Bill Doyle: My son and I went behind enemy lines to see our favorite hockey team
Whenever the Detroit Red Wings are in town, I make it a point to at least look at ticket prices. My son and I are big hockey fans and we love the Detroit Red Wings. Well, I'm a big fan, but my son Sam is a rabid Detroit Red Wings fan through and through. My kids grew up in Michigan and hockey is huge there, but since we live in New Jersey now, we only get to see the Red Wings if they're playing in the tri-state area. To see our favorite team requires going into enemy territory and hoping the home team's fans don't bother us too much.
Most recently, a couple of Devils fans started talking trash to us about the city of Detroit when we were watching the Red Wings take on the Devils at the Prudential Center. If that's as bad as it's going to get, I'll take it. Stories pop up all the time about violent confrontations at sporting events between fans of the home and away team.
Just look at earlier this week: Two dodger fans, a mother and son, assaulted a Mets fan outside of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, reports of fan violence at sporting events is something that everyone attending a game needs to keep in the back of their mind.
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