Arizona State University was never Alabama when it came to its college football program, but it did once enjoy some years of moderate respectability.
This season, all of that has gone out the window. The Sun Devils are 3-6 on the year and have been an absolute disaster with the exception of one stunning showing against Washington.
Understandably, ASU fans have checked out. There are only so many close outings that eventually go the other team’s way that you can watch before you’re over the whole thing.
This week, the depths of ASU fan despair reached new levels when eagle-eyed fans noticed what one girl was doing in the stands:
Things are so bleak with Arizona State football that ASU students have turned to studying.
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) November 7, 2022
Fan reactions to the clip were largely what you would expect given the school involved:
First ever ASU student to study
— #1 Trubbish Fan (@Realtrubbish) November 7, 2022
Arizona State football destroying its party school reputation!
— Colt Smith (@FootballExpert) November 7, 2022
— David Woolverton (@Dwoolvie) November 7, 2022
This is something you’d see at BYU not ASU https://t.co/T46zkOX9YS
— Trent Anderson (@CougDevil) November 8, 2022
Many people are saying Harvard of the west https://t.co/E4nXYyFPHB
— Johnathon Poppe (@JPopASU) November 8, 2022
Obviously this is a little less sexy than what an LSU fan was busted doing at one of their games (before they became good again in the latter half of the season), but it’s still pretty funny nevertheless.
In a college football season filled with Olivia Dunne wearing basically nothing to Tigers games, Tennessee cheerleaders going wild and cameramen zooming in on attractive Florida fans – this is just par for the course.
Arizona State has games on the books against Washington State, Oregon State and Arizona.
Barring something crazy occurring, the Sun Devils will likely go 1-2 – with the lone victory coming against Arizona.
What a tribute to Michael Jordan. https://t.co/QgJccCyFwU
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 7, 2022
Then again, given how this season has gone thus far, who even knows anymore.
Will ASU ever get back to being a somewhat formidable football program?
Time will tell.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.