By Lukas Witt (11 years old)
Now that Christmas has come and gone, I only have one last wish. I wish that Big Blue Nation would REALLY be True Blue. Here is what I mean. Get behind your players and get behind your team (men and women), good or bad. These players are kids just like me. When someone makes fun of me or yells at me it makes me feel bad and I don’t do my best cause I don’t think I am good enough. My Mom says bullying is mistreating someone else, so really when you are being mean to the players and coaches you are being a bully. They aren’t going to win every game, they aren’t going to play a perfect game but they are good people and that’s more important in the end cause it’s bigger than basketball.
You want to know what you can do to help them? It’s really easy. CHEER THEM ON!! I see lots of people at games that never stand up, that never clap their hands, some that never watch the game. If you go to Rupp Arena or Memorial Coliseum stand up, clap your hands, cheer and show them how much you support them and how excited that you are there. It’s really sad that sometimes when I am standing and cheering people tell me to sit down. Say what? I mean why else do you go to the game, right?
So Big Blue Nation, stand up, yell loud, be proud and show the rest of the world why we are THE GREATEST TRADITION IN ALL OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL. Oh yeah and do it at EVERY single game not just when we play big teams and rivals. So with that said…
C – A – T – S