I'm outta here."
» "The music? Is that what they call that noise that's pumped through the sound system? It sounds more like somebody moving furniture. The Hawaii 5-0 theme is an absolute natural for UH and any school would love to have such a universal theme song connected with their school."
» "You summed up things my wife and I have been saying for the past two or three years. And we've spoken to a lot of other people who feel the same way. When I saw the football team in those awful silver and black get-ups at the last game, I almost got up and left the stadium on the spot. Instead, I sat there in silence for the entire time. I literally gave up."