Not be a douche
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Not be a douche
You just stepped into a situation in which the possibilities are endless! Wifi on the plane?
say good game and acts classy
Leave them alone. The kinds of people who'd wear US college stuff to Europe aren't the most rational types.
:( I always wear Michigan stuff when I travel. I like meeting other fans wherever I am. Fist pumps at the airport are awesome.
I was on my honeymoon wearing a Cincinnati Reds hat in the San Juan, PR airport and a dude walked by me and said "O-H!"
I looked at him and said, "Go Blue!"
/cool story bro
Question--Do you also have your Michigan gear on?
Hoody and ballcap!
you should probably casually walk up to the head stewardess and mention you overheard some "terrorist activities" coming from the people with ohio gear on.
Ask if they went to the game, or just watched it. If he/they are alums. Where they're from. Ask what they think about Tatgate. Cars. Pryor. Tressel. Fickell. Meyers. Their recruiting class. What the NCAA will do. People always like to talk about their hobbies. Let them. Don't be an Asshat. And, if you're a good listener, you might just give him enough rope to show he (or family, or all) are low class. Let them either prove or disprove the theory about Ohio students and alums.
Get right in the baby's face and sing temptation. Unless you're a REAL fan and know all the lyrics of the Hawaiian war chant. You can't have one without the other...
Only add the "you suck" if the baby is feeding at that moment.
Ask to see their tattoos.
This is why Americans get such a bad rep in foreign countries...
Why? Because we tip, stand in lines, and go out of our way to be polite?
Americans abroad are 10000% more polite than your typical Russian/German/Chinese tourist.
these statements are generalizations and are not entirely true.
and Germany now for 2 and counting, I can tell you that generalizations are often times there for a reason.......and in his post, he's right......Europeans don't tip (not rude--service peeps actualy make a real wage), Italians don't know what lines are and Germans are the most unhappy group of people I've ever met........
A tour guide said the top three worst Tourists were 1) Italians, 2) Australians then 3) Americans. Italians are the worst because the THINK they can drink.
However I truely think Americans get a bad rep in general because when guys like those described above come visit, foreign countries think we are all arrogant Bucknut fans XD
You better taunt the hell out of that baby so he/she knows what's in store for him/her the rest of his/her life
Time to turn off all electronic....
"Staying Classy at 35,000 feet"
he is prolly still salty
Run up to them and yell "O - H - N - O , you lost!"
But seriously, don't start anything. We're better than they are.
You should play Yahtzee the whole flight. People love listening to other people play Yahtzee on planes.
It's amazing how many people have no sense of humor. You don't have to be rude, but you don't have to smile and say good game. Have fun with the situation. Maybe he has a good sense of humor and a couple of quick jabs can start a fun conversation. On the other hand, he might kick your ass. Go for it!
I think the consensus so far is to exude "M" class and not be a d-bag. All bets are off, though, if they pull out coolers from the overhead bins.
....but imported drinks only.
or look them in the eye when they poop in the cooler, it makes them freak out. Yes, that and snakes on a plane....
Just play your ringtone. That's all you need.
and enjoy your myriad choices of other inflight entertainment. Or tell them (in a fake Brittish accent) that you are a huge fan of Tottenham Hotspur.
No one has asked the larger question: why would you take a baby to Europe?
You should do the Denard "eat em up/I'm hungry" celebration.
I'd probably hold off on the bomb celebration, since you're on a plane.
Cool story bro
Just spend your time Hoping your plane gets diverted and you don't have to experience the true anus of international airports
Have never flown through Paris' Charles de Gaulle.
Who said that Michigan fans weren't classy?
Generally I haven't been accosted by random strangers playing the OSU fight song on a flight, so I afford them the same courtesy. Treat others like you would like to be treated etc.
Two wrongs don't make a right. Two stupids don't make a smart. Don't fire the first shot.
This thread is full of win. I am in the leave em alone camp.
Kudos to MGo Travel Agents - full of win indeed!
Family Bucknuts was very well behaved - no Cooler Poopers thank God! Mr. Biceps took a good natured jabs very well. They were returning to Germany, serving their country over here (Army), so maximum points for that. The baby was wearing blue and seemed to be benefiting from not growing up in Ohio. Frau Bucknuts is expecting #2 (another boy).
All in all - a great flight.
Best advice? Stay Classy. That was always the plan.
Cool. Glad to hear the flight went well, and thanks for posting again, and yes, stay classy, that's always good advice.