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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
 
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Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:32 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: Ugly fans

"Find out who they are and if they have season tickets, yank them."  Are you kidding me? Yank season tickets from fans because they said something stupid on Twitter? If that were the measuring stick most every NFL player on Twitter would be bagging groceries somewhere instead of playing football. "...ban them from buying anything NFL related." That is right up there with some of the most ridiculous things ever put into print. I can just imagine the cashier at the Kohls store telling someone they can't but that Cam Newton jersey because they referred to him in a derogatory manner on Twitter on January 6 of 2011. I was completely unaware that the "N" in NFL stood for North Korean. Maybe NFL fans in need of "re-education" could be sent to forced labor camps to make iPads for the referees to use to review replays on the sidelines.



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:24 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: Ugly fans

Pretty frightening that someone in the media business suggests retaliation on the part of the NFL against idiots posting garbage on the internet. This is the road to censorship and ironically, its seems that it's many of those in the media (almost always on the idological left) who scream the loudest for retaliation and censorship just because someone says something they don't like. Whatever happened to the notion of "it's a free country"?? Whatever happened to "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me"?? Get some sack dude. Who the heck cares what these idiots have to say?? Don't you have anything better to do than serve as the Twitter police?? Get a life.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:11 am
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Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2012 9:45 am
 

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."

True but the NFL does not own people , they can fine their players, but punishing a fan who is at their own home making a comment on a forum is just police state. Its like watching a rated XXX movie, if it offends you walk out , turn the channel, or in your case read a different blog. This is still the Land of the Free isn't it?



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