As someone who reads the paper daily, mainly the sports page, I enjoy seeing stories about our local sports teams, our state's teams, and national teams. Even on Saturdays I like to see results from the online poll questions.
As a former Alpena athlete, I was very disappointed this week to see the online poll question being about our football team, asking how good they will do this year. Even worse was seeing that most of the votes was towards them doing worse than last year. I can't believe that the question was asked and that those were the results.
In a community like ours, we should all be behind our teams cheering them on, no matter how good or how bad they do. These kids are out there for the love of the game, working their tails off in practice each week in preparation for Friday nights.
It's only been two weeks for this team, also. Give the guys a chance. They still have plenty of time to make something happen. Even when I played, we weren't the best, but we still have some moments that my team and the fans will remember for a long time. This team just needs their shot at it and the support of its city.