Washington Football: Dear Oregonian, You’re wrong about Huskies fans

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Again, Mr. Brown must not travel much to see football in other states and conferences. While I agree that there is no place for harassment, and worse contact, what he describes is quite mild compared to other places.

Try being a visiting fan at Michigan, or Ohio State. Better yet be one of their fans at the other’s stadium. How about a Red River Shootout between Texas and Oklahoma. Closer to home, Cal-Stanford maybe? We can start the conversation on inhospitable, there. Husky Stadium fans are way down the list.

I went to an SEC school, Tennessee. Tennesseans are for the most part very hospitable. On a football Saturday, at Neyland Stadium, that changes. It’s a drop in the bucket compared to other SEC fan bases. Go to a game at LSU’s “Death Valley” sometime in the opponent’s colors and then tell me Washington Huskies fans are bad.

I also lived in Birmingham for several years and witnessed the Alabama, Auburn rivalry up close. That one isn’t pretty. It got to the point where in 2011 an Alabama fan poisoned the historic trees of Toomer’s Corner in Auburn and then called The Paul Feinbaum show to talk about it. So when Mr. Brown writes about a single incident when Alex Rider had a difficult time getting into Husky Stadium, it’s a week example of annoying fans.