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Hangar18
11-23-2004, 08:49 AM
Last nite, after the football game, I casually watched the news on ABC-7,
and of course, there was big coverage of that NBA brawl between the Pacers, Pistons and the Pistons fans. There were the usual talking heads of
team officials, nba officials and fans etc. But what struck me next is
they went to file footage of the brawl between the Dodgers and the drunkards
in Wrigley a couple yrs ago ....and the LIGUE INCIDENT at comiskey.

Now sure, they were using those 2 incidents in context. I can buy that.
But then to have an interview with Tom Gamboa, and what his lifes been like
since then, showing him now as a minor league coach, the problem he
has now with his hearing, and the footage running in the background, and
what he thinks is wrong with Fans and Players interacting on the field, when
I started thinking to myself ............

What does this have to do with Ron Artest and the NBA Brawl?

voodoochile
11-23-2004, 08:56 AM
It's context. It shows how out of control the interaction between fans and players is becoming.

It also shows how bad things can be.

I'm a little surprised they didn't talk about the Monica Seles stabbing incident too.

Also, ABC owns ESPN and that footage was widely shown nationally - I saw the interview and attack footage in NB on ESPN, so local ABC probably just picked up the story for filler.

Hangar18
11-23-2004, 09:08 AM
[QUOTE=voodoochile]It's context. It shows how out of control the interaction between fans and players is becoming.
QUOTE]

I just want to know why they chose to interview Gamboa and bring that whole
thing back up again. Why didnt they interview ANY of the LA Dodgers
about the Drunkards-wanting-LA-caps incident? Why didnt they interview
Randy Myers about the Drunkard running towards the pitchers mound?
Why didnt they interview the Padres player who had a Cell Phone Thrown at
him from the upper deck at Wrigley?

kittle42
11-23-2004, 09:24 AM
You're picking at straws here, Hangar. Not EVERYTHING is a pro-Cub, anti-Sox news choice.

voodoochile
11-23-2004, 09:36 AM
I just want to know why they chose to interview Gamboa and bring that whole
thing back up again. Why didnt they interview ANY of the LA Dodgers
about the Drunkards-wanting-LA-caps incident? Why didnt they interview
Randy Myers about the Drunkard running towards the pitchers mound?
Why didnt they interview the Padres player who had a Cell Phone Thrown at
him from the upper deck at Wrigley?
Because those things are more commonplace. Gamboa got beaten severely on video and had to alter his career back to the minors due to his hearing loss.

They didn't show footage of that assclown trying to tackle the ex-marine at SoxPark either.

This one isn not a conspiracy, IMO. Newspaper coverage may be bad in this town for the Sox and that probably is related to the Tribs ownership of the flubbies, but this one isn't part of it.

eriqjaffe
11-23-2004, 10:02 AM
At least they showed the Dodgers/Wrigley brawl, too. I can't imagine what this thread would be like if they hadn't shown that.

Hangar18
11-23-2004, 10:12 AM
At least they showed the Dodgers/Wrigley brawl, too. I can't imagine what this thread would be like if they hadn't shown that.

Good Point

Iwritecode
11-23-2004, 11:44 AM
I was watching ESPN the night after the incident and they showed the Dodgers @ Wrigley, the Angels BP brawl last year and some hockey scene where a bunch of hockey players went into the stands.

It makes perfect sense to compare those situations because the athletes went into the stands.

Why bother showing what happens when a fan runs onto the field and then interviewing the fan? It happens all the time.

thepaulbowski
11-24-2004, 09:34 AM
[QUOTE=voodoochile]It's context. It shows how out of control the interaction between fans and players is becoming.
QUOTE]

I just want to know why they chose to interview Gamboa and bring that whole
thing back up again. Why didnt they interview ANY of the LA Dodgers
about the Drunkards-wanting-LA-caps incident? Why didnt they interview
Randy Myers about the Drunkard running towards the pitchers mound?
Why didnt they interview the Padres player who had a Cell Phone Thrown at
him from the upper deck at Wrigley?

Maybe because Gamboa now does speaking engagements as a consultant and was extremely easy to get ahold of because of that. They brought it up because it was another case of "fans" vs. athletes confrontation. I don't see what your beef is.

bc2k
11-29-2004, 01:12 AM
Last nite, after the football game, I casually watched the news on ABC-7,
and of course, there was big coverage of that NBA brawl between the Pacers, Pistons and the Pistons fans. There were the usual talking heads of
team officials, nba officials and fans etc. But what struck me next is
they went to file footage of the brawl between the Dodgers and the drunkards
in Wrigley a couple yrs ago ....and the LIGUE INCIDENT at comiskey.

Now sure, they were using those 2 incidents in context. I can buy that.
But then to have an interview with Tom Gamboa, and what his lifes been like
since then, showing him now as a minor league coach, the problem he
has now with his hearing, and the footage running in the background, and
what he thinks is wrong with Fans and Players interacting on the field, when
I started thinking to myself ............

What does this have to do with Ron Artest and the NBA Brawl?
I was watching Black Entertainment Television and when they ran the clip of the Gamboa fight, the anchorwoman said something like, "here are some fans attacking a coach at White Sox Cellular Park." ***? White Sox Cellular Park? She combined all three names the stadium has ever been called! Sox Park, US Cellular Field, and Comiskey Park.

Normally that'd be funny to me, but I didn't like the fact that she had to stress "White Sox" as part of the stadium name just to make sure everyone knew what team was involved in this black eye publicity. This was the one time I would have like Comiskey to be referred to as the inconspicuous US Cellular Field so most viewers wouldn't associate the White Sox with this embarrasing incident.