Cowboy And Charger Fans Take Turns Breaking Bottles Over Each Other's Heads (w/ VIDEO)
Over the last couple seasons, I'm very fortunate in that I've had the chance to frequent some of the away venues and cities on the Houston Texans' schedule. Last season, I made road trips to both Chicago and New England. A couple seasons ago, it was Indianapolis. This weekend, it'll be San Francisco.
Freaking Cowboy fans.
Of all the places I've been to so far, though, to watch our beloved Texans, the shadiest parking lot atmosphere was definitely in San Diego, where our little tailgate in the back of the main lot was plunked down next to some ink covered dudes playing NC-17 rap music loud enough so that Escondido could hear it.
And, to be clear, there were like 20,000 of "that guy."
Now, we all remember back to 2010 when the Dallas Cowboys came here to Houston, don't we? Cowboy fans came into our town and started so many fights in the parking lot (some with weapons, some without) that the Texans implemented new tailgating policies under which fans could only tailgate with a ticket to the game.
So what happens when you take the nastiest fan base in the NFL and plunk them down in the sketchiest NFL parking lot frequented by me in the last three years?
Bad things, man. Bad things.
This past Sunday, the Cowboys traveled to San Diego to take on the Chargers, and not surprisingly, there were plenty of Cowboy fans in attendance, America's team and all. Hell, given the fact that I was able to purchase tickets in the fourth row for the Monday night opener between the Chargers and Texans for 60 bucks a few hours before kickoff, it wouldn't surprise me if the Cowboys felt like the home team.
Certainly, if the video below is any indication, two things we believe to be true still are true -- a) Cowboy fans still exist (and possibly travel) in massive numbers and b) Cowboy fans are complete and total douche-ariffic troublemakers (with Charger fans acquitting themselves well on the thug scene, too).
Let's take a look...
A brief Zapruder analysis feels necessary: