Sunday, September 7, 2008

Late night open thread

What a lovely day down by Lake Erie. Wonderful cool breezes, a wonderful view and a simply gorgeous afternoon. The football game was another matter. Johnny MUST tell you how BADLY behaved Cleveland Browns fans were today. Really despicable and Johnny, and sadly now, counts himself among their numbers. Drunken stupid behavior that really made Johnny not wanna go back to Cleveland Browns Stadium. If you have children, do not go to a game there. At one point Johnny had to physically come to the aid of the guy sitting next to him. He was a Cowboys fan and an African American which really doesn't play well in Cleveland Ohio apparently. Racial drunken slurs are not to be tolerated. It's amazing really, these choads will cheer a touchdown by Browns receiver Braylon Edwards who happens to be black, but have no problem using awful language at a black guy with his girlfriend in the stands.

Long ago Johnny quit going to the Silverdome for the same reasons. Looks like the NFL has a serious problem on it's hands. That problem is booze. Go to Youtube and look at videos shot at Giants Stadium in New Jersey and watch Jets and Giants fans show what fun drunk louts can really be. As you can tell by the content here, we love football. We tend to love it less when seeing garbage like this goes on.

Time for Ypsilanti, After Dark


glimmertwinfan said...

It has been for a long, long time. Remember the snowball/iceball incident at The Meadowlands years ago?

I remember many Sunday's sitting in Cleveland's municipal stadium freezing my you-know-what off. It was a drunk-fest even back then - but I don't remember it being so obnoxious like it is today.

Nothing new. The problem is that those same drunks are the ones buying all the tickets a merchandise. Not to mention who do you thing purchases all those advertising minutes?

Sports, professional and otherwise, was overtaken years ago by the all mighty dollar and corporate interests. College athletes who can't spell or add. Gee, how did they get into a school in the first place?

If you are looking for a family outing - the NFL is not for you. And unfortunately, college events are not far behind.

At least there is still Friday night high school football. I guess that has farther to go before it too will be overrun by money.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

glimmertwinfan--I too saw many games at the old Cleveland Municipal STadium and don't ever remember it being thiat bad.

You hit the nail on the headm booze. How much to beer companies spend buying into NFL markets so they can reap millions and millions in sales. All you see is a player with a half-hearted "drink responsibly ad". Even inf the NFL stopped selling alcohol at the games (LOL yeah right) we saw hundreds upon hundreds of people in an underground parking garage, noxious parking garage fumed be damned, tailgating there and all of them were drinking.

The root of the problem will NEVER be dealt with.

I guess it' s one reason I really enjoy a night at Rynearson, I never never had a problem, I mean since I was a student mind you, with rowdy behavior.