We’re Temple Football Fans, but We’re from Missouri on Saturday

Posted by Mike Gibson on September-24-2009 Add Comments

They might have stumbled out of their dorm rooms at 10 a.m. and taken the 10-minute subway ride to the game in Philadelphia, but the estimated 6,000 Temple students will be from Missouri for Saturday's game against Buffalo.

You can say the same for 5,000 or so Temple alums and maybe 4,000 "Joe Philly" types who have adopted Temple as their hometown college team. About 15,000 hardcore Temple fans will be there; about 15,000 softcore Temple fans have already said, "Why bother?" after the Sept. 3 debacle against Villanova.

This is about the hardcore fans, though, coming with an attitude.


While they all may physically be in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, they definitely are in a Missouri state of mind.


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