One on One: Blogger Doug Cross Polices Sports Fans' Bad Behavior

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Ood 607 Ab He's seen it at every level of sport - from the so-called "Malice at the Palace" to a football field attack on a friend's 15-year-old son by an opponent's father right in their hometown of Framingham, Mass. - and he's seen enough. Doug Cross wants to put a dent in sports fans' bad behavior. His year-old web site,, chronicles the all-too-regular occurrences of verbal abuse and physical violence that accompany sporting events these days, and in April he authored his first blog entry, "What Kind of Sports Fans Are We?" The site also pitches $14.95 T-shirts that bear the slogan "GoodFans® Make Good Sports" to individuals and entire organizations as a way for people to take a silent, but principled stand against the inappropriate actions of their peers. Paul Steinbach asked Cross to spread the good word.

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