Sensitive Leftist feelings hurt at Viking Game

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DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#1 Nov 17, 2012
Are drunk, unruly fans ruining the game-day experience at Minnesota Vikings games?

On Thursday, the Star Tribune published a letter from a fan named Kurt Burch who attended last Sunday's Vikings game with his 10-year-old son, but left "halfway through the first quarter because many of the people around us were loud, obnoxious, purposefully rude and inconsiderate, foul-mouthed, and drinking heavily or already drunk."

Vikings spokesman Jeff Anderson says the team was "disappointed to hear about the Burch family's experience" at the game.

"We do not condone or appreciate any derogatory language or indecent behavior by Vikings fans," Anderson said in an e-mail. "Our goal is to make the game-day experience as positive and memorable as possible for all attendees."

Anderson said the team has implemented a variety of measures aimed at preventing and/or reporting offensive language and otherwise poor behavior at games. The team has a text number that fans can use to to report incidents, and a fan "code of conduct" is posted throughout the stadium and inside The Playbook, a game-day publication that is distributed on every seat.

And it sounds like the Vikings might go a step further in their new stadium.

"While we currently do not have a 'family zone'[seating area] at Mall of America Field, we certainly are exploring options to include such a zone in our new stadium, as well as during our time at TCF Bank Stadium."

Fan behavior isn't just a problem for the Vikings it's a concern throughout the NFL, probably more so than any of the other professional leagues.

In some ways, it's a balancing act for the teams. They can't afford not to sell beer at games, but they also don't want to risk losing more fans to the comforts of their living rooms and high-definition television
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#2 Nov 17, 2012
In response to this issue, eight NFL teams, including the Green Bay Packers, now are requiring any fan who is ejected from a game to complete a four-hour online class on the league's "fan code of conduct" and then pass a test by correctly answering 70 out of 75 questions before they are allowed back at a game.

And some teams are going even further. The Foxborough (Mass.) Police Department has been cracking down on intoxicated fans at Gillette Stadium, home to the New England Patriots, by taking them into protective custody. However, that approach now is the subject of a federal lawsuit.

As for the Burches, Anderson said the Vikings want to make it up to them by inviting them to one of the team's two remaining home games and "providing a positive, memorable experience."

So, what do you think? Is fan behavior a widespread problem at NFL games or just a case of a few bad apples in a stadium packed with roughly 60,000 people? Does it discourage you from attending games?

(For what it's worth, I was at the Vikings game last Sunday and didn't notice any inappropriate conduct by fans around me. But that's not to say it doesn't happen.)

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Gay CRASSUS

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Nov 17, 2012
OK, guys, I admit it, I really am gay and have a thing going with DSM Local.
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Nov 18, 2012
DSM Local wrote:
In response to this issue, eight NFL teams, including the Green Bay Packers, now are requiring any fan who is ejected from a game to complete a four-hour online class on the league's "fan code of conduct" and then pass a test by correctly answering 70 out of 75 questions before they are allowed back at a game.
And some teams are going even further. The Foxborough (Mass.) Police Department has been cracking down on intoxicated fans at Gillette Stadium, home to the New England Patriots, by taking them into protective custody. However, that approach now is the subject of a federal lawsuit.
As for the Burches, Anderson said the Vikings want to make it up to them by inviting them to one of the team's two remaining home games and "providing a positive, memorable experience."
So, what do you think? Is fan behavior a widespread problem at NFL games or just a case of a few bad apples in a stadium packed with roughly 60,000 people? Does it discourage you from attending games?
(For what it's worth, I was at the Vikings game last Sunday and didn't notice any inappropriate conduct by fans around me. But that's not to say it doesn't happen.)
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/blog/sp...
Beer profits drive policy at pro-sports games.

It's one big drunken brawl.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#5 Nov 18, 2012
DSM Local wrote:
As for the Burches, Anderson said the Vikings want to make it up to them by inviting them to one of the team's two remaining home games and "providing a positive, memorable experience."
So, what do you think? Is fan behavior a widespread problem at NFL games or just a case of a few bad apples in a stadium packed with roughly 60,000 people? Does it discourage you from attending games?
(For what it's worth, I was at the Vikings game last Sunday and didn't notice any inappropriate conduct by fans around me. But that's not to say it doesn't happen.)
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/blog/sp...
I think these punks scammed a free game out of the vikings with all their crying, what a bunch of blowbags
Capt Crunch

Fountain Hills, AZ

#7 Nov 18, 2012
Gay CRASSUS wrote:
Hey DSM Local, want to get together again tonight! I like that chubby old puckered rear end of yours!
The Slime will take advantage of any opening, as long as it is in the rear.
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#9 Nov 18, 2012
Seeker wrote:
Pure drivel.
As long as it's pure you will lick it off.
The Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Nov 18, 2012
Gay CRASSUS wrote:
Crassus has got to be the gayest person in the world.
Bob Many Names is a closeted gay who displays homophobic tendencies in order to deflect attention away from his feminine side.
megyn

Fountain Hills, AZ

#13 Nov 18, 2012
Seeker wrote:
Pure drivel.
Thanks ,Le Jumbo,etc.
Le Jumbo

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Nov 18, 2012
DSM Local wrote:
Are drunk, unruly fans ruining the game-day experience at Minnesota Vikings games?
On Thursday, the Star Tribune published a letter from a fan named Kurt Burch who attended last Sunday's Vikings game with his 10-year-old son, but left "halfway through the first quarter because many of the people around us were loud, obnoxious, purposefully rude and inconsiderate, foul-mouthed, and drinking heavily or already drunk."
Vikings spokesman Jeff Anderson says the team was "disappointed to hear about the Burch family's experience" at the game.
"We do not condone or appreciate any derogatory language or indecent behavior by Vikings fans," Anderson said in an e-mail. "Our goal is to make the game-day experience as positive and memorable as possible for all attendees."
Anderson said the team has implemented a variety of measures aimed at preventing and/or reporting offensive language and otherwise poor behavior at games. The team has a text number that fans can use to to report incidents, and a fan "code of conduct" is posted throughout the stadium and inside The Playbook, a game-day publication that is distributed on every seat.
And it sounds like the Vikings might go a step further in their new stadium.
"While we currently do not have a 'family zone'[seating area] at Mall of America Field, we certainly are exploring options to include such a zone in our new stadium, as well as during our time at TCF Bank Stadium."
Fan behavior isn't just a problem for the Vikings it's a concern throughout the NFL, probably more so than any of the other professional leagues.
In some ways, it's a balancing act for the teams. They can't afford not to sell beer at games, but they also don't want to risk losing more fans to the comforts of their living rooms and high-definition television
This approach ain't gonna work in Philly,..or NY,..or Boston,..or Chicago,..or Green Bay,..or Jacksonville,...
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#15 Nov 18, 2012
DSM Local wrote:
Are drunk, unruly fans ruining the game-day experience at Minnesota Vikings games?
Sorry dude, your side calls THIS plagerism... Can't consider your post until you straighten out your "act" !!!
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Nov 18, 2012
DSM Local wrote:
Are drunk, unruly fans ruining the game-day experience at Minnesota Vikings games?
On Thursday, the Star Tribune published a letter from a fan named Kurt Burch who attended last Sunday's Vikings game with his 10-year-old son, but left "halfway through the first quarter because many of the people around us were loud, obnoxious, purposefully rude and inconsiderate, foul-mouthed, and drinking heavily or already drunk."
Vikings spokesman Jeff Anderson says the team was "disappointed to hear about the Burch family's experience" at the game.
"We do not condone or appreciate any derogatory language or indecent behavior by Vikings fans," Anderson said in an e-mail. "Our goal is to make the game-day experience as positive and memorable as possible for all attendees."
Anderson said the team has implemented a variety of measures aimed at preventing and/or reporting offensive language and otherwise poor behavior at games. The team has a text number that fans can use to to report incidents, and a fan "code of conduct" is posted throughout the stadium and inside The Playbook, a game-day publication that is distributed on every seat.
And it sounds like the Vikings might go a step further in their new stadium.
"While we currently do not have a 'family zone'[seating area] at Mall of America Field, we certainly are exploring options to include such a zone in our new stadium, as well as during our time at TCF Bank Stadium."
Fan behavior isn't just a problem for the Vikings it's a concern throughout the NFL, probably more so than any of the other professional leagues.
In some ways, it's a balancing act for the teams. They can't afford not to sell beer at games, but they also don't want to risk losing more fans to the comforts of their living rooms and high-definition television
Don't be such a douche. The guy is a family man and I agree with everything he wrote. About ten years ago, my conservative, cop brother had a similar problem attending a Vikings game with his ten year old boy. What he wanted to do was to kick the drunk's as$, but instead got security to take away the drunk, foul-mouthed a-hole. The Vikings should create a family section at TCF and the new stadium, if it is actually built.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#17 Nov 18, 2012
SO, you call security and it's taken care of nicely... Why you anti-government guys want babysitters IS SO BEYOND ME ! LMAOROTFU~! Poor dip wad, if he's your "brother", he HAD to call for help ! LMAOROTFU~!2
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#18 Nov 19, 2012
Wade Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't be such a douche. The guy is a family man and I agree with everything he wrote. About ten years ago, my conservative, cop brother had a similar problem attending a Vikings game with his ten year old boy. What he wanted to do was to kick the drunk's as$, but instead got security to take away the drunk, foul-mouthed a-hole. The Vikings should create a family section at TCF and the new stadium, if it is actually built.
You buy cheap tickets near the top of the stadium you get what you pay for. This cheapskate probably wouldn't "buy family section seats" anyhow.

BTW, I haven't noticed problems at viking games, It gets loud yes, but if you can't handle that leave. Not everything is for everyone and the NFL is a private business.
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#19 Nov 19, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry dude, your side calls THIS plagerism... Can't consider your post until you straighten out your "act" !!!
Is this why you are called Slewpid?
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#20 Nov 19, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
SO, you call security and it's taken care of nicely... Why you anti-government guys want babysitters IS SO BEYOND ME ! LMAOROTFU~! Poor dip wad, if he's your "brother", he HAD to call for help ! LMAOROTFU~!2
What does a private security guard at a private sporting event have to do with anything you just said? Are you saying he should have taken matters into his own hands? Maybe invited him to Seattle to visit his mini-mall basement dojo?
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#21 Nov 21, 2012
Will any feelings be hurt this week
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#22 Nov 21, 2012
DSM Local wrote:
Will any feelings be hurt this week
An NFL game is no place for children. It's a place for alcoholics to watch black felons play with a ball. If you see a child at the game I suggest you dump a beer on his head. Kids need to get the message that athletes are not role models. Rap stars, actors and politicians are.
Melisa

Franklin, TN

#23 May 13, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
<quoted text>
I think these punks scammed a free game out of the vikings with all their crying, what a bunch of blowbags
Wow. A man wants to teach appropriate behavior to his son and taught his son how to handle a bad situation and he is a scammer and a blowbag? I guess the appropriate way to handle the situation would have been to throw s tantrum and start a fight?? I feel he did a mature thing and taught a good life lesd. They had already paid for the tickets but were not comfortable staying. Basically they just received a second chance to go. A disappointed and possibly angry little boy was taught how to control his anger and was subsequently rewarded. Nice job, Dad!!!
Neither of my teeth

Seattle, WA

#24 May 13, 2013
Misspell a little more, it's a mind thing, not a moniker...

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