Main | Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Gate Double-D

All that beer and all that testosterone in one place have created a bizarre halftime ritual at New York Jets home games.

At halftime of the Jets’ home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, several hundred men lined one of Giants Stadium’s two pedestrian ramps at Gate D. Three deep in some areas, they whistled and jumped up and down. Then they began an obscenity-laced chant, demanding that the few women in the gathering expose their breasts.

When one woman appeared to be on the verge of obliging, the hooting and hollering intensified. But then she walked away, and plastic beer bottles and spit went flying. Boos swept through the crowd of unsatisfied men.
The local news outlets have blared this story nonstop for the last few days. "Shocking!" "Embarassing!" "Think of the children!" I guess they don't watch many soccer matches. Please.

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