This is an odd article. Sorenson says rushing the field should be curbed
"for the safety of the athletes as well as the fans" then fails to
convince that the athletes and fans are in danger. If there were really a safety
issue Sorenson should be able to cite multiple examples. But he doesn't.
Why? My guess is because there is no there there.
What needs to be addressed is players and coaches who can't handle the
pressure and blow a gasket when they don't win. Coaching examples are
Bobby Knight throwing the chair and Woody Hayes punching out the opposite
team's defender who intercepted a pass. While they is a lot of stress,
disciplined players and coached NEVER react poorly, even though disappointed in
the outcome. Some are boorish but don't start throwing punches. Arguing
with the umpire and hockey fights are the norm.The media shares in
the blame, too, as TV cameras look for any weirdo that they can place on the TV
screen for viewers. Thousands behave themselves and the obtuse, profane or
unsightly get all the press. In football you seldom see what the officials are
doing, instead you always see the running back walking back into the huddle.
And who always shows the gatoraide bath? The media.... Fans do get
enthusiastic, too, but some schools turn a blind eye to safety of visiting fans
and teams. I'd be more specific but it wouldn't get printed.
@ KristjhnDid you miss where the article pointed out a fan whose
face was bloodied when hit by a goalpost? What about the multiple references to
the athlete/fan fighting after the UVU game? Or were those details added
later?More importantly, there would still be wisdom in preventing a
situation that can clearly be dangerous even without a litany of horror stories.
You know what they say about an ounce of prevention...
@KristjhnSimple google search of "injuries rushing the
court" found:Joe Kay: Paralyzed after people rushed the courtMegan Dills: Trampled. Torn tendons, sprained ankles.Erica
Tuft: Taken away on a stretcher with suspected neck injury. Friend had multiple
teeth knocked out.Took me one minute to find these.
I have read the disciplinary action was taken against the NMSU player who
through the ball at the UVU player. I am wondering if any action will be taken
by UVU against fans who rushed onto the court and participated in the brawl.
So a basketball player throws a basketball at opposing player after the game
ends and players from same team assaults fans and the solution is to stop fans
from rushing the court ?
Watched the court storming of Virginia students as they beat Syracuse Saturday
and there was no problems at all. Classy school and their security was very
prepared as they walled off the players and coaches with a baracade of security
staff and this allowed the teams to move off the court during the game end--was
done very nicely. Congrats to the Cavs.
@KristjhnI agree with you. Here is the real issue: He was at the game, he
felt fear therefore we have a problem.
I cannot believe there is one person in favor of storming the court. Am I from a