Some Bama Fans Broke Into LSU's Stadium The Night Before The Game To Scratch The Eye Of The Tiger At Midfield
BC- According to ESPN’s Marty Smith, two fans broke into Tiger Stadium and scratched the “Eye of the Tiger” at the 50-yard line. Smith said LSU police officer Kevin Scott confirmed Timothy Foley and Sean McGinity, both 18-year-old Alabama students from Maryland were charged with criminal trespassing.
Smith said LSU assistant athletic director of event management David Taylor told him he received the call at 3 a.m. and the two fans were arrested at midfield.
Was the fact that Tiger Stadium was absolutely rocking to the final whistle of a game in which the home team was anti-climactically shutout not enough of reminder just how crazy college football fans are below the Mason-Dixon Line? Well, how about the fact that two fans of their opposition - from Maryland, of all places - jeopardized their opportunity to get piss drunk and watch said game just so they could temporarily scratch the cornea of the midfield logo? I know it seems like the risk-reward of this act was about as lopsided as committing armed robbery on a homeless person, but - oddly enough - it actually makes me respect the loyalty of these idiots even more.
You just know that they were sitting in some holding cell in rural Louisiana when they got wind of the final score, and truthfully believed that they had something to do with it. Just sitting on some bench dapping each other up and repeatedly screaming "Roll Tide!" (until they were threatened with a taser), because they thought their ability to sneak onto a football field and draw an inconspicuous line in some paint served as proof to their team that LSU had an inability to "protect their house". I know that's an absolutely absurd line of thinking, but being a sports fan isn't about being rational. It's usually not about breaking, entering, and altering the easily correctable vision of the on-field eye of the tiger either, but that's what makes SEC loyalists a far different breed of human.
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