FanDuel - WFBC

September 29, 2004

US sports hooliganism vs British sports hooliganism: Now something to really fight about. Although I reckon I'd rather face a hundred angry Millwall fans than one nutter with a gun.

posted by owlhouse to culture at 08:38 PM - 16 comments

What a pointless editorial.

posted by molafson at 09:13 PM on September 29

i think it's supposed to be humorous. and ironic. or is it true that irony stops at the mid-atlantic ridge? (ps: that's ironic, too)

posted by owlhouse at 02:58 AM on September 30

I heart Steven Wells.

posted by BigCalm at 03:38 AM on September 30

I agree with BigCalm

posted by dng at 07:54 AM on September 30

Also, I want to be a sports terrorist. That sounds like fun.

posted by dng at 07:55 AM on September 30

Sports terrorism...what a fucking crock. Is there any way i can stop people from other countries to not associate me with George W. Bush and other Americans?

posted by StarFucker at 09:14 AM on September 30

Is there any way i can stop people from other countries to not associate me with George W. Bush and other Americans? Tattoo a maple leaf on your forehead. Seems to me there's a pretty fair correlation between sports rowdyism in the US and kollege kids. It's not just extracurricular activities after college sporting events (although that's a sight to see, for sure), but professional sports championships and other big games seem to also inspire a fair amount of kollege-kid misbehavior -- for example, this and this.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:28 AM on September 30

You can't say "wanker" in the British press?

posted by mbd1 at 10:40 AM on September 30

That sentence i wrote above was quite ugly... This is how its supposed to look... Is there any way i can stop people from other countries to STOP ASSOCIATING me with George W. Bush and other Americans?

posted by StarFucker at 11:00 AM on September 30

Is there any way i can stop people from other countries to STOP ASSOCIATING me with George W. Bush and other Americans? I told you: tattoo a maple leaf on your forehead. Since you're clearly the best of us and any "other Americans" could only reflect poorly on you... ;-)

posted by lil_brown_bat at 12:51 PM on September 30

Just an editorial kiddies. Methinks the author doth protest too much.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:21 PM on September 30

Steven Wells is just a wind up merchant from years back, he used to write for the NME and specialised in trying to shock the oldies. I was surprised to see him writing about sports as it didn't really fit with his old persona but he's been doing this column on and off for a while. He's just trying to get a rise out of you!

posted by Pete at 01:45 PM on September 30

NME?

posted by StarFucker at 02:28 PM on September 30

NME = Brit Rolling Stone. At least before Jan Wenner let success go to his head, not sure if NME held up any better past 1982.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:04 PM on September 30

Well, the NME isn't really like Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone props up the careers of aging rock stars, whereas the NME delights in anything novel and tinkly (and is also incredibly far up its own arse). In case any of you missed it, here's Steven Wells on the Olympics.

posted by BigCalm at 02:44 AM on October 01

BC, I think my qualifying clause about Wenner is the same as what you've said. RS was a great magazine up until about 1976. I think it was when the Eagles went over the top, around the time of Hotel California, that RS went in the toilet.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:58 AM on October 01

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