I was the coach pitcher for my daughters 6U softball team. Some of the 'fans' (parents) hurled some very hurtful insults at me! It was horrible!
I actually enjoyed watching Rocker pitch-that psycho brought out more emotion from the fans than any player I can remember in a long time (and I was a Mets fan)...too bad he turned out to be such a doosh.
I wonder if this guy even knows where Beirut is. The idiotin Beirut next to some kid with purple hair, next to some queer with AIDS, right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time, right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It's depressing...
Copenhagen and Frick yo'reright in that the English, us and the Greeks bring a weeee bit more crazy to the table than the others but really not that much. At least not for us anyways
That fight in Copenhagen was really over the top even by our standards.
But you know there are still Galatasaray fans who go the Parken stadium as something like a pilgrimage. Edit: Not because of the fight because that cup was and ans still is the greatest accomplishment in Turkish club soccer history.
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3 craziest things ive seen at a NY red bulls game....
1. these guys had these little smoke bombs, they dropped them under the seats and they must have been smoke bombs from the dollar store, b/c they didnt cover half the stands.. they were sh**
2. this was kind of wild... after one game, there was a huge group of people with flags and drums singing like crazy in the walkway at jets stadium (yeah i said it)... and people were moshing like crazy. saw a few dudes get clocked in the face, the whole bit.
3. one time a friend of mine wore this childrens sized super man costume to the game (he is close to 275 pounds)... and was crowd surfing in the entire section, until security decided to step in..
besides that and a few quarels here and there, thats about it... besides the one section of fans that sit behind the goal (fan club called the Empire Soccer Supporters)... most of the fans are parents with their children who are taking their kids out for a cheap ticket game.... and until there's some craziness in the stadiums, and more passion for the sport.. soccer will remain a second level sport in the USA. it will never pass NFL, but i wish it would get better.
During the search, I came across Johnny Boy's website. http://www.johnrocker.net/ Guess he's trying to clean up his image-sort of? The pic with the kitten is my favorite. lol--can't be serious.
Then, just when you thing the guy might, and I mean might, be trying to turn the page, he gets bumped from a hotel bar he snuck into in Atlanta for being an ass.
Materazzi is an idiot...
This is from 2 years ago:
Ambrosini is holding up the sign after Inter won the Scudetto and Milan won the CL. It says "Inter thake the Scudetto and shove it up your ass"
and this one from Gattuso says "I haven't won this cup in 42 years"
this is that idiot Materazzi's answer
Ambrosini I still have plenty of room left in my ass
SBIII, did you start a thread and leave again?
I feel violated.
Oh and Turk, you're right, it is nutz over there! You can keep it over there too!
There have actually been a couple instances of police being called to escort parents/umps from the field: Parents for being unruly and refusing to leave after the umps ran them, and umps because they were afraid of some of the fans after the game. It was in another age bracket, (boys 10U I believe), but it happened locally.
A few weeks ago, there was an ump that walked out in the middle of a little league game because the coaches/fans from the 2 teams were unbearable.
It's really not that common, but to happen at all is disgraceful. I feel terrible for the parents kids as they have to be completely embarrassed.
I don't believe I'll ever figure out how something like kids sports has such an effect on adults. It must really be an empty and sad life for this to mean so much to them.
-It's called living your life thru your child. Some people just get caught up in it.
I've always told my daughter:
1) I'm not doing your work for you, if you have a problem with your coach, YOU need to handle it, not me. I'll give advice, but I believe this to be a learning experience.
2) When you feel it isn't fun anymore, feel free to stop (once your commitment to that season is over).
Youth athletics is a great learning experience. Independence, assertiveness, loyalty, commitment, comradery to name a few, are the lifelong benefits they reap. Of course I realize I'm preaching to the choir!
Btw, FF2 was a fastpitch parent too.
I think I made my choice.