This was the third time I’ve seen the ladies perform this season, and easily the worst performance of the three, even on the home floor at Barnhill. Again, I don’t know the nuances of gymnastics, but I know falls and stumbled landings when I see them, and we had too many of both.
And at Bama–for some reason that I can’t understand, their last crowd was off by 2-3,000 (maybe about 8,000?)–and it was against Arkansas. I’ve been attending Bama’s gymnastics for perhaps 20 years and have never seen such a small crowd, despite all weather conditions. Hope it doesn’t continue. This sport can easily attract crowds in excess of 10K in a populated area like NWA.
I say that because Tuscaloosa area supports the Bama gymnastics, and does not receive support from Birmingham. Very few from Birmingham come to these events. Tuscaloosa area has to be just a little smaller in population than NWA.