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More ridiculousness in football.

I have been hearing all year about the players getting too worked up, etc and for the most part, I have disagreed with the criticism. What about the fans?

If you haven't heard, today at the Browns/Jags game in Cleveland, there was some controversy on a play the effectively sealed the game, and the aftermath was such that the head official called for the game due to the fans throwing beer bottles on the field in protest. The refs ran into the clubhouse - yes, RAN - as fans were pelting them with all manner of things.

That's not the worst part. Then Carmen Policy and the Browns' owner went before reporters and effectively encouraged this behavior...some of Policy's gems:
*"I'm glad our fans care about this team"
*"I've seen snowballs being thrown at the Meadowlands"

Are you fucking kidding me? Comparing snowballs to beer bottles??? I am in utter shock that they didn't rip into the people of Cleveland for that grotesque display of human behavior.

Then...there are the Lions. Yes, they won their first game of the season, finally. But lets keep things in perspective. IT WAS THE FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON. They are now 1-12. Why is everyone talking about it like they won the Super Bowl? "Oh, its a credit to the coach and to Matt Millen". Talking about how they have been in so many close games. I'm sorry, but good teams find a way to win close games. The Lions haven't. Someone find the balls to say so.
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shycomputerguy From: shycomputerguy Date: December 16th, 2001 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Fan is short for Fanatic

Well, I think the snowballs would be worse. They were only plastic beer bottles, or at least that is what the article I read said. They would still hurt but snow balls, especially ones that are frozen with rocks in the center, which fans have used before are a lot worse.
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