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Monday, October 20, 2014

Articles tagged: fans riot

A Brief History of Fan Rioting: Vancouver Was Just a Copycat

A number of rowdy sports fans can be interesting character studies, that is, if you choose to spend more than three-and-a-half seconds on such a venture. I’m not sure about you, but my time is currently being invested in watching paint dry. Like a Marilyn Monroe movie, some of these individuals like it hot. Others…Read More

Scott Jones and Alex Thomas are the Vancouver Riot Kissing Couple

This incredibly bizarre photo of a couple kissing in the streets of Vancouver while folks rioted in the city had the internet buzzing all day Thursday: The sheer juxtaposition of the actions was mind boggling; how in the middle of all the emotionally-charged anger and violence was such a serene, loving act taking place? There…Read More

Vancouver Riots After Canucks Lose Stanley Cup to Boston Bruins

Just like in 1994 when the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup Final to the New York Rangers, the city of Vancouver rioted after the Canucks lost Game 7 to the Bruins. If this were anything new, we wouldn’t already have a tag for fans rioting here at LBS. The good news is at least Vancouver…Read More

Riots End Greek Basketball Finals Early

As if hearing that there was a fan stampede in South Africa on Sunday at a World Cup tuneup game wasn’t bad enough, the news got even worse in Greece on Sunday. Powerhouses Olympiakos and Panathinaikos were playing in the Greek basketball league finals but the action got disrupted by rowdy fans. The game was…Read More

Habs Fans Need to Calm Down

The Cinderella story of the 2010 NHL playoffs has been the Montreal Canadiens. So far, they have forced two Game 7s and eliminated the Washington Capitals in the quarterfinals and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the semifinals. On Wednesday night, they had to go on the road to knock out the Penguins, a trend that continues…Read More

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