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KCrockaholic
11-30-2010, 10:28 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=5867055

You have everything you need to take your kid to an NFL game this Sunday? Program? Binoculars? Nunchucks?

Actually, if I were you, I wouldn't take my kid. I'd take Manny Pacquiao. NFL stadiums are rougher than sandpaper thongs lately.

These days, NFL fans make NHL fans look like Miss Manners. They're often buy-a-vowel drunk, spewing cuss words and looking to fight. And the men are sometimes worse.

This year alone:

A plastered Browns fan tackled an 8-year-old kid in a New York Jets jersey, cutting the boy's ankle.

A man was stabbed and another bruised before a game at Candlestick in San Francisco. Police were looking for a fan in a 49ers jersey.

A man at Soldier Field in Chicago fell to his death from 20 feet up on Sunday.

Having fun, kids?

I wouldn't take anybody not built like a side-by-side freezer to an NFL game now. With insane popularity comes inane people, and we're not just talking about Pittsburgh's James Harrison. All the NFL is missing is crowds chanting, "Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!"

Don't go. Just sit your kid in front of your HD screen with a bowl of Cheetos and the remote. Guaranteed, your HD screen won't do the following (warning, these links get gross and the language is NOT for kids):

(A) Follow her around blowing a vuvuzela in her ear.

(B) Throw punches at her so she misses a touchdown.

(C) Make just walking away a terrifying experience.

Still, if you INSIST on taking any child who isn't at least a brown belt, here are some survival tips:

Don't wear a jersey.

Sit at YouTube for two hours and watch all the NFL stadium fights. Every single one will involve morons wearing jerseys.

In covering this league for over 32 years, I've learned one hard and fast formula: more jerseys = more mayhem. Sit at YouTube for two hours and watch all the NFL stadium fights. Every single one will involve morons wearing jerseys. For some reason, fans think that once they put on that stupid $175 jersey, they are now part of some army that must defend its colors at all cost.

And yet, if one of these jersey boys were on fire, the player whose name adorns the back of that jersey wouldn't take the time to put him out with his water bottle.

For that matter:

Don't wear a jersey, ever. In January of this year, two men wearing Philadelphia Eagles jerseys attacked a woman wearing a Tony Romo jersey outside a convenience store in Bethlehem. So much for peace on Earth.

Don't bring a sign. Last year, at a Patriots-Jets game in New Jersey, Michelle Munoz's 14-year-old daughter held up an "I Love Tom Brady" sign. Munoz was then allegedly kicked, punched and thrown over a row of bleacher seats. And the Jets were ahead.

Don't sit up high. If you sit up high at an NFL game, more than your nose might bleed. Instead, pay through the nose and sit low, where the generally sober people are. (Exception to this rule: If you or your child is offended by the kind of language that would make a longshoreman blush, don't sit anywhere near Jets head coach Rex Ryan.)

Don't get within an area code of the Oakland/San Diego game. This rivalry is to the NFL what Jennifer and Angelina are to the E! network. For a time, there were so many brawls at this game that the San Diego police installed a makeshift jail in the bowels of the stadium. Saved time.

The game is this Sunday in San Diego and it's the jersey-jerk capital of the world. It's their own little World War III. For some reason, Raiders fans, especially, will risk broken hands, rearranged eyes and night court to defend the honor of their team. But you wonder if they realize that 21 of the current Raiders weren't even on their roster last season and probably another 21 will be somewhere else next season, wearing jerseys Raiders fans must despise. To paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld, these people are knifing each other over laundry.

And this is just what's in the stands. The product the NFL has on the field now has gotten uglier, nastier and more violent. This brings out fans who not only want to watch violence but participate in it. In San Francisco in Week 2, New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush lay prone on the field with a broken leg. The announcer said, "Reggie Bush is injured on the play." And the fans cheered. How will you explain that to your little Amber?

The NFL, to its credit, is trying to make things safer and saner with its "Fan Code of Conduct" and tattle-text numbers at every stadium to bring security. "We're getting very positive feedback," says NFL spokesman Greg Aiello. "It's appreciated by fans and it's working. "

We must be going to different games. The games I'm going to seem more menacing every year.

There's an easy answer, of course, but it's the third rail nobody wants to touch: beer.

Without beer, the NFL would dry up and blow away. But how about stopping sales after halftime instead of the third quarter? How about opening up parking lots two hours before the game instead of four? How about telling the networks to stop showcasing single-brain-celled fans like Fireman Ed and Can't Feel My Face Shirtless Buffalo Guy, dolts who give the impression that this game is slightly more important than their next breath?

Until then, leave the kids home. Let them do something safe and happy and nonviolent.

Like Halo 3.

lol. Dumb people start fights. And the majority of people at a game wear a jersey, therefore, the majority of people involved in fights will be wearing a jersey.

Buck
11-30-2010, 10:30 PM
No

cardken
11-30-2010, 10:32 PM
Absolute, Garbage. I've worn opposing jerseys into hostel territory many times never a physical altercation. These are fueled by alcohol and not knowing how to interact with such individuals.
Laugh with them don't get confrontational. Buy them a beer. All else fails, contact security. Stupid connection Jerseys= Violent Altercation.

KCrockaholic
11-30-2010, 10:33 PM
Absolute, Garbage. I've worn opposing jerseys into hostel territory many times never a physical altercation. These are fueled by alcohol and not knowing how to interact with such individuals.
Laugh with them don;lt get confrontational. Buy them a beer. All else fails, contact security. Stupid connection Jerseys= Violent Altercation.

I agree.

This guy is just pulling shit out of his ass.

CaliforniaChief
11-30-2010, 10:34 PM
Absolute, Garbage. I've worn opposing jerseys into hostel territory many times never a physical altercation. These are fueled by alcohol and not knowing how to interact with such individuals.
Laugh with them don't get confrontational. Buy them a beer. All else fails, contact security. Stupid connection Jerseys= Violent Altercation.

I'll take this advice to heart when considering my lodging options in Europe.

Baconeater
11-30-2010, 10:35 PM
Absolute, Garbage. I've worn opposing jerseys into hostel territory many times never a physical altercation. These are fueled by alcohol and not knowing how to interact with such individuals.
Laugh with them don't get confrontational. Buy them a beer. All else fails, contact security. Stupid connection Jerseys= Violent Altercation.
Uhhh...he addressed the alcohol issue at the end of the article and seemed to be attributing most of the problems to that.

KCrockaholic
11-30-2010, 10:35 PM
This year alone:

A plastered Browns fan tackled an 8-year-old kid in a New York Jets jersey, cutting the boy's ankle.

A man was stabbed and another bruised before a game at Candlestick in San Francisco. Police were looking for a fan in a 49ers jersey.

A man at Soldier Field in Chicago fell to his death from 20 feet up on Sunday.


I'm guessing this all happened because they were wearing jerseys?

Baconeater
11-30-2010, 10:38 PM
And yet, if one of these jersey boys were on fire, the player whose name adorns the back of that jersey wouldn't take the time to put him out with his water bottle.
I love this line, and it's the god's honest truth. I never understood the whole "gotta have (insert player's name)'s jersey". I root for teams, not individual players.

Baconeater
11-30-2010, 10:39 PM
I'm guessing this all happened because they were wearing jerseys?
The article is about the current environment at NFL games, I don't know why you're just focusing on the jersey part of it.

KCrockaholic
11-30-2010, 10:39 PM
I love this line, and it's the god's honest truth. I never understood the whole "gotta have (insert player's name)'s jersey". I root for teams, not individual players.

While I agree with you, in a way that player is usually somebody who represents the team. So that individual player that somebody is wearing is usually somebody that is a major contributor to the team.

KcMizzou
11-30-2010, 10:40 PM
I've been a drunken bastard at many a football game, and have never started (or gotten into) a fight. Never even got close, really.

That includes four MU/KU games, where there were drunken bastard Beakers all around.

The vast majority of the time, you have to be looking for a fight to find one. I realize there are exceptions... but generally, don't get uptight, if you drink... be a happy drunk.. and keep it at good natured ribbing, and you'll likely never have a problem.

KCrockaholic
11-30-2010, 10:41 PM
The article is about the current environment at NFL games, I don't know why you're just focusing on the jersey part of it.

Go to ESPN's front page and look for the pic of the Chiefs-Donk dolls and read the caption. They're blaming violence on people wearing jerseys.

Shogun
11-30-2010, 10:42 PM
lol quit wearing jerseys you will fall to your death

Baconeater
11-30-2010, 10:43 PM
I'm probably going to piss all kinds of people off by saying this, but kids don't belong at NFL games anyway. If you want to take your kid to a game go to some high school or college game somewhere.

Chiefs Rool
11-30-2010, 10:44 PM
another study has revealed that if you see girls walking around wearing uggs, they are 73% more likely to put out on the first date and their average IQ is dropped by 85%.

SNR
11-30-2010, 10:46 PM
What? Cleveland and Philadelphia fans started these skirmishes?

No, no, surely not! Can't be! People from those cities are so nice and friendly!

KCrockaholic
11-30-2010, 10:47 PM
another study has revealed that if you see girls walking around wearing uggs, they are 73% more likely to put out on the first date and their average IQ is dropped by 85%.

Tom Brady endorses Uggs. He likes em cheap N easy.

Baconeater
11-30-2010, 10:48 PM
Go to ESPN's front page and look for the pic of the Chiefs-Donk dolls and read the caption. They're blaming violence on people wearing jerseys.
I'm not seeing anything on the front page, but I do see that they headlined the article with that. Not sure why since only part of the article is about jerseys, and at the end the author seems to acknowledge that alcohol is the true culprit. I suppose they saw that as a better attention-getter.

KCrockaholic
11-30-2010, 10:50 PM
I'm not seeing anything on the front page, but I do see that they headlined the article with that. Not sure why since only part of the article is about jerseys, and at the end the author seems to acknowledge that alcohol is the true culprit. I suppose they saw that as a better attention-getter.

I only have a problem with the jerseys connection because it's bullshit. The rest of it, alcohol and such is obviously correct, but jerseys have nothing to do with it.

Baconeater
11-30-2010, 10:55 PM
I only have a problem with the jerseys connection because it's bullshit. The rest of it, alcohol and such is obviously correct, but jerseys have nothing to do with it.
I don't think wearing a jersey automatically makes someone an asshole, but it does seem like assholes tend to wear jerseys. I know when I go to watch football at a sports bar the people that annoy me are almost always wearing jerseys, so I'm going to stop short of saying that it's a completely absurd theory.

Phobia
11-30-2010, 10:57 PM
Jerseys suck. You drop $60-250 on Joe Player's jersey and he bombs. You can't wear jersey anywhere without being laughed at.

If you must wear a player's jersey then buy a player who proved himself and retired - a Hall Of Famer such as Bobby Bell.

Chiefs Rool
11-30-2010, 10:58 PM
Jerseys suck. You drop $60-250 on Joe Player's jersey and he bombs. You can't wear jersey anywhere without being laughed at.

If you must wear a player's jersey then buy a player who proved himself and retired - a Hall Of Famer such as Bobby Bell.

ya, that Mike Cloud jersey was the last jersey I bought that wasn't a Chiefs legend.

KCrockaholic
11-30-2010, 11:00 PM
Jerseys suck. You drop $60-250 on Joe Player's jersey and he bombs. You can't wear jersey anywhere without being laughed at.

If you must wear a player's jersey then buy a player who proved himself and retired - a Hall Of Famer such as Bobby Bell.

The people that still spend more than 45 on a jersey, don't know about Japan.

2bikemike
12-01-2010, 03:29 AM
I thought the article was a joke so I didn't take it serious. But of course the people involved in fights are more than likely wearing a jersey or some other representation of a team. They're freaking sports fans thats what sports fans wear. I would be willing to bet that nearly 90% of the folks in the stands are wearing gear representative of a team.

Los Pollos Hermanos
12-01-2010, 04:21 AM
I will say that I will probably not wear an Eric Berry jersey to Investco again because of all the "Hey Dingle Berry" heckling.

ChiefsNow
12-01-2010, 04:25 AM
I only have a problem with the jerseys connection because it's bullshit. The rest of it, alcohol and such is obviously correct, but jerseys have nothing to do with it.

I'm thinking alot of the reason jerseys are mentioned is because you may be targeted by the other teams crazy fans.

MeaTy The Pimp
12-01-2010, 04:42 AM
This year alone:

A plastered Browns fan tackled an 8-year-old kid in a New York Jets jersey, cutting the boy's ankle.


If the boy would've been wearing a Denver jersey the Crisco would've allowed him to break the tackle....

cardken
12-01-2010, 06:38 AM
All stadiums should have like the old "Vet" stadium in Philly,(and maybe new one), a judge, jail, and police sub station involved, that might settle these hyenas down.

Art Vader
12-01-2010, 06:51 AM
fuck this article

MahiMike
12-01-2010, 08:00 AM
I'm probably going to piss all kinds of people off by saying this, but kids don't belong at NFL games anyway. If you want to take your kid to a game go to some high school or college game somewhere.

See, this is where society has come to. This is exactly why I stopped going to the games. (Ex) Buddy of mine felt the same way. Had to get plastered and throw F-bombs the entire game. Didn't matter if kids were around. It was his "right" to do so. Absolutely no moral obligation. Just because you're at a game doesn't mean you can do what you want. In the end, the idiots win. I take my kid to high school games only now.

Saulbadguy
12-01-2010, 08:07 AM
I agree with him about the signs thing. Don't ever bring a sign to a game, unless you are a kid. If you are a kid, don't bring a sign to the opposing teams stadium.

loochy
12-01-2010, 08:08 AM
I'll take this advice to heart when considering my lodging options in Europe.

Heh I guess I'm the only other person that caught on to that. I lold.

Frazod
12-01-2010, 08:25 AM
I don't think wearing a jersey automatically makes someone an asshole, but it does seem like assholes tend to wear jerseys. I know when I go to watch football at a sports bar the people that annoy me are almost always wearing jerseys, so I'm going to stop short of saying that it's a completely absurd theory.

I feel the same way about people who drive Jeeps.

stevieray
12-01-2010, 08:36 AM
I just went to Quest Field with a bullseye on my back..and didn't have a problem... including the train ride to and from the stadium

I had one guy who yelling smack....just ignored him. he stopped.

DonTellMeShowMe
12-01-2010, 08:36 AM
what a p***y

Baconeater
12-01-2010, 08:41 AM
See, this is where society has come to. This is exactly why I stopped going to the games. (Ex) Buddy of mine felt the same way. Had to get plastered and throw F-bombs the entire game. Didn't matter if kids were around. It was his "right" to do so. Absolutely no moral obligation. Just because you're at a game doesn't mean you can do what you want. In the end, the idiots win. I take my kid to high school games only now.
Yeah, because all of society acts exactly like the crowd at an NFL game. In case you haven't noticed, football is an emotional, testosterone-driven sport, and there's no reason why people should have to walk on eggshells because some idiot 3 rows behind brought his daughter who really has no interest in the actual game and is only there because she has a crush on Tom Brady.

ClevelandBronco
12-01-2010, 09:41 AM
I love this line, and it's the god's honest truth. I never understood the whole "gotta have (insert player's name)'s jersey". I root for teams, not individual players.

You're on the right track, but the owner of the team doesn't give a shit about anything about you except your purchasing power either.

Spott
12-01-2010, 11:44 AM
See, this is where society has come to. This is exactly why I stopped going to the games. (Ex) Buddy of mine felt the same way. Had to get plastered and throw F-bombs the entire game. Didn't matter if kids were around. It was his "right" to do so. Absolutely no moral obligation. Just because you're at a game doesn't mean you can do what you want. In the end, the idiots win. I take my kid to high school games only now.

That's the main reason I stopped going the games here in Jacksonville. It gets really old just being around a bunch of drunk idiots yelling stupid sh*t the entire game and looking to pick fights with people, especially when my son is usually sitting right next to me and he's more into the games than 90% of the fans.

KCrockaholic
12-01-2010, 11:46 AM
I just went to Quest Field with a bullseye on my back..and didn't have a problem... including the train ride to and from the stadium

.

You work at Target?

KCrockaholic
12-01-2010, 11:48 AM
I'm thinking alot of the reason jerseys are mentioned is because you may be targeted by the other teams crazy fans.

Yes, but singling out people in jerseys is ridiculous. So if they went in a pullover, or sweatshirt with their teams logo on it, does that make them a less attractable target? I don't understand why a jersey would make people get into fights any more than wearing a big red Chiefs shirt for example.

Chief_For_Life58
12-01-2010, 11:51 AM
games at arrowhead are the best! Unless youre a raiders fan you and youre not looking to get your ass kicked then you wont! youll have the best time of your life! Go Chiefs! We gotta mess those donkeys up this sunday! lets go!!!

4th and Long
12-01-2010, 11:55 AM
All I know is the following.

Every time I have worn my Charles jersey this year, we lost.

Every time I wear my vintage Maslowski jersey, we won.

Guess which jersey I'm wearing Sunday when we play the cheaters?

http://www.fasterresults.net/images/maz.jpg

ClevelandBronco
12-01-2010, 11:57 AM
All I know is the following.

Every time I have worn my Charles jersey this year, we lost.

Every time I wear my vintage Maslowski jersey, we won.

Guess which jersey I'm wearing Sunday when we play the cheaters?

http://www.fasterresults.net/images/maz.jpg

Tebow's?

Spott
12-01-2010, 11:59 AM
Tebow's?

Why would he wear that? He didn't mention being a pillowbiter anywhere in his post. :)

4th and Long
12-01-2010, 12:02 PM
Tebow's?
Shouldn't you stop wasting time on the board and do something productive like film another teams practice? :p

4th and Long
12-01-2010, 12:02 PM
Why would he wear that? He didn't mention being a pillowbiter anywhere in his post. :)
Rep! :D

okiedokieokoye
12-01-2010, 12:13 PM
Yes...let us all live in fear.