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Some College Sports Fans Need To Get Grip On Reality

By Justin Hudson On February - 18 - 2010

College athletics brings out a range of emotions from fans.

One minute, you are celebrating an exhilarating victory over a heated rival and the next minute, you're staring blankly at the television screen after your team dropped a heartbreaker to an underdog.

For many fans, rooting on their favorite college basketball and football teams is a everyday commitment. With that type of emotional investment, it is often too easy to cross the line from passionate supporter to deranged lunatic.

This week, a number of Mississippi State fans crossed that line.

As you might have heard, some Bulldog fans got a hold of Kentucky center DeMarcus Cousins' cellphone number before Tuesday night's game. Cousins estimated he received hundreds of calls and texts from State fans looking to rattle him before his trip to Starkville.

Calling up an opposing player before a big game is definitely an immature thing to do, but it is the type of antics you would expect from college-aged students.

However, much like the messages received by Tim Tebow before this year's LSU gridiron matchup, many of the calls and texts Cousins received were of a threatening nature.


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