Classy Fans

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by Chris_Bailey, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. Chris_Bailey

    Chris_Bailey Member+

    Feb 28, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
  2. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    wonderful.. some fire fans come into our section and say we provoked them.

    it doesn't matter... you don't go into another team's supporter's end and not expect a tussle. props to the cops for getting that f'er out of there. too bad he didn't get to stay to see the boys net 6 straight and set two records in the process.
     
  3. Grouchy

    Grouchy Member+

    turkey bacon with swiss
    Apr 18, 1999
    Canal Winchester
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I say it's time to let the Crew's idea smothering management and promoters of "family entertainment" work for the home fans for a change.

    Maybe some new rules for away fans?

    1. Before entrance to the stadium, please have all pockets emptied and all banners unfurled for inspection. Present both hands for your special VIP, unique bar-code hand stamp and "AWAY FAN" forehead stamp. Upon entrance to the stadium, proceed immediately to your designated, assigned seats. Maintain a, unpright, seated position.

    2. For your personal safety, stay in your designated seats for the duration of the match. Armed personnel will posted at the exit of your section for your personal safety against hooligans, ruffians, and riff-raff. Obtain all refreshment before the match or during the match from mobile vendors.

    3. Use only the food vending and bathroom facilities at the upper southeast corner of the stadium, and at your own risk (Crew management takes no responsibility for adequate facilities, or your safety in said facilities).

    4. Upon completion of the match, march single file to your vehicles and/or bus then promply exit the grounds. Drive at posted speed limits until you are safely outside of the state of Ohio. Post-match comments will be provided on 830.5 AM radio for a range of about 300 feet from the stadium.

    Any deviation from the above rules, designed for your personal safety while allowing you to enjoy the match to its fullest, will cause you to be relocated to and detained in the detention facility in the unkept dirt under the northend bleachers.

    Crew managment would like to thank you for your cooperation as we try to make your experience in Columbus Crew Stadium a safe and enjoyable one.

    Sincerely

    Jim heil-diddley-hitler Smith


    I was thinking about adding vaccuum sealable pods but I'm far too cheap...
     
  4. sdipar

    sdipar New Member

    Dec 30, 1999
     
  5. 3stripe

    3stripe Member

    Indy Eleven
    Oct 14, 2001
    Brickyard Battalion
    they really need to get their facts straight.


    1.the b*tch that came down to 137 doesn't really deserve to be called a girl. the reason she got taken away by the cops comes down to this: she clawed one in his face. yep. good girl.

    2. no crew fans were tossed out of the stadium.

    3. north enders did no instigate the fight...fire wanna-be-hooligans did. how ignorant do you have to be to no undestand that THEY came into OUR section for the sole purpose of starting *#*#*#*#*#?
     
  6. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I snipped this bit. Don't the crewzers practice in the south end? That would be better torture.

    Not sure on this, but don't some Euro stadiums have special away fan sections, where the bus drives into a fenced-in area, supporters get out, go into their fenced-in stands complete with facilities and concessions? Hopefully MLS will never need this, but at least that keeps the trouble away.
     
  7. Eggy

    Eggy New Member

    May 28, 1999
    CBUS
    I've never been fenced in but they usually have sections that are all away fans and the way the stadiums are designed so you can't get into the other side. When coming into the stadium there is usually Police escort.

    Can't really compare it to Europe since they spend millions on keeping fans apart when in MLS there is no reason when it's just 5 wannabe hooligans anyways.
     
  8. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH

    The funny thing was the b*tch was the biggest dude the brought.
     
  9. GoFireGo

    GoFireGo New Member

    Apr 25, 2002
    Chicago
    gotta work on that sentence structure my friend.
     
  10. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    Sometimes, the best comedy is unintentional.
     
  11. NorwichBu

    NorwichBu Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    GoFireGo, go home. one missed letter and you've acting like James Fitzpatrick? well, wanna be english major, here's a synonym for procreation: FU-Q
     
  12. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    This will be an interesting morning of reading. I was wondering how those *#*#*#*#*#*#*#s would try to spin this.

    And if Quigley is gonna write an article mentioning how "numerous" Crew fans were kicked out he really should get his facts straight. Far from the truth.
     
  13. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like the part about "horse trailers in front of our stadium".

    Yes, Quigley could have worded it better.

    Here's a big "you're wrong" to the fire "fans" who think that fighting is cool. If you wanna go to a game and get kicked out, that's your own perogative. If you wanna spend a night in jail, fine. But I don't go to MLS games to do that. I go there to support my team and the game. As do about 99% of other fans, including most Chicago fans. Thanks for spoiling their reputation.
     
  14. Flyer Fan

    Flyer Fan Member+

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    After reading a thread in Chicago's forum - I don't know why, it just happened - I'm glad to learn the following:
    • Our fan base is comprised largely of rednecks, which I'm sure will surprise those who think of soccer as a sport for the rich suburbanites.
    • Apparently, wife beating is something Columbus fans do after matches; it appears we're experts or something.
    • Referencing cows in some way will never get stale.
    • Chicago fans are confused by horse trailers. They're always talking about them as if they're something dropped from space.
    I'm sure there are other fun facts I'm forgetting, but one can only learn so much in one day.
     
  15. Eggy

    Eggy New Member

    May 28, 1999
    CBUS
    A guy on the fire board said one of us punched the cop and he got the blame. Absolutly hilarious.
     
  16. Flyer Fan

    Flyer Fan Member+

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    Not that it really matters or makes the horse trailers less annoying to Crew fans, but from the Ohio Quarter Horse Association's web site:

    I knew it was a big event, but I didn't know exactly how big and exactly how much money it pumped into the Columbus economy.
     
  17. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    110 million dollars? wow, i knew it was a lot of money but wow...
     
  18. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew

    I also learned that they they are confused by the trailers, the fact that some Crew fans let them on into a trailer to watch the end of the game gave Columbus fans some "cred".

    Is bi-polar disorder popular in Chicago?
     
  19. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Which begs the question, what were Crew fans doing in the parking lot with a TV?
     
  20. marek

    marek Member

    Lechia Gdańsk
    Poland
    Jun 27, 2000
    Club:
    OSP Lechia Gdansk
  21. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm always surprised that most people don't know what an enormous deal the AQHA Congress is.

    It's highly coveted event, and sought after by virtually everybody (psst: Chicago bids on it whenever it comes up - they'd love to have it)

    A few years ago they were considering going elsewhere and the state freaked out and pumped $20mm in improvements into the fairgrounds.

    These are not little farm kids with thier backyard ponies - these are rich people with, in many cases, million dollar horses. They fill the best hotels and the finest restaurants and throw money around like water.

    True story: we were in a booth when a boy, maybe about eight or nine, came in to pick up his Stetson, which was being blocked. He pulled out a wad of bills that would choke...well...a horse. Must have been a grand or so.

    The cashier commented that it was an awful lot of money for a young lad to be carrying around.

    He replied, "Yes ma'am, it is, but Daddy says it has to last me the whole week"
     
  22. CrewSchmack

    CrewSchmack Member

    Columbus Crew SC
    United States
    Mar 3, 1999
    Delaware, OH
    Might have told this story before...but...a few years back 2000 I think...I was on a connecting flight from Chicago to Columbus.

    I set next to a rancher from Montana. This guy was asking me all kinds of questions about the convention, of which my only knowledge was how it harrassed us during the end of the season for game parking.

    After talking to this guy, I realized:

    1) People book rooms well in advance, so they can stay someplace nice...these guys have coin.

    2) They like to drink heavily...he was asking for places to get loaded.

    3) They spend money...lots of it. Horsies aren't cheap.

    So believe me, this conference is huge for the city...losing it would suck big donkey balls.
     
  23. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My wife used to show at Congress every year when she was a kid. Did quite well there (former world champion). It's a tremendous amount of money - these people book up every hotel in town and throw around unheard of sums of money. Trailer in their horses from all over the country.

    As a matter of fact, there are very few facilities capable of holding this thing, it's so huge. As it is, most of the stalls for the horses are actually temporary, as they'd never be able to have enough permanent buildings with suitable stall space. My wife's family always drove in for the day from Sunbury so they could keep the horses in real stalls and sleep in their own beds every night - if they didn't have show times at 2 AM (they run nearly around the clock, IIRC).
     
  24. Flyer Fan

    Flyer Fan Member+

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    I knew it was a big deal, I just didn't realize it pumped $110 million into the Columbus economy. "That's real money."
     
  25. modernpiracy

    modernpiracy New Member

    Jun 8, 2002
    chicago
    jesus christ i have found my following. i take back everything i have ever said about your hillbilly mecca. this is some interesting poop.
     

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