Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

November 6, 2013

Make Thursday night a Blazer Nation night

VALDOSTA — Looking for something a little different for your Thursday night? Why not get an early start to your weekend football fix?

The Valdosta State Blazers play 7:30 p.m. Thursday against UNC-Pembroke, Cleveland Field at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. This is also the last home game of the regular season for the Blazers.

Though it has fought hard and won national championships, the Blazers have long fought for hometown crowds to cheer its wins.

With Valdosta and Lowndes County’s long history of championship high school football and the region’s generational trifecta of Georgia, Florida and Florida State fans, the Blazers have had a tougher battle increasing their fan base. Especially against the long-time, generational pull of other college ball teams on Saturday afternoons and evenings.

Make no mistake. The Blazers have a dedicated fan base. VSU football fans are as committed to the university team’s success as fans of any team, anywhere.

It’s just that these committed fans could use a few more people to fill the bleachers. The team could use more people cheering its efforts.

Barring playoffs, this may be the last chance this season for VSU to build its hometown crowd. Perhaps stronger support from the community will supply just the push of inspiration needed to win and maybe move forward to another championship season.

1
Text Only
What We Think
  • A life that keeps giving

    When golfers take to the course today, they will play for fun and fellowship, but they will also play for the memory of a young man lost too soon and for the many lives he’s positively influenced since his passing more than 10 years ago.

    April 25, 2014

  • Meet the artist

    His prints are innovative, energetic, colorful, insightful.

    April 24, 2014

  • Program works to make men

    The idea is to change patterns.

    April 23, 2014

  • Missing persons: Fill in the blanks

    Missing persons cases are tough. They are tough because they are vague.

    April 20, 2014

  • He is Risen

    Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they and certain other women with them came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.

    April 19, 2014

  • Thumbs up

    THUMBS UP: To Carol Mikkelsen. Valdosta State University Opera’s “Dido and Aeneas” marks the last production before Mikkelsen’s retirement
    after 44 years with Valdosta State and the creation of the opera program. She plans to continue
    working with VSU part-time, but this weekend’s performance marks her last full-time participation with the opera productions. Ovations all around for her work.

    April 18, 2014

  • Feed the hungry, adopt a duck

    If you haven’t already adopted a duck, you have a little more than a week to do so.

    April 17, 2014

  • If I were mayor

    Each year, the City of Valdosta holds an essay contest, “If I Were Mayor,” with students in the area writing their ideas about what they would do as the head of the city.

    April 16, 2014

  • The real lessons of a mock drill

    Valdosta High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions held a powerful mock demonstration Monday morning on the school’s campus.

    April 14, 2014

  • Kudos to VPD

    Followed by a stellar report on Sunday about the drop in the crime rate in the City of Valdosta, city police officers prove their worth once again by arresting a dangerous fugitive in our community.

    April 13, 2014

Top News
Poll

Given the amount of rain recently, what's your favorite “rain” song?

Singing in the Rain
Purple Rain
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
November Rain
Rainy Night in Georgia
Other
     View Results