I was sitting very near the IU crowd at the game and there were a couple of particularly obnoxious fans loudly talking a ton of smack during most of the game (though not the very end), basically taunting our whole crowd. I didn't say anything back to them b/c I thought the people around me would probably think I was just making things worse. I didn't threaten them w/ phyiscal violence b/c I didn't want to go to jail and b/c the better angels of my nature thought that it wasn't worth it to break a guy's arm over a football game...I don't mean to sound tough by saying that. Both of the guys were twigs...Anyway, the lesser angels of my nature were feeling pretty jealous of the fact that at an Ohio State game these guys would, at best, have had beer cups full of piss poured on them. At worst they would have been beaten up and then, when they complained, the police would have kicked THEM out of the game.
I'm interested in people's thoughts on this. Is there a good way to keep the Big House a civil place while at the same time not having to endure jackass opposing fans. Will the ushers remove people? Obviously we don't want to become like the animals in the Shoe, but at the same time it would be nice not to have to turn the other cheek for three hours while you're suffering through a game like the one on Saturday. At the risk of sounding like a cave man, it's hard not to want to defend one's turf.