And the NHL wonders why it can’t attract a wider audience.
Look, you can argue that fighting is part of the sport until you’re blue in the face, but only a limited audience really want to see this kind of activity on a regular basis. You fight in basketball, you get ejected. You fight in baseball, you get ejected. You fight in football, you get ejected. You fight in hockey, they make you rest for a couple of minutes and encourage you to go back out on the ice and fight some more.
And to start the game this way? Yeah, families will come in droves for that.
Like many young people, Yuri Wright has a Twitter account where he shares his thoughts each day in 140 characters or less. He even has it set to private. But it’s not private, really, when your friends (1600 followers at one point) share those tweets with the rest of the world. Especially the allegedly sexually graphic and racist ones. (NSFW examples below)
Now, Yuri, a top high school cornerback prospect out of Don Bosco Prep (NJ) has reportedly been expelled from school as a result of his comments and is no longer being courted by schools like Colorado, Rutgers and even the University of Michigan. Nope, not any more. Not once those tweets came out.
The account has since been removed, but that damage appears to be done. Think he was treated fairly? Read the tweets below and decide for yourself.
Things must be so bad in Detroit these days that even the security guards at the Palace are phoning it in. How did these two guys, who appear to be dressed to arrange a drug deal later, end up on the Dallas Maverick’s bench between Vince Carter and Delonte West? Talk about your court-side seats!
Best to pick you streaking venues wisely, young man.
It’s one thing to get drunk and run out in front of a crowd of other adults at a pro game, quite another to to chose a game being played by teenagers in front a stands filled with school kids on a field trip.
Yeah, that’s world class stupid. And also why Craig Knight, 20, of Goldstone Villas, Hove, (United Kingdom) will banned from every football (soccer) stadium in the country for three whole years. Knight decided it would be fun to streak during an England under-19 match against Denmark at the American Express Community Stadium . . . with about 16,000 screaming fans, mostly children on school trips, according to reports.
In addition to the ban, Knight is on probation for 12 months and must do 100 hours of community service. Hopefully all of it with his clothes on.