Go Hawks: Police To Go Undercover To Catch Football Thugs

images135px-Seattle_Seahawks_helmet_2012Ok, I may lack credibility since I am a Bears fan (and was raised to cheer for two teams: Da Bears and anyone playing the Packers). However, the Seahawks have taken on the thugs who increasingly occupy our football games. For tonight’s game (yes, finally, the season has started), police officers will go undercover wearing Packers jerseys to try to catch abusive or violent fans. I previously praised a similar effort by the Seahawks.

We have all lamented how families cannot go to games in many cities because people have become so vulgar, drunk, and generally disgusting. The threats against fans of the opposing team have turned violent in some cases. Now fans are being warned that they will be held to the Fan Code of Conduct will be ejected from the stadium for violations. They could also have their ticket privileges revoked. What I particularly like is a warning to season ticket holders that they will be held responsible for the conduct of their guests.

This is in my view a very positive effort to return a modicum of civility and decency to stadiums. I would love to take my kids to a football game. I simply fail to see what all NFL teams are not following the example of the Seahawks.

Fans can report any inappropriate activity that is disrupting their enjoyment of the game via text-message at HAWK12 (429512).

By the way, I have always found Packers (like most Bears fans) to be very decent and civil to opposing teams. Some team stadiums are notorious for rude and obnoxious fans. I have always heard about Bears fans being treated well as Green Bay and I hope that Bears fans show them the same courtesy. We have a great rivalry (with the Vikings and Lions) but it is always disappointing to hear people ruin the fun by venting their anger at opposing fans. It really has little to do with the game. These are people with anger issues or adolescent mentalities that use sporting events as excuses to drink and abuse people.

Bravo Hawks Bravo. I now have another reason to cheer for you tonight.

43 thoughts on “Go Hawks: Police To Go Undercover To Catch Football Thugs”

  1. We’ll be watching Gomer and the other knuckle draggers on Monday Night. You haven’t mentioned the Yankees in months, Trooper.

    1. The Sun Devils beat the Lobos 58-23 today. Sun Devils defensive front line is almost entirely freshmen. Could be interesting in the PAC-12 this year.

  2. When I lived in Seattle, LEO there placed TV sets on the sidewalk, then busted people who took them. At SEATAC airport, they placed wallets on pay-phones, then busted people that took them.

    Police – n. armed force for protection and participation.

  3. Too bad the Packers only get to play the Bears twice. They need to pad their schedule.

  4. Haz, The sports reporter did a great rant on how NOBODY knows how to tackle. You have to stick your head in there. Deon Sanders changed that w/ his sissy shoulder bumps. Capers doesn’t have the bodies. This is a team built on offense. The entire team, offense, defense and special teams were unprepared, The stupid 4th down “attempt” too many men on the punting team. It’s on McCarthy for the game and Thompson for not drafting and building a defense. Julius Peppers for chrissake. Even the Bears didn’t want him!

  5. They should have arrested Green Bay’s Dom Capers for misrepresenting himself as a Defensive Coordinator. The Pack’s D simply didn’t have a plan, it appears, and a few of the D players forgot how to, you know, actually tackle the guy running with the ball.

  6. It was uncanny how many people here were talking about the upcoming game. I had to go to Eastern Washington on business and fans were everywhere, talking of the upcoming game, wearing 12th Man shirts. At one place the employees were wearing the shirts and couldn’t wait to close up shop at five to watch the game. I later went to a Thai restaurant and people were talking there. We stopped in the Barbarian Village (Leavenworth), more shirts, talk, and even a big pickup truck painted with 12th man and a personalized license plate.

    After the Superbowl thing, The ‘hawks are becoming woven into the culture here.

  7. No fans are more rabid than those of the Philadelphia Eagles. However, I was behind a bunch of them at a Chargers game at Qualcomm Satdium and found them to be noisy, rowdy, and thoroughly enjoyable.

  8. @NickS

    No,not that one. Yours is at 8:41 on the thread. OH, here it is again. You were being disparaged, so I wrote:

    Ipse NickSit???
    An Irish Poem by Squeeky Fromm

    There once was a guy named Spinelli,
    Not subtle like old Machiavelli.
    No, old NickS laid it out,
    So there wasn’t no doubt
    That he had the fire in his belly!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  9. @NickS

    Yes, that’s his name! Thank you! Did you like your Irish Poem at 8:41 on the 99.999% thread??? You are always saying nice things to me, sooo I thought I would return the compliments.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  10. Haz, This is prime Bear ball busting territory. Packers and Brewers looking bad. I’m going to the Brewer game tomorrow w/ 2 Cardinal fans and one Brewer fan. All attorneys and all good guys. Long odds on that.

  11. By losing this weekend’s coin toss, the Bears will be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.

  12. @NickS

    Hmmm. Didn’t the Packers have some over the hill quarterback a few years ago??? Old whats-his-name??? My BFF, Fabia Sheen, Esq., an attorney, will know. She watches all the games she can.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  13. So, You’re a double loser! You got balls to admit it Squeeky. Tony Romo is a loser and always will be. Brees is a winner but he’s over the hill. Long year for both teams, .500 records is my prediction.

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