It's made worse because Gamecock fans, beaten and abused by fate though they might be, remain spectacularly enthusiastic no matter how much agony salad their team piles on their plate. Lose as many times as you like: their fans keep lining up for a willing ride on the pain train, a perfect example of the deep irrationality of fandom. Humanitarian relief, psychiatric treatment, and awards: surely, they deserve some blend of all three.
But do they really need this?
As Doug from Hey Jenny Slater points out, this really is like something straight from The Onion. Fearful that this might be a cunning Photoshop job, I called The State's sports desk to verify that I wasn't being hoodwinked. Nope -- it's real, and further proof that you don't have to make anything up to create satire. Sometimes it's just a matter of cutting and pasting reality into the right order.
(H/T: Paul Westerdawg.)
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