flotsamnjetsam wrote: TheRawDAWG wrote: knapplc wrote:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/h ... index.html
If this guy had gone on the court at an NBA practice session or on the field during MLB batting practice or (God forbid!) on the field during an NFL practice, he would have been smeared all over the landscape by guards - and that's if he's lucky. If any of the players had gotten ahold of this guy - can you imagine Brian Urlacher driving this guy into the ground, or Rasheed Wallace crushing this guy into the seats?
All the Canadiens did was laugh about it, and the police said it "wasn't a police matter." He'd be in jail right now in America.
What do you want them to do? The guy didn't really do anything. He took a couple "weak" shots at Theodore. So what.... and if i remember correctly there are hundreds of times people come out of the stands during MLB and NFL games and most of the time they are unharmed... and usually MAYBE spend a few hours in jail. The guy jumped on to the ice and skated around... didn't do any harm and it was during a practice...no big deal.
I agree. Depending on the team and how good he looked, he might have gotten a contract.
I think you guys are high! People come on the field hundreds of times during games? I don't recall that. I remember the guy running onto the field during the Packers/Bengals game this year:
He got creamed by the guards.
I remember the father/son duo who ran on the field at the White Sox/Royals game, and then another guy did it again later (next season?). Both times they were tackled to the ground, and the father/son duo were visibly pummeled.
I don't get your point that this was "no big deal." How did they know this guy didn't have a gun or a knife or something? There's no way this guy gets off with nothing in the U.S.