Football fans heading back to games are on notice: There are consequences for misbehavior

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For years, sports fans (including football fans) have regarded the buying of a ticket to a sporting event as the acquisition of a license to say and do whatever they damn well please. Sports fans (especially football fans) are now on notice.

There are consequences for acting like morons.

Recent incidents in the NBA have shown that fans can and will be held accountable, with something more than an ejection from the game. Recently, a fan who threw popcorn at Russell Westbrook was banned from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. In Boston, a fan who threw a bottle of water at Kyrie Irving was arrested and faces prosecution.

Most recently, a fan ran onto the floor in Washington. That fan will be banned, and charges will be pressed.

Consequences for bad behavior aren’t a new dynamic. A Patriots fan who threw a beer on Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill in 2018 was banned from Gillette Stadium and charged with disorderly conduct. Back in the day, a fan who tried to abscond with the ball found himself flat on his ass when Colts linebacker Mike Curtis intervened.

But the bad behavior seems to be increasing. Maybe it’s simply a product of fans not being able to attend sporting events for so long. Maybe things will get worse before they get better.

It’s all the more reason for these incidents to be publicized. Fans need to realize that unruly behavior will be met with punishment. Fans need to understand that they don’t have a blank check to chuck batteries or anything else in the direction of players. It’s easier than ever to identify those who behave badly. They need to be identified, and they need to be dealt with swiftly, decisively, and publicly.

That may never stop it (especially with alcohol being sold at sporting events), but it will definitely minimize the problem.

80 responses to “Football fans heading back to games are on notice: There are consequences for misbehavior

  1. This recent spade of issues in the NBA is nothing compared to what fans have been dealing with forever. Rarely does an unruly fan cause problems on the court/field/pitch, it’s usually the sober or respectful fans that have to deal with it. It’s the reason none of my kids under 8 have been to an NFL game and won’t go for another few years. It’s simply not a family event.

  2. Afer this past year, you’d think people would just be happy to be allowed back in the gates.

  3. It all stems from the culture of entitlement that the last few generations were being raised in. The people chucking batteries at players are the same people who think they deserve a free college education and $20 an hour to serve up burgers and fries at Wendy’s.

  4. Never understood why people think the laws of society cease to exist inside an NFL stadium…..but they do…and it sucks…..

  5. Much like the attacks on random Asian people, these incidents are becoming far too normalized the more people see it. And the last few weeks has been ridiculous with these idiot fans and the NBA.

    Government should create legislation that when a fan trespasses on a field or court, the athletes have the same legal protections as when someone breaks into your house. Meaning fair game to beat the stuffing out of these fools!

  6. Best advice is don’t go as all games are overpriced and players are all primadonnas that think they can do anything they want.

  7. Ban the morons who throw things.
    Fans have a constitutional right to say whatever they want, wherever they want.

  8. 1/2 of a Jets’ home game will be in Timeout. The difference between a drunkfest Jets’ game and a Giants’ game is stark. I always rooted for the Jets opponent. Kind of fun annoying Jets’ fans. Especially the drunk ones.

    PS: In the 1960’s the Yankees used to let us run around on the field during a rain delay. Never forget sliding into home in the mud then running past the Yankee dugout with the remaining players cheering us on. They also had Bat Day. Nothing like 25K kids slamming their bats in unison.

  9. Satan says:
    June 1, 2021 at 11:11 am
    It all stems from the culture of entitlement that the last few generations were being raised in. The people chucking batteries at players are the same people who think they deserve a free college education and $20 an hour to serve up burgers and fries at Wendy’s.
    ********************************************************************************************
    That is, of course, crap. 1), because minimum wage earners really do deserve a living wage, while the executives should be able to live quite nicely make half of the $20 million they get, and B) I doubt highly that anyone working minimum wage jobs can afford to go to a major sporting event anymore.

  10. “It’s the reason none of my kids under 8 have been to an NFL game and won’t go for another few years. It’s simply not a family event.”
    _________

    That and the fact it costs a mint to take a family to a game.

  11. This needs to carry over to the parking lots pre and post game. I have seen fights in the parking lots between rival fans where they are broken up, but you can see the home team fans back out there tailgating and acting like the same morons at the next home game with a new set of visiting fans.

  12. Satan says:
    June 1, 2021 at 11:11 am
    It all stems from the culture of entitlement that the last few generations were being raised in. The people chucking batteries at players are the same people who think they deserve a free college education and $20 an hour to serve up burgers and fries at Wendy’s.
    ——————————————————

    It is more likely that they are the kind of feeble-minded, reactionary losers that think every situation demands a partisan political response.

  13. Apparently, there are no consequences for athletes disrespecting police officers, messing with the national anthem, and calling your fans racist. So, what do you expect?

  14. ya maybe the nfl should stop selling unlimited alcohol to the fans sitting in the stadium…

  15. backintheday99 says:
    PS: In the 1960’s the Yankees used to let us run around on the field during a rain delay. Never forget sliding into home in the mud then running past the Yankee dugout with the remaining players cheering us on. They also had Bat Day. Nothing like 25K kids slamming their bats in unison.

    I remember those days, too. Teams gave lots of things away. Now they are all soft stuff you can’t hit anyone with. Imagine 25,000 bats and a beer filled stadium.

  16. Just idiots needing attention after a year of being locked in, it is sad that they lost any ability to have social control in just a year. Then again these losers probably would have still caused trouble if no pandemic.

    Just enjoy the ability to go and get entertained again.

  17. collectordude says:
    June 1, 2021 at 11:30 am
    Ban the morons who throw things.
    Fans have a constitutional right to say whatever they want, wherever they want.
    ——

    No, they don’t. The constitutional protection on freedom of speech has absolutely nothing to do with saying whatever you want, whenever you want.

  18. From what I remember of fans in stands at an NFL contest in the front row in their leather seats is that they’re too busy checking to see how many people have liked their photo from the game than the actual game itself. I dont think they’ll rush the field. And the people in the cheap seats who made all the noise and had a few fights here and there have been priced out anyway.

  19. NFL games are glorified frat parties. I haven’t attended a game in 10 years due to the repulsive behavior. I don’t really need to see a bunch of grown men with jerseys down to their knees pounding miller lites. Grow up.

  20. When you spend the last several months pandering to marxists, attacking cops, defending criminals, and encouraging division, it’s no wonder people aren’t getting along. None of these sports leagues have a commissioner with a backbone.

  21. Where have you been the last 30 years? Fans have been fighting in the stands for at least that long. Fans (usually of opposing teams) have been beaten up, threatened (this is every game) and even killed in stadiums during games. And we are supposed to think the field and the court are off limits? I recall all out brawls in section at the LA Coliseum during Raider games. I can recall one Ram-Saints game in the early 1990’s when the fans were attacking each other all around the stadium. There weren’t enough cops in Anaheim to stop all that fighting.

    All of this uncivil/rude behavior can be linked to jerseys and caps. These colors something the public had access to or wore in the 1960’s or early 1970’s. If the league wants to get this in order, ban wearing jerseys and headwear which supports on team or another. Make the crowd a neutral spectator. By emboldening fans to supporting their team, they become the enforcer of that team. It’s not much different than putting a uniform on. It’s psychology 101. These sports franchises are addicted to merchandise sales, and won’t limit it’s wear, they have made their fans addicts. So good luck stopping this behavior.

  22. What? People should be punished for bad behavior? There should be consequences for doing bad things? That is SO last century.

    We should try to understand what is going on in society and their lives that would cause them to act in such a manner and address those issues rather than punish them. As we know, punishment only starts a tit for tat cycle that doesn’t really change behaviors. If anything, we should give them incentives to behave like better seats each time they don’t do something bad.

  23. Anybody who thinks that the current rash of improperly behaved fans is due to “the culture of entitlement” found in “younger generations” needs to read a little history. There is no evidence that fans today are behaving worse than the fans of yesteryear, it’s just with increased media coverage and everybody owning a video camera it’s a lot easier to identify perpetrators.

    Just read a bit about the hostility and abuse Jackie Robinson had to endure, or Bill Russell’s accounts of being a Black player in Boston, that should prove my point.

  24. collectordude says:

    June 1, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Ban the morons who throw things.
    Fans have a constitutional right to say whatever they want, wherever they want.

    ———————–

    Looks like you still don’t understand how the constitution works.

  25. I don’t think it’s the buying of a ticket to a sporting event that makes fans think they can say and do whatever they damn well please. I think it’s all the beer they drink that leads them to think that way… using ‘think’ very loosely. I doubt very many sober fans do the kinds of stupid things that get people thrown out of stadiums.

  26. A constitutional right to say whatever they want, wherever they want? What constitution are you reading — one from Fantasy Island?

  27. As a person lucky enough to have attended well over 100 pro sports games, mostly Broncos games, it’s ridiculous to say that fans are just now starting to act up. It’s rare a game goes by without some drunk idiot getting tossed. I remember the days of the old Mile High Stadium (back in the 90’s) where fan’s getting arrested was a regular thing. ESPECIALLY when the Raiders came to town. I remember seeing fans throw bottles, batteries, hot dogs…all kinds of stuff, both at other fans and players. It was very common to see beer bottles thrown onto the field. Fans streaking the field was fairly common.

    3 incidences does not constitute a movement.

  28. collectordude says:
    June 1, 2021 at 11:30 am
    Ban the morons who throw things.
    Fans have a constitutional right to say whatever they want, wherever they want.
    —————————-

    Ban those who throw things. Agreed! Except for whoever threw the ding dong on the field in Buffalo. That was pretty hysterical. Not a great site for the kiddies though.

    And you can’t always say WHATEVER you want WHEREVER you want without consequence. You never heard about shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded theater???

  29. jameshodges says:
    June 1, 2021 at 11:41 am
    Apparently, there are no consequences for athletes disrespecting police officers, messing with the national anthem, and calling your fans racist. So, what do you expect?
    ——————————————-

    At what point do you feel athletes should lose their First Amendment rights? As soon as you don’t agree with them?

  30. It all starts with the players disrespecting the flag. If players at a sporting event cannot be held to a higher standard why as a fan should I respect anything taking place in the arena?

  31. For two years people have been rioting in the streets with zero consequences. Why is this a surprise when the same generation acts out at sporting events? You let this happen.

  32. It all stems from the culture of entitlement that the last few generations were being raised in. The people chucking batteries at players are the same people who think they deserve a free college education and $20 an hour to serve up burgers and fries at Wendy’s.
    —–
    At least you’re not trying to shoehorn your idiotic political beliefs into a conversation where they don’t belong.

    People have been behaving badly at sporting events since the dawn of sporting events. This is not new behaviour, but if it makes you feel better, get as angry as you want.

  33. This is hardly a new phenomenon. I can recall fights in the stands at Eagles games in the 1980s.

    And as others have pointed out, try researching what players like Bill Russell, Jackie Robinson, and even Hank Aaron went through. The only difference is that now, catching it on video is much more common.

    Also, as others have suggested, removing alcohol sales from sports venues might help reduce this problem. Though everyone knows that will never happen.

  34. amaf21 says:
    June 1, 2021 at 11:08 am

    stop selling alcohol at sporting events. problem solved.

    ========

    This is the inconvenient truth. The money-printers love extracting everything they can from the customers, no matter how irresponsibly done, until it’s inconvenient for them. Then we start to see the officials and the players retreat into their gated community and we realize just how much they take everyone else for suckers.

    I’m not condoning bad behavior. I would never do the kinds of things these fans are getting banned for. But I don’t like they way pro sports leagues think they can have their cake and eat it too. Alcohol, gambling, advertising, outrageous prices, everything’s well and good until any repercussions come along.

  35. I’ll believe it when I see it. “Banned for life”? Good luck enforcing that one. The Packers had this figured out long ago, but have since screwed it up. Tickets only went to season ticket holders, and they were responsible for whoever sat in that seat. Some clown does something stupid in your seat, then your season tickets were gone for good. People made damn sure their tickets went to someone responsible, not the highest bidder. Then came Stubhub and NFL ticket exchange with guarantees that nobody could lose their tickets, and now all bets are off. This is also why the Packers have taken a hit on what used to be a significant home field advantage. May as well run Rodgers out of town for the trifecta.

  36. amaf21 says:
    June 1, 2021 at 11:08 am
    stop selling alcohol at sporting events. problem solved.

    ———————————-

    So punish the many for the acts of a few? I’ve never been a fan of that logic

  37. pkrlvr says:

    At least you’re not trying to shoehorn your idiotic political beliefs into a conversation where they don’t belong.

    ———————

    Calm yourself. This whole topic is political by nature.

    The one thing I can always expect from these leftists is that they’re emotionally unable to handle the simple fact that not everyone shares their opinion, political or otherwise. The poster’s response was merely an attempt to silence someone he/she disagrees with. It won’t work.

  38. “Most recently, a fan ran onto the floor in Washington. That fan will be banned, and charges will be pressed.”

    What?! Charges for running on to the court? That seems a little harsh.

  39. AFW says:
    June 1, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    At what point do you feel athletes should lose their First Amendment rights? As soon as you don’t agree with them?

    ___________________________________________

    Once again, you don’t have First Amendment rights at your workplace because the Constitution only protects you from the government. This is why players need to be punished for saying and doing controversial things, not just the fans. Professional sports leagues have a huge double standard going on here. Why is it ok to honor a lifelong criminal like George Floyd, but the Dallas Cowboys weren’t allowed to honor those cops who were shot and killed in July of 2016? That’s just one example.

  40. pensfan1 says:
    June 1, 2021 at 11:49 am

    I remember those days, too. Teams gave lots of things away. Now they are all soft stuff you can’t hit anyone with. Imagine 25,000 bats and a beer filled stadium

    ——————
    It wasn’t Beer. It was Rheingold…LOL. That’s only after Ballantine dropped the Yanks. Makes Iron City a treat. But we were kids and parents and young adults actually acted like…wait for it… adults.

    PS: My Dad had season tickets to the Hornets (pre-Penguins) then we moved to NY). I still have a Puck he caught.

  41. jameshodges says:
    June 1, 2021 at 1:55 pm
    AFW says:
    June 1, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    At what point do you feel athletes should lose their First Amendment rights? As soon as you don’t agree with them?

    ___________________________________________

    Once again, you don’t have First Amendment rights at your workplace because the Constitution only protects you from the government. This is why players need to be punished for saying and doing controversial things, not just the fans. Professional sports leagues have a huge double standard going on here. Why is it ok to honor a lifelong criminal like George Floyd, but the Dallas Cowboys weren’t allowed to honor those cops who were shot and killed in July of 2016? That’s just one example.
    _________

    No one stopped the Cowboys from recognizing those police officers. The Cowboys decided on whatever they did or did not do all on their own. Your beef is with them, and them alone.

  42. jameshodges says:
    June 1, 2021 at 1:55 pm
    AFW says:
    June 1, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Once again, you don’t have First Amendment rights at your workplace because the Constitution only protects you from the government. This is why players need to be punished for saying and doing controversial things, not just the fans. Professional sports leagues have a huge double standard going on here. Why is it ok to honor a lifelong criminal like George Floyd, but the Dallas Cowboys weren’t allowed to honor those cops who were shot and killed in July of 2016? That’s just one example.
    __________

    No one is honoring Floyd for any crimes he committed. Rather, people are justifiably concerned that he was executed while being detained for suspicion of a non-violent crime. Your ilk seems to believe that the police should be judge, jury, and executioner; and that all of those functions should be performed prior to any investigation.

  43. bluecat013 says:
    June 1, 2021 at 11:33 am
    Satan says:
    June 1, 2021 at 11:11 am
    It all stems from the culture of entitlement that the last few generations were being raised in. The people chucking batteries at players are the same people who think they deserve a free college education and $20 an hour to serve up burgers and fries at Wendy’s.
    ********************************************************************************************
    That is, of course, crap. 1), because minimum wage earners really do deserve a living wage, while the executives should be able to live quite nicely make half of the $20 million they get, and B) I doubt highly that anyone working minimum wage jobs can afford to go to a major sporting event anymore.
    =============================================================================================
    This thought process drives me CRAZY. Minimum wage jobs are NOT supposed to be a CAREER. You work these jobs while you are in high school, or in college, or you want a little extra cash to buy a motorcycle or something. This idea that people should be able to make $60,000 + for flipping burgers is asinine. If you want to make more money, get a career. No one made you drop out of high school/or get a record for selling pot/or lord knows what else. If you arent qualified for anything more than minimum wage its because you are a failure at life, and your failure does not mean I have to pay your way. Raising minimum wage does not solve the problem. Look at it this way. Lets take some one making $10 an hour (I’ll use that to make the math easy). Just for the sake of making it easy, they make $400 a week, and spend $300 of that on bills. Now lets raise their wage to $15 an hour. Now they make $600 a week. Now they are on easy street right? THey now have $300 to spend instead of $100, right??? WRONG. Now EVERYTHING under the sun is more expensive to make up for their wage increase. Now they make $600 a week, and spend $550 on bills. Their situation actually got worse, and the same is said for EVERYONE in america, who now has to pay more. The answer isnt “raise minimum wage”, that is the moronic way of thinking. The answer is to get these minimum wage earners into better paying jobs. If you think raising minimum wage is a solution to the problem, you are the problem.

  44. nflbutthole says:
    June 1, 2021 at 2:09 pm
    Wait till the athletes here about what people are throwing at cops !
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    No one should throw anything at police officers, or really, at anyone not trying to harm them in some way.

    The difference is, obviously, police officers can do something about it.

  45. collectordude says:
    June 1, 2021 at 11:30 am
    Ban the morons who throw things.
    Fans have a constitutional right to say whatever they want, wherever they want.
    ——

    No, they don’t. The constitutional protection on freedom of speech has absolutely nothing to do with saying whatever you want, whenever you want.
    ——–True, but this should also go for the players. Shut up and dribble. Would you agree?

  46. so are we still allowed to fight in the stands as long a we don’t interrupt the game or actual players?

  47. gibson45 says:
    June 1, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    No one stopped the Cowboys from recognizing those police officers. The Cowboys decided on whatever they did or did not do all on their own. Your beef is with them, and them alone.

    ____________________________________________________

    Wrong. The league did not let the Cowboys wear decals supporting the Dallas police in 2016. There was also no moment of unity, no moment of silence, and the league office changed their minds in July of 2020. Gee, I wonder what changed since then. And, we all know quite a few of these players don’t respect police officers to begin with. Clay Travis said it best with this BLM hypocrisy.

  48. These players are mostly morons. They say and do whatever they want with very few repercussions. If a fan doesn’t mind getting locked up overnight and fined, I say let them have at it. I personally wouldn’t, but that’s their business

  49. I do not understand these idiots. I’ve been to countless sporting events in my life and while I’ll always have a few beers at a game, strangely enough the thought of interfering with the game has never occurred to me.

    I don’t blame the leagues for getting tough on these idiots. The field/court is for athletes, not fans and/or their beverages. As to the language issue, I tend to talk like a truck driver in my daily life, but it’s really not difficult to just have a little respect for parents and not use that language at the game. Do I heckle players in a creative, non-profane manner? Absolutely. But swearing in front of little kids and putting their parents in an uncomfortable situation? Absolutely not.

    Just don’t be a d-bag. Pretty simple.

  50. Well I do agree with most of you . I guess the prices for tickets aren’t high enough cause you still have the brainless doing stupid idiotic nonsense.

  51. Satan says:
    June 1, 2021 at 11:11 am
    It all stems from the culture of entitlement that the last few generations were being raised in. The people chucking batteries at players are the same people who think they deserve a free college education and $20 an hour to serve up burgers and fries at Wendy’s.

    Or it’s a fact that every single generation has a group of idiot’s because that is human nature.

  52. Yep.. was there .. Seattle Pilots ..
    backintheday99 says:
    June 1, 2021 at 11:31 am

    PS: In the 1960’s the Yankees used to let us run around on the field during a rain delay. Never forget sliding into home in the mud then running past the Yankee dugout with the remaining players cheering us on. They also had Bat Day. Nothing like 25K kids slamming their bats in unison.

  53. It should only take a few weeks before the Raiders stands will be empty again because everyone has been banned for life for misbehavior.

  54. Turning this thread into an exercise in partisan saber-rattling is stupid and making assumptions that it’s someone from one side or the other is purely moronic speculation. This stuff is nothing new. It’s been going on for 70+ years. Ditka did the same thing that Curtis did in 1966. Nothing new. Has nothing to do with politics.

  55. gibson45 says:
    June 1, 2021 at 2:20 pm
    jameshodges says:
    June 1, 2021 at 1:55 pm
    AFW says:
    June 1, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Once again, you don’t have First Amendment rights at your workplace because the Constitution only protects you from the government. This is why players need to be punished for saying and doing controversial things, not just the fans. Professional sports leagues have a huge double standard going on here. Why is it ok to honor a lifelong criminal like George Floyd, but the Dallas Cowboys weren’t allowed to honor those cops who were shot and killed in July of 2016? That’s just one example.
    __________

    No one is honoring Floyd for any crimes he committed. Rather, people are justifiably concerned that he was executed while being detained for suspicion of a non-violent crime. Your ilk seems to believe that the police should be judge, jury, and executioner; and that all of those functions should be performed prior to any investigation.

    ———————————-

    That’s the key point – there are too many of these incidents where the police escalate situations instead of calming things down. George Floyd wasn’t given due process and was treated as less than a human being. But some think it’s OK he died with someone kneeling on his neck because he may have passed a fake $20? The lack of empathy can’t be justified or rationalized. There was no reason for George Floyd (and countless others) to die that day.

    Police are supposed to be part of the community. They aren’t shock troops. They aren’t death squads. They aren’t supposed to act like an occupying army. They’re supposed to be there “to protect and serve” – everyone. If you don’t understand that white suburbia has a VERY different relationship with the police than minority neighborhoods then you need to open your eyes and understand that you have a very limited view of the world that is incomplete.

  56. Haven’t read all the comments, but…..is there really an uptick in these types of incidents? Is there actual stats? As I recall, in the past, television and the teams didn’t want to show these things happening, for fear it would encourage others to do the same. And now, it appears they are being showed. So, like most everything else, I believe there is simply more media and access to see such things, as opposed to it getting worse. I mean, there were several examples of what has happened “back in the day”.

  57. Non Offensive Username (probably still offensive) says:
    June 1, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    This thought process drives me CRAZY. Minimum wage jobs are NOT supposed to be a CAREER. You work these jobs while you are in high school, or in college, or you want a little extra cash to buy a motorcycle or something. This idea that people should be able to make $60,000 + for flipping burgers is asinine.
    ///////
    I didn’t read your whole post, because there was no need. I choose to respect anybody that is willing to work any full time job to support their family. Also, $15 an hour is about $31,000 a year, not $60k. And, when it takes a net worth of about $2 mil to open a McDonalds franchise, I really do think they should be able to pay a livable wage to their workers.

  58. Wooooooow charges being pressed? Do you think the DAs in those liberal cities will prosecute? Dream on.

  59. As a season ticket holder, I sit near these “I bought a ticket and can do whatever I want” knuckleheads all the time. I’m also all for ticket holders losing their seats for selling them to these knuckleheads.

  60. footballguy says:
    June 1, 2021 at 5:05 pm
    Non Offensive Username (probably still offensive) says:
    June 1, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    This thought process drives me CRAZY. Minimum wage jobs are NOT supposed to be a CAREER. You work these jobs while you are in high school, or in college, or you want a little extra cash to buy a motorcycle or something. This idea that people should be able to make $60,000 + for flipping burgers is asinine.
    ///////
    I didn’t read your whole post, because there was no need. I choose to respect anybody that is willing to work any full time job to support their family. Also, $15 an hour is about $31,000 a year, not $60k. And, when it takes a net worth of about $2 mil to open a McDonalds franchise, I really do think they should be able to pay a livable wage to their workers.

    ——

    In what universe does it take a net worth of $2M to open a MacDonalds?

  61. Most people can’t afford to attend more than one game for any sport any given season. So those people save up for that one game and they go all out since it’s their only opportunity to attend the game. Going all out means getting trashed in the parking lot and continuing to get trashed in the stadium and then doing anything and everything that they want because they feel entitled since they saved up all year to be there so nobody is going to tell them what to do.

  62. ghjjf says:
    June 1, 2021 at 6:34 pm
    Most people can’t afford to attend more than one game for any sport any given season. So those people save up for that one game and they go all out since it’s their only opportunity to attend the game. Going all out means getting trashed in the parking lot and continuing to get trashed in the stadium and then doing anything and everything that they want because they feel entitled since they saved up all year to be there so nobody is going to tell them what to do.

    —-

    Serious question here: why do people have to “get trashed” to have fun?

  63. At Lambeau they charge so much for a beer people over drink before they get in the game.

  64. Not a problem. I live less than 2 miles away from my team’s home stadium, and much prefer my 57in flat screen, clean restroom, cold beers for less than a buck a piece, and food of my choice, no lines, or inebriated idiots (except my Brother-in-law when we play the Eagles).If you’d rather pay a few hundred bucks a pop every other Sunday for the privilege of waiting in lines, risk getting yelled at/vomited on by grown men, be my guest.

  65. xbam says:
    June 1, 2021 at 11:45 am

    ya maybe the nfl should stop selling unlimited alcohol to the fans sitting in the stadium…
    _______________________________

    I do agree that’s an issue. However, beer is sold at baseball games over here in Japan and there are zero fights. None. If any ever happen, they are very, very rare. Having spent some time over here, it’s given me a new insight on just how entitled Americans on the average are. I chalk it up to the rugged, individualistic standard that we all try to live up to (do everything yourself, pull yourself up by your bootstraps, etc.) and as a result, there seems to be a deep disregard for others. I’m not saying completely, but overall the sense of community is lacking. It’s turned into hyper-partisanship and a willingness to look away from what’s happening to others as a whole. Yes, not selling beer at games might help a bit, but with the pent-up anger that Americans especially seem to have, I don’t think that’s going to address the situation fully. America’s got a culture problem. I’m not sure how to fix it, but one thing I believe is that we need more focus on community – so that we can all live together peacefully. If we can’t do that, we’re definitely not the “United” States of America.

  66. Sporting events are all too often just an excuse to drink. I mean, if you pay to watch a pro sporting event, and you actually enjoy the sport, wouldn’t you want to actually see the action? Some guys spend half the night standing in the beer line, then the other half standing in the bathroom line. But seriously, if there was no booze or gambling involved in sports, over half the fans wouldn’t have any interest.

  67. I see these morons as an example of the moment we are living in….We have have seen idiots busting out windows at Nike stores and Gap stores while burning down cities…while on the other end of the political/cultural spectrum we have fools storming the Capitol in the vain attempt to appease a lame-duck president -though it’s worth noting that the latter group is facing serious consequences while the former group seems to be getting away with their misbehavior…go figure, right?….You might be very well right…it could trend worse before getting better.

  68. “In what universe does it take a net worth of $2M to open a MacDonalds?”

    From McDonald’s website: “An initial down payment is required when you purchase a new restaurant (40% of the total cost) or an existing restaurant (25% of the total cost). The down payment must come from non-borrowed personal resources….Generally, we require a minimum of $500,000 of non-borrowed personal resources to consider you for a franchise.”

  69. If parents would raise their children right and tell them no when they need to we wouldn’t have fans who do stupid things,

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