sports rage

Paul McFedries lists at MCFEDRIES.COM
Fri Jan 4 16:44:54 UTC 2002

The Junta trial (concerning the father who is accused of killing his son's
hockey coach) has brought a closely related term into the light: sideline
rage. This refers specifically to rage exhibited at a sporting event by
parents, coaches, and other non-participants:

Violence among parents and coaches is a problem that has worsened over the
last decade, according to the National Alliance For Youth Sports, a
nonprofit organization based in West Palm Beach, Fla. 'In our society, the
violence has grown, so where we've seen airplane rage and road rage, of
course we've seen sideline rage. It's the parent that doesn't have the
ability to step back and just let the child be a child,' said Fred Engh,
president and chief executive officer. "Hockey dad heads to trial in
killing," The Associated Press, December 27, 2001 has around 90 hits, about 60 of which are from 2001. The earliest
is from 1979 (and refers, fittingly, to former Ohio State football coach
Woody Hayes.)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Barnhart" <ADS-L at HIGHLANDS.COM>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 3:35 AM
Subject: sports rage

> Here is another rage-word that deserves consideration for WOTY:
> sportsrage or sports rage
> sports rage or sportsrage, n. {W}  uncontrollable rage at a sports
> event by either the contestants or the viewers.

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