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Does anyone know what went on with/have details about Bears fans making Katrina taunts at Saints fan? I can't get the abc clip to play at work and I can't find any other information. Thanks.


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Jan. 22nd, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
Now this is REAL, hardcore trolling

Bears fans taunt Katrina victims, Saints fans... Mike Baham, who was there and took the photograph, tells THE DEAD PELICAN that he "witnessed the TV guy from New Orleans getting beer thrown at him and was the target of more katrina cracks and physical threats than I could have ever expected." (Photograph By Mike Baham (C) 2007)


Jan. 22nd, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Now this is REAL, hardcore trolling
Wow, what a jerk.

Jan. 22nd, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Now this is REAL, hardcore trolling
Yeah, they think that's funny. Really some brilliant commentary coming from a guy with a bear on his head.
Jan. 22nd, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Now this is REAL, hardcore trolling
This man doesn't look too upset about it.
Jan. 22nd, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
I was tempted to look into this, but then decided I'd be better off focusing on all the calls and text messages I was getting from friends around the country in support of the Saints.

Jan. 22nd, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
Why am I not surprised? Chicagoans are pretty friendly in general, but the asshole meter skyrockets as soon as they get in a car or put on sports apparel.
Jan. 22nd, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
love your icon! I'm looking at my Get Fuzzy cartoon-of-the-day calendar right now. Today's includes Bucky Katt saying "I'm hotter than fresh roadkill, baby."
Jan. 23rd, 2007 06:55 am (UTC)
It's true.

You should see 'em around Wrigley Field when baseball season kicks in. It's like the assholes are made of even MORE assholes and then compressed into a giant mass of Fucking Rude Shithead.
Jan. 22nd, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
I can't even vocalize the contempt I have for those assholes..yet another reason that organized sports should be done away with
Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
You ever make it up here, and we're gonna go set fire to every sports bar on the North Side.
Jan. 22nd, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
Christ, that's a lot of petrol.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
I'm from Chicago, and I would LOVE to see all the sports bars go up in flames, hopefully with assholes like these still inside.
I don't know about the car thing, nor about ALL organized sports' fans (the Bulls fans tended to be pretty cool several years back when I was going to games because a friend on the team gave me tix) but Bears fans just suck. They've been described to me as a bunch of "rude, loudmouth lunkheads", and I've seen nothing to prove that wrong...
Personally, I really, really wanted the Saints to win, and certainly not out of pity. Not that I'm a football fan, but I really hate the Bears, mostly because they seem to attract fans like these. BTW, Cubs fans don't tend to be much better...
I hope you know that not all Chicagoans feel this way...and we're really embarassed by idiots like these guys. (I'm kind of hoping they aren't actually *from* Chicago, but just showed up here to display their idiocy...kind of like out-of-towners do in New Orleans at Mardi Gras.)
Jan. 23rd, 2007 05:35 am (UTC)
I know- a lot of the people I've met up here have all been really nice, and I know this is in no way indicative of the general population. I'm definitely not gonna disagree with you on the Bears/Cubs fans though- pretty much every season you hear about some irate Cubs fan who beats up an umpire or someone wearing a Sox jersey. I think someone on the North side got killed that way a while back. For fuck's sake, it's just a game! I hate sports fans in general for this type of behavior no matter where they're from or who they're rooting for/against.

Yeah, no shit on the Mardi Gras thing- I've explained to people on multiple occasions that the only New Orleanians who go to Bourbon street are 18 year olds and people who work at the clubs.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 05:45 am (UTC)
The Cubs fans are idiots in their own way...I lived within walking distance of Wrigley field, and I can't tell you how many times I had to pour water on the beer-swilling frat boys who decided to piss against our basement windows after a game! Had I been a guy, I might have responded in kind...
So, you live in Chicago now? I hope they're treating you well here... Most people here are really *not* at all like these guys.
I just posted the pic in my own journal (empressjad) hoping someone will recognize them and beat some sense (and sensitivity) into them. It's a long shot, I know, but hope springs eternal...doesn't it?
Jan. 23rd, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
"I hope you know that not all Chicagoans feel this way"

Despite what my Chicago friends seem to think, I know not all Chicagoians are like this, just like not all people in the nation are like this. This is just people, humans, this is just the bad apples coming out, with the spotlight on Chicago today (The spotlight was on the Giants game about a year ago for a similar situation).

This comes from a combination of false information being spread about NOLA and the lack of compassion and empathy that just so happens to be one aspect of some of humanity.
Jan. 22nd, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
Unreal. I guess that's why the term SOUTHERN hospitality came to be
Jan. 23rd, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
Hey, now...I'm hospitable. Pretty much. Sometimes, anyway.
And I recall stopping for gas in Georgia once, and the kind of hospitality they were offering was definitely *not* the kind I was looking for...kind of a cross between "Deliverance" and "Macon County Line" and "The Hills Have Eyes".
Jan. 22nd, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
I emailed the Chicago Tribune with a link to the picture and saying "I certainly hope you condemn this."
Jan. 22nd, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
Good job, thanks!
Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
OMG, I love your LJ usernickname (or whatever it's called)--I'm a HUGE Keats fan. Check out the title of my entries page!
Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
Heh, my profile is such a hodgepodge of stuff now, I'm surprised you spotted that! Ironically, my boyfriend loves your "bitch, please" icon.

What is the pic in the above icon from?
Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
Your "nickname" (LBDSM--that looks a little funny as an acronym!) is next to your username at the top of your original post.

The picture is from Shakespeare in Love. Also a big Shakespeare fan!
Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, heh heh, I didn't realize that. I see where you saw it:)
Jan. 22nd, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
It gets worse - Bears fans have been known to throw bottles and cans.
Jan. 22nd, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
Could be worse--they throw batteries in Philly. At their own team.
Jan. 24th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, 'cause Saints fans NEVER do anything like that.

"Field judge Paul Baetz and Saints defensive back Kevin Mathis walk out of the end zone as Saints fans throw plastic beer bottles, cups and ice onto the Superdome field Monday."

Jan. 24th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
Not at the opposing team's players and fans, no.
Jan. 24th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, so if it's just at the Saints players and the referees, it's ok then?

Jan. 24th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
Hey, I'm a Packer fan from Lambeau Field, where the only thing we throw is assholes out of the stadium.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 12:46 am (UTC)
I'm really shocked by this as I was treated wonderfully during the two weeks I was hunkered down in Chicago after Katrina. Although, I was staying in "Boys Town" and there weren't many football junkies in that area.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
*That's* where I'm from! I sooo miss that neighborhood! And no...not many Bears fans there...not *that* kind of bear, anyway.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHAA, yeah, there's definitely bears alright
Jan. 23rd, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
I'm just hapy that *MY* people treated you well while you were here. At least you know we're not *all* like those assholes with that reprehensible sign.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
oh it's ok, there's jackasses everywhere. Chicago is still in my top five "Cities To Move To When I Finally Tear Myself Away From New Orleans" list.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
Got a warm coat? Winter has finally arrived here...
Out of curiosity, what are the other four? Mine would be Boston, San Francisco, Montréal, or back to Paris, or back to London. As much as I love visiting New Orleans (although the next time will be bittersweet, since a very dear friend - Gatemouth Brown - has died since I was last there)I couldn't abide the summers. I'd be an absolute puddle!
I've been to Egypt in the summer, and Siberia in the winter, and I can much more easily handle Siberia!
Jan. 23rd, 2007 05:32 am (UTC)
Winter is my big fear about moving to Chicago. Just two weeks ago I was in 0 degree temps in the mts of Colorado and I did ok, but somehow I think Chicago's cold is more bitter, kind of like when NOLA actually dips below freezing.

Two of my other cities are also Boston and San Francisco. It's really more of a top four, because the only other city I have in mind is New York. If I had to list another one, I'd have to do four more, like a myspace page :)
Jan. 23rd, 2007 05:54 am (UTC)
it's funny to hear you compare a Chicago winter (or a Colorado one) to New Orleans being below freezing, which is a balmy 32 degrees... try something like 40 below Zero. Seriously, that doesn't happen often, but it *does* happen. We just dress for it, and spend a lot of time in front of fireplaces with a bottle of wine, and find ways to stay warm!
Funny how all but one of my top five cities are just too spendy currently. Montréal is probably doable, my French is passable, and I think the city is just beautiful, but I just don't see myself there right now. The others are just soooo expensive! It would be a really tight squeeze. Other than those, Chicago is probably the only city in the States that I would actually live in, since it's got most everything to some degree. I lived in New York briefly, and although I love to visit, i really didn't like living there full time.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 01:50 am (UTC)
i was blingingmy saints gears up here all week, especially the #9 jersey i got at the black and gold shop and the only taunts I got were pretty harmless, good natured ribbing.

That said, I heard from several people at the game that snowballs and peanuts and god knows what other foreign objects were thrown at them in the stands.

And if you watch the Bush TD replay, when he does his little jig in the endzone, you'll see someone throw a beer or drink at him. Yeah, the taunting was a bit unnecessary since we were losing, but still. Classless. Just like the Bears running up the score at the end.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
Love the icon.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 05:32 am (UTC)
That's pretty horrible. A really close friend of ours is a Bears fan and he has always been a sweetheart but sometimes his son has been an ass. So, I asked my husband about this and he said yes, that's a Bears fan for you. He did say that they would do the same thing to their own team. I am not sure what's worse, honestly.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 06:58 am (UTC)
On behalf of most Chicagolanders, these guys are not your average sportsmen and are serious fucktards.

And I lost five bucks betting against the Bears, just so ya know. Once a New Orleanian...:)
Jan. 23rd, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
We were at the game. I got pelted by a snowball and my husband got some Katrina jokes in line at the restroom. That said, the majority of Bears fans were very nice. There was the usual kind of away game crap, but for the most part we got a lot of well wishes.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
That's good to hear. I'm happy that the majority of Chicagoans weren't behaving likr this...this...complete piece of shit.
As for the snowballs, I think we all do that. Hell, I threw one at my boss yesterday. I hope you lobbed one right back...and didn't miss.
People I know here really wish you guys well. I hate football, but was really hoping to see the Saints win. Just being curious, how did you come by your tix to the game? We tried to get some for a friend, but Ticketbastards wouldn't let us...They had that whole "only Illinois and NW Indiana addresses" thing.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
We do know not all Chicagoians are like this, just like not all people in the nation are like this. There's always some bad apples anywhere. The reason this is "so bad" is because it's immoral and cruel. This is like if a church team and a synogogue team played football and the church fans made holocasut jokes.

Again, not all Chicagoians are like this and not all humans are like this! The bad ones just stick out....and we have to beat them back! I'm glad you had a good experience from most of Chicago!
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