What It Means To Be A True Fan

This past Saturday morning I woke up at about 8 o’clock, got out of bed, made some breakfast, and sat down in my recliner to get ready for what as about to be a great day of non-stressful football since my Buckeyes were on a bye week. Not 10 minutes after devouring my breakfast burrito did I first see the story on Twitter reported by Eleven Warriors that JT had received a OVI the night before. Of course when I read this news my heart jumped into my throat. ” This can’t be true can it?” I asked myself. It was true and once word got out the news spread like wild fire in a bone dry forest. So much so that it was the lead story on College Gameday.

I just could not believe what was happening. The absolute last guy on the team you would expect to pull this move is the one that did. At first I was angry. “How could he do this, he is smarter than that,” I thought to myself as steam rolled out of my ears, but once I was able to take a step back and look at it from another angle I  was able to calm myself down. The thing that we all need to realize is that these guys are 18-19-20 years old, 23 at the oldest. They are YOUNG. People make dumb mistakes every single day. Take 2 minutes and think back to when you were 20 years old, I bet you might have done a few things your not exactly proud of. This is all a part of growing up and maturing as a man. Yes I understand that guys like JT Barrett have to be held to a higher standard because of the position that they are in. Do any of you really think that Uban Meyer isn’t going to absolutely unload on JT? Trust me he is going to pay for his sins 10 times over for this one, and mainly because he is looked at as a leader on this team. Urban has already suspended him for next weeks game against Minnesota, which seems to be par for the course across college football for players that have gotten similar violations. At the end of the day we all know JT is a good kid, he made a mistake it happens, time to move on.

Now the reason I titled this post the way I did is to direct this next section to you keyboard warriors out there who are the first to jump on a 20 year olds back for doing something that other 20 year olds get caught doing every day across the country. The same people who were cheering his name last week decided to call for his head this week. Here is a news flash fellas, your not real fans! A real fan is able to have prospective, to look at a situation and realize we are not talking about a guy who gets paid 20 million a year to stay out of trouble, we are talking about a kid! Do you really think JT needs anyone else telling him what a POS he is right now? The kid is probably on suicide watch from all the idiots telling him how worthless he is. The only thing you can hope is that these players realize that every fan base has a group of people who THINK they are fans but in all actuality are simply losers in life and that the real fans will always have their backs!

Hope everyone has a good week, Go Bucks!

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