“Coach… You’re An Idiot!!” Mirror Time.

Given as much fun as everyone has on Saturday afternoons during Gamecock football home games, it irks me to no end to get in the stands and hear a constant “C’mon! Connor is terrible!,” or “You’ve got the best back in the nation, dumba**! Give it to Lattimore!” (we all know he’s the best, but he can’t run it every down). I almost want to challenge these folks to coach in their local Pop Warner League, and try and go 6 – 5. Good luck.

Honestly, what I’m leading up to is one of my ultimate pet peeves. I don’t know what it is, but when a fan yells, “Spurrier!  You’re an idiot!!!” over and over again, I just squint my eyes and shake my head. Here’s why it kills me inside. If Steve Spurrier is such an “idiot,” WHAT DOES THAT MAKE US???

I’m “just sayin’,” here, but to repeatedly yell how stupid a guy is just so dumb in itself. After all, Spurrier’s a multi-millionaire, plays golf whenever/wherever he wants, eats the biggest steaks whenever he wants, has a national championship ring, has a household name, is begged to sign his name on fake white footballs, and on and on. The yeller, on the other hand, is sitting in a $35 – $55 seat on the zero yard line, after drinking watered-down vodka red bulls in a parking lot for three hours and has a sweaty butt.

Even further, when “Idiot” is belted out over and over, the rest of the section awkwardly looks at one another shaking their heads, almost communicating via mental telepathy, “Dude. Dude…”

I’m not sure why this irks me so much, but its the same thing with presidents and presidential candidates. When someone barks at me, “Bill Clinton is an idiot,” or “Bush/Obama/Romney is an idiot,” I put my hands in my pockets and say, “Oh, OK…”. You know the rest.

Anyway, WOOHOO for the Gamecocks. We all had a huge time tailgating and watching them go off on our new SEC buds. I also had a big time knowing the “idiot” Spurrier notched another big win, and the “terrible” Connor Shaw banged out 20 straight completions.

I know the name-callers in the stadium are fired-up and half-lit. I’m just sayin’, if you’re bold enough to call Spurrier a dumba$$, it may be mirror time. I’m not defending Coach Spurrier, but he’s not an idiot. If he is, then…

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