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gogochisox1917
10-23-2005, 01:23 PM
I went to a Game 1 party last night and I was the only Sox fan there, as I live in Houston and my husband is currently in Chicago. (I was also the only woman really watching the game.) For the most part, the Astros fans were great and gave me just a little bit of good-natured ribbing. But some of the guys there were just jerks. One of the guys was one of those , "You suck! Loser! etc." types everytime the Sox were at the plate. Another made a puppet out of a sock, hung it by a noose, and was encouraging Astros "fans" to take turns beating up the sock like a punching bag. :angry: All I could think is that true fans of the game would never act this way-no matter where you live or who you support-especially in the face of someone who supports the other team.

JohnBasedowYoda
10-23-2005, 01:28 PM
those guys aren't cool. but at bourbon street ( a bar around here) they hung a dummy dressed as a red sox fan in effigy for the alds

FielderJones
10-23-2005, 01:34 PM
There was an earlier thread stating that in the South, fandom and rivalry seems to consist of belittling the opposition as much or even more than cheering for your own team. Cultural differences, I guess.

:whatever: > http://houston.astros.mlb.com/mlb/images/team_logos/50x50/hou.gif

jabrch
10-23-2005, 01:37 PM
I sat in CF and the fans I was sititng next to were really giving it to Willy Tavaras the entire game. I had fun - but it got to the point where some people around didn't like it. Almost became an issue, but cooler heads prevailed.

FielderJones
10-23-2005, 01:39 PM
I sat in CF and the fans I was sititng next to were really giving it to Willy Tavaras the entire game. I had fun - but it got to the point where some people around didn't like it. Almost became an issue, but cooler heads prevailed.

There's a difference between giving it to a player, and giving it to a fan.

gogochisox1917
10-23-2005, 01:42 PM
There's a difference between giving it to a player, and giving it to a fan.
The guy was not just giving it to the players. He was also directly telling me, "This guy sucks! He's a pansy! ect." Even when I asked him to back off, he just kept at it. He's just a jerk-plain and simple.

FielderJones
10-23-2005, 01:44 PM
The guy was not just giving it to the players. He was also directly telling me, "This guy sucks! He's a pansy! ect." Even when I asked him to back off, he just kept at it. He's just a jerk-plain and simple.

Agreed, jerks who won't just shut up annoy the hell out of me.

seanpmurphy
10-23-2005, 01:57 PM
those guys aren't cool. but at bourbon street ( a bar around here) they hung a dummy dressed as a red sox fan in effigy for the alds

This is acceptable as long as it was a Ben Affleck effigy as well.

"Screw the Red Sox! and Gigli was a terrible movie!!":redneck

greenpeach
10-23-2005, 03:12 PM
I went to a Game 1 party last night and I was the only Sox fan there, as I live in Houston and my husband is currently in Chicago. (I was also the only woman really watching the game.) For the most part, the Astros fans were great and gave me just a little bit of good-natured ribbing. But some of the guys there were just jerks. One of the guys was one of those , "You suck! Loser! etc." types everytime the Sox were at the plate. Another made a puppet out of a sock, hung it by a noose, and was encouraging Astros "fans" to take turns beating up the sock like a punching bag. :angry: All I could think is that true fans of the game would never act this way-no matter where you live or who you support-especially in the face of someone who supports the other team.

Sounds like you were at a Fiji frat party at U of H. How old are these guys ??

jackbrohamer
10-23-2005, 03:35 PM
[QUOTE=gogochisox1917 Another made a puppet out of a sock, hung it by a noose, and was encouraging Astros "fans" to take turns beating up the sock like a punching bag. [/QUOTE]

It would be impossible for a Sox fan to retalliate, since there is no such thing as an "astro." It's like an "expo," no such thing exists outside the baseball team.

Half Cocked Jack
10-23-2005, 04:00 PM
The guy was not just giving it to the players. He was also directly telling me, "This guy sucks! He's a pansy! ect." Even when I asked him to back off, he just kept at it. He's just a jerk-plain and simple.
He didn't shut up after the TWO doubles?

Brian26
10-24-2005, 12:05 AM
The guy was not just giving it to the players. He was also directly telling me, "This guy sucks! He's a pansy! ect." Even when I asked him to back off, he just kept at it. He's just a jerk-plain and simple.

Well, especially getting all bent-out-of-shape on a woman is really weird. It's one thing to trash talk another guy, but trash talking to a woman just seems really out-of-line, disrespectful and immature.

elrod
10-24-2005, 12:09 AM
There was an earlier thread stating that in the South, fandom and rivalry seems to consist of belittling the opposition as much or even more than cheering for your own team. Cultural differences, I guess.

:whatever: > http://houston.astros.mlb.com/mlb/images/team_logos/50x50/hou.gif



I was the one who made the "Southern" comment. It was sort of tongue-in-cheek, actually. There are obnoxious people everywhere.

Soxfanspcu11
10-24-2005, 12:41 AM
It's strange because I don't know any sox fans or have met any that gloat and make fun of the other teams. We cheer for our team and don't resort to childish name calling when something does not go our way. It seems most teams fans just enjoy taking low blows! Oh but wait I forgot, Sox fans are totally classless and complete white trash. If I hear someone say something like that again I am going to lose my mind, Sox fans are probably the most classy and knowledgable fans in baseball!

FarWestChicago
10-24-2005, 12:46 AM
It's strange because I don't know any sox fans or have met any that gloat and make fun of the other teams.:?: Are you serious? Look at all the posts here about the Flubs while the Sox are in the playoffs. Look at all the usernames with "cub" in them. Please, don't be completely absurd. :rolleyes:

Palehose13
10-24-2005, 12:48 AM
Unfortunately, reports out of Houston are that a Sox fan behaved badly and grabbed Mrs. Biggio after the Podsednik HR and yelled something about winning. That's not cool.

Soxfanspcu11
10-24-2005, 12:49 AM
:?: Are you serious? Look at all the posts here about the Flubs while the Sox are in the playoffs. Look at all the usernames with "cub" in them. Please, don't be completely absurd. :rolleyes:

Yeah your right. I have made anti-cub statements as well. I wasn't thinking about that I guess. I was thinking about the playoffs up to this point and how most people I know have been supporting the team and not taking jabs at other teams and their players.

CLR01
10-24-2005, 01:05 AM
:?: Are you serious? Look at all the posts here about the Flubs while the Sox are in the playoffs. Look at all the usernames with "cub" in them. Please, don't be completely absurd. :rolleyes:


That coming from the guy that said one of the best things about going to a Sox game is chanting Cubs suck under a bridge afterward. :rolleyes:


Some fans choose to ignore some "Sox" fans behavior I guess.

RadioheadRocks
10-24-2005, 01:24 AM
It would be impossible for a Sox fan to retalliate, since there is no such thing as an "astro." It's like an "expo," no such thing exists outside the baseball team.

Unless it's one of these http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/pictures/VEHICLE/2005/Chevrolet/100380720/031197-ST.jpg (http://www.edmunds.com/new/2005/chevrolet/astro/index.html)


or one of these http://us.st8.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/wickedcoolstuff_1868_34056380 (javascript:makeWin('http://us.st8.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/wickedcoolstuff_1869_3937177',150,380))

D. TODD
10-24-2005, 02:28 AM
If you are rooting for the opposing team in the heart of the opponents fanbase you should not be offended by derogatory comments about "your" team. I've seen Packer fans at Bears bars in full garb, Cub fans during the series in Cub gear loudly cheering for the Sox opponents in the playoffs, etc and they have all got the "business from the crowd. If you are cheering for the opponent in another teams gathering place DEAL WITH THE NEGATIVE COMMENT AND ACTIONS.

RadioheadRocks
10-24-2005, 02:39 AM
If you are rooting for the opposing team in the heart of the opponents fanbase you should not be offended by derogatory comments about "your" team. I've seen Packer fans at Bears bars in full garb, Cub fans during the series in Cub gear loudly cheering for the Sox opponents in the playoffs, etc and they have all got the "business from the crowd. If you are cheering for the opponent in another teams gathering place DEAL WITH THE NEGATIVE COMMENT AND ACTIONS.


"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction..."

Frater Perdurabo
10-24-2005, 08:56 AM
Unless it's one of these http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/pictures/VEHICLE/2005/Chevrolet/100380720/031197-ST.jpg (http://www.edmunds.com/new/2005/chevrolet/astro/index.html)


or one of these http://us.st8.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/wickedcoolstuff_1868_34056380 (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:makeWin%28%27http://us.st8.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/wickedcoolstuff_1869_3937177%27,150,380%29):roflma o::rolling: