Last night the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series, and naturally a good number of Phillies fans took to the streets to act like idiots.
Before I continue, I will confess that the whole point of this post was to show this video. But YouTube has disabled embedding by request. Which stinks, because it's a pretty good video that I had hoped to post here. (I'm pretty sure whoever threw that bottle will soon be getting a call from the Detroit Lions.)
That being said, I don't fully understand the point of rioting when your team wins. People celebrate by breaking windows and flipping over cop cars? (Not to mention climbing up street signs and throwing trash at people climbing up street signs.) I could see that if they got hosed by a bad call, people would be upset and take it out on society at large.
But how does "celebration" suddenly equal "criminal behavior." It happens all the time, especially in cities that don't get championships very often. Like when the Broncos won the Super Bowl - the city of Denver got trashed (in more ways than one). I've heard it said that the intelligence of an individual is inversely proportionate to the number of people surrounding them. In other words, the bigger the mob, the dumber it gets.
So before you decide to throw that liquor bottle at the guy hanging on the street sign, stop and think for a second, and remember, those people yelling at you to throw the bottle are probably three times dumber and four times drunker than you are.