FACT: Many American football fans are stupid and obnoxious.

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    Dec 08, 2010 1:17 PM GMT
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    CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State Police are asking for help identifying the people who damaged the field in Reser Stadium after Saturday’s Civil War game.
    A Portland Tribune photograph shows a person holding a burning object which was later thrown onto the field, troopers say.
    The picture was taken near a large group gathered around the 45-yard line at the east end of the OSU logo.
    In a video of the incident found on YouTube, a man lights an Oregeon State University T-shirt on fire.
    Word of the incident has spread around the internet and around the OSU campus.
    "That's sad that some students have to go to that level to support teams," said Skylar Hall, an OSU junior.
    "I think that's over the line of celebration," said Kasey Clemens, an OSU sophomore.
    "The Ducks were number one against the unranked Beavers. They can't really call it like some sort of major upset," said Martin Now, a freshman at OSU. "There's no reason to storm the field or burn things."
    The OSU Athletic Department tells KPTV a turf company is coming to examine the damage and will present repair options. Associate Athletic Director for Communication Steve Fenk says to repair the damaged portion would cost at least $1,500, but if they need to repair the entire logo, it would cost more than $5,000. At issue is whether the new turf can be blended into existing turf that has faded due to exposure to the elements.
    The possible charges for the damage include reckless burning, criminal mischief and even reckless endangerment, because troopers say a major fire could have resulted from the burning of the plastic-based turf.
    OSP reports a handful of good leads so far, but is still asking for more help from the public. Anyone who recognizes the person in the picture or witnessed the incident is asked to call state police.


    I love my Ducks, but in absolutely no way would I ever condone this kind of behavior! Absolutely disgraceful! icon_mad.gif
    I'm hoping most fans of the sport out there actually keep themselves in check and don't let themselves get too serious about crap and cause thousands of dollars in damage like these people did. Or get into brawls.
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    Dec 08, 2010 1:24 PM GMT
    What is a Civil War game?
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    Dec 08, 2010 1:38 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidWhat is a Civil War game?


    The Civil War game refers to the infamous, long-going rivalry, annual American football game between the two flagship universities of the state of Oregon: the University of Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State University Beavers.
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    Dec 08, 2010 1:41 PM GMT
    Szchatt89 said
    Art_Deco saidWhat is a Civil War game?

    The Civil War game refers to the infamous, long-going rivalry, annual American football game between the two flagship universities of the state of Oregon: the University of Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State University Beavers.
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    Dec 08, 2010 1:43 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Szchatt89 said
    Art_Deco saidWhat is a Civil War game?

    The Civil War game refers to the infamous, long-going rivalry, annual American football game between the two flagship universities of the state of Oregon: the University of Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State University Beavers.

    Thanks. Well, if damage was done, I guess the responsible party should pay for it. Team loyalty and exuberance are expected, but if you break it, you pay for it.
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    Dec 08, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    "Fact"?

    You're giving us one anecdote and using it to generalize about millions of people?

    (Of course, OSU - that other one - is always trouble.)
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    Dec 08, 2010 7:03 PM GMT
    Only the "straight" ones....icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 08, 2010 7:59 PM GMT
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    Dec 08, 2010 8:15 PM GMT
    You must be a sophomore.
    Only 4th year OSU students can spell the entire name of their state.
    (They're all on the one letter a year program.)
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    Dec 08, 2010 8:26 PM GMT
    Caesarea4 saidYou must be a sophomore.
    Only 4th year OSU students can spell the entire name of their state.
    (They're all on the one letter a year program.)
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    Dec 08, 2010 9:53 PM GMT
    Oh wow. You call that stupid?...Come to a soccer game here in Romania icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 08, 2010 9:58 PM GMT
    Hey hey! SOME can be. But there are plenty of us that are not dumb and obnoxious! Honestly probably has to do with how guys act in general when drunk. Its the drunk ones that can get obnoxious. Not me of course... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 08, 2010 10:14 PM GMT
    Die hard footballs fans wrap their egos and self esteem around their favorite teams. Lots of pride involved with winning and losing. Can lead to some obnoxious behavior.
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    Dec 08, 2010 10:19 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidDie hard footballs fans wrap their egos and self esteem around their favorite teams. Lots of pride involved with winning and losing. Can lead to some obnoxious behavior.


    yep, like resorting to some foolish superstitions...1 in particular, a guy who wore the same pair of underwear (exactly: did not wash) all during the Saints' long winning streak last season...hello? Don't these people realize that doing things like that has nothing to do with the performance of the team? LOL
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    Dec 08, 2010 10:40 PM GMT
    Caesarea4 said"Fact"?

    You're giving us one anecdote and using it to generalize about millions of people?

    (Of course, OSU - that other one - is always trouble.)


    I wasn't talking in absolute numbers like millions. When I use the qualifier "many", I mean to say "too many".
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    Dec 08, 2010 10:41 PM GMT
    All is fair in Love, War and Pokemon Battles.
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    Dec 08, 2010 10:43 PM GMT
    FACT: many bread eaters score below average on standardized tests.
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    Dec 08, 2010 10:46 PM GMT
    nolaguy76 said
    catfish5 saidDie hard footballs fans wrap their egos and self esteem around their favorite teams. Lots of pride involved with winning and losing. Can lead to some obnoxious behavior.


    yep, like resorting to some foolish superstitions...1 in particular, a guy who wore the same pair of underwear (exactly: did not wash) all during the Saints' long winning streak last season...hello? Don't these people realize that doing things like that has nothing to do with the performance of the team? LOL


    I can honestly say that i've been involved in some superstitious behavior. Wore the same shirt to every game during an undefeated season. Got a new one as a gift during the first game of the playoffs and wore it. At half time we were losing, so I went to the bathroom and changed into the old one. And Voila- we won!!!
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    Dec 09, 2010 6:32 AM GMT
    I would say that American football fans are pretty tame compared to soccer hooligans. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 09, 2010 5:04 PM GMT
    I agree, I think that soccer fans across the world have set new boundaries in social etiquette and breeding. A real inspiration for all the world to see and love, mate....................Keithicon_cool.gif