Bottom line is that when I'm at the game, I am constantly weighing whether what I'm doing is more enjoyable than being back at the tailgate. If the ISU team I'm watching is getting beat down or has given up (like a lot of games last year), then I'm likely to leave. Watching the second half of games last year was like straddling a nut-kicking machine. I'd rather enjoy my free time and hang out at the tailgate.
As long as you're back for kickoff I don't care if you leave. The team needs the fan support just as much coming out of the locker room in the 2nd half as they did before the half, if not more!
Last year was the 1st time I ever left at half, i did it most of the games, and I had to basically leave, walk fast out to the car, grab 2 beers and start the walk back in to get back in time. Not a whole lot of fun, maybe ill just stick to sneaking liquor in and relax.
Or is it possible to chain and padlock a cooler to the fence outside JTS and meet out there at half, or will they think its a bomb?
I guess I never saw the big deal in people leaving during halftime. I would venture to say the football team is waaaaaaaay more concerned with the team on the other side of the ball then they are with the people watching them. With that said, I know they appreciate the fans and their passion for the squad, but the thought of the team actually performing at a lower level because when they came back onto the field there were some empty seats is absurd. What would that say about the mental toughness of our team?
I think in time the policy will change, but until then, it is what it is, and like it or not, things aren't going to change til the product on the field improves. I hope that that day is in the near future. Til then let the people have there beers and enjoy the day. When they miss something special, they will change there ways.