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Too-Rowdy NFL Fans Must Take Online Course

If they don't, they might not get back into stadium

(Newser) - NFL fans who get booted from a stadium for bad behavior might find it tougher to get back in. Starting this year, the league is requiring all ejected fans to take a four-hour online course that covers alcohol abuse, anger management, and crude behavior before being allowed to attend games...

Sweden to Create Registry of ... Sports Hooligans?

Agency approves preliminary government plan

(Newser) - Sweden is on the lookout for threats to society—in the form of hardcore sports fans. The government has received the OK from the country's Data Inspection Board to develop a registry of sports hooligans, the Local reports. There's one hoop to jump through, however: The agency first...

Beer Bottle Hurled Close to Usain Bolt

Abuse-spewing fan busted

(Newser) - In an extremely un-Olympics move, a spectator hurled a beer bottle close to gold-medalist Usain Bolt yesterday just moments before the 100-meter final, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . As Bolt and the other runners crouched before the start, someone in the first row "shouted abuse" and tossed the bottle—...

Devoted Sports Fan Dies From Exhaustion

Jiang Xiaoshan stayed up for 11 nights, working the next day

(Newser) - A Chinese soccer fan has paid the ultimate price for supporting his favorite teams, the Telegraph reports. Jiang Xiaoshan, a fan of France and England, died this week from exhaustion after staying up for 11 sleepless nights to watch every Euro 2012 match-up. With the time difference, he watched games...

Hey, Fans: Players Don't Care as Much as You

For most, it's just a job: Bill Plaschke

(Newser) - For all the Patriots fans out there still crying in the beer and assuming their favorite players are doing the same, sportswriter Bill Plaschke has a "dirty little secret" to reveal: "The players don't care as much as you do," he writes in the Los Angeles ...

Angry Packers Fan Faces Child Abuse Charges

Mother choked her daughter after loss, say cops

(Newser) - From the serious-lack-of-perspective department: A woman in Wisconsin faces felony child abuse charges because she choked her daughter in a rage after the loss of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, say police. The 11-year-old girl had red marks and scratches on her neck and said her mother asked her,...

NFL Wants Full-Body Patdowns at Stadiums

This year, it's from the 'ankles up'

(Newser) - Airline passengers aren't the only ones: The NFL is telling all teams to pat down fans from the ankles up before they enter stadiums, reports USA Today . In previous seasons, fans endured patdowns only from the waist up. The league's "enhanced" security procedures come as a Cowboys...

Vancouver Erupts in Rioting After Canucks Lose

Fans go on rampage as Bruins lift Stanley Cup

(Newser) - Hockey fans enraged by the Canucks' 4-0 home loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals went on a rampage in downtown Vancouver. The mood turned ugly downtown as some 100,000 fans watched the game's final minutes at bars and restaurants, and on...

List: 8 Dumbest Things in Sports
 8 Dumbest Things in Sports 

8 Dumbest Things in Sports

... and Tiger Woods sex coverage makes the cut

(Newser) - America has a complicated relationship with sports—a constant source for entertainment, but also a whole lot of stuff to make you scratch your head and say, "Huh?" Bleacher Report compiles eight such head-scratchers from fans. A sampling:
  • Baseball's designated hitter: "A pitcher who doesn't have

Football Fans Who Cheer Too Loudly Are Cheaters
Football Fans Who Cheer
Too Loudly Are Cheaters

Football Fans Who Cheer Too Loudly Are Cheaters

So says the Canadian philosophy professor

(Newser) - This is what happens when philosophy professors go to football games: You get a sincere treatise on how wildly cheering fans are being unsportsmanlike. (He's talking about Canadian football, but still.) "When Saskatchewan had the ball on offence, the Winnipeg fans, encouraged by some of the players, set...

Lions Fan, 63, Walks 425 Miles to Inspire Team

Joe Paquette Jr. walks to team's front door, bringing 'sisu'

(Newser) - A 63-year-old Lions fans walked 425 miles to training camp, aiming to inspire his team to reach new heights this season, the Detroit News reports. Joe Paquette Jr. says he made the trip from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to a Detroit suburb to give the Lions a little "sisu"—...

All Hail the Sports Nut-in-Chief
 All Hail the Sports Nut-in-Chief 

All Hail the Sports Nut-in-Chief

Obama's jock-a-riffic weekend riles Dana Milbank

(Newser) - The only difference between the boys and the presidents is the scale of their jockalicious birthday weekends, and Barack Obama just threw himself a doozy, a predictably cranky Dana Milbank writes for the Washington Post. The president kicked it off with a round of golf with the boys, kept the...

Ballpark Puker Sentenced to 30 to 90 Days

Matthew Clemmens pleaded guilty to barfing on fellow Phillies fans

(Newser) - The New Jersey man who pleaded guilty to intentionally vomiting on fellow Phillies fans will serve 30 to 90 days in jail. Matthew Clemmens' sentence for assault, disorderly conduct, and harassment also includes 50 hours of community service, and the judge suggested at today's sentencing hearing that he spend that...

Spain Fans Party in the Streets
 Spain Fans Party in the Streets 
world cup

Spain Fans Party in the Streets

World Cup victory over the Netherlands sparks nationwide celebrations

(Newser) - Cries of "Viva Espana" are echoing through the streets of Spain as fans celebrate the national team's first World Cup title. "It's an extraordinary feeling, of happiness and nerves," one reveler in Madrid tells AFP . Says another: "We are very proud and very happy." Spotted...

Philadelphia Ballpark Puker Pleads Guilty

NJ man intentionally vomited on family, admits to assault

(Newser) - The New Jersey man who intentionally vomited on a Philadelphia family during a Phillies game last month pleaded guilty today, KYW Newsradio reports . Matthew Clemmens, 21, tormented a man and his two daughters at Citizens Bank Park before declaring, "I need to do what I need to do. I'm...

Tiger Woods Surprised, Gratified by Fans' Reaction - Tiger Woods :
 Woods Thanks Fans for Support 
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Woods Thanks Fans for Support

Golfer blogs about Masters, thanks spectators

(Newser) - One little sex scandal seems to have turned Tiger Woods into a man of the people. Tiger thanked his fans profusely today, in his first blog post since October, for the warm reception they gave him at the Masters. “I honestly didn't know what to expect from the fans,...

Cops: Phillies Fan Purposely Puked on Young Girl

Bad news for him: Her dad is a cop

(Newser) - A Phillies fan is making headlines today for a class act at Wednesday's game. Police say 21-year-old Matthew Clemmens put his fingers down his throat and purposely vomited on an 11-year-old girl sitting in front of him. Then he learned the hard way that her dad, who was with her,...

Croatian Nazis Disrupt Aussie Open

Youths shout slurs, light flares in Melbourne Park

(Newser) - Australia's Croatian community today condemned a gang of young Croatian neo Nazis who have been chanting ethnic slurs, spitting and giving Hitler salutes at the Australian Tennis Open. Their actions give "the whole community a bad name," said a spokesman. Two members of the group face murder charges...

Social Media: Sports Fans' Best Friends
 Social Media: 
 Sports Fans' 
 Best Friends 

Social Media: Sports Fans' Best Friends

Get real, inside connections with athletes

(Newser) - Being cooped up during the winter can be tough on some, but not hard-core sports fans. And social networking adds a new dimension, so if you’re still on the fence about Twitter et al., former NBA star Jalen Rose, writing for Mashable , tells you why you should get in...

How I Quit Sports, Cold Turkey
 How I Quit Sports, Cold Turkey 

How I Quit Sports, Cold Turkey

It takes too long to be a modern fan

(Newser) - Several months ago, without warning, John Swansburg found he was no longer a sports fan. He just quit cold turkey and never looked back. “Somewhat to my surprise, I don’t miss any of it,” he writes for Slate . Being a sports fan in 2009 simply takes up...

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