Does anyone know someone who fought in the student section (section 27) of the game yesterday? Near the beginning of the game, or so I hear.
Is this a common occurrence?
While attending games at the Silverdome growing up there were some amazing fights in the third deck, but honestly I have never seen any serious violence at the big house in my twenty some years of going to games beyond little things or drunk people acting up here and there...
The Silverdome always had some good ones. The worst part about the Silverdome was sitting in the lower level and getting absolutely gored by paper airplanes from the upper deck.
They had those promotions where you brought in coffee cans for upper deck tickets. It always created a rowdy environment and the inevitable bloodshed. Beautiful stuff. Those stairs were very steep and if you caught a guy right you could send him a few rows down.
I was in the area. It looked like an older guy and what appeared to be his son (son in his 20's?). I don't know who started it, but I think there were some drunks picking on them for being in the student section. It was really unfortunate. All it takes is one idiot to give all the students a bad name. The old guy had someone in a pretty nasty headlock if I recall correctly.
Actually, that's the problem with our Student's. Half of them have no idea what is going on or are hammered. The PSU fans up in th corner were making more noise than te students.
of other student showing up wasted. they are worthless (from a football perspective) and really annoying when they try to cram in their seats midway through the first or second quarter
Don't be hating, man. The students who are "worthless" are probably the dweebs who never partied in high school, so they have no tolerance and can't handle a marathon morning booze-fest at the age of 18.
If everyone just drank more and started at an earlier age, then they would be perfectly cognizant while hammered at the games. Think of Kevin Grady operating a vehicle with a .26 or whatever BAC. Same concept.
FYI: Grady was hardly "operating" a vehicle. He was passed out.
You don't think what was going on in the game had anything to do with it? Don't be naive
How could being HAMMERED by a result of how the game was going?
He also said that the PSU fans were louder. Which may have been directly related to the curb stomping Penn State was so kind to give us.
Uhh, it's not. But he made it seem like being drunk leads to a quiet student section. Not true, if it's a good game the students will respond. Notre Dame anyone? You put a shit effort in a big game, that's the result you're going to get, sober or not: crickets
They were louder from the start, and there band played thoughout the whole game and their students were jumping up ad dwn the whole time.
My section stoodmybe once every 5 plays.
have been louder and jumping up and down as much if the score were reversed?
Does it not occur to you that students from other universities that make a 10 hour trip to Ann Arbor are likely to be the fired up diehard fans? Therefore they tend to be the loud ones that stand and cheer, especially when their team is doing well?
And all that noise this whole season has come from where? And all those students in Beaver Stadium or Death Valley must be dead sober, too. I don't knock alums who would rather sit and watch the game than stand up for 4 hours, even though by doing so you are quite literally hurting the team, but don't hassle the students for making their Big House experience the way they like it best, especially when they are the only source of our home field advantage
And this is what he said happened. This guy is supposed to go to one more game (Purdue) and he is afraid the guys are going to start something else with him.
I feel terrible about it.
Why are people negging me for this exactly?
This is the headline of your post - "I sold this guy that guy the tickets ".
I know what you meant so I didn't neg you, but some might neg you for that. Now you've asked about points so you may get negged again.
Because you obviously sold the guy te tickets with the intention of himbeing attacked. Duh.
Almost fought an old guy for telling us to sit down?
No, this was not an almost fight. It was a fight.
For to understand the mind of the irrational student
There was this crazy guy with really long hair and a beard throwing water battles at these fans who were booing. I think he yelled something about kittens or such. I asked an usher if he was going to do anything about it, but he shook his head and said, "Nah. He gave me a good deal on a t-shirt."
I see what you did there.
Sad story. I only recall a few mild altercations ever happening while I was at or on the way to a Michigan game. In 2003 I saw a dude from one of the frat houses on State St. (can't remember which one) dunk a trash can full of water over the head of a middle-aged ND fan (it was pretty hot, though, so I'm sure he dried off quickly). The other came in 2002 against Iowa when some female Iowa fan (who had apparently dusted a fifth of Tanqueray) was sitting in the student section with her shorts-wearing, walkman-listening, ND-fan boyfriend (Irish had just beaten FSU so he was acting like quite a douche as well). The woman kept screaming profanity and taunting everyone leaving the no-longer-competitive game. After a few rounds of insults didn't slow her down, myself and a few others (basically the only people left in the stadium at that point) proceeded to pelt her with ice and quarters until she finally left.
Contrast this with Columbus, where in one afternoon I was repeatedly informed how much people wanted to "punch me in the fucking face" (and I hadn't hit them with ice cubes or anything). A bunch of sweethearts, that lot.
Oh almost forgot, my buddy did once mutter something under his breath about pushing a 7 year old boy in an OSU sweatshirt to the ground, but I think he was just venting and nothing actually came of it.
Graham Zug. That guy is scrappy.
Some kid in front of me kept asking where the penn state fans were so he could fight them. I told him to go hop onto the field and kill Joepa. His friend actually had to stop him. Most fun I had all day.
I went to the ND game this year with my brother (a recent graduate) and some of his friends (recent ND graduates.) Halfway through the first quarter some drunk frat boys sitting a row in front of us threw 2 full cups of pop at us. I was pissed because it got all over my new jersey... I ended up throwing a punch or two - luckly I didn't get tossed from the game but my friend and one of the instigators did.
The ushers and rent-a-cop's came to things down, but the rest of them continued to give us crap the rest of the game.
Anyway, I did my undergrad at MSU - this sort of thing is much more commonplace in EL. First time I have ever participated in / seen a fight at the big house but I guess there are always a few bad apples.
I remember there being a fight or something last year during the Wisky game. I don't know exactly what happened but DPS and ushers had to come up and escort a few drunk Badgers out of the stadium. Cops got a standing ovation from us as they were walking out.