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(SeattlePI)   How do you know when you take sports a bit too seriously? When you accuse people who root for the wrong team of sedition   (seattlepi.com ) divider line
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2014-03-07 01:22:02 PM  
Akhilesh Yadav, chief minister of northern Uttar Pradesh state, said he told state officials that such a serious charge as sedition, which carries a possible life sentence, should be not be used because the students probably didn't understand the gravity of their actions.

Or, just perhaps, the "gravity" of their actions is being blown out of proportion.
 
2014-03-07 01:26:45 PM  
Kinda like when you Boston Fakers root for Toronto over AMERICA's team, The New York YANKEES!
 
2014-03-07 01:28:47 PM  
If you care at all  who wins.
 
2014-03-07 01:29:11 PM  
We should expect nothing less from that part of the world.  Isolate and contain.
 
2014-03-07 01:30:22 PM  
Like Paul Harvey used to say, "It's not one world."

Although, rooting for the opposing team isn't always without its consequences - ask Brian Stow, Giants fan who rallied for his team at Dodger Stadium.
 
2014-03-07 01:31:31 PM  
There is a cultishness to some cultures that baffles me.   This is a great example.  What--the---FARK?
 
2014-03-07 01:35:40 PM  
India and Pakistan just need to fark already. This is worse than Scully and Mulder.
 
2014-03-07 01:39:49 PM  
He likes sport, also.

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2014-03-07 01:40:11 PM  

Schmerd1948: Kinda like when you Boston Fakers root for Toronto over AMERICA's team, The New York YANKEES!


Bullshiat. I root for America's  REAL team, the ones who play in our capital city, the Washington Nationals!

www.bloggerstobenamedlater.com


♫ Les Expos sont là...  ♪
 
2014-03-07 01:50:04 PM  
I used to root for the other team just to piss off my dad. Actually I still usually root for the "wrong" team just to get a rise out of the people who take sports far too seriously. I don't get the rivalry thing, just enjoy the game, may the best team win.
 
2014-03-07 01:50:13 PM  
FTFA: The students' cheers for Pakistan would not have raised any alarms in Kashmir. Minutes after Pakistan won the close match, hundreds of Kashmiris lit firecrackers and chanted "Long live Pakistan" and "We want freedom."

The article implies that Kashmiris at home chanted "Long live Pakistan," but if the students in India were chanting this I can see why they considered charging them with sedition. I wouldn't agree with it but I could see their point. If they were considering the sedition charges just because the students were cheering for Pakistan, fark them, fark them all.
 
2014-03-07 01:55:30 PM  

Mirandized: FTFA: The students' cheers for Pakistan would not have raised any alarms in Kashmir. Minutes after Pakistan won the close match, hundreds of Kashmiris lit firecrackers and chanted "Long live Pakistan" and "We want freedom."

The article implies that Kashmiris at home chanted "Long live Pakistan," but if the students in India were chanting this I can see why they considered charging them with sedition. I wouldn't agree with it but I could see their point. If they were considering the sedition charges just because the students were cheering for Pakistan, fark them, fark them all.


The students are from Kashmir, where they did cheer and shoot off fireworks.  They go to school in India, and were just cheering for Pakistan winning.  Long live Pakistan, loosely translated as "Pakistan Zindabad" is a very normal cheer for sporting events.
 
2014-03-07 01:59:10 PM  

James10952001: I used to root for the other team just to piss off my dad. Actually I still usually root for the "wrong" team just to get a rise out of the people who take sports far too seriously. I don't get the rivalry thing, just enjoy the game, may the best team win.


Tribalism, a fundamental part of human nature.  While I also don't "feel" it, I at least understand where it comes from.
 
2014-03-07 02:05:55 PM  
Redskins fans are in big trouble.
 
2014-03-07 02:06:06 PM  
Acid attacks, public gang rapes, protests against development because of bridges built by monkeys summoned by a god, book burning over realistic views of Hinduism, human stampedes, bathing in in utterly filthy waters with corpses in them, and charging students with "sedition" because they cheered for the wrong cricket team. Why the hell do we outsource tech support to the middle ages?
 
2014-03-07 02:06:28 PM  

James10952001: . I don't get the rivalry thing, just enjoy the game, may the best team win.


so you're a gay communist muslin?
 
2014-03-07 02:08:08 PM  
"We have attached our egos to you."
 
2014-03-07 02:15:05 PM  
The important thing is India lost in a thriller. The BCCI are megalomaniacal scum, karma's a biatch, and MS Dhoni's another.

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2014-03-07 02:17:54 PM  
America: we take sports too seriously, and everything else not seriously enough (i.e. we treat it like sports)
 
2014-03-07 02:33:33 PM  

Andric: America: we take sports too seriously, and everything else not seriously enough (i.e. we treat it like sports)


okay... but the story isn't about America, so, um... good?
 
2014-03-07 02:38:56 PM  
I'm all for a Cowboy's Fan Concentration Camp in Philly.
 
2014-03-07 02:42:20 PM  

flynn80: I'm all for a Cowboy's Fan Concentration Camp in Philly.


Right, because it's the Cowboys fans that are the assholes.

/nothing worse than an Eagles fan, not even a Raiders fan stacks up
 
2014-03-07 02:46:18 PM  
I read the script ahead of time, so I already know who wins.
Always.
 
2014-03-07 02:46:37 PM  
When I read the headline I thought for sure it was going to be about the Cowboys.
 
2014-03-07 03:58:36 PM  

timujin: Right, because it's the Cowboys fans that are the assholes.


The faux Cowboy fans in Philly usually are because they have little to no connection to Dallas, Philly fans love our teams so much it's fundamentalism.  Every place has assholes, Philly fans like to pump up that image to intimidate others make them fear us, so you don't see other teams Jersey's in Our Arena, while pretty much any away game you will always see Philly Jerseys and sometimes entire sections.
 
2014-03-07 04:05:14 PM  

flynn80: timujin: Right, because it's the Cowboys fans that are the assholes.

The faux Cowboy fans in Philly usually are because they have little to no connection to Dallas, Philly fans love our teams so much it's fundamentalism.  Every place has assholes, Philly fans like to pump up that image to intimidate others make them fear us, so you don't see other teams Jersey's in Our Arena, while pretty much any away game you will always see Philly Jerseys and sometimes entire sections.


Guess that's why they had to put a jail in Veteran's Stadium, to deal with an "image"...
 
2014-03-07 04:12:36 PM  
Hey Semiotix. It looks That logo is giving me the finger. Either that, or it a pair of balls with a douple penis. That's cheating!
 
2014-03-07 04:56:13 PM  

Schmerd1948: Hey Semiotix. It looks That logo is giving me the finger. Either that, or it a pair of balls with a douple penis. That's cheating!


If you look carefully, you'll see it's actually letters spelling out "elb." In French, un elb means a game that nobody likes, attended only by people who are looking for a place to chain-smoke in near-solitude.
 
2014-03-07 05:58:18 PM  
Well, to be honest Cricket is a sure sign of Terrorism.
 
2014-03-07 06:01:09 PM  

timujin: Akhilesh Yadav, chief minister of northern Uttar Pradesh state, said he told state officials that such a serious charge as sedition, which carries a possible life sentence, should be not be used because the students probably didn't understand the gravity of their actions.

Or, just perhaps, the "gravity" of their actions is being blown out of proportion.


Or, just perhaps, the "gravity" of their actions were seen as much more than a simple sport issue.  As in how would any American would've felt if they saw a Muslim cheering when watching the news on 9/11/01?  True to us, it's just a sport game, but not everyone sees a game as just a game when the sides are more divided than just a city verses a city.

/I read somewhere that the earliest version of hockey involved the losing team being put to death.
//No, I didn't check further if that's true or not.
 
2014-03-07 07:04:12 PM  
Uh, getting mad at people for not cheering for your team is a sign that you're taking it entirely too seriously.
 
2014-03-08 01:25:12 PM  

Schmerd1948: Kinda like when you Boston Fakers root for Toronto over AMERICA's team, The New York YANKEES!


Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for the house in poker.
 
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