Volume 92, Issue 40

Friday, November 13, 1998

listening or hearing


School pride

Re: Mac attack just misses upset, Nov. 10

To the Editor:

Purple and proud. Western shirts and hats. You see them everywhere, except at the football game!

On Saturday our undefeated 'Stangs played a tough Mac team and came out on top 34-32 in what was probably one of the most exciting games of the year. This is only one of the stories which came out of the game though – the other being the fan support for the team. There was an okay turn out – if you count the 200 or so Mac fans who turned out in the cold and rain to support their team, coming all the way from Hamilton to cheer on their guys. They were all clad in maroon and all loud and crazy.

I just want to know what happened to being "purple and proud." Is that only when it is Homecoming? Or only when it is sunny and warm outside? Or only at Vanier Cup time? Well it should and needs to be all the time, whether it be on the football field, in the community or just around campus. The London Free Press even pointed out the lack of support to the team.

To those fans who came out, thanks and it is lots of fun cheering with you. And to those of you who stayed at home, please feel free to come out this weekend against Waterloo. The team needs your support, but I know if we win and get to Vanier, we will see everyone at Vanier and boy, what school spirit that will show – in typical Western fashion.

Brad "Neb" Boulianne
Geography II

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