So where were all the thirsty fans?

So where were all the thirsty fans?

There are 92 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Sep 23, 2007, titled So where were all the thirsty fans?. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

For those thousands of UCF fans who didn't show up at the game Saturday, here's what you missed: You missed one of most exciting quarterback debuts since a kid named Culpepper showed up on campus and put UCF ...

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Kidfire

Albuquerque, NM

#81 Sep 24, 2007
It's a lot easier to point out the negative. What I don't understand is the position a local reporter has with a local university. I'm not saying Mr. Bianchi should be biased. If pointing out one bad circumstance over the paramount good (during the event) makes it worth to write an article on the Orlando Sentinel, let it be so. But you must understand (Mr. Bianchi)...it only exposes you to be one thing; a very weak writer for the Orlando Sentinel. I must say...I have no degree, and English isn't my first language...but, if your sole occupation is to write an article for a big city paper, you would expect for the journalist to be more convincing of his profession. My question (to you) is not what kind of "beef" you have against UCF? I'm questioning your credentials as a journalist. I believe I (and most journalist) can "out-write" you anyday. By any chance, did you obtain your current position by default? Perhaps, you should go into the obituaries and lay your (Journalism/English composition) foundation there before "stepping up to the big leagues".
Marsalis

San Antonio, TX

#82 Sep 24, 2007
Again, why can't the 6th largest university in the country sell out a 45,000 person stadium? Some of the excuses listed are hilarious e.g. Yom Kippur, Pee Wee Football (which I'm sure wasn't played at 3:30), etc...
Go Knights

Longwood, FL

#83 Sep 24, 2007
Marsalis wrote:
Again, why can't the 6th largest university in the country sell out a 45,000 person stadium? Some of the excuses listed are hilarious e.g. Yom Kippur, Pee Wee Football (which I'm sure wasn't played at 3:30), etc...
What in the hell is going on here? I was at the game. There were over 40,000. Memphis didn't bring anyone. During the first qtr, people were just showing up late. By the middle of the 3rd, it was a blow out so people left. Bianci, YOU R A TOOL. First the water then the attendance, you a negative F-stick. If you haven't been to a game yet, I encourage any college football fan to go. It's a great atmosphere and you'll love it. Trust me.
Daunte

Titusville, FL

#84 Sep 24, 2007
Reality Check wrote:
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Yet the fans somehow think they've hit the big time with their little erector set stadium they can't even sellout in their second game in it.
Erector set stadium? I must have missed your nationally televised game against Elon featuring your new $55M on-campus stadium!
USF = U Suck Forever
Daunte

Titusville, FL

#85 Sep 24, 2007
I can't wait to re-visit the War on I-4! UCF is going to be like Alec Baldwin and straighten USF's a** out!!!
Daunte

Titusville, FL

#86 Sep 24, 2007
USF = University of Suspected Felons
Osceola Watch

Lincoln, NE

#87 Sep 25, 2007
Kidfire wrote:
It's a lot easier to point out the negative. What I don't understand is the position a local reporter has with a local university. I'm not saying Mr. Bianchi should be biased. If pointing out one bad circumstance over the paramount good (during the event) makes it worth to write an article on the Orlando Sentinel, let it be so. But you must understand (Mr. Bianchi)...it only exposes you to be one thing; a very weak writer for the Orlando Sentinel. I must say...I have no degree, and English isn't my first language...but, if your sole occupation is to write an article for a big city paper, you would expect for the journalist to be more convincing of his profession. My question (to you) is not what kind of "beef" you have against UCF? I'm questioning your credentials as a journalist. I believe I (and most journalist) can "out-write" you anyday. By any chance, did you obtain your current position by default? Perhaps, you should go into the obituaries and lay your (Journalism/English composition) foundation there before "stepping up to the big leagues".
The guy is paid to dump on all teams and then David Whitley comes in with a good column..Good Guy..Bad Guy. If the teams like UCF and Tampa Bay start to win it ruins his writing style so look for more poor sports writing from Bianchi as it gets him awards
and that is more important than being accurate.
Bianchis Mom

Palm Bay, FL

#88 Sep 25, 2007
PrincessMia wrote:
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I agree with the orginal post. For years UCF students and alumni wanted a stadium. I didn't attend UCF either. However, I am a taxpayer and a citizen of Central Florida. My tax dollars support that school. What happens at UCF has an impact on the community where I reside, therefore we DO have a right to post on this message board. I too think it is pathetic that more alumni didn't come out to support their school. Just goes to prove...UCF will never be another FSU or UF.
Let's hope UCF never becomes another FSU or UF... UCF is in a GREAT class all of its own.
Bianchis Mom

Palm Bay, FL

#89 Sep 25, 2007
And please quit picking on my son, Mikey.
Go Knights

Longwood, FL

#90 Sep 26, 2007
Go Knights wrote:
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What in the hell is going on here? I was at the game. There were over 40,000. Memphis didn't bring anyone. During the first qtr, people were just showing up late. By the middle of the 3rd, it was a blow out so people left. Bianci, YOU R A TOOL. First the water then the attendance, you a negative F-stick. If you haven't been to a game yet, I encourage any college football fan to go. It's a great atmosphere and you'll love it. Trust me.
See I wasn't lying. Go read Hightower's article today.
Go Knights

Longwood, FL

#91 Sep 26, 2007
PrincessMia wrote:
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I agree with the orginal post. For years UCF students and alumni wanted a stadium. I didn't attend UCF either. However, I am a taxpayer and a citizen of Central Florida. My tax dollars support that school. What happens at UCF has an impact on the community where I reside, therefore we DO have a right to post on this message board. I too think it is pathetic that more alumni didn't come out to support their school. Just goes to prove...UCF will never be another FSU or UF.
Princess MiaDumbass, the stadium was built on private funding not tax dollars. Bianci's article was an incorrect assesment. Go read Keith Hightower's article and weep, your sad
usf bulls

Ona, FL

#92 Sep 30, 2007
u must fell like a idiot i went to the game and their was about 50,000 usf fans to your 15,000 wvu fans, dont ever write a post again you fool u got ur ass beat. Tampa dont play around, we are hardcore not like the rest of this nation.

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