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Brazilian fans are strange

Chael Sonnen got it wrong. Brazilians aren’t spear chuckers, they’re beer chuckers. From Ben Fowlke’s Rio dispatches:

The most confusing part about the beer-throwing that went on at UFC 134 was the timing of it. Instead of chucking their brews in angry protest, as American fans might, Brazilians did it in celebration. Seconds after Big Nog’s upset victory, the first cup hit the apron surrounding the Octagon.

Splash. The UFC’s ringside officials looked up with baffled expressions. What kind of jerk throws a beer when their guy wins? you could almost hear them thinking. Then came the rest of the cups, sailing down like expensive confetti.

After Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s win, one Brazilian reporter on press row watched as a nearly full cup landed upside down directly on the keyboard of his laptop — an impressive throw, really, and one that taught the rest of us an important lesson. After Anderson Silva’s victory, ESPN.com reporter Chuck Mindenhall and I both immediately closed our laptops and covered them with our bodies, just in time to feel the foam sprinkling the backs of our necks. Didn’t these people ever drink any of their beer? I wondered.

(pic via MMA Fighting’s UFC 134 Gallery)

20 COMMENTS
  • CAP says:

    Total sausage fest too. I was looking for the token Brazilian babes but only saw a couple chicks all night in the crowd.

  • scissors61 says:

    coulda been worse

  • Remico says:

    Thus the reason the no-racism rule was lifted in chat applying to Brazilians only.

  • iamphoenix says:

    i love that guy in the white shirt raising his hand. awesome.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    brazilians are strange… this is news?

  • Blackula Jonez says:

    All the hot brazilian females were at the Bope card the night before.

  • Simco says:

    “Thus the reason the no-racism rule was lifted in chat applying to Brazilians only.”

    I would hate to talk to one person dumb enough to think Brazilian was a race, let alone several people.

  • Letibleu says:

    Species?

  • Reverend Clint says:

    religion?

  • iamphoenix says:

    brazilions are a race because they have their own country. just like africans, except less flies on their faces.

  • frickshun says:

    Phoeniggz is ha ha funny.

  • G Funk says:

    Penix never ceases to make me laugh.

  • frickshun says:

    ^^YOU LOVE HIM!!

  • G Funk says:

    I do. We can share

  • kwagnuth says:

     Doesn’t seem any more strange than Canadians throwng hats, fish and octapusses on the ice in the middle of a hockey game. Or how about those wrestling fans throwing steel chairs in the ring cuz they gets caught up in a storyline that is obviously scripted. I’ll take a beer over a chair any day.

  • iamphoenix says:

    el oh el cap. one day baby baby ooohhh

  • Letibleu says:

    Throwing octopus on the ice was started by Detroit fans in Detroit (Americans).

    Copied from an internet site that copied it from another internet site that copied it from Wiki:

    The octopus first made its appearance on April 15, 1952, during the Red Wings’ Stanley Cup playoff run.

    Two Detroit brothers, Pete and Jerry Cusimano – store owner’s in Detroit’s Eastern Market – threw the eight-legged cephalopod on the ice at Olympia Stadium. Each tentacle of the octopus was symbolic of a win in the playoffs. Back then, the NHL boasted only six teams, and eight wins (two best-of-seven series) were needed to win the Stanley Cup. The Red Wings swept the series that year, and the Octopus has come to be the good luck charm ever since.

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