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Lay off the college kids, will ya?

We all get a little too worked up about sports sometimes -- but there's simply no excuse for berating a 20-year-old kid.

Updated: November 15, 2005, 11:33 AM ET
By Tim Keown | Page 2

We start with a question that cannot be answered: How can a functioning adult possess such passion for a football team that his behavior becomes subhuman?

At the USC-Cal football game Saturday, I watched a middle-aged guy who appeared to be normal -- he wore clothes, looked like he bathed, had a full complement of teeth -- lose his mind over a football game. He lunged across the fence separating the stands from Cal's tunnel and hurled some of the vilest words you can ever imagine at Cal ...

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