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Old 01-27-2003, 09:55 AM   #16
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Gotta love that mob mentality.

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Old 01-27-2003, 10:10 AM   #17
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Well ya know those skulls and horns and black costumes are kinda scary. I can't image those inspiring people to be kind, gentle and considerate.

I was sad when the Packers lost, but jeeeez!

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I HATE football. I hate how they wear the little tights and jump all over each other and act like they're all big and macho when they're wearing all kinds of padding and helmets and guards.
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Police in riot gear combat rowdy fans in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Rowdy crowds set cars on fire, pelted passing vehicles with rocks and bottles and vandalized a fast food restaurant Sunday night following the Oakland Raiders' loss in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Police in riot gear responded with rubber bullets and tear gas, and briefly closed some stretches of city streets. At least 23 people were arrested, mostly for public intoxication, police said.

At least two cars were set on fire, and a television news van had its windows broken. One group of young men set debris on fire in the middle of a street and then posed for news photographers. Tear gas wafted through the area, and some witnesses picked up rubber bullets fired by police.

After the Raiders advanced to the Super Bowl last week, crowds set fires, broke windows and threw rocks and bottles. Oakland officials had vowed to prevent a repetition of the violence following the Super Bowl, and hundreds of extra officers were assigned to work Sunday.

The favored Raiders were routed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-21.

When the trouble broke out, huge squads of officers marched through the streets, and authorities closed off some areas of the city.

Some shop owners in the area of last week's violence closed at kickoff time, hoping to avoid trouble.

At Q's Clothing, Nader Qutov, the owner's nephew, said he was closing early, although before the game he also hawked Raiders t-shirts to eager fans.

Many of the Raider faithful flocked to watch the game at Ricky's Sports Theater and Grill, where more than 80 televisions show every Raider game and die-hard fans can comb through the gift shop for Raider keepsakes.

"I drove an hour and a half just to be with my family," said a Raider fan who insists on going by the name of Gorilla Rilla. "We are a Raider family."

For the team's first trip to the Super Bowl in almost two decades, Ricky's owner brought in a 20-foot, high-definition television and added a $25 cover charge.

Some fans made sure they arrived in time. Dennis Giovanetti said he showed up at Ricky's at 7 a.m. to make sure he could get a prime seat.

"My breakfast was reading the paper," he said. "I couldn't be here early enough."
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Old 01-27-2003, 11:47 AM   #21
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Only in California...
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Old 01-27-2003, 12:27 PM   #22
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People get so upset/excited over a fucking game that's outcome doesn't really have any affect on anything, but people could care less about starvations, aids, ect. These things seem a just a little more worthwhile to get worked up over.

Sometimes people are so stupid if boggles the imagination.
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Old 01-27-2003, 01:43 PM   #23
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I go on a city wide riot everytime U2 loses an award
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Old 01-27-2003, 02:03 PM   #24
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"oh look, the village idiot's at it again."
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Old 01-27-2003, 02:08 PM   #25
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Old 01-27-2003, 02:10 PM   #26
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its still unprovable propaganda, i think. i havent seen any rioting in my parts.
those evil natured robots
theyre programed to destroy us
she gotta be strong to fight them
so shes taking lots of vitamins
cause she knows that
it be tragic
if those evil robots win
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Old 01-27-2003, 02:15 PM   #27
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Old 01-28-2003, 12:10 AM   #28
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Ugh. I finally just saw the whole riot thing on the news. The damage that was done, the shit that was stolen. It really really makes me angry. I feel so bad for the store owners and the people that had nothing to do with it.


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Old 01-28-2003, 01:41 AM   #29
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great now iv'e got the clash stuck in my head...
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Old 01-28-2003, 02:33 AM   #30
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Ugh. I finally just saw the whole riot thing on the news. The damage that was done, the shit that was stolen. It really really makes me angry. I feel so bad for the store owners and the people that had nothing to do with it.


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None taken. That part of Oakland I feel no affiliation with. I hang out more in berkeley anyway .

Oh, my coworker who was proud of the AFC riots? Guess where he was on Sunday? Out with the street party/riot crowd. And proud of it, too... the dumbass.

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