Are you gonna tell me I have to donate millions to polish off a fifth of vodka in the stadium, too, brah?
Almost fought a old guy for telling us to sit down
You can go to "the stadium", polish off a fifth, whatever. No donation required.
However, the "the stadium" is Ford Field.
Every stadium should have a special 'sit down' section.
Every ticket vendor should have an option.
sit down section. bitch all you want, no standing $xx.00
sit or stand section. no bitching $xx.00
You can sign me up for four tickets for the no bitching section please.
I prefer standing at games, but I sit until the crowd in front of me decides to stand. Since I'm only 5'2'' on a good day, I already have a hard time seeing past the person in front of me even when I am standing so I understand it sucks when you can't see the field but if you are expecting people to sit for 4 quarters it's just not going to happen.
you could try a booster seat
Knowing both Michigan and Michigan State, I can say this is something I would expect from a State fan.....NOT A MICHIGAN FAN.
What are you TWO????
Does anyone have the recipe for moose ragout handy?
1. If the guy pissed and moaned for two hours, thus detracting from the game experience of everyone around him, he deserved a lot of confrontation.
2. It is pretty much impossible to sit through an entire game anywhere and be able to see it unless you are in the front row. Even then, cameramen, photographers, and miscellaneous workers can block your view.
3. If I am at a game and want to sit for a minute or two while others are standing, I do so with the understanding that I won't be able to see until I stand back up.
4. Bitching at the person directly in front of you is idiotic unless he has nobody standing in front of him. The odds of this are infinitesmal.
5. If you medically can't stand for that long, get some seats in the handicapped section or spring for one of those "cheap" boxes when they are finished.
It sounds to me like the situation was handled perfectly. Pissing, moaning, and bitching was answered with a raised and threatening voice without an actual threat of violence. They hypothetical situation where violence may have occured didn't happen, so it is really irrelevant.
Good job, but yell at him earlier next time. Two hours is a lot to take.
"threatening voice without an actual threat of violence" Do you even read the shit you post? A threatening voice would surely imply violence, if it didn't, it wouldn't be threatening at all.
"2. It is pretty much impossible to sit through an entire game anywhere and be able to see it unless you are in the front row. Even then, cameramen, photographers, and miscellaneous workers can block your view."
That might be true in some places; it's certainly not true in all sections at Michigan Stadium. To the extent that it is true, it is because some people in lower rows choose to stand for most if not all of the game. There's no need to stand, unless someone in front of you is standing. At some point, down low enough, people are standing just to stand. There's no one up in front of them. It's been a long time since I sat in any of the the bottom/front rows for a game, but since they lowered the field, there should be no need for the front row patrons to have to stand, and I'm not sure what good that would be anyway.
"4. Bitching at the person directly in front of you is idiotic unless he has nobody standing in front of him. The odds of this are infinitesmal."
First, I agree that it is a foolish waste of breath and a general annoyance to yell to someone who is standing becuase everyone in front of him is standing.
You say that that is completely unlikely. But it's not; the only time I'd ever think of saying anything to anyone is if he is standing with no need to stand, and indeed I never hear anybody yell at the 2,000 people standing up in front, but I do quite often hear yells when someone is standing up by himself with no one else standing up in front of him.
Do you agree -- that saying something to the person who is standing up in front with no need to, is okay, and that it is fair warning to that person to sit down?
"Im so not a confrontational guy and generally keep to myself"
So did the Unibomber
Even though I ranted at the Shit Head earlier--I still call "Bullshit"
This is the type of thread that is really popular on Scout--with the rest of the 12 year olds. I have chronicled a bunch of these posts, I call them the "Scout Fight Club Diaries"--and they range from some dud (yes, DUD) who says he is some sort of MMA fighter beating up three OSU fans in a bar in South Bend Indiana (!) BY HIMSELF (and they were "outnumbered") to a guy who was "lightly pushed" while arguing with an OSU fan at an airport in Dallas (!)--said Scout poster was there, "on business" HAHAHALOLZ--ahem--and had the guy arrested and was intent on pursuing the "assault" to the fullest extent of the lawr. Looks like I'll have to add MgoBlog Fight Club to my collection.
Oh geeze, it just amazes me when people advertize how stupid they are. But it is worth it to read not just the OP's, but the replies--which only usually make one lament that Darwinism isn't working fast enough (of course, if it was, I probably would not have been born).
this either didn't happen, or the "threatening voice" actually involved some voice breaking, trembling, and perhaps tears. the OP is like 15 at most.
I think the guy could have been confronted about the situation in a way that was non threatening. This is a collegiate sporting event people. Relax.
I would be embarrassed if I were the OP. I certainly wouldn't publicize my immaturity with pride.
Did you and your dad ever attend a White Sox game and beat up an Umpire?
Pathetic. Both you and your dad should be ashamed of yourselves. First off, is it so hard for you and your dad to act civilized in public? Secondly, "old" isn't 40's or 50's - shows how immature you are. Third, WTF are you doing "cheering" at a MSU/ND game?? I'm sorry, but MSU and ND will only ever get "boos" from me.
Someone telling you to sit down is totally a good reason to fight... grow up.