The testosterone-driven inmates of Christianson Gym at North Idaho College are driving off at least one longtime fan. Huckleberries Online commenter Disgusted Fan has had it with the boorish comments and behavior afflicting the home of the basketball Cardinals. Seems Disgusted Fan sits in the C section of the gym's upper level above the student section. Disgusted Fan said Monday on the blog that the crudeness of students has escalated in recent years, particularly during the current season. Take it away, Disgusted Fan: "Aside from the standard booing and jeering that is somewhat normal with college kids, the comments towards the referees and the opponents have crossed the line of decency." Included among the rude remarks tossed off at opposing players, Disgusted Fan said, was this gem: "Hey, No. 3, I gave your mother herpes." Continued Disgusted Fan: "The students seem bent on the standard one-upmanship, trying to outdo each other with more obscene or vulgar comments." Meanwhile, Disgusted Fan said, college reps have ignored the rocket scientists letting fly from the root-toot-tooting section. "I watched the lame duck (NIC Prez Michael) Burke, who for a while was sitting in the first row at center court, work the room by glad-handing and schmoozing what I presume were friends of his. I also watched the AD (Athletic Director Al Williams) do the same thing for the most part – all the while, ignoring rude and crude comments from the student section." Now I recall why I haven't attended an NIC basketball game in a while
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.