I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.
So "whiny birds" is over the line? Huh.
I just can't waste my time studying all sides of this issue so that I can come down on one side or the other here. But I do know that I don't find it endearing when someone feels the need to call themselves, "The Number One Fan".
Living a stone's throw from OSU, I get to see pictures of Buck I Guy at almost every business. It's pathetic .
Pray for Rain.
Football fan attitudes and a thirst for attention... I find it sad myself
Part of me wants to think that this "diversion" was used as way to put a yellow line out there... They're everywhere else. No doubt there were complaints ( from Reds fans) but to use the Cards fans complaints is pretty lame, IMHO. As I put on Twitter, if I go to Busch and the Cards fans start saying nasty things about the Reds, can I complain?
2014 Reds record when I'm attending: 3-42014 Dragons record when I'm attending: 1-0
"We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops." - Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran
That being said, dressing crazy and declaring yourself the #1 fan makes you seem like a big tool. I'm sure there's some grandma out there who hasn't missed a Reds game in 70 years who has you beat. Rather than take one's cues from NFL fans and act like an idiot, why not follow the better soccer fans and come up with some creative cheers and songs that will get other fans into the spirit. Someone should fly him out to a Portland Timbers game to see how it's done.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.
Caveat Emperor (08-22-2013)
There is quite a difference between the soccer crowd in a place like Portland than a developing country or a lot of the European areas that still have quite the racism issue.
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"Today was the byproduct of us thinking we can come back from anything." - Joey Votto after blowing a 10-1 lead and holding on for the 12-11 win on 8/25/2010.
The average attendance at an MLS game is rought 12,000 less than an MLB game.
"The guy I think could be really good in center is Adam Dunn. If someone asked me if Dunn could be a center fielder for the next 10 years, if he started working on it, no one could explain to me why he couldn’t do it." - Brad Kullman
I noticed the yellow line during the Pads series when I went over to the CF zone for a few minutes and couldn't remember them being there before. Along with an usher playing Soup-Nazi to anyone that got close. So this story solves the mystery.
Memories of the old ushers with bugs up their butt from the Riverfront Stadium days.
Funny, the memories I have of the elderly ushers were them welcoming me and my family to come sit in better seats during an extra inning game. They even wiped off the seats and thanked us for sticking around. It was the Griffey bobblehead game that went 14 innings.
I tipped them both a few bucks, and they even sent a few vendors down our way to sell us hot dogs and soda. Those old fellows are great.
On the other hand, I've never worn a wig, painted my face, or started ridiculous chants to get attention like this guy. Superfans and baseball don't mix in my book. Let the NFL have those clowns. There used to be a time when a man wore a suit and tie to the ballpark. I'm not saying it should be that way, but keep the game civilized.