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(ESPN)   Ric Romero discovers that people aren't going to NFL games as much because of all of the drunks   (espn.go.com ) divider line
    More: Asinine, Ric Romero, NFL, Seifert, NFL Stadiums, FedEx Field, Izod Center, Brett Favre, Roger Goodell  
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1838 clicks; posted to Sports » on 14 Apr 2013 at 2:32 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-04-14 12:22:29 PM  
4 votes:
Went to a Seahawks/Niners game in Seattle last year, and there were an older couple (late 60s) sitting next to us. They were from the Bay Area, and were wearing SF jackets.

They were taking so much verbal--- and potential physical--- abuse, that we ended up giving them an extra pair of sweatshirts we had to cover up their 49'ers gear. A little good-natured teasing is fine, but screaming obscenities and threatening to bash their heads in?  The ushers saw it and didn't do a thing.

I was embarrassed to be a Seattle fan, and that will be my last game.  A week later our sweats, and a bottle of Napa's finest, showed up in the mail.
2013-04-14 03:01:41 PM  
2 votes:
Also because you could buy a 40" HDTV every week for what it costs you to go to the game.
2013-04-14 04:00:48 PM  
1 vote:
The few times I go to an NFL game I'm amazed at how many beers some fans can purchase and consume in the stands just based on the price of beer alone.  At $7.50 to $8 a pop, where do they find the money?
2013-04-14 02:58:18 PM  
1 vote:

Trollin4Colon: m guessing this. I know its been beaten to death in these threads, but why spend hundreds of dollars to watch it live, when you can spend the same amount of money and BUY a damn big screen to watch it from your own home and get drunk for cheap.


Plus, there's a ridiculous amount of stoppages and dead time in football. At least at a bar, I can have a comfortable conversation with people during commercial breaks or scratch my balls while checking my email if at home to kill time.
2013-04-14 02:55:16 PM  
1 vote:

darch: crazydave023: I am dying to go to an Eagles game with Giants gear on. My friend says I better act like Charles Bronson in Death Wish...all five movies.

Good luck with that friend. Expect to wind up in court in Philly.


They just kick you out now and make you take an online fan behavior class.  There's no court or judge at the Linc.

Phillies-Mets is actually a more heated rivalry than Eagles-Giants, but those games are still pretty damn fun.  As much as Eagles and Giants fans hate each other, there's always some underlying amount of respect. (unlike those cowpuke fans which neither of us have any respect for)
2013-04-14 02:47:01 PM  
1 vote:
Mr. Coffee Nerves:

I'm guessing the doubled tickets prices in ten years have done the most to keep the most idiotic drunks out, but the increased security, camera coverage and police presence have made the games a lot less chaotic than the old days.


Im guessing this. I know its been beaten to death in these threads, but why spend hundreds of dollars to watch it live, when you can spend the same amount of money and BUY a damn big screen to watch it from your own home and get drunk for cheap.
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2013-04-14 02:34:45 PM  
1 vote:
I have no problem with people going to games in the visiting team's gear. However, they should expect to take a little shiat. When it gets personal, that's too far- but otherwise, a little "your team sucks" is deserved. If you can't take it, go watch some goddamn tennis.
2013-04-14 01:23:04 PM  
1 vote:
How the hell can anyone afford to get drunk at an NFL game?  I mean, unless you have the alcohol tolerance of a sorority girl.
2013-04-14 12:56:20 PM  
1 vote:
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