According to numerous reports across the country from those who have spoken to fans of teams eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, the fans of the defeated teams aren't too upset because they are much more into football.
"Yeah, I know it looked like I was upset because there were tears in my eyes or whatever, but I could honestly give a crap about basketball," said one Ohio State fan after the Buckeyes were upset by Wichita State in the Elite Eight. "Basketball just is something to watch between football seasons. I honestly could care less. We'd kill Wichita State at football and they know it. That's all that matters."
This same fan reportedly said during the college football season, in which Ohio State wasn't bowl eligible, that he didn't care about that "because Ohio State basketball is going to win it all this season."
A Miami fan sounded similar following the Hurricanes' elimination in the Sweet 16.
"Oh, please. I don't care. I could give a crap," the fan said after smashing a glass coffee table and telling police who came to the door over reports of a disturbance that everything was fine. "I was just along for the ride. I care much more about spring football than stupid basketball."
One Duke fan reacted the same way following the Blue Devils' blowout loss to Louisville in the Elite Eight.
"Football season kicks off in just five months," he said. "Oh, god. I'm so sad. This is the worst day of my life."