Even if I were into sports I probably wouldn’t ever attend a playoffs game because of things like this:
OAKLAND—Rowdy crowds set cars on fire, pelted passing vehicles with rocks and bottles, and vandalized a fast-food restaurant in the wake of the Oakland Raiders’ Super Bowl loss Sunday.
Police in riot gear responded with rubber bullets and tear gas, and briefly closed some stretches of city streets. At least 23 people were arrested, mostly for public drunkeness, authorities said.
What the hell is up with that? How come no one ever riots over important stuff like the Presidency being handed over to the guy who didn’t get the popular vote? No one burned cars or looted businesses when the most powerful office in the nation was handed to the loser of the election. What the hell is so important about football that it deserves to cause so much violence and a stolen election doesn’t? At least the football team lost in an honest competition.
The only thing I can imagine is that the sports fans here in the States feel left out of all the media attention that the soccer hooligans in Europe get. At least the European hooligans attack the fans of the opposing team more so than just running around causing random property damage. Destroying some poor slob’s car or business because your team lost the Super Bowl is just pointless and stupid.
Then again, these are Americans I’m talking about…