BYU played SDSU yesterday (great win Cougars!!) and I was reading on ESPN.com about "The Show" (the SDSU student section at the basketball games) and the different views about them.
"The Show" is know for being loud, distracting, supportive (of their team), and a little controversial. According to ESPN.com, SDSU staff was worried about the student section not being classy during the BYU game. The Aztec head coach asked the students to be respectful to the BYU players and fans and to avoid religious slurs. This all stemmed from a game last year when an SDSU fan brought a sign that read "Which wife gave you mono?" (pointed at Jimmer who was dealing with the virus at the time). According to some reports, Jimmer saw the sign and laughed.
I love this. Yes, Jimmer could have been offended. He could have given that fan the bird. He could have jumped into the stands and punched a fan in the face (*cough cough Ron*). But he didn't. He laughed. He didn't care.
Being angry and getting offended is our choice. Why cause a scene? Why get angry? I've been to tons of BYU sporting events where the opposing teams fans end up chanting "F*** the Mormons!" (clap clap clap clap clap) at the end of the game. But you just shrug it off. Getting mad and causing a scene will only make it worse. Why sink to their level? Don't give them the satisfaction of letting them know they got to you.
Hey Jimmer, thanks for being awesome!!