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My 2 Cents: "Adults" Misbehaving At Sporting Events

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OSU basketball star Marcus Smart lost it Saturday night when he pushed a fan who was badgering him. He deserves the punishment he got, kicked out for the next 3 games, no more than that.

But I want to talk about the fans, like the middle aged Texas Tech crazy who was railing on Smart, a 19-year-old kid in Lubbock.

To him I'd simply say, you gotta get a life buddy. You should be ashamed that Big 12 Coaches have to warn their players about your behavior.

But I go to a lot of sporting events and I see so called "adults" misbehaving all the time.

Grownups it's not okay for you to yell "miss it" when a high school basketball player is trying to make a free throw. Are you that desperate to give your team an advantage?

It's certainly not okay for you to call a college athlete derogatory names.

I don't even like it when I hear fans, usually guys who think they were once high school hot shots, berating the pros as if they can even begin to understand that talent level.

Adults, it's real simple. Cheer for your team, your players, and you can make noise that distracts the other team but don't get personal with the athletes.

Simple rule. Treat them like you'd want other fans to treat your child.

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