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Riot police, selfies and burning sofas -- oh my!

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posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:50 AM
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What a way to celebrate the SF Giants World Series win -- not!! I'm embarrassed for this city ad the image we present to the world. I'm embarrassed for our team, who worked so hard on this incredible achievement and now probably worries about being harmed by fans who might go destructively ape-schlit during tomorrow's parade.



(More pics and some video) Giants fans celebrate World Series win, complete with fires, burned couches

And, of course, what would any good riot be without the inevitable selfie?



Don't get me wrong. Gracie likes a celebration as much as anyone. We wooped and chanted "Let's Go Giants!" in an Irish Pub during game 5. Last night, we popped some bubbly and watched the fireworks from our deck while jumping up and down with the dog. But, we didn't feel the need to set any couches on fire in the street and leap over them. Nor did it occur to us that shutting down the Muni system was a viable way to live it up.

Nor -- heavens -- did we feel that shooting someone was an appropriate way to celebrate.

Come on, SF! Let's get it together and celebrate in style.
edit on 10/30/2014 by graceunderpressure because: Fumble fingers




posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:54 AM
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wow i thought people had bad reactions to fooball games back home.
Whenever the two major teams in my area ( palermo & catania) played, it was stuff straight out of a mad max movie, with people organizing assaults to the fans of the opposing team traveling in buses, big trash cans on fire and all of that, glad to know we are not alone in the fandom extremist camp! :/



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:55 AM
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Humans are pretty much just monkeys with iPhones.

At least most of us.



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:59 AM
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a reply to: TinkerHaus
i take offense, especially on the "iphone part"! but i do notice a resemblance between myself and lesser primates...



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:02 AM
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originally posted by: TinkerHaus
Humans are pretty much just monkeys with iPhones.


I think the monkeys are offended by your statement.




posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:08 AM
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Politicians screw us blind on a daily basis and we sit and grumble.
Let our favorite team lose and we destroy a city.
Anybody see somethin' wrong here?



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Yep. That's what we in the boondocks call bass ackwards...


I always said there would be no uprising until something happened to get us out of our lay-z-boys and blacked out out cable/internet.

People have their priorities so messed up they can't possibly know which end is up and which end is down. We should feel some sort of shame, yet here we are.




posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:36 AM
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originally posted by: DAVID64
Politicians screw us blind on a daily basis and we sit and grumble.
Let our favorite team lose and we destroy a city.
Anybody see somethin' wrong here?

Actually, they did all this rowdy stuff after we won. Goodness knows what furniture they might have burned if we lost!

And yes, something is way wrong here.



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Very true, maybe what we need if for our politicians to take away our sports teams. That might get some people to come to action. And that is sad that people are more worried about who wins the world series than what is going on in the world.




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