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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-21-06 10:32 PM
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Great moments in Hooliganism: Constantinople 532 A.D
Edited on Wed Jun-21-06 10:34 PM by JVS
"Violence in sports has a long history. In the 6th century, rivalry between supporters of the Blue and Green chariot-racing teams in Constantinople, led to 30,000 deaths in the week of the Nika riots in 532."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooligan#History_of_hoolig...

That's nearly 4300 killed each day for a week!

GO GREEN!
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-21-06 10:35 PM
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1. Go... GREEN?!?!!?!?!?!?
DIE HERETIC!!!!!!!

BLUE FOREVER!!!!!!!!
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-21-06 10:36 PM
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2. I ought to smite your sorry ass!
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-21-06 10:37 PM
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3. BRING IT GREENIE!!!!!!!!!
(smashes starbucks window to show I am not fooling around)
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-21-06 10:40 PM
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4. I'm a cataphract in the offseason, motherfuckers.
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-21-06 10:42 PM
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5. Blue totally had a valid case
Nicomaeus of Scythia was jobbed by the refs in the last turn where Gorus Maxinomus edged him into the wall. What do you expect from Constantinople refs, though?

And you just know David Stern was involved somehow.
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