It’s a cliche that has been used a million times, “fans is short for fanatic”, how else do you explain some of the things we see and hear on a daily basis when it comes to sports.
Sadly, this reared it’s ugly head again recently when it was announced that Charlotte Catholic running back Elijah Hood has decommited from Notre Dame and reopened his college recruitment.
This led to some angry Irish backers reacting in the only way some know how when things don’t exactly go their way, by lashing out at Hood for his decision and wishing bad will and injury among other things toward a 17 year old kid that simply changed his mind about where he may want to go to school.
Twitter and message boards became the outlet for the folks, some who MAY have a job or car to voice their opinion, warped as it might be.
It has been past due for a long long time that some check themselves, perhaps even look themselves in the mirror and figure out is this something that is truly worthy of being that upset about, that a kid is not going to play sports at the school of their liking.
People change their minds every second in this world, some of the decisions turn out to be big deals in the big scheme of life.
A kid changing his mind about college should not be one of them, as the great quote from the movie Stripes goes “lighten up Frances”.