fans are known for their rowdiness, especially the denizens of the
infamous 'Dawg Pound' bleacher section at the east end zone of Cleveland Browns Stadium. But
following the Browns' 26-20 overtime loss to the Jets Sunday, one
transplanted Jets fan and his 8-year-old son had a rude encounter as
they walked to their car in the city-operated Muni Lot nearby. Danielle Brennan
told the Ohio News Network that her husband Thomas and their 8-year-old
son, who was sporting Jets gear, had profanity and food hurled at them.
But the worst offense, Danielle said, was when she said her son was
tackled by a drunken Browns fan, resulting in a large cut on his right
ankle/Christian Red, New York Daily News. More here. H/T: Joker (AP photo from game)
Question: What is it about a lot of sports fans that makes them take leave of their senses when their team's honor is on the line?