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POW!!! (fast forward to the 2:50 mark)
Always use "Reply With Quote", so everyone knows to whom you're responding.
This team played some of it's worst ball when people started paying attention. What needs to happen is for the fan base during the regular season to increase and keep growing, with the school doing what they need to do to help make that happen.
As for the negativity, I can understand why so many Tech fans feel that way. Tech is one of the few major athletics programs not to claim a national championship in any team sport. I compare our fans to Clemson's, West Virginia's, Kansas State's, Pittsburgh's, and a few others who feel frustrated at getting so close but yet falling short at the end. I sometimes visit their message boards and it's almost like reading ours. One day, Tech will finally win a national championship in a team sport and it will be more appreciated and more savored than the schools who win them all the time.
In reality what "always" happens is what usually should happen. It's called "statistics."
No doubt it was a great year. I think the frustrations come from what might have been. Personally, I believe we could have won last night's game with just a couple of breaks...We were just "one block away." If that happens, then who knows what would have happened tonight. A Super Regional was probably unrealistic, but it doesn't hurt to dream.
I can't see how anyone in their right mind classifies those facts as "playing it's worst ball when people started paying attention." Apparently you weren't aware of our series losses to GT and Miami in March and our 0-6 record vs. UNC/NCSU in early April?