It was the game that our old friend Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsRadio) had been pimping all summer. The game was the University of Texas at San Antonio vs. Northeastern State. Not exactly a game that was on our radar, but the locals went bananas for the UTSA first-ever football game. 56,743 showed up at the Alamodome thanks to cheap tickets. The student body was crazy. So crazy that many rushed the field.
Here comes the fuzz! Down goes Ginger!
The total count of those arrested at the game was unclear. Records show that Stanley (Ginger) and seven others were charged with criminal trespass, a class B misdemeanor, at roughly the same time Saturday. One student was charged with interfering with duties of a public servant. Stanley confirmed that six of those charged, including himself, were arrested at the game.
UTSA spokesman David Gabler said the barriers and police posted around the perimeter made it clear to everyone that jumping onto the field was prohibited. He was not aware of the details of the arrests.
“There are things we might not know about completely today, but for the most part it was almost a flawless event,” he said. “We’re probably going to be working on some things we might need to tweak this week.”
Look, the students had to do their thing & the cops had to do theirs. We’re just here to observe the results and cheer when the cop throws Ginger to the turf. That’s fun stuff. And how about when #61 taunts Ginger? This is legendary stuff for the UTSA program. Years from now – after a homecoming victory over Oklahoma – everyone will chuckle over a cold lemonade.
Until then, you can join the True Fan: The Tale of Rowdy Ryan Facebook page where you can share your thoughts with Ginger. He’s become something of a hero.
Posted: Sept. 4, 2011
Premise of Video: 3:00 mark is when Ginger Stanley gets worked over by a SA pig. Watch as Ginger struggles and then realizes his ass isn’t going anywhere besides jail for rushing the field.
Climax of Video: It takes two cops, including a chick to wrangle Ginger out of the Dome.
Conclusion: For every student cuffed, 10 rush past the cops. Seems like UTSA has a great post-game celebration master plan.