It was the day the entire state of Maryland hit the snooze. The Maryland football program, which had once fought their way to the middle of the college football world, appear to losing touch with their fan base.
After posting a 6-7 record in 2016, the crowd on-hand for the annual Red-White game was barely enough to repopulate the Earth if they were the only survivors.
Photos of the insanely sparse crowd made the rounds on social media.
Here is another view of the empty stadium:
Maryland's annual Red-White Spring Football Game kicks off at 12:30pm at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. pic.twitter.com/ZdnXf3MkcZ
— 105.7 The Fan (@1057TheFan) April 22, 2017
What do you think this does to the confidence of the players? Do you think this is the ultimate discouragement, a scathing reprisal for their extended mediocrity? Or will this light a fire under the players and lead them to a vicious and competitive Spring Game for the ages? Either way, nobody will be there to see it.
This is a team that went to a bowl game last year!
That bring up another potential reality; maybe the fans just don’t care. Or worse, don’t exist. A lot of the kids near the top of the bleachers just haven’t gotten up from their 4/20 chill-spot.
The fact that there was a football game today is just a happy coincidence.
Coach D.J. Durkin will have their work cut-out for them if they want to putt some butts in seats this season. Their fan support is obviously sub-par.
[H/T: SI Extra Mustard]
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