Welcome to big time college football, KU fans. This is a sport known for rowdy atmospheres where home fans don’t take kindly to visiting teams. Now that the Jayhawks are fielding a team worth following on away trips, KU fans are finding these away school visits can be an eye-opening, insulting experience.
Especially when you get beat.
Take Pat Porzelt for instance. Porzelt is a KU grad and a proud follower of his team; however, his trip to South Florida was one he’d rather forget:
“I was walking through the parking lot, and a guy got in my face and started calling me names that I have never been called in my entire life,” Porzelt said. “And that was before the game even started. It was pretty bad. I can’t even tell you some of the things people said because they aren’t printable.”
While I suppose one could be surprised by this behavior, although, I would suggest such a person hasn’t watched one second of ESPN’s pregame College GameDay offering. One glance at the signs that show up behind Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit should tell these environments are not for the meek.