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The Daily Shoutout: Ugly fans

Posted on: January 16, 2012 9:05 am
Edited on: January 16, 2012 9:29 am
 
OPENING HIT: One of the reasons why I've always liked fans of the Green Bay Packers is that I've always felt they're the best combination of smart, passion and non-jackass. Let me explain. Packers fans have the passion of the most rabid fan bases without the nastiness. Few fans are more informed about their team. It's a way of life for Packers fans. These aren't Gator fans or Ohio State fans who are insecure and nasty. These a true football fans who know how to have a passionate debate without getting ugly. It's the best component of their fandom.

On Sunday night, after a brutal loss, a handful of Packers fans -- malicious idiots -- engaged in some of the nastier acts by fans, any fans, I've ever seen. All on Twitter. This isn't an indictment of the entire Packers fan base. This is an indictment of a few knuckleheads and the age we live in. We live in a period where there are plenty of anonymous gangsters who have turned message boards into sewers and a nice medium like Twitter into, at times, garbage.

Some of these idiots went after Packers players on Twitter after the loss -- and the families of Packers players. They completely crossed a line. Jermichael Finley was attacked by fans for dropping a pass but some of the fans didn't stop there. They attacked his wife, Courtney, on Twitter. Leading to her posting this: "If ure bored tonight & want to see how disgusting people treat other people.. Feel free to go thru my mentions 2 see how heartless ppl r."

I won't repeat some of the stuff posted but it was truly nasty.

One fan actually went as far as to blame Joe Philbin for the loss. Philbin of course tragically lost his son.

Again, these animals don't represent the Packers faithful. But this was still bad. It was a sad moment, actually.

I've always believed the NFL should act against Twitter goons. Find out who they are and if they have season tickets, yank them. If they don't, ban them from buying anything NFL related. Use the best available technology to pursue and ban these jackasses.

This is how great the Packer fan base is: Packers fans began to blast the idiots who were posting the ugly things. It warmed my heart and gave me hope that the Internet hasn't turned completely into a cesspool.
  
Category: NFL
Tags: Giants, NFL, Packers
 
Comments

Since: Aug 20, 2010
Posted on: January 16, 2012 8:56 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Ugly fans

Just win baby, that will keep the fans happy. 



Since: May 15, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2012 8:34 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Ugly fans

Whoa Badger, glad to see you didn't off yourself after the Packers got destroyed by the Giants. So what about all those posts you made when JPP predicted a win. Something about how GB was gonna destroy the Giants. How did that work out for you guys?



Since: Nov 21, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2012 8:30 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Ugly fans

Nice to had a non-Packer standing up for the faithful fans.  That's a classy move.



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2012 7:26 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Ugly fans

"ever notice that the normal every day people who are on social meadia sites are losers? yeah i know movie stars and athletes are on there to try to create a buzz for themselves...but everyone i know on those sites are losers and have no life...now i know there are exceptions to the rule...but generally that is a fact"

Serously? Look, I don't tweet or post my lifes adventures on facebook. I am a buit confused. Would someone that has posted about how people that post to the social networks are idiots and losers please explain to this idiot how it is different from posting a response to this blog?  That's right sportsfans, there is no difference.



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2012 7:01 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Ugly fans

The only reason twitter is still around is because "reporters" and "writers" think it is cool.  



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2012 5:09 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Ugly fans

I've always believed the NFL should act against Twitter goons. Find out who they are and if they have season tickets, yank them. If they don't, ban them from buying anything NFL related. Use the best available technology to pursue and ban these jackasses.

Just when I thought this couldn't get any more idiotic, I read the rest of the article. WTF are you talking about Freeman? This the NFL, not 1984. You going to censor internet blurbs that might hurt the feelings of these poor football players and their wives as well. Only the truly retarded that care what is going on on twitter will read these useless statements anyways. You know, I only hope it continues to get worse and worse until people realize how stupid the twitter concept is (facebook too please) and let it die. Anyone ever hear of a positive story that started out with facebook or twitter in the first sentence? Yeah, me either.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2012 5:02 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Ugly fans

We live in a period where there are plenty of anonymous gangsters who have turned message boards into sewers and a nice medium like Twitter into, at times, garbage
People who hang out on and contribute to twitter are garbage. You know, dildo's like Freeman. Glad to see most are in agreement with this.  



Since: Nov 12, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2012 4:51 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Ugly fans

Honestly - this is a story?!  There are idiots and nasty people in every walk of life, on every highway or standing in line behind you.  Trying to make a story out of stupid, inconsiderate people belongs on Jerry Springer or in Mike Freeman's whatever this is...



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2012 4:02 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Ugly fans

ever notice that the normal every day people who are on social meadia sites are losers? yeah i know movie stars and athletes are on there to try to create a buzz for themselves...but everyone i know on those sites are losers and have no life...now i know there are exceptions to the rule...but generally that is a fact



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2012 4:00 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Ugly fans

people who tweet are h0m0s....next!


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