There is a difference between deserving an ass beatin than just getting one for no reason. If the guy is talking s**t then he should know better and know the risk that he might get beat up but if a guy isn't doing nothing and just watching a game and someone picks a fight for no reason then that is classless.
Originally posted by 49erRider: It's funny how people b*tch and moan about how our crowd is too soft, but then when something like this happens they b*tch and moan about not having class. You get one or the other. The whole "our fans have class" crap is bogus. Every team has rowdy fans that will cause fights now and then. That's the way it is with ANY GATHERING, not just sporting events. If there's 50,000+ people at an event, only an ignorant fool would expect everyone there to be "classy." The fact of the matter is the loud-mouth, rowdy fans that are susceptible to fighting are the same type of fans that cause other stadiums to make ours seem like it's full of deaf and mute people. Our crowds SUCK, but not because there are a few rowdy people, it's because of all the whiny ass fans that complain about EVERYTHING. As long as the fight has nothing to do with me, I really don't give a damn. You people should stop worrying about the stupid whine and cheese image our crowds have maintained because trust me, NOBODY ELSE GIVES A SH*T ABOUT THE CLASSINESS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS FANS. NOBODY!
I worked concerts/events for over 20 years and you bro are dead wrong on that being the way it is at any gathering.I would say that I have only seen 10-20 fights in the well over 3,000 concert/events I have worked.Some of those were even Slayer concerts.It isn't about being classy or quiet,it is about respecting your fellow fans.Only a total douche bag would start a fight at a game and try to chalk it up as being a good fan.Class never hurts and it is sure better than looking like a dumb douche and missing the rest of the game because you think fighting proves you aren't a dumb ass douche bag.
Apples and Oranges.
At a concert, everyone there is supporting one band. There is no need for an argument. At a sporting event, there are two groups of people rooting for two different teams, which can spark tension and arguments.
Originally posted by Thizz415: There is a difference between deserving an ass beatin than just getting one for no reason. If the guy is talking s**t then he should know better and know the risk that he might get beat up but if a guy isn't doing nothing and just watching a game and someone picks a fight for no reason then that is classless.
agreed 100 percent, thats what ive been saying all along.
Originally posted by JoseCortez: I have to say, I was at the game last night and I am truly embarassed by our fans. To compare the fans we had in the 80s to the fans we have now is depressing. We are no better than the raiders, and I feel like I am in gang territory when I go to the game. I am actually scared to look at someone in fear he might take it the wrong way. I am completely ashamed of our fan base.
It's true, our fan base has become pretty thugalicious.
But, let's be clear about something . . . preseason games are more thuggish, because those tickets are much cheaper and easier to come by.
As a 49er fan that has gone to games in Giants Stadium, Foxboro, Qwest Field and yes even Philly's old Veteran stadium there are some unspoken rules you have to abide by unless you are just looking for trouble.
You can't wear your teams colors unless you don't mind taking a beer shower.
You don't talk smack when you are behind enemy lines and outnumbered 50,000+ to 1 or 2, otherwise you run the risk of getting into an unprovoked altercation with some drunken idiot and a bunch of his drunken friends.
In a utopian world you would be able to go to a game home or away, root for your team and not have to worry about that sort of thing, but unfortunately that is not how it is.
American football fans have become a lot like the uncivilized soccer hooligans found in Europe.
Last night I brought my 7 year old boy to his first game. I thought about how many drunk people there are in there (usually I'm one of them but not with boy there). We were in the UR section 16, just above where the brawl broke out - and sad to say but i was disappointed that I couldn't see it enough to where I could root for the niner fan!
Ok i'm not saying it should go down like that, but we don't know the context of the situation, but last night - even though it was a preseason game, it was the first time it felt like we had our stadium back. The last 6 or 7 years have been brutal - going to games where the colors were half and half between the teams. An all time low I remember watching the niners in the rain against the buffalo fuggin bills and there was more blue than red....as cody pickett gave it hell but we didnt have enough. Our fans were gone by mid 3rd Q.
If you want a for sure safe thing, predictability and a certain good ol' buddy buddy bbq with the in-laws who are all from california but wear the jersey of whatever team is in season (cardinals, patriots, steelers or whatever...) then get the sunday ticket and invite them over. I'm just happy that it seems like we're getting our house back - and though I'm most likely not the guy to go fist-to-cuffs in the stands - I will be one of the ones shouting the niner fan on and applauding as the bronco fan is escorted out
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