I drink whiskey during the game. Until the last few minutes, I sit on the couch drinking with the occasional cheer for a big shot or swear word for a screw up. Then in the last couple minutes I end up in the middle of my living room in a defensive crouch jumping and cussing and cheering like a lunatic. My wife leaves the room at this point. During this tirade, I drink during commercials.
I didn't used to drink as much during games, this season has changed that.
Depends on the sport.
For football I drown my sorrows in drink.
For basketball I am ussually watching at home so start doing chores or something else to occupy my attention when we do poorly.
For wrestling I yell a lot while my girlfriend shakes her head.
I have found myself coming dangerously close to hurling my remote either through my flat screen or the living room window. I am fully aware of the consequences of such an action, but i honestly think that it would make me feel a little better. I also spend a majority of every game telling my wife and 3 year old daughter, both of whom couldn't care less, that Percy Gibson should be playing at Emmaus Bible College.
I think I annoy the people around me when I watch sports, because I have a strange habit of celebrating about a second before a good play actually happens. For example, when White was about to cross the line at the end of the 3rd OT against Iowa in 2011, I jumped out of my chair and started whooping it up at the bar, but everyone else waited until he'd actually crossed the line. For that one second, I probably looked like a total *******.
I used to be like this, but after awhile, I toned down. I really wanted my son to be great in sports, but circumstances and life didn't work and he was great at academics. People want to control life, and that is impossible. Sports should teach us that. Today I watch quietly and expect the worst, and when the best happens, like last night with the women's team, I can be happy.
I have four games a week right now that I am invested in. I also like pro-baseball. The team I like there has been miserable. I am a faithful fan to the end. While I may lose interest in a sport like I did with McDoormat, I never change teams. McDoormat and his predecessor just got me interested in women's basketball.
When I need a good defensive team fix, I watch Fennelly's teams. Hoiberg has great offensive teams. Someday he may be able to put together both.
Last years team was an awful lot of good fortune. Many fortunate things happened to make that season successful. I think we have been so close to having the same good fortune this year, so regardless of what has happened, I am extremely happy with ISU Basketball. I can sit and take a loss quietly and sleep afterwards. That hasn't always been the case.
I react a lot differently depending on if it's football or basketball, watching it alone or with a group.
Being on an island here in Omaha, I am usually watching bball by myself. I think I act the same as a lot of people who have posted before. I usually have beer or whiskey on hand, chair setup for optimal viewing pleasure in the living room. Usually decked out head to toe in cyclone gear (including cyclone slippers and beanie) which the gf thinks is weird. Jumping around and screaming like a maniac for both good and bad plays (neighbor underneath me must HATE cyclone gamedays). Usually end up scaring the dog and girlfriend away by the end of the game. Home games usually end with a good buzz, whereas road games make for a not so fun next day at work as the drinking tends to increase.
I yell and scream for both FB and MBB, also threw my first remote after the Texas game, luckily I didnt break anything....pretty proud moment:no:
I try to put the remote somewhere out of reach during games. Takes away the temptation
I go to bed right away after a loss. No reason to prolong the feeling that has come from Kansas, Texas, OSU, Iowa, and TTU any longer. The feeling is not as strong when I wake up the next day.