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Red Raider Nation: Our Team Needs Our Help This Saturday

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NCAA Football: West Virginia at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Well folks, Texas Tech kinda got sand kicked in our face this past week. It was ugly, there’s no denying that. The team that I was watching didn’t resemble the Texas Tech that I know and love, at all. I still love them, but boy, it was hard to watch. Nonetheless, come Saturday at 7:00 I’ll be inside the mighty Jones AT&T Stadium, just as loud and proud as ever. This is my battle cry to all of Raider Nation, don’t let the team down right now.

If we end up being down 30-3 at halftime, or we are up 30-3 at halftime, I challenge y’all to stay til the end. Luckily, I think it will be a good enough game to keep everyone in their seats, but if not, don’t be a first half fan. It’s like being a Dallas Cowboys fan, I watched every single game when they were 12-4, and I watched every game when they were 4-12. Don’t be a fair weather fan. Even though it might not be easy right now, the tough times makes the good times even sweeter.

It’s time to show Oklahoma why we have the best home field advantage in this Big 12. Personally, I don’t think we are going to have a problem filling The Jones come Saturday night, whether it’s because of personal grudges against a certain QB, or just because it’s Oklahoma. I know we aren’t playing for a Big 12 title anymore, unless something REALLY bizarre happens, but we still have six game left, and I personally believe that all except for one are winnable.

Our football program and our fan base is a two way relationship. If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have as much to cheer about, or much to get excited for when Thursday night, Fridays, and Saturday mornings roll around the corner. Without us, our football program wouldn’t be much. Yeah we would probably still have one if we didn’t have the fan base we did, but lets not kid anyone, ticket sales and attendance go a long way. Now hear me out, I’m not saying that after one bad game our entire fan base is going to jump off a cliff (even though some of y’all were making it seem like that), and our football program is going to collapse, but we need to be there to support our team through the rough times.

We as fans can’t control who gets hired or fired, how the players get coached, what players get brought in, or how the team plays on Saturday’s, but you know the one thing we can control? Being at the game. Win or lose, I love my team. I would give up more things than I am willing to admit in order to see my Red Raider hit the gridiron in person!

So, I am asking all my fellow Red Raiders to pack the Jones come Saturday night. It should be a rockin’ atmosphere, and I have a feeling that you aren’t going to want to miss this game. Come early, stay late, wear black, and be crazy. I want the Raider Power chant to ring out so loud that TCU can hear it from their stadium and get scared for what’s to come. This is the game that we have had circled on our calendars for a while, so let’s make the most of it.