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    Ah, the difference 'tween the Least Coast and the Midwest...


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    The goons turned over cars and rioted in the streets after Boston took game six in the World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals, winning 4 of 6 games over the Redbirds.
    The only redeeming thing I ever found in Boston once were the green suspenders from Hooliga....er....Houlihan's Bar.

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    Hard to believe that anyone cares that much about a ballgame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Hard to believe that anyone cares that much about a ballgame.
    NCAA basketball.

    NBA basketball.

    European soccer.

    Philadelphia Eagles football.

    Now we add the Boston Red Sox.

    Well, we see the world through our own eyes.

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    And you show your ignorance and bias once again:

    Chicago riots after Bulls win

    Disco Demolition night at Comisky Park:


    Ten Cent Beer Night in Cleveland

    Blackhawks Win, Chicago Riots

    Fans attack 1st base coach

    I know most of these are Chicago but since Chicago is in the midwest so the midwest isn't so innocent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Hard to believe that anyone cares that much about a ballgame.
    I agree.

    I could see that happening if the Cubs won, after all that would be the start of the apocalypse and civilization as we know it.
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    Disco Demolition night at Comisky Park
    Great video. The riot really did not have much to do with baseball, it was more about disco music and Harry Carey could not even get the crowd to calm down.

    98 cents admission for two games if you showed up with a disco album and way too many libations, both legal and illegal I think were all contributing factors.

    As for riots after sporting events, they happen everywhere. Not just on the East Coast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    As for riots after sporting events, they happen everywhere. Not just on the East Coast.
    Explain that to grandpa up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    And you show your ignorance and bias once again...

    I know most of these are Chicago but since Chicago is in the midwest so the midwest isn't so innocent.
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    As for riots after sporting events, they happen everywhere. Not just on the East Coast.
    Explain that to grandpa up there.
    Chitcago isn't "Mid-west"; it's full of imports from all over the country and elsewhere. I lived in Elk Grove Village (a north west suburb), and worked in downtown Chitcago in the sixties, and saw it first hand then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    I agree.

    I could see that happening if the Cubs won, after all that would be the start of the apocalypse and civilization as we know it.
    I could see it happening if the Cubs won, or if they lost, or if they were rained out, or it was basketball season, or a gangbanger stubbed his toe during a police stop. It's Chicago. They have riots. The excuses don't matter.

    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    Great video. The riot really did not have much to do with baseball, it was more about disco music and Harry Carey could not even get the crowd to calm down.

    98 cents admission for two games if you showed up with a disco album and way too many libations, both legal and illegal I think were all contributing factors.

    As for riots after sporting events, they happen everywhere. Not just on the East Coast.
    Los Angeles has riots whenever the Lakers take the championship. The most recent one that I'm aware of was in 2010, but they started in 2000.

    When games give way to violence

    Riots connected to significant sporting events have happened all over the U.S., from Los Angeles to Boston, and overseas.

    June 16, 2011|By Matt Stevens


    Notable sports riots
    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun...riots-20110617

    DETROIT, OCT. 14, 1984
    Tigers vs. Padres, Game 5, World Series
    After the Tigers beat the Padres for their first World Series title in 16 years, fans set the city ablaze. Beer bottles crashed to the pavement while police on horseback tried to control the madness and put out the trash and car fires surrounding Tiger Stadium. It had all the makings of a modern-day sports riot, and some see it as one of the first of its kind. The enduring image of this destruction is a photo of a man named Bubba Helms proudly raising a pennant in front of a burning, overturned car. Some Tigers fans blame their current title drought on "The Curse of Bubba Helms."




    DENVER, JAN. 31, 1999
    Broncos vs. Falcons, Super Bowl XXXIII
    Broncos fans poured into the streets after the team won its second consecutive NFL championship. The largest crowd gathered in downtown's Larimer Square, and when the estimated 1,000 people refused to disperse, police deployed tear gas as they marched down the street. There were no deaths, but the mayhem did result in several arrests, injuries and broken windows.

    LOS ANGELES, JUNE 19, 2000
    Lakers vs. Pacers, Game 6, NBA Finals
    Lakers fans were given a reason to celebrate after the team won its first title in 12 years with a 4-2 series victory against the Pacers. Of course, four more titles were to come, but fans had no way of knowing. In their euphoria they set cars on fire and threw rocks at lines of police that had been sent to halt the rampage. However, only 12 people were injured and none arrested, making this riot pale in comparison to another a decade later.

    ACCRA, GHANA, MAY 9, 2001
    Hearts of Oak vs. Asante Kotoko, Premier League match
    Perhaps the largest riot in sports history began when Asante fans started throwing bottles and chairs onto the field with less than five minutes to go and their team trailing. Police responded by firing tear gas into the stands and panic ensued, eventually leading to a stampede for the exits. The doors, however, were locked and a day later officials declared at least 126 people dead.

    BOSTON, OCT. 21, 2004
    Red Sox vs. Yankees, Game 7, ALCS
    In punching their ticket to the World Series with a win against their hated rivals, the Red Sox also became the first major league team to win a best-of-seven series after trailing 3-0. But what started as a peaceful celebration in Kenmore Square quickly became an ugly confrontation with police at Lansdowne Street. College students from nearby schools hurled bottles and yelled obscenities at a Boston police tactical squad that arrived around 1:15 a.m. The officers were armed with pepper-powder guns, and one pellet hit the eye socket of 21-year-old Victoria Snelgrove. The Emerson student was pronounced dead the next afternoon.

    LOS ANGELES, JUNE 17, 2010
    Lakers vs. Celtics, Game 7, NBA Finals
    There was an unusually high buildup to this classic matchup, and both teams lived up to the hype. The Lakers edged their rivals and won their fifth title in 11 seasons. The buildup, the close game and the Lakers' victory against their longtime rivals all contributed to a disturbance that broke out near Staples Center. Lakers fans set vehicles on fire and 38 people were arrested for "public intoxication, vandalism or inciting a riot."

    SAN FRANCISCO, NOV. 1, 2010
    Giants vs. Rangers, Game 5, World Series


    The mayhem that broke out after the Giants won the World Series got less attention from most news media outlets, but the destruction downtown offered proof of the disturbance. Market Street was hit especially hard, with more than 7,000 fans lighting fires, rocking buses and clogging traffic. Social media had a heyday, disseminating photos, videos and tweets late into the morning.

    And, for the most politically significant sports riots, you have to go back to the Byzantine Nika riots over the competing chariot teams of the emperor and his opponents. In soccer, it's more newsworthy when a riot doesn't break out. It's not just Boston, the east coast or us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    And you show your ignorance and bias once again:

    Chicago riots after Bulls win

    Disco Demolition night at Comisky Park:


    Ten Cent Beer Night in Cleveland

    Blackhawks Win, Chicago Riots

    Fans attack 1st base coach

    I know most of these are Chicago but since Chicago is in the midwest so the midwest isn't so innocent.
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