I was talking to Mr. Chris Ferris tonight and he made a great point. He always makes great points; it’s basically in his job description. In any event, he was talking about how the zoo needs to be a fun place for all if it’s ever going to be full. That means there can be no intra-zoo fighting between rival factions. When you have one group of kids doing their own thing and another group doing something completely different, the zoo falls apart. Cheers speed up or slow down and we just look awful. Then come the posts on rivals or scout about how the zoo looked like crap on TV or how it was so much better back in 2003. We just need to stop being pissed at other people during the game. No one has to be best friends if they don’t want to. This isn’t kindergarten. We definitely should not show our dislike for others at the game because then people will get a bad impression of the zoo they won’t come back. Let’s just all hold hands and be friends. That was a joke, but at the games let’s try to stop ragging on each other. We can save that for after the game.
I also think we need to change the setup of where people sit. We need to spread out the leaders more so than they are now. In this case, a leader is not someone who is appointed to that position, but instead the people who can do a good job of leading the cheers and can pump up their section. When this happens these leaders should also communicate with each other throughout the game and during cheers to make sure that the entire zoo is in sync with each other.
I’ll leave you with a quote from the great film Big Daddy – “Don’t be mean to the delivery guy. It’s not his fault he can’t read.”
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