Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Salt Lake City's Hooligans

San Jose squeeked out a tie against RSL Saturday. Alejandro Moreno of San Jose had this to say about the game: "In the end we were able to scrap a point. This is a difficult place to play. The crowd is very much into it, the field isn't the very best surface in the world, so we're happy to get out of here with a point." I think he's talking about when Craig Waibel, whipping boy of section 37, was hit in the arm by an object thrown from the stands on the North side of the field after picking a fight with local mohawk inspiration Clint Mathis. Maybe Waibel and Senator Bramble should get together and go bowling. RSL loyalty doesn't mean throwing things at the other side. That's just not right.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"RSL loyalty doesn't mean throwing things at the other side. That's just not right."

Well, that's how the game is played, my friend. In other parts of the world, they don't just throw things, they KILL each other.

This is world league soccer, it goes with the territory.

Ridiculous? Yes.
Should it happen? No.
Should we all be shocked when it happens? Probably not.

5/04/2005 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sport and civility are mutually exclusive these days. Forget civility, barely passably acceptable behavior and sports are M-E.

5/04/2005 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I just went back and read the March article about Bramble and the 'chalk threats.' I kind of sympathized with him, being that its one thing to debate in public, and another to chalk someone's driveway in the middle of the night...but then I read that he didn't call the police - but he called a reporter? Sounds opportunistic to me. He feels so threatened he needs the Trib editorial staff and paper deliverers to stand watch over his house? Come on.

5/05/2005 08:38:00 AM  

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