BJ'S BLOG 12/06/13 "Crazy Fans"
We like to keep things fun and light when we can, but there are times when a serious news story commands our attention. Case in point: A woman was shot and killed after a recent Auburn/Alabama football game. It was a fellow female fan who pulled the trigger...and why?
The reasoning was simple, and horrifying: The victim wasn't taking Alabama's loss hard enough. The murderer - who didn't know the mother of three before they attended the same post-game party - felt that the victim deserved to die because she wasn't a big enough fan.
Sure, it was a dramatic game with a miraculous, unexpected ending for Auburn, but that's no excuse for violence. Can society live through a couple of drunken fans throwing punches in a stadium parking lot? Probably. Is a football game actually important enough to fight over? No way. At the end of the day, though, a five-minute fistfight is a hell of a long way from cold-blooded murder.
Do the world a favor, folks. Before you leave the house today, stop in front of the mirror and ask yourself: "Do I have a handle on this?"
If the answer is anything but "yes", stay inside and talk to a professional.
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