Lost in the middle of the Patriots thrashing of Arizona on Sunday -- where snow angels were all the rage -- was the fact Patriots linebacker Junior Seau had a run-in of sorts with a fan. This encounter led to the veteran linebacker being taken to the ground by an unruly lout, who was probably under the influence of his friends Jim Beam and Jack Daniels.
I admit, during the course of a football game I've probably screamed quite a few things in the direction of players that I wouldn't have the stones to say to their faces, and, let's be honest, we've all been guilty of that at one time or another. Call it heat of the moment.
One thing I've never thought of doing, however, was running onto the field and attempting to tackle an NFL linebacker. This just goes against all laws of common sense. There are two reasons for this: 1) Doing so would result in me spending an evening in jail, not to mention losing the privilege of purchasing tickets, and 2) It would probably end with something like the video shown above.
Of course, if I were to put myself in that position, I'd make darn sure my pants weren't tucked into my socks. I mean, who does that?
Anyway, during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game, Seau found himself on the ground, thinking it was one of his teammates having some fun with the 39-year old linebacker. Here's what Seau had to say on the incident following the game, from Christopher L. Gasper of the Boston Globe:
"I thought it was one of my players that was enjoying the win. As I was laying on the ground I saw this guy in street clothes," said Seau. "Obviously, it was not one of the players or any of the employees of the Patriots. Therefore, security came over and took care of him. I wish him a Merry Christmas."
The Patriots already confirmed that whoever owned the seat occupied by this moron won't be attending any games at Gillette Stadium anytime soon. Which brings us to why I'll never sell my tickets to anyone. If the person sitting in your seat does something stupid and/or moronic -- like, say, runs on the field for the purpose of tackling a linebacker -- you're the one that losses in the end.
So, way to go, unidentified fan. If those weren't your tickets, you not only had to spend some time in the slammer getting acquainted to some of New England's finest, you may now have to deal with an even worse punishment in the form of a football fan who has lost his tickets because you couldn't resist the urge to blindside Junior Seau. Assuming they weren't your tickets.
I hope it was worth it. Though, I doubt it.