Look, we’re all mad. Everyone is mad all the time right now. Grocery shopping? Everyone is mad. Trying to park? All mad. Online? So mad, all the time. We live in an angry America where everyone is just waiting for their moment to say their piece. And by say I mean scream, and preferably in your face or multiple times into your mentions.
That has leaked into Xavier’s season so far. After the last win there were online complaints that the bloody walk-ons weren’t getting enough playing time. Yes, you read that correctly and yes, we keep receipts. You might recognize this as dredging the bottom of the barrel of reasons to be mad, but Coach Steele brings out the angry in people and that must be sated. If that means we rant for more playing time for Ramon Singh well then so be it.
This is obviously stupid. Coach Steele is doing an above average job this year, Ramon Singh has good TikTok content, and sometimes walk-ons don’t get to play. Besides just wanting to expose themselves for not understanding the game, there’s really no reason for people to complain. (See, I’m mad too.) To that end, here are some reasons to put away the online and real life vitriol and be happy about Xavier.
Things got off to a rocky start with a win over Niagara that was so moribund it felt a bit like a loss. X then handled Kent State, led Ohio State wire to wire, and hammered Norfolk State before losing a game and all of their respective lunches against Iowa State. The team…