Our seats were in one of the top "sideline corners", about 10 rows from the top. There wasn't a shortage of empty seats up there. About 5 minutes before kick-off two large (210lb) black men with dreadlocks sat down with hotdogs and cokes in a mostly empty row, 3 rows in front of me. They were just sitting and eating and watching the game. About halfway through the second qtr. a 130lb white male and 2 white females come up to this row to sit down. Now, when most people show up to their seats and someone is sitting in them they ask nicely for those people to check their seats and ask them to politely move down if they are in the wrong seats. Especially when their are 20 empty seats surrounding you. If you are not making a mistake and they are your seats I would say that about 99.9% the issue is resolve right there. But, the first words out of this punk-ass hillbilly were yelling "get the f*!ck outta' his seats". The two men quietly ask him to settle down as they are moving down the row to other seats. But this guy doesn't stop, and he doesn't stop until half the section and the two guys he's yelling at want to kill him. Eventually this guy is standing clawing over people trying g to restrain him to get at the two guys trying to mind their own business and watch the game. I left with my son to get some food at halftime and when we came back they were gone.
more... to come.
Small guy, 130lbs you say trying to overcompensate and act the hard man in front of the two ladies he was with
Probably got bullied at school, now he goes around picking fights due to hard time he got in the past
Did you never have a supervisor in work who went crazy when they got a tiny amount of power? I certainly have
Cool! You went to a football game, expecting only sporting event, but you caught a glimpse of the Maryland Half-Pint White Asshat, in its native environment!
haha... this was only the introduction to the main event.... haha. The best is yet to come. And I wasn't even going to comment on the dude slapping his girlfriend around for talking to another dude in the beer tent/bar things they have set up in the main level concourse.
(2) When my daughter was a young child (she's 24 now), and I took her to the park, zoo, ball game, circus, she was always (not only) within my sight, but mostly holding daddy's hand. It is IMO still a parent's responsibility to protect their own child.
(3) I understand this generation's need to have two parents working, and send their underage children to day care.
But at a Ravens practice or game? Shame on you (us) for thinking another entity (like a football team) will watch over them like and you or I would... Bc
I learned many years ago even in DisneyWorld that adults will do almost anything for an autograph of a Disney character. It is society.
And if they are going to post and publish a rule that says "1 Autograph allowed" then at least attempt to get the kids with 15 out of the way so some little kids can least get a glimpse of a player.
Whatever... my gripe wan't with the Ravens at all. They do a great job. And the players did too. EVERY player went over there for 15 minutes. My gripe is with some 43 year old first class A-hole sending his 16 year old to do his dirty work so he can live out his stupid autograph dreams....
Adults can attend other events where players & coaches autographs can be had. I fully support the Ravens 6-14 kids only policy.
Like Greg, I believe there should be some lining up by size -- shortest first - and go the the back of the line after getting any autographs.