I say during a bball game if that happens the officials offer one warning. If it happens again you start issuing T fouls.
I think the courts have shown on numerous occasions that free speech does have SOME limits. You can’t scream fire in a crowded theater! As fun as that could be to some sick peeps.Dane96 said:Let me begin by saying this: I think chants such as the ones mentioned are weak...at least be creative. I dont approve of those chants.
That being said...such a penalty for vulgar chants would swiftly be dealt with by numerous attorney's from BU if said penalty cost BU the game and in turn, monies earned because of an early exit.
BU does not A) Supply the security for the arena and B) has zero authority over the free speech of the students involved...PERIOD END OF STORY. At Agganis...maybe you have an argument (private facility run by BU, free speech rights are tenuous, etc).
The fact the refs even tried to handle this in that manner is comical. The fact BU fans would sink that low (again...the minority of fans...just like the jackals at UA) is sad!!
I think I'll give classes before the AE Tournament in Boston next year.Dane96 said:Shoot...I am sure NUHF would have to have his mouth sewed up. Granted he is G-RATED...but man...I think he could win a smack contest with Michael Jordan.
thanks... i'm not gonna lie, i do partake in the f*em up chant but i can see the other side too. i haven't thought about it recently because it's random. if it regularly happened after a certain occurrence it'd probably stick more in my mind as a problem/annoyance.black0ut said:bu bball girl: A refreshing post. While I know you're not the only one at BU admits that the BU hockey crowd can be pretty bad, no one on USCHO ever admits it, and if they do it's a 'yea we do bad things but so do other schools'. People need to be responsible for their OWN behavior.
I forgot about the racist chant, how stupid.
Section 118 (and 8 before that) is a perfect example of a 'crowd mentality'. One ******* can incite hundreds, and once it goes unpunished it becomes ok in their eyes.
Registration forms will be available in January of next season.cgcatsfan said:You should clear enough with THOSE classes to go to Portsmouth,
Vegas and next year's final four.
And we sign up where??? :biggrin:
I don't want to start a real fight here, but since you came down so hard on UAlbany fans earlier this season for behavior that was objectionable but much milder than the conduct found at most BU hockey games at which you were present and in which you participated, how do you reconcile your two comments? Just wondering.bu_bball_girl said:~the F*emup chant is objectionable. true. no contest. but this year, as far as i have been able to recall, no effort has been made to specifically stop BU fans from this cheer. yes, before every game there is the sportsmanship statement, but besides that, i have sat in the BU student section many times and never seen any statement or official or objection during the chant itself...~the BS chant someone above objected to is NOT just BU hockey. i actually heard that one during march madness basketball quite a few times when a fan base did not agree with a ref's call
~a-hole, and even worse, the occasional you're a racist chant (no joke and i apologize) are awful and should be stopped, especially the latter.~when i am in the BU student section i won't say either of those, and those chants, among others and random, ridiculous comments, are what caused me to by choice not sit in the student section @ the HEs or NCAA vs UNO (whose fans were a class act, btw, stayed excited and in the game and @ the end when there was no chance, just spontaneously started chanting UNO in support of their team)
~beanpot final- i didn't watch (i was in new york, nesn doesn't quite make it, don't start w/ what a bad bu fan i am... :sad: ) and so i won't comment s pecifically other than to say i'm sorry some solitary idiot from my school decided to do that and say the mascots riffing off each other during intermission was one of my favorite things @ the HE champs.
~the band's involvement in the first chant could be argued either way. they are absolutely not allowed to partake in the chant, and are not always the ones instigating it. half the time it's just some dude with a cowbell counting off with the fans singing the tune under him.
~things being thrown onto the ice/playing surface, especially if they hit someone or disrupt play should be penalized. things hurt more than words. i'm not saying inappropriate chants shouldn't be punished but things interfering with actual physical safety should be dealt with first.
as for basketball, i'm pretty sure bosiydid's first comment about 1 warning and then T's is in fact the rule, as it is for bringing prohibited items (i was @ a game once when some genius decided to bring a whistle, exactly like the ones the stripes had)