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Rowdy Fans Riot After College Football Games
Fox News ^ | Sunday, November 24, 2002 | AP

Posted on 11/24/2002 8:28:16 AM PST by Sparta

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:35:13 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

COLUMBUS, Ohio Police fired tear gas and wooden pellets to break up rioting by college football fans who set fire to cars, threw bottles and burned furniture in the streets early Sunday in celebration of Ohio State University's victory over rival Michigan.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: football; riots
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Note to the Islamofascists: This is how we act after football games. Imagine what will happen if you gas a city.
1 posted on 11/24/2002 8:28:16 AM PST by Sparta
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To: Sparta
taking chunks of the turf some said they planned to sell on the Internet.

You can sell clumps of grass on the internet?

2 posted on 11/24/2002 8:32:32 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Sparta
We aer becoming a third-world country.
3 posted on 11/24/2002 8:35:11 AM PST by TopQuark
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To: Sparta; Constitution Day
In Raleigh, N.C., one person's leg was broken and two people suffered knee injuries on the field when fans tore down goal posts following North Carolina State's 17-7 victory over No. 14 Florida State.

Suffered knee injuries? What'd they do? Scrape their knees? What's wrong with tearing down the goalposts after the game? People have been doing it for years!! Granted, we tried to do it 8 seconds before the game ended, but heck it was Florida State!!

Hey CD, how about that PACK!!

4 posted on 11/24/2002 8:38:19 AM PST by billbears
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To: Sparta
Note to all: This is disgusting , lawless behavior that REAL Americans do not indulge in.

The Europeans ans South Americans often riot and kill after a soccer game, we should reject such stupidity ! It is only a game, folks.

I would like to see mass arrests and prosecution for any and all "fans" who do not quietly and orderly leave the stadium . This tearing down of goalposts and other vandalism should be nipped in the bud. Perhaps a week in jail and a $500 fine would be a start ?

5 posted on 11/24/2002 8:38:32 AM PST by hoosierham
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To: southernnorthcarolina; Constitution Day
Of course, also fair credit should be given to Carolina. The cheese and wine crowd did their best to end up in the ACC cellar but Duke wouldn't let them!!
6 posted on 11/24/2002 8:40:05 AM PST by billbears
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To: Sparta
Reminds me again why I like auto racing fans. I've been to about a half dozen NASCAR races and have seen drunken fans with watermelons on their heads but I have never seen anyone out of control.
7 posted on 11/24/2002 8:40:11 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: TopQuark
We are becoming a third-world country.

At an alarming pace.

8 posted on 11/24/2002 8:40:17 AM PST by c-b 1
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To: Dog Gone
You can sell clumps of grass on the internet?

A couple of years ago you could sell the concept of 'branding' on the internet to people with venture capital money.

BTW, GO HUSKIES!

Nice win over the Cougars.

9 posted on 11/24/2002 8:40:32 AM PST by UnBlinkingEye
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Football celebrations got out of hand ...

At the turn of the previous century, College Football was almost killed off by player violence but was saved by Theodore Roosevelt. Looks like we need another White House intervention to save it from its fans.

How stupid and un-necessary but so typical of today's party-hearty college cliques. I know that there are those who go to study and that some of these rowdies are the 'victims' of alcohol, but the Universities need to start re-asserting discipline and true punishments.

10 posted on 11/24/2002 8:48:08 AM PST by SES1066
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Did you see the 15 minute brawl at the end of the Hawaii-Cinci U. game last night?

So much for diversity and tolerance on the island with socialized health care!

11 posted on 11/24/2002 8:50:07 AM PST by ewing
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There's a 2 step simple solution that would end 99% of this. First, severely stiffen the penalty for rioting, a minimum of 1 year in jail with no possibility of probation for even first time offenders. Should take care of visiting fans rioting, seeing as how they would go before an unsympathetic opponent's jury. Second, if it is the home fans that riot, add a new NCAA rule that requires that team to forfeit the victory or a prior victory. Tear down the goalposts, lose the game.

If the OSU and WSU administrations is really about academics and displaying class, they will forfeit their respective shots at the mythical national championship and Pac-10 championships. But of course, we know it likely isn't about that for either administration.

Harsh? Sure, but it would put an end to this crap. There is also precedence for sacrificing onfield success in the name of virtue. I forget the schools, but many years ago a school forfeited a victory that was earned on a bad call. That school was neither the universities of '5th Down' Colorado nor 'Tie Goes To' Notre Dame.
12 posted on 11/24/2002 8:50:52 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: hoosierham
Agreed. We've got TV cameras covering the stadiums, shouldn't be hard to get solid evidence against many of the spoiled rich kid perps. Keep it simple and simply make it a felony to go onto the field, mandatory jail time, no probation or buying off with a fine.
13 posted on 11/24/2002 8:53:38 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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Hawaii (??) and Cincinnati U. players brawl for 15 minutes after the conclusion of last night's game in Aloha Stadium.
14 posted on 11/24/2002 8:54:46 AM PST by ewing
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Step 3. Cut out all of the player on-field taunting and chest-beating after each play in both college and pro games.
15 posted on 11/24/2002 8:55:04 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: hoosierham
I agree. There should be heavy fines.
I went to a Raider game this year where the opposing running back scored a touchdown in OT in front of a fan section known as the Black Hole and he was pelted with anything they could throw at him. It really turned me off and made me realize how personal some people take these games. It was like he just broke into their house and stole their car..or worse. To those fans...GET A LIFE YOU LOSERS!
16 posted on 11/24/2002 9:00:20 AM PST by patriot5186
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To: UnBlinkingEye
As a now FORMER Cougar fan, the fans reaction to the end of the game was disgusting enough that I am divorcing myself from ever rooting for them again.

If they were so stupid that they think throwing bottles at the opposition players and fans, actually trying to hurt them, is somehow appropriate because the official made a poor call, they don't deserve to have any backers anywhere. They should shut down the damn program if that's how they're going to act.

Throwing bottles at the players who were just trying their hardest in rivalry game??? That is really disgusting.

And if they want to look to for real reasons why the game was lost they maybe should ask why you can't even get off a play on 1st and goal, at home, in the 4th quarter, to ice the game.

To hell with the Cougar fans. They're the football's equivalent of Daschle Democrats.

17 posted on 11/24/2002 9:01:37 AM PST by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: billbears
What's wrong with tearing down the goalposts after the game?

Several reasons. First, there are almost always a number of serious injuries in the attempt. Second, goal posts are very expensive these days. It's not like the old days, when goal posts were just three poles (that's wooden poles, not Polish people) fastened together.

18 posted on 11/24/2002 9:01:50 AM PST by jimtorr
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To: Diddle E. Squat
I will go out on a limb here and suggest that the school that forfieted the game because of a "fifth" down was Princeton. There was a lot of discussion of the various "fifth" down gsmes here in Kansas City after the Mizzou-colorafo fiasco back in 91 IIRC. All told there have been about half a dozrn fifth down games in college football over the last 100 years or so.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}
19 posted on 11/24/2002 9:01:53 AM PST by alfa6
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To: Sparta

20 posted on 11/24/2002 9:01:57 AM PST by ewing
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