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Scott Van Pelt Continues to Weigh in on the Great Maryland Fan Debate

Van Pelt took his ire to the radio waves, unleashing a three-minute soliloquy on the good ol' days and how bad things have gotten for Maryland sports. I can't blame him for being upset about Maryland's fan turnout - it was, quite frankly, pretty pathetic given the circumstances. But I think the topic deserves more finesse than simply calling out the smart people who aren't good enough fans for his taste. (I know the debate is raging over in the FanPosts, so consider this my light entrance to said debate). Neither he nor I have any place telling people who are paying for a college education how to conduct their time there. And if they spend it studying, good on them. The smarter they are, the smarter we look. Looking down on them because they don't come to a game is pretty low. At the same time, I'm not saying that isn't the real problem. Because try as I might, I'm finding it tough to come up with a legitimate reason why no one showed up to a critical bubble game. Is that something that deserves chiding? Not really. Is it frustrating? Definitely. If it wasn't 11:00 and I wasn't really tired, maybe I'd think on it more and write a full-on post. But it is 11:00 and I am tired, so I'll save it for another time. Instead, just keep in mind that questioning fanhood on here is pretty ridiculous; everyone on here is at or near a superfan status. Let's avoid that (always ugly) argument.

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