Saturday, February 6, 2010
The thin black line
The thin black line In all my years as an avid sports fan, I have presented a series of Extraordinary events. However, in recent years, a trend has not only challenged my responsibilities as a sports enthusiast, but my rights as paying spectators of these events. The recent intensification of the fan-player interaction, and violence has made me re-evaluate what the purpose and athletes who serve for the fans. In fact, the very idea of people paying to watch a sporting event, we see on television or read in a newspaper question.Ever entered by November 19 this year when members of Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers came into a fight among themselves, within which minutes, including models, moreover, the relationship between spectators and athletes has been questioned not only by me but by league officials, sports joualists, officials charged with enforcing the law, and the players. Although relatively short, I have organized my life playedmany games rather hostile environments, but some times I was tempted to respond to exciting and Applause from the audience. Therefore, in light of recent events, I ask only, in point to what the athletes feel the need, or have the right to take retaliatory measures against these Raucous crowd? And how far fans will be allowed to bring the players until they Are responsible for their provocation? Last November, a late Saturday night that began like any other, I happened to watch a television and my face brightened when I saw that in half of a party, someone had tuned into my favorite channel, ESPN. But my collision, the station that usually lights up my day with the same horrible Video clip again and again. As horrible and barbaric, as it seemed, could not before my eyes the image of Indiana pacers? Ron Artest leap forward compared to the marker? s table after being called for a flagrant failure, and careers in the stands to attack a man who had thrown a glass of beer in the face. To make an analogy car accident That does not do justice to the situation? my eyes had never been so open, and my jaw beyond my nose in my life. For the following fifteen minutes, I could not help but feel as if the world as we knew it was about to End. First, Stephen Jackson, who followed Artest into the crowd, but not to help protect its team from further abuse, but fiercely Blindside an innocent spectator, who was unlucky enough to be seated behind the Man who had thrown the glass of Artest. Then I saw the clip of Artest And teammate Jermaine O? Neal piety swing to two fans I had, for some therefore considered necessary to go in the game, while the court was still in the fray Height. Continue with the transmission of images of fans pouring beer, popco and concessions in other pacers players were escorted off the field, and concluded with perhaps the most damaging the image of the entire failure: a young fan weep, and to embrace their parents as their heroes brutally attacked each other and their supporters.The events of that night sent a deafening cry of the whole world of sport the mendicidad para obtener respuestas a una serie de cuestiones cruciales. First, and most importantly, Who is to blame? In almost every comparison, there is an aggressor and the victim; but the nature of this protest was much more complex than most. Even if the players are in particular, should refrain from any act maliciously towards the fans is absurd to think that every performer standing by passively as it is physically abused by their Hearing. But at the same time, the audience to forgive those who hurt who pay to see would be equally absurd. So, at what point do the exciting and cheers simply trying to distract the athletes to play their game, they become Threats or malicious criminal libel? Dr. Richard Lustberg, a renowned sports psychologists and owner PsychologyofSports.com write? Fans throw insults at Multitude of reasons. Maybe some are trying to have control over some players and Game, while others are simply uncouth. By the way they do meet, the athletes have given effect in the control of his actions for people who are trying to Silence. Each person involved in the fight in Detroit is his idea of who is in Guilt? second pacers? Rich Carlisle coach, the field of security and Pistons? coaching staff is the culprit, and Robin flicker of New York Times argues that the The athletes are guilty, while the majority of NBA players just below the fans Crossing the line. In 2003, retired social psychologist Gordon Russell noted San Francisco Chronicle fan aggressive explosions usually begin with? a Person? s reckless actions, the high physical aggression, the emotion of a Contribute momentary feeling. Unfortunately, this type of incident like this, though not as devastating, have Increasingly over the last twelve months. Major League Baseball witnessed two unexpected outbreaks last fall, when the Los Angeles Dodgers? gardener Milton Bradley walked to a fan who was taunting him and threw a beer Bottle at his feet. This occurred only two weeks after the Texas Rangers? Relief pitcher Frank Francisco jumped in from the bullpen stand at the Coliseum in Oakland, just to throw a chair at a group of Hecklers who apparently went too far in its Exciting. In any case, the line between fan? The rights and athlete? S threshold insults are blurred and confused about America on a path of conflict and uncertainty.This question intrigues me very much, because I am in the unique position of On both sides. Not only me inexorably follow professional basketball, baseball, football, hockey and college sports, but have also organized basketball all my life and I am currently engaged in an intramural championship my university, which requires several days in a much more strident Professional games I attended. My family has had tickets for the season Los Angeles Clipper games over the last ten years, and I, like most other Clipper fans have yelled at, taunted, cursed and even the players when their game is Is sub-par (which is very often). Only on two occasions I have received no Type of response by an athlete? once a player simply put the index finger to his lips, signaling for me is enough, and again a player who really has launched its head to the ground and shouted at my back and my cohorts. But instead of identification, as if I have exceeded my limits, I had a feeling of empowerment; I really had an effect in which men sometimes I idolize, contempt, and intramural emulate.In my league, I was making jokes that the frateity had days to prepare, and have an obvious effect on the players. In a first phase playoff game in three nights against the frateity Kappa Sigma team, every time intensified the line of fire to free the brothers in the stands shouted in unison name of my acquaintance who knew that women certainly distract me. I was one of eight of the band and could not see any of them in Eye the next day. After the game, my hatred for the children was drunk frateity nearly as deep as my shame, as I leaed that all his taunting which provided not only that, but silenced by my preparation and Performance. In retrospect, I think fans would have been retaliation playing court, or their verbal attacks had crossed the Personal assault.But instead of defining exactly how the fans should be able to push their favorite or least favorite athlete, why not re-assess the impact of spectators Athletic events, in the first place? There will be given little or no interest in sport, where spectators were removed from the atmosphere of the game, but it's worth taking into account, in order to have a multitude partially affected to a fair and neutral sport Event. Sport that is better suited to have all the events on television, but the restriction Fans to see in person? No matter what the actual effect on the outcome of games, it is clear that these cases are removed, as we saw in Detroit, Los Angeles and Oakland in recent years that have taished the face of professional sports leagues, and became eager, enthusiastic young people away from fans games.Sam the Widder is a freshman at the University of Richmond. This Article as part of an exhibition project in writing class. He is 19 years And Los Angeles, Cailfoia. Your email address is Sam.Widdoes @ Richmond.edu.