A question here about the stabbing at the Rose Bowl last weekend.
Q: Trojan in Redondo said:
A lot has been said about the brawl and stabbings that took place at the Rose Bowl before this year’s USC-UCLA game, but do you remember how there was also another stabbing before the same game during the past decade? That time, someone lost his eye after being stabbed with a broken beer bottle. So my questions here are – has the issue of fan safety during/before the USC-UCLA game become an issue among the administrations of either university? Did you notice how the people involved in this brawl and stabbing, just like the previous occasion, were not affiliated with either USC or UCLA? Do you consider this to be the residual effects of displaced Raider fans aligning themselves with local college teams whose traditions they do not understand or appreciate?
A: I don’t know if it is displaced Raiders fans but there is a general coarseness in society lately that seems to spillover to sports. I think it’s one reason USC banned beer sales at football games. It’s really a shame because the setting for the Rose Bowl is perfect for tailgating but when you see incidents like the stabbing, it makes even think twice about going to these type of events. I’m sure the police presence will increase in Pasadena next season. I think that’s one pretty good thing about USC games. I see plenty of police.