Myself as a high school football player that works hard to be the best i can be for my school team, i go both ways to play a full 60 minutes in the trenches the most important thing for me to know in preperation and and while playing a game is the satisfaction that i have fans supporting me and knowning that they will be with me even if i am struggling.
More than that i am not just talking about the fans who like the team for the main fact that they win championships because those arent really fans because they just wanna win. A real fan is someone who will still stick with their team even if they lose for 1,2,3 or even ten seasons, and even though they lose you should still hope for the best and be positive and thats what the fans are supposed to do SUPPORT your team.
lastly i have gone to the labour day classic since the age of six and i always will. And even if the tappies suck for the next ten years i will still dream to be able to play for them