Is it possible to completely lose interest in a team and sport because the team you followed have sucked for so long you find other things to occupy yourself with? For me, it happened with the NY Islanders and the NHL last season. I grew up a baseball fan first, college hoops 2nd, and hockey 3rd, but the continued suckiness of the NY Islanders pushed me away from the NHL altogether. I have to admit that hockey over time fell further down the list of sports I care about... they might've been 7th (college football, NFL, boxing, and tennis) by the time I cut bait. Management continually put together a band of misfits and called it progress. I called it a steaming pile of garbage.
I worry sometimes that the casual fans of our hoops program might do what I did with Hockey. I guess the difference is hockey has been relegated to a 5th tier sport while college hoops is still a major player in a sports fan's life.
I turned the game off in the 4th quarter. I had zero interest in who won as IMO the 2 best teams in the country did not play each other. One of them resides in Los Angeles and the other is an upstart that demolished us in the Sugar. Heck, Texas has a gripe too... even though they struggled with tOSU. Regardless, most of the time we'll have to settle for a MNC instead of settling it on the field. College basketball has it right... college football is still in the stone ages.
I'll be short and sweet about this... CMG should be fired for being a mediocre HC not for some off the court rumor. IMO I believe some are making their attacks personal since critiquing his coaching performance hasn't gotten the desired results (fired). Like the attacks on his wife last season I think they're uncalled for.
I believe this situation is similar to what Houston Nutt went through in his final year at Arkansas. He was so despised by a certain portion of the fan base that they did and said anything to (successfully) force him out.