Sunday, November 21, 2004

Sports Becoming Global In A Different Way

USA is often perceived as society comparatively more violent than Europe, but American stadiums and arenas are conspicuously safe and quiet places compared with their European counterparts. Unlike the Old Continent, where the games are often seen as an excuse for gang and tribal warfare, most of the violence is limited to the players. But lately, things began to change and this incident is just of many that shows that there is at least one thing where Europe and USA are beginning to resemble each other. as an excuse for gang and tribal warfare. But the latest NBA incident shows t


Blogger DarkoV said...

Initially, I was disgusted with what happened at the Indiana Pacers-Detroit Pistons b'ball game. But then I remembered that when the Detroit Tigers won the (baseball) World Series back in the 1970's, there was much of the ritoing and burning in the city. So, there should not be too much surprise that the brawl in Detroit broke out on Friday.
Then I rememeberd that Ron Artest, the Indiana PAcer that was suspended of the rest of the NBA season, had requested a month off only 2 days into the season, so that he could rest and pursue his rapping carreer. That request was denied. Mr. Artest, being of a singularly unique mind-set, then planned the first stop on his promotional tour for Friday, 11/19, in Detroit. Unfortunatley, there was also a basketball game going on. Luckily, he was able to begin his act just as the game was finishing. The fans seemed to appreciate it as they rained down their approval on him and the rest of the Pacers. What's next in his rap career? We'll soon see, he's got some time to practice his craft now.

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