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Darts and Laurels (12-04-13)

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Time for more Darts and Laurels.

First, a Dart goes to sports fans whose devotion to their favorite team goes way over the line. Like the Alabama football fan who shot and killed a fellow fan at a party last weekend because - according to the shooter - she wasn't upset enough about the Crimson Tide's loss to Auburn.

I'm certainly not worried that behavior like that will ever become commonplace. But it is a reminder that many people too often let their passion for their sports teams cause them to do and say hurtful and embarrassing things they later regret. And with the big UofL-UK game coming up in just a few weeks, we'd do well to remember that.

In the same vein, another Dart goes to UofL assistant football coach Clint Hurtt for his inflammatory Facebook post taunting the UK football team for its recent failures. It may be acceptable to throw jabs like this around in the locker room to amuse your own players, but such a public - and childish - insult just makes Hurtt look foolish.

And finally, a Laurel goes to the city of Louisville for embarking this week on a half-million dollar project to improve Market Street between 28th Street and Shawnee Park. Much has rightfully been made of the rise of the NuLu District on East Market, and this could be just the shot in the arm the other end of that important artery needs.

I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my Point of View.


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