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Two hospitalized in Red River Rivalry knife fight

Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

An argument over college football escalated into a knife fight on Monday night, and now an Oklahoma fan and a Texas fan are both in the hospital -- one with severe injuries. Here's the report from NewsOK.com:

Police were called to a San Antonio Applebee's where the Sooner fan and Longhorn fan were arguing and fighting. The argument escalated and the Oklahoma fan pulled a knife and attacked the Texas fan.

Both men were stabbed in the fight and were taken to University Hospital in San Antonio. The OU fan was listed in critical condition while the Texas fan was stable.

While it's both very easy and very tempting to engage in some cheap jokes about this episode and by association the Red River Rivalry, let's remember that these guys aren't just Texas Fan and Oklahoma Fan, they're actual human beings who -- presumably -- have families who care deeply about them. To that end, seeing that the Oklahoma fan is in critical condition over this fight should be enough of a reminder that there's more to take away from this story than just a cheap punchline and a giggle.

Also, it would be useless to moralize about how stabbing people over college football is wrong, because over 99% of the population is never going to even consider that, and that other sliver of a percent who eventually will, won't do so after a great deal of forethought. Foredrinking, probably, but not forethought. That all said, gentlemen, it's a damn game, and that's all. Be safe out there.

Comments

Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Two hospitalized in Red River Rivalry knife fight

Yes but those states manage them better :)



Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 11:19 am
 

Two hospitalized in Red River Rivalry knife fight

i remember years ago, how bad it used to be. my best friend's parents, from Oklahoma went down for the game. Their car was totaled in the parking lot of their hotel because it had Oklahoma plates. the Longhorn fans are the worst and most obnoxious of any stadium i have ever attended a game.  Ohio State a close 2nd. sorry Buckeye friends. Mizzou a close 3rd. bad thing about Mizzou, is that they always think they are better than they are. only Big 12 stadium i haven't been to is Texas Tech, and have also attended games all over the country. 

i must say the best and friendliest for rivals was 1-Nebraska 2-BYU 3-Oklahoma (would rate 2nd, if I wasn't from OSU) 



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Two hospitalized in Red River Rivalry knife fight

Applebees:  Where grease is king and the fat go to get fatter!!  Yeah!



Since: Jul 15, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 2:20 pm
 

Two hospitalized in Red River Rivalry knife fight

the game aint til mid october when the state fair hits the ground.
nothing like razzle dazzle dallas on tex/ou weekend it use to be a lotta fun to attend.
but with slash and gash months before the showdown really shows how the massive texas heat
in august  can really turn someone mental along with the state of the economy.




Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 2:07 pm
 

Two hospitalized in Red River Rivalry knife fight

Let's remember the underlying cause behind this....Applebees. I'm sure this kind of behavior would not have taken place at an up-scale restaurant. Classy people do not get into knife fights.



Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2011 1:50 pm
 

Two hospitalized in Red River Rivalry knife fight

at least he still had 1 tooth Chile



Since: May 27, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Two hospitalized in Red River Rivalry knife fight

its just a football game errr a stupid football game i should say i dont know what all the hype is about that sport did you know that the average football game has between 15-20 minutes of actual action the rest of the so called game is huddles audibles.counts,and the zebras lets not forget them we get to see a bunch of grown men in pajamas huddling endlessly and conferencing not to mention marking the spot and then we get to see a mass of humanity and over grown stuffed pigs as well as gazelles who cant do nothing more than run and jump pick themselves off the ground every play and then we can see all the hotdogs and self promoters who jump in the air after every play they make or perform dances and gyrations not to mention the endless array of commercial timeouts and replays this sport is a snozzer and i guarentee you the reason these thugs and greedy owners came to terms so quick is that if they went on strike everyone would not miss this arcaic sport

This may be the world record for the longest run-on sentence. There is a period in there, but judging from the context, I believe he hit it on accident when going for the comma. Your grammar skills and spelling are the only things that are "arcaic" loser. I "guarentee" it.



Since: May 27, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Two hospitalized in Red River Rivalry knife fight

And people stereotype Alabama fans just because a guy poisoned some trees. Good job, Big 12ers.



Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:36 pm
 

Two hospitalized in Red River Rivalry knife fight

I just caught the wording - only 1% will ever consider getting into a fight, not that getting into a fight is wrong.  No sarcasm - got it.



Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:34 pm
 

Two hospitalized in Red River Rivalry knife fight

First off, harsh words by the author in the last paragraph.  I'm having a hard time deciphering between bitter sarcasm and open criticism.  Are you saying the only people who would consider that stabbing in the name of sports is wrong are those who have been drinking?  Are you saying that less than 1% of fans are capable of morality, and even less are capable of thinking?  I think you should either change your wording or change your attitude.  We fans don't like to be looked down on like that.

Second thing I noticed was that only one person was mentioned to have pulled a knife.  We can get all up on the second guy's case for being a bad fan willing to die for something stupid, but if someone pulls a knife on me, I'm apt to turn that knife around and protect my kids' father.  Granted, smoke doesn't rise where there's no fire, and knifes don't get pulled because people are singing Kumbaya.


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