I’m not a big fan of what happened here in last night’s game between the Indianapolis colts and the New York Giants. If you missed it, Giants running back Brandon Jacobs threw his helmet about 10 rows deep into the stands (whether or not it was intentional is the focus of an NFL investigation). But anyway, the helmet wound up in the lap of a fan, who had to surrender it after stadium personnel used force in efforts to retrieve it.
“I was a little mad, but to be honest with you, it was a mistake,” Jacobs said. “It got caught onto the sticky leather of my gloves.
“I did not mean to do that and everybody who knows me knows I did not mean to do something like that. The whole world could fall down on me and I wouldn’t have done anything like that. –NJ.com.
Of course, all I care about is why that fan couldn’t keep the helmet. Will Carroll is reporting that the fan accepted a ball from the team before he left the stadium, which is the least that they could have done. Especially for a guy who probably paid over $200 each for those tickets, got patted down on his way into the stadium, and then had to sit behind that obnoxious pig-faced woman in the image there. The chance for a free helmet is the only reason to go to live games any more. It’s not like Jacobs will ever wear a Giants helmet again.