Sunday Conversation: Jarrett Brown Or Our Fans, Which Is Worse?

The title is a little misleading, because none of us really hate Jarrett Brown, but I at least needed to get your attention.

In what's becoming a weekly tradition now, 5th Year Senior and I traded e-mails this afternoon, discussing everything from this past week's game with Louisville to the YMCA guy (hint: I'm not a fan).  So, sit back, grab a beer, and get ready to get unfortunately taken into the mind of 5th Year Senior.  Yikes.

5th Year Senior:

Should Jarrett Brown still be our starter?

Charley West:

Yes, I think he should continue to be the starter for the short-term, but not because of much he's done positively.


With our porous offensive line, sticking anyone back there is nearly a death wish.  Thankfully, Brown has the tools to escape most of the time.  Of course, when he does escape, he's still not a very good QB, but at least he avoids a sack.  Those are the positives.

The negatives?  Well, there are a lot of them, to the loose grip on the football to the less than 100 yards passing this past weekend.  While we control our own destiny, I favor Brown.  If and when that ends, I say we go ahead and get started on the future.  And that means starting Smith.

5th Year Senior:

This is a short conversation because I agree with you.

Charley West:

Well then, let's try and change the subject, shall we?

5th Year Senior:

What was worse Saturday, the team or the fans?

Charley West:

There's no one answer to that question, unfortunately. Both sucked.

I have absolutely no clue what the students are doing. It was a 70 degree day in November and the student section looked, at best, 75% full. And it was only that full for the second quarter. What the hell better did they have to do?

And honestly, I am going to give the paying fans a bit of a pass, because a lot of the energy of a football crowd comes from the students. And when they're not there or not interested, it's tough to get anything going cheer wise. Something needs to change, and fast.

5th Year Senior:

The fans sucked more yesterday and that is saying something considering what we saw on the field

I am not getting mad about the constant complaining because it was justified yesterday. I am talking about the total lack of noise from anyone. Idiots around me complained about the fans being dead and then did not cheer themselves. That shit pisses me off and just shows people complain even if they are part of the problem.

You can cheer, as I did, and walk out of the game with no voice even if others are not cheering. Your "job as a fan" is to cheer on your team and 90 percent of the fans failed yesterday.

The loudest cheer of the game was for a fat ass dancing to YMCA.

Charley West:

The YMCA guy is a complete embarrassment, no two ways about it. Anytime a morbidly obese person is featured on the video board, do you think West Virginia's image is going to be improved? Nah, I didn't think so either.

When an athletic department is 100% fine with guy performing and actually encourages it, you know there's a problem with the athletic department.  Charley West for Athletic Director!

5th Year Senior:

Don't send me emails saying I hate fat people. I love fat people. If you don't believe me, just ask Betty from last night about how much I love fat people.

Anywho, to the people that are sure to respond, "The team should give us something to cheer about." Shut the fuck up. We got our reputation of being a tough place to play during some pretty damn mediocre years. Stand up and cheer. It is not that hard, especially if you want absolute perfection on every play from the players.

And on that note, the conversation ended, as it probably should have.

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