Love to know what the Texas Tech fan said to Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart. No matter what the guy said, Smart isn't entitled to go after him. Although it has to be tempting.
I listen to fans when I sit at courtside, whether I want to or not. I often wince. Bleachers confer safety. So they say things they wouldn't dream of saying at work or in a restaurant or on the streets -- even though they might like to.
I wonder what they get out of it. Is it fun? Or maybe it's not about having fun. Maybe it's about getting to say what they'd like to if they weren't afraid they'd get stomped.
I wish there were a way to keep the offensive fans home. I'm not talking about the clever fans, or the funny fans, or even the passionate fans. I'm talking about the fans for which a game is little more than an opportunity to unload. I suspect the most obnoxious of the fans are the same people that treat waiters and waitresses poorly because they think they can get away with it. The customer is always right, you know?
If I ran the world, about a quarter of the population would be under house arrest. Stay home until you learn to behave.
Alas, I don't.
But if you'd like to start a write-in campaign....