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No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
As I sat through season ~30 this year as a season ticket holder at Tiger Stadium it dawned on me that I haven't seen a fight in the stands it what seems like years. When I first started going to games in the late 80's early 90's it seemed like a fight in the stands was a regular occurrence. Without fail, nearly every game you would be sitting there when all of a sudden everyone around you started looking towards the same area of the stadium. Inevitably, there was a fight going on that drew everyone's attention. Most (not surprisingly) were in the student section, but not always. Eventually, it would end with a gang of cops dragging out the combatants, but sometimes not before the cops got in a couple of good shots of their own drawing "oohs" from the captivated onlookers.

For better or worse, however, those days appear to be gone. I guess the question is why?

Are today's LSU fans just more civilized and well behaved?
Are people drinking less at the tailgates?
Are today's college guys just a bunch of pussies and openly bisexual?
Are fans not staying long enough to get to prime fight time?
Are people just not as angry anymore?
Or, is it that everyone is on their cell phones during any lull in the action so that there really isn't any opportunity for the hostilities to escalate?

In the late 90's I watched two 70+ year old men come to blows 3 rows in front of me over what appeared to be a woman in her 60's and frankly no one was all that shocked about the fight. It was just kind one of those things that happened every game. Now? Nothing of the sort.

What gives?


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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
I wish they would go back to fighting and quit STTDB so we can have neck back.


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The Truth 34
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
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What gives?


everyone is too focused on their phones.


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geauxpurple
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
Now that I think about it this is probably right.


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TexasTiger89
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
I remember the same in the 70's and 80's. I think in the 90's they started having more police presence and fighting tapered off.

I remember the Ole Miss fans used to hang Rebel flags around the visitor section and other places. LSU fans would casually walk by and set them on fire. That started a few fisticuffs back the day.

Watching fights was definitely part of the TS experience.


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TygerDurden
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
Fighting trash all go to NFL games now.


Jack Daniel
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
No one stay long enough to get mad enough to fight.


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LSUFAN227
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
It’s because you are old and your old eyes can’t see the student section. Recently out of LSU. Had probably about 2 fights per year out of the years I was there


sweetwaterbilly
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
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Are today's college guys just a bunch of pussies and openly bisexual?


I lol’d

I’m sure I wasn’t the coolest kid in college, but all college guys now just look like adolescent little bitches. I like to think I was slightly cooler than that


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Venturetiger
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
I graduated in 84' fighting was pervasive. It didn't matter where you sat, w/ date/girlfriend, greek/not etc. When folks start drinking brown on Wednesday for a Saturday game align your expectations


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Alt26
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
Maybe it's just confined to the "cheap seats" (if there are any) and visitor's sections? I went to the LSU/Auburn game in JHS last year and there were at least 3 fights/near fights just in our section. Not surprisingly, it was between LSU and Auburn fans. However, there were two LSU fans that got into it with each other. Does it happen at other stadiums more often and LSU is just better at handling things in Tiger Stadium?


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Alt26
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
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It’s because you are old and your old eyes can’t see the student section. Recently out of LSU. Had probably about 2 fights per year out of the years I was there


Maybe so. But you would think even if I couldn't see it SOMEONE around me would. That's what used to tip everyone off that there was a fight going on. All of sudden everyone in the section would just randomly stand up and look towards another section with everyone asking each other "where? where?" I can't remember the last time that happened


bayourougebengal
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
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Are today's college guys just a bunch of pussies and openly bisexual? 

There were studies done and this is your answer


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Miketheseventh
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(Are today's college guys just a bunch of pussies and openly bisexual)

No doubt about this


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pevetohead
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
I dunno, I believe it may have been the 2015 Florida game there was a fight in the Upper SEZ. Everyone in my section hear commotion and then cups filled with ice and coke were falling from the balcony. Next thing we see is police escorting a few people out from above us.
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
Kids are pussies today. Fighting, once a healthy extension of sporting events, has been deemed taboo by hordes of special snowflakes.
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chewstick
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
Fighting is for the mentally weak


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ellesssuuu
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
It has a lot to do with the type of fan goes to games now as opposed to the 70's and 80's. Growing up as a kid going to games in the 80's I sat in the South and there were several fights every game. I don't remember seeing one this year.


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agdoctor
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
Used to fight every game in 2nd half. Now I’m the only person left in my section in the 3rd and I’m too old to walk over to the next section


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eye dentist43
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re: No more fights in the stands at Tiger Stadium?
Definitely fewer fights. Two reasons: 1) much less booze being brought into the stadium b/c of stricter policy. In the 80's, we could walk in with a cup full of bourbon and an easily hidden flask. This, by the way, is the main reason students leave at halftime. If they were more lax about the alcohol, students would stick around. They would also entertain everyone else by fighting more, so that's a win/win. 2) Bigger police presence. In the student section, they constantly look up at the crowd. If anyone looks wasted or acts up, they pull them out.


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