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September 28, 2011

Browns Fan Kicked Out for Excessive Standing: A Cleveland Browns fan with season tickets in the Dawg Pound section was kicked out of last Sunday's victory over the Miami Dolphins for standing up too much. Dan Stipe, 35, said he was warned and then removed during the third quarter. He's filed a complaint and wants a meeting with team president Mike Holmgren. "My mom always taught me to stand up for what I believe in," he said. (Later in the game, another fan was dragged off for standing in the end zone celebrating the go-ahead touchdown with players.)

posted by rcade to football at 03:32 PM - 13 comments

"We're at a football game, there's no reason we should sit down if we don't want to,"

Good lord, he is clueless. I guess it matters not one little bit that the people behind him are forced to stand for every single play because he refuses to sit at all.

posted by bperk at 03:59 PM on September 28

... the Browns have a fan?

posted by cixelsyd at 04:55 PM on September 28

"My mom always taught me to stand up for what I believe in," he said.

Pun intended?

posted by dfleming at 05:05 PM on September 28

I don't use the word hero very often, but you are the greatest hero in American history. More seriously, though, if The Man is going to keep the Dawg Pound from standing to support their team, then how is attending the game supposed to be any better than watching it at home?

posted by bender at 05:52 PM on September 28

Blackout drunk: no problem, the concessions are that way! Standing: here's the door, you bastard!

posted by feloniousmonk at 06:04 PM on September 28

It always torques me when some bozo in front of me won't sit down when (essentially) everybody else in the entire stadium is sitting. There's a time to jump up and holler for sure, but you can't jump up if you're already standing. I always have the feeling these guys just want to be noticed. Mission accomplished.

posted by outonleave at 07:33 PM on September 28

I guess it matters not one little bit that the people behind him are forced to stand for every single play because he refuses to sit at all.

If you want to sit, go to a theatre. If you want to kick people out for standing up, run a theatre.

posted by etagloh at 07:41 PM on September 28

Standing up is fine if it's situational. Doing it the entire time is a dick move.

posted by rcade at 08:12 PM on September 28

I hope there is also a rule on the books about excessive screaming "WHOOOOO" unless something is happening that actually deserves a "WHOOOOO." That shit is annoying.

posted by Joey Michaels at 08:19 PM on September 28

Shit like this is why I rarely attend pro football games. Too many drunk asses that have no consideration for anyone else.

The guy that stands the entire time...as is standing gives him a better view of that 3 yard run on 2nd and ten. The jerk with the, oh so cute, sign that he spent 15 hours on, that he's waving non-stop in some vain attempt to get on sportscenter.

The flip side is that woman behind me that gets upset every time I jump up to celebrate a score.

Many newer stadiums now have standing room for this guy, maybe that will help.

posted by dviking at 01:03 AM on September 29

If he wants to stand the entire game, then why did he purchase a SEAT? The Brownies' stadium has ample railing areas where he could stand to his heart's content. There is nothing wrong with standing to celbrate a big play or score, or to join in some team chants, but doing it the entire time is rude to those behind him.

posted by FonGu at 05:17 AM on September 29

He sharted, duh.

posted by tselson at 10:40 AM on September 29

If he doesn't stand up, how will Shurmur know he's available to sub in when McCoy starts choking?

posted by Joey Michaels at 04:23 PM on September 29

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