They just aren’t coming. Even the rabid Rutgers Rivals fanbase is nixing the boring. boring, boring 2008 Scarlet Knights cupcake schedule, per a Rivals poll. Updating an earlier blog entry…now over 10% of Rivals voters are saying they will not renew their tickets. This is creating screams of anguish on the part of some devout fans — who claim everything from ballot box stuffing to Communist infiltration. Writes AreYouNuts(sic): “I’m having quite a hard time believing that 23 seperate members of this board have voted “no”. Something smells rotten!” The thread is a scream, well worth reading for comic moments.
It is easy to blame conspiracies. But the reality seems simpler. Amidst a worsening recession and in a geographical region with a multitude of entertainment options, watching seven tepid Rutgers home football games just seems, well, boring, boring, boring. It’s just not much fun watching teams that are not very good. And so even once enthusiastic fans are saying no.