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fatmanjim Wrote:I was in section 117 for the 2002 MAC championship game. When Gardner took his cheap shot on Byron I was too busy yelling at refs to throw the lil' wussy out of the game...never saw any snowballs thrown at Toledo fans, but then again I don't know what section those 12 folks were sitting in.

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I always enjoy your posts. You do such a good job of representing the character and intellegence of the anti-Marshall crowd on this forum. Keep up the good work! :withstupid:

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I respect your opinion. If you say that opposing players and fans have been assaulted while in Huntington I'll take that for the truth. I'm embarrassed by the actions you listed and hope (and believe) they are an infrequent occurrence at Marshall. I personally have not seen anything of that magnitude at a Marshall game, I really haven't. The worst I've witnessed is a drunk running off at the mouth towards a visiting couple, which was met by disdain from other Herd fans and eventually led to a departure from the stadium of the obnoxious fan.

I've never denied there haven't been isolated incidents that have occurred in Huntington, as they do in nearly all football stadiums. I haven't witnessed it in Huntington to the degree many Marshall haters on here would want everyone to believe. There simply isn't a motive to support those allegations and there hasn't been INDEPENDENT reports from credible media sources that substantiate those claims. After all if this abuse was as serious as some on here make it out to be, it should be a headline news story. It all gets back to Herd haters doing everything in their power to divert attention from what happens between the white lines. It isn't much different that what you see in other conferences....Tennessee isn't well liked by SEC foes, Spurrier wasn't well liked by SEC opponents while he was in Gainsville, everyone in the BigXII can't stand Oklahoma or Bob Stoops, Florida State has been the ACC fans whipping post for several years, and so on. The natural tendancy of sports, if you can't beat 'em on the field, expend all effort to denegrate the elite team in the conference at any opportunity off the field. It's the old philosophy of trying to tear others down instead of building yourself up. Kind of a sad life to live if you ask me.
The incident with the Miami redshirt player being assaulted was reported in the Dispatch. That was no rumor. And, like I said, if not for the help of some Marshall football players, things would have been a lot worse. Those Marshall kids could have just walked away, but they didn't. I'd actually like to know who the Marshall players were. I would have liked to have seen them get some public recognition.

Anyway, I'm no stranger to hostile crowds. I go to Athens for the Georgia v. GT game just about every other year. That's a horribly hostile rivalry, and the last time I was in Athens (I didn't make it last year, thank gawd), my brother and I started counting the number of times we were given the finger. Before we left Athens, we counted 21 times. Plus, we got plenty of harassment. However, I've never felt physical danger there -- even walking across the campus past the frat houses and the like after a Tech win. Clemson can be rough -- I've seen a few fights up there. Some of you Marshall guys may have gone down for your game with them a few years ago ('99?).

Actually, the only time I've ever had a sort of physical confrontation, it was with a fellow Tech fan in Atlanta. In that case, I really was ready to throw the @sswipe off the stadium.

I think it's fair to say, though, that unless you count Veteran's Stadium, you're fairly safe in any football venue. And, FWIW, I'm not really afraid to go to Huntington -- I could handle myself just fine. I just don't want to have to risk having my car damaged because I have a Miami sticker in the window.

I highly recommend traveling to Bowling Green, however. The campus is as ugly as the women are easy.
07-25-2003 03:30 PM
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Dodo,

What I said last year was in jest. It all went with the "Watch your food thread" and "Sweep the Leg". It was a joke. I am sure your car would be fine. The worst I have ever seen was a flag snapped off. Dont let that keep you from coming to Htown for a game.

P.S. Your player got beat up at 3 am outside a bar. I would bet that alcohol consumption on both parts had something to do with that. This was told to me by Pruett himself. And I can gaurantee you that he was not the only one that was in a fight that night. Go to any bar on any weekend night and I am sure you will see more than one college student fighting another college student.
07-25-2003 04:03 PM
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TJRocket Wrote:Second, why is this lone Herd fan that always seems to be drunk, and always seems to cause trouble, (so much trouble that the honorable and decent majority have to come and defend the visitors from this guy every time he acts out) allowed in the stadium?????????? 
Because I have season tickets.

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07-25-2003 04:15 PM
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LOL

Another classic, Stick! 03-lol 03-lol
07-25-2003 04:54 PM
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That was pretty damn funny. :D
07-25-2003 07:01 PM
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herdfannindy Wrote:Dodo,

What I said last year was in jest. It all went with the "Watch your food thread" and "Sweep the Leg". It was a joke. I am sure your car would be fine. The worst I have ever seen was a flag snapped off. Dont let that keep you from coming to Htown for a game.

P.S. Your player got beat up at 3 am outside a bar. I would bet that alcohol consumption on both parts had something to do with that. This was told to me by Pruett himself. And I can gaurantee you that he was not the only one that was in a fight that night. Go to any bar on any weekend night and I am sure you will see more than one college student fighting another college student.
My understanding was that it was outside of the stadium not too long after the game. That is what was reported in the newspapers. I'll have to check on it.

Regardless, I understand that our player was being extremely obnoxious. Still, I don't know if that justifies assault.

Well, it should all make for a very "interesting" game this year.
07-25-2003 07:01 PM
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I usally stand in the student section. I love yelling at the opposing team and telling them how much theyn $uck 04-rock .There is always one or two players or guys in street clothes, that like to get into it with the fans, of course till the end, and they have to turn tail and walk up the ramp by the fans. Thats my favorite part. :D

In regards to being afraid for your saftey, Dodo, give me a break. MU has more cops and campus security at games. But if you are scared to come to the games, good, 1 less opposing fan making noise only helps the Herd.
07-26-2003 05:12 AM
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Having met Dodo, I'm guessing you're confusing an unwillingness to put up with being harassed with fear. Then again, confusing cheating with winning probably leads to all sorts of issues for you. :wave:
07-26-2003 05:17 AM
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fatmanjim Wrote:Gato,
Sorry to see you've jumped on the whinerville express, but I guess looking at the Bobkitties record in Huntington I shouldn't be too surprised you've joined the rest of the crowd who are having a hard time dealing with your teams ineptness when they visit the beautiful metropolis of Huntington.

Once again, herd person missing point completely - You sound like you're justifying battery tossing because you have a good home record. I suppose some dumb hick will have to kill someone before they realize the seriousness of their actions.

At no point am I making excuses for my team. You've won because you've had better teams five of the six years. We won the year that we were better. no relation to battery tossing. All the battery tossing does is make the tosser an a $$ hole. throw battery, instantly become a $$ hole. End of story.
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