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    Re: Freeman:On pats fans

    That's not cool.
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    Re: Freeman:On pats fans

    neither is throwing snow balls at people.


    It sucks becuase we as fans have this great snowy weather celebration tradition and idiots are ruining it and making us look bad by tossing snowballs for the entire game. why spend money on the ticket if you are more interested in a snow ball fight than the game. Morons.
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    Re: Freeman:On pats fans

    That's what I was referring to.
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    Yet the same people who are ripping Ellis in the Jets thread for responding to idiots like this will back these people by saying "well, you buy a ticket, you can do whatever you want". This idiots should have been escorted out by security halfway through the first quarter.
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    Reputedly, Gillette Stadium is filled with CCTV cameras aimed at the stands for unruly behavior.

    I hope the folks who threw snowballs at the field get to spend the holidays all warm and toasty in Cedar Junction.
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    Re: Freeman:On pats fans

    Of course it isn't. It's pathetic behavior and they deserve to be escorted out.. There are douche bags in EVERY stadium and rooting for EVERY TEAM. That's not the point. The article is pretty much dead on in most respects, and it's totally not surprising that the author took a sentence or two to dig at the Pats.

    Typical Mediot.......... Write a basically true unrelated story, and make sure to take a moment to snipe at the Patriots along the way.

    This surprises us HOW :confused:
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    I was at the game and everyone behaved responsibly as far as I could tell....

    The guy that missed Warner with the snowball should be punished for throwing like a girl...

    That team deserved no respect for their abysmal performance. If you mailed it in like that at work you wouldn't have a job on Monday.

    Maybe Warner should have prayed harder for his teammates...
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    I doubt it. No one should condone that stuff (ANYWHERE). The bottom line is that this crap sadly happens everywhere. Hopefully security can take care of the offenders, but that's a pretty tall order.

    I actually have think that Ellis (douchebag that he may be), is somewhat justified for what he did. Or at the very least doesn't get punished. The whole team was getting plastered by snowballs trying to leave the field. The Seattle crowd should be embarrassed.

    The only thing that annoys me, is that while the Seattle behavior is related to a background of the stupid fan YouTube post, this author see fit to call the Patriots out special, like our fan base is the only one with Jag offs in it. :rolleyes:
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    Why do we always focus on the few oddballs doing stupid things? Tens of thousands of fans were NOT throwing snowballs at anyone. You'll find the few idiots that do stupid things anywhere and everywhere you go in life.
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    Re: Freeman:On pats fans

    If it happened, the fans should have gotten the boot and have their season tickets revoked. With a waiting list of 50,000 or so, we can afford to lose some zeros. It paints a bad picture of the team, and is uncalled for in a blowout when the opposing team didn't appear to be doing squat to the fans deserving that response. The Cardinals appeared to be sitting dejected on their bench for most of the game.

    There appeared to be enough fans enjoying heaving the snow up in the air and making a good impression that you do not need that garbage, definitely not when you can be celebrating a great game by the Pats rather than making an idiot of yourself.

    In his defense, the author said "a handful of fans," meaning it did not reflect the majority of fans there.
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    It wasn't that bad yesterday. A random snowball here and there, it wasn't like they were raining down on the Cardinals.
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    All joking aside. Tunescribe is correct with his observation. I only witnessed one snowball thrown at the field. Most were thrown at other fans especially one guy with a Cardinals hat on.

    More "zero tolerance" attitude from our society. Kind of like suspending the kid with the pocket knife at the middle school like he is some sort of terrorist.
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    Re: Freeman:On pats fans

    In my defense ;)

    Why mention it at all if it's a handful of fans. Might as well mention the guy that took a wiz in the parking lot after the game. :rolleyes:

    Unless is was a significant issue (and judging by most of the responses from people there, it wasn't), there is no call for it in a story about the CARDINALS and and the crap-ass way they have been playing. If this was a story entitled "the 12 douche bags of Gillette" then fine, it has relavance. In a Cardinal story, it doesn't and it only comes across a free swipe at the Patriots.

    Like I said............ Business as usual for the Media.
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    Hey Mikey, I'm glad the fans here in Philly would never, ever do anything like that......While it's not cool, I've seen worse at the Meadowlands or the Vet/Lincoln Financial for Eagles-Giants game where there's more violence in the stands than on the field.......
    IIRC he was one of those ragging incessantly on the Pats last year for either a) running the score up and/or b) spygate..
    I'm not justifying it but to blame 60,000 for the actions of a few would be like blaming all sportswriters if one or two lied about their resume............
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    Any fans throw snowballs at Siragusa? Now that I would approve of.
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    Haha... snowballs are nothing compared to beer cans.

    Out here in Saskatchewan (Canada), the fans here starting throwing beer cans at the opposition in one game. I guess the story was that a player on the opposition threw a can back, and what started it was a player throwing a ball at the crowd that hit a fan.
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    I got blasted in the back of the head from someone in the club seats above me. They ought to give the guy who threw this one (at the guy who tackled Junior) a prize. It looks like it hit him right in the face.:singing:
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    The editor who wrote Freeman's headline "Ripping Arizona" missed the boat. Headline should have been "Razing Arizona."

    Must not be a Coen brothers fan.
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    Not in my end zone, they weren't. It was embarrassing.
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    I don't think throwing snow balls is a big deal. It's part of the homefield advantage you have in the North when this part of the season roles around. If the authorities don't like it then they should've built dome stadiums.
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    I disagree 100%.

    How about adults behaving legally? A snowball from the upper levels is dangerous. There is simply no excuse for intentionally harming another human being. That is simple. Case closed.

    The Krafts have CCTV's cameras all around that stadium. People will be going to jail. I hope they miss the holidays with their families.
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    Hot females is part of the homefield advantage down South. Maybe we should have them lift their shirts up and jump up and down when the opposing team has the ball despite there being 7 year old kids around. Hey, wait... maybe that wouldn't be such a bad idea after all! :cool:
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    For throwing snow balls in a football game? That's harsh.

    Are there reports of any Cardinals players losing their eye sight temporarily or getting a concussion from being hit by a wicked snow ball? If they were physically hurt by them then I favor prosecuting the offender, otherwise I think the odd snowball landing on someone's shoulder pads is harmless shenanigans. I don't think we should be using up jail space for these snow ball throwers, unless they actually physically hurt someone.
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    I would be in favor of this. :D
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    Ask Chuck Foreman or that ref in that Dallas-Minnesota playoff game in the 70's.

    A packed snowball thrown from an upper deck is dangerous. Someone who fires a weapon at someone but misses is still prosecuted - - doesn't matter if he misses or not.

    Look, Seymour93, I know it's all in good fun, etc. but these are human beings trying to make a living on the fireld. Throwing a packed snowball at them from an upper deck can do bodily harm and possibly affect their career. I can't agree with your reasoning that, 'until someone gets hurt, it's ok to let folks fire away'.

    If someone really needs that "thrill" they should keep to video games.
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    This is all starting to sound like Baseketball.:p
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    While I doubt that will occur, an equivalent number of people should be moving up on the season tickets waiting list.
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    Yeah, Goose Siragusa complained multiple times on the national feed that he was getting pelted with snowballs. Now, I can understand going after members of the media after the way they treated us during Spygate, but it doesn't do us any good in the long run.
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    as an afar fan I've learned to accept the idiocy of some of the fans that go to Gillette. Not that I condone it, it's just a fact I have to share my fav team with a few morons.
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