soccer moms must die!

Mario Perdue wrote:


Saw the riots a few years ago after the Penn State football game......they must have watched the entire game then also,eh?
Chuck
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Chuck Rudy wrote:

I heard it was a rumor that they were switching from football to soccer that got the crowd going. :-)
http://users.skynet.be/terrorism/html/hooliganism.htm
Mario
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Mario Perdue wrote:

"You serious Clark?" Penn State soccer is fairly decent, that would have made for a happy riot. :-)
Your list is missing one of the best books I've ever read. The psychology of the mob mentality, how it's borne, what if feeds off and how it becomes a perpetuating entity and narrated from the inside.
"Among the Thugs" Buford.
Strongly recommended. I read it prior to the '94 World Cup which gave me a different outlook of what the World game really entails and what is riding on each team. The research was done from the inside during the '90 World Cup in Italy, and poor, poor Buford, the ending was painful from his perspective.
Chuck
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Chuck Rudy wrote:

http://www.jochnowitz.net/Essays/Thugs.html
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Mario Perdue wrote:

Soccer is like hockey -- if you don't understand the game, it's horrible to watch, as it makes little or no sense.
That said, the hooliganism that takes place at and around soccer matches is just plain disappointing. Hopefully as the sport continues to grow in popularity in the US, that aspect of it will stay overseas.
-Kevin
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Kevin Trojanowski wrote:

Soccer is only like hockey if you remove the goaltenders. No wonder there are riots at soccer games.... I'd riot if there was NO scoring!
But then again, I'm a bit biased since I'm from the 'state of hockey' :)
Ted Novak TRA#5512 IEAS#75
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On Tue, 08 Nov 2005 21:36:56 -0600, the notorious t-e-d

Hockey is just like Soccer, except those sissies wear pads and helmets. :)
Basketball should be more like Hockey. I meant the fouls in basketball is such a joke, with good fouls, bad fouls, intentional fouls, flagrant fouls, free fouls... It's all part of the stupid game. Basketball should have a penalty box and force teams to play short handed until the penalty time is killed off, and if a player is ejected from the game, the team should have to play short handed for the rest of the game.
Baseball, well, they need to put some sort of "shot clock" on the pitchers, and penalize them severely for delay of game.
American Football has too many finicky little rules...
Team salary caps is an interesting idea, but they what they really need to cap are ticket prices, say no more that twice the price of seeing a local movie. They could also consider capping the weight of football players, especially line men.
Soccer fields are not all that evil for rockets, unless there is a game on. I find baseball/softball fields more evil because they have permanent fences and backstops, etc.
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Except in the case of the park in question - there are 17 soccer fields on the north portion, which are reserved 24/7/365 for the soccer association. You do not *dare* set foot on these fields either during soccer season or during the off season ("field rest"). The soccer association supposedly has a long-term lease on this portion (of a public park!).
We used to fly on the south 20 acres, but the new deal (which isn't finalized yet) will give *ownership* of the land to the soccer association.
As far as we could ascertain, this was the only park land in the county where model rocketry was legal. Once the soccer association gets it they have stated that they will rent it to groups for use "not imcompatible" with soccer, but 95% of the current field use is walk-on individuals, not associated with any club. These are the ones that it will hit the hardest.
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Mike Pearson <see .sig> wrote:

and this is supported with public money? bah! makes me want to go do donuts with a dirt bike all over the whole damn thing.
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More reasons to chose football over soccer. There are many football fileds across our county that not only allow rockets, some even encourage it.
Randy www.vernarockets.com
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Mike Pearson wrote:

There is a soccer park not too far from here. It was set up as soccer only, and it was for awhile. Then adults wanted volley ball, and it was created in a little corner. Then the baseball club said they had no fields, so one was built. Then lacrosse became a fashion statement, and lacrosse goals showed up and one field is lacrosse only. Now everything but football and golf go on there.
Quite simply the squeaky wheel gets the grease, provided it's done properly. Why they've even overturned agreements in wills around here to have property used opposite of the former owner's wishes.
The plan, and the presentation must be top notch, the persons doing it well spoken and it must be expected it will take some time. Parks are owned by the people, not one group, regardless of the size. Unless, of course, they purchase it and are owners for fair market value.
Chuck
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Chuck Rudy wrote:

Around here, it's quite different -- a lot of the soccer fields are privately owned, so they can restrict who uses them for what.
The LaVista soccer fields are where we hold low-power launches, when we can schedule around someone else who's using the fields (they get used for lots of things). The Omaha fields that are public are often in parks and available for general use, as well.
-Kevin
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Kevin Trojanowski wrote:

Hell, the hooliganism ain't no big thang. Get some gullible tough guy to wear a Giants shirt to an Eagles' game.....or Devils' shirt to a Flyers' game.....the results are too predictable. Their shirt will have a different aroma for the ride home. And not a particularly wonderful smell.
I recall a Penguins shirt wearing fool at the old Spectrum.....they were so brutal I sort of felt sorry for the guy for a split second.
Provincialism is the rule.
Chuck
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snipped-for-privacy@verizonnospamdot.net says...

I played for years, and still find it a snoozer to watch. But I don't watch any stick and ball games, so don't feel I am singling out soccer.
I find myself in agreement with Hemmingway: "There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games."
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out soccer.
What's the matter son, ain't cha' never played baseball? BOY! Say you ain't never played baseball? There's something kinda eeeewww about a boy that ain't never played baseball.
Now keep ypour eye on the ball, eyeball get it? It's a joke son. Pay attention when I'm talkin' to ya boy!
Now let's see you knock it right down my throat. WHACK Well, I say I asked for it.
Randy www.vernarockets.com
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Ummmm, did I say I never played baseball? I played baseball for years while growing up. Also played on the high school tennis team. Doesn't mean I care to watch others play, though.
As I weighed about 125 soaking wet in HS, I did avoid football.
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I bet you didn't get enough southern fried chicken and chitlins'. ; ) You just needed a little more grease and lard in your diet.
Randy www.vernarockets.com
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snipped-for-privacy@charter.net wrote:

Ok, as a northerner(not yankee)I have to ask, what are chitlins?
Something tells me I don't want to know.
Ted Novak TRA#5512 IEAS#75
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tdstr wrote:

You don't!
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@prodigy.net says...

Nonsense. Goes well with cracklin cornbread.
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