Community should back Frogs all season long

It’s a great year to be a Frog fan. The football team is currently No. 4 in the nation and garnering national attention. The university even sold out the Amon Carter Stadium for Saturday’s game against the Utah Utes. Purple is in again.

But in reality, purple should have never gone out. Why is it that it took most of the semester to sell out the stadium? For that matter, why didn’t the university even come close?

At games, a majority of spectators are late to arrive and early to leave once the Frogs are ahead by a reasonable margin. Not only is it annoying as a spectator to have late-comers climbing over other fans, but it’s disrespectful to the team.

Eventually, this newfound Frog fever will likely die down, and that means the usual attendance will drop off at all sporting events. But the community should back the Frogs all season long, not only when ESPN is in town. Frog football is part of the Fort Worth culture, as well as an opportunity to bond with other community members.

In addition, the university should focus on maintaining that support for the rest of the year. Austin is practically breeding new Longhorns in the community because of its dedication to the university. The university should start stirring up both alumni and the Fort Worth community. Get students into Sundance Square for a gameday party. Dye the Bass Hall purple. Fort Worth should be Frog Country, a center of commerce, culture and best of all, Frog football. With the community behind TCU, there’s no reason why the university shouldn’t sell out every game in the future.

Opinion editor Libby Davis for the editorial board.