Letter to the Editor: Rangers aren’t the only ones with spirit

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    I am writing in response to Thursday’s article about the TCU Rangers. First of all, I’d like to point out that I have not missed a single home football game in the three and a half years I’ve been attending TCU. I fully support the football team and wish them the best for the remainder of the season. I don’t understand how a group of guys dressed nice just standing on the field helps rally school spirit. Yeah, they might be at the game, somewhat adding to the attendance, but that doesn’t help get anyone else in there or get people fired up. Also, what do GPAs have to do with school spirit? It makes no sense that there is a GPA requirement to be in an organization designed to “create a new tradition” where students can “get involved and get excited about football games.” There isn’t a GPA requirement for student entrance into the game. So why have one for this organization? I just want to point out all the students who get painted up for the games, rain or shine, and are at the games supporting our Horned Frog football while rallying the students around them. They are jumping up and down, shouting cheers and being spirited. What are the TCU Rangers doing? Standing. Looking good. Where’s the spirit in that? If you want to join a spirit organization, join Hyperfrogs. After all, they are the official spirit organization on campus. They are at every student tailgate painting up any student who wants to get spirited. They also follow behind the band into the stadium. And best of all, absolutely any student can join. There is no GPA requirement. You just need to be willing to show your school spirit and support our varsity sports. That being said, students don’t have to be in a student organization to get crazy and loud and show school spirit. Just show up to the games. Cheer on our teams. Show them that we do care. That’s all that matters in the end.

    Caitlyn Murphey is a senior sociology major from Colleyville.