Originally Posted by SunDeck
If only that were true.
My dad got knocked down last year by a guy who started a fight two rows in front of us. Both rows involved were decked out in Bengals jerseys. A couple of them piled on another guy and the whole bunch fell on my dad, who was standing because he didn't want to get crunched if someone came flying back at him. He's a pretty big guy and he just hit the ground like a sack of potatoes. I thought he was out cold, but he ended up being okay, with a knot on his cheekbone.
He's had season tickets since the Bengals played at Nippert and told me that my brothers and I can split the tickets. He said he's done- he's tired of the drunkenness and fighting. And this from a guy who isn't easily offended.
If they were serious about curbing obnoxious/dangerous behavior, like you mentioned, they'd stop selling beer after the second quarter and would deny entry to any visibly intoxicated fans.
There was a fight a few years ago between some Braves and reds fans at a game I went to--opening day, actually. Security was pretty quick to respond. the Braves fan was clearly the aggressor, but some Reds fans more than stepped up to the plate to match him. I'm pretty sure my friends Bud and Miller had something to do with it...