Yeah, I actually take offense to your generalization of ALL bears fans. First off, I am hard pressed to take the honest word of a true Rams fan. Your team lost big, so this could (and i am only saying COULD) be the work of a bitter loser.
Even if this did happen, I still don't see the problem. People got drunk (like A LOT of people do at football games) and they were excited. If you told me that a fan dumped a beer on a kids head, then I would think differently. But telling a 10 yr. old he needs to switch jerseys??? I have been there. I was once a ten yr old at a game getting heckled because my Bears lost. Such is life, and I believe we need to stop coddling these kids as much as the refs coddle the QBs.
Finally, the TV showed Hester running into the endzone holding the ball up to the BEARS FANS that were in the endzone. The guy just shattered a long standing NFL record and he should simply hand the ball to the ref and trot to his bench??? CMON. Even LT2 had himself a little celebration. You have to remember this kids a rook, so he hasnt "been there before" like you said he should act like.
You want to see drunk and obnoxious. Try going to a Oakland Raider game as a Steelers fan and then having your Steelers lose the damn game and give the Raiders a very rare win. Raider fan is the worst by far and quite dangerous when its Raider fan in numbers.
Fans of all denominations do seem to be getting more carried away with cheering on their teams. I bet that all teams have had issues with drunken fans heckling people who were just trying to enjoy the game/atmosphere. Heck, the Lions don't have cheerleaders becuase they used to have to take too much crap from the drunks. And these were high-school cheerleaders! So this problem is getting worse in all stadiums, all fans. (My hatred for DaBears clouds my judgement on whether they are amongst the most obnoxious. It's the Windy City 'cause they all blow there PBC on Christmas Eve baby! Be there)
You are safe at Ford's Field though, heck the fans don't ever cheer anymore! Apathy rules
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Let me see.......football+beer+friends drinking beer+team going off+more beer.......yup, I can see it.
I'm a Hawks fan and can tell you that I see it every home game, and we have what I would consider some of the tamer crowd. They are loud as hell though.
They quit selling beer at the end of the half at Quest field. I am not sure if that is a NFL rule or just a local thing, but too many were getting inebriated. We do have a couple of family sections where no drinking is allowed as an option. Unless people are getting in your grill, I usually just taunt back or laugh at them. Of course when your getting spanked at home, you have no ammo and have to suck it up.
My buddy traveled to Philly last season to watch the Hawks spank the home team. I am sure he was vocal but he barely made it at of there alive. They had to escort his party in the third quarter to one of the booths for safety. Obviously not a common occurrence, I hope, but this is the way it can be in some stadiums filled with the drinking crowd, especially when a team is being blown out. Not all cities are the same. Flying your visiting teams colors at a Raiders home game can be quite the experience. It will make the "change your jersey kid" comment seem like apple pie.
To the OP (Sportsaddict)...quit your whining. You really didn't expect the Rams to beat the Bears I hope. Besides if you think Bears fans are rough, check the Philly fans, Raiders fans, and the NY giants fans. They are much worse.
But it was a good game, and Devin Hester had every right to celebrate. He broke an NFL record.
sportsaddict wrote:I just got back from the Rams game. All I have to say is that Bears fans are the most obnoxious fans I've ever seen in my life. It was ridiculous. It wasn't just heckling in good fun, like "your team sucks," or "lets go bears." I had a problem with how they were screaming at kids with Rams jerseys on, majority of them barely able to stand up from being so drunk, and how they personally attacked fans of the Rams. It was disgusting. Not to mention Devin Hester is a self centered jack*@*, twice when he scored he taunted the Rams by showing them the ball as he ran into the end zone high stepping. Then he gets his face up in the camera likes he's all that, a typical performance from a Miami thug. Act like you've been there before, you and Chad Johnson and Randy Moss and all the other guys are a bunch of idiots. Be a professional and shut up. Hester is a great player but I can't stand that sense of entitlement that he brings.
When KC came to town, their were lots of fans, and they were loud and supportive of the Chiefs. But they weren't obnoxious, they cheered for their team without going completely ballistic. I respect them because they respected the home team fans enough to not curse and scream at the top of their lungs, piss drunk, while screaming at little kids to "take off that Bulger jersey and put on a Hester one" (someone actually told some 10 year old kid this).
I am one angry Rams fan. Their performance tonight was embarrasing and it didn't help that the stands were half full of loudmouth Bears fans with no respect.
Ahh, the Chicago - St. Louis rivalry lives on. Have you ever followed baseball? Knowing about the Cubs/Cards rivalry might help explain the severity of it.