Uncle Si wrote:
Sports Hernia wrote:
There's always going to be a few bad apples that really cross the line, that's unfortunate.
I do want opposing fans to feel unwelcome in our house, though. I don't want them there.
The above says it all IMHO. A few forty whiner fans crying, at least no one got stabbed unlike candledump. To the story, meh whatever! Odds are its full of exaggerating and half truths, and I hardly doubt they are the innocent victims they claim to be. If you are wearing enemy colors into an opposing stadium and don't expect to get harassed a little then you are naive. More than likely a few butthurt whiner fans still bitter over their team being completely dominated and embarrassed on national tv.
"enemy" colors... because THIS IS WAR!!!
ffs... whats naive is that a bunch of idiots think that when they're at a sporting event (an entertainment venue by the way) that they are somehow inclined to act like idiots.
Regardless of whether this story is true or not, it happens. Regardless of whether someone was stabbed or not, the idea that we need to "protect this house" and make the opposing fans feel uncomfortable through verbal abuse reeks of immaturity.
Seahawk fans, if you value the 12th man and the gameday experience, understand that this behavior was an extensive part of the fan experience in the English Premier League... now the opposing teams fans get cordoned off sections with police escorts, tickets are priced out of average fans monetary means, roudy fans lose their season tickets... forever, alcohol is often banned.
As the OP said, clean it up. be loud. have fun (its a party after all) but lose the mentality that you are somehow involved in the physical battle between the two teams. Crowd noise impacted the game. acting like bullies to 14 year old kids didnt. its not your inherent right to intimidate other human beings because they were "naive" enough to support their team by wearing a uniform to a game. ridiculous
Are you really that thick? Way to play he "superfan card". I am not condoning that behavior. But, If I went to candlestick park wearing my seahawks jersey when the 69ers are playing the hawks for me not to expect to take a rash of verbal insults, then yes I'd be guilty of being naive.
My BS detector was going off like crazy during this article, apparently you believe every lie and exaggeration in it. Do you actually believe this large group of niner fans did absolutely nothing when all of this allegedly happened?????
Do we have idiot fans? He'll yes we do, we have plenty, as does every fanbase. That sucks but it's a fact of life.
I've seen fan idiocy at Hawks games and have told those to knock it off that went over the top to opposing fans, especially ones that were not starting crap. From my experience its usually the opposing fans with "little man syndrome" talking crap and picking fights.
Bottom line is you have a few niner fans exaggerating and are feeling a little butthurt because their team that they thought was invincible got "lit up" and embarrassed on national tv.
IMHO you bit on this "fish story" hook line and sinker.