More often than not, the Bears and Pandas sports teams win. Hockey, basketball, soccer, you name it. Out of all CIS sports programs, the University of Alberta is arguably the overall best. However, there are times when things don’t go the teams’ way. Even the New York Yankees lose 60 times in a 162 game season.
Unfortunately, most U of A students are apathetic about varsity sports. This past Friday, the Bears football home opener saw a strong turnout for the game, but that’s not always the case. At many campuses in the US, students pack the stands for sports games, tailgate beforehand (in football), and are either stoked or dejected following games, depending on the result. This is a bit over the top, but it does give you an idea of what other campuses do.
Though the Florida Gators fans in the video above are outside the norm for college sports fandom, I wish that we had a culture that sees most students checking Bears and Pandas scores throughout the weekend. If student spirit was characterized by the tweet below, then that would be more than enough:
— Total Bears Move (@total_bearsmove) September 15, 2012