Marcus Smart’s not-so-smart shove

By now, everybody’s heard about Marcus Smart shoving a Texas Tech fan and not only receiving a likely suspension but also seeing his draft stock fall. Smart is, without question, headed to the NBA.

For today, we’re going to keep it at the basic level: fan interference in sports. In my opinion, people are trying to make it out like fans can do anything, say anything they want. Apparently, there’s someone saying the fan used the “N-bomb” when Smart went into the stands. In my opinion, that’s not a justifiable reason for shoving the fan. However, it’s a justifiable reason to have the fan ejected from the arena and not be allowed to attend a game ever again. Except a fan sitting at that level probably pays a lot of money to sit there, donates money to the school (a.k.a., booster) and nothing will happen to them. It’s just another case of player … who has likely fallen into the stands dozens of times over their career … suddenly going berserk this one time.
Do you really think this guy, who has fallen at the edge of the court, suddenly went berserk this one time? I know, fans want to get the edge. But if you don’t think fans go over the top and earn their shoves, you’ve obviously never been in the stands with them. Smart deserves a lengthy suspension for the shove and the fan deserves widespread public ridicule if he ever made such an utterance.

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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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